With the NFL Combine about to escalate or plummet the draft stock of prospects across the nation, now seemed as good a time as ever to write my first mock draft of the season.
I've always disliked creating mocks without trades, considering it all but guarantees me of being significantly wrong. Taking that into consideration, along with the speculation that the 2012 NFL Draft could have the most trading activity we've seen in years, I was practically begged to finally incorporate them into my mock draft.
Plus, this way, I can still be significantly wrong, but be creative in the process. There are some big names I left out, and that's intentional: I feel they may drop on draft day. I won't ruin it by indicating who they are now.
Incidentally, I'll try my best to sound unbiased and not let my personal scouting reports be reflected in trying to predict the picks. I'm not trying to share my evaluations, but rather get into the heads of personnel evaluators.
Without further filler...