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2011 mock 2 - 5 rounds

This started as a 4-round mock, but ENs and Montell shamed me into doing 5.  The 5th round was an easy round, actually, because the available talent really influenced the picks.  Explanations for the first round only, after that you have to ask.

I have QBs going early, DTs going late.  I'm just not that enamoured with Fairley.  Started good with RB, but many fell late, as always happens in mocks.  With such a large pool of second-tier CBs, some of them went later than they should also.  There is a lot of demand for OL.  Not a great year for the OL, but I think the RT class is solid.

Please excuse the formatting, I start these in Excel, and I never seem to get it over 100% intact

 

 

1ST ROUND:

CAROLINA - A.J. Green, WR - The best player in the draft. Despite the promise shown by LaFell and Gettis, there is no comparison. Instantly makes Clausen better.

 

DENVER - Patrick Peterson, CB - Elite athlete, he may give up some catches but he is never beat. More worried about Cox than Bailey, the NFL takes his charges seriously. Not surprising, Cox had character concerns coming into last year's draft.

 

BUFFALO - Robert Quinn, OLB - The other top athlete at the top of the draft, the opposite of Maybin. Will obtain his needed development from Merriman, can play 4-3 if they switch back. Can play the run as well as rush the passer.

 

CINCINNATI - Da'Quan Bowers, DE - Cincy picks production instead of potential this time. Dunlap stays on the left side, goes inside on passing downs. Palmer is given another chance.

 

ARIZONA - Jake Locker, QB - The QB most ready to play, they are not going to take a chance on another team's discards again.

 

CLEVELAND - Julio Jones, WR - Talent and need match, I have Jones rated higher than any DL here.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Prince Amukamara, CB - QB is a major need, but I don't think they like anyone here.

 

TENNESSEE - Ryan Mallett, QB - Tennessee goes for the traditional pocket passer, similar to Collins but with a stronger arm. He's going to break fingers.

 

DALLAS - Marcel Dareus, DE - Not the biggest need, but Dallas picks the best player left, a Day 1 starter.

 

WASHINGTON - Blaine Gabbert, QB - Big arm, mobile, reminds me of so many Denver QBs. With the Shanahans' control issues, they avoid the star power of Newton.

 

HOUSTON - Akeem Ayers, OLB - Barwin will rush the passer and Ayers will play more coverage. I think this is early for Paea, and think he is more of a DT than NT, despite Phillips having Ratliff in Dallas.

 

MINNESOTA - Cam Newton, QB - I think they will still chase a veteran QB like McNabb for now, but they want a long-term solution at QB as well.

 

DETROIT - Brendan Harris, CB - The best fit of the top players left, but I also think there is an outside chance that Ingram goes here.

 

ST. LOUIS - Nick Fairley, DT - Spags likes DTs that can pressure the QB, and he is a great value here.

 

MIAMI - Mark Ingram, RB - They had their greatest success in recent years when they could run the ball.

 

JACKSONVILLE - Ryan Kerrigan, DE - No major need players here, he will be the future replacement for Kampman. Very consistent college production, got to the QB every game last year.

 

NEW ENGLAND - Cameron Jordan, DE - A playmaker that they used to have with Seymour, a handful to block.

 

SAN DIEGO - Von Miller, OLB - I could also see a DE here, but it's hard to pass up a pass rusher used to the OLB position.

 

NEW YORK GIANTS - Gabe Carimi, RT - A player that fits the Giants power run game.

 

TAMPA BAY - Adrian Clayborn, DE - They need help at LDE and RDE, pass rush and run defense, they would prefer Kerrigan but will take the next best option.

 

KANSAS CITY - Jonathan Baldwin, WR - No production at WR except for Bowe.

 

INDIANAPOLIS - Anthony Castonzo, LT - Ready to start and skills fit Indy's system.

 

PHILADELPHIA - Kyle Rudolph, TE - I did not want to reach for a need here, instead found a big target for Vick to match with the small, speedy WRs, in a similar spot to where Gresham and Pettigrew went.

 

NEW ORLEANS - Mikel LeShoure, RB - The offense had problems with an inconsistent running game this year, LeShoure's variety of skills might come in handy if Bush is a salary casualty. Bailey and Beal also considered.

 

SEATTLE - Allen Bailey, LDE - Gives them a pass rush presence on the other side of the line, could also be a rush specialist at DT on passing downs.

 

BALTIMORE - Justin Houston, OLB - It looks like Kindle will never play, gives them a rusher to eventually replace Suggs and his high price tag, looks very comfortable as an OLB.

 

ATLANTA - Derek Sherrod, LT - They have the luxury of picking a developmental player, someone much more athletic than Baker. Torrey Smith also a possibility, but they seem to like Jenkins for some reason.

 

NEW ENGLAND - Stefen Wisniewski, G/C - The replacement for Mankins who could also slide over to replace Koppen someday.

 

GREEN BAY - DeMarcus Love, T - Will compete with Bulaga for the left tackle slot, loser plays right. Tauscher is a medical retire, maybe Clifton plays one more year while the young guys learn. Had Houston to them before the playoffs changed the order.

 

NEW YORK JETS - Cameron Heyward, DE - Strong player with pursuit ability, will be groomed to replace Ellis and will cover DeVito on passing downs now. Watt or Beal were other thoughts.

 

CHICAGO - Mike Pouncey, OL - I'm leaving the position open. With some additional training, he might make it as a center. With his quickness, I could even see him at RT. But he should at least be able to force Garza into retirement. Love would be another great versatile pick for them if he falls.

