The Link above is our first, First Round Mock Draft. This is the first attempt to predict the future. This Mock Draft is my best predictions of what teams will do during the draft.
Here's a little background on the NFL draft. The NFL Draft is at the end of April. There are seven rounds with 32 picks in each round, not including compensatory picks (We'll get into this later....). The draft is an organized way of allowing NFL teams to "hire" the most elite talent out of the college football system. Each team gets one pick per round. Where the team gets a pick is decided by the NFL league by awarding a pick based on the previous years win loss record. If your team was the worst team in the league (possible 0 wins and 16 losses out of 16 regular season games, also known as 0-16), they would acquire the first pick in the draft. If your team won the championship, or also known as the Superbowl, they will have the 32nd pick. It's that simple. If there is a tie between teams, the NFL uses a tie breaking system.
Each year, players choose to become eligible in the draft from college and can be selected by NFL teams during the draft. Signing free agents (free agency is another topic that we will need to address at a later time) during the off-season is a NFL teams focus, another major off-season focus for NFL teams is the NFL draft. The draft is full of eligible college talent. Our NFL Mock Draft includes the first round only. We may go into the second and third round just before the draft, but the first round is naturally our first step.
These selections were based on a combination of team needs and the best player"on the board".
|Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor|
|Matt Kalil||OT||Southern Cal|
|Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma State|
|Quinton Coples||DE||North Carolina|
|Ryan Tannehill||QB||Texas A&M|
|Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame|
|Melvin Ingram||DE||South Carolina|
|Luke Kuechly||IB||Boston College|
|Nick Perry||DE||Southern Cal|
|Janoris Jenkins||DC||North Alabama|
|Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State|
|Stephen Hill||WR||Georgia Tech|
New England F/NO
|Jerel Worthy||DT||Michigan State|
|Kirk Cousins||QB||Michigan State|
|Stephon Gilmore||DC||South Carolina|
|Alshon Jeffery||WR||South Carolina|
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