Should be studying for my test tomorrow but I'm just gonna mock the night away. Also, wanted to bring up a point to ask mockers to give more feedback. Obviously you don't have to respond to every comment but I do think you should at least comment on a couple of them.
1. Carolina: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn: I am just about to give up hope Fairley will fall to Denver. I think Bowers still has a shot here if the Panthers can convince themselves they can get consistent play out of him, but still DT is their biggest need and he wouldn't by any means be a reach.
2. Denver: Marcell Dareus, DT/DE, Alabama: Many people are still wondering whether the Broncos will go 4-3 or 3-4. Personally, I think Fox will hold back on naming the 4-3 our scheme until he has a chance to go through a FA and get players who fit the 4-3 scheme he desires. Now, on to Dareus, the Broncos clearly need a DL and although he isn't as sexy of a pick as Bowers or Peterson, Dareus IMO is just as good of a prospect. Dareus will help Fox by being able to play both in the 3-4 and 4-3. He might not have gotten the numbers of Fairley or Bowers, but the kid can flat out play, and he did make Cam Newton look human(at least for a half).
3. Bills: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Mizzou: Although its quite clear the Bills are heading on the right path, I'm not so sure all their fans feel the same way. I have a feeling a lot of them want a QB for the future they can love like Jim Kelly. I think Fitz has deserved at least one more season as a starter, but this is the NFL. I could see a scenario where they draft Gabbert, play Fitz till Gabbert's ready then try and trade the guy. By placing Gabbert in the top 5, I have satiated McShay's erection.
4. Bengals: Daquan Bowers, DE, Clemson: Until there is a new CBA, Palmer will not go anywhere. Even if there is a new CBA Mike Brown has experience playing this game of chicken before. I have a feeling they won't trade him, but at the same time they risk a lot by doing so. I'm gonna go with Mike Brown going for a defender, one to help the pass rush. And I am assuming Odom is near done with his career.
5. Arizona: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU: He may be a great prospect, but all the "sure things" CB's usually dont get drafted top 3, (i.e.: Woodson, Bailey, Sanders, etc.). I think a team like AZ will attempt to trade down from here with a team that would go bananas for PP, but for this mock I'm gonna assume they take the BPA.
6. Cleveland: AJ Green, WR, UGA: It seems likely that if Green falls to Cleveland, there's no way they pass him up. I'm not a believer yet in McCoy but the most important man for the Browns does, and that's really all that matters.
7. San Fran: Robert Quinn, DE, UNC: manraj7, don't get mad at me for this. I agree, QB wil be looked at but unless Locker blows up the senior bowl AND combine I have trouble seeing him go this high. I think this team is a QB away from a playoff berth but this isn't the right place for the WCO one they are looking for.
8. Tennesse: Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas: Unlike McShay, I don't see TOO many flaws to his game. Granted, he's gotta work out some kinks but the Titans are supposedly going to look for your standard drop back passer to replace Young and he could also be a good pick to learn behind Palmer or Orton if they make their way to Nashville.
9. Dallas: Derrik Sherrod, OT, Miss St.: It may be a bit of a reach but I think they need to rebuild this OL. A bookend LT could be what the doctor ordered for this team to get back on track.
10. Washington:Julio Jones, WR, Bama: I know Shanny, so my guess is he'll give both Rex and Beck a shot next year, and if they don't perform he'll go QB in the next draft. For now though he'll give them a legit target to throw to.
11. Houston: Prince Amukamra, CB, Nebraska: A bit of a fall, but as I've said in the past this is quite realistic unless he runs a 4.4 forty before the draft. They went CB last year but when every QB you play has career games against you, your secondary could use a boost.
12. Minnesota: Jake Locker, QB, Washington: New coach=new QB, especially if your current starting job is between Tavaris and Joe Webb. Not sure if Minny takes a QB here or trades down for one, but you gotta imagine they'll look for their QB of the future, even if they acquire a vet.
13. Detroit: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami: I know that the Lions fans on this website think that the only need the Lions have is at LB, but a premier CB will help the entire D. Harris has good value here and Ayers is quite a reach, even if Matt Millen still ran the show.
