Time to Get Those Brains Pumping

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Yep, it’s that time to mock and be mocked. It’s that time of the year where Ballers have the chance to prove they know more than the Steelers’ brass, or at least more than other Ballers. You have up until the day before the draft to produce your predictions: have your predictions in no later than end of day Wednesday, April 27th. If you submit a mock earlier than that, you may edit the mock up until the deadline (e.g., in the event of a signing or trade that wrecks your initial mock). 

Please use the following format as a template. Any deviation from this format that causes me to have to interpret your gibberish will result in unfavorable scoring, so beware.

Identify any trades if applicable
Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
1 (20)  – WR, Moe Howard, Harvard
2 (52)  – ILB, Larry Fine, Yale
3 (84)  – OG, Curly Howard, Stanford
4 (138) – RB, Shemp Howard, Princeton
6 (208) – NT, Joe DeRita, Brown
7 (225) – SS, Joe Besser, Penn
7 (241) – PK, Emil Sitka, Allegheny County Community College
Add up to five UFAs

This year, you may submit up to two mocks: one without any trades, and one with trades.

As in the past, you will be given one point two points for each correct name, and one point for each correct position/round combination. For UDFA selections, you will get a point only for a specific name. I may give or take other points for special predictions or egregious failures, at my sole dictatorial discretion.

I will get things kicked off with my own mocks. Good luck, ladies and gentlemen…

 

9 Responses to “Time to Get Those Brains Pumping”

  1. copanut

    Mock 1: No trades

    Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
    1 (20) – DL, Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
    2 (52) – WR, Skyy Moore, Western Michigan (was: QB, Carson Strong, Nevada)
    3 (84) – QB, Carson Strong, Nevada (was: WR, John Metchie, Alabama)
    4 (138) – OT, Rasheed Walker, Penn State
    6 (208) – S, Smoke Monday, Auburn
    7 (225) – WR, Braylon Sanders, Ole Miss
    7 (241) – RB, Zonavan Knight, NC State

    [Edits: I’m getting this feeling that Strong may fall. No buzz, concerns for knee. If so maybe they can get him in round 3 and open up round 2 for Skyy Moore or another receiver.]

    Mock 2: Trade with Detroit
    get 32, 34, 66, 97
    give 20, 52, 138, 2023-2nd

    Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
    1 (32) – DL, Travis Jones, Connecticut
    2 (34) – QB, Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
    2 (66) – WR, Jalen Tolbert, S. Alabama
    3 (84) – OT, Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
    3 (97) – S, Bryan Cook, Cincinnati
    6 (208) – WR, Charleston Rambo, Miami Fla
    7 (225) – RB, Hassan Haskins, Michigan
    7 (241) – FB, Connor Heyward, Michigan State

    UDFA (applies to both mocks)
    S, Isaiah Pola-Mao, USC
    RB, Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma St
    WR, Jaivon Heiligh, Coastal Carolina
    LB, Jeremiah Moon, Florida
    CB, Mykael Wright, Oregon

  2. tennbob

    Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
    1 (20) – DL, Travis Jones, UConn
    2 (52) – QB, Desmond Ridder, Cin
    3 (84) – WR, Khalil Shakir, Boise State
    4 (138) – CB/S, Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
    6 (208) – OT, Andrew Steuber, Michigan
    7 (225) – S, Quentin Lake, UCLA
    7 (241) – WR, Isaiah Watson, N Iowa

    No trades and I hope no QB but they seem determined to take one.

  3. MWalsh26

    Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
    1 (20) – QB, Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
    2 (52) – DL, Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
    3 (84) – WR, Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
    4 (138) – S, Joey Blount, Virginia
    6 (208) – WR, Danny Gray, SMU
    7 (225) – FB, Connor Heyward, Michigan St.
    7 (241) – LB, James Skalski, Clemson

    UDFA
    S, Quentin Lake, UCLA
    TE, Cole Turner, Nevada
    S, Isaiah Pola-Mao, USC
    DL, Eric Johnson, Missouri St.
    LB, Mark Robinson, Ole Miss

    • MWalsh26

      As GM:
      1 (20) – DT, Jordan Davis, Georgia
      2 (52) – WR, George Pickens, Georgia
      3 (84) – QB, Carson Strong, Nevada

  4. EstimatedProphet

    ound (Pick) – Position, Name, School
    1 (20) – QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
    2 (52) – WR Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
    3 (84) – S Jalen Pitre, Baylor
    4 (138) – CB Damarri Mathis, Pittsburgh
    6 (208) – LB Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
    7 (225) – RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan
    7 (241) – WR Kyle Philips, UCLA

    UDFA
    S Quentin Lake, UCLA

    • EstimatedProphet

      Who I would draft:
      Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
      1 (20) – DT Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
      2 (52) – OT Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
      3 (84) – S Jalen Pitre, Baylor
      4 (138) – WR Khalil Shakir, Boise State
      6 (208) – LB Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
      7 (225) – RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan
      7 (241) – WR Kyle Philips, UCLA
      UDFA
      S Quentin Lake, UCLA

  5. Eleven

    Round (Pick) – Position, Name, School
    1 (20) – OT, Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa
    2 (52) – WR, George Pickens, Georgia
    3 (84) – S, Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
    4 (138) – ILB, Brandon Smith, Penn State
    6 (208) – QB, Carson Strong, Nevada
    7 (225) – WR, Braylon Sanders, Ole Miss
    7 (241) – DT, Christopher Hinton, Michigan

    • Eleven

      “Reality is a construct of simple-minded fools who can’t function in the absence of boundaries.”

  6. Earl

    Round (Pick) -Position , Name , School
    1(20) QB , Malik Willis , Liberty
    2(52) DT , Devonte Wyatt , GA
    3(84) C , Zach Tom , Wake Forest
    4(138) LB , James Skalski , Clemson
    6(208) S , Nolen Turner , Clemson
    7 (225) WR , Jaaquari Roberson , Wake Forest
    7 (241) FB-RB-HB , Conner Heyward , Mich State


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