As NFL Draft Approaches, Much Sorting to Do

As NFL Draft Approaches, Much Sorting to Do

Around this time two years ago, I had a pretty good handle on how the 2011 NFL Draft was going to go. With standout prospects like receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Cam Newton in the field, it was fairly easy to arrange the available talent in a logical order, and the first 10 picks played out exactly how I thought they would.

I wish I felt that comfortable about the top 10 this year, but it's far, far less cut-and-dry. There's no obvious hierarchy in terms of talent. Just look at the offensive tackle position: Some think Luke Joeckel is the top dog, while others like Eric Fisher more. I don't think I've ever seen a draft class that presented as many legitimate options for teams making early picks.

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