While we’re nowhere near the NFL combine or the other postseason workouts set up for pro scouts to get their final looks at the fresh meat market known as the draft-eligible college players, it’s never too early to gander and size up the upcoming NFL Draft. The reasoning being, other than the Super Bowl, there is no bigger day for the NFL.
At the half-way point of the season many fans, who’s teams are already out of the playoff hunt, have already turned their attention to the potential cornerstone player to turn around their team’s fortunes while playoff contenders still have to keep a wondering eye towards the future.
In the spring when the stage is setup in a New York Hotel and Commissioner Roger Goodell is asking for cards from the 32 representatives of teams in connection with their franchise’s war rooms, we’ll be able to completely pick apart our team’s selections. But for now we can get a good understanding of how the draft is panning out with breakout seasons from kids on college campuses and where our teams may be looking to upgrade.
With no further ado, here is an early look at the 2011 NFL Draft First Round.