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    It's never to early to start next years Mock Draft! So here's a few posted already:

    Matt McGuire's
    1- St. Louis Rams: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
    Robert Quinn has the most upside of any defensive lineman in the country, and he'd have to be the favorite to go No. 1 overall here to the Rams. They lack a pass rush and Quinn brings plenty of that to Chapel Hill. The 6-5, 260-pound beast had 19 tackles for losses, 11 sacks, three pass breakups, 12 quarterback hurries, and SIX forced fumbles! This was elite production worthy of a No. 1 pick. Chris Long simply isn't a force off the edge and would be moved to left defensive end in this scenario.

    2- Cleveland Browns: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
    Locker doesn't come with the perceived intangible concerns that Jimmy Clausen did in 2010, which was part of the reason he fell to the second round. When the Browns only win 2-4 games next year, Mike Holmgren will realize he simply can't win games with a terrible passing game. Locker has to be the pick here. Colt McCoy just doesn't have the upside or talent to warrant passing up on Locker.

    3- Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Peterson, CB, Louisiana State
    Peterson starts out as the No. 1 overall player on my 2011 NFL Draft Big Board. He is a freakishly athletic corner with tremendous ball skills, instincts and technique. The Chiefs probably just take the top player on their board like they did in 2010 and won't put as much emphasis on positional value.

    4- Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, DE, Alabama
    I think if the Bills are dumb enough to pass up on Jimmy Clausen in Round 2 for Torrell Troup, a developmental nose tackle, then they just think they can win without a good quarterback. Plus, Ryan Mallett just isn't top-five material at this point and has a lot of work to do in the mechanics department before he is considered a highly rated player. Dareus is a big-time performer with a high upside and great motor who really played great down the stretch for Alabama last year.

    5-Seattle Seahawks: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
    Seattle needs to get younger and more talented at receiver, and if they truly believe in Charlie Whitehurst then they will be forced to build around him (and pray to the quarterback gods). Green can really go up and pluck the ball at its apex. He's a smooth athlete after the catch and a solid route runner.

    6- Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
    Baldwin is one of my most favorite players for the 2011 NFL Draft. I love his size, physicality and consistent hands, but you can't overlook his athleticism either. The Jaguars are desperate for a No. 1 target, but we are all at the mercy of Gene Smith's big board. Nobody knows it, and with the Tyson Alualu pick all draftniks and experts are throwing darts when it comes to Jacksonville.

    7- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay really made a splash on their defensive line in the 2010 NFL Draft by upgrading their weakest position with Gerald McCoy and Brian Price. You have to remember Tampa ranked last in rush defense last year and struggled to generate any push from the middle. Now, they will look to add that elite right bookend that Gaines Adams was supposed to be. However, the pick here could also be a highly rated defensive back, offensive tackle or even Heisman winner Mark Ingram.

    8- Denver Broncos: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
    Heyward is a perfect fit for the Broncos 3-4 defense, and I think he would have been a top-15 pick a year ago. He is extremely powerful at the point of attack with heavy hands and great lower body strength. However, he is lacking in the pass rush department and thus the 3-4 hides his ability to run the arc with speed.

    9- Detroit Lions: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
    Cornerback should be one of the top needs for Detroit in the next draft unless someone really steps up their play. I've always been a major Ras-I Dowling fan because I love his size and playmaking ability. He's a real competitor who simply isn't afraid to make a big hit.

    10- Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
    I think this would be considered a slight reach at this point because of where Mallett is at in the development department. However, when Arizona struggles next season with mediocre quarterback play, their coaching staff will realize they need a legitimate signal caller under center.

    11- Chicago Bears: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    Jay Cutler is simply desperate for weapons and I think Chicago has to walk away in the first round of next year's draft with a big-time receiver or a premier left tackle. No quarterback can win by himself, yet that seems to be what Cutler is being bashed for by the national media and fans.

    12- New England Patriots: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
    Miller is a freakishly quick pass rusher and reminds me of Elvis Dumervil except with a better 40 time. I was told by a member of the staff at Texas A&M that Miller clocked in a sub 4.50 40 time on campus. This is simply amazing even if he is only 240 pounds. Miller is a beast - he had 21.5 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and four forced fumbles! If you didn't watch him in game action, you missed out.

    13-Washington Redskins: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    The Heisman trophy winner is the consensus No. 1 back for the 2011 NFL Draft, and he should be. Ingram reminds me of a bigger version of Maurice Jones-Drew. Clinton Portis' days in Washington are probably numbered with his massive contract.

    14- New York Giants: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
    This pick probably comes as a bit of a surprise to Giants fans, but New York's offense simply lacks a big, playmaking receiver. Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith are good players, but neither projects as a No. 1 target. Floyd does and would give this offense a different dimension in the red zone.

    15- Philadelphia Eagles: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
    The projected starter opposite Asante Samuel right now is a battle between Ellis Hobbs, Marlin Jackson and Joselio Hanson. Williams could step into Philadelphia right away and be a starter. He is a great athlete who shows terrific man coverage skills - perfect for this defense.

    16- Pittsburgh Steelers: DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
    DeAndre McDaniel comes with a bit of baggage off the field, but he's a very talented and highly productive safety prospect. The Steelers could really use him at free safety and upgrade Ryan Clark.

    17-Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
    Without a doubt my top-rated defensive tackle for the 2011 NFL Draft is USC's Jurrell Casey, but Austin is what the Bengals look for. They love high-upside players and bulk on the interior of their defensive line. Austin has a questionable motor, but that didn't stop Cincinnati from taking Carlos Dunlap in Round 2 or Michael Johnson in Round 3.

    18-Tennessee Titans: Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
    We don't even know if Kevin Mawae will re-sign with the Titans, but O'Dowd probably would be an upgrade over interior lineman Leroy Harris. O'Dowd is a big center who is very fluid getting to the second level. He has a ton of experience, but has some durability problems.

