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BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 13 -- Detroit Lions Select J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin

No word from mississippi_steel so I've stepped in for him and made a selection for the Detroit Lions at No. 13. Next up: the St. Louis Rams, represented by Sarge_32. - Michael B. -


I know the Detroit Lions used their first round pick on Ndamukong Suh, a pick that paid immediate dividends for the seemingly resuscitated Lions franchise. Suh was named the 2010 Rookie of the Year for his incredible season, and looks like he'll be a perennial Pro Bowler for years to come. The Lions could stand to improve their linebacker corps, but I'm not sure there's a prospect whose safe enough of a bet to take this high. The Lions could also go after an offensive lineman -- perhaps Anthony Costanzo, or even Mike Pouncey.

I think a better pick though would be Watt, a guy I've been impressed by the more I see and read about. He's versatile, strong as an ox, yet pretty darn nimble and explosive as well. You can never have enough talent along the defensive line and I think Watt is the best player available still on the board, certainly along the DL and arguably on both sides of the ball. And to boot, Watt is cut from the same cloth as Suh -- both are as outstanding off the field as they are on it.

BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC