I know this site is pretty dead which is disapointing compared to what it once was so ill give it a conversation piece. I did this last week and always post it in the KFFL draft section every year to get opposing fans feedback and then put it other Charger forums so (some of you already know this) so lets hear what you think! Mock Draft v2.0 Round 1 1.Carolina - Marcell Dareus, DT/DE/ Alabama This right now is the toughest pick in the draft. No QB worthy here imo and I think Clausen is just as good with a year under his belt. Ron Rivera likes defense specializing in a 4-3 with 3-4 experience to mix it up. Dareus fits the bill. Im just not sold by reports that Newton is looking like their pick at this time. Need more evidence. It is crazy having some QB’s in a draft that have had a lot of pub and a DL go #1 so im not convinced it will happen with the history of GM’s reaching for QB’s in the past but I have one more mock to go still. 2.Denver – Nick Fairley, DT/ Auburn Denvers defense has been in shambles and though I had Peterson here in my last mock, They have sinse resigned Champ where that was a question for me before. I think they could go DL now. 3. Buffalo – Blaine Gabbert, QB/ Missouri Dont think he is #3 worthy and he wont be better than Fitz but teams will go for that potentual franchise QB. Gabbert dont float my boat though. 4. Cincinnati – Cam Newton, QB/ Auburn I believe Palmer is gone in Cinci . They haven’t shown to be a smart organization over the years and though Newton hasn’t come off as the smartest guy when asked basic football questions, it just seems to me that the owner has the final word and is why I think Marvin Lewis is stupid for staying there because it makes him look bad. Newton has some talent, im not saying that but I think it is going to take him some time to be a good NFL QB …if he ever is one. 5. Arizona – Von Miller, OLB/ Texas A&M I truly believe Arizona will get a QB via a trade. Palmer, Kolb, or even Bulger. Then they need pass rushers badly. Joey Porter was awful and is getting up there (34). Miller is undersized but Wisenhunt saw an undersized Harrison do well in Pittsburgh. I think Miller fits a 4-3 best but that’s not to say a 3-4 team wont draft him. 6. Cleveland - AJ Green, WR/ Georgia They have a young WR group but nobody who has star quality. Robiske and Massaquoi are the starters with Cribbs in the mix. Green adds a lot to their group and gives McCoy a weapon. 7. San Francisco – Patrick Peterson, CB/ LSU They could also trade for Kolb or somebody which is a better option than going QB here. Their secondary was not good last season and Clements contract calls for a ton of money the next two seasons in which he is declining. He will probably get released. 8. Tennessee - DaQuan Bowers, DE/ Clemson Just don’t think after what happened with Vince Young that the Titans will draft Newton and his Dad or consider Mallet here which he shouldn’t be anyways this early. 9. Dallas – Prince Akukamara, CB/ Nebraska Could go a couple of ways here. Doug Free could be a FA but of course we have to wait for a new CBA , and Columbo has been unjured a lot and is 32 so OT could be the pick as it was last time around for me. But, Prince is on the board and the Cowboys secondary can use a big boost. Been hearing about concerns with Newman and Jenkins just wasn’t that solid last season. 10. Washington- Julio Jones, WR/Alabama Could go QB but IMO Locker isn’t worth it here and don’t know if Newton is a Shanahan type of guy. They can use a playmaking WR though as Santana Moss is set to be a FA. 11. Houston- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB North Carolina Needing to build a 3-4 defense for Wade, they go with a player who fits a need at OLB. Quinn fals a bit because of the benign tumor in his head even though he has had it since High School. 12. Minnesota- JJ Watt, DE/Wisconsin Another team I believe could be working to get a vet via a trade with Kolb, Palmer, etc. So with Newton and Gabbert gone, they opt for a pass rusher opposite Jared Allen. 13. Detroit- Nate Solder, OT/ Colorado This was a tough one. Too early for the next CB so ill go OT. 14. St. Louis – Corey Liuget, DT/ Illinois Had a hard time chosing a player here. No WR worthy and there are severance l players to choose from. Luiget has been rising and I think he is a bit high here but regardless, I think the pick could happen. 15. Miami- Mark Ingram, RB/ Alabama Everybody’s choice for this pick. Id like to do something different but Ronnie Brown is a FA, has been injury prone and Ricky is heading downhill in his career though he has still been productive. I think Miami will be a team to get a vet QB in a trade. Sparano barely kept his job so he cant afford to start over with a rookie. 16. Jacksonville – Ryan Kerrigan, DE/Purdue Seems Jaxsonville picks a DE for every year. They’ll keep doing it til they draft one that works out for them and Kerrigan should be one that works for them. 17. New England (from Oakland)- Tyron Smith, OT/USC IMO, OLB and OT are the top needs with DE in there someplace but they still have some talent there though Gerrard Warren is a 10 year vet now. But so is Matt Light so im going to give the nod here to Smith who is now at 307 lbs. 18. San Diego- Cam Jordan, DE/ Cal The Chargers have two DE’s under contract and doubt they resign Travis Johnson or Cesaire. Everyone knows I am a big Justin Houston fan so this is quite a dilema for me with him being on the board but with Jordan availbale im going to pick him here with very well knowing that Houston could be the pick as I very strongly believe the Chargers will pick a OLB early in this draft. 19. New York Giants - Anthoney Canstanzo, OT/Boston College The G-Men are a team with no glaring needs but can use a young OT . Kareem McKenzie is going into his 11th year so getting some quality youth is a plus. I had Ayers here last time but think he will fall some. 20. Tampa Bay - Adrian Clayborn, DE/ Iowa I had Aldon Smith here last time and he could still be the pick but ive been reading conflicting reports from different unknown GM’s about what they think of him. Some love him, some not so much. Don’t know where Tampa sits in this but ill give them Clayborn here. 21. Kansas City - Justin Houston, OLB/Georgia Needing a pass rusher on the outside, KC adds Houston who imo is the best 3-4 OLB in this draft. 22. Indianapolis – Gabe Carimi, OT/Wisconsin Polian saying he should of picked an OT instead of Jerry Hughes kinda says they need a OT and their starting LT is Charlie Johnson. 23. Philadelphia – Brandon Harris, CB/Miami(FL) I believe Ellis Hobbs career is over which will leave a hole in the secondary as far as talent goes. 24. New Orleans- Aldon Smith, DE/ Missouri In need of one, possibly two OLB’s but no value here for one so ill put Aldon Smith here and assume New Orleans is one that loves him but I really have no idea I had Luiget here for them last time. 25. Seattle – Jake Locker, QB/Washington OK, I have to say that I don’t think Locker is a first round talent but Hasselbeck has one foot out the door and another on a banana peel. He has a bad back and is 36 but has just enough time to tudor the rookie for a season so im sure Pete Carroll has been in deep contact with his former OC Steve Sarkasian about Locker and me thinks Steve will give a thumbs up so this pick I think is very realistic. 26. Baltimore – Jimmy Smith, CB/Colorado Big CB who gives the Ravens some much needed help. Don’t know if he can win a starting job right away but they really need some talent there. Smith is said to have issues but his college coach says he was never a problem with him. 27. Atlanta – Derek Sherrod, OT/ Mississippi st Atlanta needs a RT and where Sherrod wil start his career. I think DE is a bit of a bigger need but didn’t quite like a fit there but did almost put Jabaal Sheard there. 28. New England – Jabaal Sheard, OLB/ Pittsburgh Needing that 3-4 OLB to help their pass rush, Sheard moves up my board some. Solid player and had a solid combine. 29. Chicago – Stephen Paea, DT/ Oregon st Bears cut Tommy Harris and though Paea is short, he is real strong and a good penetrator and fits better in a 4-3 imo. No OT worth this pick right now. 30. New York Jets – Cameron Heyward, DE/ Ohio st Age at DE is about the only need for their defense. Heyward is a good fit so the Jets just restock another position. 31. Pittsburgh- Mike Pouncey, OG/Florida My two choices here are OL and NT for them. Been hearing rumors of the Steelers wanting to draft their OC’s brother so ill do it here to get the reaction from Steeler fans at KFFL when I post this. Otherwise id pick Phil Taylor for them. 32. Green Bay- Mikel Leshoure, RB/ Illinois Been trying to find another pick here but im coming back to the same one I had before. Grant I been hearing isn’t a lock to return and doubt Jackson or Starks is going to be the starter for them .