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Pewter Report Mock Draft 3/30 First Round

Written by Charlie
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Charlie Campbell

Charlie
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PewterReport.com issues our fourth mock draft of the year. Who is projected to go to Tampa Bay in the first round? Who will Panthers take number one overall? Find out here.
The 2011 NFL Draft season in high gear after the conclusion of the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl, the NFL Scouting Combine and player pro days. Pewter Report issues our fourth mock draft of the year. Check back tomorrow for a mock of the second round and on Friday for a mock of the third round.

FIRST ROUND
1. Carolina Panthers- Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert
Jake Delhomme and Kerry Collins have been the franchises best quarterbacks. Gabbert could be better than either of them.     

2. Denver Broncos- Alabama DT Marcell Dareus
The Broncos have an elite edge rusher in Elvis Dumervil. Dareus is a good three technique for John Fox’s defense.

3. Buffalo Bills- Auburn QB Cam Newton
Quarterbacks always rise prior to the draft. The Bills need a franchise quarterback. Chan Gailey could do a lot with Newton.

4. Cincinnati Bengals- LSU CB Patrick Peterson
The Bengals may not be willing to pay Jonathan Joseph. Top picks will make a lot less in a new labor deal.

5. Arizona Cardinals- Texas A&M OLB Von Miller
The Cardinals will go with Miller if they can’t get one of the quarterbacks.

6. Cleveland Browns- Georgia WR A.J. Green
The Browns also need help in the front seven, but Mike Holmgren wants to bring in a game changer.

7. San Francisco 49ers- Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara
Amukamara fills a need in the 49ers defense.

8. Tennessee Titans- Auburn DT Nick Fairley
This is excellent value for Fairley and a good fit for him as a pro.

9. Dallas Cowboys- Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt
Watt would serve as a five technique in the Cowboys defense.

10. Washington Redskins- Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers

Bruce Allen drafted and believed in Gaines Adams. Bowers is similar and the Redskins need an edge rusher opposite Brian Orakpo badly.

11. Houston Texans- North Carolina DE Robert Quinn
Quinn will play OLB in the Texans new 3-4 defense.

12. Minnesota Vikings- Missouri DE Aldon Smith
The Vikings could lose Ray Edwards in free agency. Smith is a good replacement.

13. Detroit Lions- USC OT Tyron Smith
The Lions badly want Amukamara but it seems like a stretch for him to fall this far.

14. St. Louis Rams- Alabama WR Julio Jones
The Rams need some weapons for Sam Bradford.

15. Miami Dolphins- Alabama RB Mark Ingram
Ingram could help save the regime. Running backs can have a quick impact.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars- Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan
The Jags have hosted Kerrigan and their d-line coach worked him out at Purdue.

17. New England Patriots- Cal DE Cameron Jordan
Jordan is an excellent five technique for the Patriots defense.

18. San Diego Chargers- Temple DT Muhammed Wilkerson
The Chargers need a difference maker up front and Wilkerson could be a disruptive five technique.

19. New York Giants- Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo
The Giants get a long-term left tackle to protect Eli Manning.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Georgia DE/OLB Justin Houston
Read the analysis for why the Bucs would take Houston in the Pewter Report Buccaneers Seven-Round Mock Draft.


21. Kansas City Chiefs- Colorado OT Nate Solder
The Chiefs could move Brandon Albert to right tackle or guard. Kansas City needs tackle help.

22. Indianapolis Colts- Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi
The Colts have to add some offensive line help to protect Peyton Manning. They openly regretted not drafting Rodger Saffold.

23. Philadelphia Eagles- Colorado CB Jimmy Smith
The Eagles badly need another corner opposite Asante Samuel.

24. New Orleans Saints- Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn
The Saints like bigger defensive ends of Clayborn’s stature. They also don’t mind players with question marks on and off the field. Clayborn is overrated.

25. Seattle Seahawks- Washington QB Jake Locker
Pete Carroll knows Locker well and the relationship is deteriorating with Matt Hasselbeck.

