2011 NFL Mock Draft: All 32 Picks, How Will Patrick Peterson Shape Round 1?

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: All 32 Picks, How Will Patrick Peterson Shape Round 1?
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In the 2011 NFL draft, Patrick Peterson could change the strategy of all 32 teams. Peterson is the best cornerback in the draft, and with so many teams in need of corners, demand could drive teams to trade up.

In this mock draft, he goes No. 7 to San Francisco. Corners can't turn around a defense on their own—even the best have to rely on their front seven getting quarterback pressure because they can only cover for five or six seconds.

The teams that could be improved by a dominant corner are found in the middle of the first round. The only reason Peterson drops so far here is the teams at the top have too many needs to fill a cornerback position.

A number of teams could trade up in the draft, including the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. After those trades, the balance of the first round can shift, wrecking many mock drafts.

1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, DE/OLB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR
17. New England Patriots: J.J. Watt, DE
18. San Diego Chargers: Aldon Smith, OLB
19. New York Giants: Mike Pouncey, OG
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Anthony Castonzo, OT
5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB
6. Cleveland Browns: Robert Quinn, DE/OLB
7. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Peterson CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT
21. Kansans City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers, LB
22. Indianapolis Colts: Nate Solder, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Gabe Carimi, OT
24. New Orleans Saints: Justin Houston, LB/DE
9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones, WR
11. Houston Texans: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
25. Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB
27. Atlanta Falcons: Adrian Clayborn, DE
28. New England Patriots: Danny Watkins, OG
13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram Jr., RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod, OT
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, DT
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams, CB
32. Green Bay Packers: Marvin Austin, DT
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