With the 2018 NFL Draft this coming Thursday, mock drafts and constant breakdown of prospects is non-stop.
By now, you’ve heard or read mock drafts by noted experts such as ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock and Charles Casserly and so on and likely read the daily mock drafts from noted and respected websites such as WalterFootball.com
Bottom line is that you’ve likely been flood and overly-saturated with NFL draft analysis, to the point where it makes you want to just be glad the upcoming draft down in Jerryworld to be over and done with right?
One draft expert whom you should really come to know and discover is Daniel Parlegreco.
- Book: DTP 2018 NFL Draft Guide
- Price: $13.45 (Paperback)
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 21, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1983818747
- ISBN-13: 978-1983818745
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
A 30-year-old native of Connecticut, Parlegreco is a three-time Amazon published expert on all things NFL, especially the NFL Draft. And his most recent “NFL Draft Guide” scores another touchdown in terms of depth, analysis and prospect breakdown.
Unlike the forementioned analysts, Parlegreco keeps it light and moving and speaks to football fans in the true language of a fan, instead of bombarding them with analytics-driven data points.
In his newest guide, Parlegreco breaks down each prospect in such a way that even the most casual Millennial could understand. Across 13 chapters, Palgreco goes from his introduction, where he discusses franchise-type QB’s and the amount of historically good teams dradfting high.
Parlegreco also gladly shows of his NFL draft geek card—and cred—in answering a prospective reader’s question about why they should trust him with a bit of snark by saying, “ Well first off, I’m no former NFL scout, player personnel guy, GM or highly ‘in the know’ TV personality. What I am is a guy that has turned my love of football and scouting into a 5-year old hobby for myself. I’m a normal guy just like you, except that I watch college football tape for fun, and write pages and pages of notes on almost every single eligible player for the draft. Yes, you can say I’m a dork.”
He also makes no apologies for his no-frills approaching to his guide, unlike the over-priced corporately driven guides from big-name companies, “This guide isn’t meant to be the most decorated, fancy, and professional-looking guide. It is a no-frills information packed profile of my personal evaluations of these players based on the college game film I have access to.
For those who have or haven’t bought my guide in the past, here is what comes in this year’s version of my NFL Draft Guide:
– In-depth player profiles of 300 + prospects (most I’ve ever done)
– Best positional and schematic fits for each player
– Positional Top-10 Rankings after each chapter (New this year)
– Top-50 Big Board of my best players (New this year)
– Strengths and weaknesses of every player
– Where I personally would feel comfortable drafting each player
– Scouting glossary of terms used (New this year)
Just as with any TV personality, scout or GM, I make some misses. But I also make some serious hits when it comes to these players! Just two years ago, I mentioned Carson Wentz and Jared Goff both being franchise QBs that will thrive in the NFL. Meanwhile, that same year, many others called that draft class for QBs the “weakest we’ve seen in years.” Huh, really?”
Each chapter that covers QB’s, RB’s, FB’s, WR’s, TE’s, OT’s, interior offensive lineman (Guards or Centers), edge players (4-3 DE’s and 3-4 OLB’s), defensive tackles (Includes 3-4 DE’s), middle linebackers, outside linebackers (Strong Side or Weak Side), cornerbacks and safeties in chapters 2-14, before closing with his Conclusion and Glossary of Terms and Top 50 Big Board in chapters 15 and 16.
Unlike other draft experts, Parlegreco gives it to you straight, with detailed analysis from a true fan and draft geek perspective. You will also notice that he is very through, well-research and offers a much-needed departure from the norm.
If you feel that you need another voice that isn’t from NFL Network, ESPN or CBS, do yourself a favor and grab a copy today.
Rating: 4.5/5 footballs