The NFL Scouting Combine has come to an end, and it is time to see how the combine affected the stock of all of the top prospects.
Cam Newton impressed scouts with his athleticism but overthrew receivers. Julio Jones ran a very fast 40-yard dash on a broken foot and Stephen Paea "won" the bench press, lifting 225 lbs. 49 times.
Robert Quinn didn't blow anyone away but he was not bad.
We are undertaking a three-round mock here, so strap yourselves in as I prognosticate not only the first round, but where players may fall in the following two rounds.
You may not agree with all my choices, so remember this mock draft is for entertainment purposes only and is based on my best guess of what the teams actually will do.
Nick Fairley, DT Auburn
Nick Fairley came in slightly behind Marcell Dareus in several of the combine drills, but he showed more agility and he has that edge that scares some teams and attracts others.
Fairley already is getting a bit of a "dirty player" tag to his name due to some aggressive play this past season.
The Panthers will be attracted to Fairley's edge on the field and give Fairley the nod over Dareus.
Fairley has a great future in the NFL and he will have an impact his rookie year. This does not mean the Panthers will not be drafting in the top five in 2012, but the middle of their line will not be a concern.
Da'Quan Bowers, DE Clemson
Da'Quan Bowers is recovering from knee surgery so he did not participate fully in the combine. This is one of those cases where it does not matter.
The combine is useful but what Bowers showed on the field during a game is more important than how he performs in shorts running between the cones.
With Champ Bailey signed, Bowers becomes the best fit for the Broncos at this pick. Marcell Dareus is going to be tempting to the Broncos now, but they need a pass rusher more than anything else and Bowers is a lock to go here.
Marcell Dareus, DT Alabama
Marcell Dareus "won" the combine as far as a lot of scouts are concerned. Dareus came in at 6'3", 319 lbs., and still ran a 40-yard dash in less than five seconds.
His 1.69-second 10-yard split is especially impressive and it is something the Buffalo Bills just will not be able to pass up.
Cam Newton is a possibility here, but I just do not see the Bills taking a quarterback in the first round if they intend on starting Ryan Fitzpatrick this year. There are too many other holes to fill to waste a first-round pick on a project quarterback.
Julio Jones, WR Alabama
No one had a better combine than Julio Jones. Jones went from the consensus No. 2 wide receiver in the draft to a possible top-five pick by just being the fastest guy on the field.
Jones still will have the stigma of having inconsistent hands, but his breakaway speed and leaping ability were confirmed by his combine drills.
The Bengals do not do many things well when it comes to their front office. A.J. Green still is the most consistent wide receiver in the draft but the Bengals seem like the kind of team who will be seduced by Jones' combine performance and select him over Green.
Selecting Jones is not necessarily a bad pick, it just may not be the best pick at this slot.
Von Miller, OLB Texas A&M
The Cardinals are going to go with a veteran at quarterback in 2011. John Skelton still has a lot of development to go through and he already has a year in the system, so there really is no point in drafting another project rookie and starting from scratch.
I previously had mocked Robert Quinn here, but the combine changed everything on this front. With Marcell Dareus moving up in the eyes of many scouts, I think he'll be a top-five pick. This leaves Von Miller as the best defensive prospect on the board.
The Cardinals have so many holes on their defense they will take the best player available. Picking Quinn still is a good option, but if Miller is on the board, his combination of size and speed will give the Cardinals a much more respectable defense in 2011.
A.J. Green, WR Georgia
The Browns really want to draft defense in the first round. But everyone they would want to target with this pick—Fairley, Dareus, Bowers and Miller—are all gone.
Robert Quinn may not be the best fit for the Browns' new 4-3 scheme, so the Browns will pass on taking Quinn. There is Patrick Peterson as the best cornerback prospect in the draft, and the Browns do have a need there, but team president Mike Holmgren will flex his muscles and get his "home run hitter."
The Browns do need an elite wide receiver, so this is a very good pick for the Browns no matter what. Colt McCoy now has a legitimate downfield threat and the Browns now have more options other than handing the ball off to Peyton Hillis and wearing him down by Week 10.
Patrick Peterson, CB LSU
What one signing does to a draft prospect's position in the first round can be amazing. With Champ Bailey signed, Peterson no longer is a consideration with the second pick, and the Browns will turn to their line to beef up before the corners this year.
So the 49ers, who need a cornerback, will be elated to still see Peterson on the board here. The 49ers will pass on Blaine Gabbert because his accuracy may not be a good enough fit for the West Coast offense Jim Harbaugh wants to put in.
They can address the quarterback situation in the second round if they haven’t already decided to do it through free agency or a trade.
Blaine Gabbert, QB Missouri
The Titans still seem to be moving on without Vince Young. This is a good thing because Young is a headcase who will never win a Super Bowl. He doesn’t have what it takes between the ears to be a truly elite quarterback in the NFL.
Blaine Gabbert showed at the combine he is an elite athlete, but he opted out of participating in the throwing drills. This is a good thing because Gabbert has had accuracy issues and throwing to unfamiliar wide receivers is not the best way to erase those issues from the minds of scouts and GMs.
The Titans are not going to go into the 2011 season with a new coach and an aging QB in Kerry Collins. Gabbert is the man, and the Titans hope they can rebuild around Gabbert quickly.
Prince Amukamara, CB Nebraska
The play of Michael Jenkins at corner in 2010 should have been criminalized. Jenkins looked like he either gave up, or just didn’t understand what his role on the field was supposed to be. Either way, Jenkins should never be allowed to play professional football again.
With Amukamara on the board, the Cowboys get a good player and fill a need. Even with that in mind, don’t be surprised if the Cowboys try and trade down out of this pick.
Cam Newton, QB Auburn
The pressure to take a quarterback in the first round will end up being too much for Mike Shanahan or Daniel Snyder to overcome. Cam Newton comes off the board here and begins his career with the Redskins.
Shanahan will hope he can fix Newton's issues relatively quickly because Newton will be expected to start his rookie year, even if he does not begin the season as a starter.
Newton showed at the combine he is an elite athlete, he has improved his footwork and he has the leadership skills to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Newton's issues will be learning a pro-style offense and improving his accuracy. Newton is a raw enough talent that all of these things can be developed.
Cameron Jordan, DE California
The Texans can hit one of several spot on their defensive line and not go wrong, but Cameron Jordan makes a lot of sense with the 11th pick.
His stock is rising and he won’t be available later. The Texans add a great pass rusher, and with Marcell Dareus and Nick Fairley off the board, they’ll wait to add a defensive tackle later in the draft.
J.J. Watt, DE Wisconsin
The Vikings want a quarterback, but unless they trade up for Newton or Gabbert, they’ll wait until the second round to take a quarterback.
Jake Locker has shown accuracy issues that could keep him from being drafted high. Ryan Mallett doesn’t look like he has it between the ears to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, and the rest of the quarterback prospects are reaches at this point.
J.J. Watt has flown up draft boards and fills a need for the Vikings. This is a bit of a tougher decision now with Robert Quinn on the board, but I think the Vikings go with Watt.
Nate Solder, OT Colorado
The Lions have lost their franchise quarterback to injury the last two years, so protecting Matthew Stafford has to be the No. 1 priority going into this draft.
Nate Solder is a Hill Giant and will not fall past Detroit. Solder’s job will be to keep Stafford’s jersey clean and his arm healthy. The Lions will be all over Solder on draft day, and they hope to be drafting much lower in 2012 as a result.
Robert Quinn, DE North Carolina
Robert Quinn becomes the first big story of the first round as he drops out of the top 10. While his combine performance was not bad, it did not live up to the expectations of the scouts, and the year off will work against him.
The Rams wanted a wide receiver with this pick, but both Julio Jones and A.J. Green are off the board now. So the Rams will have to wait until the second round to find a new wide receiver for Sam Bradford to throw to.
Quinn still can rise back up into the top 10, but looking at what teams' needs are, it is very possible for Quinn to drop out of the top 10 the way things look right now.
Mark Ingram, RB Alabama
The Dolphins need a quarterback, but Mark Ingram is a much better value pick at this position.
The draft bust record of running backs in the first round is a lot better than the quarterbacks. The Dolphins can try and get one of the several quarterbacks on the market in the NFL and take a running back here. This will hopefully solve the Dolphins' running game issues going into 2011.
The Dolphins do not have a second-round pick this year, so they have to get the first-round pick right. Ingram is a very safe pick who can be very productive for the Dolphins this year provided he is not misused by the Dolphins coaching staff.
Ryan Kerrigan, DE Purdue
I mocked Aldon Smith here last week, but now Ryan Kerrigan is available, so the Jaguars go with him.
The Jaguars have to have a good pass rush to compete against Peyton Manning in the AFC South. This is the Jaguars' biggest need this offseason, and it is best filled through the draft.
Head coach Jack Del Rio has been told he has to make the playoffs in 2011 or his job is in jeopardy. The Colts are vulnerable, and with Kerrigan coming at him twice a year, the Jaguars could get over the hump and into the playoffs.
Aldon Smith, DE Missouri
Given the depth of talent in the pass rushing area, Bill Belichick will address the pass rush first (assuming he doesn’t trade down here). The Patriots could address the offensive line or the need for a deep receiving threat here, but with one more pick in the first round, they’ll go with the best pass rusher first.
Aldon Smith is projecting as an elite pass rusher, and Belichick will jump all over him at this pick. The Patriots need an upgrade at rush, and Smith is catching a lot of people's attention. Belichick thrives on finding those guys other teams pass on, and Smith will be a great addition to the Patriots defense.
Smith is a versatile player who can fill multiple roles, which is exactly the kind of player Belichick looks for.
Tyron Smith, OT USC
With a lot of other teams going defense, the Chargers will see an opportunity to get an elite offensive lineman in Tyron Smith.
Smith is very athletic and will make a great raw talent for the Chargers to develop. He has the skills to step in and be productive his rookie year, and the Chargers can draft him without feeling like they are missing out on a better prospect.
Smith has the size to be as effective in pass protection as he is as a run blocker.
Akeem Ayers, OLB UCLA
The Giants have two needs they could address in the first round, an offensive lineman or an outside linebacker. With Nate Solder and Tyron Smith off the board, the Giants will move in and take Akeem Ayers. Ayers is an extremely talented linebacker who can be moved around if the Giants need him to.
Ayers is a playmaker and will fit right in to the New York mentality. Ayers is a physical player who loves hitting people. He also has good pass rushing skills and will be great addition to the Giants.
Ayers Combine performance was not impressive, but it did not do anything that I think will hurt his draft stock. His draft stock will not rise as a result of the Combine, but it will not go down either.
Adrian Clayborn, DE Iowa
With Akeem Ayers, Ryan Kerrigan and Aldon Smith off the Board, Adrian Clayborn becomes the target of the Buccaneers.
The Bucs had no pass rush against the Falcons at the end of the season, and they're not going to go far in the NFC South against the Falcons and Saints if they can't get to the quarterback. The Bucs saw all their flaws exposed down the stretch, so this is their best opportunity to plug those holes.
With Matt Ryan and Drew Brees in the division, it's the same problem the Jags and the Texans face. If you have dominant quarterbacks in your division, you have to build a defense that can put pressure on the quarterbacks and take them out of their game.
Clayborn showed great speed and agility at the Combine, which will serve to keep him in the first round on draft day.
Justin Houston, DE Georgia
The Kansas City Chiefs went from drafting ahead of the Cleveland Browns in 2010 to the playoffs. The Chiefs opened a lot of eyes in 2010, but they did have a relatively easy schedule.
The Broncos and Chargers were competing against each other to see who could torpedo their season faster and the Raiders just are not a playoff team yet. So the Chiefs had enough talent and enough good coaches on the sideline to bring the 2010 season together.
In 2011 Justin Houston gives the Chiefs a great option in their pass-rushing schemes and is one of the best players available. The Chiefs could go to other positions on the defensive line, but I'm going with Houston at the moment.
Anthony Castonzo, OT Boston College
The Indianapolis Colts did not do a good job of protecting Peyton Manning in 2010. They need to do a better job of it in 2011.
Manning will sign a huge new contract at some point before the 2011 season started and he isn't getting any younger. Manning has been very resistant to injury throughout his career, but how long can that last? Brett Favre really wasn't a victim of the injury bug until he passed the age of 40, but you can't just say Manning will be the same way.
Colts fans hope he'll be as healthy as ever, but a lot of that depends on protection. The Colts changed up the offensive line last year and it didn't work, so it's back to the drawing board and the Colts will welcome Anthony Castonzo into the fold.
Derek Sherrod, OT Mississippi State
The Eagles will be putting the franchise in the hands of Michael Vick, who will be signing a fat new contract at some point. He will get this huge contract despite being injured twice during the course of the 2010 season. That is just how good Vick is, and it shows why the Eagles have to everything they can to protect Vick in 2011.
Enter Derek Sherrod. Sherrod is the kind of raw offensive line talent Andy Reid can plug right in and have him start in Week 1. Sherrod is big and athletic and should be able to make the transition to the pros in short order.
