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Last update: Thursday, April 28, 2011. - Final update.
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2011 NFL MOCK DRAFT - WALT'S | GREG'S PICKS 17-32 | GREG'S ROUND: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
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  1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
    I never fault a team for trying to secure a franchise quarterback, but the Panthers are stuck with a high-risk player. It would be hard for me to take that chance on a player who struggles going through progressions which is very important at the NFL level.

    At least he gets to compete in the NFC South as opposed to earlier projections which put him in Buffalo where the Jets and Patriots would have taken him apart four times per season.


  2. Denver Broncos: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    There are always sudden changes at the last minute, and in an effort to get it right, I have to swap my second and third picks. The Broncos will hope everything Von Miller showed at the Senior Bowl in a 4-3 continues in his professional career.

  3. Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
    The Bills have to improve their defense, especially against the run. Now, with the third pick they get a terrific player worthy of being the top selection. Smart move if they pull the trigger.

  4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
    For reasons that should be fairly obvious at this point in the process, A.J. Green is an easy fit here. The Bengals have parted ways with Terrell Owens. Chad Ochocinco has one foot out the door - or both feet on the soccer field come to think of it.

    There are complementary options on the roster, but Green is an elite player to build around. Passing on Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert is a financial decision. They do not want to get caught paying an early pick plus the salary of disgruntled "retiring" incumbent starter Carson Palmer.



  5. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
    Players like Patrick Peterson do not come around too often. Also keep in mind that while I do not see them adding more youth at the quarterback position, the Titans at No. 8 have to be called if they are interested enough in Missouri's Blaine Gabbert. If the Cardinals think Gabbert is elite, they obviously take him, but if they are unsure at least they can keep him out of the hands of their division rival the 49ers.

  6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    We are going to find out if Mike Holmgren feels strongly enough about North Carolina's Robert Quinn, or will brush aside his tendency to pick up wide receivers later in the draft. I am crossing my fingers on this one and preparing to yell at my television screen if they pass on Julio Jones.

    The pick obviously makes sense because Jones immediately becomes the top target for young Colt McCoy, but do they want another star receiver prone to dropping passes?

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    I am going against Matt Maiocco here. He says they will take Prince Amukamara and I don't buy it. Whether it is a smokescreen hoping teams do not trade ahead of them or flat out inaccurate, I would be surprised to see new head coach Jim Harbaugh bypass his shot at quarterback here given the expected frenzy to follow.

    If anything the 49ers are going to work the phones and trade down a half dozen spots for a different quarterback, but them walking out of the first round without one if Gabbert is on the board at No. 7 would be shocking.

  8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    I have danced around changing this pick to Washington quarterback Jake Locker. They could pick him, but another possibility is trading up for Arkansas lightning rod Ryan Mallett. His big arm to throw deep balls would come in handy and the threat of Chris Johnson in the backfield could minimize his lack of mobility.

    As for Nick Fairley, this pick has been explained for a while now. He is an elite talent if he is motivated. Tracy Rocker is there to keep him going. If he sells the team on him, this is an easy choice. If he doesn't, then Fairley would be in for a tumble to Detroit or St. Louis.



  9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT, USC
    There are really three possibilities for the Cowboys. Tyron Smith, Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara, and Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt. Ultimately they have to keep Tony Romo protected and it's not often you can get your choice of offensive tackles with the ninth choice overall.

  10. Washington Redskins: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
    The medical status of Robert Quinn has been questioned, but the Redskins have to take a chance. They have an opportunity to put another player in their front seven with Brian Orakpo and make every opposing quarterback dread playing them.

  11. Houston Texans: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
    Wade Philips is now in control of a defense that was taken apart through the air to the tune of 4,280 passing yards and 33 touchdowns against just 13 interceptions. His new 3-4 will need some pieces up front to work.

    The prevailing sentiment on Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara falling to them is that another early pick will not cure what ails them in the secondary. Those reinforcements will come later on.

    Here they need to find someone capable of getting after Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning. The Texans are already having to depend on mostly untested Connor Barwin manning one outside linebacker spot. They can't afford to go bargain hunting for a candidate to play opposite of him.

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
    I have been saying for a while there will be a run on quarterbacks and this is the first big reach. The Rams at No. 14 could provide them a little relief in the form of a trade down if Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones is on the board, and because I do not think the Dolphins are interested in Jake Locker, they can work the phones a little bit lower than that as well.

    Reaching for a quarterback is going to be a necessity for several teams in this draft. The Vikings did not prepare for Brett Favre retiring. Maybe if they had retained Sage Rosenfels they would be slightly less desperate, but going a full season with Joe Webb is not something they are looking forward to.

