Doug Farrar makes his first forecast of draft season and it comes with some surprises near the top of Round 1, including Paxton Lynch going higher than expected.

By Doug Farrar
April 08, 2016

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The thing about mock drafts, no matter how well they’re studied and implemented, is that they’re always second-person. We’re trying to estimate what teams will do, or what we would do if we ran those teams, with limited knowledge of the internal processes involved.

And with that in mind, here’s my first attempt of the 2016 draft season to do just that, using a combination of limited insider knowledge, reckless speculation and a basic understanding of the attributes and liabilities of the top players.

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