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Postby eurovw89 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:31 am

I have been reading a lot about using a mock draft to help with ur actual draft. Could someone give me some insight? I'm lost and don't see how it can help.

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Re: mock draft

Postby dream_017 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:38 am

First of all you will start to get an idea of where certian players are being drafted.

The biggest help I think is that it gets you to react to the flow of a draft. I am very big on trying to get people to not go into a draft with a set in stone plan. You need to be able to adapt to how the draft is advancing. If you go in saying you are drafting a certain position in round 1,2,3 - there are different factors that could happen that should change your mind and cause you to draft someone/something else. Doing mock drafts wil help with this process
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:43 am

Notice that mock draft is underlined in your post - click on it and it will take you to the Cafe explanation of mock drafts.
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Postby B3N1ZJAM1N » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:06 pm

This is the first year I ever used a mock draft, I prolly have done 50 in the past week. The help out a lot, honestly. They will make you feel a lot more comfortable because you will have a general feel for who will fall to you. It will kinda help you make a "plan" for what you want to do but one of the biggest mistakes you can make is going in with a set plan. Maybe you want to take another RB in the 2nd round but you find out that all of the top 3 tier RB's are gone but 2 WR's from the top tier is there...you have to change your "plan." Mock drafts give you a feel for what options will be there for the most part and who you usually don't have a chance on. I had the 1st pick in my draft that was last night, so in all my mocks I went in with the 1st pick...It helped me determine who I would take in the 2nd-5th rounds because it showed me who would be there for the most part. Maybe you get really lucky like I did and are expecting to grab RunDMC and Steven Jackson with your 2nd and 3rd and wind up with Gore and Turner...anything can happen. So don't look at a mock as getting you ready for whats going to happen in your draft, but as getting you comfortable for circumstances that could happen, in your draft. I barely looked at my cheat sheet simply because of all the mocks that I did, I knew for the majority of who was going to be there and if there was a surprise I would upgrade and change my "plan."
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Re: mock draft

Postby eurovw89 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:06 pm

Ok thanks....this is my 4th year playing and 3rd year being a comish for my own league. Feels like I did ok last year, but better then years before......started looking into the free agency to pick up players, etc.... I am just trying to figure out a strategy, or something to step up my drafting game.

Was wondering would be filling up my starters, best possible at the position, be the route to go to first......? I understand that I will have to change up a bit depending on the outcome of who everyone else drafts. I read somewhere about drafting WR, TE, and QB in the first round then picking up a RB in the 4th. It's a PPR league........plus with almost every team having 3+ backs it seems like a good idea cuz u r not really sure how many carries the #1 RB will have sharing with the other backs
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