2011 NFL Mock Draft: Comparing Expert Mocks From Around the Web, Consensus Picks

Darin PikeContributor IApril 25, 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Comparing Expert Mocks From Around the Web, Consensus Picks

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    Roger Goodell with 2010 first round selections...a sight we might not see this year.
    Roger Goodell with 2010 first round selections...a sight we might not see this year.Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

    The 2011 NFL Draft has shown us that mock drafts are no longer just for the experts.  Websites allowing fans to post their mock drafts virtually litter the web.

    Sometimes, though, it is nice to be able to filter the expert opinions from the masses.  The following pages will do just that, offering the latest mock draft picks for several experts.

    Each team will also have a consensus pick, offering an amalgamation of all seven mock drafts.

    The mock drafts that are being used are:

    Rob Rang, CBSSports.com
    Chad Reuter, CBSSports.com
    Todd McShay, ESPN.com
    Mel Kiper, ESPN.com
    Walter Football
    Scott Wright's Draft Countdown
    Don Banks, SI.com
    Darin Pike, Bleacher Report (OK, "expert" is a bit of a stretch, but I'll claim creative license here).
    Russ Lande, Sporting News…although I almost removed him from my list when I saw a few of his picks, particularly at No. 25.

1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 6'5" 248 Lbs

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Cameron Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers scrambles against the Oregon Ducks during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Peters
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    Some analysts are projecting Carolina will trade out of this pick.  I agree, as I don't see Newton being a prime candidate for the Panthers.  

    Look for Carolina to roll with Jimmy Clausen one more season, and if he can't carry the load, the Panthers will likely be in draft position to get a better QB in 2012.

    Rob Rang:  Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Chad Reuter:  Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Todd McShay:  Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Mel Kiper: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Walter Football: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Scott Wright:  Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Don Banks:  Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

    Darin Pike:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Russ Lande:  Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama 6'3", 319 Lbs

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    A wicked stiff-arm springs Dareus for the TD.
    A wicked stiff-arm springs Dareus for the TD.Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

    Either way, the Broncos will be able to grab an outstanding prospect at DT to help with their conversion to a 4-3 defense.

    Rob Rang:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Chad Reuter:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Todd McShay:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Mel Kiper: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Walter Football: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Scott Wright:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Don Banks:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

    Darin Pike: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 

    Russ Lande:  Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M 6'3", 246 Lbs

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Jordan Jefferson #9 of the Louisiana State University Tigers throws under pressure from Von Miller #40 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by C
    Chris Graythen/Getty Images

    Buffalo received fairly good play from Ryan Fitzpatrick last season.  While some have Gabbert as the pick here, he would be a step back at the position.  Look for the Bills to draft someone who will contribute now.

    Rob Rang:  Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

    Chad Reuter: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 

    Todd McShay:  Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

    Mel Kiper: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

    Walter Football: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

    Scott Wright:  Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M

    Don Banks:  Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    Darin Pike: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M 

    Russ Lande: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M 

4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia 6'4" 211 Lbs

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    AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 13:  A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs fails to pull in this reception against Richard Samuel #22 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    There is little doubt the Bengals need to add a WR.  Where there is doubt is if they'll have a QB to get him the ball.  With Palmer threatening to retire, they need to add a QB in this draft.

    They may need to trade up with Carolina to do it, but expect Cincinnati to make a move for Newton.

    Rob Rang:  A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Chad Reuter:  A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Todd McShay:  A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Mel Kiper: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Walter Football: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Scott Wright:  A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Don Banks:  A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Darin Pike:  Cam Newton, Quarterback, Auburn

    Russ Lande:  Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 6'4" 234 Lbs

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    TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Missouri Tigers throws a pass during the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers 27-24. (Photo by
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    I still don't understand this pick.  There...I said it.  I must be missing something, but I see an average NFL QB who threw a lot of short passes in a spread offense.  The Cardinals already cut one high draft pick because he checked down too much; I don't see the Cardinals setting themselves up to do it again.

    Gabbert's TD production was at the bottom of the top 10 QBs in this draft, and most of his statistics were on the wrong end of the production scale.

    Yes, he had a high completion percentage, but give most any good college QB the time he had and have him focus on short passes, and the results wouldn't be much different.

