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RWills
02-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Arizona - Marc Bulger
Minnesota - Donovan McNabb
Carolina - Vince Young
San Francisco - Matt Flynn
Buffalo Ė Alex Smith, Tyler Thigpen

1. Carolina Panthers -DE- DaQuan Bowers
- With Brayton and Johnson FAís and Brown a situational pass rusher DE becomes a big need. Bowers will start from day 1 at LDE and fill the Peppers role that was missed so much last year. Newton and Fairley should be considered as well.
2. Denver Broncos -CB- Patrick Peterson
- Cover corners are in big demand and the Broncos are about to lose Bailey to FA and Cox to prison and with Dawkins ready to be released says that Peterson is the pick. Dareus and Fairley will got long looks.
3. Buffalo Bills -DE- Marcell Dareus
- There run defense was gutted all year and have nothing of a pass rush. Dareus can start from day 1 and gives the front youth and versatility against the run and pass. Newton, Von Miller and Peterson could also be in play for pick #3.
4. Cincinnati Bengals -QB- Cam Newton
- This pick is following the Pattern that Mike Brown has took with his last 3 QBís. Palmer has 1 foot out the door and Newton can sit and learn for a year.
5. Arizona Cardinals -OLB- Von Miller
- Miller is exactly who Horton wants setting him off the edge to get the QB. I donít expect them to look at a QB in round 1 and I wouldnít be surprised if they grab AJ Green as they are on the cusp of losing Fitz.
6. Cleveland Browns -DT- Nick Fairley
- Cleveland is very happy that Fairley has fell into their lapse and replace Shaun Rogers in their new 4-3 look. Green is also an option as well as Quinn at DE.
7. San Francisco 49ers -CB- Prince Amukamara
- Look for Clements to be released and maximum the need of a CB. Amukamara is seen as the more fluid cover corner than Peterson and will start on the defense. Quinn, Watt and Gabbert could all be looked at but Amukamara is more of a need and less risk with such a high pick.
8. Tennessee Titans -QB- Blaine Gabbert
- Rusty Smith is the only QB on the roster and they have already admitted that a FA vet will be very hard with the lockout.
Gabbert will give Tennessee a direction to go in and with Palmer ready to mentor the intelligent passer.
9. Dallas Cowboys -DE- JJ Watt
- Watt reminds me a lot of Aaron Smith, a 5-tech that can use his hands to get to the QB. Watt should be able to maximize Wareís pass rush ability, something Spencer wasnít able to do. 5-tech is a big need along with OL but no lineman is worth a top 10 pick.
10. Washington Redskins -QB- Colin Kapernick
- Missing out on both QBís and seeing that Minny, Miami, Jax and Seattle behind them needing a QB they reach for the strong armed mobile QB Shanny likes. I originally had Green slotted here but there is always craziness on draft day and QBís are valued much more than WRís despite the rankings.
11. Houston Texans -OLB- Robert Quinn
- Quinn, a top 3 player based on talent as fallen because of his suspension. Texans would be happy to get a Ware like pass rusher in their new 3-4 to seriously help an area of need.
12. Minnesota Vikings -DE- Cam Jordan
- Edwards will look for the best deal on the market and Griffen just killed his chances this offseason. Minny had trouble getting to the QB when Allen was ineffective and Jordan is the perfect LDE who can slide inside on passing downs to maximize his versatility.
13. Detroit Lions -OT- Anthony Castonzo
- Stafford needs to be protested if he wants to survive. Backus has a year or 2 left and Castonzo will replace former BC lineman on the right side until the left side is ready. Castonzo is more ready than Smith and Solder and his IQ and toughness will be a plus to Detroitís staff.
14. St Louis Rams -WR- AJ Green
- All of St Louis and especially Bradford is ecstatic to see someone of Greenís talents fall this far but defensive lineman, QBís and true cover corners are much more coveted than WRís.
15. Miami Dolphins -WR- Julio Jones
- Needing a weapon next to Brandon Marshall to stretch the field was more of the problem than the QB imo. Getting a WR that knows how to get down field will give this slow offense a much needed kick in the ass.
16. Jacksonville Jaguars -CB- Jimmy Smith
- Smith is rising fast with comparisons to Chris McAllister and corner is by far the biggest need for Jacksonville. Pouncey or Kerrigan can be options as well.
17. New England Patriots -OLB- Ryan Kerrigan
- Kerrigan is a non-stop pest to opposing QBís and tackles getting in the backfield against the run and pass. Kerrigan should become their best pass rusher, donít be surprised to see a lineman like Pouncey or a trade down.
18. San Diego Chargers -OLB- Aldon Smith
- Smithís potential would put him in the top 12 picks but he is raw and doesnít have a lot of experience. Smith will challenge former 1st rd pick Larry English and back up Phillips who isnít getting any younger.
19. New York Giants -OT- Tyson Smith
- LT and RT is a need for the Giants so unless a major talent falls, expect them to go OL. Smith has the highest upside of the bunch of lineman and a fixture for years. Liuget & Pouncey are other possibilities.
20. Tampa Bay Bucs -DE- Adrian Clayborn
- Last year they beefed up the middle, now they need to focus on the outside. Clayborn will fit in a LDE who is a good leader and very good at stopping the run but getting to the QB is a question which is why he has fallen out of the top 10 after his Jr year.
21. Kansas City Chiefs -NT- Phil Taylor
- He is this yearís top NT in the draft and will be selected higher than he ranks. KC could look at C with Pouncey but his shotgun snaps are too much of a risk in round 1, Houston or a WR could also be options.
22. Indianapolis Colts -DT- Corey Liuget
- OT is a need but I feel Solder is to raw for Polians likes after he struck out on Ugoh and elects to finally beef up the middle that gets gashed too often. Liuget is a natural 4-3 under tackle that will play perfect with Muir next to him and Moala rotating in.
23. Philadelphia Eagles -G/C- Mike Pouncey
- Philly has a huge whole at RG and C so Pouncey will fill one of those spots. Not as high ranked as his brother but very talented with his size and athleticism. RT is a need as well along with CB.
24. New Orleans Saints -RB- Mark Ingram
- Look for the Saints to blow-up their backfield and Ingram is a 3-down RB that can give Payton more of a consistent running game, keeping the blitzerís off of Brees.
25. Seattle Seahawks -QB- Jake Locker
- Locker will not fall past hometown hero and a coaching connection as well. QB is the biggest need as Whitehurst has shown that he is not a starter in this league.
26. Baltimore Ravens -OT- Nate Solder
- Baltimore always goes BPA and Solder keeps that trend, very talented but raw Solder will allow Gaitor to leave and Oher to play on the right side where he plays at a All-Pro level and low Yanda to play his more natural position at RG. The running game was a disappointment and adding Solder should help out.
27. Atlanta Falcons -WR- Titus Young
- Young will be what they hoped Douglas would be and also allow Jenkins to leave via FA. Falcons can also look at the offensive line as well with 4 starters due for FA.
28. New England Patriots -T/G- Gabe Carimi
- This picks will depend on what happens at 17 and can go in any direction of need (RB,WR,OL,DL,LB) or trade down. In this scenario they grab Carimi who showed he can play OG and OT. If they resign Light look for him to play RG an eventually play RT with Volmer moving to the left side.
29. New York Jets -WR- Jonathan Baldwin
- Holmes, Edwards and Smith are FAís and Cotchery isnít getting any younger. Baldwin play is very similar to Edwards play and should fit in with the rest of the team.
30. Chicago Bears -OT- Derek Sherrod
- Chris Williams busted out as a tackle and guard. Sherrod like Williams has great feet but unlike Williams Sherrod is big with a massive wing spread to play the coveted left tackle.
31. Pittsburgh Steelers -CB- Brandon Harris
- They want to re-sign Ike Taylor but these playoffs show how much a cover corner is needed on this team. OL is also a big need but they wonít reach to fill a void.
32. Green Bay Packers -LB- Akeem Ayers
- Desmond Bishop is the only guaranteed returner in the middle and they have nobody on the opposite side of Matthews. Ayers has the ability to play the inside and outside in a 3-4. A 5-tech and OL is also needed as well.


33. New England Patriots DE Cameron Heyward
- Not the pass rusher as Ballard or Wilkerson for a 5-tech but Heyward anchors much better against the run and has the work ethic to become a 3-down 5-tech and could be a steal.
34. Buffalo Bills OLB Justin Houston
- Pass rushers, donít often fall this far and the Bills biggest need is pass rusher.
35. Cincinnati Bengals WR Torrey Smith
- Smith comes in with Newton for the future of Cincy. Smithís speed over the top will work great with Simoson/Shipley/Gresham over the middle and allow 85 to hit the road.
36. Denver Broncos DT Muhammad Wilkerson
- They gambled on passing both Dareus and Fairley at #2 and are very happy that they are able to get a poor manís Fairley. Wilkerson should fit nicely next to Jamal Williams allowing him to rush the passer.
37. Cleveland Browns RB Ryan Williams
- Hillis was a huge plus but doesnít put the fear in opposing teams. Williams teaming with Hillis gives the backfield a homerun threat every time he touches the ball.
38. Arizona Cardinals OG Danny Watkins
- Watkins fits what the Wiz wants, tough no-nonsense road grader to replace Tutui who is looking for a huge contract.
39. Tennessee Titans DT Stephan Paea
- Getting a run stuffing DT with first round value in the second is a huge plus. Paea should easily fit in rotation.
40. Dallas Cowboys OT Marcus Cannon
- RT and LG are big needs along the line and Cannon fits what Jones likes in his lineman, Size.
41. Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson
- Hankerson is the big bodied target that can shield opponents and get in the endzone making Kapernicks job easier
42. Houston Texans FS Rahim Moore
- With Taylor gone they go with their next biggest need, FS. Moore is a playmaker who fits a huge hole on a shaky secondary.
43. Minnesota Vikings QB Andy Dalton
- Both Spielman and Frazier wants a vocal leader with good feet, accuracy and intangiblesÖthat is why Mallett is falling.
44. Detroit Lions CB Aaron Williams
- OLB is such a huge need but Detroit doesnít need to reach. Williams is the BPA and a position of need should be able to start from day 1 as their top corner.
45. San Francisco 49ers OLB Brooks Reed
- Lawson is not the pass rusher they hoped he would be and is a FA. Reed is a relentless pass rusher in the mold of Clay Matthews and should help improve the overall defense.
46. Denver Broncos MLB Martez Wilson
- If DJ Williams isnít traded he will be moved back to his playmaking spot at WLB, leaving a hole at MLB. Wilson should start from day 1 an compete as DROY with all the tackles he will amass.
47. St Louis Rams DT Drake Nevis
- RB and OG are needs for the offense but Spags likes pass rushers and Nevis will be able to collapse the pocket and wreck havoc in the backfield.
48. Oakland Raiders T/G Ben Ijalana
- Gallery might not be back, Henderson is a FA, there is a huge hole at RT and C and Bruce Campbell is in position limbo. Ijalana will need training camp to find out where he will play but he is just as talented as the 1st round prospects.
49. Jacksonville Jaguars QB Ryan Mallett
- Top 15 talent falls from over criticism and off-field troubles is the perfect situation for Jax allowing Mallett to sit a year.
50. San Diego Chargers DE Christian Ballard
- Castillo is consistent but not spectacular but there is a hole on the other side. Ballard can play DE in both 3-4 and 4-3 and fits what SD does with their 5-techs.
51. Tampa Bay Bucs OT Orlando Franklin
- They have holes at RG and RT. Franklin has played all positions but center and most likely find a home at RT, protecting their franchise signal caller.
52. New York Giants RB Mikel Leshoure
- Can go much higher on the board if he runs good at combine. Leshoure will replace the complaining Brandon Jacobs and give the Giants insurance on soon-to-be FA and oft injured Bradshaw to split with.
53. Indianapolis Colts G/C Stefan Wisniewski
- Jeff Saturday canít play forever and Wisniewski will be his understudy. His intelligence and toughness will help out in the running game and can see time a guard before his move to center.
54. Philadelphia Eagles CB Brandon Burton
- There is a hole opposite of Samuel and the defense was hurt when Samuel was out with injury.
55. Kansas City Chiefs WR Randall Cobb
- Cobb is the perfect complement to Bowe with his savvy hands, route-running and RAC.
56. New Orleans Saints DE Allen Bailey
- Once considered a top 10 pick, Baileyís fall from grace is really his rawness. He will play opposite of Will Smith as the LDE and can move inside on passing downs.
57. Seattle Seahawks CB Ras-I-Dowling
- Like Bailey, Dowling was once considered a top 10 pick, but injuries helped slow his progress and Seattle could be getting a steal at the bottom of round 2.
58. Baltimore Ravens WR Jerrel Jernigan
- Jerniganís speed and quickness should play off of Boldin and Mason in the slot, a poor manís Harvin.
59. Atlanta Falcons RB Kendall Hunter
- Turner is aging and they would like to add speed at the RB position. Hunter is the perfect complement to spell Turner and also play on passing downs with his great pas protection.
60. New England Patriots RB Daniel Thomas
- Thomas can be a 3-down RB with his ability to catch the ball, pass protect and pound the ball inside
61. San Diego Chargers TE Kyle Rudolph
- San Diegoís offense is different when Gates is injured, and Gates has been injured too often and with his age climbing, expect the same. Rudolph will be Gates understudy and allow Norv to run some 2 TE sets.
62. Chicago Bears WR Greg Little
- This year really showed a lack of a number 1. Little is a lot like Hicks of the Giants, though Little couldnít show it with being suspended but he has the speed and size to get downfield and allow Knox to be a more natural #2.
63. Pittsburgh Steelers OG Clint Boling
- OL is a nig need and Boling will either play RG or RT, a smart, tough, versatile lineman
64. Green Bay Packers OG Rodney Hudson
- Colledge is all but out the door and Hudson will be given the 1st opportunity to replace him.

RWills
02-16-2011, 02:09 PM
65. Carolina Panthers TE Luke Stocker
- Carolina hasn't had a threat at TE since the last days of Walls. Rivera knows the importance of a TE while with San Diego.
66. Cincinnati Bengals SS DeAndre McDaniels
- Roy Williams is out, don't be surprised if McDaniels is a 16 game starter
67. Denver Broncos OT Marcus Gilbert
- They will allow Ryan Harris walk and Gilbert brings more run blocking that fits Fox.
68. Buffalo Bills CB Johnny Patrick
- Drayton is a FA and both McKelvin and McGee have been ok when not injured.
69. Arizona Cardinals CB Curtis Brown
- Both Tolner and DRC need help and someone to push them for their jobs
70. Cleveland Browns DE Pernell McPhee
- McPhee is good value in round 3 and ease the transition, imo McPhee can play both sides
71. Dallas Cowboys FS Quinton Carter
- Carter is a playmaker and brings a vocal leadership to a backfield that needs it.
72. New Orleans Saints OLB Bruce Carter
- A borderline first round talent fallen because of injury, Carter could start OLB
73. Houston Texans NT Kendric Ellis
- NT's are hard to find, Ellis fits that piece their line is missing.
74. New England Patriots G/C Jon Moffitt
- Another Badger showed good feet and versatility at Sr bowls
75. Detroit Lions OLB Mason Foster
- Foster should easily win either OLB spot and make a difference on a needy team.
76. San Francisco 49ers QB Christian Ponder
- Flynn isn't the only option for the future, Ponder has the talent to be that guy.
77. Tennessee Titans DE Jabaal Sheard
- Undersized but relentless can get after the QB, needed as Babin has 1 foot out the door
78. St Louis Rams RB DeMarco Murray
- DeMarco is the perfect complimentary player to spell Jackson.
79. Miami Dolphins RB Shane Vereen
- Short, Fast and thick Vereen will bring some speed to a slow team, can he carry the load?
80. Jacksonville Jaguars FS Ahmad Black
- Filling another big need with a playmaker who plays bigger than his size
81. Oakland Raiders CB Davon House
- Talented, fast but thin; will it be his job to replace an all-pro?
82. San Diego Chargers RB Jacquizz Rodgers
- The perfect compliment for Blount just gives Freeman another weapon
83. New York Giants OLB Mark Herzlich
- Still looking to improve the LB depth, Herz could potentially be a huge steal
84. Tampa Bay Bucs CB Rashard Carmichael
- Barber can't play forever, Carmichael is a feisty understudy
85. Philadelphia Eagles DT Jurrell Casey
- Casey is the type of penetrator that Washburn likes.
86. Kansas City Chiefs OT Jah Reid
- RT is in need of an upgrade, Jah Reid reminds me of Kareem McKenzie
87. Indianapolis Colts WR Vincent Brown
- Savvy and sure handed Brown can add depth and be a starter down the road.
88. New Orleans Saints DT Terrell McClain
- Showed in the all-star garmes he can compete with the bigger competition
89. San Diego Chargers MLB Kevin Sheppard
- Both Barnett and Cooper are FA's, Sheppard has the size and showed sideline speed
90. Baltimore Ravens DE Cedric Thornton
- Long armed and very quick first step can compete for starter opposite Ngata
91. Atlanta Falcons OT James Carpenter
- Showed he can play LT , can also play some OG for a team seriously needing some depth
92. New England Patriots WR Tandon Doss
- Doesnít play to his size, but is quick and savvy and should put pressure on their younger WRís
93. Chicago Bears CB Jalil Brown
- The long armed press corner is similar to Tillman and will compete with Jennings and Bowman to start.
94. New York Jets DE Marvin Austin
- First round talent, 4th round laziness. Rex can fire this guy up and could be a steal in his system.
95. Pittsburgh Steelers MLB Nate Irving
- James Farrior canít play forever and Irving is a good understudy for the future
96. Green Bay Packers WR Austin Pettis
- James Jones is a FA and Driver might hang it up, Pettis is very similar to Nelson


