ESPN's Todd McShay is the last of the media bigwigs to release his final 2011 NFL Mock Draft, and - surprise! - projects Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus to the Buffalo Bills with the third overall pick.
Four of the biggest and most well-respected NFL Draft analysts on the planet - Mel Kiper, Mike Mayock, Rick Gosselin and now McShay - have projected Dareus to Buffalo in the last 24 hours. Each has the same projected top three, as well - Cam Newton to Carolina, Von Miller to Denver, and Dareus to Buffalo.
This is arguably the most unpredictable draft in recent memory, with the league's labor situation creating the sort of chaos that will snowball as teams begin adding talent to their rosters for the first time this off-season. However, every year, there's always a good amount of last-minute clarity at the top of the draft. With Kiper, Mayock, Gosselin and now McShay all sending Dareus to Buffalo, I think it's pretty safe to say that Dareus is now the front-runner to be the Bills' pick tonight.