The SB Nation Mock Draft, a three-round monstrosity, is nearing its conclusion.
I had the opportunity to select this morning, and chose James Marten, OT, Boston College with my third and final choice. He's a 6-foot-8, 315-pounder with versatility to play several spots.
If you haven't been keeping tabs my choices went like this:
- Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
- Eric Wright, CB, UNLV
- James Marten, OT, Boston College
KEEP ON EYE ON HIM: Wright, the UNLV corner, is turning into one of the most intriguing stories of this draft. From Peter King of Si.com:
USC doesn't hate the kid; in fact, one USC official told an NFL scout recently that Wright would have easily been the Trojans' best prospect in this draft had he not gotten into his trouble off the field. But he did, and now teams have to decide if he's worth the clean slate, particularly in light of the league's acute attention to player character. I'll say this: I wouldn't be surprised if he was drafted 15th or 50th.
"He's the best cover corner in the draft, though he takes a few too many chances," this scout told me. One problem: Scouts can't figure out why the Vegas coaches subbed for him on quite a few series last year. It wasn't an injury, I'm told.
Here a Q&A with Wright.
JUST GUESSING: It seems lots of teams are talking about moving down. New England has first-round picks at 24 and 28. Don't be surprised if they use one of those picks to oblige somebody looking to move down, and actually move UP and grab a top 15-type player.