2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will The Bills Take a Quarterback?

Mal SullyContributor IIOctober 2, 2010

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will The Bills Take a Quarterback?

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 17:  Receiver Julio Jones #8 of the University of Alabama catches a pass as DeMarcus Milliner #28 defends during the Alabama spring game at Bryant Denny Stadium on April 17, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty I
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    It is pretty early but I couldn't wait.

    I am going to work my way up to the full seven rounds in a few weeks.

    Here is my 2011 NFL Mock Draft (1st Round) with all 32 teams.

    * My second round mock draft is coming next week.*

    *Just in case people think I'm biased, I just wanted to put out there that I am a Washington Redskins fan.*

    *Tell me your opinions, If you think I'm biased, don't have a clue what i'm doing or I am just plain out stupid. Or if its a good article*

1. The Rams Select Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Julio Jones #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    The Rams have a franchise quarterback but all they need is a weapon. Julio Jones can be that weapon.

    Just think of it ,"Bradford drops back to pass, he beams it long and finds Julio Jones and........"

    "TOUCHDOWN!"

    Jones can go everywhere on the field and can make this rams team a contender.

    Other Notable:

    Demarcus Love, OT, Arkansas


2.The Bills Select Derek Sherrod, OT, Miss. State

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15:  J.C. Brignone #70 and Derek Sherrod #79of the Mississippi State Bulldogs get ready on the line of scrimmage during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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    This will probably be by many because of the QB, a bad choice but I'm sticken' with it.

    This is just what the Bills need. A big, physical guy who can make D-Linemen actually scared of the Bills.

    Other Notable:

    Jake Locker, QB, Washington

3.The Panthers Select Steven Paea, DL, Oregon Sate

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    Steven Paea is a big, bruising physical D-linemen who will sack your quarterback all day.

    *The panthers are not that bad, their record was 6-10*

    Other Notable: Quinton Carter, FS, Oklahoma

4. The Chiefs Select Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Ryan Mallett #15 of the Arkansa Razorbacks throws a pass over Rahim Alem #84 of the Louisiana State University Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Ge
    Chris Graythen/Getty Images

    Trust me here, Matt Cassal is way overpaid and is not the answer in Kansas City.

    Ryan Mallet as a nice arm and should be able to take over for Matt Cassal in a few years.

    Other Notable:

    Jake Locker,QB, Washington

5. The Lions Select Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

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    Nate Solder blocking Redskins D-back, B.Orakpo
    Nate Solder blocking Redskins D-back, B.OrakpoDoug Pensinger/Getty Images

    In 2007, the Lions got their franchise Wide Out.

    In 2009, they got their franchise quarterback.

    In 2010, they got their franchise RB and DT.

    In 2011, they get their franchise Tackle.

    Other Notable:

    Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee

6. The 49ers Select Jake Locker, QB, Washington

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies looks downfield against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 18, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    San Francisco will finally get their franchise quarterback they've been waiting for.

    Jake Locker is a leader, with a cannon and will make Singletary look like a Guinness.

    Other Notable:

    Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 

7. The Browns Select Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - SEPTEMBER 19:  Robert Quinn #42 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates after a sack with teammate Marvin Austin #9 against the East Carolina Pirates at Kenan Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by St
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    The Browns could always take a quarterback here, but I'm a believer in the Kevin Kolb-to-Cleveland rumors. If QB Dog Killer continues to play well for the Eagles, Andy Reid could deal Kolb to the Browns for at least a second-round pick. Cleveland showed a ton of interest in Kolb this offseason, as his talents fit what Mike Holmgren looks for in a West Coast quarterback. 

    The Browns have nothing across from Matt Roth, and Robert Quinn's pass-rushing skills would certainly help a defense that has only one sack since the season opener. 

8. The Jaguars Select Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal looks for a receiver against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan D
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    I am actually a David Garrard believer but the Jags have to look at the future.

    Other Notable:

    Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State

The Cardinals Select Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

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    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - SEPTEMBER 25: Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Alfonzo Dennard #15 celebrates with teammate  cornerback Prince Amukamara #21during second half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska
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    The Cardinals couldn't stop Bruce Gradkowski last Sunday. Greg Toler really struggled and was torched regularly. Arizona needs to find an upgrade across from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. 

    While Patrick Peterson is the best cornerback prospect to come along in a very long time, Prince Amukamara isn't too far behind him. 

10. The (From Raiders)Patriots Select Cameron Jordan, DE/DT, California

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    TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25:  Defensive tackle Cameron Jordan #97 of the California Golden Bears during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Golden Bear
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    I was pretty surprised that the Patriots passed up on Jared Odrick and allowed him to fall into enemy hands. Bill Belichick failed to address the 3-4 end position in the 2010 NFL Draft until very late, so he'll have to do that here. 

    Cameron Jordan is poised to fly up draft boards with his incredible play of late. He has entered late first-round consideration. 

    Other Notable:

    Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

11. The Buc's Select Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05:  Adrian Clayborn #94 of the Iowa Hawkeyes rushes the quarterback against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter L
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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa 

     
    Adrian Clayborn is a top 10 talent, but may slip a bit because he punched a cab driver. However, the Buccaneers have drafted a receiver who quit on his team (Mike Williams) and a corner with personal issues (Aqib Talib), and paid tons of money to an offensive tackle who weighs 370 pounds (Donald Penn), so they don't seem to care much about character concerns. 

    If Clayborn lives up to his potential and stays off the police blotter, he would be a hell of a complement to Gerald McCoy. 

12. The Jets Select A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

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    ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 03: A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs pulls in this touchdown reception against Chris Hawkins #29 of the Louisiana State University Tigers at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Imag
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Even though the Jet's have Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes there is always room for improvement.

    Other Notable:

    None

13. The Falcons Select Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 04: Michael Floyd #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish makes a catch under pressure from Ricardo Allen #21 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Notre Dame Stadium on September 4, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Purdue 2
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    I was disappointed the Falcons weren't able to do two things this offseason: upgrade the pass rush and find a solid No. 2 receiver for Matt Ryan. Both items could be dealt with next spring. 

    If Michael Floyd pans out, Atlanta's going to have a ridiculously dangerous offense. Floyd could go a lot higher than this if he remains healthy; his durability is his greatest concern. 

    Other Notable:

    None

14. The Cowboys Select Pat Devlin, QB, Deleware

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    COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Pat Devlin #7 of the Penn State Nittany Lions hands off the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 25, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
    Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

    Pat Devlin is few years from NFL Material but can learn from Tony Romo.

    Other Notable:

    Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

15. The Chargers Select Cameron Heyward, DE/DT, Ohio State

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    COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 18:  Cameron Heyward #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes chases after the ballcarrier against the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    Defensive end Jacques Cesaire will be a free agent next spring, which is a relief for Charger fans because he's not very good. An upgrade at the position is desperately needed. 

    Mired by issues with consistency, Cameron Heyward falls in my 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

16. The Ravens Select Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU

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    AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 20:  Offensive lineman Joseph Barksdale #78 and wide receiver Demetrius Byrd #2 of the LSU Tigers celebrate a touchdown catch by Byrd against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. LSU def
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    Jared Gaither can't get on the field because of back issues. Back problems seldom go away, so if Gaither continues to miss action, Baltimore will have to look at a right tackle early in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

17. The Steelers Select Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:  Danny Amendola #20 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is tackled by  Ras-I Dowling #19 of the Virginia Cavaliers during the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on January 1, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam
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    In a must-win game last year, the Steelers couldn't contain Bruce Gradkowski on three separate fourth-quarter drives. Troy Polamalu's absence was huge, but so was the lack of talent at cornerback. Bryant McFadden and Ike Taylor aren't playing poorly or anything, but they haven't exactly been tested since the opener. The corner position must be taken care of soon. 

