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McShay mock: Passing on Da'Quan Bowers

4/20/2011

Todd McShay's latest mock draftInsider, published Wednesday on ESPN.com, offers three scenarios for each spot before deciding on a selection. It's worth noting that, hours after we asked you about Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, McShay has both the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions passing on him.

You'll need an Insider subscription to view the entire draft, but here's how it shook out for the four NFC North teams:

12. Minnesota Vikings

McShay's pick:
Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan

Seifert comment: The son of former Vikings tight end Steve Jordan would be a solid pick, but taking him ahead of Bowers? That can only mean the Vikings would have serious concerns about Bowers' knee. Another possibility: Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo.

13. Detroit Lions

McShay's pick:
Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara

Seifert comment: This remains a dream scenario as far as I'm concerned. When we discussed this issue earlier this month, I wasn't considering Bowers as a true option. But the Lions' need for a cornerback is acute.

29. Chicago Bears

McShay's pick:
Baylor guard Danny Watkins

Seifert comment: I would be fine with a guard in this spot, especially considering that five offensive tackles are already off the board in this scenario. I wonder, however, if the Bears would trade out of the pick if that situation arises.

32. Green Bay Packers

McShay's pick:
UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers

Seifert comment: As we've noted all along, outside linebacker is one of the Packers' few actual needs. Be it Arizona's Brooks Reed or Ayers, the pick makes sense.