CBS Sports' Rob Rang has compiled his latest mock draft and to no one's surprise, has Andrew Luck slotted in the number one spot. Says Rang:
Indianapolis Colts at #1:
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck wasn't quite as athletic in drills or magnetic during the interview process as Robert Griffin III but if the Colts are committed to building their team around a conventional pro-style attack, it is virtually impossible to imagine a scenario in which the Stanford product isn't their choice.
Now, interestingly, Rang has a couple more former Stanford offensive linemen going back to back before we even get into the teens. In this mock, he's got Jonathan Martin heading north to upstate New York.
Buffalo Bills at #10:
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford: The Bills have needed help at offensive tackle since Jason Peters was traded to the Eagles. At 6-5, 312 pounds, Martin has the size and athleticism to handle playing right away and he can handle pressure -- he should be accustomed to it after protecting Andrew Luck's blindside for the past three seasons. By practicing against the 3-4 defense daily at Stanford, Martin could be favored by a Bills' scouting staff that knows any rookie tackle is going to have their hands full facing the talented front sevens featured in the AFC East division.
Heading to the podium directly after his teammate is guard David DeCastro, who'll could have the opportunity to run block for Jamaal Charles, Peyton Hillis, and Dexter McCluster.
Kansas City Chiefs at #11:
David DeCastro, OG, Stanford: The addition of veteran Eric Winston could prove to be a coup for the Kansas City Chiefs but the former Houston Texans' standout might not be the only new face up front should the top of the first round play out as it does in this mock. Left guard remains an area of concern and DeCastro has earned comparisons by scouts to former All-Pros Steve Hutchinson and Steve Wisniewski for his gritty, physical play. Don't think GM Scott Pioli would invest a first-round pick in a guard? He did in 2005 as part of the Patriots, nabbing another All-Pro in Logan Mankins.
A pretty impressive first round this would be for the Cardinal if it plays out this way, with three players chosen in the top-11 picks. Make sure you head over to Rang's mock draft to see where else he's projected the nation's top players as they head to the NFL.
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