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The Draftnik

What is a Draftnik you ask? Well that’s a good question. I looked it up in Websters Dictionary and didn’t see any results. I did find the term in the Urban Dictionary, and while that definition was hilarious, it wasn’t very accurate. I found it in Wikipedia of course, but whomever added that listing must be in love with the Huddle Report’s draft grade, which, by the way only comes into play if your trying to guess who you think the NFL team will draft, not who you think they should draft. To really grade a Mock Draft you have to wait a couple years and see if the player that you had going to a particular team has done a good job for the team. For example, in the (2010 NFL Draftif the Dallas Cowboys would have taken an offensive tackle like I recommended they might have made the playoffs. Also, the Chargers at  the 12 spot would have been a lot better off with OLB Jason Pierre-Paul over RB Ryan Williams.

A Draftnik is a person that is a die hard fan of the NFL Draft and all things leading up to it. He or she usually puts out a 2013 NFL Mock Draftabout now, yes I said 2013. He also watches college and NFL Football, ranks and evaluates the prospects as the season goes along, watches the College All Star Games and NFL Scouting Combine and then of course he wouldn’t miss the actual NFL Draft itself, watching all seven rounds. Some people claim that you had to be “trained” to evaluate talent. I don’t agree, its not about formal training, its about an eye for talent, some people have it and some don’t, its not rocket science, its about blocking and tackling, running and throwing the football and catching it.  The fundamentals of football are taught in grade school in this country and no matter what level you are on they don’t change. Thats not to say there is any substitute for hard work, no matter how much of an “eye for talent” you have, you can’t discover a NFL Draft Prospect and get a good feel for his talent unless you watch a lot of his game film. Of course a real Draftnik visits NFL Draft Dog to stay updated on the latest NFL Draft news.

So there you have it folks, now you know what a Draftnik is.


March 5, 2011 - Posted by | NFL Draft Links | , ,

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