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Final First-Round Mock

For second and third rounds check out the full article in the football section : http://www.rotowire.com/football/showArticle.htm?id=12648

Here we go.

San Diego trades its 18th and 82nd picks for Miami's 15th and 111th picks.
Tennessee trades its 39th, 109th and 2012 first-round pick for New Orleans' 24th pick.
Dallas trades its 40th and a 2012 first-round pick for Atlanta's 27th pick.

Round One

1. Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller, (3-4) OLB, Texas A&M
4. Cincinnati Bengals – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

With three in-house potential starters at WR (Jerome Simpson, Andre Caldwell, Jordan Shipley), A.J. Green just wouldn't help Cincinnati as much as Gabbert or Patrick Peterson. If they banks on a QB falling to their second pick, the Bengals might get burned.

5. Arizona Cardinals – Robert Quinn, (3-4) OLB, North Carolina
6. Cleveland Browns – A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
7. San Francisco 49ers – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
9. Dallas Cowboys – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10. Washington Redskins – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith, (3-4) OLB, Missouri
12. Minnesota Vikings – Jake Locker, QB, Washington
13. Detroit Lions – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
14. St. Louis Rams – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
15. San Diego Chargers (from Miami) – Ryan Kerrigan, (3-4) OLB, Purdue

Miami wants to move back, and jumping to this spot allows San Diego to get to Kerrigan before the Patriots might. Last year's Ryan Mathews trade shows San Diego is not afraid to move up, and they have lots of picks this year.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

Word is that the character-conscious Jags are swooning over Kaepernick. He won't make it to their second pick, so they need to lock on here if they want to make a move.

17. New England Patriots (from Oakland) – Muhammad Wilkerson, (3-4) DE, Temple
18. Miami Dolphins (from San Diego) – Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

I don't know how Tampa could justify taking Bowers over Cameron Jordan or J.J. Watt, but Bowers is a favorite among casual fans and that pressure might make them go with the fan favorite instead of the safer picks.

21. Kansas City Chiefs – Mike Pouncey, G/C, Florida
22. Indianapolis Colts – James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
24. Tennessee Titans (from New Orleans) – Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
25. Seattle Seahawks – Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
26. Baltimore Ravens – J.J. Watt, (3-4) DE, Wisconsin
27. Dallas Cowboys (from Atlanta) - Cameron Jordan (3-4) DE, California
28. New England Patriots – Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
29. Chicago Bears – Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
30. New York Jets – Phil Taylor, (3-4) NT, Baylor
31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
32. Green Bay Packers – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin