Dareus going No.1?
Counting down the hours until we get this thing going, there's no better way to kill that time than with a mock draft.
I'm assuming no trades. Lets get it on!
Carolina Panthers—Marcel Dareus—DT—
Panthers shock the world, skip the Cam fad.
Denver Broncos—A.J. Green—WR—Georgia
With no Dareus around, Green fills a void in Denver left by Brandon Marshall. He's also a complement to the resurgent Brandon Lloyd.
Buffalo Bills—Patrick Peterson—CB—LSU
Their secondary is desperate, and Peterson may help them as a corner or safety.
Carson Who? The drama ends for the Bengals' QB soap opera.
Arizona—Von Miller—OLB/Joker—Texas A&M
The Cardinals are tickled to see Miller last long enough to land at their feet.
Mike Holmgren knows Browns' QB Colt McCoy needs weapons.
San Francisco—Cam Newton—QB/Icon—Auburn
New 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh receives weapons-grade plutonium. But it won't be ready for a couple years.
Jeff Fisher delivers the Titan's defense a Tasmanian devil.
Cowboys go for a tackle to help protect Romo, and reach on this bad boy.
The Redskins take a little risk that should reward them immensely.
Secondary is a huge need for the Texans.
The Vikings pass rush goes from awesome and scary—to completely terrifying. Purple people eaters return.
With the top two defensive backs gone, the Lions reach for the last big name.
St. Louis—Anthony Castonzo—OT—Boston College
Rams like Sam Bradford, a lot, and prove it with another body guard.
In a quarterback-driven league, the Dolphins know they'll need to rush the passers in the AFC East.
Jaguars look defense from the inside out...again.
New England—Mike Pouncey—C/G—Florida
Bill Belichick he Patriots know what they doing, even when no one else gets it.
San Diego—Da'Quan Bowers—DE—Clemson
Chargers defense gets a little boost, and a huge boost when Bowers proves his right knee his just fine.
New York Giants—Akeem Ayers—DE/OLB—UCLA
Giants stretch a little but grab a sold 4-3 Sam.
Tampa bay—Ryan Kerrigan—DE—Purdue
Although he lacks elite speed, the Buccaneers give Gerald McCoy and company a big-motor pass rusher.
Kansas City—Nate Solder
Chiefs take a body guard for Cassel, and possibly the steal of the draft.
Peyton can't sack other quarterbacks, but he can sick this guy on 'em.
The Eagles continue to work on the offenses infrastructure.
New Orleans—Muhammad Wilkerson—DT—Temple
Stopping the run is a focus and a need tor the Saints
Though he may rather travel the country, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks won't let him leave the state without them.
The Ravens are known for taking solid defense in round one. This year, it's a corner.
Atlanta—Kyle Rudolph—TE—Notre Dame
Tony Gonzales is an aging veteran. The Falcons would benefit tremendously by adding the draft's top TE.
New England—Mark Ingram—RB—Alabama
The Patriots say "why the heck not?"
Chicago—Derek Sherrod—OT—Mississippi State
Da Bears begin their own offensive infrastructure project.
New York Jets—Jabaal Shead—DE/OLB—Pitt
The Jets are so close to the Super Bowl, they can smell it. They can taste it. One more big-hit sack on Roethlisberger or Manning and they'd be there.
Pittsburgh—Cameron Heyward—DE—Ohio State
And the Steelers answer back grab a little defensive thunder of their own.
Green Bay—Mikel LeShoure—RB—Illinois
The world champions finish the day by turning heads: they take a punishing 230 lb. runner with quick feet.
And the game film keeps rolling all weekend.