Most Realistic Mock Draft Simulator?

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  1. BahamaFinFan78

    BahamaFinFan78 A True Fan

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    I have been using first-pick.com
    Which do ya'll think is the most realistic?
     
  2. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe FinHeaven VIP

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    First Pick is cool because of the ability to trade but I don’t love their board limitations and the scoring system seems ridiculous.

    Fanspeak has better board options in my opinion but without the ability to trade.

    Since it’s all for fun I play around with both but lean towards Fanspeak much more.
     
  3. 39wildman

    39wildman A True Fan

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    it seem to me dolphins have been drafting ok in rd 1and 4 . they need do better job in rd 2,3 and 5. 5,6 and 7 have lot of miss players.
     
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    39wildman A True Fan

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    it seem like our 2nd rd and 3rd have not live up to hype. except #14 wr landry.
     
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    Avigatorx Sec. 107 Row 2 Finheaven VIP

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    Fanspeak, hands down.

    Its more customizable, with multiple big boards to choose from.

    If you like to trade, you can pay them for the premium version to trade.

    I just think the first pick sim is way too arcade like in the manner trades work. You can literally load up with 20 picks.
     
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    meatpardle Well-Known Member

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    Yeah those draft simulators that allow you to endlessly trade down and award A+ grades for any player taken below their predicted position are a waste of time and in no way realistic.
     
  7. Geordie

    Geordie A True Fan

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    I need to try one of these out when I get a little free time, seems like fun.
     
  8. SCLSU Mud Dogs

    SCLSU Mud Dogs ಠ_ಠ Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I like TDN, but wish it had the ability to trade picks.
     
  9. BlueUndertow

    BlueUndertow Well-Known Member

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    I use Fanspeak which is nice but doesn't simulate that every team has their own draft rankings. I think there is a small degree of randomness built in though.

    FirstPick I use when I want to have a laugh since you can endless tradedown and acquire draft picks since the AI is so aggressive about offering up trades. I would usually trade down just a few spots to pick up more picks then keep doing that. I'd usually have about 30 picks by the end of the draft.
     
  10. Sean

    Sean Just Win, Baby

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    13: R1P13

    TE T.J. HOCKENSON
    IOWA

    48: R2P16

    G CHRIS LINDSTROM
    BOSTON COLLEGE
    78: R3P14

    S DARNELL SAVAGE
    MARYLAND

    116: R4P14

    C LAMONT GAILLARD
    GEORGIA

    151: R5P13

    EDGE JUSTIN HOLLINS
    OREGON

    233: R7P19

    OT TREY PIPKINS
    SIOUX FALLS

    234: R7P20

    DL KINGSLEY KEKE
    TEXAS A&M

    This is something I could get behind.... Gaillard is one of my favorites of the draft, doesn't get the appreciation he should. He'll be a good smash mouth C for years to come. Passed on Taylor for Hockenson.... just too good not to take at 13. No options of trading down in this one.
     
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    Think and focus on the DL especially edge in those first 3 rounds because in a defensive talented draft and our huge holes in those positions Grier will be. Offensive line will probably be one of those picks in those first 3.
     
  12. kingfin23

    kingfin23 This is the Year

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    All the great teams have a great TE. I'm all in on TJ. Gesicki is a bust.
     
  13. Loui F Baby

    Loui F Baby Active Member

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    That was fun, I traded twice to get more picks
    first-pick.com

    Your score is: 25997 (GRADE: B-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 17 (NYG): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15 (CAR): Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami (Fla.) (B)
    Round 2 Pick 16: Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College (A)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Beau Benzschawel, OG, Wisconsin (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 31 (NYG): Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 6 (NYG): Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 14: Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA (A)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Mike Bell, FS, Fresno St. (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 19: Byron Cowart, DT/DE, Auburn (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 20: Jesse Burkett, C, Stanford (B)
     
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    Not sure which is best, Fanspeak gives you so many options it can be kind of overwhelming. So many different big boards to choose from. I just went with their most updated Fanspeak one, to get a vibe of their site this year. "user voted" team needs / 'classic' difficulty... Any thoughts on best big board / best team need selection guys??

    anyways; 1st fanspeak:
    rd 1- Nick Bosa, DE (how....? this is literally not possible)
    rd 2 - Chris Lindstrom, G
    rd 3 - Rock Ya-Sin, CB
    rd 4 - Elgton Jenkins, C
    rd 5 - Amani Hooks, S
    rd 7 - Justin Hollins, LB
    rd7 - Easton Stick, QB

    I like first pick because of the trade ability, but seems less user friendly of a site

    1st first pick:
    Round 1 Pick 13: Devin White, ILB/OLB, LSU (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22 (HOU): Juan Thornhill, SS, Virginia (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 19 (PITT): Chuma Edoga, OT, USC (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 30 (LAR): Trysten Hill, DT, UCF (B-)
    Round 3 Pick 35 (LAR): Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 31 (LAR): Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego St. (A+)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Maxx Crosby, DE, E. Michigan (B)
    Round 7 Pick 19: Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State (A)
    Round 7 Pick 20: Alec Ingold, FB, Wisconsin (B+)

    Tried to go with the value where it was, missed out on McCoy in the second, and Juan seems like a good player. Couldn't pass up Isabella, and tried to grab some OL / DL later on but with potential in those guys. Took a FB at the end of the draft, we may start to utilize one, who knows. So many trade downs offered


    I would be stoked with either of these drafts
     
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    ckparrothead Premium Member

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    First Pick has about as much relationship to the Draft as porn does to dating. It's just masturbation. Completely unrealistic. Trades fall out of the sky. You trade down a million times and end up with 40 picks in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds. Then they've got that weird restriction where you're not allowed to pick a player that they have rated too low for that pick. It's just dumb.

    The most realistic you're going to get are going to be either at TDN or Fan Speak. I like Fan Speak because it has a lot of optionality. You can switch between whichever draft board you believe to be the most realistic. And you've also got a composite board, the concept of which I find to be attractive although there are some flaws there as well. At least TDN does let you switch between using their rankings or using their "predictive" rankings.
     

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