On or off the field - Still no.1With the arrival of the weekend, the NFL swings into full force!

The Uncanny Mock returns with a vengeance to predict the 2011 NFL Draft seven months prior to the actual occurrence.

Two full rounds of madness!

Head Scout Brent Sobleski steers this ship into its inevitable oblivion.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy as TFY’s last preseason prognostication enters the long and winding road of regular season talent evaluation.

Before the journey begins, a few questions shall surely be raised and now answered…

– Slotting is based off last year’s standing, until proven otherwise.

– An asterisk denotes an underclassman.

– Underclassmen are not included past the initial round.

So with that…

Round 1

1St. LouisRobert Quinn*DE/North Carolina
Analysis: Offensively, the Rams established an identity drafting Sam Bradford in 2010.  Now they will look to do the same defensively establishing a potentially dominant line with the addition of this pass rusher extraordinaire.
2DetroitPatrick Peterson*CB/LSU
Analysis: Some questions can be raised as to which cornerback prospect could and should be slotted this highly.   Peterson has the size, physical nature, and even return ability to add to an already vastly improved Detroit defense.
3Tampa BayA.J. Green*WR/Georgia
Analysis: Already entering this season relying heavily on rookie presence at receiver, neither Mike Williams nor Rejus Benn has the type of physical ability or potential dominant traits of an A.J. Green.  The unit will be very young, but quarterback Josh Freeman will certainly enjoy these options.
4WashingtonMarcell Dareus*DE/Alabama
Analysis: Eventually the massive headache known as Albert Haynesworth will be treated.   Marcell Dareus has to the potential to add a similar type of dominant player along their front line.  Oh…and the Crimson Tide product has no issues playing and excelling in a 34 defensive front.
5Kansas CityAndrew Luck*QB/Stanford
Analysis: Early indicators rank Luck as the one true franchise quarterback prospect with draft eligibility.  Under new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, KC will discover if Matt Cassell is the top quarterback they paid for or a waste of money.   He has not shown enough to date to warrant passing on a prospect of Luck’s caliber.
6SeattleAldon Smith*DE/Missouri
Analysis: Coach Carroll needs, and became accustomed to, the horses up front for his defense to be successful.  Smith has off the charts physical ability and could slide seamlessly into the Leo role desperately needed to provide a consistent edge presence.
7ClevelandMichael Floyd*WR/Notre Dame
Analysis: The Browns lack playmakers both offensively and defensively.  If they are going to make the jump from simply being well coached and competitive into a winning football team, then game breakers are required…starting at the wide receiver position.
8New England (from Oakland)Prince AmukamaraCB/Nebraska
Analysis: Three straight drafts and a third opportunity for the Patriots to add a top talent to their already young secondary.  Amukamara has the type of physical ability which would separate him from the likes of Devin McCourty and Darius Butler to become the team’s top cover man.
9BuffaloJake LockerQB/Washington
Analysis: Buffalo could only smile if one of the top quarterback prospects still landed in their laps.  Locker has the type of athletic ability behind center which Chan Gailey has previously flourished.  Whatever the case, eventually, the Bills have to address the position.
10JacksonvilleRyan Mallett*QB/Arkansas
Analysis: Ryan Mallett is overrated at this juncture, and this slotting is falling along those same lines.  His lack of touch makes him a potential coach killer.  But the biggest issue in Jacksonville is having the talent to excite their fans, including the ability to bring some explosiveness to their offense. Mallett would accommodate both qualities.
11ChicagoCameron HeywardDE/Ohio State
Analysis: If the Bears are selecting this high once again, then one thing is certain.  The entirety of the team’s football operations will be fired.  Whoever would be entering as the team’s new head coach and general manager will have to look toward helping Julius Peppers and keeping their talented Bear linebacker’s clean.
12MiamiMark Ingram*RB/Alabama
Analysis: The Dolphins’ identity is built around running the football. Ronnie Brown is coming off his second major knee surgery.  Ricky Williams’ future is uncertain.  Time to infuse some youth and fresh talent into the mix.
13San FranciscoVon MillerLB/Texas A&M
Analysis: Maybe it is the glasses which make Miller remind one of Coach Singletary.  Or maybe the 49ers have lacked a legit pass rushing presence at outside linebacker for years.  Manny Lawson and Parys Haralson are solid 34 backers, but do not present the type of natural ability off the edge that Miller does.
14DenverJerrell PoweNT/Mississippi
Analysis: No substitute can be found for a legit, powerful, run stuffing nose tackle.  Currently, the Broncos defensive line is old.  Jamaal Williams’ best days are behind him.  If this unit is to take the next step, a talent such as Powe needs to be added up front.
15NY GiantsBruce CarterLB/North Carolina
Analysis: Along the three lines of defense the Giants have excelled over the years, linebacker has been the weakest as of late.   The defensive line carried them to a Super Bowl.  Antrel Rolle was added to the secondary.  Now it’s time to acquire some true playmaking ability among the linebackers.
16TennesseeJulio Jones*WR/Alabama
