Is there anything better than writing something sports-related, which involves blind speculation solely because people will read it?
Ah, nothing like selling one's soul for the sake of circulation.
Clearly, making a mock draft before a season has even begun is going to involve a lot of predictions.
Where will a team draft?
If the team drafts high, clearly something went wrong, so what do they need?
Which players will even declare for the draft?
So on and so forth.
As far as the 2011 NFL draft is concerned, a huge factor is whether or not redshirt sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck out of Stanford declares for the draft. Luck is not the best quarterback in the draft and he comes from a well-off family, so he most likely won't, but let's make it fun and say he does.
Now that we've gotten through that part, we just need to guess where each NFL team will finish, what their biggest need will be and which college players will have the best years.
Let's go to work.
I will try to keep draft terms like "lengthy," "long," "a football player," "quick," "leader," "character," "toughness," "Tim Tebow" and others out when describing these NFL prospects.