 

PITTSBURGH - Jimmy Smith, CB - Pitt's corners were better this year than last, but they could still use young talent for the future. I don't see Paea as a NT for them and don't like Cannon as a guard for them in the first. Watt would be my second choice.

 

2ND ROUND:

NE

Jeremy Beal, OLB

BUF

Tryon Smith, T

CIN

Stephen Paea, DT

DEN

Drake Nevis, DT

CLE

J.J. Watt, LDE

ARI

Aldon Smith, OLB

TEN

Jake Kirkpatrick, C

DAL

Marcus Cannon, RT/G

WAS

Jason Pinkston, G

HOU

Rahim Moore, FS

MIN

Nate Solder, LT

DET

Martez Wilson, LB

SF

Pat Devlin, QB

DEN

Bruce Carter, WLB

STL

Torrey Smith, WR

OAK

Greg Jones, WLB

JAC

Aaron Williams, CB

SD

Brandon Burton, CB

TB

Quan Sturdivant, MLB

NYG

Ryan Williams, RB

IND

Tyler Sash, SS

PHI

John Moffitt, G/C

KC

Jerrell Powe, NT

NO

Mason Foster, SLB

SEA

Marvin Austin, DT

BAL

Titus Young, WR

ATL

Randall Cobb, WR/RS

NE

Rodney Hudson, G

SD

Christian Ballard, DE

CHI

Jurrell Casey, DT

GB

Dontay Moch, OLB

PIT

Benjamin Ijalana, G/RT

3RD ROUND:

CAR

Corey Liuget, DT

CIN

DeAndre McDaniel, FS

DEN

Jordan Todman, RB

BUF

Luke Stocker, TE

ARI

Joseph Barksdale, LT

CLE

Muhammad Wilkerson, DT

DAL

Deunta Williams, FS

NO

Sione Fua, DT

HOU

Kenrick Ellis, NT

NE

Ahmad Black, FS/CB

DET

Kristofer O'Dowd, C/G

SF

Jerrel Jernigan, WR

TEN

Mark Herzlich, LB

STL

Shane Vereen, RB

MIA

Orlando Franklin, G

JAC

Ras-I Dowling, FS/CB

OAK

Danny Watkins, G

SD

Leonard Hankerson, WR

NYG

Robert Sands, SS/SLB

TB

Greg Romeus, RDE

PHI

Davon House, CB

KC

Marcus Gilbert, RT

IND

Jarvis Jenkins, DT

NO

Sam Acho, RDE

SD

Lee Ziemba, RT

BAL

Johnny Patrick, CB

ATL

D.J. Williams, TE

NE

Austin Pettis, WR

CHI

Curtis Brown, CB

NYJ

Jaiquawn Jarrett, S

GB

Greg Little, WR

PIT

Phil Taylor, NT

4TH ROUND:

CAR

Stephen Schilling, G

SEA

Chimdi Chekwa, CB

BUF

Andrew Dalton, QB

CIN

Christopher Hairston, RT

CLE

James Carpenter, RT

ARI

Rashad Carmichael, CB

PHI

Clint Boling, G/RT

HOU

Dwayne Harris, WR

MIN

Quinton Carter, S

DET

Lawrence Wilson, WLB

SF

Jabaal Sheard, OLB

TEN

Lance Kendricks, TE

DAL

Justin Boren, G

MIA

Ronald Johnson, WR/RS

STL

K.J. Wright, SLB

OAK

Justin Rogers, CB

JAC

Greg McElroy, QB

SF

Lawrence Guy, DE

TB

DeMarco Murray, RB

NYG

Marcus Gilchrist, CB/FS/RS

KC

Christian Ponder, QB

IND

Jacquizz Rodgers, RB

PHI

Kendric Burney, CB

JAC

Nate Irving, LB

BUF

Colin McCarthy, ILB

BAL

Tim Barnes, C

ATL

Terrance Toliver, WR

NE

Daniel Thomas, RB

NYJ

Steven Friday, OLB

CHI

DeAndre Brown, WR

GB

Brandyn Thompson, CB

PIT

Tejay Johnson, FS

5TH ROUND:

CAR

Shareece Wright, CB

BUF

Kelvin Sheppard, ILB

CIN

Colin Kaepernick, QB

TB

Will Rackley, G

ARI

Jordan Cameron, TE

CLE

Kendall Hunter, RB

HOU

Korey Lindsey, CB

MIN

Will Hill, S

DET

Delone Carter, RB

SF

Dejon Gomes, FS/CB

TEN

Andrew Jackson, G

DAL

Adam Grant, RT/G

WAS

Vincent Brown, WR

STL

Cliff Matthews, RDE

MIA

Alex Linnenkohl, C

JAC

Tandon Doss, WR

OAK

Casey Matthews, LB

PHI

Noel Devine, RB

MIN

Laupepa Letuli, G

TB

Jah Reid, RT

IND

Brandon Fusco, C/G

PHI

David Carter, DT

KC

Graig Cooper, RB

WAS

Ian Williams, NT

SEA

Derek Hall, RT

BAL

James Brewer, RT

ATL

Pernell McPhee, LDE

NE

Chris Culliver, FS/CB/RS

CHI

Derek Newton, T

NYJ

Jeremy Kerley, WR/RS

GB

Ricky Stanzi, QB

PIT

Brandon Bair, DE

 

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