The countdown to the 2011 NFL Draft is on. We’re less than two weeks away from the first round commencing in primetime from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The mock drafts are being filed at a furious pace, including the most recent mock from ESPN’s Todd McShay. McShay’s sixth mock ($) of the draft season is his annual scenario based mock draft in which he lays out three possible scenarios for each team in the first round.
Here’s what Mel Kiper Jr.’s better half had to say about the Detroit Lions, who hold the No. 13 pick this year.
Scenario 1: Getting Amukamara would be the best-case scenario for the Lions, who have not drafted a player who ended up at corner in the past three drafts and have a primary need at the position. He is a plug-and-play prospect who can contribute right away.
Scenario 2: Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo would make sense as a replacement for LT Jeff Backus, who could move inside to guard.
Scenario 3: Address defensive end with Aldon Smith, Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers or Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan.
As the speculation and discussion heats up this next week, be sure to stop by Pride of Detroit and SB Nation’s Mocking the Draft for comprehensive NFL Draft coverage, analysis, and mock draft discussion.