The NFL Mock Draft Database has crossed the 300 mock barrier and now lists a total of 308 mock drafts, pretty big number for February! We apologize for the delay in the latest mock munch article, but real life called for a bit.
In terms of the Top 9 picks, little has changed. Out of the 80 mock drafts updated between 2/1 and 2/8, only one mock draft projects Robert Griffin to be the choice of the Colts at #1. The rest are projecting Andrew Luck to go first overall. I think that is a foregone conclusion. The fact some media outlets talk about the Colts possibly looking at Griffin as the first overall pick is more of a ???need something??? to talk about. Luck is one of the best quarterbacks to come out of the draft in years and the Colts are not going to pass him up.
The Washington Redskins pick seems to be the selection giving most mock draft writers problems. Several mocks project the Redskins to trade up to #2 to the Rams to grab Griffin. A few have the Redskins trading up to #3 to the Vikings to grab Griffin. However, even at that, Griffin is the leader to the Redskins, but with only 22% of the 81 mocks projecting him to Washington. The dominating talk around Washington right now is reported interest in Colts QB Peyton Manning and Green Bay backup Matt Flynn. Once NFL free agency commences and Manning and Flynn sign new deals, the mocks will likely be shaken. Depending if Washington lands either Manning or Flynn, the battle on draft day could be between Cleveland, Miami, and Washington to land Griffin. However, more mocks have Cleveland trading up from #4 to #2 to assure themselves of Griffin. Strange as it is, the selection of Griffin is a much bigger story line than Luck, likely because Luck to the Colts is a foregone conclusion.
The NFL Mock Draft Database now lists 307 mock drafts, an increase of 63 mocks since January 21st, the date of our last mock munch.