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New Pac-12 draft projections

4/6/2011

ESPN NFL draft gurus Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have posted new mock drafts that include the first three rounds.

You can see Kiper's hereInsider and McShay's hereInsider.

Here are the Pac-12 players in Kiper's draft (he has the conference being shut out in the third round).

Round one

9. OT Tyron Smith, USC: Dallas

17. DE Cameron Jordan, California: New England

21. OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA: Kansas City

25. QB Jake Locker, Washington: Seattle

26. CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado: Baltimore

29. OT Nate Solder, Colorado: Chicago

Round 2

36. FS Rahim Moore, UCLA: Denver

38. DE Brooks Reed, Arizona: Arizona

43. DT Stephen Paea, Oregon State: Minnesota

54. CB Brandon Burton, Utah: Philadelphia

And here are the conference players in McShay's draft.

Round one

9. OT Tyron Smith, USC: Dallas

12. DE Cameron Jordan, California: Minnesota

22. OT Nate Solder, Colorado: Indianapolis

25. QB Jake Locker, Washington: Seattle

27. DE Brooks Reed, Arizona, Atlanta

Second round

37. DT Stephen Paea, Oregon State: Cleveland

38. OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA: Arizona

46. FS Rahim Moore, UCLA: Denver

48. CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado: Oakland

49. LB Mason Foster, Washington: Jacksonville

56. DT Jurrell Casey, USC: New Orleans

Third rond

84. RB Shane Vereen, California: Tampa Bay

Some interesting differences and similarity, including both having Tyron Smith going to Dallas at No. 9 overall Jake Locker going to the hometown Seahawks at No. 25.

Jimmy Smith lasting to the 48th pick in McShay's draft surprises me. McShay also has Mason Foster and Jurrell Casey going in the second round, while Kiper doesn't even have them picked at the end of his third round.

We shall see.