NFL Draft 2010: The 10 Most Important Things We Will Know by Midnight
Ah, a few short hours before the 2010 NFL Draft—feels like Christmas morning, doesn't it?
In less than 10 hours, we will finally have the answers to the questions that have plagued everyone this offseason, which will provide some validity to the writers that have been analyzing the prospects this year.
That said, what are the hot-button questions heading into the draft this year?
10. The Fate of Tim Tebow
Will Tim Tebow go to a team in need of a quarterback? Or will he go to a team interested in using him as a jack of all trades, a fullback, or tight end?
Tebow on countless occasions has stated he WILL be a quarterback in the NFL. Will his chosen team agree with his assessment?
9. Will the Sam Bradford Buzz Live Up to the Expectations?
The early popular opinion is that Bradford will go No. 1 to the St. Louis Rams.
Has St. Louis fallen in love with Colt McCoy enough to pass on Bradford and take the most dominating defensive player to come out of college arguably in the last decade?
Ndamukong Suh is no consolation prize. He could be the anchor and leader that head coach Steve Spagnuolo has been looking for.
8.What Ridiculous Move Will Al Davis Make?
It's long been a joke among fans and writers alike, with the last few picks Davis has made including JaMarcus Russell and Darrius Heyward-Bey, that he will make a huge reach every year.
Will he take a chance on athletic super-players like OT Bruce Campbell, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, or SS Taylor Mays at the No. 8 position?
7. Will Ben Roethlisberger Find a New Home?
With all the off-field issues Ben has had lately and Santonio Holmes' recent trade to New York for a fifth rounder, will Ben be next?
Early rumors have him being shipped off to Seattle, Oakland, Buffalo, or Carolina, but will any team pony up the offer for a two-time Super Bowl champion?
6. Where Will Stud Safety Eric Berry Land?
Every team's fans have mocked Berry to them at some point, and who could blame them?
Berry has drawn comparisons to Baltimore's Ed Reed, and could be an absolute phenom at the safety position.
As far as overall talent goes, Berry could be the most talented in the draft, but how important is the safety position to NFL teams?
5. Will Brandon Spikes be a First-Day Pick?
Going from a top 10 pick and Ray Lewis comparisons to perhaps not even a first round pick has to be a big bruise to the ego.
Years of game tape has shown Spikes to be a promising prospect, and a bad 40 time may cost him millions in contract money.
Will a team see through the numbers and take Spikes?
4. Will the Seahawks or 49ers Trade One of Their First Round Picks?
The Seahawks traded their first round pick in 2006 for WR Deion Branch and were talking about trading for WR Brandon Marshall. Is it too hard to believe they could trade a pick for an established player, perhaps Ben Roethlisberger?
Meanwhile, the 49ers have quickly addressed their needs and can almost draft best player available this season, making a pick expendable.
3. Will Colt McCoy Crack the First Round?
With the praise of Browns president Mike Holmgren and rumors of the Vikings and Cardinals taking a passer, will Colt march into the first round?
More importantly, can he leapfrog Jimmy Clausen in the rankings?
2. How Far Will Jimmy Clausen Fall?
For weeks Clausen had been billed as the No. 1 overall pick, yet recent talk has had him falling down the draft board more spots than Charlie Weis cuts in a buffet line.
Will he go No. 1 to the Rams, No. 7 to the Browns, No. 30 to the Vikings, or will he indeed fall out of the first round entirely?
1. Will There be Trade-Ups?
There have already been a few rumors of the Browns, Patriots, Redskins, and Eagles trading up in the first round for prospects they have their eyes on; will there be enough interest to pull the trigger and make it happen?
Based on past draft days, anything can and will happen by the stroke of midnight.