2011 NFL Mock Draft: Updated 11/18/10

We are just past the midway point in the NFL season, I’d say that is a perfect time for a mock draft..  NFL Mocks writer Jason Madson takes the latest stab at predicting the 2011 NFL Draft.  Be sure to check out our other Mock Drafts that can be found under the Mock Draft tab.  We also have an updated Big Board where you can find the rankings of our top prospects.  The NFL Mocks team has also been hard at work putting together Scouting Reports for each of the NFL prospects so be sure to check that out too.  You can also check out the Mock Draft Database at DCSports Report!

1. Buffalo Bills- Andrew Luck QB Stanford -The Bills need a ton of help, but it all starts with a great QB.  Luck is the best in this draft, and its not close in my opinion.

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2. Carolina Panthers- Da’ Quan Bowers DE Clemson- What a great season Bowers is having, he has really improved his stock for the offseason.  If he goes pro, he will definitely be a top 5 pick .  He is a very similar player to Julius Peppers.
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3. Dallas Cowboys- Patrick Peterson CB LSU – Dallas just needs some fresh talent.  Players like Peterson will add many talented dimensions to the Cowboys roster. He is a special player on defense and in special teams.

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4. Cincinatti Bengals- Nick Fairley DT Auburn- The Fairley stock has risen faster than anybody.  He is an aggressive, multi-talented, just plain mean player.  Creates pressure and push up the middle.

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5. Detroit Lions- Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State- The Lions need a couple pieces before they begin to compete.  OT is the biggest in my opinion.  Sherrod gets the nod here because of his high level of playing ability and demeanor on the field.  He just likes to play football.

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6. San Francisco 49ers- Jake Locker QB Washington- The 49ers are going with Troy Smith at QB right now.  Enough said.  Locker is a very special athletic talent, but we will see what kind of quarterback he turns into.

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7. Arizona Cardinals- AJ Green WR Georgia- Maybe the most talented player in the Draft.  He is so athletic and catches everything.

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8. Denver Broncos- Marcell Dareus DT Alabama- This is a need/BPA pick for the Broncos.  Dareus is the best player on the board in a position of need.  He will plug right into one of the DE spots in Denver’s 34.

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9. Cleveland Browns- Julio Jones WR Alabama- Jones just seems like he would fit in perfectly in Cleveland.  He works his tail off and is a tremendous blocker.  He is also a pretty damn good WR.

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10. Minnesota Vikings- Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas- Finally! The Vikings get a legit, first round QB.  He leaves Arkansas where he had a ton of weapons and lands in Minny, where he has a ton of weapons.  Could be a great situation for both parties.

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11. Washington Redskins- Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska- The Redskins have a horrible pass defense.  Adding an elite CB is a big step in the right direction.

12. Houston Texans- Janoris Jenkins CB Florida- Look at the above statement, but replace Redskins with Texans.

13. San Diego Chargers- Allen Bailey DE Miami- The Chargers get a damn good player to fall into their lap.  He fits in very nicely into the 34 front.

14. St. Louis Rams- Rahim Moore S UCLA- This ball hawk will be set loose in the Dome.  He would make the surprisingly decent Rams D that much better.

15. Jacksonville Jaguars- Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue- I can’t say enough about Ryan Kerrigan.  He is ridiculously talented and has multiple pass rushing moves along with a non stop motor.  If he performs well at the Senior Bowl and Combine, he could go higher.

16. Tennessee Titans- Adrian Clayborn DT Iowa- Clayborn will be a very nice fit into the Titans front 7.  He can stop the run and get to the passer. What else could you want?

17. Miami Dolphins- Robert Quinn DE North Carolina- Potentially the steal of the draft.  He has way too much talent to slide past this point.  The suspension and year off could force teams away.

18. Kansas City Chiefs- Von Miller OLB Texas A&M- Miller is a special player that I have had going to the Chiefs for a couple months now.  He fits the “Right 53″ that Pioli often references to.  Smart, talented football players are welcome in KC.

19. Seattle Seahawks- Justin Houston DE Georgia- Houston has been a terror in the opposing teams backfield this season.  The Seahawks need to generate more pressure.  Perfect match.

20. New England Patriots (from OAK)- Jonathan Baldwin WR Pittsburgh- Randy Moss Lite?  Maybe, but I think Baldwin is a talented football player who does the little things for his team to win.

21. Tampa Bay Bucs- Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma- I love this pairing here.  He fits the athletic, mobile, covering LB that the Bucs seem to employ.

22. Green Bay Packers- Brandon Harris CB Miami- The Packers have to draft a replacement for Charles Woodson.  He is getting up there in age.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers- Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin- Carimi is a super talented prospect that falls in my mock due to team needs.  I see him as a RT in the pro game, but will get a shot at LT first.

24. Chicago Bears- Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College- Basically, the Bears offensive line is a joke and any talent they bring in will be an upgrade.  I like Castonzo’s athletic ability and size.  He will be a great fit in Chicago.

25. New York Giants- Cameron Jordan DL California- It’s time to stock up on the DL again for the G-Men.  Jordan’s stock has been rising all season, keep an eye on this talent.

26. Indianapolis Colts- Stephen Paea DT Oregon State- This is another player that I think fits the team perfectly.  Paea creates pressure with his size/strength/speed combo and is very capable at stopping the run.

27. Philadelphia Eagles- Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia- Injuries aside, Dowling is one hell of a player.  He has tremendous size and fits a need for the Eagles.

28. New Orleans Saints- Mark Ingram RB Alabama- The Saints need a running game to continue their success and if the weather is bad in the playoffs.  Ingram would step in from day one and be the teams best option.

29. Baltimore Ravens- Rodney Hudson OG Florida State- I’m sure Ravens fans aren’t happy about this pick, but Hudson is the best interior lineman in this draft.  He will solidify the inside for years to come.

30. New England PatrtiotsCameron Heyward DE Ohio State- Heyward to the Pats just makes sense.  He would fit the system like a glove.

31. New York Jets- Greg Jones LB Michigan State- Rex Ryan would love to have Greg Jones fall to him in this draft.  Jones is a top MLB that should have a long career.

32. Atlanta Falcons- Bruce Carter LB North Carolina- Plug Carter into Mike Peterson’s OLB spot and the Falcons have the best young LB corp in the league.

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  • Andy

    I still feel WR is a bigger need than OLB, and Baldwin fits our offense to a T.

  • http://nflmocks.com/ jdove

    Its going to be a touch decision for the chiefs if both players are on the board… while they are having a good season you can still argue that there are several areas they still need to address.

    • Andy

      There is no need to even argue about it, there are a lot of areas. WR/LOLB/NT toss C in there and lots say QB.

      The way I see it at least, we just gave Studebaker a new contract so the coaches see something in him. He has not had a lot of time to go on the field and show everything he has but when he is on the field he makes plays. We also drafted Sheffield last year late to bring another passrusher on the field on obvious passing downs.

      Our offense has just struggled, teams are now finding ways to stop the run and double Bowe leaving no one for Cassel to get the ball to(or attempt to).

      • jason madson

        I agree with you on Studebaker and Jonny Baldwin, but when an elite prospect that has proven they can get to the QB is available, you have to take him.
        Studey is one of my favorite Chiefs, I loved covering him at training camp. Von Miller just adds that element across from Tamba that makes the ENTIRE defense better.

  • chndlr54

    St.Louis needs DT,WR, OLB, RB,DE safety is a position that really is not a great need in the 1st round.

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  • Chris

    Although AJ Green is incredibly talented, there is no way thee Cardinals are taking him in this draft. Receivers its the only issue the team doesn’t have. They need a QB.