18.The Eagles Select Brandon Harris, CB, Miami

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    COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 11:  Dan Herron #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes leaps over the tackle attempt of Brandon Harris #1 of the Miami Hurricanes at Ohio Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    I thought the Eagles needed help at cornerback before the Sheldon Brown trade. Well, the front office apparently disagreed. I really think Andy Reid will regret waiting to address this position until the middle rounds - especially in the wake of the Cowboys' selection of Dez Bryant. 

19. The Bears Select Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

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    FAYETTEVILLE - SEPTEMBER 25: Mark Ingram #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Alabama won 24-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty
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    The 2009 Heisman trophy winner is a beast. He can make he bears run game even stronger with, Matt Forte and Chester Taylor.

20. The Texans Select Jurrell Casey, DT, USC

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    TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 7:  Jurrell Casey #91 of the USC Trojans walks on the field against the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 7, 2009 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  USC won 14-9.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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    Adding more talent to the defensive line is never a bad idea. The Texans had major problems at defensive tackle in 2009, but aside from drafting Earl Mitchell in the third round, they failed to address the position. They may fix things in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

21. The Giants Select Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State

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    NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Florida State Seminoles drops back to pass against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Ge
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    Christian Ponder will be on the bench for about 4 years but will be a great qb.

The Colts Select Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa

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    TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes drops back to pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes
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    Peyton Manning is getting old and they will need to groom a replacemnet.

23. The Seahawks Select Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

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    DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 24:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the TCU Horned Frogs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 24, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    This is probably a record for quarterbacks selected in a round.

    Matt Hasselback will probably not be around much longer and Seattle will need to draft a Quarterback of the future.

24. The Dolphins Select Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech

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    BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 18: Running back Ryan Williams #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown against the East Carolina Pirates at Lane Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Blacksburg, Virginia.  (Photo by G
    Geoff Burke/Getty Images

    The Dolphins are all about their run game so why not add to it. Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown are beast and with Ryan Williams added to the Wildcat the dolphins should be unstoppable. 

25. The Titans Select Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Bruce Carter #54 of the North Carolina Tar Heels intercepts a pass intented for Keith Stroud #15 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second quarter at Rutgers Stadium on September 25, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jers
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    Even by jsut looking at this photo, you can see he is a athlete.

26. The Packers Select Shane Vereen, RB, California

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    TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25:  Runningback Shane Vereen #34 of the California Golden Bears rushes the football against the Arizona Wildcats during the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated th
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    Vereen might just be too good to pass up at No.26. Green Bay's offense would be even more explosive than it already is with Vereen coming out of the backfield. 

27. The Broncos Select Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami

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    COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets off a pass as Allen Bailey #57 of the Miami Hurricanes applies pressure at Ohio Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Image
    Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

    Denver's defensive line predictably struggled in the season opener. Josh McDaniels will really need to address this position after this year - and not by giving $20 million to terrible players like Jarvis Green. 

    Allen Bailey has always maintained incredible athleticism, but is finally putting it together this season. 

The Saints Select Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

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    AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 18:  Da'Quan Bowers #93 of the Clemson Tigers against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

     Saints apparently had their sights on Jerry Hughes in the 2010 NFL Draft before the Colts snatched him off the board one pick beforehand. New Orleans has only three sacs through three games, so they may target someone like Da'Quan Bowers. 


29. The Redskins Select Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Noel Devine #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers avoids a tackle by Brandon Taylor #15 of the Louisiana State Univeristy Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Tigers defeated the Mou
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    The Redskins can easily boost their run game with this selection. 

30. The Patriots Select *No Idea*

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    For the next three selections I want the fans to comment who they think should be drafted.

31. The Bengals Select *No Idea*

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    See last slide.

32. The Vikings Select *No Idea*

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    See two slides ago.

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    By; Mal Sully