Rob Rang and Chad Reuter at CBSSports.com have a couple new 2011 NFL Mock Drafts, and they seem to be converging a bit. Both have Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert going to the Carolina Panthers at first overall, and Auburn's Cam Newton going to the Buffalo Bills at No. 3. They're also on the same page with Georgia receiver A.J. Green (who has been slated to go to the Bengals at No. 4 for months now), Texas A&M OLB Von Miller (to the Cardinals at No. 5), LSU corner Patrick Peterson (No. 7 to the 49ers), Auburn DT Nick Fairley (No. 8 to the Titans) and several others.â†µ
One of those, surprisingly, is Miami cornerback Brandon Harris going to the Steelers at No. 31 overall. I say "surprsingly," because there isn't widespread agreement on what position the Steelers will take, and they're picking so late in the round that their likely path will be determined to a large extent based on what happens before it's their turn to act. Here's a scouting report on Harris.â†µ
By the way, Reuter has Pitt defensive end Jabaal Sheard going to the Patriots at pick No. 28. Sheard is usually projected to be more of a second-round pick.