    19- New England Patriots: Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
    The Patriots have had safety problems for years and it remains to be seen whether Pat Chung will live up to his second-round selection.

    20-Atlanta Falcons: Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
    With Brent Grimes, Chevis Jackson and Chris Owens battling for the No. 2 corner spot, it's pretty obvious that this will likely be one of Atlanta's top needs in the 2011 NFL Draft. Brown has been overshadowed by Earl Thomas and Aaron Williams, but he's a very good football player and will likely be taken in the first two rounds in 2011.

    21- San Francisco 49ers: Don'ta Hightower, ILB, Alabama
    Takeo Spikes will be 34 years old in 2011, and the 49ers could hit the jackpot with Hightower here. I think Hightower is a better prospect than Rolando McClain from a talent standpoint, but he is battling a serious knee injury from last season. If he comes back 100-percent healthy, some team could get a steal.

    22- Carolina Panthers: Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
    The Panthers' No. 1 need next year has got to be defensive tackle, and Casey is one of my more favorite prospects for next year's draft class. He is very quick with active hands and the motor of an Energizer bunny. USC keeps cranking out talented defensive linemen.

    23- Houston Texans: Joe Barksdale, T, Louisiana State
    Barksdale is my No. 1 tackle for the 2011 NFL Draft, but he is very underrated right now by most. His game is a little finesse, but he is an elite technician with great footwork and nice lateral agility. Duane Brown hasn't lived up to the hype and don't be shocked to see Houston go back to left tackle in 2011.

    24- Miami Dolphins: Jerrell Powe, NT, Mississippi
    The Miami Dolphins passed up on a couple of nose tackles in the 2010 NFL Draft, and they have to be looking to upgrade their 0-technique in the next offseason.

    25-Green Bay Packers: Chris Galippo, ILB, USC
    Galippo needs to step up and produce at a higher level next season, but he's an extremely talented linebacker and a perfect fit for a 3-4 defense.

    26-Dallas Cowboys: Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
    Bailey has a great skill set, but he's highly inconsistent with a questionable motor. The Cowboys are looking to upgrade at defensive end and could make use a skill set like his.

    27- San Diego Chargers: Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
    Crick was overshadowed last season, and rightfully so, by a pretty good defensive tackle (I'm not even going to announce his name - I shouldn't have to at this point). We will see if he can take his game to another level without so many double teams next season. The Chargers are looking for help on the defensive line.

    28- Baltimore Ravens: Nate Potter, T, Boise State
    If the Ravens have Jared Gaither on the trading block and nobody has any takers, then he has some serious intangible problems in the locker room (just guessing). If he's on the trading block this year, offensive tackle will be a need.

    29-Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
    Minnesota might feel smart for passing up on a particular quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, but when they do the retire-unretire-retire-unretire dance with Brett Favre in 2011, they'll be ready to take a quarterback with Brad Childress' job in jeopardy.

    30- New York Jets: Jack Crawford, DE/OLB, Penn State
    I love Crawford on tape. He has an amazing burst, athleticism and natural pass rush ability. He has a 6-5 frame that he can grow into and can put on some muscle. I won't be shocked if he goes in the top 10 next season. The Jets are looking for talent all across the board as they only got one "sure" prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft in Kyle Wilson.

    31- New Orleans Saints: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
    Claybord looks like a left end for a 4-3 defense at the next level. His toughness and strength could be utilized by the Saints defense, but it also wouldn't shock me if they looked to upgrade the offense in the next draft after heavily emphasizing defense the last couple of years.

    32- Indianapolis Colts: Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina
    Carter has great range and playmaking ability, and should be a star for the loaded Tar Heels defense next season.
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    1-St. Louis Rams: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
    The Rams are definitely on the right track. I have them drafting first, however, because their quarterback is not pro-ready, their offensive line is a work in progress and the defense still has major holes. But come 2011, St. Louis will be more competitive.

    There are a couple of things the Rams need to do, and one is to find a blue-chip target for Sam Bradford. I know the team has Donnie Avery and Laurent Robinson, and it just drafted Mardy Gilyard, but none of those guys is a No. 1 threat that defenses will respect. A.J. Green undoubtedly will be. And aside from providing Bradford with a great downfield weapon, he would also stretch the defense and open up more running room for Steven Jackson.

    2-Cleveland Browns: Marcell Dareus, DE/DT, Alabama
    I'd like to give the Browns a franchise quarterback, but Mike Holmgren doesn't believe in drafting one in the first round. Besides, he pulled rank and selected Colt McCoy despite objections from others in the front office.

    Shaun Rogers won't be around much longer. He's due $6.9 million this year and $5.5 million in 2011. He'll be 32 a month before the 2011 NFL Draft. If he's cut loose, the Browns will need to find an adequate replacement up front.

    Marcell Dareus is more than adequate. As a mere sophomore last season in Alabama's 3-4/4-3 hybrid defense, Dareus really came on and accumulated 6.5 sacks in just four starts, and then proceeded to knock Colt McCoy out of the game during one of the two national championships this past winter.

    A great athlete despite weighing 280 pounds, Dareus is expected to take the SEC by storm this fall. If he has a big year, he could be the first player chosen in the 2011 NFL Draft. In this case, he's second.

    3- Kansas City Chiefs: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
    Matt Cassel is due a $7.5 million option bonus before the 2011 season. If he has another bad year - if the Chiefs are drafting No. 3 overall, he definitely did - then he will be released. Kansas City will then do what it should have done in the first place - draft a franchise signal caller early in the first round (Mark Sanchez, 2009 or Jimmy Clausen in the second round, 2010).

    Jake Locker is the No. 1 quarterback in the 2011 class - for now. Locker should have declared for the 2010 NFL Draft, because a billion things can happen over the next 12 months. Maybe Locker gets hurt. Maybe the scouts see something they don't like and his stock drops. Maybe his teammates don't play up to par and drag him down. Maybe he gets distracted. Maybe general managers become worried that his decision to go back to school means that he's not fully invested in football.

