Now that the NFL Combine is in the rear view, I did a 2011 Mock Draft Tracker update. Prince Amukamara and Robert Quinn are moving up, while predictably, Von Miller and Marcell Dareus are slip-sliding away *sniffle*. Irritatingly, Aldon Smith is hanging around. I wag my finger at that pick.
Click that link or hit the graphic to the right. Remember, you can also comment on the permanent 2011 Mock Draft Tracker page as well as in these update entries.
For those that have been around a while, you know how this works. As the draft draws closer, I’ll eliminate some of the mocks for various reasons. They typically include:
1) Lack of updates. Usually if it’s been a month since an update, that mock is gone unless said mock has some credibility. For instance, Lance Zierlein’s last mock was a month ago, but we all know he’s going to have a new one soon, and has just been waiting for the end of the Combine.
2) Ridiculous things. I dropped one tonight because it said the Texans might use Mario Williams as trade bait to move up in the draft. Also – anyone who updated AFTER the Combine and still had Von Miller going to the Texans (without at least some kind of attempt at an explanation of why) got the ax. Come on now, tighten up. It’s draft season.
3) Pop-up ads, slow-loading pages, or other Internet irritants. Enough said.
The first update has us down to 30 mocks from the previous 40. In another week or so, pretty much everyone should have their post-Combine mocks up, and (most of) those who don’t will not be extended an RFA tender, if you get my meaning.