The NFL Draft is the culmination of months of research, evaluation, and preparation, not only for front offices, coaching staffs, and scouting departments, but draft enthusiasts and analysts.
This is the core DATA that drives the DRAFTPLEX mock draft process and content experience.
The foundation of the DRAFTPLEX mock draft process, the DRAFTPLEX Board blends vertical and horizontal draft board methodologies into a predictive approach where players in the upcoming draft class are tiered according to projected draft range and stacked by position. With the 32 NFL teams all valuing players and prioritizing needs differently, this has proven to be the most pragmatic and accurate approach. The DRAFTPLEX Board is comprised of all eligible players who are considered draftable, and is updated periodically throughout the draft process.
Fanspeak Big Board
DRAFTPLEX is proud to be featured as a selectable data option for the Fanspeak On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator. The most popular and prominent NFL Draft simulator online, On the Clock lets you select your drafting team, number of rounds, big board, and team needs for an incredibly customizable and realistic NFL Draft simulation. The DRAFTPLEX big board for Fanspeak On the Clock subjectively ranks and stacks the top 300+ players in the upcoming draft class, and is updated periodically throughout the draft process.
Team Needs Matrix
The DRAFTPLEX Team Needs Matrix prioritizes the positional needs of all 32 NFL teams according to the three-day selection process. This involves a systematic review of rosters, depth charts, transactions, contract data, and other resources, along with personal impressions, to identify positions of consideration and project when they could be addressed. The DRAFTPLEX Team Needs Matrix is updated periodically throughout the draft process.