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2011 mock draft, take two

File photo of Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton in New York

1. Panthers: Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn.

Carolina’s new coaching staff doesn’t seem to believe in 2010 second-rounder Jimmy Clausen, and the front office is “not sold” that any of this year’s defensive linemen are No. 1-pick worthy. Newton has franchise-saving talent at the most important position in pro sports.

2. Broncos: Marcell Dareus, defensive tackle, Alabama.

Dareus has passed Nick Fairley on most teams’ boards as the draft’s top defensive tackle, and a glance at Denver’s depth chart reveals the worst interior line in football. At 6-foot-4, 319 with incredible quickness and short-area explosion, Dareus is a no brainer at No. 2.

3. Bills: Da’Quan Bowers, defensive end, Clemson.

The Bills would prefer Cam Newton, but won’t have a chance at him barring a trade up. While Blaine Gabbert should also be considered, the NCAA’s sack and tackle-for-loss leader will be difficult to resist for a club that ranked 27th in sacks last year. Ala Darnell Dockett in Arizona, Bowers would play end in Buffalo’s 3-4 and focus on rushing the passer.

4. Bengals: Blaine Gabbert, quarterback, Missouri.

Carson Palmer is serious about never playing for the Bengals again, and backup Jordan Palmer wouldn’t make most NFL rosters as a third-stringer. Without free agency on the horizon, there’s no way the Bengals can afford to pass on an elite quarterback. Gabbert is this year’s top-rated passer in many eyes.

5. Cardinals: Von Miller, linebacker, Texas A&M.

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock uses two words to describe Miller. “Defies. Gravity. Bends parallel to the ground. This guy comes off the edge and it’s scary how quick he gets to the quarterback.”  The Cards could use some of that with Joey Porter and Clark Haggans both 34 years old.

6. Browns: A.J. Green, wide receiver, Georgia.

While he didn’t generate quite the buzz fellow receiver Julio Jones did in Indianapolis, Green remains the clear-cut No. 1 wideout in this year’s class. The Browns are committed to Colt McCoy, but he’ll never realize his potential without an improved supporting cast.

7. 49ers: Patrick Peterson, cornerback, LSU.

Peterson deserves to go higher based on talent, but there hasn’t been a corner drafted in the top five in eight years. The 2010 Thorpe Award winner as college football’s top defensive back, Peterson’s addition would allow San Francisco to comfortably part with overpriced veteran Nate Clements.

8. Titans: Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Auburn.

The Titans want a quarterback, but Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton won’t get out of the top five. Instead, they can end Fairley’s mini-free fall by reuniting him with college position coach Tracy Rocker. Fairley didn’t have a good Combine, and his measurables aren’t top-five caliber.

9. Cowboys: Prince Amukamara, cornerback, Nebraska.

Terence Newman is going on 33 and was abused in coverage last season, so it’s hard to imagine the Cowboys paying his $8 million non-guaranteed salary. The secondary is Dallas’ greatest weakness by a good margin, and Amukamara is by far the best defensive back available.

10. Redskins: Julio Jones, wide receiver, Alabama.

Owning no third- or fourth-round pick, the Redskins are prime candidates to trade out of the tenth spot with a team hungry for pass rushers. If coach Mike Shanahan stands pat, he must select an immediate starter at quarterback, wide receiver, or in the defensive front seven.

11. Texans: Robert Quinn, linebacker, North Carolina.

Quinn’s Combine performance has been described as “just average,” but he’s still a shoo-in for the top-12 selections.  The Texans are currently relying on former backup defensive end Connor Barwin to be their lead pass-rushing outside linebacker.  Barwin has 4 1/2 career sacks.

12. Vikings: Jake Locker, quarterback, Washington.

Clued-in Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporter Judd Zulgad’s “gut feeling” is that Locker is going to end up with the Vikings.  Defensive line and safety are big needs for Minnesota, but when Joe Webb is atop your depth chart, quarterback trumps them all.

13. Lions: Tyron Smith, tackle, USC.

Our last mock had the Lions taking a tackle, and we don’t see that changing barring a draft-day slide from one of the top two cornerbacks. Boasting 36 3/8-inch arms and the most impressive feet of any offensive lineman available, Smith has overtaken Nate Solder and Anthony Castonzo.

14. Rams: Aldon Smith, defensive end, Missouri.

G.M. Billy Devaney will be disappointed when Julio Jones goes off the board in front of him, but quality fall-back options are plentiful.  A local favorite, Smith showed at the Combine that his best position is defensive end in a 4-3, and current Chris Long bookend James Hall recently turned 34.

15. Dolphins: Mark Ingram, running back, Alabama.

Ingram’s stock wasn’t affected by his seemingly lackluster 4.62 forty at the Combine because NFL scouts already know he isn’t a burner. The fact that he beat out top running back sprinter Da’Rel Scott in the ten-yard split indicates that Ingram’s short-area burst is elite and worthy of a top-20 selection.

16. Jaguars: Christian Ponder, quarterback, Florida State.

Ponder is gaining steam for the first round after big Senior Bowl and Combine performances, and word out of Big Cat Country is that G.M. Gene Smith “likes him a lot.”  David Garrard recently turned 33, is due $25.4 million over the next three seasons, and isn’t a true franchise quarterback.

17. Patriots: J.J. Watt, defensive end, Wisconsin.

Five-technique ends don’t go early in drafts unless it’s the Chiefs reeeaching for Tyson Jackson. But Watt projects as a borderline double-digit sack guy ala Justin Smith, with the ability to also be a high-impact run defender. At this point in the draft, Watt should be atop the Patriots’ board.

18. Chargers: Cameron Jordan, defensive end, Cal.

Like Watt, Jordan is unlikely to be drafted before the teens unless a 4-3 team deems him capable of playing strong-side end. Throw out Jackson, and in the last five years the highest a true “five technique” has been selected was No. 28 (Jared Odrick, Dolphins).  San Diego is desperate for end help.

19. Giants: Anthony Castonzo, tackle, Boston College.

We mentioned in our first mock draft Castonzo’s connection to Giants assistant line coach Jack Bicknell, as well as New York’s aging, front five.  Those concerns were not eased by G.M. Jerry Reese’s recent comments about Shawn Andrew’s chronic back problems, details of Rich Seubert’s major knee surgery, and Shaun O’Hara’s forthcoming Achilles’ procedure.

20. Buccaneers: Ryan Kerrigan, defensive end, Purdue.

After bringing up the NFC rear in sacks, the Bucs are desperate for pass-rushing production.  Kerrigan fits that role as well as anyone in the draft after generating 56 tackles for loss and 32.5 sacks in his final three college seasons while tying the NCAA record with 14 forced fumbles.

21. Chiefs: Derek Sherrod, tackle, Mississippi State.

Kansas City needs a better right tackle than Barry Richardson if they’re going to continue to lead the NFL in rushing.  Sherrod comes from a college program that posted a 619:288 run-to-pass ratio last season, and is considered this year’s most consistent tackle prospect in some circles.

22. Colts: Nate Solder, tackle, Colorado.

While Solder lacks core strength to be an instant impact run blocker, that’s less concerning for a Colts team that ranks 30th, 31st, and 28th in rushing attempts over the past three years. Indy’s pass protection is among the NFL’s worst, and they need to replace both starting tackles.

23. Eagles: Jimmy Smith, cornerback, Colorado.

Smith is a top-15 talent with shutdown-caliber ability, but character concerns will prevent him from going that early.  He’s still a first-round prospect, and cornerback is the Eagles’ most glaring need after Dimitri Patterson and Ellis Hobbs flopped opposite Asante Samuel last year.

24. Saints: Justin Houston, defensive end, Georgia.

Georgia’s leader in sacks (10) and tackles for loss (18.5) last season, Houston was a consensus All-SEC first-teamer and Nagurski Award finalist behind Da’Quan Bowers. The Saints are pursuing disruptive front-seven players after their big plays on defense evaporated in 2010.

25. Seahawks: Colin Kaepernick, quarterback, Nevada.

Kaepernick isn’t commonly considered a first-round prospect, but Tim Tebow, Josh Freeman, and even Joe Flacco were viewed similarly entering the past three drafts. All were selected in the top 32.  The Seahawks could bring along Kaepernick slowly after they re-sign stopgap Matt Hasselbeck.

26. Ravens: Torrey Smith, wide receiver, Maryland.

Smith is known to be on G.M. Ozzie Newsome’s radar as the Ravens’ personnel maven works to upgrade the slowest wide receiver corps in football.  At 6-foot-1 and 204 pounds with 4.43 speed, Smith is a true vertical threat and would be an instant fan favorite with local ties.

27. Falcons: Gabe Carimi, tackle, Wisconsin.

A big-play wideout like Titus Young should also receive consideration from Atlanta, but Carimi provides more value at No. 27. Three Falcons starting offensive linemen are free agents, including right tackle Tyson Clabo.

28. Patriots: Brooks Reed, linebacker, Arizona.

Drawing comparisons to Clay Matthews, Reed ripped up the Combine with the top ten-yard split time amongst pass rushers, even showing more initial burst than A.J. Green. Reed is what the doctor ordered for New England’s outside linebacker woes.

29. Bears: Mike Pouncey, guard/center, Florida.

The Bears believe 2010 seventh-round pick J’Marcus Webb can be a long-term fixture at tackle, but the interior remains a major problem area. After his team allowed the most sacks in the NFL last season, G.M. Jerry Angelo must prioritize the front five.

30. Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, defensive end, Temple.

If the season began today, Marcus Dixon (three career appearances) and Mike DeVito (0.5 sacks) would be the Jets’ starting defensive ends. Wilkerson is built to play five technique with 35 1/4-inch arms at 6-foot-4, 315. He also led Temple in sacks, tackles for loss, and hurries last year.

31. Steelers: Aaron Williams, cornerback, Texas.

Williams’ best position may ultimately be safety, but he’s ticketed for cornerback initially after posting respectable forty times in Indianapolis. Two of the Steelers’ top three corners are free agents, and free safety Ryan Clark is entering his age-32 season.

32. Cameron Heyward, defensive end, Ohio State.

The talent-rich Packers will be able to draft the best player available on April 28. Heyward would be in the mid first-round conversation if not for offseason Tommy John surgery, and also plays a position at which Green Bay is losing a key cog in free agent defensive end Cullen Jenkins.

Missed first-round cut: UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, Pittsburgh receiver Jonathan Baldwin, Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor, Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph, UCLA safety Rahim Moore, Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure, and Miami cornerback Brandon Harris.

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135 Responses to “2011 mock draft, take two”
  1. drreece8 says: Mar 7, 2011 12:44 PM

    The Dolphins are not picking a RB in round 1.

  2. backinblack67 says: Mar 7, 2011 12:47 PM

    Carolina better not waste #1 on Cam. He is at the best about a Vince Young, but I would say more of a J.Russell.

  3. 30thparallelpatrol says: Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM

    1) Vikings will not take jake locker, he is no better than that of our current depth chart.
    2)Who in the world think Cam Newton will go in the first round that is beyond bizzare! Panthers will make a strange pick but i am doubtful it will be an offensive player in any means (yes i am aware that defensive players and quarterbacks are among the only common picks at number one in the draft).
    3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

  4. cusoman says: Mar 7, 2011 12:49 PM

    I welcome the Jake Locker pick for the Vikes. He strikes me as the Drew Brees of this draft class.

  5. bangrhard says: Mar 7, 2011 12:49 PM

    BWAAAAA..LOL….are you kidding me?? This is the worst mock ever…. Not only are the picks a joke but the Browns are NOT committed to Colt McCoy…this is the best laugh ive had in a while. Save this one and compare after the real draft takes place. You will see how wrong this is

  6. seanmmartin says: Mar 7, 2011 12:49 PM

    I’m wondering if you guys just put this together to generate criticism and page views…

  7. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 7, 2011 12:52 PM

    “1. Panthers: Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn.

    Newton has franchise-saving talent at the most important position in pro sports.”

    ————————–

    After reading THAT observation I knew it was safe to skip the rest of the list.

  8. jjay9 says: Mar 7, 2011 12:53 PM

    I would hope that the Panthers would be smarter than to take Jamarcus Owens Newton with the first pick. But they suck, so you never know.

  9. bfridley says: Mar 7, 2011 12:54 PM

    What, you’re not gonna break it up into two pages to double the views you collect from people looking at these things?? That’s what all of the lame mock sites do!

  10. whathappenedtovox says: Mar 7, 2011 12:54 PM

    I love the pea-brains that are comparing Brooks Reed to Clay Matthews because he has long blond hair and plays linebacker, almost the same way any white receiver under 6’2 that has ever caught a pass from the slot is inevitably compared to Wes Welker.

  11. getweird4u says: Mar 7, 2011 12:54 PM

    If sister christian ponder AND colin pumpernickle both go ahead of mallet ill be shocked if ur board is even close and mallet is really going to last into the second the bengals should wait and take qb there…i dont care if dudes a methhead have u seen this guy spin it? get him a line… a good one and he’ll spray balls all over the field bengals patrick peterson in the 1st(if jj is gone) and mallet or dalton in the second!

  12. kspec1982 says: Mar 7, 2011 12:57 PM

    I’ll bet one years salary that the jags don’t go QB in the first round. You eaither don’t really pay attention when you do these mock drafts or your just bain dead. All the signs point to the D in the first.

  13. Chris Guest says: Mar 7, 2011 12:58 PM

    In re: Skins:

    Why would a team trade-up in a DE heavy draft? that makes no sense though given your board that is being kind.

  14. brasho says: Mar 7, 2011 12:58 PM

    I am a huge draftnik and I really delve deep into the draft and look at a lot of mock drafts. I think I seriously slammed the last one on here…but this one is actually really good. In saying it’s good, I mean that the pieces and the parts fit well with the needs and the desires. This is a good job.

