Monday, April 18, 2011
AFC East reader mock down to final seven
With the 25th pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the Seattle Seahawks select ... Jimmy Smith, cornerback, Colorado.
Smith has been nominated for many previous picks but never generated enough votes to get the nod. He barely earned this spot ahead of Washington quarterback Jake Locker.
Of the five players readers nominated, three were quarterbacks. Ryan Mallett of Arkansas and Christian Ponder of Florida State also were mentioned.
Seven slots remain to be filled in our mock project. Two of them belong to the AFC East's playoff teams from last year, the New England Patriots at No. 28 and the New York Jets at No. 30.
As a reminder of what we're doing, readers are voting each weekday to choose which prospects will represent the AFC East blog in a mock draft. After the real draft next week, we'll compare our mock to those from ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay to see how we fared.
Here's what out first round looks like so far ...
- Carolina Panthers: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton
- Denver Broncos: Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus
- Buffalo Bills: Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller
- Cincinnati Bengals: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert
- Arizona Cardinals: Louisiana State cornerback Patrick Peterson
- Cleveland Browns: Georgia receiver A.J. Green
- San Francisco 49ers: Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara
- Tennessee Titans: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley
- Dallas Cowboys: USC tackle Tyron Smith
- Washington Redskins: Alabama receiver Julio Jones
- Houston Texans: North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn
- Minnesota Vikings: Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers
- Detroit Lions: Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo
- St. Louis Rams: Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget
- Miami Dolphins: Alabama running back Mark Ingram
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith
- New England Patriots: Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt
- San Diego Chargers: California defensive end Cameron Jordan
- New York Giants: Florida center Mike Pouncey
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan
- Kansas City Chiefs: Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi
- Indianapolis Colts: Colorado tackle Nate Solder
- Philadelphia Eagles: Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod
- New Orleans Saints: Temple defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson
- Seattle Seahawks: Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith
The Baltimore Ravens are on the clock with the 26th choice.
Please drop your recommendation in the comments section below this article. Those who get their links to the AFC East blog via my Facebook page can submit a nomination under the link there.