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02-26-2011, 04:48 PM
1. Carolina Panthers – A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
Many people have either Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers or Auburn DT Nick Fairley as the #1 pick in this year's draft and they may very well be who Carolina decides to draft. Fairley would address a bigger need than Bowers so he would more than likely receive more consideration that the former Clemson Tiger. Fairley was dominant this past year against elite competition causing constant disrutpion in the backfield and being a quarterback's nightmare. He still needs to interview with teams and him growing up with Jamarcus Russell and being close friends with him is highly questionable. He also has a stigma of being a dirty player and his work ethic has been questioned. Green, on the other hand, is the safest prospect at the top of the draft and Carolina needs a weapon for their young QB (Clausen) and to compliment Steve Smith. Ron Rivera is a defensive minded coach and the Panthers don't have any elite talents along the DL but Fairely definitely has some worth ethic and intangible concerns and if you hold the first pick in the draft you want to hit a homerun. Green is the type that will be a franchise WR for years and years to come.

Other option – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2. Denver Broncos – Patrick Peterson, CB, L.S.U.
New head coach John Fox plans on switching back to the 4-3 after Denver's failed attempt at trying the 3-4. Elvis Dumervil is a stud pass rusher on one end and Fox seems optimistic about former first round pick Robert Ayers transition to a 4-3 LDE. That leaves defensive tackle and cornerback and a choice between LSU's Patrick Peterson and Auburn's Nick Fairley. Peterson wins over due to the depth at defensive tackle this year. Peterson is an elite cornerback with top notch triangle numbers who faced wide receivers A.J. Green and Julio Jones who are both going to be first round picks in this year's draft. Denver does not have much opposite Champ Bailey, who the team re-signed, and even he is on the back end of his career.

Other option – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

3. Buffalo Bills – Robert Quinn, LB, North Carolina
The Bills are a very difficult team to project for but there all indications are that they will address defense with their first pick. While in Mobile the Bills coaches got to see Von Miller first hand and he definitely impressed, however, he is purely a 3-4 rushbacker and would have to rotate to a 4-3 WLB when they give those looks. Alabama's Marcel Dareus is another prospect as he can play outside at the 5-technique in a 3-4, of which he already has experience during his time with the Crimson Tide, and he can rotate inside and play DT in a 4-3. The player, though, that fits their needs as a 3-4 rushbacker and 4-3 DE is UNC's Robert Quinn. He has the size and speed to play opposite Shawne Merriman standing up and the quickness and agility to be a disruptive passrusher in a 4-3.

Other option – Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
The Bengals are in need of a franchise QB following Carson Palmer's trade demand and the team seems to be taking his trade/retirement threats very seriously. Cincinnati lacks a young quarterback to step into Palmer's shoes if the former USC star chooses to depart so they will be seeking a new face of the franchise. The Bengals have shown in the past that they can look past character concerns/shady histories if the player possesses enough talent, in which this case Cam Newton does. They could also look to address their defensive line with either Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers or Auburn's Nick Fairley.

Other option – Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

5. Arizona Cardinals – Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
Joey Porter has been disappointing as a free agent acquisition and Clark Haggans is nothing to write home about either. Miller would bring tenacity and intelligence to a position that Arizona's has desperately needed to address. Even if they switch to a 4-3, Miller could play SLB or WLB which some draft experts think could be his best fit. If Robert Quinn falls he could receive some consideration as well. With Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara on the board the Cards could look to draft him and pair him with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to form one of the best young CB duos in the league.

Other option – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

6. Cleveland Browns – Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
The Browns are expected to make the switch to the 4-3 from the 3-4 and they will in need of someone to help make that transition. Da'Quan Bowers has seen his stock soar from a great season at Clemson and can play either as a DE in a 3-4 or inside as a DT in a 4-3. With his bulk and athleticism he could even be an anchor type LDE in a 4-3 set as well. His versatility would allow the Browns to present numerous fronts on the defensive line. Another player to consider is Alabama's Marcel Dareus who would offer the same schematic versatility.

Other option – Marcel Dareus, DE, Alabama

7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
The secondary has been the 49ers Achilles' heel for some time and Nate Clements has not been the cornerback they expected when they signed him as a free agent several years ago. Amukamara is a difference maker and was a shutdown corner that faced elite competition in the Big XII. They could also look for a rushbacker that they have desperately needed across from Manny Lawson. The possibility is also there for them to draft a quarterback since they have brought in a new coach.

Other option – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
Fate has smiled on the Titans as Fairley falls into their laps. He is a disruptive, penetrating defensive tackle that wreaked havoc amongst SEC offensive lines and threw Oregon off their game in the national championship match. While he has some questionable character concerns, there is no doubting his talent and Tennessee has needed a player his caliber since Albert Haynesworth left via free agency. If they choose to target a player who lacks the character concerns but plays with the same intensity then Cam Jordan of Cal could be the selection.

Other option – Cam Jordan, DE, Cal

9. Dallas Cowboys – Marcel Dareus, DE, Alabama
Marcus Spears is a free agent and Igor Olshansky has not lived up to expectations when he was signed as a free agent. Dareus has experience playing in a 3-4 during his tenure at Alabama under Nick Saban and was one of the best defensive linemen in the SEC all year. He has the talent to be an effective 5-tech especially in Rob Ryan's aggressive scheme. The Cowboys could opt to address their offensive line but that's doubtful given Jerry Jones draft history.

Other option – Tyron Smith, OT, USC

10. Washington Redskins – Jake Locker, QB, Washington
Donovan McNabb was brought in to run the offense and that didn't work out and Rex Grossman is no one's quarterback of the future. While Locker could have had a better Senior Bowl performance, there is no denying his athletic ability or the Redskins love affair with the former Washington Husky. Cam Newton could be in the conversation as well if the Redskins choose to draft a QB. A dark horse is Alabama's Mark Ingram as RB Ryan Torain hasn't been able to stay healthy and Clinton Portis is nearing the end of his career.

Other option – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

11. Houston Texans – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
The Texans will be moving to a 3-4 under Wade Phillip's and will need to add a rushbacker opposite Mario Williams but the Achilles hell of the franchise has been their pass protection. Smith is a riser and was a shutdown corner facing elite competition in the Big XII. He's the type of physical, press corner that is needed to hang with the receivers in the AFC South. The Texans can address their needs for a pass rusher and NT in later rounds although Aldon Smith of Missouri could receive consideration here as well.

Other option – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

12. Minnesota Vikings – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
The Brett Favre experiment is finally over and Tavaris Jackson is not the future either. Gabbert is rated as their #1 QB among some draft experts and has the athleticism to be a starting QB at the next level. They could target one of the DE's in the draft as well since Ray Edwards is a free agent but the golden rule of the draft is if you don't pass up a potential first round QB if you don't have one.

Other option – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
The Lions have failed to address offensive tackle in repeated drafts and that has caused their franchise quarterback to suffer significant injureis in subsequent years. In a division with Julius Peppers, Clay matthews, and Jared Allen you need an elite left tackle and Jeff Backus doesn't cut it. Smith has gaiend considerable bulk without hindering his athleticism and it would allow the Lions to slide Backus over to LG which would improve the strength of their OL as a whole. The Lions could also look to linebacker since Julian Peterson was released.

Other option – Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA

14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
Sam Bradford took his team within one game of making the playoffs last year without any elite talent at wide receiver. Jones is a huge target for him to throw to and should set up a connection for years to come and would provide the Rams with a pair of young wideouts with the returns of Donnie Avery from injury. Coach Steve Spagnuolo was known for using a variety of defensive linemen so that could be in play as well.

Other option – Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are set to hit free agency this year leaving the Dolphins with a void at running back. Ingram, the former Heisman winner, has carved up elite defenses in the SEC and is the workhorse running back that Miami needs. They could go for a top pass rusher but with such a huge hole at running back the only logical thing to do is draft someone to draft someone who can carve out those yards. If one of the top QB's falls to the Dolphins they could end the Chad Henne experiment and draft their QB of the future.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Former first round draft pick Derrick Harvey has been a BUST and free agent acquisition Aaron Kampmann will be coming off his second knee surgery in as many years. Kerrigan plays with a non-stop motor, was very productive in Big Ten play, and possesses the character that the Jaguars look for when drafting. All signs seem to indicate that if Kerrigan is on the board then the Jags will select him. If he is not then they could still address DE by targeting another defensive end.

