Mock Drafts


Mock Draft Special: Super Bowl Battle #2

Written by Will Spencer on January 30, 2011

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There are only two draft spots left to be finalized, and everyone has their own take on who will have the 32nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. In our newest mock draft, we’re featuring side-by-side mocks from two different Draft Breakdown writers. Each writer picked a different team to win it all and have their own takes on how the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft will shake out. See which players our writers have YOUR favorite team taking and check back later for more mock draft features leading up to the actual NFL Draft in April.

 

Wes Stueve Chad Davis

 

    Da’Quan Bowers – DE – Clemson Nick Fairley – DT – Auburn         Nick Fairley – DT – Auburn Marcell Dareus – DL – Alabama         Cam Newton – QB – Auburn (read more…)

Mock Draft Special: Super Bowl Battle #1

Written by Will Spencer on January 25, 2011

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There are only two draft spots left to be finalized, and everyone has their own take on who will have the 32nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. In our newest mock draft, we’re featuring side-by-side mocks from two different Draft Breakdown writers. Each writer picked a different team to win it all and have their own takes on how the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft will shake out. See which players our writers have YOUR favorite team taking and check back later for more mock draft features leading up to the actual NFL Draft in April.

 

 

Ryan Lownes Chris Lomas

 

    Nick Fairley – DT – Auburn Nick Fairley – DT – Auburn         Da’Quan Bowers – DE – Clemson Da’Quan Bowers – DE – Clemson         Cam Newton – QB – (read more…)

Championship Sunday Mock Draft – Jan. 23rd

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 23, 2011

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It’s Championship Sunday in the NFL and we won’t make you wait any longer for another mock draft. Look for them to be coming more frequently now, so check back often.

 

1. Carolina Panthers Da’Quan Bowers – DE – Clemson

Andrew Luck decided to stick around at Stanford for one more year and that threw one huge wrench in the works in Carolina. With the loss of Julius Peppers still lingering in the back of their minds, the Panthers will look to find the next great defensive end of the NFL in Bowers. 2. Denver Broncos Patrick Peterson – CB – LSU

Peterson is a supreme athlete who brings plenty to the table for any NFL team. The Broncos struggled to contain the pass all season long and Champ Bailey isn’t getting any younger. Peterson will help lift a wilting defensive secondary as well as provide a spark (read more…)

“Way Too Early” Mock Draft – Nov. 1st

Written by Wes Stueve on November 3, 2010

Wes Stueve brings you his second mock draft, where he breaks down how he thinks things would shake out if the season ended today in our "Way Too Early" mock draft series.

1. Carolina Panthers AJ Green – WR – Georgia*

With only the 31-year-old Steve Smith at wide receiver, the Panthers are in need of some more weapons to help out former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Dwayne Jarrett was released after a second DUI arrest, and while a good player, Smith is not good enough to make up an entire receiving corps. Green is a great vertical threat with excellent leaping ability and athleticism. Likely the best receiving prospect since Calvin Johnson, Green is unlikely to fall out of the top five picks. 2. Buffalo Bills Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

Buffalo lacks a face of the franchise and anything to truly get (read more…)

2 Round “Way Too Early” Mock Draft 5.0

Written by Aaron Aloysius on October 8, 2010

Aaron Aloysius takes you through the first two-round mock of our "Way Too Early" series.

1. Buffalo Bills Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

The end of the Captain Checkdown experiment has only further highlighted the Bills’ need for a franchise QB. The team may flirt with drafting an elite receiver (AJ Green) or pass rusher (Robert Quinn), but — like in the last two drafts — the first pick ultimately will be used on a franchise QB. The two most likely candidates are Jake Locker and Andrew Luck. While Locker more closely resembles the type of athletic QB Chan Gailey prefers, questions about his accuracy and pocket presence could damage his draft stock. And while Luck isn’t an athlete on Locker’s level, the Stanford QB is far from a statue, and his combination of physical tools, smarts, and leadership qualities make him an ideal #1 overall (read more…)

“Way too early” Mock Draft 4.0

Written by Wes Stueve on October 2, 2010

New writer Wes Stueve gets his feet wet with his first mock draft for Draft Breakdown. Wes breaks down how he thinks things would shake out if the season ended today in our "Way Too Early" mock draft series.

1. Buffalo Bills Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

For years, the Bills have been helpless at quarterback. It isn’t necessarily due to lack of effort; they have used several high picks on the position. Buffalo has a few playmakers on offense in C.J. Spiller, Marshawn Lynch and Lee Evans, but lack a quarterback to get them the ball. Luck is being talked about by some as the best quarterback prospect in the past decade. With a combination of excellent accuracy, arm strength and smarts, he is nearly a perfect prospect. 2. Cleveland Browns Jake Locker – QB – Washington

One could argue that there has been (read more…)

“Way too early” Mock Draft 3.0

Written by Will Spencer on September 24, 2010

Another week of football is in the books, so our “way too early” mock draft series is becoming less and less “early.” Will Spencer takes you through our latest first round mock that holds some surprising picks.

1. Buffalo Bills Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

This Bills have been lost at the quarterback position since the days of Jim Kelly. Since then, the team has had nothing but trouble finding the center piece to their offense. The Bills decided to go with Trent Edwards this season and he’s already been replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The time has come for Buffalo to bring in the best available signal caller and Luck looks to be just that at this point. 2. Cleveland Browns Jake Locker – QB – Washington

The Browns may be starting the 2011 NFL season with a new head coach and (read more…)

“Way too early” first round mock draft 2.0

Written by Aaron Aloysius on September 14, 2010

The college football and professional football seasons are in full swing. What a better way to celebrate than with a new mock draft? While there were certainly some surprising wins and losses during the week one games, the season is still young. Aaron Aloysius takes you through the second installment of our “Way too early” mock draft series.

1. Buffalo Bills Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

If the Bills are picking #1 overall, the Captain Checkdown project will have reached a calamitous end. The team may flirt with drafting an elite receiver (AJ Green) or pass rusher (Robert Quinn), but — like in the last two drafts — the first pick ultimately will be used on a franchise QB. The two most likely candidates are Jake Locker and Andrew Luck. While Locker more closely resembles the type of athletic QB Chan Gailey prefers, questions about (read more…)

“Way too early” first round mock – June 7th

Written by Aaron Aloysius on June 6, 2010

Feeling a little bit empty inside now that the draft is over with? Sure…training camp hasn’t even started but what else are you gonna do? Aaron Aloysius takes you through the first of our “way too early” mock drafts. **Disclaimer** Though two of the writers of Draft Breakdown are from Baltimore, please note that this was written by Aaron, who is from the Cleveland area. We don’t want to come across as being biased

1. Buffalo Bills Jake Locker – QB – Washington

Chan Gailey had some success with Tyler Thigpen and reportedly coveted Tim Tebow. In Jake Locker, Gailey gets a more polished, NFL-ready version of those two QBs. Locker showed tremendous progress last year, closing out the season with an impressive performance against Cal. He’ll likely have to fend off rising redshirt Sophomore Andrew Luck for the top QB spot in next year’s draft, but his (read more…)

FINAL Mock Draft – April 22

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010

It’s only a day before the draft and Will Spencer and Rob Engle have put their heads together to come up with their final mock draft. With a few surprises in store, take a look at how it shaped up!

1. St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford – QB – Oklahoma

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It seems that it’s almost a given the Rams will take Bradford with the first overall pick. We don’t necessarily agree with it, but we see the Rams issue here. They’ve passed on several franchise quarterbacks over the past several seasons and they’ve parted ways with Marc Bulger. They could go out and try to trade for Jason Campbell or maybe shoot for Colt McCoy in round 2. However, this seems like the most logical selection.

 

2. Detroit Lions Ndamunkong Suh – DT – Nebraska

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The Lions could easily (read more…)

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