2011 NFL Mock Draft: vs Pat Kiriwan. Blaine Gabbert Falling?


Today is the day that we have been looking forward to for a long time. The 2011 NFL Draft is upon us. Now, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t put out one last mock. This is the mock that I am going to be comparing against all of the top analysts. Best out of 32 wins. This is the first year I plan to compare my mocks to theirs. I am planning on comparing my final mock to what actually happens in a few days. For now, here is the last 2011 mock.

1. Carolina Panthers- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
Anything other then Newton would be a complete shock.

Kirwan: Newton

2. Denver Broncos- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Not buying into the Von Miller hype since it started 2 days before the Draft

Kiriwan: Dareus

3. Buffalo Bills- Marcel Dareus, DT, Alabama
They are extremely happy Denver passed. They get much needed help on the DL

Kiriwan: Miller

4. Cincinnati Bengals- AJ Green, WR, Georgia
Bye Bye Ocho Cinco. So long Terrel Owens.

Kiriwan: A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals- Von Miller, Texas A&M
They need to get to the QB and Miller does that very well.

Kiriwan: Peterson

6. Cleveland Browns- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
Colt McCoy finally has a legit target to throw too. Cleveland is on the rise

Kiriwan: Quinn

7. San Francisco 49ers- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Nobody really has an idea who the 4ers are going to draft. I’m guessing Amukamara is the pick.

Kiriwan: Amukamara

8. Tennessee Titans- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
Gabbert falls and the Titans don’t have to make a huge reach by drafting Dalton.

Kiriwan: Nick Fairley

9. Dallas Cowboys- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Rob Ryan has been going to bat for him. A tough, blue collar player to help that defense.

Kiriwan: Tyron Smith

10. Washington Redskins- Cameron Jordan, DT, Cal
If they don’t trade up for a QB, they add the very versatile, talented D-Lineman from Cal.

Kiriwan: Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
The Texans need more 3-4 players for the new 3-4 defense Wade Phillips plans to implement.

Kiriwan: J.J. Watt

12. Minnesota Vikings- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
Fairley takes a slide on draft day and finds himself up in cold Minnesota.

Kiriwan: Cameron Jordan

13. Detroit Lions- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Matt Stafford and his shoulder call the Lions front office thanking them for picking Smith.

Kiriwan: Anthony Castanzo

14. St Louis Rams- Corey Liuget, DT, Illinios
Liuget has been the favorite for the Rams ever since Julio Jones made it clear he was too talented to fall that far.

Kiriwan: Ryan Kerrigan

15. Miami Dolphins- Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
I am buying into the hype. Dolphins take a shot on the QB with a huge arm, but questionable character.

Kiriwan: Blaine Gabbert

16. Jacksonville Jaguars- Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Kerrigan is another pick that many people have been mocking for months. It makes too much sense.

Kiriwan: Aldon Smith

17. New England Patriots- Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
BB picks up Smith who has fallen a tiny bit. The Pats will find a spot for the pass rusher.

Kiriwan: Gabe Carimi

18. San Diego Chargers- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
Patriots lose out on a top DE or OLB and settle by taking a new tackle to protect Phillip Rivers

Kiriwan: Phil Taylor

19. New York Giants- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Giants can go OL here, but Ingram is good value and could have a fantastic career.

Kiriwan: Nate Solder

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
Bowers slide stops at Tampa Bay who takes the risk and drafts the former top 5 prospect

Kiriwan: Da’Quan Bowers

21. Kansas City Chiefs- Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
I’ve been mocking this pick forever. They could go OL here, but plenty of OL can be had later. Not many 3-4 NT’s in this draft.

Kiriwan: Mike Pouncey

22. Indianapolis Colts- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
If this pick is anything other then OT, the Colts fans will riot. They have got to protect Peyton Manning.

Kiriwan: Corey Liuget

23. Philadelphia Eagles- Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
Eagles take the risk and draft the very talented DT who was at one point a top 10 pick.

Kiriwan: Jimmy Smith

24. New Orleans Saints- Muhammad Wilkerson- DT, Temple
Wilkerson is a raw talent, but could be a very good player with some development. Saints address major DL need here.

Kiriwan: Marvin Austin

25. Seattle Seahawks- Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
Will the Seahawks draft a QB? I don’t know, but Pouncey is the best G in this draft. He’s good value at this spot and will be a pro bowl G some day.

Kiriwan: Jake Locker

26. Baltimore Ravens- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
The extremely talented CB with lots of character concerns takes his talents to Baltimore. He will be surrounded with lots of veteran leadership.

Kiriwan: Muhammad Wilkerson

27. Atlanta Falcons- Justin Houston, DE, Georgia
Atlanta goes green here, if you know what I mean. Houston is a nice talent who will help Atlanta fight off the Saints for the divisional crown.

Kiriwan: Kyle Rudolph

28. New England Patriots- Jake Locker, QB, Washington
No, I’m not saying the Patriots are drafting a QB. I’m saying the Patriots are trading down and someone else is grabbing Locker here.

Kiriwan: Cameron Heyward

29. Chicago Bears- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Chicago needs to help Cutler or he will have a grade 2 ACL sprain and miss crucial games.

Kiriwan: Akeem Ayers

30. New York Jets- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Jets need more tools for Rex Ryan to use to get to Tom Brady. Ayers’ best ability is rushing the passer.

Kiriwan: Justin Houston

31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi St.
Pittsburgh reportedly loves Pouncey. Now, I heard that rumor very recently so it very well could be a smokescreen. Either way, Pittsburgh needs to address the OL and Sherrod fits the bill.

Kiriwan: Aaron Williams

32. Green Bay- Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
Green Bay will trade this pick if one of the top 5 QB prospects are available: Newton, Gabbert, Locker, Mallett, and Dalton. Someone will trade up to snag the signal caller from TCU before New England gets to auction their 33rd pick for a fortune.

Kiriwan: Mark Ingram

With that, the time of 2011 mock drafts are over. In 3 days, the time for 2012 mock drafts will begin. I am extremely excited about the next few days. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we at NFLMocks will. Stop by tonight to chat live with us to get our reactions! We hope to see you tonight. Happy Draft Day to you all.

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