    Rob Rang:  Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    Chad Reuter:  Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

    Todd McShay:  Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    Mel Kiper: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    Walter Football: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

    Scott Wright:  Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    Don Banks:  Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

    Darin Pike:  Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

    Russ Lande: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama 6'3" 220 Lbs

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    Julio Jones catches a ball around Patrick Peterson.
    Julio Jones catches a ball around Patrick Peterson.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

    Many analysts believe Jones will be a better receiver than Green.  My concern with this is Jones drops too many passes.  He'll need to work on his concentration at the next level and get accustomed to the smaller space in which to catch the ball.

    Rob Rang:  Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

    Chad Reuter: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 

    Todd McShay: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama  

    Mel Kiper: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Walter Football: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Scott Wright:  Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

    Don Banks:   Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

    Darin Pike:  A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

    Russ Lande:   A.J. Green, WR, Georgia 

7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 6'0" 219 Lbs

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    And they say Jimmy Smith has an arrogance issue...it goes with the position.
    And they say Jimmy Smith has an arrogance issue...it goes with the position.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

    It is hard to imagine Patrick Peterson falling this far. This would fill a huge hole for the 49ers and save them from reaching an agreement on a QB who just doesn't seem to be a top 10 talent. With their bevy of draft picks in this draft, look for them to jump back into the late part of the first round to look at a QB if they land Peterson here.

    Rob Rang: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Chad Reuter: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 

    Todd McShay: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 

    Mel Kiper: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 

    Walter Football: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

    Scott Wright: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 

    Don Banks: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 

    Darin Pike: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Russ Lande: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 6'4" 291 Lbs

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Darron Thomas #1 of the Oregon Ducks is sacked by Nick Fairley #90 of the Auburn Tigers in the first half in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glenda
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Fairly could still end up being a top-five selection on Thursday, and the Titans will still likely look at a QB here.  Gabbert could still be on the board and Locker would fit with their offense.  The Titans could also be in position to trade up with the Panthers if they like Newton.  The Titans only have one major hole and that is at QB.

    Rob Rang: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

    Chad Reuter: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin 

    Todd McShay: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

    Mel Kiper: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

    Walter Football: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

    Scott Wright: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 

    Don Banks: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

    Darin Pike: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri 

    Russ Lande: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT, USC 6'5" 307 Lbs

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26:   Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans throws a pass as Tyron Smith #70 blocks Jesse Feagin #98 of  the Washington State Cougars during the second quarter of the college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial C
    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

    Now looked as the "no brainer" pick of the draft, this wasn't the case a month ago.

    Back in February, one of the analysts below said Smith was the best OL in this draft and would be drafted by the Cowboys.  You can click on the link below to go back to his initial mock draft.

    He also said that Nate Solder wasn't a good enough blocker yet and shouldn't be drafted in the first round.

    A lot of readers had fun with both of those. We'll see how it goes.

    Rob Rang: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Chad Reuter: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Todd McShay: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Mel Kiper: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Walter Football: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Scott Wright: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Don Banks: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Darin Pike: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

    Russ Lande: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

10. Washington Redskins: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina 6'4" 265 Lbs

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 07:  Thaddeus Lewis #9 of the Duke Blue Devils is sacked by Robert Quinn #42 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    This was a tough one to place.  Technically, J.J. Watt could have gone here, but most of our experts have Quinn ahead of him.  Quinn really belongs one spot lower, but then we lose a spot for Amukamara.  Most of the analysts feel Julio Jones will be taken here, but we already placed him.

    Watt will have to be a casualty here and go to New England where he has more traction from the anlaysts.

    Rob Rang: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Chad Reuter: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Todd McShay: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin 

    Mel Kiper:  J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

    Walter Football: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

    Scott Wright: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Don Banks: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Darin Pike: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

    Russ Lande: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska 6'0" 206 Lbs

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 04:  Wide receiver Cameron Kenney #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs the ball against Prince Amukamara #21 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the Big 12 Championship at Cowboys Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

    Not a bad consolation prize for the second-best CB in the draft...but I have a feeling they'd rather have Quinn.  The good news is most of the analysts think they'll get him.

