2021 NFL Mock Drafts

The best of the best? We’ll be the judge of that. These NFL Draft "experts" are famous for their Mock Draft expertise, but their predictions have never been truly evaluated. Until now. Mock Draft Database is putting their prognostications to the ultimate test. Meet HERC, our proprietary scoring system that evaluates the accuracy of each Mock Draft.

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EVAN SILVA

Establish The Run

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If you haven’t heard of Evan Silva, you haven't been paying attention. Silva is renowned for his fantasy football rankings, but he’s no slouch when it comes to NFL mock drafting, either. Consistently one of the most accurate mock drafters, Silva looks to continue his mock draft and player analysis domination in 2021. Keep an eye on his position rankings as well, as he has been extremely accurate in projecting players’ NFL success.

2018 HERC42.50 (3rd)

2019 HERC41.25 (21st)

2020 HERC: 35.63 (T-57th)

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SCOTT SMITH

RotoViz & Action Network

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Scott Smith is a fantasy analyst for Rotoviz, but his expertise clearly doesn’t stop at fantasy football. Smith was the most accurate mock drafter by most metrics in 2018 (including our HERC Score), and took 2nd in our 2019 HERC Score Standings to cap off an unbelievable 2 year run. In 2020, Scott did the unthinkable and ranked in the Top 5 for the third straight year. Because of his remarkable consistency, Smith is the current undisputed king of Mock Drafting.

2018 HERC43.75 (1st)

2019 HERC49.38 (2nd)

2020 HERC: 51.25 (5th)

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DANIEL JEREMIAH

NFL NETWORK

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With an impressive background as both a former college starting quarterback and a professional scout for multiple NFL teams, Daniel Jeremiah now works as an analyst for the NFL Network and nfl.com. He is well respected in the industry and consistently puts out one of the more accurate NFL mock drafts. Chargers fans know him well, as he is their current color commentator on the radio, but NFL fans as a whole are getting to know him now that his twitter (@movethesticks) following is reaching the stratosphere.

 

2018 HERC38.75 (4th)

2019 HERC43.75 (T-11th)

2020 HERC: 46.88 (T-11th)

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MATTHEW FREEDMAN

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Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of Fantasy Labs, hosts The Action Network Show on SiriusXM, and is known as the "Prop Prophet" at The Action Network. He takes the art mock drafting to another level by including prop bets alongside every First Round pick. For sports betting enthusiasts, Freedman's mock is the one you don't want to miss.

2019 HERC41.88 (T-17th)

2020 HERC: 41.25 (T-38th)

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BEN STANDIG

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THE ATHLETIC

Washington DC sports fans will recognize Ben Standig from his work as a Staff Writer for The Athletic, where he covers the Redskins and Wizards. Standig's work has also been featured by NBC Sports, USA Today, and his previous website The Sports Capitol. Nationally, though, Standig has made a name for himself in the NFL Mock Draft scene by crafting some of the most accurate mock drafts on record. Standig set the then record for highest HERC Score in 2019, then followed it up with a solid Top 25 finish in 2020.

2019 HERC50.00 (1st)

2020 HERC: 43.75 (T-24th)

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PETER SCHRAGER

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FOX SPORTS

You may recognize Peter Schrager from Good Morning Football on NFL Network, or maybe you know him better from his work as a senior writer with Fox Sports. A bestselling author, Schrager has made a name for himself over the past several years, and his opinions have helped him maintain a large following on twitter (@PSchrags). Schrager has finished in the Top 25 for three straight years, and in the Top 10 for two of the past three years.

2018 HERC32.50 (9th)

2019 HERC48.13 (3rd)

2020 HERC: 43.75 (T-24th)

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TODD MCSHAY

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ESPN

McShay has a scouting background and made a name for himself with The War Room in the early 2000’s. After The War Room was purchased by ESPN and renamed Scouts Inc., McShay became a household name in the mock drafting world and often works side by side with Mel Kiper, Jr. Their dueling mock drafts have become a staple of pre-draft coverage. *COVID forced McShay to not release an updated Mock Draft in 2020, so his score was based on his most recent Mock and likely not what would have been his final Mock.

2018 HERC33.13 (8th)

2019 HERC39.38 (T-25th)

2020 HERC: 36.00* (56th)

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MEL KIPER

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ESPN

Mel Kiper has been one of the leading experts on the NFL draft since 1984. Love him or hate him, Mel continues to be one of the most popular voices in the NFL Draft community and has helped the NFL Draft become the television event that it is today.

2018 HERC28.13 (T-15th)

2019 HERC41.88 (T-17th)

2020 HERC: 38.13 (T-52nd)

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