My final NFL Mock Draft will be out next week, but here are four bold predictions to hold you over until then:
1) Jimmy Claussen will be the fourth quarterback taken. Bradford goes #1 overall, then a team will trade into the late first to take Colt McCoy (Cleveland?), and then the Vikings will nab Tebow with the #30 selection. Claussen will come off the board early in the second round.
2) Bruce Campbell will not be selected in Round 1. Everyone knows by now, this guy is a workout warrior. However, a little game film study reveals a number of red flags. Incredible stat: Campbell garnered ZERO votes from ACC coaches for the All-Conference team.
3) The state of Oklahoma will never be prouder about their football players than they will be on April 29th. As many as six players from Oklahoma or Oklahoma State figure to be selected in the first round. In all likelihood, four of the top five overall selections in my mock draft will be from these two schools.
4) The big uglies will dominate round one. As many as eighteen offensive and defensive linemen might hear their names called on Thursday night. I also think half of the first 50 picks will be linemen.