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Bruce Allen Provides A Reason For The Existence Of Mock Drafts

Posted by Matt Terl on April 18, 2011 – 9:15 am

So I’ve been a little critical of the entire Online NFL Draft Industrial Complex this offseason. I’ve been frustrated by the sheer volume of information, disillusioned by past inaccuracies … you name it, I’ve probably complained about it.

Of course, the underlying truth to that crankiness is that I read an awful lot of mock draft stuff. The people who complain loudest about something on the internet are probably giving it the most clicks. If that’s not an internet law, it should be. And Redskins general manager Bruce Allen is living proof.

Allen isn’t cranky about mock drafts (like I am). In fact, speaking at a charity event Saturday at Deanwood rec center in D.C., Allen even explained how mock drafts can be useful to the people who are going to be doing actual, non-mock drafts.

John Keim of the Washington Examiner was the one who prompted the comment, asking Allen if he’d looked at any of the seventeen million mock draft permutations online. Personally, I half-expected Allen to scoff at the idea and say that he’d never look at random internet speculation. But that’s not quite how it went down.

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