Somewhere this afternoon across the Internet, someone is preparing the first Mock Draft of the 2013 NFL season. If fans of the NFL learned one thing in this weekend’s NFL Draft, it’s that the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and rookie wage scale makes mock drafts now obsolete. They have now become a waste of time and energy.
In the 2012 NFL Draft, there were eight trades in the first-round, 27 trades overall and of the 221 possible selections which could have changed hands, 45% did. I believe you’d have a better chance of winning the PowerBall lottery than putting together a mock draft which would account for all the trading activity. There are websites dedicated to just mock drafts and after this weekend, I could see their future starting to diminish.
After the conclusion of the 2011 regular season, the NFL Draft order was determined. Let’s take a look at the top-10 picks in January.