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2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The New England Patriots Select...

For the No. 28 pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, UpStateMike selected for the New England Patriots, who have five picks, having their original three plus an extra second-round pick from the Carolina Panthers for trading Armanti Edwards and an extra third-round pick from the Minnesota Vikings for Randy Moss. Here is the pick.....

With the No. 28 pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select...

Muhammad Wilkerson, DL, Temple

While the Patriots had to address the offensive line with their No. 17 pick in order to secure a top level, ready to play Offensive Tackle, their Defensive Squad is in equal need of finding a pass rusher. While it was uncertain who would fall to New England at #28, the best available defensive playmaker was on my mind.

Enter Muhammad Wilkerson, a solid D-lineman from Temple University. There were some analysts who believed that this 6’4" 315 pounder could be someone who gets picked up by the Patriots at No. 17, I didn’t see that level of value, but having him still on the board at #28 makes him an excellent grab all around.

"Wilkerson is one of the most underrated defensive line prospects in April's draft. He's a great combination of size, athleticism and brute"

When you couple the value with the need for New England, then it’s really hard to believe Bill Bilichick would let him slip past them and risk him not being there at No. 33. The Patriots have been giving Wilkerson a good amount of attention before the draft as well. Their Scout Frank Edgerly even paid him a visit at Temple and hey, when you have as many picks as the Pats have this year, you can afford a little reaching, but I actually believe in this case this isn’t a reach at all.

Wilkerson enters the draft having played a great junior year for the Owls. He became a solid pick with a great combine. He has the size and look of an NFL Tackle but moves like a basketball power forward with great agility. In 2010 Muhammad had 70 tackles – 13 of them for a loss, plus he racked up 9.5 sacks, 3 PBU and 2 forced fumbles which was good enough to secure a spot on the ALL-MAC First Team. Many believe he should have played his senior year at Temple to up his draft value, mostly his agent. I believe Muhammad feels ready to be a force at the next level.

I’ve seen Wilkerson taken much earlier than No. 28. There’s plenty of interest in him by many teams and being drafted as early as No. 17 (by NE!) but most analysts don’t see him falling any farther than the early second round. With Houston being snapped up right before me by Atlanta, I think this is a solid pick for New England.

Muhammad Wilkerson Highlights:

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
7 San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara / CB
8 Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton / QB
9 Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn / DE
10 Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert / QB
11 Houston Joe27 Julio Jones / WR
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith / OL
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Cameron Jordan / DL
14 St. Louis Jaegner Aldon Smith / DE
15 Miami JaredM Mark Ingram / RB
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit JJ Watt / DE
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike Anthony Castonzo / OT
18 San Diego Quickslant Mike Pouncey / OG
19 New York Giants TheDealio Akeem Ayers / OLB
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Ryan Kerrigan / DE
21 Kansas City Indesignkat Corey Liuget / DT
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Nate Solder / OT
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Gabe Carimi / OT
24 New Orleans FriarBob Cameron Heyward / DE
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Jake Locker/ QB
26 Baltimore FriarBob Adrian Clayborn/ DE
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey Justin Houston/ DE/OLB
28 New England UpStateMike Muhammad Wilkerson/ DT
29 Chicago Bsmith4256
30 New York Jets Polo_614
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
34 Buffalo Elguapo09
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
36 Denver sexsalad
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison
38 Arizona Broski
39 Tennessee Oxalis
40 Dallas Jim0ijk
41 Washington Pardon_My_French
42 Houston Joe27
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
45 San Francisco Heybrown
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
47 St. Louis Jaegner
48 Oakland NoodleXV
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
50 San Diego Quickslant
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
52 New York Giants TheDealio
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
55 Kansas City Indesignkat
56 New Orleans FriarBob
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
60 New England UpStateMike
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
62 Chicago Bsmith4256
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver
65 Carolina James Shively
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
97 (possible compensatory)

98 (possible compensatory)

99 (possible compensatory)

100 (possible compensatory)