There is probably no member of the media who is more synonymous with the NFL Draft, who almost invented what the modern NFL Draft is than Gil Brandt. He ran the Dallas Cowboys for their first 29 years of existence and likely has as much to do with their 2 Superbowls over that time as Tom Landry.
So when he's got a new mock draft, I'm always interested in what he has to say and the theme of his latest NFL.com mock seems to be offensive line. He's got 4 offensive lineman going in the top 10 and 6 in the top 13.
A position he's clearly not high on is QBs, with only one (Geno Smith) going in the first round.
For the Eagles, it's a very familiar name... CMU OT Eric Fisher.
"Fisher has shown that he's light on his feet and moves very well," wrote Brandt. "I think he'll get much better as he gains experience; he's an excellent, excellent prospect."
For a full analysis of each pick, check out NFL.com.
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan|
|5||Detroit Lions||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia|
|9||NY Jets||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|12||Miami Dolphins||Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|16||St. Louis Rams||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU|
|19||NY Giants||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|20||Chicago Bears||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State|
|22||St Louis Rams (from WAS)||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|25||Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)||Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State|
|26||Green Bay Packers||Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin|
|27||Houston Texans||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|28||Denver Broncos||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington|
|29||New England Patriots||Margus Hunt, DE, SMU|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama|
|32||Baltimore Ravens||Matt Elam, S, Florida|