Friday, April 27, 2007

All the latest draft buzz

A look at the latest draft buzz circulating around former Cal Poly defenders LB Kyle Shotwell and CB Courtney Brown, projected to go on the second day of this weekend's NFL Draft:

• Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. has Courtney Brown going to Jacksonville in the fifth round with the 150th overall pick in his up-to-date mock draft on He did not have Shotwell going in the seven-round draft. Shotwell has been surprisingly left off’s DraftTracker of prospects. has Brown as a fourth-rounder. The site also has Shotwell as a seventh-round or free-agent pickup. doesn't list Brown but has Shotwell going in the seventh round to the St. Louis Rams. also lists Shotwell as a late-round pick.

Terry McCormick in a couple Nashville publications suggests Brown could be a fifth-round pick of the Titans.

• Yahoo! Sports contributor John Murphy of Next Level Scouting, Inc. says Shotwell is one of the top five defensive players not invited to the combine.

• Brown goes in the sixth round to the Green Bay Packers, according to the, and
goes in the fourth round and is among the hidden gems, according to

• Shotwell just missed the cut in a mock draft, while Brown was projected as the 125th overall pick of the New Orleans in the fourth round.

• Brown is a fifth-round pick of San Diego and Shotwell a seventh-round pick of Atlanta, according to

Here's one of our stories in The Tribune this week on the predraft process, noting Shotwell has been projected as a seventh-round pick at best by most experts and mock drafts. There will be complete coverage Saturday through Monday as well.

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