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I'm not totally opposed to the Pouncey idea... He doesn't seem as good as big brother, but we have a really good set of veteran linemen who could take him under their wing and help him refine.

The draft is pretty deep with WR's. I think someone like Titus Young from Boise might be lingering when we get to our 2nd round pick. If not him, there's a host of DeSean Jackson-esque, speedster WR's in this draft.

I'm definitely opposed to drafting a DE in the first, however. Chances of finding anyone who has an immediate impact at 27 is slim.

Think of it this way... If FA doesn't happen, our current DE's will still likely be more productive than a first round DE, at least in 2011. If FA does happen, there are a lot of great ones on the market this year.

So, I'd say O-line is a good first round decision.

Lol we're not drafting Titus Young, he's a VERY POOR mans Desean Jackson and a headcase.

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If a lockout happens and doesn't get resolved until near the time that the season would begin, the NFL may bypass free agency all together for the season and all FAs would get stuck with current teams with a 1 year extension. This is one thing the NFL could do to speed up the process of getting games underway. In this case, you don't want to be stuck with draft picks you're picking to replace FA's that you will have for one more year. It's just a really tough situation to predict right now, TD could go a lot of different ways in the draft.

The players would never agree to to this. Free agency is the prize as far as the players are concerned. It's my guess that you might even see the RFA tag go away (the franchise tag definitly will, imho).

The more likely scenario is that once an agreement is reached then free agents would be free to sign with whoever they wanted. It would be like a two week free-for-all.

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The more I think about it, the more I wouldn't like drafting Pouncey. Pouncey is not the Center that his brother is(which he proved at UF, he did not play well). He is really projected as a guard. I don't want to draft a guard in the 1st round. You can find guards later on...

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Carolina Panthers

Record: 2-14

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson*The Andrew Luck dream has long since ended, and it's time to deal with the reality of the situation. Trading out is a long shot, 2010 second-round pick Jimmy Clausen does not appear to be the long-term answer at quarterback and although Blaine Gabbert is the premier quarterback in this year's class, Gabbert is no Luck. Auburn DT Nick Fairley is an option, but I believe that Bowers is the better choice. He is a power rusher with the tools to develop into a Julius Peppers-type impact player.

Denver Broncos

Record: 4-12

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn*The Broncos are likely to transition to a four-man front under new head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. They finished last in the NFL with 23 sacks last season, so upgrading the pass rush is a major priority. Bowers would be a possibility if available and Alabama's Marcell Dareus makes sense, but Fairley's specialty is wreaking havoc in opposing backfields (24 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks in 2010), and he has the elite tools to become an every-down impact player as an "under" tackle/3-technique in a four-man front.

Buffalo Bills

Record: 4-12

Von Miller, OLB, Texas AMThe Bills have no shortage of needs. Left tackle is a priority, but the 2011 class doesn't offer a surefire top-five pick. The team is also likely to draft a quarterback, but it should do so on Day 2, when a legitimate backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick (and potential future starter) can be found. The Bills also need help along the defensive front, and Miller makes sense because he's a versatile playmaker. Miller can play sideline to sideline versus the run, and he's at his best when turned loose off the edge as a pass-rusher.

Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 4-12

A.J. Green, WR, Georgia*Using a top-10 pick on a wide receiver is rarely a wise move, but Green is special. Many wideouts are big and fast, but Green's route-running savvy, toughness, body control and ball skills set him apart from most college wideouts. The Bengals also have needs at defensive end (and could select North Carolina's Robert Quinn), middle linebacker (what's Dhani Jones' future?) and quarterback. (Is it time to draft Carson Palmer's replacement?)

Arizona Cardinals

Record: 5-11

Blaine Gabbert, QB, MissouriThe Cardinals have needs at guard, right tackle, tight end, 3-4 outside linebacker and cornerback, but none is bigger than their need at quarterback. Gabbert is still a work in progress, but he's the most complete signal-caller in this class. His accuracy is far better than his statistics indicate, he has the arm strength to drive the ball vertically (which is what the Cardinals want in their starting quarterback) and he has the work ethic and football intelligence to quickly emerge as a solid starter.

Cleveland BrownsRecord: 5-11

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama*New defensive coordinator **** Jauron could use a disruptive 3-technique like Dareus to fit his 4-3 scheme. Dareus missed two games in 2010 thanks to suspension and was hobbled by an ankle injury for several others, but anyone questioning his ability to penetrate and make plays in opposing backfields clearly did not watch tape of the Crimson Tide's 2009 national title run.

