Monday, April 27, 2009

Reviewing Mel Kiper's Draft

I wanted to compare how close Mel Kiper comes to predicting the NFL draft with his Mock Draft. Anyone who follows the NFL Draft has heard of Mel Kiper, and he gets paid a lot of money to prognosticate the draft each year. Below is a list of Kiper's Top 15 selections in the mock draft. The bolded names are the ones that he got correct:

1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
3. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest (Drafted Tyson Jackson)
4. Seattle Seahawks: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC (Drafted Aaron Curry)
5. Cleveland Browns: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU (Traded down, Jets Drafted Mark Sanchez)
6. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
7. Oakland Raiders: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech (Drafted Darrius Heyward-Bey)
8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
9. Green Bay Packers: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
10. San Francisco 49ers: Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas (Drafted Michael Crabtree)
11. Buffalo Bills: Brian Cushing, OLB, USC (Drafted Aaron Maybin)
12. Denver Broncos: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee (Drafted Knowshon Moreno)
13. Washington Redskins: Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB, Penn State (Drafted Brian Orakpo)
14. New Orleans Saints: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
15. Houston Texans: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State

So Kiper got 6/15 correct in the first 15 picks of the first round.


SHU said...

God, I could do his job. Hey Mel a 40% is an F buddy, that's terrible right there, terrible.

Matt said...

I was pretty close to Mel...4 of the first 15 for me...and that is with no scouting, 30 years of practice, etc.