As I often do, I recently browsed the internet for the latest Mock Draft for the Miami Dolphins. It is fun for me to see the differences between mocks pre-NFL Free Agency, and post NFL FA. While FA is not over and the Dolphins have recently hosted RB Knowshon Moreno (who left without a contract), it appears as though things have cooled down and the Dolphins will now turn to the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft for their next new players. One of the sites I came across while browsing was First-Pick, an interactive Mock Draft site that features a game called the NFL Draft Game via www.first-pick.com. After a breezy registration (it literally took me 15 seconds), I was the new General Manager of the Miami Dolphins.
It was a technological dream come true.
After selecting what team you would like to draft for, the game lists the picks for your team and gives you options like watching other teams pick or skipping to your pick. Everything is extremely accurate, and the game allows you to see your team’s needs and a list of players for each need, including their school and projected day in which they will be drafted.
Perhaps the coolest part of the site is that it enables you to have full control of the draft, and even lets you make trades with other teams or giving up or receiving future draft picks. After you are done drafting, the game gives you a complete list of your picks. gives you your drafting score (for example an A-), and a relative placement to the other 31 teams.
I really enjoyed playing the NFL Draft Game, which can be found here. I will be posting my results from my mock draft on the game for the Miami Dolphins in an upcoming article.