2012 NFL Draft Predictions: A Final Look Before Tonight's First Round

It's almost here: The 2012 NFL Draft is hours away. Predictions we make now aren't even Mock Draft predictions, they're just Draft predictions—that's how close we are! With that in mind, some final considerations as we approach the moment in which all of us will have a better idea of what to do with the future of our favorite team than our favorite team does. If the St. Louis Rams...

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Draft Justin Blackmon: We'll all get really excited, but it won't last very long, because so much of our NFL Draft 2012 energy has been spent wondering why they wouldn't pick him. Around June we'll all get a little freaked out over the swoon in his draft stock that made him an uninteresting possession receiver back in March, but it won't last; as the preseason approaches, we'll try to imagine what's keeping Sam Bradford from putting 450 yards on the Detroit Lions, and we won't be able to come up with an answer.

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Draft Trent Richardson: Everyone will stop reading this site forever, because they know I'm just going to spend all offseason ragging on this selection. 3k, of Turf Show Times, will have to be carried out of blog headquarters on one of those stretchers that also have manacles on them. Everyone else will be worried about Steven Jackson, whose official comment following the draft is, "Oh, come on."

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Draft Morris Claiborne: Cortland Finnegan releases an official comment saying, "Oh, come on," then another one that says, "You guys remember how much you paid me, right?"

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Draft Matt Kalil: Sam Bradford will set off a bunch of fireworks, and when the police come to arrest him for doing it legally he'll say, "Yeah, who even cares? I'll be safe there!"

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