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How many NFL mock drafts does it take before one's head explodes into a pile of draft-day clichés that sound like a mixture of Herm Edwards and Mel Kiper Jr.?
We aren't sure, but here's another one. Read on at your head's expense.
Don't be surprised if you hear a loud bang followed by a three-day continuous loop of the following comments:
"He's a football player."
"He plays downhill."
"He plays well in space."
"He's a blue-collar guy."
"He's a blue-chipper."
"He's a lunch-pail guy."
"He's got tremendous upside."
"The game is won at the line of scrimmage."
"The game is won in the trenches."
"He was the best player available."
"He's a steal in this round."
"He's the complete package."
"He has all the tools."
"He brings a lot to the table."
And the best one of all ...
"He was the highest-rated player on our board."
Whaddaya know. Got one right.
According to Google, 33,700,000 mock drafts just started 2-for-2. Now let the swings and misses begin.
A good, solid blue-chip pick. But can he cover Brandon Marshall and Megatron?
Cleveland passes on Ryan Tannehill, virtually guaranteeing him of a successful NFL career.
Bucs pull first shocker. With Morris Claiborne on the board, fans might go with "Boo!" instead of "Luke!"
St. Louis gets three No. 1s and two No. 2s to move down from No. 2. And it still gets the player it wanted? That Christmas Eve victory at Washington keeps looking worse for the Vikings.
Jags need a receiver and a pass rusher, but Claiborne will be too good to pass at No. 7.
With Dan Marino set to turn 51 on Sept. 15, the Dolphins try to replace him. Again.
Carolina got its QB last year. Now its awful defense needs a guy to knock down the other teams' QBs.
One of these millennia, the Bills are going to make the playoffs. They add a cover corner to their new pass rush.
Kansas City tends to go boring in the first round. So we'll give them the No. 1 guard here. Yawn.
Seattle needs a stronger presence in the middle and will pounce on the best defensive tackle in the draft.
Larry Fitzgerald is pushing for Michael Floyd here, but Arizona can't pass as Ingram falls to them.
After boosting the cornerback position in free agency, Dallas lands the best safety higher than some expected.
Defense is a possibility, but coach Andy Reid loves him some big fellas up front on offense.
Any son of Buddy Ryan can't live with the fact that last year's team leader in sacks had only six of them.
If there's one place that isn't concerned about character issues, it's Cincinnati, home of the red flag.
Not a household name, but he fits a 3-4 defense that needs to increase its pressure on QBs.
How weird is it to say the Bears don't need a receiver or a quarterback? Time to rebuild the D.
Not happy with the pass rushers left on the board, Tennessee decides to replace Cortland Finnegan.
Coach Marvin Lewis wants to focus on the defense, so third Crimson Tide defender gets the call.
Cleveland adds another playmaker in hopes that it helps Colt McCoy end a long streak of QB failures.
Detroit hasn't drafted this low in 20 years. Twenty. It took DE Robert Porcher No. 23 in 1992.
The O-line is patched together and the defense is old. Pittsburgh needs help for 35-year-old Casey Hampton.
Andrew Luck gets Peyton's old job. Peyton gets Luck's old target.
With Mario Williams now in Buffalo, Houston needs a pass rusher.
The fifth Crimson Tide player taken has the versatility to be a strong defensive puzzle piece for Bill Belichick.
Ted Thompson stays in the state to give Aaron Rodgers his center of the future beyond Jeff Saturday.
Baltimore's O-line needs tending to. With Konz off the board, they turn to LT Bryant McKinnie's heir apparent.
With a strong and deep roster, the 49ers take a chance on a small-school player to help a pretty good O-line.
Vince Wilfork turns 31 this season. Adding Worthy and Hightower makes Pats stronger up the middle.
Super Bowl champs have the luxury to take a gamble on the 6-4, 215-pounder with the 4.36 speed.
|Cleveland||1||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Houston - S. Feldman||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - K. Graveman|
|NY Mets - M. Harvey||3:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia|
|Washington - S. Strasburg||3:10 PM|
|Miami - T. Koehler|
|Toronto - D. Norris||5:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - E. Ramirez|
|Atlanta - S. Miller||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - D. Buchanan|
|Boston - J. Masterson||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - W. Chen|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright||6:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|Pittsburgh - A. Burnett||7:10 PM|
|Arizona - R. De La Rosa|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson||7:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa|
|Los Angeles - B. McCarthy||7:40 PM|
|San Diego - I. Kennedy|
|Texas - C. Lewis||8:05 PM|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson|
|Minnesota - T. May||8:10 PM|
|Seattle - J. Paxton|
|Golden State||7:00 PM|
|Real Salt Lake||6:30 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City||7:30 PM|