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2011 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots Pick 28th

We now near the close of the ROTB mock draft and the New England Patriots are set to make their second first round selection. This one is the selection hey have based on their 2010 performance. Coming into the draft, they were seen as needing help on the offensive line, in the defensive front seven and in the secondary.

Draft and I made the selections as GMs. Add your thoughts to the picks that have been made.

Tomorrow, the Chicago Bears are up and KDean75 and JoeCB1991 will be the respective GMs. Email me by 11PM with your selections.

Draft:

Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

With the 28th pick in the 2011 NFL draft the New England Patriots select Cameron Heyward from Ohio State. The Patriots were lacking talent in th front seven, so I chose a great two gap player with untapped potential. I could have gone with an Olb or a guard but I feel with the players still available the Pats can get good value in the second or third. Then again Coach Belichick could throw everyone for a loop and take a receiver, but he'll probably just trade the pick.

Me:

Ben Ijalana, OT/OG, Villanova

The Patriots, having already bolstered the defensive front seven, now look to add to their offensive line. In selecting Ijalana, they have a bit of a raw player, but at 6-4, 320 lbs with great movement and strength, they can afford to teach him what he needs to know. He has great potential and with the NE coaching staff, he will have just the opportunity to blossom into a dominant force for years to come.

Results of the 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)

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

Cam Newton, QB Auburn

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

9

Dallas

(6-10)

Nick fairley, DT, Auburn

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

10

Washington

(6-10)

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

11

Houston

(6-10)

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

JJ Watts, DE, Wisconsin

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

J.J. Watts, DE, Wisconsin

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

13

Detroit

(6-10)

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

Cameron Jordan, DE, California

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

15

Miami

(7-9)

Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

17

New England

(14-2)

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

18

San Diego

(9-7)

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

Muhammed Wilkerson, DT, Temple

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

Mike Pouncey, C, Florida

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

Mike Pouncey, C, Florida

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

Cameron Jordan, DE, California

25

Seattle

(7-9)

Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

Titus Young, WR, Boise State

Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

28

New England

(14-2)

Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova

29

Chicago

(11-5)



30

NY Jets

(11-5)



31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)



32

Green Bay

(10-6)




Draft assignments and team needs for the Chicago Bears, according to drafttek.com

29

Chicago

(11-5)

KDean75

JoeCB1991

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