    That's a lot of maybes, but just look at recent history: Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and Brian Brohm all made a huge mistake by not declaring right away.

    Of course, Locker could always sit out the 2010 season. It worked wonders for Bradford.

    4- Buffalo Bills: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
    Buffalo's front office apparently doesn't care what its fans think because they've decided to go back to Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm. What a disaster.

    Maybe the Bills will actually come to their senses next April. For the sake of their fans, I'm giving them a quarterback. Andrew Luck can actually move around, so maybe Chan Gailey will actually think he's good enough for his amazing offense.

    5-Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
    Seattle didn't select Jimmy Clausen in the 2010 NFL Draft because they've dedicated too many resources to Charlie Whitehurst. But if the Seahawks finish with one of the five worst records in the league, chances are that Clipboard Jesus didn't perform too many miracles (yes, great play on words, I know).

    The dream scenario for the Seahawks would be for hometown hero Jake Locker to stay in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen in this 2011 NFL Mock Draft edition.

    6- Jacksonville Jaguars: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
    One can only wonder what the Jaguars are doing. They pass on Tim Tebow, who could really help them generate money and fan interest, yet the Broncos-Jaguars opener is already almost sold out because Tebow fans want to see their hero hold a clipboard on the sidelines. So, they don't get Tebow; instead, they reach for a Round 2-3 prospect at No. 10 overall and then draft the same position with their next pick. I have more on this in my 2010 NFL Power Rankings.

    If the Jaguars aren't really drafting like Matt Millen on crack or LSD, they'll consider Patrick Peterson, one of the top cornerback prospects to come along in a very long time. Rashean Mathis' contract expires after the 2011 season and there's no guarantee Derek Cox will play well this year.

    7- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
    I'm really shocked the Buccaneers didn't upgrade the defensive end position in the 2010 NFL Draft, as it was their No. 2 need going into that weekend. Robert Quinn could be the solution a year late; he had 19 TFL and 11 sacks as a sophomore last season.

    8- Denver Broncos: Cameron Heyward, DE/DT, Ohio State
    Are the Broncos really going to ride Patriots cast-off Jarvis Green as a starting defensive end for more than a year? Doubtful. Cameron Heyward would have been in the 9-18 pick range had he declared for the 2010 NFL Draft.

    Some will consider Adrian Clayborn to be the top 3-4 end in this class. He may have been - until he was charged with assaulting a cab driver this winter. I'm guessing the character-conscious Josh McDaniels wouldn't want someone like Clayborn on his team.

    9-Detroit Lions: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
    Matthew Stafford, most likely in a wheel chair by the time the 2011 NFL Draft rolls around, has to be thrilled with this pick. Gabe Carimi might be the best player available, so this fits into Detroit's draft strategy. Taking someone like Julio Jones or Michael Floyd shouldn't be an option because the Lions have way too much money tied into Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson... now why does that sound familiar?

    10- Arizona Cardinals: Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU
    I think the Cardinals made three crucial mistakes this offseason: Not trading for Donovan McNabb; passing on Jimmy Clausen in the 2010 NFL Draft; and failing to acquire an upgrade at offensive tackle. If the big three quarterbacks are unavailable, Arizona would probably take someone like Joseph Barksdale, a very athletic 315-pound left tackle. He'll be on LSU's blind side this year, and his stock will presumably soar.

    11- Chicago Bears: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    When's the last time the Bears haven't needed a No. 1 receiver? I can't even remember. Julio Jones is an amazing top-five physical talent, but he dropped a ton of passes as a sophomore. He'll need a strong junior campaign to regain his draft stock.

    12- New England Patriots: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    New England acquired this selection from Oakland for Richard Seymour. If Tom Brady and Wes Welker are healthy, and either Rob Gronkowski or Aaron Hernandez pans out, imagine how explosive New England's offense would be with Mark Ingram as a threat coming out of the backfield.

    13- Washington Redskins: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
    With a potential franchise left tackle on the roster, the Redskins will need to concentrate on finding weapons for Donovan McNabb. McNabb would love having a dynamic receiver like Michael Floyd at his disposal.

    14- New York Giants: Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
    The Giants love taking the best player on their board, and that could be Ryan Williams in this scenario. Who knows how beat up Brandon Jacobs will be by next offseason? He's so prone to injury based on the way he runs that I can't see him lasting much longer.

    15- Philadelphia Eagles: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
    I thought the Eagles needed help at cornerback before the Sheldon Brown trade. Well, the front office apparently disagreed. I really think Andy Reid will regret waiting to address this position until the middle rounds - especially in the wake of the Cowboys' selection of Dez Bryant.

    16- Pittsburgh Steelers: Allen Bailey, DE/DT, Miami
    Three numbers for you: 33, 37 and 35. Those will be the respective ages of Brett Keisel, Travis Kirschke (currently a free agent) and Aaron Smith at the start of the 2011 NFL season. The Steelers drafted Ziggy Hood in 2009, but they'll need another 3-4 end in a year.

    17-Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
    Marvin Austin is very athletic and has a ton of upside, but has never lived up to it on the field. Cincinnati is the type of team that would take a chance on him, however.

    I know the Bengals just drafted Geno Atkins, but that was a fourth-round pick. They may see Austin as too good to pass up.

    18-Tennessee Titans: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
    The Titans had to find upgrades at defensive end and corner this offseason. With a dry free agent market and only one first-round pick, getting upgrades for both positions proved to be difficult. Tennessee can take care of the cornerback position with this selection.

    19-New England Patriots: Adrian Clayborn, DE/DT, Iowa
    I was pretty surprised that the Patriots passed up on Jared Odrick and allowed him to fall into enemy hands. Bill Belichick failed to address the 3-4 end position in the 2010 NFL Draft, so he'll have to do that here.

