It is time for another update to the mock which is dubbed uncanny.

The combine has come and gone and now TFY’s head scout Brent Sobleski attempts to narrow down the thought processes as teams are reassessing their boards after what was seen during the time spent in Indianapolis.

Round 1

 

# Team Selection Position/College
1 Carolina Da’Quan Bowers DE/Clemson
(+4) Analysis: Nagging questions about Auburn’s Nick Fairley is enough to dethrone the defensive tackle, while the nation’s top sack artist of a year ago slides into the top slot. Bowers’ upside is tremendous. Lightning may strike twice as the Panthers look to repeat the success they had previously with another Carolina-based end prospect.
2 Denver Patrick Peterson CB/LSU
  Analysis: The team’s secondary is officially one of the city’s oldest attractions. What was new coach Joh Fox’s calling as a position coach? The secondary. Peterson put together a tremendous workout recently and may be the no.1 rated prospect on numerous team boards. Plus, he adds special teams explosiveness.
3 Buffalo Cameron Newton QB/Auburn
(+7) Analysis: TFY stated months ago that Cam Newton is a perfect fit in Chan Gailey’s system. Newton may also benefit from the ideal situation as the team already has Ryan Fitzpatruck, thus the rookie will not be pressed into action immediately. Plus, Newton is the perfect prospect to sell tickets for a team struggling to find an identity.
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert QB/Missouri
  Analysis: Carson Palmer has drawn a line in the sand, thus this selection does not change from the previous incarnation. Cincinnati needs to move in a new direction. If they do plan on moving away from Palmer, then what better time to draft their franchise quarterback of the future? Gabbert entered this season as a top prospect for the 2012 draft. Instead, he becomes the favorite to be the first selected at his position in 2011.
5 Arizona Von Miller LB/Texas A&M
(+6) Analysis: A general consensus seems to be forming around this selection. The need for a consistent pass rush presence is almost as great as the team’s need at quarterback. Miller has a few holes within his game, but his athletic prowess is not debatable.
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus DE/Alabama
(-3) Analysis: Go on  take the Marcell and run. Cleveland has two glaring needs, defensive line and wide receiver. When a prospect, who can be argued as the top overall talent in the draft, falls into its graces there is but only one choice. Dareus steps in to play defensive tackle next to Ahtyba Rubin to form one of the best young interior defenses in the National Football League.
7 San Francisco Aldon Smith DE/Missouri
(-1)   Analysis: Manny Lawson and Parys Haralson are solid, albeit unspectacular, outside linebackers in San Francisco’s 34 defense. They have lacked a legitimate pass rush presence since making the transition to the scheme under Mike Nolan. A third coach later and now the team may be able to finally address one of primary needs of every team with Aldon Smith, a prospect more highly regarded in scouting circles than the general draft community.
8 Tennessee Nick Fairley DT/Auburn
(-7) Analysis:  A shoulder issue, size limitations, and work ethic questions have all surfaced recently regarding Fairley. These can easily be construed as smokescreens set by teams to force an artificial slide. At least one of these concerns, as well as only one year or production, is enought to force him down boards. Tennessee gladly takes the interior presence they’ve lacked since Albert Haynesworth became the 100-million dollar man.
9 Dallas J.J. Watt DE/Wisconsin
(+8) Analysis: Dallas wants Patrick Peterson. They also desperately want to upgrade their offensive line. With Peterson off the board, and the team seemingly not enamored with USC’s Tyron Smith, they look to the other side of the trenches where defensive end is a concern. J.J. Watt has the size/athleticism ratio as a potential five technique 34 teams dream.
10 Washington A.J. Green WR/Georgia
(-2) Analysis: Never underestimate the brilliance of Mike Shanahan and Daniel Snyder, at least in their own minds. They need a quarterback. Their defense plummeted to one of the worst in the NFL last season. Yet the big name wide receiver would seem to be just too hard to pass for both.
11 Houston Prince Amukamara CB/Nebraska
(-4) Analysis: Kareem Jackson was merely the first step in improving the worst secondary in the NFL. Maybe a veteran would be the more prudent step to pair with last year’s first round selection, but with the uncertainty of the CBA the Texans would gladly select Amukamara who is the conversation as the draft’s top cornerback.
12 Minnesota Robert Quinn DE/North Carolina
(+8) Analysis: The plight of defensive end Ray Edwards is quite interesting. He was set to become a free agent before the Vikings placed a first round restricted tender on the talented defender. He has also decided to box professionally during his time off with the current labor strife. But what is his future with the team? Is he entrenched enough to pass on a talent like Quinn to bookend with Jared Allen? It seems like a longshot.  
13 Detroit Tyron Smith OT/USC
  Analysis:  The Lions should be ecstatic to land this dancing bear outside of the top ten. Smith answered the major lingering question about his ability after weighing 307 pounds at the combine, plus his athleticism and attitude are second to none at the position. Detroit needed to upgrade at left tackle ages ago, despite Jeff Backus’ steady play. Matt Stafford needs to be protected. 
14 St. Louis  Julio Jones  WR/Alabama
(+12) Analysis: Jones was the star of the combine. It only solidified his status as a top selection. St. Louis is praying his freakish natural ability does not push the talent up further for another team needing a top wide receiver talent. Jones may have lapses in concentration, and an injury history is a concern, but similar issues did not prevent the team from selecting Sam Bradford no.1 overall last year. Now the team adds someone for Bradford to throw to.
15 Miami Mark Ingram RB/Alabama
  Analysis: New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll isn’t known for his creativity. He wants to run the ball first and foremost. Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown are not as dynamic a duo as they once were. Now it is time to add the shot in the arm needed to improve the team’s all around offense.
16 Jacksonville Ryan Kerrigan DE/Purdue
