2012 NFL Mock Draft: How the Top 10 Would Shake out If Draft Was Today

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: How the Top 10 Would Shake out If Draft Was Today
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Four weeks into the NFL season, we have a pretty good idea which teams are in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

By all accounts, that essentially means they're in the mix to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

But if the draft was held today (Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011), would things actually play out that way?

I asked myself that question this morning, and it got me to thinking. I don't think it's 100 percent set in stone that Luck is going to be the No. 1 pick anyway, and I actually don't think he would be if the draft was held today.

To illustrate the point, I went ahead and wrote up a mock of the first 10 picks of the 2012 draft as they might play out if it was held today. I have a feeling these projections won't prove to be very useful a few months from now, but I figure they should lead to some fruitful discussions down in the comments section.

Start the show whenever you're ready.

 

Note: The order I came up with was determined by several different factors. First and foremost, teams are arranged by their records, and after that it was determined by strength of schedule, point differential and the overall strength of each team's division. Beyond the Top 10, I arranged teams by record and by projected finish.

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