  15. nflguru12 says: Mar 7, 2011 12:58 PM

    Cant see Ted Thompson picking Cameron Heyward. Great talent with the motor of a soap box derby car. You cant spend your season wondering if Heyward will decide to play this week. PASS!!

  16. charly0418 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:00 PM

    And here I thought no one could do worse than Mel Kiper

    Congrats PFT

  17. We'reFineThere says: Mar 7, 2011 1:01 PM

    Good mock. Just make sure you note that the 49ers are drafting Peterson for the Eagles in exchange for Kolb and #23 where you also have projected a cornerback.

  18. panther17 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:03 PM

    Please God no.

  19. vietnambob2473 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:05 PM

    Wow Silva, I thought you should have been committed for your last mock having Newton going #3 but you just one-upped that. No way in hell does Newton go #1, he’s not even the best QB in the draft, let alone the best player in the draft.

  20. 7370355q says: Mar 7, 2011 1:08 PM

    I can’t foresee a scenario where Akeem Ayers drops out of the 1st round. Despite his 4.8 40 his game speed is much faster than his 40 time would indicate.

  21. goawayeverybody says: Mar 7, 2011 1:09 PM

    Ryan Mallett will go first round. You can write it down.

  22. daffy87 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:09 PM

    I am a big supporter of Cleveland selecting A.J. Green if he is available. Over the last few seasons we have been rumored to be interested in other receivers like Michael Crabtree or Dez Bryant, and in both cases I had my fingers crossed that we wouldn’t pick either of them. But I feel differently about Green, I think he is going to be a beast at the next level, and would fit the west coast offense Shurmur is putting in very well. And it would greatly help Colt McCoy’s development.

  23. realitypolice says: Mar 7, 2011 1:10 PM

    Cameron Heyward would be a good pick at 32.

    Many players actually gain MPH on their fastball after Tommy John surgery. He should be able to help the Packers right away as a left handed specialist out of the bullpen or as a set up man for new closer Mariano Rivera.

  24. hobartbaker says: Mar 7, 2011 1:11 PM

    Pretty sure that Newton is the guy that Carolina DOES NOT want. If they can dupe someone into trading up, they get extra picks and the guys they want move down the board one spot.

  25. sdchargers25 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:11 PM

    CAM!!! number 1, where he belongs. HATERS!

  26. bucsballer says: Mar 7, 2011 1:17 PM

    Tampa needs pass rush. But we also need corners. I think we needa trade up for prince or Peterson. But I like the idea for the pass rusher too

  27. lucky5927 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:19 PM

    I am surprised to see Phil Taylor drop out of the first round. Was his combine performance that bad that a team like Jet’s would pass on him upon releasing Kris Jenkins??

  28. motorcitykitties says: Mar 7, 2011 1:19 PM

    Best. Mock. Ever.

  29. lonespeed says: Mar 7, 2011 1:20 PM

    The Redskins won’t have a chance to take home the offseason crown through free agency this year, so they’ll do something stupid in the draft. I could see them trading away their future for Cam Newton.

    New leadership or not, Dan Snyder will want to make a splash. He has to believe he’s won something.

  30. poweredtoast says: Mar 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    This is one of the worse mocks I have ever seen… Locker, Ponder, Reed, Wilkerson, Williams all in the 1st?!?

  31. easyeroc says: Mar 7, 2011 1:24 PM

    @ 30thparallelpatrol
    I can’t remember his name, but the Redskins won the super bowl with a black QB in the 80s.

  32. radzyfsu23 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:26 PM

    Any mock draft that has the dolphins drafting mark ingram and Patrick Peterson not going in the top 5 is a joke!!!!

  33. devoe1129 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:26 PM

    5 QBs in the first round it what is considered a weak year for the QB class? I would be stunned if that happened. Plus the Dolphins will trade down, then don’t have a 2nd rounder and have holes to fill, some one else will want that spot.

  34. bartpkelly says: Mar 7, 2011 1:27 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:
    No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    Didn’t Doug williams win one over the Broncos? a monster 2nd qtr I believe.

  35. whoknowsnothing says: Mar 7, 2011 1:27 PM

    STOP putting Mark Ingram as the pick for Miami!!!!! They will not pick him unless he drops to them in the second round which I don’t see that happening.

    If Julio Jones is there at 15 they will get him there and just suck it up about not having a 2nd rd pick this year, still I don’t see that happening either, so just put whatever OL/QB will be available to them in that spot because those are there only options that will be there for them.

    The picking up an OL in the 1st rd will help them solidify the O-line for once and for all.

    QB, who knows if it will work out, but there is still a chance for them to pick one up in the 1st rd.

    Yes, I understand that basically all their RB’s are going to be free agents, but there are other options available to them through the draft or free agency.

  36. madesian says: Mar 7, 2011 1:27 PM

    @30thparallelpatrol, have you ever heard of Doug Williams? I’m sorry but bringing color into this doesn’t make any sense. I’m white by the way, not that that matters.

  37. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Mar 7, 2011 1:29 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM
    3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    ___________________

    Ever heard of Doug Williams, you racist?

  38. ckeehr says: Mar 7, 2011 1:32 PM

    3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    Doug Williams ????

  39. bengalanthony13 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:33 PM

    Oh God. Not Gabbert. The Bengals need to take either AJ Green, Fairley or Peterson at 4, then take one of the QBs that drop into the second. Locker, Ponder, Kaepernick or Dalton should be their options.

  40. jasnite says: Mar 7, 2011 1:35 PM

    30thparallelpatrol…..You must be new to Pro Football or young……His name is Doug Williams….Head Coach…..Grambling University…..

  41. dfinpds says: Mar 7, 2011 1:38 PM

    I guess Doug Williams wasn’t black then? Wow….coulda fooled me…..

  42. db3300 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:38 PM

    @ 30thparallelpatrol

    You know that old saying: “It’s better to keep your mouth closed and have people think you’re an idiot than to open it and remove all doubt?”

    Doug Williams. Redskins. SB XXII I believe.

  43. kowboydmac says: Mar 7, 2011 1:38 PM

    Anyone bashing this draft for bad picks or whatever personal justification, just ask yourself, when was the last time EVERY SINGLE PICK made sense to everyone? It doesn’t happen. Cam Newton to the Panthers makes just as much sense as Jake Locker to the Vikings, which made as much sense as Tim Tebow going to the Broncos.

    This is a good piece, and all the picks were analyzed briefly and effectively. I particularly liked reading this;

    “21. Chiefs: Derek Sherrod, tackle, Mississippi State.

    Kansas City needs a better right tackle than Barry Richardson if they’re going to continue to lead the NFL in rushing. Sherrod comes from a college program that posted a 619:288 run-to-pass ratio last season, and is considered this year’s most consistent tackle prospect in some circles.”

    I Didn’t know who this guy was, yet they exposed a run ratio that’s extremely in his favor for this pick to the right team.

    Let’s see one of you do that research.

  44. zn0rseman says: Mar 7, 2011 1:39 PM

    Locker would be great but if Ryan Mallet passes the Spielman test, I’d rather have him because he’s better suited to be an immediate contributer.

