SI.com's football guru reveals his early predictions for April's NFL draft.
1 ST. LOUISDT
Oklahoma, Jr., 6'4", 298
March 8, 2010
There seem to be equally strong pockets of support for McCoy (below) and Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh going first overall to the Rams. McCoy is considered slightly more adept at penetrating the backfield on the pass rush, while Suh is viewed as a tad more stout against the run.
Nebraska, Sr., 6'4", 302
This much I know: Whether the Lions end up with Suh or McCoy, they will claim to have had their pick rated higher on their board all along. And that's completely fair. You've gotta love the one you're with. They might be telling the truth if they end up with Suh.
3 TAMPA BAYDE
South Florida, Jr., 6'6", 260
This is forecasting a big jump for Pierre-Paul, who went 15th to the Giants in our first mock. He's now viewed as the best edge rusher in the draft, albeit a bit of a risk as a half-year starter at the Division I level.