This mock draft is based upon what I think the General Manager of these 32 NFL teams would do, also based on what I believe is team need and value at that time in the draft. Enjoy
2011 NFL Draft Order 1.Patrick Peterson CB LSU Carolina Panthers Peterson has the talent to be a future pro bowler. If the Panthers pass up on him for Newton and it doesn't pan out, it could set this franchise back for 3-5 years. 2.Von Miller OLB Texas A&M Denver Broncos One of the safest picks in the draft, Miller would play the Sam Linebacker position and rush end on 3rd downs. Him opposite of Dumervil would give the Broncos an hell of a pass rush. 3.Marcell Dareus DT/DE Alabama Buffalo Bills A fit as a 5 technique in the 3-4 or as a 3 technique in a 4-3, either way is his a force to be reckoned with. Impact from day one. 4.A.J. Green WR Georgia Cincinnati Bengals My number one prospect in the entire draft, Green's combo of size, speed, body control, and leaping ability sets him apart from the rest of the pack. The Beangals need a weapon at WR and he should fall right in their lap at four. 5.Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals take a reach drafting Gabbert at the five spot. The inability to trade for the Eagles Kevin Kolb has them drafting Gabbert way too early. I watched him stink out loud against Texas Tech and Nebraska in back to back weeks and that concluded my thoughts that he was overrated. 6.Julio Jones WR Alabama Cleveland Browns The Browns need a stud WR and they need one badly. The progression of Colt McCoy would go a little smoother with a true playmaker at wide out like Jones. 7.Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska San Francisco 49ers 49ers need help at corner and Prince could come right in a start from day one. Excellent press cover skills and hips. 8.Nick Fairley DT Auburn Tennessee Titans People call him a one year wonder, and with the history of busts at the defensive tackle over the last 5-10 years I can see why he could be a risk. The talent is there, but people question his work ethic. Time will tell. Kevin Williams type ability. 9.Tyron Smith OT USC Dallas Cowboys The Cowboys need help on the O-line and Smith can come right in and start and be productive. Probably will start out on the right side and then eventually become the starter at left tackle. 10.Cam Newton QB Auburn Washington Redskins People question his character, motivation, and willingness to learn. But the talent, athleticism, and guts are there if you ask me. The ability to learn the pro game from the classroom level is the only question I have. He could save Shanahan's job if he pans out quicker then people think. 11.J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Houston Texans Wade Phillips is the defensive coordinator and he would be the perfect fit opposite of Mario Williams in the 3-4. A perfect fit for the 5 technique in the 3-4. 12.Aldon Smith DE Missouri Minnesota Vikings Some people believe the Vikings could take QB Jake Locker with this pick. I believe the safe choice would be Smith, who would give Jared Allen help rushing the passer. 13.Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College Detroit Lions The Lions need help on the O-line and Castonzo gives them a starter on the left side from day one. NFL ready player. 14.Robert Quinn DE North Carolina St. Louis Rams A top ten talent whose stock has slid because of not playing this past season and injury concerns due to a tumor. Has natural pass rushing ability and a great combo of size and speed. 15.Mark Ingram RB Alabama Miami Dolphins With Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams both free agents, this would be a safe and need pick for the Dolphins. There are rumors that they might trade down or out of the first round. 16.Ryan Kerrigan DE/OLB Perdue Jacksonville Jaguars A relentless, high effort, productive player who can fit in either a 3-4 as a rush backer or as a traditional DE in a 4-3. The Jaguars need help getting to the QB and this would be the logical pick. 17.Cameron Jordan DE California New England Patriots His versatility makes him a good fit for the Pats as we all know they like to move their players around on defense. They could draft a O-lineman as well. 18.Muhammad Wilkerson DL Temple San Diego Chargers His combo of size, speed, and agility makes him the choice for the Chargers. They need the help on the D-line and I believe he is the sleeper of the first round. 19.Mike Pouncey G/C Florida New York Giants After watching his brother come right in and start from day one, the Giants draft Mike here and should get the same results as they attempt to retool their O-line. 20.Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Was a consensus top 5 pick before the knee injury concerns came about. If healthy, he could be a steal at 20. 21.Nate Solder OT Colorado Kansas City Chiefs The former tight end is very athletic and has the perfect size a left tackle. But he's still kind of raw and plays too high at times. Needs to get stronger as well. 22.Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin Indianapolis Colts Including myself, most believe he is the most NFL ready tackle in the draft. Can be plugged right in at right tackle and start from day one. 23.Corey Liuget Illinois Philadelphia Eagles Is in the backfield on a consistent basis and plays with great leverage. The Eagles have many needs(Cornerback,O-line,Linebacker, and Defensive tackle) you would think they would take a corner or O-lineman, but you can never tell with this team. Don't be surprised if they trade out of the first round. 24.Brooks Reed Arizona New Orleans Saints The Saints need serious help at DE and getting to the QB. Brooks Reed would fit the bill for the Saints at 24. 25.Cameron Heyward DE/DT Ohio St. Seattle Seahawks One of my favorite players in the draft, the son of former NFL running back Craig "Ironhead" Heyward is versatile enough the play DT in the 4-3 or DE in a 3-4. He should give the Seahawks the push and penetration they need in the middle of their D-line. 26.Jimmy Smith CB Colorado Baltimore Ravens Character issues cause Williams to fall right in the laps of the Ravens who need desperate help at the CB postion. Even at 6'2" 211lbs he possesses smooth hip and balance, rare for a player his height and weight at corner. Ravens would be happy to have him. 27.Justin Houston DE Georgia Atlanta Falcons With John Abraham getting up there in age, Houston would be the perfect pick for the Falcons. 28.Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa New England Patriots Another perfect fit for the Patriots 3-4 style defense, Clayborn has the ideal size the play end for the Patriots. 29.Derek Sherrod OT Miss. St. Chicago Bears The Bears have an obvious need on the O-line and Sherrod in my eyes is the best answer for them. Is very athletic, has great feet and strong base. Held his own in the SEC against top pro prospects. 30.Phil Taylor NT Baylor New York Jets The Jets could use a nose tackle and at 6'4" 334lbs Taylor more then fits the bill. 31.Aaron Williams CB/S Texas Pittsburgh A typical versatile Texas DB with the ability to play the slot and free saftey. Steelers type of player. 32.Akeem Ayers OLB UCLA Green Bay Packers Ayers fills a need at OLB for the Packers opposite Clay Matthews. Very explosive player who has pass rush skills and good size.