2011 NFL Mock Draft: Analyzing the Latest Mocks of Draft Experts Around the Web

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Analyzing the Latest Mocks of Draft Experts Around the Web
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2011 NFL mock draft projections continue to develop with the draft less than a month away.

Today, I will be comparing all the experts' picks to mine and giving my take on who I see each team taking with their first-round selection(s).

A list of the experts whose mock drafts I will include: ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, CBSSports.com's Rob Rang, SI.com's Don Banks and NFL.com's Pat Kirwan.

Banks and Kirwan have come out with the most recent mocks, so I will be looking at these closely.

One interesting change: Kirwan sees the Carolina Panthers taking Alabama's Marcell Dareus now, after having LSU corner Patrick Peterson slotted No. 1 overall before.

ESPN's Mel Kiper moved Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller up to No. 2 on his big board, dropping Auburn's Nick Fairley and Marcell Dareus one slot. He's one of few draft experts who has consistently had Fairley above Dareus. He doesn't appear very concerned about Fairley's lack of size.

NFL scouts have given a lot of attention to Da'Quan Bowers of Clemson, coming off January knee surgery that has some distancing themselves.

And despite having the type of arm and accuracy to be a first-round quarterback, Arkansas' Ryan Mallett has raised a lot of concerns from NFL teams about his ability to lead, which isn't good, considering the QB is the leader of the offense.

For a look at the latest mock drafts and my take on how the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft will shake out, follow along fellow football fans.

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