Thursday, April 28, 2011
Mel Kiper's final mock draft
By ESPN.com staff
Despite the NFL's labor issues, the draft will go on, and Mel Kiper took his final shot at predicting how it might unfold. If he's right -- and former UNC defensive end Robert Quinn is chosen as the No. 10 pick overall or higher -- the ACC will continue its claim of being the only conference in the country to have a top-10 pick in each of the past six years.
The only other projected first-round picks from the ACC are former Boston College offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo, who is No. 19 on Kiper's list, and former Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, who has dropped to No. 24 because of the questions surrounding his previous knee injury. Bowers is No. 6 on Kiper's final Big Board -- one spot ahead of Quinn.