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Analyzing mock drafts is a great excercise in preparation for your upcoming draft. It gives you a good indication of when certain players will be drafted, who may be overvalued and whom you can steal in the later rounds.
Of course everyone is going to have different opinions on player rankings, sleepers and busts. In early April Athlon held their annual mock draft for their 2011 college football preview magazine. Complete results from the draft will be posted soon, or you can pick up a mag off the shelf and check it out. Before posting the actual players picked, I took a look at the average draft position for the various position groups. It was a 20-round draft with 12 teams and an all-120 player pool. Starting lineup consists of 2 QBs, 3 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 Flex, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 D.
Below I've listed the total number of players taken at each position along with the average draft position for each player type (RB1, RB2, etc.). This gives you a good feel for how deep you'll need to rank each position and on how long you can wait before taking a starting receiver, backup quarterback or sleeper running back in your upcoming drafts. I hope this helps.
Note: Only two teams drafted an RB8. Both in the 17th round, which is why their ADP is lower than RB7.