Friday, April 22, 2011
Jets finally up in AFC East reader mock
With the 29th pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the Chicago Bears select ... Marvin Austin, defensive tackle, North Carolina.
Similar to the New England Patriots' selection at No. 28, there was a wide variety of nominations. Eight players were mentioned for the Bears. The first seven ballots cast named six players.
Austin barely beat out Maryland receiver Torrey Smith, with readers reasoning the Bears will need a replacement for Tommie Harris.
That brings us to the New York Jets with the 30th selection.
What direction will they go? Outside linebacker? Defensive line? Safety? Tackle? Wide receiver?
They can have anybody except these 29 prospects ...
- 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
- New England Patriots: Baylor offensive lineman Danny Watkins
- Chicago Bears: North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin
Now it's up to the Jets with the AFC East's final draft choice.
Please tack your suggestion in the comments section under this article and provide your reason. I'll pull out a few of the more compelling thoughts and reprint them when I reveal the pick on Monday morning.