San Francisco 49ersRecord: 6-10

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU*San Francisco can't afford to take another risk on a quarterback in the top 10. The 49ers are better served to draft the best available player in Peterson, who could help a defense that ranked 24th in the NFL and could contribute in the return game.

Tennessee TitansRecord: 6-10

Prince Amukamara, CB, NebraskaQuarterback is obviously the biggest need, but the Titans can't afford to gamble on Cam Newton or Jake Locker here. Look for them to bring in a veteran signal-caller and use a Day 2 pick on a quarterback to develop such as Arkansas' Ryan Mallett or TCU's Andy Dalton. This franchise has had too many disappointing first-rounders over the years, and taking Amukamara -- the top athlete on the board and one of the hardest workers in the 2011 class -- would be a strong building block for new head coach Mike Munchak.

Dallas CowboysRecord: 6-10

J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin*The team's most pressing need is for a 5-technique (defensive end) in its 3-4 scheme. The Cowboys are also aging along the offensive line and need some depth/future starters at inside linebacker and safety. Dallas would have a tough call in this scenario, but Watt will continue to fly up boards because of his versatility and nonstop motor. Watt is capable of making an immediate impact on all three downs as a rookie. Finding a player like Watt to generate inside pressure would be a great complement to OLB DeMarcus Ware's edge rushing ability.

Washington RedskinsRecord: 6-10

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn*Newton is the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the 2011 class. Head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan are certainly capable of developing Newton, but it will not be an overnight job.

Houston TexansRecord: 6-10

Jimmy Smith, CB, ColoradoKareem Jackson should make big strides in his second season, and Glover Quin should improve in his third season. It would be nice to bring in a veteran cornerback to provide depth and stability, but if the Texans are unable to do so, Smith would be a good pick for them at No. 11. A big, smooth cornerback with the strength, confidence and balance to hold up in press-man coverage, Smith could emerge as one of the most underrated players from the 2011 class.

Minnesota VikingsRecord:6-10

Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina*Quinn falls here because of the suspension that cost him the entire 2010 season, and the Vikings take advantage. Their defense is aging, and two of their defensive ends -- starter Ray Edwards and backup Brian Robison -- are free agents. The team would like to find its future franchise quarterback here, but Locker needs too much time to develop.

Detroit LionsRecord: 6-10

Nate Solder, OT, ColoradoCornerback, strong safety and outside linebacker are all bigger needs for the Lions, but it would be a reach to take the next available at any of those positions. Protecting QB Matthew Stafford is the No. 1 priority -- both short- and long-term -- and Solder can eventually develop into a good bookend opposite right tackle Gosder Cherilus.

St. Louis RamsRecord: 7-9

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama*Jones could show more consistent focus, but he's a big, physical receiver with the toughness and underrated speed to emerge as QB Sam Bradford's go-to target for many years.

Miami DolphinsRecord: 7-9

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama*QB Chad Henne deserves one more season at the helm, and rather than using this pick on a long-term project like Locker or Newton, the team should put better weapons around Henne. Ingram had a knee injury early in 2010 but recovered nicely and got stronger as the season progressed. He is the type of NFL-ready back who could give Miami a huge boost in the run game even as a complement to current free agents Ronnie Brown and/or Ricky Williams.

Jacksonville JaguarsRecord: 8-8

Adrian Clayborn, DE, IowaThe Jaguars have more pressing needs at quarterback and in the secondary. They also could use a speedster at wide receiver. But drafting a good value at defensive end is never a bad idea, and Clayborn could learn a lot early in his career from Jags right defensive end Aaron Kampman, who will return from injury in 2011.

New England Patriots (from Oakland)Record: 14-2

Cameron Jordan, DE, CaliforniaThe Patriots could use help along the defensive line, and Jordan would be as good fit as a 5-technique who can hold up against the run and bring some pass-rushing ability to the table.

San Diego ChargersRecord: 9-7

Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri*Smith, who also could fit as a 4-3 end, is still growing into his body and needs to get stronger, but he is a relentless pass-rusher with a knack for getting to the quarterback. His 2009 tape tells the true story of his potential, because in 2010 he was hobbled when he was able to get on the field.

