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2011 NFL Draft

Posted on: January 19, 2011 10:51 am
 
A collection of picks assembled by a collection of drunks. The order from 21-32 may be seriously off.
This was only for a bit of fun. Feel free to comment.
This draft is extremely rich in D-Linemen and hybrid 4-3DE's/3-4 OLB's

1. Carolina Panthers---DaQuinn Bowers---DE---Clemson---Stud
2. Denver Broncos---Nick Fairley---4-3DT or 3-4DE---Auburn---Another Stud
3. Buffalo---Jake Locker---QB---Washington---If he would of left a year earlier, he may of been taken with the 1st pick because of Bradford's injury history. Jake had a rough start to the season, but came on strong towards the end. His stats are deceiving primarily because he was surrounded by zero talent in Wash. The kid'll jump back up during the combine and his pro day.
4. Cincinnatti---Robert Quinn---DE---N. Carolina---Cincy loves to reach w/ their 1st rounders and also loves to draft guys that have bad reps every round. Quinn has monster potential.
5. Arizona---Patrick Peterson---CB---LSU---best player available+ this gives the Cards a great young CB tandem with Rodgers-Cromartie.
6. Cleveland---AJ Green---WR---Georgia--- No way Holmgren passes up on a big WR with this sort of talent.
7. San Francisco---Blaine Gabbert---QB---Misery Tigers---San Fran has 2 huge needs, a #1QB and a CB. One of two solved.
8. Tennessee--- Cam Newton---QB---Auburn---After drafting McNair and Young, this is obviously the sort of QB the Titans want. With only one year of starting experience in Div. 1, it should be interesting to see how/if he develops.
9. Dallas---Derrek Sherrod---OT---Miss St.----Dallas has 2 obvious needs, a starting caliber OT and a real QB. Sherrod answers one need.
10. Washington---Julio Jones---WR---Alabama---No talent in that WR core last year, this changes things.
11. Houston---Prince Amakamura---CB---Nebraska---One of the worst secondaries in the NFL last year.
12. Minnesota---Adrian Clayburn---DE---Iowa---bookend pressure DE's gets that defense back to where it was in 09'
13. Detroit---Nate Solder---OT---Colorado---Passing up on Michael Oher for a TE still blows my mind. Maybe you can keep your franchise QB healthy for more than half a season if you actually protect him?
14. St. Louis---Akeem Ayers---WLB---UCLA---this cures one of the many Ram needs.
15. Miami---Von Miller---3-4OLB---Texas A&M---Miami has no depth anywhere. This actually provides some talent and depth in a thin 3-4 linebacking core.
16. Jacksonville---Cameron Jordan---DE---Cal---Oddly gives Jax 2 Cal 1st round d-linemen in back to back years.
17. New England from Oakland---Marcell Dareus---3-4DE---Alabama---This is a big boost to an overachieving front 7.
18. San Diego---Cameron Heyward---DE---Ohio State
19. New York Giants---Anthony Costanzo---OT---BC
20. Tampa Bay---Brandon Harris---CB---Miami---All the sudden TB is getting real good again.
21. New Orleans---Mark Ingram---RB---Alabama---This team needs a reliable inside runner. Reggie Bush showed what he was in the playoff loss, an overpaid/glorified 3rd down back that can't carry the full load of a real pro RB. Ingram fixes that problem.
22. Indianapolis---Jon Baldwin---WR---Pitt---Been awhile since Indy drafted a quality WR.
23. Philadelphia---Tyron Smith---OT---USC---The Eagles not only had a horrible defense last year, but also a horrible offensive line. Even though I'm not a fan of Michael Vick, w/o him Phili would of finished below .500.
24.Kansas City---Justin Houston---3-4OLB---Georgia---Underclassman
Beast of a pass rusher. With Hali on one side and Houston on the other, KC may lead the league in QB sacks/hurries.
25. Seattle---Jerrel Jernigan---WR---Troy---Small  receiver with sub 4.3 speed and great hands. A pretty good compliment to Mike Williams.(All the other drunks thought this was a reach except myself and the Sporting News War Room.)
26. Baltimore---Stephen Paea---4-3DT or 3-4DE---Oregon State---Haloti Ngata,Terrence Cody, and Stephen Paea would make one of the best 3-4 fronts in the league.
27. Atlanta---Ryan Kerrigan---DE---Purdue
28. New England----Mike Pouncey---C/G---Florida---Belicheck loves Florida players amd this is the best interior O-linemen in the draft. This makes the loss of Logan Mankins easier.
29. Chicago---Gabe Carimi---OT---Wisconsin---The Bears have a serious lack of talent on the O-line and this would be a huge improvement.
30. New York Jets---Jabaal Sheard---3-4OLB---Pittsburgh---Should make that defense all the uglier.
31. Green Bay---Ryan Williams---RB---Virginia Tech---Dump Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson. The combo of Ryan Williams and James Starks at RB would make GB's offense evil.
32. Pittsburgh---Allen Bailey---3-4DE---Miami---always someone for their 3-4.

