Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Kiper vs. McShay in AFC South
By Paul Kuharsky
We’ve got mock draft battle up Wednesday at ESPN.com, and while you need to be an Insider to see it all, I’ve received top-secret clearance to tell you what Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have to say about the AFC South.
So here they are, with thoughts from yours truly:
10th – Jacksonville
Kiper: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
McShay: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Kuharsky: From what I know, I think either would stand to help the Jaguars. A lot depends on what they are feeling about Reggie Nelson, who didn’t earn a lot of confidence in 2009.
16th – Titans
Kiper: Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texans
Kuharsky: Need wise, I see more for Morgan than for Kindle. A prime pass-rusher is, as it was in 1999, the primary missing ingredient for this defense, when Tennessee drafted Jevon Kearse 16th.
20th – Texans
Kiper: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
Kuharsky: Wilson can certainly help fill the Dunta Robinson hole, but if the right running back or free safety is there (Kiper has C.J. Spiller and Thomas still available), Houston could easily go one of those directions.
31st – Colts
Kiper: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
McShay: Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida
Kuharsky: With Ryan Lilja let go, the Colts lack established guards. And trying to get bigger, Pouncey can bring that. But they draft the best player available at the top, and if it’s Price, they could go there.