2011 NFL Mock Draft #1

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Posted January 27th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

What follows is the first attempt at a mock draft for this year! The plan will be to refine the mocks with new versions every couple weeks all the way up to start of the draft on Thursday April 28th. Eventually the mocks will become a full two rounds. The new format of the draft this year will put the first round in primetime on Thursday night, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday night, and the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday.

With no CBA agreed upon free agency will not open as it normally would. That makes things a little more stable for the time being as analysis will be based largely on need, which is known right now, rather than having free agent signings that fill in certain holes prior to the draft. Assumptions will be made as to which players will re-sign with their teams and which are likely to hit the market eventually. The deadline for re-signing players is March 4th.

Continue on to check out the full first round mock draft and as always leave your thoughts and/or feedback in the comments!

1. Carolina Panthers – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
The Panthers would have loved to get the potential franchise QB Andrew Luck but unfortunately for them he chose to return to school rather than enter the draft. Looking away from QB then the team obviously has several areas of need. They have spent multiple picks on wide receiver over the last few years so A.J. Green would probably not be the guy here. Fairley looks to be the safest pick and going defensive tackle has proven successful as of late for teams at the top of the draft. The costs involved with signing the #1 pick will be more reasonable with the position. Of course a new collective bargaining agreement could implement a rookie pay scale but until then it will remain a consideration.

2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
The new coaching staff will likely turn the defense from 3-4 to 4-3 and that will put an undersized Elvis Dumervil on one end. Beefing up the rest of the defensive line could be in order and Dareus would fit as DE in either scheme or even slide to DT in the 4-3. Other options could include DE Da’Quan Bowers as another pass rusher or Patrick Peterson who is considered a lock-down corner. Champ Bailey is set to be a free agent but even still corners generally don’t go this high in the draft.

3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
Miller has shined at the Senior Bowl and would provide a much needed pass rushing threat at OLB in the 3-4. Other areas of need include quarterback, though Ryan Fitzpatrick performed relatively well last season, and offensive tackle but there are none expected to go near the top of the draft. The pick will address the front seven on defense.

4. Cincinnati Bengals – Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
The Bengals need a pass rushing threat on the edge and Bowers has the potential to be considered as the top pick in the draft. The concern is that he was very much a one-year wonder. With Terrell Owens gone and Chad Ochocinco possibly to be traded or cut, a receiver such as A.J. Green could be talked about. Carson Palmer has demanded a trade but even if he stays it would not be out of the question for the Bengals to draft a QB here.

5. Arizona Cardinals – Robert Quinn, OLB, North Carolina
Most will assume that the Cardinals will take their choice of quarterbacks at this spot and no one would fault them for that. There is a sense though that the team will sign a free agent and continue to try and groom one of their young picks from last year. Should that be the case the team needs a pass rusher at OLB (Joey Porter was not the answer) and Quinn could be the guy. There are certainly concerns as Quinn was suspended all of last season but his potential makes him intriguing. Prior to the season he was pegged as a guy to watch for the #1 pick.

6. Cleveland Browns – A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
The Browns need some help in the front seven on defense as well as the offensive line. A.J. Green though is a playmaker that could simply be too tempting to pass up and would help in the development of Colt McCoy. Green is thought of in the mold of a Calvin Johnson but receivers seem to be the most hit-or-miss position high in drafts.

7. San Francisco 49ers – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
New coach Jim Harbaugh will have the ability to draft his QB of the future here but there is no certainty that is what he will want to spend the pick on. The 49ers could be a team that looks to sign a veteran QB or trade for someone like Donovan McNabb or Carson Palmer. Regardless is Patrick Peterson gets this far I don’t see him falling past them. The team has a big hole at CB and that doesn’t even include the possibility that Nate Clements gets cut. Peterson is thought to be a lock-down type corner.

8. Tennessee Titans – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
Vince Young is gone and Kerry Collins is old and a free agent. This is where a QB almost seems to be the most certain choice. Blaine Gabbert or Jake Locker will likely be the two that get consideration as the team looks to avoid any possible issues due to character. Gabbert may not be able to step in right away as the transition will take some time coming from the spread system in college. He has a good frame, strong and accurate arm, and is thought to have the leadership skills necessary for the next level.