    Rob Rang: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

    Chad Reuter: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Todd McShay: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

    Mel Kiper: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

    Walter Football: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

    Scott Wright: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Don Banks: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Darin Pike: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

    Russ Lande: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan, DE, California 6'4" 287 Lbs

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans eludes the rush of Cameron Jordan #97 of the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Har
    Harry How/Getty Images

    I expect this selection to see a lot of movement this week and a few more analysts to throw Locker's name in here.  Evidently, Lande didn't get the memo on Tyron Smith.

    Rob Rang: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Chad Reuter: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Todd McShay: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Mel Kiper: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Walter Football: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

    Scott Wright: Jake Locker, QB, Washington 

    Don Banks: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Darin Pike: Jake Locker, QB, Washington 

    Russ Lande: Tyron Smith, OT, USC

13. Detroit Lions: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College 6'7" 311 Lbs

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    CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Dave Shinskie #15 of the Boston College Eagles passes the ball in overtime as teammate Anthony Castonzo #74 blocks against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on September 26, 2009 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachus
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    The Lions really need an OT if they want Matt Stafford to ever shed the "glass" moniker. Castonzo carries the BC pedigree, but Carimi might be the better blocker.

    Rob Rang: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Chad Reuter: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Todd McShay: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska 

    Mel Kiper: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Walter Football: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

    Scott Wright: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Don Banks: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Darin Pike: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Russ Lande: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson 

14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois 6'2" 298 Lbs

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    This isn't the Ram's biggest area of need, but it is the best value at this point.  They may look to trade down and look at OLB later in Round 1, and WR in Round 2.

    Rob Rang: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 

    Chad Reuter: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

    Todd McShay: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri 

    Mel Kiper: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Walter Football: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Scott Wright: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri 

    Don Banks: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Darin Pike: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Russ Lande: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, G, Florida 6'5" 303 Lbs

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    GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 22:  Louis Murphy #9 of the Florida Gators celebrates with Mike Pouncey #55 after a touchdown against the Citadel Bulldogs during the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    OG is a position of need for Miami, but the Dolphins' needs at this position and at RB aren't well served by the 15th pick.  They also need a QB.  If the guy they like is available, here it makes sense.  If not, move down and grab a RB or OG later in the draft.

    Rob Rang: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Chad Reuter: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Todd McShay: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

    Mel Kiper: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Walter Football: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

    Scott Wright: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

    Don Banks: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Darin Pike: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Russ Lande: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue 6'4" 267 Lbs

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    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 20:  Quarterback Dan LeFevour #13 of the Central Michigan Chippewas is tackled by Ryan Kerrigan #94 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 20, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

    Kerrigan, Aldon Smith, Jordan and Watt are all very talented defensive ends.  They are taking a little different ranking on each board, but will all be taken around the middle of the first round.

    Rob Rang: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Chad Reuter: Cameron Jordan, DE, California 

    Todd McShay: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Mel Kiper: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

    Walter Football: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Scott Wright: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Don Banks: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Darin Pike: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri 

    Russ Lande: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

17. New England Patriots: J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin 6'5" 290 Lbs

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    ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 20:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Wisconsin Badgers tries to outrun the Michigan offense after intercepting a fourth quarter pass while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisco
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    It seems like a waste of time thinking about whom the Patriots might draft here.  They will just trade the pick anyway...

    Rob Rang: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

    Chad Reuter: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

    Todd McShay: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Mel Kiper: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Walter Football:  Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Scott Wright: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

    Don Banks: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

    Darin Pike: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

    Russ Lande: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

18. San Diego Chargers: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri 6'4" 263 Lbs

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Jordan Webb #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks is sacked by Aldon Smith #85 of the Missouri Tigers during the game on November 27, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    This would be a nice situation of the best player on the board fitting a big need for the Chargers.

    Rob Rang: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri 

    Chad Reuter: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

    Todd McShay: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

    Mel Kiper: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

    Walter Football: J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin

    Scott Wright: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Don Banks: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

    Darin Pike: J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin

    Russ Lande: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

19. New York Giants: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin 6'7" 314 Lbs

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    IOWA CITY, IA - OCTOBER 23- Quarterback Scott Tolzien #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers throws under pressure from Defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn #94 of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes as offensive lineman Gabe Carimi #68 defends during the first half of pl
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    If Carimi happens to fall this far, the Giants will be getting a great value.  I could see the Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts,  Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers looking to trade up with the San Diego Chargers to snag him.

    Rob Rang: Mike Pouncey, G, Florida

    Chad Reuter: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame 

    Todd McShay: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin 

    Mel Kiper: Mike Pouncey, G, Florida

    Walter Football: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Scott Wright: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Don Banks: Mike Pouncey, G, Florida

    Darin Pike:  Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Russ Lande: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson 6'3" 280 Lbs

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    AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 18:  Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers against Da'Quan Bowers #93 of the Clemson Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    At some point, a team is going to gamble on Bowers' knee being healthy enough for him to stay productive.  With Tampa Bay's need at the position, this just seems like the right spot.

    Rob Rang: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Chad Reuter: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Todd McShay: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Mel Kiper: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

    Walter Football: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

    Scott Wright: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Don Banks: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Darin Pike: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Russ Lande: Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue

21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA 6'3" 254 Lbs

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    Ayers comes up with the interception.
    Ayers comes up with the interception.Harry How/Getty Images

    The Chiefs really need to be looking OL here, but there isn't a good value pick for them.  They also need to think about adding another receiving option.

    Rob Rang: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

    Chad Reuter: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida 

    Todd McShay: Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona

    Mel Kiper: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

    Walter Football: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    Scott Wright: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Don Banks: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Darin Pike: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

    Russ Lande: Martez Wilson, OLB, Illinois

22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado 6'8" 314 Lbs

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    BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04:  Brian Orakpo #98 of the Texas Longhorns rushes against Nate Solder #78 the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

    Solder will need some work to be able to start in the NFL.  With the Colts' need at the position, look for them to go a different direction here.

    Rob Rang: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado 

    Chad Reuter: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    Todd McShay: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    Mel Kiper:  Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    Walter Football: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    Scott Wright: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    Don Banks: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    Darin Pike: Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas

    Russ Lande: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

23. Philadelphia Eagles: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado 6'2" 211 Lbs

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    AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Cornerback Jimmy Smith #3 of the Colorado Buffaloes picks up the loose ball which was knocked out of the hand of quarterback Colt McCoy of the Texas Longhorns in the second quarter  on October 10, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Me
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    This could easily be an OT or CB for the Eagles.  They are a prime partner for a team looking to trade down. The Eagles may decide to move up if Amukamara lasts as long as some boards show.

    Rob Rang: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Chad Reuter: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    Todd McShay: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    Mel Kiper: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Walter Football: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    Scott Wright: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    Don Banks: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor 

    Darin Pike: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

    Russ Lande: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

24. New Orleans Saints: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple 6'4" 315 Lbs

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    With Stephen Paea's knee injury, opportunity opens up for Wilkerson to crack the first round. While many had him just making it at No. 32, he has a few potential landing spots in the top 25.

    Rob Rang: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Chad Reuter: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Todd McShay: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

    Mel Kiper: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

    Walter Football: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

    Scott Wright: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple

    Don Banks: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple

    Darin Pike: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple

    Russ Lande: Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

25. Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB, Washington 6'3" 231 Lbs

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies passes against the Syracuse Orange on September 11, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Orange 41-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    This pick is the furthest from consensus in the entire draft.  There are two votes for Jimmy Smith, but he's already off the board.  The rest of the players mocked to Seattle had one vote each.  

    I went with Locker for two reasons.  First, it is the most likely selection based on who is left on the board. Second, and more importantly, he has more picks earlier in the draft than any other selection.

    Rob Rang: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    Chad Reuter: Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona

    Todd McShay: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    Mel Kiper: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

    Walter Football: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple

    Scott Wright: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

    Don Banks: Andy Dalton, QB TCU

    Darin Pike: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    Russ Lande: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pitt

26. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State 6'6" 287 Lbs.

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    COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 23:  Cameron Heyward #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes chases down ballcarrier Keith Carlos #1 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    WR and CB both make sense for the Ravens here.  They might even try to trade up to get Jimmy Smith if they feel he is the best match for their defense.

