Zack Martin continues to see his stock rise with the NFL draft less than a month away, as McShay slots the left tackle at No. 17 to the Baltimore Ravens, where McShay has him playing right tackle. Nose guard Louis Nix comes a dozen picks later, at No. 29 to the New England Patriots. McShay sees "Irish Chocolate" adding depth to the Patriots' front and says that Nix could prove to be a major steal this low if he returns to his pre-injury, 2012 form.
McShay has defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt falling to the Tennessee Titans at No. 42. And, in a mild surprise, the analyst has Troy Niklas getting picked 11 slots later at No. 53, citing the long-term potential of the man known in college as "Hercules."
This was the fourth version of McShay's mock. The draft takes place May 8-10.