I know the NFL 2012 season is just in Week 14, and the college bowl season hasn't started yet, but it's never to early to get a gauge on the NFL draft.
To get a good assessment of the 2013 draft class, the scouts, coaches and front office-types are looking forward to the bowls, the East-West Shrine game, the Senior Bowl, the NFL Scouting Combine and the Pro Day workouts for the players.
When it comes to the Green Bay Packers, the draft is always a key component for Ted Thompson, as it is the biggest building block he uses to field his roster.
I did a number of mock drafts for the Packers before the 2012 NFL draft, including this one where I correctly projected Nick Perry and Casey Hayward to be selected by the Pack.
Sometimes a blind squirrel finds an acorn.
I'm going to do an early 2013 mock draft for the Packers, this time only doing three rounds. I'm basing this on the needs of the Packers, and how certain players would fill those needs, plus add to the offensive and defensive schemes of Green Bay.