I’m a statistician/economist/ broker/ analyst by trade, with a background in mathematics; but also a lover of football, and the draft in particular.
I’m aiming to bring statistical models, analysis, logic, and basic common sense to the mock draft process.
Listen, here’s a freakin secret – here’s how traditional mock draft processes work. Coverage can be broken down into 4 groups:
1: Media outlets, working for the league, campaigning for big $$$ players – guy’s the league want to see in advertising campaigns
2: Media outlets, working for the league, trying to create a buzz for the draft broadcast
3: Amateurs, trying to grab web hits and advertising $$$ with various outlandish picks
4: Honest guys, genuinely trying to predict the thing.
Football is a game of numbers, statistics, and finance, so the draft should fit traditional analytic models quite well. Time to take it to these turkeys.
Really, it isn’t that hard ………..