9. Dallas Cowboys – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
The Cowboys could look a couple directions here but the secondary can really use the upgrade that Amukamara would provide. It is surprising that a draft would have two top flight corners but along with Peterson both are believed to be fantastic options. Offensive line could be under consideration here and someone like Nate Solder might get a look. Defensive end could also use an upgrade. Amukamara though would be the best value here and address an immediate need.

10. Washington Redskins – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
Donovan McNabb is obviously not the guy for Washington, and I’m not sure anyone can believe that Rex Grossman is the long term solution. Mike Shanahan’s offensive system calls for a QB with a strong arm that can throw on the move and Newton fits that bill exactly. The mobility would be a big asset. Remember Shanahan is the guy that drafted Jay Cutler who possessed a similar skill set and questions surrounding his character which also affects Newton’s image. Wide receiver, offensive line help, or possibly a defensive tackle to replace Albert Haynesworth would be other options.

11. Houston Texans – Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
The Texans had the worst pass defense (maybe ever) last year. At this point a CB might be considered a reach though, ideally someone like Amukamara would fall to them but that seems unlikely. Another option then would be to grab an OLB and Ayers is a playmaker out of the position with the ability to both rush the passer and perform well in coverage. Defensive tackle could also get a look. Essentially this pick is going to be on defense it is just a matter of where the best value remains.

12. Minnesota Vikings – Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
The defensive line was a disappointment last year, after having been a strength for the team for a long time. Pat Williams is 38 and a free agent and Kevin Williams will be 31 at the start of next season. The line could use an infusion of youth and Paea could be a dominant force especially with the pass rushers the team already has on the edges. An injury at Senior Bowl practice this week could cause his stock to drop so that will have to be monitored. A big look will be given to the crop of QBs as well.

13. Detroit Lions – Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
Yes, just two picks ago I stated a CB after the top two names might not be worthy of going this high but the Lions are also in desperate need of help in the secondary. Harris comes from a program known for corners that perform at the next level. He is a very good cover corner but also has some physicality. Colorado’s Jimmy Smith could be another option at the position. Like the Texans if not corner then OLB would be the next place to look, and they can also use help on the offensive and defensive lines.

14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
The Rams need to get weapons for Sam Bradford and Jones could be a true #1 receiver. Despite that the receiver corp is not as bad as it seemed last year as it was just ravaged by injuries. Donnie Avery will be back and Mark Clayton would make sense to re-sign. That means they could also look to draft an OLB here or even upgrade on the offensive line.

15. Miami Dolphins – Jake Locker, QB, Washington
The Dolphins aren’t sold on Chad Henne and both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are set to be free agents. As such QB and RB would appear to be the most likely options here. Locker is an intriguing talent and has developed in a pro style system the past two years. He brings with him great intangibles as a leader but there are concerns over his accuracy. He could go in the top 10 or even fall to the bottom half of the first round but there will be a team that wants him badly. The other big name that would fit here is Mark Ingram who is the clear cut top running back in the draft class.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Cameron Jordan, DE, California
Jordan is another player who is having a standout week at the Senior Bowl. It seems like every year the Jaguars are drafting a DE or signing a free agent and the position remains a weakness. Jordan is a polished four year starter and has shown improvement every year despite playing in a defensive scheme that doesn’t lead to many opportunities for sacks. If not DE here then the secondary could get a look.

17. New England Patriots (from Oakland Raiders) – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
How lucky would the Patriots be if this happened? Heisman winner after his junior season, Ingram would be the top flight running back that the team has lacked. The Pats have three picks in the first 33 selections so they can take the best player available. RB, OLB, DE, and offensive line are areas where the team can improve.

18. San Diego Chargers – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
With the uncertainty over whether Vincent Jackson will return a receiver here would make sense. More likely though the team will look to upgrade at DE or possibly grab an offensive tackle. Clayborn would be a good fit in the 3-4 scheme that the Chargers run.

19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
There aren’t many glaring areas of need with the Giants but offensive tackle and even defensive tackle are possibilities here. Castonzo will be in the discussion as to which LT comes off the board first. He comes from a program that has a history of producing good lineman at the next level and was a four year starter.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
The Bucs can really use upgrades on the defensive side of the ball whether that be at DE, OLB, or CB. Smith could bring the pure pash rush skills so critical to the defensive scheme. He is raw though and may take a couple years to develop into a force but has a high ceiling.

21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Solder is an intriguing prospect given his size and quickness but he has some issues with technique. He could be a good fit in a zone blocking scheme that the Chiefs (and the Colts who pick next) run. DE, OLB, and even another WR could be other options here.

22. Indianapolis Colts – Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
The Colts need help on the offensive line and Sherrod is amongst the top OTs and would fit in the zone blocking scheme. If not offensive line then the team can once again use help stopping the run with a new defensive tackle or could look to replace the oft-injured Bob Sanders.

23. Philadelphia Eagles – Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
The Eagles could look defense here with an OLB or CB but the versatility of Pouncey would provide a nice upgrade for their offensive line. The brother of Maurkice Pouncey should provide some confidence in the pick. Mike Pouncey did better in his time at guard than after shifting to center last year.

24. New Orleans Saints – Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois
Reggie Bush is not a full time back and may not even be back with the team, and Pierre Thomas is injury plagued and a free agent. Leshoure broke out last season rushing for nearly 1700 yards and 17 TDs. He has the frame and physicality to take take the majority of the carries. The Saints could also look to the defensive line or grab a replacement at strong safety.

25. Seattle Seahawks – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
The Seahawks improbable playoff run dropped them from what would’ve been the 8th pick all the way to the 25th but the team has needs all over more than just a potential franchise QB. If Jake Locker were to slip here he would probably get strong consideration, and Ryan Mallett would be an option as well. Instead a DE or CB would make a lot of sense. Smith fits the mold of the corners that Pete Carroll takes a liking to.

26. Baltimore Ravens – Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
Baltimore had serious issues with depth at corner and made the trade for Josh Wilson who played well but is a free agent. Fabian Washington and Chris Carr are also set to hit the market. Williams would be a good selection here and would fill an immediate need. Don’t be surprised if Jonathan Baldwin or Torrey Smith come off the board here as Derrick Mason, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Donte Stallworth could be lost to retirement or free agency.

27. Atlanta Falcons – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
John Abraham is getting up there in age and the Falcons could use someone opposite him if not just to be the eventual replacement. Kerrigan would be the best value at this pick. He is a polished three year starter with a strong skill set. Corner or offensive tackle are other positions to watch but with five corners already off the board a pass rusher makes the most sense.

28. New England Patriots – JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Back to New England and here JJ Watt would be a good fit at an end in their 3-4 scheme. With the 33rd pick coming up they can really take best value at any number of positions.

29. Chicago Bears – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Obviously the offensive line is the biggest need for the Bears. Smith may be more suited for RT (where he played at USC) but teams will be evaluating him as a LT. Good workouts could push him up the board. Expect Chicago to take the best tackle or interior lineman available.

30. New York Jets – Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
Both Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes are set to be free agents and they’ll likely only be able to bring one of them back. The Jets went all in on this season and now will be faced with a bunch of decisions. A replacement at receiver or more pieces on the defense (particularly at DT or DE) would contribute. Torrey Smith is a fantastic returner which could also fill the void if Brad Smith leaves in free agency. He is still somewhat raw as a receiver but the return skills differentiate him from another option Pitt’s Jon Baldwin.

*31. Green Bay Packers – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
The Packers faced a ton of injuries this year so evaluating their areas of need isn’t as straight forward as some other teams. They can probably best use new talent on the offensive line at either guard or tackle. A defensive end could also be a possibility. Taking a tackle here such as Carimi would allow for last year’s choice Bryan Bulaga to slide over to LT.

*32. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
The Steelers always seem to draft well and refresh talent particularly on the defensive side of the ball. They have the ability to go best available value here whether that be on the offensive line, at defensive end, or at corner. Heyward is an interesting option in the 3-4 that also showed the ability standing up.

*Picks 31/32 dependent on Super Bowl result.

**It should be noted that Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett has a good chance of going in the first round. In this first run through he started to fall and at that point I believe a team could possibly trade up and make a play for him. The gap between Miami and Seattle would be a possible place for that to happen or the Seahawks could take him at #25. Character concerns are primarily what holds him back right now but lots can change between now and the draft.

***Featured in the Walter Football Mock Draft Database

  • Brian M

    No way Broncos pick Darieus at that pick. They will either trade down or grab Peterson or Bowers. You can trade down to at least 8th, and still grab darieus.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Its easy to say a team can trade down from there, but very few teams even would want to trade up to a spot that high. The cost is just too great.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

        That may not be true by draft day, though. If a rookie wage scale like players want is put in to a new CBA that might be done by April there could be much more movement in the top of the draft because teams could actually afford to pay the top picks

  • Brian M

    No way Broncos pick Darieus at that pick. They will either trade down or grab Peterson or Bowers. You can trade down to at least 8th, and still grab darieus.

