Seven Round 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Light At The End Of The Tunnel Edition (Rounds 4-7)

Here's Rounds 4 - 7 of Big Jay's final seven round mock draft for BTSC this draft season. Discuss. - Michael B. -

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Rounds 1 - 3

 

Round 4

 

98. Carolina Panthers - Kenrick Ellis NT, Hampton

Carolina took an under DT with the last pick and now they get a massive, space-eating NT with this one.

 

99. Seattle Seahawks (From New England via Denver) - Jaiquawn Jarrett S, Temple

Seattle continues to upgrade the secondary. Jarrett would be a great compliment to Earl Thomas.

 

100. Buffalo Bills - Jordan Cameron TE, USC

Buffalo's new QB will need a better safety-valve than Shawn Nelson.

 

101. Cincinnati Bengals - Pernell McPhee DE, Mississippi State

Antwan Odom is always hurt.

 

102. Cleveland Browns - Drake Nevis DT, LSU

Cleveland cut both Shaun Rogers and Kenyon Coleman.

103. Arizona Cardinals - Jason Pinkston OT, Pittsburgh

The Cardinals will be forced to double and maybe even triple dip on Offensive Linemen prospects because they have one of the worst lines in the NFL.

 

104. Philadelphia Eagles (via Washington Redskins) - Brandon Burton CB, Utah

Philly needs two CB's to replace Ellis Hobbs and relegate Dimitri Patterson to the Nickel position.

 

105. Houston Texans - Chimdi Chekwa CB, Ohio State

Houston needs someone to pair with 2010 rookie Kareem Jackson.

 

106. Minnesota Vikings - Shareece Wright CB, USC

Antoine Winfield is 34 years old and Cedric Griffin has injury issues.

 

107. Detroit Lions - Greg Jones LB, Michigan State

Detroit will need to address both OLB positions. Why not take the home town guy?

 

108. San Francisco 49ers - Lawrence Guy DE/DT, Arizona State

S.F. could use an upgrade over Isaac Sopoaga.

 

109. Tennessee Titans - Greg Romeus DE, Pittsburgh

Jason Babin is a 31 year old free agent who is likely seeking a big contract.

 

110. Dallas Cowboys - Deunta Williams S, UNC

Alan Ball was terrible last season and Gerald Sensabaugh is a free agent.

 

111. Miami Dolphins - Virgil Green TE, Nevada

Anthony Fasano just isn't cutting it.

 

112. St. Louis Rams - Jordan Todman RB, UConn

St. Louis needs someone to spell Steven Jackson before his wheels fall off.

 

113. Oakland Raiders - Ryan Bartholomew OC, Syracuse

Samson Satele is a free agent and Bartholomew is a combine warrior.

 

114. Jacksonville Jaguars - Lawrence Wilson OLB, UConn

Justin Durant is a free agent who's always hurt.

 

115. San Francisco 49ers (via San Diego Chargers) - Owen Marecic FB, Stanford

Coach Harbaugh gets one of his favorite players.

 

116. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jalil Brown CB, Colorado

Aqib Talib may be going to prison and Rhonde Barber isn't getting any younger.

 

117. New York Giants - K.J. Wright OLB, Mississippi State

The Giants could use an upgrade at every Linebacker position.

 

118. Kansas City Chiefs - Sione Fua NT, Stanford

Ron Edwards is a free agent.

 

119. Indianapolis Colts - John Moffitt OG, Wisconsin

Indy needs an upgrade over Ryan Diem at RT and over Mike Pollack at RG. GM Bill Polian gets to once again fulfill his love for the Big10 and Moffitt and Gabe Carimi get to continue playing together.

 

120. Philadelphia Eagles - Joseph Barksdale OT, LSU

Philly needs to replace Winston Justice at RT.

 

121. Jacksonville Jaguars (via New Orleans Saints) - Ahmad Black S, Florida

Jacksonville needs an upgrade at both safety positions.