    20-Atlanta Falcons: Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
    The Falcons are once again going to have major problems getting to the quarterback this season. If Thomas Dimitroff can acquire someone like Greg Romeus, in the 2011 NFL Draft, I think he would jump at the opportunity. At 270 pounds, Romeus accumulated 11.5 TFL and eight sacks as a junior.

    21-San Francisco 49ers: Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
    I know that the receiver position is far from San Francisco's greatest need, but this front office takes the best player on its board, and I would find it hard to believe that Jonathan Baldwin wouldn't match that description in this scenario.

    Baldwin, at 6-5, 225, caught 57 balls for 1,111 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore in 2009. There would be absolutely no excuses for Alex Smith if he had Baldwin, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis at his disposal.

    22- Carolina Panthers: Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
    The Panthers have major issues at defensive tackle, and I don't think they'll be content with players like Ed Johnson, Tank Tyler and Louis Leonard.

    23- Houston Texans: DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
    Houston's No. 1 goal is to stop Peyton Manning. They'll have trouble doing so if Eugene Wilson keeps getting injured. The free safety position will have to be addressed soon.

    24- Miami Dolphins: Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
    The Dolphins tried to upgrade the free safety position this offseason, but failed to do so. Rahim Moore picked off 10 passes as a sophomore.

    25-Green Bay Packers: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    Charles Woodson just won Defensive Player of the Year, but he'll be 35 a month into the 2011 season. He can't possibly keep up this level of play into his mid-30s, can he?

    26- Dallas Cowboys: Deunta Williams, FS, North Carolina
    Unless Akwasi Owusu-Ansah can step into the starting free safety role, the Cowboys will have major issues at the position this year.

    27- San Diego Chargers: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
    The Chargers are pretty thin at corner, and it's unclear if Antoine Cason will pan out as a solid starter.

    28- Baltimore Ravens: Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
    The Ravens had a terrific performance at the 2010 NFL Draft, but if there's one criticism, it's that they didn't address the cornerback position. They can do that here.

    29-Minnesota Vikings: Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
    Chris Berman harped on it during the 2010 NFL Draft: As long as there's a possibility that Brett Favre will return, the Vikings are not drafting a quarterback. So, as much as I'd like to mock Pat Devlin here, it's not happening if Favre plays his annual offseason guessing game.

    So, let's look at another prospect. If available, Travis Lewis could plug a big need for the Vikings. Ben Leber will be a free agent in March 2011. If he's not retained, someone like Lewis would be considered.

    30- New York Jets: Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    The Jets will likely have to defeat the Colts to advance to the Super Bowl in the next couple of years. To do so, they'll need to put as much pressure on Peyton Manning as possible without sending multiple blitzers and in turn exposing their secondary. Upgrades are needed at 3-4 end and rush linebacker.

    If Vernon Gholston doesn't step up in 2010, New York could look elsewhere for its rush linebacker needs. Von Miller, who beat Russell Okung on a few occasions in a 2009 meeting, is the top player at that position in the 2011 class.

    31- New Orleans Saints: Sam Acho, DE, Texas
    The Saints apparently had their sights on Jerry Hughes in the 2010 NFL Draft before the Colts snatched him off the board one pick beforehand. If New Orleans still has pass-rushing issues going into the 2011 NFL Draft, they may target Sam Acho, who had 13 TFL and seven sacks as a junior.

    32- Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
    Even though the defensive side of the ball has been the weaker half of Indianapolis' roster, general manager Bill Polian has spent seven of his 11 first-round picks on offensive players.

    The Colts have to improve their offensive line, and I'm shocked they didn't do so in the 2010 NFL Draft. My guess is that they'll do that come April 2011.
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    Hey TTP77, Would you do me one more favor? Would you post ESPN's Mock draft??? I swear it'll be the last untill next year, lol.

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    Todd McShay's 2011 mock draft:

    1-Buffalo Bills
    Andrew Luck*, QB, Stanford Only a third-year sophomore this fall but coach Jim Harbaugh has Luck on the fast track mechanically and mentally. Luck has prototypical size (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) and is an underrated athlete. More importantly, he has a smooth over-the-top delivery, a strong arm and great touch as a passer. Better decisions while gaining more game experience could put Luck in position to become the top player taken in the draft -- either in 2011 or 2012.

    2-St. Louis Rams
    Marcell Dareus*, DT, Alabama After taking QB Sam Bradford with the top overall pick in 2010, the Rams go back to the well with another first-round defensive lineman in Dareus, who is a remarkable athlete for his size (6-4, 296 pounds).

    3-Kansas City Chiefs
    Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College The Chiefs target a bookend starter opposite OT Branden Albert. Castonzo has the long arms, lateral agility and balance to emerge as a top-shelf left tackle prospect next year.

    4-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Adrian Clayborn, DE, IowaThe Bucs continue to overhaul their defensive line via the draft. Clayborn could team up with the young defensive tackle tandem of Gerald McCoy (pick No. 3 this year) and Brian Price (pick No. 35) to give Tampa Bay one of the youngest, most talented defensive fronts in the NFL.

    5-Cleveland Browns
    Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio StateHeyward is a local product with the size, power and quickness to give the Browns' base 3-4 defensive front more scheme flexibility.

    6-Carolina Panthers
    DT Jurrell Casey*, USC Casey is a budding star with a quick first step and explosive power as a hitter. The junior could be in position to leave school early as a first-round prospect if he plays with more consistency this fall.

    7-New England Patriots(from Oakland)
    A.J. Green*, WR, Georgia Taking a wide receiver at No. 7 overall might be too rich for the Patriots' blood, but they certainly could be in the market for a No. 1 target, assuming Randy Moss is gone after this season. Green should have no problem returning to form after a shoulder injury cut his 2010 season short. The 6-4, 210-pound junior is blessed with a top-of-the-line combination of athleticism, body control and hand-eye coordination.

