View Full Version : Official 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft Selection Thread
02-26-2011, 09:17 AM
1-1(1) - Kansas City (Carmelo15): Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
1-2(2) - Denver (Phibacka31/CBF1): Marcel Dareus, DT, Alabama
1-3(3) - Buffalo (Rohirrim): Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
1-4(4) - Tennessee (Broncoman4ever): Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
1-5(5) - Arizona (TheReverend): Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
1-6(6) - Cleveland (SouthStndJunkie): Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
1-7(7) - San Francisco (JCMElway/Kaylore): Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
1-8(8) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn
1-9(9) - Jacksonville (jebures): AJ Green, WR, Georgia
1-10(10) - Tampa Bay (Anton): Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
1-11(11) - Houston (24champ): J.J. Watt, DE/DT, Wisconsin
1-12(12) - Minnesota (Sodak): Cameron Jordan, DE, California
1-13(13) - Detroit (Killericon): Tyron Smith, OT, USC
1-14(14) - St. Louis (Drek): Quintorris "Julio" Jones, WR, Alabama
1-15(15) - Miami (NFLBRONCO): Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College
1-16(16) - Atlanta (Zona): Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
1-17(17) - New England (Oakland) (e mac/B 13): Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri
1-18(18) - San Diego (Requiem): Muhammad Wilkerson, DL, Temple
1-19(19) - New York Giants (brncs_fan): Nate Solder, OT Colorado
1-20(20) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas
1-21(21) - Buffalo (Rohirrim): Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
1-22(22) - Indianapolis (Mediator12/lev): Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
1-23(23) - Philadelphia (GoWYO): Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
1-24(24) - N Orleans (ColoradoBuff): Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
1-25(25) - Houston (24champ): Jake Locker, QB, Washington
1-26(26) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
1-27(27) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Corey Liuget, DL, Illinois
1-28(28) - New England (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Mark Ingram RB Alabama
1-29(29) - Chicago (DrFate): Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
1-30(30) - New York Jets (Carmelo15): Ryan Kerrigan OLB, Purdue
1-31(31) - San Diego (Requiem): Brandon Harris, CB, Miami.
1-32(32) - Green Bay (srphoenix): Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
2-1(33) - New England (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Marvin Austin, DL, North Carolina
2-2(34) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Phil Talor, DT/NT, Baylor
2-3(35) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Quinton Carter, FS, Oklahoma
2-4(36) - Denver (Phibacka31/CBF1): Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
2-5(37) - Cleveland (SouthStndJunkie): Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
2-6(38) - Tennessee (Broncoman4ever): Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
2-7(39) - Arizona (TheReverend): Christian Ponder, QB, FSU
2-8(40) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Aaron Williams, DB, Texas
2-9(41) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pitt
2-10(42) - Seattle (WABronco): Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
2-11(43) - Minnesota (Sodak): Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
2-12(44) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
2-13(45) - San Francisco (JCMElway/Kaylore): Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
2-14(46) - Denver (from Miami) (Phibacka31/CBF1): Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa
2-15(47) - New York Giants (brncs_fan): Mason Foster, OLB, Washington
2-16(48) - Oakland (rugbythug): Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State
2-17(49) - Green Bay (srphoenix): Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland,
2-18(50) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Dontay Moch,OLB, Nevada
2-19(51) - Tampa Bay (Anton): Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pitt
2-20(52) - St. Louis (Drek): Rodney Hudson, OG/C, Florida State
2-21(53) - San Francisco (JCMElway/Kaylore): Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona
2-22(54) - Philadelphia (GoWYO): Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
2-23(55) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
2-24(56) - New Orleans (ColoradoBuff): Bruce Carter, OLB, Univ of North Carolina
2-25(57) - Seattle (WABronco): Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
2-26(58) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Jerrell Powe, NT, Ole Miss
2-27(59) - Detroit (Killericon): Quan Sturdivant, LB, North Carolina
2-28(60) - New England (e mac/Bman13): Danny Watkins OL Baylor
2-29(61) - San Diego (from N.Y. Jets) (Requiem): Leonard Hankerson, WR , U of Miami
2-30(62) - Chicago (DrFate): Titus Young, WR, Boise State
2-31(63) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
2-32(64) - Jacksonville (jebures): Ryan Williams RB, Virginia Tech
3 -1(65) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Kendrick Ellis, DT, Hampton
3-2(66) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Marcus Cannon, OG/OT, TCU
3-3(67) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Orlando Franklin, OT/OG, Miami
3-4(68) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
3-5(69) - St. Louis (Drek): Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
3-6(70) - Cleveland (SouthStndJunkie): Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
3-7(71) - Denver (Phibacka31/CBF1): Colin McCarthy, ILB, Miami(Fla.)
3-8(72) - New Orleans (from Washington) (ColoradoBuff): Will Rackley, OG, Lehigh
3-9(73) - Seattle (WABronco): DeMarcus Love, OT, Arkansas
3-10(74) - New England (from Minnesota) (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
3-11(75) - Detroit (Killericon): Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
3-12(76) - Indianapolis (Mediator12/lev): Clint Boling OG/OT Georgia
3-13(77) - Cincinnati (Arkie): DeAndre McDaniel, SS, Clemson
3-14(78) - Arizona (TheReverend): James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
3-15(79) - Miami (NFLBRONCO): DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
3-16(80) - Atlanta (Zona): Jarvis Jenkins, DE/DT, Clemson
3-17(81) - Oakland (rugbythug): Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
3-18(82) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
3-19(83) - New York Giants (brncs_fan): John Moffitt, OC/OG Wisc.
3-20(84) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Kelvin Sheppard, ILB, LSU
3-21(85) - Philadelphia (GoWYO): Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State
3-22(86) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Sam Acho, DE/LB, Texas
3-23(87) - Indianapolis (Mediator12/lev): Tandon Doss WR/KR Indiana
3-24(88) - New Orleans (ColoradoBuff): Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
3-25(89) - New York Jets (Carmello15): Davon House CB, New Mexico St
3-26(90) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
3-27(91) - Detroit (Killericon): Ahmad Black, SS, Florida
3-28(92) - New England (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Marcus Gilbert OT Florida
3-29(93) - Chicago (DrFate): Jake Kirkpatrick, C, TCU
3-30(94) - San Diego (from Seattle) (Requiem): Robert Sands, S, West Virginia
3-31(95) - Tennessee (Broncoman4ever): Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon
3-32(96) - Jacksonville (jebures): Chris Carter, OLB, Fresno State:
3-33(97) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Buster Skrine, CB/KR, Tenn-Chattanooga
3-34(98) - Tennessee (Broncoman4ever): Virgil Green, TE, Nevada
4-1(99) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Greg Salas, WR Hawaii
4-2(100) - Seattle (from New England via Denver) (WABronco): Stephen Schilling, OG, Michigan
4-3(101) - Buffalo (Rohirrim): Lee Ziemba, OT, Auburn
4-4(102) - Cincinnati (Arkie):Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
4-5(103) - Cleveland (SouthStndJunkie):Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
4-6(104) - Arizona (TheReverend): Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
4-7(105) - Philadelphia (from Washington) (GoWYO): Tyler Sash, SS, Iowa
4-8(106) - Houston (24champ): Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado
4-9(107) - Minnesota (Sodak): Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa
4-10(108) - Detroit (Killericon): Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
4-11(109) - Indianapolis (Mediator12/lev): Marcus Gilchrist, CB/FS, Clemson
4-12(110) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Lawrence Guy, DT, Arizona State
4-13(111) - Atlanta (Zona): Da’Norris Searcy, SS North Carolina
4-14(112) - Buffalo (from Miami) (Rohirrim): Jeremy Beal, LB, Oklahoma
4-15(113) - Arizona (TheReverend): DJ Williams, TE, Arkansas
4-16(114) - Oakland (rugbythug): Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska
4-17(115) - Jacksonville (jebures): Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio St.
4-18(116) - San Francisco (from SD) (JCMElway/Kaylore): Pernell McPhee, DE, Miss. State
4-19(117) - Tampa Bay (Anton): Nate Irving, ILB, N.C. State
4-20(118) - St. Louis (Drek): Ross Homan, OLB, Ohio State
4-21(119) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut
4-22(120) - Indianapolis (Mediator12/lev): Curtis Marsh, CB, Utah State
4-23(121) - Philadelphia (GoWYO): Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College
4-24(122) - Jacksonville (from New Orleans) (jebures): James Brewer, T/G, Indiana
4-25(123) - Miami (NFLBRONCO): DeMarcus Van Dyke CB Miami
4-26(124) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Owen Marecic, FB, Stanford
4-27(125) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): K.J. Wright, OLB, Mississippi State
4-28(126) - New England (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Edmund Gates, WR, Abilene Christian
4-29(127) - New York Jets (carmelo15): Shane Vereen RB, Cal
4-30(128) - Chicago (DrFate): Derek Newton, OT Arkansas State
4-31(129) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State
4-32(130) - Green Bay (srphoenix): Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU
4-33(131) - Green Bay (srphoenix): Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina
5-1(132) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Chris Rucker, CB, Michigan State
5-2(133) - Buffalo (Rohirrim): Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
5-3(134) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
5-4(135) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) (from Tampa) : Pierre Allen, DE, Nebraska
5-5(136) - Arizona (TheReverend): Shareece Wright, CB, USC
5-6(137) - Cleveland (SouthStndJunkie): Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
5-7(138) - Houston (24champ): Sione Fua NT, Stanford
5-8(139) - Minnesota (Sodak): Cecil Shorts, WR, Mount Union
5-9(140) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81):Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
5-10(141) - San Francisco (JCMElway/Kaylore):Terrance Toliver, WR, LSU
5-11(142) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
5-12(143) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Ian Williams, NT, Notre Dame
5-13(144) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State
5-14(145) - St. Louis (Drek): Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska
5-15(146) - Miami (NFLBRONCO): Jordan Cameron, TE, USC
5-16(147) - Jacksonville (jebures): Chris Culliver, S, South Carolina
5-17(148) - Oakland (rugbythug): Jarriel King, OT/G, South Carolina
5-18(149) - Philadelphia (from San Diego) (GoWYO): Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU
5-19(150) - Minnesota (from New York Giants) (Sodak): Richard Sherman, CB/FS, Stanford
5-20(151) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Tim Barnes, C, Mizzou
5-21(152) - Indianapolis (Mediator12/lev): Jaiquawn Jarrett, FS, Temple
5-22(153) - Philadelphia (GoWYO): Chris Conte, S, California
5-23(154) - Detroit (Killericon): Andrew Jackson, G, Fresno State
5-24(155) - Washington (from New Orleans) (Randomtask/Schaaf): Keith Williams, OG, Nebraska
5-25(156) - Seattle (WABronco): Chykie Brown, CB, Texas,
5-26(157) - Seattle (from Baltimore) (WABronco): Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State
5-27(158) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Zach Hurd, OG, UCONN
5-28(159) - New England (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson
5-29(160) - Chicago (DrFate): Nathan Enderle, QB, Idaho
5-30(161) - New York Jets (Carmello15): Shiloh Keo, S, Idaho
5-31(162) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Taiwan Jones, RB/KR, Eastern Washington
5-32(163) - Green Bay (srphoenix): Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia
5-33(164) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Alex Henery, K, Nebraska
5-34(165) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona
6-1(166) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Willie Smith, OT, East Carolina
6-2(167) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock
6-3(168) - Cleveland (from Denver) (SouthStndJunkie): Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh
6-4(169) - Miami (NFLBRONCO/Crushisback): Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse
6-5(170) - Cleveland (SouthStndJunkie): Will Hill, S, Florida
6-6(171) - Arizona (TheReverend): Evan Royster, RB, Penn State
6-7(172) - Minnesota (Sodak): Derrick Locke, RB, Kentucky
6-8(173) - Seattle (from Detroit) (WABronco): Stanley Havili, FB, USC
6-9(174) - Indianapolis (Mediator12): Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida
6-10(175) - St. Louis (Drek): Alex Green, RB, Hawaii
6-11(176) - Dallas(Meangene/ludo21): Jeron Johnson, S, Boise State
6-12(177) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Cliff Matthews, DE, South Carolina
6-13(178) - Houston (24champ): Colin Jones, S, TCU
6-14(179) - Denver (Phibacka31/CBF1) (from Miami): Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU
6-15(180) - Baltimore (from St. Louis) (iforgotmypassword): John Clay, RB, Wisconsin
6-16(181) - Oakland (rugbythug): Rob Housler, TE, Florida Atlantic
6-17(182) - Jacksonville (jebures):Mario Harvey, LB, Marshall
6-18(183) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Martin Parker, DT, Richmond
6-19(184) - Arizona (from Philly via Tampa) (TheRev): Cedric Thornton, DT, Southern Arkansas
6-20(185) - New York Giants (brncs_fan): Cortez Allen, CB, Citadel
6-21(186) - Atlanta (from Philadelphia via Detroit) (Zona): Cheta Ozougwu, DE/OLB, Rice
6-22(187) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Charles Clay, FB, Tulsa
6-23(188) - Indianapolis (Mediator12): Doug Hogue, FB, Syracuse
6-24(189) - Denver (from NE via N.O.) (Phibacka31/CBF1): Vincent Brown, WR San Diego State.
6-25(190) - San Francisco (from Seattle) (JCMElway/Kaylore): Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma State
6-26(191) - Baltimore (iforgotmypassword): Kyle Hix, OT, Texas
6-27(192) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): Josh Thomas, CB, Buffalo
6-28(193) - New England (eddie mac/Broncoman13): Brandon Bair, DE, Oregon
6-29(194) - New York Jets (carmelo15): Scotty McKnight, WR, Colorado
6-30(195) - Chicago (DrFate): Mario Fannin, RB, Auburn
6-31(196) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Jah Reid, ORT, UCF
6-32(197) - Jacksonville (jebures): Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech
6-33(198) - N.Y. Giants (Brncs_fan): DeJon Gomes, SS, Nebraska
6-34(199) - Kansas City (Carmelo15): Joe Lefeged SS, Rutgers
6-35(200) - Minnesota (Sodak): Lawrence Wilson, OLB, Connecticut
6-36(201) - San Diego (Requiem): Dwayne Harris, WR, East Carolina
6-37(202) - N.Y. Giants (Brncs_fan): Korey Lindsey, CB, S. Illinois
6-38(203) - Carolina (Sirh81): Ronald Johnson, WR USC
7-1(204) - Green Bay (from Carolina) (srphoenix): Steven Friday, OLB, Virgina Tech
7-2(205) - Denver (Phibacka31/CBF1): Chris Neild, NT, West Virginia
7-3(206) - Buffalo (Rohirrim): Jermale Hines, S, Ohio State
7-4(207) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Derek Hall, RT, Stanford
7-5(208) - San Diego (from NY Jets) (Requiem): Mario Addison, OLB, Troy
7-6(209) - Seattle (from Cleveland) (WABronco): Ryan Hill, CB, Miami (FL)
7-7(210) - San Francisco (from Detroit) (JCMElway/Kaylore): Justin Rogers, CB/KR, Richmond
7-8(211) - San Francisco (JCMElway/Kaylore): Da'rel Scott, RB, Maryland
7-9(212) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati
7-10(XXX) - Dallas (Meangene/ludo21): used in 2010 supplemental draft
7-11(213) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Ray Dominguez OG Arkansas
7-12(214) - Houston (24champ): Ricardo Lockette, WR/KR, Fort Valley State
7-13(215) - Minnesota (Sodak): David Arkin, G, Missouri State
7-14(216) - St. Louis (Drek): Brian Rolle, OLB, Ohio State
7-15(217) - Miami (NFLBRONCO): Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama
7-16(218) - Miami (from Jacksonville) (NFLBRONCO): Alex Linnenkohl, C, Oregon State
7-17(219) - Oakland (rugbythug): DeMarco Sampson, WR, San Diego State
7-18(220) - Dallas (from San Diego) (Meangene/ludo21): David Mims, OT, Virginia Union
7-19(221) - New York Giants (brncs_fan): Graig Cooper, RB, Miami (FL)
7-20(222) - Tampa Bay (Anton): Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville
7-21(223) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81): Dane Sanzenbacher, WR, Ohio State
7-22(224) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf): Mike Person, G, Montana State
7-23(225) - Baltimore (from Philly) (IFMPW): Tejay Johnson S TCU
7-24(226) - New Orleans (ColoradoBuff): Adrian Moten, OLB, Maryland
7-25(227) - Philadelphia (from Seattle) (GoWYO): Byron Stingily, OT, Louisville
7-26(228) - St. Louis (from Baltimore) (Drek): Mark LeGree, S, Appalachian State
7-27(229) - Atlanta (Zona): Eric Hagg, S, Nebraska
7-28(230) - Atlanta (from New England) (Zona): Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State
7-29(XXX) - Chicago (DrFate): used in 2010 supplemental draft
7-30(231) - Detroit (from New York Jets): Curt Porter, OT, Jacksonville State
7-31(232) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan): Nick Bellore, ILB, Central Michigan
7-32(233) - Jacksonville( from Green Bay) (jebures): Stephen Burton, WR, West Texas A&M.
7-33(234) - San Diego (Requiem): Jamie Harper, RB, Clemson
7-34(235) - Miami (NFLBRONCO): Tori Gurley, WR, South Carolina
7-35(236) - Minnesota (Sodak): Ryan Jones, CB, Northwest Missouri State
7-36(237) - Philadelphia (Gowyo): Mike Mohamed, LB, Cal
7-37(238) - Tampa Bay (Anton): Maurice Hurt, OG, Florida
7-38(239) - San Francisco (Kaylore/JCM): Anthony Gray, NT, Southern Miss
7-39(240) - Philadelphia (Gowyo): David Carter, DT, UCLA
7-40(241) - Oakland (Rugbythug): Anthony Sherman, FB, Connecticut
7-41(242) - Seattle (Wabronco): Allen Bradford, RB, USC
7-42(243) - New Orleans (Coloradobuff): Aldrick Robinson, WR, SMU
7-43(244) - Carolina (Sirh81): Jerrard Terrant, S, Georgia Tech
7-44(245) - Buffalo (Rohirrim): Garrett Chisolm, OG, South Carolina
7-45(246) - Cincinnati (Arkie): Chris White, MLB, Mississippi State
7-46(247) - Denver (CBF1/Phibacka): Akeem Dent, LB Georgia Bulldogs.
7-47(248) - Cleveland (Southstnd): Brandon Hogan, CB, West Virginia
7-48(249) - Arizona (Reverend): Ryan Whalen, WR, Stanford
7-49(250) - San Francisco (Kaylore/JCM): Zane Taylor, C, Utah
7-50(251) - Tennessee (Broncoman4ever): Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia Tech
7-51(252) - Dallas (Meangene/Ludo21): Henry Hynoski, FB, Pitt
7-52(253) - Washington (Randomtask/Schaaf):Charlie Gantt, TE, Michigan State
7-53(254) - Houston (24champ): D'Aundre Reed, OLB, Arizona
7-54(255) - Atlanta (Zona): Bruce Miller, DE/OLB, Central Florida
7-55(256) - Tennessee (Broncoman4ever):DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Miss
03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
With the #1 Pick the Kansas City Chiefs select Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Last year the Chiefs improved their team by adding young, fast playmakers. Patrick Peterson fits that perfectly. This pick came down to A.J. Green or Patrick Peterson. But ultimately a defensive backfield with Peterson, Berry, Flowers, and Arenas excited me more than a A.J. Green-Dwayne Bowe duo.
Flowers and Peterson give the Chiefs one of the best CB tandems in the NFL. Throw in a game-changing safety in Eric Berry and a nickel in Javier Arenas and that's a lot of speed and playmkers in one defensive backfield. All of them are still so young too. As a Bronco fan I would dread facing this defensive backfield twice a year.
Once again, sorry for the delay fellas. Happy drafting!
Pick made at 1:55 PM MT
03-02-2011, 05:51 PM
With the #2 Overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos Select:
Marcel Dareus, DT, Alabama
The Broncos are delighted to get some much needed help for the DLINE adding their number 1 rated Dlineman. We hope that Marcel will help Elvis continue to shine!
Pick was made at 6:49 PM Central Time Zone.
Bills are on the clock
03-02-2011, 08:35 PM
With the #3 Pick in the OM NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select:
Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn, 6'4", 291
Lombardi Award winner
AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year
BCS Championship Game Defensive MVP
Draft Profile: Unblockable
(Pick made at 8:42 MT) Titans are on the clock
03-03-2011, 10:35 AM
WITH THE 4TH PICK IN THE 2011 NFL DRAFT THE TENNESSEE TITANS SELECT
Blaine Gabbert, QB Missouri
Pick was made at 10:35. The Arizona Cardinals are now on the clock
03-03-2011, 10:48 AM
After raging that the 2 players they really wanted were already off the board and then calming down and spending time bandying about the beneficial financial impact of Cam Newton, the Cardinals decide to bolster their linebacking corps and pass rush by selecting Von Miller with the 5th overall pick
Pick made at 12:45 EST. Cleveland (SSJ) is on the clock.
03-03-2011, 12:28 PM
With the 6th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select:
Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
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The Browns are moving back to the 4-3 defense and they were ecstatic to see Da'Quan Bowers fall to them at 6.
Pick made at 2:27 EST. San Francisco (JCMElway/Kaylore) is on the clock.
03-03-2011, 01:12 PM
With the seventh pick in the OM Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select:
Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
03-03-2011, 01:17 PM
JK, the real Prince...
* Good size and strength
* Good short-distance burst, recovers and closes quickly
* Great instincts, reads and reacts quickly
* Fluid hips to turn and run
* Smooth footwork
* Excellent in both man-to-man press and zone coverage
* Physical player and a solid tackler
* Aggressive against the run
* Good character
* Lacks great straight-line speed
* Gets a little too aggressive at times and sometimes bites on double moves and pump fakes
* Questionable hands on interception opportunities
* Needs to work on getting off receiver blocks better
Bottom Line on Prince Amukamara:
Prince Amukamara is a fantastic athlete with the size and strength to match up with any receiver, and is one of the top defensive backs in the 2011 NFL Draft class. He has the tools to be a No. 1 corner in any defensive scheme and should have a lot of success in the NFL. He has a couple things he needs to work on, but overall is a great prospect.Projection: As one of the top corners coming out, Amukamara should be one of the top 10 players off the board in April.
03-03-2011, 01:26 PM
And with the #8 pick the Bengals and their GM Arkie select:
Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn
03-03-2011, 03:26 PM
Newton has a rare blend of height, strength and speed. Fierce competitor and emotional leader. Flashes the ability to zip the ball into tight spots. Has a quick, over-the-top delivery. Puts a ton of revolutions on the ball and can make all the throws. Frequently evades the rush for second-chance opportunities. Threat to pick up large chunks when he tucks.
Not proficient at going through his progressions or making NFL reads. Doesn't anticipate receivers getting open, must see them in a window. Inconsistent accuracy due to poor footwork and falling away to avoid a big hit. Despite athleticism, needs to improve his drop mechanics and the finer points of pocket mobility. Numerous off the field issues worth investigating.
03-03-2011, 04:55 PM
The Jaguars select A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
03-04-2011, 02:49 AM
Not sure what the correct procedure is, but Washington (Schaaf/me) and Tampa Bay (anton) have made a trade, so Tampa bay is now on the clock.
03-04-2011, 04:10 AM
Sweet. Trade was #10 for #20, 3-20,5-20.
With the 10th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:
Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
Robert Quinn + Gerald McCoy = sex
03-04-2011, 03:47 PM
The Houston Texans with the 11th overall pick, select JJ Watt from Wisconsin.
Prime player to play under Wade Phillips and the 3-4. Has a mean streak and excellent leadership skills and would be a great addition to the Texans.
Mayock: "J. J. Watt is a beast, premier 3-4 DE in draft" :approve:
03-04-2011, 06:52 PM
The Minnesota Vikings select Cameron Jordan with the 12th Pick.
03-04-2011, 07:17 PM
With the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Tyron Smith, Offensive Tackle from USC.
With the 14th pick in the 2011 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams select...
Quintorris "Julio" Jones, WR, Alabama
Jones is an all world athlete and elite natural talent at WR. He still needs more maturation on his fundamentals but he'll instantly become the #1 WR for Bradford and should be an excellent fit in McDaniels offense. If Jones is actually available at the Rams pick I'd expect them to run, not walk, to the podium.
Jones has the prototypical build to become a No. 1 receiver. A vertical threat due to his height, strength, leaping ability, and speed. Generates big plays after the catch on screens and crossing patterns because of his physicality as a runner. Flashes outstanding hands and ball skills, will make the highlight grabs and haul in passes well outside his frame, but also struggles with bouts of drops. Needs to sure up his hands and route-running to develop into a consistent chain-mover at the next level. Plays aggressive, will go over the middle, and block. Jones has the upside to be a mid first-round pick.
Jones possesses NFL-ideal receiver size. Explodes off the line. Eats up cushions in a hurry. Beats press coverage with his strength and physicality. Can separate vertically and on crossing patterns. Locates soft spots against zone. Shows elite body-control and strong hands on jump balls and poor throws. Can be a load in the open field. Tough and highly-competitive. Good blocker.
Will drop the routine pass on occasion and body catches at times. Was able to consistently separate in college but still developing as a route-runner. Needs to do a better job setting up defenders and getting out of breaks. Willing to go over the middle but needs to show more consistency catching in traffic.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.34
20 Yrd Dash: 2.47
10 Yrd Dash: 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17
Vertical Jump: 38 1/2
Broad Jump: 11'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.25
3-Cone Drill: 6.66
Miami (NFLBRONCO/Crushisback) is now up at 22:20 CST
03-04-2011, 09:55 PM
With the 15th pick Miami selects
Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College
Atlanta is on the clock
With the 16th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons select.............
Akeem Ayers LB - UCLA 6'4 255 lbs
The falcons love the versatility of Ayers. He's an outstanding blitzing\rushing LB that plays equally as well in space and in pass coverage. A smart and savvy defender with a nose for the ball. Has a knack for making big plays at key moments. Very athletic, great hands and has good size and speed. He can get stronger but should have no problem doing so with an NFL training program.
2:34AM AZ Time
New England is now on the clock
03-05-2011, 07:15 AM
With the 17th pick of the 2011 Greatest Mock Draft on earth:
The New England Patriots select
OLB Aldon Smith Missouri
In only two years on the field, Smith earned enough respect from Big 12 coaches to be named first-team all-conference despite playing only nine games because of a broken fibula. He gained that respect with production (48 tackles, 10 for loss, 5.5 sacks), but also his ability to come back from a slightly fractured right leg in only three weeks.
A consensus freshman All-American and the conference's Defensive Newcomer and Freshman of the Year (along with honorable mention All-Big 12 honors) in 2009, he had 64 tackles -- 19 for loss and 11.5 sacks, both of which ranked in the top 15 nationally. The year before, he proved to scouts he would eventually be a force, dominating the scout team and putting on muscle as a redshirt.
In addition to his exceptional athletic ability, Smith's toughness has impressed scouts. While still obviously less than 100 percent, he returned an interception 58 yards in a big win against Oklahoma and managed six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in his final six games. He's still raw, but evaluators look at Smith as a potential John Abraham or Julian Peterson type of pass rusher with very good length to play in a 4-3 or 3-4 base scheme as he matures physically.
Pass rush: Great length and upper-body development with room to grow and become a top-notch pass rusher. When given the green light to attack the passer, he is able to turn the corner or quickly go outside-in to get a more direct path to the QB. Uses strength to get movement in his bull rush; able to release with his hands to harass a scrambling passer. Moves inside to a three-technique spot on some plays to take advantage of his quickness, as well as his height, to disrupt passing lanes (seven pass breakups in 2009-2010). Jumps over and uses his hands to beat cut blocks.
Run defense: Potentially strong edge run defender as 4-3 end or 3-4 linebacker. Stays balanced out of his stance, extends his arms to keep distance, able to shed to get to the ball on either side of the block. Good backfield awareness. Willing to lower his shoulder and stand his ground against pulling guards and moving tight ends. Gets down the line while engaged to be involved on inside runs. Beats reach blocks to get into the backfield.
Explosion: Still more potential than practice as a pure outside pass rusher, but shows glimpses of explosive ability on the edge. Pops his man with big swipes to get past blockers. Brings a punch in his bull rush, sometimes knocking back even strong college tackles.
Strength: Plays stronger than his height/weight numbers indicate. Does not give up room when holding the line. Violent with his hands, able to push aside blockers when rushing the passer or shedding to chase ballcarriers. Still requires time in pro strength and conditioning to gain 15-20 pounds before becoming a three-down player as a 4-3 defensive end.
Tackling: Uses his long, strong arms to wrap up quarterbacks and ballcarriers in the backfield; can chop down hard to force fumbles. Speedy chase tackler who closes well for his size due to that length, hustle, and straight-line speed. Misses tackles when leaving his feet early or short-arming (ducking his head and not fully extending.)
