There is time for just one more.
One more mock draft, one more round of prospect evaluation, one more chance for everyone to complain about my refusal to include Tyron Smith in my mock draft.
I suppose that's a small spoiler, regarding the first pick.
My self-imposed mock draft rules, in case you forgot them.
1. No repeating picks. If you've heard my analysis on a player once, you don't need it again. If that means I have to get creative with my selections, so be it.
1a. This being my final mock draft of the season, I will include a list of all previous selections in a given round for your heckling pleasure.
2. No trades. I actually think the Lions will trade down somewhere, but it's just silly to assume to know when, where and with who.
3. If there is any reasonable chance a player is a available at a particular Lions' pick, I will assume he is available. That's the only way I can reasonably simulate the Lions brain trust's "best player available" strategy. For them to draft the BPA means a talented player is going to have to fall from somewhere.
And so without any further ado, it is time to begin 2011 Detroit Lions Mock Draft: The Final Chapter.