Wednesday, April 28, 2010
You got it: McShay's 2011 mock
By Kevin Seifert
We're pulling away from draft coverage, but this segment of our lives wouldn't be complete without a peek at -- yes -- the 2011 draft. We posted video of Daniel Jeremiah's top-5 players earlier this week, but now we have a 32-team preview from Todd McShay. (The order is based on a quick 2010 power rankings exercise from Scouts Inc.)
You need an Insider subscription to view the entire list, but I can deliver you McShay's choices for NFC North teams. And no, he doesn't have Minnesota taking any of the four quarterbacks that went in the first round of his draft.
Detroit Lions (No. 8)
Pick: North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn
Seifert comment: The Lions could be the first 5-3-3 defense in recent NFL history.
Chicago Bears (No. 10)
Pick: North Carolina linebacker Bruce Carter
Seifert comment: It's just so unusual for the Bears to have a first-round pick. We should just soak in the moment.
Green Bay Packers (No. 28)
Pick: Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams
Seifert comment: But what if the Packers sign Brian Westbrook or trade for Marshawn Lynch? Oh, wait ...
Minnesota Vikings (No. 30)
Pick: Miami defensive tackle Allen Bailey
Seifert comment: Pat Williams immediately retires -- then comes back with the Packers.