Newton tops writers’ NFL mock drafts

by Edward Lewis

Auburn’s Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy and could be the No. 1 pick tonight. MCT Campus
Auburn’s Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy and could be the No. 1 pick tonight. MCT Campus

The 2011 NFL Draft is just hours away (it kicks off at 5 p.m. tonight), but no pick is a lock. The Carolina Panthers own the No. 1 overall selection, and the consensus among The Daily Aztec’s mock drafters is Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will be the pick. But that’s just about where the mock draft similarities end.

Take a look at the rest of the mock picks in Sports Editor Edward Lewis’, Staff Writer Antonio Morales’ and Staff Writer Steve Trader’s 2011 mock drafts.

Carolina Panthers:
Edward Lewis: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
Antonio Morales: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
Steve Trader: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

Denver Broncos:
EL: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
AM: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
ST: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Buffalo Bills
EL: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
AM: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
ST: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

Cinncinati Bengals
EL: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
AM: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
ST: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus could be the Denver Broncos’ pick in the draft. MCT Campus
Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus could be the Denver Broncos’ pick in the draft. MCT Campus

Arizona Cardinals
EL: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
AM: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
ST: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

Cleveland Browns
EL: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
AM: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
ST: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

San Francisco 49ers
EL: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
AM: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
ST: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

Tennessee Titans
EL: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
AM: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
ST: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Dallas Cowboys
EL: Mike Pouncey,OG / C, Florida
AM: Tyron Smith, OT, USC
ST: Tyron Smith, OT, USC

Washington Redskins
EL: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
AM: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
ST: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

Houston Texans
EL: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
AM: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
ST: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

Minnesota Vikings
EL: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
AM: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal
ST: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

Detroit Lions
EL: Tyron Smith, OT, USC
AM: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
ST: Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

St. Louis Rams
EL: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
AM: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
ST: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

Miami Dolphins
EL: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
AM: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida
ST: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida

Jacksonville Jaguars
EL: Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
AM: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
ST: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

New England Patriots
EL: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
AM: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
ST: Muhammed Wilkerson, DE, Temple

San Diego Chargers
EL: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal
AM: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
ST: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal

New York Giants
EL: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
AM: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
ST: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
EL: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
AM: Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
ST: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

Kansas City Chiefs
EL: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
AM: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
ST: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

Indianapolis Colts
EL: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
AM: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
ST: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

Philadelphia Eagles
EL: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
AM: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
ST: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

New Orleans Saints
EL: Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
AM: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
ST: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

Seattle Seahawks
EL: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor
AM: Jake Locker, QB, Washington
ST: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

Baltimore Ravens
EL: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
AM: Muhammed Wilkerson, DE, Temple
ST: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami

Atlanta Falcons
EL: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
AM: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
ST: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

New England Patriots
EL: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
AM: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
ST: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

Chicago Bears
EL: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
AM: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
ST: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

New York Jets
EL: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
AM: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
ST: Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona

Pittsburgh Steelers
EL: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
AM: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
ST: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

Green Bay Packers
EL: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
AM: Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
ST: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State