We're two weeks away from the most exciting Thursday next to the start of the season, the start of Thursday Night Football or Thanksgiving dinner. It's finally draft weekend and no offense to the other major sports, but it's hard to deny the spectacle that draws so many into the NFL Draft.
Maybe it's because, in other sports, unless they are special, once-in-a-lifetime talent, they will spend the beginning of their careers buried in a minor league system. Maybe it's due to the extreme popularity of American football in our culture that we get to watch these players perform for three to four years—sometimes even longer—before they reach the big time that makes this event so enthralling.
Although this is my first mock, I've waited until after the combine and the majority of individual pro days play out before I put it together. Although the first three picks are pretty much set in stone, there's much that is still up in the air.