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Thursday, May 5, 2011
McShay unveils his first 2012 mock draft

By staff

We're only a few days past the 2011 NFL Draft, but 2012 is fast approaching. Only 360-some more days!

Draft analyst Todd McShay revealed his first mock draft for next year, and there's plenty of Big 12 talents you'll recognize. Here's where he slotted them.
No. 15, Miami Dolphins: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

We still need to study more film on Jones. Although he continues to improve and has prototypical size and the arm strength to make all the throws, to work his way up to this point, he needs to become more consistent in terms of footwork, accuracy and decision-making in 2011.

No. 19, Chicago Bears: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

The Bears remain in the market for a big wideout to complement their speedsters on the perimeter, Johnny Knox and Devin Hester. Anyone who saw Blackmon use his size and strength against Prince Amukamara last season knows he would be the right man for the job.

No. 23, New York Giants: Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas

Robinson is maybe the most underrated defensive prospect in the nation. He constantly jumped out during film study on other players last year, doing a great job of getting off blocks and showing good closing burst in pursuit.

No. 24, Philadelphia Eagles: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma

Lewis is a quicker-than-fast weakside linebacker and one of the most productive in the nation the past two years. I'll be interested to see after studying film how much of that is due to the scheme and how much is due to his tools, but he does appear to have the closing burst to contribute in the NFL.

No. 29, Indianapolis Colts: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

Fuller broke out as a playmaker in 2010 and should only get better in his second year with QB Ryan Tannehillin 2011. Fuller has the size (6-4, 215), ball skills and playmaking ability to transition nicely to the NFL.

No. 30, Pittsburgh Steelers: Kelechi Osemele, OT, Iowa State

A versatile prospect, Osemele (6-4, 325) starts at left tackle for Iowa State and is arguably the best overall player for the Cyclones. He could potentially play guard or right tackle in the NFL.
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