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    I'm sure you all know the rules by now. Constructive criticism is appreciated, and if you don't like a pick, please give alternatives. I enjoy the insights.

    Quite possibly some typos and the like (inevitable in something this big), but if you see a major mistake, like a player listed twice, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

    So, without further ado, enjoy!

    First Round

    1.) Carolina Panthers – DT Nick Fairley, Auburn
    - This pick has all but become a staple of recent mocks, and rightfully so. With no clear cut #1 QB prospect, it becomes easier for the Panthers to justify sticking with Clausen for another year. While a case certainly could be made for AJ Green or one of the top DE prospects, Fairley takes the cake from both a need and value standpoint.

    2.) Denver Broncos – CB Patrick Peterson, LSU
    - Though the Broncos would surely love to get Fairley for their conversion back to the 4-3 defense, they miss out. Instead, they turn their attention elsewhere on a defense that is starved for talent. With Champ Bailey likely leaving town and no other particularly worthwhile corners on the roster, the Broncos take the physical freak Peterson here to hopefully give them a lock down corner.

    3.) Buffalo Bills – OLB Robert Quinn, North Carolina
    - Though missing a year of football will raise questions, Quinn should have every shot to prove his physical prowess leading up to the draft. If he performs as expected, this pick is entirely justified. The Bills missed badly on Aaron Maybin and for any 3-4 defense to work, you must have an elite pass rusher. Quinn certainly possesses the ability to be just that.

    4.) Cincinnati Bengals – QB Cam Newton, Auburn
    - I think there is more to this Carson Palmer demanding a trade thing that anyone realizes right now, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him pull a Jake Plummer and retire if he is not traded. In that case, unless the Bengals really love Jordan Palmer, they’re going to need a QB and Newton seems to fit the bill of the type of player the Bengals have taken chances with in the past. He may not be the most pro ready prospect ever, but he will put asses in the seats with his enormous potential.

    5.) Arizona Cardinals – CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
    - If they don’t land another QB via trade or free agency, I’ve heard rumors that they’re interesting in Kevin Kolb and Matt Flynn, that is definitely an option they’ll have to look at. Barring that, they could use improvements at a number of other positions and CB is one of them. Prince isn’t quite the physical freak that PP is, but he’s the smoother, more natural corner of the two.

    6.) Cleveland Browns – DE DaQuan Bowers, Clemson
    - The Browns have to make a tough decision between two major need positions here….a DE in Bowers and a WR in Green. Since their defensive front 7 is so devoid of talent and there is always a higher premium on pass rushers, they go Bowers. It’s not often you find yourself with a chance to take the draft’s best pure 4-3 DE the same year you transition back to that defense. Bowers will be a major asset to their rebuilding efforts.

    7.) San Francisco 49ers – OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
    - While the 49ers may take a long look at the QBs available with this pick, neither seems to fit what Harbaugh likes in his passers. Locker has the intangibles, but is lacking in the accuracy and pocket presence departments that Andrew Luck had in such abundance. The same can be said about Gabbert. So, they hold off on that position for now and instead upgrade their pass rush with Miller.

    8.) Tennessee Titans – QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
    - With VY looking extremely unlikely to return, even with Fisher gone, the Titans are left with one of the worst looking QB situations in the league. They snap Gabbert right up here without much hesitation. Fairly self explanatory pick, but I like to try and hit 3 lines of explanation when typing first rounders in Word…so…here…is…enough!

    9.) Dallas Cowboys – DL Marcel Dareus, Alabama
    - While the Cowboys surely would have liked one of the top corners, neither fell this far. Instead, the Cowboys look at address their defensive front which will have a major hole with Spears likely gone. New DC Rob Ryan has experience running multiple fronts to suit the talent, and Dareus is BPA at a need position at this point. Jerry Jones might think long and hard about a certain other player who would look awfully good across from Dez….