  Analysis: The middle of the defense is  firmly entrenched with Knighton and Alualu prowling the interior for Jacksonville, but the team’s pass rush has been anemic for years. Kerrigan is a very different player than Derrick Harvey, when the Gator was chosen ninth overall. The Purdue product may not possess elite edge skills (although he tested better than expected), but his motor is absolutely relentless.
17 New England (from Oakland) Cameron Jordan DE/California
(-3) Analysis: Jordan has the type of talent and personality teams fall in love with, particulary 34 based teams. Very few prospects originate from a three-man front. Jordan is one of them. New England has yet to replace Richard Seymour, and its defense has felt the repurcussions. Jordan may not be Seymour but he has the ability to be selected much higher depending on slotting by certain teams.
18 San Diego Muhammad Wilkerson DT/Temple
(+12) Analysis: Jacques Cesair is a fine rotational player, but he should not be starting in the NFL. San Diego needs a shot in the arm along its defensive front despite being one of the league’s best units. The team’s starting nose tackle was picked up off the street and performed admirably. Luis Castillo has always been reliable. Wilkerson has the ability to be a dominant five-technique at the next level.
19 NY Giants Anthony Castonzo OT/Boston College
(+4) Analysis: Left tackle was a mess last year for the Giants. Shawn Andrews isn’t the answer. William Beatty is disappointing. David Diehl was moved back inside to guard. Anthony Castonzo can step in from day one to start on the blindside. His pedigree from Boston College and intelligence, both on and off the field, make him an ideal fit for the Giants.
20 Tampa Bay Adrian Clayborn DE/Iowa
 (+4) Analysis: During last year’s draft, Tampa Bay rebuilt its interior along the defensive line. Now they will look to add a pass rush presence. Clayborn may have had a disappointing senior year, but very few prospects are as highly regarded by his peers. Clayborn’s production may have been down in 2010, but his ability is still present to be become a team’s top pass rusher.
21 Kansas City Justin Houston LB/Georgia
  Analysis: Todd Grantham was Georgia’s defensive coordinator this season. Houston responded to Grantham’s 34 scheme playing well at linebacker. Previously, Grantham had the same responsibilities under Romeo Crennel in Cleveland. Crennel is now the defensive coordinator in KC. Tamba Hali was recently franchised, but the team needs a bookend.
22 Indianapolis Stephen Paea DT/Oregon State
(+17) Analysis: The Colts can not rely on the services of Bob Sanders any longer after being cut by the team earlier this year. Sanders was the team’s enforcer to stop the run. Now, they will have to do what must be done to beef up the defensive line to stop opposing team’s rushing attacks the traditional way. Paea is the strongest defender in this class and would fit naturally in the team’s scheme.
23 Philadelphia Gabe Carimi OT/Wisconsin
(+6) Trending up Analysis: Right tackle continued to be a sore spot for Philadelphia last season, and the importance of the position is only increased since it is Michael Vick’s blindside. Carimi has been a career left tackle, but many project him to the right side. His ability to play on both make him an ideal selection.
24 New Orleans Akeen Ayers LB/UCLA
 (-5) Analysis: New Orleans’ defense was different when Scott Fujita left for a big contract in Cleveland. He was a leader and was abile to set the edge consistently as its strongside linebacker. The position was not the same without him a year ago. Ayers can fill a similar role while providing some pass rush presence.
25 Seattle Ryan Mallett QB/Arkansas
(-13) Analysis: This may be the perfect slot to see  a trade occur, particularly for the services of Carson Palmer. That is merely spectulation at this juncture, and Seattle still needs the services of a quarterback. Mallett’s personality rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but his laid back attitude should not be anything different than what Coach Carroll was accustomed while at USC.
26 Baltimore Jimmy Smith CB/Colorado
(+6) Analysis: All Baltimore does is acquire talent. Jimmy Smith’s attitude may be slightly off-putting for certain franchises, but he would fit right in with Baltimore’s roster. The strong locker room should help cultivate a natural talent who is on par with anyone in this draft class.
27 Atlanta Aaron Williams CB/Texas
(-2) Analysis: The improved play of Atlanta’s defense was overshadowed by the talent which currently resides on its offensive side. Even so, they were torched by Green Bay when the season was one the line. A team can never have too many good cornerbacks, and Williams provides the talent and versatility to play corner and maybe even a little safety.
28 New England Torrey Smith WR/Maryland
(-1) Analysis: Simply put, the New England offense is a different when a legitimate downfield threat is incorporated. Smith has the type of speed to run fly routes all day long giving defenses fits. His recent interview sessions, which by all accounts were very well received, make him a natural fit within the Patriots organization.
29 Chicago Derek Sherrod OT/Mississippi State
(-1) Analysis: The question isn’t when the Bears shall take an offensive linemen, rather how many will they take in this draft class? Sherrod is the choice because he is the msot polished product still remaining. He should slide into the left tackle position, and the rest of the line will feel a ripple effect among the rest of the bunch.
30 NY Jets Corey Luiget DT/Illinois
(+2) Analysis: The Jets have already parted ways with numerous overpaid or overaged players. Despite the overall talent this team posseses up and down its roster, they are very thin along the defensive line. Luiget’s footwork is outstanding and he is an athlete who should easily transition as a five-technique.
31 Pittsburgh Michael Pouncey OG/Florida
(+22) Analysis: Continuity and familiarity prove to be too tempting for Pittsburgh. The value of this Pouncey is not nearly has high as his brother’s during last year’s draft, but the Steelers have one of the worst lines in football and need to take the extra steps necessary to secure their front line before Ben Roethlisberger forever remains in traction. 
32 Green Bay Nate Solder OT/Colorado
(-10) Analysis: As the Super Bowl champions, Green Bay is afforded the luxury to take a top talent that requires development. Solder has all of the tools to be a big time left tackle, but he desperately needs help refining his technique. Bulaga secured the strongside this year, but Chad Clifton will be 35 during the upcoming season.
                       

