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  • Bar-bq's Updated 2011 2 Round NFL Mock Draft!

    Here's my second projection for April's draft. I'm looking at churning another one out before draft day. I think I've made a couple of different picks to what's generally out there at the moment. I took heed of your advice from my last mock (3/28, http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46478), so hopefully this one works out for everybody.

    As always, let me know what you think!

    ROUND ONE


    1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
    Adam Schefter beat everybody to the punch on Sam Bradford last year, and Newton to the Panthers makes a lot of sense. He guarantees bums on seats in Carolina, and he has the skillset to develop into a special player.

    2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DE/DT, Alabama
    This pick is all but locked up. One of the most versatile linemen to come along in some time who addresses a major need on the Denver defense.

    3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
    Miller will provide the pass rush the Bills’ organization has sorely been lacking. Gabbert is a possibility, but if the Bills aren’t sold, Ryan Fitzpatrick still has some mileage in him.

    4. Cincinnati Bengals: AJ Green, WR, Georgia
    It seems like the Mexican stand off is going to continue in Cincinnati, but I’m not entirely sold on their drafting a Quarterback. If Palmer’s issues cannot be resolved, I think that the Bengals will make inquiries to pinch Kevin Kolb from Philadelphia. The WCO similarities make Kolb a nice fit, and Green would be the ideal target for him to throw to.

    5. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
    I wouldn’t mind betting the Cardinals are going to do everything they can to get their hands on either the top QBs or on Von Miller. As it stands Patrick Peterson will be a nice addition to a secondary that now has to deal with young gun Sam Bradford twice every year.

    6. Cleveland Browns: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
    This is where things begin to get dicey. The Browns probably would have loved to have selected AJ Green, but the Bengals have put them in an awkward position. Da’Quan Bowers used to be the default pick, but his knee is going to force him down draft boards. Given the situation, I expect the Browns to explore a trade with a team hunting Blaine Gabbert. Smith has the versatility to play inside and out, and his stock has been skyrocketing. I expect him to be drafted higher than a lot of pundits will be predicting.

    7. San Francisco 49ers: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    Gabbert is the ideal pick for San Francisco, and they’ll probably have to trade up to make sure that they get him. It’s time to start over in the Bay Area.

    8. Tennessee Titans: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
    Reports are that the Titans have guaranteed Bowers that he’ll be selected if he falls to pick #8. He has fallen.

    9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT, USC
    Here, the pick reportedly has come to an OT or a 3-4 DE, and there’s good value at either position. It will depend on who is higher on the Cowboys’ board, but I think that protecting the passer will become priority.

    10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    Jones is the popular pick at #10, and I think he’s the obvious one unless one of the top quarterbacks were to miraculously fall. As a Rams fan, I hope to god that one of them does, because I’d love to have a weapon like Jones on my team.

    11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    The Texans’ secondary was a shambles last season, so having Amukamara fall this far is a godsend. They’ll race to the podium if he’s available.

    12. Minnesota Vikings: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    The notorious Williams wall has deteriorated in Minnesota, and the typically stout Vikings defense had trouble stopping the run last season. I don’t expect Lezlie Frazier to stand for that much longer.

    13. Detroit Lions: Robert Quinn, DE, UNC
    I’m tipping Detroit to be active in the trade game come draft day. The value isn’t great at OL, LB or CB here, so the Lions choose the best player available to team with their rising star in Ndamukong Suh.

    14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Luiget, DL, Illinois
    The Rams will probably look to explore a trade down if their primary targets, Julio Jones and A.J. Green, are unavailable. The problem is that they really can’t afford to trade down too far, or they run the risk of missing out on any of the draft’s premier D-Linemen. Luiget represents the best value at DT, where the Rams have an opening opposite Fred Robbins.

    15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
    I struggled with this pick pretty mightily. I’m not all that high on the idea of Mark Ingram as a top fifteen pick, but, again, there’s not great value on the board for the Dolphins. I’d look at the Dolphins as a team willing to trade down for extra picks, and try to pick up a player like Ingram or Pouncey a little later. I think Pouncey’s value is a little higher, and Sparano will consolidate the OL.

    16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
    The Jaguars are looking for some defensive end help, and Kerrigan has an outstanding motor. It’s a classic case of need meeting value at pick 16.

    17. New England Patriots: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal
    The Patriots might actually use both of their first round draft picks this year: Jordan would be an outstanding compliment to Ty Warren at the 5 Technique position.

