Well it’s finally here, the 2010 NFL Draft is tonight. With that said my three months of working on my first mock draft ever could be garbage can material, or personal gold. Either way it’s a learning experience, and never-ending at that.
Below are the first two rounds (that’s all I’ll be doing). The attached Word document details some possible draft day trades and team maneuvers within the first round. I’ll be tweeting @JerryBurnes with draft updates and also updated picks when/if trades are made.
A lot of shake-up going on in 3.0, as some first-round mainstays have slipped into Round Two. A few of them plummeted deep into Round Two. Some shake-up at the top also with a few top-10 surprises. A run of offensive tackles and corners in Round One. I really forced teams in the second to address other needs, which did contribute to some players falling. For the most part though, no drastic changes to the core of the draft.
For the rest of the first round and my second round selections, check out my blog here .
Round One (1-10)
1. St. Louis Rams - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma - Rams passed on franchise quarterbacks for two seasons now and won't make that mistake again. Bradford is their guy.
2. Detroit Lions - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska - A chance for former Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to land the next Albert Haynesworth maybe? He won't pass that up unless its for Haynesworth himself, which isn't out of the question either.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma - Bring on the next Warren Sapp—a pass-rushing interior lineman is just what the doctor ordered for Tampa.
4. Washington Redskins - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma - The most versatile OT in the draft will be treasured by Mike Shanahan like Ryan Clady was when the head coach was in Denver.
5. Kansas City Chiefs - Eric Berry, S, Tennessee - Top OT Russell Okung is here but the Chiefs desperately need a playmaker on defense. They pass and grab the next Ed Reed to lead the defense for years to come.
6. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State - Hard to ignore the need with the best OT falling here. Pete Carroll would love Spiller, but Okung is a steal at No. 6.
7. Cleveland Browns - Earl Thomas, S, Texas - All Has been quiet on the Thomas front in Cleveland, which may be a good sign for this pick. He's like McCoy, where he's not a disappointing consolation prize to Eric Berry.
8. Oakland Raiders - Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame - Only a Big Ben trade, in my mind, ruins this pick. Even with that, Clausen still goes here but to Pittsburgh instead. Raiders need to rid themselves of the JaMarcus Russell baggage.
9. Buffalo Bills - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers - More of a left tackle than Bryan Bulaga, so he goes here instead. Great potential, raw, but a Pro Bowl OT if he progresses well.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State - Don't sleep on him. He fills a big need and is a big enough name to fill ulterior motives of filling seats. Either or, Mike Sims-Walker was the only receiver with more than one touchdown catch.