Todd McShay released the sixth version of his 2011 NFL Mock Draft and he went with a different angle this time. McShay came up with a scenario-based mock draft in which he provides three possible 2011 NFL Draft day scenarios for each team in the first round.
I've posted the details after the jump, but his top three scenarios in order are:
In reading through his reasons, it seems like the Quinn and Amukamara scenarios are more like 2a and 2b, as opposed to one definitely over the other. In scenario two McShay says Quinn could beef up the 49ers pass rush. In scenario three he says they could go with Prince Amukamara if Peterson is off the board and they don't value any available pass-rusher at the seventh pick.
Quinn is showing up all over the draft board and I'm curious how people view him, particularly compared to Prince Amukamara. Anything could happen in the draft but it seems like Amukamara and Quinn could be two of the most likely options with the seventh pick.
Needs: QB, NT, CB, OLB, WR
Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Scenario 1: With Miller and the top two quarterbacks off the board, Peterson is a no-brainer for a team that finished 24th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (231).
Scenario 2: Quinn would fit as an outside linebacker who can help beef up the 49ers' pass rush in their 3-4 scheme.
Scenario 3: If Peterson is off the board and San Francisco isn't high on any available pass-rusher, Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara would offer help for the pass defense.