Mr. Blunt's 2010 NFL Mock Draft

Cadmar BluntContributor IJanuary 11, 2010

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Joe Haden #5 of the Florida Gators looks over the offense during the game against the Troy Trojans at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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1. St. Louis Rams Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

The Rams have an up and coming defense, so Suh makes a lot of sense. The only thing I see wrong with the move is perhaps over investing on one side of the ball.

2. Detroit Lions Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

Morgan is a better pick here because he is a more dominate lineman than Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy. Even after losing fellow DE Michael Johnson last year, he still put up great numbers.

3. Tampa Bay Bucs Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

McCoy is a high motor guy, but is only as good as the players around him. It is one of the two high-level DT picks the Bucs need to make.   

4. Washington Redskins Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

Berry will help the Redskins finally recover from the loss of Sean Taylor. He fits the mold and has great numbers. However will he become another over-hyped safety like  WIll Allen, Michael Huff, or LaRon Landry?

5. Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

The Chiefs have so many problems but they do have a good young QB, blazing RB and a stud receiver. A big mean O-lineman will make them all better.

6. Cleveland Browns Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

The D-line is deeper then what people think. Many of their top defenders were out for most of 2009. Picking Okung will give the Browns the best young tackle tandem for the next decade and will help a budding offense.

7. Seattle SeahawksSam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

With the firing of Jim Mora, the team now looks to rebuilding itself for the future. The Seahawks  struggled because of QB Matt Hasselbeck’s inability to stay healthy, so it’s time to get a replacement.  

8. Oakland Raiders Joe Haden, CB, Florida

Al Davis is crazy, but that doesn’t factor into thisI just wanted to write that. This is a sound move and should make for a defensive building draft.

9. Buffalo Bills Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

Williams could be the start of a revamped Buffalo offense if management brings in good young talent and rebuilds that team from the core players. Most of their draft should focus on linemen for the offense and defense.

10. Denver Broncos (From Chicago) Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

McClain’s excellent blitzing skills, ability to get off blocks and leadership are simply too good is to pass.

11. Jacksonville Jaguars Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas

Jacksonville's struggles on defense have been a big reason as to why they have lost so many games. Kindle’s versatility will fill a need at linebacker and give them a much needed pass rush.


12. Miami Dolphins Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

This pick is one of the hardest because Miami has more needs for upgrades than holes. Their receiving core is solid and very young. A player at TE is a great way to unlock the offense’s potential.


13. San Francisco 49ers Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

His numbers are eye-popping and if it was not for a NCAA violation, he would have been a top five pick. With Bryant, the 49ers could become one of the most feared offenses in the league.

14. Seattle Seahawks (From Denver) C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

Game-breaking speed makes Spiller another key piece that the Seahawks need.

15. New York Giants Earl Thomas, S, Texas

Kenny Phillips’ knee injury showed the Giants how badly they need to add talent to that position. They could pick USC S Taylor Mays, but need more of a cover guy than a hitter.

16. Tennessee Titans Everson Griffen, DE, Southern California

Because the Titans might lose both of its starting defensive ends, drafting Griffen is a smart pick. If he develops a little better technique, he will be unblockable.

17. San Francisco 49ers (From Carolina) Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

QB Alex Smith was just beat down at times and the offensive line looks terrible. Campbell is a very needed player.


18. Pittsburgh Steelers Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan

Their CB plays have been dreadful, and when S Troy Polamalu  went down, the Steelers lost their eraser. Warren’s athleticism and ball skills make him a must-have pick for the Steelers.  


19. Atlanta Falcons Greg Hardy, DE, Old Miss  

The Falcons have failed to draft any kind of pass rush this year. When Hardy is healthy and focused, he is a nightmare, but he needs to stop taking plays off.

20. Houston Texans Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

A solid number two receiver to help make things easier for Andre Johnson, giving the Texans much needed depth

21. Cincinnati Bengals— Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU

LaFell is a great route runner and has excellent hands and will be the upgrade the Bengals need at receiver. 


22. Baltimore Ravens Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida

Slips a little bit, but is still one of the best players in the draft. His big body, awareness and ferocity are what the Ravens look for in its players.

23. Arizona Cardinals Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, Texas Christian

Hughes will prove to be a more consistent pass rush for the Cardinals defense.


24. New York Jets Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama

Kris Jenkins has had another knee surgery and is in his thirties. Making the draft of Cody is a great move, but he is going to have to show he can  do more things than just being big. He must develop a pass rush.    


25. Philadelphia Eagles— Taylor Mays, S, Southern California

Mays will help become that hammer that the Eagles lost after Brian Dawkins left. He might have problems in coverage, but he will be coached up.


26. Minnesota Vikings. Patrick Roberson, CB, Florida State

Minnesota’s weakness and lack of depth at corner plagued them all season long. Roberson is going to be the first player of the Vikings “two day” rebuilding on their defense. 

27. Dallas Cowboys Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida

Dunlap is good player. He can stop the run and rush the passer, but  his poor decisions making skills has caused him to slide in the draft.

28. New England Patriots— Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State

Odrick will give the Pats a “wow player”. Not only will he free up linebackers but he has the skill to be an effective pass rusher. In a 3-4 defense, that is saying a lot about his ability.


29. Green Bay Packers Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

Aaron Rogers is the best young QB of the game and if he had a better line he would have been MVP over Manning. Bulaga is a big nasty lineman who can withstand take that Green Bay weather.


30. Indianapolis Colts Brian Price, DT, UCLA  


Price looks like a thinner Warren Sapp at times. Playmaking DTs are rare so the Colts win big with this pick.


31. New Orleans Saints Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

Williams has size,  takes on double teams and has great hand play. He gets good penetration despite the fact that he doesn’t have many sacks.

32. San Diego Chargers— Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse

Jones is explosive and quick for a man of his size; however, he is not a finesse guy. He is a bull with a very high motor. Plus his strength might just make him Jamal Williams’ replacement.


C. Blunt


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