Mock drafts always sound like a good idea during the intoxicating pre-draft period. They rarely look as beautiful in the cold, harsh glare of reality on the morning after draft consummation. That was especially true this year.
Yes, Tradefest 2012 made mock drafts seem like a sillier exercise than ever this year. Yes, I'm writing that sentence on a site that included something called "Mock Draft 9.0." (Hopefully no one notices this post.)
Before we move on to the second round and forget this mock season forever, we wanted to take one look back at our NFL.com writers to see how their final mock drafts performed.
All of the trades made life difficult for ATL lead researcher Andy Fenelon, but he came up with the goods to the right.
So let's crown Mr. Casserly 2012 Mock Draft Champion for NFL.com. That and $4.50 will get you a salted pretzel at Radio City Music Hall on Friday night.
UPDATE:By popular demand, we have included the results from those "other guys."