2012 NFL Draft: Devon Still Considered Mid-First Round Talent

ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper just put out his first Mock Draft of the young NFL Draft season. It's behind a paywall, so you might not be able to see the whole thing, but you can find it here. He has Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still going fairly high in the first round, at No. 11 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs. Here is some of his rationale.

Romeo Crennel could use a disruptive interior line presence in his system, and Still can be a penetrator in the 3-4, capable of occupying blockers and making plays in against the run while also splitting gaps against the pass. He came on in 2011 at Penn State and should help this defense up front, as the Chiefs also get Eric Berry back in the secondary in 2012.

Still will be a big time talent and just general big person for whichever team drafts him. It's not inconceivable that he could end up going as high or higher as Kiper projects him.

For more on this and all things Penn State Nittany Lions football, head over to Black Shoe Diaries and be sure to keep following SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on the upcoming NFL Draft, check out Mocking the Draft.

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