Since the clock read 0:00 at the Super Bowl thousands of mock drafts have been published by professional journalists, amateur bloggers, and fans on messageboards. I thought it would be both interesting as well as amusing to compile the most well known ones to fans of the Patriots in one place so we can review them later – whether it be in a couple days or a couple years. Since this is a site dedicated to the Patriots and their fans I’ll only list the Pats picks rather than the full mock. In addition I’ll try to focus more on those who specifically follow the Pats than just on well-known national writers who follow the entire league.
Pats beat writers & local mainstream media
Greg Bedard, Boston Globe: Cam Jordan, Mark Ingram
Karen Guregian, Boston Herald: Cam Jordan, Danny Watkins
Mike Reiss, espnBoston: 1.17 – DE Muhammad Wilkerson (over Heyward, Solder, Jordan); 1.28 – Jabaal Sheard (over Watkins, Ingram)
Jeff Howe, NESN: 1.17 – DE J.J. Watt; 1.28 – G Danny Watkins; 2.33 – RB Mikel LeShoure
Staff at Patriots Football Weekly: DE Cameron Jordan and G Danny Watkins
DJ Bean, WEEI: DE Cameron Jordan, CB Brandon Harris, OLB Brooks Reed
Rich Garven, Worcester Telegram: 1.17 – T Anthony Castonzo; 1.28 – G Danny Watkins; 2.33 – S Rahim Moore; 2.60 – RB Daniel Thomas; 3.74 – OLB Chris Carter; 3.92 – ILB Mason Foster; 4.125 – OL Stefen Wisniewski; 5.159 – CB Shareece Wright; 6.193 – QB Greg McElroy
Pats bloggers, fans and local non-mainstream media
Erik Frenz, Bleacher Report: 1.17 traded to Ravens for 1.26 and 2.58; 1.26 – DE Cameron Heyward; 1.28 – G Danny Watkins; 2.33 traded for a 2012 1st; 2.58 – OLB Jabaal Sheard; 2.60 – T James Carpenter; 3.74 – RB DeMarco Murray; 3.92 traded for a 2012 2nd; 4.125 – S Jaiquawn Jarrett; 5.159 – WR Chris Matthews; 6.193 – DE/OLB Craig Marshall.
Tony Santorsa, Bleacher Report: 1.17 – DE Da’Quan Bowers; 1.28 – RB Mark Ingram; 2.33 – CB Aaron Williams; 2.60 – OL John Moffitt; 3.74 – WR Randall Cobb; 3.92 – OLB Sam Acho; 4.125 – ILB Greg Jones; 5.159 – T DeMarcus Love; 6.193 – NT Chris Neild
Steve Pouliot of Fan ViewPoint doesn’t have a mock but does list the Pats top draft needs.
Kristen Jane, The Foxhole: 1.17 – OLB Ryan Kerrigan; 1.28 – T Anthony Castonzo; 2.33 – T Nate Solder; S Quinton Carter; WR Jonathan Baldwin; G Stefan Wisniewski. There is also this Pats Big Board which includes Kerrigan, RB DeMarco Murray, T Derek Sherrod, and Cam Jordan.
Jamie Pacheco, Musket Fire: 1.10 – DE Robert Quinn. Pats trade 1.17, 2.60 and 4.125 to Washington for the Redskins #10 pick. Pats then trade 1.28 for either a 2012 1st, or for a 2011 2nd and a 2012 2nd.
James Christensen, NE Patriots Draft: DE Robert Quinn, RB Mark Ingram, T Derek Sherrod
Mike Dussault from Pats Propaganda has his final version of a Pats-specific Big Board rather than another mock draft.
Richard Hill, Pats Pulpit: 1.17 – T Gabe Carimi; 1.28 – DE Muhammad Wilkerson; 2.33 – LB Martez Wilson; 2.60 – RB Jordan Todman; 3.74 – OL Clint Boling; 3.92 – CB Buster Skrine; 4th – S Jaiquawn Jarrett; 5th – C Brandon Fusco; 6th – DL David Carter
Ashto12, Pats Pulpit has a few trades, acquiring a 2012 1st from SF after trading down from 33 to 45, and getting a 2012 2nd and 2011 3rd from Cleveland for the 60th pick and a 2012 3rd. 1.17 – T Anthony Castonzo; 1.25 – DE Cameron Heyward; 2.45 – OLB Brooks Reed; 3.70 – G Will Rackley; 3.90 – C Brandon Fusco; 4.99 – RB DeLone Carter; 5.159 – RB Stevan Ridley; 6.193 – DB Mistral Raymond
Pats Pulpit readers voted and 27% thought Cam Heyward will be the Pats first pick, followed by Cam Jordan (14%), Ryan Kerrigan (12%) and Gabe Carimi (9%).
