Hello friends! It’s been a long time. My jobs took me away from writing for Zone Reads, and then we had some web hosting issues, but now we’re back. I don’t have a football writing job anymore (or any job at present), so I have more time to write about the draft and such. I’m […]
Where We’ve Been
Those of you who still follow Zone Reads have probably noticed, unavoidably so, that we haven’t posted anything since the 2017 draft. There are a few reasons for that. The biggest one, is that our Editor-in-Chief (me) started a gig writing a weekly column about the New Orleans Saints for The Bayou Brief. That has […]
Here’s your day 2 mock
People love reading this stuff, right? Anyway, here’s a quick before-bed rundown of how rounds 2 and 3 might go.
J.R.’s Big Board
Straight from “vixticator” himself, with the following message: “Still a work in progress. Want to publish where i am now. Not necessarily a top 200 as much as how I rank whoever is on the board. Final ranking created by where it looked intuitively correct to place players, based on the information I have now. […]
Final Zone Reads Big Board
At last. I will try to add a breakdown by each position, too. One thing I want to point out is that toward the end, we start dealing with issues of confidence. You may like some of the players in my 6th-round / 7th-round tiers better than I do. That’s okay– in many of these […]
Final first-round mock
Figured I’d give this one last swing before the draft. The Zone Reads Big Board will be out later today as well. I tried to include some brief writeups on each player here when I could.
Why is Mike Lombardi trotting out tired stereotypes as analysis?
Mike Lombardi posted a column recently on The Ringer about his seven quarterback insights. I won’t get too much into it here, but suffice to say that it was based in a ridiculous amount of intangibles and hindsight, and biased to the point of being racist. Deadspin covered it well: Donovan McNabb played 13 […]
Updated top-100 board
I shared this a few days ago on Twitter but I didn’t make a post for it. I’ll try to have some more detailed thoughts at some point, but in the meantime, enjoy our current top-100 board if you missed it. More rankings to come soon, I hope.
Dueling Mock II: Three Rounds, 3/10
We did it again. Another mock draft, taking into account the Combine and the first wave of free agent signings. Haven’t been posting in a while due to other life obligations, but if you follow Zone Reads on Twitter (@zonereads, naturally) you can get a good handle on what we’re up to these days. Without further […]
DUELING MOCKS, Round 1: Five rounds, February 11-12, 2017
vixticator and I occasionally like to do a “dueling mock” draft where we alternate picks. We think it gives us a more accurate picture of how we actually value players, since its’ easy to have some psychological bias to “let” players try to fall to a particular position or team when doing a mock by yourself. With […]