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August 29, 2010
The season is upon us - the fantasy football season. I'm sure, like me, you're excited and you've prepared by doing lots of mock drafts. How many leagues are you in, and who's on your sleeper list? Wait, before I revert to further adolescent behavior, let me put on my mock Eagles jersey. They don't call it a mock draft for nothing. Come on, Fitz, it's 2010. It's easier to identify those who don't play fantasy football than count those who do. Lots of people are into it now. It's mainstream.
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June 22, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most NBA draft classes have them: the cautionary tale, the European bust, the college all-American who couldn't cut it, the late first-rounders who outperformed their draft order. The 2011 draft has all that in multiples. Now that it can be judged a little more fairly, if not completely, the 2011 draft is a reminder that mock drafts sometimes need to be mocked and day-after report cards need to be graded later. Looking back at 2011, you can see how a team of the players selected between 11 and 20 might beat a team of those drafted one through 10. That's without one of the best players in that class who was selected 30th, the final pick of the first round.
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June 30, 2007 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Snider, the chairman of the 76ers, doesn't pay attention to mock drafts, which is why he gave his team a high grade for Thursday's selections. The Sixers took Georgia Tech small forward Thaddeus Young and Colorado State power forward Jason Smith with the 12th and 20th picks (after flip-flopping with Miami for No. 21) in the first round. They got Vanderbilt swingman Derrick Byars and Providence forward-center Herbert Hill in the second with picks 42 and 55. "I'm thrilled with our draft and thought we did extremely well," Snider said yesterday by phone.
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June 22, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
WHO'S AVAILABLE? Here's who some of the experts have the Flyers picking in their mock drafts: Ilya Bryzgalov (@bryzgoalie30) on Twitter: flyers first round pick, powerfull defensman (sic).? Blended mock drafts (most likely player from 5 sources): Slater Koekkoek HockeysFuture.com: Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL).?Koekkoek was sidelined with a torn labrum this season but that will not scare many teams away. He can eat up minutes, he has size, he can skate very well, and he is a smart defensive player.?
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April 29, 2011
Danny Watkins Position: Tackle/Guard College: Baylor Size: 6-foot-3, 310 pounds Hometown: Kelowna, British Columbia The skinny: A former firefighter in Canada, the 26-year-old was rated in many mock drafts as second only to Florida's Mike Pouncey among the available guards. He started 13 games at left tackle last season because of Baylor's need at the position and was named all-Big Twelve by the Associated Press. He played hockey as a youngster but switched to football after going to junior college in California.
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April 22, 2010 | by the Daily News
A sampling of whom several mock drafts have the Eagles selecting with the 24th overall pick: Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers Clark Judge, CBSSports.com: Mike Iupati, G/C, Idaho Chad Reuter, CBSSports.com: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise St. Chris Steuber, Scout.com: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers Matt McGuire, Walterfootball.com: Earl Thomas, S, Texas Scott Wright, NFLdraftcountdown.com: Earl Thomas, S, Texas NFLdraftblitz.com: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise St. Wes Bunting, National Football Post: Everson Griffen, DE, USC Newnfldraft.
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June 21, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Chicago Blackhawks are leaning toward keeping the No. 1 pick in tomorrow's NHL draft, general manager Dave Tallon said. He also told reporters that they have narrowed their list to three. Of course, the question is which one of the three - believed to be right winger Patrick Kane, left winger James vanRiemsdyk and center Kyle Turris - will they select. "It's just down to the order," Tallon told the Chicago Tribune. "We'll have them meet with a sports psychologist and decide for sure [tonight]
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June 25, 2008
Position: Shooting guard Age: 22 Height/weight: 6-5, 210 High school: Simon Gratz Relevant stats: Tyndale posted 15.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He also shot 48.8 percent from the floor. Breakdown: Few players helped themselves at the predraft camps more than Tyndale, who won the most inspiring player award at Portsmouth . . . He doesn't have a very fluid outside shot, but he is capable of using size and strength to get to the basket . . . Most impressive is his willingness to play strong defense . . . His versatility is what had observers raving about him during workouts.
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June 22, 2007
PATRICK KANE, Kyle Turris, James vanRiemsdyk. Get used to the names because one of them will be a Flyer by tonight. There is little chance the Flyers would trade down in the draft unless a team is willing to part with a quality, established player who will not only have an immediate impact this season, but for years to come. Just who they pick is going to depend on Chicago. The Blackhawks, as of last word, are still said to be leaning toward Kane, a smallish forward with a lot of skill.
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May 6, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
HERE'S THE thing about mock drafts: There's a site, thehuddlereport.com, that goes back and tallies the accuracy of experts' picks. They aren't very accurate at all. Last year, a guy named Reginald Brooks from "Fantasy Football 1on1" took top honors in the Huddle Report ranking, by correctly matching player with team 12 times in the NFL draft's first round. That's 12 out of 32, slightly better than one-third right. A couple people, including the NFL Network's Mike Mayock, matched up 11 players with the teams that drafted them.
