2011 NFL Mock Draft *Final Edition
Comprehensive 7 round mock draft with written analysis. Post your comments below.
33. New England Patriots (via Carolina): Muhammed Wilkerson, DL, Temple
The Pats signed Marcus Stroud to play DE but it will eventually be Wilkerson who will take over. Very similar to former Patriot all-pro Richard Seymour.
34. Buffalo Bills: Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
There will be a lot of movement, possibly into the late 1st round as there will be a mad dash for QB’s. Ponder is the most “pro-ready” QB in this draft.
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
Cedric Benson will be looking for a big pay day and the Bengals more than likely will not be willing to meet his demands…especially if they can draft a similar player in LeShoure with significantly more upside. I fully expect the Bengals to punt the QB position to the later rounds and sign a veteran once free agency begins.
36. Denver Broncos: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
It appears that Austin has put some of the character red flags behind him as he has been skyrocketing up drafboards following a tremendous series of off-season workouts. The Broncos address a major weakness in the 2nd round and still end up with possibly the best DT in this draft.
37. Cleveland Browns: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
The Browns will be happy to see Clayborn still available at pick #37 as they are in desperate need to revitilize their defensive line.
38. Arizona Cardinals: Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
Look for Arizona to replace veteran Joey Porter with one of the best 3-4 OLB pass rushers in this draft. Houston definitely raised some red flags with his most recent failed drug test, but Arizona may be willing to overlook it to aquire a player of Houston’s caliber.
39. Tennessee Titans: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
With Vince Young’s departure imminent, the Titans desperately need to address the quarterback position. Kaepernick would be a solid fit, eventually taking over for veteran Kerry Collins.
40. Dallas Cowboys: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
Dowling may end up being the biggest steal in this draft. If he can overcome his nagging injury issues, the Cowboys could find themselves with a top 10 value in the 2nd round.
41. Washington Redskins: J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin
After trading back, the Redskins may have to trade back up to get him, but would be overjoyed if Watt fell to them at pick #41. Absolute stud who with time will develop into the perfect DE fit in the Redskins 3-4 scheme.
42. Houston Texans: Cameron Heyward, DE/DT, Ohio St. With Wade Phillips taking over the defense, the Texans are making the transition to the 3-4. Heyward would excel in Phillips’ system, and is a major value pick this deep into round 2.
43. Minnesota Vikings: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
With no viable option at QB here in round 2, look for the Vikings to continue to upgrade their aging defensive line, and possibly trade for Donavan McNabb once the lockout is lifted.
44. Detroit Lions: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
At one point, Ayers was considered a lock in round 1, but following a disappointing performance at the combine, his stock has dropped considerably. Nice value in round 2 though, as the Lions address a pressing need at OLB.
45. San Francisco 49ers: Sam Acho, OLB, Texas
Acho has seen his stock rise over the past month and fits a significant need for the ‘9ers. Best pure pass rushing OLB available with this pick.
46. Denver Broncos (via Miami): Robert Sands, S, West Virginia
Denver needs to upgrade their aging secondary, in particular, Brian Dawkins who is in the twilight of his career. Sands backed up his production on the field by putting up impressive combine numbers to go along with his 6’4” 200lbs frame.
47. St. Louis Rams: Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
Following the departure of O.J. Otogwe, the Rams have a significant hole to fill in their secondary. Many consider Moore to be the best safety in the draft.
48. Oakland Raiders: Stefen Wisniewski, C/G, Penn St.
The Raiders could have themselves a franchise center, as they hope Wisniewski will follow in his uncle’s footsteps, as a former all-pro Raider offensive lineman.
49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rodney Hudson, OL, Florida St.
Jacksonville had one of the best rushing attacks in football last year. With Hudson, they will add some athleticism and depth at the guard position.
50. San Diego Chargers: Benjamin Ijalana, OL, Villanova
Look for San Diego to improve their run blocking up front. Ijalana’s stock has risen significantly and will immediately upgrade the Chargers offensive line.
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Orlando Franklin, OL, Miami
Tampa Bay surprised a lot of people last year as they narrowly missed the playoffs. They have one of the best young QB’s in the game, and a powerful rushing attack. Franklin should help keep Freeman upright, and open up holes for the Bucs’ running game.
52. New York Giants: Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio St.
The Giants secondary has been solid overall, but has lacked elite speed and athleticism at the corner position. Chekwa is a superior athlete with a nose for the ball, and should step in and make an impact right away as a nickel corner, eventually taking over a starting role.
53. Indianapolis Colts: Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU
The Colts really struggled to protect Peyton Manning last year, and struggled even more to open up holes in the running game. Cannon is surprisingly athletic for his size, and could be the franchise tackle the Colts have been lacking.
