2012 NFL Draft: Taking The Chiefs' Draft Pulse

FanSided is proud to announce that the innovative and fascinating new NFL Draft site Draft Pulse has joined the fastest growing independent sports blog network on the internet.

What is Draft Pulse?

This is not your usual draft tracking tool, there are no expert opinions/panels; everything you see is based on popular opinion. That’s right it’s all about listening to the masses.

We are tracking all of the prospects in the 2012 Combine / Draft across multiple media. Every time a prospect is mentioned in context with an NFL team a relationship is created. These relationships are the foundation of this tool and is used for all of the outputs, especially so for the Mock Draft.

The Mock Draft takes all the NFL teams and the prospects most talked about and then orders them from most to least. Then in true Draft fashion each team picks based on their list, if the prospect has already been picked the next best option is selected.

Additionally we are doing some sentiment analysis on every comment to generate a media reception indicator.

There is truly nothing else like Draft Pulse on the net. The formula is still being tweaked and the site will become more and more accurate over time but for now, it is certainly a new tool worth exploring. When checking in on the Chiefs, you can also get all the latest headlines because the KC page is powered by Arrowhead Addict!

Let’s take a look at some of the players being mentioned in conjunction with the Chiefs using Draft Pulse! The following are the players that have been mentioned the most in conjunction with the Chiefs. Remember, this doesn’t claim to make any predictions if a team will take these players. It tracks the buzz around the player and the team. The fact of the matter is, we don’t really know how this will turn out because nobody has ever done anything like it. Is there a relationship between the buzz around a player and a certain team? Can it be used to predict how the draft might shake out?

As of right now, Tannehill has been mentioned more in conjunction with the Chiefs than any other prospect in the draft with 627 relationships created.

The player with the second most mentions is guard David DeCastro. DeCastro has 318 relationships created.

Andrew Luck has been mentioned quite a bit in conjunction with the Chiefs with 183. Unfortunately, most of those mentions likely came when there was an actual chance of Luck landing in Kansas City.

Dontari Poe is next up with 174 mentions. The buzz on Poe has cooled a bit as of late as more and more folks question his college game tape. But have the Chiefs cooled on him? Were they ever high on him to begin with?

Luke Kueckly has 166 mentions with the Chiefs. He is a popular player being mocked to KC in mock drafts. While the top of the draft is expected to go Luck, RGIII, Kalil, outside the top 10, things break apart a little bit. There are a number of players slated to go in round 1 being mentioned with the Chiefs.

One name I haven’t heard a ton about on AA is Jonathan Martin, OT out of Stanford. He’s got 98 mentions with KC.

Despite having both Eric Winston and Branden Albert, there has been a lot of buzz about the Chiefs and OT Riley Reiff. Reiff is expected to be available when the Chiefs pick at #11.

As the buzz around Poe has cooled, the buzz around DT Michael Brockers has begun to heat up. He now has 47 mentions with the Chiefs.

As you might expect, the buzz numbers are a lot lower for prospects expected to go outside the first round. Still, is there is any correlation to the pre-draft buzz to the post-draft class?

Later, we’ll look at a seven round Chiefs mock using Draft Pulse. Stick around.

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