Mock Draft (cont.)
11.* Giants (from Den.)
TRADE: G-men desperate to get long-term middle linebacker. Figure they can't wait until 15th pick.
12.^ Philadelphia (from Miami)
TRADE: Eagles lost out on two free-agent gems -- Julius Peppers and Aaron Kampman -- and need a defensive end.
13. San Francisco
Lucky Niner night, getting the best corner in the draft in the middle of the first round.
It doesn't fit after Charlie Whitehurst deal, but 'Hawks think he's a top-5 player in draft.
Broncos would be happy with Kyle Wilson, Dez Bryant or Maurkice Pouncey here.
Titan task: Replenishing the defensive line one pass-rusher at a time, with a Jevon Kearse clone.
17. San Francisco
I came very close to putting Dez Bryant here. Imagine a Bryant/Michael Crabtree combo. Scary.
The Pouncey fan club is growing. Six mid-first-round teams could take him by early 20s.
No one thought he'd fall this far. I'm still not sure he will. But Falcons have to pounce.
Texans steal Wilson, a physical force with good closing speed, this low in the round.
Watch Oklahoma on tape. Gresham's so athletic you'll think you're watching a wideout.
22. New England
"Coach Belichick? Dez Bryant's babysitter on line two.'' I don't care. I love the pick.
23. Green Bay
Bookend for Clay Matthews had 34.5 tackles for loss his last two years at Texas.
I know Dolphins love Mathews and would settle for him ... but like others here too.
Anquan Boldin. Donte' Stallworth. Thomas. Talk about rebuilding the weakest point of a playoff team.
Cards begin to rebuild the defense that got laid waste this off-season with pass-rusher.
I say they rue the day they don't take tackle of the future, but Dallas likes speedy safety.
28. San Diego
Ideal draft for Chargers is Dan Williams in first, Stanford RB Toby Gerhart down the line.
29. New York Jets
This pick makes no sense -- unless you think Leon Washington and LaDainian Tomlinson are short-timers.
A hunch. Nothing more. Brett Favre lasts another year (two at the outside) while Tebow grows.
Colts tab an athletic left tackle candidate to fill a position they've been longing to cement for years.
32. New Orleans
Watch for pass-rush help too, like TCU outside linebacker Daryl Washington. But they need CB relief.
* Broncos trade 11th pick to Giants for 15th pick and New York's third-round choice.
^ Dolphins trade 12th pick to Eagles for 24th pick and Philadelphia's first of two second-round picks (37th overall).
-- Read Don Banks' final mock draft Thursday on SI.com and his mock draft of the second round on Friday.
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