~This is simply to add perspective when developing a mock draft, not prevent anyone from doing so. Everyone seems to go with the popular picks and with what experts are saying. But no ones looks at the most obvious clue, Quinns history of drafting.
-I understand why everyone one does mock drafts, but I am confused as to why people get so invested.
Everyone is saying we are going to draft this player or that player. Or we will trade up or down. To me, everyone is utterly clueless, experts included. While many fans attempt to be draft gurus or college experts, it usually ends in a fail outside of the top 5 draft prospects.
While everyone is leaning toward interviews and private workouts as indicators, nothing serves us better than history itself.
In 2015, everyone had us taking someone outside of Vic Beasley due to the assumption that he would not fall to us, which leads me to my next topic that no one really knows how things will shake out due to other teams willingness to take a chance or poor drafting strategy.
Lastly, in 2016, it was Myles Jack, Reggie Ragland, and Shelden Rankins. Even more interesting many experts and fans alike were infatuated with Shaq Lawson, Darron Lee and Kevin Dodd, all of whom the Falcons passed on to take a player no one expected until two days before the draft, Keanu Neal. A guy many were uneasy about, very few knew about, and yet he was crucially instrumental to our successful superbowl run.
So my final thought is this, don't get so caught up on popularity or what the experts are saying. The Falcons brass have their minds made up and they know what they are looking for. So just sit back, relax, and trust in Quinn.
*With that said, mocks are still pretty interesting to say the least.*