Round 1

06 Apr

1. Carolina Panthers: @donovanhorn : Marcell Dareus, DT – Alabama
2. Denver Broncos: @JavertF5 : Patrick Peterson, CB – LSU
3. Buffalo Bills: @Alumni50 : Cameron Newton, QB – Auburn
4. Cincinnati Bengals: @RyanTerrana : AJ Green, WR – Georgia
5. Arizona Cardinals: @DJBerns247 : Von Miller, OLB – Texas
6. Cleveland Browns: @brendanleister : Robert Quinn, DE – UNC
7. San Francisco 49ers: @Tre9er : Cameron Jordan, DE – Cal
8. Tennessee Titans: @EricDickens : Nick Fairley, DT – Auburn
9. Dallas Cowboys: @RedsoxNation88 : Tyron Smith, OT – USC
10. Washington Redskins: @Myfriendsftw : Blaine Gabbert, QB – Missouri
11. Houston Texans: @EyeoftheGator : Prince Amukamara, CB – Nebraska
12. Minnesota Vikings: @JoshMTD : Da’Quan Bowers, DE – Clemson
13. Detroit Lions: @Huskergirlie : Gabe Carimi, OT – Wisconsin
14. St. Louis Rams: @imdepthscouting : Julio Jones, WR – Alabama
15. Miami Dolphins: @PFF_Zerodev :Aldon Smith, DE/OLB – Missouri
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: @CaliforniaJag : J.J. Watt, DE – Wisconsin
17. New England Patriots (f/OAK): @RumfordJohnny : Cameron Heyward, DE – Ohio State
18. San Diego Chargers: @TruGentleman808 : Anthony Castonzo, OT – BC
19. New York Giants: @Fantasytaz : Corey Liuget, DT – Illinois
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: @Thomsen80 : Ryan Kerrigan, DE – Purdue
21. Kansas City Chiefs: @Jason_Madson :Martez Wilson, LB – Illinois
22. Indianapolis Colts: @TomwgHagger : Derek Sherrod, OT – Miss State
23. Philadelphia Eagles: @EugeneStasakjr : Jimmy Smith, CB – Colorado
24. New Orleans Saints: @LaSportsDude : Mark Ingram, RB – Alabama
25. Seattle Seahawks: @PFF_Tyson : Mike Pouncey, G/C – Florida
26. Baltimore Ravens: @IHateJJRedick : Muhammed Wilkerson, DT – Temple
27. Atlanta Falcons: @Empulse : Adrian Clayborn, DE – Iowa
28. New England Patriots: @RumfordJohnny Brooks Reed, DE/OLB – Arizona
29. Chicago Bears:@BNQuinlan : Danny Watkins, OL – Baylor
30. New York Jets:@JohnADuckworth : Nate Solder, OT – Colorado
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: @allen21howard : Randall Cobb, WR – Kentucky
32. Green Bay Packers: @PFF_Akshay :Justin Houston, OLB – Georgia


Posted by on April 6, 2011 in #2


27 responses to “Round 1

  1. Donovanhorn

    April 7, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Without having a second round pick things the decision of who to take number one became a tougher task than I would have liked. Patrick Peterson was number one on my board so he was the original choice. After thinking about it I realized that what this team needs more than anything from this pick is an identity. Quarterback was an option since Clausen is not a guaranteed franchise QB but has all the tools to make it happen and deserves that opportunity to show that he can hit the potential he has shown from an early age. The thought was then to make the defense that identity which goes perfect with Coach Riveria mentality and this team’s history. So Peterson was still in the mix but Dareus was the next option and is the force that can disrupt, take over games, and be the fixture for the defense that I needed.
    So in short if I would have had a second round pick I would have taken PP number one and looked for a DE in the second or gone bpa, but since I didn’t decided the pick had to be a disruptive force.

  2. Tre9er

    April 7, 2011 at 1:11 am

    7th Pick – 49ers – Cam Jordan

    Sure, not many would list 5-tech DE as one of the 49ers top needs. Isaac Sopoaga had a better-than-usual season in 2010 and Justin Smith is perhaps the best (most underrated for sure) 3-4 DE in the game.

    Still, a player like Jordan is disruptive inside and outside the formation and playing opposite Smith means opposing offenses have to use more doubles and chips than they’d like.

    Additionally, Jordan can kick inside to DT in Nickel situations, or play outside at end. Smith and Jordan would free up pass rushing OLB’s such as Ahmad Brooks to enjoy fewer double-teams or running backs picking up the blitz. Patrick Willis would also enjoy more lanes in the middle of the field.

