I got a call today from Sig, a longtime friend of SportsAngle, who offered up his NFL mock draft services for the site. I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t planning to run a mock draft here since I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really watch a whole lot of college football — and there are always so many trades and such, I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s impossible — but I saw no downside to using SigÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first-round mock. Conversely, the upside is he gets a decent amount of these right and it looks like we know what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing here.
What qualifies Sig to be SportsAngleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s version of Mel Kiper? Well, he watches a ton of both college football and the NFL. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s basically the equivalent of the qualifications I consider myself to have in order to do NBA mock drafts, so thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good enough for me.
Plus, he gave my beloved Dolphins another guy named Mark Ingram, and they did pretty well with the first one. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be honest, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know a whole lot of the guys he listed down there, but provided Miami doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t draft Pat White again, I think IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m okay with whatever they do.
Note: We didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have time to put together any commentary on the picks, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll keep tabs on how he does, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll try to get his opinions on things after the draft. And let this serve as a reminder that I gladly take guest submissions on SportsAngle, especially when itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about something I have little to no knowledge about.
SigÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s picks after the jump: