2010 NFL Mock Draft #2
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Here’s my second look at the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
I know the Rams need a QB, but I don’t think there is one worthy of the number one pick in this draft. The Rams would be better off trying to get Michael Vick and spending their pick on Suh to bolster their defensive line.
2. Detroit Lions: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
No change here either. The Lions need help protecting Matthew Stafford.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
Still no change in this second mock. The Bucs grab McCoy, who some consider better than Suh.
4. Washington Redskins: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
I had them taking Clausen in the last mock, but I just don’t have faith in this crop of QBs. I think they are better served taking Berry here, who is the top player on the board.
5. Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
The Chiefs would love to take Okung here, but if he’s not available they’ll turn to Davis. They need to get better up front.
6. Seattle Seahawks: Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
The Seahawks also need to address their offensive line woes. I originally had Bradford here, but their line is a bigger need.
7. Cleveland Browns: Joe Haden, CB, Florida
It doesn’t make sense to go QB here for the Browns. I’m not sure Clausen or Bradford would be an upgrade over Brady Quinn. Taking the top cornerback in the draft is a better option.
8. Oakland Raiders: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Trying to predict what Al Davis will do in the draft is like trying to predict the lottery. McClain makes sense, but that usually is a deterrent.
9. Buffalo Bils: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
Finally the first of the two prized QB lands. They do need help on the line, but can’t pass up the opportunity to take their potential franchise QB.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Jacksonville managed just 14 sacks last year. There were two players (Elvis Dumervil & Jared Allen) who had more sacks than that last year. Clearly they need to add a pass rusher. Morgan fits the bill.
11. Denver Broncos: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
The Broncos are going to need a physical WR to replace Brandon Marshall.
12. Miami Dolphins: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
Bill Parcels loves linebackers, but that doesn’t mean he’s married to one. The Fins need Williams’ size up front.
13. San Francisco 49ers: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
The Niners may entertain the though of adding a RB like C.J. Spiller, but offensive line is a bigger need.
14. Seattle Seahawks: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
The Seahawks were among the worst at getting after the quarterback last year. They add the athletic Pierre-Paul to change that.
15. New York Giants: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
I originally had Brian Price going here, but Thomas makes more sense. The Giants’ secondary was a mess when Kenny Phillips went down. It’s hard to imagine he’ll be 100 percent next year so addressing that need is a must.
16. Tennessee Titans: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
Tennessee needs help putting pressure on the quarterback. Their secondary was a mess last year, but that can be attributed to injuries. I’m sure they’ll add depth later, but the pick here is Dunlap.
17. San Francisco 49ers: Everson Griffen, DE, Southern Cal
I originally had the Niners pegged to take Griffen’s Southern Cal teammate Taylor Mays. Griffen seems like a better fit for the Niners’ defense.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
The Steelers have to do something about the punishment Big Ben takes every year. This means adding to their line. Iupati is a great option because he can play guard or tackle.
19. Atlanta Falcons: Sergio Kindle, DE, Texas
The Falcons had just 28 sacks last year, so they need to add someone to pressure the QB.
20. Houston Texans: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
The Texans have plenty of question marks at RB. Spiller could step in and give them a home run threat.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Taylor Mays, S, Southern Cal
The Bengals get value from Mays, who would have been a much earlier pick last year. He’s a hard hitter that should fit in nicely in Cincinnati’s secondary.
22. New England Patriots: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
The Patriots are starting to age a bit on their defensive line. Price would be a nice addition.
23. Green Bay Packers: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
The Packers need to protect Aaron Rodgers better, especially when facing Jared Allen twice a year.
24. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan
Graham gives the Birds an expolosive pass rusher.
25. Baltimore Ravens: Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
The Ravens need help at WR big time. Tate gives them a solid option to groom as Derrick Mason’s replacement.
26. Arizona Cardinals: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
The free fall for Bradford finally ends thanks to the Matt Leinart’s ineffectiveness. In actuality I could see St. Louis trading up, perhaps with New England, to get Bradford.
27. Dallas Cowboys: Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
The Cowboys are sitting pretty at nearly every position. They could use help at WR though since Roy Williams is terrible.
28. San Diego Chargers: Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
The Chargers bolster their defensive front with Odrick, who can play both end and a tackle.
29. New York Jets: Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern
The Jets continue to build on defense with the addition of Wootton.
30. Minnesota Vikings: Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
Cornerback became a major question mark with Cedric Griffin’s knee injury and Antoine Winfield’s ineffectiveness.
31. Indianapolis Colts: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
The Colts could use and upgrade at outside linebacker and Weatherspoon fits the bill.
32. New Orleans Saints: Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU
Hughes gives the Saints a solid outside linebacker. Just what Gregg Williams needs…another toy on defense. Look out QBs.