rjforlife wrote:... Drafting a mock and drafting a real league are entirely different because people take wild risks and intentionally don't draft players they are targeting in mocks because it somewhat defeats the purpose of seeing where they end up being chosen.
While we're in a lull for the next few hours...
This is entirely wrong and a complete cop-out IMO. But a lot of people do this so I'm not singling you out necessarily. If you're interested in seeing where a certain player will fall, then be the guy watching
a mock, not the guy in
the mock. Take Eaton for instance. I took him where I did because that's where I felt it was worth the gamble to take him. If I and the rest of us were employing your strategy, he would probably still be out there and we would be amazed that he was lasting so long. So is where I took him a reasonable expectation? Well according to your answer no, because you probably deliberately passed on him where you would normally take him and other players. The purpose of a mock is the give others in the greater community just what you said - a chance to see where players will fall. But if we as participants are deliberately NOT making selections we think are in the best interest of our team, then the mock loses value to everyone.