Other option – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

17. New England Patriots – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
Two journeymen, Tully Banta-Cain and Rob Ninkovich, are anchoring the outside linebacker positions for the Patriots so needless to say they need to upgrade those positions considerably. Smith is a hard-working, relentless pass rusher whose best fit at the next level will possibly come as a rushbacker. He also possesses the ability to drop back into coverage which is a must for any outside linebacker. The Patriots could also look at Georgia's Justin Houston or Iowa's Adrian Clayborn if they choose to address their need for a starting defensive end.

Other option – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

18. San Diego Chargers – J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
This pick could come down to who A.J. Smith values most: a DE or a RT since Watt and OT Gabe Carimi are still on the board. Watt gets the nod since they have not had a competent 5-tech since Igor Olshansky departed via free agency. Watt is aggressive with a non-stop motor and was highly productive during his time in Wisconsin. He excels at getting after quarterbacks and disrupting the backfield as last year he registered 7 sacks and 21 TFL's and is equally effective against the run.

Other option – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

19. New York Giants – Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
Mathias Kiwanuka is a free agent this year which leaves a hole with that hybrid DE/LB of which Wilson fits the mold. In his career at Illinois he has lined up at DE and all three linebacker positions. Wilson is adept at getting to the passer as well as dropping into coverage and was highly productive playing against elite competition in the Big Ten. The Giants could also look to shoring up their offensive line by drafting someone like Gabe Carimi.

Other option – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
In last year's draft Tampa beefed up their defensive tackles when they drafted Gerald McCoy and Brian Price. This year they go back to addressing their defensive line by drafting the best player available at a position of need. Last season the Bucs had to offer opposing offenses a bunch of different looks just to apply pressure on the QB due to their pedestrian defensive ends. Clayborn is an excellent bullrusher and would make a terrific bookend LDE for years to come. He is also quite effective against the run and would give the Bucs one of the youngest and most talented defensive lines in the league.

21. Kansas City Chiefs – Justin Houston, LB, Georgia
The Chiefs already possess a blue chip pass rusher in Tamba Hali but across from him is nothing to write home about as Mike Vrabel is up there in age and becoming less effective. Houston played the rushbacker position for one year while at Georgia so just that little bit of experience should help make the transition to a 3-4 OLB in the pros. He possesses a non-stop motor, great intangibles, and a strong work ethic which are all things valued by the Chiefs organization. He is still a bit raw and needs to play with a little more control but his instincts and raw athleticism are things that can't be taught. If the Chiefs choose to go in another direction then they could give OT a hard look as the right side of their offensive line last year was little more than a turnstyle.

22. Indianapolis Colts – Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
The vaunted Colts offensive line was anything but last year as it struggled to protect Peyton Manning, something it hasn't struggled with in close to ten years. Current LT Charlie Johnson has done an admirable job securing Manning's blindside, however, his more natural position is inside at guard so a move to LG would be like killing two birds with one stone if Sherrod falls into their laps. Many draft experts rate Sherrod as this year's best all-around blocker who excels at pass protection. He has a high football IQ, knows his assignment, is light on his feet and will help protect Peyton Manning which is key to the Colts success.

Other option – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

23. Philadelphia Eagles – Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Outside linebacker has been a weak spot for the Eagles for several years now and although cornerback is a major need Ayers fits the mold of an Eagles linebacker perfectly. He's a capable blitzer, is smart and not often fooled by misdirection, is a solid tackler, can handle his own in pass coverage and can line up at several positions on the field. He would give them a playmaking linebacker that they thought they would be getting when they traded for Ernie Sims. They could also target Phillip Harris or Aaron Williams to fill the void at cornerback opposite Asante Samuel.

Other option – Phillip Harris, CB, Miami

24. New Orleans Saints – Stphen Paea, DT, Oregon State
Sedrick Ellis has played well in his time in New Orleans but has lacked the complimentary piece next to him to truly make him shine. Paea is a big, aggressive defensive tackle who some have argued is the best DT in the Pac-10. He has shown that he can be unblockable in one-on-one situations which requires him to be double teamed. He can collapse the pocket from the inside, is active with his hands, and is versatile being able to line up at UT or NT allowing for flexibility in Gregg Williams' defensive scheme. The Saints also could use an upgrade at outside linebacker, running back, and possibly wide receiver with Lance Moore possibly leaving via free agency and Devery Henderson needing to restructure or risk being cut. As a dark horse to consider is the best available OT since Jermon Bushrod will be a free agent and is expected a big pay day and RT Jon Stinchcomb has seen his production significantly decline this past year.

Other option – Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

25. Seattle Seahawks – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
Seattle's offensive line is pretty wretched and they have three offensive linemen that are free agents. Pete Carroll is familiar with Smith from his time at USC and could be the other bookend tackle to keep Hasselbeck or “Clipboard Jesus” on their feet. Boston College has a history of sending solid offensive linemen to the NFL that go on to have long, productive careers and Castonzo seems like the next great BC OL. He's equally adept in both pass protection and run blocking and comes from an excellent program. The Seahawks could turn their attention to the defensive line as they help at key positions along there or they could look at addressing their secondary.

Other option – Rahim Moore, S, UCLA

26. Baltimore Ravens – Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
The Ravens could use this pick to look at addressing their secondary as Chris Carr, Fabian Washington, and Josh Wilson will all be free agents this year leaving only Dominique Foxworth and Lardarius Webb as corners. Williams is a tall, fast cornerback that is highly effective in man-to-man and zone situations while being an effective blitzer and willing tackler. Williams will need to polish up his technique to reach his potential but he comes from a college that has a history of producing NFL starting caliber cornerbacks and he faced elite competition playing in the Big XII. The Ravens could look at adding some defensive line talent since they need another starter at DE.

Other option – Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa

27. Atlanta Falcons – Titus Young, WR, Boise State
The Falcons could go one of two ways with this pick: address their pass rush with a guy like Christian Ballard or go after a vertical threat that they have lacked for the past several seasons. Boise State's Titus Young is a huge vertical threat that knows exactly how to get behind defenses, is dangerous with the ball in his hands, runs crisp routes and has supple hands which allows him to catch the ball with ease. Very similar to the Pittsburgh Steeler's Mike Wallace, Young would give Matt Ryan the type of weapon he hasn't had since his tenure in Atlanta began: a young, deep threat that can take the pressure off of Roddy White.

Other option – Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa

28. New England Patriots – Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
The Patriots need to reload their offensive line quickly if they want to extend Tom Brady's career and Watkins is the type of player that can be inserted into the lineup on day one and contribute. Never mind that he's a 26 year old rookie, he's the type that can play for 10 years in the league and be extremely effective from day one. Watkins stays on his blocks, is very good at both pass protection and run blocking, is aggressive, plays with a nasty demeanor, and does everything well that should make him a starter in the league for many years to come.

Other option – Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

29. Chicago Bears – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
The Bears offensive line played way past their talent level last year and most need to be replaced. Frank Omiyale, J'Marcus Wbb, Roberto Garza and Olin Kreutz are all ineffective as blockers for franchise QB Jay Cutler and all need to be replaced. Even former first round pick Chris Williams is playing out of position at LG making him less effective. Carimi is the prototypical Wisconsin linemen: big, nasty, and intelligent. He's very solid at pass protection and is physical in the running game which was evident by how many yards Wisconsin picked up on the ground with him paving the way. The Bears desperately need to upgrade their OL and Carimi would fit right in. The OL is highest out of all the Bears needs and there should be no other direction they go in with this pick or the several that follow.

Other option – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

30. New York Jets – Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa
Trevory Pryce is a free agent and Mike DeVito is better suited to be a backup. Shaun Ellis is also getting older and will need someone to take over for him soon. Ballard has proven to be a force on the outside as he can constantly fight double teams, shows good balance, is a hard hitter, and is versatile for Rex Ryan's defense. He can be a force as a pass rusher and is equally adept at stopping the run. The Jets could also target NT as Kris Jenkins has struggled to stay healthy. A replacement for Braylon Edwards is also an option as well as are replacements for Calvin Pace and Jason Taylor.

