This is it! Finally, after months of anticipation, it's finally here. The mother of all NFL events! It's Zach Bjorn's Last Minute NFL 2010 Mock Draft! Oh, and there's some draft, too. This is my picks of who will go where in the first round. This has been an active offseason, and here's my prediction for the culmination. Enjoy.
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
The Rams have all but signed Bradford. The Rams lack anything to speak of in regards to the quarterback position. Bradford is a big quarterback who has great accuracy and good decision making. Although he did play in a spread in college, he is very talented and can help this rebuilding team. Personally, I think this pick should be Clausen. However, the Rams had Bradford as their front runner, and his pick was solidified by an excellent Pro Day. Plus, over the offseason, the Rams did not acquire any quarterback, showing that they will probably pick a quarterback.
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
This is the first dumb pick of the draft. It should be Okung, It will be Suh. First, it was going to be Okung. Then, it was Suh. Then, they aquired Corey Williams, so the pick was Okung. THEN, they traded for Rob Sims, and were back to Suh. I'm not denying Suh is a beast at defensive tacke. But they already have two good tackles in Sammie Lee Hill and WIlliams. Suh fills the BPA strategy used by the Lions. They are just to enamored with Jeff Bakus to take Okung.
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahhoma
With this pick, all Tampa Bay fans breath a collective sigh of relief. They got away with one of the top DTs in the draft. McCoy is actually better for the Bucs' defense, and with less knee problems. McCoy is a very talented tackle who can help this Buccaneer team rebuild.
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
This is a no-brainer. Okung is the top offensive tackle. Redskin need tackle. Hmmm... tough decision. Even an owner who only knows how to spend money (Snyder) can figure this one out. Campbell was beaten to a pulp last year. With Donovan McNabb now at the helm, all they need is an offensive tackle to steer the ship to the magical island of playoffs.
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Let me ask you a question: Who is the highest paid quarterback in the NFL? Drew Brees? Matt Schaub? PEYTON MANNING?! No! Its MATT CASSEL. Yes, you heard me right. Matt Cassel, the former backup of Tom Brady, was made the highest paid quarterback in the NFL by the Chiefs. Now the LOGICAL move is to protect that investment. Bulaga is the top tackle at this juncture. However, I stress logical because this is Scott Pioli drafting( I'm looking at you, Tyson Jackson)
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
I'd hate to be a Seahawk fan. They need a secondary, defensive line, offensive line, and wide receiver.However, they traded for Charlie Whitehurst, so they need to protect the questionable investment. Walter Jones is retired, so left tackle is a top priority. Enter the third tackle in a row (notice a trend?). Trent Williams is a franchise left tackle who can help protect Charlie Whitehurst. He can help this team rebuild. Eric Berry is a strong option, but safety is not as important as left tackle.
Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
Eric Berry is going to be an All-Pro for years. He is the next Ed Reed. He's a play maker and all around star. The Browns' secondary is so bad little children cry. They have nothing at safety. With Sheldon Brown now, well, a Brown, they have a strong cornerback duo. With Brodney Pool gone, the Browns need a free safety. Their defensive sundae will have a Berry on top.
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
The Bills are terrible. There's no way around it. Their defense was bad before they went toa 3-4. This is Chan Gailey's chance to turn this team around. New regimes mean new quarterbacks. Gailey's got his guy. Clausen is arguably better than Bradfrord. This can get the BIlls out of the basement of the now ridiculously competitve AFC East.
Joe Haden, CB. Florida
Why Haden? The Jags don't need a corner! Well, the Jags are in the same divisiona s the Colts, which means that they need as many corners as possible. Also, they are more likely to trade down for Tim Tebow. If and when they do, Haden will be picked by whoever trades up (Philly, I'm looking at you).
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
This is a little high for an inside linebacker, but McClain is very good. He fills a need at inside linebacker. For the Broncos this makes little sense, McClain is a 2 down player who struggles in coverage. However, Josh McDanniels is crazy. Its been scientificaly proven. I think.
Dan Willliams, NT, Tennessee
This is a perfect fit. Jason Ferguson is out for 8 weeks, and Paul Soliai is bad. Williams is the top nose tackle in the draft, so he is perfect for the Dolphins. Jason Pierre-Paul is a linebacker (which Parcells loves) and makes some sense, but Williams is much better
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
Although the 49ers have Frank Gore, they could use a home run threat in the backfield. Also, their philosphy is BPA, which Spiller is. The Seahawks, their divisional rivals, are up next, and are in desperate need for a running back. This could help keep the Seahawks from drafting him
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
Bryant is a diva, but is also a great receiver. The Seahawks have a great #2 in T.J. Houshmanzadehn, but he's not a number 1. Bryant is. If the Seahawks. If they take a tackle (which they will), all it takes is a good Charlie Whitehurst to have a pretty good passing game.
