The 2010 NFL Draft is now a quarter of the way done. Selections have been made, players have been drafted, and Al Davis finally looks intelligent after years of constant jokes.
After watching Round One, obvious surprises emerged that have left Mel Kiper himself speechless at the panel. C.J. Spiller to Buffalo and Tim Tebow to Denver shocked the NFL world, but it is perhaps the unanswered questions that have left people speechless.
Many players are yet to be drafted, and many teams are still in need of some serious talent.
Here's a look at the top 10 unanswered questions heading into Round Two and possible answers that we could have received by this time tomorrow. Let's just hope that no last-minute trades interrupt me writing this slideshow.
So far there are many head coaches that are on the hot seat. Jack Del Rio, Lovie Smith, and Josh McDaniels, just to name a few, are all feeling the pinch of pressure right now, and the most noticeable one is New York Giants front man Tom Coughlin.
In 2009 the Giants posted an 8-8 season that left Giants fans' hopes about as crushed as Giants Stadium. After selecting Jason Pierre-Paul successfully last night though, Giants faithfuls should feel very excited about what 2010 holds.
Other positions are in need for New York, but Coughlin has done himself a favor in gaining Pierre-Paul. He needs work, but he can also benefit the Giants immensely.
I recently proposed this debate on Bleacher Report and got some fairly good replies back.
Now that we know for the most part which quarterbacks are going where, this debate can really lift off.
Personally I still think Jimmy Clausen has the brightest future, but out of the drafted quarterbacks, look no further than Sam Bradford.
His passing ability is well recognized, and he has a scrambling ability that can really suit the St. Louis Rams. He is a strong favorite for Rookie of the Year and may just take the award home this season.
Entering the draft, there were many teams that were seemingly one pick away from a possible Super Bowl spot.
The one that I focus on the most, though, is the Green Bay Packers. After drafting offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga, the Packers now have their offensive line woes pretty much figured out.
Aaron Rodgers is a great young quarterback, and in case you missed Boomer say it, "Bryan Bulaga is a typical old-school-looking Packer." He was an absolute steal for Green Bay, and Packer fans should feel very privileged.
So far most people's projected sleeper picks haven't made much of an impact in the first round.
Quarterbacks are still heavily needed for many teams, and most should consider Dan LeFevour out of Central Michigan. His gunslinging arm is duly noted, and although he has some areas to work on, he could easily fit in with any team that is lucky enough to draft him.
LeFevour is a sleeper pick to watch for tomorrow night, so keep an eye out for his name.
Kyle Wilson wasn't an easy pick to predict. Some said late first, while others said early second. Whichever one you chose, Wilson is the latest addition to the New York Jets' impressive defense.
Alongside star cornerback Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, Wilson is a possible Rookie of the Year candidate waiting to happen. When watching on television, my eyes are automatically drawn to his prolific play, and expect the same in his time with the Jets.
He's fast, great at covering wide receivers, and can make pick after pick if a ball isn't thrown well. The Jets didn't necessarily need him, but there is no excuse for New York not have the No. 1 or No. 2 defense in the NFL this season.
Realistically, Al Davis' great draft night doesn't make up for the mistakes he's made in the past, but it is a step in the right direction.
No one expected the Raiders to draft Rolando McClain, given the obvious need for a quarterback and offensive lineman. The linebacker position was one that needed attention for Oakland, and there is no better pick than McClain.
Hopefully this pick actually works out for Oakland, as they've had their fair share of draft busts. McClain is a hard-hitting player that should excel in the NFL given the right motivation and coaching.
It seemed that once C.J. Spiller was drafted by Buffalo, the question arose as to whether or not St. Louis had made the right move in acquiring Oklahoma prospect Sam Bradford.
Although St. Louis had a range of options on the board, Bradford was still the most suitable. Marc Bulger is gone, and a quarterback was desperately needed.
Bradford hasn't played a game of football since mid last year, and although this is a major concern, it is fitting that he tries his hand in St. Louis and attempts to get this once exciting offense back on track, step by step.
This question could go either way depending on who you ask, but to me, Pete Carroll gifted Seattle the greatest safety to come out of the draft.
Sure, Russell Okung was nice, but Earl Thomas to Seattle will surely tighten up Seattle's defensive concerns and give them the "threat factor" on the defensive side of the ball.
Thomas is a playmaker and just a great talent to watch. Washington did exceptionally well acquiring Trent Williams, but there's just no arguing with Earl Thomas.
Once the Lions drafted Ndamukong Suh last night, we all knew that Detroit's defense had taken a massive power boost.
Following that, Jahvid Best was then added to the Lions roster, giving Detroit both of their intended needs heading into Thursday.
The answer to this question is, of course, Ndamukong Suh. His power is going to make Detroit such a threat in the NFC North and finally put some pressure on potent passing attacks that previously ripped Detroit to shreds.
The way I see it, this move could go either way for the Denver Broncos. Tim Tebow could of course prevail, or he could fail, as the Broncos still don't feature any No. 1 wide receivers on their roster.
Three quarterbacks now sit with Denver that have the ability to all fare in 2010, and given that Josh McDaniels is already on enough of a hot seat, this Draft could come back to buck McDaniels right out of Denver.
As of now Golden Tate has had a rather quiet first round. The speculation has been low, and some people were surprised to see the Notre Dame prospect teamless after the first round.
There is no doubt that Tate has skill and talent and is quite possibly as good as, if not better than newly drafted Cowboy Dez Bryant.
But why has Tate been left undrafted until the second round? Well, realistically, Tate doesn't have the experience factor that other wide receivers in the draft have.
