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A call for help in a draft experiment

So I recently wasted some time using the draft simulator, I did three mocks back to back, and came up with 3 very different results based on how the sim started. Brother Girth had a great idea of picking 5 players at each pick and watching how each different pick would eventually lead to a different garden path by every team behind it.

I have an idea on how we could bring that idea to fruition without the help of super advanced computers that are programmed to BPA... I need volunteers though - with a working knowledge of all 32 teams, the ability to navigate through the top 100ish players available, and a little bit of patience.

The idea is a number of rotating drafts equal to the number of volunteers. Ideally, I'd like to complete 64 picks (2 rounds), but the further we go, the more interesting it may turn out. As opposed to a mock done by one person all the way down, each GM would rotate one draft to the right each time - for instance, GM1 would make Pick1 on Draft1. GM2 would make Pick1 on Draft2. Once the first pick is completed across the board, each GM would move to the next draft. GM1 would make Pick2 on Draft2. GM2 would make Pick2 on Draft3.

By doing this, I'd hope to eliminate the possibility of mentally justifying fudging a pick so you could illustrate a better match down the road - the picks done before you in every draft would be done by a GM looking out for their team, not a mock drafter trying to fulfill a fantasy of the perfect draft for everyone. In order to keep it honest, I'd ask that everyone interested creates a throw-away email account, and as we go through rounds, I'd send to each person the draft they will be making the next pick on, as it pertains to them, not knowing who made the previous picks, nor knowing who is being picked in the same round concurrently.

I'm looking for a minimum of 5 volunteers, I'd like to try to not draft, in order to keep things clean. Furthermore, if you're interested, don't post your email here! I'll make a throwaway email and post it here, and you can email me, without revealing who you are. I'd like to keep it as blind as possible.

The stipulations would be: no trades, no fanposts asking other blogs for ideas on who to pick. The reason I ask for that is because I'd hate to waste everyone's time by everyone reading the same fanposts and drafting the same.

The point of the experiment, and the fun analysis afterwards, would show how one pick could possibly affect the rest of the draft for everyone. No reasoning would be needed for picks outside of the top 10. Even then, just a few words may suffice ("Clowney is a generational talent").

So, any takers?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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