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Old 03-09-2011, 07:11 PM   #51
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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

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:27 AM   #52
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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.

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:39 AM   #53
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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:
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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Anton and the Tampa Bay Bucs are now on the clock.

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Old 03-10-2011, 02:44 PM   #55
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With the 51st pick, the Bucs select DE Jabaal Sheard, Pitt.



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.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:16 PM   #56
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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.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #57
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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.

Strengths:
• 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

Weaknesses:
• 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

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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

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:13 PM   #58
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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.
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With the 55th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock draft, The Carolina Panthers select:

Luke Stocker, TE Tennessee



Ht: 6'5
Wt: 258
225: 27
40: 4.68
20: 2.72
10: 1.62
Shuttle: 4.40
Cone: 7.03


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.

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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.

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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

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:54 PM   #62
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With the 58th selection the Baltimore Ravens select



Jarell Powe, NT, Ole Miss

Pick Made 5:55 Mountain Time

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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

Overview

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.

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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.
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With the 61st Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select:

Leonard Hankerson, WR
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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.

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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
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With the 63rd pick in the 2011 OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova


Overview from the National Football Post:

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.


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With the 59th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Quan Sturdivant, Linebacker from from North Carolina.

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With the 65th pick of the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select

Kenrick Ellis, DT Hampton






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.

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The Cincinnati Bengals select Marcus Cannon, OG/OT, TCU
Height:6'5"
Weight:358 lbs.


Overview
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.

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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.

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With the 67th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:
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ORLANDO FRANKLIN, OT/OG, MIAMI
Height:
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Weight:
316 lbs.
Arm Length:
35 in.
Hand Size:
11 1/8 in.

Overview:

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.

Analysis:

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.
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With the 68th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

Andy Dalton, QB TCU





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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

Pick was made at 1:04pm Central time
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