This is my post combine 2010 NFL mock draft. Positions of players have changed based on their performances and interviews at the combine. Once free agency begins teams needs will change, but here is my best prediction of who teams will chose if they had to right now. I haven't included any trades in this mock.
If you are going to have to pay a player 12 to 13 million dollars a year the player should be a franchise quarterback. This pick has changed from Jimmy Clausen to Sam Bradford. Clausen may be more prepared to start in a NFL offense from day one, but will Bradford's size, arm strength and accuracy this should be the pick.
This pick remains the same. This pick should be an offensive tackle, such as Russell Okung, to protect Stafford's blind side.
But with a defensive-minded head coach, this pick will be Suh to help up front with a defense that couldn't stop the run.
Tampa Bay goes defense, as Josh Freeman is fairly mobile and their defense needs help up front. McCoy will start from day one and be a force on the defensive line for years to come.
With Bradford off the board. The Redskins pick up a franchise left tackle to replace Chris Samuels who is planning to retire.
The Chiefs select a left tackle to protect their investment in Matt Cassel. The Cheifs will also take a long look at Eric Berry with this pick.
The Seahawks pick Williams who they realize might not be available when they pick at No. 14. Walter Jones possible retirement also facilitates this pickup. Eric Berry could also be the pick with this pick, but if they are going to use him as a safety then his positional vaule wouldn't match this pick. Trent Williams had an excellent combine and his stock will sore. He will have a chance to start on the left side. Remember he was a first team All-American.
Berry would be extremely tempting at this pick but the Browns need a replacement for Braylon Edwards. This pick would also help whomever starts at quarterback for the Browns this year.
This is almost a guaranteed pick for Al Davis who values athletic ability. Bruce Campbell had probably the best workout at the combine of any prospect. He ran a 4.85 in the 40 which is outstanding for a guy of his size. This actually isn't a bad pickup for the Raiders. This pickup will also help protect Jamarcus Russell's blindside and give him one last chance to be a starter in this league.
A left tackle, rated high enough, isn't available with this pick so the Bills pick up their franchise quarterback. Clausen will have a chance to start from day one.
This pick remains unchanged. The Jaguars need to pick a player to put pressure on the quarterback. The Jaguars will also look long and hard at trading this pick for a late first round and second round pick to draft Tebow.
This pick remains unchanged. Denver will be looking for a tackling machine to plug into the middle of their 3-4 defense, something similar to the impact Patrick Willis has had with the 49ers.
If the Broncos don't pick McClain, then they will look for a NT, either Brian Price out of UCLA or Dan Williams out of Tennessee.
This pick also remains unchanged. Ricky Williams isn't getting any younger and Ronnie Brown has a history of injuries. Look for the Dolphins to add a home run threat and the best rated back in the draft.
The only reason Berry would fall this far is if teams view him as just a safety. The positional value for a safety isn't there for a top 10 pick. Your looking at around 80 million dollars with 50 million dollars guaranteed for 6 years at pick one, roughly 13 million per year if the Rams select a quarterback. Pick 10 will be around 32 million dollars with 20 million guaranteed, roughly 6.5 million dollars a year. Many people believe Berry could play cornerback at the NFL level, which would mean he will probably be drafted in the top 10. The 49ers would use Berry in their nickel back situations with a high possiblity to start right away. Berry would end up starting at free safety with Dashon Golshon moving over to strong safely.
The Seahawks add Griffen to help with their pass rush. If Griffen is worth this pick Pete Carroll would know.
Haden didn't run well in the 40 at the combine; therefore, he falls to the Giants with this pick. Hopefully for Haden, he can run better at his pro day to raise his stock.
Tennessee drafts Williams to play nose tackle and fill the void of Albert Haynesworth who was lost in free agency a year ago.
The only reason Bulaga falls is if teams feel that his short arms limit his potential to be a left tackle and believe that he is either a right tackle or guard. Lucky for the 49ers they are comfortable at left tackle. Bulaga would start from day one at right tackle.
Taylor Mays and Troy Polamalu in the same defensive secondary is scary. The Steelers should draft an offensive lineman with this pick, but they pick one of the most athletically gifted players in the draft.
Sean had an excellent combine and made his mark as a first round pick. Sean Weatherspoon is a leader and would help on the defensive side of the ball.
It is hard to see Thomas fall this far, but a safety is a need for the Texans and his selection would provide a playmaker in their secondary with the possible departure of Dunta Robinson in free agency.
The Bengals need help in the passing game. Benn gives them a big receiver across from Ochocinco.
Somehow Dunlap falls into the lap of the Patriots and they come away smiling.
Brown is a player that probably won't start right away at left tackle but is a great athlete and will work his way to eventually become the starter for the Packers at left tackle.
No change here. The Eagles like to pressure the quarterback. Jason Pierre-Paul would add just that.
Golden Tate had an excellent combine. His playmaking ability will be greatly appreciated by Joe Flacco.
Graham would help the Cardinals rush the quarterback from the outside linebacker position.
Odrick adds depth to the Cowboys defensive line rotation.
Matthews had an extraordinary combine. He showed speed for a big back. This is an easy pickup for the Chargers with uncertainty in their backfield.
The Jets add the athletic Kindle to provide additional pass rush abilities to the defense. They might also look for a starting corner across from Darrelle Revis.
The Vikings select the eventual replacement for Pat Williams.
Mike Iupati takes a slide in this mock for no paticular reason in that he projects as a guard with the possibility to play right tackle. Guards are usually not selected in the first round unless they are a special player. The Colts would love to plug him in as a starter from day one.
This is early for Tebow to be selected but I believe Tebow will eventually be an excellent football player at quarterback if that is what he wants to be. With the Saints he wouldn't have to start right away and could learn behind Brees. It would be interesting to see how the Saints would use him until he is ready to be a full time starter. His presence would also help ticket sales. I also think the Saints could bait the Jaguars for a trade with this pick so the Jaguars could pick Tebow to help sell tickets and keep the team in Jacksonville.