Apr 20, 2011 4
Mock drafts are always difficult to accurately put together, but it seems that 2011 has taken things to another level. The lack of free agency and the numerous shaky QB situations help make the 2011 NFL Draft extremely uncertain, and it should be interesting to watch unfold next week.
As always, the following mock draft should be taken with a grain of salt. It doesn’t account for trades, and there’s a good chance several teams could be making deals to position themselves to take QBs in the second half of Day One.
1. Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton (QB, Auburn)
With no chance for pre-draft negotiations this year, the #1 pick is as uncertain as ever. Well, at least it was. While we still don’t know for sure, all signs are pointing to the new regime in Carolina taking Newton, who has loads of upside but may need time to develop.
2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT, Alabama)
The Broncos sit in a good position, as they need a lot of defensive help but should have their choice of top defenders. Von Miller and Patrick Peterson also make sense, but Dareus is a good choice as a versatile player who is capable of [...]