Believe it or not, but the start of the 2013 NFL draft season is technically less than a month away. For the majority of NFL teams, the shifting of focus towards the draft has already begun.
Just eight teams remain in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy in 2012-13, which leaves 24 teams to start preparing their boards for April's draft.
Of course, that means an influx of mock drafts are headed your way in the coming months. While some despise the idea of mock drafts, when taken as a tool for ranking players and identifying team needs—instead of accuracy of picks come April—the practice makes plenty of practical sense.
In the following slides, we'll run down a mock draft by projecting all 32 first-round picks for the 2013 NFL draft.