Pac-12: Mel Kiper Jr.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both released their second mock drafts and the duo is in agreement that the Pac-12 should have three first-round selections.

UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is projected at No. 6 (Kiper) to Atlanta and No. 11 (McShay) to Tennessee.

On why he has Barr out of the top 10, McShay wrote:
I've been a little underwhelmed by what I've seen from him on tape so far, which is why I have him sliding a bit, but I still have more to study and he's a naturally gifted player with a unique combination of athleticism and size.

McShay is higher on USC receiver Marqise Lee (No. 13 to St. Louis) and Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks (No. 18 to the Jets) than Kiper, who has Lee to the Jets at No. 18 and Cooks to the Panthers at No. 28.

The only major Pac-12 related change from Kiper is that he no longer forecasts Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton going in the first round.

For Kiper's draft click here Insider; and for McShay's click here. Insider
Quick, which Pac-12 team will have the most first-round picks in the NFL draft according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.?

If you guessed Oregon State, pat yourself on the back.

The Beavers have a pair of first-round picks projected in Kiper's first mock draft for 2014, which accounts for half the conference's total.

Receiver Brandin Cooks, the 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner, is projected at No. 28 to Carolina (let the Steve Smith comparisons begin) and defensive end Scott Crichton is at No. 31 to Denver.

Kiper has UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr as the conference's top player and second defensive player drafted at No. 6 to Atlanta. USC receiver Marqise Lee, the 2012 Biletnikoff winner, is projected as the No. 3 receiver taken (New York Jets at No. 18).

For the complete mock draft, click here. Insider

Podcast: Mel Kiper talks Heisman race

December, 9, 2011
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ESPN NFL Draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. says the race for the Heisman Trophy is wide open. Plus, Kiper explains where each Heisman candidate falls on his Big Board.

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