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2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Carolina Panthers Select...

With this selection, we'll be kicking off the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft. James Shively is selecting for the Carolina Panthers, who have only first and third round picks this year after trading their second on draft day last year. Here is his pick...

With the first pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn University

I personally don’t follow the Panthers much so I have to give a hat tip to the fellows over at CatchScratchReader for educating me on what this team needs and wants. I picked Fairley because the Panthers have young and upcoming defensive ends named Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson. Actually there is only one defensive end on the roster that hasn’t been drafted by the Panthers. We all know how much we covet our draft picks and their development so adding Bowers to this mix would have seemed like a wasted pick seeing that the team (or at least some of the fans of the team) is confident Hardy and Johnson have possibly developed into full time starters. They seem to have the same vibe about these ends that we do about our "Fisher Price Package".

However there is a bigger glaring need at defensive tackle. It appears that the defensive tackles they’ve been working with are castoff players from other teams. (Ed Johnson, Nick Hayden, Derek Landri, and Andre Neblett) Whom many believe would have a hard time making any other roster in the league other than the Panthers. Adding to that fact, Fairley’s overwhelming talent in the middle would also take more pressure off the young talented defensive ends they have, which would ultimately give them a dominant defensive line. One that some Panther fans believe could be amongst the most elite in the NFL in the near future.

Whether or not Fairley is the most talented defensive tackle or most NFL ready tackle in this draft is debatable. My opinion is that he is and to me this is a no brainer for the Carolina Panthers and the effectiveness of their defensive line. He’s a relentless pass rusher. He amassed twelve sacks in just one year at Auburn. He had five tackles, three behind the line of scrimmage, a sack, and a forced fumble against Oregon in the National title game. Anyone that seen that game would have a hard time arguing against his dominance. People from Auburn would also vouch for his entire body of work throughout the year. Nick Fairley will give the Panthers the most immediate chance of success and will be their selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Nick Fairley Highlights:

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad
3 Buffalo Elguapo09
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
5 Arizona Broski
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry
7 San Francisco Heybrown
8 Tennessee Oxalis
9 Dallas Jim0ijk
10 Washington Pardon_My_French
11 Houston Joe27
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
14 St. Louis Jaegner
15 Miami JaredM
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike
18 San Diego Quickslant
19 New York Giants TheDealio
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
21 Kansas City Indesignkat
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
24 New Orleans FriarBob
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
26 Baltimore FriarBob
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey
28 New England UpStateMike
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)