Part two of three in my series of releasing my NFL Mock Draft. Two Trojans are included, and only THREE offensive players. Very defense-heavy opening round.
11. Buffalo Bills: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
Maybin is a very versatile player and could play the outside LB position while fitting in well with the Bills.
12. Denver Broncos: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
One of the best defensive end prospects. The ideal 3-4 end is a must need for Denver to revitalize a weakened defense.
13. Washington Redskins: Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss
Although Daniel Snyder could trade up for a QB in Mark Sanchez, Oher is a good fit here. Looking at the offense is key as they also signed Albert Haynesworth earlier in the offseason.
14. New Orleans Saints: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State
The 14th pick could be a little early for Wells, but he fits in with New Orleans and could provide some structure and a one-two punch with Reggie Bush.
15. Houston Texans: Brian Cushing, OLB, USC
I don't see a better fit for Houston, as Cushing can play both strong side and weak side at linebacker, and alongside DeMeco Ryans.
16. San Diego Chargers: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
Hard for San Diego to pass on this great rusher, who has the ability to take some pressure off of strong side LB Shawne Merriman.
17. New York Jets: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
Freeman, compared to Daunte Culpepper, has too much upside for a team with major QB needs. I don't see him getting past here.
18. Denver Broncos: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
Although I feel the Broncos won't get two DEs in the opening round, Ayers is a fast pass rusher, and the two could emerge as studs for the defense.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
With Jerry as a very good pass rusher and developing an ability to stop the run, Tampa could have a force in the middle.
20. Detroit Lions: Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC
The Lions could go with boosting up their line to protect Matthew Stafford, but I see them going with the linebacker position here. Maualuga will develop into a great Mike backer.
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