    10.) Washington Redskins – WR AJ Green, Georgia
    - And here is that player. I sat and looked at my position rankings for about 5 minutes trying to figure out how Green fell this far…the only other place I considered him was to Cleveland, but I felt that a top pass rusher trumped a top WR. The Redskins happily take the BPA right here, and even though they need a QB, they aren’t exactly rich in the WR department either. Great value here.

    11.) Houston Texans – CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
    - The Texans secondary was quite possibly the worst unit I have ever seen in my football watching career….at least since the old Texans o-line. (Ba-dum-chi!) There are a lot of rumors that Smith is flying up draft boards, and god knows the Texans need any help they can get defending against the pass.

    12.) Minnesota Vikings – QB Jake Locker, Washington
    - Many in the draft community have cooled on Locker, but a QB with his physical tools and intangibles simply isn’t going to fall that far. Joe Webb proved at the end of last season that, at worst, he could be a serviceable stop gap to compete with a young rookie, so even if it takes Locker a bit to get accustomed to the pro game, the Vikings can give him some time.

    13.) Detroit Lions – CB Brandon Harris, Miami
    - Reeling off 4 wins to close the season has to feel pretty good to the Lions, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. The secondary still needs some major work, particularly at corner. Harris may not be on the elite level of the top guys in this draft, but he has the skills you want in a #1 corner and provides a major upgrade to anyone the Lions currently have.

    14.) St. Louis Rams – WR Julio Jones, Alabama
    - The Rams got it done all year despite a lack of top end talent at WR. Jones would immediately remedy that situation and become their true #1 WR. Guys like Avery, Amendola and the like fit in nicely as #2s and 3s too providing Bradford the weapons needed to continue developing.

    15.) Miami Dolphins – RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
    - With the futures of Brown and Williams up in the air at this point, the Dolphins could really use help at RB. While it is in vogue right now to devalue the position and look for solid players later or after the draft, Ingram’s all around ability will surely appeal to a Parcells built team.

    16.) Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Cameron Jordan, Cal
    - With Alualu and Knighton solidifying the interior of the Jags d-line, they look to address their DE positions which they’ve struggled with for years. Jordan may not fit the mold as a traditional speed rusher, he plays strong and fast and could easily man the position in the 4-3 as well as the 3-4. He brings the motor that Jack Del Rio is sure to love.

    17.) New England Patriots (from Oak) – OLB Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
    - A high motor DE/OLB tweener? Sign the Patriots up. He’s in the sigs of enough Pats fans around here that you can go to them for any further explanation if you need it.

    18.) San Diego Chargers – OLB Aldon Smith, Missouri
    - The Chargers had one of the best offenses and best defenses in football last year…and since you can’t give them special teams help in the first round, they go pass rusher here. Merrimen is long gone and Larry English has failed to live up to expectations. Smith has a ton of athletic ability and should look damn fine across from Shaun Phillips.

    19.) New York Giants – OT Tyron Smith, USC
    - Age and injury started catching up to the Giants o-line last season, and was one of the reasons behind their struggles. While they have a few younger players waiting in the wings, they could still use more. Smith projects to be a very athletic LT in the pros, though he played RT well as USC. The Giants can afford to let him bulk up in a pro regiment and then plug him into whatever they find is his best fit.

    20.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
    - Similarly to the Jags, the Bucs look to have found a quality young DT combo headed forward, but could still use help at DE. Clayborn didn’t live up to expectations as a senior, but is still quite talented and would be a great pick to improve their pass rush here.

    21.) Kansas City Chiefs – OLB Justin Houston, Georgia
    - The Chiefs beat expectations last year making the playoffs, but still have a ways to go before they can be considered serious competitors. They could use help at WR but the position doesn’t seem to be valued too highly according to the “Patriots way” Pioli and crew are used to. They could use help at OLB however, with Tamba nearing FA. He will almost surely be retained, but even if he is, a replacement for the ancient Mike Vrabel is a must.

