2011 ROTB NFL Mock Draft: The Arizona Cardinals Make Pick, Cleveland Browns On The Clock

Today's picks are the ones that matter most for us. In the end, it is the Cardinals we care about. We cared about the first four picks inasmuch as they do not pick a guy we want on the team. In the community projections, both Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton are on the board. The writers have only Newton. Fan preferred and seemingly the perfect match for the Cards, Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller is still available.

Whom did Billydacardsfan and Skii select? The picks are after the jump.

 

In the meantime, the Browns are now on the clock. B0rd3rline and RedBirdRevival, you are up. Email me your picks and explanations by 11PM AZ time tonight. Note that the community member cannot draft a player previously drafted by the community and the same for the writers, but you cannot draft a player drafted by a previous writer. 

Leave comments about what you think of the picks and why. Whom would you have selected? Good picks or bad picks? Why?

Billydacardsfan:

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

With the fifth pick in the 2011 draft the Arizona Cardinals select Von Miller from Texas A&M. Miller has the skill set to become an instant impact player in Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton's aggressive scheme. His raw speed and ball seeking instincts are exactly what the team needs after the disappointing play from our aging OLB's. The only knock on Miller has been that he is a little light for the position. The fact he came in 10 lbs heavier at the combine without losing and of his explosiveness gives me total confidence that he will prove those doubts wrong, especially under the conditioning of John Lott. A front 5 of Von Miller, Calais Campbell, Dan Williams, Darnell Dockett and O'Brien Schofield has the potential to be one of the most exciting in the game.

Skii:

The fan favorite of most Cardinals fans, drafting Von Miller would be fantastic for the Cardinals. The Cardinals desperately need an OLB and pass rusher, and Von Miller fits both of those. Considered one of the best pass rushers and defensive players in the draft, he has a ton of athleticism that would help the Cardinals lacking pressure on opposing QB's. He's also a 3-4 OLB, which fits in perfectly with the Cardinals defensive scheme.

Background: In 2010, he switched to being a 3-4 linebacker. It paid off, earning him First-team All-American honors from Walter Camp, Scout.com, Pro Football Weekly, ESPN.com, and the Associated Press. NFL Network's Mike Mayock has him as the second best player in the Draft.

 

Results of mock draft:

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Community GM Pick

Writer GM Pick

1

Carolina

(2-14)

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2

Denver

(4-12)

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

9

Dallas

(6-10)

10

Washington

(6-10)

11

Houston

(6-10)

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

13

Detroit

(6-10)

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

15

Miami

(7-9)

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

17

New England

(14-2)

18

San Diego

(9-7)

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

25

Seattle

(7-9)

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

28

New England

(14-2)

29

Chicago

(11-5)

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

32

Green Bay

(10-6)

Draft assignments and team needs, according to drafttek.com

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Assigned Community GM

Assigned Writer GM

Team Needs

1

Carolina

(2-14)

AlaskanCard

Skii

4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, WR1, WR2, WR3, CB

2

Denver

(4-12)

Azcardswinez

 JoeCB1991

4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, SS, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 ILB, TE, ROT

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

J Steezy

RedBirdRevival

Everything except RB and WR, Kitchen Sink

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

Badblood54

RedBirdRevival

QB, 4-3 DT, WR, 4-3 DE, FS, 4-3 MLB, OG, OC

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Billydacardsfan

Skii

QB, 3-4 OLB, CB, OG, LOT

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

B0rd3rline

RedBirdRevival

4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, WR, FS, CB

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

SGM

JoeCB1991

3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, CB, OC, QB

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

Hevchv

Jessesb

QB, CB, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB

9

Dallas

(6-10)

Thomaldo

Jess

ROT, FS, OG, SS, CB, SILB, WILB, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB

10

Washington

(6-10)

Az78true

RedBirdRevival

QB,RB, WR, OG, OC, 3-4DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB

11

Houston

(6-10)

Azcardswinez

Jess

3-4 DE, 3-4 DT, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

J Steezy

Jessesb

QB, WR, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, FS, LOT, OG,

13

Detroit

(6-10)

Kj197728

Jess

CB, 4-3 OLB, MLB, ROT, OG, WR

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

Az78true

Skii

WR, 4-3 DR, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 DE, FS, CB, OG, OC, SS

15

Miami

(7-9)

AlaskanCard

Jess

QB, 3-4 OLB, SS, OC, OG, 3-4 MLB, RB, WR

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

blank_38

Jessesb

4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, CB, QB, WR, OG,

17

New England

(14-2)

Drullin'OverDaCards

CardsFan08

3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT

18

San Diego

(9-7)

AustrianCardinal

 CardsFan08

3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OT

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

cardinalbrown

RedBirdRevival

C, RB, OT, 4-3 OLB, SS, CB

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

Hevchv

Jess

4-3 DE, 4-3 MLB, FS, CB, OG, LOT, 4-3 OLB, ROT, TE, OC, WR

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

Nick Thoreson

Jess

3-4 DT, WR, OC, ROT, 3-4 OLB, RB, 3-4 SLB,

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

Kdean75

 Jessesb

4-3 DT, 4-3 OLB, FS, CB, WR, OG, OC, OT

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

Cory Williams

Jess

CB, OG, 4-3 DE, 4-3 OLB, 4-3 MLB, SS, OT

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

Psknapp

Jessesb

RB, 4-3 DT, 4-3 DE, CB, 4-3 OLB

25

Seattle

(7-9)

CardinalsFB

JoeCB1991

QB, 4-3 DT, CB, WR, OT, OG

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

Billydacardsfan

 CardsFan08

WR, OT, CB, FS, SS, OG, TE,

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

Kj197728

RedBirdRevival

4-3 DE, CB, WR, OT, TE, RB

28

New England

(14-2)

Draft

CardsFan08

3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, CB, RB, WR, OG, OT

29

Chicago

(11-5)

KDean75

JoeCB1991

4-3 DT, C, SS, WR, OG, OT,

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

SportsCaveTV

Jessesb

OT, 3-4 DT, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, FS, SS

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

Steamin' Beamin'

RedBirdRevival

CB, OG, OT, WR, 3-4 ILB, FS, SS, 3-4 DT, 3-4 DE

32

Green Bay

(10-6)

Strohman

CardsFan08

3-4 OLB, CB, OT, OC

 

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