2011 NFL Mock Draft Round One: Nick Fairley Or Da'Quan Bowers to The Panthers?

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2011 NFL Mock Draft Round One: Nick Fairley Or Da'Quan Bowers to The Panthers?
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With just over four months to go until the 2011 NFL Draft, I'm starting to want to write mock drafts every single day, but that would become annoying.

That said, I haven't posted a mock draft in over a month, so I suppose it's about time I update my picks.

As we all know, Andrew Luck is going back to school. While it is a foolish choice, his life is his life, and we must let him do as he chooses.

But with Luck out of contention, who will the Carolina Panthers select when they are on the clock with the first pick?

They could elect to take a receiver to possibly replace an aging Steve Smith, which is something that wouldn't surprise many.

They could possibly take Nick Fairley, a dominant defensive lineman who helped the Auburn Tigers win the BCS Championship.

They may also choose to take Da'Quan Bowers, who is a pass-rushing phenom who put up double-digit sack numbers with the Clemson Tigers this past season.

With the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

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