There is nothing quite like the NFL Draft, the greatest sporting event in the world that doesn't actually require any physical competition.
Weeks of mock drafts, speculation, studying game film, combine workouts and interviews with players all boil down to Darth Vader—excuse me, I meant Roger Goodell—taking the podium and revealing the picks.
But there is a group of players out there that often go unnoticed (though not always). A group of players we would like to see drafted this year, who have captivated and entertained us in the past, and deserve a moment of recognition.
I'm talking about fictional football characters, of course.
So on this particular mock draft, we will draft one fictional character per team, taking into account team needs and the strength of certain positions from the fictional pool of players. However, you won't find any characters based on real people here, so our apologies to fans of Remember the Titans, Friday Night Lights (the movie), and Rudy.
So without further ado, with the first pick of the 2011 Fictional Player Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...