Mock action aside, the NFL 2012 draft begins tonight. Day one's live blog covers round one, top football picks, and prospects. With Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III as unofficial overall first and second draft picks, attention turns to the sleepers.
After going through an NFL season plagued by a lockout, football franchises have one thing on its minds: making the right picks for their ball clubs. While the National Football League is mulling over nixing the Pro Bowl, fans are bracing for top, fresh talent to join their favorite football teams.
When Commissioner Roger Goodell starts the traditional timer, the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins will, undoubtedly, take little time to act.
It's widely known that Standford University quarterback Andrew Luck is following in Peyton Manning's footsteps. Furthermore, it's a no-brainer that Robert Griffin III is signing with the Redskins.
However, the NFL 2012 draft is much more than the studs; it may turn out to be a game of choosing the right sleeper this upcoming football season.
By the way, what will the Minnesota Vikings do in tonight's draft? Will they acquire Trent Richardson, or pass on the hype and acquire Justin Blackmon to shore up their air assault?
With so much opportunity for acquisitionsÂ—and arguably the best pool of talent to come out of the college ranks in yearsÂ—this year will likely be a top-10 moment in sports.
Join the 2012 NFL draft action in this live blog. While the televised action begins tonight at 8 p.m. EST, a comprehensive analysis, including more mock draft scenarios, begins now. Follow along at the bottom or on Twitter at #NFLdraft