2011 NFL Mock Draft: Newton Not Number One, Ingram Still Top Fifteen

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LSU DB Patrick Peterson (Source: pagebandits.com)

Da’Quan Bowers – DE Clemson

Bowers will be an upgrade to the defensive line. He will bring a pass rush that the panthers will need to to try and stop Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Josh Freeman for years to come.

Patrick Peterson – CB LSU

Patrick Peterson is considered by many to be the best player in the draft and the most NFL ready. Champ Baily is aging so it makes sense that the Broncos will draft him to be his heir apparent. He’ll most likely be used in nickel packages and help on special teams.

Nick Fairly – DT Auburn

Fairly will be an upgrade to the Bills’ run support and pass rush. Shawn Merriman, if he stays healthy, will benefit from Fairly as an edge pass rusher.

AJ Green – WR Georgia
Last season the Bengals stocked up on offensive talent. Drafting Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley will pay dividends. Chad Ochocinco is aging and his production has dropped. So the Bengals will be looking to find their new No. 1 WR. A.J. Green is the answer.

Von Miller – OLB Texas A&M
Von Miller is regarded as the best LB in the draft. The Cardinals biggest concern is QB, but all indications point to acquiring a veteran QB through free agency. Picking a defensive impact player makes since with the NO. 5 overall pick. Miller will produce right away.

Marcel Dareus – DT Alabama
The Browns 3-4 scheme needs a quick strong four technique. Dareus is so big and fast that he would fit well.

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  • http://walterfootball.com tulsajim

    bowers number 1? really? browns also switching to 4-3

  • John V

    Wow. No offense, but that is one of the worst mocks I have ever seen.

    Bowers will not go #1. He will go 10-15 picks lower than that. Too much risk.

    Also, the Broncos are switching to a 4-3 and they have no D-lineman to run it. They will not pass on Dareus at #2.

    It doesn’t look like you’ve updated your player rankings in the last 2 months.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/JeramyEidsonWDD Jeramy Eidson

      I don’t think Bowers will go No. 1 either, I believe Cam Newton will. I made this Mock as if I were the GM for each team. And I think Bowers will be as successful as Mario Williams and Julius Peppers (I have a man crush on him). And the Broncos may take Dareus No. 2, I agree. Many draft analysts have him, behind Patrick Peterson, as the best player in the draft. But Patrick Peterson is a rare talent that will be able to help right away in many facets of the game, defense and special teams.

  • John V

    Also, absolutely no way Jacksonville takes Ryan Mallet. If you haven’t noticed since GM Gene Smith took over in 2009, they only draft squeeky clean players with high-character only. If you are not a senior, 3 year starter, and a team-elected captain then you are not even on Jacksonville’s draft board.

    Gene Smith wouldn’t draft Mallet in the 6th round.

    • Keith Null

      I wouldn’t say that Mallet is not an option for the Jags, and I hear you when it comes to their draft philosophy under Gene Smith. Bottom line is David Garrard is not the answer, and in this league you must have a viable franchise quarterback to be successful. Mallet may have so called “character concerns” but he has the biggest arm in the draft and is considered the most pro ready. It’a a tough call but I think they would be willing to talk about come draft day.