First Round Mock is dedicated to identifying the 32 most dynamic prospects each year in the NFL Draft.

As I like to say, “It’s not about being right. It’s about getting them right.”

There is no ego here, just scouts doing the work. We are some of the only draft analysts in the country that holds ourselves accountable to the game film.

Scouts at First Round Mock document every game viewed. We are not like a lot of draft analysts who all sound the same, while never providing fans with the knowledge of which games they watched to form their evaluations.

The goal of First Round Mock is to become the #1 draft voice in America and to hold the media and every draft analyst accountable to the game film.

We do things that have never been done before by any draft site out there, which gives you an unprecedented look into the evaluation process.

First Round Mock is the first draft site to provide you with the actual links to games we have evaluated embedded right into our articles!

Now you can see exactly what we are looking at and know for yourself if the prospects being mocked by all the other draft platforms should or should not be mocked to your favorite team!

You can scout right along with us if you want and even tell us if you agree or disagree with our evaluations at

You’ll love our virtual war-room podcasts that are lively and entertaining. We will be featuring some of the brightest, most passionate scouts out there and giving them voice as they pound on the table for who they believe has what it takes to be on a first-round draft card.

You’ll also notice our first-round mocks will look different than every other mock out there.

Why is that?

We don’t play politics.

Historically, 53% of first-round picks in the NFL turned out to be busts for several reasons. We filter through those reasons.

We are also not like everyone else out there who whips out a mock two days after the draft ends. Anyone can scribble 32 names in 32 blanks, and that’s why you’ll notice mocks on major platforms typically look radically different in June than they do the following April.

Producing the first-round big board is a process that takes months, just like it does on every NFL team. We aim to give you a never-before-seen view into the creation of that process that lasts right up until the draft day. Done properly, it takes 6-8 hours to evaluate each prospect and write an article that takes 2-3 minutes to read.

As the creator of this site, I sincerely hope you enjoy our content because we love the game, we love the fans of the NFL, and we feel you deserve the truth.

The game film never lies.

Daniel Kelly