    22.) Indianapolis Colts – OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
    - Let’s see if Bill Polian is finally ready to commit to improving the o-line. Peyton proved that he alone can’t do it all anymore, and an improved o-line protecting him and allowing for a better rushing attack would be a major boost.

    23.) Philadelphia Eagles – CB Aaron Williams, Texas
    - Once upon a time, the Eagles were unbelievably stacked at corner, moving on from Bobby Taylor, Troy Vincent and Al Harris seamlessly to Lito Sheppard, Sheldon Brown and Asante Samuel. But it was exposed as a pretty major weakness last year, and another quality starter across from Samuel is needed badly.

    24.) New Orleans Saints – DE JJ Watt, Wisconsin
    - I’m sure I don’t need to remind Saints fans of the embarrassing Marshawn Lynch run…but I just did anyway ;p. Help in the run defense has been a major need for years now it would seem, but they keep doing things like drafting corners who don’t help the situation. Watt on the other hand just might…he also fits the bill of larger, more well rounded DEs that the Saints seem to like and has an incredible motor, just rewatch the Ohio State game to see that in action…Terrell Pryor still sees Watt in his nightmares.

    25.) Seattle Seahawks – DL Allen Bailey, Miami
    - The Seahawks won the league’s weakest division last year and picked up a playoff win almost entirely with smoke and mirrors, especially on defense. They could use help at seemingly any position along the d-line, and a versatile player like Bailey would help out majorly, especially if the lose Brandon Mebane to free agency.

    26.) Baltimore Ravens – LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA
    - The Ravens are a team that doesn’t mess around when it comes to the draft, in large part because they are so BPA oriented. I’ve seen Ayers projected much higher than this, and if the Ravens fill their major need for a corner via free agency which I feel they will, they can afford to invest this pick in the future. Even Ray won’t be around forever, and in the meantime, they could use an athletic young running mate for him.

    27.) Atlanta Falcons – TE Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
    - It looks like Tony Gonzalez will be back for another year, but it’s obvious that he started slowing down last year. And being that TE is such a focal point of their offense, having another talented player to fill in would be a major plus. Rudolph can learn from the all time best at the position while being used in some two TE sets like the Pats used last year.

    28.) New England Patriots – DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
    - Adding talent to the defensive front continues to be a priority for the Pats here. While they have solid rotational type guys at DE, they could use someone who can provide move of an impact, and Heyward represents good value at this point.

    29.) Chicago Bears – C/G Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
    - Without going on my long “Why Jerry Angelo won’t take an OT” rant, I’ll just point out that I think it’s more likely the Bears go with an interior o-lineman here. Kreutz is a free agent who’s best years are behind him, and with Suh, Raji and the Williams wall all in the division, an upgrade at center is a must. Even if Kreutz is retained for a little while, Wis can easily upgrade either guard position in the short term.

    30.) New York Jets – DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
    - A prime example of a small school, fast riser is Wilkerson. He was a dominant player at a non-powerhouse school and is already in the first round discussion with room to continue to rise. The Jets have a lot of older veterans on their defensive front, and will need an infusion of youth and talent to stay as one of the league’s best defenses headed forward.

    31.) Pittsburgh Steelers – OT Derek Sherrod, Miss. St.
    - If not for the Bears, the Steelers may have taken the “worst o-line” cake this past season. They suffered a lot of injuries, true, but even when healthy, a number of their players would be better off at different positions. Starks should be at RT, Colon at G, Kemo back in Samoa not getting penalties, etc. Sherrod could come in from day one and provide a young upgrade for either tackle spot.

    32.) Green Bay Packers – OLB Brooks Reed, Arizona
    - I feel like I saw this in another mock, can’t recall who’s, but the pick made so much sense I couldn’t believe it. It also scares the bejesus out of me as a Bears fan with the though of Matthews and Reed both coming after my QB at the same time…good god.

    Round Two

    33.) New England Patriots (From Car) – OL Ben Ijalana, Villanova
    - Ijalana seems to be a board favorite around here, with some saying he could even stay as a LT in the pros and be a great one. If not, he will surely make for an excellent guard and the Pats could use help at either sooner rather than later.

