Time will tell...
Any assessment of the NFL draft—whether before or after the event itself—needs to include the acknowledgment that anything can happen. Just like mock drafts are rarely any better than a third correct (at best), post-draft analysis like grades and picking "Winners and Losers" are simply good faith efforts at taking the information we now have and projecting future results.
No one knows for sure, but it's equally silly to pretend as if no one should say anything about the draft for 2-3 years while we wait for the results to play out. We can present what we know now and a subjective opinion of those facts while admitting not only that we may be wrong, but also that there are parts where these predictions most certainly will be wrong.
So, if we're sure to be wrong—at least, in part—what's the point?
Click ahead to be entertained and to find points that will generate both debate and discussion. Click ahead to be informed—both in factual evidence you may not have known and in dissenting opinion you may not have considered. Click ahead to be persuaded that the first ideas you had about a certain pick may not be as rock solid as you had originally thought.
If nothing else, click ahead so you can comment below and tell me where I'm wrong.
In a few years, we'll both look back on this and hopefully learn something from where we messed up.
Editor's note: La'el Collins was not considered in this slideshow given his ongoing situation.