2010 NFL Draft Grades

Casey CrailCorrespondent IApril 24, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Quarterback Sam Bradford (R) from the Oklahoma Sooners poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as they hold up a St. Louis Rams jersey after the Rams selected Bradford numer 1 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Three day event has come to an end, and there were some winners and some losers. Also, teams led us in wonder with some of there first round picks. Lets look to see who did the best, and the worse.


Three Winners:

Seattle Seahawks- Russell Okung, Earl Thomas, Golden Tate. Not bad at all. However, Tate may never become a great number one receiver, and Offensive Tackle and Safety are not positions to get a team instantly fixed.

Detroit Lions- Love the trade up for Jahvid Best. While I am a big Kevin Smith guy, the team needed another running back plus after that nasty injury in the Oakland game who knows if he will heal properly. Now to the Suh pick. I am not entirely sold on Suh yet, but I do think he will be good. However, I thought the team may take Okung hear to help last years Matthew Stafford investment. All in all, with the free agency moves made prior to the draft, the team is looking 150% better, and I predict at least six wins next season.

San Francisco 49ers- The only thing that went wrong for the 49ers this weekend was the unnecessary move up that cost a 4th round pick.With the pick the team could have potentially grabbed Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB from IUP, who fell to the Cowboys. Frank Gore should be happy because he will have some good holes to run through, and Anthony Dixon can help share the load. Taylor Mays and Navarro Bowman both fell to San-Fran one round later than projected. The team should be legitimate NFC West front-runners.

Three Losers:

Jacksonville Jaguars- One name. One mistake: Tyson Alualu

Denver Broncos-The Josh McDaniel's era just got that much stupider. The desire for the "good guy" team is terrible management. Tebow? really? And who wants Dez Bryant, I mean c'mon he's a "diva" so lets take Demaryious Thomas.

Buffalo Bills- Didn't draft the worse, but ignoring the QB position has me wondering. Also, taking Spiller had me questioning what moves were going to be made such as a Marshawn Lynch trade. Spiller has potential to be one of the most talents out of the draft, but with Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson it was an interesting pick.


The Oakland Raiders made out well for a change. I really like the Rolando McClain and Lamaar Houston picks which must have been hard for Al Davis to pass up workout freaks to take actual talent early. Also, they got their man Bruce Campbell in the 4th. The trade for Jason Campbell was great in my mind. I see Campbell as an underrated QB in the league because he never had a legitimate OL and has had six Offensive Coordinator changes.

To wrap up, I will have two predictions:

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Dez Bryant

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Derrick Morgan