2011 NFL Mock Draft: Announcing Trade Between Patriots and Bengals at No. 28

2011 NFL Mock Draft Announces Trade Between New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals at No. 28 in NFL Draft

The Patriots have six picks in the top 92, but we also know they love to stockpile picks for the future.

After selecting J.J. Watt at No. 17, they do not see anybody they desperately need to take before selecting again at No. 33.

They have a good number of need positions, but they also have a ton of picks to make things happen.


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Cincinnati sees that a run on quarterbacks has begun and they cannot miss out. With Kaepernick and Ponder off the board, and Locker long gone, they know that Buffalo, Washington and themselves are in the hunt for only Mallett and TCU's Andy Dalton.

Dalton would also be a good fit for them, but Mallett has more potential to truly be an elite quarterback.

The Bengals already added the best receiver in the draft and now they'll get a shot at adding the best arm in the draft.

Cincinnati also knows that New England loves to build for the future, so instead of giving up more picks this year, they give New England their second round (No. 35) and their 2012 second round pick as well.

This works out well for both teams and we are likely going to see the Patriots make three picks in the second round because of it.

1. Carolina: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
3. Buffalo: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
4. Cincinnati: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
17. New England (via Oak): J.J. Watt, DE, Wisc
18. San Diego: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temp
19. New York Giants: Anthony Castonzo, OT, BC
20. Tampa Bay: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
5. Arizona: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Mizzou
6. Cleveland: Robert Quinn, DE, UNC
7. San Fran: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
8. Tennessee: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
21. Kansas City: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
22. Indianapolis: Derek Sherrod, OT, Miss. St.
23. Philadelphia: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
24. Tennessee: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nev. **
9. Dallas: Tyron Smith, OT, USC
10. Washington: Julio Jones, WR, Bama
11. Houston: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal.
12. Minnesota: Jake Locker, QB, Wash.
25. Seattle: Christian Ponder, QB, FSU
26. Baltimore: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio St.
27. Atlanta: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
28. Cincinnati: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas **
13. Detroit: Prince Amukamara, CB, Neb.
14. St. Louis: Aldon Smith, DE, Mizzou.
15. Miami: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida
16. Jacksonville: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Pur
29. Chicago: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
30. New York Jets: Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
31. Pittsburgh: Aaron Williams, CB/S, Texas
32. Green Bay: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

(**)Indicates trade

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