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JohnCandy
04-04-2011, 02:53 PM
Round 1

1[1] Carolina Panthers: QB Cam Newton [Auburn]

The Panthers need a franchise QB and someone that they can market the franchise around. Newton has the physical ability and personality to put fans in seats.

1[2] Denver Broncos: DT Marcel Dareus [Alabama]

The Broncos need to get stronger in the middle of the field and Dareus can be a defensive center piece for John Fox.

1[3] Buffalo Bills: QB Blaine Gabbert [Missouri]

The Bills are not desperate for a QB, but Gabbert is a talent that you simply cannot pass on.

1[4] Cincinnati Bengals: WR A.J Green [Georgia]

The cleansing begins in Cincinnati and it starts with getting rid of Chad Johnson and T.O. Green is a great WR prospect that might entice Palmer to not retire.

1[5] Arizona Cardinals: LB Von Miller [Texas A&M]

The Joey Porter experiment was not a success and the Cardinals continue to struggle to generate a pass rush.

1[6] Cleveland Browns: WR Julio Jones [Alabama]

The Browns might want to go defense, but they need to get a #1 target for Colt McCoy in the important years of his development.

1[7] San Francisco 49ers: CB Patrick Peterson [LSU]

The 49ers need to add someone in the secondary that will have a positive impact on the game. Spencer, Brown and Clements were simply not good enough last season.

1[8] Tennessee Titans: DT Nick Fairley [Auburn]

The Titans are left with a difficult decision; they have an incredible talent sitting for them at 8 with some question marks.

1[9] Dallas Cowboys: CB Prince Akuamamara [Nebraska]

Mike Jenkins and Terrence Newman were hard to watch last year. They looked disinterested and showed little effort. Akuamamara starts day 1 and gives them a physical CB.

1[10] Washington Redskins: QB Jake Locker [Washington]

The Redskins need a QB and the Shannahan’s love mobile gun slingers that they can mold into what they want. There is no chance Locker makes it to their next pick so the Skins pull the trigger.

1[11] Houston Texans: OLB Robert Quinn [UNC]

The transition to the 3-4 defense cannot happen without a pass rusher that can stand up and get after the QB. Quinn is climbing again after a strong Pro Day Performance.

1[12] Minnesota Vikings: DE D’Qwaun Bowers [Clemson]

The knee injury and a poor Pro Day showing leave the Vikings with an exceptional talent at 12. Bowers has the strength and burst to step in and start if Ray Edwards leaves in free agency.

1[13] Detroit Lions: OT Tyron Smith [USC]

The Lions need to protect their QB who is looking more and more fragile. Backus is an old war horse that can still hold up, but he needs to be replaced at some point in the near future. Smith has Pro Bowl potential.

1[14] St. Louis Rams: DE Cameron Jordan [Cal]

The Rams would love a WR, but they will settle for a dynamic athlete that can play inside and outside a lot like Justin Tuck.

1[15] Miami Dolphins: OG Mike Pouncey [Florida]

The Dolphins do not get a shot at a QB and RB is not as much a value at this point. Pouncey can step in at LG and C and solidify a position that hurt the Dolphins last season.

1[16] Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Ryan Kerrigan [Purdue]

A high effort, high motor player that has a track record of success something that the Jags love to draft.


1[17] New England Patriots [Oakland]: OT Anthony Costanzo [Boston College]

The Patriots have a hole at LT with Matt Light hitting free agency and they get a local kid who has the ability to be a solid starting LT for a long time.

1[18] San Diego Chargers: DE J.J Watt [Wisconsin]

The Chargers DL does not generate a ton of pressure or control the line of scrimmage. Watt is a physical monster that can help them control the line of scrimmage.

1[19] New York Giants: LB Akeem Ayers [UCLA]

The Giants do not have a difference maker or an elite athlete at the LB spot and Ayers is both of those things. He can start at SLB or possibly in the Middle.