14. St. Louis: Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon St.: Spags comes from both the Eagles and G-men where DL are collected like late 90's kids collected Poke'mon cards. Paea did weigh in pretty light but if he puts on 10 pounds I think he'll be very appealing to STL at 14.
15. Miami: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn: Definitly the hardest player to mock. The Henne experiment is over and unless they want Brandon "cancer" Marshall, they'll get the guy a new QB.
16. Jacksonville: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue: I know this is becoming common, but I'd like to say I've been mocking this one for a while. He may not have the ideal size but this kid will rush the passer with his hand in the dirt, off the dirt, or scratching his balls. Kid can flat out kill a QB from the edge and the Jags could use that.
17. Pats (via OAK): Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal: If you asked me to guess which team would draft Jordan, I'd probably say NE. He instantly upgrades their DE position and pass rush.
18. San Diego: Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M: If Miller doesn't gain weight before the combine, he'll likely see himself out of the first and drafted as a developmental player in the 2nd-3rd round. Here's to assuming he's 250 at the combine.
19. New York Giants: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado: Something's gotta give on that OL, and that could be New York drafting a LT and kicking Diehl into his more natural OG spot. I know Rorschach you usually hate my explanations so I tried my best to keep it short so you could hate it as little as possible.
20. Tampa Bay: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa: May not be the RE they were looking for, but I think Clayborn will prove a pretty good edge rusher from the LE spot.
21. Indy: Anthony Costanzo, OT, BC: similar to Jordan for NE, I just see this guy being a Colt. If they truly plan on giving Manning the record deal he deserves, then they better get him protection as well.
22. Kansas City, Stefen Wiscnieski, C/G, Penn St: Not much to say on this one, the Chiefs could use a versatile interior lineman and I think he'll be a better prospect for the Chiefs ZBS then Pouncey.
23. Philly: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA: LB is a huge need for this team, no matter the coordinator. I know Reid doesn't like to draft LB's this high but now he has no choice, he needs to upgrade.
24. New Orleans: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama: Too much of a fall for my tastes, but it is what it is. I think NO would be ecstatic to get a quality RB here, and he'd pair up very well with Bush. I will say though this fall is possible if teams feel Ingram is solely a bewteen the tackles RB (i.e.: Beanie Wells fall)
25. Seattle: Aldon Smith, DE, Mizzou: Seattle takes the BPA here as it seems Carroll and Schneider seem to be doing. Clemmons is good but with the uncertainty of his return, I could see Seattle taking a premier pass rusher.
26. Baltimore: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida: From what I've been hearing and some of what I saw is that the Ravens could use an upgrade on the interior. I base this on Matt Birk's age as well. He may not be Marukice, but he's still good. Would be pretty awesome to see these two brother on such rivaled teams.
27. Atlanta: Jonathon Baldwin, WR, Pitt: Its quite clear Roddy White needs help out there. Baldwin is the perfect deep threat to compliment him.
28. New England: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin: He may not be the ideal LT, but I could see Volkmer sliding to LT, Carimi man the RT, and the Pats have a set of bookend tackles for a decade.
29. Chicago: Tyron Smith, OT, USC: I bet the Bears would like to get a more NFL ready OT here, but young and light Smith is better then the piece of crap the Bears call an OL. BTW, I would like to take this oppurtunity to speak on Cutler's injury: as a sufferer of numerous sprained MCL's, you sure as hell can't play on them. I doubt he had one as bad as I have (grade 3 for me) but still, you can't move more then a walk for a while. I'm obviously not a fan of his, and like to point out the guy's faults, but here is not the place to do it.
30. New York Jets: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State: Ellis and Devitto make a good DE team, but Ellis is getting up there in years and they could stand to upgrade the position.
31. Pittsburgh: JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin: I know Hood was drafted to replace Smith, but Kiesel isn't a spring chicken either, and the Steelers need to infuse some youth on D before they start having their guys retire and having no one to replace them.
32. Green Bay: Demarcus Love, OT, Arkansas: GB needs another OT, as Bulaga IMO will be a career RT. They need to draft a LT.