I've never done a mock draft of my own, but I decided since everyone else is, I may as well do one of my own. Opinions are very welcome.
1. Prince Amukamara - CB - Nebraska - 6'0, 206 lbs. (4.43 40 yard dash; 38' in. Vertical; 10'8 Broad Jump)
Prince has the size, speed, strength, and smarts of an elite CB. Has great instincts in zone coverage and that smarts to diagnose quickly. Tracks ball well and is good in run support. Many questioned his speed, and he put those questions to rest with a very solid combine. Plus character wise, he's one of the top of the draft class.
2. Christian Ponder - QB - Florida St. - 6'2, 229 lbs. (4.65 40 yard dash, 34' in. Vertical, 9'8 Broad Jump)
Good athlete with great intelligence. Capitalized on a MVP Senior Bowl performance, by having a great comine. Ponder boasts the intelligence, great accuracy, mobility and experience in a pro-style offense to acclimate quickly to the NFL. Was considered a 1st Round pick entering his Sr. year, but injuries pushed him down a few rounds. Has answered questions about his recovery for 2 arm surgeries by showing improved zip on his passes.
3. Dontay Moch - OLB - Nevada - 6'1, 248 lbs. (4.44 40 yard dash, 42' in. Vertical, 10'8 Broad Jump)
Even after an eye-opening combine, he still ends up in the 3rd because of the depth at DE/OLB in this draft class. Though he lacks experience standing up, while he learns the position, he'll have one job "Get after the QB". This is where he excels: (8.5 in 2010, 6 in 2009, 9.5 in 2008). He's a former track star, and his explosiveness in undeniable.
4. Jarvis Jenkins - NT - Clemson - 6'4, 310 lbs
Jarvis has the size, foot quickness and strength to be an impact defensive tackle in the NFL. He shows excellent effort on every play. Jarvis has the speed to be used for stunts and takes on a double teams with effort and strength and still gets into the backfield to push or collapse the pocket. He can play in any style defense. Jarvis is one of the better defensive tackles in this draft that understands how to use his hands to engage, shed a block and make a tackle. He is a load to handle in the middle of a defense and, on most downs, has to be accounted for and double teamed. There's a reason Bowers had such a successful year and Jenkins was a huge reason why.
4. Darius Morris - OT/OG - Temple - 6'4, 319 lbs.
This years Roger Saffold. He's moving up draft boards everywhere. Played mostly RT, but is viewed as a OG at the NFL level. He's a mauler with good athleticism. Has solid agility and footwork and the ability to get to the next level. Good run blocker and has a good punch. Has a few things that need to be refined but that's what Solari/Drevno are here to fix. Added value for RT experience.
5. Daryl "Buster" Skrine - CB - UT Chattanooga - 5'10, 186 lbs. (4.48, 20 reps Bench at 225 lbs., 37' in. Vertical, 10'2 Broad Jump)
Fast CB (Some reported he ran an unofficial 4.29 40) with good hips and can turn and run with anyone. Tracks ball in the air, has great recovery and can close quickly, and has reliable hands to make picks. Has good strength. Needs work on tackling and recognizing plays betters. Very coachable.
6. Bruce Miller - OLB - UCF - 6'1, 254 lbs. (4.8 40 yard dash, 35 reps Bench at 225 lbs.)
While he may get knocked for his speed, you can not deny his strength. His 35 reps at the combine were the 3rd most. A college DE, he will transition to a 3-4 OLB. He's a 2-Time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (Joining only Adalius Thomas as the only 2 time D.P.o.Y for C-USA). Has an endless motor. A sack monster (36 career sacks: 9 in 2010, 13 in 2009, 7 in 2008, 7 in 2007) to go along with 3 INTs with 2 returned for TD from the DE position. What he lacks as an athlete, he makes up with in heart. Has more career sacks then projected 1st round picks Da'Quan Bowers and Robert Quinn combine (36 to their 33).
6. DeAndre Brown - WR - Southern Miss. - 6'6, 233 lbs. (4.59 40 yard dash, 29' Vertical)
Huge target that could develop into a deep/red zone terror. Can be hard to bring down in the open field. Adjusts well to poorly thrown balls and can make the over-the-shoulder catches. Injuries have derailed him in college, but if he checks out could be a great addition. Showed his potential his freshman year as C-USA Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American with 67 catches for 1,117 yards and 12 TDs.
7. Dion Lewis - RB - Pitt - 5'7, 193 lbs. (4.5 40 yard dash)
I see him slipping do to his size and speed. He's more quick then fast, but has really good agility. Smart, instinctive player and not afraid to run between the tackles. Knows how to make people miss. Highly productive in his 2 years at Pitt(He was a RS Soph.); 2,860 yards and 30 TDs. Has good burst and accelaration. Broke Tony Dorsett's freshman rushing record that was set in 1973. Adequate receiver, who I could see getting much better. Can be a workhorse, if asked to, evident by his 47 carries against Cincinnati.
7. Blake Bolles - QB - Northwest Missouri St. - 6'3, 212 lbs (projected 4.67 40 yard dash)
A project QB. From a D-II school. Bolles was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy (D-2 MVP). Has gotten better every year. He's a late bloomer. He stands in the pocket and makes strong, accurate throws and rarely throws a ball into traffic. Can run and escape pressure. Has passed for 8,668 yards while only starting for 2 years. Has 79 TD to 24 INT ratio. Lead team to D-2 National Championship in 2009.
Ryan Houston - FB - North Carolina
Armon Binns - WR - Cincinnati
Keith Smith - WR - Purdue
Kyle Adams - TE - Purdue
Chase Beeler - C - Stanford
Demarcus Dobbs - DE - Georgia
Luther Davis - DE - Alabama
Will Hill - FS - Florida or Tejay Johnson - FS - TCU
[ Edited by Travisty13 on Mar 4, 2011 at 5:19 AM ]