I hate doing it this early, I usually tell myself to wait until after the college bowl season, but I think this would be considered circumstance to bend the rules (Damn you lockout!). As with all mocks this early, don't buy into the order. O, and the title is a complete joke.
1. Miami Dolphins: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Again, Don't attack the order, its pretty irrelevant. I don't think this team will be good at all as I said in my Projected Division Standings post. If they play this bad, it will mean Sparano is done, Henne is done, and new regime with the 1st pick always leads to a new QB.
2. Cleveland Browns: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC: I liked the Sheard pick, but they'll probably need a more prolific rusher. Coples fits such a role. QB was considered, but I don't see Holmgren giving up on McCoy yet, he's got massive wood for him still.
3. Redskins: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: John Beck project ends as quickly as it begins. If they pick this high, without the first pick, I think Shanny will have his choice of Barkley or Jones, and as of now I'm leaning towards Jones.
4. Tenessee Titans: Justin Blackmon, WR, Ok St: They need a WR for Locker if they want him to be successful. Britt just cannot be trusted to play 16 games a season with all his bone head decisions. Blackmon may not be athletic enough to get the hype for this high of a pick, but he's very reliable and would be a perfect match for Locker.
5. Carolina Panthers: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina: Why not bring in the local boy? The Panthers have some young talent developing at WR but none with this amount of potential. Cam would be very happy and he fits the Chargers WR mold Rivera and Chudsinski are bringing.
6. Oakland Raiders: Marcus Forston, DT, Miami: He will test like a Raider and I would be hella surprised if he's not a Raider (unless he actually plays well on the field). Maybe Al Davis will be smart enough to wait till later for him, but he did draft Demarcus Van Dyke in the 3rd.
7. Seattle Seahawks: Matt Barkley, QB, USC: Barkley joins Carroll again, USC Reunion! Thankfully there are no recruiting violations and what not they could break in the NFL!
8. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC: I think an OT could go higher then here, but with some good QB's at the top the OT's could be pushed down. OT may not be this team's biggest need next year, but McKinnie's getting up there, Loadholt may thrive being kicked inside, and I don't think the Vikings have an OT with Kalil's pass pro potential.
9. Buffalo: Jonathon Martin, OT, Standford: Top 3 QB's are gone so they'll go a different route. The draft should be primed for OT and QB where they're picking, so they can probably get a day one starter at either position with their first pick.
10. Cincinnati Bengals: Jerel Worthy, DT, Mich St: He'll need to actually produce on the field for this, but 10 is more realistic then the #2 overalls I've seen on this website.
11. Denver Broncos: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama: He has to refine some things to be a high pick, but with Nick Saban as his coach I wouldn't bet against it. Champ's getting older, Cox has potential but not sure if he can be the "#1 in waiting." Squids a nickel back and Goodman's days are numbered in Denver. CB will be a need but just because of that doesn't make it a guaranteed a high pick. This org proved they'll consider BPA ahead of need, however need always has a factor.
12. San Fransisco: Jared Crick, 5 tech DE, Nebraska: Justin Smith is getting older, and while I think he can produce for a couple more years it may be in the 9ers best interest to get a talented 5 tech to get ready for Smith's eventual departure, since good talent at the position is near impossible to find.
14. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vontaze Burfict, LB, AZ St: Not sure if this is a good scheme fit but if a talented guy like this falls in Smith's lap I would be surprised if he passed him.
15. Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Jenkins, 3-4 OLB, FSU: I think he's athletic enough to stand up, and I'm banking on the Cards getting a QB to make them pick this low, so pass rush has got to be the pick, and Jenkins has good value.
16. Detroit: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma: A very versatile LB who I think would be a great fit for Schwartz. Could make a push to be the top LB, even over Burfict.
17. Houston: Kenny Tate, S, Maryland: I don't know if he'll go this high or if Safety is a big need in Houston, but this secondary could use a huge boost and a Safety of Tate's caliber can help increase the play of their CBs.
18. New York Giants: Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU: I think Beatty will get his shot for LT, and Reynolds will be the RT of the future.
19. Cleveland (from ATL): Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M: I'm not sold on Little, but even if he does develop who's behind him? If a WR of Fuller's caliber is available wherever their ATL pick is I can't see them pass.
20. Dallas: Stephen Gilmore, CB, South Carolina: I think Jenkins could bounce back, but Newman's getting older and I don't know how much longer they can lean on him.
21. Saint Louis: Michael Floyd, WR, ND: STEAL! He's had a lot going against him since he's been at ND (Golden Tate, sub par QB play) and still has had a very respectable career. He has the potential to dominate at every level of the passing game despite not being a burner. He's got some character issues but well worth the risk here.
22. Indy: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma: With uncertainty of the WR position beyond 2011, Broles (who's a perfect fit for Indy) could be their pick.
23. Tampa Bay: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: May not be their biggest need, but I think he can spell Blount well like he did Ingram. I also question how well Blount will do this year as the full time RB, and how much longer Cadillac will be a 3rd down back. If Richardson falls this low I think he'd be a great pick.
24. Green Bay: Donte Paige-Moss, OLB, UNC: He won't be as good of an all around 3-4 OLB that MAtthews is, but he should help take off pressure.
25. San Diego: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas: I don't know how many of their WR's they'll bring back, but if they lose a couple Childs could be a good replacement, he's got the size they like at WR.
26. NYJ: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon: LT's likely playing his last season, and I don't know if they can bank on Joe McKnight to be the guy to be the 3rd down back for Green. James would fit the LT role nicely.
27. Philly: Chase Minnifield, CB, UVA: I think the Eagles are not as much of a lock for Asomugha as people think, and may adress the #2 CB spot in the draft next year.
28. New England: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina: Not too familiar with him, but from what I've heard he should be a good pass rusher in a 3-4, which the Pats really need. Knowing BB though this pick will be traded.
29. Baltimore: Kniles Davis, RB, Arkansas: Big year for Kniles last year and I think if he can build on it he could sneak into the end of the first. Ray Rice is awesome, but McGahee and McClain may not be back. Davis would be an excellent choice at this spot if such a scenario unfolded.
30. New England (from NO): Kelechi Osmele, G, Iowa St.: BB isn't afraid to pick interior OL in the first, and with some uncertainty in NE's interior OL a steal like this would be a perfect BB pick.
31. Chicago: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers: If Sanu can show more from the outside the numbers WR spot, he could go higher. For now Chicago lands one of the best playmakers in this draft at a position of need.
32. Pittsburgh: Alameda Ta'amu, Nt, Washington: If the Steelers win the SB, I don't see Hampton coming back. If he's gone they need NT, and Alameda is the perfect fit.