The FanSided Network is proud to introduce Draft Pulse, an innovating way to look at the NFL Draft. It isn’t about predicting what will happen, per se, it’s about listening to the masses. From the Draft Pulse “about” section:
We are tracking all of the prospects in the 2012 Combine / Draft across multiple media. Every time a prospect is mentioned in context with an NFL team a relationship is created.
Not all “mentions” are positive and Draft Pulse understand that:
Finally we are doing some sentiment analysis on every mention to generate a media reception indicator. This gives you an idea of an overall positive or negative perception.
What players are generating a lot of buzz as far as the Lions are concerned?
Janoris Jenkins leads the way with over 600 connections between him and the Lions recorded by Draft Pulse. Dre Kirkpatrick comes in second with 410 while LaMichael James is a surprise number three with 380. James won’t be a player for the Lions at 23rd overall but the strong buzz suggests he could be at target on day two. Mike Adams (259 connections), Stephon Gilmore (244), Jonathan Martin (205) and Whitney Mercilus (181) round out the list of first round options with strong ties to the Lions.