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Which NFL draft analyst got the most picks right?

2012 was a tough year for mock drafters. 2013 was much different. NFL Network's Mike Mayock led the way in our mini-survey of draft analysts with 12 players pegged to the right team, but he wasn't alone in doing well.

Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah and ESPN's two-headed draftnik monster all had 10 players to the right team or more. Even our beloved Charley Casserly, who struggled more, had some great picks like DeAndre Hopkins to the Houston Texans.

Casserly also was the only person to have Kyle Long in the first round and he had the top five players correct, but the order was scrambled. Jeremiah was the hottest to start the draft, nailing six of the first seven picks. He was the only one to get Barkevious Mingo to the Cleveland Browns.

Some of the picks that seemed out of left field were dead on. Mayock and Jeremiah predicted Justin Pugh to the New York Giants. Everyone seemed to have Matt Elam to the Baltimore Ravens. The ESPN guys got Eric Reid to the San Francisco 49ers right.

In a year that was expected to be wildly unpredictable, the analysts got a lot more right than we'd expect.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.

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