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June 22, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most NBA draft classes have them: the cautionary tale, the European bust, the college all-American who couldn't cut it, the late first-rounders who outperformed their draft order. The 2011 draft has all that in multiples. Now that it can be judged a little more fairly, if not completely, the 2011 draft is a reminder that mock drafts sometimes need to be mocked and day-after report cards need to be graded later. Looking back at 2011, you can see how a team of the players selected between 11 and 20 might beat a team of those drafted one through 10. That's without one of the best players in that class who was selected 30th, the final pick of the first round.
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February 11, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
YEAH, I KNOW pre-Valentine's Day mock drafts are pretty absurd. We haven't even had the combine or the Pro Day workouts. But hey, wouldn't you rather read who the Eagles might take at No. 20, even if it's an absolute blind guess? So, let's hit it from the top: 1. TAMPA BAY Jameis Winston, QB Florida State 6-5, 235 Risky pick because of his off-the-field issues, but he's the most NFL-ready quarterback in the draft. 2. TENNESSEE Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon 6-4, 211 Forget all of the nonsense about Mariota falling out of the top 5 because he didn't play in a pro-style offense.
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January 14, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
STOP DREAMING. There is no way the Eagles can move up high enough in the draft to get Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Heisman Trophy winner might indeed be the perfect quarterback for the system of Eagles coach Chip Kelly. And now that he is the Eagles' newly anointed grand pooh-bah of football matters, Kelly may indeed be willing to do whatever it takes to move up in the draft to select Mariota. But Kelly does not operate in a vacuum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the top pick in the 2015 draft, and they are not dropping 19 spots in the draft in a deal with the Eagles.
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June 30, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The disappointment was short-lived. Aside from not getting a guaranteed contract, K.J. McDaniels will tell you going 32d overall in the NBA draft Thursday was better than being a late first-round selection. That's because he wore No. 32 at Clemson. He and his Twitter followers end their tweets with "#32NATION. " The 6-foot-6 swingman even has "#32NATION" T-shirts. "God works in mysterious ways," said McDaniels, who met with reporters at a news conference Saturday along with new Sixers Dario Saric, Pierre Jackson, Jerami Grant, and Jordan McRae.
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May 12, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The writer and physician Michael Crichton delivered an important speech in 2003 about the Eagles and the NFL draft. OK, so it wasn't about the Eagles, really, or the NFL draft at all. It was about science and intellectual integrity and independent thinking and the tyranny of a word that, honest to goodness, is relevant to the Eagles' selection of Louisville linebacker Marcus Smith in the first round of this year's draft. That word is consensus . "Consensus is the business of politics," Crichton said.
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May 6, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
HERE'S THE thing about mock drafts: There's a site, thehuddlereport.com, that goes back and tallies the accuracy of experts' picks. They aren't very accurate at all. Last year, a guy named Reginald Brooks from "Fantasy Football 1on1" took top honors in the Huddle Report ranking, by correctly matching player with team 12 times in the NFL draft's first round. That's 12 out of 32, slightly better than one-third right. A couple people, including the NFL Network's Mike Mayock, matched up 11 players with the teams that drafted them.
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July 1, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - The Flyers would love to select bruising defenseman Darnell Nurse in the first round of Sunday's NHL draft in Newark, but unless they trade up, he probably won't be there when they make the 11th overall pick. Rasmus Ristolainen might be a nice consolation prize. The Finnish defenseman has a lot going for him. He's a righthanded shooter, has imposing size (6-foot-4, 207 pounds), and is regarded as a strong player at both ends of the ice. Oh, and he plays a physical, edgy style, an uncommon trait for most European players.
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June 27, 2013
NBA Mock Draft By Tyler Tynes / Inquirer Staff Writer 1. Cavaliers: Alex Len (C, 19 years old, 7-foot-1, Maryland, sophomore) There is a lot to like about Len's offense. 2. Magic: Trey Burke (PG, 20, 6-1, Michigan, sophomore) Best pick-and-roll guard in college basketball. 3. Wizards: Anthony Bennett (PF, 20, 6-7, UNLV, freshman) Can play with both big men in the frontcourt. 4. Bobcats: Ben McLemore (SG, 20, 6-5, Kansas, freshman) Could replace Ben Gordon at shooting guard.
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June 5, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here are five options for the June 27 NBA draft that the 76ers may consider: 1. Draft Indiana's Cody Zeller with the No. 11 pick. Even though this seems to be a popular choice among mock drafts and some experts on the web, Zeller may not pan out to be the best choice for a suffering Sixers frontcourt. Under former head coach Doug Collins, younger players didn't get a chance to excel for the Sixers. Excluding a trade, the franchise should look to develop Arnett Moultrie and Lavoy Allen in the frontcourt and shoot for a more athletic player to draft on the wing who can guard multiple positions.
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May 21, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Of all the positions on the 76ers, none is more of a concern heading into next season than the center spot. Time will tell if the organization brings back Andrew Bynum, an unrestricted free agent who never played a game for the team. The organization could try to fill that need by selecting Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk in the June 27 NBA draft. The Sixers will likely be awarded the draft's 11th pick during Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery in New York. Mock drafts by NBAdraft.net and other websites have the team using that pick on Olynyk.
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