Intangibles: Right fibula fractured against San Diego State in October 2010; fracture was high enough above ankle and below the knee so it could heal on its own without surgery. Returned just three weeks later and played hurt for the rest of the season. Only a redshirt sophomore, which is a positive given his upside, but some might view as negative given his relative lack of experience.
Selection made at 9-14am ET, San Diego and Req are now OTC.
03-05-2011, 02:40 PM
With the 18th Selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Muhammad Wilkerson -- Temple.
Might be a questionable selection for some, but all the prospects the Chargers are likely to take (in my eyes) were already of the table. They need some DL and he brings them flexibility with their 34 front and should be plugged in as a starter at end right away. I fully expect Wilkerson to go in the first round come April. Some outlets even have him ranked as a Top 25 player, regardless of position.
Giants on the clock.
03-05-2011, 04:44 PM
With the 19th pick in the 2011 Orangemane Mock Draft the Giants select:
Nate Solder, OT Colorado
Last name is pronounced "sold-er" --- A three-year starter and team captain for the Buffaloes --- Named 1st Team All-Big 12 in 2009 and 2010 --- A consensus 1st Team All-American as a senior --- Weighed 245 pounds when he arrived on campus in Boulder --- Began college career as a tight end, red-shirted in 2006 then played in 13 games with four starts at the position in 2007 --- Moved to offensive tackle in 2008 and held down left side for the next three seasons --- Only missed two snaps from 2008-2010 and gave up just five sacks --- Brother, John, played outside linebacker at Stanford --- Active in the community and is a fairly accomplished artist (paintings and sculptures) --- Also excelled in the classroom and graduated with a degree in biology --- Rare physical specimen at the position who reportedly has less than 10% body fat --- A finesse blocker who looks like an early first round pick on paper --- Has all the potential in the world and the tools to develop into a stud left tackle at the next level but is not yet a finished product.
Pick was made at 5:44 CST
03-05-2011, 06:03 PM
With the 20th pick in the 1st Round of the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft
-The Washington Redskins select...
Ryan Mallett from the University of Arkansas
03-05-2011, 09:48 PM
The Bills trade up with Carolina and select:
Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa, 6'3', 281
Pick made at 9:55 PM, MT. Mediator is up.
03-06-2011, 07:03 AM
With the 22cd pick the Indianapolis Colts Select:
Gabe Carimi OT-Wisconsin 6'7 314 5.27 35 arms 10⅜ hands 29 Bench
The Colts are very happy the Outland Trophy winner is still available here. In their Opinion, Carimi is vastly underrated as a pass blocker on the Blind Side and he is exactly the type of size and Strength they need to protect Peyton Manning as well as transform their running game. He is extremely intelligent, even for an OL and was academic All-American. He also has incredible Work ethic and a desire to be the best to go with his athleticism.
Pick Made @ 9 am Eastern time.
03-06-2011, 11:04 AM
With the 23rd pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles Select:
Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
Pouncey is arguably this class' top interior offensive line prospect. He has outstanding football IQ and the ability to become a pro-bowl starter at guard or center. Has great feet needed to mirror pass rushers and pull down the line. Uses his hands well when battling in pass protection. Shows his understanding of the game when recognizing blitzers and effectively combo blocking with teammates. Plays with passion and aggressiveness and has the work-ethic to continue to improve. Defensive tackles with more size and strength than Pouncey can be his kryptonite but there aren't many holes in this guy's game. A first round prospect. -nfl.com
Pick made @ 11:05am mst
03-06-2011, 12:50 PM
With the 24th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select:
Stephen Paea, DT, University of Oregon State
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Official Bio (http://www.osubeavers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/paea_stephen00.html)
• Ripped and cut with good bulk and a solid build
• Extremely powerful with amazing natural strength
• Athletic with nice speed, quickness and agility
• Is stout at the point of attack and can anchor
• Excellent bull rusher and gets a terrific push
• Can penetrate and wreak havoc in the backfield
• Violent hand use and stuns with initial punch
• Plays w/ outstanding leverage and good balance
• Is capable of taking on and shedding blockers
• Active and aggressive in pursuit w/ non-stop motor
• A reliable tackler who will deliver the knockout hit
• Competitive and intense w/ nasty on-field demeanor
• Outstanding work ethic with leadership abilities
• Still improving and has considerable potential
• Durable and productive with lots of experience
Last name is pronounced "pie-uh" --- A three-year starter and team captain for the Beavers --- Named 1st Team All-Pac-10 in 2009 and 2010 --- Garnered 1st Team All-American notice from the Associated Press in 2010 --- A two-time winner of the Morris Trophy as the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10 --- Won the Pac-10's Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior --- Grew up in Tongan Islands, where he didn't speak English, then moved to the United States with family when he was 16-years-old --- Focused on rugby as a youth and only played one year of high school football --- Spent two years at Snow Community College --- Missed some time with a bursa sack issue in right knee in 2008 --- Called "Veni", which is his Tongan name, by teammates --- A freak in the weight room who is going to be a Workout Warrior --- Considered entering the 2010 NFL Draft, where he likely would have been selected in the top three rounds --- Could play either the three-technique or nose in a 4-3 scheme or perhaps even nose tackle in a "30" front --- Intriguing prospect due to well- rounded game, versatility and intangibles --- Best football's still ahead.
pick was made @ 12:50 MTN time.
03-06-2011, 05:44 PM
With the 25th overall pick, the Houston Texans select Jake Locker from University of Washington.
With Matt Schaub not getting the job done lately and been injury prone at times, the Texans will groom Locker for the future under Kubiak's guidance. Compares to Jake Plummer in a lot of ways and would fit into the WCO scheme quite well.
Pick made at 5:44 Mountain Time.
03-07-2011, 12:04 AM
With the 26th pick in the 2011 Draft the Baltimore Ravens select
JIMMY SMITH, CORNERBACK, COLORADO
To me this was a value pick. The Ravens do surprisingly have more holes then one might think, but I believe Jimmy Smith is an extraordinary talent at 26 and dropped due to an O and D line happy board.(I am also in the front 7 and Oline first school of thought)
I believe Smith will make this defense even more effective and adds youth to the secondary.
EDIT - Pick was made 12:10 Mountain Time
03-07-2011, 04:02 AM
With the 27th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the DALLAS COWBOYS select:
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COREY LIUGET, DL, ILLINOIS
33 1/4 in.
9 1/2 in.
Although Liuget (pronounced "legit") appeared to come out of nowhere as a top prospect in the team's 2010 bowl win over Baylor in the Texas Bowl, he was highly-recruited as one of the top prospects from the Miami area and quite productive with the Illini throughout his career despite losing playing time due to veteran depth at the position.
As a true freshman Liuget started two of the 11 games in which he played, making 26 tackles, five for loss and 1.5 sacks. He received only four starting nods in 2009, but still managed eight tackles for loss (of 36 stops), 2.5 sacks and three pass break-ups. His performance in the 2010 Texas Bowl win was certainly impressive (5 tackles, 2.5 TFL, sack), but he already been named second-team All-Big 10 for his play during the regular season. He finished with 63 tackles, 12.5, 4.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hurries on the year.
The Miami native's versatility may be what puts him among the top defensive tackle prospects in this class. His ability to get consistent pass rush from the three-technique and nose spots will excite teams using four-man fronts. His experience at the five-technique and nose tackle positions his season should intrigue 3-4 teams, as well.
Pass rush: Tough for many college interior linemen to handle one-on-one in pass protection. Quick enough to beat lesser linemen off the snap at three-tech, uses his hands to free himself from block when there is enough space to do so. Gets his man on skates or pushes through a block (or double) to the quarterback to get pressure. Also strong and quick enough to play on the nose in obvious passing situations. Recovers from strong punch to run through a gap immediately. Does not have elite closing speed, but his hustle and ability to stay low make him difficult to escape within or outside the pocket.
Run defense: Stout defender who plays with a strong base. Penetrates into the backfield with quickness. Lines up at three and five-technique spots. Capable of stack-shed inside or outside. Gets past reach blocks on inside runs with quick feet and strength to keep blocker on his shoulder. Usually keeps his head up to find the ball. Lacks acceleration to keep outside containment as a five-technique. Not consistent defeating cut blocks with his hands.
Explosion: Not elite in his first step, but has enough to be a pass rush and penetrating run-stopper inside. Ballcarriers feel every bit of his strength when he tackles them, and blockers are bruised up with his punching and swiping throughout the game.
Strength: His ability to play multiple positions not only comes from his quick feet, but also his strength. Lands a big punch into the chest of his man, swipes with aggression to move the blocker aside. Uses his low center of gravity to his advantage, getting leverage to stack one-on-one and shed to either direction when playing two-gap at nose tackle. Senses zone block, uses blocker's inertia against him with a strong push to get into the backfield. Usually anchors well against single and double blocks, but can get moved by NFL-caliber linemen.
Tackling: Strong upper body, hustle, and good length make him an excellent tackler. Engulfs running backs in the backfield when able to penetrate. Built low to the ground, displays excellent change of direction ability to stay in front of backs cutting against the grain. Hustles 10-15 yards downfield to make or help on tackles. Adds himself to piles when able. Lacks elite closing speed to chase down backs from behind. Tends to run out of steam when playing a lot at the end of games.
Intangibles: Coaches say Liuget is a leader in the locker and meetings rooms. Chose Illinois over southern schools because of head coach Ron Zook. Wished to transfer after two years in Champaign due to home sickness; mother said he would not be welcome home if he transferred.
Pick made at 6:00 a.m. EST
03-07-2011, 09:00 AM
There were quite a few offers for this pick but in truth Broncoman13 and myself couldn't believe this guy dropped into our basket at 28. Now in truth there's likely no way Belicheat ever takes this guy but he should in our opinion.
So without further ado.
With the 28th pick in the Greatest Mock Draft on earth
The New England Patriots select
Mark Ingram RB Alabama
The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama's career leader in rushing touchdowns, Ingram enters the 2011 draft as the most likely first-round pick in a large, talented group headlined by underclassmen.
Ingram averaged 5.1 yards per carry as a true freshman for the Tide, rushing for 728 yards and a team-best 12 rushing touchdowns. Ingram's sophomore season was his best, breaking the school record for rushing yards with 1,658 to help Alabama win the national championship and become the first player in Alabama's storied history to win the Heisman Trophy.
He didn't pad his stats against inferior competition. Ingram was at his best against the best, rushing for an average of 156.8 yards per game against the six top 25 teams Alabama faced in 2009.
A knee injury requiring arthroscopic surgery in the days before the Tide opened the 2010 season kept Ingram sidelined for the first two games of the year. He came back strong, scoring two touchdowns in each of his first three games back. Alabama wasn't shy about passing the ball down the stretch, and Ingram's numbers dipped. His only two 100-yard rushing games of the year came in September.
He finished his junior season with 816 rushing yards, but scouts won't lose sight of the fact that he gained an average of 5.6 yards per attempt. Ingram was greatly aided by a talented and physical offensive line. He does not possess off-the-charts athletic ability or talent equal to many recent first-round draft picks at the position. But the commonality he shares with the NFL's most productive backs are natural vision, balance, burst and ball security, which will make up for his average speed.
Inside running: Possesses the deal frame for running between the tackles. Quickly presses the line of scrimmage and has the burst to get to and through the hole. Keeps his shoulders squared to the line and runs hard with a low center of gravity. His feet churn through contact and allow him to play bigger on short-yardage runs. Good awareness of the first-down marker. Has the leg drive and forward lean to finish runs falling forward. Instinctive runner with a good feel for when to bounce off blocks and set up cutback lanes. Can plant and drive to capitalize on a crease. Good vision and acceleration to get into the secondary. Does not possess elite stopwatch speed, but has enough to break free for long gains. Excellent ball security -- two fumbles in his career.
Outside running: Possesses good but not great speed to get to the edge. Best attributes as an outside runner are his vision to identify opening holes and the burst and power he shows coming out of decisive cuts. Doesn't waste time running laterally unless he sees he has the corner. Can make defenders miss in tight quarters with good lateral agility, but isn't a dancer.
Breaking tackles: Surprisingly powerful runner with a low center of gravity. He keeps his legs churning through contact. Won't wow with his ability to run over defenders, but is tough to bring down. Defenders have a hard time lining up a clean shot on him despite his broad frame and he shows good shiftiness when cornered. Capable of absorbing or delivering a big hit and maintaining his balance. Defenders have to wrap him up.
Blocking: Cognizant pass blocker. Is willing to take on the hard-charging defender and shows good effort and physicality to gain a stalemate. When trying to cut defenders he often gets too low, allowing defenders to easily leap over him.
Receiving: Reliable receiver out of the backfield with soft hands and good flexibility to extend and pluck the ball. Secures the ball quickly. Good vision for the screen game and he has the patience to set up blocks, rather than run past them.
Intangibles: Son of former New York Giants wide receiver Mark Ingram, who is serving time for fraud and money laundering. The first running back to win the Heisman and the national championship in the same season since Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh, 1976). Won the Derrick Thomas Community Award following 2010 spring practice.
SELECTION MADE AT 11-00AM ET, CHICAGO AND DR FATE ARE ON THE CLOCK
03-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Still needing to protect Cutler and improve the offense, the Bears select the best OT remaining
Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
03-07-2011, 09:04 PM
With the 30th Pick in the draft, the New York Jets Select Ryan Kerrigan OLB, Purdue
The Jets need to get to the QBs like Brady, Manning and Roethlisberger to get to the Super Bowl. There was never any doubt Kerrigan can get to the QB. But at the Combine Kerrigan proved he has the athleticism to be a rush linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. With a 4.67 40 and 1.61 10 yard split he shows he has just as much speed and explosiveness as a Richard Quinn.
He can fill the pass rushing void the Jets were hoping to get out of Jason Taylor.
03-08-2011, 12:11 AM
With the 31st Selection the San Diego Chargers take Brandon Harris, CB -- Miami.
A much better player in man-to-man coverage, Harris was my top ranked CB on the board. He isn't as good of a player in zone, but should do well for the Chargers. Good value at this part in round one, as I had him ranked as a mid-first round prospect. Kerrigan was my target, but we'll go with the best player to come out of the "U" this year as consolation.
03-08-2011, 06:29 AM
With the 32 pick of OM Mock Draft, The Green Bay Packers Select Cameron Heyward
* -Great size and frame, could even add more weight
* -Versatile, fits best in a 3-4, but can play inside in a 4-3
* -Decent speed for his size
* -Strong at the point of attack, doesn’t give up ground
* -Anchor’s well and gets good initial leverage
* -Excellent play recognition and an ability to find the ball
* -Instinctive, takes good angles to the ball carrier
* -High motor guy, doesn’t give up on plays.
* -Long arms, doesn’t allow tackles get into his body, also an excellent hand fighter
* -has a very good bull rush move, gets good penetration and pressure
* -Sure tackler, with good technique
* -Hard worker, who is always trying to get better
* -Lacks an initial burst off the line
* -Doesn’t translate pressure into sacks. Disrupts in the backfield some but not fast enough to consistently get to the quarterback.
* -Streaky at times, there are entire quarters or halves where he is contained.
* -Not a big time stats guy, didn’t have a great senior season
* -recovering from an elbow injury, had to miss Senior Bowl and working out at the combine.
Heyward is a guy I probably like more than most. I realize he isn’t the greatest athlete or fastest pass rusher, but that isn’t his game. He’s a run stopper in a 3-4 at the 5-technique that can penetrate and be disruptive. I love his instincts and play recognition, which I think are harder things to teach. Combine that with his work ethic and leadership, and I’m sold. He’s the type of guy who won’t always make the highlight reel, but his play will constantly help others come up with the big play.
I really liked what I saw out of him in both last year’s Rose Bowl against Oregon, and this season’s Sugar Bowl against Arkansas. In both games, he really came up big and made plays all over the field. He was a disruptive force anywhere he lined up, and was a big part in the Buckeyes winning both games. The Sugar Bowl was even more impressive, as for much of the game he went up against Arkansas tackle DeMarcus Love, who is a mid-round prospect. Love (or anyone else on Arkansas) didn’t have an answer for Heyward, and he made a number of big plays. Heyward also played through that game with an ankle injury, showcasing his toughness and teamwork.
Heyward’s father, the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, was a former first round pick and quality running back in the NFL. Not only does Cameron, have the bloodlines, but he knows first hand the work he will need to do to succeed at the next level (which he already shows). I love the motor and attitude, which shows up on every play. He’s not going to be a 7-10 sack guy, and he won’t make Pro Bowls each year, but he will be a very good starter, who is a key component to his team’s success.
Pick Selected 6:29 MT
03-08-2011, 11:46 AM
With the 33rd pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Marvin Austin DL North Carolina
If Austin isn't selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, he only has himself to blame. Rated as the top prep defensive tackle in the 2006 recruiting class, Austin started three games and played in all 12 games as a true freshman. He finished the season with 26 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks; numbers he struggled to match as a sophomore (38 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack) with increased attention from the opposition.
Austin took his game to another level as a junior, matching or exceeding previous career-highs in nearly every category, including tackles (42), tackles for loss (six) and sacks (four) on his way to earning second-team All-ACC honors.
Austin's 2009 season was his last at UNC -- he was suspended for the entire 2010 season after an NCAA investigation found that he'd accepted improper gifts from an agent. Though several North Carolina players were implicated in the scandal, including senior wide receiver Greg Little and junior defensive end Robert Quinn, Austin was the only Tar Heel actually kicked off the team.
Austin is good enough and his position valuable enough to warrant a high draft pick come April. The perception that he's a "me first" player, however, could lead to a significant drop.
Pass rush: Good initial burst off the snap. Strong hands to grasp and discard the blocker and demonstrates good use of swim and rip moves to gain clearance. Good straight-line speed, agility and balance to track the quarterback. Good use of leverage and boasts a powerful leg drive for the bull rush. Cognizant of passing lanes and will get his hands up. Not always disciplined or assignment sound. Anticipates the snap count and will occasionally be drawn offside.
Run defense: Quick enough to slip through a gap and disrupt the timing of running plays. Good size and power to control his gap responsibility. Has a tendency to play too upright, negating his own power. Strong, active hands to disengage from the block as the ballcarrier nears. Reacts quickly to the attempted cut block, sprawling and re-gaining his balance quickly by pushing off cutting offensive lineman. Good hustle laterally and downfield. Good vision and footwork to keep his feet while making his way to the ballcarrier.
Explosion: Good initial burst off the snap. Flashes a quick first step, vertically and laterally, to penetrate gaps and destroy the play. Good upper-body strength to shock his opponent and knock him back. Likes to make the flashy hit. Will gather for the big hit on an unsuspecting ballcarrier.
Strength: Good upper- and lower-body strength to hold up at the point of attack. Has an explosive shove to knock pass blockers aside on his way to the quarterback. Lacks the bulk and power to split double-teams as a true nose guard, but can hold up long enough to create a pile. Good strength for the drag-down tackle.
Tackling: Surprising balance and lateral agility to break down in tight quarters and make the open-field tackle against small and quick athletes. Good strength to pull down ballcarriers while being occupied by blockers. Good hustle laterally and downfield. Willing to leave his feet and lunge at ballcarriers, resulting in some big hits (as well as some wild misses).
Intangibles: Suspended for the entire 2010 season after an NCAA investigation found that he'd accepted gifts from an agent. Characterized by those close to the team as "talented, but selfish." Highly touted prep prospect that was rated the No. 1 at his position and top 10 overall by most recruiting experts.
Sorry for the delay guys, Selection made at 1-45pm ET, Carolina and Sirhcyennek81 are now OTC.
03-08-2011, 01:46 PM
With the 34th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, The Carolina Panthers select:
Phil Talor, DT/NT Baylor
40 yd: 5.09
10 yd: 1.77
Pass rush: Though his job is usually not to provide primary pass rush, he can push the pocket with strength and flashes quickness off the snap and a swim move to get past lesser centers. Gives good effort to reach the quarterback if he sits in the pocket too long. Tries violent hands to shed blocks. Not very effective on inside twists, though he can take out the left tackle when twisting outside to free up the defensive end. Once stood up by initial contact, it's tough for him to re-start his rush.
Run defense: Shows excellent strength and mobility as a run defender. Plays with leverage against double-teams and keeps his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage. Pushes back his man and spins off single and tandem blocks with balance to make the play. Moves down the line well, stays low despite his height to wrap up shorter backs. Willing and able to reach the sideline, takes deep angles to prevent huge runs. Defeats cut blocks and maintains balance to track down ballcarriers. Gets low in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Does not dominate smaller centers. At his best when used in a rotation.
Explosion: Explodes from four-point stance into blockers, consistently getting push up front. Gets off low and quick near goal line to set the line backwards. Despite his size, flashes the quickness to penetrate the "A" gap. Requires double-teams to keep him out of the backfield.
Strength: Huge frame and upper-body development give him the strength to be a 3-4 nose tackle at the next level. Moves offensive linemen to either side with relative ease when covering two gaps. Forces fumbles with one hand punching at the ball while ballcarrier comes through the hole. Uses leverage to hold the line against double teams.
Tackling: Running backs get swallowed up when crossing his path, and he can separate the ball from a ballcarrier with pure strength. Stays low despite his height and will capture backs from behind if they have not yet hit their stride. Chase and hustle are impressive for his size, will chase backs down the line, help linebackers make stops at the second level, and takes deep angles to chase down running backs 20 yards down the sideline. Intangibles: Sprained his knee in 2007 preseason at Penn State, losing starting job to future first-round pick Jared Odrick. Charged with felony aggravated assault during a fraternity function at a Penn State student union in October 2007; the charge was eventually dropped. Really turned up his game the second half of 2010; scouts could see that as maturity or wonder if he can maintain that level of play
Pick made at 1:44 MST. Arkie is on the clock.
03-08-2011, 02:22 PM
With the 35th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Quinton Carter, FS, Oklahoma
03-08-2011, 04:11 PM
With the 36th pick in 2011 NFL MOCK DRAFT the Denver Broncos select
Rahim Moore FS UCLA
CBF1 and I are extremely happy to help the safety position in a big way with Rahim. He is an extremely athletic Ballhawk that we believe can step in right away and make a difference!
Pick was made 5:10PM Central time!:strong:
03-08-2011, 06:04 PM
With the 37th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, The Cleveland Browns select:
Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
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Pick made at 8:03 PM Eastern Time
03-08-2011, 06:36 PM
after making a trade with the Arizona Cardinals, the Tennessee Titans select with the 38th overall pick
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Pick was made at 6:35 pm the Cardinals are now on the clock
03-08-2011, 06:43 PM
With the 39th pick in the OM NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals are proud to select the best QB in the draft:
Christian Ponder, FSU
Big enough arm to lay it up for Fitz. Accuracy Cam Newton would give up his rap career for. Football IQ and work ethic that Gabbert can only watch from his couch. And LOL at Locker being picked before him. The Senior Bowl MVP is the only QB in 2011 worth a crap in my opinion.
Pick made 8:43 EST
03-08-2011, 06:57 PM
With the 40th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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AARON WILLIAMS, DB, TEXAS
Scouts like Williams' size and aggressive nature, and have already seen two similar corners from Texas enter the league in recent season. Cedric Griffin was a solid second-round pick (48th overall) for the Vikings in 2006, while Aaron Ross hasn't quite been the player the Giants hoped he would be when they picked him in the first round (20th) of the 2007 draft.
Williams, a Parade High School All-American, played every game as a true freshman and started one game (16 tackles, one for loss, three passes broken up). His four blocked punts in 2008 tied a school record. Williams showed promise as a full-time starter in his sophomore year, making 44 tackles, six for loss, intercepting three passes and breaking up six. Williams was named second-team All-Big 12 by league coaches as a junior in 2010, even though he failed to make an interception in 12 pass deflections. He had 46 tackles, including five for loss, and also forced three fumbles.
Williams received a second-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee because of his prototypical height, short-area quickness and a strong ability to knock away passes. However, he does not play as physically as you would expect given his size and must refine his technique. Expect Williams to be picked at the bottom of the first round of middle of the second.
Read & React: Reads routes well and starts to close when receivers throttle down to catch curl or hitch. Sniffs out bubble screens. Gets fooled on double moves and misdirection when receivers and backs sell their routes. Recognizes run immediately in man or zone coverage and gets around the receiver to make the play.
Man Coverage: His size makes him a prototypical outside corner, able to stay with NFL pass-catchers down the sideline. Usually matches up with opponent's biggest receiver. Shows relatively quick feet when in the slot. Mirrors receivers on most straight-line routes but struggles to stop and return on throws behind him. Stays too high in his pedal, however, lets receivers eat up cushion too quickly. Needs to play more physically; usually plays well off the receiver, fails to land his hands when on the line. Gets pushed around too easily, allowing separation outside.
Zone Coverage: Practiced as a zone defender. Comes off of initial target a bit late, but gets to the ball in a hurry once he picks up the quarterback's read. Adjusts to jerk routes and can change his angle on the fly. Gets a hand on passes thrown over his head when underneath. Lacks great suddenness to change direction with quick slot receivers over the middle.
Closing/Recovery: A bit slow transitioning forward to plant and drive, but likes to make big hits and is tough for receivers to escape when he closes. Owns only adequate hands for the interception; picks off some easy passes but drops high and wide throws when in position to make the play. Able to knock away passes by swiping his long arm in front of receivers and winning jump balls. Lacks recovery speed if beaten off the line and does not gain ground running down the field.
Run Support: Solid run defender on the edge. Not afraid to take on large outside receivers and reacts quickly to get around potential blockers to make the tackle on running plays to his side of the field. Gets outside of the blocker to funnel plays back inside, but could do a better job shedding blocks when he's not able to elude them. Takes deep angles to be a last line of defense.
Tackling: Inconsistent tackler who displays the length and aggressiveness to wrap up ballcarriers but lacks great strength. Like to hit running backs on the edge and usually leads with a shoulder. Gives good effort, coming off his man to help teammates and laying out to make ankle tackles. Blitzes effectively due to his straight-line speed and size. Height can be a detriment against smaller, quicker ballcarriers; will leave his feet instead of dropping his hips to wrap and tackle. Gets dragged for extra yardage by stronger receivers.
Intangibles: Showed great maturity working though disappointing dropped punt against Oklahoma last fall. Missed UCF game in 2009 with a right knee injury. Uncle, Ken Taylor, played defensive back at Oregon State (1981-84) and Super Bowl XX champion Chicago Bears.
Pick made at 8:57 p.m. EST.
03-08-2011, 07:43 PM
With the 41st pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Washington Redskins select:
Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pitt
Baldwin is a huge receiver with deceptive speed. Long strider that can stretch the field and shows the ability to consistently track the ball in the air. Possesses excellent hands and high points the ball very well. Strong runner after the catch that breaks arm tackles and flashes a vicious stiff arm. Fearless over the middle.
He'll need to improve his route running to be truly effective in the NFL, but he has the size, hands, and speed to be a star. At the very least, he'll provide a great option in the redzone for the Redskins, and provides a nice possession receiver complement to Santana Moss.
The pick was made at 7:42 pm Mountain time. WABronco is on the clock.
03-08-2011, 08:30 PM
With pick no. 42, Seattle selects Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
This pick took a lot of deliberation. In the end the value was too good to pass up. Seattle adds another pass rusher to their mixed-front D, and another Dawg to complement sack master Chris Clemons.
In all honesty, Seattle's GM is feeling the pressure after trading down and missing several top targets as well as missing out on the QB's...this may be his last draft with a job.
Pick @ 7:30 PM PST. Minnesota (Sodak) is on the clock.
03-08-2011, 09:39 PM
Sodak Bronco and the Minnesota Vikings select:
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
03-08-2011, 09:47 PM
With the 44th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
The University of Illinois hasn't had a lot of elite talent in their back yard in recent years, but keeping Leshoure in his home city has proved a fortuitous move for head coach Ron Zook and the Illini. The junior All-American and first-team All-Big Ten pick re-wrote the record books as a junior, rushing for 1,697 yards (with a 6.0-yard per carry average) and 17 touchdowns. Maybe more impressively, he did not fumble all season.
Zook saw enough potential in Leshoure that he chose not to redshirt him in 2008, though the true freshman only carried the ball 35 times for 126 yards and a touchdown (along with six receptions for 66 yards). He received more opportunities as a sophomore, starting three games, leading the team in rushing, and earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors with 108-734-5 rushing, 14-177-2 receiving.
Leshoure showed some immaturity early in his career, missing time after breaking his jaw in a 2008 fight with a teammate and being suspended for violating team rules early in 2009. He appeared to focus his energy before and during his junior year, however; if he convinces scouts he has matured, his combination of power, vision and exceptional burst to and past the line of scrimmage make Leshoure an easy top 40 pick.
Inside running: Powerful back, gets behind his pads when running inside. Runs with lean, and has a small strike zone for which opponents to get a square hit. Good vision to cut away from traffic, very smooth in his cuts. Keeps legs moving after initial contact. Can jump over piles near the line. If the line provides a big hole, he has an elite burst to hit second level at full speed. Excellent ball security, keeps it high and tight. Must avoid stopping to run outside when defenders penetrate, instead taking the couple of yards behind his line. Usually uses his fullback when in the I-formation, but must trust him in short yardage situations. Sells fake handoffs.
Outside running: Thick upper- and lower-body build but he has the vision and quick feet to bounce outside as if he were a smaller back. Exceptional burst makes him capable of turning the corner to break off chunks of yardage. Has patience and vision to take a pitch and find a cutback lane and explode through it. Keeps his pad level low outside, which combined with a low center of gravity and strong legs, make him tough to tackle. Not afraid to push a pile or carry a defender a few yards after initial contact. Does not go out of bounds right away, willing to lower a shoulder to get a couple of extra yards.
Breaking tackles: Very strong runner who is difficult for one defender to bring down. Effective stiff-arm, especially against oncoming defensive backs. Runs over would-be tacklers in the open field due to his strength and forward lean. Can sidestep in the backfield, though he's best as a north-south runner. Lacks great elusiveness in short areas, but can juke a lesser defender in the open if he has some space.
Blocking: Willing blocker who plays with better attitude than technique. Thick and strong, should be effective in blitz pick-up with some coaching, making him a three-down back. Provides a pop when giving linemen help inside.
Receiving: Bigger than a typical college receiving back, but is reliable enough to be lined up outside to create positive matchups. Runs inside and outside routes fairly well, but needs to make hard cuts consistently instead of rounding off. Can make a quick cut to avoid a defender or run over a cornerback. Catches the ball with his body on non-swing passes, but has some ability to adjust to wide passes.
Intangibles: Suspended for September 2009 matchup against Illinois State for violating team rules. Suffered broken jaw in 2008, losing 17 pounds, reportedly during a fight with teammate Jeff Cumberland. Looks to have matured, however, changing eating habits and putting in weight room work to be lighter and stronger for the 2010 season.
Pick made at 11:47 p.m. EST.
03-09-2011, 07:20 AM
In the 2nd round the 49ers, Kaylore, and JCM select:
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
* Size (6-foot-4 5/8, 233 pounds)
* Arm strength, pass velocity
* Elite mobility and ability to throw on the run
Colin Kaepernick, draft prospect
Will he make a smooth transition?
Very good decision maker (career high of just eight interceptions thrown)
* Good character, well-respected team leader
* Strong work ethic, dedicated
* Limited experience taking snaps from under center (came from the pistol offense)
* Will have to learn to make NFL-level reads
* Doesn't maximize his height by throwing side-armed passes; has a bit of a hitch in his throw
* Inconsistent footwork - usually leads to overthrown deep passes
* Inflated production because of the offensive system
Expected draft placement
Kaepernick is an interesting prospect. In the right situation, he could become a star in the NFL. However, his learning curve will be at least a few seasons.
He could probably go as high as the early second round, depending on how the quarterback selections play out in the first round
Read more: http://www.kffl.com/article.php/127343/192#ixzz1G72fCJ1o
Pick made at 9:20 AM EST.
With the 46th overall pick in the OM mock draft, YOUR Denver Broncos select:
Christian Ballard, DE Iowa 6'4" 283lbs 4.80 40
Ballard possesses exceptional size, upper body strength, and athleticism. He's a versatile player who could play just about any position on the defensive line in a number of schemes. He has experience at strongside DE and UT in the 4-3 scheme that Iowa runs. Has an explosive first step to get out of his stance quickly. Engages the blocker and can frequently gain the edge on slower-footed linemen. Also is able to penetrate by splitting double teams. Has rare lateral mobility and exceptional feet for a man his size. Possesses tremendous short-area quickness and changes direction well without losing speed or balance. Is a solid pursuit player who can keep his legs clean while moving down the line. Excellent straight-line speed (4.70 at Combine). Uses his long arms and heavy hands to stack and shed. Very durable player who didn't miss any games for injury during his career and played through a nagging groin injury that slowed him down for much of the 2010 season. Played one of the best games by a defensive lineman that I've seen in some time vs Penn State 2010
Pick was made at 5:30 EST
03-09-2011, 07:11 PM
The Rams have traded the 47th pick to the Giants.
With that the Giants select:
Mason Foster, OLB Washington
Named first-team All-America by scout.com and rivals.com. Also AP third-team and SI.com honorable mention All-America. Played in and started all 13 games at outside linebacker and ended the regular season leading the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in tackles.
Has experience at all three (SAM, MIKE & WILL) linebacker positions. The heart and soul of Washington's defense and was to that side of the ball what Jake Locker was to the offense. Not flashy but a true football player with an impressive blend of physical tools and intangibles. Type of guy all good teams need. Underrated prospect who'll outperform draft slot.
Pick was made at 8:11 CST
03-10-2011, 07:27 AM
With the 48th pick in the 2011 OM mock draft the Packers run up to the podium before Al Davis wakes up and select Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland,
Smith has big-play speed and enough size to develop into a starting NFL receiver who can stretch a defense. Shows great burst off the line and the top-end speed to consistently get behind the secondary but is susceptible to press coverage and is still improving his ability to make over-the-shoulder grabs and come down with jump balls. Not a refined underneath route-runner. Loses speed in transition and doesn't have a real natural feel for finding creases in zones. Has leadership qualities, is a hard-worker, and is a physical run blocker. Smith's speed, upside and mentality make him an early second round prospect.
03-10-2011, 07:39 AM
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03-10-2011, 08:37 AM
With the 50th pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
OLB Dontay Moch, Nevada
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 248 pounds
40 time: 4.45
Vertical jump: 42"
Career sacks: 30
Career tackles for loss: 60.5 (not a typo)
From his official player bio: (http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10000&ATCLID=530633)
2010: All-WAC First Team (coaches) … 14 games played … 4th on the team with 64 total tackles (43 solo) … team leader in sacks with (8.5) and tackles for loss (22.0).
2009: Earned first-team All-WAC honors and was named the WAC Defensive Player of the Year – the first such honor for a Nevada player … Started all 13 games and finished with 61 tackles, including a WAC-leading 20.0 for a loss of 93 yards … His TFL total broke the Nevada single-season record … Registered 6.5 sacks for a loss of 49 yards … Forced two fumbles and broke up three passes … Had a season-high six tackles in six different games … Set a career high with 4.5 TFLs against UNLV … Was among the national leaders in TFL per game … Was on the Watch List for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top defensive end … Named second-team Preseason All-WAC by Phil Steele's College Football Preview … Named second-team Preseason All-WAC by Athlon Sports … Named second-team Preseason All-WAC by Lindy's.
2008: Earned his first career All-WAC honor with second-team accolades ... Finished the regular season tied for second in the WAC, and 17th nationally, in sacks with 11.5 and 0.92 per game ... His sack total of 11.5 set the school’s single-season record … He was also fourth in the WAC and 30th nationally in tackles for loss at 15.0 on the year and 1.25 per game ... Converted to defensive end full-time (he played linebacker in 2007 as a freshman), Moch flourished in Nevada's 4-3 scheme.
2007: Did not start but saw playing time in all 13 games in the linebacking corps and as a defensive end and on special teams … Recorded 13 tackles with 3.5 sacks on the year … Had a sack against Idaho, New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech … Forced a fumble against Louisiana Tech and recovered another against Nicholls State … Broke up three passes on the year … Earned first career varsity letter.
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Pick made at
07:35 p.m. Abu Dhabi Time
10:35 a.m. Eastern
09:35 a.m. Central
08:35 a.m. Mountain
07:35 a.m. Pacific
06:35 a.m. Alaskan Standard
Anton and the Tampa Bay Bucs are now on the clock.
03-10-2011, 02:44 PM
With the 51st pick, the Bucs select DE Jabaal Sheard, Pitt.
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For the second straight year, the Bucs go back to back DL picks. They now have their future bookends with Robert Quinn and Jabaal Sheard.
The St. Louis Rams select.....
Rodney Hudson, OG/C, Florida State
Hudson is a polished, ready to play guard needed on a line where Saffold and Smith really started putting it together at the end of 2010. TE help will be less frequent for Bradford in McDaniels' three and four wide sets so a technician like Hudson will go a long way to help the transition and improve the Rams' weak guard play from last year.
Hudson's biggest knock coming into the scouting season has been his weight, playing between 285-291 at FSU. At the combine he weighed in at 299, showing that his frame can hold some extra pounds and be closer to the ideal guard weight in the NFL.
Pick made at 4:16 CST, the Colts are now on the clock.
03-10-2011, 09:21 PM
With the 53rd pick in the OM Mock, the 49ers are proud to select:
Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona
Had to pay a bit to get him, but he is a piece that the 9ers need from a pass rush stand point.
• Naturally athletic with fantastic agility and balance
• Quick with a burst and plays faster than he times
• Is a lot stronger and more powerful than you'd think
• A reliable tackler who can also pack quite a punch
• Plays with proper pad level and uses good leverage
• Absolutely relentless in pursuit and closes in a hurry
• Extremely active and aggressive with excellent range
• Terrific instincts and awareness with top football IQ
• Competitive and intense with an unparalleled motor
• Showcases a varied repertoire of pass rush moves
• Versatile and can play multiple positions / schemes
• Is a respected leader with an outstanding work ethic
• Was productive with a lot of high-quality experience
• Does not have the ideal height or bulk you look for
• Can get engulfed and will struggle to get off blocks
• Average run defender and not stout at point of attack
• Ability to play in space and coverage is still unknown
• Classic 'tweener and may not have a true pro position
• might have some relatively minor durability concerns
A three-year starter and team captain for the Wildcats --- Named 1st Team All-Pac-10 in 2010 --- Weighed just 215 pounds when he arrived on campus in Tucson --- Began college career as an H-Back and after redshirting moved to the other side of the ball in 2007 --- Missed three games with a high-ankle injury in 2009 --- Draws comparisons to Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers and it's not just because they both have long blond hair --- An overachiever who put in the time and effort required to take his game to the next level and it has paid off handsomely --- Could project to either defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4 --- Enjoyed a standout senior campaign for "Desert Swarm" and significantly improved draft stock --- Possesses the talent and intangibles to play and excel in the NFL for a long time
03-10-2011, 11:13 PM
With the 54th pick, The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
6'0" 185 lb
OVERVIEW Brown has great foot speed and enough size to develop into a quality starting cornerback at the next level. He has the long speed to blanket receivers on go routes and the hip fluidity to maintain momentum on double moves. He is effective on an island in man coverage and is well positioned in zone. He is a bit of a liability in run support, but he is a quick-twitched athlete that should not have a problem covering agile slot receivers in the NFL. Brown should be able to play immediately in nickel and dime packages and he will probably be a second day pick. -nfl.com
Pick made at 11:13 pm Mountain.
03-11-2011, 12:14 AM
With the 55th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock draft, The Carolina Panthers select:
Luke Stocker, TE Tennessee
<TABLE class=data width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD>Positives: Soft, reliable hands and a large catch radius with long arms and surprising body control. Flexible athlete, can contort in space to adjust to poorly thrown passes. Likes to turn and catch rather than track the ball over his shoulder. Presents a big target over the middle and has shown the ability to take a hit. Is a load for defensive backs to bring down. Lowers his shoulder and gives good effort to try and break through tackles. Has good leaping ability to hurdle would-be tacklers. Long-strider who can pick up yardage in chunks if able to get into the open field.
Negatives: Despite his size, long arms and experience in a pro-style offense, remains a bit of a project as a blocker. Provides a good initial punch as a run blocker, but lacks the upper-body strength to sustain and is too often discarded. Works to meet and wall off the defender from the ballcarrier, but struggles to set and hold the edge. Has to do a better job of sinking his hips, planting his foot in the ground and creating some explosion out of his cuts. Can be lazy in his route-running. Isn't particularly elusive after the catch and doesn't have the explosiveness to consistently beat defenders down the seam.
Pick made at 12:14 am MST.
03-11-2011, 08:36 AM
With the 56th pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft, The New Orleans Saints select:
Bruce Carter, OLB, Univ of North Carolina
Possessing a brand of eye-popping pure athleticism reminiscent of former top-10 selections Aaron Curry (No. 4 overall pick in 2009, Seattle Seahawks) and Keith Rivers (No. 9 overall pick in 2008, Cincinnati Bengals), Carter entered the 2010 season among the highest-touted prospects in the country. Unfortunately, a disappointing senior season and late knee injury that required surgery now cloud his draft status.
pick made @ 8:36 am mtn time
03-11-2011, 05:44 PM
With the 57th overall selection, Seattle is happy to select Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia.
This selection was a nice mesh of need and value. Dowling has first round talent (elite size, 4.4 speed), and Seattle's depth chart at CB is quite shoddy. This is also somewhat of a repeat of what Seattle did last year--gambling on a high-upside corner with an injury history (Walter Thurmond in 2010).
pick made at 4:45 PST
iforgotmypassword (b-more) is now on the clock
03-11-2011, 05:54 PM
With the 58th selection the Baltimore Ravens select
Jarell Powe, NT, Ole Miss
Pick Made 5:55 Mountain Time
03-12-2011, 06:20 AM
12 hours have passed since the last selection was made.
New England immediately jump up to the podium and select with the 60th pick of the 2011 Orangemane Mock Draft
Danny Watkins OL Baylor
Watkins has one of the more unusual stories in this draft class. The 26-year-old Canadian first played organized football when he enrolled at Butte Junior College in 2007, where his primary interest was the school's fire-fighting academy.
In secondary school, Watkins played hockey and rugby. After two years playing at Butte, where he earned JUCO All-American status after his sophomore year, he came to Baylor to see where his new sport could take him.
His relative lack of experience on the gridiron did not prevent him from taking over Baylor's left tackle spot -- he replaced 2009 No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith. He played every game for the Bears the past two seasons, garnering second-team All-Big 12 honors from league coaches in 2010.
Watkins was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 Canadian Football League draft by the British Columbia Lions, but pro scouts expect him to be a longtime starter in NFL. Teams aren't afraid to select 25- and 26-year-old offensive or defensive linemen in the third or fourth round, so age should not be an issue. His size isn't ideal for an NFL left tackle, but his strength, agility and excellent technique despite his inexperience could allow him to play there or slide inside to be a very good weak-side guard at the next level.
Pass blocking: Excellent college left tackle despite his lack of experience. Sits into a good posture after his kick-slide. Comes out to meet the defensive end, mirrors opponents' lateral movement. Anchors against large defensive ends by extending his arms and widening his base. Escorts speed rushers around the pocket with arm-bar and nice footwork. Excellent cut-blocker, gets low quickly and takes man out totally out of the play. Still learning to protect inside lane. Must consistently keep feet moving to sustain after initial contact and prevent secondary rush.
Run blocking: Adept positional blocker, has good strength and attitude to seal his man inside or outside. Plays with a wide base, uses his strong legs to get forward movement. Aggressive and sticks to defenders once latched on; extends arms to push defender back or even put him on the ground. Gets under his man's pads when drive-blocking, keeps his hips low and feet moving. Still learning how to explode from three-point stance. Occasionally lunges to reach his man or is shed by violent hand play.
Pulling/trapping: Usually not asked to pull or trap from the left tackle position, but his agility gives him a real chance to succeed moving behind the line and into space. Can hit a target when going to the second level and NFL linebackers will meet him to attack the ball inside. Will take to coaching to find inside target and open holes.
Initial Quickness: Lacks the elite initial quickness of typical early-round picks, but combines fair athleticism with very good technique so it does not affect his ability in pass protection. NFL defenders might take advantage with their exceptional outside speed. Gets out of a drive-blocking stance quickly and should improve with time.
Downfield: Has the athleticism to reach linebackers at the next level, and gives the effort to reach multiple defenders in space. Sustains once engaged with upper- and lower-body strength. Might not hit his target due to indecision and being a step slow.
Intangibles: Older prospect (turned 26 during 2010 season) with maturity and work ethic. Full of personality, referred to as "gregarious" in the team's media guide. Canadian national who played hockey and rugby in high school; has two fake front teeth as a result of his work as a hockey enforcer. Worked as a firefighter during and after high school, originally looked into Butte JC because of their firefighting academy. Very raw, only four years of playing experience.
Selection made at 8-17 ET, Killericon and Lions are still OTC and Req and the Chargers are also OTC now.
03-12-2011, 06:35 AM
With the 61st Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select:
Leonard Hankerson, WR -- The U
It's quite likely that the Chargers are looking for life after Vincent Jackson and regardless, wide receiver is still a huge need for the team. The Chargers are pleased that their top receiver target and a Top 50 player on their board is here this late in round two. A big-bodied target, with good ball skills and solid route running abilities, Hankerson should compete for major playing time right away.
Pick made at 7:35 AM, CST.
03-12-2011, 07:50 AM
Looking to add a deep threat for the Cutler led attack, Chicago drafts a speedy WR from a solid program.
Titus Young, WR, Boise State
03-12-2011, 11:52 AM
With the 63rd pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
Overview from the National Football Post (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_big_board_rankings.html&position=ot):
A gifted athlete for his size who displays good range off the edge in pass protection and has the kind of athleticism needed to play on the left side in the NFL. Does a nice job quickly changing directions and redirecting in space, displays a lateral burst when asked to mirror one-on-one and exhibits the range to reach the corner. Is still raw with his footwork and too often stands upright initially off the snap and will get overextended on his kick-slide. However, he's a long-armed kid who sticks to blocks well once he gets a hold of defenders and is a really heavy-handed kid. Possesses a good first step off the snap and is able to consistently get around defenders and seal, and has improved getting off the snap count on time as a senior.
Has really improved his overall pad level as a run blocker as a senior. Does a much better job sitting into his stance, firing off the football low, extending his arms and keeping his feet under him through contact. A downright dominant in-line guy at the I-AA level who can routinely get under defenders, lock out and drive linemen off the ball. Is also very coordinated on the move, possesses good range when asked to pull, step and seal quickly inside and does a great job breaking down and eliminating a defender at the second level.
Impression: A downright dominant small-school blocker with a great physical/athletic skill set. Needs to continue to improve his footwork on his kick-slide, but he's a gifted enough athlete to pick that up quickly. The biggest question for Ijalana is, where does he best fit? He's long enough to play left tackle and physical enough to play guard. Either way he's one of the better offensive line prospects at this stage and in my view you let him get comfortable at guard in year one and see if he can make the move to left tackle in year two.
Pick made at:
10:47 p.m. Abu Dhabi Time
1:47 p.m. Eastern
12:47 p.m. Central
11:47 a.m. Mountain
10:47 a.m. Pacific
9:47 a.m. Alaskan Standard
03-12-2011, 12:54 PM
With the 59th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Quan Sturdivant, Linebacker from from North Carolina.
03-12-2011, 03:30 PM
the Jaguars select Ryan Williams RB, Virginia Tech, the best player on their board
03-12-2011, 04:09 PM
With the 65th pick of the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select
Kenrick Ellis, DT Hampton
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Pass rush: Might not put up huge sack numbers as quarterbacks will be aware of his presence inside. Shows good quickness off the ball in obvious passing situations. Can bull rush when single-blocked by extending his arms or swim over defenders reaching to engage him using quick hands. Uses long arms and big hands to cloud passing lanes but hasn't actually tipped many passes (one in his first two seasons at Hampton). Keeps his eyes in the backfield while engaged by a blocker. Will go to the sideline to chase scrambling quarterbacks or get off blocks to follow screens. Wants to play finesse game, as if he's a light and agile tackle, trying to spin or run around blockers, instead of overpowering and destroying blockers. Runs by mobile or pocket-savvy quarterbacks on his initial burst but does show hustle on secondary rush.
Run defense: Looks like a run-stuffer and can play the part, but surprises with his agility and foot quickness. Agile enough to move with blockers on zone plays; can disengage to prevent cutback lanes. Holds up double teams to eat space but can also penetrate into the backfield. Can push back two defenders when keeping his hips low and churning his feet. Good hustle for his size, especially when rested as part of a regular rotation. Chases down plays to the sideline, as well as from behind even if they go 15-20 yards downfield when rested (even in the fourth quarter); he is not credited with many stops in those situations, but is in position if his teammates can't stop the ball. Spins off double-teams to grab ballcarriers coming through the hole or funnel toward linebackers. Has nimble feet to jump over fallen blockers but is susceptible to the cut block because of his height. Has difficulty regaining his balance. Runs past ballcarriers because he fails to break down quickly.
Explosion: Excellent upper-body build and girth. Has potential to show great strength off the snap to uncoil and uproot blockers. Not just a mammoth run-stopper, he lines up at the one- and three-technique positions to be explosive as a pass rusher. Average NFL first step, but it's quick enough to pressure the pocket when focused on getting to the quarterback.
Strength: Man among boys at the FCS level due to his size and strength. Anchors against double-team, not moved backward easily. Rips off single blocks with strong hands and downward motion, though he will stand around when he tires. Holds off linemen with one shoulder when slanting and is able to spin in the opposite direction to make tackles. Will have more difficulty maintaining leverage against NFL interior linemen unless he sinks his hips to hold his ground consistently. Tackling: Swallows running backs in the hole with great mass and length. Pure size and strength make him an explosive tackler that ballcarriers don't want to feel hit them. Good change-of-direction agility with quick feet, but struggles to stay low and break down in space. Has some upfield burst. Can work against him in that he cannot stop his forward momentum when rushing up the field. Intangibles: Dismissal from South Carolina for multiple rules violations is a major red flag, and his one-game suspension in 2010 also added to those worries. On-field effort is not an issue.
Pick made at 4:10 MST.
03-12-2011, 05:57 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals select Marcus Cannon, OG/OT, TCU
Looking at the massive Cannon, it might be surprising to hear teammates identify him as one of the best athletes on the team. He is quite light on his feet for a man his size, a combination of size and athleticism that makes him a coveted prospect among NFL scouts.
Cannon redshirted as a freshman. He played in every game as a reserve right tackle in 2007. He earned the starting role as a sophomore and was named honorable mention All-Mountain West in 2008, missing two starts due to injury. He gained greater national exposure as a junior, garnering first-team all-conference honors while starting all 13 games on the right side. He moved to left tackle in 2010, earning first-team all-conference honors for the undefeated Horned Frogs.
Cannon's future might be on the interior offensive line, a conversion made by a similarly-sized former Ole Miss offensive lineman and Dolphins' 2010 third-round pick John Jerry. Cannon can use his large frame, strength and athleticism at guard, where he wouldn't worry about getting beat by elite NFL defensive ends as he would the edge. Teams needing a new right tackle might view his athleticism as a greater asset outside, increasing his value.
Pass blocking: Relatively nimble for his size, but there are concerns about his ability to handle speed on the edge. Difficult for college strong-side ends to get around, especially when technique-sound. Takes short steps off the line, can backpedal when necessary to cut off blitzing linebackers. Enough lateral movement to jar the defensive end with one hand while blocking down to double-team defensive tackles. Allows defenders too far into his body instead of extending his arms to lock them out. Has a strong second punch but it takes some time to land it. Bends at the waist and takes time to recover if punched. Lines up in two-point stance even when his teammates have their hands down because he'll struggle to maintain contact off the snap. Will push off when opponent tries to disengage, instead of keeping his feet moving to sustain.
Run blocking: Has the prototypical size to drive defenders off the line. Uses his size to seal the edge and wall off inside rushing lanes, but does not consistently get his hands up to manhandle smaller players he should dominate. Strong enough to anchor against the bull rush from bigger defensive linemen and turn them out of the hole. Needs to get out of three-point stance more quickly, but might be more explosive when lined up closer to the ball inside.
Pulling/trapping: His fairly quick feet allow him to create holes when trapping inside, but his ability to pull around the line is limited. Tough to shed, but a lack of flexibility prevents him from hitting targets in space or reacting quickly to inside defenders.
Initial Quickness: Only adequate initial quickness; often comes off the snap last. Quick defensive ends can beat him outside, especially when quarterback takes a five- or seven-step drop. Can land a strong punch, but is slow to get his hands up to control his opponent.
Downfield: Can reach linebackers at the second level when he gets out of his stance quickly. Fails to hit targets, only getting a hand on them instead of engulfing them with his size. Defenders often deflect off of his blocks to make plays.
Intangibles: Solid player with good character and work ethic. Added 50 pounds since arriving at TCU. Only missed two games -- with an ankle injury in 2008.
pick made at 6:57 central
03-12-2011, 06:31 PM
With the 67th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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<br/>ORLANDO FRANKLIN, OT/OG, MIAMI
11 1/8 in.
Franklin's got a chance to emerge as a starting right tackle but could also settle in as a guard. Has very impressive measureables. Outstanding run blocker who gets off the ball quickly and is capable of holding up at the point or pulling and getting to the second level. Does a great job locating blitzers, staying home against stunts or helping out when not covered up. Can be tested when asked to mirror quicker pass rushers. Relentless player who wants to finish every block like its his last. Franklin has the physical gifts and on-field smarts to be selected early in the draft.
Franklin's a great combination of size and speed. Knee bend, hip sink, hand play and feet are sounds in pass protection. Fires off the ball low in the running game. Wins interior battles with a strong initial blow and constant leg drive. Shows good football IQ in pass protection. Plays with a mean streak.
Can struggle with quicker defensive lineman who make him move laterally. Not as comfortable moving and sliding as he is locking onto a defender in pass protection. Can be tested by the bull rush on occasion. Production level dipped a bit during senior season.
Pick made at 8:32 p.m. EST.
03-12-2011, 08:49 PM
With the 68th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Andy Dalton, QB TCU
<TABLE class=data width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD>Strengths: Intelligent passer who can audible at the line. Durable leader for whom teammates will play. Strong over-the-top delivery, high ball carriage. Good zip on short and intermediate throws, can fit a ball between defenders in zone within 15 yards when footwork is solid. Throws to the opposite hash with accuracy. Nice touch on fade throws. Makes passes tall in the back of the end zone so only his receiver can reach it. Has enough mobility to escape pocket when flushed to throw the ball away, will gain a few yards with his feet when plays break down. Adequate throwing on the run, better running to his right.
Weaknesses: Spread offense product, must learn to read defenses from a drop. Usually catch-and-throw passer from shotgun, makes some poor decisions when primary receiver is covered. Spends little time under center on passing plays, will hand off occasionally from drop. Will throw off his back foot and with an inconsistent spiral when pressured. Does not drive the ball downfield, floats it down the seam or the sideline. Not an elusive runner, needs to keep his head up on the run and learn to slide.
Pick made at 8:49 MST.
With the 69th pick in the draft St. Louis selects...
Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
Nevis is one of the best pure 3-tech DTs in the class and out of the gate should see snaps as a pass rush specialist in Spags' 4-3 with long term starter potential. He's a stocky guy with an explosive first step, but works with his hands much better than a lot of collegians with his natural talents typically do. Size is a concern but he's put on some good weight since the end of the collegiate season and still looked to have maintained his quickness at the combine. Much like Hudson I think he's a player who will benefit from being in a pro level strength and conditioning regiment, helping him maintain a more NFL typical weight for his position at which point his first step, raw strength, and above average technique will let him shine as an interior penetrator.
Pick made at 10:30 PM CST, Cleveland is now on the clock.
03-13-2011, 01:13 AM
With the 70th pick in the draft, the Cleveland Browns select:
Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
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Pick made at 4:10 AM Eastern Time, New Orleans is now on the clock.
03-13-2011, 12:04 PM
With the #71 overall pick in the 2011 NFL MOCK DRAFT the Denver Broncos are pleased to select
Colin McCarthy ILB Miami(Fla.)
The Broncos are very happy to select Colin who is the #2 rated ILB in Mayock's rankings. :thumbsup:
Pick was made at 1:04pm Central time
03-13-2011, 03:03 PM
With the 72nd pick in the 2011 OM NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select:
Will Rackley, OG, Lehigh
pick made at 3:02 pm mtn time.
03-13-2011, 03:48 PM
With 73rd pick, Seattle selects DeMarcus Love, OT, Arkansas.
With this pick Seattle addresses the right side of it's OL, at either tackle or guard.
Pick made @ 2:46 PST.
03-13-2011, 06:45 PM
With the 74th pick in the Orangemane 2011 NFL Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Brandon Burton CB Utah
Utah is one of several programs outside the major conferences that are starting to make recruiting in-roads in Texas. The Utes' signing of Burton is a prime example of their finding talent under the noses of the Longhorns, Aggies and Cougars. However, the Houston native decided three years in Salt Lake City was enough, leaving early to try his hand (and legs) at a pro career.
