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diabsoule
02-27-2011, 11:49 PM
1. Carolina Panthers – DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson
A.J. Green was in the running for the #1 pick, albeit a slight chance, and while his tape does speak for itself he didn't impress nearly as much as he should have at the combine. Auburn DT Nick 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. Bowers was a productive pass rusher at Clemson and would help fill the void left by Julius Peppers. If the Panthers can re-sign Charles Johnson then they could have two very good defensive ends heading into next season.
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 – Marcel Dareus, DE, Alabama
The Bills are a very difficult team to project for since they could in several different directions. They could opt for a QB since Ryan Fitzpatrick is not a franchise signal caller despite what Bills leadership says. They can also stand to add a passrusher outside of Shawne Merriman. Dareus has experience playing in a 3-4 and could also move inside in a 4-3 which he'll be asked to do on occasion since the Bills run a hybrid defense. Dareus is has been battle tested playing against elite SEC competition and would go far in shoring up the hole left by Stroud.
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 – A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
While the Browns could opt instead to target a defensive lineman to address their needs along the defensive front since they will be switching back to a 4-3, they instead grab a steal in Georgia's A.J. Green. He is an elite wide receiver prospect who faced top SEC talent and is arguably the best wide receiver in this draft. The reason for his fall is that he didn't impress like he could have at the scouting combine but by nabbing him the Browns provide young Colt McCoy with the kind of top notch weapon that he needs to be successful in the competitive AFC North.
Other option – Julio Jones, WR, 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 – J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Marcus Spears is a free agent and Igor Olshansky has not lived up to expectations when he was signed as a free agent. 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.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 – Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
The Texans will be moving to a 3-4 under Wade Phillip's and will need to add a rushbacker opposite Mario Williams. Quinn is a top talent but has fallen because he missed a year while at UNC. He's an explosive pass rusher that can get to the quarterback and stop the run. He should excel in Phillip's 3-4 and would provide the Texans with two outstanding OLB's who are equally adept at sacking the quarterback.
Other option – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

12. Minnesota Vikings – Blaine Gabbert, QB, USC
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 – Tyron Smith, OT, USC

13. Detroit Lions – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
Probably the most pressing weakness of the Lions has been their secondary. Opponents have consistently burned them where the only serviceable defensive back is Louis Delmas. Smith is a lockdown cornerback who had only one pass completed for a first down against him in two years. He has faced elite competition in the Big XII and possesses all the measurables that you could want out of a top flight corner. The Lions could also turn their attention to linebacker where Julian Peterson was sent packing or left tackle, which despite how good Jeff Backus played last year is no indication of how well he'll player this year considering he is almost 35.
Other option – Tyron Smith, OT, USC

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.
Other option – Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Cam Jordan, DE, California
The Jaguars go back to the the California program and grab somewhat of a steal with Cam Jordan who saw his stock skyrocket after a stellar Senior Bowl campaign. He can plug the run, rush the passer, and offers schematic versatility which is key. The Jags could also target Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan who they are reportedly enamored with but chances are they address the DL with this pick unless a steal happens to fall their way.
Other option – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

17. New England Patriots – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
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. Kerrigan is a hard-working, relentless pass rusher whose best fit at the next level will possibly come as a rushbacker. He is a senior and team captain which the Patriots look for in their draft picks. 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 – Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
This pick could come down to who A.J. Smith values most: a DE, LB or a RT. A RT can be found later as well as a DE and with Ayers still on the board Chargers GM A.J. Smith takes the former Bruin to replace Shawn Merriman at rushbacker since all indications are that Larry English looks to be heading towards obtaining a “BUST” label.
Other option – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

19. New York Giants – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
The Giants need an big, aggressive offensive lineman to get their running game going and to help protect Eli Manning. David Diehl is becoming less effective and Kareem McKenzie has only a year left on his contract and can be upgraded on. Last year the Giants drafted William Beatty and he can come in on either side of the ball and so can Carimi. A massive mauler who can pave the way for their running backs, the former Wisconsin Badger is the prototypical Giants offensive lineman. The Giants could also look to addressing their defensive front.
Other option – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
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. Smith excels at getting after quarterbacks and disrupting the backfield. He also is a hard worker with a relentless motor and is effective when dropping into coverage like when the Bucs give 3-4 looks He is also quite effective against the run and would give the Bucs one of the youngest and scariest defensive lines in the league.
Other option – Justin Houston, LB, Georgia

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 – Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
Asante Samuel is a solid starter at cornerback but Eagles CB Ellis Hobbs will be lucky if he ever plays football again after suffering his second significant neck injury so outside of Samuel the Eagles possess a bunch of nickel corners but no one that can step up and play opposite of him. Harris is a big, physical corner that's not afraid to come up and challenge the receiver and is just the type they need opposite of Samuel. The Eagles have a history of getting big bodies up front so don't rule out offensive line either, however, cornerback is the most pressing need and they are in a prime position to select one of the top ones.
Other option – Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

24. New Orleans Saints – Stephen 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 – Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois

25. Seattle Seahawks – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
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. There is a lot of discussion that once the combine comes around that Smith will separate himself from the pack due to workouts. Smith is a highly athletic blocker that could convert over to LT from having played only the right side in college. He could stay on the right side while Williams moves back to LT. Seattle could also look to address quarterback, defensive end or offensive line as well, however, their biggest area of concern is the secondary.
Other option – Tyron Smith, OT, USC

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 – Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
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. Smith is a huge vertical threat that knows exactly how to get behind defenses, is dangerous with the ball in his hands, and just needs to polish a few areas of his game to be dynamic weapon. Smith 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 – Michael Pouncey, OG, Florida
The Patriots need to reload their offensive line quickly if they want to extend Tom Brady's career and Pouncey is the type of player that can be inserted into the lineup on day one and contribute. Pouncey 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. The Florida connection is one to pay attention to as Bill Belichick has repeatedly drafted players from that program.
Other option – Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

29. Chicago Bears – Antony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
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. oston 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 Bears desperately need to upgrade their OL and Castonzo 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 – Marcus Cannon, OT, T.C.U.
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. Cannon is a versatile offensive lineman that can play either tackle or guard allowing the Steelers some flexibility when it comes to who they want where. 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 – Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova

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 – Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
With Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson not likely to return the Bengals will need a receiver outside of Jerome Simpson.

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 – Titus Young, WR, Boise State
Colt McCoy is going to need some weapons outside of Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie.

38. Arizona Cardinals – Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
Alan Faneca isn't due back which leaves the Cards with a gaping hole at OG.

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

44. Detroit Lions – Kelvin Sheppard, LB, L.S.U.
Having shored up their secondary 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 – Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
The Broncos need a new RT with questions to Ryan Harris' health.

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 – Muh Wilkerson, DT, Temple
They need an upgrade at the 5 tech; since the departure of Igor Olshansky they have had nothing but journeymen.

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
Just like last year the Bucs address the same position in the first two rounds and now have Aldon Smith, 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 – Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami
Michael Vick was sacked a ton last year and they need to protect him if he's their starting QB.

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 – Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
This year proved that the Ravens desperately need a vertical threat at WR.

59. Atlanta Falcons – Sam Acho, DE, Texas
They need a pass rusher opposite John Abraham.

60. New England Patriots – Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
With the addition of Gilbert the Pats could slide Vollmer over to LT and have a new LG in Pouncey and a new RT in Gilbert.

61. San Diego Chargers – Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
Versatile linebacker that can play either outside or inside, where all of the Chargers current ILBs will be free agents.

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 – Brooks Reed, LB, Arizona
Zombo and Jones can be upgraded and a Reed/Matthews combo would be devastating.

Round Three

65. Carolina Panthers – Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
66. Cincinnati Bengals – Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
67. Denver Broncos – Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State
68. Buffalo Bills – Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
69. Arizona Cardinals – Brandon Burton, CB, North Carolina
70. Cleveland Browns – James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
71. Dallas Cowboys – Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
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 – Quan Sturdivant, LB, North Carolina
76. San Francisco 49ers – Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Clemson
77. Tennessee Titans – Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas
78. St. Louis Rams – Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
79. Miami Dolphins – Dwayne Harris, WR, East Carolina
80. Jacksonville Jaguars – Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
81. Oakland Raiders – Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
82. San Diego Chargers – Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska
83. New York Giants – Colin McCarthy, LB, Miami
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
85. Philadelphia Eagles – Chris Carter, LB, Fresno State
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 – Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
91. Atlanta Falcons – Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
92. New England Patriots – Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut
93. Chicago Bears – Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
94. New York Jets – DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
95. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
96. Green Bay Packers – Kendrick Burney, CB, North Carolina

gpngc
02-27-2011, 11:58 PM
My main two problems I have with most mocks:

#1 - DBs do not go top 3. Ever. Plus DEN needs a DT, like you pointed out. Why would they pass on one when they have two dominant choices?

#2 - Jake Locker simply did not perform on the field like a first-round pick. The Redskins will be able to get him at #10... ...in round two.

fed36
02-28-2011, 12:00 AM
i agree that the skins need a QB - but i think locker is not a top ten pick. the skins also have to many holes to draft a qb in the first round and throw him out there with nothing to support him. Let Rex - start next year - and I agree he is not the qb of the future - but he can get us through this year. skins should instead take someone like quinn in the first round to pair up with orakpo and draft a qb like mallet or ponder in the second

jrdrylie
02-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Really like this draft. I do think the Jags would like Kerrigan more than Jordan at end but either would be great. Herzlich in round two also seems like a good pick from a both a need and character stand point. As for the Bears, there is no way they go offensive line in both round one and two. They should but we all know their front office just isn't that smart.

After his amazing combine I really doubt Julio Jones will last until the Rams. If he did, they would be thrilled. But they would be wise to trade up and grab him if cleveland passes on him.

hawkeye123
02-28-2011, 12:20 AM
Best niner mock i've seen yet.

thebow305
02-28-2011, 12:25 AM
After running a 4.7 40, I doubt Vincent Brown goes in the top 3 rounds. I thought this said "Updated".

Anyway, with who's left, Kris O'Dowd would make much more sense for the Phins in the 3rd. Or just a different receiver.

And you know how I feel about the first rounder. Still the same. Love Marky Mark.

GB12
02-28-2011, 12:26 AM
First round is good, and I definitely wouldn't call a tackle a luxury pick for us.

For the second round, did you mean Jenkins probably isn't coming back? Jolly wasn't with us this year, and actually could come back next year. Even if both are gone I wouldn't say we for sure need one. If Jenkins re-signs then I wouldn't draft one at all. If he's gone we could take one, I wouldn't do it that high though. And if you listed Brooks Reed as the other option in the first round how the heck do you have us passing on him in the second? Him or Brandon Burton would be much better.

Hate Casey Matthews in the third. He gets mocked to us all the time, but if he wasn't Clay's brother no one would ever. We don't need an ILB. Desmond Bishop and Barnett/Hawk are our starters, and we have a high quality backup with Chillar. You don't spend a 3rd rounder on a 4th inside linebacker.

diabsoule
02-28-2011, 12:32 AM
After running a 4.7 40, I doubt Vincent Brown goes in the top 3 rounds. I thought this said "Updated".

Anyway, with who's left, Kris O'Dowd would make much more sense for the Phins in the 3rd. Or just a different receiver.

And you know how I feel about the first rounder. Still the same. Love Marky Mark.

Thanks for pointing that out. I meant to change the V. Brown selection but just forgot.

diabsoule
02-28-2011, 12:37 AM
First round is good, and I definitely wouldn't call a tackle a luxury pick for us.

For the second round, did you mean Jenkins probably isn't coming back? Jolly wasn't with us this year, and actually could come back next year. Even if both are gone I wouldn't say we for sure need one. If Jenkins re-signs then I wouldn't draft one at all. If he's gone we could take one, I wouldn't do it that high though. And if you listed Brooks Reed as the other option in the first round how the heck do you have us passing on him in the second? Him or Brandon Burton would be much better.

Hate Casey Matthews in the third. He gets mocked to us all the time, but if he wasn't Clay's brother no one would ever. We don't need an ILB. Desmond Bishop and Barnett/Hawk are our starters, and we have a high quality backup with Chillar. You don't spend a 3rd rounder on a 4th inside linebacker.

