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Mayock: Suh and McCoy are easily draft’s top two players

Most draft analysts don’t inspire confidence, but Mike Mayock of NFL Network has consistently proven to be ahead of the competition. When he bangs his fist on the table for a player, we listen.

On Friday, he said that defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska) and Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) are the draft’s top two prospects. By a lot.

The names aren’t surprising, but Mayock’s belief in McCoy is noteworthy. He sees Suh and McCoy as equally valuable and doesn’t see a quarterback as a candidate for the top pick.

“I think it’s a big reach,’' Mayock said. “The logical guy is [Sam] Bradford. I’m not a big [Jimmy] Clausen fan. No way in the world in my mind; that’s today, I’ve still got a lot more work to do on Bradford. Those two players [Suh and McCoy] just dwarf the quarterback issue.’'

Mayock’s words were transcribed by in Detroit, where the Lions hold the second pick. If Mayock is right, Jim Schwartz should be a very happy coach.