    34.) Buffalo Bills – OT Nate Solder, Colorado
    - He seemed to struggle at the Senior Bowl from what I read, but his athletic abilities make him good value at this point, and the Bills could use a better blind side protector.

    35.) Cincinnati Bengals – WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pitt
    - With TO and Ocho almost certainly on their way out, the Bengals will need a top target for Newton to throw to, and if not for some character concerns (something the Bengals have never had trouble overlooking) Baldwin would surely be a first rounder with his potential.

    36.) Denver Broncos – DT Stephen Paea, Oregon State
    - The Broncos finally land some much needed DT help here with a guy most have as a first rounder, so great value on top of filling a major need.

    37.) Cleveland Browns – WR Titus Young, Boise State
    - Desean Jackson 2.0 people are calling him…Young seems to be exactly what the Browns need too. They got their d-line help in the first and get their playmaking WR here.

    38.) Arizona Cardinals – OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
    - Even if they had a quality QB last year, they probably wouldn’t have been able to protect him all that well. Carimi might not be an ideal NFL LT, but he could be a solid one or, at worst, a quality RT. And the Cards could use his run blocking prowess having finished dead last in the league.

    39.) Tennessee Titans – DT Drake Nevis, LSU
    - Losing Jim Washburn hurts in a number of ways, most notably, they can’t expect to get good performances out of marginal talent. Nevis can be a disruptive force on the interior, even if he’s a bit undersized.

    40.) Dallas Cowboys – S Rahim Moore, UCLA
    - Well the Alan Ball experiment failed badly…so the Cowboys look for their centerfielding ball hawk here.

    41.) Washington Redskins – G Rodney Hudson, Florida State
    - Trent Williams looks like their LT of the future, but the rest of their o-line could use some work. Hudson is undersized but experienced and athletic, exactly the type Shanny likes.

    42.) Houston Texans – DT Corey Liuget, Illinois
    - Improving their pass defense can also be sped up by improving the pass rush. Super Mario can’t do it all himself, and Liuget is a legit first round talent who’s fallen just a bit here.

    43.) Minnesota Vikings – CB/S Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
    - The Vikings secondary was repeatedly torched last year, and their safety play deserves a lot of the blame. Madeiu Williams may have won Man of the Year, but that won’t help him break up passes anytime soon…Dowling might be too slow to stick at corner, but could convert to S and be better for it.

    44.) Detroit Lions – S Quinton Carter, Nebraska
    - Louis Delmas took a few steps back last year, but he was still the Lions best safety. Carter is experienced and the type of all around solid player the Lions could use back there.

    45.) San Francisco 49ers – QB Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
    - Even with Mallett still on the board, the 49ers take a player who looks to fit what Harbaugh likes a bit better to develop at QB.

    46.) Denver Broncos (from Mia) – OG Mike Pouncey, Florida
    - Zane Beadles already looks like a terrible McD pick, and Chris Kuper isn’t anything great at the other guard spot either.

    47.) St. Louis Rams – LB Mason Foster, Washington
    - Another guy popular on these boards, Foster could wind up going even higher than this with good workouts. Would be an ideal running mate for Pile Jumper and be an upgrade over either current OLB.

    48.) Oakland Raiders – C Kris O’Dowd, USC
    - You can never be quite sure what the Raiders are thinking, and as long as Al Davis still….lives?....it will probably be that way. An upgrade at center makes some sense though, and O’Dowd has the talent to outperform this draft slot if he can stay healthy.

    49.) Jacksonville Jaguars – S DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
    - When was the last time the Jags had a quality safety? Donovan Darius 5 years ago?

    50.) San Diego Chargers – WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
    - Phillip Rivers proved that he could still get it done regardless of who he was throwing to, but more talent at the WR is a must, especially if they lose Vincent Jackson. Smith has first round potential so getting him here is a steal.

