Thursday, February 6, 2014
Three from Pac-12 in latest mock drafts
By Kyle Bonagura
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both released their second mock drafts and the duo is in agreement that the Pac-12 should have three first-round selections.
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is projected at No. 6 (Kiper) to Atlanta and No. 11 (McShay) to Tennessee.
On why he has Barr out of the top 10, McShay wrote:
I've been a little underwhelmed by what I've seen from him on tape so far, which is why I have him sliding a bit, but I still have more to study and he's a naturally gifted player with a unique combination of athleticism and size.
McShay is higher on USC receiver Marqise Lee (No. 13 to St. Louis) and Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks (No. 18 to the Jets) than Kiper, who has Lee to the Jets at No. 18 and Cooks to the Panthers at No. 28.
The only major Pac-12 related change from Kiper is that he no longer forecasts Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton going in the first round.
For Kiper's draft click here ; and for McShay's click here.