After playing on special teams (two tackles) while buried behind future second-round pick Sean Smith and others on the depth chart as redshirt freshman in 2008, Burton has been a very good starter the past two years. He broke up 10 passes and intercepted one other in 2009, making 47 tackles, including four for loss. Burton picked off two passes and deflected eight more in his second-team All-Mountain West junior year, making 51 tackles and blocking two kicks -- including a game-saving blocked field goal against rival BYU.
Burton's speed, quick feet and length are appreciated by NFL scouts, though they realize he will need to work with coaches on his footwork, hands for the interception and open-field tackling. Given the importance of the cornerback position, teams may be willing to bet a top 50 pick on his potential.
Read & React: Flies to the ball once recognizing where the it's going, exciting defensive coordinators playing a lot of zone. Tends to react a step late on out-cuts and comebacks when in man due to sloppy footwork. Needs coaching on how to read receivers off the line and anticipate routes.
Man Coverage: Scouts appreciate his quick feet on the edge in man, as he can turn and run with any receiver down the sideline. Good jitterbug backward from the snap to wait for receiver to make his move. Fluid enough to mirror routes. Likes to guess, however, which allows receivers to get inside position after a fake outside. Has the size to handle NFL receivers and is willing to lay his hands on them (officials believe he gets too grabby at times). Knocks away jump balls with above-average height and vertical, but needs more want-to in battling situations even against smaller receivers. Stays too high in his backpedal, limiting his change of direction ability.
Zone Coverage: Looks like a press corner but understands zone concepts and could excel in the right scheme. Comes off initial read to follow underneath route. Had communication issues with safeties at times, allowing plays down the seam. Good hand-eye coordination and closing speed to break up throws, but only adequate hands for the interception. Flashes the ability to knock away passes, but needs to find the ball in the air more regularly.
Closing/Recovery: Owns plenty of closing and recovery speed to earn playing time at the next level. Flies to shallow routes, even if in man coverage on another receiver. Recovers quickly enough to trail effectively over the middle or catch up to receivers downfield if beaten off the line. Wastes his speed at times by taking false steps transitioning forward from his pedal.
Run Support: Knows his assignments when attacking runs or quick screens. Forces plays inside, and can shed blocks to get to the ball. Should be more effective in this area given his size and strength. Does try to use his hands to defeat blocks, but is too easily held off plays by receivers giving up significant size. Does not feel lineman coming into his area, gets put on the ground.
Tackling: Usually uses his size, arm span and strength to bring down receivers immediately after the catch. Stops his feet after contact at times when tackling in the open field, allowing ballcarriers to run through his attempt. Resorts to cut tackles when unnecessary but is generally effective at taking out the legs of the ballcarrier. Does not defeat cut blocks with his hands. Gives some effort as a chaser downfield but could do more.
Intangibles: Took a leadership role with several players lost to graduation in 2009. Vocal on the field, letting young teammates know about miscommunications in the secondary and never backing down from an opponent's challenge. Seems to bounce back well after giving up a play.
Selection made at 20-45 ET, the Detroit Lions and Killericon are now OTC.
03-13-2011, 09:05 PM
Killericon and the Lions select:
Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
More info about Greg Jones to be posted on this thread soon.
Mediator and Lev are OTC at 11:05 PM EST.
03-13-2011, 09:43 PM
With the 76th pick in the NFL draft Indy is proud to select:
Clint Boling OG/OT Georgia Sr 6-5 308
Indy is pleasantly surprised to find Boling still on the board. They have now selected 2 outstanding four year starters with excellent intangibles and intelligence on the OL. Boling is a plug and play OG with the ability to be a swing OT early and franchise RT down the road in the Colts scheme. He is a top flight pass protector and understands complicated protection schemes. Also, he is a very functional run blocker and should excel in a zone scheme.
Pick was made @11:43 eastern time. Arkie is OTC with CIN.
03-13-2011, 10:35 PM
With the 75th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Greg Jones, Linebacker from Michigan State.
03-13-2011, 10:40 PM
With the 77th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select DeAndre McDaniel, SS, Clemson
Rated by some as the top prep defensive back in the entire nation in 2006, not surprisingly it didn't take McDaniel long to see the field at Clemson. The first-year freshman earned First-Team All-ACC accolades from The Sporting News in registering 33 tackles and two interceptions - including one off Matt Ryan - while seeing action in every game.
McDaniel continued his rise up the depth chart in 2008, posting 77 tackles and an interception while playing rover (safety/linebacker hybrid) for the Tigers. He enjoyed his best game against Nebraska in the Gator Bowl, registering eight tackles and a forced fumble, which he gathered up and returned 28-yards for a touchdown - the first fumble recovery for a defensive score in Clemson bowl-game history.
While McDaniel had certainly flashed in his first two seasons, no one could have predicted his magical 2009 campaign - a 102 tackle, eight interception season that earned him consensus All-American recognition. McDaniel's breakout campaign was especially impressive considering that he was asked to move from rover to a more traditional strong safety position. His eight interceptions ranked second in the entire country.
While not the consistent threat as a senior he was a year earlier, McDaniel remained one of the ACC's most productive defenders. Through the regular season, in fact, he led Clemson with 73 tackles and another four interceptions.
McDaniel lacks the fluidity to cover the entire field. His instincts, reliable open-field tackling and impressive ball skills make him one of the few senior safeties in this draft worthy of top 100 consideration.
Read & React: Very good diagnosis skills. Is allowed some flexibility to roam in this defense and shows very good diagnosis skills. Flies up to support the run, showing the ability to shoot the gap and make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Can be initially fooled by play-action, but shows very good brakes, as well as the agility to turn and quick acceleration to recover quickly. Shows very good route-recognition due to his time in the film-room. Is seemingly always around the ball.
Man Coverage: Asked to drop down and cover the slot receiver, at times, in this defense. Quick feet, good balance and surprising acceleration for the safety position. Doesn't change directions fluidly due to stiff hips, but accelerates quickly out his breaks and has good straight-line speed. As a result he is able to generate a late burst to close as the ball is in flight. Quick, active hands to bat away or intercept the pass.
Zone Coverage: A bit high in his backpedal, but generates good depth on his initial drop. Good lateral agility and gains speed quickly when changing directions. Does a nice job of recognizing routes and drifting laterally to remain in between the quarterback and his assignment. Reacts quickly to the thrown pass. Looks to help out his teammates.
Closing/Recovery: Good instincts, speed and a late burst as the ball is in flight make this one of his stronger areas. Locates the ball quickly and will abandon his prior assignment quickly once he sees the ball is headed elsewhere. Puts himself in position to be the fortunate teammate for a fumble recovery or tipped interception. High-points the ball, showing an impressive vertical jump and good timing.
Run Support: His experience as a linebacker/safety hybrid shows in his comfort near the line of scrimmage. Shows very good vision to locate the football when in traffic, as well as the balance and agility to keep his feet through the trash. Good speed and pursuit angles when shooting gaps downhill or in pursuit. Plays good team defense - is willing to break outside to the sideline to keep contain, funneling the ball-carrier back towards the rest of the defense.
Tackling: A reliable open-field tackler, who demonstrates shows some creativity in how he gets the ball-carrier to the ground. Likes to supply the big hit to intimidate his opponent. Willing to drop his shoulder and explode into the ball-carrier, creating some big hits. Generates some explosiveness as a wrap-up hitter, as well, opting to throw the ball-carrier to the ground, at times. Shows no hesitancy in taking on bigger ball-carriers.
Intangibles: Had a rough childhood and had to do some real maturing while at Clemson … Was raised by his grandmother and godmother … Has little contact with his biological parents. His mother, reportedly, has been arrested over 50 times … Was charged with high and aggravated assault on his former girlfriend in 2008. Accepted a pre-trial intervention and community service … Has since matured into an Honor Roll student and team captain. In 2009, he won a Vickery Hall award for academic improvement, earning a 3.25 GPA in the first semester and 3.0 in the second, and was named to the 2009-10 ACC Academic Honor Roll. Majoring in Sociology and will graduate in the winter of 2010 … Routinely spends extra hours on his own in the film-room during the season.
03-14-2011, 08:54 AM
With the 78th pick of the OM mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals select:
James Carpenter, OT
I think very highly of James Carpenter's athleticism, and think he'll solidify the outside of the OL for years to come.
Pick made 10:55 AM EST
03-14-2011, 11:15 AM
With pick # 79 Miami selects
DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma
11:15 am MST
Atlanta (Zona) on the clock
03-14-2011, 10:05 PM
With the 80th pick in the mock draft Zona and the Falcons select:
Jarvis Jenkins, DE/DT, Clemson
Zona will post a description of Jarvis soon.
Selection made at 12:05 AM EST. Rugbythug and the Fade are OTC.
With the 80th pick in the mock draft Zona and the Falcons select:
Jarvis Jenkins, DE/DT, Clemson
Zona will post a description of Jarvis soon.
Selection made at 12:05 AM EST. Rugbythug and the Fade are OTC.
Thanks JCM, it's been crazy the past few days. Worked 28 hours in 2 days.
Jarvis Jenkins DT Clemson
Height: 6-4 Weight: 310
Jarvis has the size, foot quickness and strength to be an impact defensive tackle in the NFL. He reminds me of Vince Wilfork (DT Patriots) drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 draft. He shows excellent effort on every play and has terrific mental stamina. Jarvis has the speed to be used for stunts and takes on a double teams with effort and strength and still gets into the backfield to push or collapse the pocket. He can play in any style defense and is a head up, wrap up, squeeze and drive tackler. Jarvis is one of the better defensive tackles in this draft that understands how to use his hands to engage, shed a block and make a tackle. He is a load to handle in the middle of a defense and, on most downs, has to be accounted for and double teamed. Jarvis, along with his partner DT Brandon Thompson, made running between the tackles very difficult against Clemson all year long.
Jarvis is a sleeper defensive player in this draft hiding in a big program alongside a suggested top ten pick in this draft. Jarvis has done all the dirty work and others are reaping the rewards. This happens to good defensive tackles often. At times, he gets up too high and will be pushed off the line, but this is nit picking. Jarvis could learn to use his hands better, but again I’m nit picking; this kid is very talented and a very hard worker.
03-15-2011, 08:10 AM
Johnny patrick cb louisville
03-15-2011, 09:30 AM
With the 82nd pick in the OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
Player profile from the National Football Post: (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_big_board_rankings.html&position=wr)
Packs some good girth and overall muscle tone into his 5-9 frame. Exhibits a stronger lower half and has a real feel and savvy about the pass game. Does a nice job setting up routes off the line, changing speed and cleanly accelerating in and out of his breaks. A very gifted underneath route runner who possesses some suddenness off the line to slip press, good footwork when asked to change directions and keeps his feet under him to generate a good burst out of his breaks. However, is at his best with the ball in his hands. Is very impressive after the catch, possesses a good first step to his game, can outpace defenders at the second level and displays rare balance for his size. Routinely is able to bounce off would-be tacklers, stay on his feet and continue to create.
Isn't nearly as polished down the field in the pass game. Isn't as tight as a route runner, but has the burst to still separate vertically down the field on the seven and nine routes. Isn't asked to run many sharply breaking routes and does need to add a little more polish to his game in the intermediate pass game. Tends to simply try to outrun defenders out of his breaks. Isn't the most natural of pluckers either and lets the ball get into his frame too often. However, does look comfortable as a wildcat quarterback, works well between the tackles, can pick his way through space and is just really savvy in all areas of the game.
Impression: I don't think he's a guy you want to line up outside the numbers, but as a potential slot man, he's one of the best the draft has to offer.
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Pick made at:
07:30 p.m. Abu Dhabi time
11:30 a.m. Eastern
10:30 a.m. Central
09:30 a.m. Mountain
08:30 a.m. Pacific
07:30 a.m. Alaskan Standard
The New York Giants and brncs_fan are now on the clock.
03-15-2011, 07:58 PM
With the 83rd Pick in the draft the Giants select:
John Moffitt, OC/OG Wisc.
Center is a big need for the Giants and Moffitt fills that need. His play at both G and C make him a versatile selection that can move where needed.
Pick was made at 8:57 CST.
03-15-2011, 10:33 PM
With the 84th Pick in the 2011 OrangeMane Mock Draft
The Washington Redskins select
Kelvin Sheppard out of LSU
Kelvin Sheppard, ILB, LSU 6'3 240 lbs.
Sheppard is the unquestioned leader of the LSU defense, and that's something to write home about when you consider the SEC statistics. The Tigers are second in the conference (behind Alabama) in both total and scoring defense. They are No. 1 against the pass and sixth against the run. Through 12 games, Sheppard has 108 total tackles and 42 solos. The inside linebacker also has 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
Sheppard is also one of LSU's most experienced players. He redshirted in 2006, played in all 14 games as a freshman in 2007, was a part-time starter as a sophomore, and has been a full-time starter ever since. The Stone Mountain, GA product has good size at 6'3'' and 240 pounds and he has been clocked as fast as 4.56 in the 40-yard dash. He is a sure tackler and an emotional leader, but he might have to improve his speed just a bit if he wants to be an elite force at the next level. Look for Sheppard to be a third-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.
03-15-2011, 11:08 PM
With the 85th pick, The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State
5'7" 199 lb
OVERVIEW Hunter is a good football player that was very productive in college, and he could have an impact as a third down back at the next level. He has good instincts and shows the ability to plant and cut quickly to find daylight. He is shifty in the open field and is a good receiver out of the backfield. However, he is quicker than fast and will not be able to break off long runs at the next level. Overall, Hunter is too small to be an every down back, but he does enough to warrant a look on Day 2 -nfl.com
Pick made at 11:09 pm Mountain.
03-16-2011, 12:17 AM
With the 86th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Sam Acho-DE/LB, Texas
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Pass rush: Hustle pass rusher who needs work to excel at the next level. Good burst upfield after the snap, but lacks flexibility to get under the pads of an offensive tackle and turn the corner. Must improve using his hands to shed upon initial contact while maintaining balance. Strong enough to bull rush but does not use that move very often on the edge. Good secondary effort; attacks the pocket until the ball is away. A number of his sacks come when lined up inside. Capable of disrupting passing lanes but doesn't get his hands up consistently.
Run defense: Often takes on double-team blocks while lined up in the five-technique position. Plays with fair strength at the point of attack and frees linebackers to make plays behind him. Assignment-sure player, keeping containment on his side of the line when set up outside either tackle. Keeps his eyes in the backfield when engaged. Can punch and shed the block to get outside when not doubled. Could disengage more regularly inside and often watches backs run through the hole. Nice hustle in space, will chase down mobile quarterbacks from behind. Plays with good anchor for his size but must bulk up to play five-technique at the next level.
Explosion: Not exceptional in this area but has a good combination of strength and explosiveness off the snap. Does not turn the corner on better offensive tackles. Strong upper body and length give him a good punch on initial contact for bull rushes and when making plays against the run. Does not project to be elite rushing the passer, which limits his upside.
Strength: Has the weight-room and functional strength to play at the next level, but more consistent hands would increase his value. Can stack the tackle on the edge and hold his ground against the run using leverage.
Tackling: Not an explosive tackler but is strong enough to force fumbles when wrapping up quarterbacks. Gives great effort to bring down ballcarriers. Uses hustle and length to chase down plays to the sideline and downfield. Only adequate change-of-direction agility in the backfield -- will be frozen and eluded by NFL-caliber backs as he fails to break down. Willing to be the second or third man into the pile.
Intangibles: Intelligent, hard-working player who puts in the time in the weight and film rooms. Received multiple national Academic All-American awards, the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy and National ARA Sportsmanship Awards. Brother Emmanuel is a junior linebacker for the Longhorns. Parents born in Nigeria. His middle name, Onyedikachi, means "who is like unto God".
Pick made at 12:15 AM MST.
03-16-2011, 07:46 AM
With the 87th pick in the 2011 NFL draft, The Indianapolis Colts select:
Tandon Doss WR/KR Indiana 6-2 201 4.56
Indy is very happy to get hometown talent Tandon Doss with their 3rd pick. Doss is a very underrated WR with great hands, possibly the best hands in the draft. He played the entire 2010 season with an abdominal injury that required surgery immediately after the end of the season, but still posted huge numbers and on-field production despite being severely injured. This might affect his draft status, but I highly doubt it.
He is also a quality KR and Indy still needs depth in that dept after being horrible there for forever ;D
Pick made @ 9:45 am eastern time.
New Orleans and Coloradobuff are on the Clock!
03-16-2011, 01:43 PM
With the 88th pick in the 2011 OM NFL Draft, The New Orleans Saints select:
Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
• Excellent height and bulk with a large, sturdy frame
• Athletic with nice agility, balance and nimble feet
• Is strong, tough, powerful and runs extremely hard
• Patient but decisive with good vision and instincts
• A classic downhill runner who excels on the interior
• Doesn't go down easily and will usually fall forward
• Gets job done in short-yardage / goal line situations
• Is more than capable as pass catcher out of backfield
• An adequate blocker with the potential to be fantastic
• Determined with good work ethic and solid intangibles
• Very productive and excelled against top competition
Not flashy but a North / South runner with all-around skill set to potentially be an every - down workhorse at the next level
pick made @ 1:43 pm mtn time
03-16-2011, 07:21 PM
With the 89th Pick in the NFL Draft the New York Jets Select:
Davon House CB, New Mexico St
With Cromartie an upcoming free agent, cornerback was a possible need for the Jets and Davon House fits well in their system. He and Kyle Wilson were 1st team All-WAC Corners in 2009. He was 1st team All-WAC in 2010 as well.
Overlooked because he was on a bad team with no pass rush, House is one of the best pure cover corners in the draft. As far as pure coverage I put as the 5th best in the draft.
The Jets put more pressure on their corners than any team in the league. House has the speed (4.43), ball skills to catch the ball, and the awareness to make big returns with it. Whether or not Cromartie is re-signed, Davon House can compete with Kyle Wilson for his job immediately.
The Jets had bigger needs but House was just too high on my board (50th Overall) to pass on and he fits the Jets system well. I would have strongly considered him if the Jets had their 2nd round pick. I felt like I needed to jump the Lions and Bears if I really wanted him so I jumped up a few spots at the price of a 7th round pick.
03-16-2011, 09:51 PM
IFMPW and the Ravens select Greg Little, WR, North Carolina.
Killericon and the Lions select: Ahmad Black, SS, Florida
Both of those guys will post info about their picks soon.
Eddie Mac and Bronco Man13 are OTC at 11:50 PM EST.
03-16-2011, 11:06 PM
With the 91st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Ahmad Black, Safety from Florida.
03-17-2011, 05:18 AM
With the 92nd pick in the Orangemane 2011 NFL Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Marcus Gilbert OT Florida
Even with all of the pressure placed on Gilbert to protect the blind side of Gators' superstar quarterback Tim Tebow, the importance of his security detail paled in comparison to his father's. Jeff Gilbert served as a Secret Service agent for presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and helped protect current President Barack Obama on the campaign trail. Given Marcus' talent, however, it's likely he will be paid much more handsomely than his father for protecting NFL field generals.
Recruited by several high-profile programs, Gilbert chose Florida even though he knew he would have to wait his turn to play regularly. He played two games in 2006, his first year in Gainesville, then redshirted the season to save eligibility. Gilbert then played in 26 of the 27 games the Gators played in '07 and '08, starting once at left guard and once at right guard because of injuries. Although he didn't win all-conference honors from league coaches or media in 2009, scouts noticed his steady play as Tebow's personal body guard for all 14 games.
Gilbert will not be on the blind side in 2010, as Tebow has moved on to the NFL and new signal caller John Brantley is right-handed. But Gilbert's job remains the same: protect his quarterback and make room for the bevy of talented running backs carrying the ball for the Gators in the post-Tebow era. His footwork, strength and size on the edge should allow him to succeed, and let scouts see him as a very capable starter at the next level.
Pass blocking: Solid pass protector with a quick set, fluid lateral movement and willingness to go out and punch his man off the snap instead of waiting for the rush to come to him. Usually keeps his feet active and arms extended while engaged. Sustains after initial contact and can anchor against most ends. Good balance to protect the inside lane. Reacts quickly to late blitzers on most plays, escorting them around the pocket with his length. Must become more consistent picking up linebackers off the edge against 3-4 fronts. Gets down well to cut block on quick throws, but needs to get more of his opponent to take him out. Will lunge while recovering from strong initial contact.
Run blocking: Effective size and mobility to be an extremely effective positional blocker at the next level. Anchors against strong defensive ends well, resets his hands to sustain the block. Moves his feet to wall off backside run support and sustain until the play is away. Also has quick feet to the second level; does more than get in the way, will extend his arms to fully negate linebacker (raises them off the ground at times). Good drive-blocker, churns forward after engaging and will usher his man downfield for seven to 10 yards. Could potential turn defenders out of the hole. Athletic and long enough to block down on tackles and still push blitzing linebackers out of the play. Body control and posture must be more consistent; loses his balance when leaning forward against defensive ends or lunging towards linebackers at the second level. Will get tripped up in trash.
Pulling/trapping: Effective trapping inside and getting out in front of plays run to side because of his quick feet. Moves around the guard or tight end well for his size, is flexible enough to turn the corner and find a target. Takes out linebackers in space by latching on or laying out his tall frame on cut blocks. Needs to use his hands to get through trash and will get tripped up at times because he leans too far forward. Does not always adjust well to inside defenders; can get a hand on smaller defenders but is best when heading straight for his target.
Initial Quickness: Gets off the snap very well for his size, gets into his opponent if man-up on the outside or tries to get to the linebackers in a hurry. Strong punch and arm extension to pass protect or lock up his man on run plays. Quick kick-slide to mirror most strong-side ends, though not elite in this area; his length allows him to compensate against quicker college defensive ends.
Downfield: Has the mix of hustle and athleticism to get a hand inside on the tackle, push aside a linebacker and reach a safety ten yards downfield on a single run play. Does not always hit inside defenders or other intended targets, however, as quicker defenders will sidestep him because he runs upright. Can be too satisfied just getting in the way, needs to sustain downfield blocks longer to prevent his man from chasing down plays.
Intangibles: Reliable, durable player who consistently gives good effort. One of the team's senior leaders for 2010. Mature, well-liked player with no known character issues. Studies his playbook and constantly looks to improve. Father is a retired Secret Service agent.
Selection made at 7-15am ET, Chicago and DrFate are now OTC.
03-17-2011, 07:29 AM
The Bears continue to try to put some impediment between pass rushers and their quarterback
Jake Kirkpatrick, C, TCU
(I'm not a TCU fan per se, just coincidence the last 2 players hail from that program)
03-17-2011, 09:36 AM
With the 94th Selection, the San Diego Chargers select Robert Sands, S -- West Virginia.
Definitely excited about this selection. It was a tough one, but with ambiguity surrounding the Chargers safeties, a potential starter had to be drafted and Sands is certainly that. I feel that Sands is one of the best safeties available in the draft and will be much better than those drafted ahead of him in the OM mock.
03-17-2011, 12:19 PM
With the 95th pick in the draft, the Tennessee Titans select from Oregon, LB, CASEY MATTHEWS
Two-plus-year starter is an instinctive playmaker and a passionate team leader. Almost always around the ball. Sure tackler who rarely misses. Excellent at diagnosing and getting in position to make plays. Can anchor against blocks, shed blocks and make plays off blocks. Made a lot of plays behind the line. Can run and shut off the wide rush. Has good ball skills and made plays in coverage. Top intangibles: healthy, durable, productive, football smart and from a legendary football family.
03-17-2011, 04:21 PM
the Jacksonville Jaguars select OLB/DE Chris Carter of Fresno St.
He can play SLB and put his hand on the ground in the nickel and dime situations.
Chris Carter, OLB, Fresno State:
Measurables: 6'1", 248 lbs, 4.58 40 time
•Good pass rusher, shows nice burst off the edge
•Productive, 38 TFL in his career, with 19.5 sacks
•Good in pursuit of ball carriers
•Has long arms to get in passing lanes and keep blockers away from his body
•Smart player, gets the most out of his abilities
•Raw talent, with a lot of upside
•While athletic, he doesn't show great fluidity standing up
•Will likely struggle in coverage
•Only average against the run, when asked to fight through blocks
•Extremely raw as a linebacker, spent a lot of his college career as an End.
03-21-2011, 11:41 PM
With the 97th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Buster Skrine, CB/Returner, Tenn-Chattanooga
Top performer in the 40, 3-cone, 20 yard shuttle, and 60 yard shuttle at the Combine
Speed, speed, and speed: WRs are not going to out run this guy.
Two time First Team All-Southern Conference
Can return kicks
Good in zone coverage and jumping underneath routes.
VERY quick feet.
Great guy off the field, good student, great family, and coaches love his leadership.
Has a cool name. (Pronounced Screen)
Pretty average ball skills (5 career INTs)
Has trouble with bigger receivers, shedding blocks and tackling.
Bites on play action and is overaggressive at times.
Played at a smaller FCS school.
Has trouble with jump balls.
Pick made at 1:37 AM EST, 1237 AM CST, 11:37PM MST, 1037 PST
03-22-2011, 12:21 PM
With the 99th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Greg Salas, WR Hawaii
Positives: Tall receiver with long arms and muscular physique. Catches the ball away from his body regardless of whether he's facing the quarterback or being led to the ball. Nice concentration to look the ball into his hands before turning upfield. Fearless competitor who maintains balance through contact to snatch the ball away from defenders in a crowd. Adjusts his body in mid-air to get his hands around and secure catches on balls thrown errantly to his back shoulder or behind him. Can really turn the burners on after the catch, displaying a nice second gear to pull away from defenders giving chase. Sees the whole field when running with the football, directing and anticipating blocks. Physical after the catch and able to extend plays by dragging defenders and bouncing off would-be tacklers. Knack for finding holes in zone coverage. Negatives: Mostly played from the slot in college, rarely facing press coverage. Doesn't possess a quick first step off the line, and takes a while to get up to top speed. Has the size and toughness to get physical with defenders and create space early in his routes, but seems to avoid contact and rely solely on his feet to separate. Telegraphs his routes by taking a long, delayed stride just before making a cut. Slows down into cuts, allowing defenders to recover and close on the ball. Questions as to whether or not he can effectively run assigned NFL routes, after being free to improvise quite a bit in Hawaii's hybrid Pistol/Run and Shoot offense.
Pick made at 12:17 MST, 2:17 EST, 1:17 CST, 11:17 PST
03-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Sorry for my tardiness everyone. hadn't known that the comp picks had come in yet.
The Tennessee Titans select VIRGIL GREEN TE NEVADA
Three-year starter is an excellent downfield receiver with natural hands and top ball skills. Fast and elusive, good acceleration and change of direction. Excellent body control, can configure physique to get hands on off-target throws and reel them in. Runs good routes. Snatches ball with hands away from body. Can break tackles downfield and get YAC. Athletic enough for consideration as a wideout. Decent blocker when using proper technique. Durable and productive.
With the Titans selecting their QBOTF in the first round, they have drafted a TE for him to build a relationship for years to come.
03-22-2011, 06:06 PM
With the 101st overall pick, Seattle selects Stephen Schilling, OG, Michigan.
Seattle's OL depth is a massive question mark. This selection gives them flexibility on the interior, as well as brings a local product home.
03-22-2011, 07:41 PM
With the 102nd pick in the OM Draft, the Buffalo Bills select:
Lee Ziemba, OT, Auburn, 6'6", 317
Auburn offensive lineman Lee Ziemba was dominant during the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Playing at right tackle, Ziemba knocked defensive ends off the ball on running plays and kept the South quarterbacks' jersey clean when they dropped back to pass. "I think I played well," Ziemba said after the South's 24-10 win. "The coaching staff did a good job of preparing us, and I just wanted to go out and execute as well as I could." Ziemba said he was glad to play in the game and felt he improved his NFL draft stock with his performance during the week in practice and in Saturday's game. Having three drop-back passers was a change of pace for Ziemba after blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton during the season. "I think I showed that I can learn quick and play with different players, you know?" Ziemba said. "I want to be able to go out and get on the field real quick, and I think this was a good experience for me." - Jason Blakeney, Pensacola News Journal
Pick made at 7:45 PM MTN Time (Arkie notified)
03-22-2011, 08:07 PM
With the 103rd pick, the Bengals select Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
For much of the Pete Carroll era, the Trojans had at least one defensive lineman selected within the first 100 picks of each draft. Casey is leaving USC a year after his former head coach. Casey will very likely continue the Trojans' impressive streak.
Casey made an immediate impact as a true freshman, emerging as the team's primary backup at defensive tackle and registering 12 tackles, including two for loss and forcing a fumble. Casey won the starting defensive tackle job as a sophomore, emerging as Southern Cal's best defensive lineman as an honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick with 59 tackles, nine tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
Despite losing line mate Everson Griffen early to the NFL, opponents struggled to contain Casey in 2010. Posted 67 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks - leading USC defensive linemen in all three categories and earning first-team All-Pac-10, as well as USC's MVP award.
