clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Evan Mathis schools Rob Rang for silly mock draft comment

New, comments

Rob Rang, Mathis answered.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone loves (and hates) mock drafts. Despite the fact they don't nearly represent reality, they're entertaining. People enjoy seeing what player their favorite football team might take in the upcoming NFL Draft.

But sometimes mock drafters just can't keep their facts straight. Look at this recent mock draft posted on CBS Sports by Rob Rang, who was a 4th round pick in BGN's Mock Draft Mock Draft. Check out his pick for the Philadelphia Eagles:

29. Philadelphia Eagles - AJ Cann, OG, South Carolina: Guards Todd Herremans and Evan Mathis have been relative weak spots along Philadelphia's offensive line, contributing to the Eagles' struggles running the football and in pass protection. Whereas many of the other top guard prospects in 2015 play their collegiate ball at tackle (and therefore will need time to acclimate), Cann's entire career has been spent inside and so theoretically, he'd be able to contribute sooner.

There just so happens to be multiple problems with that description. For one, Mathis hasn't been able to struggle this season because he hasn't even played a full game. Two, Mathis has played at an All-Pro level when he is healthy.

Of course, Mathis himself was kind enough to point out the mistake.

Game, set, Mathis.