97. Carolina Panthers DT Jarvis Jenkins
- DT is a major need and Jenkins is very good value here teaming up with former teammate Bowers.
98. New England Patriots OLB Jeremy Beal
- Beal fits the mold that BB likes in his 34 OLBís and should form a good rotation with Cunningham, Banta-Cain and Kerrgian.
99. Buffalo Bills G/T DeMarcus Love
- DeMarcus had an awful Sr bowl but the guy is nasty and long armed, will be looked at as their future RT or RG.
100. Cincinnati Bengals RB Delone Carter
- Benson is up in the air about returning for the right money and they have no workhorse behind him.
101. Cleveland Browns OT Lee Ziembra
- Ziembra fits the scheme Shurmur wants and should fit in and compete for the RT spot.
102. Arizona Cardinals WR Cecil Shorts
- Fitz might bolt and they have no plans to re-sign Breaston
103. Philadelphia Eagles OT Chris Hairston
- RT is always being looked to upgrade and should be out Dunlap for the back-up RT and possibly future starter.
104. Houston Texans CB Chykie Brown
- Staying in Texas Brown could battle for a major role on a defense in need of help.
105. Minnesota Vikings SS Robert Sands
- SS is in need of upgrading and Sands has the size to play line and the speed to play back
106. Detroit Lions G/C William Rackley
- Smart OT who will move inside gives Detroit more talent and depth along a shaky unit
107. San Francisco 49ers DE Lawrence Guy
- Guy has the frame to play the 5-tech in a 3-4 and add beef to a much needed line.
108. Tennessee Titans OLB Dontay Moch
- OLB is a need and Moch reminds me on Boley as an undersized Strong side who can get to the QB
109. Dallas Cowboys MLB Quan Sturdivant
- Brooking has 1 year left and Sturdivant should be able team with Lee for years.
110. Miami Dolphins QB Ricky Stanzi
- Henne was almost run out of town and will get another chance with new weapons, but Stanzi could be the future.
111. St Louis Rams OG Andrew Jackson
- Jackson is a poor manís Logan Mankins and should be a starter at either guard spot by years end
112. Oakland Raiders DE Sam Acho
- Look for Oakland to move him to OLB on running downs and bring him to the line on passing downs.
113. Jacksonville Jaguars WR Nile Paul
- Walker showed he cannot be depended on as a #1 and Toliver has everything to be a #1 if he develops.
114. San Francisco 49ers DT Sione Fua
- They are letting Franklin test FA and Fua who played nose at Stanford knows the system already.
115. Tampa Bay Bucs TE Lance Kendricks
- Kendricks will learn under Winslow for a year or 2 before being the starter of the future
116. New York Giants C Jake Kirkpatrick
- They need to start looking for a replacement for Shaun OíHara, Kirkpatrick improved everyday at the Sr bowl
117. Philadelphia Eagles FB Stanley Havili
- Havili fits what Reid likes in his FBís and is cheaper and more athletic than the FB currently on the roster
118. Indianapolis Colts S/CB Eric Hagg
- Hagg brings size and versatility to a small defense with questions a S. Hagg can play both safety spots and nickel corner
119. Jacksonville Jaguars OLB Chris Carter
- Former end is climbing charts as a strong side who can get at the QB on passing downs
120. Buffalo Bills TE DJ Williams
- Gailey likes to get creative with his offenses and Williams has the speed and quickness to create mismatches
121. Baltimore Ravens CB Kendric Burney
- Burney is a quick and feisty corner who knows how to get his hands on the ball and should replace Washington as the nicel
122. Atlanta Falcons DE Greg Romeus
- Romeus should replace Anderson and able to apply more pressure on the QB as well as support the run
123. Seattle Seahawks G/T Jason Pinkston
- Pinkston will find a home at RT or OG and should fit nicely in Cableís system, could end up a starter.
124. Chicago Bears LB Colin McCarthy
- McCarthy should be able to play and add depth to all 3 spots in Chicago, could compete for the strong side
125. New York Jets S Will Hill
- Very talented but very troubled, fits the Jets, both FS are FAís
126. Pittsburgh Steelers FS Deunta Williams
- Ryan Clark canít maintain his play and depth is needed. Williams is very good value here.
127. Green Bay Packers RB Taiwan Jones
- Will replace what Brand Jackson was able to do on passing downs.


