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April 18, 2012 3:51 PM

NFL Mock Draft Compilation 3.0

The NFL Draft is right around the corner and pre-draft over-coverage is in full swing, which of course means more mock drafts. For those of you who don't wish to go from site to site to contrast and compare all the mock drafts out there, we here at RCS have brought 11 different mock drafts to you all in one handy table.

We placed 11 mock drafts side-by-side and tabulated the average draft order, listed as the RCS Average Selection below. This method does not take into account team needs, so you'll see Ryan Tannehill going sixth to the Rams - it doesn't mean that's where we think Tannehill will be selected, it just means on average he was taken the 6th highest in all mock drafts (this is a byproduct of three mocks slotting the QB 4th and seven slotting him 8th). The Common Pick column on the other hand looks at the mean selection across the mock drafts at each spot in the draft. If no player was selected by more than two mock drafts at a certain pick, then no player is listed at that spot.

The top three are all pretty much secured, after that the further you get down the draft board the more uncertainty that arises.

*Remember, RCS Average Selection does not take into account team needs or who a specific team is likely to pick. Common Pick is the mean selection across the 11 mock drafts listed.
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Since our last mock compilation there have been some changes. No one player has climbed up or fallen down all mock draft boards, but there has been some movement. Memphis DT Dontari Poe has dropped from 8th to 14th, and Georgia OT Cordy Glenn slipped from 16th to 21st. New to the board in this edition is Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy who pops up at 27th by way of average selection.

Mock Drafts used and date last updated:
ESPN - Mel Kiper Jr - April 4
ESPN - Todd McShay - April 11
NFLDraftScout - Dane Brugler - April 16 (via CBS)
CBS Sports - Rob Rang - April 16
SB Nation - Ryan Van Bibber - April 16 - Steve Wyche - April 16
National Football Post - Wes Bunting - April 18
Sporting News - Russ Lande - April 17
Fox Sports - Peter Schrager - April 12
Sports Illustrated - Peter King - April 16
Sports Illustrated - Don Banks - April 18

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