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Matt Vensel's 2012 NFL mock draft -- version 5.0

Matt Vensel's 2012 NFL mock draft -- version 5.0

Finally, after months of teams poking and prodding NFL draft prospects, scouts picking apart players they had previously pumped up, and media folks like me doing hours of homework trying to make sense of it all, the 2012 NFL draft is less than 48 hours away. I would be lying if I told you that part of me wasn’t ready for all of this just to be over and done with, but still, draft weekend is easily my favorite weekend on the NFL calendar.

After all, 253 young men -- well, technically 252 young men plus 28-year-old Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden -- will hear their names called by the commissioner and realize lifelong dreams as they become NFL players. Sure, the journey is...