ESPN Analytics Launch NFL Draft Tools: The NFL Draft Day Predictor And – New For 2023 – Simulator
In 2022, ESPN launched its ESPN NFL Draft Day Predictor. This year, ESPN Analytics is allowing fans to be the GM with the ESPN NFL Draft Day Simulator
The 2023 NFL Draft is approaching, and general managers across the league are finalizing their draft boards. The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio.
This year, ESPN Analytics is allowing fans to be the general manager with the ESPN NFL Draft Day Simulator. The simulator allows fans to draft and make trades for any NFL team for each of the seven rounds with ESPN Analytics data used to make non-user selections.
In the video below, ESPN analytics writer Seth Walder breaks down how it all works.
Spencer T. Jackson, Rich Arden and Seth Walder produced the 2023 video
EDITOR’S NOTE: The content below was originally published April 26, 2022 before the 2022 NFL Draft.
Design by Rich Arden; Photo – Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images
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 ESPNSportsAnalytics.com.
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.
Who will be selected at pick 10 (Jets)? https://t.co/7SF53XUqfr pic.twitter.com/MvDVX38llA— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) April 15, 2022
A few other examples include:
How late will Treylon Burks be available? https://t.co/7SF53XUqfr pic.twitter.com/dHuqF0700H— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) April 13, 2022
Draft Day Predictor likes under 10.5 SEC players selected in the first round.— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) April 20, 2022
Can check out the tool for a variety of props -- and read some important caveats -- in Burke's thread below. https://t.co/bMaB7vXx0a pic.twitter.com/zjJjRs5PNQ
The Walt Disney Company will present the entire 2022 NFL Draft (April 28-30) across ESPN, ABC, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN’s social media channels with approximately 15 hours of coverage across the three days from Las Vegas. For more information on ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage, visit ESPN Press Room.