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BTSC 2011 NFL Mock Draft (Rounds 1 & 2) : Updated 12/03


For those of you clamoring for me to add a 3rd round, I'll be adding that on my next post at the end of the regular season. And as always I look forward to your questions, comments, and conversations.

 

 

1. Carolina Panthers – A.J. Green WR, UGA
2010 1st Pick: Jimmy Clausen QB, Notre Dame
Right now I’d say it’s a toss-up whether the Panthers would take A.J. Green or Andrew Luck. I know they drafted Jimmy Clausen in the second round of last year, but John Fox probably won’t be resigned and someone new will have no ties to Clausen. For the time being I’m staying with Green and will give Clausen the rest of the season to prove that he has the talent to be a starter in the NFL. They need someone to open up the passing game and Green is an elite prospect whose game projects very favorably to Randy Moss. He’s tall and lanky, although he does have room to bulk up without losing his speed, with soft hands and none of the baggage that Moss carried with him for most of his career. They drafted Brandon LaFell in the third round of the last draft but so far this season he hasn’t contributed much. They also need to upgrade their pass-rush so Da’Quan Bowers would get some serious consideration to fill the void left by Julius Peppers.

 

2. Detroit Lions – Patrick Peterson CB, LSU
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Ndamukong Suh DT, Nebraska/ Jahvid Best RB, Cal
The Lions are definitely showing signs of improvement but are unfortunately still a year or two away from being truly competitive. What the Lions need most is a quality left tackle but there are currently none available that are worth a top 5 pick. If they don’t get some O-line help soon Matt Stafford will become the next David Carr.  Peterson is being hailed as the next Darrell Revis. The term “Shutdown” corner is used a lot, but with regards to Peterson it may be true. He has a great size/speed combo, and is equally superior against the pass (in man and zone) as well as against the run.  He’s also the best player available which fits the Lions drafting philosophy, so if he’s on the board I can’t see the Lions giving much consideration to anyone else.

 

3. Cincinnati Bengals – Andrew Luck QB, Stanford
2010 NFL Mock Draft Pick: Jermaine Gresham TE, Oklahoma
If Andrew Luck is on the board this will be a very interesting pick. Owner Mike Brown needs to face the facts and start the rebuilding process now. They need to cut ties with Marvin Lewis, Carson Palmer, and OchoCinco and start anew. Palmer has been on a steady decline for a while now and the Bengals will need to take this opportunity to get the top QB in the draft while they have it. If Luck isn’t on the board, or the “Bungles” choose to soldier on with Palmer, this pick will be Da’Quan Bowers. Cincy’s pass-rush has been absolutely dreadful this year and Bowers currently has more sacks than the entire Bengals defense.  

 

4. Buffalo Bills – Marcell Dareus DE/DT, Alabama
2010 1st round Draft Pick: C.J. Spiller RB, Clemson
NT Kyle Williams has been great this year but he has been the exception along the defensive line. Dareus would be an instant upgrade at DE in their 3-4 scheme, and he’s versatile enough to play DT when they switch to a 4-3. As of right now there aren’t any offensive tackles in this draft that are worth a pick this high so Buffalo will have to wait to fill that huge void until the second round. Personally I still think they need to upgrade the QB position. Ryan Fitzpatrick has played decent this season but he just doesn’t have the arm strength to succeed at the pro level.

 

5. Arizona Cardinals – Ryan Mallett QB, Arkansas
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Dan Williams NT, Tennessee
The Cards suffered a lot of losses to free agency and retirement in the offseason, most notably is the retirement of Kurt Warner, and it has really affected them this year. Neither Derek Anderson nor Max Hall is good enough to lead this team. Mallett has the strongest arm of any QB in the draft and has really improved his accuracy this season. He still needs some work on his footwork but would be a great fit for this team. If for whatever reason they decide not to take a QB then the next choice would be Prince Amukamara to replace Greg Toler who has been atrocious this year in coverage. And if he’s available don’t be surprised to them take A.J. Green. I know WR doesn’t rank high on Arizona’s list of needs but Green is an elite prospect who would take a lot of pressure off of Larry Fitzgerald much the same way that Anquan Boldin used to.

 

6. Denver Broncos – Nick Fairley DT/DE, Auburn
2010 1st round Draft Picks: Demaryius Thomas WR, Georgia Tech/Tim Tebow QB, Florida
Given Head Coach Josh McDaniels interesting drafting style this could be a hard pick to predict. On the defensive front the team has a lot of old rentals and they will be even older come 2011. They desperately need help at Defensive End. No prospect has seen his stock rise as dramatically at Fairley’s since the start of the college season. He’s a monster who has been the best defensive lineman in the tough SEC this year.

 

7. Dallas Cowboys – Prince Amukamara CB, Nebraska
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Dez Bryant WR, Oklahoma State
The Cowboys biggest needs are at OT, CB, and Safety. Doug Free is not the answer at OT but unfortunately there aren’t any prospects worthy of this pick. Free Safety Alan Ball is decent but certainly not spectacular. At CB, Mike Jenkins has been terrible this year and has become a pass-interference machine, and Terrence Newman will be 33 years old before the start of the 2011 season. P.A. fills a huge position of need. He’s extremely talented whose skill set is only a shade below Patrick Peterson.

 

8. San Francisco 49ers – Brandon Harris CB, Miami
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Anthony Davis OT, Rutgers/Mike Iupati OG, Idaho
Current QB Alex Smith is in the final year of his contract and needs to be replaced. Troy Smith has been erratic when given his chances to play. This pick could be Jake Locker if he improves his stock at the Senior Bowl. Current #1 CB Nate Clements is not nearly worth the huge contract he has as he is on a serious downswing. Harris has been one of the few bright spots on a very dismal Hurricanes season. This may be a slight reach but he fills a huge position of need.

 

9. Minnesota Vikings – Cam Newton QB, Auburn
2010 1st Draft Pick: Chris Cook CB, Virginia
This pick makes me feel dirty all over. Personally I don’t think he warrants a pick this high but if Auburn wins the National Championship and Newton wins the Heisman trophy then someone is going to reach for him in the draft. Some team is going to have visions of Newton being a better version of Michael Vick. Newton won’t be ready to start right away but given his intangibles this pick could make since in a way. In addition to needing a QB the Vikings also need to look for replacements for the Williams’ wall as Kevin Williams will be 31 years old and Pat Williams will be a 38 year old free agent. Add to that Ray Edwards will also be a free agent and the Vikings stout D-line could look very different at the start of the 2011 season. Throw into the mix Sidney Rice’s hip injury and 2011 free agent status as well as Percy Harvin’s migraine issues and the Vikings will potentially have a lot of holes/issues to address. They drafted Chris Cook last year but still have a lot of needs in the secondary as Cedric Griffin is very injury-prone and Antoine Winfield will be 34 years old to start the 2011 season. So if they don’t take a QB here they could look at Brandon Harris, Robert Quinn, or Da’Quan Bowers.

 

10. Cleveland Browns – Robert Quinn DE/OLB, UNC
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Joe Haden CB, Florida
Cleveland has two glaring needs going into the 2011 draft. They desperately need to upgrade their receiving corps and they need to generate a pass-rush. With A.J. Green already off of the board the choice becomes a lot easier. It’ll either come down to an OLB or a D-lineman as Shaun Rogers will be 32 years old next year and his skills have been in steady decline. Quinn is an absolute steal here as he has top-5 talent but will slip due to his season long suspension.

 

11. Seattle Seahawks – Da’Quan Bowers DE, Clemson
2010 1st round Draft Picks: Russell Okung OT, Oklahoma State/ Earl Thomas FS, Texas
Matt Hasselbeck is nearing the end of the line, and Charlie Whitehurst is nothing more than a career clip board holder. There’s a reason he could never beat out Billy Volek for the #2 QB job behind Phillip Rivers in San Diego. With Jake Locker still on the board this pick is difficult to make. Taking Locker would make the most sense as he’s the hometown boy and it would make a good story, but right now Bowers is just a much better prospect and would fill an equally pressing need. Bowers was the top prospect of his recruiting class but before this season had never really lived up to the hype. But during his junior season he’s finally starting to get it. The only reason I have him falling this far in the draft is the low number of teams in the top 10 that play a 4-3 defense.

 

12. New England Patriots (via Oakland Raiders) – Janoris Jenkins CB, Florida
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Devin McCourty CB, Rutgers
This is the first time all year that I’ve mocked anyone other than Mark Ingram to the Patriots here. In the long run I think Belichick is happy using Danny Woodhead and Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis at RB given that his offense is predicated on passing anyway. At this point Jenkins is the best prospect available that fills a position of need and would give them a great young lockdown duo with Devin McCourty as Darius Butler and Kyle Arrington haven’t held up that well this year. However Ingram will still get some consideration as will Julio Jones and Jon Baldwin to replace the big play ability of Randy Moss. Given how much the Patriots like to trade back and acquire more picks it would surprise me if they stayed here.

 

13. Washington Redskins – Mark Ingram RB, Alabama
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Trent Williams OT, Oklahoma
The Redskins have a definite need for a WR and Julio Jones would make a ton of sense, but a QB’s best friend is a strong running game. As of right now Ingram is the better prospect, and the WR group is a lot deeper in this draft than the RB group. Clinton Portis needs to be replaced. In the second round they could always target Ryan Broyles, Austin Pettis, or Leonard Hankerson among others. Plus I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Redskins sign Vincent Jackson in the offseason.

 

14. Tennessee Titans Travis Lewis OLB, Oklahoma
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Derrick Morgan DE, Georgia Tech
The Titans have a lot of holes that need to be addressed. First off, it’s going to be very difficult for Jeff Fisher and Vince Young co-exist anymore. With Jake Locker still on the board he could be taken. And in a division where they have to play Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub each twice a year you can never have enough Cornerbacks. Plus they really need a replacement for the play and leadership lost when they cut Keith Bullock and Travis Lewis would fill both of those needs. And ever since Albert Haynesworth left town they’ve had a hole along the defensive front for a massive space-eating DT. So this pick could be Lewis, Locker, the best available DT or CB.

 

15. Houston Texans – Ryan Kerrigan DE, Purdue
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Kareem Jackson CB, Alabama
The Texans defense is awful and could use a lot of replacements. In a division with Peyton Manning you can never have enough DB’s, and they really need a replacement for Free Safety Eugene Wilson. They also need help along the defensive line at NT as well as at the DE spot opposite of Mario Williams. Also at WLB Zach Diles is dreadful. Here Houston could pick whoever they feel is the best available defensive prospect. With Janoris Jenkins, Brandon Harris, and Travis Lewis all off of the board already I’m going with Kerrigan. He isn’t flashy or particularly athletic but he always manages to get the job done.

 

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Justin Houston OLB/DE, UGA
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Tyson Alualu DT, Cal
After having a phenomenal draft in 2009 I’m not sure what Gene Smith was smoking in 2010, reaching for two DT’s in the 1st two rounds with so many other more pressing needs. I like Alualu but they could’ve taken him where they drafted in the 2nd round. In 2011 the Jags will have a few pressing needs. The first is for a FS because former 1st round pick Reggie Nelson was traded because he was so damn awful. The second is for a pass-rusher. They also need a true number 1 WR. The Jags signed Kassim Osgood and Mike Sims-Walker is pretty good, but both of them and Troy Williamson will all be free agents in 2011. And after a great 1st year David Garrard has been a disappointment since signing his fat contract extension.

 

17. Miami Dolphins – Julio Jones WR, Alabama
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Jared Odrick DT/DE, PSU
In the 2011 offseason Ricky Williams will be a 33 year old free agent and Ronnie Brown will be a free agent with a history of injury issues. Unfortunately with Mark Ingram already off of the board this need will have to wait until the 3rd round as they have no 2nd pick due to the Brandon Marshall trade. Given how Chad Henne has ineffectively taken a firm hold on the starting QB job it wouldn’t surprise me to see them take Jake Locker. But if they stay with Henne as their QB for the future they need to continue to find him weapons to succeed. Jones doesn’t fit a huge need but he’s one of the best prospects left on the board and would take the pressure off of Brandon Marshall.

 

18. Kansas City Chiefs – Akeem Ayers DE/OLB, UCLA
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Eric Berry S, Tennessee
Given how weak Matt Cassel’s arm has looked this season it’s a miracle that Chiefs are doing as well as they have. That luck will eventually run out at some point though. The second and third biggest needs will be to find a pass-rusher to pair with Tamba Hali and another weapon for Cassel. Dwayne Bowe has been on a roll lately but they still need another legitimate option at WR. If they go with an OLB it’ll come down to Justin Houston or Akeem Ayers.

 

19. New York Giants – Stephen Paea DT, Oregon State
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Jason Pierre-Paul OLB, USF
In my opinion it was pretty ridiculous to take a DE with their 2010 first round pick when they really needed Linebackers, especially when Sean Weatherspoon was on the board. On paper it seems like the Giants have a pretty well-stocked roster so picking a player for them is a little difficult. They could probably use an upgrade at RB where Brandon Jacobs is wearing down. Most of their needs are on the defensive side of the ball. Upgrades at Linebacker are definitely needed. Paea fits the mold of the type of athletic D-linemen the Giants like.

 

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn DE, Iowa
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Gerald McCoy DT, Oklahoma
Tampa Bay certainly upgraded the interior of their defensive line with 2010 picks Gerald McCoy and Brian Price but they added nothing to the DE spot. Coming into the 2011 draft this is going to be a huge need for them. Fortunately there is a plethora of quality 4-3 DE’s in this draft to choose from. Despite his past off the field indiscretions Clayborn is a relentless pass-rusher who slides due to an inconsistent year. The Bucs could also use a replacement of the ageless wonder Rhonde Barber so if Brandon Harris manages to slip I could see the Bucs pounce on him.

 

21. St. Louis Rams – Jonathan Baldwin WR, Pittsburgh
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Sam Bradford QB, Oklahoma
The Rams really need to add weapons for Bradford to succeed as well as adding pieces that take pressure off of workhorse back Steven Jackson. Spagnuolo’s past success in New York with generating a great pass-rush with lesser talent will probably influence him to forego using a first round pick on the defensive line so I think they will wait until the second round to find a DE to compliment Chris Long. But if Baldwin is gone I could see them taking Allen Bailey who’s athletic enough to play DT or DE.

 

22. Indianapolis Colts – Derek Sherrod OT, Miss. State
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Jerry Hughes OLB, TCU
Charles Johnson, Tony Ugoh, and Adam Terry will all be free agents in 2011. Add to that Jeff Saturday will be 36 years old and his body has already started to break down. The Colts are in desperate need of an offensive line overhaul. Sherrod is establishing himself at the top OT in the 2011 draft and  is the type of athletic offensive tackle that could be a cornerstone for the rest of Manning’s career. They could also target OG’s Rodney Hudson or Mike Pouncey, or PSU OC Stefen Wisniewski. Aside from the O-line they could also use an upgrade at DT.

 

23. San Diego Chargers – Allen Bailey DT/DE, Miami
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Ryan Matthews RB, Fresno State
So LT Marcus McNeill finally signed his tender. Most likely he will be resigned this offseason so that will no longer be an issue in San Diego. They will also have to come to terms with losing Vincent Jackson as it is extremely unlikely they will workout a new contract. The relationship between Jackson and GM A.J. Smith is broken and he will be traded at some point. And if that weren’t bad enough Malcolm Floyd will also be a free agent in 2011. The Chargers love big, tall WR’s and there are plenty in this draft to be had and I’m sure that Jon Baldwin will be at the top of their list. Their biggest need defensively is for a DE to replace 2011 free agent Jacques Cesaire. Bailey is extremely athletic and has seemed to put to rest the issues of inconsistency that plagued him last year.