Other option – Brooks Reed, LB, Arizona

31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Michael Pouncey, OG, Florida
This year injuries plagued the Steelers offensive line. They are playing in the Super Bowl with backup center Doug Legursky, back up left tackle Jonathan Scott and free agent acquisition and NFL veteran Flozell Adams. Pouncey looked great playing OG in 2009 but was misused at Center during the 2010 campaign with the Gators. He and his brother, Maurkice, already have a bond formed having played together during their time at UF and would offer the Steelers a great pair of young interior linemen which the team has desperately needed. It goes without saying that help is needed to protect Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers could also target a cornerback or a complimentary back for RB Rashard Mendenhall.

Other option – Marcus Cannon, OG, T.C.U.

32. Green Bay Packers – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Ted Thompson has done one hell of a job building this team having drafted well and making smart free agent moves. The Packers really don't have many pressing needs but one area they need to keep an eye on is OT. They have a great young tackle in Bryan Bulaga but Chad Clifton is aging on the left side and even if plans are to move Bulaga over there they would still need a right tackle. By drafting Solder it would give him time to learn under Clifton until he is ready to be inserted into the line-up. This is more a luxury pick but when you have very little needs and are coming off a Super Bowl victory you can afford to make picks like this. Another position they could address is outside linebacker where they could use another stud across from Clay Matthews.

Other option – Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

Round Two

33. New England Patriots – Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
During the Sugar Bowl, Heyward hyperextended his elbow and underwent arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews. In essence, Heyward had Tommy John surgery and while his fastball may never be the same that shouldn't stop him on the football field. Heyward's fall is contributed to the fact that he will have to sit out for 3 months following the surgery and that his motor runs hot and cold on a week-to-week basis. If anyone can get Heyward to compete weekly it is Bill Belichick and his staff.

34. Buffalo Bills – Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
The Bills need a LT and Ijalana is the best available and dominated the competition he faced and he can line up anywhere on the OL except center.

35. Cincinnati Bengals – Marcus Cannon, OG, T.C.U.
In order to compete in the AFC North you need big, mammoth blockers of which Cannon fits the mold. He would also address a huge hole at LG.

36. Denver Broncos – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
John Fox is a defensive minded head coach and Denver's defensive tackles are pretty horrendous. The key to a good D is getting pressure and Liuget here adds desperately needed talent along the DL.

37. Cleveland Browns – Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
Colt McCoy is going to need some weapons outside of Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie.

38. Arizona Cardinals – Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
The Cards finally find their complimentary piece to DRC in Harris and now have a great young set of corners.

39. Tennessee Titans – Mason Foster, LB, Washington
The Titans need a play-making, aggressive linebacker and Foster is a leader on the field as well.

40. Dallas Cowboys – Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
The Cowboys need a playmaker in the secondary and Moore is the type of centerfielder that the Cowboys have been missing.

41. Washington Redskins – Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
Jake Locker is going to need someone to throw the ball to and Hankerson drastically improved his draft stock after a stellar Senior Bowl week.

42. Houston Texans – Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
In order to make the 3-4 work you need a nose tackle and Taylor is the best one available in this year's draft.

43. Minnesota Vikings – Muh Wilkerson, DT, Temple
The Vikings need OL and CB help but the value isn't there right now but Wilkerson could come in and replace Pat Williams sooner than later.

44. Detroit Lions – Kelvin Sheppard, LB, L.S.U.
Having shored up their OL in round 1 they now find Julian Peterson's replacement in round 2.

45. San Francisco 49ers – Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
With Harbaugh's coaching Ponder could turn into something very special especially surrounded by the weapons in SF and the system they run.

46. Denver Broncos – Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
The Broncos need a safety valve and Rudolph is arguably this years best tight end.

47. St. Louis Rams – Drake Nevis, DT, L.S.U.
Fred Robbins is ancient and there is very little depth to speak of along the defensive line. Nevis is an impact player that should excel in Spags scheme.

48. Oakland Raiders – `Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State
Versatile and battle-tested offensive guard that can see some duty at center. Could replace Robert Gallery if the Raiders choose to let him walk. Don't forget about the Raiders bloodlines either.

49. Jacksonville Jaguars – Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College
The Jags need to add some talent to the middle of their 4-3 and Herzlich can play either inside or outside.

50. San Diego Chargers – Brooks Reed, LB, Arizona
Larry English is looking more and more like a bust and they need a rushbacker to replace the departed Shawne Merriman.

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
Just like last year the Bucs address the same position in the first two rounds and now have Allen Bailey, Gerald McCoy, Brian Price, and Adrian Clayborn on their defensive line.

