Gonna try 2 rounds for the first time. I'll admit I'm not as confident in my second round so if I gave you a player who you think has no way of being picked in that round for your team, just let me know
1. Carolina: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn: It pains me to mock this, and I think it has a high chance of changing as we get closer to draft day, but I think Carolina will take him as of now. DT is one of their biggest needs and this kid fits the bill.
2. Denver: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU: I really like this kid, but the only way I see Denver taking him is if Carolina takes Fairley. I think they're gonna try Ayers and Doom at DE's this year and if Doom proves he cant be an every down DE or Ayers can't prove he's a starter, they'll go DE high next year.
3. Buffalo: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M: I'm basing this on 2 things, the fact that Nix said they'll stay 3-4 and my favorite insider, Adam Schefter, called Miller a top 5 pick. He admits he's not well versed in the draft, but when this guy hears something about the draft, you better take note. They have no qualified 3-4 OLB's, but Miller has the potential to be an all around great one. It helps him too that he leads the NCAA in sacks over the past 2 years.
4. Cincy: DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson: I think Dunlap will develop into a good DE, but I think Bowers will be a better one. This D was at its best when Geathers and Odom played awesome together, so I could see them looking for a replacement for the duo, and I don't see Odom coming back to his old self. I really like Bowers potential against the run as well.
5. Arizona: Prince Amukamare, CB, Nebraska: I'm personally not high on him (not a fan of his lack of elite speed) but I still think he'll be a good CB in this league. I think Arizona will hope Miller or PP falls to them, but Prince isn't a bad consolation prize.
6. Cleveland: AJ Green, WR, UGA: I love this kid, but I don't get the Megatron comparisons. Yes he has a good size/speed ratio, but nowhere near Megatron. That and the fact that most of the teams drafting ahead of Cleveland will want to go in a route different then WR makes me think he'll fall here, and without a great 4-3 DL falling here I think they'll give McCoy a weapon he desperately needs.
7. San Fransisco: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal: I know they have a good DL, but Justin Smith is getting up there in years and quite frankly, I haven't seen a 3-4 DE possess such pass rushing abilities in a while. I think Locker proved this QB class is gonna suck, at least at the top end. I can see Harbaugh give Smith another year or trade for Orton/Palmer, and go QB next year.
8. Tennesse: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri: May be a bit of a reach (at least according to me) but this team needs a new QB if they really want to get rid of Young.
9. Dallas: Marcell Dareus, DE, Bama: Great player, he's in my top 5 personally, but I could see a fall. Jerry said they wanna go OL, and what he wants done happens, but I dont think they could pass up on a pure 3-4 DE like Dareus at 9.
10. Washington: Jake Locker, QB, Washington: too high for him, but I think Shanny will want Allen to trade down for this kid. I've said it before and I'm sticking to my guns, Locker is a Shanny QB. If anyone can make Locker into a WCO QB, its Shanny.
11. Houston: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, UNC: A little more of a fall then will likely occur, but if Quinn falls here I cant see them pass him. Mario Williams will stay at DE in Phillips 3-4, so they'll need a stand up rusher. He may be 270 (last I heard) but I think he could make a successful transition to the OLB spot.
12. Minnesota: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado: Favre took some nasty hits in 09 and '10, and Jackson got hurt as well. Yes, they need a QB, but considering the teams age, I doubt they'll take any of the QB's in this draft, considering many are developmental. Getting a good LT would really help, and I just feel they'll go for a vet QB and try to develop another QB.
13. Detroit: Mark Ingram, RB, Bama: Very wildcard pick here, and I expect many Lions fans to jump down my throat for this one, but hear me out: Kevin Smith won't be a Lion anymore, and although I love Jahvid Best, he did get the injury bug (again) and I don't know how he'll do in the long run by himself. 13 may be a bit early, but if they can't trade down for the LB every Lion fan is clamoring for, I can see them going Ingram here. I know LB's a need, but the Lions will easily be able to get 1-2 in rounds 2-4.
14. St. Louis: Julio Jones, WR, Bama: If Jones falls here, I can't see them going elsewhere. They have a bunch of #2's, so I dont see them waiting for one later. They could go DT but with Paea's recent injury and unsatisfactory weigh in, I dont see the value here.
15. Miami:Cam Newton, QB, Auburn: If they want BMarsh to stay as non-toxic as possible, they'll give him a QB. Henne's done, and I think Miami has no choice but to get a QB.
16. Jax: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue: I really don't like putting him this low, as I think this is the lowest he'll go, but my mock dictated it like this. No way does Smith pass up on a relentless rusher like Kerrigan.
17. New England: Derrek Sherrod, OT, Miss. St: I'm still on this guy's bandwagon, and I think he's tied for best OT in the draft with Castanzo, but I'm not a GM so he may fall.
18. San Diego: Akeem Ayers, ILB, UCLA: Chargers need an ILB, and Ayers I think can fill that role. Decent value here.
19. G-men: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami: With Sherrod, Solder, and Ayers gone, I think this makes the choice easy for Reece.
20. Tampa Bay: Aldon Smith, DE, Mizzou: I like his potential, but I don't see him going any higher then this. TB gets the rusher they desire.
21. Indy: Anthony Castanzo, OT, BC: mocked it last time and I'm doing it again, if Castanzo falls here no way does Polian not pull the trigger.
22. KC: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin: Carimi fills the RT they really need. I could see him moving to OG, but the RT spot is where he should be.
23. Philly: Mike Puncey, OG/C, Florida: Fits the mauler role Reid loves in OL. I'm not in love with the value but I wouldn't say he's a huge reach.
24. New Orleans: Mikell Leshoure, RB, Illinois: This kid can play, and he can easily be an everydown back, IMO. Will help him to have Bush spill for him on 3rd downs. I think NO will look RB very early this year, as Thomas can't be trusted for an entire season and I don't think they want to lean on Ivory in a very competitive division.
25. Seattle: Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas: I thought Whitehurst did pretty well in his limited playing time, but I didn't see enough to say this is their guy. I think its likely if one of the top QB falls here they'll be a Seahawk.
26. Baltimore: Stefen Wiscnieski, Penn State, C/G: The interior could use a spark of youth, and I must admit I'm very high on this kid. He's very very good, and I think he could stack up pretty well with the beast OG/C class that came out last year.
27. Atlanta: Justin Houston, DE, UGA: Abraham's getting old, and I don't think a DE tandem of Biermann and Anderson are overly appealing for the future. I think they'd love to go WR, but I just dont see one of good value here.
28. NE: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin: I like this kid, but not as high on him as others. I see him as a fringe first rounder, but I'd bet he'd go within the last 5 picks of the first to a 3-4 team.
29. Chicago: Tyron Smith, OT, USC: I think the Bears would hope one of the more experienced/pro ready OT's fell here, but if Smith falls to here I dont see the Bears passing on it.
30. New York Jets: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio St.:They could use a young'un here, and he is a perfect fit for the 3-4 DE, IMO
31. GB: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado: I love Tramon and Woodson, but Woodson getting up there in years, and I think Smith will amaze some people at the combine, enough to sneak him into the first. I bet GB would love to go OL here, but I don't see one of value here.
32. Pittsburgh: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple: I think their first pick will likely be a young DL for the future
My explanaitons stop here.
33. New England: Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon St.
34. Buffalo: Christian Ponder, QB, FSU
35. Cincy: Cory Liuget, DT, Illinois
36. Denver: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
37. Cleveland: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
38. Arizona: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
39. Tennessee: Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
40. Dallas: Demarcus Love, OT, Arkansas
41. Washington: Martez wilson, ILB, Illinois
42. Houston: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
43. Minnesota: Kyle Rudolph, TE, ND
44. Detroit: Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
45. San Fransisco: Jeremy Beal, OLB, Oklahoma
46. Denver: Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
47. St. Louis: Ryan Williams, RB, Va Tech
48. Oakland: Rodney Houston, OG, FSU
49. Jacksonville: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pitt
50. San Diego: Jon Baldwin, WR, Pitt
51. Tampa Bay: Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
52. New York G-men: Marvin Austin, DT, UNC
53. Indianapolis: Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
54. Philly: Bruce Carter, LB, UNC
55. KC: Dontay Moch, OLB, Nevada
56. New Orleans: Christian Ballard, DE/DT, Iowa
57. Seattle: Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
58: Baltimore: Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
59. Atlanta: Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
60. New England: Jordan Todman, RB, UCONN
61. San Diego: Jason Pinkston, OT, Pitt
62. Chicago: Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
63. Green Bay: Demarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
64. Pittsburgh: Jerrel Powe, NT, Ole Miss