1[20] Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE Aldon Smith [Missouri]

Tampa Bay continues to build a young talented DL with the addition of Smith. Smith has a ton of pass rush potential and with the way Raheem Morris has been getting his young guys to play watch out.

*Trade*: The Chicago Bears trade 1[29] and 3[93] to the Kansas City Chiefs for 1[21] and 6[204].1[21]

Chicago Bears [KC]: OT Gabe Carimi [Wisconsin]

The Bears are desperate for someone to play the LT position and decide not to wait for what is left of the OT talent. With a number of teams in the area needing OL help the Bears have to make a move to protect Jay Cutler. Carimi has great size [6’7” 315lbs] and intangibles to compensate for less than ideal athletic ability. Carimi also has the versatility to plat LT, RT and LG, which he showed at the Senior Bowl. This versatility allows the Bears to get creative with their OL.

1[22] Indianapolis Colts: DT Cory Liguit [Illinois]

The Colts should go OL, the Colts might need to go OL, but the Colts also like to draft OLmen later and they like defense talent that can start. Liuget is a disruptive force that could become a stalwart in the Cover 2 defense.

1[23] Philadelphia Eagles: OT Derek Sherrod [Mississippi State]

Mike Vick does not have the size to be taking the hits that he took last year and Sherrod is an athletic pass blocker that can play LT or RT.

1[24] New Orleans Saints: DE Adrian Clayborn [Iowa]

The Saints did not generate enough pass rush from their DL and they need someone who can step in and start. Clayborn might not have the most elite first step in the draft, but he has shown the ability to be a disruptive force.

1[25] Seattle Seahawks: QB Christian Ponder [Florida St]

Christian Ponder is rising up draft boards now that he is healthy and has shown the accuracy to make West Coast teams fall in love.

1[26] Baltimore Ravens: OT Nate Solder [Colorado]

Jared Gaither is likely to test free agency and Marshal Yanda’s best position is probably at RG. Solder has the athletic ability to make a good team take the risk.

1[27] Atlanta Falcons: DE Justin Houston [Georgia]

The Falcons get a consistent pass rush from John Abraham who is aging and no one else. Houston is a pass rush specialist with a great closing burst.

*The Arizona Cardinals trade 2[38], 5[176] and 3[2012] to the New England Patriots for 1[28].

1[28] Arizona Cardinals [NE]: QB Ryan Mallett [Arkansas]

With Ponder going the run on 2nd tier QB talent starts and the Cardinals need someone on the team that has more potential then Max Hall and Derek Anderson. Mallett has a big arm and his accuracy weaknesses might be covered up by a great WR in Larry Fitz.

1[29] Kansas City Chiefs [Chi]: NT Phil Taylor [Baylor]

The Chiefs move down as the draft is stacked with DL talent and they can target the NT that they need. Taylor rose up draft boards with a great Senior Bowl and has fallen bit because if knee issues, but you do not find many men with his size and movement ability.

1[30] NY Jets: DE Muhammed Wilkerson [Temple]

The Jets DL is aging and does not have great athletic ability [Mike DeVito]. Wilkerson gives them a developing athlete that could become a monster.

1[31] Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Aaron Williams [Texas]

Take your pick of Ryan Clark or Bryant McFadden because Williams is an upgrade over either of them. The Steelers secondary was exposed in the Superbowl.

1[32] Green Bay Packers: DE Cameron Heyward [Ohio State]

John Jolly is going upstate and Cullen Jenkins is a free agent making Heyward who has the size and mentality to be a 3-4 DE even more valuable.

stephenson86
04-04-2011, 02:56 PM
I really hope if Amukamara is there at 8 Tennessee take him. It would give us a brilliant CB pairing and I think DT is quite deep this year in the 2nd and 3rd.

ChicagoBearsVet23
04-04-2011, 03:05 PM
I doubt we trade up but Carimi is a good pick

SuperPacker
04-04-2011, 03:17 PM
Hope packers dont take DT/DE in 1st round. Rather have CB, WR, OLB, OT, OG in 1st

SuperPacker
04-04-2011, 03:19 PM
Packers should trade up to get either Julio Jones, Jimmy Smith, Anthony Costanzo or Pouncey.

JohnCandy
04-04-2011, 03:20 PM
I doubt we trade up but Carimi is a good pick

I thought the same thing based on Jerry Angelo's draft history, but there are a couple of factors that I think will force Jerry to be aggressive in fixing the OL.

1. The team had a great year and was crippled by the OL play.

2. Jay Cutler has thrown the focus off of the QB position and onto the OL.

3. Jerry has taken a lot of abuse in the media, both local and national, that has put the target on him and not Lovie.

4. Mike Tice seems to have more of a voice and he could be pushing for a move.

5. The OT talent pool is not nearly as deep in free agency as the OG free agents.

GatorsBullsFan
04-04-2011, 03:22 PM
Too many people are just going with Kerrigan for the Jags because up until a week and a half ago he was pretty much a gimme. Until quite a few reports have came out saying the Jags are looking for a big DE like Jordan or Watt

rawdawg
04-04-2011, 03:36 PM
I thought the same thing based on Jerry Angelo's draft history, but there are a couple of factors that I think will force Jerry to be aggressive in fixing the OL.

1. The team had a great year and was crippled by the OL play.

2. Jay Cutler has thrown the focus off of the QB position and onto the OL.

3. Jerry has taken a lot of abuse in the media, both local and national, that has put the target on him and not Lovie.

4. Mike Tice seems to have more of a voice and he could be pushing for a move.

5. The OT talent pool is not nearly as deep in free agency as the OG free agents.

Jerry has also been quoted as saying that he won't get enamored with 1 particular player. He's also stated that he likes the depth on the lines in this draft (offensive and defensive).

The Bears are going to get OL help. Nobody is saying they aren't. But they aren't going to trade one or more of their 6 picks when they have plenty of other needs.

JohnCandy
04-04-2011, 03:42 PM
Jerry has also been quoted as saying that he won't get enamored with 1 particular player. He's also stated that he likes the depth on the lines in this draft (offensive and defensive).

The Bears are going to get OL help. Nobody is saying they aren't. But they aren't going to trade one or more of their 6 picks when they have plenty of other needs.

You can also take what Jerry says around draft time for absolutly nothing as the guy never gives actual information.

The Bears have a team full of 3rd-5th round talent and they need to add some serious talent.

If they do not make a move how do they address the LT position?

Please do not say Chris Williams as they have clearly given up on him as the LT and he seems better at LG.

GoRavens
04-04-2011, 03:55 PM
Ugly first round pick for Baltimore.
The Ravens are super determined to get Gaither back in purple.

thebow305
04-04-2011, 06:52 PM
Eh, too early for Pouncey IMO.

T-RICH49
04-04-2011, 07:36 PM
wow trade down and still get big Philthy?NICE

Seasonticketholder
04-04-2011, 07:46 PM
I seriously doubt the Saints would pass Mark Ingram for Adrian Clayborn.

49erNation85
04-04-2011, 08:40 PM
Love the SF pick !

vidae
04-05-2011, 01:11 AM
Trading back and picking up a third is great, but doing so and still being able to draft Taylor is perfect. Good job.

AntoinCD
04-05-2011, 04:52 AM
The trade is very likely for the Pats however it would be disappointing to miss out on both Heyward and Wilkerson.

Castonzo is a possiblity

fenikz
04-05-2011, 04:53 AM
Very much doubt Mallett will even be on the Cardinals BB come draft day, he is simply not a leader and is extremely fragile with the game on the line. To go with that he is a known coke head we won't be trading up for him.

And plus John Skelton has every skill he has without the concerns

Orakpowned
04-05-2011, 09:34 AM
Redskins aren't drafting Jake Locker. He's nowhere near the top of their board.

Matthew Jones
04-09-2011, 10:13 AM
Castonzo is a great fit and fills a potential need but I really would hope for J.J. Watt there, or possibly Aldon Smith.