Analysis: The Titans should be thrilled to have an elite wide receiver simply slide right into their collective grasp.  Jones would add to Kenny Britt, Justin Gage, Bo Scaife etc. while taking pressure of the running game and MVP candidate Chris Johnson.
17CarolinaJonathan Baldwin*WR/Pittsburgh
Analysis: Steve Smith has been looking for a running mate for as long as many can remember.  Dwayne Jarrett appears destined to never pan out fully.  While Baldwin can add the same type of physical presence but even more overall talent to the position.
18PittsburghAllen BaileyDE/Miami
Analysis: Troy Polamalu’s injury hampered the Steeler defense a year ago, but it was Aaron Smith’s loss which was debilitating. Bailey would infuse youth and athleticism into Pittsburgh’s defensive line.  A unit which is on the precipice of a much needed overhaul.
19AtlantaAdrian ClaybornDE/Iowa
Analysis: John Abraham will be 33 next season.  Former top pick Jamaal Anderson never panned out and could move inside.  Kory Biermann has been a pleasant surprise.  But the Falcons still need to add more pass rushing ability to their defense.  A combination of Clayborn and the aforementioned Beirmann would be absolutely relentless off the edge.
20HoustonStephen PaeaDT/Oregon State
Analysis: With all the high draft picks spent on the Texans’ defense, it has never lived up to expectations.  Mario Williams is a stud, but Amobi Okoye has yet to fully develop.   Paea is a bull in the middle and could take pressure off both by collapsing the interior of the pocket consistently.
21CincinnatiRyan Williams*RB/Virginia Tech
Analysis: Simply adding more potential to an already scary offense. Despite having household names at both wide receiver and quarterback, the Bengals’ bread is buttered with their physical running attack.  Cedric Benson is a stud but nearing that infamous 30 years old plateau.  Williams could only add an elite dimension to a unit which will already be one of the best in the NFL.
22New EnglandGabe CarimiOT/Wisconsin
Analysis: Sebastian Vollmer was a nice find by the Patriots and can play both left and right tackle when needed.  But Carimi is arguably the best tackle prospect in a weak class, and clearly its best pass protector. So New England can stand pat and add a potential top prospect to eventually replace a 32 years old Matt Light.
23Green BayAkeem Ayers*LB/UCLA
Analysis: Brad Jones developed quickly into a solid football player after being a late round addition.  But he, nor any other Pack linebacker, present the rush ability to bookend Clay Matthews III.  Ayers is an exceptional athlete off the edge to perform that very function.
24PhiladelphiaChykie BrownCB/Texas
Analysis: This particular cornerback class as a whole is intriguing, because there are multiple talents which could find their way into the first round.  Settling with Brown, the Eagles are only looking to add to an already young and improving team at a premium position.
25BaltimoreRas-I DowlingCB/Virginia
Analysis: The Achilles heel for the Ravens this season may be their bruised and battered secondary. The great Ed Reed’s future has already been in question.  Two starting corners are suffering through injury.  Dowling has the potential to play and/or start at both cornerback and safety.
26ArizonaKyle Rudolph*TE/Notre Dame
Analysis: A quarterback’s friend can be their tight end.  With Kurt Warner’s retirement, and the debacle of Matt Leinart now in the rear view mirror; Derek Anderson takes his turn.  A once and future starter who does not possess passable accuracy.  By adding a large target in Rudolph, it can only help their quarterbacks in the long run.
27DallasJarvis JenkinsDT/Clemson
Analysis: Marcus Spears has been somewhat of a disappointment since he stepped foot in Dallas under Bill Parcells.  He has never lived up to his potential and could eventually find himself off the roster.  Jenkins, could replace, and certainly provide talented depth along a defensive front crucial to their scheme.
28San DiegoJared Crick*DT/Nebraska
Analysis: Unbelievably, Antonio Garay finds himself in the starting nose tackle position for the Chargers. The same Garay who was out of football a few years and only played in two games a year ago. While Crick would not be his immediate replacement, it is an indictment of the talent (or lack thereof) along this particular unit.
29NY JetsJeremy BealDE/Oklahoma
Analysis: The project that was Vernon Gholston at outside linebacker has finally been dashed.  Leaving Bryan Thomas, Calvin Pace, and Jason Taylor to man the position.  None of the aforementioned names shall be under the age of 30 by the end of this season.  Beal presents a package of athleticism and ability to develop into a 34 outside linebacker down the road.
30MinnesotaChristian PonderQB/Florida State
Analysis: Brett Favre.  Brett Favre.  Brett Favre.  If you say his name three times, does he go away? It is too much to think this could *actually* be his final year?  And the team’s actions have spoken volumes regarding his back-up Tavares Jackson.  Ponder has all the makings of becoming the type of quarterback Coach Childress could love in his system.
31IndianapolisAnthony CastonzoOT/Boston College
Analysis: Tony Ugoh has been waived.  Charles Johnson is solid but can definitely be upgraded.   Castonzo is the type of technician that would slide seamlessly into the team’s starting left tackle role.
32New OrleansGreg RomeusDE/Pittsburgh
Analysis: A talented team with the ability to take best available.  Will Smith finally lived up to all of his potential a year ago becoming a monster off the edge.  But he has never had a true bookend to compliment the pass rush.   Romeus is chalk full of potential, if he can become consistent on a down-by-down basis.

