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ESPN NFL Draft Day Predictor Educates Fans On Potential Player, Team Destinations

ESPN Sports Analytics writer Seth Walder breaks down how it all works

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Numerous NFL mock drafts come out every year, yet when the real draft takes place, there are almost always some surprises.

Will a quarterback jump into the top 10 this year? Who will slide past projections? While there isn’t anything for certain, ESPN recently launched its ESPN NFL Draft Day Predictor using expert mock drafts, team needs, and scout grades as inputs. Fans can find the ESPN Draft Day Predictor at

The result of the predictor is data that can showcase the likelihood on where a prospect gets selected, most common outcomes for a team, odds on how many players of a certain position or conference land in a specific round, and answers many other burning questions fans might have on their mind before the draft.

For example, if you’re a New York Jets fan, odds look like former USC receiver Drake London will be selected, providing receiver depth around quarterback Zach Wilson.

A few other examples include:

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