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Old 03-06-2011, 07:03 AM   #26
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With the 22cd pick the Indianapolis Colts Select:

Gabe Carimi OT-Wisconsin 6'7 314 5.27 35 arms 10⅜ hands 29 Bench

The Colts are very happy the Outland Trophy winner is still available here. In their Opinion, Carimi is vastly underrated as a pass blocker on the Blind Side and he is exactly the type of size and Strength they need to protect Peyton Manning as well as transform their running game. He is extremely intelligent, even for an OL and was academic All-American. He also has incredible Work ethic and a desire to be the best to go with his athleticism.

Pick Made @ 9 am Eastern time.
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With the 23rd pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles Select:

Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
6'5" 303lb

Pouncey is arguably this class' top interior offensive line prospect. He has outstanding football IQ and the ability to become a pro-bowl starter at guard or center. Has great feet needed to mirror pass rushers and pull down the line. Uses his hands well when battling in pass protection. Shows his understanding of the game when recognizing blitzers and effectively combo blocking with teammates. Plays with passion and aggressiveness and has the work-ethic to continue to improve. Defensive tackles with more size and strength than Pouncey can be his kryptonite but there aren't many holes in this guy's game. A first round prospect.

Pick made @ 11:05am mst

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With the 24th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select:

Stephen Paea, DT, University of Oregon State http:>
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 311 | 40-Time: 4.95

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• Ripped and cut with good bulk and a solid build
• Extremely powerful with amazing natural strength
• Athletic with nice speed, quickness and agility
• Is stout at the point of attack and can anchor
• Excellent bull rusher and gets a terrific push
• Can penetrate and wreak havoc in the backfield
• Violent hand use and stuns with initial punch
• Plays w/ outstanding leverage and good balance
• Is capable of taking on and shedding blockers
• Active and aggressive in pursuit w/ non-stop motor
• A reliable tackler who will deliver the knockout hit
• Competitive and intense w/ nasty on-field demeanor
• Outstanding work ethic with leadership abilities
• Still improving and has considerable potential
• Durable and productive with lots of experience

Last name is pronounced "pie-uh" --- A three-year starter and team captain for the Beavers --- Named 1st Team All-Pac-10 in 2009 and 2010 --- Garnered 1st Team All-American notice from the Associated Press in 2010 --- A two-time winner of the Morris Trophy as the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10 --- Won the Pac-10's Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior --- Grew up in Tongan Islands, where he didn't speak English, then moved to the United States with family when he was 16-years-old --- Focused on rugby as a youth and only played one year of high school football --- Spent two years at Snow Community College --- Missed some time with a bursa sack issue in right knee in 2008 --- Called "Veni", which is his Tongan name, by teammates --- A freak in the weight room who is going to be a Workout Warrior --- Considered entering the 2010 NFL Draft, where he likely would have been selected in the top three rounds --- Could play either the three-technique or nose in a 4-3 scheme or perhaps even nose tackle in a "30" front --- Intriguing prospect due to well- rounded game, versatility and intangibles --- Best football's still ahead.

pick was made @ 12:50 MTN time.

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #29
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With the 25th overall pick, the Houston Texans select Jake Locker from University of Washington.

With Matt Schaub not getting the job done lately and been injury prone at times, the Texans will groom Locker for the future under Kubiak's guidance. Compares to Jake Plummer in a lot of ways and would fit into the WCO scheme quite well.

Pick made at 5:44 Mountain Time.
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With the 26th pick in the 2011 Draft the Baltimore Ravens select


To me this was a value pick. The Ravens do surprisingly have more holes then one might think, but I believe Jimmy Smith is an extraordinary talent at 26 and dropped due to an O and D line happy board.(I am also in the front 7 and Oline first school of thought)

I believe Smith will make this defense even more effective and adds youth to the secondary.

EDIT - Pick was made 12:10 Mountain Time

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With the 27th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the DALLAS COWBOYS select:



298 lbs.
Arm Length:
33 1/4 in.
Hand Size:
9 1/2 in.


Although Liuget (pronounced "legit") appeared to come out of nowhere as a top prospect in the team's 2010 bowl win over Baylor in the Texas Bowl, he was highly-recruited as one of the top prospects from the Miami area and quite productive with the Illini throughout his career despite losing playing time due to veteran depth at the position.

As a true freshman Liuget started two of the 11 games in which he played, making 26 tackles, five for loss and 1.5 sacks. He received only four starting nods in 2009, but still managed eight tackles for loss (of 36 stops), 2.5 sacks and three pass break-ups. His performance in the 2010 Texas Bowl win was certainly impressive (5 tackles, 2.5 TFL, sack), but he already been named second-team All-Big 10 for his play during the regular season. He finished with 63 tackles, 12.5, 4.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hurries on the year.

The Miami native's versatility may be what puts him among the top defensive tackle prospects in this class. His ability to get consistent pass rush from the three-technique and nose spots will excite teams using four-man fronts. His experience at the five-technique and nose tackle positions his season should intrigue 3-4 teams, as well.


Pass rush: Tough for many college interior linemen to handle one-on-one in pass protection. Quick enough to beat lesser linemen off the snap at three-tech, uses his hands to free himself from block when there is enough space to do so. Gets his man on skates or pushes through a block (or double) to the quarterback to get pressure. Also strong and quick enough to play on the nose in obvious passing situations. Recovers from strong punch to run through a gap immediately. Does not have elite closing speed, but his hustle and ability to stay low make him difficult to escape within or outside the pocket.

Run defense: Stout defender who plays with a strong base. Penetrates into the backfield with quickness. Lines up at three and five-technique spots. Capable of stack-shed inside or outside. Gets past reach blocks on inside runs with quick feet and strength to keep blocker on his shoulder. Usually keeps his head up to find the ball. Lacks acceleration to keep outside containment as a five-technique. Not consistent defeating cut blocks with his hands.

Explosion: Not elite in his first step, but has enough to be a pass rush and penetrating run-stopper inside. Ballcarriers feel every bit of his strength when he tackles them, and blockers are bruised up with his punching and swiping throughout the game.

Strength: His ability to play multiple positions not only comes from his quick feet, but also his strength. Lands a big punch into the chest of his man, swipes with aggression to move the blocker aside. Uses his low center of gravity to his advantage, getting leverage to stack one-on-one and shed to either direction when playing two-gap at nose tackle. Senses zone block, uses blocker's inertia against him with a strong push to get into the backfield. Usually anchors well against single and double blocks, but can get moved by NFL-caliber linemen.

Tackling: Strong upper body, hustle, and good length make him an excellent tackler. Engulfs running backs in the backfield when able to penetrate. Built low to the ground, displays excellent change of direction ability to stay in front of backs cutting against the grain. Hustles 10-15 yards downfield to make or help on tackles. Adds himself to piles when able. Lacks elite closing speed to chase down backs from behind. Tends to run out of steam when playing a lot at the end of games.

Intangibles: Coaches say Liuget is a leader in the locker and meetings rooms. Chose Illinois over southern schools because of head coach Ron Zook. Wished to transfer after two years in Champaign due to home sickness; mother said he would not be welcome home if he transferred.

Pick made at 6:00 a.m. EST

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #32
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There were quite a few offers for this pick but in truth Broncoman13 and myself couldn't believe this guy dropped into our basket at 28. Now in truth there's likely no way Belicheat ever takes this guy but he should in our opinion.

So without further ado.

With the 28th pick in the Greatest Mock Draft on earth

The New England Patriots select
Mark Ingram RB Alabama


The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama's career leader in rushing touchdowns, Ingram enters the 2011 draft as the most likely first-round pick in a large, talented group headlined by underclassmen.

Ingram averaged 5.1 yards per carry as a true freshman for the Tide, rushing for 728 yards and a team-best 12 rushing touchdowns. Ingram's sophomore season was his best, breaking the school record for rushing yards with 1,658 to help Alabama win the national championship and become the first player in Alabama's storied history to win the Heisman Trophy.

He didn't pad his stats against inferior competition. Ingram was at his best against the best, rushing for an average of 156.8 yards per game against the six top 25 teams Alabama faced in 2009.

A knee injury requiring arthroscopic surgery in the days before the Tide opened the 2010 season kept Ingram sidelined for the first two games of the year. He came back strong, scoring two touchdowns in each of his first three games back. Alabama wasn't shy about passing the ball down the stretch, and Ingram's numbers dipped. His only two 100-yard rushing games of the year came in September.

He finished his junior season with 816 rushing yards, but scouts won't lose sight of the fact that he gained an average of 5.6 yards per attempt. Ingram was greatly aided by a talented and physical offensive line. He does not possess off-the-charts athletic ability or talent equal to many recent first-round draft picks at the position. But the commonality he shares with the NFL's most productive backs are natural vision, balance, burst and ball security, which will make up for his average speed.

