Two weeks from now, it won't be speculation anymore.
Somehow, the NFL draft managed to sneak up on us once again, despite the months of speculation leading up to it. Like Opening Day, the Super Bowl or the weekend, you spend so much time looking forward to it that it comes and goes without you even noticing.
So if there's one thing I'll say to you as you sift through my seventh (and second-to-last) mock draft, it's this: enjoy this moment, friends.
Because once this draft is over, it's going to be a cold three months of OTAs, sporadic small-scale free agent signings and Top-10-Lions'-Somethings-of-All-Time lists before we finally get to training camp.
So with that in mind, I've put this list together for all of you who posted your mock projections last week. Honestly, I liked some of your picks, and I have subsequently borrowed them from you. You'll know who you are when see your pick.
Also, this is my last mock in which I go by my usual no-repeat-picks rule. Early next week, I'll post my best compilation of picks from all the mocks I've done this season. So get hyped.
In the meantime, you'll have to deal with this.
Here's Dean's previous mocks.