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

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Anthony Castonzo – OT Boston College
Tom Brady just signed an extension and they need him to stand in the pocket to deliver. Castonzo makes sense for the Patriots. Especially since OL has been an issue for them in big games the past few seasons. If they want to beat the Jets in January, they need to protect Brady.

Nate Solder – OT Colorado
The Chargers would like a hybrid OLB/DE to pass rush, but the best available player for them would be Solder at this pic. Solder is huge. He stand at 6’8″ 313 lbs. He would be an upgrade for the offensive line and would protect Phillip Rivers’s blind side.

Gabe Carimi-OT- Wisconsin

The Giants could use an upgrade at CB but OT should be addressed first. The Giants need youth on the line and Carimi’s huge frame (6’7″ 327 lbs.) is a prefect fit for the G-Men.

Jimmy Smith – CB Colorado

The Eagles really want Jimmy Smith and may trade up to draft him. If they don’t, I could see Tampa drafting him to slow down Brees and Matt Ryan within the division. He’s a solid cover corner with the ability to tackle in run support, much like Ronde Barber.

Derek Sherrod – OT Miss. State

Sherrod could instantly become a starter, providing run support for Jamaal Charles and protecting Matt Cassel.