2010 NFL Draft: First Two Rounds to Provide Big 12 Slant

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2010 NFL Draft: First Two Rounds to Provide Big 12 Slant
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The landscape of next weekend's draft has been changed by the trades of WRs Santonio Holmes and Brandon Marshall and QB Donovan McNabb. Throw in the prospects of DT Albert Haynesworth being moved and the soap opera that is QB Brett Favre's decision to return for (yet) another season, and the needs and positioning could provide another shift in the next seven days.

That's not counting the news that St. Louis is entertaining talk of moving the first overall pick (Cleveland is making inroads) and that Pittsburgh is—according to several sources—"intently listening" to offers to move troubled QB Ben Roethlisberger. Should either move bear fruit, then things get very interesting.

With that in mind, here's my final look at the first two rounds of the draft, one that will provide a strong defensive slant that is dominated by Big 12 talent in the early going. Six of the first 10 projected selections come from the conference, with a total of 10 players expected to go in the first round.

First Round

1. St. Louis — QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
2. Detroit — DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay — DT Gerard McCoy, Oklahoma
4. Washington — OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City — OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
6. Seattle — DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
7. Cleveland — S Eric Berry, Tennessee
8. Oakland — WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
9. Buffalo — OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
10. Jacksonville — ILB Rolando McClain, Alabama
11. Denver — WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
12. Miami — G Mike Iupati, Idaho
13. San Francisco — CB Joe Haden, Florida
14. Seattle — RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
15. NY Giants — DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
16. Tennessee — DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
17. San Francisco — OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
18. Pittsburgh — DE/LB Brandon Graham, Michigan
19. Atlanta — DE Sergio Kindle, Texas
20. Houston — CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
21. Cincinnati — S Taylor Mays, USC
22. New England — TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
23. Green Bay — OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
24. Philadelphia — CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State
25. Baltimore — CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama
26. Arizona — DE Jerry Hughes, TCU
27. Dallas — S Earl Thomas, Texas
28. San Diego — RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
29. NY Jets — DE Ricky Sapp, Clemson
30. Minnesota — QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
31. Indianapolis — OL Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
32. New Orleans — OLB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri

Second Round

33. St. Louis — DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
34. Detroit — CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
35. Tampa Bay — WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
36. Kansas City — S Nate Allen, South Florida
37. Philadelphia — OLB Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
38. Cleveland — RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
39. Oakland — QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
40. San Diego — DT Terrance Cody, Alabama
41. Buffalo — WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
42. Tampa Bay — OT Charles Brown, USC
43. Denver — WR Damian Williams, USC
44. New England — DE Cory Wootton, Northwestern
45. Denver — ILB Brandon Spikes, Florida
46. NY Giants — ILB Donald Butler, Washington
47. New England — WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
48. Carolina — DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida
49. San Francisco — RB Joe McKnight, USC
50. Kansas City — WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
51. Houston — RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
52. Pittsburgh — G Jon Asamoah, Illinois
53. New England — RB Toby Gerhart, Stanford
54. Cincinnati — WR Mike Williams, Syracuse
55. Philadelphia — S Major Wright, Florida
56. Green Bay — RB Jahvid Best, California
57. Baltimore — TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
58. Arizona — CB Devin Ross, Arizona
59. Dallas — OT Roger Saffold, Indiana
60. Seattle — S Kendrick Lewis, Mississippi
61. NY Jets — OLB Jermaine Cunningham, Florida
62. Minnesota — CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers
63. Indianapolis — CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida
64. New Orleans — DT Lamarr Houston, Texas
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