And corrected. I was flipping back and forth between Jenkins and Reed in the 2nd just didn't know what the Packers would do.

Abaddon
02-28-2011, 02:20 AM
I think all mock draft templates now come with Carmichael already penciled in for Oakland. :-/

Wouldn't hate Young Wiz @48. Center is looking like a real area of need.

Caddy
02-28-2011, 05:54 AM
Great Bucs mock Diab!

Matthew Jones
02-28-2011, 07:31 AM
Nice Patriots mock! I might guess Clint Boling over Marcus Gilbert though. Boling is a four-year SEC starter and captain so he might be more appealing to the team. He has some versatility as well.

RufusMcDaniel
02-28-2011, 07:39 AM
Absolutely amazing Titans draft.

Well done.

DiG
02-28-2011, 07:58 AM
locker is fine in the first although julio might be tough to pass up. in the 2nd though i think we have to take phil taylor if he is available.

prock
02-28-2011, 08:28 AM
Not sure how I feel about Curtis Brown, but Gabbert is a good pick.

Poz51
02-28-2011, 08:48 AM
3. Buffalo Bills Marcel Dareus, DE, Alabama
34. Buffalo Bills Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
68. Buffalo Bills Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame


Sign me up. Nice job with the Bills mock :)

Hines
02-28-2011, 08:54 AM
I love the draft.

49erNation85
02-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Love the 9ers Mock all the way around.Nice job!

The_Dude
02-28-2011, 11:15 AM
I'd be happy with Gabbert, but i don't know how Carimi is going to feel about playing for both the Bears & the Giants.....

txparkes49x
02-28-2011, 01:04 PM
Id rather have bailey in the third but either way thats great.

diabsoule
02-28-2011, 02:02 PM
I'd be happy with Gabbert, but i don't know how Carimi is going to feel about playing for both the Bears & the Giants.....

Yeah, I meant to put Castonzo w/ the Bears. I changed it.

PhysicalwithanF
02-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Pretty sexy 49ers draft

Babylon
02-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Seattle

Love the Tyron Smith to be the RT opposite Okung.

I think you have the perfect spot for Locker there, he had an outstanding weekend at the combine in about every facet of the process. If he has a great pro day he might not be there at #10. To me he's a better prospect than Newton, who shows there are a lot of throws he cant make, he is a great athlete though as was evidenced this weekend.

rawdawg
02-28-2011, 03:47 PM
Castonzo, Moffitt, Patrick? Eh, I'll take it. I think Moffitt will be there in the 3rd and Patrick may be gone by 93 though. With the cutting of Tommie Harris today, I still think the Bears go Liuget if he's there. He's a Tommie clone at what is now a huge need positions (4 guys under contract at DT, 1 a bust in Harrison that needs to be cut and 1 is Tank Tyler signed to a future's contract and out of the league in 2010).

Bengals78
02-28-2011, 04:40 PM
pretty terrible for us really.
I hate the Newton pick. I hate any 1st round QB.
I am not a fan of Baldwin. At all.
I like Williams. Great pick.

coordinator0
02-28-2011, 04:47 PM
That's an alright Ravens mock. I highly doubt all three of Carr, Wilson, and Washington will leave in free agency (Carr will be back, Fabian is gone, Wilson is a wild-card) so I don't think depth will be an issue. As for the pick Williams just doesn't do it for me. I'm starting to come around a bit on him as I have confidence in Pagano to coach him up, but I'd still rather go in a different direction. Namely Heyward, Hankerson, Baldwin, or Reed off the top of my head.

Cobb in the second is a good pick. I think Brooks Reed would be a far more likely option though, the value he would have in the second would just be too much for Ozzie to pass up IMO. Getting a pass-rusher is one of our biggest needs this off-season, it's right up there with adding another receiving threat and a #1 CB.

I'm not sure what to think of Austin in the third. I don;t think he really fits our scheme honestly, we need more of an edge-rusher from our other 5-technique if we keep a similar front to what we've had in the past. What we don't need is a DT/DE tweener, Redding does just fine for us in that role.

Saints Dome Patrol
03-02-2011, 04:07 AM
24. New Orleans Saints Stephen 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

I know a lot of hard work goes into creating a mock draft, looking at team needs and it gets more difficult as you try to make everyone happy but be realistic as well.

