Raise a glass to Reginald Brooks and Jason Boris.
They are co-champions for the best 2013 first round NFL mock draft, according to The Huddle Report (THR). THR tracks the performance of the most reputable draft resources and publishes rankings for picking the first round and for predicting the top 100 players.
Did your mock draft get messed up due to trades and surprise picks? Brooks and Boris weren’t perfect either, but each scored 50 points, which was the second highest score in the last five years of tracking the mock selections.
The THR scoring system provides 2 points for matching the correct player to a team and 1 point for correctly predicting a player in the first round.
Boris, of Times News, vaulted to the top of the 5-year rankings with an average score of 46.20, ahead of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Bob McGinn whose average fell to 43. The long-time Packer analyst stumbled Thursday with a score of 37, tied for 18th best out of 115 participants.
This was Brooks’ first year participating in the THR scoring, so we can call him the Newcomer of the Year. Brooks is with Fantasy Football 1 on 1. I can’t even find his website online, so a lot of people are probably asking today “Who is Reginald Brooks?”
Mike Mayock of NFL Network finished in 2nd place this year with 49 points. So if you were like me and mocked him for predicting Geno Smith to the Browns with the 6th pick, well, give him some props today.
McGinn will find out after today’s second and third rounds how well his top 100 players board fares against the competition. He is the 2012 reigning champion in that category.