2010 NFL Mock Draft: Is There A Shake Up With Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen?
Today, I present to you my second NFL Mock Draft of the year.
Though my first one was a hit, I have done some thinking, and believe there will be a few more shake ups in my mock come this time around.
Questions still loom as to where quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen will land.
Will both be selected in the top ten? Or will one of them falter into the middle of the first round?
A lot of questions to be answered in the second 2010 NFL Mock Draft.
No. 1 St. Louis Rams—DT, Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
With a record of 1-15, the Rams won't be able to fill every hole in one draft.
In this case, they have to take the best player on the board in Suh, who will fit very nicely in Steve Spagnuolo's defensive scheme he is trying to implement.
No. 2 Detroit Lions—DT, Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
In a situation nearly the same as the Rams, the Lions may go a few different ways with this pick.
The defense was one of the worst to watch in football, especially against the run. Hopefully McCoy can help in that category pretty fast.
No. 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers—CB/S, Eric Berry, Tennessee
Eric Berry is the best available prospect at this selection, maybe even the best in this entire draft class.
Berry has very qualities that are similar to Troy Polamalu: a hard hitting safety who is also a threat within the secondary.
No. 4 Washington Redskins—OT, Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
I decided to change up my pick this time around with the Redskins.
I am beginning to get the feeling that Mike Shanahan is going to bring Jason Campbell back as the starting quarterback.
If so, he is going to select Okung to bring immediate protection to this weak offensive line.
No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs—OT, Anthony Davis, Rutgers
Anthony Davis has seen his stock rise more then any other prospect in this year's class.
He has proved he can play either at the tackle or guard position at the next level, and with a need on the offensive line for Kansas City, the Chiefs have found their man.
No. 6 Seattle Seahawks—QB, Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
The Seattle Seahawks need to make a change within this franchise by selecting a quarterback of the future.
In this case, being that Sam Bradford is the best quarterback prospect in the draft, a hopeful savior has been found.
No. 7 Cleveland Browns—CB, Joe Haden, Florida
The Browns do lack depth within the secondary, which brings us to Joe Haden.
Haden is the best cover corner in the draft, and should be a solid selection for an organization that found an identity in the front office.
No. 8 Oakland Raiders—DE, Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
The Oakland Raiders might bring controversy to their selection, but for now, I'll have them taking the most talented player available in Jason Pierre-Paul.
With Richard Seymour aging, it is the perfect opportunity to draft a defensive end that has the potential like this kid. Plus, he's pretty quick.
No. 9 Buffalo Bills—QB, Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
The Buffalo Bills need to find a future at the quarterback position.
Clausen is being viewed as a top ten pick, and with the low depth they have at the position already, welcome Jimmy to the cold weather of Buffalo!
No. 10 Jacksonville Jaguars—DE/OLB, Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
The Jaguars have holes to fill on the defensive side, which starts with the front.
Near the bottom of the league in sacks, Jacksonville will make Morgan their man within the top ten.
No. 11 Denver Broncos—MLB, Rolando McClain, Alabama
The Broncos will focus on the defensive side in the first round. Rolando McClain is one of the better line backers we have seen in recent years.
McClain should improve the running defense of the Broncos, who struggled this past season in that category.
No. 12 Miami Dolphins—WR, Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Miami needs to find another playmaker to help with the development of Chad Henne.
Dez Bryant is the best receiver on the board, the only one that is a top ten caliber selection.
No. 13 San Francisco 49ers—S, Earl Thomas, Texas
San Francisco needs to improve it's holes within the secondary.
Thomas is considered either a safety or a cornerback, which in this case, will benefit the 49ers defense.
No. 14 Seattle Seahawks—OT, Brian Bulaga, Iowa
The Seahawks selected Sam Bradford with their sixth overall pick. The next need Seattle needs to focus on is the offensive line.
Bulaga has seen his stock rise after a few workouts over the past month. Seattle is off to a good start thus far in the draft.
No. 15 New York Giants—MLB, Brandon Spikes, Florida
New York played a poor defensive performance this past season.
One of the needs is the linebacker position, especially with questions looming regarding Antonio Pierce's future.
Brandon Spikes looks to be a mid round selection, and being the best middle line backer available, he will be with the Big Blue for quite some time.
No. 16 Tennessee Titans—DE/OLB, Carlos Dunlap, Florida
The Titans saw a decrease in production within the defensive front since the loss of Albert Haynesworth.
Dunlap is a potential top ten talent aside from the baggage (detrimental issues.
The athleticism of this end will fit very nicely in the system the Titans run.
No. 17 San Francisco 49ers—S, Sergio Kindle, Texas
The 49ers will continue to focus on the defensive side, as Mike Singletary has always been in favor of improving his defensive unit.
Sergio Kindle has gone under the radar as of late, but his talent as an outside line backer is one that the 49ers can not pass up.
No. 18 Pittsburgh Steelers—OT, Bruce Campbell, Maryland
The Pittsburgh Steelers will focus on the offensive line, who despite Big Ben's ability to hold the ball very long, is the weakest spot on this team.
With a few lineman available, Bruce Campbell best fits the mold that Pittsburgh is interested in.
A comparison of Campbell would be his former teammate, Jared Gaither, who is currently with the Baltimore Ravens.
No. 19 Atlanta Falcons—OT, Trent Williams, Oklahoma
The Falcons have needs on both sides of the ball, but their main focus needs to be protecting Matt Ryan.
They are lucky enough to have Trent Williams fall at the 19th selection, and can solidify the offensive line for 2010.
No. 20 Houston Texans—RB, CJ Spiller, Clemson
The Texans did lose a bit of confidence in Steve Slaton as the full time back.
CJ Spiller has the talent of a top ten player, and only adds another duel threat to this high powered passing offense led by Matt Schuab.
No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals—TE, Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
The Cincinnati Bengals need to supply more weapons for Carson Palmer. One of the needs begins at the tight end position.
Even though Gresham missed nearly the entire season, Jermaine Gresham looks to be the best candidate for the Bengals, and should bring a vertical threat down field like Antonio Gates has done for the chargers.
No. 22 New England Patriots—DT, Brian Price, UCLA
The Patriots will put their much needed attention to the defense, the defensive front and secondary in particular.
The defensive line is continuing to age with Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren.
Thus, Brian Price, who has emerged as a first round pick, is the future defensive tackle to replace Wilfork, and should do well under Belichick's system.
No. 23 Green Bay Packers—S, Taylor Mays, USC
Green Bay needs to improve their secondary.
Charles Woodson is not getting any younger, and with Taylor Mays, who last year was considered a top ten selection, is now available late in the first round.
The packers must jump on this opportunity.
No. 24 Philadelphia Eagles—CB, Kareem Jackson, Alabama
The Eagles need to improve their secondary, where even with Asante Samuel still had their weaknesses.
Kareem Jackson has improved his stock since the national championship game, and is a very nice pickup for Philadelphia.
No. 25 Baltimore Ravens—WR, Arrelious Benn, Illinois
The Ravens need to upgrade at the wide receiver position through the draft.
Arrelious Benn brings the size and speed that would interest general manager Ozzie Newsome, and becomes a solid target for Joe Flacco.
No. 26 Arizona Cardinals—DL, Dan Williams, Tennessee
The Arizona Cardinals need to work on the defensive line, which needs to add some depth within that category.
Dan Williams out of Tennessee is a perfect late first round selection for this Cardinals squad.
No. 27 Dallas Cowboys—DB, Kyle Wilson, Boise State
The Cowboys' biggest need in the draft is the secondary. At their selection, Kyle Wilson is the best available.
Wilson's stock has improved since the Fiesta Bowl, and should be able to grow with Michael Jenkins in the secondary.
No. 28 San Diego Chargers—OLB, Navorro Bowman, Penn State
With changes likely to be made on the defensive side of the ball, the Chargers need to find depth at the line backer position.
Navorro Bowman is the best available, and as an outside line backer can transition very well into an NFL defense.
No. 29 New York Jets—WR, Golden Tate, Notre Dame
The Jets need to improvement their play makers around Mark Sanchez.
You can't get better then Golden Tate with the 29th overall selection.
There are questions about his size, however, no doubts about his play making ability.
No. 30 Minnesota Vikings—CB, Patrick Robinson, Florida State
The Vikings' biggest need is improving the very weak secondary.
Patrick Robinson is the best corner back available, who was the best cover corner on his team for the past few seasons.
Picks 31 and 32 will be added after the Super Bowl.