Plenty of trends arise in prospect evaluation around this time of the year.
In 2012, that trend is late-surfacing reports of attitudes issues amongst the elite prospects.
I'm not here to validate or deny said reports, but rather take a look at where both Griffin and Kalil will soon call home (although there's little debate about the 2011 Heisman winner's next step).
Kalil—attitude or not—is one of the pivotal players to keep an eye on in the beginning stages of the first round.
On pure talent and position, he's the kind of player that is worthy of a top three selection. He's a franchise-caliber left tackle; those kind of guys don't grow on trees.
But, unlike most every other year, there's a shot that Kalil will slip down the draft because the teams picking the near the top are largely set at the left tackle position, or have other more glaring needs that take precedent in this instance.
So where will Matt Kalil end up? You'll find out in this full two-round mock draft.