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Your Mock Draft is Freakin Stupid

Relax. Don't take it so personal. This isn't directed at you per se. But listen... if you are this guy, do me a favor and just stop. Wanna know why your mock is stupid? Well number 1: its team specific. Meaning I don't know who picked who, and who the possible alternatives were in your alternate universe. Number 2: they haven't played the Senior Bowl (or any of the other "Draft Bowls") yet; and I don't know how these guys measure up against the la creme de la creme. Number 3: they didn't even have the freakin combine yet!!! Lets have some measurables, please, before we start arbitrarily and idiotically ranking these fools. And last, but not least, number 4: free agency has yet begin. We don't know what our supposed needs are going to be when the draft finally rolls around.

So are we agreed? Can we stop the nonsense? Can I really say that Nick Perry would be a good pick if Dre Kirkpatrick slides to 16? Can I really say Trent Richardson would be a good pick if we nabbed Marshawn Lynch in free agency? Can I really get behind Upshaw if he has a 1.57 10 yard split while Ingram has a split of 1.46?

And please do me a favor and stop quoting all these draft blogs like they're gospel. These guys suck for the most part. They don't know nada about our team. If you haven't seen these players play, and you haven't watched any cut-ups, then you have absolutely no idea what the hell you're talking about. I don't want to say not to give these guys a read, because sometimes they're good. But don't let anybody make your mind up for you. Tell me why you think a guy is good and why he'll be a good fit for the Jets. Don't puke some nonsense at me that some jackass said that hasn't watched more than a couple Jets games this year. You know our team better than any of those so called "experts." Those guys don't really understand our team. They say, "the Jets need a safety, Barron is the highest ranked safety, so lets give Barron to the Jets." Thats the extent of their "analysis." They don't know our defense, the type of player that fits our defense, or whether Barron's particular skillset will be a good fit. You know this much better than they do. Tell me about a player's talent and how he'll upgrade the team. Don't be a sheep. I value your thoughts ten-fold over theirs.

Anyway... I may only speak for a few of us out there when I say, "Your mock draft is freakin stupid." And I understand you taking offense, if you're offended. You might not like it, but it is. Sorry (sort of). But I think it would be much more realistic (and productive) if you just did profiles of the guys you like and why you like them. Because mock drafts, especially at this point in time, are totally imaginary and are completely divorced from reality. Yeah, they can be kinda fun, but they're not when a "new one" gets posted every 5 mins and it has a litany of guys I've never heard of and know nothing about that are being selected in the 5th, 6th and 7th rounds, as if ANYBODY has any clue who will be around at that point in the draft. At this point, or any point really, it makes no sense to start placing values on these guys. So why try? You don't know how teams feel about the guys that are available. And if you don't know that, you can't have a clue about who's a first rounder or a second rounder. It makes more sense to stick with what you do know (i.e. how the Jets operate their schemes, and how a player will fit in that scheme).
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