Mock drafts are made to be mocked ... and once the draft day trades start, this one will be no different.
But USA TODAY's Nate Davis offers double the fun by shoehorning in two picks per team, pondering who might be picked vs. who should be picked:
1. Indianapolis Colts
Prediction: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford -- Luck could prove to be the second "once in a generation" prospect to come to the Colts in the past 14 years if his skills eventually remind Indianapolis fans of departed hero Peyton Manning.
Consideration: Luck will be, and should be, the choice.
2. Washington Redskins
(from St. Louis Rams)
Prediction: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor -- After a decades-long search, the Redskins may finally get their franchise quarterback. RGIII has already picked out No.10, so clearly he believes his bound for the nation's capital.
Consideration: RGIII is athletic and smart, a combo Mike Shanahan loves in quarterbacks.
3. Minnesota Vikings
Prediction: Matt Kalil, T, Southern Cal -- When the smoke clears, Kalil is the most sensible option to support QB Christian Ponder. The move also allows Charlie Johnson to shift to guard.
Consideration: Trading back to No. 4, 5 or 6 and still getting Kalil would be ideal. Barring that, CB Morris Claiborne would help a beleaguered secondary and WR Justin Blackmon would be a boon to Ponder.
4. Cleveland Browns
Prediction: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama -- What better way to assist still-unproven QB Colt McCoy than giving him a multidimensional workhorse. A guy like Richardson also helps when the Lake Erie winds are whipping in December.
Consideration: Quarterback is also an option, though Ryan Tannehill is the only remotely viable one at this spot. Blackmon would also help, but wideouts and even signal callers can be obtained down the line.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Prediction: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU -- Ronde Barber is 37, and Aqib Talib isn't always dependable. Claiborne would not only fill a need but provide a bona fide deterrent in a division full of quarterbacks who like to air it out.
Consideration: Richardson would suit new coach Greg Schiano like a fine Armani. But the Bucs may have to trade up to get Richardson.
6. St. Louis Rams
(from Washington Redskins)
Prediction: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State -- Aside from a half-season with Brandon Lloyd, QB Sam Bradford hasn't had the benefit of a wideout who can get downfield or make plays after the catch. Blackmon would seem to solve that problem while creating breathing room for RB Steven Jackson.
Consideration: Richardson would be a stretch, but at the very least Jackson needs a complement to keep his legs fresh. Upgrading the trenches and secondary also makes sense.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Prediction: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina -- The Jaguars would embrace the option to trade out if it presents itself. Otherwise, expect GM Gene Smith to take a clean, proven player. With a nice skill set and an SEC pedigree, Gilmore seems to have fewer question marks than other available wideouts and pass rushers.
Consideration: WR Michael Floyd, DT Fletcher Cox and any number of edge players (Melvin Ingram, Quinton Coples) could all make a case, especially if a swap down happens.
8. Miami Dolphins
Prediction: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M -- Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman coached Tannehill during his days with the Aggies; Miami can break the inexperienced youngster in slowly behind Matt Moore and/or David Garrard. It just seems to be a logical choice.
Consideration: Floyd could step into Brandon Marshall's vacated job. This might be too early for a tackle but probably isn't for a pass rusher, run-defending defensive end or even S Mark Barron.
9. Carolina Panthers
Prediction: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State -- High-effort penetrator would caulk a defense that was soft up the gut while potentially giving DE Charles Johnson more room to operate.
Consideration: Floyd might first supplement and later supplant Steve Smith. Pass rushers and corners also welcome.
10. Buffalo Bills
Prediction: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College -- Kuechly could flow to the ball unencumbered behind one of the league's best front fours. He likely also could hang with blue-chip AFC East tight ends.
Consideration: Iowa T Riley Reiff, Floyd, Gilmore would all meet their needs while Barron and even Tannehill could be in the mix.
11. Kansas City Chiefs
Prediction: Dontari Poe, NT/DT, Memphis -- A raw but tantalizing talent, Poe could blossom under Romeo Crennel's tutelage while filling a lingering void that veteran Kelly Gregg failed to plug in 2011.
