Now that Super Bowl XLV is in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for football junkies to turn to their next fix.
The 2011 NFL Draft is just over two months away.
However, a looming lockout makes the weeks leading up to this highly anticipated, annual event at Radio City Music Hall much different.
One, 2011 NFL Draft speculation may be the last actual football talk we have for a while—labor discussions will surely dominate afterwards.
Two, a potential work stoppage will force NFL GMs to approach this draft a lot differently. Without a CBA, teams can't sign free agents or make any trades in the off-season and will have to look to the draft to fill immediate needs.
For example, teams like the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings may have to draft quarterbacks instead of acquiring experienced ones like Donovan McNabb and Carson Palmer.
With all that being said, here is a complete 2011 NFL Mock Draft. Oh, and full disclosure, this is from the perspective of a New York Jets fan.