I was searching online and found a very interesting piece from CBS Sports that I wanted to share. We all know that people look at Mock Drafts, because everyone wants to see who their team will draft. Well former Redskins (1989-1999) and Texans (2002-2005) general manager Charley Casserly explained three ways he used mock drafts, when he was the GM. P.S. Charley here is OUR Mock Draft!!
1. Consensus and non-consensus names:
“We’d take five mock drafts … and we got a consensus on who was going to go in the first round. We didn’t care about what team they had him with, but what we found was this: The consensus names ended up always being in the first round. The non-consensus names would be at the top of the second round. So I would take those non-consensus names and make sure we spent a little more time on them when we’re discussing second-round players. That’s the first thing.”
2. The mindset of each team:
“The second thing is: I did my own mock draft. I had two members of the media, which I certainly cannot divulge their names, and they got great information. But what I really was looking for is give me the mindset of each team. Who are the names they are going to consider and what do they want to get out of the pick? Because names can change in the order they come, but concepts and the list of names, that didn’t change. That really helped me — on draft day — strategize, as far as trading.”
“Only the week before they’re worth reading, to be honest with you, because that’s when the information is decent. But if you knew certain people had certain connections to certain teams, you paid attention to that. And there you could pick and choose some of them that you knew were right. You just had to know who was tied into what teams.”
I thought this was interesting enough to share with you all.