Thursday, February 25, 2010

2010 NFL Draft: Mocks and Reality

The NFL Draft chatter is heating up. All I know is that on the door of the professor who has two PhD's are written two Latin words: ad fontes. For all of you who do not "habla Espanol" it stands for "to the sources" or "to the founts." Always good advice when trying to obtain good clean water. Might I just say that all the NFL Draft coverage on the internet is just a lot of hot air and intrigue for fandom to think about and so writers can make money. All of it gets thrown out of the window when the actual draft occurs... trades and all. If anyone thought they should apply ad fontes to only believing what the front offices say this time of year, forget it. They are full of lies as admitted by the front office of the Baltimore Ravens.

Some facts: It has been announced that the 2010 NFL Draft will begin Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.

I do not pay much attention to college football. However, I do know the importance of the college game for the NFL Draft and therefore for fantasy purposes. This blog post will be more about information one can seek to keep up to date with the 2010 NFL Draft. The best information will be the final NFL Draft results after all the hot air balloons of the internet are deflated. Then there will be more hot air about who will perform and who will not perform with each NFL team getting graded for their draft. No one knows until the fresh bodies play on the professional turf.

The 2010 Senior Bowl, usually considered the initial start toward the NFL Draft study among NFL Draft aficionados (other than watching a lot of college football games), was on January 30th at 3pm CT on the NFL Network. Here's the Box Score.

2010 NFL Combine is usually the next step. Most sites with the results of the combine are pay sites. Here's some links for the Combine, but most info is being tweeted on Twitter live:

Combine preview: What to watch for at Indy show

Researching the NFL Scouting Combine

Football Outsiders Combine Reports:
Thursday Combine Report
Friday Combine Report
Saturday Combine Report
Sunday Combine Report

CBS Sports Combine Wrap-Up

MMQB: Notes from Combine

2010 Combine Results from FFToolbox

Combine wrap-up: Value runners, DT conundrum, diva QBs

Combine 'stars' rarely pan out
Myth busters for the combine
Combine an idiotic way to find NFL players

Pro-Day Results
Pro Day Results: Florida (Tebow, Haden, Spikes...)

Top 2010 NFL Draft Prospects by Position

2010 NFL Draft Websites of Note


CBS Sports

2010 NFL Draft Discussions

Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft

Should QBs sit?

2010 NFL Draft Order Update

2010 NFL Draft Compensatory Picks
There is one blogger who has a great niche in the NFL Draft coverage. He knows the compensatory draft pick stuff pretty accurately although the NFL has never published the rules. So check him out his accuracy and then check out 2010's NFL Draft Compensatory Projections.

2010 NFL Draft Order Coin Tosses

Coin tosses firm up first-round order

2010 NFL Draft Restricted Free Agent Tender Impact
Update: The Great Big Tender Thread
Will need to combine this information with the Free Agent Trackers available:
See Off-Season Player Tracker and KFFL's Tracker.

2010 NFL Mock Drafts
Kiper 1st Mock

Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft

First Round Mock


Pat Kirwan (

2010 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (


CBS Sports and

FanHouse's 2010 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

National Football Post: NFL mock draft: Version V

Drat Site


NFL Draft Blitz

The Football Expert


The Draft King

The Football

2010 NFL Draft Talent Rankings

2010 NFL Reality Draft

2010 NFL Draft Grades

I apologize that this post is not as polished as most of my posts on this blog, but I am more concerned about sending you ways to start looking into the NFL Draft on your own. Not trying to be exhaustive on the subject at all. It would be an endless task to keep up with it all, but I'll update the stuff I think is legitimate to post. The results of the draft might not be known for a few years however.

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