AFC North: Illinois
Keep in mind, Kiper only ranks his top 25 players.
Pick: No. 25
Kiper's ranking: No. 21 USC S Taylor Mays, No. 22 Oklahoma OL Trent Williams, No. 23 Michigan DE Brandon Graham, No. 24 Texas LB Sergio Kindle, No. 25 Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham
Early thoughts: None of these players really catch my eye for Baltimore, mostly because there is no receiver in this group. Safety depth could be an issue depending on what the team does with pending free agent Dawan Landry and Ed Reed thinking about retirement. With that said, Mays could be a good value late in the first round. But I don't see anyone else from this group filling a major need for Baltimore. Although this year is not considered a top-heavy draft for receivers, two to watch are Golden Tate of Notre Dame and Illinois' Arrelious Benn. But I don't have a firm grasp on where either junior would rate at this point.
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay provides his latest mock draft as the NFL will hold its draft this weekend.
With several free-agent acquisitions and trade rumors circulating, McShay has made several last-minute changes on his draft board in the AFC North.
So let's take a look at his latest picks.
Pick: No. 5
McShay's previous pick: Brian Orakpo, DE/LB, Texas
McShay's current pick: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
Analysis: The strong Braylon Edwards trade winds definitely influenced McShay's big board to change from Orakpo to Crabtree. Although I am against taking receivers in the top five, I can see the Browns making this pick. Cleveland has been hit hard at the position after cutting Joe Jurevicius and facing legal troubles with Donte Stallworth. If the team also moves Edwards, you are looking at David Patten and Joshua Cribbs as Cleveland's two starting receivers.
Pick: No. 6
McShay's previous pick: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
McShay's current pick: Monroe
Analysis: McShay has stayed the course with this pick and it's a good one. If Monroe is still on the board at No. 6, Cincinnati should have no problem taking him. Offensive tackle remains the team's biggest need. Jason Smith of Baylor likely will be gone in the first five picks. The Bengals will have their fingers crossed that two teams ahead of them don't select left tackles.
Pick: No. 26
McShay's previous pick: Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
McShay's current pick: Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
Analysis: When McShay picked Davis in his previous mock draft a few weeks ago, I was scratching my head a little, because Baltimore paid a lot of money for Domonique Foxworth in free agency, in addition to signing Chris Carr. I just didn't see the Ravens also investing a first-round pick into the position following those two pickups. But the recent re-signing of veteran corner Samari Rolle, who was once released by Baltimore, probably took McShay over the edge to switch positions. Maualuga would be a tremendous value pick here if he's still available. But wide receiver remains the team's biggest need.
Pick: No. 32
McShay's previous pick: Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest
McShay's current pick: Max Unger, C, Oregon
Analysis: We're not sure why McShay switched positions from cornerback to center. But there is a good chance the Steelers address one of these two positions with their first-round pick. McShay has Unger rated slightly higher than Alex Mack of Cal on his big board, so Unger is the pick. I tend to think Mack or Louisville's Eric Wood would be better fits, but this may be splitting hairs. McShay and I both agree Pittsburgh should go center with this pick.
Also, ESPN.com did an ultimate mock draft Monday involving every player in college football history. It's very well done.
Here is the link.