NFL Mock Draft 2014: Social media decides

Sep 28, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Texas A&M defeated Arkansas 45-33. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

During draft season, everyone and their mother seems to release a mock draft to show their projections on how the draft should play out. However, there is a unique take on the mock draft that the folks at Sysomos put together.

Using the Sysomos social intelligence engine, the draft’s top prospects were ranked based on the “most mentions and highest favorability on social media” in the month leading up to the draft.

The social intelligence engine determines that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel should be the top pick in the draft, while the rest of the first round fills out to create a pretty realistic mock draft. It will be interesting to see how social media users predictions and favorability plays out compared to the experts.

Here is how the draft would play out if social media mentions were a factor in determining which pick each team should make:


[via Sysomos]

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