NFL Mock Draft: Sig does the honors

Is it me, or is Goodell in pretty good shape? (pause)

I got a call today from Sig, a longtime friend of SportsAngle, who offered up his NFL mock draft services for the site. I wasn’t planning to run a mock draft here since I don’t really watch a whole lot of college football — and there are always so many trades and such, I think it’s impossible — but I saw no downside to using Sig’s first-round mock. Conversely, the upside is he gets a decent amount of these right and it looks like we know what we’re doing here.

What qualifies Sig to be SportsAngle’s version of Mel Kiper? Well, he watches a ton of both college football and the NFL. That’s basically the equivalent of the qualifications I consider myself to have in order to do NBA mock drafts, so that’s good enough for me.

Plus, he gave my beloved Dolphins another guy named Mark Ingram, and they did pretty well with the first one. I’ll be honest, I don’t know a whole lot of the guys he listed down there, but provided Miami doesn’t draft Pat White again, I think I’m okay with whatever they do.

Note: We didn’t have time to put together any commentary on the picks, but I’ll keep tabs on how he does, and I’ll try to get his opinions on things after the draft. And let this serve as a reminder that I gladly take guest submissions on SportsAngle, especially when it’s about something I have little to no knowledge about.

Sig’s picks after the jump:

1. Carolina Panthers — Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

2. Denver Broncos — Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

3. Buffalo Bills — Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

4. Cincinnati Bengals — Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

5. Arizona Cardonals — Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

6. Cleveland Browns — A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

7. San Francisco 49ers — Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

8. Tennessee Titans — Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

9. Dallas Cowboys — Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

10. Washington Redskins — Jake Locker, QB, Washington

11. Houston Texans — J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

12. Minnesota Vikings — Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

13. Detroit Lions — Anthony Castonzo, T, Boston College

14. St. Louis Rams — Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

15. Miami Dolphins — Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16. Jacksonville Jaguars — Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

17. New England Patriots — Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

18. San Diego Chargers — Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal

19. New York Giants — Tyron Smith, T, USC

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

21. Kansas City Chiefs — Nate Solder, T, Colorado

22. Indianapolis Colts — Gabe Carimi, T, Wisconsin

23. Philadelphia Eagles — Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

24. New Orleans Saints — Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

25. Seattle Seahawks — Derrek Sherrod, T, Mississippi State

26. Baltimore Ravens — Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

27. Atlanta Falcons — Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida

28. New England Patriots — Brooks Reed, LB, Arizona

29. Chicago Bears — Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

30. New York Jets — Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

31. Pittsburgh Steelers — Brandon Harris, CB, Miami

32. Green Bay Packers — Cam Heyward, DE, Ohio State

Esoteric

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