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This is the 3rd of 5 previews of the Cal Golden Bears who could be drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. Thanks for reading.
Next we preview Mike Mohamed, the vocal leader of the 2010 Cal defense, and the savior for Cal in the 2009 Big Game.
This preview has recent news about him, then a bunch of different mock drafts, and finally my prediction as to where he’ll end up.
Mike Mohamed, California Golden Bears: Another productive inside prospect, Mohamed recorded seven interceptions in his career. He’s a solid tackler who plays with a high motor.
11. Mike Mohamed, California, 6-3, 239. Mohamed was a productive college player in part because of good instincts. He isn’t the fastest or biggest hitter, but he is around the ball a lot. He is a reliable player with top intangibles. Mohamed is suited best for a defense that protects the linebackers.
Okay, now let’s look at a lot of mock drafts to see what round Mike Mohamed will be drafted in and what team he will go to.
Atlanta Falcons: Mike Mohamed, ILB, California
The Falcons have looked at a bunch of linebackers this draft season, including Mike Mohamed. He’d provide some much-needed depth.
Seventh round (207): Mike Mohamed, Middle Linebacker, California
One of the Bengals’ biggest needs is at middle linebacker. They tried Rey Maualuga there for a while, but it didn’t work out. They need to find some consistency in the center of their linebacker’s group.
Mike Mohamed is a 6’3″, 240 pound linebacker that ran a 4.65 at the combine. Although he’s a seventh-rounder, Mohamed could have an early impact on special teams.
Round 7 (1): The Texans have added depth across the board, but one position that could use another body is inside linebacker. California ILB Mike Mohamed’s played in the 3-4 and played well, so he should, at the very least, make a decent special teamer/depth for the Texans.
I think Mike Mohamed will be drafted in the 7th round. I am actually going to make a prediction, which I didn’t for Jeremy Ross because he possibly might not be drafted. I think that Mike Mohamed will be the 229th pick, which is in the middle of the 7th round, and go to the Atlanta Falcons. The Texans could get him with the 212th pick (7th Round), but I think he will fall to a team which really wants him in the Falcons.