This is still a long way from what I expect my mock to look like by the time we get to the start of Round One, but having had a chance to visit with a number of teams now and with pro days in the books, draft boards have become increasingly educated since I conducted mocks 1.0 and 2.0.
It is possible the first four picks — if the Cleveland Browns deal No. 4 — or four of the first five if they don’t — which I don’t believe they will — will be quarterbacks. But I don’t believe that will happen.
However, four of the first 10 picks will be QBs, which is still absurd because I don't think any of these passers are among the top 10 prospects. Some teams never learn, and that’s what happens with QBs.
Because there are at least five — and possibly as many as eight teams thinking QB — there will be more trades in the first round than usual, and it won’t be just to select the signal-callers.
With so many quarterbacks going too high, some of the best players in the draft will still be there between pick Nos. 5 and 10, and teams will try and come up to select them. Prospects between five and 10, then, will fall out of the top 10 and . . .
All of that is likely to make this one of the most entertaining drafts in years. Here is a look at how some of it could soon unfold.