2013 Draft

A Look Back At The First 2013 Mock Drafts Of The Major Media Draftniks

With mock draft season now back in high gear, I thought it would be fun on this lazy Sunday to take a look back at how the major media draftniks did with their first real mock drafts last offseason.

For this exercise, I pulled the mock drafts of Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Daniel Jeremiah, Dane Brugler and Rob Rang as they seem to be the ones that most everybody tends to point to during the offseason. You can see their dated mocks below along with the actual first round results of the 2013 NFL Draft.

As you can see, Kiper, Brugler and Rang all had 20 players that ultimately went in the first round while Jeremiah had 19. McShay had the least correct with 18, but in his defense, his first “real” mock came out in the middle of December. That explains a few of his choices being underclassmen that wound up not even declaring. He still hit 18 first rounders, however, and even slotted two players correctly, albeit to the wrong teams.

What’s interesting is that all five of these major media draftniks didn’t have D.J. Hayden, E.J. Manuel, Justin Pugh, Kyle Long, Desmond Trufant, Datone Jones or Travis Frederick in their mocks. In addition, all five also missed with Manti Te’o, Damontre Moore and Johnathan Hankins.

ACTUAL KIPER 1/16/13 McShay 12/12/12
# PLAYER TM # PLAYER TM # PLAYER TM
1 E.Fisher KC 1 L.Joeckel KC 1 S.Lotulelei KC
2 L.Joeckel JAC 2 D.Moore JAC 2 D.Moore JAC
3 D.Jordan MIA 3 S.Lotulelei OAK 3 B.Werner OAK
4 L.Johnson PHI 4 D.Milliner PHI 4 L.Joeckel PHI
5 E.Ansah DET 5 J.Jones DET 5 J.Hankins CAR
6 B.Mingo CLE 6 B.Werner CLE 6 B.Mingo TEN
7 J.Cooper ARI 7 C.Warmack ARI 7 D.Milliner DET
8 T.Austin STL 8 M.Te’o BUF 8 G.Smith ARI
9 D.Milliner NYJ 9 B.Mingo NYJ 9 T.Lewan SD
10 C.Warmack TEN 10 D.Jordan TEN 10 C.Warmack CLE
11 D.Fluker SD 11 E.Fisher SD 11 M.Te’o BUF
12 D.Hayden OAK 12 C.Patterson MIA 12 D.Jordan MIA
13 S.Richardson NYJ 13 A.Ogletree TB 13 J.Jones NO
14 S.Lotulelei CAR 14 S.Richardson CAR 14 S.Montgomery TB
15 K.Vaccaro NO 15 J.Hankins NO 15 J.Matthews NYJ
16 E.Manuel BUF 16 K.Vaccaro STL 16 E.Fisher STL
17 J.Jones PIT 17 E.Ansah PIT 17 A.Ogletree CIN
18 E.Reid SF 18 J.Cooper DAL 18 S.Williams MIN
19 J.Pugh NYG 19 S.Montgomery NYG 19 K.Vaccaro DAL
20 K.Long CHI 20 T.Eifert CHI 20 K.Allen STL
21 T.Eifert CIN 21 M.Ball CIN 21 J.Jenkins PIT
22 D.Trufant ATL 22 D.Fluker STL 22 J.Hunter SEA
23 S.Floyd MIN 23 T.Williams MIN 23 S.Richardson CHI
24 B.Werner IND 24 M.Watson IND 24 E.Ansah IND
25 X.Rhodes MIN 25 J.Jenkins SEA 25 J.Banks NYG
26 D.Jones GB 26 Z.Ertz GB 26 C.Lemonier BAL
27 D.Hopkins HOU 27 K.Allen HOU 27 J.Cooper GB
28 S.Williams DEN 28 X.Rhodes DEN 28 K.Short DEN
29 C.Patterson MIN 29 K.Minter BAL 29 S.Floyd SF
30 A.Ogletree STL 30 S.Floyd SF 30 T.Austin NE
31 T.Frederick DAL 31 D.Hopkins NE 31 Z.Ertz ATL
32 M.Elam BAL 32 M.Hunt ATL 32 T.Eifert HOU
Jeremiah 1/14/13 Brugler 1/21/13 Rang 1/21/13
# PLAYER TM # PLAYER TM # PLAYER TM
1 L.Joeckel KC 1 G.Smith KC 1 L.Joeckel KC
2 J.Jones JAC 2 B.Werner JAC 2 S.Lotulelei JAC
3 S.Lotulelei OAK 3 B.Mingo OAK 3 J.Jones OAK
4 D.Milliner PHI 4 L.Joeckel PHI 4 G.Smith PHI
5 D.Moore DET 5 D.Moore DET 5 B.Werner DET
6 D.Jordan CLE 6 D.Milliner CLE 6 D.Moore CLE
7 G.Smith ARI 7 T.Wilson ARI 7 M.Barkley ARI
8 C.Patterson BUF 8 M.Glennon BUF 8 T.Wilson BUF
9 B.Werner NYJ 9 J.Jones NYJ 9 B.Mingo NYJ
10 C.Warmack TEN 10 C.Warmack TEN 10 S.Richardson TEN
11 E.Fisher SD 11 E.Fisher SD 11 E.Fisher SD
12 B.Mingo MIA 12 C.Patterson MIA 12 K.Allen MIA
13 Z.Ertz TB 13 X.Rhodes TB 13 D.Milliner TB
14 K.Allen CAR 14 S.Lotulelei CAR 14 J.Hankins CAR
15 S.Richardson NO 15 D.Jordan NO 15 E.Ansah NO
16 L.Johnson STL 16 L.Johnson STL 16 C.Warmack STL
17 J.Banks PIT 17 K.Allen PIT 17 J.Williams PIT
18 J.Cooper DAL 18 S.Floyd DAL 18 J.Jenkins DAL
19 A.Ogletree NYG 19 E.Ansah NYG 19 T.Eifert NYG
20 M.Te’o CHI 20 M.Te’o CHI 20 L.Johnson CHI
21 S.Montgomery CIN 21 S.Montgomery CIN 21 A.Ogletree CIN
22 K.Vaccaro STL 22 E.Reid STL 22 Z.Ertz STL
23 J.Hunter MIN 23 D.Hopkins MIN 23 C.Patterson MIN
24 S.Floyd IND 24 J.Hankins IND 24 X.Rhodes IND
25 J.Hankins SEA 25 S.Richardson SEA 25 R.Woods SEA
26 E.Lacy GB 26 A.Ogletree GB 26 D.Fluker GB
27 K.Minter HOU 27 K.Minter HOU 27 T.Austin HOU
28 E.Ansah DEN 28 T.Eifert DEN 28 S.Floyd DEN
29 C.Carradine NE 29 T.Austin NE 29 M.Elam NE
30 T.Eifert ATL 30 Z.Ertz ATL 30 D.Jordan ATL
31 J.Williams SF 31 M.Elam BAL 31 M.Te’o BAL
32 T.Austin BAL 32 J.Williams SF 32 B.Jones SF
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