  • JohnZapp

    Da’Quan Bowers BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Clemson!!!!

  • JohnZapp

    Da’Quan Bowers BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Clemson!!!!

  • Ken

    good mock especially this early. enjoyed reading through

  • Philly

    I say Titans will draft Newton. I think the owner wants an athletic QB he’s missed since McNair left. Not saying I like him, but it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the draft shock of round 1.

    • GennyPD

      so they get rid of vince young only to draft vince young 2.0? no way

    • GennyPD

      so they get rid of vince young only to draft vince young 2.0? no way

      • Philly

        I’m not saying that’s what I’d do, but I think that’s what they will do if he impresses Bud Adams enough. When they lost McNair, they brought in VY thinking he’d be the heir apparent; it didn’t work, but if they think Newton can be better, I can see them taking him over the other QB’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

      But with Jeff Fisher out in Tennessee there could be a chance that VY ends up staying now

      • Barney

        Jeff Fisher’s resignation is a totally different issue from Vince Youngs departure. Plans still remain to trade or release Vince Young. Personally, I think the Titans are going to try and acquire Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb or Kevin Kolb. If that doesn’t work out then they are going to look to the draft. Bud Adams, who loves athletic quarterbacks, will take Cam Newton if he is on the board, regardless of what the consensus is on Cam.

  • Tgauld1

    There is no way Patrick Peterson falls past pick #3 and there is no way the Saints will waste their first round pick on offense when there are glaring needs at DE, DT and OLB.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Pasta, just a quick note. At 4 you’ve got Da’Quan Bowers going to Cincinnati, from Cincinnati, which should be Clemson.

    Do like that pick though since it seems they can’t get a DE that plays consistently. From Frostee Rucker to Antwan Odom — who granted played well before getting injured the first time but hasn’t been anywhere near a good ROI playing in only 22 games of the 3 years he’s been there. I think the jury’s still out on the young guys both Dunlap and Michael Johnson, but if they like those two they could go AJ Green as you mentioned, and I think they’ll do. Either way, Bowers offers an instant upgrade at the DE position.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Dunlap showed great signs with 8.0 sacks last season and Johnson is still a work in progress. A.J. Green makes the most sense b/c if Palmer leaves (highly unlikely it appears) then any QB you bring in would be more attracted to come there to throw to this guy.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Thanks for the heads-up on that

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

      Cincy was loaded at WR last year even without including TO or Chad Johnson. Depending on how serious Palmer is about retiring if he doesn’t get a trade I think Jake Locker could be considered here. Word is he’s having a fantastic Senior Bowl and he would have likely been a top 10 pick had he come out last year. If there’s enough of a market with a team like Arizona or SF for Palmer I don’t think it is out of the question.

      • Anonymous

        If Locker is drafted by the Bengals, I will denounce my fandom and completely jump ship.

  • Husseinhassoun14

    wtf aj green is goin as number 1

    • Anonymous

      I have a very hard time seeing that. I just don’t think you can bring in a WR at 1 overall and you don’t have a QB to get him the ball. If Luck stayed in the draft #1 was a no brainer. The moment he decided to stay in school and Fairley declared, I think you had your board leader in place.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Receivers rarely go that high. In fact only two WRs have gone #1 (Keyshawn Johnson in ’96 and Irving Fryar in ’84)

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  • Cbtaylo

    The Jags will pick up Cam Newton, I cant see that bonehead Shanahan picking up Cam at the No 10 slot. I would not be totally surprised if the Cardinals and 49ers reach for Cam Newton at 5 or 7. I think the best place for him would either the Jags or the Cardinals because I am sure he could afford to learn behind a QB like Garrard or D-McNabb once he joins the Cardinals.

  • Blomp_69

    WHOA WHOA WHOA, hold the phone! Why is the Steelers #32 huh? Whats that spose to mean, hmmm? What exactly you saying Pasta? You saying the Packers won’t be #32? Seems alittle bias to me, just saying. haha

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Thats the only way to list it! They had the better record on the season so they default in those positions :)

      • Chrisweber5187

        and because the Steelers are going to beat the Packers come Sunday

        • Ype3me

          yea howd that work out

      • Chrisweber5187

        and because the Steelers are going to beat the Packers come Sunday

  • WAT

    Thanks for the mock. Im hoping Tampa drafts Ryan Kerrigan. Dudes a beast. Watch his highlights on youtube if you dont believe me.

  • http://twitter.com/minimafiaaj anthony gadberry

    damn I went to high school with Castanzo good to see em in the 1st round

  • http://twitter.com/minimafiaaj anthony gadberry

    damn I went to high school with Castanzo good to see em in the 1st round

  • Jprose75

    There is no way in hell we draft another 34DE in the first round. Here’s the deal- we have 2 primary needs- OT and CB. If Carimi falls past 26 we will probably consider trading up. However if he and Jimmy Smith both fall that far we will probably wait and see who falls to 32. Much like last year when Bulaga and Pouncey both fell to 18 overall, we had our choice. That said, there is no way in hell we are drafting a 34 DE.

  • Jprose75

    There is no way in hell we draft another 34DE in the first round. Here’s the deal- we have 2 primary needs- OT and CB. If Carimi falls past 26 we will probably consider trading up. However if he and Jimmy Smith both fall that far we will probably wait and see who falls to 32. Much like last year when Bulaga and Pouncey both fell to 18 overall, we had our choice. That said, there is no way in hell we are drafting a 34 DE.

  • Jprose75

    There is no way in hell we draft another 34DE in the first round. Here’s the deal- we have 2 primary needs- OT and CB. If Carimi falls past 26 we will probably consider trading up. However if he and Jimmy Smith both fall that far we will probably wait and see who falls to 32. Much like last year when Bulaga and Pouncey both fell to 18 overall, we had our choice. That said, there is no way in hell we are drafting a 34 DE.

  • Jprose75

    There is no way in hell we draft another 34DE in the first round. Here’s the deal- we have 2 primary needs- OT and CB. If Carimi falls past 26 we will probably consider trading up. However if he and Jimmy Smith both fall that far we will probably wait and see who falls to 32. Much like last year when Bulaga and Pouncey both fell to 18 overall, we had our choice. That said, there is no way in hell we are drafting a 34 DE.

  • chest

    Holmes/Edwards and Cotchery is sufficient enough to hold off on getting a WR, especially in the 1st. Pass rushing OLB and safety are far more pressing needs. D-line is also a possibility.

  • chest

    Holmes/Edwards and Cotchery is sufficient enough to hold off on getting a WR, especially in the 1st. Pass rushing OLB and safety are far more pressing needs. D-line is also a possibility.

  • chest

    Holmes/Edwards and Cotchery is sufficient enough to hold off on getting a WR, especially in the 1st. Pass rushing OLB and safety are far more pressing needs. D-line is also a possibility.

  • chest

    Holmes/Edwards and Cotchery is sufficient enough to hold off on getting a WR, especially in the 1st. Pass rushing OLB and safety are far more pressing needs. D-line is also a possibility.

  • Rpowell808

    kerrigan way to low and marcell to high

  • JStein2469

    Very solid early mock draft Pasta. It is definitely a defenive (in particular the lineman) draft. The biggest question mark is Cam Newton. I think this would be his case scenario. He could certainly drop to the late 1st if he performs poorly at his pro day and other workouts.

    • Jskinner8154

      i think Cam goes late i think the redskins could trade down and still be able to get him. how about trade wit the pats? its ok to dream about belicheck tradeing UP for once right?

  • http://twitter.com/foocards88 Craig Cutler

    It’s going to be extremely hard to love Cameron Heyward if he goes to the damn Steelers.

  • http://twitter.com/piffman11 Qua Talford

    from what I hear Jimmy Smith is impressing a lot of ppl and he will probably be the third CB taken in the draft and he has great size at the position.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    With how your mock falls, I think Indy would take Pouncey over Sherrod. Granted they need a RT to replace Diem but Pouncey is a smart player that would give them some size and attitude at G that they are missing right now. Their G not getting much movement has been part of the problem of their running game.
    Also I think Ingram may be a more likely pick for Miami than Locker, assuming he’s there. Williams has said he’s not coming back and Ronnie Brown is 30 so they need another running back. I also don’t think Sparano’s job is safe enough to draft a new QB to take over

  • Reign

    With the new bargaining agreement and projected rookie scale wouldn’t you expect to see a lot more movement than usual?