Round 2

 
# Team Selection Position/College
33 New England (from Carolina) Jake Locker QB/Washington
34 Denver Mikel LeShoure RB/Illinois
35 Buffalo Cameron Heyward DE/Ohio State
36 Cincinnati Christian Ballard DE/Iowa
37 Arizona Jonathan Baldwin WR/Pittsburgh
38 Cleveland Brooks Reed DE/Arizona
39 San Francisco Brandon Harris CB/Miami
40 Tennessee Colin Kaepernick QB/Nevada
41 Dallas Curtis Brown CB/Texas
42 Washington Phil Taylor DT/Baylor
43 Houston Jerrel Jernigan WR/Troy
44 Minnesota Christian Ponder QB/Florida State
45 Detroit Brandon Burton CB/Utah
46 St. Louis Marvin Austin DT/North Carolin
47 Denver (from Miami) Drake Nevis DT/LSU
48 Jacksonville Rahim Moore S/UCLA
49 Oakland Ras-I Dowling CB/Virginia
50 San Diego Leonard Hankerson WR/Miami
51 NY Giants Martez Wilson LB/Illinois
52 Tampa Bay Kendric Burney CB/North Carolina
53 Kansas City Ben Ijalana OT/Villanova
54 Indianapolis James Carpenter OT/Alabama
55 Philadelphia Bruce Carter LB/North Carolina
56 New Orleans Titus Young WR/Boise State
57 Seattle Danny Watkins OG/Baylor
58 Baltimore Dontay Moch DE/Nevada
59 Atlanta Kyle Rudolph TE/Notre Dame
60 New England Stefen Wisniewski OG/Penn State
61 Chicago Kelvin Sheppard LB/LSU
62 San Diego (from NY Jets) Davon House CB/New Mexico State
63 Pittsburgh Marcus Gilchrist S/Clemson
64 Green Bay Jordan Todman RB/Connecticut