Hensley's final mock draft (version 4.0)

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This is the fourth and final version of Jamison Hensley's mock draft:

1. Carolina: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn. Taking A.J. Green would be the smarter move, but this franchise desperately needs a new face.


2. Houston (trade with Denver): Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU. The Texans want the top cornerback in the draft so bad that they'll move up from No. 11 and ahead of the Cardinals for him.

3. Buffalo: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M. The Bills need to redeem themselves after Aaron Maybin has failed to develop. Miller has the potential to make the most immediate impact of any player in the draft.


4. Cincinnati : Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama. Wide receiver A.J. Green has been the popular pick, but Marvin Lewis can't pass on the top interior defensive lineman in the draft.

5. Washington (trade with Arizona) : Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri. With Peterson gone, the Cardinals will be looking to trade down. With Gabbert still on the board, the Redskins will be looking to jump ahead of the 49ers.

6. Cleveland: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia. The Browns could be tempted to trade down and still try to pick up Alabama receiver Julio Jones.

7. San Francisco: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina. The 49ers haven't had a double-digit sack producer since Andre Carter in 2002.

8. Tennessee: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama. The legal troubles surrounding Kenny Britt increases the need for a playmaker in the passing game.

9. Dallas: Cameron Jordan, DE-LB, Cal. This will force teams to pay the price for doubling DeMarcus Ware on every passing down.

10. Arizona (trade with Washington): Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska. The Cardinals failed to land Peterson, so they trade out of the top 5 and still get the second-best pass defender.

11. Denver (trade with Houston): Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn. The Broncos need major help to rebuild the middle of their defensive line.


12. Minnesota: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri. The Vikings need to find another bookend to Jared Allen because Ray Edwards could leave as a free agent.

13. Detroit: Tyron Smith, OT, USC. The top offensive tackle falls to the Lions. Maybe Detroit's luck is changing.

14. St. Louis: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois. No wide receiver has enough value for the Rams to take here, which means they'll focus on their second-biggest need – defensive tackle.

15. Miami: Mike Pouncey, C-G, Florida. The boom-or-bust pick would be quarterback Ryan Mallett. The Dolphins, though, play it safe and fill a need on the interior of the line.

16. Jacksonville: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue. The Jaguars want high-character, high-motor players. That's the definition of Kerrigan.

17. New England: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple. The Patriots pick up a more youthful – and rawer – version of Richard Seymour.


18. San Diego: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin. Watt, who could go as early as No. 9 to Dallas, will provide versatility and leadership.

19. N.Y. Giants: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College. This would allow the Giants to move David Diehl back to the inside.

20. Tampa Bay: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson. Questions about his knee have caused Bowers to plummet out of the top 5. The Buccaneers won't be complaining.

21. Kansas City: Danny Watkins, G, Baylor. Youth is needed in the middle of the Chiefs' offensive line -- Brian Waters and Casey Wiegmann are a combined 72 years old.

22. Indianapolis: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado. The Colts have hurt themselves in the past by ignoring the offensive line in the first round. They won't make that mistake this year.

23. Tennessee (trade with Philadelphia): Jake Locker, QB, Washington. The Titans reportedly have Locker rated very high. If that's the case, they'll need to get ahead of Seattle, which is also looking to give up its first-round pick.


24. New Orleans: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor. Even with the addition of Shaun Rogers, the Saints have to look to the future of the defensive line.

25. Seattle: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina. Quarterback is still a need, but providing help to the interior of the defensive line is a bigger one. Seattle is desperate to trade down to fill more holes, so trading into the second round could happen.

26. RAVENS: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado. Even with his character issues, Smith would be among a short list of players that the Ravens would like to see sitting there at No. 26. The safer pick is Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward.

27. Atlanta: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame. The Falcons find the eventual successor to Tony Gonzalez.

28. New England: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama. The Patriots haven't had a featured back since Corey Dillon.

29. Chicago: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin. With defensive tackle Marvin Austin off the board, the Bears have to upgrade the protection for Jay Cutler.


30. Cincinnati (trade with N.Y. Jets): Andy Dalton, QB, TCU. The Bengals have to be aggressive to get Dalton because Buffalo could be looking for a quarterback in the second round. So, Marvin Lewis calls up his old friend Rex Ryan.

31. Pittsburgh: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas. With Ike Taylor possibly headed to free agency, the Steelers can fill that hole with either Williams or Miami's Brandon Harris.

32. Green Bay: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State. The Super Bowl champions get even tougher with Heyward.

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