Apr 212009

Page 2: Mock Draft For the Ages

Neat little feature ESPN.com’s Page 2 ran where they took every college player in history and treated them like a single draft class. What made this oft-repeated exercise interesting was they only evaluated the players based on their collegiate performance. In other words, they used only the information available to the teams at the time of the draft. This makes for more than just a run down of Hall of Fame players. Granted most of the “busts” selected are really indictments of teams ability in the draft — I’m honestly surprised Mike Mamula wasn’t “drafted” by someone. I also really thought having the Lions draft Charles Rogers with the twentieth overall selection was an extremely low blow. Other than that it’s an entertaining exercise, especially now that every possible thing could be said about the 2009 NFL draft.