SB Nation's NFL Draft blog, Mocking the Draft, held a massive community seven round live draft yesterday, coordinated by writer CByers of John Bena's Fear The Sword blog. Fans for all the teams made picks, and (as a full body of work) it is a truly impressive mock draft.
The first five picks went as many expect the real draft to go:
Interesting that Cam Newton falls out of the Top Five. In fact, he fell all the way to Miami at No. 14. After the jump, check out the Colts haul.
No Seventh Round Pick
I must say, if the Colts walk away with a haul like this in the real 2011 NFL Draft, I'm a happy man. The solids picks are Nate Solder and Jalil Brown. Solder is the left tackle prospect the Colts have been needing since Tarik Glenn retired, and Brown provides more talent at a corner position that, quite frankly, is not as strong as everyone says it is. Both Jerraud Powers and Kelvin Hayden are injury prone, and Jacob Lacey was, quite simply, awful in 2010. So, solid pick up in getting Brown.
The pick I'm very impressed with is Quinton Carter. Very much like that pick. With Bob Sanders gone and Melvin Bullitt possibly not coming back, the safety position is very weak for Indy. A kid like Carter, who has a nose for the football, would do a lot for helping this D. I also like the Sione Fua pick. Solid tackle who can anchor a line. Nothing fancy, but offers more as a NT than Daniel Muir or Fili Moala.
MtD reader Jamkel made the selections. Nice work.
[UPDATE]: Looks like Joe Baker made some of the Colts picks as well. Again, nice work overall.