    18. San Diego Chargers: JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
    Watt falls conveniently into the hands of a team who really could use the help at 3-4 DE. I expect somebody to trade up for Watt if he falls this far – look for Detroit and St. Louis to be viable trading partners.

    19. New York Giants: Anthony Castanzo, OT, Boston College
    The Giants’ OL is ageing, and they’ll need somebody to step in and protect Manning eventually. Defensive line was a consideration here as well.

    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
    Clayborn has been slipping a little, but I think he’d be a nice fit as a part of the re-tooled Bucs D-Line. Clayborn and the Bucs’ premier rookies will give the NFC South some trouble in 2011.

    21. Kansas City Chiefs: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
    Nose Tackle is arguably the Chiefs’ primary need this offseason, and even though the value is a little high for Taylor here, he’s the best Nose Tackle in the draft. The Chiefs could probably move down a little bit and still target Taylor in five or six pick’s time.

    22. Indianapolis Colts: Gabe Carimi, OL, Wisconsin
    The Colts could desperately use some help along both of their lines. Carimi has the versatility to play anywhere along the OL, and he’d be a welcomed addition by Peyton Manning.

    23. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
    Harris has jumped Jimmy Smith as the third best corner on my board, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him selected in the late teens. The Iggles need some help at the cornerback position, and Harris is a nice value fit.

    24. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio St.
    Reports out of New Orleans are that the LOVE Cameron Heyward, and I do too. He’s got great size and speed, and would probably be selected a lot higher in any other draft.

    25. Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
    Matt Hasselbeck’s days are numbered in Seattle, and it’s definitely time that the franchise began to groom his heir. Locker hurt his stock by returning to school, but he’ll be happy to be staying close to home. The Hawks were rumoured to have liked him enough to select him in the top ten last offseason.

    26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
    The Ravens’ secondary wasn’t exactly a strong suit last year. Journeymen stand aside: the Jimmy Smith era begins now.

    27. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Houston, OLB/DE, Georgia
    The Falcons are in need of some DE help, and Houston is the best on board.

    28. New England Patriots: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
    The Patriots continue to retool their front seven. Ayers has strong potential as a pass rusher, and is a good value fit in the 20’s.

    29. Chicago Bears: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
    I wouldn’t be completely stunned to see Indianapolis pull the trigger on Wilkerson at #22. His stock has been skyrocketing recently, and he has emerged as a legitimate first round possibility. The Bears are looking for a replacement for fallen star Tommie Harris, and Wilkerson fits the bill as a talented under tackle.

    30. New York Jets: Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
    Vernon Gholston was a colossal bust, and it’s time for Rex Ryan to bring in another stud pass rusher.

    31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
    Pittsburgh Steeler football is based in the trenches, and the Steelers could still use some help along the OL. Cornerback is the other consideration here, and if they traded back a little, Ras-I Dowling could be a fit.

    32. Green Bay Packers:
    Jabaal Sheard, DE/OLB, Pittsburgh
    Sheard is an intriguing prospect. I think that he’ll be selected inside the first fifty picks, but the specifics are a bit of a mystery. I think he has a lot of potential to be a really solid compliment to Clay Matthews on the edge of Green Bay’s 3-4.

    ROUND TWO

    1. New England Patriots: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    2. Buffalo Bills: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi St.
    3. Cincinnati Bengals: Marcus Canon, OT/OG, TCU
    4. Denver Broncos: Allen Bailey, DL, Miami
    5. Cleveland Browns: Titus Young, WR, Boise St.
    6. Arizona Cardinals: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
    7. Tennessee Titans: Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
    8. Dallas Cowboys: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
    9. Washington Redskins: Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas
    10. Houston Texans: Rasi-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
    11. Minnesota Vikings: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
    12. Detroit Lions: Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
    13. San Francisco 49ers: Bruce Carter, OLB, UNC
    14. Denver Broncos: Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
    15. St. Louis Rams: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
    16. Oakland Raiders: Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
    17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
    18. San Diego Chargers: Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
    19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
    20. New York Giants: Christian Ballard, DT, Iowa
    21. Indianapolis Colts: Ben Ijalana, OL, Villanova
    22. Philadelphia Eagles: Sam Acho, OLB, Texas
    23. Kansas City Chiefs: Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
    24. New Orleans Saints: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
    25. Seattle Seahawks: Rodney Hudson, OL, Florida St.
    26. Baltimore Ravens: Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
    27. Atlanta Falcons: Marvin Austin, DT, UNC
    28. New England Patriots: James Carpenter OL, Alabama
    29. San Diego Chargers: Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
    30. Chicago Bears: Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois
    31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Davon House, CB, New Mexico St.
    32. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Burton, CB, Utah.
    Last edited by Bar-bq; 04-11-2011, 02:02 AM.
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  • #2
    Psst...I know I've said it in multiple threads already, but if Robert Quinn is there at 10, he's a Skin.