    Glad to see the Vikings signed Rhett Bomar. I thought very highly of him coming out of college. Also glad they finally got rid of TJoke… that guy has trashed the franchise for far too long.

  45. Nevis says: Mar 7, 2011 1:40 PM

    @30thparallelpatrol: “No black has ever wona Super Bowl”.

    I guess when Doug Williams beat John Elway in 1987, he was wearing makeup?

    Get your facts straight, clown.

  46. highfivefootballfan says: Mar 7, 2011 1:43 PM

    if the dolphins take Ingram, i will have officially lost all confidence in the team’s front office, from the owner to the coaching staff.

    the dolphins drafting ingram would be worse than when they drafted Ginn.

  47. bgarrityirb says: Mar 7, 2011 1:43 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    only one thing needs to be said… that is you need to do your research before bashing the success of any black QB in the NFL. Doug Williams (who was a black QB in the NFL with the Washington Redskins) led his team to a superbowl win way back in 1988. so check your facts before you come out and try to throw around ideas without knowing what your talking about.

  48. mrjames21 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:44 PM

    easyeroc says:
    Mar 7, 2011 1:24 PM
    @ 30thparallelpatrol
    I can’t remember his name, but the Redskins won the super bowl with a black QB in the 80s.

    @30thparallelpatrol
    @easyeroc

    His name was Doug Williams. He was also MVP of that Super Bowl.

  49. abrownsfan says: Mar 7, 2011 1:45 PM

    @ 30thparallelpatrol

    his name is Doug Williams.

  50. 30ptbuck says: Mar 7, 2011 1:45 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM
    1) Vikings will not take jake locker, he is no better than that of our current depth chart.
    2)Who in the world think Cam Newton will go in the first round that is beyond bizzare! Panthers will make a strange pick but i am doubtful it will be an offensive player in any means (yes i am aware that defensive players and quarterbacks are among the only common picks at number one in the draft).
    3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.
    ___________________________________GOD VIKINGS FANS ARE DUMB !!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    DOUG WILLIAMS SUPERBOWL XXII MVP
    If you see anyone on PFT commenting on any article and they are associating themselves with the Vikings immediately get prepared to laugh or shake your head.
    TT has done well building the Packers so they have alot of depth would like to see him trade up to get a great pass rushing OLB to compliment Matthews Would like to see Ayers (probably cost TT to much) or a get a WR/KR like Torrie Smith if he is still there or possibly trade down for him plus a pick

  51. gugurich says: Mar 7, 2011 1:46 PM

    I’m glad the obligatory Cam Newton is Jamarcus Russell comment was on here and second too. Because there couldn’t be more similar players than a 300 pound QB addicted to Purple Crank and a mobile, supremely athletic QB.

    You know who deserves the Russell comparison? Ryan Mallett. Questions about drug use, powerful arm, shaky under pressure.

  52. r8rsfan says: Mar 7, 2011 1:46 PM

    30thparallel

    Before you go spouting about not being a racist check your facts – Doug Williams won a SB for the Skins and was MVP of the game. One thing for certain, when a person tries to qualify their comments by stating they aren’t racist they remove any doubt that they actually are.

  53. packerfantastic says: Mar 7, 2011 1:46 PM

    @ 30thparallelpatrol

    You must be too young to have ever heard of Doug Williams of the Redskins. One of the greatest games by a SB winning QB and a great off the field story as well. To make it better, he beat Denver.

  54. countsnail says: Mar 7, 2011 1:47 PM

    The “entertainer & icon” will be lucky to get picked at the bottom of the 1st round, let alone the 1st overall pick. No chance.

  55. olskool711 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    Darn! 30thparallelpatrol you blew my cover.

    I was hoping nobody would ever find out my real identity.

    sincerely,
    Doug Willitaliano

  56. bisonhead33 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:52 PM

    The Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXII with Doug Williams, a Black quarterback. He was also MVP and threw for 4 TD’s.

  57. 28purple4mvp says: Mar 7, 2011 1:52 PM

    easyeroc says:
    Mar 7, 2011 1:24 PM
    @ 30thparallelpatrol
    I can’t remember his name, but the Redskins won the super bowl with a black QB in the 8o’s

    Doug Williams and he is black

  58. canadianvikingfaniii says: Mar 7, 2011 1:52 PM

    3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.
    —————————-
    Are you serious? Doug Williams won the superbowl with the Redskins. Get out of here you ignorant slimeball.

  59. dlr4skins says: Mar 7, 2011 1:55 PM

    easyeroc says:
    Mar 7, 2011 1:24 PM
    @ 30thparallelpatrol
    I can’t remember his name, but the Redskins won the super bowl with a black QB in the 80s.

    DOUG WILLIAMS and he was asked how long he had been a black quaterback by the press.

  60. milburg2 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:57 PM

    @ 30thparallelpatrol

    Try Doug Williams

  61. siggtacular says: Mar 7, 2011 1:57 PM

    Ill take torrey smith in baltimore

  62. Matt-NC says: Mar 7, 2011 2:06 PM

    If I were the Pantheres GM, I’d think about trading that pick with Philly to get Kolb and the Eagles 1st pick and whatever else has to be done to sweaten the pot.

    Panthers need help in MANY places and no one in this draft is popping out as a deserving #1 overall pick.

    That would take some real balls on the part of the Panther GM.

    Glad I’m a Packer fan.

  63. hooterdawg says: Mar 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    “Ryan Mallett will go first round. You can write it down”

    No way that the Seahawks choose Kaepernick if Mallett is available.

  64. 1bigtex says: Mar 7, 2011 2:10 PM

    @30thparallelpatrol

    Did you ever hear of a QB named Doug Williams?

  65. prior0knowledge says: Mar 7, 2011 2:12 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM

    plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    Except it IS racist and WRONG. Doug Williams is pretty black and he won Super Bowl XXII with the Redskins. And he was MVP. AND he set a Super Bowl record with 4 TD passes in ONE QUARTER.

    Racist A$$

  66. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 7, 2011 2:15 PM

    Pathetic, First off,
    @30thparallelpatrol

    Does Doug Williams ring a bell??

    The RB’s… I see both Ingram and Leshour both going in the first round. If Patrick Peterson is still on the board at 3, he goes there. If not I see Von Miller coming off the board there. Ive said it before and I will say it again, I do not blame the D-Line for the Bills poor run D. I belive the Bengals will pass on a QB in round one, and go either WO or DL with Green or Bowers. I think whoever the Panthers pick at 1 will have a larger impact on the other 31 teams draft boards than in the last 5 or so years.

  67. radzil says: Mar 7, 2011 2:20 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM

    No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    ———————————————

    Wow, racist much? Doug Williams not only led the skins to a victory in superbowl XXII but he was also the MVP.

  68. griblets says: Mar 7, 2011 2:22 PM

    @ 30thparallelpatrol :
    “(non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.”

    Ever heard of Doug Williams?

    To suggest skin color is a reason that a quarterback cannot win a Super Bowl is anything but non-racist.