Inside running: Possesses the deal frame for running between the tackles. Quickly presses the line of scrimmage and has the burst to get to and through the hole. Keeps his shoulders squared to the line and runs hard with a low center of gravity. His feet churn through contact and allow him to play bigger on short-yardage runs. Good awareness of the first-down marker. Has the leg drive and forward lean to finish runs falling forward. Instinctive runner with a good feel for when to bounce off blocks and set up cutback lanes. Can plant and drive to capitalize on a crease. Good vision and acceleration to get into the secondary. Does not possess elite stopwatch speed, but has enough to break free for long gains. Excellent ball security -- two fumbles in his career.

Outside running: Possesses good but not great speed to get to the edge. Best attributes as an outside runner are his vision to identify opening holes and the burst and power he shows coming out of decisive cuts. Doesn't waste time running laterally unless he sees he has the corner. Can make defenders miss in tight quarters with good lateral agility, but isn't a dancer.

Breaking tackles: Surprisingly powerful runner with a low center of gravity. He keeps his legs churning through contact. Won't wow with his ability to run over defenders, but is tough to bring down. Defenders have a hard time lining up a clean shot on him despite his broad frame and he shows good shiftiness when cornered. Capable of absorbing or delivering a big hit and maintaining his balance. Defenders have to wrap him up.

Blocking: Cognizant pass blocker. Is willing to take on the hard-charging defender and shows good effort and physicality to gain a stalemate. When trying to cut defenders he often gets too low, allowing defenders to easily leap over him.

Receiving: Reliable receiver out of the backfield with soft hands and good flexibility to extend and pluck the ball. Secures the ball quickly. Good vision for the screen game and he has the patience to set up blocks, rather than run past them.

Intangibles: Son of former New York Giants wide receiver Mark Ingram, who is serving time for fraud and money laundering. The first running back to win the Heisman and the national championship in the same season since Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh, 1976). Won the Derrick Thomas Community Award following 2010 spring practice.

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Still needing to protect Cutler and improve the offense, the Bears select the best OT remaining

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #34
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With the 30th Pick in the draft, the New York Jets Select Ryan Kerrigan OLB, Purdue

The Jets need to get to the QBs like Brady, Manning and Roethlisberger to get to the Super Bowl. There was never any doubt Kerrigan can get to the QB. But at the Combine Kerrigan proved he has the athleticism to be a rush linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. With a 4.67 40 and 1.61 10 yard split he shows he has just as much speed and explosiveness as a Richard Quinn.

He can fill the pass rushing void the Jets were hoping to get out of Jason Taylor.

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With the 31st Selection the San Diego Chargers take Brandon Harris, CB -- Miami.

A much better player in man-to-man coverage, Harris was my top ranked CB on the board. He isn't as good of a player in zone, but should do well for the Chargers. Good value at this part in round one, as I had him ranked as a mid-first round prospect. Kerrigan was my target, but we'll go with the best player to come out of the "U" this year as consolation.

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:29 AM   #36
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With the 32 pick of OM Mock Draft, The Green Bay Packers Select Cameron Heyward

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 295


* -Great size and frame, could even add more weight
* -Versatile, fits best in a 3-4, but can play inside in a 4-3
* -Decent speed for his size
* -Strong at the point of attack, doesn’t give up ground
* -Anchor’s well and gets good initial leverage
* -Excellent play recognition and an ability to find the ball
* -Instinctive, takes good angles to the ball carrier
* -High motor guy, doesn’t give up on plays.
* -Long arms, doesn’t allow tackles get into his body, also an excellent hand fighter
* -has a very good bull rush move, gets good penetration and pressure
* -Sure tackler, with good technique
* -Hard worker, who is always trying to get better


* -Lacks an initial burst off the line
* -Doesn’t translate pressure into sacks. Disrupts in the backfield some but not fast enough to consistently get to the quarterback.
* -Streaky at times, there are entire quarters or halves where he is contained.
* -Not a big time stats guy, didn’t have a great senior season
* -recovering from an elbow injury, had to miss Senior Bowl and working out at the combine.


Heyward is a guy I probably like more than most. I realize he isn’t the greatest athlete or fastest pass rusher, but that isn’t his game. He’s a run stopper in a 3-4 at the 5-technique that can penetrate and be disruptive. I love his instincts and play recognition, which I think are harder things to teach. Combine that with his work ethic and leadership, and I’m sold. He’s the type of guy who won’t always make the highlight reel, but his play will constantly help others come up with the big play.

