Mocks focus on same eight for NFC West

Three quick thoughts after seeing where analysts Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Rob Rang and Nolan Nawrocki see NFC West teams heading in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft:

  • Only eight players appear in the chart. That seems like a small number given that four analysts are making predictions for four teams.

  • The eight players in question play four positions: quarterback, defensive line, cornerback or receiver.

  • It's still a mild upset, in my view, if the Arizona Cardinals select a quarterback in the fifth spot. They want immediate impact from their first-round selection and have said they do not see a sure-fire quarterback available in this draft.

And now, on with the chart.

2011 NFL Draft: Mock Comparison