- Todd McShay, Scouts Inc.
The 2011 NFL draft is mere hours away and we continue to hear rumors and buzz about various teams and players, but here's our full, updated seven-round projection as things stand right now.
Record: 2-14 | Needs: QB, DT, CB, WR, DE
Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
All signs still point to the Panthers betting on Newton's tremendous upside with the No. 1 pick.
Record: 4-12 | Needs: DT, MLB, DE, TE, S
Von Miller, OLB/DE, Texas A&M
Miller is a bit undersized for a 4-3 defensive end, but he has room to add a little bulk to his frame and will help provide the Broncos with an improved pass rush.
Record: 4-12 | Needs: QB, OLB, LOT, DE, TE
Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
Dareus has the overall skill set to play anywhere along the defensive line,and in any scheme, so he'll fit well in Buffalo's flexible 3-4 system.
Record: 4-12 | Needs: QB, WR, CB, SS, DT/p>
A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
Record: 5-11 | Needs: QB, OLB, OT/OG, TE, CB
Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
Smith played end in college but has the tools to move to outside linebacker in Arizona's 3-4 scheme and provide pass-rush help off the edge.
Scouts Inc. offers up its full seven-round 2011 mock draft, including plenty of shuffling in the first round.