  69. benedettisj says: Mar 7, 2011 2:28 PM

    Doug Williams was the ‘Skins QB.

    Know the
    Colts need O linemen really bad, but to say the had (have) among the worst pass protection in the league is ludicrous. Payton was sacked 16 times last season, right at the fewest per pass attempt of any QB – not bad for being among the worst…

  70. searcy69 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:31 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:

    3) Why Cam Newton will not go in the first round? He isn’t an NFL quarterback, Tebow is more NFL than Cam will ever be, plus (non-racist comment intended) No black QB has ever won a superbowl.

    You may have intended this to be a non-racist comment but before you make a STRONG STATEMENT regarding race you need to be 100% correct… Not 100% WRONG!!!

    Doug Williams was the first black QB to play in a a Super Bowl and win a Super Bowl. He won in impressive fashion. He was 18-29 for 329 yard, 4 touchdown passes beating John (Horse Teeth) Elway and the Broncos. Doug was also the Super Bowl MVP!!!

    I agree Cam Newton hasn’t proven that he is a franchise QB but race has nothing to do with it..

  71. EJ says: Mar 7, 2011 2:33 PM

    Pretty accurate mock Silva…

    Shuffle Gabbert,Bowers and Newton, then you would be right on.

    Gabbert going to Carolina
    Newton to Buffalo
    Bowers to Bengals (They will be picking up a QB through FA)

  72. emossome84 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:35 PM

    So clearly 30thparallelpatrol is an ignorant racist but at the same time is there any point in having literally 20 people point out Doug Williams winning the Super Bowl and MVP. What are the guys that are posting it for the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th times thinking? Just in case someone missed the first 15 times it was posted I better add it again?

    PS 30thparallelpatrol you are the reason JimmySmith has a field day with Vikings fans..get a life you trashy ignorant fool. Also speaking of JimmySmith congrats on being a predicted first round pick lol

  73. finsbooyah says: Mar 7, 2011 2:39 PM

    - I can’t imagine any scenario where 5 QB’s go in the 1st round. The class is too average, and there is too much defensive talent.

    - I also have a hard time believing Miami will take Ingram. They will likely try to trade down (or up if Newton is still available around the 8-9 spot). Or they will take Locker, Pouncey, Rudolph, T. Smith (all reaches at 15) or Quinn (you can never have too many pass rushers).

    - JJ Watt is great, but I doubt the Pats take him, they aren’t too fond of working with Tom Condon.

    - I just wanna join the chorus… Doug Williams, Washington Redskins, Supper Bowl 22 MVP.

  74. rumorhater says: Mar 7, 2011 2:51 PM

    whathappenedtovox says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:54 PM
    I love the pea-brains
    are comparing Brooks Reed to Clay Matthews because he has long blond hair and plays linebacker, almost the same way any white receiver under 6’2 that has ever caught a pass from the slot is inevitably compared to Wes Welker.
    =================================
    Do you feel the same way when pea-brains compare Cam Newton to Vince Young and/or JaMarcus Russell?

  75. grim2 says: Mar 7, 2011 3:07 PM

    I’m glad everyone else took the liberty of correcting our ignorant friend.

    With regards to the mock, anyone who thinks Cam Newton isn’t going in the first round isn’t paying attention to what’s going on in league circles. SHOULD he go in the first round? Maybe not. Will he? There’s no doubt. He’s a HUGE risk, but one team will take that risk. I’m from Tampa, so I hope it’s Carolina.

    For Buffalo, I agree that Miller or Peterson make more sense than Bowers there. Bowers wouldn’t be used to his full potential as a 5-technique in a 3-4, where as Miller could be a terror off the edge in that scheme, and Peterson is probably the best overall player in the draft.

    Whoever gets Mark Ingram is going to get an incredible back. His vision, burst and pad level/power between the tackles is ridiculous. He’ll go somewhere between 15-20, and it’ll be a steal.

  76. madesian says: Mar 7, 2011 3:08 PM

    @30ptbuck so apparently because one vikings fan is an idiot, we all are.

    so i guess all alabama fans hate trees then huh?

    its dumb people like YOU that show true idiocy. The vikings have never done anything to you, none of us are actually a part of the organization we’re fans of. unless you’re a majority shareholder for the packers, you have nothing to do with any team except for buying stuff with their logo on it.

    I’m a vikings fan and @30thparallelpatrol’s comment both pissed me off and made me think he was an idiot. it has NOTHING to do with the team he’s a fan of. get over yourself.

  77. whatsitlikehere says: Mar 7, 2011 3:24 PM

    NO WAY will the Vikings take Locker @ 12 they will trade down and aquire more picks. Unless the right person falls, but Locker is not that person.

  78. mymazdaluvsme says: Mar 7, 2011 3:31 PM

    I’m only guessing.. but I think the Vikes will trade down (colts, giants, pats, ect) to get their 3rd rounder back and take the best O lineman that’s available. Then look for the best QB or safety in the 2nd round, vice-versa in the 3rd. I have a feeling Lesley will play it safe with his first draft.
    There will be plenty of good QBs left after the first round and I’m not SOLD on Locker yet, and I don’t think a lot of NFL teams are either, so good chance he will still be around in the 2nd.. just my p.o.v.

  79. mystereo says: Mar 7, 2011 3:36 PM

    Cam Newton as the #1 pick? MUHAHAHA! Good one. Rivera is a defensive guy and is going for DL help. He will probably take a QB later in the draft or wait until next year.

    The Bills will take Patrick Peterson after the Maybin fiasco.

    The Rams are probably going to end up with Torrey Smith. Bradford needs someone better than those no-name WRs with sub-10-yard avgs.

  80. tominma says: Mar 7, 2011 3:43 PM

    Cam Newton #1 overall???? He’s NOT a that good a QB! PLus, he seems more interested in the Cam Newton brand that he is Cam Newton professional QB! I predict he’ll flop!

    As for my PATRIOTS, who knows what Bill B will do?? he’s got 5 of the first 65 picks! He could use them or trade them– you never know with BB.

  81. duffer58 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:08 PM

    5 quaterbacks in round 1? LOL
    3 at most

  82. Deb says: Mar 7, 2011 4:09 PM

    If Pouncey falls all the way to 29, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Steelers try to make a move up for him. Don’t think he’ll go as high as Maurkice went at 18, but doubt he’ll fall to 29. We need a corner, but we need o-line help a lot more. If we’re taking a corner in the first round, he’d better offer a lot more than “respectable” times in the 40s.

    If Carolina takes Cam Newton number one overall, thank God we didn’t hire Rivera. Hallelujah!!!!! And my condolences to the Panthers because their fortunes won’t be changing anytime soon. Newton is a fantastic athlete … who’s had one year in a simplified spread offense and has demonstrated no ability to step quickly into a pro system. That pick would make McDaniels’s Tebow fiasco look like a stroke of genius.

  83. lordbrage says: Mar 7, 2011 4:13 PM

    Connor Barwin had a leg injury early this year, his 4 1/2 sacks came in his rookie year after playing one year of DE in college. So to think that the Texans are going to replace him is asinine IMO.

