A Twisted Mock: 32 Words for 32 Picks


Mock drafts are interesting pieces to read or write even though most of them seem to be rehashings. I estimate that 2006 was the last time I wrote one. I don’t care how many selections I guess correctly (I’ll be lucky to get 16 picks right considering all the trades and surprises teams pull on draft night),  but this year, I wanted to write a nuanced mock draft that celebrates one of my favorite drinks, Twisted Tea.



I’ve selected 32 words from Twisted Tea bottles caps, one for each first round selection. I wrote a sentence summarizing each pick using a bottle cap word. I mean no disrespect to mock draft writers and readers, but you can say that with this post, I am mocking the annual mock draft mania that arrives this time of year. Regardless, I hope you find the following entertaining and enjoy the 2015 NFL Draft.


  1. Buccaneers – Jameis Winston – Quarterback – Florida State


Tampa Bay will pick Winston even though he stole crab legs in a similar fashion to that of Harold Berman’s ham theft in a Hey Arnold! episode.

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  1. Titans – Marcus Mariota – Quarterback – Oregon


Chip Kelly will cry a river of tears because he can’t draft his favorite Oregon Duckie.

Chip Kelly changing the Rubber Duckie lyrics.
Chip Kelly changing the Rubber Duckie lyrics.


  1. Jaguars – Amari Cooper – Wide Receiver – Alabama


Blake Bortles’ dream for a skilled receiver comes true.


  1. Raiders – Leonard Williams – Defensive End – Southern California


Williams can only help a defensive that recorded just 22 sacks last season.


  1. Washington – Dante Fowler, Jr. – Defensive End/Outside Linebacker – Florida


There won’t be any hesitation to pick Flower in Washington’s “war room” should he drop to this spot.

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Facts and trends provide insight into the NFL Draft

The National Football League conducts its annual draft of college football players this weekend. The first round takes place tonight. Here are 10 insightful facts to know before watching this year’s coverage.

This information covers drafts since 1970, the year the NFL and the American Football League merged.


On Tuesday, first-year Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson announced the team will select Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck with the draft’s first overall pick. Of the 19 quarterbacks selected first overall, seven won multiple Super Bowls.


The Washington Redskins will likely select Baylor University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III second overall. It would be the fifth time teams chose quarterbacks with the first two picks.


A Heisman winner averages being selected 42nd overall in the draft.

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