NFL scouts offer first-round insight
Varying opinions, team needs, league-wide buzz make for some interesting picks
Final draft boards are nearing completion both here at Scouts Inc. and across the NFL, with only last-minute medical concerns and character flags likely to change things significantly from here on out.
I reached out to a pair of current NFL scouts (one from the AFC, one from the NFC) and both were nice enough to give up some of their very limited free time early this week to join me in running through a mock first round, and there were definitely some interesting results.
Which players were taken higher and lower than expected? Where did the NFL scouts have a tough time finding fits for teams and which potential picks intrigued them most? And what impressions does McShay take away from the exercise? Become an ESPN Insider to find out.