    Locker struggles with accuracy which makes this a hard pick defend, but it looks like they are going to do it.



  13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    I will have a pit in my stomach when the Lions pick and Prince Amukamara is still on the board because I truly believe a defensive lineman is going to be the pick. However, this is a huge need and Amukamara is worth the pick. We will see if it makes enough sense to actually happen. California's Cam Jordan would be my preference.

  14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
    No one really has a handle on what the Rams are going to do with this pick unless they move up for Alabama's Julio Jones. Since I have him off the board at No. 6 that is not a possibility. They really like Corey Liuget and while I would rate my confidence in this pick low this is what I'm going with.

  15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
    It does not look like the Dolphins will be going after a quarterback so I am back to Mike Pouncey who addresses a gaping need on their interior offensive line. The running game gets an immediate boost and he is one of the safer picks.

  16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
    Hopefully this is this year's Malcolm Jenkins to the Saints in the middle of round one that almost everyone has in their final mocks. That one happened and this might too.

    The surprising choice to take Cal's Tyson Alualu No. 10 paid off by setting them up on the inside of their defensive line and if Aaron Kampman can stay healthy this addition sets up their line to create problems for the man in charge of the AFC South. That's Peyton Manning if you're living under a rock next to the guy from the Geico commercial.


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Mike D 02-05-2011 02:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.24 (total posts: 5)
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Wish there was an edit function!
On the injury line, I wanted to say that supposedly the shoulder is supposed to heal stronger after a separated shoulder injury. Hope it's true, otherwise Detroit flushed a couple million down the tubes and wasted a couple years of development.
Mike D 02-05-2011 02:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.24 (total posts: 5)
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I agree with Brandon's reasoning on the Lions. Granted, when I first saw their draft position I thought it would be the perfect position to finally address the O-line, but statistically they weren't as bad as I thought. Manning, Brady, and Rothlisberger take much more hits than Stafford has and kept playing. Supposedly the should comes back stronger after the kinds of injuries Stafford has had, but we'll see.

The problem lies more with run blocking than pass blocking, so I was thinking they would grab a guard in a latter round (maybe Moffitt because of his versatility?) and hope Fox is the guy to take over for Backus. I only really disagree with an OT pick at 13 because, so far based on Senior Bowl performances and admittedly little season game tape, I didn't think any of the top OT prospects were worth it. Solder was quite average during the actual Senior Bowl game and I worry his towering size at 6'8" will allow too many NFL D-linemen to get under his pads and push him around. But hey, the Lions have some pretty good D-linemen that could help evaluate him right?

The pick will come down to the big boards, which seem to vary greatly after the top ten players. Since Greg Jones' stock has fallen, it might be possible they pick up an OLB and an ILB in the first two rounds and solidify the LB core like they did with the D-line last year. It will also be interesting to see what Jimmy Smith's final value ends up, with some boards putting him as high as the 12th best overall prospect. That might force them to go CB in the first round. Plenty of evaluations to go, but that's what makes early drafts fun isn't it?
Tobee1951 02-05-2011 01:41 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.16 (total posts: 1)
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Is this the BPA at this spot? If not Ted will not take thembecause he never drafts for need unless the player is also the BPA at that spot. Will trade up to get a need and will trade back to make sure the need fits the spot or is a close value. Last year he overreached for M.Neal but there coulod have been someone ahead of them because they had planned all along to trade up in the 3rd to take Burnett Thus if they waited til the 3rd or 4th they had no picks.
BGB 02-05-2011 01:24 am xxx.xxx.xxx.182 (total posts: 1)
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@Reggie. "Dummervil who was a complete bust until they moved him to a 3-4 outside linebacker".... Really???? Doom had 26 sacks in 31 career starts as a 4-3 DE, prior to moving to 3-4 OLB. Does that define bust? People throw around the term "bust" way too freely. I'll take nearly a sack per start from any of my DE's. As a Bronco fan, I agree we need A LOT of help, but DE is not an area of need.
Brandon 02-05-2011 12:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx.154 (total posts: 10)
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I would also like to say that I greatly appreciate your feedback to everyone's comments. It is good to know what you are thinking as well as everyone else.
Reggie 02-05-2011 12:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.44 (total posts: 1)
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I think Denver and Buffalo are the two teams who are in the worst shape. Buffalo has wasted too many picks on defensive players that just haven't panned out from McKelvin to Maybin they really can't afford to do that again! Denver I beileve is going back to a 4-3 next year so my main concern with them is what do they do with Dumervil who was a complete bust until they moved him to a 3-4 outside linebacker! I know that both Johns realize that playing outside linebacker in a 4-3 is completely different than doing it in a 3-4! And I think the guy is only about 5-11 240 pounds definitely too small to hold up at the end spot so I think they have to figure out what they're going to do with him before they start preparing for the draft!

