2011 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

  1. Carolina Panthers - Andrew Luck (QB) Stanford
    Previous Pick - Andrew Luck
    Andrew Luck is arguably the best player in the draft and by selecting Luck, the Panthers will have a player to build their franchise around for the next ten years.

  2. Denver Broncos - Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
    Previous Pick - Marcell Dareus
    Regardless of whether Champ Bailey returns or not, the Broncos need to seriously improve their defense.  Peterson is the best defensive player in the draft, and a rare specimen at defensive back. 

  3. Buffalo Bills - Nick Fairley (DT) - Auburn
    Previous Pick - Nick Fairley
    The Buffalo Bills have been absolutely terrible in run defense the past few years.  The trend has not changed.  They must improve their defensive front and find another play maker to play along side Kyle Williams.

  4. Cincinnati Bengals - Da'Quan Bowers (DE) - Clemson
    Previous Pick - Da'Quan Bowers
    Bowers is the top at the 4-3 DE position this year.  Bengals need to improve their defense and get back to playing like they did in 2009.  Carlos Dunlap had a great rookie season and Bowers will be a great partner in a new improved rushing attack. 

  5. Arizona Cardinals - Cam Newton (QB) - Auburn
    Previous Pick - Cam Newton
    Last time i had Newton going to the Cardinals - fans were outraged.  But the Cardinals offense has take an enormous step back with the departure of Kurt Warner and an absolutely rapid circulation at the QB position there after.  Who plays QB for the Cardinals - that is their number one issue.  Wisenhunt is the type of coach that can bring out Newton's potential.

  6. Cleveland Browns - AJ Green (WR) Georgia
    Previous Pick - Julio Jones
    Colt McCoy's leadership and maturity have given him the starting QB position for this exciting and young franchise.  Green is the biggest offensive play maker in this draft and the Browns need a primary target for their franchise.  Green is a special prospect.

  7. San Francisco 49ers - Blaine Gabbert (QB) - Missouri
    Previous Pick - Ryan Mallet
    I am convinced that Haurbaugh will be moving from Stanford to the 49ers by the end of the week.  Haurbaugh would love a prospect like Gabbert to rebuild his franchise around.  Gabbert has a lot to learn but has all the tools to be a franchise QB.

  8. Tennessee Titans - Robert Quinn (DE) - UNC
    Previous Pick - Robert Quinn
    The Titans have issues all over their defense.  Start by solidifying their defensive line and adding Quinn to bring added pressure to Manning, Garrard, and Schaub.  Quinn is a stud.

  9. Dallas Cowboys - Prince Amukamara (CB) - Nebraska
    Previous Pick - Prince Amukamara
    I love the way the Cowboys are playing under Jason Garret.  The Cowboys have serious issues in their secondary as we have seen throughout the season.

  10. Washington Redskins - Marcell Dareus (DT) - Alabama
    Previous Pick - AJ Green
    Redskins have a terrible defense.  They can't stop the run.  They can't stop the pass.  They can't pressure the QB.  So the Redskins select a stud DT prospect to bring pressure to the QB and stop the run.

  11. Houston Texans - Janoris Jenkins (CB) - Florida
    Previous Pick - Stephan Paea
    Texans also have serious issues all over the defensive side of the ball.  They need to seriously improve their secondary and select Jenkins at cover corner.

  12. Minnesota Vikings - Ryan Mallet (QB) - Arkansas
    Previous Pick - Jake Locker
    I love Leslie Frazier.  He is going to be a great coach.  Now I was down to selecting between Locker and Mallet.  I think Mallet is more NFL ready and perhaps will be a better fit for the Vikings style of offense.

  13. Detroit Lions - Brandon Harris (CB) - Miami
    Previous Pick - Patrick Peterson
    A young team doing all the right things.  Secondary is biggest need.

  14. St. Louis Rams - Julio Jones (WR) - Alabama
    Previous Pick - Justin Blackmon
    A weapon for young Bradford

  15. Miami Dolphins - Mark Ingram (RB) - Alabama
    Previous Pick - Mark Ingram
    Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are done in Miami.  A QB is possible with this pick....

  16. Jacksonville Jaguars - Justin Blackmon (WR) Oklahoma St.
    Previous Pick - Janoris Jenkins
    The Jaguars need a big time weapon to keep up with the other big time offenses in the AFC South.  A CB is also a possibility here.

  17. New England Patriots - JJ Watt (DT) - Wisconsin
    Previous Pick - Brandon Harris
    Patriots solidify defensive line with popular prospect JJ Watt

  18. San Diego Chargers - Cameron Jordan (DE) - Cal
    Previous Pick - Adrian Clayborn
    Chargers defensive line has issues.  WR is also possible here with the departure of Vincent Jackson.

  19. New York Giants - Akeem Ayers (LB) - Cal
    Previous Pick - Von Miller
    Perfect fit for giants zone scheme.  OLB weakness for Giants

  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Adrian Clayborn (DE) - Iowa
    Previous Pick - Akeem Ayers
    The Bucs continue to fortify their defensive line

  21. Seattle Seahawks - Jake Locker (QB) - Washington
    Previous Pick - Ryan Kerrigan
    Locker is a great value pick here and Pete Carrol is the perfect coach for Locker's development.  Perfect fit.

  22. Kansas City Chiefs - Von Miller (OLB) - Texas A & M
    Previous Pick - Bruce Carter
    Vrabel is getting old and some depth is needed.

  23. Indianapolis Colts - Nate Solder (OT) - Colorado
    Previous Pick - Derek Sherod
    I hope Bill Polian does as much as possible for Peyton Manning this offseason.  It starts with finding someone to better protect his blindside.

  24. Philadelphia Eagles - Stephan Paea (DT) - Oregon State
    Previous Pick - Mike Pouncey
    Paea is a stud DT and will help improve the Eagles defense.  Pouncey is also a possibility here.  Can't go wrong either way

  25. Green Bay Packers - Justin Houston (OLB) - Georgia
    Previous Pick - Allen Bailey
    Clay Matthews needs a running mate and Houston can help Capers further complicate their defensive schemes.

  26. New Orleans Saints - Gabe Carimi (OT) - Wisconsin
    Previous Pick - Nate Solder
    Added depth on the offensive line - depending on how Charles Brown looks as a future prospect.  This pick is important for protecting Drew Brees and improving their running game.

  27. Chicago Bears - Anthony Costanza (OT) - BC
    Previous Pick - Anthony Costanza
    Protect Jay Cutler!!

  28. New York Jets - Cam Heyword (DT) - Ohio State
    Previous Pick - Cam Jordan
    A stout run stopper and help push the line in a division that needs to pressure Tom Brady

  29. Baltimore Ravens - Jimmy Smith (CB) - Colorado
    Previous Pick - Jimmy Smith
    Secondary has been torched several times this year.  Needs improvement

  30. Pittsburgh Steelers - Mike Pouncey (G) - Florida
    Previous Pick - Gabe Carimi
    What a perfect pick for the Steelers to continue to build the interior of their offensive line.  Unite the brothers together.

  31. Atlanta Falcons - Michael Floyd (WR) - Notre Dame
    Previous Pick - Jonathan Baldwin
    Who plays across from Roddy White?

  32. New England Patriots - Allen Bailey (DE) - Miami
    Previous Pick - JJ Watt
    That is two defensive lineman in the first round.  The Patriots may not but Bill loves his defensive lineman in the first round.

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