Three Round Mock Draft – March 13th

Written by Ryan Lownes on March 13, 2011


49. Jacksonville Jaguars  Jacksonville Jaguars

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick – QB – Nevada

It appears as if the Jaguars have gone about as far as they can go with David Garrard. Though Garrard has a couple decent years in him as a starter, it’s time they added a young Quarterback to develop and eventually push the incumbent starter. Kaepernick has great size, a rocket arm, and excellent mobility; but he’ll need time to be groomed.

50. San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers

Jonathan BaldwinJonathan Baldwin – WR – Pittsburgh

Quarterback Philip Rivers is among the league’s elite, but the receiver position in San Diego has been plagued by injuries and a high-profile hold out. Baldwin is an extremely gifted athlete with excellent size, speed, and leaping ability. He fits right in for the Chargers as a dangerous vertical option.

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ben IjalanaBen Ijalana – OT – Villanova

It’s crucial for the Buccaneers to protect their franchise passer in Josh Freeman. Though a small-school guy, Ijalana has the size, length, and agility to start immediately at Guard or perhaps Tackle. He’s a good run-blocker and pass-blocker that upgrades Tampa Bay’s line immediately.

52. New York Giants   New York Giants

Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams – RB – Virginia Tech

With little certainty about the future of the position, the Giants could target a Running Back in the second round. Williams is a tremendous slashing back that runs with burst and power. He’ll fall of draft day due to injuries that hampered him during the 2010 college football season.

53. Indianapolis Colts   Indianapolis Colts

Stephen PaeaStephen Paea – DT – Oregon State

After the Colts get their help along the offensive line, they’ll turn their attention to the defensive line. Paea would likely be a higher pick were he able to fully workout at the Combine, but he’s a great value due to exceptional power, strength, and quickness. Would start right away in the trenches in Indianapolis.

54. Philadelphia Eagles   Philadelphia Eagles

Chykie BrownChykie Brown – CB – Texas

Andy Reid will be looking to add some size to the Cornerback position during the draft weekend. Brown gives the Eagles a player with all the physical tools to be a very successful pro. If healthy, he could turn into one of this class’ pleasant surprises at the position.

55. Kansas City Chiefs   Kansas City Chiefs

Greg LittleGreg Little – WR – North Carolina

The Chiefs filled a gaping hole in the first by landing a Nose Tackle, so the next order of business is surrounding Matt Cassel with more weapons. Little didn’t play in 2010, but he re-asserted himself at the NFL Combine. He’s flying under the radar right now and has the ability to start & flourish alongside Dwayne Bowe.

56. New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints

KJ WrightKJ Wright – OLB – Mississippi State

One of the most complete teams in football has perhaps only one starting spot up for grabs, and that’s at Outside Linebacker. Wright has the size, fluidity, and athletic ability teams look for in this range. This durable, reliable backer could solve some of the Saints’ most current problems.

57. Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks

Curtis BrownCurtis Brown – CB – Texas

In the first round, Seattle made a decisive move for their future by adding Jake Locker. In the second, they’ll likely turn their focus to the other side of the ball or more particularly: the defensive backfield. Brown is the second Texas corner off the board this round and perhaps the more NFL-ready. He has excellent feet and man-cover skills.

58. Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens

Kelvin SheppardKelvin Sheppard – ILB – LSU

For the Ravens, no defensive position is due for an improvement as much as the inside backer spot next to Ray Lewis. Sheppard has great size, instincts, and enough range to make it as a starter early in the NFL. He’s a terrific fit for the Ravens and couldn’t ask for a better mentor to learn from.

59. Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons

Randall CobbRandall Cobb – WR – Kentucky

While gearing up for future Super Bowl runs, the Falcons must give Matt Ryan additional weapons to keep defenses off balance. Cobb is an extremely versatile, explosive offensive weapon that could develop into a very effective Wide Receiver in Atlanta. Additionally, he offers return value.

60. New England Patriots New England Patriots

Stefen WisniewskiStefen Wisniewski – OL – Penn State

Is there any other young player that can help New England this coming year? Wisniewski is a versatile interior lineman that will be ready to start right away at Guard or Center for the Patriots. A pick that will help them solidify their line for the future.

61. Chicago Bears Chicago Bears

Torrey SmithTorrey Smith – WR – Maryland

After helping Jay Cutler out in the form of an Offensive Lineman in the first round, Chicago adds another young, dynamic weapon for him to throw to. Smith has big-league speed along with good size and kick return ability. The Bears plan to make the most of the trade that brought them a franchise Quarterback and more talent at Wide Receiver is helpful.

62. San Diego Chargers (from New York Jets)   San Diego Chargers

Rahim MooreRahim Moore – FS – UCLA

There’s no denying that the Chargers would welcome a ball-hawk Free Safety to their defense. San Diego’s “D” must find a way to force more turnovers in the future and Moore may be just the guy to help him. Although mistake-prone, he’s very athletic with good feet and excellent ball skills.

63. Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers

Orlando FranklinOrlando Franklin – OL – Miami

Young talent along the offensive line has been needed in Pittsburgh for years. 2010 first round pick Maurkice Pouncey was a revelation a year ago for the team. Franklin offers a potential starter inside at Guard or potentially at Tackle for the Steelers

64. Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers

Jerel JerniganJerel Jernigan – WR – Troy

Without much value here along the offensive line, the Packers may make this second round pick one for luxury. Jerel Jernigan gives the team a young, versatile, and speedy slot receiver capable of handling return duties from day one. Though he doesn’t fill a pressing need, Jernigan could contribute for this team.

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Ryan Lownes

Ryan is currently an undergraduate student at Ohio University pursuing a degree in Sport Management. He has been attending the NFL Draft in New York City since 2005 and has aspirations of a career in scouting. He is currently a draft writer and analyst on the Draft Breakdown team, posting his latest rankings, mock drafts, scouting reports, and more. Be sure to follow Ryan on twitter for year-round NFL Draft analysis. See all posts by Ryan Lownes.