The ultimate mock draft compilation

Tired of clicking all over the web to see who the Vikings will be selecting in the eyes of mock drafters? Scout.com has aggregated 40 of the top mock drafts in its 2009 Mock Draft Muncher. View it, click it and love the power of the Mock Draft Muncher.

Are you caught up in the mock draft frenzy, clicking from site to site to see who the Vikings are supposed to take? If you're perusing this site in March, chances are you're the sort of person who enjoys checking out mock drafts.

But who has time to follow them all? With hundreds of mock drafts all over the web, many of which change several times a week, it's nearly a full-time job just keeping track of them. With today's tough economic climate, many fans are faced with the tough emotional dilemma of tracking all the mock drafts or retaining their jobs. Tough choice, no?

Don't let this problem get you down! Scout.com provides the answer!

We have taken the top mock drafts on the internet and have run them through our almost-patented and occasionally-tolerated Mock Draft Muncher, a sophisticated database and analysis system which mashes, merges, and mangles mock drafts into a coherent whole.

At one glance, you'll be able to see which players are rising and falling, who mock drafters are saying your team will pick, and what the trends are for each first-round draft slot.

A yearly feature of the Orange and Brown Report since 2000, the new Muncher has been integrated into Scout's new NFL portal page, and features even niftier live charts than in past years. For example, click this link to see what mocks are saying about the Minnesota Vikings' first-round selection, indicating that March 16 was the day when Percy Harvin and Alex Mack were the favorites in the eyes of mock drafters as the Vikings' first-round pick. You can find trends for each draft slot by clicking here.

Also of interest to fans this year will be the draft simulation, which goes beyond naming the most popular pick at each slot to eliminate players taken above the selection. With six of the 40 mock drafts that were munched picking Harvin for the Vikings, the Florida playmaker is still available for them at No. 22 because he wasn't the most popular pick for any of the previous teams.

The Muncher also shows trends for individual players, naming their average draft position. You can visibly see the fall that players like Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher have taken in the draft. That's why VikingUpdate.com has him going to Minnesota at No. 22 in its mock draft. Other players' stocks are rising and you can view them on an individual basis as well.

Alongside the new look and improved charts is a different approach to selecting the mock drafts to munch this year. Mock drafts seem subject to a lot of "groupthink," as writers look at other mock drafts and change their selections.

As a result, we're trying to focus on mock draft writers who actually do a lot of first-hand scouting, attend the Senior Bowl and combine, etc. About half the mock drafts in the muncher fit in this category, and the other half are there because they've been writing mock drafts for a while. We're trying to make the Mock Draft Muncher reflect the best original thinking rather than reflecting the mass of the eight billion mock drafts cranked out every year.

We hope you enjoy it!


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