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BPD Mock Draft – Rounds 1-3

The NFL ‘unofficially’ kicks off its 2011-12 season tonight with Round 1 of the NFL Draft.  This year will certainly have a different taste.  The owners have locked out the players, or have they.  Judges are ruling and not turning over the ruling but owners still won’t let them in.  Meanwhile the free agency period that usually takes place prior to the Draft has not occurred.  This should be a very unpredictable draft because of that and due to the fact there are 5 and possibly 6 QBs that grade inside the Top 50.  This means teams in need of an arm, and there are at least 10 teams in need of a QB, will be jockeying for position to get one.  Some teams with many picks, New England for example, will use that to their favor by acquiring more picks for this season and next.  All in all it should be a very interesting night and weekend.  So, even though almost all the Mock Drafts in the country will be toast by the 10th pick, I present you with the BPD 2011 Mock NFL Draft.

ROUND 1 

Pick       Team                        Player                        Position       School

1               Carolina                Cam Newton            QB             Auburn

2               Denver                  Marcel Dareus        DT            Alabama

3               Buffalo                    Von Miller              LB            Texas

4               Cincinnati            A.J. Green               WR            Georgia

5               Arizona                  Blaine Gabbert       QB            Missouri

6               Cleveland            Nick Fairley            DT            Auburn

7               San Francisco            Patrick Peterson            CB            LSU

8               Tennessee            Robert Quinn            DE            UNC

9               Dallas                  Anthony Castonzo      OT            BC

10           Washington            J.J. Watt              DE            Wisconsin

11           Houston                  Prince Amukamara      CB            Nebraska

12           Minnesota            Jake Locker           QB            Washington

13           Detroit                  Tyron Smith            OT            USC

14           St. Louis                  Julio Jones           WR            Oklahoma

15           Miami                  Mike Pouncey            G            Florida

16           Jacksonville            Ryan Kerrigan       DE            Purdue     

17           New England (oak)      Aldon Smith    DE/LB      Missouri

18           San Diego            Da’Quan Bowers       DE            Clemson

19           NY Giants            Akeem Ayers            LB            UCLA

20           Tampa Bay            Adrian Clayborn    DE            Iowa

21           Kansas City            Nate Solder               OT            Colorado

22           Indianapolis            Gabe Carimi          OT            Wisconsin

23           Philadelphia            Jimmy Smith         CB            Colorado

24           New Orleans            Cameron Jordan     DE            California

25           Seattle                  Derrick Sherrod          OT            Miss. State

26           Baltimore            Muhammed Wilkerson      DT            Temple     

27           Atlanta                  Cam Heyward            DE            Ohio State

28           New England            Mark Ingram       RB            Alabama

29           Chicago                  Corey Liuget              DT            Illinois

30           NY Jets                  Phil Taylor                  DT            Baylor

31           Pittsburgh            Brandon Harris      CB            Miami (FL)

32           Green Bay            Mikel LeShoure        RB            Illinois

 

ROUND 2

 Pick                  Team                         Player                     Position        School

1               New England (Car)      Torrey Smith      WR       Maryland

2               Buffalo                   Ryan Mallett                  QB         Arkansas

3               Cincinnati             Rahim Moore               S            UCLA

4               Denver                    Brooks Reed                 LB            Arizona

5               Cleveland             Aaron Williams            CB        Texas A&M

6               Arizona                   Justin Houston          LB            Georgia

7               Tennesee            Colin Kaepernick           QB            Nevada

8               Dallas                  Curtis Brown                  CB            Texas

9               Washington            Christian Ponder    QB            FSU

10           Houston                  Jabaal Sheard             DE            Pitt

11           Minnesota            Quinton Carter             S           Oklahoma

12           Detroit                  Jerrel Jernigan             WR            Troy

13           San Francisco            Andy Dalton          QB            TCU

14           Denver (mia)            Ryan Williams        RB            V. Tech

15           St. Louis                  Jordan Todman          RB            U Conn

16           Oakland                  Stefan Wiesniewski   G/C         Penn State

17           Jacksonville            Martez Wilson           LB            Illinois

18           San Diego            DeAndre McDaniel        S            Clemson

19           Tampa Bay            Jason Pinkston            OT            Pitt     

20           NY Giants            Davon House                  CB            N.M. St.

21           Indianapolis            Leonard Hankerson   WR         Miami

22           Philadelphia            Christian Ballard      DE            Iowa

23           Kansas City            Kenrick Ellis                DT            Hampton

24           New Orleans            Stephen Paea            DT            Oregon St.

25           Seattle                  James Carpenter            OT            Alabama

26           Baltimore            Johnny Patrick               CB        Louisville     

27           Atlanta                  Kyle Rudolph                TE         Notre Dame

28           New England            Marcus Cannon      OT            TCU

29           San Diego (nyj)            Bruce Carter        LB            UNC

30           Chicago                  Jon Baldwin                  WR            Pitt

31           Pittsburgh            Danny Watkins            G            Baylor

32           Green Bay            Allen Bailey                    DE            Miami

 

ROUND 3

Pick        Team                    Player                         Position          School

1               Carolina                  Ras I Dowling            CB            Virginia

2               Cincinnati             Marvin Austin          DT            UNC

3               Denver                  Luke Stocker            TE            Tennessee

4               Buffalo                  Sam Acho                  DE            Texas

5               Arizona                   Rodney Hudson     G/C            Florida

6               Cleveland             Quan Sturdivant     LB            UNC

7               Dallas                  Jaiquawn Jarrett        S            Temple

8               New Orleans (was)    DeMarco Murray    RB    Oklahoma

9               Houston                  Titus Young             WR          Boise State

10           New England (min)      Drake Nevis      DT            LSU

11           Detroit                  Daniel Thomas            RB            Kansas St.

12           San Francisco         Brandon Burton     CB            Utah

13           Tennessee            Greg Jones                  LB            Michigan St.

14           St. Louis                  Ahmad Black              S            Florida

15           Miami                  Ricky Stanzi                  QB            Iowa

16           Jacksonville            Terrence Tolliver     WR          LSU

17           Oakland                  D.J. Williams            TE            Arkansas

18           San Diego            Tandon Doss            WR            Indiana

19           NY Giants            Joseph Barksdale     OT            LSU

20           Tampa Bay            Clint Boling               G            Georgia

21           Philadelphia            Chimdi Chekwa    CB            Ohio State

22           Kansas City            Greg Little                 WR            UNC

23           Indianapolis            Tyler Sash                S            Iowa

24           New Orleans            Colin McCarthy      LB            Miami

25           San Diego (sea)      Dontay Moch           LB            Nevada

26           Baltimore            DeMarcus Love            OT            Arkansas

27           Atlanta                  Jacquizz Rodgers         RB            Oregon St.

28           New England            Chris Carter             LB            Fresno St.

29           Chicago                  Orlando Franklin      OT/G            Miami

30           NY Jets                  Randall Cobb               WR          Kentucky

31           Pittsburgh            James Brewer            OT           Indiana

32           Green Bay            Cecil Shorts                  WR            Mt. Union

 

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2011 NFL Draft – Team-by-Team Analysis

Arizona – Team Needs (LB, G, QB)

The Cards are desperate for an energetic, pass rushing LB and Von Miller fits the bill.  If Von Miller is off the board they may target QBs Gabbert or Newton.  The Cards could go inside in R2 taking LB Martez Wilson.  G Danny Watkins is also a possibility.

Atlanta – Team Needs (DE, TE, WR)

The Falcons would like the best DE on the board and that could be Cam Heyward or J.J. Watt.  If they’re gone TE Kyle Rudolph could be tempting.  They need to add depth to the WR corps so they could take WR Randall Cobb or TE Luke Stocker if they don’t land Kyle in R1.

Baltimore – Team Needs (CB, DE, DT, WR)

CB Jimmy Smith will be the only CB worth taking at the Raven R1 pick.  They could end up taking the best player available in R2 and that could be DE Christian Ballard or WR Titus Young.

Buffalo – Team Needs (DE, QB, LB)

It will be tempting to select a QB with this pick but they have to address the defensive line.  DE Robert Quinn would immediately make that unit better.  They should stay defense in R2 going after LB Akeem Ayers in R2.

Carolina – Team Needs (QB, DT, CB, TE)

The Panthers need a lot so it will be tempting to trade down if they can.  If they stay with the pick they will take either QB Cam Newton or DT Marcel Dareus.  If they pass on QB in R1 they will almost certainly consider QB Ponder or Locker if available.  If not they’ll consider TE Rudolph or a CB like Jimmy Smith or Brandon Harris.

Chicago – Team Needs (OT, G, DT, WR)

If they stay at their pick they’ll target DT Corey Liuget or Stephan Paea.  In R2 they’ll take an OT like Marcus Cannon or Jason Pinkston.  If their isn’t an OT or G worth taking tall WR Jonathan Baldwin should be available.

Cincinnati – Team Needs (WR, QB, S, RB)

One of the few picks I’m pretty certain of is the Bengals taking WR A.J. Green as Ocho and T.O. get ready to depart.  The Bengals will almost certainly look at QBs Locker, Mallett or Dalton in R2 as Palmer also has a foot out the door.

Cleveland – Team Needs (DE, DT, WR, CB)

DE DaQuan Bowers should be the pick but he could slide due to knee issues.  If that’s the case they’ll consider WR Julio Jones.  If they don’t take Jones in R1 they will look at a WR like Torrey Smith in R2.

Dallas – Team Needs (S, CB, OL, QB)

The Cowboys have several needs but the most pressing might be in the defensive backfield.  CB Prince Amukamara should be available for them in R1.  The Cowboys will take the best available in R2 and that could be S Rahim Moore or OT James Carpenter.

Denver – Team Needs (DT, DE, S, LB)

Defense is the theme and getting a dominate interior defensive lineman is the priority.  DT Dareus or Fairley is the pick at #2.  They have 2 second round picks and with that they should take best defenders available.  S Quinton Carter and OLB Akeem Ayers are likely targets.

Detroit – Team Needs (OLB, RB, WR)

OT isn’t a pressing need but if OT Anthony Costanzo is the best on the board at the time they may take him.  They could trade down too.  In the 2nd Round they will target someone like LB Brooks Reed.

Green Bay – Team Needs (RB, OT, DE, Return Specialist)

Despite winning a championship this team does have needs.  They aren’t very deep and need to use this draft to fill the holes.  If RB Mikel LeShoure is on the board it would be a very smart pick.  In the 2nd Round they will target players like OT Jason Pinkston or CB Davon House.

Houston – Team Needs (DE, LB, CB)

Houston is another team that needs defense, defense and more defense.  Come their pick in Round 1 they may just take the best defender on the board and that could be DE Cameron Jordan or CB Prince Amukamara.  If they miss on the Prince in Round 1, CB will become a priority in the 2nd Round where they’ll look at guys like CB Aaron Williams or Curtis Brown.

Indianapolis – Team Needs (OT, WR, S, CB)

This is a team that is beginning to slide a bit and have quite a few holes to fill.  Protecting their aging QB is a priority and in the 1st Round they’ll target OT Gabe Carimi or Derrek Sherrod.  In Round 2 they’ll take a WR to add depth to their corps.  WR Randall Cobb or Titus Young should be available.

Jacksonville – Team Needs (S, DE, CB, OLB)

The Jags need to rebuild their defense.  They need a pass rushing DE or LB and will target one in Round 1 with the selection of either Aldon Smith or Adrian Clayborn.  They will take a defender in Round 2 as well.  They’ll target S Rahim Moore or LB Justin Houston.

Kansas City – Team Needs (OT, G, WR, DT)

The Chiefs would love to add a road grading NT to their defensive line and if Phil Taylor is available he should be the guy.  However there are a few other big boys later in the draft that might fill the spot so they could take an OT like Nate Solder instead.  In the 2nd Round they will look OL again and take someone like G/C Rodney Hudson.

Miami – Team Needs (QB, RB, WR, G, C)

RB Mark Ingram tends to be the popular selection as the Phins will more than likely say goodbye to Rickey Williams.  However they have had issues on their offensive line and G Mike Pouncey would be a solution.  In Round 2 they will look at WR Tandon Doss or G Clint Boling if they don’t take Pouncey in R1.  They do need a QB too but they may wait until the mid-rounds.

Minnesota – Team Needs (S, DE, QB, WR)

A few weeks ago I would have said DE Cam Jordan or J.J. Watt.  However Ponder and Locker have been shooting up the draft boards and may not be their for them in Round 2.  Should be an interesting pick.  If they miss out on a QB in the 1st Round they’ll look at Dalton in Round 2.

New England – Team Needs (OLB, OL, QB, WR)

The rich get richer and the Patriots will add 6 guys in the first 92 picks.  I look for them to move one or two of them and add more picks next season.  In the 1st Round they will look at a pass rusher like Clayborn or Aldon Smith.  With the additional picks they will will at guys like LB Akeem Ayers, OT Derrek Sherrod, WR Torrey Smith and a QB like Colin Kaepernick is also a possibility.

New Orleans – Team Needs (RB, LB, DE, DT, S)

The Saints have some holes and they need to fill them in the draft and free agency if they are to remain competitive in a tough NFC South.  A DE like Ryan Kerrigan or J.J. Watt will be targeted in Round 1.  They will then turn their attention to the defensive backfield in the 2nd Round taking CB Ras I Dowling or S Quinton Carter.

