When we last visited the mock drafting skills from ESPN’s Todd McShay, it was back in December and the Chicago Bears were slotted in the 4th position. Back then, he had the Bears taking Michigan safety Jabril Peppers. Much has changed since his first one, including the actual draft order being set, underclassmen declaring and the Senior Bowl affecting the stock of some players.
In McShay’s latest mock draft, he has Peppers down at 17th overall to the Washington Redskins, and his Bears’ selection lines up with the pick form his ESPN cohort, Mel Kiper Jr.
Here’s what McShay had to say about mocking Jonathan Allen, Alabama, defensive end, to the Bears at three overall. “Allen has elite strength and quickness. He's an excellent run-stopper, and he had 15 QB hurries and 10.5 sacks as an interior pass-rusher in 2016. The Bears could also be in the market for a quarterback, but Allen is the pick because of his elite skill set (No. 2 player on my board) and fit in Vic Fangio's base 3-4 scheme.”
McShay had Myles Garrett, OLB/DE from Texas A&M going 1st overall to the Browns, with the 49ers taking Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson at two.
The only thing different about the top of Kiper’s mock was him taking North Carolina QB, Mitch Trubisky.
What would you guys think about the actual draft falling the way McShay is mocking?