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With the 2013 NFL draft order all but set heading into the Super Bowl, it's time to take a fresh look at the players teams are targeting.

A mock draft is much more than just assigning the best player to the next team on the list. When sitting down to write a mock draft, I'm taking my own personal evaluations of players plus news and notes from NFL scouts and executives that I'm in contact with.

Picks are assigned with free agency, team needs and team schemes in mind. Who should your team be looking at? Find out in our new three-round mock draft. 

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Scandals. Lies. Fake girlfriends. Fake deaths.

Amid a scandal unlike anything we’ve ever seen in college football, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has a lot on his mind, and at least one of those things is the upcoming 2013 NFL draft.

A one-time lock as a first-round pick, Te’o now faces intense scrutiny from NFL front offices that are infamous for their background checks. What has the "Catfish" scandal done to the Heisman candidate’s draft stock?

Before the story broke, I had Te’o as a mid-first-round pick. Now, it’s likely that a scandal of this proportion will indeed drive his stock down.

Based on conversations I’ve had in the last 24 hours with NFL personnel, a conservative estimate will be that Te’o falls one full round. That puts him closer to the middle of Round 2.

We’re used to NFL draft prospects having baggage, but it’s usually arrests or family issues. This is unprecedented, and you can bet it will affect Te’o’s stock negatively.

In speaking with one NFL player this morning, he told me, “(I) don’t think the casual or even hard-core draft people understand how big this is. Could be devastating. Like worse than finding injury/illness.”

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Who are the top players for the 2013 NFL draft?

In a year dominated by top talent at offensive tackle and defensive end, the 2013 NFL draft is heavy on the offensive and defensive lines and thin at marquee positions like quarterback, running back and wide receiver. That doesn't mean this is a bad or weak draft.

Where will college football studs like Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Montee Ball and others find themselves drafted? We have our running Top 300 posted here—overall and by position—for your NFL draft needs.

Bookmark it, print it, read it now and read it later. Here's your one-stop shop for NFL draft info.

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Notre Dame Fight Irish linebacker Manti Te'o entered the 2013 BCS National Championship Game as a top-five player on many NFL draft boards, but after being exposed by the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive line, what's happened to Te'o's draft stock?

We take a look at the truth behind Te'o as a college linebacker and NFL prospect, dispelling the myths and getting down to the facts about how the Heisman Trophy candidate will fare in the pros.

Where would you draft Te'o? Let us know in the comments.

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If the 2013 NFL draft were today, who would be picked No. 1 overall?

The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills have hired new head coaches, putting the No. 1 and No. 8 picks overall into clearer focus in terms of team identity. With Andy Reid in Kansas City and Doug Marrone in Buffalo, it seems likely both teams will be looking for a quarterback early on.

As the NFL draft order comes in to focus, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2013 NFL draft. With hires and fires on the radar, and underclassmen entering the draft every day, here's an updated look at the first round.

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With the NFL postseason participants coming into focus and the bowl season in full swing, it's time to start thinking draft for both the best of the 2013 crop of collegiate players and fans of the majority of pro franchises.

All-Star games, the combine and pro days will keep draft stock in motion, but we can still get a much clearer picture of the draft class now than we could just a month or two ago.

Let's take a look at what the 2013 NFL draft class will have to offer with a snapshot of the top players at every position.

 

(Note: * denotes underclassmen)

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Who is the best player available in the 2013 NFL draft?

The 2013 class is full of players like blue-chip left tackle prospect Luke Joeckel and pass-rushing defensive tackle Star Lotulelei available, but who is the best of the best?

With the college football and NFL seasons come to an end, it's time to take an updated look at the top 300 players eligible for the draft—not including players like C.J. Mosley and Anthony Barr, who have already indicated that they are heading back to college for another season.

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The NFL season is coming to an end. College football's last game will be played January 6. It's draft season, friends.

As the new year looms, many college football players will be making decisions on what to do with their future. Some underclassmen will leave college a year or two early and head for the 2013 NFL draft with their senior teammates. With the Senior Bowl coming up in one month, how is the draft board shaking up?

Here's a look at eight players we're keeping an eye on this week—for one reason or another—and how their NFL draft stock is trending.

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The 2013 NFL draft class is shaping up to be a good one. 

While this class doesn't feature a Von Miller or Andrew Luck, there are plenty of star-quality players who will not only be instant starters in the NFL, but players who have the potential to be All-Pro caliber. 

Texas A&M has two offensive tackles—Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews—who fit the mold. Utah's defensive tackle, Star Lotulelei, and Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner have similar upside on the defensive side of the ball.

While the class doesn't feature a once-in-a-decade quarterback like Luck, there's plenty of talent to go around. With the NFL regular season nearing its end, here is an updated look at the top 300 players on our watch list, broken down by position.

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As the NFL and college football seasons get closer to completion, college underclassmen are declaring their intentions for the 2013 NFL draft class. As those names are added and removed from our database, big changes take place. 

You might think that the dead time between the end of college football's regular season and bowl season is slow for NFL draft analysts, but it's generally one of our busiest times. During this month-long "break," analysts are able to catch up on film (especially important for those of us who also cover the NFL), talk to scouts and follow up with school officials. Players may earn their draft grades in the season, but those changes are most often reflected in the offseason rankings.

With Week 15 of the NFL season almost here, let's check out five players who moved up and five who moved down this week.