Greg- I guess it's safe to say we will just agree to disagree on the 49ers pick! But I do have a question for you or anybody else that may know this answer! I'm hearing a lot of "experts" say Prince isn't too far away from Peterson! But those same folks said McCoy wasn't that far from Suh and you see how that turned out so I guess what I'm asking is how good was Prince and is he actually that close to Peterson!
Jacobs7191 02-04-2011 11:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.232 (total posts: 2)
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Lol just being realistic.. I didn't do the research, but I can't remember anybody since Kevin Barry starting on the O-Line and his last year with GB was in 2006, the year McCarthy took over. When I hear "he just looks like a Green Bay Packer linemen" this is what instantly pops to my mind.
Brandon 02-04-2011 11:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.154 (total posts: 10)
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I'll agree that the running game wasn't effective, but by you saying that just because Stafford didn't play all 16 games means they aren't capable makes me question your football knowledge. Stafford has had 4 seperate injuries in his 1st 2 years. He has injured his left shoulder, knee, and his right shoulder on 2 seperate occasions. He has started 13 games while missing 19. I understand that the line isn't the best but the kid just can't stay healthy and not every injury was attributed to the line. I'm not trying to get off on the wrong foot with you, especially being that you're new to the site. If somebody is going to argue my point I just want them to be reliable facts that they are stating. I agree that a new guard or center should be obtained to bolster the running game but the sacks allowed weren't the reason for all 3 of our quarterbacks going down this year.
Brandon 02-04-2011 11:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.154 (total posts: 10)
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I'll agree that the running game wasn't effective, but by you saying that just because Stafford didn't play all 16 games means they aren't capable makes me question your football knowledge. Stafford has had 4 seperate injuries in his 1st 2 years. He has injured his left shoulder, knee, and his right shoulder on 2 seperate occasions. He has started 13 games while missing 19. I understand that the line isn't the best but the kid just can't stay healthy and not every injury was attributed to the line. I'm not trying to get off on the wrong foot with you, especially being that you're new to the site. If somebody is going to argue my point I just want them to be reliable facts that they are stating. I agree that a new guard or center should be obtained to bolster the running game but the sacks allowed weren't the reason for all 3 of our quarterbacks going down this year.
Ivan 02-04-2011 11:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.182 (total posts: 2)
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Greg, one note i gotta make is that i don't see the niners picking Bailey in the second. they have enough Dliman on their team and except McDonald who will be resigned and probably Franklin who won't but instead might be signed long term or released, then they'll probably go NT, as i don't think Bailey can do that. Also, they play 3-4 and RJF might be a NT in the waiting. Also something, which I see the biggest reason for me, you missed Ponder there. With Ponder available I think Harbaugh will pick him, he seems like his fit as QB and made enough noise to be considered in 2nd at least.
Joe 02-04-2011 10:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.159 (total posts: 1)
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Just wanted to toss in the name of Danny Watkins. Already has scouts liking his ability during the Senior Bowl week of practices. Probably would be a better option then the Villinova prospect for the Packers in round one at this point.

Watkins is veristle as well at 6-4 310lbs from Baylor
Midnite 02-04-2011 09:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.53 (total posts: 2)
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Having stated that, It's possible that Dallas can be the first team to trade down in the draft. I think they can pick up an extra draft pick and get quality O-line help in the mid to late teens.

Greg, with the abundance of underclassmen (and talent) in Day One of the draft, how likely is it to find a trade partner picking @ the ninth spot. I think there may be more of a premium in 2011 to hold onto the picks you have in the first 4 rounds.
Midnite 02-04-2011 09:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.53 (total posts: 2)
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Having Cameron Jordon, Prince Amukamara, and Nate Solder available at the 9th pick is a can't miss dream scenario. Replacing Marc Columbo at left tackle is a higher priority must in Dallas, imho. Honestly, any of the 3 mentioned would be a much needed upgrade. I'm not sure I'm comfortable passing up Jordon or Prince, but the offensive line retooling has been neglected far too long. Great mock Greg.
Lions88 02-04-2011 09:18 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.213 (total posts: 1)
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I don't see the lions passing up a homestate guy like Greg jones
Shut up 02-04-2011 09:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.85 (total posts: 1)
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None of you know anything whatsoever about NFL talent evaluation, so shut your ignorant mouths.



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