Despite the excitement that surrounds the anticipation of the NFL draft, nothing beats the feeling you get when the draft actually starts.
When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage for the first time and announces that first draft selection, the battle between a league of teams begins, as each war room searches for the young men that could hold the key to their franchise's future.
And for us fans and draftniks, it's time to hold our mock drafts to the fire. To see just how close we are to guys like Mel Kiper Jr. and Mike Mayock.
This is the final version of my Redskins 2012 NFL mock draft—based primarily on value in each round and secondly on positional need.