More links: Where do you think Bulls will go?
So JupiterBull floats this idea Monday for a contest to see who can come closest to picking the slots where USF's top six NFL draft prospects will be taken this weekend. I don't mean to influence your picks by giving any order, but for simplicity's sake, we'll ask for your picks (actual pick, not round) for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, safety Nate Allen, cornerback Jerome Murphy, receiver Carlton Mitchell, defensive end George Selvie and linebacker Kion Wilson.
We'll count one point for each spot you're off by -- if you say Pierre-Paul goes 16th and he goes 8th, that's eight points against you. Now that I've explained how subtraction works, put your picks in the comments here -- we'll take them all the way through Thursday night, when the draft starts. If anybody scores less than 100 total points, I'll be very impressed. ...
-- Another mock draft to link to: NFL.com's Steve Wyche, who I've known and respected since he was the Miami Herald's Gators writer in the mid-90s, has his mock up, and he has Pierre-Paul falling clear to No. 32 -- I think that's the lowest we've seen in a mainstream mock in at least two months. He mentions Allen as a possibliity at No. 30 to Minnesota.
-- ESPN.com had its eight divisional NFL bloggers run through a mock first round, with each blogger taking picks for the teams they cover. NFC South blogger Pat Yasinkas, who wrote a feature on Jason Pierre-Paul last week, used the Falcons' pick at No. 19 on the defensive end.
-- What does Canada think? TSN.ca has its mock draft, with Pierre-Paul going 14th to the Seahawks.
-- Detroit News has everybody's favorite, putting Pierre-Paul to the Titans at No. 16.
-- The Times-Picayune in New Orleans says that "Jason Paul-Pierre" is a wild card in the draft.