Two new mock drafts were spotted Friday at NFL.com. Here’s a rundown:
Pat Kirwan: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Bucky Brooks: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Kuharsky says: Kiwan’s scenario would be a bummer for the Texans, who hope Thomas is there 10 picks later. I’d lean in Brook’s direction based on the depth of the pass rush issues.
Brooks: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
Kuharsky says: Looks like both could help in a big way. Are they influenced by if they believe Jason Babin (if Philly doesn’t match) or Rod Hood can contribute more?
Kirwan: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Brooks: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
Kuharsky says: I’m falling in love with Thomas for them if he’s there. With more needs on defense, can they afford to use the top pick for offense?
Kirwan: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
Kuharsky says: The big need is on the line. But the Colts don’t draft the big need in the first round, they draft the best player. Chance he’s a lineman? Ten to 15 percent?