Forget Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and ESPN. Forget NFL Network. Let's examine the 2011 NFL mock drafts of some of the less-popular, but very credible draft sites.
We'll look at a combination of WalterFootball.com, DraftTek, Draft Insider, National Football Post and Draft Countdown.
WalterFootball.com may be the biggest NFL draft website on the web. Its a comical, but dedicated site that updates its mock draft every week and new scouting reports every day.
DraftTek uses a scientific approach to predict its mock draft, weighing need and value for each selection. Bleacher Report's own Michael Schottey is a co-owner of the site.
Draft Insider is run by Sports Illustrated's NFL analyst Tony Pauline. Just as the name reads, the site offers some inside information that doesn't appear on some of the mainstream mock draft databases.
National Football Post's mocks are written by Wes Bunting. Bunting offers very original projections, but post-draft examination shows he knows what he's talking about.
Draft Countdown is run by Scott Wright. The greatest feature of the site by far is a ticker that counts down the upcoming NFL draft to the second.
Updates will include responses to each mock draft's predictions.