BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: Where We Stand

The first round of this year's Big Blue View Community Mock Draft has concluded. I want to get moving on the second round, and lay out a couple of changes for that, but let's take a little time to review the first round before we move on.

Looking back at our board right now, what do you see as the biggest surprise, or surprises, thus far? The worst pick? The best pick? In the real NFL Draft (you know, the one that matters) where do you see trades coming?

Let me take a stab at answering those questions myself.

Biggest surprise. For, me maybe it is that Denver took Nick Fairley instead of Marcell Dareus at No. 2, and that Dareus lasted all the way to No. 6 (Cleveland). Most draft boards, at least from sources I respect, have Dareus several spots ahead of Fairley. I was also surprised, quite honestly, about the pretty much overwhelming support for my selection of UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers for the New York Giants. I thought there would be a little more disagreement than there actually was.

Worst pick. I am going to go with the first pick here, Carolina's selection of Cam Newton. This was predictable, could very well be what happens in the real draft, and might even be the right pick for Carolina under the circumstances. There is so much disagreement about Newton, and so many red flags when it comes to building a franchise around him, that this pick feels like it has disaster written all over it. It could turn out great, but it could also blow up on the Panthers. Honorable mention here goes to my son, Ryan, for taking Mike Pouncey with New England's pick at No. 17. Not because it was a bad pick, but because he stole my top target for the Giants at 19.

Best pick. Cleveland has to be ecstatic to get Dareus. Love the Seattle pick of Jake Locker. Buffalo going Patrick Peterson instead of Blaine Gabbert seems like a really good idea. Gabe Carimi and Indianapolis seem like a good fit. To be honest, in general I thought almost everyone who selected came up with a logical pick.

Trades. Here are a few possibilities I see. I think the Panthers could trade out of the top spot. There seems to be a disagreement there between the coaching staff and the general manager about whether the team should hand the keys to the franchise to Jimmy Clausen, or draft either Newton or Gabbert. Watch out for Miami trying to move from No. 15 to have a shot at grabbing Newton. Cincinnati at No. 4 is a strong possibility, quite possibly to Philadelphia for quarterback Kevin Kolb. I will be stunned if Minnesota doesn't trade their 12th pick to either the Eagles (for Kolb) or the Washington Redskins (for Donovan McNabb).

BBV 2nd round

Let's get on with our second round now. In the interest of moving things along a little what I would like to do is have each of you send me your pick with just a one-sentence explanation. I will try to run one post a day with as many picks as I can collect until we are finished. So, 'DManInBLUE' I need your selection for New England to open the second round as soon as possible. I would like to run the first batch of second-round selections Monday morning.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis Gabe Carimi
OT
Wisconsin
dannymac56
23 Philadelphia Nate Solder
OT
Colorado
JimmyK
24 New Orleans
Ryan Kerrigan
DE
Purdue
Charles L.
25 Seattle Jake Locker
QB
Washington
Ejaay
26 Baltimore Justin Houston
OLB
Georgia
LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta Kyle Rudolph
TE
Notre Dame
pataroons
28 New England
Derek Sherrod
OT
Mississippi State
DManInBLUE
29 Chicago Corey Liuget
DT
Illinois You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets
Adrian Clayborn
DE
Iowa
PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh Muhammad Wilkerson
DE
Temple
stephen_ross
32 Green Bay
Danny Watkins
OG
Baylor
NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



DManInBLUE
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker