“Nobody can predict the future Ed Oliver Jersey
,” said one of the greatest philosophers of our time, Nick Cannon. Outside of them, no one has had much success. Take these so called “draft experts” that sports channels parade in front of us every year come NFL Draft time. Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr, Dan Kadar, it’s like a veritable Pokemon of overpaid dudes talking about other overpaid dudes who throw a ball around for a living.In fairness Cody Ford Jersey
, nothing is more difficult in the world of sports media than trying to predict where a college football player might get drafted. We’ve seen some true shockers over the years, like Tim Tebow being selected 25th overall in 2010 or eventual Hall of Famer Tom Brady falling all the way to 199. There are always safe bets, especially at the top with the NFL’s lust for young quarterbacks, but even those “surefire successes” can flame out in a matter of months.Many try to predict what player will go where and which players will become NFL stars, but few are actually employed by the NFL. The only one is Mike Mayock, and given his standing, you’d think he’d have a pretty good pulse on what the league was thinking. You’d be wrong as well Devin Singletary Jersey
, because in the 2015 Draft earlier this year, Mayock successfully projected all of 7 out of 32 picks. That puts him 4th on the list, which is all well and good, but again, you’d think a guy employed by the NFL and put on the NFL Network would do a better job from some guy from Times New, whatever that is.What are some of the mistakes and misfires Mayock and his mock drafts had made over the years? Let’s take a look, shall we? The Southeastern Conference is well on its way to having the most players taken in the NFL draft for the 13th year in a row.Twelve of the first 24 picks of the second round Friday night were from the SEC Dawson Knox Jersey
, and at the end of the third the conference could lay claim to more than a quarter of the players drafted, 28 of 102.The Big Ten, which had seven players go in the third round, has 16 picks so far, followed by the ACC (12) and the Pac-12 and Big 12 (11 each).Florida offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor was the first of three straight SEC players chosen in the second round, going No. 35 overall to the Jaguars. South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel (49ers) and Mississippi offensive lineman Greg Little were next.Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, who went No. 42 to the Broncos Brian Burns Jersey
, started a run of four SEC players taken over five picks.The SEC, which had nine first-round picks Thursday, had 19 players taken Friday.“In the SEC, I had 35 career starts. I left a year early, but I feel like I was ready and prepared to play in the NFL because I played against a lot of great competition,” Taylor said. “Definitely playing at Florida, playing in such a great conference prepared me for this role.”Every SEC school except Arkansas and Tennessee had at least one player drafted in the first three rounds. Alabama has a league-high five and Mississippi and Mississippi State have four each.Defending national champion Clemson has had four players selected to lead the ACC.Last year Greg Little Jersey
, the SEC had 27 players drafted through three rounds and finished with 53, and Alabama led the nation with 12.Southern California, the school that has produced the most drafted players in history, didn’t have a player taken until offensive tackle Chuma Edoga was picked by the New York Jets with the 92nd overall pick. That’s the longest USC has had to wait for a player to be selected since 2001.Old Dominion had its first player drafted in program history when defensive end Oshane Ximines went to the Giants in the third round.