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Saturday, April 9, 2011
Dickerson's mock draft 1.0

By Jeff Dickerson

Derek Sherrod
Mississippi State's Derek Sherrod could help the Bears upgrade their offensive line.

Here's the first edition of my mock draft.

1. Carolina Panthers, Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri: Ron Rivera takes more traditional quarterback.

2. Denver Broncos, Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama: Denver needs a pass rusher up front.

3. Buffalo Bills, Cam Newton, QB, Auburn: Buffalo badly needs both a quarterback and buzz.

4. Cincinnati Bengals, A.J. Green, WR, Georgia: Cincy might lose both Owens and Ochocinco.

5. Arizona Cardinals, Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M: Could be next Clay Matthews.

6. Cleveland Browns, Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU: Best defender left on board.

7. San Francisco 49ers, Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska: Niners also need help at cornerback.

8. Tennessee Titans, Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn: Dominated in stretches this past season at Auburn.

9. Dallas Cowboys, Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina: Projects to be a dynamic NFL pass-rusher.

10. Washington Redskins, Julio Jones, WR, Alabama: Somebody needs to catch the ball for Mike Shanahan.

11. Houston Texans, J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin: Houston in market for a 3-4 end.

12. Minnesota Vikings, Tyron Smith, OT, USC: Minnesota needs a new left tackle.

13. Detroit Lions, Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri: Would look nice next to Ndamukong Suh.

14. St. Louis Rams, Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois: St. Louis reportedly very interested in Illini product.

15. Miami Dolphins, Mike Pouncey, G/C, Florida: Best interior offensive lineman in the draft.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars, Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue: Jags need insurance for Aaron Kampman.

17. New England Patriots, Cameron Jordan, DE/DT, Cal: 5.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss in 2010.

18. San Diego Chargers, Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT, Temple: A.J. Smith looking for help on defensive line.

19. New York Giants, Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama: New York could lose Ahmad Bradshaw to free agency.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia: Bucs must begin to generate pressure from end position.

21. Kansas City Chiefs, Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA: Never can have too many quality pass-rushers.

22. Indianapolis Colts, Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College: The run begins at offensive tackle.

23. Philadelphia Eagles, Nate Solder, OT, Colorado: Philadelphia surrendered 52 sacks last year.

24. New Orleans Saints, Adrian Clayborn, DE/DT, Iowa New Orleans thrilled Clayborn falls this far.

25. Seattle Seahawks, Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado: Seattle couldn’t cover a soul in 2010.

26. Baltimore Ravens, Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland: Baltimore could use another weapon for Joe Flacco.

27. Atlanta Falcons, Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona: Heir apparent to John Abraham.

28. New England Patriots, Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin: Uncertainty surrounding Matt Light requires a tackle.

29. Chicago Bears, Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State: Bears had to address offensive line in Round 1.

30. New York Jets, Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor: An investment for the future.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers, Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor: Best option for Pittsburgh to address need at guard.

32. Green Bay Packers, Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson: What do the Packers have to lose?