Ethan Hammerman, WBRU: 1.17 – OLB Justin Houston; 1.28 – traded to Jacksonville for pick #49 and a 2012 1st; 2.33 – OL Stefan Wisniewski; 2.49 – DE Terrell McClain; 3.60 – traded to Detroit for 2012 2nd and 2011 4th; 3.74 – RB DeMarco Murray; 3.92 – S Joe Lefeged; Pats trade up to Panthers #99 in exchange for #107 and #125; 4.99 – G Will Rackley; 5.159 – T Chris Hairston; 6.193 – QB Nathan Enderle
PatsFans’ Uncle Heatster: DE Cam Jordan, G Danny Watkins, OL Gabe Carimi, WR Edmond Gates, RB Shane Vereen, CB Rashad Carmichael, OLB Greg Romeus, DE David Carter, QB Greg McElroy, OLB Gabe Miller
PatsFans’ Ochmed Jones: 1.17: trade down to #88; 1.28: DE Muhammad Wilkerson; 2.33: OLB Jabaal Sheard; 2.60: OL Clint Boling; 3.74: CB Brandon Harris; 3.88: RB Stevan Ridley; 3.92: S Will Hill; 4.125: WR Denarius Moore; 5.159: FB Owen Marecic; 6.193 LB Thomas Keiser
PatsFans’ bakes781: DE Muhammad Wilkerson, T Gabe Carimi, OLB Brooks Reed
Mike Procopio, Patriots X’s and O’s: 1.17 – DE J.J. Watt; 1.28 traded for a 2012 1st and a (4th?) 2011 pick; 2.33 – an OL such as Danny Watkins
Derek Havens, Patriots Havens: 1.17 – DE Cameron Jordan; 1.28 – G Danny Watkins; 2.33 – RB Mark Ingram ** For the record, the actual prediction is that both #28 and #33 are traded *
National mainstream sports media
Rob Rang, CBS Sports: DE Cam Jordan, QB Christian Ponder (on NFL Draft Scout Rang’s picks were J.J. Watt and Danny Watkins.)
Chad Reuter, CBS Sports: DE Cam Jordan, G Danny Watkins
Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News: Cam Jordan, Danny Watkins
Todd McShay, espn: 1.17: Cam Jordan; 1.28: Brooks Reed; 2.33: James Carpenter; 2.60: DT Jarvis Jenkins; 3.74: RB Daniel Thomas; 3.92: CB Curtis Brown; 4.125: WR Cecil Shorts; 5.159: S Eric Hagg; 6.193: RB Charles Clay
Mel Kiper, espn: 1.17 – DL Muhammad Wilkerson; 1.28 – RB Mark Ingram
Peter Schrager, Fox Sports: 1-17 – DE Cameron Jordan, 1.28 – G Danny Watkins; 2.33 – RB Mark Ingram; 2.60 – WR Leonard Hankerson; 3.74 – LB Quan Sturdivant; 3.92 – OLB K.J. Wright; 4.125 – T Marcus Cannon; 5.159 – C Brandon Fusco; 6.193 – WR DeAndre Brown
Brian Billick, Fox Sports: T Gabe Carimi and DE Cam Heyward
Mike Mayock, NFL Network: DE Cam Jordan; Pats trade 1.28
Michael Lombardi, NFL Network: OL Mike Pouncey, DL Muhammad Wilkerson
Pat Kirwan, NFL.com: DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan, DL Cam Heyward, G Danny Watkins, RB Ryan Williams, RB Jordan Todman, CB Shareece Wright
Steve Wyche, NFL.com: T Anthony Castonzo, DE Cam Heyward
Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: DE/OLB Cameron Jordan, DL Cam Heyward
Charles Davis, NFL.com: T Anthony Castonzo, OLB Akeem Ayers
Evan Silva, Pro Football Talk: DE Cam Jordan, G Danny Watkins (on RotoWorld Silva’s picks were Jordan and Brooks Reed.)
Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly: T Anthony Castonzo, DL Muhammad Wilkerson
Sporting News ‘War Room’: 1.17 – DE Aldon Smith; 1.28 – DE Muhammad Wilkerson; 2.33 – OL Danny Watkins; 2.60 – RB Ryan Williams; 3.74 – WR Aldrick Robinson; 3.92 – OLB Mark Herzlich; 4.125 – C Kris O’Dowd; 5.159 – RB Shane Vereen; 6.193 – T Jake Vermiglio
Clifton Brown, Sporting News: DE Da’Quan Bowers, RB Mark Ingram
Dennis Dillon, Sporting News: DE Da’Quan Bowers, RB Mark Ingram
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: OLB Cameron Jordan, G Danny Watkins
Russ Lande, Sporting News: OLB Aldon Smith, T Nate Solder
Sporting News 32 correspondents: RB Mark Ingram, G Danny Watkins
Don Banks, Sports Illustrated: 1.17 – DE Da’Quan Bowers; 1.28 – RB Mark Ingram
Peter King, Sports Illustrated: will pick OL Mike Pouncey, should pick DE J.J. Watt; will trade 1.28 to Titans
Scott Wright, Draft Countdown: DE J.J. Watt, RB Mark Ingram
Our Lads: T Anthony Castonzo, DL Muhammad Wilkerson
Scout.com: OLB Akeem Ayers, RB Mark Ingram
Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football: 1.17 – DL Muhammad Wilkerson; 1.28 – RB Mark Ingram; 2.33 – OLB Akeem Ayers; 2.60 – OL Will Rackley; 3.74 – OLB Justin Houston; 3.92 – WR Edmond Gates; 4.125 – OL Jason Pinkston; 5.159 – CB Buster Skrine; 6.193 – LB Adrian Moten
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