First Round Mock – Final 4/27

I have minimal confidence in this mock, mainly because of the lack of free agency due to the lockout. Probably half of these teams, had there been free agent signings the past six weeks, would have addressed these areas of need that they are now being projected to use their top picks on.

And with the lockout “ending” in the past 48 hours, we don’t know if this is going to have any impact on how teams approach the draft. More than likely, not enough time has passed or questions answered to really affect it too much.

I do think trades are going to make this first round, particularly the latter half of it, pretty inaccurate. I think there will probably be at least two teams trading back into the end of the first round to get one of their quarterbacks, as I predicted previously my first round mock with trades. It’s possible that some of the teams in the top half of the draft get trigger happy (e.g. Tennessee, Minnesota, Miami, etc.) and take a quarterback there, but it seems doubtful given all the questions surrounding most of these QB prospects. But here goes…

1. Carolina Panthers – QB Cam Newton, Auburn
2. Denver Broncos – DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama
3. Buffalo Bills – OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
4. Cincinnati Bengals – WR A.J. Green, Georgia
5. Arizona Cardinals – CB Patrick Peterson, LSU
6. Cleveland Browns – WR Julio Jones, Alabama
7. San Francisco 49ers – QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
8. Tennessee Titans – DT Nick Fairley, Auburn
9. Dallas Cowboys – OT Tyron Smith, USC
10. Washington Redskins – OLB Robert Quinn, North Carolina
11. Houston Texans – CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
12. Minnesota Vikings – OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
13. Detroit Lions – DE Aldon Smith, Missouri
14. St. Louis Rams – DT Corey Liuget, Illinois
15. Miami Dolphins – DE Cameron Jordan, California
16. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
17. New England Patriots – DE J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
18. San Diego Chargers – OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA
19. New York Giants – OG Mike Pouncey, Florida
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson
21. Kansas City Chiefs – OLB Brooks Reed, Arizona
22. Indianapolis Colts – OT Nate Solder, Colorado
23. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
24. New Orleans Saints – RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
25. Seattle Seahawks – OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
26. Baltimore Ravens – DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
27. Atlanta Falcons – DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
28. New England Patriots – OG Danny Watkins, Baylor
29. Chicago Bears – OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
30. New York Jets – OLB Justin Houston, Georgia
31. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Aaron Williams, Texas
32. Green Bay Packers – DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio State

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  1. So that’s your mock draft Pudge. Looks like a $10 million dollar winner to me. Make sure you enter it over at think thats the site but I’ll have mine up soon.

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