We can all agree that there is way too much time between the NFL combine and the NFL Draft. Although the wait isn’t quite as long as last year, it can still feel interminable. There are only so many different ways you can mock a draft. Only so many times you can hear what the anonymous scouts have to say. There reaches a certain point where all the prognosticating and speculating and talk of floors and ceilings has to reach its natural conclusion.
We’re almost there, and this next story is getting us a step closer.
ESPN.com had one of their draft experts, Todd McShay, critique and grade the mock draft of their other draft expert, Mel Kiper Jr.
That’s right, an entire INSIDER article basically mocking a mock draft.
How far down the wormhole do we have to go to get to a point when we’re just not mocking the draft… we’re grading those mocks? Mock drafts are notoriously inaccurate. The best you could really ever hope to do is getting a quarter of the projected picks correct. It’s questionable whether there’s really a point in trying to mock the draft in the first place, let alone doling out grades for them like they’re actually something that matters.
My only hope is that this leads to one final Loser Leaves Town Steel Cage Match between Kiper and McShay where only one draft expert gets to stay at ESPN. Either that, or we see Kiper grade McShay’s grades of Kiper’s mock draft. And then maybe McShay will respond by grading Kiper’s grades of McShay’s grades of Kiper’s mock. And then Kiper can respond by gra…