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Monday, December 13, 2010

Week 14 2011 NFL Mock Draft

Hey everybody, The 3-4 will post an updated mock following each of the following weeks through the rest of the 2010 NFL season and playoffs in order to update readers with draft stock of players and the needs of NFL teams.

Explanations for picks will not be written down, rather we encourage reader participation in commenting your thoughts/ideas/suggestions/problems with our decision making. Also if you see any of the writers for The 3-4 online, we have a new chat box for instant communication. Thanks again readers for your help and support as we are growing continually. 
Round 1
1.            Carolina (1-11) Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2.            Detroit (2-10) Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
3.            Cincinnati (2-10) Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
4.            Buffalo (2-10) Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
5.            Arizona (3-9) Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas
6.            Denver (3-9) Von Miller, OLB, TAMU
7.            San Francisco (4-8) A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
8.            Dallas (4-8) Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
9.            Tennessee (5-7) Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
10.        Washington (5-7) Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
11.        Houston (5-7) Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
12.        Minnesota (5-7) Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
13.        Cleveland (5-7) Robert Quinn, DE, UNC
14.        San Diego (6-6) Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
15.        New England - from Oakland (6-6) Marcell Dareus, DE, Alabama
16.        Seattle (6-6) Jake Locker, QB, Washington
17.        Indianapolis (6-6) Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
18.        Miami (6-6) Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
19.        Tampa Bay (7-5) Janoris Jenkins, CB, Florida
20.        New York Giants (8-4) Bruce Carter, OLB, UNC
21.        St. Louis* (6-6) Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
22.        Jacksonville (7-5*) Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal
23.        Kansas City (8-4*) Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
24.        Chicago* (9-3) Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
25.        Baltimore* (8-4) Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
26.        Philadelphia* (8-4) Stefen Wisniewski, OG/C, Penn State
27.        Green Bay* (8-4) Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
28.        Pittsburgh* (9-3) Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
29.        New Orleans* (9-3) Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
30.        New York Jets* (9-3) Jeremy Beal, OLB, Oklahoma
31.        Atlanta* (10-2) Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
32.        New England* (10-2) Nate Solder, OT, Colorado


  1. With the controversy that Newton already has following him he just seems like another randy moss but instead a QB and the vikings i believe need a pocket passer that can run if the pocket collapses (kind of like Aaron Rogers) and the best resemblence to that i think would be Jake Locker. yes his numbers arent that great but then again he plays for washington...they suck. so i say with the numbers hes got i say thats making something out of nothing. My tied choice would be Ryan mallet, im not completely sure if hes a runner at all but with his arm and size id be happy with just a pocket passer.

  2. Thanks for the comment. First off, with the controversy, each individual team interested at all in Newton will conduct their OWN investigation. They will talk to everybody and likely find out even more than the handcuffed NCAA investigators. With that said, I am assuming the Vikings continue their drafting of high talent running qbs (joe webb and tavarris jackson) and take Newton because of his pure talent and dominance. Have you ever seen someone NEAR as dominant as this kid has been?

    The counter argument against Newton regards his ability as a runner and how it doesnt translate to the next level. However, with the NFL's dynamics shifting towards increased pressure on the quarterback with the 3-4 scheme (haha our website's name), I feel it is imperative that every quarterback in the NFL has the ability to move around and "buy time in the pocket". Thats something both Newton and your boy Locker do very well, however Newton does it in ways I have never seen.

    My deal with Locker is his lack of visible improvement this season and inconsistent footwork. Combine that with innate inaccuracy and ouch. Accuracy is something that cannot be taught, and even Sarkisian hasnt improved Locker's erratic passing. I love Locker's upside, as evidenced by the Seahawks taking him (he fits their west coast running style with Pete Carroll much better), however I feel Cam Newton would better aid the Vikings for the future. Both quarterbacks in my mind will succeed at the next level.

    Ryan Mallet would be a solid fit for the vikes as well

    Thanks again for the comment, come back next week and see if I change my mind haha

  3. is it possible for the vikes to trade up for locker or well mallet fall to us?

  4. Anything is possible in the NFL Draft. With the way Locker played versus Nebraska, and if he plays well in the Sr. bowl, look for the price for such a trade to skyrocket. I think Shanahan is really determined to draft Locker, but who knows. Ill have to wait and try and get a feel for what guys fit where, in terms of coaching, surrounding cast, OC, etc.

    Good question man, I should be posting a updated mock with the final standings soon. Prolly just the teams OUT of the playoffs.