Every mock draft has its own theme.
The last theme involved picking players for teams based on need. I personally believe the better part of what happens on draft day can be attributed to the concepts of need and fit, and so that came relatively easy for me.
Today's theme is trades, and that one is a little more difficult for me. In short, I hate projecting trades in a mock draft.
Mock drafts are already difficult enough. Some of the grading systems you see out there have shockingly low standards and bell curves. If you are able to nail 30 of the 32 players in the 1st round, and match 6 different teams with the exact right player, you're cooking with gas.
When you add the wild card of trades into the mix? Forget it.
Yet, at the same time, there will be trades on the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft. Since moving to prime time coverage, NFL teams have seemed to amp up their trading habits for the sake of crowd appeal.
So, let me swallow my misgivings and take a crack at this.