Donovan McNabb Shakes Up 2010 NFL Draft
Washington traded a second-round pick in 2010 and a conditional pick in 2011. Had Al Davis made this same trade, the crows would all be iterating how absurd the trade is, and speculating on whether McNabb should just retire.
Washington now has a quarterback in place along with halfbacks Larry Johnson, Willie Parker, and possibly Clinton Portis (depending on his health status). All that Washington needs now is a left tackle.
If the Lions pass on Suh for an offensive tackle, then all bets are off and that move would make the Draft a hectic one.
Nearly everybody has Oakland taking a tackle, but something tells me that Al Davis could be thinking differently. Call it a hunch.
1.) St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
The Rams are rebuilding and should start with a franchise passer.
2.) Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz gets an anchor for the defensive line.
3.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
The Bucs get a future Warren Sapp.
4.) Washington Redskins: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Mike Shanahan's new regime now has Donovan McNabb, Larry Johnson, and Willie Parker. The missing piece is a left tackle.
5.) Kansas City Chiefs: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
The Chiefs get the left tackle that they covet.
6.) Seattle Seahawks: CJ Spiller, HB, Clemson
Seattle gets the halfback that they need.
7.) Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
The Browns get the quarterback of the future.
8.) Oakland Raiders: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Surprise. The Raiders pass on taking a tackle all together and go for another pass rusher to upgrade an iffy defense.
The Bills could trade down even one spot because Berry would not fill a pressing need but he would be the best available player.
10.) Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee
The Jags have invested in DE Aaron Kampmann and former first-round pick DE Derrick Harvey. The Jaguars take the best tackle to protect those investments.
11.) Denver Broncos: Rolando McLain, ILB, Alabama
The Broncos need a tackling machine in the middle now that Andra Davis is gone.
12.) Miami Dolphins: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE-LB, South Florida
The Phins get a project rusher to replace Joey Porter.
13.) San Francisco 49ers: Earl Thomas, DB, Texas
Mike Singletary gets a versatile defensive back to shore-up the secondary.
14.) Seattle Seahawks: Bryan Bulaga, OL, Iowa
I still think Bulaga is overrated as a left tackle. He reminds me an awful lot of Robert Gallery. Bulaga should be a guard in the NFL.
15.) New York Giants: Joe Haden, CB, Florida
The G-Men add Haden to shore up the secondary.
16.) Tennessee Titans: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
The Titans add a linebacker to the defense.
17.) San Francisco 49ers: Mike Iupati, OL, Idaho
Mike Iupati could play right tackle in the NFL, which is a position that SF could upgrade.
18.) Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Matthews, HB, Fresno State
The Steelers add Matthews to return the one-two punch they had with Rashard Mendenhall and Willie Parker.
19.) Atlanta Falcons: Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
The Falcons are in a tough spot here. They need a rusher, but there won't be a sure-fire end available. Kindle though can upgrade the linebacking spot for Atlanta and disrupt the backfield.
20.) Houston Texans: Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
The Texans need to beef-up the defensive line in order to compete with the Colts. Odrick would free up Mario Williams and Amobi Okoye.
21.) Cincinnati Bengals: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
The Bengals need another target for Carson Palmer. Chad Ochocinco and Antonio Bryant are both over 30, so the Bengals would love to add another young receiver.
22.) New England Patriots: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
23.) Green Bay Packers: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
Davis could fall far from expected.
24.) Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
The Eagles get the cornerback they need to upgrade the secondary.
25.) Baltimore Ravens: Maurkice Pouncey, OL, Florida
The Ravens take a value pick.
26.) Arizona Cardinals: Jerry Hughes, LB, TCU
Hughes is sky-rocketing up the boards as a 3-4 linebacker in the NFL. Hughes would be a near perfect replacement for Karlos Dansby.
27.) Dallas Cowboys: Rodger Safford, OT, Indiana
Rodger Safford has come from nowhere and has impressed.
28.) San Diego Chargers: Brian Price, DL, UCLA
The Bolts add Price as an end in the 3-4. This pick makes sense to me, because the Chargers need to add talent to the defensive line and Price has good size and technique to play end in the 3-4.
29.) New York Jets: Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
Unless the Jets trade this pick for Brandon Marshall, I expect the Jets to add a receiver.
30.) Minnesota Vikings: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Don't be surprised if the Vikings look long at Tim Tebow to groom behind Brett "Any Day Now" Favre. Moreover, this pick would reunite Tebow with his college receiver, Percy Harvin.
31.) Indianapolis Colts: Taylor Mays, S, USC
The Colts' defense relies on speed, which would make Mays a perfect fit.
32.) New Orleans Saints: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
The Saints need a defensive end now that Charles Grant is gone and Dunlap fits the bill.
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