The Super Bowl is over, awards have been handed out, and with that, it's time for all 32 NFL teams to start looking toward next season.
Soon, teams will start releasing players, making calls on restricted free agents, hiring new free agents, and then finally hitting the NFL draft.
Since the Detroit Lions have no salary cap space, the draft is where the Lions are going to get the majority of their help in 2013, not in free agency.
As such, mock drafts are likely to be the flavor of the next two-and-a-half months or so. They may get trite and boring, but that's why I have rules in place to keep things interesting.
For all my mock drafts posted up to the draft in late April, no picks can be repeated from one week to the next. That means six (or more, after compensatory picks are distributed) new draft picks in each mock draft, even if the last six were really good.
With that said, here are my previous mock drafts, which will be tracked like this throughout the draft season, just for the sake of accountability. Feel free to laugh about how I suggested the Lions take Manti Te'o in the first round a month ago.
Previous mock drafts: