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BTB Writers 2011 NFL Mock Draft Exercise (Picks #25-28)

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Our previous selection saw some other top names still available in the late portions of the draft. O.C.C.'s selection of Jimmy Smith to Philly was the poll winner.

The value of moving down becomes more and more appealing, especially hearing the newest rumors that as many as five quarterbacks could be first round selections. If that's the case, the Cowboys could be in a position to have a late first round pick and a few more in the first three rounds.

Here's a recap of the previous picks to date:

Picks 1-4 | Picks 5-8 | Picks 9-12 | Picks 13-16 | Picks 17-20 | Picks 21-24

Draft Pick Team 2010 Record Assigned Writer Selection
25 Seattle (7-9) Dave QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
26 Baltimore (12-4) O.C.C. OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
27 Atlanta (13-3) Rabble OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
28 New England (14-2) KD RB Mark Ingram, Alabama

Follow the jump for all of the results, the team needs according to, and blurbs on some of the picks.

Draft Pick Team 2010 Record Assigned Writer Selection Team Needs
1 Carolina (2-14) Dave DT Nick Fairley, Auburn 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, WR1, WR2, WR3, CB
2 Denver (4-12) O.C.C. DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, SS, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 ILB, TE, ROT
3 Buffalo (4-12) rabble CB Patrick Peterson, LSU Everything except RB and WR, Kitchen Sink
4 Cincinatti (4-12) KD DT Marcel Dareus, Alabama QB, 4-3 DT, WR, 4-3 DE, FS, 4-3 MLB, OG, OC
5 Arizona (5-11) KD QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri QB, 3-4 OLB, CB, OG, LOT
6 Cleveland (5-11) rabble OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, WR, FS, CB
7 San Francisco (6-10) O.C.C. OLB Robert Quinn, North Carolina 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, CB, OC, QB
8 Tennesee (6-10) Dave WR AJ Green, Georgia QB, CB, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB
9 Dallas (6-10) Dave CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska ROT, FS, OG, SS, CB, SILB, WILB, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB
10 Washington (6-10) O.C.C. QB Cam Newton, Auburn QB,RB, WR, OG, OC, 3-4DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB
11 Houston (6-10) rabble OLB Aldon Smith, Missouri 3-4 DE, 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB
12 Minnesota (6-10) KD DE Cameron Jordan, California QB, WR, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, LOT, OG,
13 Detroit (6-10) KD WR Julio Jones, Alabama CB, 4-3 OLB, MLB, ROT, OG, WR
14 St. Louis (7-9) Rabble LB Justin Houston, Georgia WR, 4-3 DR, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 DE, FS, CB, OG, OC, SS
15 Miami (7-9) O.C.C. DE Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue QB, 3-4 OLB, SS, OC, OG, 3-4 MLB, RB, WR
16 Jacksonville (8-8) Dave QB Jake Locker, Washington 4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, CB, QB, WR, OG,
17 New England (14-2) Dave DE JJ Watt, Wisconsin 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT
18 San Diego (9-7) O LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OT
19 NY Giants (10-6) Rabble OT Tyron Smith, USC C, RB, OT, 4-3 OLB, SS, CB
20 Tampa Bay (10-6) KD CB Brandon Harris, Miami 4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, FS, CB, OG, LOT, 4-3 OLB, ROT, TE, OC, WR
21 Kansas City (10-6) KD OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College 3-4 DT, WR, OC, ROT, 3-4 OLB, RB, 3-4 SLB,
22 Indianapolis (10-6) Rabble OT Nate Solder, Colorado 4-3 DT, 4-3 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OG, OC, OT
23 Philadelphia (10-6) O.C.C. CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado CB, OG, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, SS, OT
24 New Orleans (11-5) Dave DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa RB, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, CB, 4-3 OLB
25 Seattle (7-9) Dave QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas QB, 4-3 DT, CB, WR, OT, OG
26 Baltimore (12-4) O.C.C. OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State WR, OT, CB, FS, SS, OG, TE,
27 Atlanta (13-3) Rabble OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin 4-3 DE, CB, WR, OT, TE, RB
28 New England (14-2) KD RB Mark Ingram, Alabama 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT


Dave's pick

Seattle selects QB Ryan Mallett

Ryan Mallett has been a controversial prospect due to supposed character issues. He may have character issues, I don't know for sure, but I do know that he has a big-time NFL arm and can make every throw in the book with ease. He had a productive college career and is accurate when given time in the pocket. On the downside, he's not very nimble in the pocket and plenty of scouts have noted problems with his footwork. I think he can be coached to improve on that. Seattle doesn't know the future of Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst isn't the long-term answer. Mallett has questions around him, but he also has tons of talent and a monster arm. I'd take a gamble on him.

O.C.C's pick

Baltimore selects OT Derek Sherrod

The Ravens have multiple needs: free agency could empty the Ravens' undersized secondary. Their top two wide receivers are possession players only and can't stretch the field. They desperately need a bookend outside linebacker for Terrell Suggs. But the Ravens notoriously take the best player on the board, regardless of need.

In this case, it's Derek Sherrod. With Sherrod, they can let Jared Gaither go in free agency, move Marshal Yanda back to his more natural position at right guard and have Sherrod step in as RT from day one. Additionally, Sherrod provides extra insurance at LT down the line if Michael Oher continues to struggle. The Ravens have shown a keen interest in Sherrod and have already interviewed him twice, at the Senior Bowl and at the Combine.

Rabble's pick

Atlanta selects OT Gabe Carimi

I was at a loss with this pick, both in terms the top player available and the Falcons' needs. So, I took a page from Dave and reached out to (another) Dave, who runs the SB Nation Falcons site, and he said his top choice would be Carimi: "I think he's a fantastic prospect and he'd let the Falcons save some serious cash on right tackle Tyson Clabo, who is a free agent in 2010. Three of their starters along the line are FAs, so he'd be a great fit." So Carimi it is.

KD's pick

New England selects Mark Ingram

And the rich get richer. Already getting the DE of their dream's with Dave's selection of JJ Watt at #17, The Patriots select the former Heisman Trophy winner that will give them the stud running back they've never had. With Gronkowski and Hernandez, New England is now primed for another 5-6 years of offensive dominance to coincide with Tom Brady's extension. Jonathan Baldwin was a big consideration here, but I think he would be there for NE's next pick, #33 so Ingram is the pick.


Coming soon: The last four picks of the first round!

Don't forget, you have a chance to participate in the next Mock Draft exercise, the BTB Community Mock. Go here to see if a team you are interested in being the GM for is still available.

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