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2011 NFL Draft Prospects: Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, Lee Ziemba

With the BCS Title Game looming, we take a look at the respective teams and their NFL Draft prospects. Two of these players you may be very familiar with and we may be introducing one prospect that could make an impact an NFL roster in 2011.

Auburn Top 3 NFL Prospects:

DT Nick Fairley – 6’5, 298lbs. Essentially every adjective is used to describe the 2010 Lombardi Winner: “Nasty”, “Disruptive”, “Dominant”, “Plays with a mean streak” (Oregon QB Darron Thomas and Georgia fans would supplement the word dirty here). He’s even been mentioned as a possible #1 overall pick now that Stanford’s Andrew Luck has decided to return to school.

Mocking the Draft Prediction: Top 5 pick.

QB Cameron Newton – 6’6, 247lbs. The most electric college football player since Michael Vick ran away with the Heisman Trophy and carried an above average Auburn team to the BCS Title game. NFL Scouts are impressed with every facet of his game: Completion of 67% of his passes (#7 in FBS), 188.16 QB rating (#1 in FBS), 1409 yards rushing (#13 in FBS) and 49 total TDs (28 passing, 20 rushing, 1 receiving) in 2010.

Mocking the Draft Prediction: Top 5 pick.

LT Lee Ziemba – 6’8, 319lbs. Cam Newton’s blind side protector and mountain of man. 51 straight starts at LT. Better run blocker than pass protector at this point. Better than average athlete for his size.

Mocking the Draft Prediction: Round 3 pick.

For these players, detailed player profiles and everything related to the NFL Draft check out Mocking the Draft.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.