AFC East mock takes first non-BCS player

With the 24th pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the New Orleans Saints select ... Muhammad Wilkerson, defensive end, Temple.

Readers fired a shotgun at the remaining names on the draft board. Ten players -- all on defense -- were nominated for the Saints' selection. The first non-BCS player in our mock came out on top.

Wilkerson still won comfortably because most nominees received just one or two votes. Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn came in second.

I want to thank everybody for keeping the momentum on our mock endeavor. We're about to hit the homestretch, with the last two AFC East picks coming up next week -- the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

What we have ...

  1. Carolina Panthers: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton

  2. Denver Broncos: Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus

  3. Buffalo Bills: Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller

  4. Cincinnati Bengals: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert

  5. Arizona Cardinals: Louisiana State cornerback Patrick Peterson

  6. Cleveland Browns: Georgia receiver A.J. Green

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara

  8. Tennessee Titans: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley

  9. Dallas Cowboys: USC tackle Tyron Smith

  10. Washington Redskins: Alabama receiver Julio Jones

  11. Houston Texans: North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers

  13. Detroit Lions: Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo

  14. St. Louis Rams: Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget

  15. Miami Dolphins: Alabama running back Mark Ingram

  16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith

  17. New England Patriots: Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt

  18. San Diego Chargers: California defensive end Cameron Jordan

  19. New York Giants: Florida center Mike Pouncey

  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan

  21. Kansas City Chiefs: Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi

  22. Indianapolis Colts: Colorado tackle Nate Solder

  23. Philadelphia Eagles: Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod

  24. New Orleans Saints: Temple defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson

The Seattle Seahawks are next up with the 25th selection.

I'll count up the votes left in the comments section below this article and any left on my Facebook page and reveal it Monday.