As the NFL Draft quickly approaches, more and more mock drafts pile up and more predictions are made about where college football’s best players will end up.

But players like Illinois’ Mikel Leshoure need to manage their expectations and realize that when draft day arrives, anything can happen.

“You definitely just need to stay grounded,” Leshoure said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “I’ve never been the type of guy who fed into the media, the blogs and the internet and things like that. People are going to say what they’re going to say, everybody has their opinion. And yes some people are saying that I’m the No. 2 back, and maybe might bump up to the No. 1 back, depending on [Mark] Ingram, but you can’t look at it from that point of view if you’re me.”

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While Leshoure hears all of the praise and predictions, he’s well aware that things don’t always play out that way, in life or in the NFL Draft.

“Yeah it sounds all good, I mean that would be a blessing if it happened like that, but everything doesn’t happen the way that people say or they way that it’s intended,”Leshoure said. “I just keep an open-minded approach and go in with the mindset that anything can happen.”

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