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Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; A general view as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number thirty overall pick to the New York Jets during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Bolt Beat Mock Draft 1.1


Time to clean up last week’s mock draft with players moving up and down the draft because of the Senior Bowl.

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Here is our latest Mock Draft:

1. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck
QB, Stanford

2. St. Louis Rams
Justin Blackmon
WR, Oklahoma State

3. Minnesota Vikings
Matt Kalil
OT, USC

4. Cleveland Browns
Robert Griffin III
QB, Baylor

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Morris Claiborne
CB, LSU

6. Washington Redskins
Alshon Jeffery
WR, South Carolina

7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Quinton Coples
DE, North Carolina

8. Carolina Panthers
David DeCastro
OG, Stanford

9. Miami Dolphins
Jonathan Martin
OT, Stanford

10. Buffalo Bills
Courtney Upshaw
LB, Alabama

11. Kansas City Chiefs
Riley Reiff
OT, Iowa

12. Seattle Seahawks
Luke Kuechly
LB, Boston College

13. Arizona Cardinals
Bruce Irvin
LB, West Virginia

14. Dallas Cowboys
Peter Konz
C, Wisconsin

15. Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Floyd
WR, Notre Dame

16. New York Jets
Trent Richardson
RB, Alabama

17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland)
Mark Barron
S, Alabama

18. San Diego Chargers
Melvin Ingram
DE, South Carolina

19. Chicago Bears
Devon Still
DT, Penn State

20. Tennessee Titans
Dre Kirkpatrick
CB, Alabama

21. Cincinnati Bengals
Kendall Wright
WR, Baylor

22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta)
Mike Adams
OT, Ohio State

23. Detroit Lions
Janoris Jenkins
CB, Northern Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Alameada Ta’amu
DT, Washington

25. Denver Broncos
Dwayne Allen
TE, Clemson

26. Houston Texans
Kelechi Osemele
OG, Iowa State

27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans)
Nick Perry
DE/OLB, USC


28. Green Bay Packers
Fletcher Cox
DT, Mississippi State

29. Baltimore Ravens
Vontaze Burfict
LB, Arizona State

30. San Francisco 49ers
Dwigh Jones
WR, UNC

31. New England Patriots
Andre Branch
DE/OLB, Clemson

23. New York Giants
David Wilson
RB, Virginia Tech

Ingram just sounds like an AJ pick. A small school senior that has a lot of potential and we would try to move the defensive end to a stand up linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

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  • Calum

    I’ll take that. Just no more injury prone reaches…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @Calum those injury prone reaches DRIVE ME NUTS!!! stupid Larry English!

      • Calum

        @epadaonI also hate low IQ (or common sense) player picks. e.g Shareece Wright last year. Although to be fair, SP95 wasn’t the brightest and he’s a freakin’ legend. I also don’t think we should trade up for Updshaw when there are quality players in our region (not just DE/OLB but also S, DT, TE and WR which are positions we would do well to get another impact player in long term). Just clearing out my thoughts/ranting. :)

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

          @Calum we have a lot of holes to fill, so we shouldnt be trying to pile picks together to get one guy.

  • RussellGrant

    My biggest problem with that pick is the regional paper sees a lot of downside to him and they have seen him more than us. They question if he has the speed to be a linebacker or the size to play D-line. And this quote really doesn’t help matters. “If you watch him on film, he has a tendency to take plays off. The plays not in his immediate vicinity, the down’s over for him even though the action’s still going on.” A number one pick can’t take plays off. If the ball’s not coming to him, he has to go to the ball and do some damage.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/24/2956529/play-makers-hope-to-impress.html#storylink=cpy

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @RussellGrant i dont like the sound of a guy that takes plays off

      it seems that if he shows off well during the combine, then he will move up the draft board, but otherwise he will fall in our lap as a too small defensive end and a too slow linebacker. sure sounds like AJ’s pick!

    • All Charged Up

      Agreed, which is why even though I was skeptical of Luiget last year, after reading about him and his never ending motor and watched some film on him, I sighed relief. Believe it or not, ’10-’11 have not been bad drafts for AJ Smith.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

        @All Charged Up i have to agree with you. there is some potential in those last couple of groupings…

        ryan mathews is a pro bowler.. still can improve a lot more, but still a pro bowl level running back

        donald butler is a pretty good middle backer

        cam thomas will get increased playing time next season and did well last season…

        last season’s draft has potential, but they still all have things to prove.

        still want that impact rookie!

        • All Charged Up

          Agreed. I think what AJ has done the last couple of year is stack our DL, Secondary (hopefully those 2 CBs work out), and specialty players(RB/WR). But now we’ve had problems with a weak OL and LB core, which are probably our two most underrated groups that this team need. The OL to protect Rivers and get Mathews those holes, and the LBs are the back bone to a 34 Defense.

          So hopefully we see a lot of FA signings with OL (Gaither, Hardwick Carl Nicks), LB (Mario Williams, Tulloch, Jon Beason [which would be HUGE, but unlikely])

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

          @All Charged Up we still need help at safety also.. hope we get tyvon branch in here and then we can focus mainly on o-line and pass rush

  • ThomasBell

    If Courtney Upshaw and Melvin Ingram are not available then SS Mark Barron could be a great selection.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @ThomasBell i would add nick perry to that list

      • ThomasBell

        @epadaon Nick Perry reminds me of Larry English a bit. I’m not that sold on him.

  • @kencaminiti21

    I would go Nick Perry at #18

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      i was stuck between Perry and Ingram and I decided Ingram because AJ would pick the guy I would want least. Perry will probably be available when we pick and we all will be screaming for him and then we will select a tight end

  • WoOdS4DaBoLtZ

    I wish they would go for some offensive insurance in the draft and look to the FA POOL for some veteran Defensive help like a solid 3rd down back like trent richardson for when Matthews Lil toe hurts or a stud WR like the kid from Baylor kendall wright or Michael Floyd from Notre Dame encase A.J decides we don’t need the headache of V. Jax (I hope this not to be the case of course) .Why are we always looking@D line in the draft when we can grab some veteran who is proven like last year Philly snagged 2 and we got Leigett which is alright but I would much rather see Babin on the line instead. Just a thought

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @WoOdS4DaBoLtZ the offense is usually set.. especially if we bring Vincent Jackson back…

      if we go offense in the first round, i think it would be offensive line. we need to give philip as much time as possible.

      • ThomasBell

        @epadaon @WoOdS4DaBoLtZ They do need OL help but AJ Smith never takes OL in the first. He likes OT Mike Adams and maybe we can get him in the second.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

          @ThomasBell@WoOdS4DaBoLtZ absolutely agree… and i would love to see ingram and then adams in the first 2 rounds.