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
Sheard is one of the more underrated players in this draft and may not make it out of the first round. If he does, look for the Eagles to scoop him up as his aggressive bull rushing style will compliment Trent Cole on the other side.
55. Kansas City Chiefs: Dontay Moch, OLB, Nevada
After posting a 4.40 40 time at the combine, Moch’s stock has skyrocketed. After playing DE during his tenure at Nevada, the Chiefs will hope that Moch can make the transition to 3-4 OLB and ultimately replace veteran Mike Vrabel.
56. New Orleans Saints: Randall Cobb, WR/RB, Kentucky
The Saints are always looking to add weapons to their already stacked offense. Randall Cobb will be able to contribute in a hybrid role very similar to Reggie Bush.
57. Seattle Seahawks: Davon House, CB, New Mexico St
Seattle’s secondary struggled mightily throughout the season and desperately needs an upgrade. House was very productive during his college tenure and has tremendous upside.
58. Baltimore Ravens: Edmund Gates, WR, Abilene Christian
Gates is yet another player that helped himself tremendously at the combine. His electrifying speed and athleticism can take the top off opposing defenses and open up the underneath routes for possession guys Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin.
59. Atlanta Falcons: Christian Ballard, DE/DT, Iowa
Ballard is yet another DE/DT that can be moved around the defensive line in a 4-3 depending on the situation in order to create matchup problems.
60. New England Patriots: Danny Watkins, OL, Baylor
A number of teams will pass on Danny Watkins because of his age (will turn 27 during the season) but this is precisely why the Patriots will take him. The Pats are built to win right now, and Watkins can step right in and fill a void on the offensive line right away.
61. San Diego Chargers (via Jets): Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
There has been much talk that the Chargers going after a WR with one of their multitude of picks in the first 3 rounds. GM A.J. Smith compared Baldwin to a young Vincent Jackson, and with Jackson’s contract due to expire soon, Baldwin may be too hard to pass up at pick 61.
62. Chicago Bears: Stephen Pea, DT, Oregon St.
The Bears will be looking to fill the void at DT left behind by Tommie Harris. Pea wowed scouts with his strength at the combine and was a force in the middle during his years at Oregon St. Should immediately solidify the Bears’ interior defensive line.
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jerrell Powe, DT, Ole Miss
Powe will add depth at NT and be the eventual replacement for veteran Casey Hampton.
64. Green Bay Packers: Will Rackley, OL, Lehigh
Look for Green Bay to continue to add depth to their offensive line. Last year one of their only perceived weaknesses was with their offensive line. One can only imagine how good the Packers can be if they can re-establish a running attack and give Aaron Rodgers even more time in the pocket.
65. Carolina Panthers: Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami
66. Cincinnati Bengals: Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa
67. Denver Broncos: Mason Foster, LB, Washington
68. Buffalo Bills: Quan Sturdivant, LB, North Carolina
69. Arizona Cardinals: Titus Young, WR, Boise St.
70. Cleveland Browns: Colin McCarthy, LB, Miami
71. Dallas Cowboys: Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson
72. New Orleans Saints (via Washington): Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
73. Houston Texans: Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
74. New England Patriots (via Minnesota): Kris O’Dowd, C, USC
75. Detroit Lions: Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
76. San Francisco 49ers: Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
77. Tennessee Titans: Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
78. St. Louis Rams: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
79. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
80. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marcus Gilchrist, CB, Clemson
81. Oakland Raiders: DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami
82. San Diego Chargers: Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma St.
83. New York Giants: Kelvin Sheppard, LB, LSU
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon
85. Philadelphia Eagles: Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
86. Kansas City Chiefs: Terrence Toliver, WR, LSU
87. Indianapolis Colts: Tyler Sash, S, Iowa
88. New Orleans Saints: DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
89. San Diego Chargers (via Seattle): Colin Jones, S, TCU
90. Baltimore Ravens: Jason Pinkson, OT, Pittsburgh
91. Atlanta Falcons: Clint Boling, OL, Georgia
92. New England Patriots: Cortez Allen, CB, Citadel
93. Chicago Bears: Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
94. New York Jets: Christopher Carter, OLB, Fresno St.
95. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chykie Brown, CB, Texas
96. Green Bay Packers: Lawrence Guy, DT, Arizona St.
97. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Cameron, TE, USC
98. Carolina Panthers: Austin Pettis, WR, Boise St
99. Seattle Seahawks (via New England): Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida
100. Buffalo Bills: Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
101. Cincinnati Bengals: Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
102. Cleveland Browns: D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas
103. Arizona Cardinals: Lee Ziemba, OT, Auburn
104. Philadelphia Eagles (via Washington): Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton
105. Houston Texans: Bruce Miller, OLB, UCF
106. Minnesota Vikings: Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
107: Detroit Lions: Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska
108: San Francisco 49ers: Sione Fua, NT, Stanford
109: Tennessee Titans: Mike Mohammed, MLB, California
110: Dallas Cowboys: DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
111. Miami Dolphins: John Moffitt, OL, Wisconsin
112. St. Louis Rams: Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas St.
113. Oakland Raiders: Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
114. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ross Homan, OLB, Ohio St.
115. San Francisco 49ers (via San Diego): Shareece Wright, CB, USC
116. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma St.
117. New York Giants: Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse
118. Kansas City Chiefs: Tim Barnes, C, Missouri
119. Indianapolis Colts: James Brewer, OL, Indiana
120: Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Irving, LB, North Carolina St.
121. Jacksonville Jaguars (via New Orleans): Greg Salas, WR, Hawaii
122. Buffalo Bills (via Seattle): Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers
123. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Bair, DE/DT, Oregon St.
124. Atlanta Falcons: Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
125. New England Patriots: Mark Herzlich, OLB, Boston College
126. New York Jets: James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
127. Chicago Bears: Jordan Todman, RB, UConn
128. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greg Jones, MLB, Michigan St.
129. Green Bay Packers: Cecil Shorts, WR, Mt. Union
130. Tennessee Titans: Brandon Hogan, CB, West Virginia
131. Green Bay Packers: K.J. Wright, OLB, Mississippi St.
132. Carolina Panthers: Pierre Allen, DE, Nebraska
133. Buffalo Bills: Ian Williams, DT, Notre Dame
134. Cincinnati Bengals: Zach Hurd, G, UConn
135. Kansas City Chiefs (via Tampa Bay): Akeem Dent, MLB, Georgia
136. Arizona Cardinals: Chris Neild, DT, West Virginia
137. Cleveland Browns: Ahmad Black, S, Florida
138. Houston Texans: Curtis Marsh, CB, Utah St.
139. Minnesota Vikings: Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech
140. Kansas City Chiefs (via Detroit): Jaquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon St.
141. San Francisco 49ers: Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama
142. Tennessee Titans: Ronald Johnson, WR, USC
143. Dallas Cowboys: Stanley Havili, FB, USC
144. Washington Redskins: Adrian Taylor, DT, Oklahoma
145. St. Louis Rams: Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana
146. Miami Dolphins: Robert Housler, TE, FAU
147. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lester Jean, WR, FAU
148. Oakland Raiders: Chris Culliver, S/CB, South Carolina
149. Philadelphia Eagles (via San Diego): Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
150. Minnesota Vikings (via Giants): Stephen Shilling, OL, Michigan
151. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Da’Rel Scott, RB, Maryland
152. Indianapolis Colts: Lawrence Wilson, OLB, UConn
153. Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
154. Detroit Lions (via Kansas City): Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona
155. Washington Redskins (via New Orleans): DeMarcus Love, G, Arkansas
156. Seattle Seahawks: Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson
157. Seattle Seahawks (via Baltimore): Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego St.
158. Atlanta Falcons: Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
159. New England Patriots: Alex Green, RB, Hawaii
160. Chicago Bears: Aldrick Robinson, WR, SMU
161. New York Jets: Will Hill, S, Florida
162. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chris L. Rucker, CB, Michigan St.
163. Green Bay Packers: Shane Vereen, RB, California
164. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory): Mario Fannin, RB, Auburn
165. Carolina Panthers: Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh
166. Cincinnati Bengals: Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado
167. Cleveland Browns (via Denver): Scott Tolzien, QB, Wisconsin
168. Buffalo Bills: Virgil Green, TE, Nevada
169. Cleveland Browns: Markus White, DE, Florida St.
170. Arizona Cardinals: Kendrick Burney, CB, North Carolina
171. Minnesota Vikings: Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
172. Seattle Seahawks (via Detroit): Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington
173. San Francisco 49ers: Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia
174. Tennessee Titans: Byron Maxwell, CB, Clemson
175. Dallas Cowboys: Jamie Harper, RB, Clemson
176. Washington Redskins: Allen Bradford, RB, USC
177. Houston Texans: Jerrard Tarrant, S, Georgia Tech
178. Miami Dolphins: Jeron Johnson, S, Boise St.
179. St. Louis Rams: Richard Sherman, CB, Stanford
180. Oakland Raiders: Jason Kelce, C, Cincinnati
181. Jacksonville Jaguars: Da’Norris Searcy, S, North Carolina
182. San Diego Chargers: Alex Henery, K, Nebraska
183. Detroit Lions (via Tampa Bay): Eddie Jones, DE, Texas
184. New York Giants: Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock
185. Philadelphia Eagles: Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska
186. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Kansas City): Mark LeGree, S, Appalachian St.
187. Indianapolis Colts: Martin Parker, DT, Richmond
188. Denver Broncos (via New Orleans): Johnny White, RB, North Carolina
189. San Francisco 49ers (via Seattle): Devon Torrence, CB, Ohio St.
190. Baltimore Ravens: Justin Rogers, CB, Richmond
191. Atlanta Falcons: Derrick Locke, RB, Kentucky
192. New England Patriots: Owen Marecic, FB/LB, Stanford
193. New York Jets: David Carter, DT, UCLA
194. Chicago Bears: Jake Kirkpatrick, C, TCU
195. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville
196. Green Bay Packers: Sealver Siliga, DT, Utah
197. New York Giants (compensatory): Jaiquawn Jarrett, S, Temple
198. Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory): Adam Weber, QB, Minnesota
199. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory): Jah Reid, OT, UCF
200. San Diego Chargers (compensatory): DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Miss
201. New York Giants (compensatory): Josh Bynes, MLB, Auburn
202. Carolina Panthers (compensatory): Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi St.
203. Green Bay Packers (via Carolina): Chris White, LB, Mississippi St.
204. Denver Broncos: Kyle Adams, TE, Purdue
205. Buffalo Bills: Keith Williams, G, Nebraska
206. Cincinnati Bengals: Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU
207. New York Jets (via Arizona): Jeremy Beal, OLB, Oklahoma
208. Seattle Seahawks (via Cleveland): Joseph Barksdale, OL, LSU
209. San Francisco 49ers (via Detriot): Karl Klug, DL, Iowa
210. San Francisco 49ers: J.T. Thomas, OLB, West Virginia
211. Tennessee Titans: Doug Hogue, OLB, Syracuse
212. Dallas Cowboys: (used in supplemental draft)
213. Washington Redskins: Dom DeCicco, S, Pittsburgh
214. Houston Texans: Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
215. Minnesota Vikings: T.J. Yates, QB, North Carolina
216. St. Louis Rams: Scott Lutrus, MLB, UConn
217. Miami Dolphins: Jermale Hines, S, Ohio St.
218. Miami Dolphins (via Jacksonville): Dane Sanzenbacher, WR, Ohio St.
219. Oakland Raiders: Jerrod Johnson, QB, Texas A&M
220. Dallas Cowboys (via San Diego): Courtney Smith, WR, South Alabama
221. New York Giants: Charles Clay, FB, Tulsa
222. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Nate Bussey, OLB, Illinois
223. Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia Tech
224. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Whalen, WR, Stanford
225. Baltimore Ravens (via Philadelphia): Stephen Burton, WR, West Texas A&M
226. New Orleans Saints: Ricardo Lockette, WR, Fort Valley St.
227. Seattle Seahawks: Andrew Jackson, G, Fresno St.
228. Baltimore Ravens: Ryan Jones, CB, NW Missouri St.
229. Atlanta Falcons: Ryan Hill, CB, Miami
230. Atlanta Falcons (via New England): Mario Butler, CB, Georgia Tech
231. Chicago Bears: (used in supplemental draft)
232. Detroit Lions (via Jets): Ryan Bartholomew, C, Syracuse
233. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kealoha Pilates, WR, Hawaii
234. Green Bay Packers: Jeff Maehl, WR, Oregon
235. San Diego Chargers (compensatory): Danny Aiken, LS, Virginia
236. Miami Dolphins (compensatory): Obi Ezeh, MLB, Michigan
237. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory): Lazarius Levingston, DL, LSU
238. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory): Andre Smith, TE, Viginia Tech
239. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (compensatory): Cliff Mathews, DE, South Carolina
240. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory): Derek Hall, OT, Stanford
241. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory): Corbin Bryant, DT, Northwestern
242. Oakland Raiders (compensatory): Damien Berry, RB, Miami
243. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory): Jonathan Freeny, DE, Rutgers
244. New Orleans Saints (compensatory): Derek Newton, OT, Arkansas St.
245. Carolina Panthers (compensatory): Ollie Ogbu, DT, Penn St.
246. Buffalo Bills (compensatory): Darvin Adams, WR, Auburn
247. Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory): Adrian Moten, OLB, Maryland
248. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Jonas Mouton, OLB, Michigan
249. Cleveland Browns (compensatory): D’Aundre Reed, DE, Arizona