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2016 NFL #MockDraft, 3 Full Rounds @JamFed (6.0)

**UPDATE: 6 Correct … National Fanatic (James Fedewa) placed 74th (out of 106 participants) in The Huddle Report’s Mock Draft Contest (where draft experts in the industry participate in a contest to determine each years best mock drafts).

Results:  http://www.thehuddlereport.com/scoring/mockdrafts.shtml

4/27/2015 by James Fedewacevo3p9uuaatn-k

The NFL draft creeps closer and closer and rumors are swirling up everywhere. Tomorrows mock drafts will change, in fact, in 6 hours the mock will (might) change.

They say an artist’s work is never complete, so neither is a mock draft.     Do you FanDuel ?

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Round 1

Player

Notes

1 Los Angeles(7-9) Jared Goff, QB, California California kid takes over for the Rams. Day one starter
2 Philadelphia (7-9) Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel and Carson Wentz? Why not! This is a QB driven league and you can’t have too many good things
3 San Diego (4-12) Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Mis San Diego had the worst pass-blocking grade in the league last season. Rivers is a little safer for the remainder of his career.
4 Dallas (4-12) Joey Bosa, DE/OLB, Ohio State Ramsey looks good & is tempting, but Bosa is the pick (and my personal favorite in the whole draft)
5 Jacksonville (5-11) Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State Tweener by position and experience (FS/CB) Elite track athlete. Will the Jags use him correctly?
6 Baltimore (5-11) DeForest Buckner, DE/DT, Oregon The Ravens need the dominate D again DeForest brings the D back to the Ravens
7 San Francisco (5-11) Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis Chip gets a new toy to play with and Kaepernick wants out.
8 Cleveland (3-13) Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss Top WR prospect and a new weapon for RGIII. Great pick, but they were expecting Paxton Lynch to be available.
9 Tampa Bay (6-10) Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Best cover corner in the draft
10 New York Giants (6-10) Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame Protecting Eli is probably the smartest choice
11 Chicago (6-10) Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State The Bears do not have a left tackle on the roster, but a 5-tech DE would look great here too.
12 New Orleans (7-9) Shaq Lawson, DE. Clemson Saints need a defensive rebuild. Shaq is a great piece to put pressure on opposing QB’s.
13 Miami (5-11) Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State Blocking, receiving and rushing… he does it all (really really good)
14 Oakland (7-9) Myles Jack, LB, UCLA Knee injury and durabiltiy issues cause a slight slide & the Raiders couldn’t be happier. Will Reggie gamble? Del Rio will…
15 Tennessee (3-13) Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia Pass rush and versatility. Floyd can play ILB and OLB, so he could actually lead the team in sacks and tackles
16 Detroit (7-9) Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Decker can play both tackle positions and he excels in the run game (something DET needs a lot of help with)
17 Atlanta (8-8) Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida Very strong D-Lineman. Can play inside and outside, the next Michael Bennett (one of my favorite players)
18 Indianapolis (8-8) Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky One of the most talented pass rushers in the draft, but comes with some character issues.
19 Buffalo (8-8) Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Sheldon slides a little bit, but he’s a perfect fit in Buffalo. The Ryan Brothers are both happy.
20 New York Jets (10-6) Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State Cook is better than you think and NYJ moves on from Fitz.
21 Washington (9-7) Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama Savvy and talented interior NT with good movement and eager to improve. Reed could also play 5-tech (so he’s versatile)
22 Houston (9-7) Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor Investing on Brock Lobster? Must supply with weapons
23 Minnesota (11-5) Josh Doctson WR, TCU Can catch anything and is an overachiever
24 Cincinnati (12-4) Robert Nkemdiche, DE/DT, Ole Miss Tons of talent, but a slight risk factor. He has Bengal written all over him.
25 Pittsburgh (10-6) William Jackson III, CB Houston NT is tempting but can be found later. WJIII can be a great CB and a good system fit
26 Seattle (10-6) Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M Filling in the holes that free agency left the Seahawks (o-line help needed). Feels like James Carpenter 2.0.  DT could also be a target now that Mebane is gone.
27 Green Bay (10-6) Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor There’s a new bull in town. Billings is massive and takes over for BJ Raji.
28 Kansas City (11-5) Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson A bit of a slide for Alexander (eco maniac), but KC is happy with it. Sean Smith replacement.
New England* (12-4) — Pick Forfeited for Deflategate
29 Arizona (13-3) Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama Instant leader and big tackler, on an already powerful defense
30 Carolina (15-1) Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Norman leaves, and finding a quick replacement means 1st round CB
31 Denver (12-4) Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State ZBS – Denver lost 4 O-lineman in free agency and Whitehair can start the rebuild process
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Round 2

