2011 NFL Mock Draft: Arizona Gets a Franchise Quarterback in Blaine Gabbert
Could Blaine Gabbert Be the Sleeper in this Draft?
At the end of the college football season everyone knew that Andrew Luck was the best quarterback eligible for the NFL draft. However when he decided to return to Stanford for his junior year that mantle was passed to Blaine Gabbert.
Gabbert is not Luck, so anyone thinking about comparing the two is going to be greatly disappointed. However, Gabbert is a better prospect than his college statistics would indicate and if he goes to a team like Arizona he could end up being an immediate impact player for a team that has a lot of talent.
Honestly, the downfall of the Cardinals last year was due almost entirely to the fact that they didn’t have a quarterback on the roster that could carry the team into the playoffs. If they got Gabbert then that changes things.
Gabbert is a very good athlete and he showed off that athleticism at the combine. He ran a sub-4.6 40 and could end up being the top overall pick if the rookie salary scale is voted though because teams would not have to worry so much about the possibility of missing on a quarterback.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Marcell Dareus, DT |
2. Denver Broncos: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, OLB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR
|17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, OT|
18. San Diego Chargers: Adrian Clayborn, DE
19. New York Giants: Gabe Carimi, OT
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Houston, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR
7. San Francisco: Patrick Peterson, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyron Smith, OT|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Danny Watkins, OG
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Pouncey, OG
24. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|9. Dallas Cowboys: J.J Watt, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: Cam Newton, QB
11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Mallett, QB|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Rahim Moore, FS
27. Atlanta Falcons: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
28. New England Patriots: Akeem Ayers, OLB
|13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Jordan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Anthony Castonzo, OT|
30. New York Jets: Randall Cobb, WR
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Derek Sherrod, OT
32. Green Bay Packers: Jimmy Smith, CB
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