Talent is one thing, but teams these days want a guy that they can rely on. Tate has this ability in him, but the experience factor often goes against him.
Personally, I expect to see Golden Tate drafted tomorrow in the early to mid second round. Many teams could still do with a wide receiver, such as Denver or Tampa Bay, both of which have fairly high picks in tomorrow's second round.
It is no hidden secret that the New England Patriots need a backup quarterback. It's possible Tom Brady could once again go down with a season-ending injury, so the need for a young Matt Cassel-like backup is certainly a priority for New England right now.
There are still many quarterbacks left to take in the Draft, and although Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy are the predominant ones that people seem to be focusing on, lesser known guys such as Tony Pike or Dan LeFevour could be suitable options for the Patriots' up-and-coming offense.
New England has the 44th pick in the second round tomorrow, so expect the NFL draft crew to be speculating as to whether or not the Patriots will fill their team needs.
I don't think many people had Taylor Mays as a projected first round pick heading into Thursday. However, most people do believe that we will see his name called loud and clear by Roger Goodell tomorrow.
Mays has his fair share of problems, especially with discipline and his overall decision making. He is a hard-hitting safety that knows how and when to make the big plays, but he is known to let receivers stray a little and also to go for the hard hit and fail at times.
Looking at teams that are in need of a safety, the Minnesota Vikings come to mind. Last season their pass defense was exposed by many teams, one of whom happened to be the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints.
Brad Childress and the Vikings may not be considering Mays as heavily as they are other options at quarterback, but if Brett Favre returns, a Taylor Mays drafting will make perfect sense.
It's safe to say that most of the NFL world was shocked to hear Buffalo take C.J. Spiller over Jimmy Clausen or other potential prospects.
At first, I was a little taken aback, as the Bills obviously already had a solid running back in Marshawn Lynch. But after careful consideration, I did reach the verdict that Spiller would indeed ignite a spark for the Buffalo Bills that has been needed since, well, forever.
As for the veteran Lynch, who failed to show up to a voluntary workout program last month, general manager Buddy Nix stated, "He's still ours, and we intend for him to be here."
Having Spiller and Lynch could in fact work wonders for the Bills, as a young and old combination could stabilize the Bills' once troublesome offense. Other needs are of course a priority right now, but Buffalo still has time to acquire some talent.
The answer to this question is yes, yes, and yes.
San Francisco had more than an impressive first round, and after acquiring two offensive linemen that are sure to protect potential star quarterback Alex Smith, it's safe to say that the San Francisco 49ers are a sleeper team in the NFC West this season.
Rutgers tackle Anthony Davis and Idaho guard Mike Iupati are San Francisco's new men, and finally Smith should be able to feel secure with these two forces standing directly in front of him.
The 49ers do have some other needs that require some attention, but if today is anything to base off of, the 49ers are set to have an impressive day tomorrow.
Some have argued that Dallas was indeed right in drafting Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Although I was surprised to see Dallas target a wide receiver, I still can't help but wonder why they didn't pay closer attention to other team needs.
This is, of course, the Dallas way though to keep surprising people, andBryant plus Miles Austin does have the potential to lead to a Super Bowl-type season.
Personally, I won't criticize this move too much, but if Dallas fails in the next two rounds, that could prove vital to their 2010 chances in the NFC East—then the Dez Bryant move could seem just a little dumb.
Giants fans were heard loud and clear in Radio City today as their voices constantly battled the Philadelphia Eagle faithful all night long.
When Roger Goodell delivered the verdict that New York had drafted Jason Pierre-Paul out of South Florida, my initial reaction was to think, "What is New York doing?"
Pierre-Paul is a few steps away from being an ultimate defensive end in the league, but he is also a fantastic pass rusher and can help New York's defense get back on track quite easily.
The move seemed a little wrong at first, but it makes sense now. Tom Coughlin is beginning to feel the burn of the hot seat, and the Giants have made a solid move that keeps them in contention in the NFC East.
Will it pay off? We'll have to wait and see, but right now Jason Pierre-Paul should feel right at home in Big Blue.
When Tim Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos, most people felt that Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen would soon follow. Unfortunately for both, this wasn't the case, and McCoy finds himself eagerly awaiting the second round to see just who selects him.
Many teams are still on the hunt for a quarterback; names such as Cleveland, New England, and Minnesota come to mind. McCoy has tremendous ability and knows how to win football games.
It's been a rough five or so months for Colt, but hopefully his time in the NFL results in a change of attitude.
From one Longhorn to another, the hunt for Sergio Kindle is officially under way.
After speaking to a range of fans online, pretty much all were in hope of their team drafting Kindle in the second round with their respective draft picks.
Kindle is no doubt a great defensive end, and as you can tell from the photo, he has a knack to force a sack. He's quick, strong, and is literally an immovable object.
Who will draft Kindle? My money is on the St. Louis Rams or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Having an Oklahoma quarterback and Texas defender on the same team could be deadly, but I'm sure it could stabilize the Rams' defensive woes.
You knew it was coming in at No. 1, but it was almost sad to see Jimmy Clausen not drafted in the first round.
All this speculation gone to a waste, only to see a great quarterback along with Colt McCoy be drafted in second round.
Still, Clausen has great potential to make an impact in the NFL, and there is no doubt in anyone's mind that he will be taken early tomorrow night.
Teams need quarterbacks, and Jimmy needs a team. Who signs him is one issue, and how he does in the NFL is another.
Minnesota has the 34th pick tomorrow, so that puts them in prime positioning to draft Clausen and have a decent backup quarterback should Favre decide to hang it up.
Many players are still left to be drafted, and Clausen leads them all. Tomorrow should be extremely interesting to say the least.