The 2012 NFL draft is in the books, undrafted players are signed, agents engage in rookie contract negotiations and players prepare for upcoming training camps. We all know what that means right? You got it...an extremely premature 2013 mock draft. (C'mon, you know you were waiting for one).
For draft junkies like me, the completion of a draft only means preparing for the next one. I will admit that I was 0-8 in this year's draft. I did mock the Lions selecting an o-lineman in the first round, but that's about the closest I got to getting anything right. As bad as I was at predicting the 2012 Lions draft, I bet most of you reading this didn't fare much better.
I understand that much can happen over the next 12 months. Some players get injured, while others get suspended. Some prospects decide to leave prematurely while others decide to finish out their senior year. Some players overachieve while others underwhelm. It's all speculation at this point but, that's have the fun. Even though the draft is complete, there is still speculation on which rookies will make the cut and if they'll be much of an impact during the season. So with that, I'm going to speculate away and don't you dare rain on my parade.
Without further ado, I present...your extremely premature 2013 Detroit Lions draft.