2011 NFL Mock Draft: Interactive Mock Alternating Picks Between Sites

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Round two:

33. New England Patriots-Cameron Heyward (NEpatriotsdraft)

With the majority of the top DE’s off the board, Heyward is one of the last of the top-tier of 3-4 DE’s available.  He isn’t ideal, but will be an upgrade over what the Patriots have.  Baylor OL Danny Watkins was another option here

34. Buffalo Bills-Corey Liuget (NFLdraftdog)

At 6′ 2″ 298 pounds Liuget has the size to play end in a 34 defense. He is widely considered a top 20 talent so he would be a steal at 34. liuget would be an upgrade over Spencer Johnson and Alex Carrington.

35. Cincinnati Bengals-Christian Ponder(with the first pick)

Call me crazy but, I tend to believe Carson Palmer when he says he has 80 million in the bank, and he isn’t afraid to retire if his trade demands are not met. The Bengals owner is pretty darn stubborn, so if Palmer does indeed retire, the Bengals will need to find an adequate replacement. Christian Ponder is a guy that people tend to forget about. Coming into the 2010 season, many analyst had him rated a first round prospect. Ponder suffered some shoulder and elbow injuries that set him back throughout the season. He seems to be fully healthy, and it has shown in his offseason workouts. Ponder doesn’t have a “wow” arm or “thread-the-needle” accuracy, but he is a fine quarterback that does most things well. With his leadership qualities and intelligence, he could help keep the Bengals relevant in a time where there will be a lot of turnover on offense.

36. Denver Broncos NFLmocks (sayre)-Marvin Austin

Dareus is a guy who is going to occupy blockers, and Austin will then be the guy to make offenses pay for double teaming Dareus. Extremely talented kid with a ton of upside and raw ability. Sat out this year, but should be a very good player in the NFL

37. Cleveland Browns-Adrian Clayborn (seahawksdraftblog)

Cleveland needs to re-build its defensive line and this is good value.

38. Arizona Cardinals Benjamin Ijalana, OT/G, Villanova (Thefootballexpert)

– The Cardinals have a miserable offensive, they need help at mutiple positions, so Ijalana makes sense here

39.  Tennessee Titans Drake Nevis (NE patriots draft)

It was tough not to pull the trigger on a guy like Colin Kaepernick here, but Nevis brings a lot playmaking ability to a defense that needs some.

40. Dallas Cowboys-Rahim Moore (NFldraftdog)

The Cowboys need to upgrade their secondary and Moore is a ball hawk.

41. Washington Redskins-Jon Baldwin, WR, Pitt (w/the first pick)

No matter what quarterback takes snaps from under center in 2011, the Redskins need to supply him with a play making receiver. Santana Moss is set to hit free agency (whenever that begins), leaving the cupboard very bare. What better receiver to draft other than Jon Baldwin. Coming in at 6’4″, Baldwin excels at making big plays. He has tremendous leaping ability, hands, and ball skills. He is a deep threat that can keep defenses honest. There are some questions about his attitude and passion for the game, but Mike Shanahan has the experience to deal with any character flaws.

42. Houston Texans-Christian Ballard, DL, Iowa (Seahawks Draft blog)

The Texans continue to re-build their defense as they switch to a 3-4.

43.  Minnesota Vikings, Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada – The football expert

The Vikings will be looking for thier future QB in this draft; Kaepernick has a strong arm and good leadership skills.  He could be the future face of the franchise in Minnesota

44. Lions-Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina (Nepatriotsdraft)
After getting their CB in Round 1, the offensive line and linebacker positions need addressed.  James Brewer from Indiana might get a look here, but Carter has too much potential to pass up

45. San Francisco 49ers-Leonard Hankerson, WR, The U (NFLdraftdog)

The 9ers fixed their offensive line in last years draft, now they give whoever ends up as the QB someone to throw the ball too other than Michael Crabtree.

46. Denver Broncos-Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois (NFL Mocks Sayre)

Solid value at 46 overall, and a possible perfect fit for the Broncos at sam linebacker. Very big, strong kid with great speed and ability, but also a very raw prospect. Has the potential to be a pro bowler in a year or two

47. St. Louis Rams-Stephen Paea-DT, Oregon (withthefirstpick)

The Rams have done a decent job at drafting in the past few years. They managed to fill needs while maintaining the philosophy of picking the best players available. Nothing changes with this pick. They have a need for a presence along the interior of their defensive line, and a first round stud has slipped into the second round. It is a shame that Stephen Paea is constantly overlooked. He is one of the most disruptive defensive players in this draft. His 49 reps at 225-pounds at the Combine was no anomaly. Paea has shown time and time again that he can take on double teams and hold the point of attack, shed blockers with ease, and knock offensive line off balance with a powerful club. Unlike other defensive tackles, Paea is a weapon against the run, as well as the pass. He has the burst and quickness to penetrate into the backfield to cause mayhem. Adding Paea next to Chris Long and James Hall will boost their 16th rank rush defense, and their 18th rank sack defense.

48. Oakland – Danny Watkins OL Baylor (Seahawksdraftblog)

Guard is a big need area and Watkins could replace Robert Gallery immediately

49.Jacksonville Jaguars, Aaron Williams, CB, Texas (thefootballexpert)

Williams is a player who I believe can play CB or FS.  The Jags need desperate help at both saftey spots and CB, so this is a great pick for them.

50. SD Chargers – Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy (Nepatriotsdraft)

The Chargers depth at WR was exposed in 2010 – this smooth receiver from Troy should provide a quality target for Philip Rivers on day one.