Todd McShay 2012 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Picks ESPN Analyst Got Wrong

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IApril 24, 2012

STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 26:  Michael Floyd #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gets past Wayne Lyons #2 of the Stanford Cardinal to score a touchdown at Stanford Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Stanford, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Todd McShay is one of the many talking heads on ESPN and in the sports world that have their own opinion of the 2012 NFL draft.

I'm no different.

However, in my infinite wisdom (joking, of course), I noticed some picks in the first round that the almighty McShay has gotten wrong on his almighty "McBoard."

Here are some of the picks that fit that mold from the ESPN analysts mock draft.


13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

This was the first pick I didn't understand.

The Cardinals have one of the greatest wide receivers ever to play in the NFL in Larry Fitzgerald and he isn't slowing down anytime soon. Floyd would be a nice compliment to Fitzgerald, but that isn't nearly the most pressing need for Arizona.

I'm not sure if McShay noticed, but Kevin Kolb was getting his rear-end handed to him last season and the Cardinals must address their offensive line as a result.

Projected pick: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa


14. Dallas Cowboys: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Although Dallas' pass-rush could improve, they desperately need help deep.

Now that Terrence Newman is no longer with the Cowboys, Jerry Jones will be looking to fill that void with a shutdown corner or a safety.

And what better pick than a guy who could play both. No matter how you slice it, there is no way the Cowboys draft a defensive lineman with their first pick.

Projected pick: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama


22. Cleveland Browns: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Never mind that Jonathan Martin's stock has dropped leading up to the draft, the Browns need another skill player to help their ailing offense and a wide receiver seems more likely at this pick.

Colt McCoy will need all the help he can get, and what better way to do that than to pick up a franchise running back with their first pick, and a franchise receiver with their second.

Martin should be a solid player, but it's a little too early to take him here. Look for the Browns to revisit Martin with their first pick in the second round (37th) if it isn't spent on a quarterback.

Projected pick: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor