Guys this is a very early attempt at a mock draft. Hope you enjoy it. :icon_cheesygrin: 1. Carolina Panthers QB Andrew Luck (Stanford) no surprise here. Jimmy Clausen was taken in the second round last year and struggled mightily as a rookie. Even more concerning than that was his teammates intense dislike of him and him not showing anything worth developing despite numerous opportunities. He didn't look like a franchise QB and Luck looks like one it's as simple as that. 2. Denver Broncos DE Marcell Daureus (Alabama) The Broncos haven't been able to find an elite 3-4 DE. They've had to get by using career backups and guys in the twilight of their careers. This year they were 31st at stopping the run. Daureus has a ton of potential and has plenty of experience in the 3-4. He was injured most of this year but when healthy lived in opponent's backfields. 3. Buffalo Bills OLB(3-4) Da'quan Bowers (Clemson) the Bills are desperate for a pass rush and a LB. They ranked 32nd in stopping the run and their leading sack leader had 5.5 sacks. 4. Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (UGA) I don't think they're going to give up on Carson Palmer yet. That will happen next year. T.O. and Ocho Cinco are free agents and the depth behind them is decent but not spectacular. 5. Arizona Cardinals OLB (3-4) Robert Quinn (North Carolina) This is the toughest of the top 5. They are desperate for some pass rush help as their current pass rushers have aged and need to be replaced. 6. Cleveland Browns WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) Mccoy may be a franchise qb or he may not but the team should give him time to prove it either way. He was thrown right into the fire as a rookie and performed quite well. The team is desperate for some weapons as Brian Robiskie hasn't proven himself. 7. San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert (Missouri) Gabbert announced his plans to enter the draft today. He should be exactly what the 49ers are looking for. He is accurate and a smart guy. Assuming they hire Jim Harbaugh his offense DEMANDS intelligence on the field and off. 8. Tennessee Titans (my favorite team ) DT Nick Fairley (Auburn) (It looks like Vince Young is staying in town) not a big fan of this guy but we need a big DT. He has a great motor and good size and lives in opponents backfield. 9. Dallas Cowboys CB Patrick Peterson (LSU) Dallas secondary was awful last year. Newman was the best player in the secondary but is aging. Jenkins was awful so an insurance policy for him would be convenient. Peterson is also a MAJOR factor in the return game. 10. Washington Redskins WR Julio Jones (Alabama) the Redskins have almost no weapons on offense. Jones will be a great help and has the potential to pair very well with Santana Moss. 11. Houston Texans DT Stephen Paea (Oregon State) I know I know. This seems a little high for him but I think he could be a guy who gets overdrafted because of a strong combine. The Texans are DESPERATE for a safety but none are worth picking this high. They need to get a DT who can help stop the run and pass rush. Paea can do both. 12. Minnesota Vikings QB Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) can you imagine Mallett with their WR's? This is exactly the situation Mallett needs. Favre is done, Jackson is a FA and hasn't shown much, and Webb is way way way far from being a good starter. 13. Detroit Lions CB Prince Amukamara (Nebraska) If he is still on the board the Lions will literally take less than a minute to decide. They have the worst starting CB's in the league and they desperately desperately need to upgrade. 14. St. Louis Rams WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) It was never more apparent they need more playmakers than Sunday. Yes their starting wr's have struggled with injuries but they aren't true great wr's anyway. Bradford needs some weapons and Floyd is a great one despite having a down year. 15. Miami Dolphins RB Mark Ingram (Alabama) Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are both FA's. Neither was as effective as they've been in the past and it's widely assumed Williams is retiring. 16. Jacksonville Jaguars QB Cam Newton (Auburn) Garrard is average at best and they need a long term solution. Rumor is they were interested in Tebow last year. 17. Oakland (N.E Patriots pick) OLB (3-4) Von Miller (Texas a&m) the Pats don't have a stand out pass rusher and they could use one. 18. San Diego Chargers OT Gabe Carimi (Wisconsin) The Chargers have a weakness at RT. Carimi could be an elite option in the Chargers offense. They ranked 15th in rushing this past year and drafted RB Ryan Matthews last year. Carimi is a punishing run blocker. 19. New York Giants MLB Greg Jones (Michigan St.) The Giants released Antonio Pierce and didn't find a good replacement for him. Jones could help immensely. In addition, Jones can play OLB which could be useful in NY. 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Cameron Jordan (Cal.) Jordan has the ability to play in a 3-4 scheme and a 4-3 scheme. His Dad played in the NFL and Jordan will follow and should be a stud. He would boost a pass rush that's leading sack leader had only 4.5 sacks. 21. Seattle Seahawks* QB Jake Locker (Washington) Seattle would love the hometown kid to drop to them. Pete Carrol has shown through his coaching career he doesn't mind developing a young guy and is used to seeing Locker as he played vs. him when he coached at USC. The Seahawks have Hasselbeck who is older and often injured and Charlie Whitehurst who hasn't shown much. 22. Kansas City Chiefs* OLB (3-4) Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue) Scott Pioli will be enticed by Kerrigan's unstoppable motor. He may remind him of Mike Vrabel who is nearing the end of his great career. 23. Indianapolis Colts* OT Derek Sherrod (Miss. State) The Colts MUST protect Manning. LT Charlie Johnson is a below avg. starter and is also a free agent after the season. The Colts need to upgrade. 24. Philadelphia Eagles* CB Aaron Williams (Texas) The Longhorns have a tendency to produce some great CB's. Williams is the next in a long line of great Longhorns and the Eagles are desperate for CB help. Ellis Hobbs seems to be retiring and Dimitri Patterson is better as a Nickeback. 25. Green Bay Packers* CB Janoris Jenkins (Florida) The Pack have Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams. Both are playing at a very very high level. However, the depth behind them is poor and Woodson is 34. How much longer can he play at a high level? 26. New Orleans Saints* OLB Akeem Ayers (UCLA) The Saints lost Scott Fujita last year to the Browns and never did find a replacement. OLB is the major weakness on the team and Ayers would fill it well. He is ultra athletic which will fit the Saints defense. Scott Shanle and Danny Clark are both well below average starters. 27. Chicago Bears* OT Nate Solder (Colorado) The Bears have former 1st rounder Chris Williams here but he is often injured and isn't a very good starter when healthy. The Bears could move him to RT and have Solder at LT. He is a raw player but the former TE is very athletic. He should impress at the combine. 28. New York Jets* DE Adrian Clayborn (Iowa) The Jets could use another DE in their 3-4 scheme. Shaun Ellis is aging but is still one of the top 3-4 DE's in the game. Trevor Pryce isn't a good starter and all the other guys who play the spot are backup rotational guys. 29. Baltimore Ravens* CB Brandon Burton (Utah) Burton is a great young CB who just needs some polishing. You know you need help at CB when you have Chris Carr starting at CB. They are desperate for a CB who could be like Chris Mccalister. 30. Pittsburgh Steelers* OT Anthony Castonzo (Boston College) Likely a RT only prospect at the next level Castonzo slips to here. He is a great run blocker and should be able to fit right in at RT in Pittsburgh where they've been starting Jonathan Scott. At the very least he could provide some nice competition for Flozell Adams and the other OT's on the team. 31. Atlanta Falcons* DE J.J. Watt (Wisconsin) The strongman Watt is necessary for an Atlanta team that needs someone opposite John Abraham as Kroy Bierrman is more of a rotational guy. 32. New England Patriots* WR Torrey Smith (Maryland) the sure handed flyer from Maryland could be the Patriots new Randy Moss. He also possesses great hands, unlike former Terrapin Darius Heyward-Bey. *- Subject to Playoffs thoughts?