There are more mock drafts than actual football fans. Thats a scientific fact. And I will read literally any of them.
Nationally prominent draft expert? Ill read it. Random mock draft from someone still using a Prodigy account and using AOL IM? Ill read it. And everything in between.
And the simple fact is none of them are going to be accurate. Every year, the most accurate mock drafts correctly get like 8 total picks correct.
Despite the universal whiff percentage of every mock draft, not all of them are created equal.
There is one mock draft that I would pay particularly close attention to.
Peter Schrager is arguably the biggest champion of the Cardinals organization on a national level over the last two seasons.
He's great on Good Morning Football and typically when it comes to Cardinals conversations, he's incredibly bullish on their trajectory under Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury.
There's nothing unseemly about it and this isn't remotely close to a criticism, its just a reality that teams often court national media personalities that speak positively about the organization. And why wouldn't they?
Schrager has become the Cardinals favorite son in that regard. He's retweeted often by higher ups in the org and generally enjoys a harmless, cozy relationship with the team's brass.
So why does this matter for a mock draft? Because if there's any person who the organization might want to nudge in the right direction, it would be Schrager.
It doesn't mean they are telegraphing their pick or handing them their draft board but it does mean he's likely to be on the receiving end of some helpful hints from those in the know.
So when he mocks Derrick Brown to the Cardinals at #8 over an offensive lineman, I think it matters more than most.
Either that or my brain has been fried from too many mock drafts.