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With The 28th Pick In The 2011 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, The New England Patriots Select...


Muhammad Wilkerson - DE, Temple

Pick made by mgrex03:

Having already taken an OT at pick #18 (Anthony Castonzo), it's time for the Patriots to add depth to their defensive line with Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson. He looks to be a perfect fit for the 3-4 DE spot, a position that is quite thin up in New England. They finished 29th last season in RB Success rate defense, one of the primary jobs for a 3-4 DE.

NFL Network's Mike Mayock believes that Wilkerson is a starting 5-technique in the NFL, and I'm going to defer to his expertise, since tape of Temple games is sparse. At 6'4", 315 lbs, he still ran a sub-5 second 40 yard dash at the Scouting Combine. He had 68 tackles last season, including 10 sacks. For a team that will be looking to keep leads late in the game, and one that gave up some late leads last season, Wilkerson would step in immediately and make an impact.

If Wilkerson is taken 28th overall, it'll be the first time since 2003 the Patriots have taken a DE in the first round (Ty Warren). Also, he'd be the only the third first round pick in Temple's history, joining John Rienstra (G, 1986, Steelers) and Paul Palmer (RB, 1987, Chiefs).

Muhammad Wilkerson Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

The Bears, and Dclark#44 are on the clock...

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Nick Fairley DT Auburn palco
2 Denver Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson chad72
3 Buffalo Marcell Dareus DT/DE Alabama Buffalo_Bill_Cody
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR Georgia beerbrunch
5 Arizona Patrick Peterson CB LSU JesusNinja13
6 Cleveland Robert Quinn DE North Carolina nickfromnaptown
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska nopuntintended
8 Tennessee Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Aerostar193
9 Dallas Nate Solder OT Colorado Addai Another Aday
10 Washington Julio Jones WR Alabama TouchdownColts
11 Houston Von Miller LB Texas A&M SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
12 Minnesota Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue Mr. Indianapolis Colts
13 Detroit Jimmy Smith CB Colorado Bradman721
14 St. Louis Cameron Jordan DE California VolsnCards5
15 Miami Mark Ingram RB Alabama metallicolts
16 Jacksonville J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Collin McCollough
17 New England Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College mgrex03
18 San Diego Akeem Ayers DE UCLA ColtsFanFromHawaii
19 N.Y. Giants Mike Pouncey OL Florida erockrap
20 Tampa Bay Aldon Smith DE Missouri Benjamin Savage
21 Kansas City Drake Nevis DT LSU FreeneyAteYourLunch
22 Indianapolis Corey Liuget DT Illinois BlueVol03
23 Philadelphia Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin chad72
24 New Orleans Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa chad72
25 Seattle Cam Newton QB Auburn Vikings55Thunder
26 Baltimore Brooks Reed OLB Arizona JaredCounterman
27 Atlanta Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State fiftycal2004
28 New England Muhammad Wilkerson DE Temple mgrex03
29 Chicago DClark#44
30 N.Y. Jets Eltoasto
31 Pittsburgh
32 Green Bay sanders_fan89