 

24. Chicago Bears – Anthony Castonzo OT, Boston College
2010 1st Pick: Major Wright FS, Florida
Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz has finally discovered a play set that doesn’t get Jay Cutler killed, however it’s only masking the serious deficiencies on the O line. Even though Devin Hester is showing flashes of potential this year he is still not a true number one receiver. On the defensive side they could certainly use some help in the secondary and a complimentary pass-rusher to Julius Peppers. If they focus on defense I could see them taking Aaron Williams or Von Miller.

 

25. Philadelphia Eagles – Gabe Carimi OT, Wisconsin
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Brandon Graham DE, Michigan
With the exception of Trevard Lindley in the later rounds I thought the Eagles had a great 2010 draft. They filled a lot of needs and got plenty of quality players. However one of their bigger holes was at CB, especially after trading Sheldon Brown to Cleveland, and they failed to invest an early pick at the position. Given current LT Jason Peters’ struggles and serious work-ethic issues I think it’s time to replace him. Either way the offensive line is just giving up too many sacks.  

 

26. Baltimore Ravens – Aaron Williams CB, Texas
2010 1st Draft Pick: Sergio Kindle DE/OLB, Texas
Everyone knows the Ravens biggest weakness is in the secondary. Chris Carr, Fabian Washington, and Josh Wilson will all be free agents in the coming year. Current starting OC Matt Birk will be 35 years old at the time of the 2011 draft. And this offseason Ed Reed gave some serious consideration to retirement as his mounting injury history is taking a toll on his body and as such 2010 may be his last season. Because of this I would expect the Ravens to target Duenta Williams or Rahim Moore as well. Another issue is the RT spot. Jared Gaither will probably be traded in the offseason.

 

27. Green Bay Packers – Brandon Burton CB, Utah
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
The Packers will have a few holes to fill come the 2011 draft. For one, as good as he is Charles Woodson is not going to play forever. They need to find an eventual successor. They also need to find a replacement for Ryan Grant, and it’s not going to be Brandon Jackson. So this pick comes down to Burton or the top RB available such as Shane Vereen or Mikel Leshoure. Burton is the better prospect and is the sort of big and physical CB that G.B. covets.

 

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Mike Pouncey OG, Florida
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Maurkice Pouncey OC, Florida
By now every Steelers fan knows their weaknesses and what the team needs to be focusing on come draft day. In the secondary the team needs to find a solid CB to play with Ike Taylor. And Taylor himself is on the wrong side of 30 and a free agent. Bryant McFadden has been very poor in coverage and as such DC Dick LeBeau has had him way off the line. Willie Gay continues to frustrate every week. If Brandon Burton is available I could see the Steelers looking his way as he plays very physical. Ras-I Dowling would be another option that fits the Steelers mold but there are questions about his speed. On the defensive line age has become a very big concern. Aaron Smith is on Injured Reserve again and Brett Keisel has missed significant time due to a hamstring injury. Everyone is still holding out hope that Ziggy Hood will live up to his first round billing but so far he’s been disappointing. Cal’s Cameron Jordan would be very good selection as he already has experience playing DE in a 3-4 system. Perhaps the biggest is on the offensive line. Outside of rookie OC Maurkice Pouncey every other position has been a struggle. The biggest issues have been at RG where we have seen a revolving door of players such as Trai Essex, Ramon Foster, and Doug Legursky cannot seem to stabilize the position or capitalize which their chance to start. Both starting OT’s are currently on I.R. as well. LT Max Starks, even when healthy, is only an above average option and would be better suited at RT. Willie Colon will be a free agent and has been looking to cash in. Looking at the available linemen the Steelers could take LSU OT Joseph Barksdale who I feel is actually the most complete OT behind Derek Sherrod. But a better choice position wise is Mike Pouncey who of course is the twin brother Maurkice Pouncey. Mike P. is built just like his bother. He’s strong and quick to reach the second level, although is ability to snap the ball is definitely lacking by comparison. Thankfully we don’t need him for the latter. And as I’ve stated in a previous mock draft, when it comes time for contract renewals both brothers make take a discount to continue playing on the same team which would be a good added bonus. Of course we could go with local product Stefen Wisniewski who is probably a little better in run support but not quite as athletic.

