The real NFL Draft is less than two weeks away and players are rising and falling on the draft boards.
The proliferation of Twitter and draft Web sites has made examination of the prospects the most intense it ever has been. This probably just is the tip of the iceberg in the coming years. Any bad report coming from the scouts or the front offices spreads like lightning and everyone's mock draft adapts to compensate for the new order of things.
Robert Quinn was in the Top 5, then he started to drop, but now the feeling is there is little chance he lasts past the Cleveland Browns.
Jake Locker once was a candidate for the first overall pick. Then his senior season was not as spectacular as the scouts wanted it to be and he became second round consideration until the last few weeks when he now may be a first-round prospect again, possibly going in the Top 10.
Things will continue to change, as will my mock draft.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Ryan Kerrigan
18. San Diego Chargers: Cameron Heyward
19. New York Giants: Mark Ingram
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller |
6. Cleveland Browns: Robert Quinn
7. San Francisco 49ers: J.J. Watt
8. Tennessee Titans: Blaine Gabbert
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Gabe Carimi
24. New Orleans Saints: Da'Quan Bowers
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: Nick Fairley
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Justin Houston
26. Baltimore Ravens: Muhammad Wilkerson
27. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Jordan
28. New England Patriots: Andy Dalton
|13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Nate Solder
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aldon Smith
|29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod
30. New York Jets: Stephen Paea
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey
32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed
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