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Pewter Report Mock Draft 3/5 First Round

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PewterReport.com issues our third 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, and the NFL Scouting Combine. Pewter Report issues our third mock draft of the year. Check back tomorrow for a mock of the second round.

1. Carolina Panthers- Alabama DT Marcel Dareus
Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney are defense guys. Dareus is dominant and a safe pick. He was a standout at the combine as well.

2. Denver Broncos- Auburn DT Nick Fairley
Fairley fits well in John Fox’s defense as a three technique rusher next to Elvis Dumervil.

3. Buffalo Bills- Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert 
Quarterbacks always rise prior to the draft. The Bills need a franchise quarterback.

4. Cincinnati Bengals-
Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers
Bowers falls in this mock. He has a slight knee injury and some bad tape.

5. Arizona Cardinals- LSU CB Patrick Peterson
The Cardinals pass defense was a major weakness in 2010.

6. Cleveland Browns- Georgia WR A.J. Green
The Browns president Mike Holmgren wants a game-changer on offense.

7. San Francisco 49ers- Texas A&M OLB Von Miller
The 49ers need a pass rusher and Miller was one of the best in college football the past two years.

8. Tennessee Titans- North Carolina DE Robert Quinn
The Titans get a bookend to go with Derrick Morgan.

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

10. Washington Redskins- Auburn QB Cam Newton
Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan are never afraid to gamble.

11. Houston Texans- UCLA OLB Akeem Ayers
The Texans need 3-4 players at OLB, and NT. Ayers is a great fit.

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

13. Detroit Lions- Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara
This is great value for the Lions to land Amukamara here.

14. St. Louis Rams- Alabama WR Julio Jones
The Rams need some weapons for Sam Bradford. Jones is injured but so was Bradford prior to the draft.  

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

16. Jacksonville Jaguars- California DE Cameron Jordan
Jordan’s stock rose after the Senior Bowl. It looks like he’ll follow former teammate Tyson Alualu to the Jaguars.

17. New England Patriots- Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo
The Pats have to do a better job of protecting Tom Brady.

18. San Diego Chargers- Illinois DT Corey Liuget
He would fit in as a five technique for the Chargers.

19. New York Giants- Colorado OT Nate Solder
Solder fits the type of players the Giants have drafted.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan
Click here for the analysis for why the Bucs would take Kerrigan in the Pewter Report Buccaneers Seven-Round Mock Draft.

21. Kansas City Chiefs- USC OT Tyron Smith
The Chiefs need some help at the tackle position.

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- Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod
The Eagles need help up front. Sherrod fits the demeanor they look for.

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- Colorado CB Jimmy Smith
He will fill a big need in the Seahawks secondary. Character concerns keep Smith out of the top half of the draft.

26. Atlanta Falcons- Maryland WR Torrey Smith
The Falcons could use another weapon to pair with Roddy White.

27. Baltimore Ravens- Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin
The Ravens wide outs need some help. They were a weakness in the playoffs.

28. New England Patriots- Georgia DE/OLB Justin Houston
That Patriots need pass rush help and Houston is a perfect fit.

29. Chicago Bears- Boise State WR Titus Young
A wide out that will fit in well with Mike Martz offense. Defensive line and offensive line are options here as well.

30. New York Jets- Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward
The Jets could use a five technique and Heyward is a good fit for that.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Florida G Mike Pouncey
The Steelers need help at guard and Pouncey will fit perfectly next to his brother.

32. Green Bay Packers- Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson
The Packers are probably going to lose Cullen Jenkins in free agency.

On Sunday and Monday look for the second and third round projections to be posted. For other excellent mock drafts and scouting reports be sure to check out WalterFootball.com and DraftCountdown.com.

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    I like the Kerrigan pick a lot more than Clayborn. Most of the mocks out there have the Bucs taking a DE, which is an obvious need, but I could see them going in another direction if there's better value at another postion.
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    I just don't understand-Why Houston, sherrod or pouncey should be the pick. I think even if Tampa could move down .That one of those three could be selected at 20. I think Kerrigan would be the choice, Why not select the OG or OT with 20 pick. One player I would think about is the OT Carimi from Wisc he would be the prefect fit to move into the ot position from day one. Then go after DE/OLB from Txas in Rd-2. or id for some reason Tampa was ablre to drop down with NE at 28, Then Tampa couls still get Houston, Pouncey or Wilkerson plus get there NE own pick in NO#2. Then Tampa could get a pick @19 and #28. Plus alot more options could come down. But lets see what comes down.GO Bucs
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    Who the Bucs, or any other team would like to draft and who will be available when their turn comes around are two different things. This is just one of thousands of scenarios that every media network, publication and fan is generating this time of year. It's pure speculation and a plan that falls apart as soon as one of the teams make a surprise pick. It is ridiculous to think that any are more likely than the others. As for last year, McCoy was always considered the logical choice; but yes, Pewter Report and others could see a scenario whereby Suh could be there at three. The year before it was LB/DE Larry English for whom everyone was clamoring (except BF47 who wanted DT Peria Jerry). Anyone want to trade Josh Freeman for either one of those two? Anyone?
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    Buccobill, I wouldn't disagree. He's a young guy with the ability to play everywhere, which lends itself well to the hybrid system the Bucs are playing. He'll grow size wise. He needs coaching, but the Bucs are one of the teams that actually develop players. If his work ethic and caracter is there he could be molded into a corner stone of this defense. I think the only question is, does he have the raw ability to make an instant impact. Or, can Bennett, (ugh) Moore, Magee, (maybe some FA) hold the ends down early in the season until he gets it?
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    I still think Tampa ends up taking Justin Houston at #20. He addresses 2 needs, is a multi position player and happens to play two positions that we have a great need in. And he's good at what he does. The short comings he has are coachable issues.
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    Given his pathetic 40 time at Scouting Combine, there NO CHANCE Akeem Ayers goes to Houston Texans at 11. He will likely fall completely out of Round 1. His game was supposed to be built around speed and he doesnt have the speed that scouts thought he had.. Houston will go with a DE/3-4 edge LB thereby pushing all other DEs/pass rushers up in the draft and pushing Kerrigan to another team in this and most mock drafts..
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    I love how Pewter Report always mock drafts the guys that us Bucs fans always really want instead of who we'll really get. Doesnt anyone remember how they told us for months last year we were definitely getting Suh with the #3 pick?? They even put his picture on the cover of that magazine issue! When most of us knew we wouldnt end up getting Suh and settle for McCoy. Im not drinkin your koolaid CC!! We'll end up with Clayborn if we dont trade up and you know it!
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    bucdiezel90- you're such a fool. This is the first mock they have the Bucs taking Kerrigan. In the first one they had your boy Clayborn as the pick. Last year in their final mock draft they had the Bucs taking McCoy, Benn, and Mike Williams. So I think the track record speaks for itself. I'm confident that that Pewter Report and the Bucs don't give damn who the fans want.
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    Kerrigan there is no other!!!!
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    I hope the draft really does play out the way you listed it here CC. I hope we get Kerrigan and I'd rather our division rivals like Carolina and New Orleans pick up players like Dareus and Clayborn who are both overrated in my opinion. I sure as hell don't won't to have to face Cam Newton or B. Gabbert twice a year a few years from now. That would be if the Panthers drafted one of them.
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