2010 NFL Two-Round Mock Draft 4.0
n what will be my third-to-last mock draft before the 2010 NFL Draft begins on April 22, I've decided to expand to predicting the first two rounds of the draft.
This is my current mock draft as it stands today, which now includes the first 64 picks of this year's draft.
1. St Louis Rams: QB San Bradford, Oklahoma — The Rams didn't win the Donovan McNabb sweepstakes, and are no almost certainly going to take their franchise quarterback first overall.
2. Detroit Lions: DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska —They could go a lot of directions with this one, but defensive tackle us a huge need and grabbing this year's best would be a great pick.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma — The Bucs need to upgrade their interior defensive line, and McCoy would be a strong addition as the 1-B to Suh's 1-A.
4. Washington Redskins: OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State — Now that they have an elite quarterback for the next few years, they'll need someone to protect him. Okung is this year's best tackle.
5. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa — Branden Albert hasn't lived up to his draft status and might be best suited for the right side, making Bulaga a good addition to the Chiefs' line.
6. Seattle Seahawks: OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma — Walter Jones isn't going to be around much longer, meaning the Seahawks will need a long-term replacement at left tackle.
7. Cleveland Browns: S Eric Berry, Tennessee — This year's best play-making defender falls into the Browns' lap right here and will be an excellent replacement for Brodney Pool.
8. Oakland Raiders: OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers — Oakland's tackles have routinely been the worst in the league, and character concerns won't make Al Davis shy away from a high-upside prospect like Davis.
9. Buffalo Bills: QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame — The quarterbacks on the Bills' roster aren't long-term answers, and Clausen is the lone elite quarterback prospectin this year's class with Bradford off the board.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech — Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves haven't provided Jacksonville with the pass rush they've needed, so the best defensive end prospect would be a good add.
11. Denver Broncos (f/ CHI): WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State — Bryant's character concerns are going to be overblown, and I don't believe Brandon Marshall will be a Bronco by the time May rolls around.
12. Miami Dolphins: DT Dan Williams, Tennessee — The Dolphins could go a lot of directions here, but Williams would be one of the safer picks and would be a long-term replacement for Jason Ferguson.
13. San Francisco 49ers: CB Joe Haden, Florida — The 49ers' cornerbacks aren't special and even Nate Clements isn't living up to his contract, so it's time to bring in some young elite talent in the secondary.
14. Seattle Seahawks (f/ DEN): RB C. J. Spiller, Clemson — Seattle lacks a real No. 1 running back, and the dynamic Spiller would be a great addition to both offense and special teams.
15. New York Giants: LB Rolando McClain, Alabama — The Giants don't have much talent to replace Antonio Pierce, but McClain would be a big upgrade and perfect addition.
16. Tennessee Titans: DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida — Kyle Vanden Bosch left via free agency, and "JPP" has the talent to have the kind of impact Jevon Kearse did early in his career with the Titans.
17. San Francisco 49ers (f/ CAR): LB Sergio Kindle, Texas — The Niners lack a strong pass-rusher outside of Manny Lawson, and Kindle would be a good prospect to place opposite him.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers: OG Mike Iupati, Idaho — Darnell Stapleton is unlikely to return, and Iupati is the kind of mauling power-blocker the Steelers love.
19. Atlanta Falcons: S Earl Thomas, Texas — More help is needed in the secondary despite the addition of Dunta Robinson and the solid sophomore performance of Thomas DeCoud, and Earl Thomas would be a great addition at either corner or free safety.
20. Houston Texans: RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State — The Texans need a complement to Steve Slaton, and the powerful Mathews would be an ideal complement.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma — The Bengals haven't had a true receiving threat at tight end in forever, and Gresham is this year's best.
22. New England Patriots: DE Jared Odrick, Penn State — Odrick is a prototypical 3-4 defensive end and would be a great long-term replacement for Richard Seymour.
23. Green Bay Packers: OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland — A terrific athlete for his position with some questionable play in college, Campbell is a project but a great fit in the Packers' blocking scheme.
24. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State — The Eagles traded their best corner and have no talent behind Asante Samuel, so their biggest need in this year's draft turns to corner. Wilson is a fast-rising and quality prospect.
25. Baltimore Ravens: CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers — Lardarius Webb is coming off a torn ACL and the Ravens' could use a little youth at corner, so McCourty makes sense as someone that could contribute on defense and special teams.
26. Arizona Cardinals: LB Brandon Graham, Michigan — Joey Porter isn't the answer at outside linebacker, so the Cardinals could definitely use a young, quality pass-rushing prospect.
27. Dallas Cowboys: S Taylor Mays, Southern California — Ken Hamlin didn't work out at free safety, and Mays has the physical tools and upside worthy of a selection here.
28. San Diego Chargers: DT Terrence Cody, Alabama — Jamal Williams departed for Denver this offseason and there is little proven talent at nose tackle left on the roster. Cody is a prototypical run-stuffer and would be a good addition.
29. New York Jets: WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech — Thomas' stock is all over the place due to a run-heavy offense at Georgia Tech and a foot injury this offseason, but he has the upside to go in the first round.
30. Minnesota Vikings: QB Tim Tebow, Florida — Word is Tebow will go somewhere in the first round, but pegging him for any team is difficult. Minnesota would be a good landing spot, as he wouldn't have to contribute right away and would be surrounded by other playmakers like Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, and former Gators teammate Percy Harvin.
31. Indianapolis Colts: OT Charles Brown, Southern California — Charlie Johnson and Tony Ugoh aren't the answer at left tackle, so a quality prospect like Brown would be a good addition.
32. New Orleans Saints: LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri — Linebacker is easily the Saints' biggest need, and Weatherspoon is an underrated, safe prospect that should have an impact right away.
33. St. Louis Rams: CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State — The Rams' secondary is abysmal and Robinson is a quality prospect for Steve Spaguolo to develop.
34. Detroit Lions: OT Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts — After passing on Russell Okung with the second overall pick, the Lions get their future left tackle here in the second round.
35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: S Nate Allen, South Florida — Assuming they don't take Eric Berry at No. 3, local-product Allen would be a tremendous upgrade over Tanard Jackson.
36. Kansas City Chiefs: LB Jerry Hughes, Texas Christian — The Chiefs' transition to the 3-4 defense isn't complete a year after Scott Pioli's arrival, so a 3-4 rush linebacker like Hughes would be a good addition.
37. Philadelphia Eagles (f/ WAS): DE Everson Griffen, Southern California — The Eagles could still use a quality defensive end despite the additions of Daryl Tapp and Alex Hall, and Griffen could be the latest addition to a team that has a history of taking Trojans players.
38. Cleveland Browns: QB Colt McCoy, Texas — Mike Holmgren seems unlikely to use his first-round pick on a quarterback, but Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme aren't long-term answers and Colt McCoy would be a good prospect to add.
39. Oakland Raiders: DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida — The Raiders need more talent at defensive end, especially since they plan on keeping offseason-acquisition Kamerion Wimbley at linebacker. Dunlap is a high-upside prospect and the kind of athlete Al Davis loves.
40. San Diego Chargers (f/ SEA): RB Jahvid Best, California — Best isn't a good complement to Darren Sproles, but he an eventual replacement and could be a good offensive contributor teams with a workhorse back.
41. Buffalo Bills: DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina — Kyle Williams isn't a 3-4 nose tackle, and the fast-rising Thomas would make a good pick for the Bills.
42. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (f/ CHI): LB Daryl Washington, Texas Christian — The Bucs are sorely lacking linebackers and could very well lose Barrett Ruud to free agency next offseason, so Washington would be a nice addition.
43. Miami Dolphins: WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois — After going defensive in Round 1, the Dolphins get their play-making No. 1 receiver here in the second round.
44. New England Patriots (f/ JAX): TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona — Benjamin Watson is now in Cleveland, meaning Tom Brady will need a new starting-caliber tight end.
45. Denver Broncos: S Chad Jones, Louisiana State — The hard-hitting Tigers safety would add some talent and youth to Denver's aging secondary, and could also close for the Rockies if Huston Steet can't stay healthy.
46. New York Giants: LB Sean Lee, Penn State — Even after taking McClain in the first round, Lee would be a nice addition and would play outside for the G-Men, where Michael Boley has been disappointing.
47. New England Patriots (f/ TEN): LB Koa Misi, Utah — The Patriots are desperate for outside linebacker help, and Misi is a quality prospect that would fit greatly in Bill Belichick's scheme.
48. Carolina Panthers: WR Brandon LaFell, Louisiana State — Free agent Muhsin Muhammad doesn't have much left and there is little talent behind Steve Smith at receiver. LaFell would be a good addition and could be groomed to replace Smith as the No. 1 receiver in Charlotte.
49. San Francisco 49ers: WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame — The Niners are still lacking receiver talent, and Tate would be a nice complement to Michael Crabtree.
50. Kansas City Chiefs (f/ ATL): DE Corey Wootton, Northwestern — Tyson Jackson had a rough rookie season, and Wootton is a prototypical 3-4 defensive end that would be a strong addition to the Chiefs' defense.
51. Houston Texans: OT Rodger Saffold, Indiana — An ideal zone-blocking scheme prospect, Saffold projects at both tackle and guard and could help the Texans greatly inside.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: DE Tyson Alualu, California — The Steelers' defensive ends are aging rapidly, making Alualu a quality pick here.
53. New England Patriots: RB Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss — A dynamic playmaker, McCluster could help the Patriots as a third-down back, slot receiver, and returner.
54. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Damian Williams, Southern California — The Bengals need a young complement to Chad Ochocinco, and Williams fits the bill.
55. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama — Even with the selection of Kyle Wilson in the first round, the Eagles need more cornerback help.
56. Green Bay Packers: LB Ricky Sapp, Clemson — The Packers need someone to play opposite Clay Matthews III after the departure of Aaron Kampman, and Sapp is a prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker.
57. Baltimore Ravens: DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State — Cory Redding isn't the answer and Trevor Pryce won't be around forever, so it's time the Ravens found someone to play opposite Haloti Ngata.
58. Arizona Cardinals: OT Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale — A small-school project with some upside, Veldheer would be a nice project for Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm.
59. Dallas Cowboys: DE Lamarr Houston, Texas — A guy named "Houston" from Texas playing in Dallas? Seems like a perfect fit to me. Houston would be a nice addition as a 3-4 defensive end that could be brought along slowly.
60. Seattle Seahawks (f/ SD): S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech — After passing on Eric Berry in the first round, the Seahawks get their safety prospect here.
61. New York Jets: DE Linval Joseph, East Carolina — The Jets don't have many glaring needs, and Joseph would be a nice addition as a 3-4 defensive end that could also play nose tackle.
62. Minnesota Vikings: CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida — Antoine Winfield is on the back-end of his career and there is little talent behind him, so it's time for the Vikings to draft more secondary help.
63. Indianapolis Colts: DT Brian Price, UCLA — Price's stock has been dropping of late, but he'd be a great fit at defensive tackle in the Colts' scheme and would be good value here.
64. New Orleans Saints: TE Jimmy Graham, Miami (Fla.) — Jeremy Shockey has trouble staying healthy and not being a douche, so Graham would be a nice luxury project for a Saints team that has few holes.
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