Never Too Soon: A NFL Mock Draft Nearly Five Months Early

Jackson DworakContributor IIINovember 6, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  Washington Redskins #13 draft pick Brian Orakpo poses for photographers at Radio City Music Hall for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25, 2009 in New York City  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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We have not seen a year of football recently with so many bad teams. St. Louis, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, the list goes on. With that said, talk is starting to heat up of who the top picks in the draft may be. Now is the time when you stop looking for in-depth analysis from top-dog sites. This right here is your first real 2010 NFL mock draft, and it is a good one.

No. 1/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Ndamukong Suh/DT/Nebraska

One of the strongest linemen in the nation, he would bolster a Tampa D-line who recently lost Jovan Haye and Gaines Adams. Suh is definitely the best overall player in the draft to me without question.

NFL Comparison: Albert Haynesworth

No. 2/Cleveland Browns/Sam Bradford/QB/Oklahoma

The Browns are far from satisfied with the stunt in development of Brady Quinn, and Derek Anderson just doesn't cut it. Even though he has been injured this season, Bradford is too dominant of a player for the Browns to pass on.

NFL Comparison: Phillip Rivers

No. 3/Detroit Lions/Russell Okung/OT/Oklahoma State

Since we can remember, the Lions have had trouble protecting the quarterback. If they want to keep their future franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford on the field, they need to find a player with great strength and awareness like Okung.

NFL Comparison: Jammal Brown

No. 4/St. Louis Rams/Dez Bryant/WR/Oklahoma State

Currently, the Rams average less than 10 points per game, including being shut out twice. They need a playmaker who can score often, and there isn't a better one out there than Dez Bryant.

NFL Comparison: Anquan Boldin

No. 5/Tennessee Titans/Gerald McCoy/DT/Oklahoma

The Titans D-line just hasn't been the same with the absence of Albert Haynesworth. McCoy is an outstanding talent and leader, which is exactly the kind of guy the Titans need to anchor their line.

NFL Comparison: Tommie Harris

No. 6/Kansas City Chiefs/Eric Berry/S/Tennessee

With only three interceptions thus far on the season, the Chiefs have to find a ball-hawk type safety who can lead the secondary. Berry has shown no signs of slowing down in his development, and he is one of the most athletic young men in this year's class.

NFL Comparison: OJ Atogwe

No. 7/Washington Redskins/Jimmy Clausen/QB/Notre Dame

Clausen has come from being a questionable decision maker to one of the nation's best prospects. The Redskins desperately need a better signal caller than Jason Campbell. I think Jimmy Clausen would be the best quarterback in the draft in the Redskins' current system.

NFL Comparison: Mark Sanchez

No. 8/Seattle Seahawks/Jake Locker/QB/Washington

With such a high injury rate, the Seahawks are just about ready to give up on Matt Hasselbeck. Jake Locker could be the immediate answer. He has great size and poise, and has arguably the best arm in the draft.

NFL Comparison: Eli Manning

No. 9/Buffalo Bills/Trent Williams/OT/Oklahoma

Buffalo can shuffle through quarterbacks all they want, but if they don't have a line who can protect one, things won't get any better. Williams is a great blocker with a great history in a great program at Oklahoma. He could be the answer at left tackle the Bills need after the trade of Jason Peters.

NFL Comparison: Ryan Clady

No. 10/Oakland Raiders/Carlos Dunlap/DE/Florida

With a likely switch to the 3-4 in the near future in Oakland, There will be some instant holes. Dunlap could fill one of those holes in a big way. He has decent size, but his speed could be too much for Al Davis to pass on.

NFL Comparison: Darnell Dockett

No. 11/Jacksonville Jaguars/Tim Tebow/QB/Florida

Don't act like you are surprised. The Jaguars have been salivating over Tim Tebow since he started taking the majority of the snaps for Florida. There is no doubt in my mind that Tebow should not be drafted by any team in the first round, but Jacksonville is likely to crush those morals. Tebow is going to need to transform dramatically before the draft. He needs to lose about 25 pounds and learn how to stay comfortable in the pocket.

NFL Comparison: Aaron Rodgers

No. 12/San Francisco 49ers (f/CAR)/Corey Wootton/DE/Northwestern

Wootton is a perfect fit in the 3-4, which is what San Francisco runs. He is lengthy with a basketball game and is a nightmare for tackles to contain. The fact that he is 6'7" isn't that bad of a note to tack on either.

NFL Comparison: Kenyon Coleman

No. 13/Miami Dolphins/Arrelious Benn/WR/Illinois

Brian Hartline. Davone Bess. Greg Camarillo. Ted Ginn. Those are the names that the Dolphins have to work with. Most of those players would not be starters on any other team. Miami has some major work to do in the receiving core, and that process could get a head start wit Arrelious Benn in the clubhouse. He has size and speed that is coveted by any team, and has been a top prospect since coming into Illinois.

NFL Comparison: Braylon Edwards

No. 14/San Francisco 49ers/Joe Haden/CB/Florida

Haden, the best cornerback in the draft, would help improve a 49ers secondary that is in desperate need of some reinforcements. He makes it hard for anyone to pass against him, which is exactly what San Francisco has been lacking for a while.

NFL Comparison: Terrence McGee

No. 15/Denver Broncos (f/CHI)/Terrence Cody/NT/Alabama

The Broncos could draft anywhere along the defensive line, seeing that it is their most pressing need inside and out. Terrence Cody is a big clot who can stuff the run at any time. He has one major downside though: He is one of, if not the slowest player in the entire draft, which could cause many teams to pass on him, which is why his range could be from the top ten to the middle of the second round.

NFL Comparison: Shaun Rodgers

No. 16/San Diego Chargers/Jonathan Dwyer/RB/Georgia Tech

No. 17/Baltimore Ravens/Patrick Robinson/CB/Florida State

No. 18/Green Bay Packers/Bryan Bulaga/OT/Iowa

No. 19/New York Jets/Greg Hardy/DE/Mississippi

No. 20/Atlanta Falcons/Rolando McClain/OLB/Alabama

No. 21/New York Giants/Sergio Kindle/OLB/Texas

No. 22/Houston Texans/Taylor Mays/FS/USC

No. 23/Philadelphia Eagles/Brandon Spikes/MLB/Florida

No. 24/Pittsburgh Steelers/Nate Allen/FS/South Florida

No. 25/Arizona Cardinals/Jermaine Gresham/TE/Oklahoma

No. 26/Seattle Seahawks (f/DEN)/C.J. Spiller/RB/Clemson

No. 27/Cincinnati Bengals/Rashad Jones/FS/Georgia

No. 28/New England Patriots/Sean Weatherspoon/OLB/Missouri

No. 29/Minnesota Vikings/Jevan Snead/QB/Mississippi

No. 30/New Orleans Saints/Jahvid Best/RB/California

No. 31/Dallas Cowboys/Brandon LaFell/WR/LSU

No. 32/Indianapolis Colts/Arthur Jones/DT/Syracuse


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