2010 NFL Mock Draft - v 4.3

The guys over at www.dcprosportsreport.com are giving me quite a bit of traffic. Thank you so much to those guys. So I feel I need to put more effort into my mock draft. No one wants to simply see a list of players. They want to know why the guy was picked for that team, so they can bitch about it of course! So here is take two. Enjoy and please feel free to comment!

1. St. Louis Rams - QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame. Ndamukong Suh is the best player in college football and the best prospect in this draft. But, like I have been saying for anyone paying attention to my mocks, if you are picking first, and you need a QB, you just have to take one. The Marc Bulger era looks like it has finally come to an end, and the Rams need a new identity more then anyone in the league. They are a long way from the Fun N Gun Rams. Clausen has the size and skills to be a good pro. They have to take him.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska. The Bucs will take Suh whether they pick first or second. They have been searching for a playmaking tackle since Warren Sapp left town. Looking at the NFL today, there really is no such thing as a pass rushing, play making tackle. I really think Suh can be the best 4-3 defensive tackle in a year or two. And I am a Colorado Buffalo fan, so it's rare I give high praise to a Cornhusker. This guy is a once in a generation talent.

3. Cleveland Browns - S Eric Berry, Tennessee. The Browns might be happy they fell out of the #1 spot and Jake Locker went back to school. Now they can focus on their 3 thousand other needs instead of taking another first round cornerback. Safety might not rank at the top of their list, but Eric Berry might be too tempting to pass up. Can you name one difference maker on defense? No, you can't. Berry will bring star power to a secondary in desperate need of it.

4. Detroit Lions - DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma. The Lions have just as many needs as last year. Especially on defense, where they are probably the worst in the NFL. They can go with McCoy or a defensive end here. I'll go with McCoy, since they have not had anything near a run stuffing presence since they traded Shaun Rogers years ago.

5. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma St. This is another great draft for offensive tackles. The Chiefs, even with Albert being pretty good, still have a horrid offensive line. Put two and two together and you have a pretty easy guess here.

6. Washington Redskins - QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma.
This begins a run of 6 teams that could use a quarterback. With Locker out of the draft, only Clausen and Bradford are worthy of top ten picks. If the draft happened today, someone would trade up to take Bradford if the Redskins didn't. Jason Campbell has played okay lately, but I still think his time in Washington has ran out. He needs a change of scenery and the Redskins need a new identity.

7. Oakland Raiders - DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech. Al Davis will ignore needs and take the shiniest and prettiest toy in the toy store. But let's assume, for once, he goes with a huge need. And pass rushing, as well as most other positions on the field, are a huge need. And it helps that Morgan is pretty athletic too. But we all know he'll just take Taylor Mays, another safety, cause he looks like a Greek God and can run fast.

8. Seattle Seahawks - OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma. The Seahawks need the following. Offensive tackle, quarterback, running back, defensive tackle, secondary. Looking at the board the best player available is offensive tackle. They'll adress one of those other positions later on.

9. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears) - DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida. The Broncos are playing great after a mid-season slump. They still need players equipped for the 3-4. DUnlap has had a disappointing season, but should be a good fit for a 3-4 end. He is 6'5, 295 and should be able to bulk up to handle the rigors of the position.

10. Buffalo Bills - WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State. Like always, the Bills have a boat load of holes. So best player available awaits. Lee Evans has disappeared and I can't imagine Terrell Owens wanting to go through another year of this, so they go with Bryant, the one first round talent at the position.

11. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers) - MLB Rolando McClain, Alabama. The Niners already have All Pro Patrick Willis and the still solid Takeo Spikes at middle linebacker. But with two high first round picks, they can afford the luxury. Imagine how giddy Mike Singletary, Mr. Middle Linebacker, will be with having those two guys in the middle.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers - CB Joe Haden, Florida. Cornerbacks frequently are taken higher then they deserve to be, mostly because everyone seems to need one. The Steelers are one of thos teams. Haden is a great athlete with average instincts. The Steelers could teach him to be a good one.

13. San Francisco 49ers - S Taylor Mays, USC.
The Niners go for more defense, taking a guy with a Ronnie Lott like body. Mays is destined to play in California.

