2010 NFL Mock Draft: Version 5
The 2010 draft is the deepest draft in years. The strength of this draft resides in the large number of impact defensive linemen.
So, if you think I got your teams pick wrong tell me who you think they will take and if you think a player fell to far tell me where you think they will go.
If you would like to see my previous Mock drafts I have provided links below.
1. St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford- QB Oklahoma
Is it a good Idea for the Rams to pass on Suh?
The fact is the Rams need a whole new direction for their franchise and the way you do that is to draft a franchise QB.
On the plus side Bradford has grown into his body and looks like an NFL QB. The potential down side is passing on a Reggie White caliber DT.
In the end it will boil down to whether or not the Rams think that the position of DT is enough value to pay first pick money.
Other Potential Picks: Suh, G McCoy, Clausen
2. Detroit Lions
Ndamukong Suh: DT Nebraska
This pick is a no brainer to me. Suh is the best talent in the draft and will be an instant impact player for the Lions
Other Potential Picks: G McCoy, Russell Okung
3. Tampa Bay Bucs
Gerald McCoy: DT Oklahoma
The Bucs address their biggest weakness, the DTwith this pick.
While McCoy might not be the all around player Suh is, he is quicker and will provide a great interior pass rush.
Other potential picks: Eric Berry, JPP, Derrick Morgan
4. Washington Redskins
Russell Okung: LT Oklahoma State
Okung will help solidify an old and weak Redskins offensive line. It is likely that Washington will take multiple offensive line men in this draft.
Other potential picks: Davis, Campbell, Bradford, Clausen
5. Kansas City Chiefs
Rolando McClain: ILB Alabama
McClain is far and away the best line backer in this draft. He has superior leadership skills for a defense in need of a strong captain.
Other potential picks: Berry, left tackle, Haden
6. Seattle Seahawks
Eric Berry: S Tennessee
Seattle is in desperate need of play makers on both sides of the ball.
The safety has been a pacticular bad position for the Seahawks for the last decade. Berry is a play maker with good ball skills and is excellent on the blitz.
Other Potential picks: DE, LT, Bradford, Clausen, Haden
7. Cleveland Browns
Joe Haden: CB Florida
Haden is the best player available at a position of need for the Browns. The drop off at corner, after Haden, is very steep.
Other potential picks- Berry, McClain
8. Oakland Raiders
Bruce Campbell: LT Maryland
Campbell reinforced his status as a top tackle prospect with a great showing at the combine.
On the other side of the coin Anthony Davis hurt his stock with a poor showing at the combine.
Other potential picks: JPP, Morgan, LT, McClain
9. Buffalo Bills
Jimmy Clausen: QB Notre Dame
The battle in the Bills war room will be over whether to take a QB or a LT. Both are need positions for the organization.
It will all come down to value.
Other potential picks: LT, QB
10 Jacksonville Jaguars
Derrick Morgan: DE Georgia Tech
The Jags despite investing resources in the defensive position still have very little in the way of an edge pass rush.
Morgan is a well rounded DE who might not have the pure pass rush potential of JPP but he is the safer pick.
Also i don't buy Tim Tebow as their first round pick.
Other potential picks: JPP
11. Denver Broncos
Dan Williams: NT Tennessee
The Broncos need reinforcements on the defensive line. Williams is a very athletic nose tackle with ideal size.
12. Miami Dolphins
Sergio Kindle: DE/OLB Texas
The Dolphins need to get younger on the defensive side of the ball.
Bill Parcels loves pass rushing 3-4 OLBs and Sergio Kindle fits that to a T. Kindle is a high motor pass rusher who was double teamed all year at Texas.
Wide Receiver Dez Bryant and safety Earl Thomas will both get strong looks from the Dolphins.
13. San Francisco
Anthony Davis: LT Rutgers
While Davis had a poor performance at the combine and his stock will suffer, he has a versatility that will really be able to help the 49ers.
He should be able to play both tackle and guard positions
14 Seattle Seahawks
Brian Bulaga: LT Iowa
Seattle will be looking for a left tackle of the future and may find it in Bulaga. A comparison will be made between Bulaga and epic bust Robert Gallery because of similar body types and coaching.
15. New York Giants
Earl Thomas: S Texas
Earl Thomas is the most versatile defensive back in this draft.
The Giants are also in need of help at line backer but the value isn't there at this position in the draft.
16. Tennesse Titans
Jason Pierre-Paul: DE South Florida
JPP is the boom or bust pick of this draft.
Many people will tell you that JPP is no doubt a top ten pick and while he has all the potential in the world he is a big risk. The problem with JPP is that he hasn't played against a lot of high end competition and when he has he has been underwhelming.
San Francisco 49ers
CJ Spiller: RB Clemson
Spiller is the best running back and kick returner in this draft. While he isn't an essential pick for the Niners, he would add a new dimension to the offense and return game.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers
Taylor Mays: S USC
Even with a healthy Troy Palamalu the Steelers are still very thin at safety. While there is not a consensus on Mays, it is hard to ignore his physical skills.
19. Atlanta Falcons
Carlos Dunlap: DE Florida
While character issues aren't high on the Falcons list, a pass rusher is. Dunlap is an amazing athlete who should be able to step in right away and get sacks.
20. Houston Texans
Ryan Matthews: RB Fresno State
Ryan Matthews is not a name that a lot of people knew before the draft but is shooting up draft boards. Matthews had great numbers last year and had a great combine.
He is a great all around back.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Dez Bryant: WR Oklahoma State
Even with the addition of Matt Jones, a good young receiver is still on the Bengals list. Bryant hurt his draft stock by not running at the combine because of a hamstring injury.
Bryant would be a great value pick at this point in the draft.
22. New England
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB Michigan
Graham is a high motor versatile player perfect for the Patriots system. Graham opened a lot of eyes with a spectacular Senior Bowl performance.
23. Green Bay Packers
Trent Williams: LT Oklahoma
Williams improved his stock at the combine by being stronger and faster then expected.
The Packers need to protect Aaron Rodgers and get younger at the tackle position.
24. Philadelphia Eagles
Sean Weatherspoon: OLB Missouri
The Eagles two most pressing needs are at safety and defensive end. The value at those two positions is not great at this point in the draft.
Weatherspoon is the best 4-3 OLB in this position where Philly could use youth and talent.
25. Baltimore Ravens
Golden Tate: WR Notre Dame
Tate was not as tall as expected when measured at the draft but made up for it with a great 40 time. Tate is still a good pick even if the Ravens sign Terrell Owens.
26. Arizona Cardinals
Charles Brown, LT USC
The Cardinals need to upgrade their offensive line and Charles Brown is a great athlete at tackle with a high ceiling.
27. Dallas Cowboys
Mike Iupati: G Idaho
The versatile Iupati would help provide depth for a very old Cowboy offensive line. Dallas should draft at least one more OL in this draft.
28. San Diego
Jared Odrick: DE/DT Penn State
The Chargers never replaced the departed Igor Olshanski and Odrick would fill that slot. Odrick is big and strong with a high motor and should transfer well to a 3-4 DE position.
29. New York Jets
Jerry Hughes- DE/OLB TCU
The Jets, despite being the number one defense last year is in a real need of a pass rushing OLB. Hughes is a very good pass rusher and isn't a liability against the run or in coverage.
30. Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Wilson: CB Boise State
Kyle Wilson has been steadily rising up draft boards and will become the consensus #2 corner in this draft. Wilson excelled at the Senior Bowl, especially in practices leading up to the the game.
31. Indianapolis Colts
Brian Price: DT UCLA
Brian Price would be a great value pick for the Colts. Price is great at penetrating gaps and getting into the back field.
32. New Orleans Saints
Daryl Washington: LB TCU
The defending Super Bowl Champs are in need of talent and depth in the line backing corps. Darly Washington is a smart and versatile line backer.