128. Carolina Panthers CB Richard Sherman
- This could be the last season for Gamble and corner depth needs size
129. Buffalo Bills MLB Casey Matthews
- Can add some weight and be one of those fan favorites underrated players
130. Cincinnati Bengals DE Pierre Allen
- Odom is not the same player he was 2 years ago and carries a high cap number, Allen rotates with Dunlap and Johnson
131. Tampa Bay Bucs FS Jaiquawn Jarrett
- Coverage in the backfield was missing all year, Jarrett is a little unknown but can surprise some people.
132. Arizona Cardinals OT James Brewer
- Brewster isnít as ready as Safold but did flash at times and could be looked at to replace Brown in the near future.
133. Cleveland Browns CB Chimdi Chekwa
- Looks like Eric Wright will be playing elsewhere, staying in state Chimdi should be a good fit for their new defense.
134. Houston Texans WR Jeremy Kerley
- Kerley will compete to return kicks, punts and could see some time in the slot.
135. Minnesota Vikings WR Terrance Toliver
- They need a 3rd WR and insurance that Rice is fully healthy, if Toliver hits his stride, this is a steal
136. Detroit Lions LB Greg Jones
- Jones has fallen, he might have to play the weakside and staying in state should help motivate prove his critics wrong.
137. San Francisco 49ers FS Jeron Johnson
- San Fran has been looking for consistency from their safeties for a few years now
138. Tennessee Titans OG Steve Schilling
- The running game is important to Tennessee and Schilling will add talent and depth on the interior that struggled
139. Dallas Cowboys RB Roy Helu
- Either Barber or Choice will be shown the door.
140. Washington Redskins DE David Carter
- Carter has the size and frame to play outside in a 3-4 giving Washington much needed youth
141. St Louis Rams OLB KJ Wright
- Both strong and weakside is looking for an upgrade. Wright adds pass rush ability from the strongside.
142. Miami Dolphins NT Jerrell Powe
- NT is yet another need unless they move Starks back to the nose.
143. Jacksonville Jaguars SS Da'Norris Searcy
- They upgraded at free safety now they look at upgrading at strong safety, Searcy will battle Greene.
144. Oakland Raiders C Kristofer O'Dowd
- Center is a need and Al Davis likes tough local boys.
145. Philadelphia Eagles OLB Lawrence Wilson
- Ernie Sims wasnít the answer at WLB
146. Minnesota Vikings RB Jordan Todman
- Todman is the perfect passing down complement
147. Kansas City Chiefs C Brandon Fusco
- Weigman is hanging them up and they are looking to bolster a thin line
148. Kansas City Chiefs OLB Bruce Miller
- Will battle Sheffield and Studebaker for the spot opposite of Hali
149. Indianapolis Colts RB Bilal Powell
- Addai is a FA, Brown has been a disappointment and Hart is not a playmaker. Powell is very underrated at this point.
150. Washington Redskins OLB Mario Addison
- Carter was a failed attempt at OLB in the 3-4. Addison follows the other coming from Troy
151. Seattle Seahawks WR Greg Salas
- Salas brings size, route running and hands
152. Seattle Seahawks DE Brandon Bair
- Bair is flying under the radar and can become a decent LDE down the road
153. Atlanta Falcons CB Shareece Wright
- More bodies are needed despite signing Robinson, Wright is good at pressing with good size
154. New England Patriots S/CB Marcus Gilchrist
- Gilchrist has the mentality of a Patriot and his long arms, tackling and ability to cover the slot will allow Merriweather to walk after next season.
155. Chicago Bears DT Martin Parker
- He will not be a starter in this league imo, but he will be for Chicago what Atkins was for Cincy last year.
156. New York Jets TE Lee Smith
- They need a TE that is more like a tackle, and Smith showed he can help in the passing game
157. Pittsburgh Steelers OT Joseph Barksdale
- Colon should be resign and Barksdale is insurance, good develop on left side, but better suited on right side
158. Green Bay Packers DE Adrian Taylor
- Jenkins could be gone and though they drafted Neal last year more bodies are needed.

SeanTaylorRIP
02-16-2011, 02:11 PM
I'm sorry but Kaepernick to the Skins at #10 is the most horrendous pick I've ever seen.

prock
02-16-2011, 02:12 PM
I hope Dalton doesn't go second round... And the fact you have Kaepernick #10 overall to the Skins over AJ Green, or over about 40 other players in fact, is so stupid it is mystifying.

AkiliSmith
02-16-2011, 02:17 PM
Newton = fail

RWills
02-16-2011, 02:17 PM
I hope Dalton doesn't go second round... And the fact you have Kaepernick #10 overall to the Skins over AJ Green, or over about 40 other players in fact, is so stupid it is mystifying.

Don't underestimate the ability for a QB to climb. Phillip Rivers, Josh Freeman, Jay Cutler, Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young...you can keep going...all these guys were not first round material at the end of the college season. Im taking a chance and the kid could blow up at the combine. I am not saying this is where I have him ranked

Look at Alualu, nothing is mystifying in the NFL draft and if you think otherwise then you don't know the NFL draft

Matthew Jones
02-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Nice first three picks for New England. I don't see Daniel Thomas though. Tall running backs don't last long, especially when they're slow, have ball security issues, run upright, and can't block. DeMarco Murray would work better there - great blocker, lots of experience catching the ball, would be protected by being in a three-back committee. Moffitt is good. I don't know if the Patriots would draft a guy like Doss in the third round - if they go wide receiver, I'd guess it's more of a veteran mentor who can hold down the fort for a while so guys like Tate/Price can develop, similar to what they tried with Holt last year. Kendric Burney seems like someone they'd like there. Beal is a good pick. Nice job overall.

SeanTaylorRIP
02-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Don't underestimate the ability for a QB to climb. Phillip Rivers, Josh Freeman, Jay Cutler, Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young...you can keep going...all these guys were not first round material at the end of the college season. Im taking a chance and the kid could blow up at the combine. I am not saying this is where I have him ranked

Look at Alualu, nothing is mystifying in the NFL draft and if you think otherwise then you don't know the NFL draft

Are you kidding me? VY, Jamarcus, Rivers, Cutler, Freeman weren't first round picks at the end of the season? Really the only guy on that list who wasn't slated as a first rounder pre workouts is Freeman and he was in that early 2nd range. Right now I don't know anyone who has Kaepernick as a first day pick and defenitely not over Locker as much of a Locker hater I am.

T-RICH49
02-16-2011, 02:33 PM
KC needs to get an OLB sooner then the 5th round.and WTF is our 4th round pick?