New York G – Team Needs (OL, CB, LB)

Protection of QB Eli Manning is the priority and it should be, always.  OT Tyron Smith or Nate Solder is the likely pick.  CB Davon House or Johnny Patrick could be the target in the 2nd Round.  LB Quan Sturdivant is also a possibility.

New York J – Team Needs (OT, OLB, DE, WR)

The Jets needs are mostly depth needs.  They need a more consistent effort from the front seven and a DE or LB will be the 1st Round pick.  LB Akeem Anyers or DE Jabaal Sheard will be targeted in Round 1.  OT will be the focus in Round 2 and the pick will be Joseph Barksdale or James Brewer.

Oakland – Team Needs (CB, G, C, TE)

The Raiders are finally starting to look like a legitimate football team again.  If they do well in this draft the playoffs aren’t too far away.  The problem with that is they have no 1st Rounder.  C/G Stefan Wiesniewski would be a great 2nd Round selection and TE D.J. Williams might slide to them in Round 3.

Philadelphia – Team Needs (OT, DE, CB)

The Eagles need to score big at a couple of positions.  Lucky for them the rush on QBs could benefit them and their needs.  DE Ryan Kerrigan could be their for them in Round 1 and CB Jimmy Smith almost certainly will.  Depending how Round 1 goes CB Ras I Dowling or DE Christian Ballard will be the targets in Round 2.

Pittsburgh – Team Needs (CB, DE, DT, G)

The runner ups in 2010-11 are in desperate need of help at the CB position.  Lucky for the Steelers CB Brandon Harris Should be sitting pretty for them in the 1st Round.  They also need a big presence in the middle of the defensive line and small school stud DT Kenrick Ellis should be the guy in Round 2.

St. Louis – Team Needs (RB, S, WR)

The Rams and their young, stud QB are a team on the rise.  With a new offensive game plan in the works WR Julio Jones is the likely pick in the 1st Round.  In the 2nd Round they either go depth at RB with the pick of Ryan Williams or they take a much needed safety in Rahim Moore.

San Diego – Team Needs (DE, LB, S)

The Bolts need to infuse some youth and speed into the defensive front 7.  In the 1st Round they will look hard at LB Adrian Clayborn and DE Aldon Smith.  In the 2nd Round they have 2 picks.  They’ll target S Quinton Carter, LB Justin Houston, LB Quan Sturdivant and possibly DE/LB Sam Acho.

San Francisco – Team Needs (QB, LB, CB)

This is the team that could shake up the whole draft.  The Niners could go a couple of different directions.  They could, and probably will take the best player available and that would be CB Patrick Peterson.  They could take a much needed QB and Jake Locker, someone Harbaugh is very familiar with, could be the QB they take.  They could also slide down a bit and add picks.  If they take Peterson the Niners will target QB Dalton or Kaepernick in Round 2.

Seattle – Team Needs (QB, OL, DE)

What a surprise, another team that needs a QB.  Lucky for the Hawks it isn’t as pressing a situation as some other teams in the league.  For that reason they’ll bluff taking a QB and more than likely end up with DE Cameron Heyward or Ryan Kerrigan.  In the 2nd Round they’ll take the best offensive lineman available and that could be Marcus Cannon or Jason Pinkston.

Tampa Bay – Team Needs (DE, LB, OL)

The Bucs are a good team but they do have some holes to plug on their lines.  DE J.J. Watt or Aldon Smith could be the pick in the 1st Round.  The Bucs would love for Justin Houston or Quan Sturdivant to be there for them in Round 2.  If they’re gone, OT James Carpenter should be there for them.

Tennessee – Team Needs (QB, DE, LB, WR)

QB is certainly a need for the Titans but I just don’t see Gabbert or Newton falling to them.  They may end up taking DE Bowers or Jordan if the QB they want isn’t there.  The Titans could get lucky in the 2nd Round and have QB Ryan Mallett slip to them.  If he’s gone they go WR Leonard Hankerson or Torrey Smith and look at QB a bit later in the Draft.

Washington – Team Needs (QB, DT, DE, LB)

If Newton or Gabbert slip the Skins will jump on either of them.  I don’t anticipate that so they probably take the best DL available.  The 1st Round pick will probably be DE Da’Quan Bowers or Cam Jordan.  QB Christian Ponder is a possible 2nd Round pick if he slips out of the 1st Round.  More than likely they will address the void in the middle of the d-line with DT Phil Taylor.