    The 49ers need pass-rush, not necessarily a pass-rusher. Jordan immediately upgrades the pressure San Francisco can apply to the quarterback.

  3. Brendan Leister

    April 7, 2011 at 1:25 am

    6th Pick, Cleveland Browns, DE Robert Quinn

    As a team, we are trying to get more athletic and I feel we accomplished that today. Robert Quinn may have been suspended for the 2010 season but in 2009 he was one of the best pass rushers and most disruptive defensive linemen in the nation.

    We see Quinn as an every down player, lining up at right end in our new 4-3 defense. The sky is the limit for him.

    The Cleveland Browns got a lot better today.

    Thank you,

    Browns GM

  4. Ryan Terrana

    April 7, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Bengals ~ 4th overall pick ~ AJ Green | WR | UGA

    With a team that is one year removed from a division title in the AFC North, we kind of have a luxury unlike most in the top 5. While Carson has threatened to retire, my owner Mike Brown for better or worse will likely call his threat. Even with Gabbert available, I’m not sold on using the number 4 overall pick on him, as the tape doesn’t match IMO. Yes he has the arm, but going back to his last collegiate game he made a terrible mistake costing his team the game when he tried to litely float the ball out of bounds. It was then intercepted and taking back to the house shifting all momentum to Iowa’s side….

    As for our selection no one can argue AJ Green here. Easily the best offensive player in the draft and number 1 overall on some boards it fits perfectly here. Chad is on the decline(sorry love ya man, but the numbers don’t lie), TO is likely to disappear. That leaves the pantry pretty empty. Insert green…an immediate day one starter, whoever is playing QB next year here in cincy will have a great weapon in Green

  5. EricDickens

    April 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

    8th Pick, Tennessee Titans, DT Nick Fairley

    We were thrilled that Fairley was available at the 8th overall pick. We were looking for a big body that was physical and disruptive versus both the run and the pass. We feel Nick’s physicality and strength will be a great fit with our 4-3 front and he provides us with a pass rush up the middle that we’ve been lacking.

    We believe he will continue to improve with experience to reach his incredible potential.

    Titans GM

  6. Houston Texans - 11th Pick Overall

    April 7, 2011 at 2:21 am

    It’s pretty obvious that the Texans need to improve their defense through the draft. The main need, in my opinion, is a DT to be the centerpiece of Wade Phillip’s 3-4 scheme, but there was no such player available to be picked for value at this position. With Amukamara making to 11, I think this pick is a no-brainer. Although there has been some criticism of him as of late, he possesses all the physical tools, size and speed, to be a #1 shut down corner in the NFL, which is something that the Texans desperately need, and will allow Wade to bring extra pressure as often as he would like. Also like his willingness to come up and play run defense.

  7. Josh D

    April 7, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Without any trades, the Vikings were/had to be content with grabbing talent that fell out of the Top Ten picks. With T.Smith, Gabbert, and Amakumara taken in succession before the 12th pick, The highest rated player still left was Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers.
    The Vikings have quite a few needs and with Edwards leaving in FA (most likely) having someone to play opposite Jared Allen becomes a big need. Both because of the 4-3 D they employ and because of the QBs they will be facing in the NFC North. Brian Robison is a good situational pass rusher, but not an every down guy and Griffin has had issues off the field which makes it hard to count on him in the short term. Bowers’s stock is taking a hit a the moment because people are worried about his knee, but until the medical reports from the re-check in Indy say he needs micro-fracture surgery, he is still our #1 ranked DE. Even with his knee this season, recorded 15 sacks, 25 TFLs, and has shown he can track ball carriers from sideline to sideline. This pick, should he remain healthy, will also pay dividends in a few years when Jared Allen is in the twilight of his career and Bowers can take his position on the line.

  8. Nathan S

    April 7, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Denver Bronces-2nd overall pick
    I probably would have traded to get later in the round and pick up another second. I wanted Dareus. After he was taken I had to go after the top athlete in the draft. That is why I went with Petersen. I know that we need D line help but I just think with him on one side and Champ on the other side that are back field will be solidified. Also, I’m thinking that the draft is very deep when it comes to D line that I should be able to grab someone descent in the second. Bottom line I couldn’t pass this guy up. He wil be a beast for whoever he plays with!!!!!!!

  9. zerodev

    April 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

    With the 15th pick in the draft, the Dolphins select Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri. With the top receivers and quarterbacks off the board, we felt that taking the best available player was the most prudent route. While OLB is not a top area of need, bolstering our linebacking corps will be a huge boost for our defense. Smith is an excellent, fast pass-rusher that we feel will make a fantastic 3-4 OLB. We considered Mike Pouncey at this position, but when Smith fell to us we decided to pounce.

  10. Bee

    April 7, 2011 at 3:59 am

    San Diego Chargers – 18th overall

    With Cam Jordan off the board, i went with Anthony Castonzo / OT / Boston College. He’s not flashy but gets the job done and in my opinion best offensive lineman on board after Carimi was taken earlier. Castonzo will protect our franchise QB Philip Rivers blindside for years and although his run blocking is suspect, it can be worked on. We need a DE but i can address that need in the upcoming rounds, Rivers consider yourself protected.

    Chargers GM

  11. fantasytaz

    April 7, 2011 at 4:20 am

    The Giants were surprised to find a few names available that they didn’t anticipate, but when all was said and done Cory Luiget just made the most sense. A high motor guy that can play the run well is a need for the Giants. Especially with Chris Canty not happy.

  12. Tomwghagger

    April 7, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Colts – 22nd overall

    After seeing Peyton hassled and hurried in the pocket all last year it is time to bring in an elite blind side protector. Whilst not that high on a lot of draft boards this was who I was targeting all along. A team Captain with top notch intangibles and essentially a 3 year starter he brings savy and experience to a offensive line that needs an injection talent to help the Colts grab a few more rings before Manning hangs up his cleats and heads to Canton.

  13. Buffalo Bills - 3rd Overall Pick

    April 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    While the consensus on what Buffalo should do with pick three now seems to favor an interior Defensive Lineman I think the upgrade at QB is a must. Fitzpatrick is serviceable but it is no coincidence that teams with ELITE quarterback play make the deepest playoff runs in today’s game. The thought seems to be that a franchise QB could be around in the 2nd but I just don’t see a guy who is even close to on par with Newton or Gabbert?While this may not be the deepest defensive line class I think several impact guys will be around in the 2nd to provide relief to a suspect run defense.

  14. myfriendsftw

    April 7, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Redskins – 10th Overall

    Ideally the move would have been to trade further back and pick up an extra 3rd to counter picks lost in the McNabb deal. Since no trading was allowed in this mock, the redskins face a tough selection here between grabbing Julio Jones and seeing what comes to them at QB in the 2nd round for QB or pick up Gabbert to be the QBOTF in Washington. Its no guarantee, but McNabb is highly likely to be on a seperate team this summer. Had both Gabbert and Newton been off the board, the selection would have likely been Julio Jones, but a new QBOTF will do what Daniel Snyder wants it to do. Fill Seats and just maybe Gabbert will turn into a great QB in washington. Heres hoping to a better future hogs!

  15. Redsoxnation88

    April 7, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Tyron Smith, OT USC 9th pick first round Dallas Cowboys

    Big, strong and agile is just what the Cowboys need to protect Romo and open up holes for their running game. The ‘boys needed to rebuild their offensive line piece by piece and will have the cornerstone they need for the next decade. At 20 years old, Tyron has shown more maturity than the majority of his teammates which should translate well in the Dallas locker room. Leadership has been spotty of late. Fans of “America’s Team” will love this kid.

  16. Jason Madson

    April 7, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Martez Wilson LB Illinois Round 1 pick 21 to Kansas City Chiefs

    I know a lot of you probably thought, WTF when I made this pick. That’s fine, I got my guy. He is an athletic freak that can play inside LB and OLB in the Chiefs 3-4 defense. His talents will be a nice complement to Tamba and DJ. All 3 give the Chiefs a different set of skills. Honestly, if trades were allowed I would have liked to drop back to the end of the 1st and would have still gotten Tez. Since trades aren’t allowed, I went with it and have no regrets.

  17. indepthscouting

    April 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

    St Louis Rams 1/14 Julio Jones WR Bama

    I still can’t believe we landed Jones, 6 hours later. We were prepared to move up to pick 8 with the Titans, obviously that didn’t happen because no trades were allowed. I tell you this because that is how much we wanted Julio. We were willing to give up a ton for this true #1 WR. We have a star in the making at the QB position, a workhorse RB, a good OL and a work in progress DEF. WR is the position that had to be handled early with a stud. We selected the player we wanted and didn’t give anything up. We will be filling some holes in the rest of our team with the remaining picks.

  18. Thomsen80

    April 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    With the 20th pick of MockTwo Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue.

    We are very happy to select Ryan, a player we believe will have an instant impact both on and off the field.

    Ryan has proven throughout his college career that he will consistently make plays no matter the circumstances. His technique, motor and intangibles are among the absolute best in this draft.

    He is scheme versatile and plays the pass just as well as the run. As a former team captain he will also bring leadership to our young team.

    Purdue has produced a lot of productive pass rushers and we expect Ryan to do so as well.


    GM Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    • Thomsen80

      April 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      That last comment was of course from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I’m still in Seahawks mode from mockone.

  19. Djberns247

    April 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    We as the Arizona Cardinals will find our next starting quarterback in FA soon and yes our roster does not have a starting quality player and neither does this draft in my opinion. So we went with the BPA in Von Miller and couldn’t be happier to have him and his freakish ability to man our rush OLB position.

  20. @RumfordJohnny

    April 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    With the 17th pick, NE selects Cam Heyward, DE, Ohio State. With JJ Watt off the board one pick prior, the Pats had to move to secure a top 5 technique DE, a better value than any of the OLB available in that spot. Heyward’s knock is his inconsistent motor, but he’s a solid kid, with a great pedigree (Ironhead’s son), and his physical ceiling is very high. With some grooming, he could be a beast.

    With the 28th pick , the Pats take their pass rushing beast in Arizona’s Brooks Reed. Reed has no motor questions, as he goes full bore on every snap. He’ll need time to develop as a full time starter, but in sub packages? AFC East QBs….LOOK OUT!

  21. @CaliforniaJag

    April 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    With the 16th pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars select J. J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin. Some thought that the pick of Watt was to steal him from 3-4 teams, but the Jaguars have plans for Watt. We expect to show many more 3-4 looks this year, and a player like Watt allows us to utilize an outstanding front three of Alualu, Knighton, and Watt while in those 3-4 looks. In addition, we believe J. J. can be an asset in our base 4-3 defense as well; we expect him to function as a run-stopping LDE on first and second down with the ability to kick inside on third down and rush the passer from a DT position. J. J. Watt gives our defense versatility and outstanding motor, and will prove to be an asset for the Jaguars’ front line for years to come.

  22. EugeneStasakJr

    April 8, 2011 at 2:39 am

    With the 23rd selection, the Philadelphia Eagles were really hoping for one of the top OTs to fall to them but final big named guy went one selection before them. Instead, the Eagles looked to address the secondary where Ellis Hobbs’ career is likely over following his injury last year and they’ve unloaded Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown the past two years. In Jimmy Smith, the Eagles get a player that succeeded in college but has some off-field concerns that need to be investigated. He’s seemingly a me-first player but the Eagles feel they have the veteran coaching and leadership to mold him into an elite, shutdown corner opposite Asante Samuel.

  23. empulsive

    April 8, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Falcons: Pick 1.27

    Pick: Adrian Clayborn – DE – Iowa

    Lets face it, despite a HUGE year from John Abraham, the dude isn’t getting any younger. This is the perfect opportunity to infuse this improving D with some youth. Adrian Clayborn and his lightning fast first move will do wonders in drawing a blocker away from Abraham. I think he fits well with the 4-3 Smith Scheme.

    This Defense lacks play makers, and that is something that Clayborn most definitely is. His health issues are a bit of a concern, but not something to drop him into the 2nd round. He is a value here, and in my opinion could be a Saint on April 28th. I have high hopes that the leadership currently in place within the Falcons organization will help Clayborn blossom into a star in the NFL.

    Brandon Nall
    GM – Falcons

  24. huskergirlie

    April 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Well my first choice was Prince, followed by Tyron Smith, but both had been taken. Gabe was not a terrible pick being my third choice though. Very big guy and although he is kind of slow, he can play on either side and had to go against some pretty tough competition in the Big 10. Hopefully he is the guy that can help protect Stafford, because someone needs to.

  25. huskergirlie

    April 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

    And sorry, Detroit Lions, 1.13. Selected Gabe Carimi/OLT-ORT from Wisconsin.

  26. Baltimore Ravens - 26th Overall

    April 10, 2011 at 1:11 am

    In the first round I knew I wanted to go best player available. The biggest needs the Ravens have to address is receiver and cornerback. With Jimmy Smith gone and knowing how deep this receiver class is I decided to go with Wilkerson, a beast who will make an aging defense younger and most importantly better overall. A defensive line of Ngata, Wilkerson, and Terrence Cody is just what the Ravens need……pressure on the QB (more importantly Big Ben)


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