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Rock out with your mock draft out: Evan Silva (RotoWorld.com)

Fantasy football website Rotoworld.com has steadily increased it's NFL draft coverage (including some pretty good Senior Bowl coverage), and recently came out with their first mock draft of the year.

Somewhat new to draft analysis, they bring a different perspective, in that they are keenly aware of team needs, and offer objective stats, and not just opinions to support those needs. Such as this little known fact : "In 11 years at Rutgers, Schiano's offenses finished with more rushing attempts than passes nine times." (in explaining the selection of Trent Richardson with the Buc's #5 pick).

They went out on a limb on a few picks, such as having wide receivers Chris Givens and Brian Quick (of Wake Forest and Appalachian State respectively) in their first round.

Another surprise is having Boise State RB Doug Martin joining fellow RBs Lamar Miller, and Trent Richardson in the first round.

But perhaps the biggest surprise is who fell; WR Justin Blackmon does not get selected until the Jets pick (#16). This contrasts greatly with those who have Blackmon going #2 overall to the Rams http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/1/17/2713736/most-overrated-draft-prospect-justin-blackmon

You can read all of Evan Silva's mock draft : http://rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/39842/60/mock-draft-10-blackmon-falls

Coples is the first defensive player to come off the board, to the Jaguars (#7).

Also noteworthy, is the selection of Riley Reiff with the third pick, Ryan Tannehill by the Washington Redskins (#6), and the selection of Kendall Wright by the Eagles (to replace free agent WR DeSean Jackson).

Of those not making their first round, several are notable:

South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery, Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict, North Carolina LB Zach Brown, Nebraska CB Alfonzo Dennard, Virginia CB Chase Minniefield, Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy, Clemson DE Andre Branch, Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu, Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower, Wisconsin C Peter Konz, Iowa State T/G Kelechi Osemele.

Additionally, they do NOT have a tight end going in the first round. Something you can debate here: http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/1/30/2757972/will-at-te-go-in-the-first-round-in-the-2012-nfl-draft

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