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How Did My 2013 Mocks Hold Up To the Real World?


I had several, and I'm pretty sure on some of them I had Banks and Spence tabbed as guys to get, so...

First (ones I got right I bolded):


http://www.bucsnation.com/2013/1/9/3855722/wittys-way-too-early-2013-mock-draft-for-the-bucs

I had 1) Johnthan Banks, 2) TE Zach Ertz, 3) CB Will Davis, 4) OT Dallas Thomas (this was before I was warned Dom doesn't draft OL), 4) S Philip Thomas, 5) Best Available DT, 6) Best Available G/C, 7) Trade Bait (well, I WAS right about that)

This mock I also spelled out right then I wasn't too keen on drafting a QB, at least not a QB high in the draft.

Second:

http://www.bucsnation.com/2013/3/3/4060188/wittys-nowhere-close-to-sane-2013-bucs-rookie-draft-v-2-0-7

I went with Xavier Rhodes in the second mock because Banks was slipping and there were injury reports, and then 2) TE Kelce (this had Ertz off the board), 3) Akeem Spence, 4) WR Ryan Swope (really? I had Swope on the list? I didn't remember that during this draft) 4) CB Steve Williams, 5) S Josh Evans, 6) LB Sam Barrington, 7) WR Josh Bryce.

This draft was before Free Agency, which dropped in my opinion the needs at LB and WR.

Third (final pre-draft Mock):

http://www.bucsnation.com/2013/4/22/4254780/wittys-deal-with-it-final-submitted-mockery-for-2013-with-poll

1) Traded for Revis, 2) Ertz, 3) DE Corey Lemonier, 4) Will Davis, 4) DT Everett Dawkins, 5) QB Zac Dysert, 6) S JJ Wilcox, 6) Barrington

I went back to Ertz and Davis again, but went with DE earlier than DT because our Free Agency signings gave us solid depth at DT - Landri - and not so much at DE. QB was now a need considering the lack of FA activity there, but I went with a lower round pick so to avoid any semblance of a camp controversy. I still included a S in Wilcox and LB in Barrington as special teams acquisitions.

So: overall, I was just a bit outside. Didn't stick with Banks or Spence throughout the mocks, and the guys I focused on - Davis and Ertz in particular - went elsewhere.

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