- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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So if you're just sitting there wondering how you're going to kill these last couple of hours until the NFL schedule release and you just can't bring yourself to work or exercise or spend time with your family, here's a toy that should keep you busy. It's the Mel Kiper Draft Tool, and it's basically an interactive mock draft that allows you to change Mel's picks and see what happens to the rest of the draft as a result.
For example, Mel has quarterback Geno Smith going to the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 4 pick. But what happens if the Raiders take Smith at No. 3? Well, you can make that happen, and when you do you see that the Eagles' pick becomes cornerback Dee Milliner. Further down, the Dallas Cowboys' pick at No. 18 has changed from Sylvester Williams to Kenny Vaccaro, and the New York Giants' pick at 19 has changed from Desmond Trufant to Alec Ogletree as a result of the changes along the way.
You can also change which teams pick at which spots, effectively simulating draft trades if you like. I'd suggest bookmarking it and going back to it whenever you're bored in the next seven days before the first round finally happens. And yeah, it's Insider. No apologies here. Buy it.