Posted on April 22, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
That’s right folks, the 2019 NFL Draft is only a few days away! By now, you are probably like us and neck-deep in mock drafts, preparing for the big day. Just this morning, CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco became the latest to get his posted, taking a hard stance and calling Kyler Murray as the third QB to be picked up, and by the Miami Dolphins no less. Although we should be very clear, Prisco says up front that, “the week of the draft I always do a mock draft of what teams should do, not what I think they will do.” Instead of the Arizona Cardinals using their first pick on Murray, Prisco has them taking Nick Bosa (EDGE, Ohio State) and the NY Giants taking the first quarterback, Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State).
Kudos to Ben Standig of NBC Sports, for poking fun at just how many mock drafts you’ll see leading up to Thursday with his aptly titled “2019 NFL Mock Draft 21.0.” Like many, he has Murray going to the Cardinals, and Bosa to the San Francisco 49ers. Bleacher Report echoed Standig’s ideas with their predictions for the first round. But we really give it up to The Draft Network, for not only having everyone on staff put together their own draft predictions for the first round, but also breaking down a full seven rounds for each team. What we’re saying here is that even if you took off work and skipped sleeping for the next few days, there is no chance you’re going to get through every mock draft that has been posted in the last three weeks. Of course, this doesn’t include the additional influx of picks we will see over the next few days.
When it comes time for the FCFL Draft, we’re wondering if the fans will take an aggressive approach to mapping out the activity of not only their team, but every other team in the league?. After all, our fans are the ones LITERALLY making the draft picks for their teams. We’re expecting to see an influx of mock drafts from the fans, working out every possibility in order to make sure their respective teams are stacked with the best players. We know our fans will be watching all the footage made available to them, putting together their own rankings for each player, with notes on who will work best with other players, and getting hyped up for the live-streamed, real-time decision making they’ll need to do during the first-ever fan-decided draft in pro sports history! Our fans are going to CRUSH it, and we can’t wait!