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The BPD NFL Big Board

It is one of my favorite times of year.  The NHLers and NBAers are battling it out in the playoffs, baseball is under way and the NFL Draft is upon us.  After careful study I’ve come up with my own Top 100 college players in the NFL Draft.  Now mind you, I don’t necessarily think this is exactly when they’ll be picked with all of the trading up and down teams do and their needs at certain positions, but it is my Top 100 based simply on talent.  For example it is very likely QB Cam Newton goes #1 to Carolina but he isn’t the #1 overall player on my board.  LSU CB Patrick Peterson is by far the best player and should be a stud corner for years to come.

My team-by-team analysis and mock draft will be coming soon.

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BPD Salute to Spring Break

Where oh where have the BPD college football hotties gone.  The season has been over for sometime and they’ve gone into hiding.  Or have they.  Thanks goes out to the person or people responsible for creating ‘spring break’.

Enjoy!

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NBA and NHL 1st Round Predictions

The NBA and NHL’s 2nd seasons are upon us.  1st Round surprises in 2011?  I don’t see it but I guess anything can happen.  In the NBA Memphis could pull it off because the Spurs have been beaten and battered much of the season but it is unlikely.  In the NHL the Blackhawks could beat Vancouver but not the way they’ve been playing.  They still turnover the puck in their own end way too much.

NBA  1st Round Projections

Eastern Conference

Chicago over Indiana 4-1

Miami over Philadelphia 4-2

Boston over New York 4-1

Atlanta over Orlando 4-3

Western Conference

San Antonio over Memphis 4-2

Los Angeles over New Orleans 4-1

Portland over Dallas 4-3

Oklahoma City over Denver 4-3

NHL 1st Round Projections

Eastern Conference

Washington over New York 4-2

Buffalo over Philadelphia 4-3

Boston over Montreal 4-3

Pittsburgh over Tampa Bay 4-2

Western Conference

Vancouver over Chicago 4-3

San Jose over Los Angeles 4-1

Detroit over Phoenix 4-3

Nashville over Anaheim 4-2

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MLB Babes Vol 1

We have posted College Football Hotties and MLB’s Hottest Wives but we’ve never done MLB hottest fans/models before.  Well, first time for everything and I have to make up for lost blogging time.  Enjoy!

There isn’t a Washington Senators team any more but I’ll petition for their resurrection if it means we get to see more of her.

Smoking hot Boston fan wearing the Cancer Awareness jersey.  Nice.

I’m pretty sure she’s no angel but that’s who she roots for.

Chipper is feeling chipper and the Braves are looking good, really good.

Bronx Bomber fan Tiffany loves to choke up on the bat and loves it when he goes deep.  What?  These are baseball terms, don’t gimme that look!

And the best use of suspenders award goes to this hot Rockies fan.

They should have never got rid of that logo or the uniforms.  Look how good it looks on her.

The Cubs may have the longest drought but they certainly have the hottest fan base.  Meeeeeow!

 

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MLB 2011 Preview

Ya, Ya, I know.  I am a little late with this one.  If it is any consolation I wrote this several weeks ago and didn’t post.

At any rate baseball is upon us and we have some interesting things going on.

Boston sucks and Cleveland is in first.  I know, bizarro world baseball.  But, as we all know, MLB is the ultimate marathon of 162 games.  A lot is going to happen.

National League

East

Philadelphia – 96-66

Atlanta  – 91-71

Florida – 84-78

NY Mets – 80-82

Washington – 62-100

 

Central

Cincinnati – 90-72

Milwaukee – 85-77

Chicago Cubs – 83-79

St. Louis – 77-85

Pittsburgh – 71-91

Houston – 68-94

 

West

San Francisco – 92-70

Los Angeles – 88-74

Colorado 82-80

San Diego 80-82

Arizona – 70-92

 

American League

East

Boston – 100-62

New York – 94-68

Tampa Bay – 88-74

Baltimore – 79-83

Toronto – 75-87

 

Central

Minnesota – 89-73

Chicago Sox – 86-76

Detroit – 83-79

Kansas City – 75-87

Cleveland – 66-96

 

West

Oakland – 88-74

Texas – 85-77

Anaheim – 81-81

Seattle – 77-85

My instincts say Boston v. Philly in the series but the best teams don’t always meet in the final dance.  Oakland could be a surprise with that fine, young pitching staff.  A team that could sneak in in the NL could be the wildcard Braves.  They have a good, all-around team led by a resurgent Chipper Jones.

 

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