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2011 NFL Mock Draft - Greg Cox

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.


    Go to Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-32

    Sorry for cutting this into two halves; I've received complaints about load times and putting the mock draft on two pages saves bandwith.


    Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft - Round 2


    Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft - Round 3


    Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft - Round 4


    Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft - Round 5


    Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft - Round 6


    Greg Cox's 2011 NFL Mock Draft - Round 7


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Truth 04-28-2011 07:00 am xxx.xxx.xxx.108 (total posts: 1)
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Walters is so much better
Ben 04-27-2011 02:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.135 (total posts: 1)
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Too low for Ijalana.

Look for him at the end of one beginning of two
jason 04-27-2011 01:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.31 (total posts: 1)
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like the lions draft, we fill all needs.
1.LT
2.CB
3.LB
4.RB
5.DE
7.DE
El Lobo 04-27-2011 08:01 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.15 (total posts: 1)
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sorry, but what is this guy's major fetish for mentioning 'leigh ann tuohy' by her full name in every mock draft and not being able to spell the name right anyway? does he think it's witty? and how about 'sam fisher from the splinter cell video games'. way to go greg, number one in shoehorning awkward irrelevant pop-culture references into your writing.
as for the mock... blah blah same-old, same-old thing that's guaranteed to be 80% wrong. at best. bring back matt mcguire.
Booyah 04-27-2011 06:37 am xxx.xxx.xxx.198 (total posts: 1)
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Fig Newon #1 what a waste...would not take him in the 4th round....ohh why you doing that to me man I don't call no plays????? 36 hike?????
Mish 04-27-2011 01:17 am xxx.xxx.xxx.168 (total posts: 1)
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Call me crazy, but in studying what little film I have (which is essentially youtube) I have come to the conclusion that Greg Little out of UNC could be the steal of the century. I know the character concerns are there, but this guy is a mastadon. He is frickin' humongous, not to mention absolutely electric with the ball in his hands, fast as a damn deer, and a great finisher with a nose for the endzone. I know he didn't play last year, but you can't argue that he didn't produce both as a freshman and sophomore (in a pretty crowded recieving corps). Relating it to the draft, I think the browns take Peterson at 6, the cardinals are taking Gabbert in my opinion. They take a stud D-linemen in the second (either clayborn or Paea), and take a Little gamble (haha) in the third. Matthews in the fourth, and the Cleveland faithful will be going crazy. By the way I agree with the mock, Hillis is going to win the Madden Cover! BTW sorry for rambling
Tyler 04-27-2011 12:52 am xxx.xxx.xxx.232 (total posts: 1)
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OFWGKTA
shep 04-27-2011 12:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx.131 (total posts: 1)
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I would be very happy as a charger fan if they get the guys in your mock draft....want to take over for AJ?
Dillon 04-27-2011 12:23 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.70 (total posts: 1)
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Both Holmgren and Heckert have both already stated that Heckerts the one completely incharge of the draft and pulls the trigger on all of the picks including Colt McCoy last year, not Holmgren
Crozzy 04-26-2011 11:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.56 (total posts: 2)
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Decent mock, except denver wont draft a nose tackle if they arent switching to a 4-3 (which they are). And i stand alone and believE that julio jones will go to the lions!
Thomas 04-26-2011 10:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.156 (total posts: 5)
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I like the mock draft but the only thing i would consider would be drafting Vincent Brown WR instead of Greg Little and draft QB Tyrod Taylor in the late rounds. Overall great draft.
Jonathan Seppo 04-26-2011 09:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 1)
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For more NFL Draft Coverage check out:
http://mizzousportswriters.com/2011/04/26/nfl-draft-preview-2/
Tyrone 04-26-2011 07:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.195 (total posts: 1)
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I like the Steelers draft except for the 1st & 7th picks. I think they should take Henery from Nebraska... probably in the 6th. A field goal kicker is more important than a punter, evidenced by the kickers on the teams that played in their last 3 Super Bowls.
Also, I think there are many players available at 31 who would be better for them than Heyward... I'd prefer they trade down for an additional 1 or 2 picks.
More Rocky McIntosh nonsense. 04-26-2011 02:53 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.188 (total posts: 1)
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Why do the tools on this site insist on trying to say Rocky McIntosh had a bad year last year?

He had 110 tackles, a career high, and all his other stats were in line with his usual career numbers. He got better as the season progressed and continued to be the stellar coverage LB that he's been his entire career.

But here on WeDon'tKnowAnythingAboutFootball.com, the idiots just ramble on about something they could not be more wrong about.
jason 04-26-2011 02:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.47 (total posts: 2)
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Also would like to see us take N.Irving over C.Mathews. Go Jags!



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