    8-Detroit Lions
    Robert Quinn*, DE, North Carolina The Lions continue to significantly upgrade their talent level at key positions. This time around it is a pass rusher in Quinn, who tallied 19 tackles for loss, including 11 sacks as a sophomore in 2009.

    9-Jacksonville Jaguars
    Jake Locker, QB, WashingtonLocker would have pushed Bradford for the top spot in this year's draft had he left school early. Instead, he returns for another year of seasoning under coach Steve Sarkisian, which will better prepare the athletically gifted, strong-arm quarterback to step into a starting role as a rookie in 2011. Locker falling to No. 9 overall is a direct result of team needs and it won't be surprising if he becomes the top overall pick. The Jaguars should be in the market for David Garrard's replacement during next year's draft and they couldn't pass on a talent like Locker if he somehow is available when they select.

    10-Chicago Bears
    Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina The Bears get back into the first-round mix after not picking in the 2010 draft until No. 75 overall. Carter is an instinctive linebacker with great range and fits perfectly in a Tampa-2 type of scheme.

    11-Washington Redskins
    DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson McDaniel is the complete package at safety and he's coming off a 102-tackle, eight-interception season as a junior. Another strong campaign in 2010 should stamp his spot in Round 1 of next year's draft.

    12-Seattle Seahawks
    Ras-I Dowling, CB, VirginiaDowling appears to possess a stronger overall skill set than former teammate Chris Cook, whom the Vikings selected with 34th overall pick in the 2010 draft.

    13-Denver Broncos
    Jerrell Powe, DT, Mississippi Powe is a work in progress but it's hard to find 340-pounders with adequate quickness and balance.

    14-Arizona Cardinals
    Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&MMiller needs to bulk up and learn to use his hands better but he's an instinctive edge rusher with the speed to turn the corner.

    15-San Francisco 49ers
    Ryan Mallett*, QB, Arkansas It is a make-or-break season for former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith. If he doesn't turn the corner in 2010 with a new and improved supporting cast, San Francisco will be back in the quarterback market a year from now. Mallett needs to become the exception to the rule as a 6-foot-7 quarterback in the NFL, but he certainly has the deceptive athleticism, sweet stroke and cannon arm to overcome the perceived flaw.

    16-Tennessee Titans
    Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska The Titans upgraded their pass rush with the selection of DE Derrick Morgan at No. 16 this year, so next year will be time to find a potential top cover corner. Amukamara is an early candidate thanks to a strong combination of instincts, size and ball skills.


    17-Houston Texans
    Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina Austin can be an active interior force but he needs to keep his motor revving at full throttle in 2010 in order to maximize his draft stock.

    18-Miami Dolphins
    Jeremy Beal, DE/OLB, OklahomaBeal is an active defensive end with 34.5 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks the past two seasons. He would fit well as a rush-linebacker in the Dolphins' 3-4 defensive scheme.

    19-New York Giants
    Mark Ingram*, RB, Alabama It will be interesting to see how Ingram performs as the returning Heisman Trophy winner in 2010. It also will be interesting to see how coach Nick Saban splits up the carries between Ingram and sophomore sensation Trent Richardson. Still, Ingram possesses a great combination of vision, patience and lateral quickness.

    20-Philadelphia Eagles
    OT Matt Reynolds* BYU Coach Andy Reid loves to draft offensive linemen early and Reynolds is a mature junior with a strong combination of size, balance and technique.

    21-Atlanta Falcons
    Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin Carimi has experience (36 career starts) and he's efficient, but he needs to become more dominant at the point of attack as a senior.

    22-New England Patriots
    Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State It might be time for New England to cut its losses with former first-rounder Laurence Maroney, and Thomas could be an option in the 2011 draft. The former quarterback exploded onto the scene last year with a Big 12-best 1,265 rushing yards. In addition to natural running instincts, Thomas displays soft hands as a pass catcher.

    23-Pittsburgh Steelers
    Jonathan Baldwin*, WR, PittsburghThe local product hauled in 57 passes for 1,111 yards and eight scores last season. Baldwin has the size and athleticism to become a good complement to other young Steelers receivers, including Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders.

    24-Cincinnati Bengals
    Julio Jones*, WR, AlabamaJones was finally healthy down the stretch of last season when he hauled in 27 passes for 421 yards in the final five regular-season games. He needs to be more consistent and prove he's a clutch performer in big games after disappearing in two postseason outings (three catches, 51 yards versus Florida and Texas). The Bengals could be looking for Chad Ochocinco's eventual replacement early in next year's draft, and Jones is certainly an early candidate.

    25-San Diego Chargers
    Kyle Rudolph*, TE, Notre Dame Don't be surprised if the Chargers draft a tight end early next year, as they begin to groom Antonio Gates' eventual replacement. Rudolph is healthy now after a shoulder injury cut his 2009 season short, and he has the athleticism and elite ball skills to push for a spot in the late part of Round 1.

    26-Dallas Cowboys
    Deunta Williams, S, North CarolinaWilliams, who picked off six passes in 2009, is the type of ballhawk the Cowboys need playing the centerfielder's role in their secondary.

    27-Baltimore Ravens
    Patrick Peterson*, CB, LSUPeterson has the size, upper-body strength and ball skills to emerge as an early-round pick next year.

    28-Green Bay Packers
    Ryan Williams*, RB, Virginia Tech Williams has just one year of game experience but that's all he needed to draw the attention of scouts across the league. The 5-10, 205-pound back can work his way into the first couple of rounds by proving he's not a one-year wonder this fall. From what I have seen thus far, Williams has a chance to be special.

    29-New York Jets
    Jared Crick*, DT, NebraskaWe're going to find out quickly if Crick is as good as the 2009 game tape suggests, or if he is an overrated benefactor of Ndamukong Suh's past dominance.

    30-Minnesota Vikings
    Allen Bailey, DT, MiamiBailey has outstanding natural talent but his production thus far has been inconsistent. Last year, for example, he notched seven sacks in the first eight games before pitching a shutout in the final five outings. Big things are expected from the 6-4, 292-pound former end in 2010, his second full season at defensive tackle.