I really liked what I saw out of him in both last year’s Rose Bowl against Oregon, and this season’s Sugar Bowl against Arkansas. In both games, he really came up big and made plays all over the field. He was a disruptive force anywhere he lined up, and was a big part in the Buckeyes winning both games. The Sugar Bowl was even more impressive, as for much of the game he went up against Arkansas tackle DeMarcus Love, who is a mid-round prospect. Love (or anyone else on Arkansas) didn’t have an answer for Heyward, and he made a number of big plays. Heyward also played through that game with an ankle injury, showcasing his toughness and teamwork.

Heyward’s father, the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, was a former first round pick and quality running back in the NFL. Not only does Cameron, have the bloodlines, but he knows first hand the work he will need to do to succeed at the next level (which he already shows). I love the motor and attitude, which shows up on every play. He’s not going to be a 7-10 sack guy, and he won’t make Pro Bowls each year, but he will be a very good starter, who is a key component to his team’s success.

Pick Selected 6:29 MT
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With the 33rd pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft

The New England Patriots select

Marvin Austin DL North Carolina


If Austin isn't selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, he only has himself to blame. Rated as the top prep defensive tackle in the 2006 recruiting class, Austin started three games and played in all 12 games as a true freshman. He finished the season with 26 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks; numbers he struggled to match as a sophomore (38 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack) with increased attention from the opposition.

Austin took his game to another level as a junior, matching or exceeding previous career-highs in nearly every category, including tackles (42), tackles for loss (six) and sacks (four) on his way to earning second-team All-ACC honors.

Austin's 2009 season was his last at UNC -- he was suspended for the entire 2010 season after an NCAA investigation found that he'd accepted improper gifts from an agent. Though several North Carolina players were implicated in the scandal, including senior wide receiver Greg Little and junior defensive end Robert Quinn, Austin was the only Tar Heel actually kicked off the team.

Austin is good enough and his position valuable enough to warrant a high draft pick come April. The perception that he's a "me first" player, however, could lead to a significant drop.


Pass rush: Good initial burst off the snap. Strong hands to grasp and discard the blocker and demonstrates good use of swim and rip moves to gain clearance. Good straight-line speed, agility and balance to track the quarterback. Good use of leverage and boasts a powerful leg drive for the bull rush. Cognizant of passing lanes and will get his hands up. Not always disciplined or assignment sound. Anticipates the snap count and will occasionally be drawn offside.

Run defense: Quick enough to slip through a gap and disrupt the timing of running plays. Good size and power to control his gap responsibility. Has a tendency to play too upright, negating his own power. Strong, active hands to disengage from the block as the ballcarrier nears. Reacts quickly to the attempted cut block, sprawling and re-gaining his balance quickly by pushing off cutting offensive lineman. Good hustle laterally and downfield. Good vision and footwork to keep his feet while making his way to the ballcarrier.

Explosion: Good initial burst off the snap. Flashes a quick first step, vertically and laterally, to penetrate gaps and destroy the play. Good upper-body strength to shock his opponent and knock him back. Likes to make the flashy hit. Will gather for the big hit on an unsuspecting ballcarrier.

Strength: Good upper- and lower-body strength to hold up at the point of attack. Has an explosive shove to knock pass blockers aside on his way to the quarterback. Lacks the bulk and power to split double-teams as a true nose guard, but can hold up long enough to create a pile. Good strength for the drag-down tackle.

Tackling: Surprising balance and lateral agility to break down in tight quarters and make the open-field tackle against small and quick athletes. Good strength to pull down ballcarriers while being occupied by blockers. Good hustle laterally and downfield. Willing to leave his feet and lunge at ballcarriers, resulting in some big hits (as well as some wild misses).

Intangibles: Suspended for the entire 2010 season after an NCAA investigation found that he'd accepted gifts from an agent. Characterized by those close to the team as "talented, but selfish." Highly touted prep prospect that was rated the No. 1 at his position and top 10 overall by most recruiting experts.

