Months of work and preparation have come down to this. The 2014 NFL draft is almost upon us. Every NFL franchise goes into the draft with the hope that its picks are going to be the ones to turn the team around.
Unfortunately, that isn’t how it always works. Teams dedicate tremendous resources into finding the best players, and somehow every year some players fail to live up to their billing. The onus cannot fall solely on the teams, as some prospects simply can’t make the transition.
However, there are instances where teams make picks that make fans and media scratch their heads. But it is important to keep in mind that no matter what, a mock draft is more art than science. Even the most prepared team or analyst can’t account for every variable that could impact a prospect's career.
With the draft right around the corner, it is time for one final update. This time we go with a two-round incarnation and no trades. Obviously, with any mock draft, trades are the great equalizer. They are all but impossible to predict and can sway the flow of a draft in a huge way. This time we are going straight chalk with the picks.
Another important note about these picks: This mock draft is intended to be a prediction. I could do a mock draft, “if I were the general manager” style, but when you figure in personal bias toward players, it can create an unusual outcome.
Nope, this is a projection only. So sit back and enjoy mocking this final mock.