Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly was full of surprises while unveiling his mock draft top 10 on “Path to the Draft.”
Casserly has Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers going No. 1 overall to the Panthers. So far, so good, right?
Next up he has the Broncos at No. 2 taking Alabama DT Marcell Dareus, who he calls “the best defensive lineman in the draft.” At No. 4 is Georgia WR A.J. Green to the Bengals, whom Casserly refers to as the “most complete” and “safest” player in the draft. Several picks later is Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert, the best quarterback available, says Casserly. There’s also USC OT Tyron Smith (to the Cowboys at No. 8), Casserly’s best offensive tackle available.
Casserly’s mock is dominated by seven defensive players, with Green, Gabbert and Smith as the only offensive players selected.
Noticeably absent, as you’ve by now surmised, is easily the most polarizing player available, who many believe could go No. 1 overall: No Cam Newton in this mock draft.
Casserly is known to not be high on Newton and wouldn’t take the Auburn QB in the first round.
After you check out the latest and greatest from Casserly in the video above, leave your take below: Do you think Newton should be a top-10 pick?