52. New York Giants – Mike Leshoure, RB, Illinois
Ahmad Bradshaw needs a complimentary back and Brandon Jacobs days in NY are numbered.

53. Indianapolis Colts – Rodney Hudson, OG, Florida State
A great athlete with a terrific football IQ, Hudson is very similar to the Colts type of OL and him and Sherrod on the same OL would go a long way in shoring up the Colts protection problems.

54. Philadelphia Eagles – Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
Teams avoided him during the 2010 campaign and is equally adept at playing man and zone.

55. Kansas City Chiefs – Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
Outside of Dwayne Bowe the Chiefs don't have any reliable receivers that can stretch the defense.

56. New Orleans Saints – Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
If Carter would have been healthy the whole season he would have likely been the Saints first round pick.

57. Seattle Seahawks – Ahmad Black, S, Florida
The Seahawks had 37 year old Lawyer Milloy playing safety last year.

58. Baltimore Ravens – Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
This year proved that the Ravens desperately need a vertical threat at WR.

59. Atlanta Falcons – Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
Tony Gonzales isn't getting any younger and Stocker has a ton of potential.

60. New England Patriots – Jeremy Beal, LB, Oklahoma
During Senior Bowl week Beal showed that he is much more capable at LB than DE and he has the size and skill to play outside in a 3-4.


61. San Diego Chargers – Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
Jeromey Clary is not a starting RT in the NFL so the Chargers finally find his replacement.

62. Chicago Bears – John Moffit, OG, Wisconsin
Moffit is a big, nasty road grader that can play either guard position.

63. Pittsburgh Steelers – Nate Irving, LB, North Carolina State
Irving is one of the best inside linebackers available in this draft and the Steelers need to find James Farrior's replacement.

64. Green Bay Packers – Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson
With Johnny Jolly not likely to return the Packers need to add a 5-tech.

Round Three

65. Carolina Panthers – Sam Acho, DE, Texas
66. Cincinnati Bengals – Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
67. Denver Broncos – Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State
68. Buffalo Bills – Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
69. Arizona Cardinals – Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
70. Cleveland Browns – James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
71. Dallas Cowboys – Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
72. New Orleans Saints – Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
73. Houston Texans – Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
74. New England Patriots – Davon House, CB, New Mexico St.
75. Detroit Lions – Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
76. San Francisco 49ers – Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
77. Tennessee Titans – Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
78. St. Louis Rams – Chris Carter, LB, Fresno State
79. Miami Dolphins – Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego State
80. Jacksonville Jaguars – Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
81. Oakland Raiders – Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
82. San Diego Chargers – Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska
83. New York Giants – Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
85. Philadelphia Eagles – Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami
86. Kansas City Chiefs – Jerrell Powe, NT, Ole Miss
87. Indianapolis Colts – DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
88. New Orleans Saints – Dontay Moch, LB, Nevada
89. San Diego Chargers – Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
90. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock
91. Atlanta Falcons – Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi State
92. New England Patriots – Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut
93. Chicago Bears – Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
94. New York Jets – DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
95. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
96. Green Bay Packers – Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon

OSUGiants17
02-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Would prefer to address the need at OLB before DT. First two picks are good though

diabsoule
02-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Would prefer to address the need at OLB before DT. First two picks are good though

I posted the wrong mock. Check it out now.

Chucky
02-26-2011, 04:53 PM
Fantastic Bucs mock. Job well done

Matthew Jones
02-26-2011, 04:59 PM
Nice Patriots draft, although I don't think they would take two outside linebackers. Clint Boling seems like a great pick there.

BaLLiN
02-26-2011, 05:20 PM
19. New York Giants – Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
Mathias Kiwanuka is a free agent this year which leaves a hole with that hybrid DE/LB of which Wilson fits the mold. In his career at Illinois he has lined up at DE and all three linebacker positions. Wilson is adept at getting to the passer as well as dropping into coverage and was highly productive playing against elite competition in the Big Ten. The Giants could also look to shoring up their offensive line by drafting someone like Gabe Carimi.

There is no position in a 4-3 for a hybrid DE-OLB, but if you'd really like to say that we have two in Clint Sintim who we drafted 2 years ago in the second round, and Jason Pierre-Paul drafted 15th overall last year. But anyway, this seems too high for him considering he isnt adept at breaking blocks and he isn't really a true MLB in our system.

