Four weeks from now, 32 NFL teams will pin their futures on the backs of young men barely old enough to buy a beer.
The 2011 NFL Draft is coming now. No clichés, no hype and no more waiting.
Thursday, April 28th marks a new beginning for your favorite club. Will your team find Peyton Manning, or JaMarcus Russell in Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert? Is Von Miller the second-coming of Derrick Thomas or Vernon Gholston?
The beauty in the draft is that no one knows for sure, and very few will agree on anything.
Over the next four weeks, NFL teams will fight, argue and debate the merits of 500-to-750 players as they build their draft board.
We are way ahead of them.
Unveiled today is our top 500 players in the 2011 NFL Draft, broken down by position.
A veteran of the NFL draft and football scouting, Matt Miller is Bleacher Report's resident NFL draft guru. You can follow Matt on Twitter @nfldraftscout and find his football scouting work at www.newerascouting.com