2011 NFL Mock Draft - Week 13

As always, picks 21-32 are based on my power rankings. 1-20 is the unofficial "if the draft was held today" order.

1. Carolina Panthers - QB Andrew Luck, Stanford. What I said when the Bills had the first pick: "For years I have said if you end up with the first overall pick and you need a QB, then you take a QB." Well, no reason to back off that sentiment now. Sure, the Panthers have Jimmy Clausen, but have you seen him this year? Well, probably not, because no one watches Panthers games. And Tony Pike is so good they started a guy two weeks ago who was watching games on the couch like the rest of us the previous week. Best case scenario, Clausen becomes good and they can get a first round pick for him. Trading this pick to the Bills would be great, too. The Panthers could use Bowers, Dareus, Fairley, Green and virtually every other top prospect out there.

2. Detroit Lions - CB Patrick Peterson, LSU. The Lions usually take best player available. But this year they need to resist the temptation to take Bowers or Green and go with Peterson. Alphonso Smith was molested on national television and ruined the appetite of anyone who watched him get roasted like marshmallows on candied yams. The Lions have a great opportunity to get athatpotential shutdown corner they have lacked forever.

3. Cincinnati Bengals - QB Cameron Newton, Auburn. Newton will go in the top five. He is a better passer then Vince Young. Question is, who will take him? It's painfully obvious to anyone that has watched Bengals games that Carson Palmer is finished, even with the weapons he has on the outside. The Bengals could also really use Fairley or Bowers, but read what I said about the Panthers. If you are a bad team and you need a QB, you take a QB.

4. Buffalo Bills - DE/DT Nick Fairley, Auburn. Fairley has been the best interior player in college this year, and the Bills seriously lack any type of talent on the defensive line. They also don't seem to know if they want to run a 4-3 or a 3-4. Luckily Fairley could play in both schemes. If the Bills can't get Andrew Luck, they should go with some much needed defensive line help and take someone like Christian Ponder in the second round.

5. Arizona Cardinals - QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas. Ken Whisenhunt is not going to want to take a rookie quarterback, but he has no choice after the Cardinals continue to lose and lose and lose because of pathetic quarterback play. And honestly, no free agent is going to want to go play in the desert. Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez and maybe Sam Bradford all led their teams to the playoffs as rookies, so you can throw a guy in there and expect some success. I have to wonder if the Cardinals would be quite this bad if Matt Leinart was behind center. Yeah, you forgot about that guy already, huh?

6. Denver Broncos - DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson. Josh McDaniels is out, meaning the Broncos won't be taking Terrell Pryor here. They just do not have the pieces to run a 3-4 defense and should return to the more familiar 4-3 next year. Put Elvis Dummervill on one side and Da'Quan Bowers on the other, and you have a lethal passing attack.

7. San Francisco 49ers - CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska. The Niners could use a quarterback but I don't think they'll want to go after Locker this high. Amukamara is close to being a steal this low and addresses a need.

8. Dallas Cowboys - DE/DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama. Marcell Dareus is a classic fit as a 3-4 end, and the Cowboys have two aging veterans that are nothing more then bodies along the line. All Pro Jay Ratliff would love the help down low.

9. Tennessee Titans - WR AJ Green, Georgia. Not the biggest need for the Titans but they just can't let AJ Green slip any further. Put him on one side and Kenny Britt on the other, and whatever quarterback they wind up with would have a field day.

10. Washington Redskins - DE/OLB Robert Quinn, North Carolina. Quinn falls a bit because he hasn't played all year. Brian Orakpo continues to produce on one side, but the Redskins really need to find a player to fit the scheme on the other side, and Lorenzo Alexander is not that player.

11. Houston Texans - CB Janoris Jenkins, Florida
12. Minnesota Vikings - DE Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
13. Cleveland Browns - WR Julio Jones, Alabama
14. San Diego Chargers - DE/DT Cameron Jordan, California
15. New England Patriots (from Oakland Raiders) - OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
16. Seattle Seahawks - QB Jake Locker, Washington
17. Indianapolis Colts - OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
18. Miami Dolphins - WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Brandon Harris, Miami
20. Green Bay Packers - RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
21. St. Louis Rams - DT Stephen Paea, Oregon St.
22. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
23. New York Jets - DE Cameron Heyward, Ohio St.
24. New York Giants - OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi St.
25. Kansas City Chiefs - DE/OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA
26. Chicago Bears - OT Nate Solder, Colorado
27. Baltimore Ravens - DE/DT Allen Bailey, Miami
28. Philadelphia Eagles - MLB Greg Jones, Michigan St.
29. New Orleans Saints - DE J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
30. Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
31. Atlanta Falcons - WR Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
32. New England Patriots - DE/DT Christian Ballard, Iowa

Jonathan Carrano

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