BeerBaron
02-26-2011, 05:34 PM
Pretty reasonable Bears draft although I want no part of Marvin Austin. He's still getting by off of high school hype...big position of need though.

We'll see if Jerry Angelo has as much common sense and actually addresses the o-line like that. I really have a hard time seeing it given that he and Mike Tice both love J'Marcus Webb and word is we will find a place for Chris Williams still.

49erNation85
02-26-2011, 05:38 PM
Excellent SF pick for both rounds!

Jakey
02-26-2011, 05:58 PM
Nice Steelers mock. Might prefer Cannon over pouncey though, more upside and more versatility.

Nalej
02-26-2011, 06:04 PM
17. New England Patriots Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
Two journeymen, Tully Banta-Cain and Rob Ninkovich, are anchoring the outside linebacker positions for the Patriots so needless to say they need to upgrade those positions considerably. Smith is a hard-working, relentless pass rusher whose best fit at the next level will possibly come as a rushbacker. He also possesses the ability to drop back into coverage which is a must for any outside linebacker. The Patriots could also look at Georgia's Justin Houston or Iowa's Adrian Clayborn if they choose to address their need for a starting defensive end.

28. New England Patriots Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
The Patriots need to reload their offensive line quickly if they want to extend Tom Brady's career and Watkins is the type of player that can be inserted into the lineup on day one and contribute. Never mind that he's a 26 year old rookie, he's the type that can play for 10 years in the league and be extremely effective from day one. Watkins stays on his blocks, is very good at both pass protection and run blocking, is aggressive, plays with a nasty demeanor, and does everything well that should make him a starter in the league for many years to come.

33. New England Patriots Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
During the Sugar Bowl, Heyward hyperextended his elbow and underwent arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews. In essence, Heyward had Tommy John surgery and while his fastball may never be the same that shouldn't stop him on the football field. Heyward's fall is contributed to the fact that he will have to sit out for 3 months following the surgery and that his motor runs hot and cold on a week-to-week basis. If anyone can get Heyward to compete weekly it is Bill Belichick and his staff.

60. New England Patriots Jeremy Beal, LB, Oklahoma
During Senior Bowl week Beal showed that he is much more capable at LB than DE and he has the size and skill to play outside in a 3-4.

74. New England Patriots Davon House, CB, New Mexico St.

92. New England Patriots Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut


Nice mock. I think bc of the FL connection that Pouncey > Watkins is more likely.
Also, my personal preference, Sheard > Beal.

Other than that, I like it.

thenewfeature06
02-26-2011, 06:06 PM
With the way things have gone this year so far.. you have done a great job for Oakland.

T-RICH49
02-26-2011, 06:47 PM
Chiefs draft = SEXY

BeerBaron
02-26-2011, 07:15 PM
Chiefs draft = SEXY

Hmm....

Diab, stops copies me on the Chiefs draft!

thebow305
02-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Ingram is a great pick in the 1st, but I would prefer Greg Little in the 3rd over Vincent Brown.

SRogers92
02-26-2011, 09:28 PM
Love the fact no one recognizes how good Backus played last year ... Schwartz also doesn't like LTs high in the draft. Will, not, happen.

fenikz
02-26-2011, 09:39 PM
your mock...it's so big

perfect cardinals pick, I think we would also weigh the options of Dareus and Fairley despite what seems like a strong DL.

jCut
02-26-2011, 09:43 PM
Great value with all of Denver's picks. I don't think Liuget lasts that far, though.

vidae
02-26-2011, 11:43 PM
Good KC draft but you're wrong about the right side of our line.

islandboy843
02-27-2011, 12:21 AM
Where have you been all of my life

wicket
02-27-2011, 06:54 AM
You prolly already know I want you to change the daniel thomas pick to jabaal sheard but im gonna say it anyway

Seasonticketholder
02-27-2011, 11:12 AM
I just don't like the Stephen Paea pick for the Saints. We need a true NT. I would prefer Anthony Castonzo there. Better player IMO.

I am stoked about Bruce Carter. I agree with this pick.

