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    1. Carolina :: Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
    When selecting first in the draft, need and schematic fit should be very low on your list. If you want proof of this just ask the expansion Houston Texans who passed up Julius Peppers because they had planned to run a 3-4 defense, and instead selected bust David Carr.
    New HC Ron Rivera has experience with both a 30 and 40 defensive front, which allows the Panthers to draft purely on talent with this selection. Von Miller is the best pure pass rusher in this years draft with the ability to rack up annual 10 sack seasons in the NFL. He is also very solid in his pass drops and could be used standing up on 1st and 2nd down before putting his hand in the ground for obvious pass situations. Von is also a hard working, high character 4th year senior who would help change the culture in Carolina. I can’t see the Panthers taking a Quarterback in this years draft simply because there is too much marquee defensive talent to be had, and drafting Cam Newton or Gabbert is no more of a sure thing than giving Jimmy Clausen another year to prove himself. Had Jimmy Clausen stayed for his senior season it would be very likely that we would be talking about him as a top-calibre 1st round quarter back and even though the Panthers did not have success last season with him at the helm they owe it to their organization to give him at least one more season.


    2. Denver :: Marcel Dareus, DL, Alabama
    With John Fox taking over the Broncos will be shifting to the 40 defensive front. They already have talented defensive ends in Elvis Dumbervil and Robert Ayers who is a much better fit playing with his hand in the dirt. Dareus will give the Broncos a distruptive force up the middle of the field and allow those Ends’ to truly wreck havoc. Dareus phenomenal football player as well and exhibits the leadership and toughness the Broncos will love to build their team on as he played through a difficult ankle injury his Junior season. A true Blue chipper in ths years draft class.


    3. Buffalo :: Da’Quan Bowers, OLB/DE, Clemson
    The Bills have stated that they instead to run a hybrid defensive front next season. Regardless of how much more 40 they plan on incorporating it is obvious the Bills need better edge players in order to build a successful defence in the AFC East. Bowers is comfortable playing End in the 4-3 and has shown the athleticism required to play in space, he offers great schematic versatility. For years the Bills have used their high draft picks to select skill positions, however if they are build a competitive team they need to rebuild through the trenches in order to win late in the season in Buffalo.

    4. Cincinnati :: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    With Carson Palmer threatening retirement it is time for the Bengals to look towards the future. Gabbert possesses a great arm along with superb athleticism for the position. Regardless if Palmer is back, he turns 32 in December and has not been able to regain his pre-knee injury form.

    5. Arizona :: Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn
    Newton possesses great physical skills an extremely talented arm. He will have his character questioned but I believe he will end up checking out in the end. Newton has many similarities to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger whom Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt coached in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals are in dire need of a signal caller with potential.
    6. Cleveland :: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    It looks as though Cleveland believes that Colt McCoy is their future, for now. Regardless they need to add offensive weapons to an offence that currently does not having many play making WRs. Julio is a big physical WR who is dangerous after the catch, and his outstanding run blocking ability is absolutely perfect for the rough-and-tumble AFC north. Julio is a hard worker and is the definition of the type of player Mike Holmgren is looking for in the rebuilding of the Cleveland Browns.

    7. San Francisco :: Patrick Petersen, CB, LSU
    Perhaps the most talented player in the Draft falls to 7. Petersen is reminsicint of Charles Woodson coming out and although he may not be a true “shut down” corner he will be the corner stone for whomever drafts in for a decade. New head coach Jim Harbaugh is seen as a “qb guru” and as a result of this it would not be surprising to see him delay selecting a QB in the draft and hope to either grab one later in the draft to develop or give Alex Smith yet another chance in 9er land.

    8. Tennessee :: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    A one year wonder, Fairley is extremely talented and if he had more tape to his resume it would be unlikely he would get this far in the draft. A relentless pass rusher he will help fill a void in the middle of the Titans defense that has been there ever since “Fat Albert” Haynesworth left town.


    9. Dallas :: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    Terrence Newman will be 33 this season, and it was made clear last season that his best football is behind him. Prince would form one of the better corner duo’s in the league with Mike Jenkins. Prine is also a well-rounded corner who would have an immediate impact for the cowboys and could play the nickel back right away. The Cowboys also have a pressing need along the offensive line and could easily select an Offensive tackle at this point, however at this point in the draft Amukamara is too talented to pass up, especially with the pass-happy teams in the NFC East.

    10. Washington :: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
    Green gives the Redskins a legitimate #1 WR. He has top three talent, but he could fall simply because of the talented draft class and systematic fit. Mike Shanahan would be extremely fortunate to grab this talented WR with the 10th selection.
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    11. Houston :: J.J. Watt, DL, Wisconsin
    12. Minnesota :: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California
    13. Detroit :: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
    14. St. Louis :: Cameron Jordan, DL, California
    15. Miami :: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    16. Jacksonville :: Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
    17. New England (f/OAK) :: Anthony Castanzo, OT, Boston College
    18. San Diego :: Cameron Heyward, DL, Ohio State
    19. New York Giants :: Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
    20. Tampa Bay :: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
    21. Kansas City :: Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
    22. Indianapolis :: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
    23. Philadelphia :: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
    24. New Orleans :: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
    25. Seattle :: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
    26. Baltimore :: Michael Pouncey, OL, Florida
    27. Atlanta :: Justin Houston, DE, Georiga
    28. New England :: Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona
    29. New York Jets :: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
    30. Chicago :: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
    31. Pittsburgh :: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
    32. Greenbay :: Adrian Clayborne, DL, Iowa

  • #2
    I don't think the Packers would take Clayborne... TT doesn't usually draft players with questions about their work ethic and character.

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    • #3
      like Hank but not over either Aldon Smith ot Justin Houston

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      • #4
        Very solid pick for the Saints!

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        • #5
          Not a good Vikings pick. OT is not a big need, our O-Line issues are on the interior O-Line.

          Robert Quinn or Stephen Paea would be much better fits.


          www.minnesotavikingsnation.com

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          • #6
            Bobby Quinn over Tyron Smith.

            Bonekrusher.

            Originally posted by JordanTaber
            Football...it's rocket surgery now, folks.

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            • #7
              Akeem Ayers is a possible and realistic pick for the Jets. With that being said, I'm not in love with the pick. I still just can't figure out where he fits in the 3-4.

              Sig by BoneKrusher

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              • #8
                Dont see the Bengals taking a QB in the 1st especially with Green, Peterson, and Fairley still on board.


                RIP themaninblack

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                • #9
                  Absolute Perfect Bears Pick!!

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                  • #10
                    Marky Mark works.

                    Dolphins Dream Draft: 1. Jaylon Smith 2. Artie Burns 3. Landon Turner

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                    • #11
                      First Off I don't think Ponder is a 1st round pick...maybe 2nd round...not first

                      Thanks BoneKrusher
                      IN SHAD WE TRUST

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                      • #12
                        Lovely SF pick for sure dog!

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