Mel Kiper's updated 1st round mock (3/4/08) (1 Viewer)

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Kiper has Mayo in the first round at number 24. Connor is nowhere to be seen, and I think based on what has been said about him lately that he will be a second round pick. Justin King CB Penn St. was also a first rounder in this latest mock draft. Also seems like DRC is generating huge buzz (a month and a half ago, the dude was a projected 3rd rounder...this is an ascent of Phillip Rivers proportions).
 

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conner could be a good second round pickup for us. im of the opinion that he is a pure wlb, not a mlb like everyone seems to think on here.

he mainly was a wlb in college
 

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He has Rivers going to Arizona at 16, which is right where I think his worth is. I would love it if we could trade with someone between 10 and 15 even for just a replacement 4th pick (Jet's got it for Vilma) so we can take Rivers or one of the equally valued CBs back there.
 

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From Mel's Chat this afternoon:
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Jackson (Fallston, MD): Mel, your latest mock has the Ravens taking Ellis at 8, but DT really isn't a huge area of need for them. What are the chances they get DR-C or McKelvin at that spot and address the huge need at CB?

SportsNation Mel Kiper: (1:27 PM ET ) If you're picking 8th, you have to get one of your top 3-4 players. To me, on my board Ellis is the guy. You're getting good value there. You're getting a guy that could be the top 2-3 player on someone's board. At 8, Ellis is a better player than McKelvin. And DT is a need.

SportsNation Mel Kiper: (1:27 PM ET ) And if Cincy jumps from 9 to 7 to get Ellis, then Baltimore probably would look at a CB and a guy like Rodgers-Cromartie. But Ellis would be a steal at 8.
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Chris (Gilford, NH): Mel, has Rodgers-Cromartie really jumped that much to warrent the Patriots selecting him with number seven overall?

SportsNation Mel Kiper: (1:29 PM ET ) If he had a Michigan helmet on or a USC helmet on, he would be a guaranteed No. 7 pick. You wouldn't have known he was from Tennessee State if he had a different helmet on at the Senior Bowl practices. He has done everything right. He has nailed this whole process so far. He's the No. 1 CB in this draft. He moved up after the Senior Bowl practice and he moved up even further after the combine workouts. He could go 7, 8, 10, 15.
 

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His last question during the chat was about the Saints:

Mike, DC: Which defensive tackle could find his way to the Saints #10 spot?

SportsNation Mel Kiper: (1:59 PM ET ) DT? None of them. No chance of Dorsey and Ellis being there at No. 10. Dorsey goes 2, at worst 3. And I don't feel good about dropping Ellis to 8. And it's too early for Balmer at 10. New Orleans then can look at CB. They brought in Randall Gay. That's why I think McKelvin, who's also a great return man would help that secondary. Since they passed on Trufant a couple of years ago, they've been trying to find a CB. Drafting a quality CB is something they need to do.
 

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