    Oh, and there's NO chance Mallett is drafted as a Redskin. He's nowhere near mobile enough. Think Dalton or Kaepernick.

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    • #3
      Looks good for the Ravens

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      • #4
        FAILLLLLLL for SF big fail!!

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        • #5
          Palmer issue is already resolved he already made the commett that he would never step foot back in Paul Brown Stadium and Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis are saying that Pamler is retired becuase they refuse to trade him. The Bengals will take a QB within the 1st 3 rounds that can be a starter this year. I dont see the Bengals passing on Gabbert because fills a big need for them and is a perfect West Coast QB. The Bengals wont go after Kevin Kolb because they would have to trade away high draft picks for him and Mike Brown has a history of not trading away high draft picks.

          2nd round pick is turrible because the Bengals have no need for another RT that cant stay underweight and healthy in Andre Smith. Guard is a bigger need on OL because the Bengals starting OGs would be 2nd or 3rd stringers on other teams.
          Last edited by Pat Sims 90; 04-11-2011, 01:57 AM.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nick View Post
            Psst...I know I've said it in multiple threads already, but if Robert Quinn is there at 10, he's a Skin.
            Can you source me for this? as a Rams fan, I'd be very interested in having a read.

            Originally posted by 49erNation85 View Post
            FAILLLLLLL for SF big fail!!
            Would you care to explain why? Pass rushing LB and a potential franchise Quarterback seems like a pretty decent combination to me. I can swap some things around to find you a corner in the second if it helps.
            Bar-bq

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pat Sims 90 View Post
              Palmer issue is already resolved he already made the commett that he would never step foot back in Paul Brown Stadium and Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis are saying that Pamler is retired becuase they refuse to trade him. The Bengals will take a QB within the 1st 3 rounds that can be a starter this year. I dont see the Bengals passing on Gabbert because fills a big need for them and is a perfect West Coast QB. The Bengals wont go after Kevin Kolb because they would have to trade away high draft picks for him and Mike Brown has a history of not trading away high draft picks.

              2nd round pick is turrible because the Bengals have no need for another RT that cant stay underweight and healthy in Andre Smith. Guard is a bigger need on OL because the Bengals starting OGs would be 2nd or 3rd stringers on other teams.
              I think I'll wait to see on Palmer. IMO, there's nothing that has been settled in any finite way other than he said/she said.

              Canon's a guy who has the versatility to play inside or out. I do usually affix an OT/OG label to his name when I'm mocking. I guess it slipped my mind. While I think Smith is probably in decline, I don't doubt that OG is a more dire need. I'll change that now. Thanks!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bar-bq View Post
                I think I'll wait to see on Palmer. IMO, there's nothing that has been settled in any finite way other than he said/she said.

                Canon's a guy who has the versatility to play inside or out. I do usually affix an OT/OG label to his name when I'm mocking. I guess it slipped my mind. While I think Smith is probably in decline, I don't doubt that OG is a more dire need. I'll change that now. Thanks!
                he said she/said then y are the Bengals bringing in Gabbert, Newton, Mallet, Locker, Ponder in for workouts and attending their pro bowls? Not too many teams scout the top QBs and bring them in for workouts if they dont attend to take one.


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                • #9
                  14. Denver Broncos: Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
                  Guard isn't even on our needs list... This is the first pick I've seen that has made me think that Rudolph would have been a better choice :|

                  Paea would be a far more valuable pick, since I don't see him in your mock. Moore, Wilson, Ballard all also far more plausible possibilities.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StrikeAnywhere View Post

