The ESPN college football and NFL Draft analyst joined ‘The Late Nick Mendola” program Wednesday night to talk the top of the draft, where the Buffalo Bills are projected to pick.
LISTEN TO MCSHAY’S INTERVIEW HERE (McShay joins show about two minutes in).
McShay said he has serious concerns about Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and likes Washington’s Jake Locker, but believes Andrew Luck should be the first overall pick in the NFL Draft and that any team without a franchise signal caller shouldn’t consider anyone else (I’m paraphrasing). FYI: Locker and Luck face-off Saturday night in Washington at 7 p.m. I know I’ll be watching what Bears scout and UB grad Marty Barrett told us to look for while watching a college QB on TV.
McShay said he believes Luck comes from the Sam Bradford camp, which is to say that to which team he would be drafted won’t have anything to do with his decision of whether the sophomore would leave college football early.
The analyst also said the draft is pretty deep into the second round on solid defensive linemen, an opinion Bills fans angling for a non-quarterback early should consider. He also named the only four positions generally worth drafting early and made a sly nod toward the Mel Kiper Jr. controversy.
We know there’s some controversy with draft experts who weren’t “in the league”, but we are fans of McShay’s work and attitude. He’s always been very outgoing and accomodating to me (Nick) at WGR and now at WECK. At the very least, he seems like a good professional.