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Being the expert with The Draft Network

Fireside Chats #8!

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It’s NFL Combine week! That means we’re one step closer to the 2019 NFL Draft and very close to knowing much more about these prospects. It also means that we have some great new tools at our disposal to help us navigate this part of the offseason.

The Draft Network has recently released two of those tools: Their “Mock Draft Machine” and the “Build Your Own Big Board” feature, along with an entirely fresh site design. I talked with Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network about these tools on Fireside Chats #8.

“We want to empower our audience, because it is a subjective field.. to be the expert, be the draft expert. So we’ve put together these interactive tools, Build Your Own Big Board and Mock Draft Machine.. you can use our interactive tools to create your own Big Board and then import that into our Mock Draft Machine and use it as your guide as you run through simulations of the 2019 NFL Draft.” - Kyle Crabbs

I’ve used these tools myself and enjoy the predictive model they’ve built and the information sliders for each player. I’ll be dropping my top 50 Big Board this week here at Bleeding Green Nation, but here’s a sneak peek using TDN’s tool.

That seventh ranked player with the asterisk.. we’re going to have a conversation about him soon, but regardless this is how the top of my board looks before the Combine.

I also talked with Crabbs about how he broke into the business, what he’s looking for in evaluators, the importance of certain aspects of the Combine and more! You can listen to Fireside Chats #8 on the media player below or by clicking here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!