The draft is the NFL's premier offseason event.
Actually, check that: It's the only premier offseason event in all of sports. Think about it—what started as something that newspapers barely covered has turned into a major event that is covered live by thousands of outlets and does better TV ratings than many playoff games in other sports.
Yet, as a team-building event, fans often forget that the draft is a piece to the overall offseason puzzle. Is it the biggest piece? Yes. The most important? Certainly. But teams often think of the offseason as an overall picture that includes contract negotiations, player development and (most importantly after the draft) free agency.
Every mock draft done before free agency shakes out is inherently flawed because many teams' needs will change once they pick up a player or miss on one. With that in mind, here's my final mock before free agency starts and changes everything.