Stein’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft

2011 NFL DraftFinal: Updated 8 April 2011

1. Carolina Panthers: DT Marcell Dareus – To rebuild fast, a team should re-build the lines.  The Panthers know this from experience with Julius Peppers.

2. Denver Broncos: CB Patrick Peterson – Denver needs a corner, and they take the best one on the board.

3. Buffalo Bills: QB Blaine Gabbert – Bills get best QB available in 2011, but is he worth going this high?  Teams always reach.

4. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Cam Newton – Following this pick, Cincy will unload Carson Palmer when they get a good offer.

5. Arizona Cardinals: LB Von Miller – Cards can’t believe their luck when Miller falls to them.  A very good, smart linebacker.

6. Cleveland Browns:  DE Da’Quan Bowers – Browns add another piece to improving defense.

7. San Fransisco 49ers: CB Prince Amukamara – Could take Fairley here, but either player will help.

8. Tennessee Titans: DT Nick Fairley – Titans plug in a good DT with something to prove to his doubters.

9. Dallas Cowboys: OT Anthony Constonzo – Dallas starts to work on their biggest weakness, the O-line.

10. Washington Redskins: WR A.J. Green – With no quarterback worthy of this choice, Skins take the best player on the board.

11. Houston Texans: LB Justin Houston – Very good size & speed. Productive in college.  Texans may trade back and still get him.

12. Minnesota Vikings: QB Jake Locker – They like his size and strength, but is he accurate enough?

13. Detroit Lions: OG Mike Pouncey – A solid lineman.  Plays better at guard than center.

14. St. Louis Rams:  DE Robert Quinn – Rams take a chance on his upside.

15. Miami Dolphins: RB Mark Ingram – Best player at a need position.  Solid, if not spectacular pick.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars: DE J.J. Watt – Some rank him as a top 10 talent.  Too good to pass up here.

17. New England Patriots: WR Julio Jones – Pats need a big, fast target to go with all those TE’s.

18. San Diego Chargers: DE Aldon Smith – Good athlete.  Tall, fast and will rush off the edge.

19. NY Giants: OT Gabe Carimi – A good, strong run blocker to strengthen the O-line.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LB Martez Wilson – Wilson should contribute right away for a team that needs it.

21. Kansas City Chiefs: DT Corey Liuget – Don’t be surprised if KC takes one or two more D-linemen this year.

22. Indianapolis Colts:  OT Tyron Smith – Colts mission: Protect Manning.  Smith can help.

23. Philadelphia Eagles: OG Danny Watkins – The O-line needs some help.  Watkins a solid choice here.

24. New Orleans Saints: RB Kendall Hunter – The defense needs help, but Hunter will impress.

25. Seattle Seahawks: OT Nate Solder – ‘Hawks need O-linemen!  Solder can play.

26. Baltimore Ravens: FS Aaron Williams – Williams makes an old defense a little younger.

27. Atlanta Falcons: CB Brandon Harris – Dunta Robinson was not as good as they thought.  Harris will compete right away.

28. New England Patriots: DE Adrian Clayborn – They need an O-lineman, but no one here worthy of a first round pick.

29. Chicago Bears: OLB Bruce Carter – Best defender available.  Bears make a strength even stronger.

30. NY Jets: WR Randall Cobb – Good skills and he knows it.  Rex Ryan likes those guys.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers: DE Cameron Jordan – Steelers take best player on board and are darned happy he’s there.

32. Green Bay Packers: OG Stefen Wisniewski – The Pack likes legacies, and Wisniewski can play.

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