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First Round Mock (with trades)

 

Carolina Panthers- DaQuan Bowers

 

The Panthers need to get better on offense but they chose to go with the safe pick over a QB here. In a division filled with stud QB’s they need to get improve their pass rush, and Bowers provides a long term answer for the void left by Julius Peppers’ departure.

 

Arizona Cardinals (f/DEN)- Blaine Gabbert

 

Arizona wants to jump Buffalo and Cincinnati to get their guy at QB, and Denver decides to trade back knowing they can still grab an elite defensive player at #5. Blaine Gabbert provides an upgrade at the most important position on the field and is a potential long term answer as a franchise QB.

 

Buffalo Bills- Patrick Peterson

 

With no QB worth taking at #3 the Bills decide to sure up the defense. Dareus is a strong consideration here, but with the depth available on the defensive line they chose to add the stud CB to play opposite to McGee/McKelvin and address the DL in the 2nd.

 

Cincinnati Bengals- Nick Fairley

 

The Bengals could go any number of directions with this pick, but Fairley is a perfect fit to slow down the strong ground games in the AFC North.

 

Denver Broncos (f/ARI) – Marcell Dareus

 

The Broncos desperately need a defensive lineman and Dareus will provide a big, athletic presence in the middle.

 

Cleveland Browns- AJ Green

 

Cleveland needs a WR bad, and AJ Green is too talented to pass up.

 

San Francisco 49ers- Robert Quinn

 

Quinn is one of the most talented players in the draft and will instantly improve a lackluster pass rush.

 

Tennessee Titans- Von Miller

 

The Titans chose to simply go with the best player available here, and Von Miller would be a great addition to any defense.

 

Dallas Cowboys- Prince Amukamara

 

Dallas has a lot of issues in the secondary and Prince will provide an immediate impact as a starter.

 

Washington Redskins-Julio Jones

 

Washington decides to put a big body opposite to Santana Moss and sure up a shaky WR corps.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars (f/ HOU)- Cam Newton

 

Jacksonville wants to jump Minnesota and Miami to grab Newton and Houston happily steps back a few slots and picks up some extra picks.

 

Minnesota Vikings- Cameron Jordan

 

With Newton off the boards Minnesota grabs a DE to play opposite to Jared Allen.

 

Detroit Lions- Ryan Kerrigan

 

With Suh drawing double teams in the middle Kerrigan will provide some pressure from the outside.

 

St. Louis Rams- Anthony Costonzo

 

With Jones off the board St. Louis takes the durable, reliable OT to help protect their franchise QB.

 

Miami Dolphins- Mark Ingram

 

The Dolphins had their eye on Cam Newton, but now turn to Mark Ingram to fill the void at RB

 

Houston Texans (f/JAC)- JJ Watt

 

JJ Watt provides great value here and is a great fit for Wade Phillips 3-4 system.

 

New England Patriots- Aldon Smith

 

The Patriots can afford to take the chance on the super athletic OLB and gain a rusher off the edge.

 

San Diego Chargers- Brandon Harris

 

Bob Sanders provides an upgrade at safety, and now the Chargers add an athletic CB to further improve their secondary.

 

New York Giants- Phil Taylor

 

While some may think this is too high for Taylor he is a great fit in NY. He provides a big body in the middle and his stamina won’t be an issue as they frequently use defensive sets with 3-4 DE’s on the field on passing downs.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Nate Solder

 

Tampa can go a number of directions with this pick but ultimately decide to add a OT to help protect Freeman.

 

Kansas City Chiefs-Stephen Paea

 

LB is a consideration here, but the Chiefs want to add some quality depth to their DL and Paea can effectively play the 0-technique in their 3-4.

 

Tennessee Titans (f/IND)- Jake Locker

 

The Colts start receiving a lot of phone calls from teams trying to move up for Locker and decide they can move back and fill a couple different needs. Meanwhile Tennessee grabs a QB that they can build around.

 

Philadelphia Eagles- Justin Houston

 

The Eagles land an athletic OLB who can put some pressure on opposing QB’s.

 

New Orleans Saints- Jimmy Smith

 

The Saints sure up their weak secondary by taking an athletic CB.

 

Seattle Seahawks- Adrian Clayborn

 

Seattle chooses an big, athletic DE who can play against the run and pass.

 

Baltimore Ravens- Kyle Rudolph

 

Todd Heap is past his prime and Rudolph will allow the Ravens to use more 2 TE sets much like the Patriots did this past season.

 

Atlanta Falcons- Rahim Moore

 

Aaron Williams is also an option but the Falcons are thin at Safety and Moore is an instant upgrade at the position.

 

Dallas Cowboys (f/NE)- Cameron Heyward

 

Dallas addressed there secondary earlier in the round and now wants to move up to grab a DL to stop the run. New England is always happy to move back and grab more picks.

 

Chicago Bears- Tyron Smith

 

Chicago grabs an athletic OT to help protect Jay Cutler.

 

New York Jets- Jonathan Baldwin

 

Akeem Ayers is an option to replace Jason Taylor here, but with the future of Holmes and Edwards uncertain the Jets decide to address the offensive side of the ball and grab a talented WR.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers- Gabe Carimi

 

Mike Pouncey is also an option, but the Steelers chose to add a RT to give Roethlisberger better protection up front.

 

Green Bay Packers-Martez Wilson

 

Hawk may have been retained, but the Packers still chose to add a big, athletic ILB to their talented front 7.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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