Casey is a similar prospect to former USC standout (and New Orleans' 2008 first-round pick) Sedrick Ellis but he doesn't have the same size scouts prefer. His game is built around burst off the line, strength and relentlessness. Casey isn't likely to match Ellis' high draft selection (No. 7 overall), but with a year or two to acclimate, he could enjoy a similar career.
Pass rush: Flashes good initial quickness off the snap. Can get skinny to penetrate through the gap and is surprisingly light on his feet. Developing hand usage. Can shock the pass blocker with his initial punch and shows a variety of pass-rush moves, including an effective swim technique. Good balance and lateral agility to change direction. Pursues hard and has a legitimate late burst to close to finish plays. Good motor.
Run defense: Short, squatty defender. Tough to move off the line. Maintains his natural leverage advantage by playing low and showing very good leg drive and balance to keep his feet. Good lateral agility and balance to slide down the line of scrimmage. A bit inconsistent with his run fits. Will freelance and pick the wrong gap to attack, opening up rushing lanes. Good strength to slip off blocks and drag the ballcarrier down as he attempts to run past. Good effort laterally and downfield in pursuit.
Explosion: Flashes an initial burst off the snap. Varies his start and can stun his opponent. Good explosive punch to jar his opponent backward and gain a quick release.
Strength: Good lower-body strength to hold up to drive blocking. Has the sand in his pants to anchor, even showing the ability to hold up to the double-team. Good upper-body strength to slide off blocks and drag down runners.
Tackling: Makes most of his tackles while still engaged with a lineman, showing good upper-body strength. Surprisingly light on his feet. Can be evaded by quickness, but can hold his own in tight quarters and forces ballcarriers to elude him. Good effort laterally and downfield to make the tackle in pursuit. Good strength for the drag down tackle. Has a late burst to close and can arrive with a pop. Has three career forced fumbles.
Intangibles: Has a bowling ball body type with a thick, wide trunk and short arms and legs. Is tough to block because of his build and strength, but may have trouble disengaging against NFL blockers due to his short arms. Started at nose guard and defensive tackle. Recognized his freshman season as USC's Service Team Defensive Player of the Year for his part on the scout team. Only three years removed from his high school graduation. Turned 21 on December 5.
pick made at 9:07c
03-22-2011, 08:38 PM
With the 104th overall selection, the Cleveland Browns select:
Jason Pinkston, OT/OG, Pitt
Pick was made at 10:38 PM Eastern Time
03-22-2011, 08:49 PM
With the 105th pick, the Arizona Cardinals select:
A solid playing career only compounded by displaying his freak athleticism and the first true Freshman started in USC history
Kristopher O'Dowd, C, from Southern Cal
Pick made 1049 EST
03-22-2011, 10:47 PM
With the real 105th pick, The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Tyler Sash, SS, Iowa
6'0", 211 lbs.
OVERVIEW Sash brings impressive football intelligence and excellent effort in run support to the table but probably lacks the range and athleticism in coverage to become a full-time starter. However, he'll likely provide excellent depth and contribute on special teams coverage units. Can play the deep half but is a liability in centerfield or when asked to matchup with tight ends or slots in man coverage. Does possess hands when he limits separation and is around the football. Flies to the ball in run support and is a sound tackler. Coachable player who will learn your system quickly. Sash carries a mid-round grade. -nfl.com
Pick made at 10:47 pm Mountain.
03-23-2011, 02:17 PM
The 106th overall pick, the Texans select Cornerback Jalil Brown from Colorado.
Nice intangibles and projects to have a solid career in the NFL. Needs to work on technique and may become a starter at the NFL level, but otherwise would provide much needed depth for the Texans.
1A. JJ Watts Wisconsin
1B. Jake Locker Washington
4. Jalil Brown Colorado
Pick made at 2:17 pm Mountain Time
03-23-2011, 07:57 PM
Minnesota Vikings Select- QB -Iowa- Slick Rick-i Stanzi
03-23-2011, 10:35 PM
Operating off a priority list, Killericon and the Lions select:
Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
Killer will be in soon to tell you all about him.
Selection made at 12:33 AM EST. Mediator is OTC.
03-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Expat, you only have an hour to go and you can leapfrog Mediator!!!!
03-24-2011, 09:26 AM
With the 109th pick of the 2011 NFL draft the Indianapolis Colts select:
Marcus Gilchrist CB/FS Clemson Sr 5-10 195 4.45 26
Gilchrist is a versatile DB who can play CB or FS in the sub packages right away. He fits the scheme and drives on the ball in zone coverage and can play man when needed.
Pick made @ 11:25 am Eastern. Expat you may now select.
03-24-2011, 09:48 AM
With the 110th pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers are proud to select:
DT Lawrence Guy, Arizona State
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 305 pounds
40 time: 4.96 seconds
Bench: 28 reps @ 225 pounds
Player biography from PFW's 2011 Draft Preview: (http://www.profootballweekly.com/)
Notes: Highly recruited prospect out of Nevada totaled 210 tackles and 31 sacks his final two high school seasons before choosing the Sun Devils over offers from Oklahoma, Michigan and Nebraska, among others. As a true freshman in 2008, played all 12 games (started the final eight) and tallied 44 tackles, 10 10 for loss and two sacks with a 22-yard fumble recovery score. Started all 11 games in which he played in '09, recording 37-7-4 1/2 with one forced fumble. Did not play in the season opener (biceps). Started all 12 games in '10, posting 41-6-1 1/2 with two batted passes. Will be a 21-year-old rookie.
Positivies: Has ideal size and large hands. Good movement skills -- runs well for a 300-pounder. Very active -- chases plays and has good range. Flashes disruptive ability -- barges into gaps and pushes upfield to generate pressure. Versatile to play multiple spots. Experienced, three-year starter.
Negatives: Average athletic ability, eyes and instincts. Late to locate and find the ball. Gets knocked around and does not play with power or violence. Does not feel pressure and can do a better job protecting his legs. Lets his pads rise and exposes too much of his frame. Limited pass rusher. Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia and could take extra time wrapping his head around a complex NFL playbook. Did not interview well at the Combine.
Summary: Persevered through learning disabilities to become a functional student-atlete and has a well-proportioned NFL body with enough athletic abiliity to warrant consideration as a three-technique or five-tehnique. That said, his measureables are more intriguing than his tape; he could be a project and the finished product might not be worth the wait.
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Pick made at:
7:50 p.m. ADST
11:50 a.m. EST
10:50 a.m. CST
9:50 a.m. MST
8:50 a.m. PST
7:50 a.m. AST
The Atlanta Falcons and Zona are now on the clock.
03-24-2011, 11:59 AM
Via PM, Zona and and the Falcons select:
Blake Gideon, FS, Texas
Zona will post info about this Longhorn soon!
03-24-2011, 01:16 PM
The Bills trade up to get Miami's pick (giving up their remaining fourth and sixth rounder) and select:
Jeremy Beal, LB, Oklahoma, 6'2", 262
Beal was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2010, putting up 66 tackles, 18 for loss, 8.5 sacks, six pass breakups and three forced fumbles. Oklahoma coaches stand him up, put his hand down, and even played him in the middle in 2009 due to injuries at the position. Should he have a very average performance testing at the Scouting Combine and his pro day, NFL scouts will likely feel the same way Bob Stoops did when he saw Beal's high school game film: they will want to have the well-rounded, hard-working and intelligent player. (CBS)
"The guy is the absolute best," Stoops said. "He was again one of our players of the game. He just consistently makes plays when you need them. We stood him up and put him in a different position because of all their four-wide receiver sets. He took to it like he was out there playing cornerback. The guy can do anything."
03-24-2011, 01:24 PM
With the 113th pick of the OM NFL Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select:
DJ Williams, TE, Arkansas
Pick made 3:25 PM EST
03-24-2011, 01:26 PM
With the 108th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Rashad Carmichael, Cornerback from Virginia Tech.
03-24-2011, 06:48 PM
Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska
03-24-2011, 07:52 PM
the Jacksonville Jaguars select Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio St.
Read & React: Reads the quarterback's eyes and reacts quickly to the ball in the air. Often involved in plays after coming off his man because he's looking into the backfield, but will also get beat when falling for pump fakes and double moves because of his aggressiveness.
Man Coverage: Has quick feet and fluid hips to stay with most receivers throughout most routes. Smooth, quick pedal when not in press-bail, patient waiting for his man to make the first move off the line. Maintains contact down the sideline, but needs to find the ball in the air more consistently. Needs to know where his help comes from on a given play -- gets in trouble playing inside position and getting beat outside. Will give up strength to many NFL receivers, who will shield him with their bodies on slant patterns and go through him on jump balls (though his vertical gives him a chance to break up those passes). Plays well off the line and in press-bail. Will mix it up just inside the five-yard mark, but does not usually get his hands on his man at the line of scrimmage, backpedaling or bailing per the team's scheme.
Zone Coverage: Could excel as a zone corner because of his toughness, change-of-direction ability and quickness to the ball. Reads routes and the eyes of the quarterback and comes off his man to pick up the underneath out route and makes a play on the ball. Able to bring down receivers quickly after the catch. Transitions well from his low, quick pedal to plant and drive. Able to knock away passes in front of the receiver or as the ball is caught because of his length and closing speed. He must prove discipline to stay in his zone until the ball is away, or quarterbacks and receivers will take advantage of the vacated area.
Closing/Recovery: Excellent closing speed to make tackles or get to the receiver while the ball is in the air. Plants and drives quickly after recognizing stop or slant routes when playing off of a receiver. Reaches in front of receivers to knock away passes without interfering, though he will commit penalties when not looking for the ball. Recovers well if receiver gets inside position downfield, using his speed to get back to the play, but is at times a step late to get back to deep balls if biting on double move. Lacks the natural hands for interceptions.
Run Support: Should be capable of chopping down running backs at the next level, but won't be a superstar in this part of his game. Gives good effort to shed receiver's blocks but is more effective using his speed and instincts to beat them. Comes on run blitzes off the edge; forces plays inside but needs to work on defeating fullback blocks with his hands to be a factor against the run.
Tackling: Is not a physically imposing cornerback, with thin legs and arms, but has the length and tenacity to wrap and drag down most receivers after the catch. Effective cut tackler against the run when he keeps his head up; will escort backs out of bounds. Puts a shoulder into receivers after the catch if playing off. Can be easily eluded in space after trying to break down; looks a bit clumsy at times approaching ballcarriers in the open field. Lack of strength and bulk might cause him issues bringing down larger NFL receivers on the outside.
Intangibles: Tough corner with the confidence to come back and make a good play after giving up a touchdown. Missed start with a left shoulder injury in October 2008 but still played in the game. Missed most of the 2011 Sugar Bowl with a broken right wrist.
03-24-2011, 09:18 PM
In the 4th round Kaylore, JCM, and the 9ers select:
Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 285 | 40-Time: 4.75
The 49ers need a 5 technique guy and this is the best on the board right now. Big, athletic, team guy, and has a good motor. Won't need to stand up or make plays in space much here because Manny Lawson and Brooks Reed will be doing most of that. We are hoping McPhee can develop a few pass rush moves at the next level, it seems to be his only barrier to being a very good player.
* Good bulk at 6'3 278 lbs - looks the part
* Strong, holds up the point of attack well
* Very active in the run game
* Smart football player - played a number of positions for the Bulldogs
* Excels with the bull rush
* A nasty, physical player who isn't afraid to put someone through the turf
* Very productive over his career - two-time All-SEC
* Not a top-level pass rusher - will never lead the league in sacks (just 7 sacks past two years)
* Though he stood up a lot at Mississippi State, he doesn't possess the athleticism to take that to the next level
* Very poor in space - doesn't have the feet for it
* Needs to develop more pass rush moves
* His agility and change of direction are above average at best
And from another site...
• Excellent bulk with very long arms and a sturdy build
• Athletic with good playing speed and a burst to close
• Terrific strength and is stout at the point of attack
• Active with good range and does nice job in pursuit
• Tenacious, intense and competitive w/ non-stop motor
• Powerful and will jolt blockers then push them back
• Tough and plays with a nasty demeanor on the field
• Will most likely offer a bit of schematic versatility
• Hard worker who earns the respect of his teammates
• Still has lots of upside and plenty of room to improve
• Average pass rusher and sack production is limited
• Not very explosive, quick or a threat off the edge
• Must develop additional pass rush moves / counters
• A raw technician, especially in terms of hand use
• Will struggle to disengage from blocks at times
• Not real agile and doesn't change directions well
• Questionable intelligence, instincts and awareness
• Just two seasons of big-time Division I experience
03-24-2011, 10:35 PM
with the 117th pick, Tampa Bay selects ILB Nate Irving, NC State.
Slightly undersized but plays like a man beast. Overcame a huge car accident to get back to top form. Watch this video:
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Via PM, Zona and and the Falcons select:
Blake Gideon, FS, Texas
Zona will post info about this Longhorn soon!
Blake Gideon, FS Texas 6'1 200
Not the biggest or fastest Safety out there but a hard nosed smart kid who plays with great instincts. Solid tackling skills, strong for his size and has decent speed for a Safety. He won't impress you at the combine but he usually is in the right place most of the time, which is what you want from a safety.
The St. Louis Rams select.....
Ross Homan, OLB, Ohio State
Homan is a well rounded LB who had questions about his measurables, all of which were dismissed by his combine and pro day performances. He should make a great SOLB along side fellow OSU alum James Laurinaitis.
Carolina is on the clock as of 0900 CST.
03-25-2011, 11:06 AM
With the 119th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:
Jordan Todman, RB, UConn
Speed (official 4.40-second 40-yard dash)
Agility and balance
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Thick frame despite height (5-foot-8 7/8, 203 pounds)
Strong lower body (38-inch vertical jump)
Powerful upper body (25 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press)
Experienced kickoff return man
Productive (28 total touchdowns the last two years)
Held up to at least 30 carries in six contests last season (five of his last six games)
Limited wear and tear on his body
Good hands out of the backfield - was occasionally lined up in the slot
Bounces too many runs outside
Was used in a lot of unconventional plays at Connecticut
Raw pass blocker
Mild injury concern
Struggles to gain extra yardage after initial contact
Pick made at 11:05 am MST.
03-25-2011, 01:41 PM
With the 120th pick of the 2011 NFL draft The Indianapolis Colts Select:
Curtis Marsh CB Utah State
6-1 197 4.42
Indianapolis is very happy to get another DB in the fourth round. Marsh is a raw but talented CB with the ability to play against some of the larger WR's in the Colts Division in the Red Zone. He has played a lot of press man coverage and only played CB for 2 years, but he already has solid instincts and above average technique.
Pick Made @ 3:41 pm eastern. PHI and GOWYO are OTC!
03-25-2011, 02:59 PM
With the 121st pick, The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Mark Herzlich, OLB, Boston College
6'4", 244 lbs
OVERVIEW Herzlich has the physical tools, work ethic, character and toughness coveted by every NFL franchise. He displayed these traits not only in his triumph over cancer, but as a natural team leader on the field. Is a complete player against the run. Takes on and gets off blockers quickly and chases down plays all over the field. He can run with tight ends and backs, play in zone, and rush the quarterback. Some teams may continue to view his medical history as a red flag. Additionally, he needs a little polish with his tackling and production was down post-comeback as a senior. Still, Herzlich shouldn't last past the first few rounds. -nfl.com
The Eagles are happy to select Herzlich and are betting that his explosiveness and speed will eventually return close to what he displayed during his pre-cancer 2008 season at BC.
Pick made at 3:00 pm Mountain.
03-25-2011, 03:37 PM
select James Brewer, T/G, Indiana
Has great athleticism for his size and a quick first step off the snap. Has a strong upper body, uses his arms well to knock rushers off their path. Good agility and can move with ease laterally. Has a very quick kick-slide to mirror speed rushers to the outside. Has good awareness and adjusts well to blitzes. Keeps his pad level low and is able to get good leverage for a player of his size. Good quickness and is effective when pulling. Adjusts to spin moves and attacks cut blocks. Gets to the second level quickly. Has quick feet and can lock onto linebackers in the open field. Does not drive defenders out of the play but does a good job occupying them and sustaining his blocks.
03-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Pick #123 (4th Round) Miami selects
DeMarcus Van Dyke CB Miami
4:12 pm mst
Baltimore on the clock
03-26-2011, 03:09 AM
Owen Maricek. FBish. Stanford. 317 mountain time in the freaking am.
After talking to his brother, Coach Harbaugh realizes the leadership and intangibles this kid can bring to the table
03-26-2011, 03:54 AM
With the 125th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the DALLAS COWBOYS select:
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K.J. WRIGHT, LB, MISSISSIPPI STATE
34 7/8 in.
Wright's a well-rounded linebacker prospect who could line up as a strongside outside linebacker in a 4-3 front or inside for a 3-4 team. Very nice combination of length, speed and size that can hold up against the power running game, chase down plays across the field, rush the passer and play some in coverage. Main drawback is his lack or pure linebacker instincts. Susceptible to misdirection and run-action. You'd like to see him diagnose a bit quicker and get his physical tools in motion sooner. Wright's a mid-round prospect who could turn into a quality starting with more development and experience.
Wright is rangy and well-built. Keeps blockers off his body with his length and active hands. Closes well in pursuit. Sure tackler who can deliver the big blow. Smooth athlete for a high-cut 'backer and comfortable tackling in space or playing in zone coverage. Gets after the passer with speed and power. Durable.
Recognition skills and overall awareness need improvement. Can get walled off when he's a tick late locating the football. Pad level is higher than you'd like on occasion. Needs to watch his angles of pursuit, isn't always direct to the ball-carrier. Has trouble with quicker tight ends and backs in man coverage.
03-26-2011, 04:05 AM
With the 126th pick in the 2011 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Edmund Gates WR Abilene Christian
Gates took a circuitous route to becoming an NFL prospect. He intended on playing in the NBA after a successful high school basketball career and one season at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He was not asked to return for his sophomore year, however, which led him to search out a new future. His cousin, Bernard Scott, was being recruited to ACU (as was his Tyler friend, WR Johnny Knox) and one of the Wildcats' coaches talked Gates into coming along for the ride.
He stepped onto the field as a true freshman, garnering honorable mention All-Lone Star Conference South Division honors with a strong all-purpose game (12-285-1 receiving, 14-189-4 rushing, 14-402 on kickoff returns). Even though Gates missed two games with a leg injury in 2008, he was first-team All-LSC South with 31 catches for 716 yards and eight scores on the year. He repeated those all-conference honors with 49-702-5 receiving in 2009, before exploding with an All-American senior year (66-1,182-13).
Gates had a rough childhood, growing up in a bad neighborhood with his father serving 18 years in prison for murder. He's also a bit older than the typical prospect, turning 25 in June, and his dismissal from Tyler JC will be the subject of many questions from scouts. The success of Scott and Knox in the league, however, along with his exceptional speed and playmaking ability, make Gates an intriguing mid-to-late round prospect for NFL teams willing to take the gamble.
Strengths: Adequate receiver height, but long arms make him play larger than he is. Exceptional straight-line speed; small school corners have no hope staying with him. Presses corners playing off, always a threat to burn down the sideline. Uses sidestep, or his hands on occasion, to get off the line quickly for inside position. Also sidesteps defenders after the catch, will high-step through arm tackles outside. Extends to snatch high passes from the air. Can catch throws with hands when facing the quarterback. Tracks ball over either shoulder, even straight over his head. Wins jump balls, good concentration in the air when fighting off corners. Good sideline awareness, gets both feet in-bounds after the catch. Willing blocker on receiver screens, has length to keep cornerbacks out of the play.
Weaknesses: Raw receiver with little experience. Routes need to be tightened up, too rounded on outs. Very lanky frame. Did not face a strong jam or tougher cornerbacks downfield at the Division II level. Inconsistent hands, especially when feeling a hit coming over the middle. Will struggle to sustain blocks without more effort and strength. Turns 25 in June.
Pick made at 06-05 ET, the New York Jets and Carmelo15 are now OTC
03-26-2011, 04:09 PM
Chicago Bears select:
Derek Newton, OT Arkansas State
A standout at right tackle, Newton earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors as a junior and first-team accolades in 2010. Newton has been able to beat SBC defenders with his size and athleticism, but needs refining in his technique and considerable time in the weight room to handle the right tackle role in the NFL. He shows enough foot quickness to remain outside, but isn't strong enough to put his long arms to good use. There is legitimate NFL talent here worthy of developing, but he will need time to grow as a pro.
Positives: Good initial quickness off the snap. Gains depth immediately with an efficient kick-slide. Long arms to reach the defender. Good lateral agility and balance to mirror the defender. Plays on the balls of his feet and with his knees bent. Shows good flexibility and at least moderate core strength to handle the bull rush. Good quickness and agility to block on the move in the running game. Shows a burst upfield and can re-direct. Good trap blocker due to his quickness and arm length. Beats the defender off the snap and can turn and seal the edge. Good recognition. Points out the blitzing defender and makes at least some of the line calls for this offense.
03-26-2011, 04:46 PM
New York Jets Select Shane Vereen RB, Cal
03-26-2011, 08:47 PM
With the 129th pick in the OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers proudly select:
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State
Player bio from the Sporting News: (http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2011/players/9825.html)
Inside running: Is an exceptional inside runner, despite his lack of height and bulk. Has tremendous strength and power, primarily in his hips, thighs and calves, which makes him difficult to tackle. Has nice vision, patience and acceleration as a runner. Most devastating quality is his change of direction ability. Grade: 8.0
Outside running: Shows outstanding speed and acceleration as an outside runner. Is capable of gaining the edge, but lacks elite, deep speed. Is elusive due to his ability to make people miss and is able to run through the tackler. Grade: 8.0
Blocking: Is too small to become a consistent blocker in pass protection at the next level. Gives a strong effort, often attempting to cut down blitzers, but does not have the physical ability to be consistent. Was not asked to lead block in his college system Grade: 4.0
Hands/routes: Shows outstanding hands with superior ability to track the ball in the air as. Runs good routes from the backfield and shows the ability to separate from defenders in man coverage. Is a match-up nightmare for linebackers and safeties. Shows the same rare vision and elusiveness in his run after catch ability, as he does as a runner. Grade: 8.0
Instincts: Shows exceptional run instincts, vision and patience. Is a productive inside runner due to his great speed, quickness, strength and elusiveness through small holes along the line of scrimmage. Shows outstanding peripheral vision with the ability to change pursuit angles on the outside. Grade: 8.5
Durability/toughness: Has outstanding functional strength and power for a man of his size. Shows superior toughness to attack larger defenders, often running through them. Has only missed a handful of games due to injury over the course of his career. Grade: 8.0
Bottom line: As a junior who started as a true freshman in college, Rodgers is a young player with excellent athletic ability. He has the potential to contribute on kickoff returns, but has never done so in college. He'll work well in a tandem at the next level and is a complete prospect.
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Pick made at:
6:43 a.m. ADST
10:43 p.m EST
9:43 p.m. CST
8:43 p.m. MST
7:43 p.m. PST
6:43 p.m. AST
The Green Bay Packers and srphoenix are now on the clock... twice!
03-26-2011, 09:12 PM
With the 130th pick the Green Bay Packers select Joseph Barksdale OT of LSU
Strength: Barksdale has great strength for an offensive lineman.
Pass Blocking Strength: Barksdale has excellent pass blocking strength and can buy your quarterback a lot of time in the pocket.
Size: Joseph Barksdale has great size at 6 foot 5 inches 315 pounds. Barksdale has the size you look for in a left tackle.
Awareness: Joseph Barksdale is very aware of defenders that are trying to get to the quarterback.
Football IQ: Joseph Barksdale is a high football IQ guy who can get the job done.
Learning Rate: Joseph Barksdale has a very high learning rate. He can learn plays very quickly.
Pass Blocking: Barksdale is an excellent pass blocker he can protect your quarterback for a sustainable period of time.
Run Blocking: Barksdale is a solid run blocker who can open up lanes for the backfield.
Pass Blocking Footwork: Barksdale has excellent footwork as a pass blocker and can run a 4.9 40 yard dash when focused on pass blocking.
Can play left tackle or right tackle: Joseph Barksdale was a right tackle his first 3 seasons before making the switch to left tackle once Ciron Black the former LSU left tackle graduated and got drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. Barksdale has shined at left tackle and looks like the best left tackle in the draft at this point.
Production: Barksdale consistently protects the quarterback at LSU while opening up the passing game. LSU’s only loss of the year came to undefeated Auburn.
Potential: There are 3 left tackles in this draft who will get drafted in the first round 2 have a potential of 90 and one is a bust. Joseph Barksdale the LSU left tackle is the pass blocker with high potential while Derek Sherrod the Mississippi State left tackle is the run blocker with high upside and high potential.
Run Blocking Strength: Barksdale is graded out at an 86 with run blocking strength. I like Barksdale as a run blocker opening up lanes, but I’m not sold on Barksdale being a run blocker who can maul defenders.
Durability: Barksdale is healthy, but compared to Derek Sherrod and Boston College’s Anthony Costanzo he is the worst among those 3 left tackles when it comes to durability.
Impact Blocker: Joseph Barksdale is not an impact blocker like Anthony Costanzo or Derek Sherrod. He struggles to make initial contact with defenders.
Run Blocking Footwork: Barksdale’s footwork as a run blocker is really sloppy. This has to change at the next level. He ran a 5.2 40 yard dash after a run blocking drill.
03-26-2011, 09:14 PM
With the 131 pick the Green Bay Packers select Kendric Burney CB of UNC
Positives: Very good at recognizing run and getting in position to make a play... Aggressive and feisty, likes to stick his nose out and fight to get to the ball carrier, plays with intensity and passion for the game... Very productive four years (209 tackles, 11 interceptions), is a pretty good playmaker with above-average instincts... Good tackler for his size, breaks down well and gets in position to make a lot of hits, flies to the ball with aggression and purpose... Athletic in coverage, has good range and ability to recover when giving a step on deep routes... Ball skills are solid, does not miss a lot of opportunities to make a play on the ball... Generally stays in very good position, plays off the receiver a lot, has good instincts in zone coverage... Has better speed than combine 40-time indicates... Has not had any substantial injuries, durability appears to not be a concern despite his size.
Negatives: Is undersized, at least an inch too short for the position... Had the shortest arms of any cornerback at the combine at 29½" Was suspended for NCAA rules violations, stock may have fallen slightly due to suspension... Has difficulty getting off blocks at times, size is really a major factor in run defense, makes the effort, but simply gets outmuscled at times... Height is a disadvantage in jump-ball situations, has decent leaping ability, but gives up too many inches to taller receivers... Is below-average in press coverage, mostly plays off the ball, not very physical in man coverage... Did not do himself any favors by running very slow at the combine.
03-27-2011, 12:19 AM
With the 132nd pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Chris L. Rucker, CB Michigan State
Strengths-Has excellent height and arm length for NFL corner. Is at his best in press man coverage. Good physicality at the line of scrimmage. Shows a willingness to play through pain and injury. Shows good ability to track the football in the air. Good job reading the Quarterback and is aggressive. Shows loose hips, good balance and transition. Very solid tackler and is willing to take on much bigger ball carriers. Max effort player with solid instincts. Shows ability to re-route receivers from the routes. Shows ability to shed blocks and avoid cut blocks. Attacks plays in front of him. Can play in almost any defensive scheme. Has position versatility and could play any DB spot.
Weaknesses-Will bite on play action. Does not have great lateral agility or change of direction skill. Only average speed for the position. Questions surround his character and maturity.
NFR Draft Analysis-Rucker has been a solid football player in a big time conference. I have talked to people who insist that his off the field problems are not as profound as some will say. From a talent standpoint Rucker is solid and should warrant early 3rd round consideration in the 2011 NFL draft.
Pick made at 12:18 MST
03-27-2011, 05:35 AM
With the 133 pick in the 2011 OM Draft the Buffalo Bills Select:
Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware, 6'3", 225
03-27-2011, 12:36 PM
With the 134th pick, the Bengals select Greg Romeus, DE, Pitt
03-27-2011, 03:28 PM
With the 135th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Pierre Allen, DE Nebraska
Strengths: Well-built player with a strong punch. Generally assignment-sure. Stacks the tackle to move with the block to stay in the play. Capable run defender on the strong side with a good mix of quickness and strength. Keeps his eyes in the backfield, maintaining distance from his blocker and waiting for ballcarriers to make their decision before committing. Chases backs from behind or to the sideline with hustle and straight-line speed. Solid, not explosive, tackler because of his length and ability to change direction in space. Mature player who is married with a young child. Took on a vocal leadership role in his senior season. Durable player, fought through minor knee injury against Iowa State and turf toe suffered late in 2009 season. Weaknesses: Provides some power and quickness off the edge but is not elite in either area. Runs tall. Forces tackles upfield but lacks the flexibility get under the tackle's outside shoulder and turn the corner. Very inconsistent anticipating the snap. Has few counter moves, his spin move and bull rush are ineffective and owns no swim or club to beat the tackle quickly after the snap. Sacks often come on twists behind tackles or secondary rush when inside pressure forces quarterback out of the pocket. Can move with his block towards the play to prevent cutback lanes, but is also walked off the line with regularity. Does not disengage often enough, however, to make tackles because he gets too far into his man and does not use his hands well. Needs to get lower and strike ballcarriers at the next level or else he will miss many tackles.