    51.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OL Marcus Cannon, TCU
    - Donald Penn is a solid starter at LT, but any other spot on the line could stand to be upgraded. Cannon has excellent value at this point and I’m a little surprised he was still on the board. Could start at G or RT for them.

    52.) New York Giants – RB Mikel Leshoure, Illinois
    - It seems that only one of the Jacobs or Bradshaw will be brought back, and regardless of which it is, they will need a compliment. Leshoure is more well rounded than either and could be an every down back for them if need be.

    53.) Indianapolis Colts – G Danny Watkins, Baylor
    - Again, this is dependant on the Colts truly wanting to upgrade the o-line. Watkins has first round talent but his age and experience concerns may hold him back a bit. He’d surely provide a boost to the Colts run game.

    54.) Philadelphia Eagles – LB Martez Wilson, Illinois
    - The Eagles defense was always at it’s best when they had a powerful thumper inside, be it Jeremiah Trotter years ago or a healthy Stewart Bradley recently. Unfortunately, Bradley has been anything but healthy and it would seem that he was noticeably slower even before this most recent injury. Wilson has the tools to be a beast inside for them, or could upgrade either OLB spot in a pinch.

    55.) Kansas City Chiefs – WR Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
    - The Chiefs need a playmaker for opposite Dwayne Bowe and Jernigan’s speed would give their offense the big play threat at the position that they’ve been missing.

    56.) New Orleans Saints – LB Greg Jones, Michigan State
    - I’m going to remind Saints fans again of the Marshawn Lynch run as the epitome of their defense’s biggest flaw. They need a running mate for Vilma and Jones could easily provide that.

    57.) Seattle Seahawks – CB Brandon Burton, Utah
    - Earl Thomas looks like a keeper, but free agency, age and regression have or will take their toll on the rest of that secondary. Burton could wind up going much higher than this.

    58.) Baltimore Ravens – WR Leonard Hankerson, Miami
    - While the Ravens did improve their WR corps last year, they did it almost entirely with older veterans. Hankerson is good value at this point which the Ravens love, and can easily upgrade/replace Mason, Housh or Stallworth.

    59.) Atlanta Falcons – DE Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
    - Jon Abraham isn’t getting any younger and their depth at DE is unproven at best. Beal is good value here and was a 3 year team captain, something the Falcons brass has looked at in the past.

    60.) New England Patriots – LB Mark Herzlich, Boston College
    - Not the biggest need in the world, especially since they took a pass rusher in the first, but with so many picks, they can be afforded a few luxuries. Herzlich just screams being a Patriots type of player and has a little versatility in their scheme.

    61.) San Diego Chargers (from NYJ) – DE Christian Ballard, Iowa
    - Can never have too much depth on the d-line and Ballard is solid value at this point.

    62.) Chicago Bears – DT Jurrell Casey, USC
    - Anthony Adams is a free agent and Tommie Harris is unlikely to be kept at his current salary. That leaves the Bears with a major need for help at DT and Casey is the type of player Jerry Angelo has liked in the past.

    63.) Pittsburgh Steelers – NT Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss
    - Age and injury have really started catching up to the Steelers defensive front, particularly along the d-line. Casey Hampton is 33 and backup Chris Hoke is even older at 34, and with the 3-4 in vogue, true NTs need to be picked up wherever available.

    64.) Green Bay Packers – RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
    - Brandon Jackson was rather underwhelming as a big play threat at RB, and a wide open offense like the Packers could use a player like Hunter to take better advantage of the defense being opened up.

    Round Three

    65.) Carolina Panthers – CB Curtis Brown, Texas
    - Richard Marshall will be a free agent and the corner depth is rather lacking.

    66.) Cincinnati Bengals – S Robert Sands, West Virginia
    - Safety has been an issue for the Bengals for years now, and they have the talent otherwise to be a quality defense.

    67.) Denver Broncos – LB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
    - The conversion back to the 4-3 calls for a different kind of linebacker, and the Broncos are currently lacking many good players at the position.

    68.) Buffalo Bills – QB Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
    - After passing on QB in the last few rounds, the Bills go that way now with Kaepernick. He will be a project, but fits what Chan Gailey likes as a more mobile QB and can learn behind Fitzpatrick for a while at first.

    69.) Arizona Cardinals – OLB Dontay Moch, Nevada
    - Joey Porter isn’t getting any younger and the Cardinals don’t have many other proven players at LB currently. Moch has ridiculous athleticism and could be a steal if he reaches his potential.

    70.) Cleveland Browns – LB Casey Matthews, Oregon
    - The Browns are a real who’s who at LB, and could use an upgrade at any position if they move back to the 4-3.

    71.) Dallas Cowboys – G John Moffitt, Wisconsin
    - Doug Free was the Cowboys biggest question mark prior to the season, and he actually turned out to be their best lineman. They could use some help pretty much anywhere else and Moffitt will surely upgrade on of the interior spots.

    72.) New Orleans Saints (From Wash) – DT Phil Taylor, Baylor
    - More upgrades to the defensive front. A massive DT will greatly help shut down the run.

    73.) Houston Texans – S Ahmad Black, Florida
    - Another pick to upgrade that woeful pass defense.

    74.) New England Patriots (from Min) – OL Clint Boling, Georgia
    - Another versatile o-lineman who could lock down a future G or T spot along that aging o-line.

    75.) Detroit Lions – DE Greg Romeus, Pitt
    - If not for the injury concerns, Romeus would likely have been a first rounder. The Lions gamble a bit here, but if it pays off, they could land a stud pass rusher at a bargain draft pick price.

    76.) San Francisco 49ers – CB Johnny Patrick, Louisville
    - A favored player amongst draftniks and a guy rising up draft boards. The 49ers need some youth and depth at CB.

    77.) Tennessee Titans – S Deunta Williams, North Carolina
    - Michael Griffin seems to have one safety spot on lockdown, but Chris Hope isn’t getting any younger and will be a free agent in another year.

    78,) St. Louis Rams – RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
    - There is the chance that McD doesn’t bother using a RB like he did in Denver, but if he does, a compliment/backup for Stephen Jackson is needed and Murray is good value at this point.

    79.) Miami Dolphins – TE Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
    - The Dolphins could use a more explosive playmaker behind the well-rounded but unimpressive Fasano.

    80.) Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Christian Ponder, Florida State
    - The Jags pass on Mallett again due to his character concerns and instead take the local prospect in Ponder to develop behind Garrard.

    81.) Oakland Raiders – CB Davon House, New Mexico State
    - A pet prospect of many around this board, the Raiders need some help at corner, especially if Aso cannot be resigned.

    82.) San Diego Chargers – OL DeMarcus Love, Arkansas
    - His stock has taken a bit of a hit so far this offseason, but he’s still a versatile lineman who could find a spot or at least be a valuable backup.

    83.) New York Giants – DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
    - Austin has tons of talent but it doesn’t show in his production. Being suspended didn’t help him either. The Giants could use some help at DT, and Austin could be a steal if they get him going.

    84.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LB Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
    - Both Barrett Ruud and Quincy Black will be free agents, and Sheppard is a player whose stock is on the rise.

    85.) Philadelphia Eagles – OL Jason Pinkston, Pitt
    - Michael Vick’s mobility helped to mask some of Philly’s o-line problems that were apparent early in the year. Pinkston could potentially play G or T and be a versatile piece for the future.

    86.) Kansas City Chiefs – NT Kendrick Ellis, Hampton
    - If the rumors of them signing Shaun Rogers are true, this pick might go differently, but for now, they need an upgrade at NT and Ellis’ stock is on the rise.

    87.) Indianapolis Colts – C Alex Linnenkohl, Oregon State
    - Jeff Saturday won’t be around forever and center is perhaps the 2nd most important position on their offense after Peyton.

