2014 NFL Draft: Which NFL Writers Nailed the Draft?

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

When evaluating those writing about the NFL draft, it helps to know which experts predict top 100 picks more accurately than others.

When it comes to the NFL Draft, there is no shortage of pundits ready to tell you where players will come off the board. While it makes for entertaining content during the NFL offseason, these pundits aren't often held accountable for their predictions. On the rare occasions when they are, it's usually other draft pundits holding their feet to the fire.

Thankfully, the Huddle Report keeps track of how the various experts perform on their top 100 prospect boards. From this, we can determine who nailed a particular draft, who didn't, and which writers have a track record of success.

For those who follow the draft closely, it should come as no surprise that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn lands at number one on the Huddle Reports rankings. His accuracy was down in 2014 (77%), but he was one of the few sportswriters who correctly predicted that Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix would still be available when the Packers went on the clock. Additionally, McGinn never went below 85% in any of the four previous drafts.

I highly recommend taking a look at the Huddle Report's board anytime a draft pundit makes a proclamation. And for those wondering, Mel Kiper came in at 21 with an average score of 78.2%.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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