Every year, it amazes me how little fans and media care to learn about a draft class.
Seriously, think about it. Besides the storylines (Manti Te'o), the quarterbacks (Geno Smith, Matt Barkley) and the few guys everyone can agree are going to be top picks (Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher, Dion Jordan, etc.) no one really likes to talk about anyone else. It seems, rather, that we're treated to the same few arguments and disagreements over and over until draft day.
Even the hardcore fans don't get as much information as they'd like. Sure, watching Jon Gruden's QB school (now featuring linebackers!) and NFL Network's Path to the Draft will help a little bit. But even they don't spend their time studying the finer points of various fourth- and fifth-round picks. They're still interested in ratings and everything they know says that viewers only care about the top guys.
Don't believe me? Watch the third day of the draft when the bulk of the players get picked. Most of the time that day is spent talking about the guys who were picked in the first and second round. Heck, toward the end, they don't even stop talking long enough to even acknowledge a pick is happening—better watch the bottom of that screen!
At Bleacher Report, we want to change that. Our draft coverage looks to be the best on the web both before the draft and even (live!) during it. To that end, here are some secrets you may not have heard about this draft class.