First off, a hearty thanks for OCC and cwbys for the Mock Draft challenges. They've been a blast...

To score mock drafts I've added up the points each player was worth according to the ranking and draft trade value chart used for Mock Draft Challenge #2. To reward GM's who met a need I've added "need points" as well.

Need points will be awarded as follows:

1. Major need that must be met this year in draft or FA (e.g. S, RG, RT, DE) [100 points]

2. Projected future need (i.e. next years major need, e.g. CB, NT, OLB, ILB, LG, C) [50 points]

3. Complimentary player (i.e. not a starter, e.g 3rd WR, 3rd CB, 2nd RB, Kick returner, FB, Kicker, Backup) [10 points]

Need points will be divided by the round the player was picked in. This accounts for the fact that picking a S in the 7th round is much less likely to fill the need than in the 1st round.

Because it's alot of work to score mock drafts I'm going to skip any draft with a "stealth" trade down (i.e. one pick traded up, another pick traded down in the same trade). For GM's who posted multiple drafts I've only scored your first entry.

Here are the scores (in descending order):

2384 for AustonianAggie :: (9th is 1350 + DE is 100/1) + (37th is 530 + DE is 100/2) + (72nd is 230 + ILB is 50/3) + (111th is 72 + RG is 100/4) + (209th is 8.8 + 3rd WR is 10/7)

2274 for 88Deztined46 :: (9th is 1350 + DE is 100/1) + (36th is 540 + C is 50/2) + (95th is 120 + S is 100/3) + (123rd is 49 + NT is 50/4) + (177th is 21.6 + RG is 100/6) + (221st is 4 + K is 10/7)

2253 for OCC :: (7th is 1500 + OLB is 50/1) + (38th is 520 + S is 100/2) + (106th is 82 + CB is 50/4) + (140th is 36 + Backup S is 10/5)

2163 for Spaceball :: (9th is 1350 + DE is 100/1) + (60th is 300 + RG is 100/2) + (79th is 195 + CB is 50/3) + (117th is 60 + S is 100/4) + (149th is 31.8 + 2nd RB is 10/5) + (191st is 16 + FB is 10/6) + (211th is 8 + ILB is 50/7)

2162 for wwilbur3 :: (11th is 1250 + 50/1) + (46th is 440 + RG is 100/2) + (79th is 195 + 3rd CB is 10/3) + (111th is 72 + LG is 50/4) + (116th is 64 + RT is 100/4)

2083 for cwbys :: (7th is 1500 + OLB is 50/1) + (60th is 300 + RG is 100/2) + (95th is 120 + S is 100/3) + (177th is 21.6 + LG is 50/6)

2065 for Creasy :: (16th is 1000 + OLB is 50/1) + (23rd is 760 + RT is 100/1) + (117th is 60 + S is 100/4) + (142nd is 35 + DE is 100/5) + (211th is 8 + ILB is 50/7)

2056 for ChiaCrack :: (11th is 1250 + CB is 50/1) + (61st is 292 + DE is 100/2) + (71st is 235 + RT is 100/3) + (117th is 60 + S is 100/4) + (177th is 21.6 + RG is 100/5) + (207th is 9.6 + ILB is 50/6) + (UDFA is 0 + 3rd WR is 10/7)

2024 for Ziggy19 :: (13th is 1150 + CB is 50/1) + (49th is 410 + 3rd WR is 10/2) + (71st is 235 + RT is 100/3) + (123rd is 49 + NT is 50/4) + (159th is 28.8 + S is 100/5) + (176th is 22 + Backup TE is 10/6) + (UDFA is 0 + C is 50/7)

1848 for Dr P :: (22nd is 780 + RT is 100/1) + (38th is 520 + S is 100/2) + (69th is 245 + ILB is 50/3) + (116th is 62 + DE is 100/4) + (158th is 29.2 + RG is 100/5)

1833 for NerdVenacular :: (13th is 1150 + CB is 50/1) + (60th is 300 + RG is 100/2) + (95th is 120 + S is 100/3) + (122 is 50 + DE is 100/4) + (177th is 21.6 + LG is 50/5) + (207 is 9.6 + ILB is 50/6) + (222nd is 3.6 + K is 10/7)

1715 for BigDinLA :: (23rd is 760 + RT is 100/1) + (48th is 420 + S is 100/2) + (69th is 245 + ILB is 50/3) + (122nd is 50 + DE is 100/4) + (177th is 21.6 + RG is 100/5) + (218th is 5.2 + 3rd WR is 10/7)

1645 for Rena :: (22nd is 780 + RT is 100/1) + (59th is 310 + RG is 100/2) + (72nd is 230 + ILB is 50/3) + (117th is 60 + S is 100/4) + (157th is 29.6 + DE is 100/5) + (191 is 16 + FB is 10/6) + (220th is 4.4 + Backup S is 10/7)

FAQ:

1. Who asked you to do this? No-one, I just enjoy looking at drafts and comparing them. The results can be surprising.

2. Why isn't my draft the best I picked player XXX and they were undervalued? Because we're using the NFP ratings and you probably used a pick worth a-lot of points (on the trade chart) to pick a player who wasn't worth many points. e.g. The 40th pick in the 2nd round was worth 500 points. e.g. Did you pick a player ranked 60th overall? That player (Marcus Cannon) met a major need but was only be worth 300 points.

3. What gave the top drafts their high score (for efficiency)? The top 3 drafts (AustonianAggie, 88Deztined46, and OCC) all used their 1st and 2nd round picks on players ranked very highly. They all traded up in the 2nd round to get a player of need. This marriage of need and value caused their drafts to score better than the rest (mine included).

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