 

122. Buffalo Bills (via Seattle Seahawks) - Chris Hairston OT, Clemson

Buffalo has nothing at OT.

 

123. Baltimore Ravens - Curtis Marsh CB, Utah State

The Ravens may double-dip at CB with three pending free agents at the position.

 

124. Atlanta Falcons - Greg Salas WR, Hawaii

Atlanta needs an upgrade over Michael Jenkins and Harry Douglas.

 

125. New England Patriots - DeMarcus Van Dyke CB, Miami

The Pats could use an upgrade over Kyle Arrington.

 

126. New York Jets - Ugo Chinasa DE/OLB, Oklahoma State

The Jets have to improve their pass-rush.

 

127. Chicago Bears - Terrell McClain DT, South Florida

Chicago needs a replacement for Tommy Harris.

 

128. Pittsburgh Steelers - Kelvin Sheppard ILB, LSU

It wouldn't be a Steelers draft without at least one linebacker selected. Given the talent available, plus the Steelers needs, Sheppard makes the most sense. He's a humble leader on and off the field and plays with a Steelers mentality. James Farrior can't play forever as his declining skills have indicated and the Steelers will need someone to fill in. I know they have Stevenson Sylvester but they can't rely on him alone and they'll need someone to compete with him for playing time. Sheppard is also the best talent available that fits a Steelers need. Other prospects would include Notre Dame NT Ian Williams, Rutgers S Joe Lefeged, Boise State WR Austin Pettis, Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers, and Stanford CB Richard Sherman.

 

129. Green Bay Packers - Lee Ziemba OG/OT, Auburn

Daryn Colledge is a free agent.

 

130. (Compensatory pick) Tennessee Titans - Demarcus Love OG, Arkansas

Leroy Harris is a free agent and needs to be replaced anyway.

 

131. (Compensatory pick) Green Bay Packers - DeMarco Murray RB, Oklahoma

James Starks has injury issues, Brandon Jackson is a free agent, and Ryan Grant is in the final year of his contract and has injury issues of his own as well.

 

Round Five

 

132. Carolina Panthers - Rob Housler TE, Florida Atlantic

Carolina signed Jeremy Shockey but he's an injury-prone short-term solution at TE.

 

133. Buffalo Bills - Denarius Moore WR, Tennessee

There's a good chance that Lee Evans will be released at some point.

 

134. Cincinnati Bengals - Robert Sands SS, West Virginia

Robert Sands is a good fit for Cincy's defense.

 

135. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Denver Broncos) - Jacquizz Rodgers RB, Oregon State

With LeGarrette Blount as the starting RB Tampa needs a cheaper back-up and third-down back than pending free agent Cadillac Williams.

 

136. Arizona Cardinals - Jeremy Beal DE/OLB, Oklahoma

Arizona needs two pass-rushing OLB's.

 

137. Cleveland Browns - Ross Homan OLB, Ohio State

Cleveland lacks enough traditional linebackers' for a 4-3 defense.

 

138. Houston Texans - Joe Lefeged S, Rutgers

Bernard Pollard is a free agent and a huge liability in pass coverage.

 

139. Minnesota Vikings - Pierre Allen DE, Nebraska

Ray Edwards is a free agent.

 

140. Kansas City Chiefs (via Detroit Lions) - Kris O'Dowd OC, USC

Casey Wiegmann is 38 years old and can't play forever.

 

141. San Francisco 49ers - Austin Pettis WR, Boise State

S.F. needs a better slot receiver than Ted Ginn.

 

142. Tennessee Titans - Chris Conte S, California

Chris Hope needs to be replaced.

 

143. Dallas Cowboys - Niles Paul WR, Nebraska

Roy Williams is an expensive 3rd WR.

 

144. Washington Redskins - Terrance Toliver WR, LSU

Santana Moss is a free agent and they have nothing else at the position.

 

145. St. Louis Rams - Nate Irving LB, North Carolina State

St. Louis needs an upgrade at WLB.

 

146. Miami Dolphins - Cecil Shorts III WR, Mount Union

Miami lacks a solid number two WR.

 

147. Jacksonville Jaguars - Ricky Stanzi QB, Iowa

The Jags need to find someone to groom behind David Garrard.

 

148. Oakland Raiders - Ricardo Lockette WR, Fort Valley State

Lockette is 6'2", 211lbs. and ran a 4.34 40 at the combine.

 

149. Philadelphia Eagles (via San Diego Chargers) - Dion Lewis RB, Pittsburgh

Jerome Harrison is a free agent.

 

150. Minnesota Vikings (via New York Giants) - Julius Thomas TE, Portland State

Visanthe Shiancoe will be a free agent next year and was terrible in 2010.

 

151. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Zach Hurd OT/OG, UConn

Tampa Bay has issues all along the O-line.

 

152. Indianapolis Colts - Roy Helu RB, Nebraska

Joseph Addai is a 28 year old free agent.

 

153. Philadelphia Eagles - Nathan Enderle QB, Idaho

With Kevin Kolb as good as traded whenever the lock out ends Andy Reid will need another young QB to groom for the future.

 

154. Detroit Lions (via Kansas City Chiefs) - Delone Carter RB, Syracuse

Detroit lacks a power RB.

 

155. Washington Redskins (via New Orleans Saints) - Ian Williams NT, Notre Dame

Washington will most likely part ways with Albert Haynesworth.

 

156. Seattle Seahawks - Derek Hall OT, Stanford

Sean Locklear is a free agent.

 

157. Seattle Seahawks (via Baltimore Ravens) - Jeremy Kerley WR, TCU

Seattle needs another WR.

 

158. Atlanta Falcons - Cliff Matthews DE, South Carolina

John Abraham will be 33 years old this season.

 

159. New England Patriots - Mario Harvey ILB, Marshall

New England lacks playmakers at the Linebacker position.

 

160. Chicago Bears - Josh Thomas CB, Buffalo

Chicago needs a replacement for Tim Jennings.

 

161. New York Jets - Bruce Miller DE/OLB, Central Florida

The Jets have to improve their outside pass-rush.

 

162. Pittsburgh Steelers - Derrick Locke RB, Kentucky

Mewelde Moore is a 29 year old free agent who is clearly on the decline. Locke is a big playmaker who can take it to the house any time he touches the ball.

 

163. Green Bay Packers - Anthony Gray NT, Southern Miss

The Packers could use defensive line depth with Johnny Jolly in constant trouble and Cullen Jenkins a free agent.

 

164. (Compensatory pick) Baltimore Ravens - Buster Skrine CB, UT-Chattanooga

The Ravens may double-dip at CB with three pending free agents at the position.

 

165. (Compensatory pick) Baltimore Ravens - Chris Culliver FS, South Carolina

Baltimore lacks secondary depth and an heir to Ed Reed.

 

Round Six

 

166. Carolina Panthers - David Arkin OG, Missouri State

Carolina has a hole at RG.

 

167. Cincinnati Bengals - Akeem Dent ILB, Georgia

Dhani Jones is a 33 year old free agent.

 

168. Cleveland Browns (via Denver Broncos) - Cortez Allen CB, Citadel

Cleveland needs some competition for Eric Wright.

 

169. Buffalo Bills - Cedric Thornton DE/DT, Southern Arkansas

Buffalo has nothing at DE.

 

170. Cleveland Browns - Shiloh Keo SS, Idaho

Abram Elam is a free agent.

 

171. Arizona Cardinals - Johnny White RB, North Carolina

Tim Hightower is a free agent and Beanie Wells has been underwhelming so far.

 

172. Minnesota Vikings - Steve Schilling OG, Michigan

Anthony Herrera needs to be replaced at RG.

 

173. Seattle Seahawks (via Detroit Lions) - T.J. Yates QB, UNC

Matt Hasselbeck and J.P. Losman are both free agents.