Player

Notes

32 Cleveland (3-13) Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson A new pass rushing OLB in Cleveland. Dodd has prototypical size for the position, but he’s a 1 year wonder.
33 Tennessee (3-13) Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech NT aren’t supposed to be this quick.
34 Dallas (4-12) Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State His speed attracts Jerry Jones
35 San Diego (4-12) A’Shawn Robinson, DE/DT, Alabama Big intimidator and run stuffer at DE. Needs to develop pass rushing moves
36 Baltimore (5-11) Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford Best guard prospect in the draft and helps improve the run game.
37 San Francisco Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State Chip gets a big target and a true #1 WR
38 Jacksonville (5-11) Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State Jax needs many pass rushers as they can get
39 Tampa Bay (6-10) Shilique Calhoun, OLB/DE, Michigan State Good leader, nice game and should develop into a very good pass rusher.
40 New York Giants (6-10) Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame Fast Fuller will make Eli’s stats look amazing. He’ll only need 2 or 3 balls per game, and he’ll get 7 or 8 TD’s year one.
41 Chicago (6-10) Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi St Chicago is looking for key pieces in converting completely to a 34. Great 5 tech DE prospect
42 Miami (5-11) Artie Burns, CB, Miami Doesn’t travel far from campus.
43 Tennessee (3-13) Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas With all the new picks for the TItans, weapons for Marriota is a very good thing
44 Oakland (7-9) Karl Joseph, SS, West Virginia Henry looks like an Al Davis pick
45 Tennessee (3-13) Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech The new right tackle
46 Detroit (7-9) Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama 3-tech DT in the mold of Aaron Donald
47 New Orleans (7-9) Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech Saints draft heavy on D
48 Indianapolis (8-8) Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana Great left tackle prospect, should go earlier.
49 Buffalo (8-8) Kamalei Correa, OLB/DE, Boise State Continue to find the correct pieces converting to a 34D (The Ryan’s prefer the 34)
50 Atlanta (8-8) Deion Jones, OLB, LSU Linebackers are ATL’s biggest need (Pass rushers too)
51 New York Jets (10-6) Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA Snacks is gone, here’s a nice replacement
52 Houston (9-7) TJ Green, FS, Clemson Tall Fast safety can cover like a CB
53 Washington (9-7) Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama Best Center prospect, unless Whitehair turns Center
54 Minnesota (11-5) Vonn Bell, SS, Ohio State Very impressive cover safety
55 Cincinnati (12-4) Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma Paired up with AJ Green, great combo
56 Seattle (10-6) Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State Mebane’s replacement (and possibly an upgrade)
57 Green Bay (10-6) Kentrell Brothers, ILB, Missouri BJ Raji’s replacement
58 Pittsburgh (10-6) Austin Johnson, DT, Penn St. Stout Nosetackle
59 Kansas City (11-5) Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State Big enough to play 5-Tech DE, with some pass rushing ability.
60 New England (12-4) Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech very talented RB. Can do it all
61 New England (12-4) Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt can play the slot, but might be taller than all the WR in New England
62 Carolina (15-1) Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn New Right tackle
63 Denver (12-4) Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State 5 Tech DE is the target here, but Denver gets their future signal caller here.
       
