Saturday, December 19, 2009
Too soon to mock it out? No way
ESPN draft aficionado Todd McShay has reshuffled his initial 2010 mock because his projected No. 1 overall pick, Washington quarterback Jake Locker, announced he's returning for his senior season and not jackknifing into the pool as many anticipated.
With three games left in the season, the whole darn thing is projected. We don't know the draft order, and new procedures slot the playoff teams based on how far they get. More underclassmen could make surprise declarations.
Keep that in mind when you take a gander at McShay's forecast. It's an Insider feature, so you'll need a subscription to view the entire list, but here are his AFC East selections ...
No. 10 Buffalo Bills: Anthony Davis, Rutgers tackle (underclassman).
No. 20 New York Jets: Bryan Bulaga, Iowa tackle (underclassman).
No. 21 Miami Dolphins: Golden Tate, Notre Dame receiver (underclassman).
No. 25 New England Patriots: Ricky Sapp, Clemson pass-rusher.