As the NFL combine kicks off today in Indianapolis, colleague Todd McShay has issued his latest mock draft. The mock is heavy on defensive linemen, featuring 11 prospects in the first 32 picks, including two from the Big Ten.
Here's the Big Ten continent:
No. 12: Iowa LT Riley Reiff
No. 19: Ohio State LT Mike Adams
No. 22: Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy
No. 24: Penn State DT Devon Still
Worthy moves up one spot from the previous mock draft, and Still moves up two spots. Adams held steady at No. 19, while Reiff moved down a spot. It's good to see Still getting more recognition as a legitimate first-round prospect. While Worthy has been hyped as a draft prospect for more than a year, it seemed like Still only appeared on the radar late in the 2011 season.
McShay writes that both Reiff and Adams are solid offensive linemen with the skills to start in the NFL, although neither are at the level of USC tackle Matt Kalil, who he projects at No. 2. He leaves Wisconsin center Peter Konz out of the first round, although Konz certainly has the potential to hear his name called on the first night of the draft.