This is our first mock draft since Feb.10. We will run mock drafts periodically after developments occur, leading up to the first round, which will be held April 22. We are conducting this mock draft after attending the NFL combine in Indianapolis during the weekend:
No. 5 Kansas City: OT Russell Okung, tackle, Oklahoma State. If Okung gets by Detroit at No. 2, and at this point I think he does, Kansas City needs to grab him. He looked great at the combine. He’d help the Chiefs’ line.
Last mock: OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
No. 8 Oakland: OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland. Campbell was a combine star. Oakland loves combine stars. He fits a need. I could see this pairing although Campbell has been inconsistent on the field and he has some character questions.
Last mock: LB Rolando McClain, Alabama.
No. 11 Denver: McClain. The middle linebacker would change Denver’s defense. He’d be a perfect fit
Last mock: WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State.
No. 28 San Diego: DT Terrence Cody, Alabama. Cody arrived at the combine slimmed down 16 pounds from the 370 he weighed at the Senior Bowl in January. Cody would be a great fit as San Diego’s nose tackle. Yes, the Chargers really need a running back, but the running back class is deep. I could see San Diego taking Cody in the first round and a running back such as Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer, Stanford’s Toby Gerhart or Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon in the second round.
Last mock: Dwyer.