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Mocks are pointless until after FA

BigBlueDownTheShore : 3/8/2018 1:28 pm
Am I the only one that thinks this way?

I enjoy a good mock draft after the dust is settled after FA, but to me every mock draft prior is pretty pointless.
Some are fun and worthwhile, some are torture  
JonC : 3/8/2018 1:32 pm : link
If you tell me the Giants must draft Nelson at #2, or trade down for Nelson and multiple picks all for the OL, it's a waste of time.
Its not pointless to me, its fun.  
ATL_Giants : 3/8/2018 1:33 pm : link
Of course things will change with free agency, everyone knows that. If we want to discuss the draft now(and fans do want to discuss it), then all we can do is speculate with what we know now.

Its why Dottino sounds like such an ass when he shits on callers (BBKL) that ask about draft scenarios before free agency. When the current situation changes, the questions will change too of course.
It's a MOCK Draft  
EddieNYG : 3/8/2018 1:34 pm : link
Nothing to get so upset about.

I enjoy the mock drafts because....

A.) I know they're just MOCK drafts
B.) It's interesting to see the varying opinions on certain players
C.) Am able to get a good idea of the top 100-150 players in the draft and check out the scouting reports.
There's not a whole lot going between now and the draft....  
GFAN52 : 3/8/2018 1:35 pm : link
so it doesn't bother me besides the Rosen is great, Rosen bad, Nelson is great, etc. threads.
Dottino, draftniks, draft talk in the media  
JonC : 3/8/2018 1:37 pm : link
all relies on your constant undivided attention, views, clicks, etc. We pay for their living.
Posts about  
XBRONX : 3/8/2018 1:38 pm : link
Mocks being pointless are pointless
All mock drafts are pointless  
YAJ2112 : 3/8/2018 1:40 pm : link
doesn't/shouldn't stop people from doing them if they want.
YA Beat me to it.  
Angus : 3/8/2018 1:43 pm : link
All mocks are pointless. All mocks are a fun distraction.
the posters doing mock drafts  
Rocky369 : 3/8/2018 1:58 pm : link
need something better to do. The "experts" doing mock drafts allow us simpletons to gauge where players will fall.
RE: the posters doing mock drafts  
Beer Man : 3/8/2018 2:06 pm : link
In comment 13855224 Rocky369 said:
need something better to do. The "experts" doing mock drafts allow us simpletons to gauge where players will fall.
Even then, the "experts" are all over the board.
RE: All mock drafts are pointless  
Kevin in Annapolis : 3/8/2018 2:16 pm : link
In comment 13855186 YAJ2112 said:
doesn't/shouldn't stop people from doing them if they want.

Nailed it YAJ
I feel the same way  
Biteymax22 : 3/8/2018 2:19 pm : link
but there is a huge span of the off-season in which nothing happens and reading them keeps me excited about football.

I take no stock in them though.
I think they are pointless after FA  
Matt M. : 3/8/2018 2:39 pm : link
Yet they are the most  
Sy'56 : 3/8/2018 2:46 pm : link
clicked on and discussed components of the NFL...
I think mock drafts and simmulators  
Reb8thVA : 3/8/2018 3:37 pm : link
Are useful for envisioning possibilities regardless of whether it is before or after FA. What I donít get itís the need for some to post theirs on this board to get some validation.
And the point of idle speculation about anything  
CT Charlie : 3/8/2018 3:40 pm : link
is what?
I agree they are pointless  
chuckydee9 : 3/8/2018 3:48 pm : link
I'd rather read an articles where they rank the prospects after key events like Combine... Projecting players to team is a useless exercise..

Overall though I am more old-school where a team should draft the BPA, but take things like positional value into account.. and not draft based on need.. that takes you down the path JR went over the final 6-8 years..
ryanmkeane : 3/8/2018 4:43 pm : link
are somewhat pointless but they are fun. What else would we do for 2 months before the draft?
Most are torture, some are beyond ridiculous, and some are  
SterlingArcher : 3/8/2018 4:46 pm : link
a good laugh. I guess it makes people happy, so be it. Thank God those who do mocks are not the in the Giants organization!
Pointless after FA, too  
David B. : 3/8/2018 4:53 pm : link
I see guys projecting specific trades, and picks for all 7 rounds. It's beyond ridiculous. Very few mocks track accurately beyond the first three picks, and a lot of times they don't even get that right.

Everyone who covers football for a living has WAY too much time on their hands between the SB and the Draft.

Show me an overall VALUE board. But don't bother mocking it for me. Their guesses aren't any better than mine or anyone else's, and their penchant for mapping a team's "biggest need" (which they often assess differently than the team) is infantile.
I think that we all forget what ďmockĒ means.  
Bill L : 3/8/2018 4:56 pm : link
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