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

Mal SullyContributor IIOctober 1, 2010

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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