Mock Drafts have become a necessary evil for Draft websites and shows due to the very practical research tool they provide but let’s face it, they’re also a lot of fun to create.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and with the draft a day away, we have officially made it to the FINAL Mock Draft of the year but the good news is that also means it’s time for www.TheHuddleReport.com’s Annual Mock Draft competition.
It’s open to a large number of Draft Experts and Industry names from the media, as well as from the draftnik community.
I lucked out last draft season and ended up doing well in the Mock Draft competition but 2011 is an entirely different matter, leading to what I believe to be one of the single most difficult drafts to predict considering the uncertainly surrounding the current NFL Labor situation.
Regardless, the following is my attempt to place as many correct players into the 1st round as I can with the appropriate corresponding team. Hit me up at @RookieDraft for any questions or updates during the Draft.
( I will be getting started on a 2012 Mock Draft soon so be on the lookout for that next month. )
|2011 Mock Draft|
|1.||Carolina Panthers||Cam Newton||QB||Auburn|
|2.||Denver Broncos||Marcell Dareus||DT||Alabama|
|3.||Buffalo Bills||Von Miller||DE||Texas A&M|
|4.||Cincinnati Bengals||AJ Green||WR||Georgia|
|5.||Arizona Cardinals||Blaine Gabbert||QB||Missouri|
|6.||Cleveland Browns||Robert Quinn||DE||North Carolina|
|7.||San Francisco 49ers||Patrick Peterson||CB||LSU|
|8.||Tennessee Titans||Nick Fairley||DT||Auburn|
|9.||Dallas Cowboys||JJ Watt||DE||Wisconsin|
|10.||Washington Redskins||Julio Jones||WR||Alabama|
|11.||Houston Texans||Prince Amukamara||CB||Nebraska|
|12.||Minnesota Vikings||Jake Locker||QB||Washington|
|13.||Detroit Lions||Tyron Smith||OT||USC|
|14.||St Louis Rams||Corey Liuget||DT||Illinois|
|15.||Miami Dolphins||Mike Pouncey||OG||Florida|
|16.||Jacksonville Jaguars||Aldon Smith||DE||Missouri|
|17.||New England Patriots||Ryan Kerrigan||DE||Purdue|
|18.||San Diego Chargers||Da’Quan Bowers||DE||Clemson|
|19.||New York Giants||Martez Wilson||LB||Illinois|
|20.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Cameron Jordan||DE||California|
|21.||Kansas City Chiefs||Phil Taylor||DT||Baylor|
|22.||Indianapolis Colts||Muhammad Wilkerson||DT||Temple|
|23.||Philadelphia Eagles||Jimmy Smith||CB||Colorado|
|24.||New Orleans Saints||Akeem Ayers||LB||UCLA|
|25.||Seattle Seahawks||Ryan Mallett||QB||Arkansas|
|26.||Baltimore Ravens||Anthony Costanzo||OT||Boston College|
|27.||Atlanta Falcons||Kyle Rudolph||TE||Notre Dame|
|28.||New England Patriots||Gabe Carimi||OT||Wisconsin|
|29.||Chicago Bears||Nate Solder||OT||Colorado|
|30.||New York Jets||Brooks Reed||OLB||Arizona|
|31.||Pittsburgh Steelers||Aaron Williams||CB||Texas|
|32.||Green Bay Packers||Mark Ingram||RB||Alabama|
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