New York GiantsRecord: 10-6

Tyron Smith, OT, USC*The Giants can use this pick to solidify QB Eli Manning's protection for the next several years. Current LT David Diehl can move inside to guard, Will Beatty can play either tackle position and RT Kareem McKenzie is entering his 11th season and will be a free agent after the 2012 season. Smith has great potential as a left tackle, but he started two seasons at right tackle at USC and is still a bit unpolished.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersRecord: 10-6

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue*Tampa Bay didn't get much production from starting defensive ends Tim Crowder and Stylez G. White, and the entire team had only 26 sacks in 2010. Kerrigan is relentless as a pass-rusher and against the run and would boost the Bucs' defensive front immediately.

Kansas City ChiefsRecord: 10-6

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA*Ayers has good size and speed, shows sideline-to-sideline range as a run defender and has a lot of upside as pass-rusher. He is a very good fit in Kansas City's 3-4 scheme and could contribute immediately.

Indianapolis ColtsRecord: 10-6

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston CollegeThe Colts rarely draft offensive linemen this high, but they have a major need when it comes to protecting Peyton Manning. Castonzo could add some bulk to his frame, but pass-blocking is his strength and his run-blocking should improve with time in the weight room. Indianapolis also could consider a defensive tackle with this pick.

Philadelphia EaglesRecord: 10-6

Gabe Carimi, OT, WisconsinOutside linebacker is a bigger need, but no available prospect fits the Eagles' scheme and is worth this pick. Carimi has versatility to play tackle or guard immediately and should develop into a very good starting tackle -- likely on the right side -- in the very near future.

New Orleans SaintsRecord: 11-5

Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia*Houston is a bit raw and not an ideal fit for New Orleans' defensive scheme, but upgrading the pass rush is a primary need for the Saints and Houston has all kinds of potential in that area.

Seattle SeahawksRecord: 7-9

Jake Locker, QB, WashingtonLocker's stock took a big hit this season, but we still think he will come off the board in the first round. The Seahawks are not completely settled at quarterback and could do worse than bringing in a local hero with a lot of upside, and if they don't pull the trigger, we could see a team trade back into the late first round to get Locker.

Baltimore RavensRecord: 12-4

Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky*The Ravens need speed at wide receiver, and Cobb is an underrated offensive weapon who would fit the bill. He's a very savvy route-runner and can contribute in the return game. Baltimore also could look to fill needs at cornerback or defensive end.

Atlanta FalconsRecord: 13-3

Mike Pouncey, C/G, FloridaThe Falcons are definitely in the market for a pass-rusher, but there is none on the board worth the pick. Atlanta also needs to upgrade its interior offensive line, and Pouncey makes perfect sense given his ability to contribute immediately at either center or guard.

New England PatriotsRecord: 14-2

Dan Watkins, G, BaylorThe Patriots got their defensive end earlier in the first, and no pass-rusher or running back is worth taking here. Watkins is a fast-rising line prospect who plays with an edge, and although he played tackle in college, he is a better fit inside at the NFL level. This is also a prime spot for teams picking early in the second round to possibly trade back into the first. New England has plenty of options.

Chicago BearsRecord: 11-5

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois*If Liuget falls to this spot, the Bears will get a steal. He's a top-20 pick in our rankings thanks to his strength, quickness, balance and motor. Chicago has bigger needs at offensive tackle and wide receiver, but Liuget is a better value than any player available at those positions.

New York JetsRecord: 11-5

Phil Taylor, NT, BaylorThe Jets need a reliable presence in the middle of their 3-4 defense, and veteran NT Kris Jenkins has played just seven games combined in the past two seasons. Taylor has the size to anchor the middle of that three-man front and surprisingly good feet for a 350-pound prospect.

Pittsburgh SteelersRecord: 12-4

Benjamin Ijalana, OT, VillanovaIjalana is an under-the-radar FCS prospect, but he possesses good physical tools and a lot of upside. A lack of depth along the offensive line was an issue for the Steelers in 2010, and assuming Ijalana's nagging minor injuries have healed, he could add depth while preparing for a full-time starting job.

Green Bay PackersRecord: 12-4

Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple*Wilkerson has impressive size and overall power and would be a very good fit as a 5-technique in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' 3-4 scheme. He can stack and shed against the run and is a power pass-rusher with active hands.

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His brother is far and away the better center. Probably one of the best rookie offensive linemen there has ever been. He was a monster for Pittsburgh this season. However, Mike was a stud at guard before he had to move to center. I think he can be every bit as good at guard as his brother was a center. If that's the best pick at 27, I say take it and we have a franchise guard.

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