 

29. New Orleans Saints – Von Miller DE/OLB, Texas A&M
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Patrick Robinson CB, Florida State
It’s a pretty safe bet that the Saints will draft defense here as their offense is as potent as any in the league. Their biggest needs are at OLB and for a DE to play opposite of Will Smith. So with that I’m expecting Von Miller or Bruce Carter to be the pick. It’s also possible that they would take MSU’s Greg Jones as well.

 

30. New York Jets – Cameron Jordan DT/DE Cal
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
The Jets have serious issues along the defensive line. Nose Tackle Kris Jenkins is out of the year again and he may very well retire this time. Also Defensive End Shaun Ellis will be a 32 year free agent in 2011. They also need OLB’s as they signed 36 year old Jason Taylor who’s in the twilight of his career and in 2011 the Jets will probably finally be fed up with first round bust Vernon Gholston.

 

31. Atlanta Falcons - Michael Floyd WR, Notre Dame
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Sean Weatherspoon OLB, Missouri
Right now the Falcons biggest needs are for a pass-rushing DE and for a solid compliment to Roddy White. Jamaal Anderson has been a complete bust and needs to be replaced, and John Abraham will be 32 years old. Kroy Biermann has played well so far this year so it has lessoned the need somewhat for a DE. Right now the only thing keeping Michael Floyd from being a top 15 pick is his injury history but he’s a real bargain here. He’ll be another weapon for budding superstar Matt Ryan and a sure upgrade over Michael Jenkins.

 

32. New England Patriots – Joseph Barksdale OT, LSU
2010 1st round Draft Pick: Devin McCourty CB, Rutgers
The Patriots have had a hole at DE since the Richard Seymour trade to Oakland and didn’t address the need in the 2010 draft until the 7th round. They also have needs along the offensive line. Current LT Might Light will be a 33 year old free agent in 2011. The Patriots may move Sebastian Vollmer to the left side but that would create a hole on the right side. It also appears as though the Logan Mankins situation will not be resolved anytime soon.

 

Round 2:

 

33. New England Patriots (via Carolina Panthers) – Stefen Wisniewski, OC/OG, Penn State
They need a replacement for Logan Mankins.

 

34. Cincinnati Bengals – Rahim Moore FS, UCLA
Safety is big position of need.  

 

35. Buffalo Bills – Matt Reynolds OT, BYU
The biggest need at this point for the Bills is definitely for a LT.

 

36. Detroit Lions –Greg Jones ILB, MSU
The Lions get a local boy who would be a great fit/addition to a rebuilt defense.

 

37. Denver Broncos – Jerrell “Boom Boom” Powe NT, Ole’ Miss
Jamaal Williams is 34 years old.   

 

38. Dallas Cowboys – Duenta Williams FS, UNC
The Cowboys need an upgrade over Alan Ball.

 

39. Arizona Cardinals – DeMarcus Love OT, Arkansas
They need a blind side protector for new QB Ryan Mallett and who better than that person who’s been protecting him at Arkansas.

 

40. Minnesota Vikings – Ras-I Dowling CB, Virginia
Dowling is a physical CB who would replace Cedric Griffen and/or Antoine Winfield.    