I just wanted to know who you think the Saints would select in the first round now that they have signed Shaun Rogers to a one-year deal. I'd still love to have Stephen Paea, but I really think that he might have increased himself draft-stock wise at the NFL combine and now could be out of reach.

Could you see New Orleans going for a defensive end like Cameron Jordan or Ryan Kerrigan or possibly offensive tackle with someone like Anthony Castonzo or Derek Sherrod? What about linebacker or even running back?

I suppose I'm asking are the Saints going to just end up picking best player available at 24?

diabsoule
03-02-2011, 01:25 PM
I know a lot of hard work goes into creating a mock draft, looking at team needs and it gets more difficult as you try to make everyone happy but be realistic as well.

I just wanted to know who you think the Saints would select in the first round now that they have signed Shaun Rogers to a one-year deal. I'd still love to have Stephen Paea, but I really think that he might have increased himself draft-stock wise at the NFL combine and now could be out of reach.

Could you see New Orleans going for a defensive end like Cameron Jordan or Ryan Kerrigan or possibly offensive tackle with someone like Anthony Castonzo or Derek Sherrod? What about linebacker or even running back?

I suppose I'm asking are the Saints going to just end up picking best player available at 24?

Cam Jordan and Kerrigan won't be there for the Saints picks. If we don't go DT I could easily see New Orleans targeting Martez Wilson from Illinois. OT and RB are possibilities although I would want to clank Payton and Loomis' heads together if we don't go D with the first pick.

killxswitch
03-02-2011, 01:29 PM
I think I'd rather have Franklin or Gilbert over Hudson in the 2nd. And if the Colts passed on big Marv Austin in the 3rd I would find Bill Polian and spit in his face. Sherrod in the 1st is a-ok with me though.

ChazMonk
03-02-2011, 08:19 PM
2 WR's for the Brown's? Really? Then an OL in the 3rd. I must say, with all the DL and LB help we need switching to the 4-3, this is the most absurd draft I've seen yet.

I'll give you Green, though he would not be the best fit for the WCO, but I guarantee you the next two rounds are DL.

Saints Dome Patrol
03-04-2011, 03:54 AM
Cam Jordan and Kerrigan won't be there for the Saints picks. If we don't go DT I could easily see New Orleans targeting Martez Wilson from Illinois. OT and RB are possibilities although I would want to clank Payton and Loomis' heads together if we don't go D with the first pick.

Well, if the Saints do go with an offensive player (except possibly tackle) especially running back with their first round selection, call me up and we will both go to the Saints training facility to clank Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis' heads together.

I even saw a mock draft with the Saints selecting a quarterback in the first round. Can you believe that? That's like the one position the Saints DON'T need to address, especially after using a seventh-rounder on Sean Canfield last season. We all know how that worked out.

I'm hoping the Saints get either a dominant pass rusher as I'm not completely sold on Alex Brown or Jimmy Wilkerson, a versatile defensive tackle that can stop the run or blitz the quarterback on passing downs (something that Shaun Rogers won't really be able to do), a massive offensive tackle with a mean streak that can learn behind Jermon Bushrod to take over in the future or a ball-hawking linebacker to play on the outside that can be an immediate upgrade.

If none of these are available at 24, I would much rather the Saints trade with someone and either move down or move out of the first round all together, especially if they can get a good deal for the pick.

Nalej
03-04-2011, 08:30 AM
I just fell in love

Unbiased
03-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Oh, so now Dareus is a top 5 pick? What made you change your mind?

MidwestJimmy
03-04-2011, 04:30 PM
Good mock, but you have Quinton Carter on there twice (at 80 and 89).

Ryan Mallett will go way before Round 3.

jCut
03-05-2011, 01:35 PM
Decent job with Denver. I love getting Liuget in the second round, but I don't see him dropping out of the first. You could argue that Pinkston is a bit of a reach and he may be more of a guard than tackle. Denver desperately needs an athletic ILB and Martez Wilson fits the bill. Kendall Hunter in the third is a nice add, but I would be surprised if Denver didn't target a bigger back like Daniel Thomas.