Defense rules atop the mock draft board
The NFL season is nearing an end, but the draft order is as much up in the air as the playoff picture. As it stands now, though, the Carolina Panthers are holding on to the No. 1 overall pick.
Here's a quick look at how the top pick and the rest of the top five might play out if the draft were held today. Four defensive players and one skill-position player make the cut right now, and all five are underclassmen.
Are the Panthers in the market for a quarterback even with 2010 second-round pick Jimmy Clausen currently starting? Which teams currently in the top five need help along the defensive line? And who makes the cut from a deep cornerback class? Todd McShay has all the answers for ESPN Insiders.