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GCobb.com Mock Draft 5

There’s a feeling around the league right now that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is growing on the Panthers and he swept them away at his Pro Day, so there a good chance that he could be Carolina’s first pick in round one. Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert has also helped himself with an outstanding combine performance and impressive Pro Day, so it might be impossible for Buffalo to pass him up.

I think Alabama’s wide receiver Julio Jones has overtaken Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green as this draft’s number one receiver. Jones blew away the competition at the combine and he did it on a broken foot.

Defensive linemen are expected to dominate the draft for the rest of the top ten picks and throughout the teens. At the same time offensive lineman will start to enter the picture at the end of the top ten and throughout the teens.

As for the Eagles and their first pick, this year’s crop of offensive lineman is deep, so the Eagles are sure to get a shot at one of them, but it might not be who they think it’s going to be. There are quite a few teams in front them who need offensive linemen as well, so they’ll have to select from the leftovers.

In this mock I have them selecting Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo, who hasn’t played the guard position before but could be asked to move inside for a while. They could also make Castonzo the starting right offensive tackle and move current starting right tackle Winston Justice inside.

I could see them putting Castonzo at guard temporarily in order to give him time to adjust to the pro game.

Here’s the way I see things working out at this point.

1. Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

3. Buffalo Bills – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4. Cincinnati Bengals – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

5. Arizona Cardinals – Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6. Cleveland Browns – A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

7. San Francisco 49ers – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

9. Dallas Cowboys – Tyron Smith, OT, USC

10. Washington Redskins – Cameron Jordan, DE, California

11. Houston Texans – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

12. Minnesota Vikings – Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

13. Detroit Lions – Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

14. St. Louis Rams – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

17, New England Patriots – J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

18. San Diego Chargers – Muhammad Wilkerson, NT, Temple

19. New York Giants – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

21. Kansas City Chiefs – Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

23. Philadelphia Eagles – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

24. New Orleans Saints – Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

25. Seattle Seahawks – Mike Pouncey, C/G, Florida

26. Baltimore Ravens – Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami

27. Atlanta Falcons – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

28. New England Patriots – Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

29. Chicago Bears – Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

30. New York Jets – Allen Bailey, DE, Miami

31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

32. Green Bay Packers – Aaron Williams, CB, Texas


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March 21, 2011 10:35 am

Not bad. I find it hard to believe though that Nick Fairley would fall that far.

March 21, 2011 10:39 am

Peter King wrote in his column that Ried has a team on the hook to trade a 1st rounder for Kolb, but is trying to work out a deal with a team that has a higher 1st rd pick

• Andy Reid apparently is serious about trading Kevin Kolb. At the NFL meetings Sunday, a good source told me Reid already has one team willing to offer a first-round pick for Kolb, and now he’s looking for a team with a higher choice in the round to make him a better deal.

March 21, 2011 11:31 am

Aren’t teams prohibited from trading right now without a CBA in place?

March 21, 2011 12:07 pm

u guys got better sources then the actual media
lol source

March 21, 2011 12:26 pm

During this current CBA you can only trade picks not players

March 21, 2011 12:31 pm

Paulman heard the Deal in principle is with the Seahawks for the 1st Rd Selection #25 Overall and a 4th Round pick in 2012 Draft..
If the Courts on April 6th, uphold the Players Union right to decertify, then
I think there will be Trades, a Free-Agency periiod and player movement right after the Draft. If the Courts rule in favor of the Unions, then there will be no players movement,trades until some type of CBA or Agreement in place..
Right now I would say 65%-35%, the Courts rule in favor of the Players

March 21, 2011 12:34 pm

Not to get our hopes up but we may have a chance at Patrick Peterson with the 9ers possibly selecting him at 7 as G sees it so far. That could be a team the eagles are targeting or it could be the bills, cardinals, vikings, titans. The possibilities are endless.

Side point, how do we know that the eagles didn’t put this report out themselves? This sounds like something they would do. And even if they didn’t peter king is rarely accurate with anything he says so I wouldn’t quote that guy

March 21, 2011 12:57 pm

EaglesBirdGang, I was thinking the same thing. Don’t forget that at this time of year, there is more posturing than ever before. A bunch of smokescreens.

March 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Paulman’s 2011 Mock Draft (5.5)

#1) Panthers – DT M Dareus (Alabama)
#2) Broncos – DT N Fairley (Auburn)
#3) Bills – QB C Newton (Auburn)
#4) Bengals – QB B Gabbert (Missouri)
#5) Cardinals – OLB V MIller (Texas A&M)
#6) Browns – WR J Jones (Alabama)
#7) 49ers – CB P Peterson (LSU)
#8) Titans – DE JJ Watt (Wisconsin)
#9) Cowboys – CB P Amukarama (Nebraska)
#10) Redskins – WR AJ Green (Georgia)
#11) Texans – DE C Jordan (California)
#12) Vikings – DE D Bowers (CLemson)
#13) Lions – OT T Smth (USC)
#14) Rams – DE R Quinn (UNC)
#15) Dolphins – CB J Smith (Colorado)
#16) Jags – DE R Kerigan (Purdue)
#17) Patriots – DT M WIlkerson (Temple)
#18) Chargers – OT N Solder (Colorado)
#19) NY Giants – OT A Constanzo (Boston College)
#20) TB Bucs – DE A Clayborn (Iowa)
#21) Chiefs – OLB A Ayers (UCLA)
#22) Colts – C/G M Pouncey (Florida)
#23) Eagles – OT C Carimi (Wisonsin)
#24) Saints – DT P Taylor (Baylor)
#25) Eagles (from Seahawks) — DT Cory Liguet (Illinois)
#26) Ravens — CB B Harris (Miami)
#27) Falcons — DE A Smith (Missouri)
#28) Patriots — OLB J Houston (Georgia)
#29) Bears — OT D Sherrod (Miss State)
#30) Jets — DT M Quinn (UNC)
#31) Steelers — DT S Paea (Oregon St)
#32) Packers — RB M Ingram

March 21, 2011 6:28 pm

I dont think the Eagles take Liuget…. they are going to give Washburn a chance to wake up Bunkley and Patterson…. the greater need is a playmaker in the secondary or DE …. the new “9 wide” technique uses speed and the Eagles are lacking outside of Trent Cole at DE.

March 21, 2011 7:39 pm

Patterson is not built to play this style of DT.. He is a hold the fort down and stand his ground kind of DT, Washburn demands that his DL get up the field and penetrate which is not been Patterson’s style of game since he’s been a pro. he’s too small,heavy and not explosive enough to play Washburn’s schemes.. I think Patterson gets traded to the Panthers for their 4th Round pick (which is #97 Overall) and he can re-unite with DC McDermott in Carolina
I do think the Bunkley,Dizon,LAws,Tapp and the young guys will all improve and love to play under Washburn,s attacking style..

March 21, 2011 8:00 pm

paulman, you’ve been saying that for years. broken record. broken record. You are you are you are repeating repeating repeating yourself yourself yourself yourself tooo tooo toooo muuuuchhhh muuuuchhh