Mock drafts, especially pre-combine, are pretty stupid. However, millions of people read them, so draft analysts are under pressure to put out a new one every week. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay are big enough that they only have to put out five or six. But the king of the draft analysts is Mike Mayock, who is only required to produce one mock draft per year from his ivory tower.
He thinks that the Green Bay Packers will select Eddie Lacy with the 26th overall pick, and his explanation is so much better if you read it in his voice.
Let's stop this whole tailback-by-committee thing; I've had it. Lacy's going to come in and consolidate this position. This kid can play. If you don't think he can make you miss at 220 pounds, put on the tape against Missouri and watch him go 70 yards.
Woo! I had 'this kid can play' on my Mike Mayock bingo card!
In all seriousness, Lacy is a good player and I'd like to have him. I don't think that running back is the team's biggest need, however, and I think that it is unlikely that he will be the best player on Ted Thompson's board when the 26th pick rolls around. I'd be pretty surprised if the Packers made this pick. If it happens, I'll probably grumble about it for five minutes before going into "in TT we trust" mode and buying a Lacy jersey.