December 19, 2014

On The Clock: Picks 31 – 32

My mock draft has reached its zenith with the Super Bowl teams. On the clock are picks 31 – 32. To recap:

1. Carolina – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver – DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson
3. Buffalo – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
4. Cincinnati – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
5. Arizona – Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
6. Cleveland – AJ Green, WR, Georgia
7. San Francisco – Robert Quinn, DE/LB, UNC
8. Tennessee – Nick Fairly, DT, Auburn
9. Dallas – Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
10. Washington – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
11. Houston – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
12. Minnesota – Cameron Jordan, DE, California
13. Detroit – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
14. St. Louis – JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
15. Miami – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
16. Jacksonville – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
17. New England – Mike Pouncey, G/C, Florida
18. San Diego – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
19. New York Giants – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
20. Tampa Bay – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
21. Kansas City – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
22. Indianapolis – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
23. Philadelphia – Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
24. New Orleans – Justin Houston, LB, Georgia
25. Seattle – Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
26. Baltimore – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
27. Atlanta – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
28. New England – Brooks Reed, DE/LB, Arizona
29. Chicago – Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
30. New York Jets – Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

With the thirty first pick in the NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State. The Steelers got pushed around in the Superbowl, and getting a good young tackle makes a lot of sense for them. They would love to get Mike Pouncey to pair with his brother, but they will have to move up in the draft to get a shot at him.

With the thirty second pick in the NFL draft, the world champion Green Bay Packers select: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple. This lineman is being touted as the best player you have never heard of, and since the Packers look good in a lot of spots they will take a chance on the Owl’s standout. At 6’4”, 315 he can play end or tackle in the 3-4 defense.