Thursday, February 10, 2011
Cobb cracks McShay's latest mock draft
By Chris Low
ESPN analyst Todd McShay has former Kentucky receiver Randall Cobb going in the first round of McShay's latest mock NFL draft.
McShay predicts that Cobb, who scored touchdowns last season passing, rushing, receiving and on a punt return, will go No. 26 overall to the Baltimore Ravens.
Cobb is one of 10 SEC players McShay has going in the first round, including three from Alabama. He has defensive tackle Marcell Dareus going No. 6 to the Cleveland Browns, receiver Julio Jones going No. 14 to the St. Louis Rams and running back Mark Ingram going No. 15 to the Miami Dolphins.
Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley will be the No. 2 overall selection, going to the Denver Broncos, according to McShay. He has five SEC players being taken in the top 10 picks. The others are Georgia receiver A.J. Green going No. 4 to the Cincinnati Bengals, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson going No. 7 to the San Francisco 49ers and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton going No. 10 to the Washington Redskins.
Also, McShay has Georgia outside linebacker Justin Houston going No. 24 to the New Orleans Saints and Florida center/guard Mike Pouncey No. 27 to the Atlanta Falcons.
A couple of SEC players missing in this latest mock draft who were earlier thought to be first-round picks were Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis and Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod.
Of course, a lot can happen between now and draft time. The NFL combine is coming up later this month.