Consideration: Kuechly could definitely be an option as could Tannehill given Kansas City's failed bid for Peyton Manning. O-line help can be obtained later in the draft.
12. Seattle Seahawks
Prediction: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina -- Coples would fit on a D-line that features varying skills and multiple fronts. His ability to play inside and out while bolstering an anemic pass rush check a lot of blocks.
Consideration: Kuechly is a possibility, though GM John Schneider doesn't seem to overvalue linebackers. Floyd would certainly boost a shaky wideout corps, and G David DeCastro could work on a team that's focused on its O-line. Tannehill is a wild card.
13. Arizona Cardinals
Prediction: Riley Reiff, T, Iowa -- Arizona gave up 54 sacks last season. Quibble with Reiff's 33-inch arms if you like, but remember they're longer than Joe Thomas', and he's not too shabby.
Consideration: The Cards don't fear rolling the dice on a risky player, and Floyd may have caught their fancy. DeCastro and Kuechly fit, too, though Arizona can probably get by at their respective positions.
14. Dallas Cowboys
Prediction: Mark Barron, S, Alabama -- Assuming Barron is still around -- and he may not be given his seemingly surging stock -- he solidifies the back line and causes defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to do cartwheels ... maybe.
Consideration: If Barron is gone, DL Michael Brockers could slide in as a five-technique end.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
Prediction: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse -- To their chagrin, Philly bypassed Jason Pierre-Paul two years ago. This time they pounce on this surging pressure player who has rich bloodlines (brother Jon "Bones" Jones is an MMA star while his other, bro, Arthur, plays for the Ravens).
Consideration: Rumors of Andy Reid's interest in Tannehill have swirled. If either Barron or Cox fell this far, the Eagles probably would be extremely interested.
16. New York Jets
Prediction: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame -- GM Mike Tannenbaum might have to go up to get Floyd, who would provide the outside speed and downfield blocking the team sorely missed after saying good-bye to Braylon Edwards last year.
Consideration: Rex Ryan has relied on creative blitz packages to generate heat in the pocket for some time. Coples, Ingram, Jones, Shea McClellin, Whitney Mercilus, Nick Perry and Courtney Upshaw could all be in play along with Barron and maybe DeCastro or a tackle.
17. Cincinnati Bengals
(from Oakland Raiders)
Prediction: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina -- Hardly a guarantee Ingram lasts this long despite some questions about his lack of ideal size (6-2, 264 pounds). But Bengals need more pocket disrupters, and Ingram definitely qualifies.
Consideration: Getting a receiving sidekick for A.J. Green would help as would a corner upgrade for a battered and aging secondary or perhaps DeCastro. But with two first rounders, Cincinnati can be flexible.
18. San Diego Chargers
Prediction: David DeCastro, G, Stanford -- DeCastro seems to be one of the best guard prospects to come along in years. Value meets need at this spot after the retirement of Kris Dielman.
Consideration: A new edge rusher might get the call. Losing WR Vincent Jackson and RB Mike Tolbert also creates a market for skill players on offense.
19. Chicago Bears
Prediction: Michael Brockers, DT/DE, LSU -- He's too good to pass up given the opportunity to allow him time to mature and flourish alongside DE Julius Peppers and DT Henry Melton.
Consideration: Chicago could definitely use a big corner like Gilmore or Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick. Offensively, new linemen or receivers would surely be welcomed with open arms from QB Jay Cutler.
20. Tennessee Titans
Prediction: Whitney Mercilus, OLB/DE, Illinois -- Coming off a 16-sack season, he could enjoy big numbers in the pros while honing his game amid the presence of fellow pressure players Kamerion Wimbley and Derrick Morgan.
Consideration: A corner to take over for departed Cortland Finnegan would be nice, though Gilmore will likely be long gone. A safety or perhaps a player like Brockers to replace Jason Jones logically qualify.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Prediction: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama -- Kirkpatrick, or maybe even Janoris Jenkins, offset last year's loss of CB Johnathan Joseph while helping recuperating Leon Hall (Achilles' tear) and a group of otherwise gray-bearded cover guys.
