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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Three Cardinal players in mock draft

By Kevin Gemmell

On the heels of Mel Kiper's latest Big Board, Todd McShay released his first mock draft .

Here's how Stanford's players break down, plus comments from McShay:
Interesting to note that McShay's mock draft doesn't include a first-round tight end. Since 2000, at least one tight end has gone in the first round of the draft, and Stanford's Coby Fleener is certainly one of the top two tight ends in the country. Following the Notre Dame victory, head coach David Shaw said they are scouting the country but "we just can't find anyone like him."

In last season's Orange Bowl, Fleener caught six balls for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Another performance like that in another BCS bowl game could do wonders for his draft stock.