Sorry for the delay guys, Selection made at 1-45pm ET, Carolina and Sirhcyennek81 are now OTC.
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With the 34th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, The Carolina Panthers select:

Phil Talor, DT/NT Baylor

Ht: 6'4
Wt: 340
225: 31
40 yd: 5.09
10 yd: 1.77

Pass rush: Though his job is usually not to provide primary pass rush, he can push the pocket with strength and flashes quickness off the snap and a swim move to get past lesser centers. Gives good effort to reach the quarterback if he sits in the pocket too long. Tries violent hands to shed blocks. Not very effective on inside twists, though he can take out the left tackle when twisting outside to free up the defensive end. Once stood up by initial contact, it's tough for him to re-start his rush.
Run defense: Shows excellent strength and mobility as a run defender. Plays with leverage against double-teams and keeps his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage. Pushes back his man and spins off single and tandem blocks with balance to make the play. Moves down the line well, stays low despite his height to wrap up shorter backs. Willing and able to reach the sideline, takes deep angles to prevent huge runs. Defeats cut blocks and maintains balance to track down ballcarriers. Gets low in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Does not dominate smaller centers. At his best when used in a rotation.
Explosion: Explodes from four-point stance into blockers, consistently getting push up front. Gets off low and quick near goal line to set the line backwards. Despite his size, flashes the quickness to penetrate the "A" gap. Requires double-teams to keep him out of the backfield.
Strength: Huge frame and upper-body development give him the strength to be a 3-4 nose tackle at the next level. Moves offensive linemen to either side with relative ease when covering two gaps. Forces fumbles with one hand punching at the ball while ballcarrier comes through the hole. Uses leverage to hold the line against double teams.
Tackling: Running backs get swallowed up when crossing his path, and he can separate the ball from a ballcarrier with pure strength. Stays low despite his height and will capture backs from behind if they have not yet hit their stride. Chase and hustle are impressive for his size, will chase backs down the line, help linebackers make stops at the second level, and takes deep angles to chase down running backs 20 yards down the sideline. Intangibles: Sprained his knee in 2007 preseason at Penn State, losing starting job to future first-round pick Jared Odrick. Charged with felony aggravated assault during a fraternity function at a Penn State student union in October 2007; the charge was eventually dropped. Really turned up his game the second half of 2010; scouts could see that as maturity or wonder if he can maintain that level of play

Pick made at 1:44 MST. Arkie is on the clock.

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With the 35th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Quinton Carter, FS, Oklahoma

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With the 36th pick in 2011 NFL MOCK DRAFT the Denver Broncos select
Rahim Moore FS UCLA

CBF1 and I are extremely happy to help the safety position in a big way with Rahim. He is an extremely athletic Ballhawk that we believe can step in right away and make a difference!
Pick was made 5:10PM Central time!
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With the 37th pick in the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, The Cleveland Browns select:

Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois

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after making a trade with the Arizona Cardinals, the Tennessee Titans select with the 38th overall pick


Pick was made at 6:35 pm the Cardinals are now on the clock

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With the 39th pick in the OM NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals are proud to select the best QB in the draft:

Christian Ponder, FSU

Big enough arm to lay it up for Fitz. Accuracy Cam Newton would give up his rap career for. Football IQ and work ethic that Gabbert can only watch from his couch. And at Locker being picked before him. The Senior Bowl MVP is the only QB in 2011 worth a crap in my opinion.

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With the 40th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:



Scouts like Williams' size and aggressive nature, and have already seen two similar corners from Texas enter the league in recent season. Cedric Griffin was a solid second-round pick (48th overall) for the Vikings in 2006, while Aaron Ross hasn't quite been the player the Giants hoped he would be when they picked him in the first round (20th) of the 2007 draft.

Williams, a Parade High School All-American, played every game as a true freshman and started one game (16 tackles, one for loss, three passes broken up). His four blocked punts in 2008 tied a school record. Williams showed promise as a full-time starter in his sophomore year, making 44 tackles, six for loss, intercepting three passes and breaking up six. Williams was named second-team All-Big 12 by league coaches as a junior in 2010, even though he failed to make an interception in 12 pass deflections. He had 46 tackles, including five for loss, and also forced three fumbles.

Williams received a second-round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee because of his prototypical height, short-area quickness and a strong ability to knock away passes. However, he does not play as physically as you would expect given his size and must refine his technique. Expect Williams to be picked at the bottom of the first round of middle of the second.


Read & React: Reads routes well and starts to close when receivers throttle down to catch curl or hitch. Sniffs out bubble screens. Gets fooled on double moves and misdirection when receivers and backs sell their routes. Recognizes run immediately in man or zone coverage and gets around the receiver to make the play.