 

174. San Francisco 49ers - Alex Green RB, Hawaii

Brian Westbrook is a free agent and they could use some insurance for the injury-prone Frank Gore.

 

175. Tennessee Titans - Jake Kirkpatrick OC, TCU

Eugene Amano needs to be replaced.

 

176. Dallas Cowboys - Jamie Harper RB, Clemson

Dallas may cut ties with Marion Barber.

 

177. Washington Redskins - Rashad Carmichael CB, Virginia Tech

Carlos Rogers and Phillip Buchanon are both free agents.

 

178. Houston Texans - Rick Elmore DE/OLB, Arizona

Houston needs depth at OLB after their conversion to the 3-4 defense.

 

179. Miami Dolphins - Andrew Jackson OG, Fresno State

Miami has no depth on the offensive line.

 

180. St. Louis Rams - D.J. Williams TE, Arkansas

St. Louis needs to add as many weapons as possible for Sam Bradford to succeed.

 

181. Oakland Raiders - Mario Fannin RB, Auburn

Michael Bush is a free agent.

 

182. Jacksonville Jaguars - Willie Smith OT, East Carolina

Jacksonville has no depth at OT after cutting Jordan Black.

 

183. San Diego Chargers - Tori Gurley WR, South Carolina

San Diego loves tall, big-bodied WR's.

 

184. Detroit Lions (from Philadelphia Eagles via Tampa Bay) - Kendric Burney CB, UNC

Detroit lacks CB depth.

 

185. New York Giants - Vincent Brown WR, San Diego State

Steve Smith is a free agent with a knee injury.

 

186. Philadelphia Eagles - Henry Hynoski FB, Pittsburgh

Leonard Weaver has a serious knee injury.

 

187. Kansas City Chiefs - Bilal Powell RB, Louisville

K.C. needs a cheaper alternative at power RB than the 33 year old Thomas Jones.

 

188. Indianapolis Colts - Dwayne Harris WR/KR, East Carolina

Reggie Wayne will be 33 years old this coming season, Anthony Gonzalez can't seem to stay healthy, and Austin Collie may be forced to retire if he gets another concussion.

 

189. Denver Broncos (from New England Patriots via New Orleans) - Mark Herzlich ILB, Boston College

Aside from D.J. Williams Denver doesn't have much at Linebacker.

 

190. San Francisco 49ers (via Seattle Seahawks) - Jerrard Tarrant S, Georgia Tech

Dashon Goldson is a free agent.

 

191. Baltimore Ravens - Steven Friday DE/OLB, Virginia Tech

Baltimore can't wait and see Sergio Kindle is going to be ready to play.

 

192. Atlanta Falcons - Jeron Johnson SS, Boise State

William Moore was terrible last season.

 

193. New England Patriots - Thomas Keiser DE/OLB, Stanford

With all of thier needs seemingly taken care of at this point N.E. can afford to just take the best pass-rusher available.

 

194. New York Jets - David Carter DE/DT, UCLA

Shaun Ellis is a 34 year old free agent.

 

195. Chicago Bears - Tim Barnes OC, Missouri

Olin Kreutz is a 34 year old free agent.

 

196. Pittsburgh Steelers - Alex Henery K, Nebraska

Shaun Suisham is average at best. In addition to being the top kicker in this draft class Alex Henery is also a good punter, so given that Daniel Sepulveda has already torn the ACL in his knee three times that added skill may come in handy.

 

197. Green Bay Packers - Stephen Burton WR, West Texas A&M

James Jones is a free agent.

 

198. (Compensatory pick) New York Giants - Keith Williams OG, Nebraska

Rich Seubert is 32 years old and coming off of a knee injury.

 

199. (Compensatory pick) Kansas City Chiefs - Chris Neild NT, West Virginia

Ron Edwards is a free agent.

 

200. (Compensatory pick) Minnesota Vikings - J.T. Thomas OLB, West Virginia

Ben Leber is a free agent.

 

201. (Compensatory pick) San Diego Chargers - Noel Devine RB, West Virginia

Darren Sproles is a free agent.

 

202. (Compensatory pick) New York Giants - Martin Parker DT, Richmond

The Giants love to collect D-linemen.

 

203. (Compensatory pick) Carolina Panthers - Da'Rel Scott RB, Maryland

Carolina will need someone to compliment Jonathan Stewart if they don't retain DeAngelo Williams.

 


Round Seven

 

204. Green Bay Packers (via Carolina Panthers) - Kai Forbath K, UCLA

Mason Crosby is a free agent and has never lived up to the hype he had coming into the league.

 

205. Denver Broncos - Jarriel King OT, South Carolina

Ryan Harris is a free agent.

 

206. Buffalo Bills - Chykie Brown CB, Texas

Drayton Florence is a free agent.

 

207. Cincinnati Bengals - Darius Morris OG/OT, Temple

Cincy plans on playing Andre Smith at LG but that's not going to work out.

 

208. New York Jets (via Arizona Cardinals) - Josh Davis OT, UGA

The Jets cut Damien Woody.

 

209. Seattle Seahawks (via Cleveland Browns) - Stanley Havili FB, USC

Coach Carroll gets his lead blocker from USC.

 

210. San Francisco 49ers (via Detroit Lions) - Greg Lloyd ILB, Connecticut

Takeo Spikes is 34 years old.

 

211. San Francisco 49ers - Sealver Siliga DT, Utah

S.F. lacks D-line depth.

 

212. Tennessee Titans - Aldrick Robinson WR, SMU

If the Titans we willing to sign Randy Moss they must have a need for a vertical threat.

 

Dallas Cowboys - Forfeited due to 7th round pick in the 2010 supplemental draft

 

213. Washington Redskins - Mike Mohamed ILB, Cal

Rocky McIntosh is a free agent and London Fletcher will be 36 years old this coming season.

 

214. Houston Texans - Chas Henry P, Florida

Matt Turk is 43 years old.

 

215. Minnesota Vikings - Richard Sherman CB/FS, Stanford

Husain Abdullah is a free agent.

 

216. St. Louis Rams - Chris Rucker FS/CB, Michigan State

The Rams released O.J. Atogwe.

 

217. Miami Dolphins - Stevan Ridley RB, LSU

Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are free agents.

 

218. Miami Dolphins (via Jacksonville Jaguars) - Cheta Ozougwu DE/OLB, Rice

Koa Misi was very inconsistent last season.

 

219. Oakland Raiders - Chris Prosinski FS, Wyoming

Michael Huff is a free agent. Prosinski ran a 4.39 40 at his pro day.

 

220. Dallas Cowboys (via San Diego Chargers) - Mike Blanc DE/DT, Auburn

Marcus Spears, Jason Hatcher, and Stephen Bowen are free agents.

 

221. New York Giants - Brandon Bair DE/DT, Oregon

Mathias Kiwanuka and Barry Cofield are both free agents, and the Giants love to stockpile D-linemen.

 

222. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Brian Rolle OLB, Ohio State

Barrett Ruud and Quincy Black are both free agents.

 

223. Kansas City Chiefs - Greg McElroy QB, Alabama

The Chiefs need some QB depth.

 

224. Indianapolis Colts - Pat Devlin QB, Delaware

Indy could use a possible successor to Peyton Manning. Devlin is a raw prospect with a lot of upside.

 

225. Baltimore Ravens (via Philadelphia Eagles) - Anthony Allen RB/FB, Georgia Tech

Le'Ron McClain is a free agent.

 

226. New Orleans Saints - DeMarco Sampson WR, San Diego State

Lance Moore is a free agent.

 

227. Seattle Seahawks - Ryan Winterswyk DE, Boise State

Raheem Brock is a free agent.

 

228. Baltimore Ravens - Jabara Williams OLB, Stephen F. Austin

Baltimore can always use more pass-rushers.

 

229. Atlanta Falcons - Eric Gordon OLB, Michigan State

Stephen Nicholas is a free agent.

 

230. Atlanta Falcons (via New England Patriots) - Ronald Johnson WR, USC

Atlanta could use an upgrade over Harry Douglas and Micheal Jenkins.

 

Chicago Bears - Forfeited due to 7th round pick in the 2010 supplemental draft

 

Detroit Lions (via New York Jets) - Forfeited due to tampering charges

 

231. Pittsburgh Steelers - Frank Kearse NT, Alabama A&M

I have to admit I don't know anything about Frank Kearse except for the fact that the Steelers are just about the only team that showed up for his pro day and liked what they saw. He's 6'4", 315lbs, runs a 5.30 40 time, and did 22 reps on the bench press.

 

232. Green Bay Packers - Mike Person OT, Montana State

G.B. needs O-line depth.

 

233. (Compensatory pick) San Diego Chargers - Kyle Hix OT, Texas

San Diego needs competition for Jeremy Clary at RT.

 

234. (Compensatory pick) Miami Dolphins - Mistral Raymond FS, South Florida

Chris Clemons is awful.

 

235. (Compensatory pick) Minnesota Vikings - Courtney Smith WR, Southern Alabama

Sidney Rice is a free agent.

 

236. (Compensatory pick) Philadelphia Eagles - Karl Klug DE, Iowa

Brandon Graham tore his ACL and may not be ready to play by the start of the 2011 season.

 

237. (Compensatory pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Alex Linnenkohl OC, Oregon State

Jeff Faine is injury-prone.

 

238. (Compensatory pick) San Francisco 49ers - Justin Rogers CB, Richmond

Shawntae Spencer is very inconsistent.

 

239. (Compensatory pick) Philadelphia Eagles - Scott Lutrus OLB, UConn

Stewart Bradley is an injury-prone free agent.

 

240. (Compensatory pick) Oakland Raiders - Richard Lapham OT, Boston College

Langston Walker is a free agent.

 

241. (Compensatory pick) Seattle Seahawks - Zane Taylor OC, Utah

Seattle needs interior O-line help.

 

242. (Compensatory pick) New Orleans Saints - Adrian Moten OLB, Maryland

Danny Clark is a 34 year old free agent.

 

243. (Compensatory pick) Carolina Panthers - Kevin Rutland CB, Missouri

Richard Marshall is a free agent.

 

244. (Compensatory pick) Buffalo Bills - Eric Hagg S, Nebraska

Donte Whitner is a free agent.

 

245. (Compensatory pick) Cincinnati Bengals - Mario Butler S/CB, Georgia Tech

Almost all of the Safeties from Cincy's 2010 roster are free agents.

 

246. (Compensatory pick) Denver Broncos - Brandon Hogan CB, West Virginia

Perrish Cox may be going to prison.

 

247. (Compensatory pick) Cleveland Browns - Justin Boren OG, Ohio State

Pork Chop Womack is a free agent.

 

248. (Compensatory pick) Arizona Cardinals - Ryan Whalen WR, Stanford

Steve Breaston and Early Doucet are both free agents, and Larry Fitzgerald will be a free agent next year.

 

249. (Compensatory pick) San Francisco 49ers - Terron Sanders NT, Florida

Aubrayo Franklin is a 31 year old free agent. He'll probably resign but S.F. needs depth behind him.

 

250. (Compensatory pick) Tennessee Titans - Doug Hogue OLB, Syracuse

Will Witherspoon wasn't very good last season.

 

251. (Compensatory pick) Dallas Cowboys - Chris White ILB, Mississippi State

Bradie James is in the final year of his contract.

 

252. (Compensatory pick) Washington Redskins - Julian Vandervelde OG, Iowa

With the exception of Trent Williams at LT the Redskins need an upgrade at every O-linemen position.

 

253. (Compensatory pick) Houston Texans - Dane Sanzenbacher WR, Ohio State

Jacoby Jones is a free agent.

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