Derrick Morgan. DE, Georgia
This is a no brainer. The Giants defense has been pretty weak. Osi Umenyiora is a whining baby who only got 6 sacks in 2009 and missed all of 2008. Fred Robbins is a free agent ant Rocky Bernard is a bust signing. Derrick Morgan is a great 4-3 defensive end. Perfect fit.
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE/OLB, University of South Florida
This is a risky pick. JPP is undoubtedly physically gifted, but raw talent isn't everything. However, the Titans love workout warrior- they drafted Kenny Britt and Chris johnsn, who both have great 40 times. The Titans need both a defensive end and linebacker. They need a pass rush.
Anthony Davis, OT, Rutger
The 49ers NEED a tackle. No way around that. Davis is a gifted talent wise, but there is some baggage. Despite that, Davis can be a great right tackle, and help 49ers win their division.
Kyle Wilson,CB, Boise State
The Steelers are in desperate need of a corner back. Neither Ike Taylor nor William Gay could step up. Kyle Wilson can help their need for a special teamer and cornerback. Wilson is a talented corner who can help cover receivers like Boldin and Ochocinco.
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan
Lucky Falcons. They get the best pass rusher in the draft. Graham is a dominant rusher who can replace Jamaal Anderson. He can help the Falcons generate the needed pressure.
Earl Thomas, FS/ CB, Texas
The Texans secondary is sloppy. They lost Dunta Robinson, and Eugene Wilson is injured to much. Earl Thomas can help defend against those Colt receivers. Its a close pick between Ryan Matthews, but positional value gives it to Thomas
Taylor Mays, S, USC
Marvin Lewis loves his Trojan men. Since 2003, they picked 4 round 1-3 USC players. The Bengals seem to like Mays, and fill a need. He's a hard hitting safety who will fit in well with the Bengal defense.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
O, how they fall. Welker-out till Thanksgiving. Moss-getting old. Baker-gone. Watson-gone. Brady needs some sort of offensive weapon, Gresham is the top TE. Odrick's a possibility, and Patriot ma trade down and someone else may take him.
Charles Brown, OT, USC
The Packers have no pass protection. You know how many times Rodgers was sacked? 51. He was on pace to set a record. They improved, but they cannot ave Clifton protect his blindside. They simply can't let teir franchise to be banged up like this.
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
The Eagles are in desperate need of a cornerback. They dealt Sheldon Brown and can't rely on Samuel any more. McCourty is an athletic freak, and will make Andy Reid happy,
Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State
Suddenly, the dominant Raven defense is looking thin. Dwan Edwards is gone, as well as Justin Banaan. The Ravens need a good 5 technique. well, what do you know. one';s available in Odrick. He's a dominant end who can help the Raven's thinning defensive line. However, don't be surprised if someone trades up ahead for Odrick. He's just that good.
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Poor Cardinals. They lost both Warner, Boldin, and Dansby. At least they can replace Dansby. Weatherspoon is a talented linbacker who can fill Dansby's shoes.This won't get the Cardinals to make the playoffs next year, however. Mark my words.
Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
The Cowboys are looking good, but need a better offensive line, particularly guard. Iupati is the top guard so this is a no brainer. He will be a piece in the Cowboy's Super Bowl puzzle.
Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama
Mt. Cody is hands down the biggest guy in the draft, hands down. The question is his weight. The Chargers have struggled against the run, and need a nose tackle. Ryan Matthews is a possibility, but Cody gets the edge.
Linval Joseph, NT/DE. East Carolina
If you asked Undead Al Davis, he'd say Linval... Joseph....Great...... He ran a 40 at his Pro Day. he can be seen by the former Raven Rex Ryan as a poor man's Haloti Ngata. If Odricks not available, its him. Both Jerry Hughes and Sergio Kindle are options, but after Jason Taylor they are not needed. The Jets are now Super Bowl contenders.
Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida
Pouncey is a great interior lineman who plays both positions. The Vikings need interior help. Pouncey can start as guard, and go to center. He can be the next Matt Birk, possibly. If Farve retires in the next 6 hours, it'll be Colt McCoy(kidding).
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU
Hughes is the second best pass rusher to Graham. He can help generate good pressure on the quarterback. Everyone know the Colts are better offensively. Hughes can help their pass rush and run defense.
Brian Price, DT, UCLA
This is a great steal. Price can go a high as 15, so the Saints would be thrilled to help their defensive line be more dominant. This can help the Saints repeat as Super Bowl champions.it'll be tough, facing Cowboys and Vikings, however.