Walter Cherepinsky has pushed the boundaries further than anyone for premature draft talk - by publishing a two round 2010 mock draft. The amount of detail that has to go into this is unfathomable - for starters you have to predict each team's record for the 2009 campaign. A year ago today, how many people thought Miami would go 11-5 after a 1-15 season?
Apart from that, you're also guessing which college prospects will have the kind of season to define their stock at the end of the year. Prior to his senior campaign, Aaron Curry received a 3rd round grading but eventually went in the top five. Jason Smith (2nd overall) was regarded as a late 1st round prospect and Mark Sanchez was approaching his first season as USC's starting quarterback.
Still, it's fun to look at these very early projections if only for a watching brief for the 2009 college season. Cherepinsky has the Seahawks taking Eric Berry (S, Tennessee) and Jonathan Dwyer (RB, Georgia Tech) in round one, with Charles Brown (OT, USC) chosen in the second.