26. Atlanta Falcons- Maryland WR Torrey Smith
The Falcons could use another weapon to pair with Roddy White, and they want a deep threat like Smith.

27. Baltimore Ravens- Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod
The Ravens may be done with Jared Gaither.

28. New England Patriots- Florida G Mike Pouncey
The Patriots need help on the interior of their line and they love Gators.

29. Chicago Bears- Illinois DT Corey Liuget
The Bears get a replacement for Tommie Harris and target the offensive line later in the draft.

30. New York Jets- Baylor DT Phil Taylor
Taylor is an excellent replacement for Kris Jenkins.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Baylor G Danny Watkins
After losing out on Pouncey the Steelers get one of the most versatile linemen in the draft.

32. Green Bay Packers- Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward
The Packers could use a five technique and Heyward is a good fit for that.
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    Horse: I know what you and others of our generation experienced in Viet Nam.Thank you for bringing a sense of reality regarding guys like phan2phear who apparently thinks it's quite alright to take "defending a family member" beyond the point of defense to shooting multiple times at another scumbag who is running away. Guess how this is going to play out in court? Guess who goes to jail? Talib's mistake was failing to call the pOlice, grabbing a gun, taking Big Mama with him, taking her gun, shooting (busting a cap) at the MF. Who was he defending then? At least the boyfriend had the sense to take the gun and trash it while attempting to flee. He even had the sense not to fire back. And who is the only one at this scene from Cops who has something to lose? Talib and the rest of his family and entourage who very soon won't have their meal ticket. The apple didn't fall far from the tree here.
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    scubog, thank you for saying it a lot better than me. These kids now a days have no clue what really happens when that gun goes off. They have watched to many movies and video games and they have been trained to think that a human life means nothing.
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    So Justin Houston huh? Mm-k JDouble's been calling his name for awhile now too. He sure has come up in the draft order, but that's probably a good sign. Regaurdless of current events, I would think we might want a developmental corner in this draft. There's lots of speed at the position--with height this year too-- and a highly experienced, very high character guy that might be playing his last year of football, to learn a few things from.
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    We might be looking to trade down to get more draft picks since we will probably need a CB to develop too. Nobody at the DE/LB spot is worth the 20th pick. This is just my opinion.
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    If talib does no jail time, he will be back on the Bucs...remember, they want and need this guy. he allows the defense to do alot of things in pass coverage. the guy did something I think everyone would do if it came down to it concerning family. Don't get me wrong. He did wrong, but I would protect my family at all cost. Just wish the guy had somebody around him to stop him from doing wild things or at least have somebody do it for him... He has a lot to lose...His actions were not wrong, just excessive...Very excessive and extreme...in my opinion
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    phan2phear, no I don't agree and I am starting to get pissed off with this. Have you ever killed anyone? I have. Have you ever seen what it is like to see what bullits do to a human being? I have many times. It's not pretty and it isn't TV. This was not a necessary macho move to make by an idiot like Talib. Yeah Billings appears to be another idiot; infact his sister and mother and Talib appear to be from the same environment. There are no excuses here.
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    Houston??? Per nationalfootballpost: at the next level I think he’s much better suited to play with his hand on the ground.... he’s a tight-hipped kid who really looked awkward again during linebacker drills Tuesday, struggling to cleanly open up his hips, keep his footing and close on the football. Ideally, I think Houston is just better suited to play with his hand on the ground and in year one might be nothing more than a nickel rusher as he learns his trade. He doesn’t have a great pass rush arsenal at this stage either and I question his ability to change directions as a pass rusher off a counter....doesn't display much of an inside move laterally and doesn't use his hands well enough to slip blocks inside before contact. Too often can be overplayed toward the edge and pushed past the play, as he will let his pad level get a bit upright once he is clean from contact. Overall, he’s a gifted linear athlete, but I don’t think he’s quite the prospect his size/speed numbers indicate.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------bit of a one-trick pony