    31-Indianapolis Colts
    Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida The Colts elected not to draft an offensive lineman until Round 4 this year so don't be surprised if they take a more aggressive approach in 2011. Mike Pouncey, twin brother of Steelers' first-round selection Maurkice, could emerge as an early-round pick if he makes a successful move inside to center this fall.

    32-New Orleans Saints
    Greg Romeus, DE, PittsburghRomeus lacks elite athleticism but he can get to the passer with a good combination of quickness and power. He is also is one of the better run-defending defensive end prospects in the 2011 senior class.

    Top remaining prospects
    Offense
    • QB Christian Ponder, Florida State
    • WR Michael Floyd *, Notre Dame
    • WR Terrance Toliver, LSU
    • TE Weslye Saunders, South Carolina
    • OT Nick Solder, Colorado

    Defense
    • DE Da'Quan Bowers*, Clemson
    • DT Stephen Paea, Oregon State
    • ILB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
    • OLB Mark Herzlich, Boston College
    • CB Curtis Brown, Texas

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    2011 NFL draft prospects worth watching

    QB Jake Locker, Washington
    Tremendous athlete with a rare physical skill set and top-notch intangibles, toughness and competitiveness. Should make significant strides in his second year under Steve Sarkisian and enters the 2011 campaign as the top prospect.

    DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama (Jr.)
    A strong, powerful disrupter, Dareus dominated the BCS championship game, knocking out Colt McCoy, and stands out like a man among boys.

    DE Adrian Clayburn, Iowa
    Has outstanding size and strength and will appeal to a variety of teams because of his ability to stack the run and consistently make plays behind the line.

    CB Patrick Peterson, LSU (Jr.)
    Big, physical, supremely confident, shutdown cover man who has proved himself against the SEC's top receivers.

    WR A.J. Green, Georgia (Jr.)
    Is one of the more elite receiver talents to emerge since Randy Moss in the mid-1990s. Has terrific length, fluid movement skills, soft hands and a giant catching radius. Makes it look easy at times. Is a bona fide No. 1 NFL receiver in the making.

    DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
    The son of former NFL RB Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, Cameron is one of the stronger players in college. Regularly rag-dolls opponents and will be coveted by 3-4 teams desirous of a five-technique.

    WR Julio Jones, Alabama (Jr.)
    Looks every bit the part with mismatch size and length. Competitive, strong-handed target was an impact player from Day One in a championship program. Could be compared to Green for years to come.

    DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
    Has yet to live up to his potential but is stoutly built, light on his feet and flashes disruptive ability. One of several highly talented returning Tar Heels defenders.

    OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
    The type of defensive playmaker the Aggies fielded in their defensive heyday, Miller led the nation in sacks as a junior and has explosive burst off the edge.

    DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson (Jr.)
    Was regarded as the top player in the nation coming out of high school but was slowed by a knee injury last fall. Has the physical tools to develop into a legitimate first-round pass rusher. Figures to be a marked man as a junior.
    http://www.profootballweekly.com/201...worth-watching

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    Aside from Locker, top talent for 2011 draft could come on defense

    The draft is barely in the books, but scouts have already turned their focus to next year's prospects.

    In looking at the senior class, next year could be heavily influenced by the defensive side of the ball. While pass rushers always rank at a premium, 2011 is similar to 2010 in that it is loaded with quality defensive tackles that have the potential to provide an instant impact.

    Still, when all is said and done, a quarterback could end up being the No. 1 overall pick.

    While it's important to remember that these are tentative projections that are bound to change due to a number of factors (production, injuries and/or character concerns), let's take a look at some of the top prospects in the 2011 senior class:

    1. Jake Locker, Washington, QB: Locker is an athletic quarterback being groomed in a pro-style scheme under Steve Sarkisian. He made dramatic strides last season, and his continued development as a pocket passer gives him the best chance of being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011. With his physical tools, running ability and intangibles, Locker is shaping up to be the kind of franchise quarterback scouts covet at the top of the board, and would be a natural fit in any style of offense.

    2. Adrian Clayborn, Iowa, DE: Clayborn is a disruptive edge player, who can rush the passer or defend the run. He excels at creating negative plays, producing 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last season. With pass rushers always at a premium, Clayborn is viewed as a top-10 talent heading into next season.

    3. Marvin Austin, North Carolina, DT: Austin's an interior rusher with superior quickness and burst. He's adept at working angles, and his surprising movement skills make him intriguing as a nose tackle or three-technique. Also graced with exceptional strength and power, Austin's undoubtedly one of the top interior defender prospects.

    4. Cameron Heyward, Ohio State, DT: The son of former Pro Bowl running back Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, who passed away in 2006, has been on the rise after putting together a solid junior campaign. He led the Buckeyes with 6.5 sacks, and has the combination of size (6-foot-5, 288 pounds) and power to make him an ideal fit in multiple schemes as a 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 defensive end.

    5. Bruce Carter, North Carolina, LB: Carter naturally flows from sideline-to-sideline, and possesses the burst to run down ball carriers from the backside. He's also a difference-maker in the kicking game with five blocks last season. Given his multi-faceted game and big-play ability, it's not surprising Carter is widely considered the top player at his position.

    6. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia, CB: Dowling has jumped to the top of the charts due to his impressive combination of size (6-2, 200), speed and talent. He's an imposing physical presence and shows ball skills and awareness in coverage. Although some scouts will view him as a potential safety, Dowling can cement his status as a top-flight corner with another solid season.

    7. Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin, OT: Carimi is a rugged blocker with solid all-around skills. He's a surprisingly polished technician who displays quick feet and good hands. Though his game continues to need some refinement, Carimi has all of the tools to develop into an elite offense tackle as a pro.

