Readers tab Sherrod in AFC East mock draft

With the 23rd pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select ... Derek Sherrod, tackle, Mississippi State.

Sherrod emerged as the choice ahead of Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith in a razor-thin vote.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay agrees with the choice. McShay also projects Philadelphia to grab Sherrod in this slot. But colleague Mel Kiper suggests that's a reach. Kiper sees Sherrod going to the Packers with the first round's final pick.

Our lineup card to date reads ...

  1. Carolina Panthers: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton

  2. Denver Broncos: Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus

  3. Buffalo Bills: Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller

  4. Cincinnati Bengals: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert

  5. Arizona Cardinals: Louisiana State cornerback Patrick Peterson

  6. Cleveland Browns: Georgia receiver A.J. Green

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara

  8. Tennessee Titans: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley

  9. Dallas Cowboys: USC tackle Tyron Smith

  10. Washington Redskins: Alabama receiver Julio Jones

  11. Houston Texans: North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers

  13. Detroit Lions: Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo

  14. St. Louis Rams: Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget

  15. Miami Dolphins: Alabama running back Mark Ingram

  16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith

  17. New England Patriots: Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt

  18. San Diego Chargers: California defensive end Cameron Jordan

  19. New York Giants: Florida center Mike Pouncey

  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan

  21. Kansas City Chiefs: Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi

  22. Indianapolis Colts: Colorado tackle Nate Solder

  23. Philadelphia Eagles: Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod

The New Orleans Saints are next up in the order with the 24th selection.

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