|04-10-2011, 08:43 PM||#1|
Milla's Early Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26 with video)
FIRST MOCK 4/10/11
1.Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
The Panthers needs a QB and Cam gives them a very talented prospect that may get some people in the Carolinas excited. He has a lot of question marks, but ultimately the Panthers will gamble on the Heisman winner.
2.Denver Broncos - Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
It looked like Auburn had a chance to take the draft's top two spots, but Dareus has passed Nick Fairley and with Denver needing help on defense is the likely pick here. Still interesting if arch rivals Auburn and Alabama have players going in the top two picks.
3.Buffalo Bills - Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
Ryan Fitzpatrick played well for the Bills last year, but most people agree he's not a franchise guy for Buffalo. The Bills will take Gabbert here hoping to have an elite caliber QB for the first time in a long time.
4.Cincinnati Bengals - AJ Green, WR, Georgia
With Ochocinco and TO likely done in Cincinnati, the Bengals need a go to receiver. They won't get a shot to replace Carson Palmer here with Newton and Gabbert gone, but they may target a 2nd or 3rd round QB like Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Ryan Mallett, Andy Dalton, or Colin Kapernick.
5.Arizona Cardinals - Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
Miller is one of the best LB prospects to come out in a while, and in a copycat league teams will be looking for the next Clay Matthews. Arizona could use help in a lot of positions, but pass rush is a big need and Miller could be a big add for the Cardinals' defense.
6.Cleveland Browns - Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
After taking Joe Haden last year, it would be a little odd for the Browns to draft a corner two years in a row. But Peterson is one of the best defensive back prospects to enter in a while, he has a chance to be a huge game changer in Cleveland's secondary.
7.San Francisco 49ers - Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
With no QB worth the pick, pass rush should be a priority for the 49ers here. With Da'Quan Bowers' stock dropping it is looking like Quinn will be the top end taken and will be a good pick for San Francisco's defense.
8.Tennessee Titans - Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
Once a candidate to be the top pick, Fairley has dropped a little but is still a top ten talent and the Titans are still looking for that dominant inside presence on defense to replace Albert Haynesworth.
9.Dallas Cowboys - Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
The Cowboys need some help in their secondary and Amukamara is an elite cornerback prospect that would be much more prized in a year without a rare prospect like Patrick Peterson. Dallas also has a need on their offensive line, but Jerry Jones will opt for a flashier pick.
10.Washington Redskins - Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
Santana Moss isn't getting any younger and the Redskins could use some help at receiver for whoever they throw out at QB this year. Plus we all know Dan Synder likes making splashes, and Jones could be a big splash for their offense.
11.Houston Texans - J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
The Texans had an exciting explosive offense last season, but they couldn't stop a high school football team from scoring. Moving into a 3-4 defense, Watt is a perfect 3-4 end to help get after the QB and start building a respectable defense in Houston.
12.Minnesota Vikings - Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Would be a little odd for it to take this long for the first offensive lineman to be taken, but Smith will tumble a little bit into the Vikings' lap who could use a young dominant LT to take over for the aging Bryant McKinnie. The need to replace Brett Favre will have to wait just a little bit.
13.Detroit Lions - Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
Former #1 overall pick Matt Stafford has suffered through injuries early in his career, so the Lions could use a little insurance to keep their investment healthy.
14.St. Louis Rams - Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
Bowers, once a candidate for the top pick has fallen because of injury concerns but is still an elite talent. Steve Spagnuolo loves getting after the QB and with Julio Jones gone, they will opt for pass rush.
15.Miami Dolphins - Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
First suprise pick of the draft. Instead of drafting a RB, the Dolphins will look to improve their offensive line. After seeing the success of his brother in Pittsburgh, there is a lot of interest in the other Pouncey.
16.Jacksonville Jaguars - Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
The Jaguars could really use some help in their edge pass rushing and the talented Smith could fill the need for them and improve their defense.
17.New England Patriots - Cameron Jordan, DE, California
The Patriots haven't had quite the same pass rush the past few years without guys like Richard Seymour on the roster. Jordan is an outstanding fit in a 3-4 defense and will give New England a boost in pass rush.
18.San Diego Chargers - Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
With 3-4 pass rushers mostly gone, the Chargers will look to upgrade inside and add a DT to the mix and Liuget is the best available. They could go with Muhammad Wilkerson, whose stock is on the rise as well.
19.New York Giants - Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
The Giants could use some help at linebacker, especially considering the aging Keith Bulluck is a FA. Ayers is easily the best available and the best pick for the Giants.
20.Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
The Bucs have an extreme need at DE to compliment Gerald McCoy and build a good defensive end. Kerrigan is easily the best available and the Bucs are fortunate that he's dropped this far.
21.Kansas City Chiefs - Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
The Chiefs could use a little help at both tackle positions and Solder is the best tackle available at this point and should be a good fit for the Chiefs blocking for their dynamic running game.
22.Indianapolis Colts - Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
The Colts obviously need some youth on their offensive line. With Solder going one pick earlier, Carimi is the next tackle in line and will step in and improve the Colts' line.
23.Philadelphia Eagles - Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
The Eagles need help at corner across from Asante Samuel, and Smith is an elite talent that has character concerns. The Eagles still may pursue Nnamdi Asomugha in free agency, but Smith still fills a need and is good value at this pick.
24.New Orleans Saints - Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
Pass rush is a need for the Saints and Houston gives them versatility to get after the quarterback and is the best pass rusher on the board.
25.Seattle Seahawks - Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
Wilkerson's stock is on the rise and is good value for Seattle at this pick.
26.Baltimore Ravens - Cameron Haywerd, DE/DT, Ohio State
Haywerd will be an outstanding fit in the Ravens' 3-4 defense and many sources have linked him to Baltimore for a while now.
27.Atlanta Falcons - Dererk Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
The Falcons have several needs, but offensive tackle is one of them. Sherrod is the best available and is good value for the Falcons.
28.New England Patriots - Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
The Pats are likely to move out of this pick, but if they stay Mark Ingram would be a nice pickup. He'll drop because of his injury, but the Pats could use some help in the run game and the former Heisman winner could give them a dynamic runner.
29.Chicago Bears - Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL)
There isn't many options at this pick, but the Bears could use some help in their secondary and Harris is a guy worth this pick and could give them a big upgrade at corner.
30.New York Jets - Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
The Jets don't have a whole lot of needs, but Sione Pouha is aging and the Jets could use a young replacement.
31.Pittsburgh Steelers - Aaron Williams, CB/S, Texas
Not a lot of options for the Steelers here, but Williams is a a versatile player in the secondary and the Steelers secondary could use a little boost.
32.Green Bay Packers - Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona
The Packers could use an upgrade across Clay Matthews and Reed is a player on the rise in this draft and would be a good fit in Green Bay's defense.
|04-10-2011, 08:56 PM||#3|
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Aaron Williams is always a question mark for me. Mostly because I don't think he'll transition well as a corner, and will more likely be converted back to safety. But even as a safety, is he physical enough to play that position with the big boys?
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|04-10-2011, 09:03 PM||#4|
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Your mock is locked & loaded as a "Preferred" mock in the SJ Mock Draft Database. Signal me when you make updates such that I can reflect those in the database.
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|04-10-2011, 11:57 PM||#6|
The Texans are moving to a 3-4, and Watt is the best pure 3-4 end in this draft IMO. His stock is on the rise and could easily go #11.
|04-10-2011, 11:58 PM||#7|
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I really don't wanna see the Lions ruin another Eagles O-Lineman.
|04-11-2011, 12:47 AM||#8|
Jimmy Smith 2nd rounder too much bad publicity has his stock plummeted...
Otherwise decent mock...
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