Reactions to CBS Mock Draft

Reactions to CBS Mock Draft

Recently, CBS released their mock draft for the upcoming NFL draft that will take place from April 25th to April 27th. For those who don’t know what a mock draft is, a mock draft is a common term used primarily in the context of sports, especially in leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc., where fans, analysts, or enthusiasts predict the selections of players by teams in an upcoming draft. The purpose of a mock draft is to speculate on which players will be chosen and in what order, based on team needs, player performance, and other factors.

CBS released their own mock draft with some of its broadcasters giving their take as well, which you can find here, I asked some fellow NFL fans to give their own takes on some of the takes presented by CBS. Aaron Kirby has been watching the NFL ever since he was a child and in the future plans to be an analyst himself. He claims that “Caleb Williams has gotta be the first draft pick and will more than likely go to the Bears; however, I think where most people go wrong is the second pick.” I then asked him to elaborate on that if he could. “Many people pass up on Drake Maye. I think coaches and GMs will see what I see–a young talent with the potential to turn a franchise around. Exactly what the Commanders will be looking for in their second overall pick.”

I then asked another fan and friend of mine, David Lopez. “My list goes about the same as Ryan Wilsons’ list. The only thing I would change is to move Marvin Harrison a bit further up on the board.”

Mock drafts are popular among fans and sports communities as they generate discussion and excitement leading up to the actual draft event. They can vary greatly depending on the evaluator’s perspective, the depth of the draft class, and shifting team needs. Mock drafts are published on sports news websites, blogs, and social media, offering diverse viewpoints and insights into potential draft outcomes. They are speculative in nature and can be seen as a form of entertainment and analysis, rather than a definitive prediction of future events.


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