Wednesday, March 2, 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (Post NFL Combine)

The 40-yard dashes have been run, the broad jumps have been leapt and the face-to-face interviews are over, for now. The 2011 NFL Scouting Combine wrapped up Tuesday and now it's up to NFL scouts, executives and head coaches to form their opinions on the 330 athletes who worked out in Indianapolis.

NFL Combine weekend is always more hype than substance, but it gives us football writers an opportunity to evaluate these players just as the teams would. While there were winners and losers from the Combine, it's important that we don't get too wrapped up in what we saw. Teams have poured over hours of film on these players and teams already had a very good idea of the players they liked before the Combine.

There are a few shake-ups in the latest Source Mock Draft. The most notable change is the guy at the top of the list. His reviews were mixed at the Combine, but he's the biggest star in this draft and he's going #1.

(Editor's Note: 2011 NFL Mock Draft updated March 2, 2011)

1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn (up from #3)

2. Denver Broncos -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU (up from #8)

3. Buffalo Bills -- Nick Fairley, DL, Auburn (down from #1)

4. Cincinnati Bengals -- AJ Green, WR, Georgia

5. Arizona Cardinals -- Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M (down from #3)

6. Cleveland Browns -- Marcell Dareus, DL, Alabama

7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

8. Tennessee Titans -- Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson (down from #2)

9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

10. Washington Redskins -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama (up from #14)

11. Houston Texans --  Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina (down from #10)

12. Minnesota Vikings -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin

13. Detroit Lions -- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado (up from #17)

14. St. Louis Rams -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri (down from #11)

15. Miami Dolphins -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

17. New England Patriots (from OAK) -- Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College (up from #28)

18. San Diego Chargers -- Cameron Jordan, DE, California (new addition)

19. New York Giants -- Tyron Smith, OL, USC

20. Tampa Bay Bucs -- Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Corey Liuget, DL, Illinois

22. Indianapolis Colts -- Derek Sherrod, OL, Mississippi State

23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Gabe Carimi, OL, Wisconsin (up from #29)

24. New Orleans Saints -- Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

25. Seattle Seahawks -- Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (down from #23)

26. Baltimore Ravens -- Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

27. Atlanta Falcons -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado (down from #13)

28. New England Patriots -- Marvin Austin, DL, North Carolina (down from #27)

29. Chicago Bears -- Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida (up from #31)

30. New York Jets -- Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State (down from #18)

31. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (new addition)

32. Green Bay Packers -- Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA (down from #30)


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