Every year draft hype starts in September and continues until the day of the annual NFL draft. People who really have no clue as to what is or isn't NFL talent start saying, "Such and such player is a sure-fire first-round pick." We hear it all the time on college football telecasts. Trouble is, many of these players never end up being close to first-round picks.
We also hear a lot about players who will "fight it out" for being the first overall pick in the draft. Reality is, unless there is a sure-fire top pick, we seldom know who the pick will be until a few days before the draft. If someone told you in January 2013 that Eric Fisher would be the first pick in last year's draft you would have called them crazy!
In my opinion there is no player who is a lock to be the top pick this year. You could come up with a bunch of names, and I could give you several reasons why that player shouldn't go that high.
There are also a number of players who some draft analysts feel will be high-first-round picks whom I feel are overrated. When I say overrated, I mean that while they may be quality players, they do not deserve to go as high as many feel they will go.
Some analysts have as many as three quarterbacks being drafted in the draft's first 10 picks. I for one feel that no quarterback this year is worthy of being drafted that high.
The two whom I feel are the most overrated are Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles. Two other players who I feel will get drafted higher than their true talent are Notre Dame defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford.
Here are my thoughts.