Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Mock 4.0 from Kiper/McShay
By Kevin Seifert
With the draft two weeks and a day away (!), ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay gave us their latest take on the first round. You'll need an Insider subscription to view all 32 picks, but I have the distinct privilege of bringing you everything NFC North-related:
Detroit Lions (No. 2)
Kiper: Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh
Seifert comment: The Lions can't avoid taking the best player in the draft.
Green Bay Packers (No. 23)
Kiper: Idaho guard Mike Iupati
McShay: USC tackle Charles Brown
Seifert comment: A bit high to take a guard, but Iupati is a monster. Kiper is not a big Brown fan, but he is in the minority on that opinion.
Minnesota Vikings (No. 30)
Kiper: USC safety Taylor Mays
McShay: Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson
Seifert comment: All things equal, I would prefer a cornerback over a safety here. But used correctly, Mays could be special.