Super Mario's First Round Prediction

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  1. Blake

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    Here is how I see the first round shaking out.

    1. Carolina Panthers-Marcel Dareus

    2. Denver Broncos-Patrick Peterson

    3. Buffalo Bills-Cam Newton

    4. Cincinnati Bengals-A.J. Green

    5. Arizona Cardinals-Blaine Gabbert

    6. Cleveland Browns-Von Miller

    7. San Francisco 49ers-Robert Quinn

    8. Tennessee Titans-Nick Fairley

    9. Dallas Cowboys-Tyron Smith

    10. Washington Redskins-Prince Amukamara

    11. Houston Texans-Aldon Smith

    12. Minnesota Vikings-Jake Locker

    13. Detroit Lions-Da’Quan Bowers

    14. St. Louis Rams-Julio Jones

    15. Miami Dolphins-Ryan Mallett

    16. Jacksonville Jags-Ryan Kerrigan

    17. New England Patriots-Cameron Jordan

    18. San Diego Chargers-J.J. Watt

    19. New York Giants-Corey Liuget

    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Akeem Ayers

    21. Kansas City Chiefs-Nate Solder

    22. Indianapolis Colts-Anthony Castonzo

    23. Philadelphia Eagles-Gabe Carimi

    24. New Orleans Saints-Mark Ingram

    25. Seattle Seahawks-Jimmy Smith

    26. Baltimore Ravens-Cameron Heyward

    27. Atlanta Falcons-Muhammad Wilkerson

    28. New England Patriots-Aaron Williams

    29. Chicago Bears-Mike Pouncey

    30. New York Jets-Martez Wilson

    31. Pittsburgh Steelers-Rodney Hudson

    32. Green Bay Packers-Brandon Harris
     
  2. The1ApplePie

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    Probably right:toropalm:

    The guy is a clone of Aaron "Still no sacks" Maybin
     
  3. kiwitexansfan

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    I love Dareus at the top.

    Best choice for the Panthers.
     
  4. b0ng

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    Why do you think the Texans would take Smith in the first round as opposed to Bowers, Jordan or Watt?
     
  5. Blake

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    Bowers looks like a 4-3 DE to me. I think the others all rate out at about the same area. 15 or so. Even though 5 techs are coveted for the 3-4 defense, pass rushers are more valuable. Especially to a team that has Mario Williams, Antonio Smith and a couple others that might be able to play DE. I am assuming they will put Aldon at pass rush OLB.

    I would rather have Quinn but I think he will go higher than 11.
     
  6. Blake

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    I am not the biggest Smith fan, but I dont think he is a Maybin clone. Smith is a little heavier, and I think Buffalo stinted his growth by putting him at DE.
     
  7. BigBull17

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    I think at least three qb's will be taken ahead of us.
     
  8. Blake

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    Who and where?

    I agree with you, but I didnt project trades.
     


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    If three are selected before Texans two of those will under achieve expectations. Not based just off sheer talent but fit & complimentry pieces around them.
     
  10. Wolf6151

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    No offense intended but I sure hope your wrong. Smith is a great athlete but he's 2 yrs. away from being a good/great 4-3 DE, he is not a 3-4 OLB.
     
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    Bowers and Suh as starters for the Lions. Yikes.
     
  12. Maddict5

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    :rolleyes:

    quite different actually. maybin was/is an undersized 4-3 de that relies nearly totally on his speed and was a 20 yr old, 1 season wonder who turned that in a top 15 pick.

    smith is a prototypically sized 3-4 olb. he's the same size as demarcus ware & is a very good athlete also who had quite a bit of success rushing from inside also (where hand speed & violence are needed more)

    in fact, if your looking for a player w/ some similarities to maybin, von miller would be alot closer

    how'd you figure that? as above, hes a perfect sized 3-4 olb


    my hope for the #11 pick is that we will get robert quinn but im gonna be good if its aldon smith also. its a pretty logical pick tahts quite likely to happen so prepare yourselves for it
     
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    Look, I'm not a big Von Miller fan like everyone else. He's good enough, but not top 3 talent. However, he produced multiple years in a row and played with his hand off the ground. That isn't Maybin at all. I don't think Smith will be quite as much of a bust as Everett Brown and Maybin (and God did I hate those picks in their draft classes) but I think he'll be in the Jason Babin group. He's got NFL size unlike the other two guys everyone on this board loved. He isn't a DeMarcus Ware talent. Not even close. I've been able to see a lot of his games/reviews due to my location. He's not a football player. I don't think Cam Jordan is going to be anything special at all, and I'd reach for him (IMO) at #11 before I even thought about taking Smith.
     
  14. VTexan

    VTexan The Realist

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    I think it is real hard to pass up Quinn or Julio Jones at that point.
     
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    Cam 1st to Carolina(yuck)

    Gabbert to Buffalo

    Locker to Tenn.

    I wouldn't do these, but I think it will happen. Mallet to Minnesota. Or swap Mallet with Locker.
     
  16. Blake

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    I am thinking we are a good trade up partner for anyone who wants Locker or Mallet ahead of Minnesota. If either are left.
     
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    Yeah. I think we'll somehow screw it up though.
     
  18. El Tejano

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    We had the same pick for two out of the 32. Ironically Houston who I had taking Aldon Smith and Philadelphia who I had taking Carimi also.
     
  19. Blake

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    HAPPY DRAFT DAY!!!

    I still hear the rumors of Newton #1 to the Panthers but I will believe it when I see it.

    #1 They drafted Jimmy Claussen last year with a 2nd round pick.
    #2 They dont have a 2nd round pick this year meaning this pick must contribute immediately. They cant just sit on the bench learning for 2 years.
    #3 The owner is frugal, and wont want to spend #1 QB money. Especially on a project QB.
    #4 Steve Smith isnt happy in Carolina, and is a liability to assume will be there next year.
    #5 Gave up over 123 rushing yards per game. Good for 22nd.

    If the Panthers cant trade out of the #1 spot they will take Marcell Dareus or A.J. Green.

    That being said, I know this is a QB driven league, and certain teams can become drunk on a players physical talents, it is at least possible that the Panthers take Newton and tell their fans not to expect playoffs for at least 3 years as they rebuild around Newton.
     
  20. kiwitexansfan

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    Newton, Dareus, Peterson and Green are said to be in the mix but Newton is the favourite from what I have read/listened to.

    I still think Dareus is the smart move.
     

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