The Huddle Report is a website that, among other NFL Draft-related things, scores mock drafts from some of the most reputable mock draft sites around the Inter-Google. Huddle Report uses a simple system to score the first round. You get one point for every player you correctly identify as a first-round pick, and three-points if you match him to the team he winds up with.
How did we do here at Big Blue View? Our scores were not submitted to THR, but I did total how we did based on the THR scoring system. My mock draft scored a 31, which means I bested the Big Blue View Community Mock Draft by a single point. That mock scored 30.
Who was the best mock drafter of them all? It should come as no surprise that Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News had the best score, a 53. Gosselin also won the THR contest in 2003 and 2006. Gosselin, according to THR, also has the best five-year average for the first round at 46.80.
Dan Kadar of SB Nation's Mocking The Draft placed tied for fifth place, with 46 points. Kadar, incidentally, has the 10th-best five-year average at 40.20. Scott Wright of Draft Countdown, another of my favorites, tied Kadar this year with 46 points. He has the sixth-best overall five-year average at 41.60.
A few other notable 2011 scores, maybe because they weren't as good as you might have thought based on reputation.
- Mike Mayock, NFL Network (43 points, tied for 8th)
- Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, ESPN (40 points, tied for 26th)
- Wes Bunting, National Football Post (39 points, tied for 43rd)