    8. Anthony Castonzo, Boston College, OT: The Eagles have a strong reputation for producing quality NFL offensive linemen, and Castonzo is poised to become the latest to carry on the tradition. The big (6-7, 295), imposing blocker has enticing potential, but needs to keep honing his technique to become a special prospect.

    9. DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson, S: McDaniel made a major splash last season by leading the ACC with eight interceptions as a junior. He's a natural ball hawk, but can also be a hard-hitter with the ability to be a difference-maker against the run. With the safety position evolving in the modern game, McDaniel's versatility makes him an attractive option.

    10. Von Miller, Texas A&M, OLB: Miller led the nation with 17 sacks last season, and is one of the few hybrid prospects with extensive experience in the 3-4. Miller specializes in creating instant pressure off the edge with first-step quickness. His knack for creating disruptive plays will stand out in the minds of evaluators. With more teams incorporating some version of the 3-4 in their playbooks, Miller will garner a lot of attention.

    11. Allen Bailey, Miami, DT/DE: Bailey has the ability to line up at defensive end or tackle in a 4-3 scheme. He's a high-motor player with an exceptional first step and burst. Although Bailey has the size (6-4, 288) and strength to play rough and rugged at the point, he possesses the athleticism to work a blocker's edges. With seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss, scouts are intrigued by his disruptive potential.

    12. Curtis Brown, Texas, CB: Brown is in line to become the next Longhorn star in the secondary. An electrifying athlete with outstanding speed, Brown could be a rare shutdown corner. Adept at playing in press coverage, Brown routinely blankets receivers and can do so without safety help. Though some will pick apart his game for having just one interception last season, his cover skills rank among the best in the college game.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...s&confirm=true

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    Southside I can't find it. Do you have a link? Sorry I haven't been in this thread for a while...

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    I posted it already! Thank you anyway.

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    BTW, I sorta got into it with that Matt McGuire dude on twitter lol. Asshat

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    Time to jump-start this thing back up!!! TTP77 where's my insider info? lol

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    This new mock is pretty funny! Take a look...

    8-Tennessee Titans: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    Vince Young and Jeff Fisher stood side-by-side in Bud Adams office. Young, with a puzzled look on his face, looked at the senile owner and said, "It's either him or me, Mr. Adams." Fisher, with his arms crossed, nodded his head in agreement. Adams stared at his desk for a few minutes, forgetting what year it was and who these two men were. He finally snapped out of it and declared, "I choose me."

    Some version of this went down at Titans headquarters. Both Young and Fisher are gone, so Tennessee now has to start all over again. If Blaine Gabbert is available, there's a very good chance that the Titans will take him to be their new franchise quarterback.

    As mentioned earlier, Gabbert supposedly is the best quarterback available. For more on him, we have an interesting thread going about Blaine Gabbert on the forum.

    Other 2011 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Marcell Dareus, DT - The Titans will be looking for a bigger defensive tackle to pair with Jason Jones. Marcell Dareus could be the pick if he's available.

    2. Cameron Jordan, DE - Jason Babin is a free agent, so Tennessee will be looking for help across from Derrick Morgan.


    39-Tennessee Titans: Stefen Wisniewski, C/G, Penn State
    Left guard Leroy Harris and center Eugene Amano were horrific this year. The Titans really need upgrades at both positions.

    77- Tennessee Titans: Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson
    With Jeff Fisher and Jim Washburn gone, it doesn't look like the Titans will be able re-acquire Albert Haynesworth. They'll need to look elsewhere to find a big defensive tackle.

    108-Tennessee Titans: Tyler Sash, SS, Iowa
    Chris Hope is owed $6.5 million in 2011 - which is quite a coincidence seeing as how he missed 6.5 million tackles last season

    Tennessee Titans: Mike Mohamed, ILB, California
    Stephen Tulloch is a free agent, and he'll be very difficult (and expensive) to keep. If he leaves, the Titans will need to bring in someone to challenge Rennie Curran.

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2011.php

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    I thought we were #8 to pick. why do the mocks have us 16-18?

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    They prior Mocks were done right after last years draft. The one i just posted was up-to-date.

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    TTP77....Whats going on here?....... Your slacking, I need the Big Board and if Mayock and that other guy have posted there Mocks yet. Please, lol ;p

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    Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    Vince Young and Jeff Fisher stood side-by-side in Bud Adams office. Young, with a puzzled look on his face, looked at the senile owner and said, "It's either him or me, Mr. Adams." Fisher, with his arms crossed, nodded his head in agreement. Adams stared at his desk for a few minutes, forgetting what year it was and who these two men were. He finally snapped out of it and declared, "I choose me."

    Some version of this went down at Titans headquarters. Both Young and Fisher are gone, so Tennessee now has to start all over again. If Blaine Gabbert is available, there's a very good chance that the Titans will take him to be their new franchise quarterback.

    Unfortunately for Adams, Gabbert went off the board one pick earlier. There's no signal-caller worth taking here, so Tennessee will opt for the best player available, Nick Fairley.

    Fairley fills a need; the Titans need a large defensive tackle to complement the 275-pound Jason Jones. They were interested in bringing back Albert Haynesworth, but with Jeff Fisher and Jim Washburn gone, Haynesworth won't be interested in returning to Tennessee.

    Fairley weighed in at only 291 pounds at the Combine, but he definitely has the frame to bulk up to 300-plus without losing much of his athleticism.

    Other 2011 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Blaine Gabbert, QB - The Titans really need a quarterback. Blaine Gabbert will be the pick if he's available.

