View Full Version : Sporting News is the worst sports magazine on the market

05-10-2008, 04:59 PM
I was looking at an older SN magazine, from before the draft, and let me show you the mock draft they had.
NOTE- I am not including trades that happened on draft day.

Sporting News pick Actual Pick

1. (Dolphins) Chris Long DE Jake Long
2. (Rams) Jake Long OT Chris Long
3. (Falcons) Glenn Dorsey DT Matt Ryan
4. (Raiders) Ryan Clady OT Darren McFadden
5. (Chiefs) Vernon Gholston DE Glenn Dorsey
6. (Jets) Darren McFadden Vernon Gholston
7. (Patriots) Mike Jenkins CB Sedrick Ellis
8. (Ravens) Matt Ryan QB Derrick Harvey
9. (Bengals) Sedrick Ellis DT Kieth Rivers
10. (Saints) DRC CB Jarod Meyo
11. (Bills) Devin Thomas WR Leodis McKelvin
12. (Broncos) Chris Williams OT Ryan Clady
13. (Panthers) Jeff Otah OT Jonathon Stewart
14. (Bears) Branden Albert G Chris Williams
15. (Lions) Derrick Harvey DE Brandon Albert
16. (Cardinals) Rashard Mendenhall RB DRC
17. (Vikings) Phillip Merling DE Gosder Cherilus
18. (Texans) Leodis McKelvin CB Joe Flacco
19. (Eagles) Gosder Cherilus OT Jeff Otah
20. (Bucs) Early Doucet WR Aquib Talib
21. (Redskins) DeSean Jakcson WR Sam Baker
22. (Cowboys) Felix Jones RB Felix Jones
23. (Steelers) Quentin Grooves OLB Rashard Mendenhall
24. (Titans) Malcom Kelly WR Chris Johnson
25. (Seahawks) Jonathon Stewert RB Mike Jenkins
26. (Jags) Athyba Rubin DT Duane Brown
27. (Chargers) Anoine Cason CB Anoine Cason
28. (Cowboys) Andre Caldwell WR Lawerence Jackson
29. (49ers) Duane Brown OT Kentwan Balmer
30. (Packers) Brandon Flowers CB Dustin Keller
31. (Giants) Reggie Smith CB Kenny Phillips

They got just two picks right in the enitre first round. Not to mention, a lot of the guys SN picked to go in the first round weren't drafted untill round 2 or 3. And a bunch of guys that SN left off of their first round list went in the first round.

Now let's look at just who they thought Miami would take:

1. Chris Long (Wrong)
32. Duane Brown (Wrong)
57. Jordy Nelson (Wrong)
64. Patrick Lee (Wrong)
100. Craig Stevens (Wrong)
195. Curtis Gatewood (Wrong)
204. Devin Clark (Wrong)
208. Erik Ainge (Wrong)
245. Adam Kraus (Wrong)

Looking back at this mock draft makes me laugh, and makes me realize how little credibility SN has.

05-10-2008, 06:32 PM
I think mock drafts are pointless and really just for fun to build up to the draft. I think the good that comes out of draft magazines and draft experts for me aren't there projections but there insight in prospects. Plus if its a magazine and not an online site they publish those before alot of prospects start rising and falling.

05-10-2008, 10:19 PM
....so stop buying Sporting News.

No one has a gun to your head.