Well, I've many seen so many mock drafts. Many are filled with "team needs" and some are very far fetched, like the ones where Suh falls to the Seahawks. Some are filled with a very biased opinion. Some simply come after the combine is over. Good job Al Davis impersonators.
On a side note when I list team needs, they will be listed in order from "urgent" to "like to have."
So here with the St. Louis Rams first overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft.
1st St.Louis Rams: QB Sam Bradford
This pick is becoming more realistic every day. Bradford is a very excellent pick here. Rest assure Rams fans there is plenty of talent in this years draft to fill other key positions.
Team Needs: LT, LB, QB, CB, DT
2nd Detroit Lions: DT Ndamukong Suh
How could anyone else pass on Suh? Well depends on who you ask, this pick could also be Gerald McCoy. Suh is a fine specimen.
Team Needs: LT, DT, CB, LG, DE
3rd Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Gerald McCoy
As I said before these picks could reciprocate. McCoy reminds me of Cortez Kennedy, didn't lift well in combine, but will most definitely be a beast on the field. What does the combine even show, speed, strength, leaping ability. What it doesn't show is game intelligence, field awareness, grit, winning mentality.
Team Needs: DT, WR, CB, DE, SS
4th Washington Redskins: LT Anthony Davis
I know its out there, but of all the LT in this years draft he has the most upside of any of them. Davis does appear lazy sometimes but he naturally squares up very well with DEs. That kind of skill is very hard to coach. Plus he has very long arms, essential in pass protection.
Team Needs: QB, LT, RB, LB, C
5th Kansas City Chiefs: LT Russel Okung
Some say Okung isn't a top 10 pick, well I'd have to say they are wrong. He is very strong, and fast for a big man. His pass protection needs work but with good coaching, he will be a dominate LT in the NFL.
Team Needs: LT, DT, LB, C, CB
6th Seattle Seahawks: S Eric Berry
Seattle has been lacking a ball hawk for some time. This year Pete Carroll will address this by drafting Berry. Berry could also play CB if needed but I will guess Carroll will use him to compliment Deon Grant.
Team Needs: LT, DE, QB, DT, WR
7th Clevelend Browns: QB Jimmy Clausen
With Holmgren in town he will want his own QB taking the snaps. Clausen will develop into a starting QB in this league, though Clausen lacks leadership, with the right pieces behind him he could be a silent leader like Eli Manning.
Team Needs: QB, S, CB, WR, LB
8th Oakland Raiders: LT Bruce Campbell
Easily the most talented LT in this years draft. His downside is that he is injury prone. He started 17 games in the last 3 years. Al Davis will draft him for his talent and upside. If he can beat his injuries, the other teams that could have drafted him will be kicking themselves every time they play the Raiders.
Team Needs: QB, LT, DT, RT, CB
9th Buffalo Bills: LT Trent Williams
Buffalo has many needs but the premiere QB's have already been taken. So with their next need being LT, they take Williams. Williams has huge upside as well as excellent footwork. Explodes off the ball, and he plays smart.
Team Needs: QB, LT, DT, LB, WR
10th Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Derrick Morgan
With the biggest need on the team being filled by the most NFL ready DE in the draft, the Jaguars will be pleasantly happy. Morgan will bring a pass rush, equipped with a non-stop motor. He will be a dominant DE in the NFL.
Team Needs: DE, S, C , RG, WR
11th Denver Broncos: WR Dez Bryant
The Broncos need for WR wouldn't exist if the team knew Brandon Marshall would sign a extension. Not going to happen. Dez Bryant will fill nicely next year when Marshall leaves, its going to almost be like they didn't skip a beat after the departure of Marshall.
Team Needs: QB, DE, WR, DT, C
12th Miami Dolphins: S Taylor Mays
Mays will bring the pass and rush defense Parcells needs for the defense. If Kindle or McClain are here though look for them to be drafted. Parcells defense has always depended on a Pass-Rushing LB. So Mays is the next piece of the defense. Next year Dolphin fans, next year.
Team Needs: LB, DT, WR, S, TE
13th San Francisco 49ers: RB CJ spiller
Look for the 49ers to add super-fast Spiller. Spiller will complement Gore much more then Coffee. He will be a change of pace back. I really don't see Spiller being an every down back as some think he is. Great pick for SF.
Team Needs: RT, G, S, DT, QB
14th Seattle Seahawks: LT Charles Brown
Look for the Seahawks to "finally" get their LT of the future in Charles Brown. By Brown gaining 13 pounds for the combine, it shows his work ethic to become NFL ready. Gibbs ZBS starts with Brown who will be a perfect fit.
Team Needs: LT, DE, QB, DT, WR
15th New York Giants: S Earl Thomas
With Earl Thomas taking stage, he will better the pass defense instantly. Thomas has the ball hawking skill to immediately improve the Giants defense.
Team Needs: DT, S, LB, RT, DE
16th Tennesse Titans: DE Jason Pierre Paul
Well with arguably best DE taken off the board, the Titans take in my opinion the DE, that could quite possibly be the most talented in the draft. Basketball Player turned DE Pierre-Paul. His upside is HUGE, with the right coaching he could quite possibly be the best DE in this years draft.
Team Needs: DE, CB, LB, DT, OG
17th San Francisco 49ers: CB Joe Haden
The 49ers just cant pass on Haden. Yes he ran a slow 40 time time but like I stated earlier, It's the combine. Whatever, Haden will have a starting spot come September.
Team Needs: RT, G, S, DT, QB
18th Pittsburgh Steelers: DT Dan Williams
Now the terrible towels get the next Casey Hampton. Sorry Casey, you're 33 years old and you can't play forever. Williams will be a beast in the middle for years to come. William's is the best 3-4 NT in this years draft.
Team Needs: CB, LB, DT, DE, G
19th Atlanta Falcons: DE Brandon Graham
This guy seems like he is always proving himself. He was amazing in the Senior Bowl. Graham has an excellent motor and probably the most underrated DE in this years draft. He will be a fan favorite.
Team Needs: DE, CB, LB, DT, WR
20th Houston Texans: CB Devon McCourty
McCourty is a very fast CB. He will most definitely be called in the first round due to the combine. He will fill Robinson's shoes. He is best fit for Houstons defensive scheme.
Team Needs: CB, S, DT, G, RB
21st Cinncinati Bengals: WR Arrelious Benn
With the recent passing of Henry, the Bengals look for true No. 2 WR in Benn. He is big and fast with excellent hands. Some dont think he'll be in the first round because of his last season at Illinois. But what do they know?
Team Needs: WR, TE, S, CB, LB
22nd New England Patriots: DT Jared Odrick
The Patriots have so much going on right now internally that they draft the multi-talented Odrick. He can move all over the line and still be dominate. Look also for Belichick to surprise us with an CB also.
Team Needs: LB, DE, WR, OG, RB
23rd Green Bay Packers: LT Bryan Bulaga
It's about time the Packers give Rodgers a definite blind-side protector. Bulaga has alot of upside, he squares up very well in pass protection. His down side is that he can be bull-rushed and he has short arms, which is important for pass protection.
Team Needs: LT, CB, S, OG, DE
24th Philadelphia Eagles: DE Carlos Dunlop
The Eagles definitely need an upgrade on their pass rush. Dunlop is very "gifted," he has all the things you look for in an DE, size, speed, and technique. Downside is he can be lazy at times.
Team Needs DE, LB, S, LT, CB
25th Baltimore Ravens: WR Golden Tate
The Ravens finally get the playmaker they so desperately need on the offense. Tate will be the piece of the puzzle for their offense. Just loved it when Tate jumped into the Michigan State band when he played for ND.
Team Needs: TE, LB, DE, WR, K
26th Arizona Cardinals: DE/OLB Jerry Hughes
Hughes adds youth to an ageing LB corp. He could come in and within a few years takeover Dansby's spot. In four years Cards fans will be saying Dans-Who.
Team Needs: QB, LT, LB, CB, DT
27th Dallas Cowboys: OG Mike Iupati
Jerry Jones likes his O-Line to be HUGE. Iupati fit the mold of what Jones is looking for, big, fast, mean and did I mention HUGE. Iupati will be a dominate OG in the NFL. He is best suited at Guard even though some think he could transition into LT.
Team Needs: S, G, DT, LB, CB
28th San Diego Chargers: RB Jahvid Best
With the departures of Tomlinson and Sproles testing the free agent market, the Chargers take Best. Best is arguably a lot like LT. He has great cuts, field vision, and speed. His blocking ability is suspect but the Chargers just can't pass on Best's talent.
Team Needs:RB, DT, DE, CB, S
29th New York Jets: CB Patrick Robinson
Rex Ryan has learned with Revis, a DB can be a very important component for winning. By adding Robinson he gets another great cover man for his already impressive pass defense. Robinson is a great grab here at 29th.
Team Needs: LB, CB, DE, S, WR
30th Minnesota Vikings: LB Sean Weatherspoon
By adding Weatherspoon the Vikings add a great LB. He can be complimentary to Henderson. Weatherspoon is the type of LB to take out a lead blocker, enabling Henderson to make the tackle. Weatherspoon is very team orientated.
Team Needs: LB, S, OG, C, DT, QB
31st Indianapolis Colts: OG Maurkice Pouncey
The Colts add a much needed interior lineman. Pouncey is a smaller OG but his technique is phenomenal. He helps the run game on the offense.
Team Needs: LT, DT, LB, OG, DE
32nd New Orleans Saints: DT Brian Price
The new found Saints are no longer the 'Aints. They are complete team but by adding some bulk up the middle, they simply become better. Disruptive, powerful, and agile are all words that can be used to describe Price. Great steal at 32.
Team Needs: DE, DT, LB, S, C
Well as you see this draft is abundant with defensive talent. Even in the latter rounds There are playmakers on both sides of the field. Hope you enjoyed.
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