Originally posted on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 4/26/13
There is one thing that is always unpredictable when it comes to trying to forecast the NFL draft. Team needs are easily identified and news leaks of players going to a particular team, but one thing you can rarely see coming is a trade. The when, who and where in the draft almost always blow up mock drafts. Mine was no different. But even with the surprises, my mock got five players to the right teams - Tavon Austin to the Rams, Chance Warmack to the Titans, Kenny Vaccaro to the Saints, Bjoern Werner to the Colts and DeAndre Hopkins to the Texans. I also picked the correct positions, meaning I correctly identified their top needs, for the Chiefs, Eagles, Browns, Bills, Jets, Steelers, Giants and Vikings. Of the 32 players I picked to go in the first round, 24 of them did. Outside of the six draft-day trades, Thursday night's first round brought with it many other surprises. There was only one quarterback selected, and not who many thought it would be. For the first time since 1963...
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