The 2011 Arrowhead Mock Draft may end up going down as the most accurate AP community mock draft in the event's short three-year history.
I went back and compared the first round results of the actual 2011 NFL Draft and compared it to the results of the first round of the 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft. Unlike in years past, the reaches actually weren't too bad. And as another sign of the mock draft's increasing accuracy, the value picks weren't that crazy of a value in most cases, meaning the AP mock draft selectors did a pretty good job overall.
As we always do, we have to give props to those mock draft selectors who nailed their picks: Dirty South Chiefs Fan called WR A.J. Green to the Bengals at the No. 4 spot and Matt_Grbac got the pick right, Phil Taylor at No. 21, but not the team. That's not really fair though since we didn't have trades he wasn't able to account for the Chiefs' moving back.
Ben S also deserves some credit with his first round pick for the Baltimore Ravens. He got the player right and if it wasn't for the Ravens missing their chance at the No. 26 pick, he would not have been off by one draft slot in our results.
After the jump, I've compared the results of the first rounds of both the real and AP mock draft and dropped them into a sortable table. I've also pulled out the best value picks and the biggest reaches.
Check it out and let us know your thoughts. A second round comparison will be coming soon.
Top 5 Best Value Picks
- bradelli58 (J.J. Watt @ No. 30);
- Aesthetist (Adrian Clayborn @ No. 32);
- scottchief (Danny Watkins @ No. 31);
- OnlyKCFanNVA (Nate Solder @ No. 23); and,
- IamtheGreatest (Marcell Dareus @ No. 9).
Top 5 Biggest Reaches
- craig in calgary (Da'Quan Bowers @ No. 2);
- The Other Patrick Allen (Justin Houston @ No. 24);
- yerganflurgan (Mark Ingram @ No. 15);
- averagegatsby (Muhammad Wilkerson @ No. 17);
- ejr58 (Prince Akumara @ No. 8); and,
- averagegatsby (Akeem Ayers @ No. 28).
The results of the 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft vs. the real results. Click the header of a column to sort it:
|Position||Player||AP Draft Slot||Real Draft Slot||Difference||Selector|
|DE||Da'Quan Bowers||2||51||-49||craig in calgary|
|WR||A.J. Green||4||4||0||Dirth South Chiefs Fan|
|OT||Tyron Smith||12||9||3||Raven Hawk|
|OT||Anthony Castonzo||13||22||-9||Matt Hays|
|DT||Corey Liuget||14||18||-4||Sam D|
|C||Mike Pouncey||19||15||4||flowers 24|
|LB||Justin Houston||24||70||-46||The Other Patrick Allen|
|QB||Andy Dalton||25||35||-10||Simon from KC|
|CB||Jimmy Smith||26||27||-1||Ben S|