First here's some frequently asked questions about my mock draft: First here's some frequently asked questions about my mock draft:

NFL Mock Draft 5.0: There's a change at the top


First here’s some frequently asked questions about my mock draft:

1) The order is done by the current NFL standings. This probably would not be the exact order if the draft took place today (coin flips & playoffs would have to be complete) but it’s a pretty good estimation of what it would look like.

2) This draft has not picked 12 playoff teams. Instead I just did it in the exact order of the NFL Standings, that way nobody can complain about this team or that team being in or out of the playoffs. I will adjust this when we know who the 12 playoff teams are but until then all of my mock drafts will look this way.

2) I do these weekly but only here at so make sure you check back often for updates.

3) Make sure you leave comments below but to remember it is only early November. Right now it is hard to tell what each teams needs.

Without further adu, here’s the latest NFL Mock Draft:

1 Detroit Lions
OT Andre Smith

(+1 Spot, LR: 2)

Yes we have a change at #1 overall. The Lions would want to take the best player in the draft…and in my belief that is Andre Smith.
2Cincinnati Bengals
OT Michael Oher
Ole Miss

(-1 Spot, LR: 1)

The Bengals wouldn’t be disappointed to get Oher #2 overall, something that didn’t seem possible a few weeks ago.
3Kansas City Chiefs
QB Matthew Stafford*

(+3 Spots, LR: 6)

I am starting to come around on Tyler Thigpen but for now I have to stick with the Chiefs going QB here, especially with Oher and Smith gone.
4San Francisco 49ers
DT Terrence Cody

(+16 Spots, LR: 20)

The more and more I think about the more I realize that every NFL team wants Cody. He would fill up two gaps on the D-line and shut down the run.
5Seattle Seahawks
CB Vontae Davis*

(+8 Spots, LR: 13)

The Seahawks need help everywhere and at #5 overall it is arguably too early to take a CB. Do they really care if its too early? Take the right guy.
6St. Louis Rams
OT Eugene Monroe

(+4 Spots, LR: 10)

The Rams still need help on the offensive line, especially after not getting Jake Long last year. Monroe would be a great pickup.
7Oakland Raiders
WR Michael Crabtree*
Texas Tech

(+7 Spots, LR: 14)

Alright Al Davis youv’e got JaMarcus Russell & Darren McFadden. If you drafted Crabtree you’d have quite a trio.
8Houston Texans
DE Tyson Jackson

(+1 Spot, LR: 9)

What? Why take Jackson? They already have Mario Williams. Well think about having two great pass rushing defensive ends? Wow.
9Cleveland Browns
Knowshon Moreno

(+NR, LR: NR)

The Browns already have a big bruising running back in Jamal Lewis. By adding Moreno they’d have a great change of pace back.
10New Orleans Saints
DE Brian Orakpo

(+1 Spot, LR: 11)

Orakpo would finally give the Saints somebody on defense that could get to the opposing QB, which is a big need in New Orleans.
11Jacksonville Jaguars
DT Terrence Taylor

(+12 Spots, LR: 23)

I spoke to our Jaguars blogger and she thinks the Jags need a D-lineman. I can’t argue with our experts and Taylor is the best available.
12Green Bay Packers
OT Ciron Black*

(+16 Spots, LR: 28)

The running lanes for Ryan Grant aren’t as big this year and it’s forcing the Packers to rely on Aaron Rodgers to try to win games. Bring in Black.
13San Diego Chargers
Ray Mauluaga

(-11 Spots, LR: 2)

The Chargers have been a big disappointment this year and never thought they’d be drafting here. Why not take one of the best LBs?
14Dallas Cowboys
CB Malcolm Jenkins
Ohio State

(+4 Spots, LR: 18)

The Cowboys need help in the secondary very badly. Jenkins would help their only blaring need defensively.
15Denver Broncos
S William Moore

(+0 Spots, LR: 15)

Another team that needs big time help in the secondary. The Broncos can’t stop anyone defensively right now.
16Philadelphia Eagles
DE Michael Johnson
Georgia Tech

(-9 Spots, LR: 7)

The Eagles love lineman in the first round of the NFL Draft and Johnson would be a “best available” pick under this scenario.
17Buffalo Bills
CB Alphonso Smith
Wake Forest

(+2 Spots, LR: 19)

The Bills still need some help in the secondary (who doesn’t?) and would love to take Smith here midway thru Rd 1.
18Miami Dolphins
DE George Selvie
South Florida

(-1 Spot, LR: 19)

The Dolphins still need a big pass rusher to get to the QB. Why leave the state of Florida looking for one? Selvie is a beast.
19Chicago Bears
S Taylor Mays*

(+5 Spots, LR: 24)

Mays is as big as a linebacker and with some insight from our Bears blogger I know that the Bears need a safety.
20Indianapolis Colts
James Laurinaitis
Ohio State

(-15 Spots, LR: 5)

The Colts would run up to the commissioner before a second even ran off the clock. This is a perfect fit and HUGE steal.
21Minnesota Vikings
QB Mark Sanchez

(+9 Spots, LR: 12)

Like I said in my last mock draft, just call this a hunch. Sanchez would bring a strong arm to a struggling Minnesota passing game.
22Atlanta Falcons
LB Aaron Curry
Wake Forest

(+0 Spots, LR: 22)

Curry would stop the run for the Falcons and their defense to win games instead of relying on Matt Ryan to do so.
23New England Patriots (6-3)CB Darius Butler

(-5 Spots, LR: 18)

The Patriots could use a cornerback and Butler would be a nice selection towards the end of round one.
24New York Jets
DE Greg Hardy
Ole Miss

(+5 Spots, LR: 29)

If he ever gets healthy Hardy is almost a sure first round pick. He can rush the passer as well as any DE in college right now.
25Baltimore Ravens
RB Chris Wells
Ohio State

(+NR, LR: NR)

McGahee…Rice…McClain. This pick probably makes no sense to a lot of you guys. McGahee has disappointed some, and Rice is not an every down back.
26Arizona Cardinals
Brandon Spikes*

(+NR, LR: NR)

The Cardinals need a middle linebacker, considering Gerald Hayes isn’t exactly a superstar. Spikes would a decent pickup late in round one.
27Washington Redskins (6-3)CB Victor Harris
Virginia Tech

(+3 Spots, LR: 30)

Harris would help a secondary that has to deal with Eli Manning, Donovan McNabb, and Tony Romo a total of six times a year.
28Tampa Bay Bucs
WR Jeremy Maclin*

(+1 Spot, LR: 26)

After talking to our Bucs blogger here at Fansided I agree that the Bucs need a WR. Maclin can really change the game in so many ways, it’s amazing.
29Pittsburgh Steelers
CB Mike Mickens

(-2 Spots, LR: 27)

The one thing we know about the rough/tough defenses of the AFC is that you can never have enough defensive backs.
30Philadelphia Eagles
(6-3; Pick via Car)
OT Phil Loadholt

(+NR, LR: NR)

An offensive lineman makes sense here for the Eagles, especially after going D-line with their first pick. At least Carolina isn’t giving up a high pick here.
31New York GiantsLB Darry Beckwith

(+0 Spots, LR: 31)

The Giants grab a linebacker to make their defense even better late in round one. Beckwith acts like the kind of play Tom Coughlin wants on his team.
32Tennessee TitansWR Percy Harvin

(+NR, LR: NR)

Harvin is too great of a playmarker to pass up for the Titans. He would be a deep threat that could also run the reverse and open up their offense.