At the very top of the list of smart people covering the 2011 NFL draft is Rick Gosselin. Along with ESPN's Mel Kiper and NFL Network's Mike Mayock, Gosselin's NFL mock draft is one folks look forward to the most because of his accuracy over the years.
Gosselin's mock draft is out and th top five looks similar to what we've been seeing from Kiper and Mayock. He has Cam Newton at the top going to the Panthers, followed by LB Von Miller to the Broncos, DT Marcell Dareus to the Bills, WR A.J. Green to the Bengals and CB Patrick Peterson to the Cardinals.
There are a few surprises in his mock draft.
-Five quarterbacks in the top 12: Newton to the Panthers, QB Blaine Gabbert to the 49ers, QB Jake Locker to the Titans, QB Christian Ponder to the 49ers and QB Andy Dalton to the Vikings. This is the most quarterbacks we've seen in the top 15 yet.
-RB Mark Ingram goes 14th to the Rams. Plenty of people have Ingram falling but I think this pick makes a lot of sense. RB Steven Jackson has been productive for longer than the usual running back so it's time they find a replacement. This will help with QB Sam Bradford's development as well.
-CB Prince Amukamara to the Seahawks. This is much, much lower than we've seen him mocked. He's been a top 10 pick in a lot of mock drafts yet Gosselin has him falling all the way to the 25th pick.
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