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2020 NFL mock draft: Three-round projections

Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

Published in Football

The best comedians don't just make you laugh. The best jokes aren't just funny.

The great comedians tell the truth. They make it accessible even before it's universally accepted.

Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin come to mind.

I'm sure you're wondering where I'm going with this considering you didn't sign up for Eddie Brown's Comedy 101 class. You're here for the NFL Draft juice.

(If you did sign up for my class, the grade for your "Aristocrats" joke is posted outside my office.)

I'm just bummed because we're approaching the part in the draft process where most of those involved collectively lose their mind and force us draftniks to question EVERYTHING (even our own analysis). Some of this is purposeful. A smokescreen. But most of it is just impulse buying and recency bias.

 

Carlin is usually attributed with saying, "Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it."

Indeed.

Next week, it's a certainty a prospect's draft stock will be affected by their performance in drills at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Not just their interviews or medical evaluations (which carry actual weight).

This makes no sense since most of these kids haven't played an actual football game since December. Some have been evaluated since their junior season in high school and yet a sub-par forty-yard dash in Indy or at a pro day could be a make-or-break experience.

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