                    Paea would be a far more valuable pick, since I don't see him in your mock. Moore, Wilson, Ballard all also far more plausible possibilities.
                    Oh, Wow. How did I miss that!? He's yours!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pat Sims 90 View Post
                      he said she/said then y are the Bengals bringing in Gabbert, Newton, Mallet, Locker, Ponder in for workouts and attending their pro bowls? Not too many teams scout the top QBs and bring them in for workouts if they dont attend to take one.
                      Obviously you have to do your due diligence if there's even a whiff that your starting QB won't be returning next season. Point being, it's difficult to determine what the outcome will be because of the lockout. Palmer can't be traded, and the Bengals apparently don't want to trade him. He's threatened to retire, but we'll see how real that threat it when the lockout is lifted. It's a Mexican stand off, as far as I'm concerned. Absolutely, bring in the next generation for a workout, you'd be foolish not to. It doesn't mean that they're absolutely going to commit. It means they're going to see what's out there before they decide to do anything definitive with Carson.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bar-bq View Post
                        Obviously you have to do your due diligence if there's even a whiff that your starting QB won't be returning next season. Point being, it's difficult to determine what the outcome will be because of the lockout. Palmer can't be traded, and the Bengals apparently don't want to trade him. He's threatened to retire, but we'll see how real that threat it when the lockout is lifted. It's a Mexican stand off, as far as I'm concerned. Absolutely, bring in the next generation for a workout, you'd be foolish not to. It doesn't mean that they're absolutely going to commit. It means they're going to see what's out there before they decide to do anything definitive with Carson.
                        Carson Palmer threats are serious because 1st off he not a outspoken person and has never spoken out against the organzation since now and he does not enjoy playing in Cincy anymore and u can tell that from it by watching him play last year he has enough money to retire on.

                        If they wait to see if Palmer waits to come back is ******* horriable idea u move on by drafting a QB. If the Bengals dont take a QB that means they are stuck with Dan Lefevour as starting QB which makes them the Worst team in the league. Taking AJ Green in the 1st is a waste of talent if ur QB is Dan Lefevour who has aboustley no ARM and can't throw past 15 yards. If they take AJ Green in the 1st they better take a QB in the 2nd because that is just a waste of pick in the 1st.

                        If u dont have a QB there is no Point in picking a WR in the top 10.
                        Last edited by Pat Sims 90; 04-11-2011, 02:27 AM.


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                        • #13
                          Fairley is good value there, but not a good fit in Minnesota. He's not a NT, and until Kevin Williams seriously decline or leaves, we don't need an UT.

                          Kaepernick is awfully similar to Joe Webb, so many Vikings fans (including myself) aren't a fan of him in purple.


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                          • #14
                            Carson Palmer threats are serious because 1st off he not a outspoken person and has never spoken out against the organzation since now and he does not enjoy playing in Cincy anymore and u can tell that from it by watching him play last year he has enough money to retire on.

                            If they wait to see if Palmer waits to come back is ******* horriable idea u move on by drafting a QB. If the Bengals dont take a QB that means they are stuck with Dan Lefevour as starting QB which makes them the Worst team in the league. Taking AJ Green in the 1st is a waste of talent if ur QB is Dan Lefevour who has aboustley no ARM and can't throw past 15 yards. If they take AJ Green in the 1st they better take a QB in the 2nd because that is just a waste of pick in the 1st.

                            If u dont have a QB there is no Point in picking a WR in the top 10.
                            Look, I'm not going to argue the merits of it with you. I think that the Bengals will pick Green at four. That's the nuts and bolts of it - this isn't a case of what they should do - it's a case of what I think they will do. Personally, I think that they should draft a Quarterback. But for the intents and purposes of what I believe they will do, the pick is a Wide Receiver for the time being.
                            Bar-bq

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bar-bq View Post
                              Look, I'm not going to argue the merits of it with you. I think that the Bengals will pick Green at four. That's the nuts and bolts of it - this isn't a case of what they should do - it's a case of what I think they will do. Personally, I think that they should draft a Quarterback. But for the intents and purposes of what I believe they will do, the pick is a Wide Receiver for the time being.
                              I am not saying that won't take a WR in the 1st i am just getting my point across that Palmer is done in Cincy and everybody knows. The fact that u saying will take a QB in the 1st 2 rounds is ******* stupid when only QB on their roster is Dan Lefovor who is in no way a Starter. I am also getting my point a across that the I don't see Bengals passing on a top QB prospect because Mike Brown loves drafting QBs in the 1st and if a elite prospect like Gabbert or Newton their i highly doubt Mike Brown will pass on them for a elite WR propect when he already high on Simpson and Caldwell this year. But it is ******* pointless to take AJ Green in the 1st if u don't get a QB in 2nd that can acutally get Green the Ball.

                              Mike Brown has take
                              1992: QB Dave Klinger 7th Overall
                              1999: QB Akili Smith 3rd Overall
                              2003: QB Carson Palmer 1st Overall


                              to his WR
                              2000: WR Peter Warrick 4th Overall
                              The Only reason he took Warrick at the Time was because he thought Akili Smith was a Franchise QB.

                              History repeats itself
                              Last edited by Pat Sims 90; 04-11-2011, 05:20 AM.


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