Though we're not even midway through the 2010 NFL season, it is never too early to talk about the NFL draft.
To many teams and fans, by this point in the season the future seems more important than the present, as postseason hopes for struggling squads worsen by the week. Thinking about the draft serves as a way to recognize that there are perhaps brighter times on the horizon.
The 2011 draft class is rife with potential franchise QBs, shutdown corners and explosive pass rushers. Fortunately, such are arguably the three most important positions in the NFL.
Following is a first round mock of the 2011 NFL draft.
Note: Draft order is based on NFL records after Week 7.