|2011 NFL Mock Draft 4.0|
|Talking this week to a veteran NFL personnel man who I've known for years, I was reminded that he likes to call this time of year "silly season'' in the long pre-draft buildup. Because one month from the actual selections, you can hear almost anything about any draft prospect if you pay close enough attention and ask enough people. Opinions change and the stock of a player can rise or fall seemingly because we need someone or something to give off the appearance of movement when it comes to the final leg of the three-month evaluation process.|
Keep that in mind as you peruse our fourth attempt to mock out the first round of April's draft. Silly season is in full swing, but we're going to fight the effects of it as best we can and stick with what we think we know. The top of our draft is largely unaltered from our 3.0 mock, because change for the sake of change can often be the silliest move of all.
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