14. Atlanta Falcons - OLB Greg Jones, Michigan St. Greg Jones is having an amazing junior season with the Spartans. He is quick and could be a great fit with the Falcons. I think he is a guy who can continue to rise in the draft.

15. Houston Texans - RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech. Dwyer hasn't had the junior season I thought he would have. But I still think he is the best all around back in this draft. Steve Slaton has shown he doesn't have what it takes to be an every down back. A duo like this could make this offense truly dominant.

16. Tennessee Titans - DT Arthur Jones, Syracuse. The Titans have actually been pretty good against the run. Maybe because they have been so bad against the pass. They still need to find that guy to help fill the giant hole Albert Haynesworth left. You can never have too many guys along the line.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Greg Hardy, Ole' Miss. Everyone seems to have Tim Tebow pegged here. I don't know why. Maybe it's the Jacksonville/Gainesville connection. I think the fact that Jacksonville has 14 sacks on the season, easily the worst in the league, shows what direction they need to go. Harvey and Groves have been busts, but they have to keep trying.

18. Baltimore Ravens - CB Patrick Robinson, Florida St. The Ravens have a bunch of nickle backs on their roster, but no true number one or even number two guy.

19. New York Jets - DT Terrence Cody, Alabama. The Jets still are small on the defensive line. With Kris Jenkins probably out the door they need some beef up front. No one has more beef then Cody. The worry is he has too much of it. But he is the one true nose tackle in this first round.

20. New York Giants - MLB Brandon Spikes, Florida. Antonio Pierce is injury prone and old, and just not very good any more. The Giants need to add talent at all linebacker positions.

21. Miami Dolphins - DE/OLB Jerry Hughes, TCU. The Dolphins have Joey Porter and Jason Taylor, but both are nearing the end of their careers. They can pass the torch to a new duo, Cameron Wake and Jerry Hughes.

22. Arizona Cardinals - OT Brian Baluga, Iowa. The Cardinals know their money makers are on offense. If they want to contend the have to keep Kurt Warner alive as long as possible. Levi Brown is good but they have a huge hole on the other side.

23. Dallas Cowboys - OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers. Flozell Adams is old, overpaid and a headcase. It is time to finally replace him.

24. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos) - QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas. I may be in the minority, but I like Mallett better then Colt McCoy when it comes to the second tier of quarterbacks.

25. New England Patriots - RB CJ Spiller, Clemson. The Patriots can go in about a hundred different directions. But with three second round picks they can opt to go for a weapon in the first round. Spiller can learn from Kevin Faulk, perhaps the greatest third down back of this century, and become a huge weapon for the Patriots.

26. Green Bay Packers - RB Jahvid Best, California.
The Packers have been good for a long time, but besides Ahman Green's few great years, they have always had average, plodding running backs. Best gives them a dimension they have not had before.

27. Cincinnati Bengals - TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma.
The Bengals use their tight ends like teams used their tight ends 20 years ago. They haven't noticed that that position has the potential to really help the offense.

28. Philadelphia Eagles - OLB Bruce Carter, North Carolina. The Eagles are solid on offense, and defense for that matter. But they could always use an upgrade at linebacker. That way they don't have to keep bringing back Jeremiah Trotter every year. Yeah, that guy is still on the roster.

29. San Diego Chargers - RB Ryan Matthews, Fresno St. The Chargers are playing as well as they have in years, but a sad fact lost in it is the continued deterioration of LaDainian Tomlinson. Perhaps the greatest running back of the decade, the guy is pretty much done, struggling to keep above the 3.0 ypc average. With Darren Sproles not worth the franchise tag, a replacement is needed.

30. Minnesota Vikings - QB Colt McCoy, Texas. Brett Favre will probably play until he's 60, but if not, he can help groom a replacement. Something he might be willing to do this time. But who knows.

31. New Orleans Saints - DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina. The Saints actually have a pretty good defensive line, but Austin is too good to pass up here. He could give the Saints the best defensive tackle rotation in football.

32. Indianapolis Colts - CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama. Bob Sanders and Marlin Jackson can never stay healthy and are probably out the door. Some talent is needed at the position.

Jonathan Carrano

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1 comment:

John said...

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The award is given annually by each NFL team and is decided through a vote of players.
It is awarded to the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship and courage.
Vick and the award recipients for the other NFL Draft teams are scheduled to be honored at a banquet in the Baltimore area in March.
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