Man Coverage: His size makes him a prototypical outside corner, able to stay with NFL pass-catchers down the sideline. Usually matches up with opponent's biggest receiver. Shows relatively quick feet when in the slot. Mirrors receivers on most straight-line routes but struggles to stop and return on throws behind him. Stays too high in his pedal, however, lets receivers eat up cushion too quickly. Needs to play more physically; usually plays well off the receiver, fails to land his hands when on the line. Gets pushed around too easily, allowing separation outside.

Zone Coverage: Practiced as a zone defender. Comes off of initial target a bit late, but gets to the ball in a hurry once he picks up the quarterback's read. Adjusts to jerk routes and can change his angle on the fly. Gets a hand on passes thrown over his head when underneath. Lacks great suddenness to change direction with quick slot receivers over the middle.

Closing/Recovery: A bit slow transitioning forward to plant and drive, but likes to make big hits and is tough for receivers to escape when he closes. Owns only adequate hands for the interception; picks off some easy passes but drops high and wide throws when in position to make the play. Able to knock away passes by swiping his long arm in front of receivers and winning jump balls. Lacks recovery speed if beaten off the line and does not gain ground running down the field.

Run Support: Solid run defender on the edge. Not afraid to take on large outside receivers and reacts quickly to get around potential blockers to make the tackle on running plays to his side of the field. Gets outside of the blocker to funnel plays back inside, but could do a better job shedding blocks when he's not able to elude them. Takes deep angles to be a last line of defense.

Tackling: Inconsistent tackler who displays the length and aggressiveness to wrap up ballcarriers but lacks great strength. Like to hit running backs on the edge and usually leads with a shoulder. Gives good effort, coming off his man to help teammates and laying out to make ankle tackles. Blitzes effectively due to his straight-line speed and size. Height can be a detriment against smaller, quicker ballcarriers; will leave his feet instead of dropping his hips to wrap and tackle. Gets dragged for extra yardage by stronger receivers.

Intangibles: Showed great maturity working though disappointing dropped punt against Oklahoma last fall. Missed UCF game in 2009 with a right knee injury. Uncle, Ken Taylor, played defensive back at Oregon State (1981-84) and Super Bowl XX champion Chicago Bears.

Pick made at 8:57 p.m. EST.

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With the 41st pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Washington Redskins select:

Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pitt

Baldwin is a huge receiver with deceptive speed. Long strider that can stretch the field and shows the ability to consistently track the ball in the air. Possesses excellent hands and high points the ball very well. Strong runner after the catch that breaks arm tackles and flashes a vicious stiff arm. Fearless over the middle.

He'll need to improve his route running to be truly effective in the NFL, but he has the size, hands, and speed to be a star. At the very least, he'll provide a great option in the redzone for the Redskins, and provides a nice possession receiver complement to Santana Moss.

The pick was made at 7:42 pm Mountain time. WABronco is on the clock.
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With pick no. 42, Seattle selects Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia

This pick took a lot of deliberation. In the end the value was too good to pass up. Seattle adds another pass rusher to their mixed-front D, and another Dawg to complement sack master Chris Clemons.

In all honesty, Seattle's GM is feeling the pressure after trading down and missing several top targets as well as missing out on the QB's...this may be his last draft with a job.

Pick @ 7:30 PM PST. Minnesota (Sodak) is on the clock.
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Sodak Bronco and the Minnesota Vikings select:

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

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With the 44th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:

Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois


The University of Illinois hasn't had a lot of elite talent in their back yard in recent years, but keeping Leshoure in his home city has proved a fortuitous move for head coach Ron Zook and the Illini. The junior All-American and first-team All-Big Ten pick re-wrote the record books as a junior, rushing for 1,697 yards (with a 6.0-yard per carry average) and 17 touchdowns. Maybe more impressively, he did not fumble all season.

Zook saw enough potential in Leshoure that he chose not to redshirt him in 2008, though the true freshman only carried the ball 35 times for 126 yards and a touchdown (along with six receptions for 66 yards). He received more opportunities as a sophomore, starting three games, leading the team in rushing, and earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors with 108-734-5 rushing, 14-177-2 receiving.

Leshoure showed some immaturity early in his career, missing time after breaking his jaw in a 2008 fight with a teammate and being suspended for violating team rules early in 2009. He appeared to focus his energy before and during his junior year, however; if he convinces scouts he has matured, his combination of power, vision and exceptional burst to and past the line of scrimmage make Leshoure an easy top 40 pick.