    Rob Rang: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple 

    Chad Reuter: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

    Todd McShay: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

    Mel Kiper: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado 

    Walter Football: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

    Scott Wright: Brandon Harris, Cornerback, Miami (Fla.) 

    Don Banks: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado 

    Darin Pike: Brooks Reed, OLB Arizona 

    Russ Lande: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado 

27. Atlanta Falcons: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05:  Josh Nesbitt #9 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is bought down by Adrian CLayborn #94 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Doug
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    The Falcons need a DE and will likely take the best one on the board.  They also need help at TE, as Tony Gonzalez has seen his production slip and is in the last year of his contract.

    Rob Rang: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    Chad Reuter: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

    Todd McShay: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    Mel Kiper: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    Walter Football: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

    Scott Wright: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    Don Banks: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    Darin Pike: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

    Russ Lande: Brooks Reed, OLB Arizona 

28. New England Patriots: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama 5'9" 215 Lbs

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    ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Mark Ingram #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a touchdown during the Capitol One Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Imag
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    New England needs some youth at RB, and they have the depth to gamble on Ingram's health.

    Rob Rang: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

    Chad Reuter: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

    Todd McShay: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Mel Kiper: Justin Houston, DE, Georgia

    Walter Football: Justin Houston, DE, Georgia

    Scott Wright: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Don Banks: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

    Darin Pike: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

    Russ Lande: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State 6'5" 321 Lbs.

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15:  J.C. Brignone #70 and Derek Sherrod #79of the Mississippi State Bulldogs get ready on the line of scrimmage during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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    The Bears need help on their offensive line.  The unit played better down the stretch last year, but some additional talent would certainly help.  

    Rob Rang: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

    Chad Reuter: Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU

    Todd McShay: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

    Mel Kiper: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

    Walter Football: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

    Scott Wright: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    Don Banks: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    Darin Pike: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

    Russ Lande: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State 

30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

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    COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 07:  Defensive tackle Phil Taylor #11 of the Baylor Bears in action during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Five different players were mocked to the Jets.  All five are on the defensive front.  Taylor's status largely depends on what the Jets' team physicians think of his foot condition.

    Rob Rang: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

    Chad Reuter: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pitt

    Todd McShay: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

    Mel Kiper: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

    Walter Football: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

    Scott Wright: Akeem Ayers, DE/OLB, UCLA

    Don Banks: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

    Darin Pike: Justin Houston, DE, Georgia

    Russ Lande: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams, CB/FS, Texas

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    DALLAS - OCTOBER 02:  Cornerback Aaron Williams #4 of the Texas Longhorns drops a pass intended for Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners in the second quarter at the Cotton Bowl on October 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Ima
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    Pittsburgh needs help in the secondary and the interior of their offensive line.  The closest thing to a first-round FS is Williams, even though he played CB in college.  The Steelers may be better off going OG here and looking at DB options in Round 2.  

    Look for the Steelers to look to move up in round one.

    Rob Rang: Aaron Williams, CB/FS, Texas

    Chad Reuter: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple 

    Todd McShay: Brandon Harris, Cornerback, Miami (Fla.) 

    Mel Kiper: Aaron Williams, CB/FS, Texas

    Walter Football: Aaron Williams, CB/FS, Texas

    Scott Wright: Aaron Williams, CB/FS, Texas

    Don Banks: Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU

    Darin Pike: Benjamin Ijalana, OT/G, Villanova

    Russ Lande: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed, OLB Arizona 6'3" 264 Lbs

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    TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is sacked by Brooks Reed #42 of the Arizona Wildcats during the third quarter of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.  The Wild
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    The Packers might surprise some people and look at WR here if Torrey Smith is still on the board.  They could use some youth here, and they need OLB help.

    Rob Rang: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    Chad Reuter: Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois

    Todd McShay: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

    Mel Kiper: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

    Walter Football: Brooks Reed, OLB Arizona

    Scott Wright: Cameron Heyward, DE/DT, Ohio State

    Don Banks: Cameron Heyward, DE/DT, Ohio State

    Darin Pike: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

    Russ Lande: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple