It's only December, but it's already happening: Todd McShay and Mel Kiper are taking over my TV screen.
The ESPN NFL Draft analysts have been breaking down the nation's top prospects for months now.
And even though we're almost a full five months away from the draft, debates have already begun.
Is Andrew Luck a lock to go No. 1? Which cornerback will go first: Patrick Peterson or Prince Amukamara? How many quarterbacks will be chosen in the first round?
The drama leading up to, and during, the NFL Draft truly is captivating, and this year shouldn't be much different.
So what will happen in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft?
Here is my first mock draft of the year, complete with a breakdown of why those players will land with those teams.