Round 2

33St. LouisDeMarco MurrayRB/Oklahoma
34DetroitDerrek SherrodOT/Mississippi State
35Tampa BayPernell McPheeDE/Mississippi State
36Kansas CityCliff MatthewsDE/South Carolina
37WashingtonStefen WisniewskiC/Penn State
38ClevelandChristian BallardDT/Iowa
39OaklandMarcus GilbertOT/Florida
40SeattleGreg LittleWR/North Carolina
41BuffaloRyan KerriganDE/Purdue
42ChicagoJason PinkstonOT/Pittsburgh
43Denver (from Miami)Aaron WilliamsCB/Texas
44JacksonvilleMichael PounceyOG/Florida
45DenverKelvin SheppardLB/LSU
46NY GiantsMarvin AustinDT/North Carolina
47TennesseeCameron JordanDE/California
48New England (from Carolina)Mark HerzlichOLB/Boston College
49San FranciscoJerrod JohnsonQB/Texas A&M
50AtlantaRonald JohnsonWR/USC
51HoustonJimmy SmithCB/Colorado
52PittsburghChimdi ChekwaCB/Ohio State
53New EnglandNiles PaulWR/Nebraska
54CincinnatiGreg JonesLB/Michigan State
55PhiladelphiaJustin BorenOG/Ohio State
56Green BayDavon HouseCB/New Mexico State
57BaltimoreMario FanninRB/Auburn
58ArizonaJabaal SheardDE/Pittsburgh
59DallasDeMarcus LoveOT/Arkansas
60San DiegoLeonard HankersonWR/Miami
61NY JetsOrlando FranklinOT/Miami
62MinnesotaKendric BurneyCB/North Carolina
63IndianapolisRodney HudsonOG/Florida State
64New OrleansK.J. WrightLB/Mississippi State