Wednesday, April 13, 2011
More McShay mock madness
By Bill Williamson
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has compiled a mock draft with the help of two NFL scouts. Let’s take a look at what they came up with for the AFC West:
No. 2, Denver
Marcell Dareus, defensive tackle, Alabama
My take: It’s starting to look unanimous that Denver will take Dareus if he doesn’t go No. 1 to Carolina. He looks like the safest pick and he’d be an immediate contributor in Denver.
No. 18, San Diego
Aldon Smith, DE/LB, Missouri
My take: He’s going to be in the conversation. He’s the fourth-straight pass-rusher to go off the board in this mock. I think the Chargers would be pleased to take Smith.
No. 21, Kansas City
Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
My take: This may be the first mock I’ve seen that has Kansas City taking Solder. I think the Chiefs will look for pass-rushers first. Temple pass-rusher Muhammad Wilkerson is still available on this mock. I think the Chiefs would take him before Solder. Also, if the Chiefs take a tackle, they could look at Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi or Boston College’s Anthony Castonzo before Solder. This mock has Solder going before Carimi and Castonzo. I think the tackle run may begin earlier.
Oakland doesn’t have a first-round pick. It sent its 2011 first-round pick to New England in Sept. 2009 for defensive lineman Richard Seymour. The Raiders’ first pick is No. 48.
What do you think of this mock? Fill up the comment section below with your thoughts.