    88.) New Orleans Saints – S Jaiquan Jarrett, Temple
    - Roman Harper is a free agent who was exposed late last season, and Darren Sharper’s best days are long behind him. Jarrett could make for a solid piece in tandem with Malcolm Kelly who looked like a keeper when healthy.

    89.) San Diego Chargers – CB Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech
    - Antoine Cason really stepped up last year opposite Quentin Jammer, but Jammer will be 32 and the depth behind them could be upgraded.

    90.) Baltimore Ravens – CB Kendric Burney, North Carolina
    - Like I said before, I think the Ravens are a prime candidate to reel in a big free agent corner, they are losing almost everyone currently on the roster to free agency, so depth there is needed.

    91.) Atlanta Falcons – WR Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian
    - The Falcons lacked explosion on offense last season, and Gates could help remedy that given his 18.3 YPC average in college.

    92.) New England Patriots – C Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock
    - I’m tired of typing things about the Patriots….Fusco is the first prospect I ever got to scout in person this year and he dominated my alma mater Clarion. Could develop a bit behind Dan Koppen and eventually take over the starting role.

    93.) Chicago Bears – FS Jeron Johnson, Boise State
    - Dan Manning is a free agent who will likely test the market and Chris Harris seems to be losing speed all the time. If Major Wright can land one of the starting spots, a ball hawk for next to him would be a great compliment and Johnson has that type of ability.

    94.) New York Jets – LB Colin McCarthy, Miami
    - While David Harris will likely be retained one way or another, Bart Scott isn’t getting any younger and depth behind them could be used.

    95.) Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Jalil Brown, Colorado
    - Whenever they can be forced to spread out, like vs. the Packers and Pats last year, the Steelers defense can be made vulnerable. Outside of Ike Taylor, the Steelers corners aren’t all that good and help is needed.

    96.) Green Bay Packers – OT Marcus Gilbert, Florida
    - Chad Clifton is pushing 35 and I’ve always thought that Bulaga will be best as a RT only, so a future starter at LT is needed, which Gilbert can be.

  • #2
    It would be hard to pass on Cannon in the 2nd. He could be a huge upgrade for us at RT/RG if Langston Walker isnt brought back. I also think O'Dowd is a reach now in the 2nd. He didnt look good at the Senior bowl and many are thinking his stock is in the 3rd/4th range.

    I dont think House will run a good enough 40 to catch Al's eye, even though he does fit the Raiders image as a CB. I think Carmichael could be a fit for us in the 3rd and also Kendric Burney since we did talk to him at the Senior Bowl


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    • #3
      Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
      It would be hard to pass on Cannon in the 2nd. He could be a huge upgrade for us at RT/RG if Langston Walker isnt brought back. I also think O'Dowd is a reach now in the 2nd. He didnt look good at the Senior bowl and many are thinking his stock is in the 3rd/4th range.

      I dont think House will run a good enough 40 to catch Al's eye, even though he does fit the Raiders image as a CB. I think Carmichael could be a fit for us in the 3rd and also Kendric Burney since we did talk to him at the Senior Bowl
      Reasonable. Cannon kept dropping and I there just kept being better players available to the teams I considered him for...I could see it.

      As for corner, given the Raiders unpredictability, I went with my personal rankings where House was the best available. It's hard to tell what Al will do.

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      • #4
        Ryan Williams falling to the fourth round? If the Rams passed on him for DeMarco Murray I'd throw a hissy fit.

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        • #5
          Carimi>Sherrod, please.

          Other than that, solid work.

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          • #6
            even if we signed Rodgers it'd probably be a 1 year deal so Ellis is still a good pick

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bald_81 View Post
              Ryan Williams falling to the fourth round? If the Rams passed on him for DeMarco Murray I'd throw a hissy fit.
              Hmm...well, I felt Murray the better compliment to Jackson, but I could see either I suppose.

              Originally posted by HinesWardJr View Post
              Carimi>Sherrod, please.

