2011 NFL Mock Draft: Can Robert Quinn Slide into the Top 15?

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Can Robert Quinn Slide into the Top 15?
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This latest NFL mock draft will focus on the top pass-rushers of the 2011 draft.

Da'Quan Bowers is losing a lot of ground.  Once projected to go as high as No. 1 in many expert mock draft, a subpar pro day performance, bad game tape reviews and knee injury concerns have his stock free-falling.

Now that Bowers is expected to slide out of the top 10, could this open the door for a naturally gifted rusher like Robert Quinn to jump into the top 15?

Or will Quinn's character issues, lack of playing time last season and general raw abilities also keep him from also moving up in the draft?

With question marks surround Quinn and Bowers, someone like the extremely gifted Aldon Smith may have a chance to crack the top 10.

Where does everyone end up?

Here's how the dominoes fall:

1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert, QB
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Cam Newton, QB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR
17. New England Patriots: Tyron Smith, OT
18. San Diego Chargers: J.J. Watt, DE
19. New York Giants: Nate Solder, OT
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller, OLB
6. Cleveland Browns: Patrick Peterson, CB
7. San Francisco: Aldon Smith OLB/DE
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT
21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers, OLB
22. Indianapolis Colts: Gabe Carimi, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Castonzo,OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Adrian Clayborn, DE
9. Dallas Cowboys: Mike Pouncey, OG
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones, WR
11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn, OLB/DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
25. Seattle Seahawks: Danny Watkins, OG
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB
27. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Jordan, DE
28. New England Patriots: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT
13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Da’Quan Bowers, DE

29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod, OT
30. New York Jets: Cameron Heyward, DE

31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Phil Taylor, DT
32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed, OLB

In-depth, pick-by-pick analysis are coming!  Stay tuned for more NFL draft talk.

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