I would not hate the Thomas pick. But he seems to be a repeat of Chris Ivory. This is one of the reasons I am high on Ingram. He gives us something different from Bush and Ivory. He's a more talented Pierre Thomas. So, here, I would prefer either Sheard, Quinton Carter, or McDaniel. With the second fourth, I like Moch. But I think Kenrick Ellis would be a better pick.

General Zod
02-27-2011, 11:38 AM
I like the Vikes picks. I just doubt Gabbert is still there at 12.

OSUGiants17
02-27-2011, 11:50 AM
I posted the wrong mock. Check it out now.

It got worse, we need to address the OT need before round 3 and OLB in the top 3 rounds. Wilson is more of a MIKE which isn't really a need. DT is not a top 3 need either. Also, like Ballin said, there is no DE/OLB hybrid in the 43.

21ST
02-27-2011, 11:59 AM
Tyron Smith in the first for the skins and Taylor in the second would be money

Poz51
02-27-2011, 12:03 PM
3. Buffalo Bills Robert Quinn, LB, North Carolina
The Bills are a very difficult team to project for but all indications are that they will address defense with their first pick.
4. Cincinnati Bengals Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
9. Dallas Cowboys Marcel Dareus, DE, Alabama
34. Buffalo Bills Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
68. Buffalo Bills Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada


I would agree that the Bills are a difficult team to project for, but all indications are not that they will address defense with the first pick, they have stated that they would have no problem taking a QB and letting him sit.
Quinn is very talented, but judging by their statements and actions since Nix took over, they are not going to take a guy who missed a year of football for any reason. Nix also has a history of taking guys with at least two years of starting and/or three years of extensive playing time. I just do not see Quinn fitting in with them at 3.
I like Ijalana in the second, and think he would make sense, Kaepernick in the third is high for my taste, makes sense in some ways, and if they like him enough I could see it, as a fan I do not like him at all at that spot, too much work, and too many if's IMO. Quinn and Kaepernick have a ton of potential, but that has not gotten this team far in the last decade.
Also, I did not see Cameron Jordan in the mock, did I miss him? If not, he would be acceptable in the third ;)

Sniper
02-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Pigs will fly before Andy Reid drafts a linebacker in the first round, especially with such dire needs at CB and OL, his two favorite positions.

Poz51
02-27-2011, 12:34 PM
Love the fact no one recognizes how good Backus played last year ... Schwartz also doesn't like LTs high in the draft. Will, not, happen.

People recognize it all the time, the problem is he is going to be 34 next year, if there is no next year he will be 35 the next time he sees the field, and there are not many 34/5 year old tackles who play at the same level as they did the year before.
Did Schwartz have much say as the defensive coordinator at Tennessee in their draft room? As of right now he does not like anything other than QB's, DT's, TE's or DB's high in the draft given his TWO year history as a head coach...
What makes you think they will, not, draft, a, LT, high, in, the, draft?

Tom Servo
02-27-2011, 01:41 PM
This may be the ideal Browns draft. Great job

prock
02-27-2011, 02:44 PM
I wouldn't hate this Vikings mock. Gabbert could be good, but I would rather address OL or DE or S before DT.

diabsoule
02-27-2011, 04:09 PM
I just don't like the Stephen Paea pick for the Saints. We need a true NT. I would prefer Anthony Castonzo there. Better player IMO.

I am stoked about Bruce Carter. I agree with this pick.

I would not hate the Thomas pick. But he seems to be a repeat of Chris Ivory. This is one of the reasons I am high on Ingram. He gives us something different from Bush and Ivory. He's a more talented Pierre Thomas. So, here, I would prefer either Sheard, Quinton Carter, or McDaniel. With the second fourth, I like Moch. But I think Kenrick Ellis would be a better pick.

We'll just have to agree to disagree. Paea would be a very good NT in Williams' system and he's versatile enough to where him and Ellis could swap spots as well. Williams' likes versatility in his DL and with us showing multiple fronts we could line Paea up at a 3-4 nose and have Ellis at the 5. It works.
I would be quite angry if we drafted Castonzo. We have too many holes on defense to have to shore up the OL.

I don't see how Thomas is a repeat of Ivory. Yeah, both are big and can run people over but I think Thomas has a better overall game, doesn't have the injury concerns, and is more of a complete back.

akvikefan89
02-27-2011, 05:27 PM
Love getting Gabbert and Wilkerson.