Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tide's Jackson a first-rounder?
By ESPN.com staff
Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson is projected as a first-round pick in Todd McShay's latest mock draft.
McShay has Jackson going 19th to the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson gave up his senior season to enter the NFL draft early.
Overall, McShay has seven players from the SEC going in the first round. Other than Jackson, Florida center Maurkice Pouncey is a new addition at N0. 31 to the Indianapolis Colts.
Tennessee safety Eric Berry will be the highest drafted SEC player, according to McShay. Berry is projected to go seventh overall to the Cleveland Browns. Berry's Tennessee teammate, defensive tackle Dan Williams, also moved up in this mock draft to 18th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rounding out McShay's SEC first-round selections were Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain 12th to the Miami Dolphins, Florida cornerback Joe Haden 13th to the San Francisco 49ers and Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap 17th to the Tennessee Titans.