Thursday, April 26, 2012
Checking out McShay's final mock
By Pat Yasinskas
Todd McShay has his final first-round mock draft out, and it has some major changes from what he had Wednesday. Check out this Insider post .
McShay now has the Buccaneers taking LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne at No. 5. That’s a big swing from Wednesday when he had them taking Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly. The big difference here is that Claiborne was available in this scenario. On Wednesday, he was already off the board.
I think the Bucs would be delighted if Claiborne is, in fact, available Thursday night. Of course, I think what happens with Minnesota and the No. 3 pick will go a long way in determining what Tampa Bay ultimately does.
At No. 9, McShay has Carolina taking Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe. McShay could end up being correct, but I have a tough time seeing the Panthers taking a guy who wasn’t all that productive in college and has seen his stock rise after a strong showing at the combine. It would seem out of character for the Panthers to take a workout wonder. Besides, I think there might be other defensive tackles they like better. Plus, in McShay’s scenario, Kuechly and North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples are available. I’m not sure the Panthers would pass on either of those two.