Mock draft 5.0: Ripple effect of the McNabb deal - Kirwan
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Here are the ripple effects the McNabb trade might have on the draft:
» The Eagles could easily select USC safety Taylor Mays in the first round and then -- with two second-round picks -- they can get Penn State linebacker Navorro Bowman and a longshot defensive end, Austen Lane from Murray State.
» Jimmy Clausen falls in the draft. There may be a landing spot at No. 9 (Buffalo), but if he does not get selected there he could start to slide like Aaron Rodgers did in 2005.
» The Redskins may move out of the No. 4 spot to acquire a second-round pick to make up for the one they lost in the McNabb trade.
» If the Redskins stay put, they most likely would love one of the offensive tackles; Anthony Davis has to be considered
» The Eagles have five of the top 87 draft selections totaling 1,815 trade points -- which means they could move all over this draft or stay put and fill the roster with all kinds of talent.
» The biggest effect of the trade may be on Oakland at No. 8, Buffalo at No. 9, and Denver No. 11. Those teams need to reevaluate personnel and ready their draft boards.
Here's my latest mock draft, which has 12 changes in the first round and includes the second round choice based on what the team did in the first round.
12. Miami Dolphins
Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
There's lots of speculation they will draft NT Dan Williams here, but Bill Parcells' history says Miami will go with an outside linebacker that can rush the passer. Hard to resist a guy that had 57 plays behind the line of scrimmage. One former NFL man said, "I liked Sergio more than (Brian) Orakpo when they played together." (Previous pick: Kindle; second round: Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama)