Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Two rounds: McShay new mock
By Paul Kuharsky
Todd McShay new mock is out . This one is a two-rounder.
You want to know what he has your AFC South entries doing. I’m here to tell you.
1) Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
McShay: “An outstanding pro day workout, which confirmed Luck's ability to make all the throws and quieted questions about his arm strength, has cemented his status as the top overall prospect and the best choice for the Colts as they begin the post-Peyton Manning era."
Kuharsky: It’s going to be hard to have something fresh to say in response to all the mocks that have the Colts making the right move and taking Luck.
7) Jacksonville Jaguars
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
McShay: “Reiff is a safe, high-character pick who fits the draft style of Jags general manager Gene Smith. He will solidify the offensive line and provide protection for second-year QB Blaine Gabbert as he continues to develop. North Carolina DE Quinton Coples is the most talented player on the board at this point, but he's the kind of high-upside prospect who doesn't fit Smith's style.”
Kuharsky: If he’s the best value, I suppose it’s not impossible. But end and receiver are far bigger needs, and I’d rather see them trade back and address one of those. They expect Eben Britton to be healthy and be the guy they spent a second-rounder on not long ago.
20) Tennessee Titans
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
McShay: “Adding Kamerion Wimbley addressed the Titans' pass-rush need, so Kirkpatrick will fill a void at corner. He has the size, toughness and instincts to fit nicely in Tennessee's zone-heavy scheme. North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins is a better cover corner but will drop because of character baggage, but rising South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore also could be a consideration here.”
Kuharsky: One man does not the pass rush fix. Wimbley should help and take the pressure off picking an end. Kirkpatrick would be a nice addition. But losing Cortland Finnegan doesn’t make Tennessee automatically corner needy.
26) Houston Texans
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
McShay: “The Texans need another playmaker opposite WR Andre Johnson, and Wright fits the bill. He proved his speed in his pro day workout, and Wright is a dynamic runner after the catch who also can contribute in the return game if needed.”
Kuharsky: He sounds good. But I’ve heard some concerns about the degree to which he was a product of Robert Griffin III.
And the second-round selections:
34) Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
PK: His stock is up after a big pro day, so he may not last for a reunion with Luck.
38) Jaguars: Nick Perry, DE, USC
PK: Is a first-rounder in a lot of eyes, so this could be a nice value.
52) Titans: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
PK: Seems a value here, but with Jared Cook and Craig Stevens, the spot doesn’t rank as a need.
58) Texans, Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
PK: He's certainly suited for Houston’s zone scheme.