 

41. Cleveland Browns –Ryan Broyles WR, Oklahoma
This pick is a given as Cleveland’s biggest need is for WR’s.

 

42. San Francisco 49ers – DeAndre McDaniel S, Clemson
The 49ers continue to overhaul the secondary.    

 

43. Oakland Raiders – Rodney Hudson OG, FSU
Picking for Oakland is always difficult. They need a lot of help all across the offensive line, and if Hudson can put on a little more weight he’ll be a steal here.  

 

44. Washington Redskins – DeVier Posey WR, OSU
Donavan McNabb needs weapons to be successful.   

 

45. Tennessee Titans Kyle Rudolph TE, Notre Dame
Whether it’s Young, Collins, or Rusty Smith playing QB in Nashville they need a dependable TE and Rudolph is the only one worth taking in the first two rounds.    

 

46. Houston Texans – Bruce Carter OLB, UNC
Houston continues to add to their defense. Carter is the perfect WLB to replace Zach Diles.

 

47. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker QB, Washington
First off let me say I don’t think Locker will fall this far. Regardless of his poor season he has the talent of a first round pick. But I do think he’ll slip to the end of the first round, and if he makes it to the second of the Patriots first round picks I expect Seattle to move up for him as the Patriots are always looking to move back and acquire more picks.

 

48. Denver Broncos (via Miami Dolphins) Mikel Leshoure RB, Illinois
When Knowshon Moreno is hurt, which is a lot, and out of the line up Denver’s ground game is non-existent.  

 

49. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jimmy Smith CB, Colorado
The Jags have been torched through the air all year and really needed someone to play opposite of Rashean Mathis.

 

50. New York Giants –Daniel Thomas RB, Kansas State
Thomas is a bruiser with deceptive speed and would be a great replacement for the steadily declining Brandon Jacobs.  

 

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cameron Heyward DT/DE, OSU
And so it happens, a year after the Bucs take two DT’s in the first two rounds they take two DE’s in the first two rounds. I didn’t pick Heyward purely for the symmetry I picked him because he’s the BPA for a position of need. This pick would also give T.B. the best young defensive front in the NFL.

 

52. Kansas City Chiefs – Kris O’Dowd OC, USC
Current OC Casey Wiegmann is currently 37 years old.    

 

53. St. Louis Rams – Jeremy Beal DE, Oklahoma
Beal would replace James Hall.    

 

54. Indianapolis Colts – Drake Nevis DT, LSU
Indy needs an upgrade over Fili Moala.

 

55. San Diego Chargers Leonard Hankerson WR, Miami
Malcolm Floyd will be free agents in 2011. Even if he is resigned he’s not a number one caliber receiver. Hankerson is 6’3” and very athletic, and just the type of receiver the Chargers love.

 

56. Chicago Bears – Marcus Cannon OG/OT, TCU
The Bears continue to upgrade the offensive line.  

 

57. Philadelphia Eagles – Jurrell Casey DT, USC
Broderick Bunkley has been disappointing this year.  

 

58. Baltimore Ravens – Quan Sturdivant ILB, UNC
Ray Lewis isn’t getting any younger.  

 

59. Green Bay Packers Shane Vereen RB, Cal
The Packers find a replacement for Ryan Grant.   

 

60. Pittsburgh Steelers – Lawrence Guy DT/DE, Arizona State
Given the age and injury to Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel this pick should be a given. Guy has the size and strength to play the 5-technique position.  

 

61. New Orleans Saints – DeMarco Murray RB, Oklahoma
The Saints and Pierre Thomas are apparently on the outs with one another over Thomas’ injury. Murray would be a great fit for the Saints offense.

 

62. San Diego Chargers (via New York Jets) Chris Marve ILB, Vanderbilt
All of the Chargers ILB’s are set to be free agents this offseason. Marve doesn’t get a lot of recognition because he’s on such a horrible team but he’s a very smart and athletic player.

 

63. Atlanta Falcons – Sam Acho DE, Texas
An eventual replacement for John Abraham.  

 

64. New England Patriots – Curtis Brown CB, Texas
BPA, would finish the overhaul at CB.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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