Consideration: A front four run stuffer will likely warrant strong consideration. But don't rule out a back who offers more dynamic skills and speed than BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
22. Cleveland Browns
(from Atlanta Falcons)
Prediction: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech -- Despite playing for ground bound teams, Yellow Jackets wideouts have impressed at the pro level in recent years. The freakishly athletic Hill provides another weapon for McCoy or his eventual replacement.
Consideration: A big question is whether the Browns like 28-year-old Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden enough to pounce, though it's possible he (or another passer) will be there at pick No. 37 in Round 2.
23. Detroit Lions
Prediction: Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford -- LT Jeff Backus will be 35 this season while so-so RT Gosder Cherilus has one year left on his contract. Martin ensures QB Matthew Stafford has a bodyguard for the long run.
Consideration: The Lions would probably love to get a corner here after failing to re-sign Eric Wright, but are they will to take a chance on talented Jenkins given his history of off-field issues?
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Prediction: Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama -- He puts thunderous hits on opponents, especially when he gets into the backfield. Hightower also has some pass-rush ability and could be the perfect solution after the Steelers said good-bye to James Farrior.
Consideration: There always seems to be a need for blockers in front of QB Ben Roethlisberger. Tailback may be an option with Rashard Mendenhall coming off a January ACL tear.
25. Denver Broncos
Prediction: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State -- After losing DT Brodrick Bunkley and opting not to re-sign Marcus Thomas, can they afford to wait any longer to fill this need?
Consideration: It would certainly be easy to justify getting more weapons for new QB Peyton Manning. Baylor WR Kendall Wright might look very appealing in the slot.
26. Houston Texans
Prediction: Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia -- The Texans' vaunted line waved good-bye to RT Eric Winston and RG Mike Brisiel after the season. Glenn can plug one of those holes.
Consideration: Houston has never really had a dangerous wingman flying opposite WR Andre Johnson, and Hill or Wright might qualify. More pass rush could be in order after Mario Williams' exodus.
27. New England Patriots
(from New Orleans Saints)
Prediction: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State -- Smart and instinctive, McClellin reminds some of former Patriots OLB Mike Vrabel. He could be a difference maker on a defense that needs more of them.
Consideration: Is there any doubt Bill Belichick and Co. will be bartering picks to amass future choices or even lower-round picks in this draft considering New England has none after Round 4?
28. Green Bay Packers
Prediction: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, Southern Cal -- He's arguably the best pass rusher in this draft. That should be good enough for GM Ted Thompson, who needs a more formidable presence opposite OLB Clay Matthews III.
Consideration: Despite a largely loaded roster, Thompson -- who always take the best player available regardless of position -- seems to have holes at tailback, safety and defensive end in addition to outside backer.
29. Baltimore Ravens
Prediction: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama -- Ravens GM and Alabama alum Ozzie Newsome snaps up Upshaw, who clearly can play even if he is a bit of a 'tweener at 6-2, 272 pounds.
Consideration: With LG Ben Grubbs bolting and C Matt Birk set to turn 36, the interior O-line might need addressing. C Peter Konz or G Kevin Zeitler of Wisconsin could be in Newsome's crosshairs.
30. San Francisco 49ers
Prediction: Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin -- Konz could step right into the 49ers' open right guard job before eventually sliding into the middle for veteran Jonathan Goodwin.
Consideration: Whether they add parts to a nearly airtight defense, take another young offensive playmaker or accrue future choices, the rich should get richer in San Francisco.
31. New England Patriots
Prediction: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State -- With Green-Ellis out, the only proven guy in the backfield is QB Tom Brady. Martin, who could be a Ray Rice clone, might be a nice luxury if New England retains both of its Round 1 spots.
Consideration: Though we have McClellin pegged to them at 27, the Pats need pass rushers. Andre Branch and Vinny Curry might fit.
32. New York Giants
Prediction: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford -- TEs Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum are coming off major knee reconstructions, and Martellus Bennett is best deployed as a blocker. None of them can bust a seam the way Fleener does.
Consideration: GM Jerry Reese will never turn down pass rush help. An offensive line in transition would make a nice home for Glenn, Konz, Zeitler or riskier Mike Adams.