As the 2012 NFL draft inches closer, all that remains to do is wait...impatiently. The Scouting Combine is over, pro days have concluded and now the NFL is currently in the timetable of smoke and mirrors from all 32 teams.
Each team is trying to mislead the others in the hopes that no one will truly know who they are selecting come draft day. It’s not hard to tell which team is targeting which prospects, upon close examination of team weaknesses from a year ago.
The first two picks are set in stone, but after that, one must be observant to decipher exactly what the gurus in the front office of each franchise are truly plotting for draft day.
Mock drafts are, of course, the most entertaining part of the NFL offseason. Every fan has wish lists of players for their favorite team. Every team is going to turn over a new leaf with the addition of an amazing prospect.
So, NFL fans, enjoy it while it lasts. Here are first- and second-round predictions for the 2012 NFL draft.