Thursday, February 10, 2011
DraftWatch2011: McShay's updated mock
By Kevin Seifert
The end of the college all-star game season brings Todd McShay's latest mock draft. It's available to Insider subscribers in full, but I'm authorized by the highest power imaginable to bring you his NFC North selections. The comments below are mine.
12. Minnesota Vikings
Player: North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn
Seifert comment: Quinn is an elite talent that missed 2010 because of suspension. The Vikings need a quarterback to develop, but McShay went with Quinn's talent over the potential of Washington quarterback Jake Locker. I'm not sure I would do the same.
13. Detroit Lions
Player: Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder
Seifert comment: Another value pick and someone who could eventually take over for left tackle Jeff Backus. I'm fine with an offensive tackle here if none of the linebackers or cornerbacks still available are worthy of the No. 13 pick.
29. Chicago Bears
Player: Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget
Seifert comment: The Bears need help at offensive line more than any other position, but there's nothing wrong with adding some youth to their defensive interior.
32. Green Bay Packers
Player: Temple defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson
Seifert comment: The possible departure of free agent Cullen Jenkins would give the Packers a need at defensive end, and Wilkerson is apparently a good fit for the 3-4. Of course, the Packers are also getting back 2010 second-round pick Mike Neal, who was injured for most of last season.