2010 NFL Mock Draft: Lions Could Send NFL into Pandemonium by Selecting Okung

Oliver SethContributor IApril 9, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Offensive lineman Russell Okung of Oklahoma State runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Sound the alarms, Detroit could set off a ticking time bomb if the commissioner says these words:

"With the second selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Russell Okung out of Oklahoma State."

Before you all hit me with, "Ndamukong Suh will be taken at two," let me just point out this is just an hypothetical on what if Suh isn't selected second overall.

Even I believe Detroit will take Suh at two, and there are no second thoughts.

But what if there were?

This would immediately send the NFL Draft into disorder, almost as if a nuclear bomb were set off.

Let's see how the draft plays out, given this hypothetical, of course.

The Buccaneers would be able to select Suh at No. 3, keeping the draft in tact, but oh dear, the Washington Redskins are then on the clock.

Washington may select Trent Williams out of Oklahoma with McCoy still sitting there at four.

Would selecting Suh mean Haynesworth is already on the outs in Washington?

What about the $100 million deal he signed last offseason, what will happen with that?

Let's say they decide to keep the pick and select Williams, McCoy would then take another fall.

To Kansas City?

No, let's throw that out now, Pioli would shock the world with McCoy. If selected, however, will Dorsey be on the block? Could Detroit trade for Dorsey? Too many questions. Pioli stays with the normal selection of Eric Berry out of Tennessee.

McCoy is now sitting at No. 6 with Seattle, but what about C.J. Spiller? Don't you think he could be selected there with Williams gone? Or will they take Bulaga out of Iowa and let McCoy fall to No. 7?

Oh dear, they decide to select Bryan Bulaga.

McCoy is now sitting at No. 7, what's Cleveland to do? Trade the pick or go and select C.J. Spiller or Joe Haden? Cleveland elects to select Haden at No. 7.

McCoy finally finds a home with Oakland, or does he? Oakland elects to PASS on McCoy and select OT Bruce Campbell out of Maryland.

Boy, McCoy is really taking a hit here in the draft. Let's just skip ahead from Buffalo and Jacksonville. They both elect to pass on McCoy and select Anthony Davis and Jimmy Clausen.

The Broncos are on the clock, oh no! What will they do? Select potential all-pro Dez Bryant, or McCoy?

McCoy finally is selected by the Broncos at 11th overall, making this once top-three prospect fall out of the Top 10.

But what now happens to Dez Bryant?

Miami elects to pass on Dez (stupid Parcells) and goes with super-shock pick C.J. Spiller.

Let's face it, it is no surprise, for Ronnie has been constantly injured the past two years while Ricky is 34 and could possibly slow down, although it does not look like that at this moment. Remember, however, age always wins. 

San Francisco elects to pass on Dez with obvious reason and select Jason Pierre-Paul. The 49ers shock the crowd and go with a pass-rusher to replace the failed Kentwan Balmer on the roster.

Could Seattle use their second pick on Dez? I Doubt it, given the aging offensive line and crippled defense they select Everson Griffen out of Carroll's old program of USC.

New York Giants are now on the clock, could they potentially trade down a selection or two? Nope. Giants elect to pass on trading and select Rolando McClain out of Alabama.

The Titans now have a tough choice, grab a WR to be with Britt or go with a defensive selection?

Titans elect to find there replacement for Haynesworth a year later and select Dan Williams from Tennessee.

Now San Fransico is on the clock again, and with their second selection they again pass up Dez and select Mike Iupati.

The Steelers enter the room, and with no special need for WR they elect to fill their positional need with Earl Thomas.

Atlanta Falcons, you're up.

Oh, and they pass up on Dez too, selecting Kyle Wilson out of Boise St.

Houston? Could you be the landing spot for Dez? Nope, the Texans elect to go with Ryan Mathews out of Fresno St.

Cincinnati, please tell me you'll select Dez! No, yet another pass with Cincy selecting Sergio Kindle out of Texas.

The New England Patriots are on the clock, and lo and behold! finally select Dez Bryant, ending his free fall into the late first.

The atomic explosion is over with three casualties: Ronnie Brown, McCoy, and Dez Bryant.

Now all this, of course, is IF the Lions elect to pass on Suh, which will not happen.

But never say never.


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