Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Patriots back on clock in reader mock
With the 27th pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the Atlanta Falcons select ... Adrian Clayborn, defensive end, Iowa.
For the record, Clayborn's closest competition was Georgia outside linebacker Justin Houston.
Now quickly on to more important matters.
The New England Patriots are on the clock for their second of two first-round draft choices. Readers had them drafting a defensive end 17th overall.
Where will the Patriots go here?
These are the players off the board ...
- 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
- Baltimore Ravens: Miami cornerback Brandon Harris
- Atlanta Falcons: Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn
In reality, the Patriots are strong candidates to trade out of this -- or any -- spot. But for the purpose of compiling a mock draft, projecting the trade partner and the return assets aren't feasible.
So please pick the best player.
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