2011 NFL Draft: Grading Tab's Mock Draft (LIVE)

2011 NFL Draft: Grading Tab's Mock Draft (LIVE)

Early on Thursday, I published my projected first round of the NFL Draft.

As the Draft progresses, let's look at how I did.

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  1. Carolina - Cam Newton. QB - CORRECT
  2. Denver - Von Miller, LB - CORRECT
  3. Buffalo - Marcell Dareus, DT - CORRECT
  4. Cincinnati - AJ Green, WR - CORRECT
  5. Arizona - Patrick Peterson, DB - WRONG - had Blaine Gabbert
  6. Atlanta (trade) - Julio Jones, WR - CORRECT
  7. San Francisco - Aldon Smith, DE - WRONG - had Peterson
  8. Tennessee - Jake Locker, QB - WRONG - had Nick Fairley
  9. Dallas - Tyron Smith, OT - WRONG - had Robert Quinn
  10. Jacksonville (trade) - Blaine Gabbert, QB - WRONG - had Cameron Jordan to WSH 
  11. Houston - JJ Watt, DE - CORRECT
  12. Minnesota - Christian Ponder, QB - WRONG - had Prince Amukamara
  13. Detroit - Nick Fairley, DT - WRONG - had Tyron Smith
  14. St. Louis - Robert Quinn, OLB/DE - WRONG - had Mike Pouncey
  15. Miami - Mike Pouncey, OG - WRONG - had Mark Ingram
  16. Washington (trade) -  Ryan Kerrigan, DE - CORRECT
  17. New England - Nate Solder, OT - WRONG - had Akeem Ayers
  18. San Diego - Corey Liuget, DT - WRONG - had Aldon Smith
  19. NY Giants - Prince Amukamara, DB - WRONG - had Gabe Carimi 
  20. Tampa Bay - Adrian Clayborn, DE - WRONG - had Jimmy Smith
  21. Cleveland (trade) - Phil Taylor, DT - WRONG - had Da'Quan Bowers 
  22. Indianapolis - Anthony Costanzo, OT  - WRONG - had Solder 
  23. Philadelphia - Danny Watkins, OG - WRONG - had Costanzo
  24. New Orleans - Cameron Jordan, DE - WRONG - had Taylor
  25. Seattle - James Carpenter, OL - WRONG - had Locker
  26. 27 - Baltimore - Jimmy Smith, CB - WRONG - had Muhammad Wilkerson 
  27. 26 - Kansas City (trade) - Jonathan Baldwin, WR - WRONG - had Clayborn
  28. New Orleans (trade) - Mark Ingram, RB - WRONG - had Mikel Leshoure  
  29. CHICAGO - Gabe Carimi, OT - WRONG - had Liuget
  30. NY Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson, DE - WRONG - had Marvin Austin  
  31. Pittsburgh - Cameron Heyward, DE - CORRECT
  32. Green Bay - Derek Sherrod, OT - WRONG - had Brandon Harris 

SHOCKER PICK OF THE DRAFT: Locker to Tennessee. Wow! Jon Gruden might be the ONLY person on the planet that ranked Locker that high.

25. Seattle Seahawks - Jake Locker, QB

 

BIGGEST MISTAKE OF THE DRAFT: Atlanta trading two first round picks, two second round picks and a fourth round pick for Julio Jones. They already have a legit, All-Pro #1 receiver in Roddy White. No #2 receiver is worth that king's ransom. None.

6. Cleveland Browns - Julio Jones, WR

 

BIGGEST SHOULD-HAVE-TRADED-DOWN-YESTERDAY PICK: Ponder to Minnesota. Reportedly liked Locker and desperately tried to trade down. When they couldn't, they reached on Ponder.

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MOST SCREWED BY A RIVAL'S PICK: Jay Cutler. When the Lions put Fairley next to Suh, he was sacked three times. In April.

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BEST VALUE PICK(s) OF THE DRAFT I: Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram to New Orleans. Most analysts thought they both could have been a top-15 pick, some even going top-10 for Jordan. The Saints got Jordan at 24 and traded back into the first round and got Ingram at 28.

10. Washington Redskins - Cameron Jordan, DE

 

WTF MOMENT - Baltimore passed at 26 and Kansas City got their selection in before teh Ravens.

BEST VALUE PICK IN THE DRAFT II - Bears somehow get lucky and Carimi falls to them at 29.

19. New York Giants - Gabe Carimi, OT

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