With the Senior Bowl over and some players having their draft stock grow due to a strong week in Mobile, Pewter Report provides a third NFL mock draft. As promised the length of the mock draft has expanded beyond the first round.
Pewter Report will continue to update the mock draft as the draft season moves into the combine, pro-days, and team visits. The deadline for the underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft has expired, so the draft eligible players are set. The early entries are marked with a *.
1. St. Louis Rams- Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford *
The Rams passed on Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez. They won't do it again.
2. Detroit Lions- Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh
Suh is the best football player in the draft. Schwartz gets his new Albert Haynesworth.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy *
A trade down is possible. Teams may want to get Clausen in front of Washington. McCoy is the best player available.4. Washington Redskins- QB Jimmy Clausen *
There are character concerns with him, but Mike Shanahan takes guys like that.
5. Kansas City Chiefs- Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung
GM Scott Pioli has to protect his investment in QB Matt Cassel.
6. Seattle Seahawks- Tennessee S Eric Berry *
Berry is the best player available and the Seahawks could use help on defense.7. Cleveland Browns- Florida CB Joe Haden *
The Browns grab the best cornerback in the draft. 8. Oakland Raiders- Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan *
Richard Seymour could leave. The Raiders need interior help and pass rush.
9. Buffalo Bills- Maryland OT Bruce Campbell *
His athleticism is off the charts. Buffalo couldn't protect the quarterback.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars- Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant *
The Jags get a weapon, target Tim Tebow in a trade up in round two.11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago)- Alabama LB Rolando McClain *
Denver breaks Miami's heart and takes best LB in the draft.
12. Miami Dolphins- Alabama DT Terrence Cody
The Dolphins could use a young nose tackle for its 3-4 defense.13. San Francisco 49ers- Rutgers OT Anthony Davis *
He has some character issues, but Mike Singletary is a master motivator.
14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)- Clemson RB C.J. Spiller
The Seahawks could use a game-changer. Spiller is that kind of player.
15. New York Giants- UCLA DT Brian Price*
The Giants need help on their defensive line. Price is a disruptor.
16. Tennessee Titans- South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul*
They need a pass rusher. Pierre-Paul is thought highly of by analysts.
17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina)- Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
He had a great week at the Senior Bowl, and they need cornerback help.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers- Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga*
The Steelers offensive line let Ben Roethlisberger down. Bulaga is their kind of player.
19. Atlanta Falcons- Texas S Earl Thomas *
Atlanta's secondary hurt the team down the stretch. Thomas is a playmaker. 20. Houston Texans- USC S Taylor Mays
Despite a bad Senior Bowl, teams like his tools. He is an overrated prospect. 21. Green Bay Packers- Iowa OG Mike Iupati
The Packers need help along the line. Iupati could start right away for them.22. Cincinnati Bengals- Florida TE Aaron Hernandez *
The Bengals need more weapons in the passing game. A wide out is possible. 23. New England Patriots- Florida LB Brandon Spikes
The Pats finally replace Junior Seau. Bill Belichick loves Florida's program.
24. Philadelphia Eagles- Florida DE Carlos Dunlap *
The Eagles need to improve their pass rush. Dunlap is a good fit at left end.
25. Baltimore Ravens- Notre Dame WR Golden Tate *
The Ravens could use a young replacement for Derrick Mason.
26. Arizona Cardinals- TCU DE/OLB Jerry Hughes
Arizona could use a pass rusher and Hughes can rush the quarterback.
27. Dallas Cowboys- Oklahoma OT Trent Williams
The Cowboys have an aging offensive line. Williams starts the overhaul.
28. San Diego Chargers- Georgia Tech RB Jonathan Dwyer *
This a great fit. Dwyer is perfect replacement for LaDanian Tomlinson. 29. New York Jets- Illinois WR Arrelious Benn *
The Jets get a weapon for Mark Sanchez to throw to. A CB or OLB are options.
30. Minnesota Vikings- Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee
Cedric Griffin tore an ACL in the playoffs, corner is now a pressing issue.
31. New Orleans Saints- California DT Tyson Alualu
The Saints could use some help up front. Alualu's versatility is a good fit.32. Indianapolis Colts- Penn State DT Jared Odrick
Odrick had some character issues, but is an excellent athlete. SECOND ROUND
33. St. Louis- Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham *
Bradford gets a familiar weapon. Gresham is in round one minus the injury.34. Detroit- USC DE Everson Griffen *
The Lions need help all over, and Griffen would go well with Suh.35. Tampa Bay- Michigan DE Brandon Graham
The Bucs need a pass rushing defensive end. Graham proved it in Mobile.
36. Kansas City- LSU S Chad Jones *
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli still lands a top safety after passing on Berry.
37. Washington- California RB Javid Best *
Clinton Portis could be done in DC. Best would be in the first minus injuries.38. Cleveland- South Florida S Nate Allen
The Browns continue to remake their secondary. Don't rule out a QB here.39. Oakland- Illinois G Jon Asamoah
The Raiders need help inside to block. Asamoah is underrated.40. Seattle- USC OT Charles Brown
Carroll takes a familiar player to block for Spiller.
41. Buffalo- Texas QB Colt McCoy
The Bills need a quarterback, and McCoy produced a lot in college. 42. Tampa Bay (from Chicago)- Missouri OLB Sean Weatherspoon
Weatherspoon could play middle or outside linebacker in the Tampa 2.
43. Miami- Texas OLB Sergio Kindle
Jason Taylor and Joey Porter are old. Kindle is a perfect replacement. 44. New England (from Jacksonville) - South Carolina OLB Eric Norwood
The Patriots could use a pass rusher on the edge. 45. Denver- Northwestern DT Corey Wootton
The Broncos run defense got shredded late in ‘09. Wootton helps up front.46. New York Giants- Georgia Tech S Morgan Burnett *
After passing on a safety in round one, the Giants get a quality guy.
47. New England (from Tennessee) - Florida QB Tim Tebow
The Patriots get a quarterback to groom behind Tom Brady.
48. Carolina- Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe *
The Panthers have struggled to find a guy to pair with Steve Smith. 49. San Francisco- Tennessee DT Dan Williams
He may go higher, but he was at best a one-year wonder for the Vols.
50. Kansas City (from Atlanta) - Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski *
The Chiefs get a young replacement for Tony Gonzalez.
51. Houston- Georgia LB Rennie Curran *
The Texans need a Will (weakside) linebacker to complete their LBs.
52. Pittsburgh- Florida G/C Maurkice Pouncey *
The Steelers continue to re-model their offensive line.
53. New England- Texas WR Jordan Shipley
The Patriots get a perfect fill-in for Wes Welker, and a long-term receiver.
54. Cincinnati- Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard
Grabbing two passing targets is possible. The Bengals like the local product.
55. Philadelphia- Utah LB Koa Misi
The Eagles have had some issues at LB. Misi had a very good Senior Bowl.
56. Green Bay- Oklahoma State CB Perrish Cox.
The Packers could use a young CB. Cox had a solid week in Mobile.
57. Baltimore- Michigan CB Donovan Warren *
Warren should have stayed in school. The Ravens need help at DB.
58. Arizona- Rutgers CB Devin McCourty
A good Senior Bowl has propelled him into the second round.
59. Dallas- Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas *
Expect Thomas' stock to blow up this spring. He is big and a blazer.
60. San Diego- USC WR Damian Williams *
There could be some contract issues for the Chargers at receiver. 61. New York Jets- Clemson OLB Ricky Sapp *
The Jets need some help in the pass rush department. Sapp is overrated.
62. Minnesota- North Carolina DT Cam Thomas
The Williams wall won't last forever. The Vikings get an understudy.
63. New Orleans- Penn State LB Navarro Bowman *
The Saints could use some help around Jonathan Vilma.
64. Indianapolis- Florida State CB Patrick Robinson
Some of the Colts defensive backs are nearing the end of their contracts.
For some great mock drafts check out WalterFootball.com
. They have weekly mock drafts from writers Walter Cherepinsky
and Matt McGuire
. Another great site is Scott Wright's DraftCountdown.com
. They have a plethora of draft information.
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