2011 NFL Mock Draft: Interactive Mock Alternating Picks Between Sites

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20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Cameron Jordan (Seahawks draft blog)

if he lasts this long the Buccs shouldn’t waste any time adding even more talent to that defensive line

21. Kansas City Chiefs-Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purde (with the first pick)

The Chiefs have two major needs on defense, nose tackle and strong side outside linebacker. With Phil Taylor still available, it’s tempting. However, Purdue Defensive End, Ryan Kerrigan is higher on the board. Currently, the Chiefs have Tamba Hali playing the rush outside linebacker position. Last year, he turned in the best performance of his career with 14.5 sacks. Unfortunately, Mike Vrabel, who played opposite of him, achieved zero sacks. The Chiefs must find someone to compliment Hali. Ryan Kerrigan is a guy that reminds me a lot of a young Mike Vrabel. He’s relentless in his efforts to the quarterback. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Kerrigan surprised scouts by showing good speed in the forty-yard dash, and good athleticism in the change of direction/coverage drills. With the Chiefs secondary bound for elitism, Hali and Kerrigan pressuring the quarterback, and forcing mistakes would compliment them perfectly.

22. Indianapolis Colts-Muhammed Wilkerson (Nfldraftdog)

Wilkerson is a steal here and he fills a huge need. Quick, name the two starting defensive tackles on the Colts roster? Daniel Muir and Antonio Johnson had 1/2 sack between them in 2010.

23 Eagles-Jimmy Smith (Nepatriotsdraft)

Smith is incredibly talented, but has a questionable personality on and off the field.  The Eagles, however, already have Asante Samuel, so they should already be used to that.

24. New Orleans Saints-Anthony Castanzo, OT, Boston College (theefootballexpert)

I think that with the signing of Shaun Rodgers the Saints can turn thier attention to the DE, LB or OT positions.  Jon Stinchcomb is not very good, they could use an upgrade at the RT position.  Castonzo is a top 20 pick so the Saints are getting a great deal here.

25.Seattle Seahawks-Jake Locker (seahwaks draft blog)

The Seahawks biggest need is to address the quarterback position for the long term

26. Baltimore Ravens-Torrey Smith (w the first pick)

The signings of Anquan Boldin and TJ Houshmandzadeh didn’t quite pay the dividends that the Ravens had hoped for. What it did do was help to make their offense one of the slowest in the league. They desperately need to add someone who can stretch the field vertically. Torrey Smith is a good candidate for the job. With his 4.4 speed, he can get behind secondaries and create big plays. He’ll also help keep safeties out of the box, something Ray Rice would be appreciative of. If the Ravens want to make it to the super bowl, they must infuse some youth speed to the offense, to combat the defenses of the AFC North, some of the more physical ones in the NFL.

27-Atlanta Falcons Justin Houston, DE,Georgia (NFLdraftdog)

An impressive physical specimen that fills a huge need for the Falcons. Houston measured in at the Combine at 6′ 3″ 270 pounds and ran his 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds. On the field he ranked 15th in the NCAA with 18.5 tackles for loss

28. New England Patriots-Derrick Sherrod (NEpatriotsdraft)

With JJ Watt, Cam Jordan, and Muhammad Wilkerson off the board, the value here is at OL.  Sherrod is an NFL-Ready LT that will combine with Sebastian Vollmer to be great bookends for the next decade.

29. Chicago Bears-Gabe Carimi (Thefootballexpert)

The Bears need a number 1 WR, but with Carimi still on the board, the Bears could go with an upgrade to thier terrible offensive line

30. New York Jets-Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor (NFLmocks)

I think the Jets will be targeting a RUSH OLB, or a Defensive end, but Taylor is unquestionably the best Nose Tackle available. And the Jets need a nose tackle for the long run with the departure of Kris Jenkins. The other pick I really considered here was Martez Wilson as a 3-4 OLB because of his great measurables, but maybe the Jets shy away from trying to convert another player with great measurables to a position he hasn’t played before (because of Vernon Gholston).

31. Pittsburgh Steelers-Mike Pouncey, G, Florida- (Seahawksdraftblog)

The Steelers found value with Maurkice last year and may be tempted to keep their interior line a family affair.

32. Green Bay Packers (w the first pick)-Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

The Super Bowl Champions have done such an extraordinary job at drafting and developing their young players. During the playoffs, they had guys no ones ever heard of, performing at high levels. Looking at their roster, the only position that I can really pinpoint as an area of need is outside linebacker. They could use someone opposite of Clay Matthews. Matthews started the 2010 season on fire, but began receiving a tremendous amount of attention as the sacks piled up. Eventually, he was slowed down and suffered injuries because of this. Brooks Reed is a guy that has some similarities to Matthews. Both have long hair and are high motor players. Reed could add balance to their pass rush, and give the Packers scheme versatility. Letting both of these guys pin their ears back and get after the quarterback would be outrageous. Opposing offenses would have a difficult time stopping the two.