  84. stanklepoot says: Mar 7, 2011 4:16 PM

    Ellis Hobbs didn’t flop, he suffered a career ending injury. How about just a little compassion?

  85. stataddict says: Mar 7, 2011 4:32 PM

    I read this assclown’s mock on another site. A reader commented about how he was hoping that Locker would slip to the 2nd round for the reader’s favorite team to grab him.

    Silva then responded that Locker sliding to the 2nd wouldn’t necessarily be good because of the high rate of QB’s that bust as 2nd round selections.

    Whew. Good to know that drafting Locker in the 1st round is okay, but drafting him in the 2nd would be a mistake…

    Sigh.

  86. chargersfan4life says: Mar 7, 2011 4:41 PM

    Can we stop with Cam Newton going in the top five for crying out loud, and why would the panthers draft Cam with the first overall pick. If they do they are giving up on Clausen way to early, they need to try to build the team around Clausen, Steve Smith is not enough for this team to survive

  87. wafflestomp says: Mar 7, 2011 4:56 PM

    Wan’t Doug Williams hispanic ?
    Just kidding, 30thparellel is indeed a tool.

    Also, Madesian. I believe 30ptbuck was refering to the culmination of all viking posts in general and not just this particular one.
    I too have found myself shaking my head in disbelief over some of your fellow fan’s “insight”.

    Never truly getting over myself, Peace, I’m outta here!

  88. Evan Silva says: Mar 7, 2011 4:58 PM

    Stataddict –

    Thanks for reading.

    The point about second-round quarterbacks is that, if 32 teams pass on the chance to draft them in the first round, they’re probably not working out.

    Specifically, they’re working out 10-20 percent of the time, depending on your standards for a second-round quarterback.

    So if the scouting done by 32 teams deems Jake Locker unworthy of being drafted in round one — but he goes in round two — that indicates teams know in the backs of their minds that Locker won’t work out.

    My guess is that the scouting done by at least one team will deem Locker worthy of a top-32 selection.

    I have no idea if he deserves it.

  89. cuzz4169 says: Mar 7, 2011 5:06 PM

    Who the hell did this mock draft??!! Horrible!!

  90. fracas106 says: Mar 7, 2011 5:30 PM

    Goodbye 30thparallelpatrol! You shouldn’t be missed.

  91. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 7, 2011 5:30 PM

    You have every QB going too early.

  92. getweird4u says: Mar 7, 2011 5:46 PM

    So doug how does it feel to be a black qb? still the best question ever asked on media day.

  93. seanmmartin says: Mar 7, 2011 5:59 PM

    71% of quarterbacks drafted since 2000 (excluding those who haven’t had enough playing time just yet) have been busts.

    You can email me for the basic research that I compiled: smartin2@uvm.edu

  94. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 7, 2011 6:05 PM

    tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Mar 7, 2011 1:29 PM

    30thparallelpatrol says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM

    No black QB has ever won a superbowl.
    ___________________
    Ever heard of Doug Williams, you racist?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    What did Donovan McNabb say just before he lost the SB to the Pats?

    “A white QB slaughters a black QB every time”

    Pretty sure McNabb is black and he pretty much agrees with this guy… And considering McNabb didn’t know you could tie in the NFL, he probably will also tell you a black QB has never won the SB.

  95. madesian says: Mar 7, 2011 6:12 PM

    @wafflestomp

    “I too have found myself shaking my head in disbelief over some of your fellow fan’s “insight”.”

    The exact same could be said for a fan of ANY team in ANY sport. There’s no need to attack a fanbase or team for seemingly no reason.

  96. gosuhgo says: Mar 7, 2011 6:17 PM

    I don’t see the Lions sticking with the 13th pick to take a good but not game 1 starter OT. They’re either going to trade up into the top 10 to try to get prince/peterson or trade down and get some extra value since they will almost certainly be some decent tackles available around 17-20.

  97. cusoman says: Mar 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    Uhh, I hate to be that guy, but just because 30thparellel mentioned the Vikings in his post, how the hell do any of you know he’s a Vikings fan? I did a really quick Google search on this site for the guy’s name and this is his first post, so you have nothing to go on. You hate spewing fools are jumping to some pretty big conclusions here. How do you know he’s not a Panthers fan? He mentioned that team in his post too.

    Man alive the Vikings McCarthyism is strong on this site.

  98. islandjag says: Mar 7, 2011 6:53 PM

    this mock does suck

    When is the last time all no offensive tackles were take till 13

    When is the last time jerry jones drafted the BAP and more over when is the last time he drafted Defensive (parcells excluded) Jones will go WR to make up for Roy Williams

    Jaguars will not take Ponder with a coach who will probably not be with us next season. That is too much baggage for a team looking to hire a new coach and a frankly a qb killer when it comes to new schemes

    When is the last time anyone on the Parcells tree picked a RB to go first. Fins were horrible everywhere. a running back to behind Brown and Williams doesn’t seem like the smartest move

    This mock is more a of love affair with coolest kids in class than what an NFL draft looks like

  99. wafflestomp says: Mar 7, 2011 7:15 PM

    @cusoman…….I believe most of us concluded 30thparellel was viking fan because when he discussed the vikes in his post he refered to “our current depth chart”.

    Not a huge conclusion to jump to, but hey, I’m just a Packer’s fan.

  100. wafflestomp says: Mar 7, 2011 7:20 PM

    Oh yeah, cusoman, thanks for proving my point.

  101. Deb says: Mar 7, 2011 7:43 PM

    @30thparallelpatrol …

    Good night, just saw your post. What on earth could a man’s skin color possibly have to do with his ability to QB a team to a Super Bowl victory? That’s completely illogical–and of course, it’s racist. What else could it be? As many have pointed out, Doug Williams turned in a record-breaking MVP Super Bowl-winning performance. The reason more black QBs haven’t won Super Bowls is that they’ve represented a much smaller percentage of the total number of QBs in the last 45 years. The odds were against them.

    I have concerns about Newton’s readiness to play in a pro-style offense, so I wouldn’t make him a high first-round pick because of the money involved. Look what Tebow is making for what he’s able to contribute. He should not have been a first-rounder and certainly was not better prepared than Newton.

  102. bigmikeyreturns says: Mar 7, 2011 8:05 PM

    Cam Newton to the Cowboys, believe it. Carolina drops down to #4 and takes Peterson.

  103. 30ptbuck says: Mar 7, 2011 8:28 PM

    cusoman says:
    Mar 7, 2011 6:35 PM
    Uhh, I hate to be that guy, but just because 30thparellel mentioned the Vikings in his post, how the hell do any of you know he’s a Vikings fan ?
    30thparallelpatrol says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:48 PM
    1) Vikings will not take jake locker, he is no better than that of our current depth chart.
    ====================================
    Maybe that’s why people think he’s a Vikings fan you Vikings fan ……… sorry to be so insulting

  104. thegonz13 says: Mar 7, 2011 9:07 PM

    @Panthers… Don’t bother with Cam Newton at #1
    @Vikings… go for a QB later. Locker isn’t worth a #12 overall.

