2010 NFL Mock Draft: Why the First Round Should Bring Big Surprises

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL Draft, now being held during prime time for the first time ever, has become the perfect microcosm of the American Dream. As football fans, we’ve spent the last three-to-four years watching the current draft crop toil in the trenches of the collegiate ranks, and Thursday, Apr. 22 is the opportunity for each player across the nation to reap validation for their NCAA career. The anticipation during the months leading up to the draft can be excruciating. Given the Senior Bowl, the critical player combines, the interviews with the media, the college-hosted pro day workouts, and the constant challenge to stay out of trouble up to the moment NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell begins reading names from a podium at Radio City Music Hall at around 7:30pm EST, one can safely say that fans, players and agents are all relieved that this day is finally about to come. Many factors can affect a player’s draft stock. Many of these factors are player-induced, but sometimes, the system...

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