Round 2

33.
Carolina---Leonard Hankerson---WR---Miami---a WR unit seriously thin on talent.
34. Denver---Jimmy Smith---CB---Colorado---this, with Fairley should improve the Bronco D alot.
35. Buffalo---DeMarcus Love---OT---Arkansas---They follow the recipe the Rams used last year.(Qb in 1st, best OT avail in 2nd)
36. Cincinnatti--- Ahmad Black---Safety---Florida---Bob Sanders size and Bob Sanders ball skills---Indy may take him at 22.
37. Arizona---Rodney Hudson---C/OG---FSU---A bit small, but serious talent.
38. Cleveland---Drake Nevis---4-3DT or 3-4DE---LSU---So the browns get a #1 WR in this draft along w/ a startable D-lineman, not bad.
39. San Francisco---Ras I Dowling---CB---Virginia---Even though I don't like it, San Fran just acquired their 2 needs to get back to the top of the NFC west.
40. Tennessee---Rahim Moore---FS---UCLA
41. Dallas---Ryan Mallett---QB---Arkansas---A future #1 QB following their improvement of the o-line, makes Dallas's future look bright.
42. Philadelphia from Washington(McNabb trade)---Bruce Carter---4-3OLB--- had surgery on MCL in December.
43. Houston---Marvin Austin---3-4DE---N.Carolina---top 10 talent, but suspension makes him slide some.
44. Minnesota---Deunta Williams---Safety---N.Carolina---How good would of NC been last year if all these kids had stayed out of trouble?
45. Detroit---Aaron Williams---CB---Texas---So Detroit improves the secondary and gets someone to keep their QB healthy. Watch Out.
46-47. St. Louis & Miami---both need a RB,

here's a few still available:
Demarco Murray---RB---Oklahoma---was banged up towards the end of 2010, and unable to show his best stuff. He's a serious all around talent and great heir apparent to SJ39.
JacQuizz Rodgers---RB/KR/PR---Oregon State---This is a clone of Darren Sproles. Small guy thats built like a sparkplug that loves running between the tackles, but also has speed and experience returning kicks. This would be an ideal pick for the Rams. SJ39 starts with this guy coming in to be a change of pace and also a usefull returner that would allow Amendola to focus on WR.
Shane Vereen---RB---California---Could develop into a star in the NFL.
John Clay---RB---Wisconsin---Big bruising back, but had alot of carries. Doesn't offer much as a special teamer during rookie season.Not my preference.

St. Louis later picks:
Round 3: 
1. Keith Williams---RG---Nebraska---6'4" 320+ Mauler. Startable immediately, may be rough for 1st half of season until he gets acclimated.(rated 3rd-6th Round)
2. Orlando Franklin---LG/RT---Miami---6'7" Perceived lack of strength gets him sliding down.(Rated as a late 1st to a 3rd round pick.)
3. Kris O'Dowd---C/LG---USC---6'5"300 College center projects to LG. 