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    A very good Mock draft as usual Charlie. The only thing that complicates things is Aqib Talib's situation. It may be necessary to draft Colorado CB Jimmy Smith in this spot now. I'm not rushing to judgement on Aqib because I have also heard a lot of good things about him as well. Aqib has not yet had his day in court and in this country, people are innocent until proven guilty. I hope the high handed Roger Goodall renenbers that. But it is scary to think about losing such a great player as Talib.
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    This is a good mock. Well thought out. I agree with the other posters about trading up. In a weak draft, and this year definitely is weak, you're better off trading up. The mid-rounders aren't as good as a typical year so you should trade up and get more elite talent early. This is also the year to take a chance on injured guys that have first-round talent. Players like Ras-I Dowling, Bruce Carter, and Greg Romeus. All those guys were first-rounders before their injuries. All should recover.
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    I'm normally not a fan of trading up and givving away picks, but sometimes you just have to do it. It worked out when we moved up to draft Freeman and if we want to draft a quality DE we will need to move up a few slots. I bet the dolphins would love to move down and pick up our 3rd rounder in the process.
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    Houston??? Per nationalfootballpost: And yes, I purposely left off OLB as the position for Houston at the next level because in all honestly I think he’s much better suited to play with his hand on the ground. He’s a gifted linear athlete who at his size ran in the 4.6 range and displays an impressive get off burst as a pass rusher. However, he’s a tight-hipped kid who really looked awkward again during linebacker drills Tuesday, struggling to cleanly open up his hips, keep his footing and close on the football. Ideally, I think Houston is just better suited to play with his hand on the ground and in year one might be nothing more than a nickel rusher as he learns his trade. He doesn’t have a great pass rush arsenal at this stage either and I question his ability to change directions as a pass rusher off a counter. Overall, he’s a gifted linear athlete, but I don’t think he’s quite the prospect his size/speed numbers indicate.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------bit of a one-trick pony
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    Good mock, your best todate! Since it looks like the draft will precede free agency, I don't know if the Vikings have given up on Ray Edwards. They really need a QB and may take a chance on Mallet because they anticipate a rookie wage scale minimizing their risk. Even if they were to take a DE, They would more likely take Cam Jordan as a LDE who is a better fit to play the 5-technique. If either Smith or Kerrigan is there at 15, I think the Bucs would trade up. Justin Houston would be OK at 20, But If I recall correctly, PR questioned his intelligence and suggested he may have had prior drug issues. I somehow think the Bucs are going to be especially sensitive to character going forward.
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    Pretty good mock draft overall...HGowever I dont think Buc fans believe either kerrigan, Clayborn, or Houston are legit potential double-digit sack guys. Houston is raw with not much skill, while Clayborn is just not as talented and has serious medical concerns. Kerrigan is skilled but not very mobile- great strait line speed...........................................We should be targeting ALDON SMITH........That is the guy we need. pewter report seems to overdramatize some athletes. Houston is being ripped after his pro day and resembles Gaines adams in playing style. ....WE HAVE TO TRADE UP OR GET TO THE TOP OF THE 2ND AND GET JABAL SHEARD- HE'S A MONSTER!!!
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    I personally like Juston Houston. His speed as well as his ability to cut inside the Tackle on his path to the quarterback is a power move we have been lacking form our pass rush for many years. He does not get washed outside like Gains Adams so frequently did. His addition to our d line would definitely be a plus.
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    Got to agree that Miami should be a trade target. Having the choice of Kerrigan, Jordan, Houston, Clayborne would be ideal. Smith could fall there as well.
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    Charlie- Good mock, might be the best one yet that I have seen I would have the Browns taking Bowers at DE as they switch to a 4-3 defense and have Peterson going to 49ers and Julio Jones to Redskins other than that I agree. The Bucs selection is puzzling to me as Houston looks and is built more for a 3-4 edge rusher not a 4-3 hand in the dirt guy but I could be wrong, I haven't watched enough of this guy to say otherwise.
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    Trade up with Miami if possible and have your pick of quality DE's that are still available.
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    got to trade with Miami and beat the Pats for the right to Jordan. I was once big on Houston but not that much anymore. As a 2nd rounder I'd like him however.
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    JORDAN IS NOT A THREAT IN THE PASSING GAME
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