  105. mashoaf says: Mar 7, 2011 10:28 PM

    I hope the Dolphins do not take Ingram with there pick. He would most likely fall to the Patriots who have a solid offensive line that can block for him, and have a need for a running back. Which will make them more like the early 2000 Super Bowl teams (without the spy gate stuff, allegedly).

  106. cusoman says: Mar 7, 2011 11:49 PM

    Alright, I can believe that, however stating that all Vikings fans are racist because this one guy makes a comment like that really is despicable and my McCarthyism statement reigns true. You’re all on a witch hunt for no reason other than to make yourselves feel better.

  107. 1historian says: Mar 8, 2011 4:29 AM

    Pats have 3 of the 1st 33 but I can’t see them not using one of their 1st two (17 & 18) to draft an OL. They really need some help up front.
    It’s gonna get real interesting Thursday night and Friday morning after the 1st round is over because the Pats have the 1st pick of the 2nd round – Friday morning and BB is known for trading around, etc.

    Just because some guy doesn’t know about Doug Williams does not necessarily make him a racist. It could just meant that he/she doesn’t know what he/she is talking about, which does not seem to be a rare quality in these posts.

    I love this time of year. These mocks are great and then POOF!!! they’re gone.

  108. 1historian says: Mar 8, 2011 4:30 AM

    Correction – The Pats have #17 and # 28, not 18. Typing error.

    my bad

  109. blkmanwtan says: Mar 8, 2011 7:40 AM

    McNabb will be the starter for the Panthers and they’ll draft Cam Newton first. They will groom Cam Newton like how Philly groomed Vick. Is he the best Qb in the draft based on readiness? No, but a season on the bench and learning the pro game will have him prepared when it is time for him to play.

  110. jiminnh says: Mar 8, 2011 8:33 AM

    Hey 30thparallelpatrol

    Thou doth protest too much…

    Maybe your lack of racism prevents you from doing your homework…. why don’t you google Doug Williams and tell me what you find. A helpful search hint: MVP.

    While I agree that Cam Newton is unlikely to go 1st, and will take a couple of years to be a good NFL QB, your comment is simply ignorant at best.

  111. md22mdrx says: Mar 8, 2011 10:23 AM

    Why in the world would anyone even waste a 2nd round pick on $Cam? He’s a GUARANTEED bust. He’d rather “entertain” than play football. He’s a combination of T.O. and VY …. and he just may be dumber than VY and a step slower. If Carolina picks $Cam at #1, then they’ll be picking #1 again next year … and probably taking a REAL QB.

  112. hitdog042 says: Mar 8, 2011 10:49 AM

    Deb says Tebow certainly isn’t more prepared than Cam Newton.

    Hmm. 4 year starter v.s a one year starter.

    A classic example of why women shouldn’t comment on anything other than the WNBA.

  113. hitdog042 says: Mar 8, 2011 10:50 AM

    *3 year starter. My bad

  114. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Mar 8, 2011 11:49 AM

    touchdownroddywhite says:
    Mar 7, 2011 6:05 PM

    What did Donovan McNabb say just before he lost the SB to the Pats?

    “A white QB slaughters a black QB every time”

    Pretty sure McNabb is black and he pretty much agrees with this guy… And considering McNabb didn’t know you could tie in the NFL, he probably will also tell you a black QB has never won the SB.
    ___________________

    I googled that quote and couldn’t find it anywhere. McNabb complained once that black QBs take more criticism than white QBs, so maybe the quote is taken out of context. There is no way McNabb predicted before the Super Bowl that he was going to get slaughtered.

  115. Deb says: Mar 8, 2011 12:13 PM

    @hitdogo42 …

    Awww, did you make a mistake? Classic example of why the uniformed shouldn’t comment on anything. Both are spread-offense quarterbacks. Tebow is more experienced, but he also has a mechanical issue with his throwing motion that Newton doesn’t have. Despite intensive efforts to correct his windup, he still reverts to it under pressure. It’s questionable whether he will ever be able to correct this problem. Newton, on the other hand, is better prepared to make downfield throws in the face of an oncoming pass rush. That’s why I said he’s not less prepared than Tebow to start in a pro-style offense.

    Experience v. mechanics–it’s a close call either way. But Cam’s issues arebe easily corrected.

    Your ignorance, on the other hand, may be terminal. Why would I know anything about the WNBA? I have no interest in basketball, so why would I watch it just because women are playing? I’ve been a lifelong diehard football fan and would match my knowledge of the game against yours any day.

  116. 30ptbuck says: Mar 8, 2011 12:53 PM

    cusoman says:
    Mar 7, 2011 6:35 PM
    Uhh, I hate to be that guy, but just because 30thparellel mentioned the Vikings in his post, how the hell do any of you know he’s a Vikings fan ?
    pervyharvin says:
    Mar 8, 2011 8:14 AM
    Sorry, you are and always will be our inbred neighbors to the East. As far as that salary, awesome. Packers are starting to throw around money like the new pimp on the block. Your downfall will be all the sweeter next season. Then we will refer to you as “One Year Wonders”
    Hey cusomen HERE IS WHY SO MANY PACKER FANS HATE VIKING FANS NOW GO WHINE AT HIM YOU A$$

  117. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Mar 8, 2011 1:15 PM

    Deb says:
    Mar 8, 2011 12:13 PM
    @hitdogo42 …

    Awww, did you make a mistake? Classic example of why the uniformed shouldn’t comment on anything.
    _________________________

    Deb – Why shouldn’t our brave men and women in uniform be allowed to exercise their right of free speech?

    Thank you for your service, hitdog!

  118. Deb says: Mar 8, 2011 3:34 PM

    @tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason …

    ROFLOLOL Omigosh, that is hysterical!!!!

    Thanks for the laugh :lol: (Good comment about McNabb, too.)

    Yes, hitdog, always happy to give uniformed hamburger-slingers like you their say!

  119. marzonka says: Mar 8, 2011 3:49 PM

    Not sure why all the mock drafts keep stating that the Phins will take Ingram when he does not meet the meet the need of the team. Jeff Ireland has stated his number one goal is to improve team speed and Ingram is far from a burner. Besides he is a clone of Ronnie and Ricky who are both not going to be back in Miami. Trading down and selecting an offensive lineman is Miami’s best option.

  120. panther17 says: Mar 8, 2011 6:16 PM

    Hey, don’t insult hamburger-slingers. I slinged a few myself back in the high school / college days.

    And there’s plenty of people laid off now that are settling for what in normal times would be considered a teenager job just to make ends meet.

    You do what you got to do.

    I owe. I owe. So off to work I go!
    Whistle seven dwarfs song here.

  121. 1bigtex says: Mar 8, 2011 8:54 PM

    @islandjag

    Regarding your question as to when was the last time Dallas drafted the BAP. How about last year? Regarding your statement of Dallas’ preference for offensive performers in the first round, the total number of offensive players taken by the Jones administration in the first round is 6. And that’s after starting out with Aikman and Smith in his first two drafts.

