We here at RotoExperts' Xtra Point Football feel that no one, outside of the team itself, has a closer feel for what NFL teams are going to do on draft day than the local media that covers the team day in and day out. With that in mind we are working together with prominent media personalities in all 32 NFL cities having them make selections for their home team in our 2011 Media Mock Draft.
What makes process closer to real life NFL Draft than most NFL Mock Draft's is that the individuals making these selections are not worried if somebody is rising or sliding on draft boards. These respected media personalities are going to choose the player that best fits their team, similar to what happens in the NFL on draft day.
Without further ado, the Buffalo Bills are on the clock...
Selecting for the Bills is Jerry Sullivan, Senior sports columnist for the Buffalo News.
3) Buffalo Bills - Marcell Dareus, DT/DE, Alabama - When made aware of the remaining prospects, Sullivan promptly just stated one word, "Dareus!"
The Cincinnati Bengals are now on the Clock...
Selecting for the Panthers is Woody Paige, sports columnist for the Denver Post, author, and Around the Horn panelist.
2) Denver Broncos - Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Tigers - "He is a sure thing. Team up with Champ Bailey as starting cornerbacks."
Selecting for the Panthers is Darin Gantt, Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Rock Hill Herald/Charlotte Observer.
1) Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton, QB, Auburn Tigers - "The Panthers may not be locked into taking a QB (I think they're strongly considering [Patrick] Peterson, [Marcell] Dareus and others), but he's the one with the most potential. They're doing loads of research, and if he checks off all the boxes, he gives them their first real chance at a franchise quarterback since they took Kerry Collins in the first round of their first draft."
Jayson Braddock is an NFL Scout / NFL Writer & NFL On-Air Personality. Jayson is also a football insider for the Dylan Gwinn show on 790 AM in Houston, TX - Listeners NOT in the Houston metropolitan area can hear Jayson on iheart radio or sports7910.com. You may email Jayson directly @ [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @ JaysonBraddock
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