NFL Draft Roundup - Latest Mock Drafts From Around The Web

Last week, Offhanded Dribble posted our Mock NFL Draft for the Chicago Bears which included the Chicago Bears draft projections for the first 6 rounds.  With the NFL potentially announcing an end to the NFL Lockout, the NFL Draft has peaked my interest once again.

Today, we take a look at other projections from around the league.


First Round Pick Projections

Trade out of the 1st round?

The common projections seems to be Derek Sherrod – Offensive Tackle from Mississippi State University.   Jerry Angelo and Tim Ruskell talked NFL draft the other day, and the prevailing thought that came from their press conference was an openness to trade out of the first round:

“It’s a little bit different, but in the end when we get going again
we’ll have gone through all of the processes and had all of the
available avenues to get up to the number, whatever the number is going
to be in terms of roster size,” said Tim Ruskell, Bears director of
player personnel.

“Eventually, it will all work out and you will get to your number.
That is not going to be a problem. If the situation arises where we
could get some extra picks … we would certainly look at that”

More about trade possibilities:

The idea of trading out of the 1st round isn’t foreign to Jerry Angelo.

In Jerry Angelo’s tenure, he does have a history of trading down in the draft to acquire more picks.  Since 2001, when Jerry Angelo took over as General Manager for the Chicago Bears, he has drafted the following players in the first round:

2010 No Pick
2009 No Pick
2008 14

Chris Williams

OT Vanderbilt
2007 31

Greg Olsen

TE Miami (Fla.)
2006

No Pick

2005 4

Cedric Benson

RB Texas
2004 14

Tommie Harris

DT Oklahoma
2003 14

Michael Haynes

DE Penn State
2003 22

Rex Grossman

QB Florida
2002 29

Marc Colombo

T Boston College
2001 8

David Terrell

WR Michigan

2009 and 2010 – 1st round Draft picks were traded to Denver for Jay Cutler.
2006 – 1st round draft pick (26th overall) was traded to the Bills for a 2nd and 3rd round pick.
2003 – 1st round draft pick (4th overall) was traded to the Jets for 13th and 22nd overall picks.
2003 – 1st round draft pick (14th overall) was traded after being acquired from the Jets for the 14th pick overall and a 6th round pick with the New England Patriots.

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The NFL Draft 1st round will take place on Thursday, with the 2nd/3rd round on Friday and the 4-7th rounds finishing up on Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

@bdweav2

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