    2. Robert Quinn, DE - Jason Babin is a free agent, so Tennessee will be looking for help across from Derrick Morgan.

    Pick change; previously Marcell Dareus, DT
    http://walterfootball.com/draft2011.php

    8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn (#2 DT- 2011 NFL Mock Draft Rank)

    I previously had the Titans taking Von Miller with this 2011 NFL Mock Draft selection. In this draft things get mixed up a little bit because Von Miller and Marcell Dareus had very good combines and they are being selected higher. Cam Newton is a very athletic QB but I now see him as a top 5 pick in the NFL Draft as well. Nick Fairley is now the 2nd rated DT but definitely work a top 10 pick and the Titans always seem to get the most out of their defensive line.
    http://newnfldraft.com/

    8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock

    Tennessee - Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    A long term solution at quarterback is the obvious hole at this point for the Titans. They get their pick of the QBís at this point, and they opt for Gabbert.
    http://www.footballsfuture.com/2011/nflmockdraft.html

    8. Titans: Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Auburn.

    The Titans want a quarterback, but Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton wonít get out of the top five. Instead, they can end Fairleyís mini-free fall by reuniting him with college position coach Tracy Rocker. Fairley didnít have a good Combine, and his measurables arenít top-five caliber.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...o/#more-115449

    #8 Robert Quinn
    Ht/Wt: 6-5/260 lbs Position: DE School: North Carolina Class: Junior
    http://www.mynfldraft.com/NFL-Mock-Draft

    8. DT Nick Fairley, Auburn
    A beast, he has recorded 10.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss this year.
    They desperately need a QB, but the question is will the Titans balk at drafting another QB this high after the Vince Young fiasco? At 6' 4" 281 pounds, Fairley could play any position along the defensive line. He just dominates games and if he can keep his emotions in check and stop the "roughing" penalties he could be a keeper.
    http://www.nfldraftdog.com/Mock-Draf...ock-draft.html

    8. Tennessee - Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri (Titans pick by 5/6 FFToolbox writers)
    8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn (Titans pick by 1/6 FFToolbox writers)
    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/2...mock-draft.cfm

    8 TENNESSEE TITANS: BLAINE GABBERT, QB, MISSOURI
    Blaine Gabbert | Missouri Tigers

    Scouting Report

    The failed Vince Young experiment is officially coming to an end in Tennessee, which means the Titans will have to find a new young franchise quarterback to build around. Considering the issues they just had with Young itís highly unlikely the Titans would even consider Auburnís Cam Newton or Arkansasí Ryan Mallett due to their character concerns, which leaves Missouriís Blaine Gabbert as their only hope in round one unless Washingtonís Jake Locker can rejuvenate his draft stock. Some fans arenít sold on Gabbert and feel that he has come out of nowhere to be talked about as a potential Top 10 overall pick. However, that couldnít be further from the truth and Iíve been mentioning Gabbertís name in the same breath as guys like Newton and Mallett on the Blaine Gabbert | Missouri Tigers Draft Countdown Podcast for months. In fact, before he opted to come out early and Stanfordís Andrew Luck chose to stay in school it was Gabbert who was the early favorite to be the #1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Gabbert isnít a finished product and will have to adjust to a pro style system but he possesses all of the tools to be a top starting quarterback at the next level. If they donít opt for help under center with this pick, the Titans would probably turn their attention to the defense, where they could realistically be in the market for an upgrade on all three levels.
    http://www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Mock-Draft-A.php
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    WalterS 7 round mock update:

    8) Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    Nick Fairley had a much-needed great Pro Day to boost his draft stock after a mediocre Combine. As mentioned earlier, Fairley's footwork and athleticism were extremely impressive, so I can't see him sliding past the Titans. And if there's one team in the 6-10 range that will ignore Fairley's maturity and work ethic issues, it's Tennessee.

    The Titans need a larger defensive tackle to pair with Jason Jones. There was talk of Albert Haynesworth returning to the team during the 2010 season, but that's no longer a possibility with Jeff Fisher and Jim Washburn gone.

    Here's another caveat: As Greg Cox mentioned in his mock draft, Tennessee's new defensive line coach, Tracy Rocker, coached Fairley at Auburn.

    39) Tennessee Titans: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
    If the Titans can't obtain Blaine Gabbert or Cam Newton in the first round, they'll almost certainly target a quarterback on Day 2.

    Tennessee is of the teams that doesn't care about character concerns. Whether it's drafting Pacman Jones or Kenny Britt, or signing Randy Moss, owner Bud Adams has made it clear that he's willing to take a risk. That makes sense considering Adams' age.

    When he was throwing the ball, Ryan Mallett was one of the most impressive quarterbacks at the Combine. When he was speaking, Mallett turned people off and convinced teams to completely remove him from their draft boards.

    Mallett has major red flags. Consider the drug allegations that he refused to deny. Consider the infamous Scantron-gate. Consider his sense of entitlement that makes many think of Matt Leinart, Ryan Leaf and Jimmy Clausen.

    77) Tennessee Titans: Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
    Greg Little has major character issues, but the Titans won't care. Little would be a great fit on this team because he can help Chris Johnson with his tremendous blocking and field-stretching abilities.

    109) Tennessee Titans: Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi State
    Jason Babin is a 31-year-old free agent who will command a ton of money this offseason. Seeing as how the Titans will be starting from scratch, Babin will probably leave for a contender. If so, Tennessee will need help across from Derrick Morgan.

    130) Tennessee Titans: Jason Pinkston, OT/G, Pittsburgh
    There's a reason Chris Johnson's YPC average was down in 2010. The interior line couldn't block. Upgrades are needed at guard and center.

    142) Tennessee Titans: Chris Conte, S, California
    Chris Hope is owed $6.5 million in 2011 - which is quite a coincidence seeing as how he missed 6.5 million tackles last season.

    175) Tennessee Titans: Jake Kirkpatrick, C, TCU
    Once again, the Titans need to upgrade left guard and center. Unfortunately, the center class is very thin this year.

    212) Tennessee Titans: Ryan Jones, CB, NW Missouri State
    Cortland Finnegan is entering his contract year, so the Titans may look for a late-round prospect who could compete for a job in 2012.

    251) Tennessee Titans: Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
    The only quarterback the Titans currently have on the roster is Rusty Smith. That's not good.

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