BR Community Mock Draft: New England Patriots Select...

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 15: Dan Herron #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs as Whitney Mercilus #85 of the Illiunois Fighting Illini gives chase at Memorial Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Rumblings Community Mock Draft rolls along, with the No. 27 overall pick coming at you right now...

With the No. 27 overall pick in the BR Community Mock Draft, 'NoiseIsTheBestRevenge' and the New England Patriots select Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus.

"Mercilus led the nation in sacks and forced fumbles in 2011, and like Courtney Upshaw, is a clear top round pass rusher," the GM explains. "He's delivered, even when stacked up against top tackles like Mike Adams. At this stage in the draft, he's a great selection, both from a BPA and from a need perspective. At the combine, he displayed strength with 27 reps, and great speed as well with a 4.68-second 40. He's got the explosiveness needed to succeed in the NFL. He's also very scheme versatile, which is a must for New England's defense."

The Green Bay Packers and GM 'sellison' are now on the clock; remember to send your picks to buffalorumblings@gmail.com.

Rd. # Team Player Pos. College Link/GM
1 1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford link
1 2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor link
1 3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC link
1 4 Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson RB Alabama link
1 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU link
1 6 St. Louis Rams Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State link
1 7 Jacksonville Jaguars Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame link
1 8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M link
1 9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State link
1 10 Seattle Seahawks David DeCastro OG Stanford link
1 11 Kansas City Chiefs Dontari Poe DT Memphis link
1 12 Buffalo Bills Riley Reiff OT Iowa link
1 13 Arizona Cardinals Luke Kuechly LB Boston College link
1 14 Dallas Cowboys Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama link
1 15 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Brockers DT LSU link
1 16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina link
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals Quinton Coples DE North Carolina link
1 18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron SS Alabama link
1 19 Chicago Bears Zach Brown LB North Carolina link
1 20 Tennessee Titans Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama link
1 21 Detroit Lions Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina link
1 22 Cleveland Browns Kendall Wright WR Baylor link
1 23 Cincinnati Bengals Cordy Glenn OG Georgia link
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers Dont'a Hightower LB Alabama link
1 25 Denver Broncos Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech link
1 26 Houston Texans Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama link
1 27 New England Patriots Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois link
1 28 Green Bay Packers sellison
1 29 Baltimore Ravens matthew62
1 30 San Francisco 49ers y2bianchi
1 31 New England Patriots suteck
1 32 New York Giants Hybrid1486
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