Rich Schultz/GettyThe NFL draft is now less than a month away.
With free agency mostly wrapped up, teams are focusing all their energy and attention on the draft, which begins April 28 in Chicago. Much is starting to fall into focus not only in terms of position needs, but also in terms of specific players teams will likely target in the first round.
One player who has skyrocketed up the draft boards is Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. In past mock drafts, Elliott looked like a late first-rounder at best. Now it looks like he’ll be the top running back selected — maybe even in the top 10.
As always, we compiled mock drafts from 13 experts. They are ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay; SB Nation’s Dan Kadar; CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler and Rob Rang; Fox Sports’ Pete Schrager; NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Charles Casserly, and Daniel Jeremiah; and WalterFootball’s Charlie Campbell and Walter Cherepinsky.