McCrystal’s updated mock draft

1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford - Scouting Report
Jim Irsay recently stated that the Colts will consider both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, but there is no reason to think he won’t settle on Luck in the very near future (if he hasn’t already). Luck has all the tools necessary to ensure a smooth transition out of the Peyton Manning era – something which most franchise struggle with for years after losing a franchise quarterback. Griffin is an elite talent, potentially with even more upside than Luck, but he isn’t even in the same ballpark as Luck in terms of NFL readiness.

2. St. Louis Rams – Matt Kalil – OT – USC - Scouting Report
The  Rams will certainly be tempted to trade this pick, especially if the Browns offer up both of their 1st-round picks. However, if the Rams move down they likely miss out on Kalil. And while they need help at a number of positions, if they’re truly committed to building around Sam Bradford then they must address the offensive line first. Kalil may prove to be the only elite left tackle prospect to come from this draft class.

3. Minnesota Vikings - Riley Reiff – OT – Iowa - Scouting Report
If the Rams take Kalil, the Vikings will likely begin serious trade talks with the Redskins, Browns and possibly the Dolphins, all of whom would like to move up for Robert Griffin. But whether they say put or move down a few slots, Reiff figures to be high on their draft board. He isn’t in Matt Kalil’s class, but he does have the ability to take over for Charlie Johnson at left tackle and anchor their line as a quality starter for the next decade. Read more

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