2011 NFL Mock Drafts have increased in legitimacy now that the underclassmen have made their declarations. There are always surprises with who decides to come out but this year the bigger surprises might have been who returned to school.
Top prospect, Andrew Luck will not be in the 2011 NFL Draft. Neither will top five receiver prospects from the Big 12 Justin Blackmon or Ryan Broyles.
The complicated off-season ahead of the NFL didn't scare off many prospects though and the top four consensus draft prospects are all non-seniors.
This year we don't have a hands-down number one pick. If Luck where here, there is no question he would be that guy. Not having one is exciting though because it means we should see more from the elite prospects throughout the draft process as they try to improve their stock.
Many draft experts are down on this year's talent crop. Without sure-fire QBs or elite tackles it makes the first round a bit more of a crapshoot--or at least to the untrained eye. In this environment the teams that scout talent well will win big and the rest will have to wait till next year.
Let me know who you want your team to take and if you have any NFL Draft questions you can ask me on Twitter @JohnLorge.