Thursday, April 19, 2007

NFL draft predictions for Shotwell, Brown

The NFL Draft is a little over a week away and everybody wants to know where Cal Poly’s top two prospects, LB Kyle Shotwell and CB Courtney Brown, are going to go.
When I last talked to the two former Mustang defenders, neither one was sure where they’d fall in the draft or even what teams were most interested.

The two have talked with a majority of the teams and the general feeling is neither one will be drafted as high as third-rounders Jordan Beck or Chris Gocong before them.

Both are likely second-day picks and could go undrafted all together.
Here’s a look at what various news and scouting services are saying about the two prospects:
Most of the scouting services feel Courtney Brown will be taken in Rounds 4-7.
USA Today notes Brown “erased concerns about his lack of athleticism at his pro day and will be one of top non-combine players drafted.”
has the cornerback as a late-round pick or free agent.
And has him as a fourth-rounder, ranked 17th among available corners and 127th overall out of all players.
notes Shotwell’s draft stock is also rising because of pro-day workouts. He is ranked 22nd among outside linebackers and 299th overall, projected as a seventh-round or free-agent pickup.
The site projects former Cal Poly defenders Chris White and Kenny Chicoine in the free-agent category as well. is releasing a new list of rankings next week in preparation for the NFL Draft on April 28-29. NFL expert
Tom Marino, in a team-by-team breakdown, has Shotwell going in the seventh round to the St. Louis Rams.
also lists him a late-round pick.

4/22 Update: Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. has Courtney Brown (link requires ESPN Insider subscription) going to Jacksonville in the fifth round with the 150th overall pick in his mock draft on Apri 17. He did not have Shotwell going in his seven-round draft.

4/23 Update: In his TFY Draft Preview on, Tony Pauline lists Brown among his hidden gems, going in the fourth round.

Where do you think Shotwell and Brown will be drafted?


Anonymous said...

I have a feeling they will be taken on the second day because of their pro days

Anonymous said...

I think Brown may be an early 4th rounder and Shotwell may make it in the latter part of the 6th round. Good luck to both.