The actual NFL draft is is just a few days away and players are rising and falling on the draft boards.
After months of mock drafts, it is hard to believe the real draft will finally be here.
The wide array of mock drafts now available online is unbelievable, and everyone has an opinion. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg in the coming years if you think about it. Any bad report coming from the scouts or the front offices spreads like lightning and everyone's mock draft adapts to compensate for the new order of things.
Nick Fairley has gone from a potential No. 1 overall pick to rumors several teams would not even take him in the second round due to work ethic issues and his one-year-wonder status.
Quarterbacks will rule, as Jake Locker, once was a candidate for the first overall pick, had a senior season that was not as spectacular as the scouts wanted it to be, garnering him second-round consideration until the last few weeks.
Now, he may be a first-round prospect again, possibly going in the top 10.
Things will continue to change, as will my mock draft.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Ryan Kerrigan
18. San Diego Chargers: Cameron Jordan
19. New York Giants: Mark Ingram
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller |
6. Cleveland Browns: Robert Quinn
7. San Francisco 49ers: J.J. Watt
8. Tennessee Titans: Blaine Gabbert
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Gabe Carimi
24. New Orleans Saints: Nick Fairley
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: Da'Quan Bowers
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Muhammad Wilkerson
26. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Heyward
27. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Houston
28. New England Patriots: Andy Dalton
|13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Nate Solder
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aldon Smith
|29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod
30. New York Jets: Stephen Paea
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey
32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed
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