Can Social Media Predict the NFL Draft?
With weeks of speculation, rumor-mongering and paranoid misinformation leaks, the NFL Draft is riddled by smoke screens and uncertainty
But what if social media holds all the true answers?
That’s the premise of some algorithmic number-crunching done by the online marketing company iProspect. The firm tracked mentions on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, message boards and other platforms of the draft’s top prospects. It kept tabs on which players were mentioned the most with which teams, then matched those results up to the NFL’s draft order to project the first 10 players selected