  • Q.Watts

    AJ Green to the Bengals Ocho has 1 year left they will not sign him back, T.O is gone We cant rely on Simpson -Green is the Best WR to come out of college since Moss in 98- “Dunlap had more sacks than Ndamukong Suh in lesser game” To go along with Micheal Johnson, Fanane, Geathers and Mr.Glass Antwan Odom still under contract I dont see Bowers being the Pick. One more thing last year at this same time every mocker had Sam Bradford going 4th to Washington or 9th to the Bills’ The Rams Coach spags is a D guy so is Rivera but guess what by april Sam Bradford was the 1st Pick “Gabbert will go 1# Overall” The Falcons could have drafted Glenn Dorsey, The Rams could have drafted Suh but defensive coaches believe they can coach up defensive talent So I bet come April Gabbert will be the Guy”

  • Q.Watts

    AJ Green to the Bengals Ocho has 1 year left they will not sign him back, T.O is gone We cant rely on Simpson -Green is the Best WR to come out of college since Moss in 98- “Dunlap had more sacks than Ndamukong Suh in lesser game” To go along with Micheal Johnson, Fanane, Geathers and Mr.Glass Antwan Odom still under contract I dont see Bowers being the Pick. One more thing last year at this same time every mocker had Sam Bradford going 4th to Washington or 9th to the Bills’ The Rams Coach spags is a D guy so is Rivera but guess what by april Sam Bradford was the 1st Pick “Gabbert will go 1# Overall” The Falcons could have drafted Glenn Dorsey, The Rams could have drafted Suh but defensive coaches believe they can coach up defensive talent So I bet come April Gabbert will be the Guy”

  • 2977

    Ryan Mallett will be 1st QB taken in the draft. Book it. Wait till the combine his stock will shoot through the roof.

  • Sean

    Ryan Mallet will go first round….no doubt !!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/3YardsandACloud JeffHCross

    Pasta, Mark Ingram won the Heisman after his sophomore year, and is a junior that declared for the draft.

  • Matt O

    Nice mock draft, I just feel you need to take the Seahawks bias part of it out. It’s easy to tell you’re a Seahawk fan.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      I’m confused. What was biased? I took an objective look at team needs and systems.

  • BlAcKaNdGoLdFaN

    The feel around Pittsburgh is that G Mike Pouncey is going to fall into our hands. I think Philly will draft a tackle and have Herremans at Guard with maybe Winston Justice moved to Guard as well. Gabe Carimi I think is a better pick for the Eagles. If it turns out that Mike Pouncey looks like he might go earlier I think the Steelers are going to trade up for him. They have showed that aren’t afraid to trade up for someone they want(i.e. Troy Polamalu). They desperately need a G and Mike will certainly play better with Maurkice. Plus we got a lot younger at DE with Ziggy Hood stepping up, and even if Aaron Smith retires, we still have Brett Kiesel, who is still good enough to make a significant impact in this zone blitz scheme (he was a Pro Bowl replacement for Dwight Freeny). Brett Kiesel being here allows us to wait at least another year or so to draft a D-lineman. Plus, hey you never know…the Steelers have made some great late round draft picks recently (i.e. Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown). We could find a gem around the 3rd or 4th rounds.

  • Daboweshow82

    offensive line isn’t a problem for the chiefs if there good enough to lead the league in rushing, O’cal and Richardson are good enough and there both young so one of them is gonna develop into a good RT. DE is for sure not a weakness. We just spent two top five picks on are DE’s and u wanna tell me thats still a weakness? Nope, and not to mention we have a little guy by the name of Wallace Gilberry who had 8 sacks, so no DE for a weakness. NT, OLB, WR, C are the team needs, other than that the chiefs are good to go.

  • Daboweshow82

    offensive line isn’t a problem for the chiefs if there good enough to lead the league in rushing, O’cal and Richardson are good enough and there both young so one of them is gonna develop into a good RT. DE is for sure not a weakness. We just spent two top five picks on are DE’s and u wanna tell me thats still a weakness? Nope, and not to mention we have a little guy by the name of Wallace Gilberry who had 8 sacks, so no DE for a weakness. NT, OLB, WR, C are the team needs, other than that the chiefs are good to go.

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