The NFL Draft is a crap shoot. What we think we know now won’t be true in May. What we think changes doesn’t actually and a number of players that no one had in their first round NFL Mock Drafts will go in the first round. Other players that everyone “knows” will go in the Top 5 or 10 will fall out in “shocking” fashion. In the last 5 years alone each draft has had a few players show up in the 1st that few thought would: 2009: Larry English, Peria Jerry, 2010: Tyson Aluala, Tim Tebow, 2011: Christian Ponder, Danny Watkins, 2012: Bruce Irvin, Shea McClellin, Brandon Weeden, Harrison Smith, 2013: Justin Pugh, Kyle Long, Travis Frederick. None of that is to say those are bad players, some are, but that they were all surprises in the first round in the last 5 years.
Now on to a interesting NFL Mock Draft that we came across last night from Detroit Lions Draft. They did a 4 round NFL Mock Draft that included some trades in the first round. They created scenarios that are very real for the up coming draft including some surprises that involve the Cleveland Browns: