2011 NFL Mock drafts might take a backseat to the NCAA bracket for the next two weeks, but they most certainly have gained a ton of attention since the Combine and will continue to do so until Roger Goodell stands up at the podium in New York and declares, "the 2011 NFL Draft is now officially open". Actually, they will continue to garner attention through that weekend due to the three-day event that is now the Draft.
We have come a long way since season's end and players have done their best to showcase their talents at each stop on the "draft season" circuit.
Things are not over yet as we still have a number of Pro Days and private workouts to go, but the 2011 NFL Draft landscape has certainly begun to take shape.
We can expect some more changes but with no free agency until the owners and NFLPA come to an agreement we should expect to see teams consider needs more heavily than in years past; there is no guarantee they'll find what they need in Free Agency.
So, let us take a look at what the latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft holds.
|1. Carolina: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn |
2. Denver: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
3. Buffalo: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
4. Cincinnati: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
|17. New England (via OAK): J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
18. San Diego: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
19. New York Giants: Anthony Castonzo, OT, BC
20. Tampa Bay: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
|5. Arizona: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M |
6. Cleveland: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
7. San Francisco: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
8. Tennessee: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
|21. Kansas City: Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
22. Indianapolis: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
23. Philadelphia: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
24. New Orleans: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
|9. Dallas: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska |
10. Washington: Jake Locker, QB, Wash.
11. Houston: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, UNC
12. Minnesota: Cam Jordan, DE, California
|25. Seattle: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
26. Baltimore: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
27. Atlanta: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
28. New England: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida
|13. Detroit: Tyron Smith, OT, USC |
14. St. Louis: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
15. Miami: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
16. Jacksonville: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
|29. Chicago: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
31. Pittsburgh: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
32. Green Bay: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State