The Super Bowl is less than 24 hours away, and there is no better way to kill the time than to conduct a mock draft. The 2012 NFL season will soon be over, and college All-Star games have concluded. It's time to look at what we have learned over the past month of NFL playoffs and the All-Star games.
The combine is not that far off, and draft boards will be changing. However, over the past month the board has solidified, and we can better project players to certain teams because of their play in the Senior Bowl and other games.
I am going to execute a mock draft using a few essential criteria. I will look at draft order and team needs and use a blend of the “best-player-available” approach in conjunction with each team's most urgent need to make its selection. The draft order is based on the current draft order entering the Super Bowl.
Let's take a look at my first-round 2013 NFL mock draft.