Inside running: Powerful back, gets behind his pads when running inside. Runs with lean, and has a small strike zone for which opponents to get a square hit. Good vision to cut away from traffic, very smooth in his cuts. Keeps legs moving after initial contact. Can jump over piles near the line. If the line provides a big hole, he has an elite burst to hit second level at full speed. Excellent ball security, keeps it high and tight. Must avoid stopping to run outside when defenders penetrate, instead taking the couple of yards behind his line. Usually uses his fullback when in the I-formation, but must trust him in short yardage situations. Sells fake handoffs.

Outside running: Thick upper- and lower-body build but he has the vision and quick feet to bounce outside as if he were a smaller back. Exceptional burst makes him capable of turning the corner to break off chunks of yardage. Has patience and vision to take a pitch and find a cutback lane and explode through it. Keeps his pad level low outside, which combined with a low center of gravity and strong legs, make him tough to tackle. Not afraid to push a pile or carry a defender a few yards after initial contact. Does not go out of bounds right away, willing to lower a shoulder to get a couple of extra yards.

Breaking tackles: Very strong runner who is difficult for one defender to bring down. Effective stiff-arm, especially against oncoming defensive backs. Runs over would-be tacklers in the open field due to his strength and forward lean. Can sidestep in the backfield, though he's best as a north-south runner. Lacks great elusiveness in short areas, but can juke a lesser defender in the open if he has some space.

Blocking: Willing blocker who plays with better attitude than technique. Thick and strong, should be effective in blitz pick-up with some coaching, making him a three-down back. Provides a pop when giving linemen help inside.

Receiving: Bigger than a typical college receiving back, but is reliable enough to be lined up outside to create positive matchups. Runs inside and outside routes fairly well, but needs to make hard cuts consistently instead of rounding off. Can make a quick cut to avoid a defender or run over a cornerback. Catches the ball with his body on non-swing passes, but has some ability to adjust to wide passes.

Intangibles: Suspended for September 2009 matchup against Illinois State for violating team rules. Suffered broken jaw in 2008, losing 17 pounds, reportedly during a fight with teammate Jeff Cumberland. Looks to have matured, however, changing eating habits and putting in weight room work to be lighter and stronger for the 2010 season.

Pick made at 11:47 p.m. EST.
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In the 2nd round the 49ers, Kaylore, and JCM select:

Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada


* Size (6-foot-4 5/8, 233 pounds)
* Arm strength, pass velocity
* Elite mobility and ability to throw on the run
Colin Kaepernick, draft prospect
Will he make a smooth transition?
Very good decision maker (career high of just eight interceptions thrown)
* Good character, well-respected team leader
* Upside
* Strong work ethic, dedicated


* Limited experience taking snaps from under center (came from the pistol offense)
* Will have to learn to make NFL-level reads
* Doesn't maximize his height by throwing side-armed passes; has a bit of a hitch in his throw
* Inconsistent footwork - usually leads to overthrown deep passes
* Inflated production because of the offensive system

Expected draft placement

Kaepernick is an interesting prospect. In the right situation, he could become a star in the NFL. However, his learning curve will be at least a few seasons.

He could probably go as high as the early second round, depending on how the quarterback selections play out in the first round

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Pick made at 9:20 AM EST.

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With the 46th overall pick in the OM mock draft, YOUR Denver Broncos select:

Christian Ballard, DE Iowa 6'4" 283lbs 4.80 40

Ballard possesses exceptional size, upper body strength, and athleticism. He's a versatile player who could play just about any position on the defensive line in a number of schemes. He has experience at strongside DE and UT in the 4-3 scheme that Iowa runs. Has an explosive first step to get out of his stance quickly. Engages the blocker and can frequently gain the edge on slower-footed linemen. Also is able to penetrate by splitting double teams. Has rare lateral mobility and exceptional feet for a man his size. Possesses tremendous short-area quickness and changes direction well without losing speed or balance. Is a solid pursuit player who can keep his legs clean while moving down the line. Excellent straight-line speed (4.70 at Combine). Uses his long arms and heavy hands to stack and shed. Very durable player who didn't miss any games for injury during his career and played through a nagging groin injury that slowed him down for much of the 2010 season. Played one of the best games by a defensive lineman that I've seen in some time vs Penn State 2010

Pick was made at 5:30 EST

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