RWills
02-16-2011, 02:47 PM
Are you kidding me? VY, Jamarcus, Rivers, Cutler, Freeman weren't first round picks at the end of the season? Really the only guy on that list who wasn't slated as a first rounder pre workouts is Freeman and he was in that early 2nd range. Right now I don't know anyone who has Kaepernick as a first day pick and defenitely not over Locker as much of a Locker hater I am.

VY and Jamarcus were 3rd round until the bowl game and sealed top picks with their workouts. Rivers and Cutler were not a first until after their Sr bowl performances. Go way back and look it up

DiG
02-16-2011, 02:50 PM
I'm sorry but Kaepernick to the Skins at #10 is the most horrendous pick I've ever seen.

ha i stopped reading as soon as i saw that.

SeanTaylorRIP
02-16-2011, 02:51 PM
VY and Jamarcus were 3rd round until the bowl game and sealed top picks with their workouts. Rivers and Cutler were not a first until after their Sr bowl performances. Go way back and look it up

Bowl games and Senior bowl are done. Cutler and Rivers were already in first round discussion, maybe they helped their status especially Cutler at the combine, but his combine performance did not put him in the first round. Kaepernick is not going to rise to top 10 purely on workouts given his uneven senior bowl especially. I'd go as to say that at this point most teams don't even have him on their top 70 or so players.

Don Vito
02-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Kerrigan, Carimi, Heyward, Moffit, and Beal would be an unbelievable haul for New England. That might be my favorite Pats mock because of that core group, all of those guys would fill big needs and are great talents. I agree that Daniel Thomas is iffy at the end of the second like ROP said, I would take a receiver like Greg Little there instead. Overall though that is an amazing Pats mock.

scar988
02-16-2011, 03:24 PM
27. Atlanta Falcons -WR- Titus Young
- Young will be what they hoped Douglas would be and also allow Jenkins to leave via FA. Falcons can also look at the offensive line as well with 4 starters due for FA.
good pick. reasoning good, except that Jenkins has 2 years left on his contract.
59. Atlanta Falcons RB Kendall Hunter
- Turner is aging and they would like to add speed at the RB position. Hunter is the perfect complement to spell Turner and also play on passing downs with his great pass protection.
good pick.
91. Atlanta Falcons OT James Carpenter
- Showed he can play LT , can also play some OG for a team seriously needing some depth
good pick. we need depth at OG? tell Mike Johnson and Joe Hawley that.
122. Atlanta Falcons DE Greg Romeus
- Romeus should replace Anderson and able to apply more pressure on the QB as well as support the run
good pick
153. Atlanta Falcons CB Shareece Wright
- More bodies are needed despite signing Robinson, Wright is good at pressing with good size
good pick. any earlier would be bad for CB.

TimmG6376
02-16-2011, 03:53 PM
32. Green Bay Packers -LB- Akeem Ayers
- Desmond Bishop is the only guaranteed returner in the middle and they have nobody on the opposite side of Matthews. Ayers has the ability to play the inside and outside in a 3-4. A 5-tech and OL is also needed as well.

I don't think many Packer fans will love this pick, but the reasoning is solid. We could use a versatile OLB, but there are questions about his physicality. I guess if Greene can get 4 sacks out of Zombo and 3 sacks out of Walden, what could he do with a guy that actually has some elite athletic ability?


64. Green Bay Packers OG Rodney Hudson
- Colledge is all but out the door and Hudson will be given the 1st opportunity to replace him.

Nice pick. Would be an improvement over Colledge. In year one Lang might give him a run but by year two I would expect he'd be the starter.


96. Green Bay Packers WR Austin Pettis
- James Jones is a FA and Driver might hang it up, Pettis is very similar to Nelson

Sounds actually more similar to Jones but with better hands/concentration. Hoping to get a little bit more flat out speed at WR, but Pettis does seem to fit the mold that McCarthy and TT like in their WRs.



127. Green Bay Packers RB Taiwan Jones
- Will replace what Brand Jackson was able to do on passing downs.

Like it. Third down back with some real speed, plus immediate upgrade at PR/KR.


158. Green Bay Packers DE Adrian Taylor
- Jenkins could be gone and though they drafted Neal last year more bodies are needed.

Don't know much about him, but some quick searches tell me he'd be ranked higher if not for injury concerns. Seems like good value.

SAINTS#12
02-16-2011, 03:59 PM
24. New Orleans Saints -RB- Mark Ingram
- Look for the Saints to blow-up their backfield and Ingram is a 3-down RB that can give Payton more of a consistent running game, keeping the blitzerís off of Brees.

look whos in NOLA
/ THE TIMES PICAYUNE Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram works out with trainer Wyatt Harris in Jefferson at the Sonic Boom Speed Conditioning and Strength Center on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
Tailback Mark Ingram, who won a national championship and a Heisman during his high-profile career at Alabama, moved to the area last month to train for his pro career in more low-key surroundings.


He is projected as the top tailback in this year's draft, most likely in the top-20 range overall. The Saints, who pick 24th, could use a runner like Ingram, especially if they part ways with Pierre Thomas and/or Reggie Bush.

"That'd be nice," Ingram said. "But I'm just excited to go through the whole process, and wherever I end up, I'm going to be focused on being the best player I can be and helping them win championships."

SimonRath
02-16-2011, 04:10 PM
drafting Titus Young is great, but that doesnt mean Jenkins will leave.. He's basically our only Big/red zone WR. Titus wont fill that roll.

49erNation85
02-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Hey at least he high on SF for all lovely picks!Though I am not sure how I feel about picking up Matt Flynn though.We shall see.I like Ponder in the third round excellent value.

wicket
02-16-2011, 04:46 PM
There are going to be some saints fans that like this mock for the saints but spending an early pick on a running back is something I cannot stomach with the needs we have and the value on the board. To have it be a running back that only fits in a run first offense and with slight durability issues makes it even worse to me. I really hate Bailey in a 4-3 defense but the value is good enough for me to be able to handle it, carter makes me happy and there are about 8 DTs left on the board at that time that id prefer over mcclain.

BeerBaron
02-16-2011, 05:27 PM
I think the we need to address DT a little sooner, and we could use more than one o-lineman, but that isn't too bad of a Bears draft.

derza222
02-16-2011, 05:46 PM
Hit the Jets needs...though I'd rather go Houston/Heyward in the first but the way it went makes sense.

Seasonticketholder
02-16-2011, 06:11 PM
Great Saints draft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think the selection of Mark Ingram is spot on, especially in light of an interview Sean Payton recently did with NewOrleans.com. In the article, he talks several times about wanting to improve the running game. He mentions using Chris Ivory in the same role as Mike Bell, which was mainly the finisher to games. He talked about having a vision for Bush on the team, which means that he'll more than likely be back. But he did not make a similar commitment to Pierre Thomas, which leads me to believe Thomas might be on his way out. If so, then there's a glaring need to replace him in our offense and I think Mark Ingram does that. Ingram has also been working out in New Orleans and has developed a love for the city. He's now been asked twice about being drafted by the Saints and has responded very positively to it. He was a little more diplomatic in his response in the TP article. But a fan on Saintsreport.com stated that Ingram was at the Hornets game and was asked by the fan's wife about playing for the Saints. Long story short, Ingram was very excited about that chance.

I am up and down on Bailey but I cannot ignore the value associated with this pick. This is great value on a guy who has freakish ability. I think he'll have time to grow and won't be thrown to the fire.

Bruce Carter is a complete steal. He and Ingram are the two guys I covet most in this draft for the Saints.

I do not like the second round pick given that there's better value on the board. In this spot, I would prefer Jarvis Jenkins or Sione Fua. If both were still there when we picked, I would risk trading down and trying to add a middle round pick. I really like Kenrick Ellis as a guy you could trade back and get maybe in the fourth round though I seem to notice you had him going early third round.

Overall, great job. We fill our top four needs at DE, RB, LB, and DT.

trevhipp12
02-16-2011, 10:32 PM
Love Cam jordan in round 1, but Ben Ijalana would make more sense in round 2. And Greg Jones in round 4 would be a better fit IMO at OLB to replace Leber. Ijalana can replace Harrera on the OLine, while I think Dalton shouldn't be considered until round 3 or 4 at least :/

noondog
02-16-2011, 11:24 PM
Great Detroit mock!

Abaddon
02-16-2011, 11:34 PM
Hard to read, but I'll give it a try. ;)

48. Oakland Raiders T/G Ben Ijalana

- Gallery might not be back, Henderson is a FA, there is a huge hole at RT and C and Bruce Campbell is in position limbo. Ijalana will need training camp to find out where he will play but he is just as talented as the 1st round prospects.

Quality. Will be interesting to see where he's ultimately drafted. Kinda wondering if they couldn't grab Wisniewski here and maybe make a move for Ijalana after.

Hopefully I find at least one more OL as I scroll further.

81. Oakland Raiders CB Davon House
- Talented, fast but thin; will it be his job to replace an all-pro?

Becoming a trendy pick. I'm not sure he has the wheels to catch Al's eye.

Weaknesses:
• Lacks fluid hips and doesn't transition well.
• Questionable instincts and awareness
• Struggles to run downfield with speedy wideouts
• Allows separation and lacks a burst to recover

Yeah, that doesn't sound like a guy you want in a defense that plays man free 90% of the time.

112. Oakland Raiders DE Sam Acho
- Look for Oakland to move him to OLB on running downs and bring him to the line on passing downs.

They have Kamerion Wimbley playing that role, not to mention Trevor Scott and Quentin Groves...not that Groves amounts to much, but he is signed through next year.

Lance Kendricks and DJ Williams would be great here. Zach Miller is probably coming back, but there's no depth behind him. Either of these two would make for a dangerous weapon in 2 TE sets.

144. Oakland Raiders C Kristofer O'Dowd
- Center is a need and Al Davis likes tough local boys.

Wouldn't hate rolling the dice on O'Dowd this late, even if I really have no faith in his durability.

Poz51
02-17-2011, 07:53 AM
Buffalo Ė Alex Smith, Tyler Thigpen
3. Buffalo Bills -DE- Marcell Dareus
34. Buffalo Bills OLB Justin Houston
68. Buffalo Bills CB Johnny Patrick
76. San Francisco 49ers QB Christian Ponder
-83. New York Giants OLB Mark Herzlich
89. San Diego Chargers MLB Kevin Sheppard
99. Buffalo Bills G/T DeMarcus Love
120. Buffalo Bills TE DJ Williams
121. Baltimore Ravens CB Kendric Burney
129. Buffalo Bills MLB Casey Matthews

Overall I thought this was a very good Bills mock. I dont think Houston lasts to our pick in the second but I would love it if he did, and the second round is a good place to get some insurance for Merriman. Nix and Gailey have stated that they will "very likely" need to add a QB in this draft, and Ponder seems like a good canidate in the 3rd round, I do like Patrick, and with some question marks at corner could be a good pick. Sheppard I think is on thier radar having gainned a good 15-20 lbs and being up at 250 now, Nix has been adimant that they need to get bigger at linebacker, Herzlich I like as a ILB and could easily put on 10-15 lbs and fit as well IMO. Honestly my gut tells me they would take Ponder, maybe Sheppard before they took Patrick from what they have said. I was very high on Love before the senior bowl, having him as my 2nd rated tackle. I like his value and flexibiliity in the 4th round. Williams is a good value in the 4th as well, I like his effort when run blocking although he needs to get stronger IMO, can attack the seem, overall not bad and fills a need, I like Burney at that spot as well. If Matthews can add 15 lbs by the combine I think he fits, right now he is too small, but I do like the value in the 5th. I could see the Bills bringing in Smith or Thigpen, but not both, I dont think they like Brohm, but do like Brown, so if they dont draft one, I could see them bringing in a QB through FA. Nice job for the Bills overall though :)

SolidGold
02-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Nice job overall. I still think Locker is going to the Redskins at 10 overall though and Caepernick is a reach there.

proshoota25
02-17-2011, 10:13 AM
pretty insane pats mock. id def be happy if we ended up with all of them. i doubt it tho, pretty wishful thinking

3Man20
02-17-2011, 10:23 AM
I doubt very seriously that the Panthers will try to pick up Vince Young...This organization got burned by some players with sketchy character issues (Rae Carruth and Sean Gilbert come to mind) several years ago and since then, they have made a concerted effort to go after high character players (often at the expense of talent, which leads to the #1 pick...but I digress). I don't think the VY or lack of picking up a free agent QB will overly impact the #1 pick, but it could influence later picks

DieHardDallasFanInDMV
02-17-2011, 10:53 AM
Gives Powe in the 5th then i'll be ok with it

PackerFan20
02-17-2011, 03:50 PM
San Francisco - Matt Flynn

What is the transaction here? Flynn isn't a FA, and I didn't see any extra picks for the Packers.

Dam8610
02-17-2011, 04:24 PM
22. Indianapolis Colts -DT- Corey Liuget
- OT is a need but I feel Solder is to raw for Polians likes after he struck out on Ugoh and elects to finally beef up the middle that gets gashed too often. Liuget is a natural 4-3 under tackle that will play perfect with Muir next to him and Moala rotating in.

Moala just made a big jump, Mathews showed potential at year's end, Muir is still a good starter, and Johnson and Foster are serviceable in their roles. DT may be a need for the Colts, but it's not a round 1 need. LT, on the other hand, is, and while Solder may be too raw, Sherrod and Carimi are battle tested and fairly fundamentally sound. I'd take either there, especially over a UT who shouldn't line up next to another UT (as you suggest).

53. Indianapolis Colts G/C Stefan Wisniewski
- Jeff Saturday canít play forever and Wisniewski will be his understudy. His intelligence and toughness will help out in the running game and can see time a guard before his move to center.

I like this pick. The Colts need a C of the future, and he could fill in at OG for the 2011 season. This would, however, indicate that the Colts don't believe Jacques McClendon will ever be able to play C.

87. Indianapolis Colts WR Vincent Brown
- Savvy and sure handed Brown can add depth and be a starter down the road.

I like the player, but not the position. If the Colts were to go WR, Brown seems a likely target for them, but you've yet to address the OT position, and have only addressed OL once.

118. Indianapolis Colts S/CB Eric Hagg
- Hagg brings size and versatility to a small defense with questions a S. Hagg can play both safety spots and nickel corner

Again, a position of need, but not as big of a need as OL, and specifically OT. Also, what questions at S? The Colts have 3 safeties that have started a Super Bowl for them, as well as two Pro Bowlers at the position. Granted, one can't be counted on, but that still leaves 2 reliable starters. Safety is a depth need and CB is a non-need, this pick would be better spent on an OL.

149. Indianapolis Colts RB Bilal Powell
- Addai is a FA, Brown has been a disappointment and Hart is not a playmaker. Powell is very underrated at this point.


This is a tertiary need, as Addai is not likely to draw much interest on the market, and Addai is capable of being an above average starter for the Colts, when he receives blocking. Again, you haven't addressed OT for the Colts, and barely have addressed OL. It's by far the biggest hole on the roster, and one OG is not going to fix it.

J-Mike88
02-20-2011, 08:15 AM
I don't see any Packers picks from the 49ers for them getting Matt Flynn..... am I missing it or did they give Green Bay a player?

phlysac
02-20-2011, 08:46 AM
And am I the only one who is getting annoyed at the Brooks Reed - Clay Matthews comparisons?

Jakey
02-20-2011, 09:21 AM
Nice Steelers mock on the whole. Cant help but think that Boiling is abit of a reach there though :/

TNPatsFan
02-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Wow I can't imagine a Pats draft much better than that one. You even got them one of my hidden gems in Tandon Doss. The only real disagreement I have is with the Daniel Thomas pick. The Pats could use a big back but I'm just not sold on Thomas. If they take an RB there with the guys you still have on the board I'd rather they took Demarco Murray.

thebow305
02-20-2011, 12:26 PM
Wow, I'd be down with that Miami draft! The only thing I would definitely change though is I'd MUCH rather take Jacquizz Rodgers over Shane Vereen. But that's just my preference.

NT also isn't a huge need unless we don't re-sign Soliai, and even then it's not that big a deal since Randy Starks has played well there in the past. But I like Powe and it would be a solid choice, although a center like O'Dowd or OT like Barksdale would probably fill bigger needs.

Nice work overall though!

Del1sle
02-24-2011, 04:17 PM
Pretty nice Cowboys mock, but I'd like to see a corner somewhere in there.

BaLLiN
02-24-2011, 05:05 PM
1. Tyson Smith
2. Mikel Leshoure
3. Mark Herzlich
4. Jake Kirkpatrick

Bruce Carter, Jerrell Powe, or O'Dowd in the 4th is alot better imo. We need another DT and Herzlich is an OLB, so we need a MLB which i feel Carter is more suited for. A center would be good, if we look that way O'Dowd is the guy id look for in mid rounds

txparkes49x
02-24-2011, 09:44 PM
And am I the only one who is getting annoyed at the Brooks Reed - Clay Matthews comparisons?

I don't like the comparisions but I love Brooks reed. Will he live up to clay idk? But I like him as an OLB