Pick made at 3:27 PM MST
03-27-2011, 03:45 PM
With the 136th pick in the 2011 NFL OM Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals happily select:
Shareece Wright, CB, USC
Pick made 5:45 EST
03-27-2011, 07:58 PM
With the 137th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select:
Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
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Pick made at 9:56 PM Eastern Time
03-28-2011, 12:31 AM
With the 138th pick overall in the draft...
The Houston Texans select run stuffing NT, Sione Fua of Stanford.
Wade doesn't require massive behemoths to be a NT in his scheme. Should be a natural fit here under Wade.
1A. JJ Watts, DE/LB Wisky
1B. Jake Locker QB, Washington
4. Jalil Brown CB, Colorado
5. Sione Fua NT, Stanford
Pick made at 11:31 PM Pacific Time
03-28-2011, 02:41 PM
With the 140th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
<TABLE class=data width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD>Positives: Well-rounded receiver prospect. Soft, natural hands, can snatch in traffic and high points in space. Excellent "trajectory assessment" of thrown ball, especially off-target throws (of which he had plenty at UT) - adjusts his route immediately to the correct course straight to where the ball will be when it descends. Disciplined route-runner. Good effort and technique blocking. Consistent deep threat. Two-year starter really emerged during a fine senior season. Negatives: Didn't do much as a kick returner in limited chances. Thin build, not a dominant blocker. While fast and shifty, is not elite in either category. Can have trouble breaking through press man coverage. Was shut down by better competition, although it is fair to point out that the whole UT offense was shut down too often, and there isn't much a receiver can do when the quarterback is constantly under immediate pressure.
Pick made at 2:39 PM MST.
03-28-2011, 03:38 PM
The 49ers select:
Terrance Toliver, WR, LSU
Toliver is a fast receiver who still needs some work running routes. He has excellent ability after making the catch and can turn a five yard catch into 25 yards in a hurry. His height makes him a good red zone target, despite his touchdown total not showing it.
Pick made at 5:40 PM EST
03-28-2011, 08:13 PM
Minnesota Vikings select-Cecil Shorts III
Strengths: Very good quickness off the line and elusiveness in the open field after the catch. Lines up outside, in motion and in the slot. Makes the tough catch look easy and turns the routine grab into long gains. Eats up cushion in a hurry. Effective on crossing routes. Adjusts to poorly-thrown passes, whether low, high or wide. Good vertical to get to jump balls. Runs every route in the tree effectively, D-III corners can't stay with him when he sticks his foot in the ground. Good sideline awareness. Willing to mix it up with his man on run plays, sustains against smaller cornerbacks. Solid hands, very good straight-line speed and a bit of wiggle a punt and kick returner. Good character, disciplined and very coachable. Finished fifth in the 55-meter dash in the 2009 Division III Indoor Track Championships.
Weaknesses: Must prove he can get off the line and stay in-bounds against physical pro corners if lined up outside. Defenders can knock the ball out of his hands too easily. Inconsistent using his hands to catch the ball in front of him, will double-catch some throws with pace. A bit lazy on out-routes, rounding them off. Lacks great strength to block veteran defensive backs. Does not use correct blocking angle on the outside. Benefitted from playing against D-III level on offense and on special teams, will not be able to elude defenders as easily at the next level.
03-28-2011, 08:41 PM
With the 142nd pick in the Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Deunta Williams, FS/SS, North Carolina
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215 lbs.
40 time: 4.55 (estimated)
Career starts: 46
Career tackles: 223
Career interceptions: 12
Player bio from the National Football Post: (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_player_scouting_report.html&player=61192)
A tall, physically built free safety prospect who exhibits natural balance and coordination in his drop. Has a tendency to get a bit lazy at times in his back-pedal — causing his pad level to rise — but for the most part is able to stay compact and cleanly/quickly drive on the football in front of him. Exhibits good fluidity when asked to turn and run and looks natural changing directions in both tight man and space. Possesses a good overall feel for the pass game in man coverage, exhibits above-average instincts, anticipates routes well and consistently is able to get good jumps on the pass and cut off receivers one-on-one. However, doesn't look quite as confident in zone, is a bit slower to react to the play and gets caught not moving his feet, causing him to struggle to get out of his breaks and close.
Possesses above-average instincts when asked to attack the run game and looks natural keeping himself clean from blockers and making his way toward the football. However, isn't a real consistent wrap-up guy in any area of the game. Is more of a striker who looks content to simply launch himself into ball carriers as opposed to bringing his legs and wraping up on contact. Takes good angles in space when asked to break down, but will take himself out of plays at times when asked to make his way into the box. Looks much more effective working in pursuit and tracking ball carriers sideline-to-sideline than trying to key off blocks inside.
Impression: Possesses a gifted skill set, can flip his hips, drive on the football and be physical when he wants. However, lacks a great feel in zone at this point and needs to become a more sound wrap-up guy. Broke his left let in the Bowl game, which likely will cause him to fall due to being unable to perform during the post-season.
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Pick made at:
6:40 a.m. ADST
10:40 p.m. EST
9:40 p.m. CST
8:40 p.m. MST
7:40 p.m. PST
6:40 p.m. AST
The Dallas Cowboys and meangene/ludo21 are now on the clock.
03-28-2011, 08:56 PM
With the 143rd pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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<br/>IAN WILLIAMS, NT, NOTRE DAME
9 1/2 in.
The prevalence of the 3-4 scheme and importance for down linemen in any formation to stop the run gives the stock of stout yet athletic players like Williams a boost come draft time. His strength and large lower-body build makes him the prototypical nose tackle prospect, even though he's not the 350-pound behemoth that has succeeded at the position.
The 2006 Florida 5A first-team all-state pick as an offensive lineman made an instant impact on the Irish defense -- he was All-Central Florida pick by the Orlando Sentinel as a senior -- as a true freshman. He was named freshman All-American after playing in all 12 games, starting the final two, and finishing second among the team's defensive linemen with 45 tackles (1.5 for loss). Williams gained the starting nod in seven of 13 games played as a sophomore, making 40 stops, two for loss and also breaking up a pass. In 2009, he started eight of 12 games and was credited with 39 stops, an impressive six for loss, intercepted one pass and broke up another.
Williams was playing well in 2010 before an injury took him out of action for the last four regular-season games. He made his 38th tackle of the season in the team's Sun Bowl win over Miami (Fla.), to go with 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks while eating up blocks inside. Teams looking for a top reserve or potential starter at nose tackle will consider him worth a look in the middle of the draft.
Strengths: Two-gap nose tackle has the anchor and lower-body strength to hold up against double-team. Aware of the play in the backfield, works his way off his block to chase plays when run to the other side of the line. Flashes nimble feet through trash inside. Can disengage from linemen with strong hands, occasionally spinning to get free. Capable of popping into his man's jersey to keep from getting moved off the line. Swallows backs with his girth when he closes up a gap, and has the strength to knock down smaller backs with an arm tackle. Chase and hustle are impressive, will help linebackers make stops at the second level and takes deep angles to chase down running backs down the sideline.
Weaknesses: Does not provide much initial pass rush but can prevent quarterbacks from stepping up into the pocket and gives effort to reach the passer until the ball is away. Lacks closing speed. Too short to affect passing lanes. Not mobile or explosive enough to get outside on stunts or twists. Often replaced in obvious passing situations. Adequate get-off for a run-stopping nose tackle, but does not have elite quickness to beat NFL interior linemen off the snap as a penetrator. Rarely dominates better linemen with his bull rush. Will not be a productive tackler outside of the box at the next level.
Pick made at 10:56 p.m. EST.
03-28-2011, 09:50 PM
With the 144th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft
The Washington Redskins select...
Austin Pettis out of Boise State
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 201 40: 4.50
Strengths: Good height. Above average hands. Uses his hands to catch the football. Shows very solid technique. Has good focus. Does a good job of working his way back to the QB when in trouble. Willing to go across the middle. Dangerous after the catch. Shows good strength and plays physical. Comes to the football when in the air. Very consistent route runner. Understands how to use his size to separate himself from corners. Playmaker.
Weaknesses: Does not have good top end speed. Needs to make big catches at key parts of the game. Needs to be able to win one on one matchups consistently. He had a lower leg fracture last season; which will bring up injury concerns. Needs to go through this season healthy.
Summary: Austin Pettis sure started off the season right on September 6th by catching the game-winning TD catch with 1:09 to go in the game. He ended the night with 6 catches for 73 yards and 2 TDs. He also blocked a punt. That's exactly what Pettis needs to do his senior season. He needs to prove that he can stay healthy for his senior year and that he can still produce against elite competition. That's what I am going to be watching this season. Boise St. is officially an elite football program and they will be tested this year. Pettis needs to be a playmaker for the Bronco offense. I think that if Pettis can have a solid year, he has a legitimate shot at getting into the 1st round this April.
The St. Louis Rams select....
Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska
Miami is on the clock at 0930 CST.
03-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Miami selects #146
Jordan Cameron TE USC
6:35 pm mst
03-29-2011, 06:47 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars select Chris Culliver, S, South Carolina
03-29-2011, 07:30 PM
Jarriel King, OT/G, South Carolina
Height: 6-5. Weight: 317.
Projected 40 Time: 5.04.
Combine 40 Time: 5.03.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: . Arm: 36 3/8.
03-29-2011, 09:26 PM
With the 149th pick, The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU
5'10", 189 lbs
STRENGTHS Kerley explodes off the line and reaches top speed instantly. Possesses very reliable hands and quickly secures the ball. Has fluid hips and great lateral agility which makes him very difficult to tackle in the open field. Shows good vision as a return man and has the quickness to exploit seams. Willing run blocker.
WEAKNESSES Lacks the top end speed to stretch the field at the next level. Does not run refined routes and struggles to find soft spots in zone coverage. Gets sloppy with his footwork at times and loses momentum in and out of his breaks. He is undersized and will be pushed around by bigger cornerbacks on the press.-nfl.com
Pick made at 8:15 am Mountain.
03-30-2011, 08:54 PM
With another 5th round selection....
The Washington Redskins select Tim Barnes
Tim Barnes started his collegiate career as an offensive guard. After redshirting in 2006, Barnes moved to the center spot prior to the 2007 campaign. There he served as backup to long-time starter Adam Spieker. The following three years Barnes was a permanent fixture on Missouri's offensive line. He stepped into a starting role in 2008 and started all 14 games. He helped pave the way for the Missouri offense that averaged 484.14 yards and 42.21 points per game. The offensive line also only allowed 1.21 sacks per game. For his efforts, Barnes earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades by the league coaches.
In 2009 Barnes played a big role in breaking in new quarterback Blaine Gabbert. While giving Gabbert plenty of time to throw, the offensive line played a much more important role in 2009. It was again Barnes who was the leader of the unit. The passing attack was not as explosive in 2010, but the line only gave up 20 sacks and the Tigers finished 10-2. Barnes certainly deserves a lot of credit for Missouri's success during his senior season and he was rewarded by being named to the All-Big 12 First Team.
Barnes will be rewarded again on draft day. He is a three year starter who has plenty of experience and, at 6-4 and 300 pounds, more than enough size to push back opposing linemen. Barnes' stock is rising and he is considered by many as one of the top three centers in this class. That means he should be off the board by the third or fourth round.
3/25 Update: Barnes was snubbed by the NFL combine, but the Missouri product is still one of the better centers in this class. That will not result in an early selection come draft time, but Barnes should be a solid mid-round player, with the third round not entirely out of the question. Barnes was worked very hard at Missouri's pro day and performed quite well in the position drills despite weighing in a little lighter than hoped.
03-30-2011, 09:11 PM
With the 152cd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts Select:
Jaiquawn Jarrett FS Temple
Indy is extremely surprised to see Jarrett on the board in a weak safety class, but hurriedly runs to the podium to select him.
03-30-2011, 10:12 PM
Minnesota Vikings Select- Richard Sherman, CB/FS, Stanford
Height: 6-3. Weight: 194.
03-31-2011, 09:08 AM
With the 153rd pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles Select:
Chris Conte, FS, California
Strengths: Conte is a bigger safety prospect with good speed for his size. Will line up over slots and disrupt their release. Possesses a wide radius for breaking up passes. Diagnoses the run quickly and comes up with some physicality. Displays the ability to shed blocks. Has some long range speed.
Weaknesses: Lacks experience. Awareness in coverage is not adequate. Doesn't anticipate breaks, bites on play action fakes, and will roam out of position in zone coverage. Struggles to mirror in man coverage. Will not comes down with the tough interception. Doesn't possess explosive short-area burst in coverage or run support. Will tackle high at times. -nfl.com
Pick made @ 9:08am Mountain
03-31-2011, 11:37 AM
With the 154th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Andrew Jackson, Offensive Guard from Fresno State.
03-31-2011, 12:40 PM
With the 155th overall pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft
The Washington Redskins proudly select...
Keith Williams, OG from Nebraska
03-31-2011, 04:05 PM
With back to back picks (No. 156/157), Seattle selects Chykie Brown, CB, Texas, and Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State.
With these two picks, Seattle adds a few athletes with size, size being paramount under new coach Pete Carroll.
03-31-2011, 05:24 PM
With the 158th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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<br/>ZACH HURD, OG, CONNECTICUT
34 1/4 in.
9 5/8 in.
Hurd was a talented leader for the Huskies for the past three seasons, starting all 39 games and also making his mark off the field. He was not only named a team captain in 2010 and unanimously named first-team All-Big East by league coaches, but nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team because of his involvement with a number of charities during his time in Storrs.
As a redshirt freshman in 2007, Hurd played in every game as a backup and special teams player. He entered the starting lineup at right guard in 2008 and helped pave the way for Donald Brown to lead the country in rushing with 2,083 yards. As a junior he was First Team All-Big East and started every game that season, this time at left guard.
Hurd is a talented drive blocker who also owns surprising athleticism. He will most likely be drafted in the mid-to-later rounds of the draft, however, because of his occasional lack of awareness and tendency to play out of control. Some NFL offensive line coaches will try to convince the team's general manager that they can improve his instincts, giving him a chance to become a long-time starter for them.
Positives: Has good athleticism and quick feet for his size. Uses his bulk and strength to create lanes as a run blocker. Gets under the pads of defenders and drives them out of the play. Sustains his blocks once he gets leverage on the defender. Kicks out and seal the edge and gets out to pull despite his hulking frame. Engulfs undersized linebackers. Has a strong upper body and uses his arms to sustain blocks in pass protection. Has good balance and recovers well when getting knocked backwards. Shows the ability to cut block. Knocks players to the ground when coming with a full head of steam. Has a quick first step off the snap. Explodes off the line and keeps his pad level low. Prevents quick penetration on running plays. Gets to the second level quickly. Works his way outside and squares up nicely on outside linebackers and cornerbacks.
Negatives: Lacks football instincts, often hitting the wrong target or seeming unsure whom to block. Looks uncomfortable as a pass blocker and tries to attack defenders with his body instead of keeping his balance and engaging them. Tends to catch the defender in pass protection instead of making the first contact. Doesn't keep his legs running when engaged. Fails to stay square at times and can be shed by defenders. Tends to lead with his shoulder rather than engage linemen with his hands. Gets lazy at times and prefers not to block downfield if the play isn't directly in his area. Doesn't take great angles and can fail to keep the defender in front of him.
Pick made at 7:25 p.m. EST
03-31-2011, 06:05 PM
With the 159th pick in the 2011 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Chris Hairston OT Clemson
Chris is a very athletic, talented left tackle. He shows on film quick feet and the lateral agility to play the left tackle position in the NFL at a very high level. He is quick out of his stance and plays with pride. Chris is a big kid and looks like a defensive nose tackle playing left tackle, but once the ball is snapped, this kid moves like a flamingo dancer. He has excellent pass blocking techniques; he's one of the best tackles in this draft going out to the next level and making a block on a linebacker. He shows good strength and balance. When he does get beat, he knows exactly why he got beat and corrects it right away. Chris is a very smart kid and looks to me to have the athletic talent to play more than one position on the line; however, keeping him on the left side because of his pass blocking talent would be the best way to use Chris to impact your team's offensive line quickly.
Chris is overweight, which may cause him big problems when he is blocking in the running game. He is quick out of his stance, but because of his weight, he lunges and gets off balance and struggles to make his blocks with power. When he tries to cut block, he takes one step and throws himself on the ground, looking more like a beached whale than a tackle. He must improve his physical stamina because as the game goes on, he labors going out to the next level and making blocks. All of these issues can be corrected simply by Chris losing about 20 lbs. On film he looked about 330-350. He needs to be no bigger than 320, in my opinion -- and even that might be too much weight.
With the weight, Chris reminds me of a bulky Jason Peters (LT Eagles). Without the extra weight, Chris has the potential to be a Pro Bowl left tackle. Additionally, if he corrects his ability to block for the run, he could be a franchise left tackle. Chris is one of those kids that when you are choosing sides on the playground the first day, no one wants to pick him and he is picked last. On the second day, Chris is the very first pick and the captains are fighting over the coin toss to be the first to select. He is surprisingly light on his feet and quick out of his stance. He has such excellent technique when pass blocking, it's almost shocking at first. But as the game goes on, you can see him laboring; fortunately, the fact that he has such good techniques when pass blocking is the only thing that saves him. Chris could have been a 1st round pick in this draft if he had been in better shape. Selecting him at any point in this draft after the first round would be a smart thing. You have nothing to lose and, if you can get him to keep his weight down, you have just selected a potential sleeper Pro Bowl left tackle.
Pick made at 20-05 ET, the Chicago Bears and Dr Fate are now OTC
03-31-2011, 07:44 PM
Looking for a decent backup for Jay Cutler, Chicago selects
Nathan Enderle, QB, Idaho
03-31-2011, 08:44 PM
With the 161st Pick The New York Jets Select:
Shiloh Keo, SS Idaho
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At under 6 feet tall but a solid 215 pounds, Keo looks the part of a future NFL defensive back. He did a little bit of everything with the Vandals, as Keo's ability to impact the game as a big-hitter and ball-hawk on defense as well as a special teams defender and returner made him a WAC standout from the beginning.
He has flaws in his game that could be exposed against NFL speed. A team will fall in love with his toughness and leadership and take a gamble on him in the late rounds. To make it in the pro game, Keo will need to impress early on special teams and convince a club that his penchant for big plays make up for his lack of ideal agility and speed in coverage.
Positives: Good bulk and strength for the position. Physical defender who isn't afraid to stick in his nose in the pile. Good team defender. Willing to take out the legs of charging offensive linemen and trust his teammates to make the easy tackle. Can be a physical tone-setter across the middle, providing heavy hits to unsuspecting receivers and backs. Enough athleticism to stick with most backs and tight ends in coverage. Versatile, gutty performer whose leadership on and off the field is respected by his teammates. Two-time team captain (2009, 2010) and served as the Special Teams captain in 2008. Strong special teams performer.
Negatives: Might lack the athleticism to handle coverage responsibilities in the NFL. Is a tough defender, but isn't particularly instinctive and doesn't possess the fluidity and straight-line speed to mask his lack of awareness. Can lay the big hit on an unsuspecting ballcarrier, but to do so generally has to leave his feet and has a tendency to duck his head and rely on the collision to knock the ballcarrier to the ground, rather than wrapping his arms securely
03-31-2011, 09:09 PM
With the 162nd pick in the OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers take a gamble on greatness and select:
Taiwan Jones, RB/KR, Eastern Washington
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock chatted with NFL.com users on Friday, as anticipation for the draft continues to build. One of the great things about a Mayock chat is that you usually discover a prospect that you likely have never heard of. And Mayock failed to disappoint. When asked about a potential "little man" in this year's draft, Mayock sang the praises of Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones. The junior was unable to perform at the combine because of a foot injury, and scouts are clamoring to get a glimpse of the kid. As is Mayock. "He's 194 pounds and I think he's going to run 4.35 or better," Mayock said. "He's a home-run hitter who can impact the return game and I think that you try to get him another 10 touches per game as a change-of-pace back." Jones is scheduled to work out April 14 at Los Medanos Junior College in Antioch, Calif., with 26 teams scheduled to attend.
From CBS Sports:
Overview: Simply put, athletes with Jones' degree of explosiveness are rarely found at the FCS level. Eastern Washington may have won the FCS National Championship without Jones -- who missed the final two playoff games with a broken bone in his left foot -- but the Eagles certainly wouldn't have been in position to win the title without his 1,742 rushing yards and 14 scores.
Jones signed with Eastern as a cornerback, actually starting four games at the position in 2008 after redshirting his first season. Even early on as a defender, Jones looked like a standout, ranking sixth on the team in tackles (54) and leading the team with two blocked kicks despite missing the first four games of the season due to a broken leg.
Jones was an immediate star at running back for Eastern in 2009, taking his first career handoff 87 yards for a touchdown. His 2,345 all-purpose yards earned him third-team All-American honors from the AP and ranked second in school history.
A year later, despite missing the playoff games, Jones bettered his production, posting 2,421 all-purpose yards, including 1,742 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. With his team winning the national championship and two seasons of stellar production, Jones made the choice few FCS prospects would ever consider -- making the early jump to the NFL.
Teams that chalk up Jones' production to his level of competition could be surprised with how high he's selected. Possessing a combination of elusiveness, acceleration and breakaway speed to rival any skill position player in the FBS, Jones could wind up a top 100 selection. Only his troubling lack of durability and the question of which role will minimize the hits he'll take in the NFL will keep him from be picked even higher.
Inside: Lacks the bulk, power to handle a steady diet of interior running. Shows a quick burst to attack the line when there is a hole and can slip through a crack and into the secondary in the blink of an eye. Rare acceleration and top-end speed. Can avoid defenders in tight quarters, showing excellent lateral agility and balance. Upright runner who exposes the ball.
Outside: Beats linebackers to the corner easily. Has the flexibility to bend, turn and explode upfield, showing the rare acceleration to break through the pack for long scores. Looks to get toward the sideline, minimizing where defenders can attack him. Shows an excellent stop-start move to avoid tackles, cutting back against the grain.
Breaking tackles: Despite his upright running style, rarely takes bit hits, showing an ability to slide off tackles. Can't be characterized as powerful, but keeps his legs churning and bounces off tacklers who don't wrap him up. Slippery.
Blocking: Rarely asked to pass block in this scheme, as he's typically released into the flat as a receiver. Typically resorts to cut-blocking, at which he's minimally effective due to a lack of technique and power.
Receiving: Generally reliable hands. Makes most catches off of quick screens and dump-off passes, but was occasionally released deep. Appears to struggle tracking the ball over his shoulder, but possesses good body control to contort his body to make the tough grab. Flashes the ability to extend and pluck outside of his frame.
Intangibles: Has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Experienced kick and punt returner. Returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in 2008 and had an 85-yard score called back due to penalty in 2009. Has been described by scouts as immature and naive.
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Pick made at:
7:10 a.m. ADST
11:10 p.m. EST
10:10 p.m. CST
9:10 p.m. MST
8:10 p.m. PST
7:10 p.m. AST
The Green Bay Packers and srphoenix are now on the clock.
04-01-2011, 07:02 AM
The Green Bay Packers with the 163rd pick of the 2011 Orange Mane NFL Draft select Noel Devine of West Virginia University
Competitiveness: For a smaller back, shows superb toughness running the ball. Played most of the 2010 season with an injury, but showed his true competitive spirit by playing through the pain. Willing to run inside as well as take on defenders head on. Does tend to shy away from contact when near the sideline.
Vision/Patience: Shows the ability to wait for blocks to develop before hitting the open hole, but is inconsistent at it. Needs to develop more patience and hold his water more often. On broken plays, uses his vision to bounce plays outside. Also has a great ability to exploit seams in the defense and pick up huge yardage.
Agility/Acceleration: Might have the best combination of agility and acceleration amongst all the running backs in the draft. He has above average top end speed, can cut on a dime, and break defenders down in open space. Accelerates and gets up to top speed quickly. Can hit the home run if run fits aren’t played properly and edges aren’t set. Due to his injury in 2010, he didn’t break off as many explosive plays, but has shown when healthy, he is a threat from anywhere on the field.
Power/Balance: Small in stature. Does not possess much power in his small frame. Shows the and ability to drop a mean stiff arm from time to time, but will not be running over any defenders at the next level. On the other hand, his balance is excellent when planting and cutting. Can be pushed and/or pulled down with relative ease.
Passing Game: Has receiver-like ability coming out the backfield. Catches the ball well with his hands, but doesn’t contort his body to make difficult catches consistently. Very good at picking up blitzes, even from larger linebackers.
Intangibles: Some question marks about Devine’s maturity and character have been raised. Has been in some trouble with the law, and has fathered three children. Was named a 2010 Team Captain. Received multiple awards while at West Virginia and coaches say he has matured during his time there.
Overall Stock: Noel Devine had better numbers during his 2009 campaign and probably would have been drafted higher if he had come out last year. He suffered a toe injury in 2010, and that really hampered his production. Devine has big play ability written all over him. He can make difference as a change of pace back, third down back and kick returner at the next level. Right now as it stands, Devine looks like a fourth round pick.
04-01-2011, 10:49 PM
With the 166th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:
Willie Smith, OT East Carolina
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A two-year starter at left tackle, Smith is a remarkable athlete with a lot of upside. He earned All-Conference USA honors each of the past two seasons, and might have a higher ceiling than any tackle prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft. At this point in his development, Smith is too raw and inconsistent to project as a rookie starter in the NFL. Some offensive line coach is likely to be convinced he can coach Smith to block like Walter Jones every play, not just in spurts, and his draft status will reflect that potential of a probably Pro Bowler in two to three years.
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=data width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=title><TD>Analysis</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD>Positives: Excellent lateral agility, slide and ability to pull, trap and seal. Very quick, can bend knees, sink hips, anchor and generate power. Ideal frame for the NFL left tackle position properly proportioned with long arms and strong hands. Can look like Walter Jones for possessions when he uses proper technique, but not full games. Smart in the classroom. Healthy and durable.
Negatives: Former defensive lineman has less than three years experience playing offensive line. Has a tendency to resort to bad habits, most recently in the second half against Maryland in the Military Bowl, including getting too high, waist bending, being late off the snap and occasionally clearly missing an assignment. Too many times allowed the defensive end to get under his outside shoulder on wide rushes. Hand placement is inconsistent, but improving
Pick made at 10:49 MST.
04-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Zona's Blake Gideon repick is in.:
Da’Norris Searcy, SS North Carolina
When Searcy's Tar Heel teammate, Deunta Williams, broke his right leg against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl, many assumed that ended any chance of a North Carolina safety earning anything higher than a late-round pick. Searcy played in Williams' shadow throughout their respective careers, but it was Searcy who those close to the program say was the steadier player.
It isn't often that you see a strong safety lead a team in passes broken up (nine) and interceptions (four), but that is precisely what Searcy accomplished for the Tar Heels in 2010 despite the fact that he missed a quarter of the season due to an NCAA investigation.
An instinctive player with good overall athleticism, Searcy's quick feet and fluidity could make him a free safety in the pros if he answers questions about his deep speed in workouts.
04-02-2011, 11:38 AM
With the 167th pick, the Bengals select Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock
6'4", 316, C
Fusco will face a big jump in competition level as the Division II Lineman of the Year, but was not intimidated at the Senior Bowl, and he was a top performer in the 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle at the combine.
04-02-2011, 02:03 PM
With the 168th pick, the Cleveland Browns select Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh:
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Pick made at 4:03 PM Eastern Time
04-02-2011, 02:37 PM
THe Baltimore RAvens slect....
Alex Henery K/P Nebraska
I might take some heat for this pick.... but I argue that it secures two important positions for the next 15 years. If you watched any Nebraska games the last few years you know this kid is special.
04-02-2011, 02:38 PM
The Baltimore Ravens select....
Ricky Elmore DE Arizona
WIll fit in perfectly in our 3-4 scheme. Plays with an attitude.
04-02-2011, 04:37 PM
With #169 Miami selects
Delone Carter RB Syracuse
SSJ and the Brownies are on the clock
04-02-2011, 05:24 PM
With the 170th pick in the draft, the Cleveland Browns roll the dice and select: Will Hill, S, Florida.
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Pick was made at 7:21 PM Eastern Time
04-02-2011, 07:28 PM
With 171st pick of the OM mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals grab the best back in the draft (homer alert :) )
Evan Royster, RB, from the greatest school in the nation
04-03-2011, 07:31 AM
Derrick Locke, RB, Kentucky
Height: 5-8. Weight: 188.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Combine 40 Time: 4.46
If AP ever gets hurt, the Vikes will need a 1-2 punch with Toby G.
04-03-2011, 12:25 PM
Pick 173, Seattle selects Stanley Havili, FB, USC
04-03-2011, 12:41 PM
With pick 174 of the 2011 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select:
DT Terrell McClain, #97, South Florida
Ht: 6-1 5/8 | Wt: 297 | 40-yd: 4.99 | Arm: 32¾ | Hand: 10⅛ | Age: 23
Notes: As a true freshman in 2007, recorded eight tackles, four for loss and zero sacks with a batted pass in 12 games. Dealt with an ankle injury in ’08, managing to start 9-of-12 games in which he played at nose tackle and accumulating 32-3½-3 with one forced fumble. Did not play against North Carolina State and did not start against UCF or Pittsburgh. Started 11-of-13 games at nose tackle in ’09 and posted 25-5-1½ with a forced fumble. Slid to defensive tackle in ’10 and posted 24-4½-3 in 13 starts.
Positives: Has large hands. Very strong — squats 600 pounds and bench-pressed 225 pounds 29 times at the Combine. Quick and athletic. Can push the pocket. Flows down the line. Flashes disruptive ability and stood out in one-on-one drills at the East-West Shrine Game.
Summary: Does not look like a dominator but has surprising strength, quickness and flexibility and shows the ability to play behind the line when he wants to do so. That said, concerns about his inconsistency, makeup and toughness could temper his appeal. Has starter-caliber physical traits if a strong positional coach is able to light a fire under him and keep it burning.
Late Blooming DT who can play NT in a 4-3 for INDY. Best 4-3 NT prospect left in the draft on my Board. He can play 1 or 2 gap and can actually rush the passer from the NT position. Excellent value here and a great fit for INDY's defensive front as well.
With pick 175 of the 2011 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams select:
Alex Green, RB, Hawaii
Pick made at 1920 CST. Dallas is now on the clock.
04-03-2011, 06:50 PM
With the 176th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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JJJJERON JOHNSON, S, BOISE STATE
31 1/8 in.
When an undersized safety plays like a 250-pound linebacker and shows no regard for his body when catapulting himself at ballcarriers, injuries are to be expected. However, Johnson has remained rather healthy during his four years as a starter, missing only four games in his career due to a hamstring ailment as a redshirt freshman. Of course, he also lists former Colts safety Bob Sanders as his on-the-field role model, so the concern isn't quite quelled yet.
Still, it's tough to ignore Johnson's physical style of play. He hits like a steel hammer, though he often fails to wrap up. That didn't keep him from making at least 80 tackles in each of his final three seasons, but it does present a problem at the next level where runners are more adept at slipping armless tackles.
Johnson's nose for the ball allowed him to lead the team in tackles as a sophomore, junior and senior. He can also make plays in coverage, intercepting four passes in 2009 on his way to second-team All-WAC honors and breaking up six passes in 2010 as a first-team all-conference selection. His attitude, courage and penchant for highlight-reel hits should earn him looks in the middle rounds and a shot at making an impact in the NFL.
Positives: Throws his body into traffic against the run and displays ferocious yearning for contact. Plays with an aggressive, physical mentality and shows no fear when taking on bigger blockers. Snaps through tackles and generates a lot of power at the point of attack for a guy his size. Takes smart, efficient angles to the football when working downhill and has a knack for ferreting out the ball carrier. Diagnoses plays quickly and reacts to run and pass keys without wasted movement. Has strong, developed instincts and can anticipate routes and cut off the throw. Will bait quarterback and receivers into coming over the middle before delivering the big hit.
Negatives: Is undersized which, coupled with his style of play, makes him an injury risk at the next level. Does not have great range in deep coverage. Lacks explosion to break on the ball consistently and loses focus when tracking deep passes. Not an overwhelming natural athlete and has a tendency to get leggy and run high in his backpedal. Does not possess ideal recovery speed and will gamble and miss when trying to make a highlight play. Gets caught looking into the backfield on occasion and allows receivers to slip behind him. Does not wrap up consistently and will shoulder into runners looking to knock them off balance instead of bringing them down. Missed four games with a hamstring injury as a redshirt freshman. Turned himself in when in 2008 he failed to make a court appearance for misdemeanor underage consumption of alcohol.
Pick made at 8:50 p.m. EST.
04-03-2011, 11:25 PM
With the 177th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft
The Washington Redskins select....
Cliff Matthews DE, South Carolina
04-03-2011, 11:38 PM
With the 178th pick in the OM Mock Draft, 24champ and the Houston Texans select Colin Jones, Safety, TCU. 24champ will be on later to give us a player breakdown.
04-04-2011, 07:38 AM
With the 179th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft
The Denver Broncos select:
Stephen Ridley RB LSU
Pick was made at 8:36 AM Central Time
04-04-2011, 03:37 PM
The Baltimore Ravens select
John Clay RB Wisconsin
Although not a strong position of need, I thought I should get on the running back train and get my own guy... loved John Clay this year, need to keep fresh legs running the ball for 16+ games with a ball control offense.
04-04-2011, 03:39 PM
Rugbythug and the Raiders select:
Rob Housler, TE, Florida Atlantic
Rugby-T will be in the hizzy to give you the straight dope on this straight dope.
04-04-2011, 03:45 PM
MLB Mario Harvey, Marshall
04-04-2011, 04:49 PM
With the 183 pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Martin Parker, DT, Richmond
Player bio from CBS Sports: (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1250917)
03/25/2011 - Richmond Pro day: Two prospects confirmed their status as potential picks in the second half of the NFL draft with strong workouts at the Richmond pro day on March 18. Twelve teams were present to watch a total of six players work out. A pair who were at the NFL Scouting Combine stood out. Defensive lineman Martin Parker (6-2 1/4, 300) brings 34-inch arms and an 80-inch wingspan to the table. He re-ran the 40 in 4.95 and 4.92 seconds and benched 225 pounds 23 times while standing on the rest of his combine numbers. -
Undersized and coming from Connecticut, Parker flew under the recruiting radar enough that Richmond snapped up the third-team all-state pick. He has grown into a man during his five-year stint with the Spiders, and NFL scouts won't make the same mistake in overlooking him come draft time.
As a redshirt freshman, Parker stepped up to start all 14 games, making 61 stops, 9.0 for loss, 3.0 sacks and three forced fumbles. His sophomore year saw similar production from the middle (56 tackles, 8.0 for loss, 4.0 sacks), but the exceptional production in his second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association junior year (75 tackles, 15.5 for loss, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles) really got him on scouts' radars.
The 2010 All-American (96 tackles, 13.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks) earned a spot on the East-West Shrine Game roster after the season, and proved that he belonged with strength and quickness and surprised scouts when weighing in at 300 pounds. His game MVP performance included two early sacks. In a deep defensive tackle class, Parker is the type of mid-round pick likely to surprise early in his career.
Strengths: Active player with quick hands and feet. Gives guards at the FCS level all they can handle on every snap with a strong punch and high motor. Controls linemen when balanced, able to use violent hands to disengage and attack ballcarriers before they reach him. Has grown into a legitimate NFL three-technique body during his career. Nimble feet and solid balance give him enough change of direction ability to force mobile quarterbacks and elusive ballcarriers at least into the arms of teammates, if he does not use his long arms to securely wrap them up (which he usually does once in the immediate vicinity).
Weaknesses: Could anchor more consistently against double-teams and stronger single blocks. Only flashes a bull rush, will not push better NFL linemen into the pocket. Gets high off the snap at times, can be moved down the line by zone blockers to allow cutback lanes. Will provide interior pressure, not a ton of sacks, because he lacks elite closing speed.
Parker led all CAA Football defensive linemen in tackles (8.7 per game) and was second overall in the league in total sacks (5.5) and total TFL (13.5) in 2010. He posted five double-digit tackle games, including 13 versus Delaware and 12 versus Towson. The New Haven, Conn. native, who was a First Team All-CAA Football selection and a consensus First Team All-America pick, also blocked a PAT attempt in the Delaware game.
A Buchanan Award finalist in 2009, finishing 13th in the voting … enters his fourth season as a starter and is one of the more feared defensive linemen in the FCS. As a redshirt junior in 2009, Parker was selected to The Sports Network All-America Second Team. He made an impressive 75 tackles, including 15.5 for losses (6.5 were sacks). He also had 10 quarterback hurries and forced a pair of fumbles. He made 15 starts for the 2008 Richmond squad that won the FCS title with one of the nation's top defensive lines.
Played in all 16 games and made 15 starts at defensive tackle on the Spiders' defensive line that was among the best units in the FCS … He finished the season with eight TFL and four sacks to rank fourth on the team in each, along with his 56 tackles.
Enjoyed a solid rookie season by starting all 14 games at tackle … Finished with 61 tackles, including nine TFL that was ranked second on the team … His 15 stops in the Delaware game was one off the Spiders' season-high last year (16 by McBride vs. URI) … Also had a sack and forced a fumble in the Delaware win … Recovered three fumbles on the season, including one each in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Wofford and the NCAA Semifinals at Appalachian State … His season high of three tackles for loss came in the win over William & Mary.
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Pick made at:
2:50 a.m. ADST
6:50 p.m. EST
5:50 p.m. CST
4:50 p.m. MST
3:50 p.m. PST
2:50 p.m. AST
The Arizona Cardinals and The Reverend are now on the clock.
04-04-2011, 05:54 PM
With the 184th pick of the OM Mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals select:
Cedric Thornton, DT, wayyyyyyyyyyyy down in D II Southern Arkansas
Pick made 7:35 EST. NYG and brncs_fan are now on the clock
04-04-2011, 06:02 PM
With the 185th pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft...the NY Giants Select:
Cortez Allen, CB Citadel
Pick was made at 7:02 CST.
With pick #186 the Atlanta Falcons select.........
Cheta Ozougwu, DE/OLB, Rice
Carolina is now on the clock 1:44AM PST
04-05-2011, 10:12 AM
With the 187th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the CAROLINA PANTHERS select...
Charles Clay, FB, Tulsa
<TABLE class=data width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD>Strengths: Versatile player who lined up as an H-back, in-line, in motion, and as a tailback. Adequate release off the line to stretch the seam. Uses head fake and quick cuts to work the post. Not a dominant lead blocker, but will wall off one defender with an extended arm, then move to the next target. Difficult to bring down once past the line and carries defenders for a first down. Good hands, goes up over defenders and adjusts to low throws to get off-target passes. Provides a big target for passers to find as a safety valve. Gets ahead of quick receiver screens to take on defensive backs. Fair in-line blocker for his size and is a reliable pass protector. Stays square with a wide base. Outside protector on field goals; one of three second-level protectors on punt team. Quiet-mannered player.
Weaknesses: North-south runner who won't be a primary option because he runs with high pads, exposing his chest and torso to big hits from defenders, and does not have great vision inside or elusiveness in the open field. As a ballcarrier, he fails to shift ball to outside hand. Routes could be more crisp to create separation. Takes time to turn to head upfield after the catch. Needs to keep his head up and deliver a stronger punch to sustain more consistently when blocking, whether in space or in-line. Will miss inside targets on lead blocks. Injuries and uneven performances are red flags for teams.
Pick made at 10:12 AM MST
04-05-2011, 02:54 PM
With the 188th selection of the 2011 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts take:
OLB Doug Hogue, #32, Syracuse
Ht: 6-2½ | Wt: 235 | 40-yd: 4.66 | Arm: 32 5/8 | Hand: 9 3/8 | Age: 22
Notes: Running back-linebacker out of New York. Committed to Syracuse as a running back — appeared in 10 games as a true freshman in 2007, starting four, and carried 77 times for 251 yards (3.3-yard average) and one touchdown with three receptions for 31 yards (10.3) and zero TDs. Played in 11 games in ’08 (two starts) and totaled 35-232-2 (6.6) rushing with 11-108-1 (9.8) receiving. Did not play against West Virginia (ankle). Was switched to strong-side linebacker in ’09 and responded by tallying 72 tackles, 16 for loss and 9½ sacks with four pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 12 starts on the strong side. Had his right knee operated on in April ’10 after suffering a medial meniscal tear and an MCL sprain in the Orange’s spring game. In the fall, started all 13 games and posted 95-10½-3 with two pass breakups, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a blocked kick.
Positives: Has a frame to carry added bulk. Very athletic with good movement skills, knee bend and hip flexibility. Redirects efficiently. Chases hard and can run and hit. Accelerates quickly, ranges to the sideline and shows burst to close when he sees it. Flashes explosive striking ability and potential as a blitzer. Good character. Stood out at the East-West Shrine Game.
Negatives: Does not play with pop or power in his hands — only 18 reps of 225 pounds at the Combine. Not stout at the point. Stays stuck on blocks. Speed-dependent as a blitzer. Still developing positional instincts. Most production comes when he has a clear path. Could require extra reps to understand a complex game plan.
Summary: Undersized, athletic, field-fast, converted running back with starter potential on the weak side in a 4-3 where he could be protected and allowed to flow to the ball. Could require patience but should be able to contribute readily on special teams.
This is the OLB that INDY wanted and we are very excited to get another target here in the 6th round. Should be able to play ST's this year and hopefully develop into a Sam LB in a year or 2. Love this kids film and natural instincts, he just needs some more development time.
Pick made at 4:54 pm Eastern time.
With the 189th selection in the Orangemane draft, Your Denver Broncos select Vincent Brown, WR San Diego State.
Pick was made at 1:57 pm PST
04-05-2011, 10:18 PM
In the 6th round the 49ers, Kaylore, and JCM select:
Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 263.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: 4.67.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.65.
Projected Round (2011): 4-6.
3/1/11: I liked what I saw out of Ugo Chinasa at the Combine. In addition to running a 4.67 40 at 6-5, 264, Chinasa looked really fluid in all of the drills. He's a mid-round sleeper.
Chinasa's game film suggests he could be one of the top defensive end prospects in this year's draft. One of his biggest weaknesses, however, is his inconsistent motor. If he can find a way to bring this same intensity on every play he could be a real contributor in the NFL.
After redshirting in 2006, Chinasa came off the bench as a redshirt freshman and recorded 13 tackles. He started every game as a sophomore and led all OSU down linemen with 24 tackles. He also had 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception. As a junior, Chinasa posted a career high 6.5 sacks to go along with 30 tackles and nine tackles for a loss.
Expected to be a breakout performer in his senior season, he only amassed 39 total tackles, four sacks and an interception but did garner second-team all-conference honors from Big 12 coaches.
Chinasa often plays from a stand-up position and is effective in that role. This gives him the potential to play linebacker in the NFL as well as defensive end -- albeit in more of a pass-rush specialist. Coaches and scouts will consider him worth a look in the middle to late rounds of the draft, however, because they will believe they can light a fire under him to maximize his potential.
Positives: Attacks the pocket from a two- or three-point stance. Has a strong upper body and uses his arms to shed blocks. Uses his athleticism, quickness and surprising leverage to beat lineman around the corner on a speed rush. Effective stutter-step and swim move for change-up rush moves. Good lateral agility to penetrate the line when twisting with the defensive tackle. Keeps his eyes in the backfield, using length and large hands to knock down passes. Has fluid hips and can drop into coverage quickly for his size. Transitions and accelerates out of his backpedal. Shows great awareness in man coverage and is physical running with tight ends. Stays patient in contain on the back side. Able to spin off blocks and find the ballcarrier in run support. Owns the balance to close quickly on the quarterback with a good burst. Very strong wrap-up tackler, but his upper body strength allows him to get away with arm tackles. Chases down plays that bounce to the outside when his motor is running.
Negatives: Has a very inconsistent motor. Not very explosive off the line and tends to try to get penetration using finesse rather than strength. Plays too high at times, gets stood up at the line. Does not show regular aggression as a pass rusher and often seems indecisive. Struggles to avoid cut blocks. Does not run his legs while engaged. Spin move is ineffective when pass rushing.
Pick made at 12:18 AM EST.
04-06-2011, 01:18 PM
With pick #192 in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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<br/>JOSH THOMAS, CB, BUFFALO
31 5/8 in.
9 1/8 in.
Pro day earns Buffalo’s Thomas visits with teams
By Gil Brandt |
Published: March 10th, 2011 | Tags: Josh Thomas, Buffalo pro day, Davonte Shannon
Buffalo CB Josh Thomas is doing everything he can, in front of anybody he can, to prove he belongs in the NFL.
At the school’s pro day held March 10 indoors on FieldTurf, Thomas, who was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, put together a solid workout in front of representatives from 14 teams. Thomas (5-foot-10 5/8, 192 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds, had a 40-inch vertical and a 10-8 broad jump, ran a 6.89 3-cone drill, and stood on his short shuttle time and bench-press repetitions.
Thomas already has had a private workout with the Patriots, and he is scheduled to visit the Bills, Eagles and Jaguars before the draft.
Thomas has the upside to potentially turn into a starting corner with some improved awareness and overall refinement to his game. At this stage, has the size, coverage skills, and hands to provide quality depth as a backup. Can hold up in man, will press effectively and has the athleticism to stick with and trail receivers. Zone coverage instincts are still developing, but can locate his man and make open field tackles in the flats. Hands are good and can extend away from his body for an interception. Has the right mentality against the run, just needs some more consistency. Thomas is a Day 3 prospect.
Thomas has solid corner size and speed. Is a smooth, fluid overall athlete with very good coverage skills. Can flip his hips, turn and run, and shadow in man coverage. Capable of jamming at the line. Can recover when beaten and close on the football. Good ball skills. Willing in run support.
Can take too many risks in zone coverage. Will get sucked in by play-action. Occasionally gathers before reacting to plays in front of him. Struggles to get off blocks when playing down near the box. Pursuit angles in run support need work.
Pick in at 3:19 p.m. EST.
04-06-2011, 02:59 PM
With the 193rd pick in the 2011 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Brandon Bair DE Oregon
Brandon has the size and athletic agility to be an excellent 2-gap, 3-4 defensive end for the team that drafts him. He has those long arms that make it easy for him to keep blockers off his legs. He is strong, can handle double teams and hold them up so others can make tackles for little gain. Brandon is a head up, wrap up, squeeze and drive tackler. He has good quickness and, if his opponent makes a mistake in defending him, Brandon will make them pay dearly. Brandon is a smart player and works well with his teammates. He shows leadership skills through his play on the field. He has excellent mental toughness and stamina and is the type of player that gets better as the game goes on. He wears his opponent down mentally and physically, which allows him to step up at the end of a game and be able to make an impact play. Brandon is a quality football player. He reminds me a lot of a former player who played for the Buffalo Bills, Phil Hanson. Phil was a core player and a fan favorite who played defensive end in a 3-4 defense for the Bills for 10 years.
Brandon does not have the elite explosion off the line that others do in this draft to rush the passer. He also doesn't have very many pass rushing moves because his main responsibility was to stop the run. He also is older than most in this draft, which is considered a negative by most, but not by me. I doubt Brandon will be drafted very high, but I don't doubt his ability to impact at the next level for the team that drafts him.
Brandon seems to be under the radar and I have no idea why. Maybe if Brandon had played his last game buck naked someone would have noticed him. You might ask yourself, "Why draft a player as old as Brandon?" Here's a few reasons why you would draft Brandon: he has excellent talent, makes tackles and was an integral part of his team's defense for the last two years. Bottom line: he will impact the day after you draft him. I know he is not the pass rusher some are in this draft, but he might be one of the best run stuffing defensive ends in this draft. Oh, and by the way, he can rush the passer if you need him to. Doesn't that count for something? All I can tell you is Brandon is a sleeper pick in this draft and no matter what round your team drafts him in, consider yourselves lucky. He will make your defense better the day after you draft him. I'll give him a name... Brandon (Buck Naked) Bair. How's that?!
Pick made at 17-00 ET, the NY Jets and Carmelo15 are now OTC
04-06-2011, 04:25 PM
The Baltimore Ravens select
Kyle Hix, T, Texas
04-06-2011, 05:44 PM
With the 194th pick the New York Jets select Mark Sanchize's childhood friend, Scotty McKnight WR, Colorado
“I think he's like a Wes Welker.” says Sanchez. “He’s smart. He studies. He knows football really well.”
With the uncertainties of Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards pending free agent statuses, the Jets could use some depth at WR. McKnight was a childhood friend of Mark Sanchez and the fact they already have a reportoire increases his value as a draft prospect for the Jets in particular. Sanchez made McKnight "look great" at his pro day. Let's see if their already established chemistry won't give McKnight instant success as the Jets slot receiver. He has value as a kick returner as well and this kid broke Michael Westbrook's records at CU. If he has a successful NFL career, he won't have any better chance at that than with the Jets. Perfect Fit.
04-07-2011, 07:27 AM
Bears could use another pass-catching option out of the backfield
Mario Fannin, RB, Auburn
Height: 5-10. Weight: 231.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
Pro Day 40 Time: .
Benchx225: . Vertical: 37.5. Broad: .
Projected Round (2011): 4-6.
2/28/11: Mario Fannin was the third-string running back at Auburn, but opened up some eyes at the Combine. He ran a 4.37 40 and notched a 37.5-inch vertical at 5-10, 231 pounds. Fannin is not a good runner, but he has proven that he can excel at catching the ball out of the backfield. He could become a solid third-down back in the NFL.
3/29/10: Mario Fannin rushed the ball only 34 times in 2009. The intrigue is his ability in the passing game; he caught 42 balls for 413 yards.
04-07-2011, 07:48 AM
With the 196th pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers are stunned at their good fortune and select:
Jah Reid, ORT, UCF
Height: 6' 7"
40 time: 5.32
Bench: 28 reps
Broad jump: 9' 03"
Career Starts: 40
Player bio from Mel Kiper's Draft Report: (http://www.melkiper.com/pub.html)
Reid is an interesting prospect whose stock has been on the rise. He was very well-coached at Central Florida and he showed marked improvement over the the latter stages of his college career. This past season, Reid developed more explosiveness and a mean streak that had been lacking in his game as an underclassman. He has awesome size and long arms. He also improved his film evaluation grade as a senior, taking his performance to a completely different level. Reid jumped out at me in several games this past season. His stock has risen significantly and, as a true right tackle, he brings a lot to the table and could be one heck of a right bookend at the pro level in the not too distant future.
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Pick made at:
5:50 p.m. ADST
9:50 a.m. EST
8:50 a.m. CST
7:50 a.m. MST
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and jebures are now on the clock.
04-07-2011, 04:19 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars select Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech
04-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Brncs_fan and the Giants select:
DeJon Gomes, SS, Nebraska
Brncs will be on later to tell us about Gomes
Carmelo is OTC at 8:15 PM EST
04-07-2011, 07:33 PM
The Chiefs select Joe Lefeged SS, Rutgers
Further analysis to come
04-08-2011, 05:45 AM
Minnesota Vikings Select -
Lawrence Wilson, OLB UCONN
04-08-2011, 08:08 AM
Via priority list, Brncs_fan and the Giants select:
Korey Lindsey, CB, S. Illinois
Brncs_fan will talk about his 6th rounders soon!
04-08-2011, 08:30 AM
With the 203rd pick in the 2011 NFL Mock draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
Ronald Johnson, WR USC
Release: Good initial quickness out of his stance. Accelerates smoothly, forcing the defensive back to turn and run quickly. Good foot quickness and balance as a route-runner. Uses a head fake and quick feet to gain an efficient release against press coverage.
Hands: Possesses reliable hands. Looks the ball into his hands and secures it quickly. Shows the ability to extend and pluck outside of his frame. Good concentration to make the diving catch. Locates the ball quickly, showing good concentration to make the catch in traffic or alone. Tracks the ball well over either shoulder.
Route running: Savvy route-runner. Has enough straight-line speed to challenge the corner deep and is a balanced, agile runner. Able to sink his hips and create some explosiveness out of his breaks to gain separation. Understands where the holes in zone coverage are and how to avoid contact to get to them quickly.
After the catch: Good agility and balance to make defenders miss in the open field and possesses enough straight-line speed to go the distance. Not a true blazer, however. Will follow his blocks, but only shows moderate vision overall. Can spin through arm tackles, but doesn't run with enough power to consistently break free. Willing to go across the middle. Quality punt returner.
Blocking: Pesky run blocker. Understands his role and works to remain squarely in between his assignment and the ballcarrier, but has only moderate strength. Flashes good effort downfield to spring teammates for big plays. Intangibles: Surprised many with his decision to sign with USC and play in Los Angeles out of relatively tiny Muskegon, Mich. (pop. 175,000). Has struggled with durability.
Pick made at 8:30 MST
04-08-2011, 09:00 AM
With the 204th pick of the Orange Mane 2011 mock draft the Green Bay Packers select Steven Friday OLB Virgina Tech.
Positives: Nice frame... Above average speed... Solid pass rusher... Good initial quickness... Good burst off the ball... Gets good bend on the corner... Pressures the pocket... Good flexibility... Solid arsenal of moves... Long arms, big wingspan... Gets off blocks reasonably well... Violent hands, can disengage quickly... Good body control... Good closing speed... Plays with good pad level... Good lateral movement... Good tackler... Wraps up well... Pursues the ball well... Gives a good effort... Active... Has the potential to be an NFL starter as a 3-4 OLB scheme with patience... Looks okay in space... Selected All-ACC second team for the 2010 season... Performed well versus future NFL offensive tackles Anthony Castonzo (Boston College) and Nate Potter (Boise State) in 2010.
Negatives: Does not have the bulk to hold up in the run game... Needs to win more battles for leverage... Doesn't generate much on contact with bull rush, and plays with a high pad level in these instances... Can be pushed past the action... Would need to add weight to play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme... Looks uncomfortable with his hand down in three-point stance... Already 24, was the oldest player on Virginia Tech's roster, will be 25 by the start of his rookie season... Does not have a ton of experience, was only a starter for one season.
04-08-2011, 01:33 PM
San Diego selects Dwayne Harris, WR -- East Carolina.
He will be a good receiver and return punts and kicks. All conference player. Think he is a solid find this late in the draft. He is a Top 15 receiver for me. Him and Hankerson are gonna go poopy.
04-08-2011, 02:32 PM
The Broncos select:
Chris Neild, NT, West Virginia
Pick made at 4:30 P EST. CBF1 and Phibacka will talk this guy up soon!
Denver is thrilled to get this DT in the 7th round, completing a 3 player DL draft.
6'-2" 315 lbs 5.12 40
Chris Neild, DT, West Virginia
Chris Neild is truly the unsung hero of West Virginia's defense. The 6-2 nose tackle rarely makes a lot of tackles (nor is he constantly in the backfield), but he is the one pushing the opposing offensive line back. The result is usually a superb front four that Neild creates and his teammates take advantage of by getting to the quarterback. It has taken a while, but over the last two years -- when Neild has been named to a variety of all-conference teams -- he has finally gotten the credit he deserves
Neild is just starting to show up on most NFL draft boards. He is a late round selection at best right now, but there is plenty of room for him to move up once teams analyze a little more tape and see him without his pads on. If Neild can have some solid workouts between now and April, do not be surprised if he keeps sneaking up the draft boards and he ends up being taken in the fourth of fifth round
04-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Buffalo Bills select:
Jermale Hines, S, Ohio State, 6'1", 219
Prototypical strong safety build but has the speed and agility to play in two-deep and man-free. Very strong attacking plays in front of him in coverage or in run support. Lays out receivers over the middle, but can also use his length to wrap up. Good agility to stay with out-routes run by tight ends and slot receiver. Knocks away passes from behind with closing speed and long arms--without interfering. Also separates the ball from the receiver with strong hands and powerful hits. Avoids receiver and lineman blocks using his hands and quickness. (CBS Sports)
04-08-2011, 08:16 PM
The Bengals select Derek Hall, RT, Stanford
04-09-2011, 08:53 AM
The 49ers select:
Justin Rogers, CB/KR, Richmond
Justin Rogers Shines at Richmond Pro Day With Sub 4.4 Time
Justin Rogers completed an outstanding postseason with another strong performance at the Richmond pro day. He ran the 40 yard sprint in the mid 4.35 times that impressed scouts once again. This is a prospect we rated in the Top 150 Pro Prospects in our November newsletter and he has impressed at every stop, the East-West All start week, NFL Combine and his pro day. At the NFL Combine, he came in over 5’10” and 180 lbs. His fine return skills enhance his status and he could warrant an early 3rd day selection. His high level of development will allow him to compete for playing time as both a nickel corner and return specialist.