              Other than that, solid work.
              So you can have another guy who be best at RT playing LT? I'm not sure I'm on the Carimi as an NFL LT train...could he be an upgrade there for several teams? Yes, but ideally, I'd have him as my RT.

              Originally posted by T-RICH49 View Post
              even if we signed Rodgers it'd probably be a 1 year deal so Ellis is still a good pick
              Good to know.

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              • #8
                New England


                Kerrigan
                Heyward
                Ijalana
                Herzlich
                Boling

                There are going to be a lot of Pats' fans getting all tingley tonight.

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                • #9
                  My dream scenario for the skins is that AJ Green falls to them - so I love this draft....not really sure he will drop that far but I have no qualms with the selection. Ok with Hudson for the second round - but if we go for offensive line help in the second - I think I would prefer Pouncey

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                  • #10
                    BB,
                    I usually like your posts. You kill it in whatever incarnation of the funny pics thread we are on now. But seriously. **** that ****.
                    I cant say how much I hate those picks. Not that any number of pics after selecting Newton would actually make this draft a success.

                    but he will put asses in the seats with his enormous potential.

                    This is enormously false right now. People are so pissed off with Lewis/Brown only Brown's death will put asses back in seats.

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                    • #11
                      Carimi, Pouncey or Cannon in the first round and that would be a perfect Steelers mock!

                      Sherrod doesnt fit the Steelers scheme that well, and lacks the nastiness of Carimi, Cannon or Pouncey.

                      Other than that A+

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Babylon View Post
                        New England

                        Kerrigan
                        Heyward
                        Ijalana
                        Herzlich
                        Boling

                        There are going to be a lot of Pats' fans getting all tingley tonight.
                        Nice. How about the Seahawks? I never get Seahawks feedback.

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                        • #13
                          I love that KC mock, and like T-RICH said, even if Rogers comes here we need someone in the rotation to develop.

                          Also something to note, if Wiegmann decides to retire then C jumps to being our #1 need. Just something for the future!

                          Always love your mocks. Good job on KC!

                          Originally posted by fenikz
                          His soft D really turns me off
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fed36 View Post
                            My dream scenario for the skins is that AJ Green falls to them - so I love this draft....not really sure he will drop that far but I have no qualms with the selection. Ok with Hudson for the second round - but if we go for offensive line help in the second - I think I would prefer Pouncey
                            Yeah, other than the Browns, I just couldn't find a spot for him with the way things fell...good to know he'll have a home in Redskins land at worst.

                            Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
                            BB,
                            I usually like your posts. You kill it in whatever incarnation of the funny pics thread we are on now. But seriously. **** that ****.
                            I cant say how much I hate those picks. Not that any number of pics after selecting Newton would actually make this draft a success.

                            but he will put asses in the seats with his enormous potential.

                            This is enormously false right now. People are so pissed off with Lewis/Brown only Brown's death will put asses back in seats.
                            Well....um....Did I do that?



                            But seriously, until Brown dies, I'm afraid you'll be stuck with scenarios like this. If I were an assassin I'd offer to help, but I'm not...so...my apologies.

                            Originally posted by Jakey View Post
                            Carimi, Pouncey or Cannon in the first round and that would be a perfect Steelers mock!

                            Sherrod doesnt fit the Steelers scheme that well, and lacks the nastiness of Carimi, Cannon or Pouncey.

                            Other than that A+
                            See my above post about why I wouldn't go Carimi. And Pouncey is nothing like his brother...not terrible, but not near that level. I felt like I was beating my head against a wall trying to explain to that to my in-person Steelers fan friends.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by vidae View Post
                              I love that KC mock, and like T-RICH said, even if Rogers comes here we need someone in the rotation to develop.

                              Also something to note, if Wiegmann decides to retire then C jumps to being our #1 need. Just something for the future!

                              Always love your mocks. Good job on KC!
                              Good to know. I knew of center being a need and kept looking for a way to get it in there, but other than making a reach of Fusco even reach-ier in the 3rd, and giving him to you over superior value in Ellis, it just didn't fall that way.

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