The Eagles gave up 52 sacks last year, so Sherrod's job will be to reduce that number significantly.
Corey Liuget, DT Illionois
The Saints need to acquire better run defenders was made quite obvious by Marshawn Lynch in the playoffs. The Saints have to shore up their line, and Corey Liuget becomes a steal at this pick.
Liuget also is a good pass rusher, so the Saints get double the value out of this pick. Liuget has great hands and can beat blockers who are a step too slow. Liuget is big and strong and will be a great addition to the Saints line.
DeMarcus Love, OT Arkansas
Some people may think DeMarcus Love is a reach at this slot, but I think he is one of the most under-rated prospects in the draft.
The Seahawks have a lot of needs, and it’s not outside the realm of possibility to see them take a quarterback here. But right now I just don’t see that happening. The Seahawks probably hope Mike Pouncey is on the board with the 25th pick, and according to this mock, he is.
That being said, I think the Steelers trade ahead of the Seahawks and pick up Pouncey before them. It's the only trade I'm going to predict because I just think it's going to happen. Instead, the Seahawks will grab DeMarcus Love to start rebuilding an offensive line that couldn't stop much of anything in 2010.
Matt Hasselbeck got beat up pretty good and Charlie Whitehurst didn't have an easy time filling in while Hasselbeck healed. The Seahawks could go defense here and nobody would be upset. That team has a lot of holes to fill.
Jonathan Baldwin, WR Pittsburgh
The Baltimore Ravens have a lot of ways they can go with this pick, but going with a wide receiver is the best move they can make at this point. Baldwin will help stretch the defenses in 2011.
Joe Flacco just didn't have a legitimate enough wide receiver downfield to keep defenses like the Steelers from creeping up on him. The Ravens also need a new center to replace the aging Matt Birk, who will be 35 years old when the 2011 season begins. But everyone has said that for the last two years, so don't hold your breath.
If the Ravens take a center, I'm now convinced they won't do it any earlier than the third round.
Aaron Williams, CB Texas
The Atlanta Falcons have a big choice in front of them on draft day. Roddy White is the only big threat they have at wide receiver, but they need another corner as well.
This is a coin toss and I'm choosing pass rusher. There are a lot of good wide receivers between this pick and when they come up again, but the quality of the cornerbacks is going to start really dropping after the top of the second round, so they take Aaron Williams.
Williams automatically is better than most of the corners on the Falcons roster, and it will give them a better chance against Drew Brees and other big quarterbacks in the league.
Torrey Smith, WR Maryland
Bill Belichick probably smiles every time he thinks about the upcoming draft. The Patriots have the rare advantage of having two first-round picks thanks to a trade with the Oakland Raiders for Richard Seymour. The Raiders recently signed Seymour to a new contract, so the trade has paid off for the Raiders.
If Torrey Smith is as good as advertised at the pro level, the trade will pay off for the Patriots. Smith made some spectacular catches this past season, and the Patriots will hope Smith can develop good chemistry with Tom Brady early in the season to get the Patriots back to the Super Bowl.
Brady did well without a deep field threat, but it cost the team in the playoffs as the Jets were able to shut Brady down.
Gabe Carimi, OT Wisconsin
The Chicago Bears had one of the worst offensive lines in the league in 2010. The awfulness of the line was covered up somewhat by different schemes implemented as the season went on, but all that did was put a band-aid on the situation.
The first step toward rebuilding that line is by drafting Gabe Carimi. Carimi will help reduce the 60 sacks the line allowed in 2010. With Carimi, you stop talking about if Jay Cutler was healthy enough to come back in the game because Cutler isn't getting the crap kicked out of him.
If the Bears don't address their line at the top of the draft, it should be an offense worthy of termination for every person in that front office.
Phil Taylor, DT Baylor
The New York Jets have a very good defense, but Phil Taylor will be the future anchor of the Jets defense. Taylor has a lot of talent, and if not for some marks against him from his time at Penn State, Taylor might have been considered a Top 10 pick.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan won't care about that one bit and will be happy to take Taylor with the 30th pick. With so many free agent questions, Taylor fits a need that doesn't involve a veteran waiting to sign a contract. Plus he will be a playmaker on the defense, which you can't have enough of when you play the Patriots twice a year.
Mike Pouncey, OG Florida
The Steelers draft 31st in this year's draft, and the guy they will want the most, Mike Pouncey, probably won't last that long. I'm mocking Pouncey here because I believe the Steelers will trade up to get him.
The Steelers drafted his twin brother Maurkice last year and he has become the best player on the offensive line and one of the most popular players in the locker room.
Drafting his twin is the top priority for this team. Not only will it fill a position of need, but the chemistry between the two brothers already is there and there will be no questions about character. This is a "Can't miss" pick, and the Steelers will do what they have to do to get this guy on their squad.
Cameron Heyward, DE Ohio State
The Green Bay Packers are facing a division that has the Lions and the Rams getting better with young quarterbacks at the helm.
The Bears always are a threat and with a Lombardi Trophy this year, the Packers have a target on their backs. Enter Cameron Heyward, who has fallen to the bottom of the first round in this mock. Heyward is insurance if the Packers lose Cullen Jenkins. He also becomes a great pass-rushing partner to Clay Matthews.
The Packers also could draft an offensive lineman or a corner at this slot and not go wrong. The beauty of having a general manager who knows what he is doing is that you get a year like this where your first round isn't dependant on getting one guy.
33. New England Patriots: Benjamin Iljana, OT Villanova. The Patriots will address their offensive line issues with this pick.
34. Buffalo Bills: Jake Locker, QB Washington. The Bills grab their project quarterback with this pick. Locker is proving to be a very good athlete and will have time to develop in Buffalo behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Williams, RB. The Bengals beef up the running game with this pick while continuing to ignore bigger needs and the fact Carson Palmer will not be playing for them in 2011.
36. Denver Broncos: Titus Young, WR Boise State. The Broncos grab a quality wide receiver while they still are on the board.
37. Cleveland Browns: Stephen Paea, DT Oregon State. The Browns begin rebuilding their defense with this pick. Paea "won" the bench press at the Combine, for whatever that is worth.
38. Arizona Cardinals: Danny Watkins, OG Baylor. The Cardinals need better offensive lineman. All three of their quarterbacks suffered injuries last year.
39. Tennessee Titans: Stefan Wisniewski, C Penn State. The Titans have to beef up the middle of their line and get someone who can pass block and open holes for Chris Johnson.
40. Dallas Cowboys: Rahim Moore, Safety UCLA. The Cowboys will continue to address their poor secondary with the second-round pick.
41. Washington Redskins: Leonard Hankerson, WR Miami (FL.). The Redskins got their quarterback in the first round, now they need to give him someone to throw to.
42. Houston Texans: Jimmy Smith CB Colorado. The Texans rebuild on defense continues.
43. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder, QB Florida State. The Vikings get a great value with this pick as Ponder has real potential to be a great quarterback in the NFL.
44. Detroit Lions: Muhammed Wilkerson, DE/DT Temple. The Lions add depth with this pick.
45. San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Rudolph, TE Notre Dame. The 49ers get the best tight end in the draft with their second pick. The quarterback situation will be handled through free agency or a trade.
46. Denver Broncos: Drake Nevis, DT LSU. The Broncos beef up their defensive line with this pick. Nevis is a steal at this slot.
47. St. Louis Rams: Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois. The Rams need another option at running back and Mikel Leshoure is a great pick here.
48. Oakland Raiders: Brandon Harris, CB Miami (FL). The Raiders officially enter the draft by taking Nnamdi Asomugha's replacement.
49. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Carter, S. The Jaguars will look to shore up their secondary with this pick.
50. San Diego Chargers: Martez Wilson, LB. Martez Wilson is a sleeper pick. This guy has first-round skills and should be a nice addition for the Chargers.
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dontay Moch OLB Nevada. Dontay Moch had a great Combine, and he will reap the benefits of that by getting taken here.
52. New York Giants: Daniel Thomas, RB Kansas State. The Giants will be giving themselves options with this pick as Brandon Jacobs is getting old and Ahmad Bradshaw could depart in free agency.
53. Indianapolis Colts: Clint Boling OG Georgia. Two offensive lineman to open the 2011 draft? Yes. That line needs a complete rebuild. If Manning has time to throw, the rest takes care of itself.
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Ras-I-Dowling CB Virginia. The Eagles will look to add depth to their defense with their second pick.
55. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Stocker, TE Tennessee. The Chiefs look to give Matt Cassel another option while beefing up protection when needed.
56. New Orleans Saints: Bruce Carter OLB North Carolina: The Saints continue to try and plug holes and shore up their defense with their second pick.
57. Seattle Seahawks: Colin Kaepernick, QB Nevada. The Seahawks are not going to rely on Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst in 2011. Pete Caroll will see if he can develop Kaepernick, who has shown some really good stuff the last few months.
58. Baltimore Ravens: Rodney Hudson, C Florida State. Matt Birk's replacement comes to Baltimore with this pick.
59. Atlanta Falcons: Tandon Doss, WR Indiana. The Falcons give Matt Ryan another option opposite Roddy White and become just that much more dangerous.
60. New England Patriots: Allen Bailey DE Miami (FL). The Patriots add more options for Bill Belichick to consider in 2011. The pass rush will be better in 2011 no matter what.
61. San Diego Chargers: Mason Foster, OLB Washington. The Chargers could use more help and some depth on the outside.
62. Chicago Bears: Jurrell Casey DT USC. The Bears need more youth and speed on their line and Jurrell Casey would solve that problem.
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Burton CB Utah. This just in, the Steelers need help on the corners. The Super Bowl loss showed the Steelers do not have the depth or speed a Super Bowl team needs to have. This pick will help rectify that.
64. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Cannon OG TCU. The Packers will keep adding youth and speed to the offensive line. You never can have enough depth on the offensive line.
As the draft moves to round three, picks are as much about adding depth as they are about addressing needs.
On this slide, the pick that stands out is Ryan Mallett. Mallett has character issues dogging his draft prospects and, despite his physical gifts, he has shown an alarming tendancy to crumble under pressure. WIth the threat of Carson Palmer retiring hanging in the air, the Bengals will ignore the flaws of Mallett and focus on his upside, taking him with the 66th pick.
65. Carolina Panthers: Kendrick Burney, CB North Carolina
66. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas
67. Denver Broncos: Kendall Hunter, RB Oklahoma State
68. Buffalo Bills: Sam Acho DE Texas
69. Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Austin, DT North Carolina
70. Cleveland Browns: Jabaal Sheard DE Pittsburgh
71. Dallas Cowboys: Andrew Jackson, OG Fresno State
72. New Orleans Saints: Brooks Read DE Arizona
The Miami Dolphins come back on the clock in the third round and choose Andy Dalton out of TCU to compete for a job. If nothing else, it gives the Dolphins another option.
The Patriots will add depth to their running game with DeMarco Murray while the Texans keep focusing on the defense.
73. Houston Texans: Jarvis Jenkins DT Clemson
74. New England Patriots: DeMarco Murray, RB Oklahoma
75. Detroit Lions: Rashad Carmichael, CB Virginia Tech
76. San Francisco 49ers: Randall Cobb, WR Kentucky
77. Tennessee Titans: Quan Sturdivant, ILB North Carolina
78. St. Louis Rams: Robert Sands, S West Virginia
79. Miami Dolphins: Andy Dalton, QB TCU
80. Jacksonville Jaguars: Curtis Brown CB Texas
Casey Matthews goes to Tampa Bay in the third round. Casey does not appear to have the size or game-changing ability his brother Clay does. Plus, he has a shoulder injury that may hamper his development.
The jury still is out on if Casey can approach the kind of impact play his brother has had in the NFL, but he is intriguing enough that I do not see him falling much further than the end of the third round.
81. Oakland Raiders: Orlando Franklin, OG Miami (FL.)
82. San Diego Chargers: Chris Hairston, OT Clemson
83. New York Giants: Lee Ziemba, OT Auburn
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Casey Matthews, ILB Oregon
85. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Ballard DE
86. Kansas City Chiefs: Kelvin Sheppard, ILB LSU
87. Indianapolis Colts: Jerrel Jernigan WR Troy
88. New Orleans Saints: Pernell McPhee, DE Mississippi St.
The Patriots will take another receiver while the Ravens will add depth to their offensive line. The Green Bay Packers will take another running back and see what happens in 2011.
The Bears take another offensive lineman because they really need better guys out there.
The Jets also will take another running back because LaDainian Tomlinson is not getting any younger.
89. San Diego Chargers: Jeremy Beal OLB Oklahoma
90. Baltimore Ravens: Jason Pinkston, OT Pittsburgh
91. Atlanta Falcons: Jordan Todman, RB Connecticut
92. New England Patriots: Greg Little, WR North Carolina
93. Chicago Bears: William Rackley, OG Lehigh
94. New York Jets: Derrick Locke, RB Kentucky
95. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrell McClain, DT South Florida
96. Green Bay Packers: Jacquizz Rodgers, RB Oregon State