Pro Days are over and the 2012 NFL Draft is getting closer and closer. This in turn means that more and more mock drafts are being released and updated, so it's time for us to make another mock draft compilation.
This time we looked at 11 mock drafts, placed them next to each other and tabulated the average draft order as determined by all 11 mock drafts, listed as the RCS Average Selection in the table below. This methodology does not take into account team needs, which is why you see Ryan Tannehill going sixth to the Rams, even though no one believes the Rams will select Tannehill. It simply means that on average, Tannehill is the sixth highest projected pick. The Common Pick column on the other hand shows the mean selection, the player that the most mock drafts have slotted at that position. If no name is listed at least three players were tied for the most common selection at that spot.
The first three picks seem nearly locked in, after that things get interesting. What the Browns do with the fourth pick will dictate how much of the remaining top 10 works out.
*RCS Average Selection lists the players by mean mock draft order and does not take into account team needs. Common Pick is the mean selection of all mock drafts. (Click the chart to enlarge)
The prospect moving up the board the fastest is Fletcher Cox, the DT from Mississippi State shot up from 19th to 9th on average as he is currently the DT de jour. Also, Stanford TE Coby Fleener was off the board in the last edition of the mock draft compilation and now is the 27th highest projected pick. Meanwhile Dre Kirkpatrick, the CB from Alabama is falling down draft boards, dropping from 14th to 20th. As is Ohio State OT Mike Adams, who fell from 22nd to 28th.
Mock Drafts used and date last updated: