2012 NFL Mock Draft 7.0
|2012 NFL Mock Draft 7.0|
|All of us mockers know we'll never once in our entire career crank a perfect first round, top to bottom, nothing but bulls-eyes from No. 1 through No. 32. But I do dream of some day having at least the right 32 guys in my first round, even if they're not in the right order. That would be something of an accomplishment in and of itself.|
At the very real risk of overconfidence, I feel like I'm close to having the right 32 guys in my final mock of this year, the vaunted 7.0 version. And that's with projecting one late-round trade between New England (naturally) and Cleveland, with the Browns moving back up to No. 31 to take Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden and make it a triple-header of offensive playmakers in the first round.
There will be other first-round deals, of course. Between picks 11-20, where most of the round's elite pass-rushers figure to be available, it's all about how you have those prospects rated. Deals will get done when teams with pass-rush needs start to fear the the well is running dry, and their guy is about to get taken. Surprises will ensue.
Without further ado, here's our seventh and final attempt at mocking out the events of Thursday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall. As always, your results may vary: (Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)