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Round 3

Player

 
64 Tennessee (3-13) Nick Martin, OG/C, Notre Dame  
65 Cleveland (3-13) Su’a Cravens, S/LB, USC  
66 San Diego (4-12) Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia  
67 Dallas (4-12) Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State  
68 San Francisco (5-11) Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor  
69 Jacksonville (5-11) Keanu Neal, FS, Florida  
70 Baltimore (5-11) Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan  
71 New York Giants (6-10) Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame  
72 Chicago (6-10) Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State  
73 Miami (5-11) Vadal Alexander, G, LSU  
74 Tampa Bay (6-10) Justin Simmons, FS, Boston College  
75 Oakland (7-9) Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA  
76 Tennessee (3-13) Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State  
77 Cleveland (3-13) John Theus, OT, Georgia  
78 New Orleans (7-9) Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska  
79 Cleveland (3-13) Sean Davis, CB/FS, Maryland  
80 Buffalo (8-8) Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina  
81 Atlanta (8-8) Jeremy Cash, SS, Duke  
82 Indianapolis (8-8) Devontae Booker, RB, Utah  
83 New York Jets (10-6) Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU  
84 Washington* (9-7) Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU  
85 Houston* (9-7) Jihad Ward, DT, llinois  
86 Minnesota* (11-5) Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State  
87 Cincinnati* (12-4) Darian Thompson, FS, Boise State  
88 Green Bay* (10-6) Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia  
89 Pittsburgh* (10-6) Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford  
90 Seattle* (10-6) Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas  
Kansas City* (11-5) — Pick Forfeited for Tampering  
91 New England* (12-4) Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State  
92 Arizona* (13-3) Isaac Seumalo,C, Oregon State  
93 Carolina* (15-1) Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma  
94 Denver* (12-4) Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State  
95 C – Detroit Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina  
96 C – New England David Perkins, OLB/DE, Illinois State  
97 C – Seattle Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State  
98 C – Denver Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma  
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The NFC West Los Angeles Changers ?

By James Fedewa – 2/19/2015

The Chargers and Raiders announced a possible joint-venture today, mutually perusing a $1.7 billion stadium option in Carson, California. A “super” stadium / mega-complex that both teams could call their home.  Initial football fan thoughts have been very negative, regarding two divisional rivals, that share a mutual hate for each other, splitting the same home field.  But moving one of those two teams to the NFC West makes this move  a very interesting scenario and discussion, which could be a very smart business move for the Raiders, Chargers and the NFL.

If you are a Chargers fan, your biggest rival are the Raiders. Same applies with the Broncos and the Chiefs, who call the Raiders their largest Rival. 75% of the AFC West hate the Raiders the most, which is outstanding, considering the Raiders that have been the worst team in the NFL over the last ten years. Yet the Raiders are still the largest rival and most hated team in the AFC West.

In contrast, the mere words “San Diego” generally makes people smile. The beach, the warm weather, the lifestyle, the fun… it’s a vacation city.  If the Chargers dropped their team name and just went with their city name, the team would still have a large fan base. Would you be a fan of The San Diego’s? YES!    Granted, a city does not necessary make a team (but it could in San Diego). Other than the actual team, what creates and generates an overall team? THE FANS. Chargers fans are generally a very nice bunch, which makes it easy, fun (and some what mild) to root for the Chargers.

So which team would join the NFC West? The Raiders or The Chargers?

Could the Raiders sell out a stadium in Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle or St. Louis? Probably (San Francisco for sure because of the Bay Area Oakland fans, but one of those city will be moved to the AFC West).

Could the Chargers sell out a stadium in Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle or St. Louis? This is debatable, but probable. San Diego fans could travel to Phoenix and San Francisco fairly easy, and Seattle is an old rival from when they were in the AFC West. If any teams FANS would be more accepting of a team moving cities, it will be a mild (and loyal) Chargers fan. Losing the Raiders, Chiefs and Broncos rivalry would be devastating for those Charges fans though, but Chargers fans might like a mix up (like Seattle did not too long ago)…

To keep the most rivalries in the AFC West, the Raiders would be the logical team to stay in the AFC West, but which team leave the NFC West? St. Louis Rams? And that’s another debatable geographical oddity for the NFL. Best case scenario for the real fans and the NFL to leave everything alone and move the St. Louis Rams to Carson instead. (sorry St. Louis fans, L.A. is the real home for the Rams)

NFL Mock Draft 4.0, by James Fedewa

The San Diego Chargers have many options they can go with for next months NFL Draft.  As much as I’d really like wide reciever Cordarrelle Patterson as a Charger, San Diego may have to pass on his amazing running skills for a more important need in the first round.

Patterson can do most of his route running on short/quick routes, whereas Rivers doesn’t have to hold the ball to long and quick pass to him, helping the offensive line with quick blocking assignments. Plus Patterson can take direct snaps, run reverses, option-pass and special teams (and amazing kick/punt returner). He’s a type of wide receiver that MUST demand double coverage from opponents, not like any receiver on the current roster. Patterson is a top 7 to 15 talent in this upcoming draft and I have him MOCKED (projected) going to Buffalo (as the Bills can get a good QB prospect in the 2nd or 3rd round, like QB Ryan Nassib or QB Mike Glennon). Cordarrelle Patterson is a work in progress and needs some heavy coaching, but the way he can run is really fun to watch.

However, I think Eric Fisher could actually be available at #11 overall for San Diego to take. Here’s my latest MOCK DRAFT- (PLEASE RATE and share your thoughts):

2013 *NFL*Mock Draft* Scenario 4 (3/19/13)

2013 NFL Mock Draft
No. Team Player
1 Kansas City Chiefs

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Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars

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Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
3 Oakland Raiders

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Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
4 Philadelphia Eagles

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Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
5 Detroit Lions

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Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia
6 Cleveland Browns

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Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
7 Arizona Cardinals

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Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
8 Buffalo Bills

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Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
9 New York Jets

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Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
10 Tennessee Titans

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Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
11 San Diego Chargers

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Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
12 Miami Dolphins

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Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida Sate
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
14 Carolina Panthers

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Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
15 New Orleans Saints

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Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
16 St. Louis Rams

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Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
17 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
18 Dallas Cowboys

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Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
19 New York Giants

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Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
20 Chicago Bears

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Johnathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
21 Cincinnati Bengals

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Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
22 St. Louis Rams (from Redskins)

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Keenan Allen, WR, CAL
23 Minnesota Vikings

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Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
24 Indianapolis Colts

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Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seahawks)

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Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
26 Green Bay Packers

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Matt Elam, SS, Florida
27 Houston Texans

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DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28 Denver Broncos

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Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
29 New England Patriots

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D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
30 Atlanta Falcons

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Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
31 San Francisco 49ers

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Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
32 Baltimore Ravens

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Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
2nd Round


Pick (overall) Team


1 (33) Jaguars

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Sam Montgomery, OLB/DE, LSU
2 (34) San Francisco 49ers (from Chiefs)

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Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
3 (35) Eagles

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Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
4 (36) Lions

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Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
5 (37) Bengals (from Raiders)

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Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
6 (38) Cardinals

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Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
7 Browns

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 (exercised pick in Supplemental Draft)
8 (39) Jets

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Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
9 (40) Titans

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Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
10 (41) Bills

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EJ Manual, QB Florida State
11 (42) Dolphins

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Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
12 (43) Buccaneers

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Cornellius Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State
13 (44) Panthers

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Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
14 Saints

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 (forfeited)
15 (45) Chargers

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Alex Okafor, 34OLB/DE, Texas
16 (46) Rams

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Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
17 (47) Cowboys

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Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
18 (48) Steelers

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Justin Hunter, WR, Tenn
19 (49) Giants

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Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
20 (50) Bears

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Robert Woods, WR, USC
21 (51) Redskins

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Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
22 (52) Vikings

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Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
23 (53) Bengals

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Eric Reid, FS, LSU
24 (54) Dolphins (from Colts)

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Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn
25 (55) Packers

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Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
26 (56) Seahawks

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Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
27 (57) Texans

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Matt Barkley, QB, USC
28 (58) Broncos

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Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
29 (59) Patriots

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Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
30 (60) Falcons

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John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
31 (61) 49ers

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David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
32 (62) Ravens

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Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse