ESPN's Todd McShay released the first version of his 2012 NFL mock draft earlier today, projecting the first round of April's draft. McShay has Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck as the first pick to the Indianapolis Colts, with USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil and LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne rounding out the top three.
Oklahoma underclassmen Landry Jones and Ronnell Lewis are among McShay's first 32 picks. He has Jones going No. 16 to the Seattle Seahawks and Lewis as the last pick in the first round to the Green Bay Packers. Jones is the fourth quarterback in the first round behind Luck, Baylor's Robert Griffin III (No. 7) and USC's Matt Barkley (No. 8).
Jones has a decision to make after the Insight Bowl. He talked extensively with reporters about his thought process Tuesday night and said where he stacks up against other quarterbacks will not impact his decision to stay or go.
"I don't think you can make a decision based on whether your class is deep," he said. "In every draft, there's going to be guys. (But) there are a lot of different factors in what you want to do."
Lewis, on the other hand, is almost certainly done at Oklahoma. Coach Bob Stoops said Monday that the defensive end would miss the bowl game because of an academic issue, and that he expects Lewis to declare for the NFL draft.
"I don't want to come out and speak for [Lewis], but we've talked and I feel it's in his best interest to go on to the NFL," Stoops said.
What do you think? Should Lewis and Jones come back to Oklahoma for their senior season or leave early for the draft? Here's McShay's full mock draft.