In comment 13392334
| ...on the contrary it makes it more fun. Do your homework don't just parrot internet rankings...
I can put together my own rankings, but projecting how they will come off the board is another story. If I went simply by my rankings, my mock draft would just depress me. The fun of the mock draft comes from the belief that so-and-so will still be available in the 4th round despite the fact that he's a 2nd rounder in my book.
It's not like the Giants ever select the guys I projected for them. The closest I ever came was in 1997 when I had the Giants selecting Ike Hilliard and Tiki Barber in one of my mock drafts. Only problem was I had them taking Hilliard in round 2 and Barber in round 3. I think I had Dwayne Rudd in round 1. And it was probably some time in March 1997 that I put together that mock draft because by the time April rolled around it was already obvious to me that Hilliard wouldn't make it out of the 1st round and Barber wouldn't make it to round three.
Wow--that was 20 drafts ago! And I'm not even drunk.