    The strength of this year’s crop is in the DL and CB. That’s probably why the first OT went almost half way in this mock. Rick Gosselin is predicting the possibility of as many as 13 Defensive linemen in the first round.

  122. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 8, 2011 9:09 PM

    well, i see why you have so many posts.

    cam newton #1?

    this just in, the green bay packers cut aaron rodgers in favor of jamarrcus russel.

  123. nighttrainwoowoo says: Mar 9, 2011 4:16 AM

    I have no hopes in this draft, I like picking last, let’s plan on doing it for the next umpteen years. But if I was hoping I would hope for Camrimi to fall to us. It really doesn’t matter, just take BPA, we’ll repeat as SB champs.

    I’m tuning in to see if the Vikes actually get a pick on time. Show’s couldn’t write that blunder of drafts past on purpose, it’s the ineptitude of the Vikings that does it.

    Erasmus James and Troy Williamson are out there, Vikings, can’t wait to watch you draft them.

    Oh it was Williamson’s contacts that were holding him back…hahahh, just make sure your QB, whomever it is, has his contacts in when CMIII is sacking him and Tramon is picking him off. We’ll draft for depth, you draft for need.

  124. nighttrainwoowoo says: Mar 9, 2011 4:22 AM

    Forgot to mention, we are Superbowl Champs once again. A lot of Vikings fans mention the 2009 season, when they almost went to the SB. You talk about when you almost went, we talk about when we won it.

    Joe Webb is good, I’m sure. Hahahahaha.

  125. truthserum4u says: Mar 9, 2011 4:56 AM

    Evan Silva says:
    Mar 7, 2011 4:58 PM

    The point about second-round quarterbacks is that, if 32 teams pass on the chance to draft them in the first round, they’re probably not working out.

    Specifically, they’re working out 10-20 percent of the time, depending on your standards for a second-round quarterback.

    So if the scouting done by 32 teams deems Jake Locker unworthy of being drafted in round one — but he goes in round two — that indicates teams know in the backs of their minds that Locker won’t work out.

    My guess is that the scouting done by at least one team will deem Locker worthy of a top-32 selection.

    I have no idea if he deserves it.
    ================================

    Not necessarily true. Just because a team deems a QB unworthy of being a 1st round pick doesn’t mean they think he won’t work out – why even bother making the pick then? Even with potential and upside a team doesn’t waste a 2nd round pick on someone they don’t think will make it. It just means they don’t think he’s as sure of a thing, which is a huge difference than thinking he won’t work out.

    Over a 20 year span from 1989 to 2008 (too early to tell on QBs from the last 2 drafts) there were 21 QBs taken in the 2nd round. 3 were very good to great, 5 had some modicum of success, and 12 were busts or journeyman back-ups at best. The 3 that were very good to great were all given some consideration as first round picks, but for one reason or another slid into the 2nd round. The remaining 17 were never considered possible 1st rounders. Many were athletic QBs taken too high but worth taking a chance on. Others were overdrafted by teams needing a QB who missed out on taking one in the 1st round.

    My point is, QBs who slide out of round one and into round 2 (maybe Locker, Mallett & Ponder this year) have a better chance of making it in the NFL than someone who simply didn’t have 1st round talent in the first place.

    Your logic on teams passing up on QBs could also be used for just about any player passed on the first round – teams think there is less of a chance for success. The fact that a ton of QBs are selected in the 1st round and approximately only one per year in the 2nd, indicates, if anything, teams over value QBs in the draft and select them too early. Perhaps that’s why there are so many 1st round QB busts as well.

  126. 420fan says: Mar 9, 2011 8:43 AM

    Really, Scam Newton number one?????

  127. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 9, 2011 10:23 AM

    I googled that quote and couldn’t find it anywhere. McNabb complained once that black QBs take more criticism than white QBs, so maybe the quote is taken out of context. There is no way McNabb predicted before the Super Bowl that he was going to get slaughtered.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Did he predict he was going to get slaughtered? No, but he did say unequivocally that it’s commonly believed that white quarterbacks are better than black QBs.

    I’ve been searching for a clip too and cannot find one, but the comments you refer to easily came a couple of years after the remarks I’m mentioning.

    I bet somebody on the PFT staff could dig it up, if they were so inclined. I did not make this up or twist it though.

  128. rockymtnphinfan says: Mar 9, 2011 10:30 AM

    @30thparallelpatrol

    Ever heard of Doug Williams?

  129. seahawks703 says: Mar 10, 2011 5:56 PM

    all you donks out there that still feel the need to post that doug williams is a black qb and sb champ even with 50 posts before yours saying the same thing…we got it…30thparallel is a moron. you can stop now.

    i really hope the seahawks don’t pick kaepernick IF this plays out and both pouncey and carimi are still on the board at #25. kaepernick could be a solid pickup in the mid-later rounds but def not in the 1st.

  130. bcgreg says: Mar 10, 2011 6:32 PM

    OK, so now that everyone told 30thparalellpatrol about Doug Williams, let’s get to this mock, specifically, the first pick.

    If Carolina takes Cam Newton with the first pick, then they are dumm (yes, no ‘b’)! Newton will be lucky if he’s in the top 15. He should be better than JaMarcus, but he could only be slightly better than Vince Young. That’s not a good gamble at # 1 overall. Plus, Newton did himself no favors with his megalomaniac behavior. Who would want to deal with this guy after adding more fuel to the fire by making him the # 1 overall pick?

    Carolina should move down if possible and grab AJ Green or Julio Jones. I’m no Carolina fan, but Steve Smith is done and they have no other threat. With Stewart and Williams (for now) in the backfield, they need help outside. If they don’t go that route, then Peterson would be an upgrade at CB.

  131. backuppunter says: Mar 11, 2011 12:18 AM

    I wish I knew everything and tell everyone else how stupid they were.

  132. sf5x says: Mar 11, 2011 4:00 PM

    Man I’d love to have the talent of Patrick Peterson on the the once great franchise, The San Fransisco 49ers.
    Only problem is, he sounded like a very selfish diva on the NFL network when they televised his combine press conference. Never once mentioned that his goal in college was to win a championship with his teammates. All his goals were to win such and such awards. Those types of dudes tend to hurt a team more than help it. Anyone have any insight on the matter?……I never heard him speak until the combine.

  133. unclecaptainshane says: Mar 11, 2011 4:31 PM

    I literally skipped the entire mock draft and went straight to the comments after I saw Cam Newton at number 1..

    That shakes my belief in this website more than Terry Bradshaw dying.

  134. jetsfan101 says: Mar 13, 2011 5:47 PM

    For those of you who sit there thinking your cool for saying how wrong this mock draft is, I would really like to see you make a mock draft so we could all laugh at you for how wrong you would be also.

  135. jeffro33 says: Mar 14, 2011 3:41 PM

    If there isn’t going to be a season this year, why would Carolina take Cam Newton at #1 if they would be looking at Andrew Luck next year?

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