Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Feb 2012

Draftniks: Ever the Experts and Always on the Clock

Your guide to the draftnik subculture, from scoutspeak to mock drafts to the combine.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 25 Feb 2012

7 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 9:57am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

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by Guest789 :: Sat, 02/25/2012 - 8:16pm

Made me laugh out loud more than once. Good job Mike.

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by Karl Cuba :: Sat, 02/25/2012 - 9:44pm

As much as I fear making myself into one of the very people whose follies this article exposes, does anyone know a good place to find edited game clips?

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by Drunkmonkey :: Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:10am

I think Mike got it wrong when saying that every player highlight video is set to the tune of some hip hop song; every video is actually set to Lux Aeterna, which is such an epic piece it can make watching paint dry seem like a world-saving event.

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by Intropy :: Sun, 02/26/2012 - 2:33am

They should really go genre bending and set it to Liberi Fatali.

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by White Rose Duelist :: Tue, 02/28/2012 - 10:34am

I think Blitzball Outsiders is the next website over. Though they always overrate the Psyches.

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by the cat in the box is dead (not verified) :: Mon, 02/27/2012 - 7:27pm

Fantastic as always, I like the idea of a Norton Anthology of Draft Prospects, but I am now expecting sonnets about hybrid Tight Ends in the style of Sylvia Plath.

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by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Wed, 02/29/2012 - 9:57am

I think Burfict might stick his head in an oven some day. Is that close enough?