Are you tired of waiting for the 2013 NFL Draft to finally get here? Are you bored with simply looking at mock drafts? Well have I got some good news for you!
I recently discovered a very cool website. It's called www.first-pick.com and what it does is allow you to create your own mock draft! You select your favorite team and follow through the draft pick by pick (there's an option to skip to through picks if that sounds too tedious). A "trade up" option is available if you want to move up and you are sometimes presented offers from other teams to trade down when it's your turn on the clock.
I'm really surprised this site isn't more popular (or maybe it is and I'm just living under a rock? Possible. Let me know if you've heard of it before.) because it's addictive and a lot of fun.
You can also control how seriously you take the experience. Here's an example of a more serious mock (courtesy @JesusZoidberg on Twitter)
A criticism I have about the site is that the trade values aren't always perfect. Sometimes they're just not very realistic. An example of that can be seen here in a mock I did where I drafted over 20 players! You can see how I got carried away with trading down.
Whether you try to make it realistic or just want to play around and have fun is up to you. I thought it would be fun to share this site with the BGN community so we can all create mock drafts from there and post them here. The site also grades your picks (as you can see in the pictures) and gives you a final score. Try to beat the high score and share your score with us too!
So go visit their site and create an account (no email required). Make some mock drafts and share your results with us here in the comments!
Also feel free to use this thread to share any other mocks you may have created even if it's not from first-pick.
If you need some assistance with your picks here are some quality draft resources:
- BGN 2013 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
- BGN Philadelphia Eagles 2013 NFL Mock Draft Central
- BGN Pound the Table NFL Draft scouting series
- BGN Philadelphia Eagles 2013 NFL Draft Prospect Visits
- Mocking the Draft
- Draft Breakdown
- CBS Sports - 2013 NFL Draft