Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
Every year I do one of these as an exercise to broaden my thinking. Instead of worrying about pairing players to teams, which includes all sorts of variables including trades and scheme fits, taking the “team” part out of the equation generally winds up producing a much more accurate picture of what slots the players actually wind up being draft.
I cannot stress this enough: strip away the “team” part of the mock draft format here. Just because I have Brandin Cooks 16th here, that does not mean in any way I’m projecting him to Dallas.
This gets emphasized even more beyond the first 20 or so picks. It’s all about trying to match up players and draft slots. It in no way indicates my final player evaluation order or ratings! (more…)