Justin Rogers Yearbook Scouting Report
Justin Rogers - #5 - 5'10" 180 lbs. - Richmond - Sp. 4.40 - Rating 70
Tough smallish senior corner completed an excellent career at the lower level, earning conference honors over his final three seasons. Justin is a compact well-built defender...He shows playmaking ability whether in coverage, run support or the return game. He is a good athlete who moves well and has shown the ability to play especially well in zone coverage. He is a quick defender and will come and support the run well with 162 tackles over his career. At the East-West week, he showed the short area quickness to break on the ball and match up in coverage ...His lack of good height and recovery speed are real concerns in man situations vs big NFL caliber talent, though he performed well at the EW practices vs big receivers. He has good recovery speed to match up in the deep game and he handled himself well in single matchups in that role. ...At the East West game, he stayed with fast receivers in the deep game and the big receivers over the middle. He has good speed that allows him to matchup with the suddenness to carry receivers down the field. He won many battles on instincts, experience and toughness that allowed him to rank with any corner from the lower level....He has good hip flexibility and a smooth transition with the ability to read patterns to react and drive on the ball especially in front of him. He has fairly good leaping ability and ball skills with reliable hands to make the interception. He finished with 12 career picks ...He is a sudden athlete that shows a burst of speed in the short and intermediate zones. He was a reliable and durable player, starting three seasons and grading out well in most matchups. He needs to add some muscle to handle bigger receivers and support the run in the NFL. .... Over his career, he totaled 162 tackles with 12 interceptions, 8 TFL and 40 PBU earning honors his final three seasons. As a returner, he is a better punt specialist than kickoff returner and has a career average of over 13 yards per punt return.
04-09-2011, 09:02 AM
And with our next selection the 49ers select:
Da'Rel Scott, RB, Maryland
You will consistently see Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott referred to as a mid- to late-round draft pick, a guy who might be a situational back at the NFL level. After Scott ran a blazing 4.34 40-yard dash at the Combine, however, there is some thought that he could even sneak into the tail end of the first round.
Here is a snippet about Scott from Wes Bunting of the National Football Post:
*The stock of Maryland RB Da’Rel Scott is through the roof right now after timing in with a sub-4.4 forty time at the NFL combine. I’ve heard from several sources of him potentially getting a look late in round one. I don’t buy it personally, but you never know just how high a guy can rise after a good workout.*
Scott has limited experience as a return man, handling 26 kickoff returns in 2007-2007 for Maryland, averaging 21.7 yards per return.
From National Football Post:
Looks a lot thicker on tape than his frame would suggest. Possesses good overall muscle tone through his upper half and is pretty well put together through his legs. Displays an explosive first step when asked to press the hole. Is able to instantly accelerate out of his stance and gets up to top-end speed quickly. Isn't overly laterally gifted and lacks ideal shiftiness as a runner. However, is a no-nonsense type guy who is patient when asked to set up his blocks, exhibits a good feel in tight areas and can put his foot in the ground and absolutely explode into daylight. Possesses a real second gear to his game and is consistently able to outpace angles at the second level and create in space.
Isn't an overly powerful between-the-tackles type runner and struggles to simply push the pile and drive for tough yards. But does a nice job running behind his pads and likes to finish runs. Isn't the most natural of pluckers in the pass game as he consistently lets the ball into his body. But does look comfortable flaring out of the backfield, adjusting to the throw and creating after the catch.
Impression: An explosive back who can really accelerate into daylight at the drop of a hat. More of a one-cut guy who isn't real shifty when asked to break down and make a guy miss. However, he presses the hole quickly, exhibits good balance as a runner and is a lot tougher to bring down than his frame would indicate. At worst, looks like a very solid No. 3 back in an NFL rotation.
Scott has good speed and height for the running back position. Good quickness to the hole. Displays good vision running out in space after breaking through the line. Agile, has good moves, and can stop and start without gathering. Flashes the ability to make plays in the passing game. Tough.
Lacks great bulk and has an injury history. Won't push the pile. Will not break a ton of tackles. Doesn't pick up too many yards after contact. Needs to be more patient. While quick and shifty, doesn't possess true home-run speed to take it the distance. Route-running needs polish and has trouble in pass protection.
Scott's a potential change-of-pace reserve running back at the next level. Can be dangerous making defenders miss in the open field after getting by the initial wave. Could also develop into a weapon in the passing game if route-running improves. Not a true burner who will break long runs and will not be able to bounce to the outside as consistently as in college. Lacking as an inside runner, short-yardage and goal line back, and in pass protection. Is not a three-down load back. Scott's natural playmaking abilities should make him a day 3 selection.
From Sideline Scouting:
Positives: Great combination of speed and strength... Isn't big, but has a nice frame and runs low to the ground... Accelerates very quickly, explosive when he gets a seam... Keeps his legs driving, doesn't go down easily... Very nice balance... A good inside runner... Displays a good burst through the hole... Willing pass blocker... Displays above-average hands out of the backfield... Does a good job of always moving forward, doesn't dance too much through the hole... Should be a good change of pace back in the NFL in the same mold as Mike Goodson when he came out of college... Led all running backs at the combine with a 4.34 40-yard dash.
04-09-2011, 09:39 AM
The Bengals select local product Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati
Armon Binns catches a touchdown pass over Joe Haden during the Sugar Bowl
After coming off the bench his first two seasons at Cincinnati, Binns broke out as a junior, combining with quarterback Tony Pike (2010 sixth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers) as one of the nation's most intimidating big-play duos. Binns' 61 catches for 888 yards and 11 touchdowns earned him second-team All-Big East honors in 2009.
Binns caught one pass for nine yards as a true freshman, playing in seven games on special teams and at wide receiver. He played in nine games as a sophomore and caught just one more pass for 10 yards. The Pasadena native then followed up his spectacular junior campaign with a first-team all-conference performance in 2010, posting 75 receptions for 1,101 yards and 10 scores.
Though Binns is a tall receiver who can win jump balls and stretch the defense with his length, scouts worry about his inconsistent hands, lanky build and inability to run crisp routes. He still has a chance to get drafted in the later rounds as a fourth receiver who, with time and coaching, could make plays down the field.
Strengths: Good vertical jump and will catch the ball at its highest point. Possesses very strong hands, can pluck balls out of the air. Accelerates quickly off the line. Good use of head and body fakes to create separation off the snap. Also uses his hands, even flashes a club move, to fight off the jam. Sinks his hips well into the route and throttles down quickly. Has the feet to run NFL-worthy comeback routes. Executes double moves well. Finds soft spots in zone coverage. Locates the ball well in the air. Smooth catch and turn upfield after the catch. Reads blocks well when running with the ball, used on screen passes despite his size. Aggressive blocker who sustains and can drive corners backwards. Calls out blitzing corners from the outside.
Weaknesses: Will drop catchable passes, really struggles to catch balls thrown at his waist or lower. Tends to body catch when facing the quarterback, and will let other throws into his body at times. Runs out of control at times after the catch, with long limbs flailing and only adequate balance. Occasionally gets lazy as a blocker, failing to sustain so his man can enter the play. Must prove he can play as strong against pro corners as he does college defenders despite lanky build.
04-09-2011, 11:49 AM
With pick 209, Seattle select Ryan Hill, CB, Miami
Big, physical corners are in demand here in Seattle, and Hill will add quality young depth.
04-09-2011, 12:09 PM
San Diego Chargers select Mario Addison, DE/OLB -- TROY
04-09-2011, 01:39 PM
The Washington Redskins select...
Ray Dominguez OG Arkansas
04-09-2011, 02:49 PM
The Houston Texans select WR/KR Ricardo Lockette out of Fort Valley State.
Incredible speed, great size. A project wide reciever, needs work on his routes and hands. Likely be a real good special teams player. As a reciever, tons of potential...but long ways to go.
04-09-2011, 08:03 PM
Minnesota Vikings Select -OG- David Arkin
04-09-2011, 09:37 PM
With #218 Miami selects
Greg McElroy QB Alabama
Pick made 9:36 pm MST
With #219 Miami selects
Alex Linnenkohl C Oregon ST
Pick made 9:42 pm MST
Oakland is on the clock
04-09-2011, 09:48 PM
With the 220th pick in the OM Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders and Rugbythug select:
DeMarco Sampson, WR, San Diego State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Combine 40 Time: DNP.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.41.
Vertical: 35.5. Broad: 10-0. Hand: 9 5/8.
Projected Round (2011): 5-7.
04-09-2011, 10:00 PM
Drek and the Rams select:
Brian Rolle, LB, Ohio State.
04-10-2011, 04:52 AM
With the 221st selection in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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DAVID MIMS, OT, VIRGINIA UNION
03/28/11 - Virginia Union Pro day: To the southeast, Virginia Union held its pro day in Richmond on March 18. Nine Virgina Union players joined seven players from small schools in the area to workout before representatives from 15 NFL teams. OT David Mims (6-8 1/4, 331) was the Panther of note, with 29 bench-press lifts and a 5.32 40-yard dash. He’s got size, with a 36 7/8 arms and a 86 1/8 wing span, and showed well with a 8-6 broad jump, 4.80 short shuttle and 8.10 three-cone drill. Mims has already met with the Detroit Lions and is scheduled to meet with the Baltimore Ravens down the road. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Virginia Union OT David Mims Is No Longer A Sleeper
Posted By: Sweets 03-21-2011 , 11:26 AM
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Virginia Union OT David Mims Is No Longer A Sleeper - The Virginia Union product, OT David Mims is a developmental lineman definitely worth taking a shot on. At 6-8, 331-pounds he’s definitely more of a right-sided player at the next level who is going to need some proper time to develop, however, physically and athletically the guy certainly possesses an NFL caliber skill set. He carries his weight well, has a thick base, long arms and displays natural fluidity and change of direction skills through contact when engaged. Mims also still has a ton of upside to his game and after his impressive pro day workout he definitely has scouts buzzing about his long term potential. I spoke with a scout this weekend who told me following his workout, “Unfortunately he’s not a sleeper anymore.”
Best offensive tackle prospect in the CIAA, and one of the best in all of DII football.
Mammoth guy who gets off the ball fairly quickly for such a huge man. Will bury people. Shows a mean streak. Big, not fat. Drive blocks well in the running game, and the backs follow him. Anchors well in pass pro and is an immovable object. Can get downfield. Can get down and cut block well for a man mountain.
Slow, labored back pedal. Below average feet for a LOT candidate. Looks like his best shot is at ROT. Feet are as good as 2009 mammoth ROT draftee, Phil Loadholt's, though. Needs more upper-body development. Needs to be assessed versus better competition. Might be better at 340.
Priority UDFA at worst, who could sneak into the tail end of the draft if the word gets out.
04-10-2011, 06:53 AM
With the 222nd selection in the OM Mock draft, the New York Giants and brncs_fan select:
Graig Cooper, RB, Miami (FL)
The Tampa Bay Bucs and Anton are now on the clock....
04-10-2011, 03:18 PM
With the 223rd pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
WR Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State
<TABLE class=data width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD>Strengths: Superb concentration to catch the ball in traffic. Finds a way to bring the ball in even if he doesn't snatch it with his hands. Has quick feet and can beat defenders with head and body fakes. Good awareness as a route-runner and knows how to find the soft spots in the defense. Gets upfield quickly after the catch. Can spin out of tackles. Has good awareness of where the defenders are and can avoid contact after the reception. Intelligent player and seems to be in the right place at the right time. Has good pre-snap awareness and calls out blitzing corners for the offensive linemen.
Weaknesses: Slow to accelerate off the line. Has poor straight-line speed and takes a false step off of the snap. Undersized and offers very little ability to win on jump balls. Easily outmuscled for the ball by strong defensive backs. Catches with his body and fails to adjust to off-the-mark throws. Not very aggressive at the line and prefers to run around defenders. Lacks creativity trying to gain separation and performs the same type of body movement on most routes. Tends to round routes and really lacks explosion in and out of his breaks. Carries the ball loosely as a runner. Terribly ineffective as a pass blocker. Very passive and prefers not to get into the mix and be physical. Not an effective cut blocker. Is more of a pesky blocker; doesn't drive defenders back.
Pick made at 3:17 PM MST
04-10-2011, 04:08 PM
With the 224th pick of the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft
The Washington Redskins select....
Mike Person out of Montana State
6'4 300 lbs.
04-10-2011, 09:48 PM
The Baltimore Ravens select...
Tejay Johnson, S, TCU
Already looks damn good in the purple and black.
04-10-2011, 10:18 PM
With the 226th pick in 2011 OM Nfl Draft, THE New Orleans Saints, select:
Adrian Moten, OLB, Univ. of Maryland
Height: 6-1⅝ | Weight: 228 | 40-Time: 4.62
Positives: Has good straight-line speed, plays even faster than timed speed indicates... Is very tough for only carrying 228 lbs., takes his shots but keeps playing hard... Has very good instincts in run coverage, times up snap counts well when run blitzing... Is very athletic for the position, appears to have excellent leaping ability and good quickness.... Has a very high motor, does not give up on plays, even after getting knocked down by blockers... Good sideline-to-sideline defender, will get knocked around a bit, but has good lateral quickness and speed to cover a lot of ground... Might be best suited to play weakside linebacker in the NFL, has good range and can cover a lot of ground, makes a lot of plays from the backside... Has a good feel for the flow of the play, does a good job reading keys and moving with the play... Plays very big when taking on blockers, uses a lot of leverage to push back blockers and stay active in the play... Above-average zone defender, has six career interceptions, four of which came in 2010, does a good job of maintaining responsibilities and reading the quarterback's eyes.
pick made @ 10:18 mtn time
04-10-2011, 10:52 PM
With the 228th (227th) pick The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Byron Stingily, OT, Louisville
Positives: Excellent size, length and athleticism for the left tackle spot. Smooth kick-slide, also has wide base and natural bend for pass protection. Keeps leverage, moves his feet while engaged. Protects inside lane with length and balance. Latches onto defenders and does not let go. Owns feet, strength to block down and pick up outside twist. Flashes some nastiness, willing to punch multiple times to keep rusher at bay. Good quickness out of three-point stance, gets hands onto target and takes them out of the play with leverage and churning legs. Moves to second level well, negates and dominates linebackers.
Negatives: Raw in pass protection techniques, allows defenders too far into his body instead of extending his long arms. Loses balance at times coming out of three-point stance. Tries to punch instead of getting position to seal inside on runs away from him. Overextends on initial punch in pass pro, but usually recovers quickly. Misses targets in space when failing to keep athletic position. Must learn to seal edge on runs to his side. Loses snap count on occasion.cbssports.com
Pick made at 10:52 pm Mountain
04-11-2011, 07:59 AM
Drek's time OTC has come and gone. Zona, via PM, selects:
Eric Hagg, S, Nebraska
Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State
He will tell us all about them soon!
St. Louis Rams select....
Mark LeGree, FS, Appa State
04-11-2011, 12:01 PM
Due to a missed pick and the fact their owner hasn't been on the Mane for 12 days.
The Tampa Bay Bucs select at pick 7-220
Bilal Powell RB Louisville
In both high school and college, Powell was slotted at cornerback before offensive coaches decided to use his speed to tote the ball. He earned second-team All-Florida honors as a senior running back (1,960 yards, 26 touchdowns), and later was named first-team All-Big East as a senior back for the Cardinals with 1,405 yards and 11 scores.
Those outstanding 2010 numbers easily surpassed Powell's career totals over the previous three seasons (207-933-8). He was sparingly used as a true freshman, receiving 24 carries in eight games but averaging 7.8 yards per attempt and scoring twice.
Coaches more than tripled his touches in 2008, so he gained 354 yards and had two touchdowns. As a junior, his 108 carries only went for 392 yards (3.8 per carry) but he did get into the end zone four times. Though he hasn't been used a lot as a receiver, Powell also had 45 career receptions for 344 yards and three scores.
Powell grew up in a rough neighborhood before asking to stay with the family of his high school running back coach. Scouts are usually cautious when watching one-year stars like Powell, but his character, compact build and burst in the open field could entice a team to pick him in the top half of the draft.
Strengths: Power runner with good thickness in the upper and lower bodies. Runs with good lean to get through arm tackles, or even run over smaller defenders. Jumps over would-be tacklers. Looks like a bull, and often runs like one, but can also slide through traffic inside with cuts and fair vision. Fair foot quickness for his size. Nice burst past the line if hole is evident, and strong running makes him difficult to bring down. Capable of bouncing or spinning off defenders and keeping his balance to keep moving. Will churn his legs to push pile forward. Displays a better burst than expected given his build, especially when going North-South, but is not quick enough to get the edge on his own. Adequate hands when catching passes in the flat, can turn upfield and accelerate quickly. Tough for corners to bring down one-on-one. No character concerns since arriving at Louisville.
Weaknesses: Gets sideways too often; will not be able to elude NFL defenders in the backfield. Can run a bit out of control, with limbs flailing instead of his normal in-tight, ball-high stance to prevent fumbles. Only adequate cut-back vision, sometimes making defenders miss with a quick cut inside but often running into traffic when an open lane is available. Active pass protector, looking in multiple gaps to find late blitzers; lowers shoulder and leans, however, whiffing instead of taking on defenders square-on and moving his feet.
This is a missed pick so the Lions remain on the clock.
04-11-2011, 02:43 PM
With the 231st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Curt Porter, Offensive Tackle from Jacksonville State.
04-11-2011, 03:20 PM
Expat, via priority list, selects:
Nick Bellore, ILB, Central Michigan
He'll tell you alllll about him soon.
04-11-2011, 04:14 PM
the Jacksonville Jaguars select WR, Stephen Burton, from West Texas A&M.
West Texas A&M Pro day: West Texas A&M might not have the biggest name draw, but the university has produced NFL talent of late. In 2010, Bears OT J'Marcus Webb went from seventh-round pick to starting 12 games for the Bears. The Rams used a sixth-round choice on DE Eugene Sims last year and on QB Keith Null, who is now with the Panthers, in 2009. This time around, it appears WR Stephen Burton could be the one to hear his named called. He was impressive during a positional workout with 15 teams in attendance, but it was his outstanding time in the 10-yard split in the 40-yard dash that really stood out. He had a time of 1.46 seconds, which speaks to his quickness as a player and could help him go as high as late in the third round. Burton (6-foot-1 3/8, 224 pounds) had a 40 time of 4.38 and 4.44 seconds. He also turned in a 35-inch vertical and 10-4 broad jump to go with 19 reps on the bench. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
04-11-2011, 04:40 PM
The San Diego Chargers PROUDLY select Jamie Harper, RB -- Clemson
04-11-2011, 05:58 PM
#235 Miami Selects
Tori Gurley WR South Carolina
Pick made 5:58 pm MST
Minny on the clock
04-11-2011, 09:02 PM
Expat, via priority list, selects:
Nick Bellore, ILB, Central Michigan
He'll tell you alllll about him soon.
Allright then, I will!
With the 232nd pick in the OM Mock Draft, the the Pittsburgh Steelers are overjoyed to draft:
Nick Bellore, ILB, Central Michigan
Player bio from CBS Sports: (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1244136)
Bellore is not the biggest, and definitely not the fastest, linebacker in the draft. But not many pro prospects have been as consistently productive (472 career tackles) as this Central Michigan product. Bellore immediately asserted himself as the team's best option inside, starting all 14 games as a freshman and setting a first-year record with 102 tackles. As a sophomore co-captain, he was the team's Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-MAC selection, a trend that continued throughout his career. He notched three straight 100-tackle seasons and started his first 51 games, another team record, before lingering ankle issues ended that streak in 2010.
He will not wow scouts with measurables, and his frame appears to be maxed out, but Bellore is a hard-working, relentless tackle machine and leaves CMU as the school's third all-time tackler with 472. His lack of speed and range makes him a poor fit as the only linebacker in the middle, but his high-motor and outstanding effort could earn him a few late looks as an inside 'backer in a 3-4 system and promising special teams player.
Strengths: High-effort, high-motor player who seeks contact and works to the whistle. Possesses great instincts and diagnoses plays quickly. Has a nose for the football and seeks the ballcarrier out in traffic. Extremely productive and is an underrated straight-line athlete. Solidly built and steps up to fill the hole with nice leverage and balance. Has enough of a base and displays the lower-body strength to hold up at the point of attack. Flashes adequate awareness in zone coverage.
Weaknesses: Undersized and carries a maxed-out frame. Does not break down and wrap up in the open field and often has to dive at the ballcarrier's feet. Lunges and misses when attempting to make tackles away from his frame. Is a below-average athlete who won't be able to run sideline-to-sideline with NFL backs. He lacks the speed to recover once beaten and will overcompensate, losing his balance when changing direction. Chops his feet and wastes a step attempting to break on the ball. Lacks tenacity as a blitzer and gets caught in the fray at the line. Allows blockers to get into his body and will not use his hands to disengage.
Started first 51 consecutive games of his career … second longest streak in school history … started 52 games in his career, which is tied for the most in school history … ranks third in CMU history with 472 total tackles … 24 career 10-tackle games … three consecutive 100-tackle season … just the sixth player in CMU history to earn All-MAC first team honors in three different seasons … selected to play in 2011 East-West Shrine Game.
2010 Season: Started all but one game at linebacker … named to the All-MAC first team defense … earned the Ring of Honor team award … elected as a co-captain by his teammates … named MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Hampton (9/2) … 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss … has five 10-plus tackle games (Hampton, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Toledo) … injured his ankle in the first quarter at Temple (9/9) … recorded an interception and a sack in loss at Northwestern (9/25) … recovered a fumble in loss against Miami (10/16) … posted a season-high 14 tackles in loss at Northern Illinois (10/23) … finished second on the team in tackles (90) and third in tackles for loss (seven).
2009 Season: All-MAC first team selection … co-captain … named CMU's Defensive Player of the Year … led the team in total tackles and tackles for loss … named MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week after tallying 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, against Eastern Michigan (10/10) … made a season-high 15 tackles at Buffalo (10/3) … credited with 13 tackles and a forced fumble at Bowling Green (10/24) … tallied 12 tackles, including two sacks, and returned an interception 50 yards to set up a touchdown at Western Michigan (10/17) … totaled 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and forced a fumble at Arizona (9/5) … made 10 tackles and intercepted a pass against Toledo (11/11) … made 14 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, in the GMAC Bowl (1/6).
2008 Season: Co-captain … All-MAC first team selection … named CMU's defensive player of the year and most valuable linebacker … led the MAC and ranked fourth nationally with 11.4 tackles per game … collected at least 11 tackles in 10 games … matched a career high with 16 stops against both Eastern Illinois (8/28) and Eastern Michigan (11/28) … collected 11 tackles and forced two fumbles in win at Ohio (9/13) … second forced fumble at Ohio occurred at the CMU 1-yard line and resulted in a touchback with 3:09 remaining … tallied 14 tackles against Buffalo (9/27) … made 13 stops against both Western Michigan (10/18) and Toledo (10/25) … made 13 tackles and recovered a fumble in the Motor City Bowl (12/26).
2007 Season: Starter in all 14 games at middle linebacker … finished with a CMU freshman record 102 tackles including 45 solo … seven tackles for a loss including one sack … forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles … snared two interceptions … posted at least seven tackles in a game nine times … recovered a fumble at Purdue while making seven stops (9/15) … wrapped up a season-high 16 tackles against North Dakota State (9/22) including one tackle for a loss … forced a fumble and intercepted a pass while making three tackles (one for a loss) against Army (10/13) … made eight stops at Kent State (10/27) … three tackles were behind the line of scrimmage at KSU including his first career sack … registered double-digit stops for the second time in 2007 against Eastern Michigan with 10 (11/16) … posted eight tackles against Miami in the MAC Championship Game including one for a loss (12/1) … tallied 11 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in the Motor City Bowl (12/26).
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04-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Minnesota Vikings Select- Ryan Jones CB-Northwest Missouri State,
led the MIAA and ranked ninth in the nation with six interceptions this season, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Jones was credited with 13 pass break-ups giving him 19 passes defended - the fifth-highest tally in the nation. Jones played in 56 of Northwest's 58 games the last four seasons. He had a career-high 56 tackles this season, 199 for his career and his 14 collegiate interceptions rank fifth in program history. - Northwest Missouri State football
04-11-2011, 10:15 PM
With the 237th pick The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Mike Mohamed, LB, Cal
Overview:Mohamed is a hard-worker who will maximize his natural tools on the field. Will come into your franchise, understand your defensive system, provide some instant linebacker depth, and contribute on special teams. However, he lacks the power to be a true force in the box against the run and the speed and range to make plays on the outside or mirror explosive space players in man coverage. Probably just not enough physical tools to work with to become an NFL starter, but still a late-round prospect who will bring some impressive instincts and great character to a locker room. -nfl.com
Pick made at 10:15 pm Mountain
Drek's time OTC has come and gone. Zona, via PM, selects:
Eric Hagg, S, Nebraska
Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State
He will tell us all about them soon!
ERIC HAGG - S - Nebraska (6'2 - 210lbs)
Not the best Safety in the draft and not the best CB in the draft but there are quite a few football guys who have said he's maybe the best overall secondary player in the draft. Eric's real value comes from his versatility on the field. Probably will get used mostly on Special Teams in the NFL at first but can be a guy who you can plug in at S or CB, possibly allowing a team to shed a backup position in the secondary so it could be used for another position.
RYAN WINTERSWYK - DE - Boise State (6'4 - 270lbs)
Lifted 225 pounds 22 times at his pro day. Doesn't have the great 1st step some of the elite DE's do but he is athletic, strong and shows he is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in the NFL. Even working out in TE drills. The Falcons like his high motor and toughness. Could be turned into a nice blocking TE who has the athletic ability to run some routes.
04-12-2011, 07:15 AM
The 49ers select:
Anthony Gray, NT, Southern Miss
Height: 6-0. Weight: 330.
Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.17.
Benchx225: 39. Vertical: 31.5.
Projected Round (2011): 5-7.
3/13/11: Anthony Gray looked good at his Pro Day, posting 39 reps of 225. He weighed in at 330, but didn't look sluggish.
Positives: Good initial quickness... Can get some penetration... Disruptive... Can push the pocket... Good strength... Good power... Strong hands... Very solid initial punch... Reasonably long arms... Plays with good leverage... Does an adequate job shedding blocks and making plays... Can shoot through gaps... Very solid bull rusher... Does a nice job versus the run... Very good anchor... Occupies double teams well... Clogs the middle... Space eater... Can stack and shed reasonably well... Does a solid job pursuing the ball... Solid drops in coverage... Works hard... Competitive... Three year starter... 3-4 NT potential, nice sleeper prospect.
Negatives: Not a pass rusher... Not real explosive... Slow foot speed... Squatty... Top heavy... Overruns too many plays... Gets too far upfield... Can be pushed away from the action... Lowers his head... Plays too high... Marginal change of direction agility... Not real instinctive... Marginal awareness... Has trouble locating the football... Inconsistent... Doesn't always give the best effort.
04-12-2011, 11:27 AM
With pick 7-238
Tampa Bay select Maurice Hurt OL Florida
Hurt's career looked to be taking off when he worked his way into the Gators' offensive line rotation in three games as the first guard off the bench in 2006. But he struggled to nail down a consistent starting spot through his career due to myriad injuries, including damage to cartilage in his right knee during his freshman season and a neck ailment as a sophomore.
As a junior, Hurt finally stayed healthy, starting five games and playing in 13 as an integral part of Florida's Sugar Bowl winning team. His success continued in 2010, even though the team's dropped off severely. Hurt saw first-team time at right tackle, right guard and left guard, starting every contest until the Florida State loss and picking up accolades for his performances against Kentucky, Tennessee and South Florida along the way.
Although he does not possess elite size or athleticism, Hurt spent his time in Gainesville as a vital utility man capable of filling in at multiple spots along the line. He will need to duplicate that versatility if he wants to stick around at the next level as a late pick or free agent because he does not excel in any one area of the game and always will be limited by his physical shortcomings.
Positives: Thickly built and has a strong frame without much unnecessary weight. Gets out of his stance quickly with a sharp first step and explodes into defenders. Possesses some natural knee bend. Moves well for a guy his size and can reach blocks away from his frame. Does a solid job of engaging targets at the second level and works to stay on his man through the play. Tough player who looks for contact inside and is athletic enough to get around and seal the edge.
Negatives: Only average length means he struggles to keep defenders away from his frame. Does not place his hands on his defender correctly, thus finding it difficult to recover. Comes out of his stance high and does not get under defensive linemen, failing to gain initial leverage. Plays on his heels and lets opponents take control and drive him backwards. Pushed into the backfield by effective bull rushers. Finds himself on the ground all too often, does not keep his balance when moving laterally. Struggles to finish plays and gets lost when facing uncommon pressure looks from defenses. Neck and knee ailments caused him to miss time early in his career.
Missed pick made, clock as it is.
04-12-2011, 08:01 PM
Anthony Sherman FB-Uconn