Mel Kiper of ESPN.com has for some strange reason, stopped calling his mock draftd, mock drafts.
He’s calling them “Grade A pick-by-pick.”
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In the Grade A draft, I make a pick for each team at each spot, based on my projected needs and my prospect grades. Again, it is not a mock draft, but instead a look at how I would pick for each team at each spot.
You’ve seen the team summaries, but here’s a pick-by-pick experience so you can see how the board sets up.
One final note: You’ll see some of the teams are italicized; this means they obtained that pick via an imaginary draft-day trade. And if you look below, you can see that’s exactly how my Grade A draft begins.
Um, isn’t the point of a mock draft that you get to play GM and make the picks for everyone? Give us a break, Mel.
Anyway, in this mock draft, the Chiefs actually trade out of the No. 1 pick. KC deals the pick to the Lions so Detroit can snag Alabama CB Dee Milliner.
The Chiefs, in turn, move back to No. 5 and select OT Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan.
If this were to actually happen next week, the Chiefs would probably receive a second-round pick for swapping spots with the Lions. Maybe a third, but who knows.
Anyway, if the Chiefs are going to select one of the top two tackles, this would certainly be the way to go about doing it.
What do you think, Addicts? Could you see the Chiefs moving back like this or do you think KC will be forced to pick at No. 1?