We're less than a month away from the NFL Draft... and while some of you may scoff at an opening line like that, this is as good a time as any to talk prospects.
There is no element of talent acquisition more important than the draft -- those seven picks are a gift, and a gift teams treasure.
For evidence, just look at any trade involving a draft pick. Outside of truly premium players and (mediocre to slightly above-average) quarterbacks, most players will fetch somewhere between a fourth and sixth-rounder.
DeMeco Ryans, consistently one of the league's best interior linebackers, recently went from Houston to Philadelphia for a #4. Teams take the process very seriously, and draft day impacts the organization's destiny over the course of decades.
Our team of five bloggers rotated in making these picks. Each selection is accompanied by a picture, explanation of the pick and summary of the player. We're drafting not necessarily to duplicate the actual draft, but based on an evaluation of which players SHOULD be picked.