Mock drafts can be found everywhere in April. Every newspaper, blog, website, sports analyst and armchair quarterback takes on the so-called genius minds of NFL general managers. What The Huddle Report (THR) sets out to do is keep track of all those mocks and apply a scoring system to them to track who produces the most accurate mock drafts.
In 2016, the answer is Scout Fantasy. Draft Expert Forrest N. Long finished tied for first to take home the 2016 title! This is the third time in the last nine years that an expert from Scout Fantasy Sports (formerly FFToolbox.com) won the contest. That’s tied for the most of any publication/site/analyst.
Long correctly picked 25 of the 31 players in the first round which earned him 25 points. He also correctly mocked 12 players to their correct team. This wasn’t some flash in the pan either. Long now ranks second with his five-year average score (43.20). Let’s take a closer look at his final mock. Congrats Forrest!!
Italics = First round & Bold = Correct team
Forrest N. Long — Scout Fantasy
|1||Rams||Jared Goff, QB, CAL|
|2||Eagles||Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State|
|3||Chargers||Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame|
|4||Cowboys||Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State|
|5||Jaguars||Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State|
|6||Ravens||Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss|
|7||49ers||DeForest Buckener, DE, Oregon|
|8||Browns||Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State|
|9||Buccaneers||Vernon Hargraves, DB, Florida|
|10||Giants||Myles Jack, LB, UCLA|
|11||Bears||Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia|
|12||Saints||Sheldin Rankins, DT, Louisville|
|13||Dolphins||Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson|
|14||Raiders||Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State|
|15||Titans||Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State|
|16||Lions||Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State|
|17||Falcons||Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State|
|18||Colts||Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama|
|19||Bills||Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama|
|20||Jets||Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis|
|21||Redskins||A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama|
|22||Texans||Corey Coleman, Baylor|
|23||Vikings||Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss|
|24||Bengals||Josh Doctson, WR, TCU|
|25||Steelers||William Jackson III, CB, Houston|
|26||Seahawks||Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss|
|27||Packers||Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama|
|28||Chiefs||Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame|
|29||Cardinals||Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State|
|30||Panthers||Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson|
|31||Broncos||Karl Joseph, S, West Viginia|
For the full scoreboard at The Huddle Report, click here.
Prior to us joining the Scout network, faithful readers remember us as FFToolbox. Forrest’s 2016 title joins the ranks with two of our experts who have won this competition in the past. That’s THREE Mock Draft Champs since 2008!
2016 Champion – Forrest N. Long – Scout Fantasy
2012 Champion – Ben Standig – FFToolbox
2008 Champion – Ricky Dimon – FFToolbox
Way to go Forrest!