Saw a mock today that had him going at 10, Pouncey at 23. Blast.
That's fine, although I think it has Mike drafting a bit on Maurkice's talent, as has been the case throughout college for him. IMO, talent-wise, he's a R2, probably 2a, but not a 1b/c. Smith didn't run at Indy, due to one or both knees being scoped, which could affect his spot. But I think he's the second OT after Castonzo off the board, and well before us. If he does drop for some reason, he remains my top pick. My second pick, CB Jimmy Smith, Colo., seems to be getting more recent draft momentum up and away from 1.31. So at the moment, my best picks for 1.31 without trade ups or downs:
1. OT Gabe Carimi, Wisc.*Edit:
2. OT Derek Sherrod, Miss. St.
3. OG/C Stefen Wisniewski, PSU
After that, I have a cluster of DL I'm working through, which seems to have good value: NT Taylor, DL Corey Liuget, DE Cameron Heyward, and possibly DE Muhammed Wilkerson and DL Stephen Paea. Some of this is going to depend on workouts, frankly.
I'm less enamored of the CB value if Smith is off: Brandon Harris, Miami, and Aaron Williams, Texas, look to be solid picks but reaches at that spot, IMO.
Not high on OG Danny Watkins, too old; was disappointed with OT Willie Smith, ECU, and his 40, which is nowhere near the great value I was hoping for; big mover up is Marcus Cannon, OT/OG TCU. The big man (6'5", 358#) ran a 5.26, which is about what Carimi and Castonzo did. He looked like a good fit at R2 before, but that may move him up some. Played LT at TCU but some concern over whether he could at the pros; in any event, he looks like the PS vision of an OL for the past few years (Colon, J. Scott, Foster) except fast and nimble.