Round 4:
1. Jaiquawn Jarrett---SS---Temple---Thumper.(Rated 2nd to 4th Round)
2. Dejon Gomes---SS--Nebraska---Played nearly every secondary position for Nebraska. Great nose for the ball.

Round 5:
1. Muhammad Wilkerson---DT---Temple---could easily go in the second round.
2. Mike Blanc---DT---Auburn---developmental DT
3. Sam Acho---4-3DE or 3-4OLB---Texas---Small DE. Could become a great pass rusher if given a bit of time to develop.
4. Pierre Allen---DE---Nebraska---Big DE. Talented, but disappears at times. May be a good project for Spags/Flajole

Round 6:
1. Mike McNeill---Receiving TE---Nebraska---Due to a lack of roster talent at WR and a lot of depth at TE, McNeill played WR last season, ideally he's a receiving TE. Which is what STL could use.(Doubtfull he makes it past the 5th round)
2. Rob Houser---Receiving TE---Flordia Atlantic---Decent TE speed, good hands, could be a steal in the late rounds.
3. Greg Smith---TE---Texas---Never utilized much in college due to the spread being TX style. He's a decent blocker and decent short area receiver. He'd provide depth.

Round 7:
WR---Kamar Aikan---Central Florida---Good size but slow. Has Great hands and runs crisp routes. Will play for someone.
WR---David Gibreath---Wisconsin---special teamer, KR/PR
RB--- DaRel Scott---Maryland---Good straight line speed, good size, can return kicks.
Athlete---Jeremy Masoli---Oregon---Oregons starting QB prior to 2010, got in trouble and kicked off team. Could be a Kordell Stewart/ Brad Smith sort of player that can run, catch, throw, and return kicks. Poor character, but low cost of 7th rounder.
Category: NFL Draft
Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:27 pm
 

2011 NFL Draft

Its tough to say.
Arizona and/or Cinci may both go QB.
Only thing I'm certain about is that Denver takes Bowers or Fairley.



Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2011 9:27 am
 

2011 NFL Draft

I think the Packers will mgo with a special team tackler. LOL. I agree they should either trade Grant and Jackson or release both of them and get a running back. think the running back that the Packers should get is Mark Ingram because what you have is that he goes to the Saints and I know they have all the injuries but Thomas and Ivory will get better and Julius Jone and Reggie Bush will help.  I think the Packers should improve their offensive linemen. I think Cam Newton would go to Arizona. I think Ryan Mallett will go at the end of the first round.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:20 am
 

2011 NFL Draft

I see Miami going RB in the 1st round.  They will probably lose Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams."

Allegeddly 2010 was Rickys last year, except he was really unhappy about how it ended. He may come back for one more season?
Ronnie Brown supposedly wants to come back to Miami, with his injury history, it shouldn't be tough for Miami to resign him if they want too.

Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, San Fran, and Minnesota could all use a QB too.

Buffalo: I think Locker goes to Buffalo unless Washington makes some sort of silly trade with Carolina to get the 1st pick.

Cincy: Not sure if they need a QB in the early rounds. Once they benched the 2 prima donas their offense started clicking.

Arizona: I think they go after a vet in FA. John Skelton was personally my second rated QB in last years draft, he's a div. III guy with a rocket arm that will need a couple years to develop. As I recall he played against us in the 2nd meeting between the Rams and Cards. And I thught he threw some nice passes. But he's still extremely raw.

San Fran, I have them taking Gabbert

Minnesota, I agree but I don't see anything left worthy of a 1st round pick. They may go after the Deleware kid in the 3rd if the draft shakes out anything like I listed.




Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:08 am
 

2011 NFL Draft

Thanks, We do our best when inebriated.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:06 am
 

2011 NFL Draft

Nice work.  It's so hard to do with so much time left and the combine still to take place.


I see Miami going RB in the 1st round.  They will probably lose Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, San Fran, and Minnesota could all use a QB too.


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