Originally Posted by dwmyers
He isn't going in the first unless he's a consensus top 25 pick. I don't see him on Kiper's big board; Kiper projects him as the 3rd best guard in the game.
Sorry, but 3rd best in a less-than-urgent need position isn't going to get Blalock into the first round.
Earlier this year he had Blalock in his top 20 but then has been bumping him down. He was on the radio saying that UT linemen are regarded as 'soft' which is why he pushed him down. His big board is how he personally ranks players, not how he thinks they will be drafted.