1)    New England (from Carolina):  Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

I would be willing to bet that the Patriots will trade this pick and I am about 85% certain about it. But for the sake of mocking, Sherrod is the BPA and fits a huge need.

2)  Buffalo Bills: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

The Bills reportedly like Cam Newton's potential, and in many ways Kaepernick matches up to Newton. Kaepernick also has arm strength which should set him apart from Ponder/Dalton for a team that needs it like Buffalo.

3)    Cincinnati Bengals: Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois

Rudi Johnson: 5’11, 225 pounds
Kenny Irons: 5’11, 210 pounds
Cedric Benson: 5’11, 227 pounds

Mikel Leshoure: 6’0, 232 pounds

The Bengals may not get Benson re-signed, and even if they do they could be looking for another option. Leshoure is a bruiser with some speed that actually could fit the team well.

4)    Denver Broncos: Bruce Carter, OLB, UNC

Carter would have been a top-20 pick if he hadn't gotten hurt, and he could be a major steal for a team like the Broncos that can afford to have him potentially sit a year to recover.

5)    Cleveland Browns: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

Clayborn might fall to the 2nd round given a slowly moving downward spiral happening to his draft stock. As a 2nd round pick here though he fills a need, can start right away, and adds a pass rushing threat throughout this defensive line.

6)    Arizona Cardinals: Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova

The Cards arguably have the worst offense in football outside of their wide receivers. Even if they avoid the QB position in the first they should seriously consider taking an OT here, but Gabbert and Ijalana could be a fun combo going forward.

7)    Tennessee Titans: Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State

The Titans might be looking for a QB that won't take much grooming and Ponder is one of those guys. He likely won't be much more than a Kyle Orton type of player, but he should be able to fill in well.

8)    Dallas Cowboys: Aaron Williams, CB/S, Texas

The Cowboys need to find multiple replacements in their backfield in this draft and a guy like Aaron Williams could be a great pick. He adds depth at corner, but may also end up being the best safety in the class.

9)    Washington Redskins: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

I don't quite get the Andy Dalton hype. He is a less talented version of Colt McCoy (who was a 3rd round pick). I'm not counting out teams from reaching on a QB this early, especially if they have Dalton as high on their draft boards as most teams.

10)    Houston Texans: Rahim Moore, S, UCLA

If Moore is gone then I do believe that the pick will be corner, but there is a very good chance that Moore could fall in the laps of the Texans.


11)    Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

The Vikings are reportedly looking to replace Visanthe Shiancoe through the draft and they might do it with this pick. The Vikings would much rather find a QB here but they might have to trade up to get one to fall to them at good value.

12)    Detroit Lions: Rodney Hudson, OG/C, Florida State

The Lions need a lot more help on their OL then some will give them, but that's my own opinion. One certain thing is that a guy like Hudson could fit in just about anywhere on the interior.

13)    San Francisco 49ers:  Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

With so many defensive linemen going early I wouldn't be shocked to see one or two fall this far. Heyward is a late first round prospect that just might not have enough pass rushing technique to get taken early by some teams.

14)    Denver Broncos (from Miami): Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

Another big DT isn't a perfect fit for the team, but Paea's value is phenomenal here.

15)    St. Louis Rams: Jonathon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

The Rams have to find a receiver in the draft to help out Sam Bradford, but they might have to wait until the 2nd round to get good value. Baldwin is talented enough to go to them in the first round, but is a little bit of a diva.

16)    Oakland Raiders: Stefan Wisniewski, OC/G, Penn State
(No first rounder)

This is about the toughest pick in the draft to make. The Raiders always pick off of their own unique draft board, and it is hard to say who will be there for them to take. I personally would take Brandon Harris, Marcus Cannon or a guy like Leonard Hankerson. I will however mock them Stefan Wisniewski who can fit in a number of places on the line.

17)    Jacksonville Jaguars: Martez Wilson, MLB, Illinois

The Jags could possibly take Wilson in the first round, but he could fall to them in the 2nd.

18)    San Diego Chargers: Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

The Chargers cannot expect to compete in the NFL when you have one of the best QB's and a bunch or injury prone players at receiver.

19)    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

Ronde Barber is turning 3,000 years old this year and it might be time to find him a successor.

20)    New York Giants: Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech

The Giants really need to find a runner that they can plug into the mix to enhance the rushing attack on the team.

21)    Indianapolis Colts: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

The Colts will be looking for guys that they can plug into the offense right now, and Watkins might be the most pro ready guard in the draft.

22)    Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus Cannon, OT/G, TCU

Cannon is in my big board's top-10 because he is a freakish athlete at nearly 360 pounds. He will give all that he can for his team, and he can contribute right away at guard for the team.

23)    Kansas City Chiefs: Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami

The Chiefs need to find some weapons to help Matt Cassel grow as a QB. Hankerson is a major sleeper in the draft to many, and some think that he is the 3rd best receiver in the class.

24)    New Orleans Saints: James Carpenter, OT, Alabama

The Saints need to find some offensive tackle depth early in the draft if they can.

25)    Seattle Seahawks: Allen Bailey, DE (DE/DT), Florida State

I am trying to understand the Seahawks defensive scheme more this offseason. The team run a 4-3 base defense, but they incorporate elements of the 3-4 in sometimes which include a "leo" defense. While I don't truly understand the LEO, I do know that Allen Bailey is a defensive end that can play in either scheme.

26)    Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami

The Ravens didn't address the corner spot in the last draft, so let's hope they prioritize it this year.

27)    Atlanta Falcons: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

The Falcons need a trustworthy receiver across from Roddy White and Smith is great value here. He is a guy that will go up and fight for the ball.

28)    New England Patriots:  Titus Young, WR, Boise State

The Patriots need one or two receivers badly from this draft. Edleman, Price and Slater are not starting (or even 2nd string outside of Edleman) receivers. Tate isn't 1/3 as good as he is hyped, Branch is great but aging and Wes Welker is a stud slot receiver. The team needs it's dangerous receiver threat if it wants to get anywhere in the playoffs.

29)    San Diego (From the NY Jets): Sam Acho, DE/LB, Texas

Yet another defensive tool for an already very good defense.

30)    Chicago Bears: Clint Boling, OT/G, Georgia

There is no doubt in my mind that the Bears need offensive line depth. If I were personally running the team I would look for 3-4 upgrades from the draft, but I'm not 100% sold that this team is going to.

31)    Pittsburgh Steelers: Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

Curtis Brown not only fills a need but is a good overall threat for a team like the Steelers.

32)    Green Bay Packers: Orlando Franklin, OT/G, Miami

The Packers won the Super Bowl, but Alozo Highsmith won Scout of the Year. Highsmith is a Miami grad that just might have his eye on a guy like Franklin.


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