2010 NFL Mock Draft Version 3.0

Luterson MondesirCorrespondent IFebruary 20, 2010

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5:  Runningback Brandon Boykin #2 of the Georgia Bulldogs dives for the ball for the ball as Dez Bryant #1 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys cannot make the pass during the third quarter of the game at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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1. St. Louis RamsNdamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

The Rams have been linked to several different quarterbacks through free agency, but until something becomes more legitimate, I will stick to Ndamukong Suh.

Suh is the best player in the draft and almost every team in the NFL could use him. He has incredible strength, power, and is a disruptive force in the backfield as well as against the run.

2. Detroit LionsGerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

Gerald McCoy would be a disruptive player for the Lions. He excels at wreaking havoc in the backfield and disrupting plays, and could considerably be taken at one or two overall.

If they don't take McCoy, drafting Oklahoma State Russell Okung would be a no-brainer for a team that could definitely use the talents of an offence tackle.

3. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEric Berry, SS, Tennessee  

Berry's natural ability to find the football and make plays have made him an almost sure fire top five pick. For the Buccaneers, he will be hard to pass up. If they pass up Berry, DE Derrick Morgan would be a top prospect.

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4. Washington RedskinsSam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

The battle between Bradford and Clausen will be intriguing, but evidenced by the first pick, I believe in Bradford. Bradford would been the first pick if he had enter the NFL draft last year.

Bradford is a former Heisman winner with pinpoint accuracy, underrated athletic ability and unfortunately a questionable arm because of a shoulder injury he suffered his junior year.

5. Kansas City ChiefsRussell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

Opening up more lanes and keeping Matt Cassell standing has got to be a top priority.

Okung has a very good first step and great strength. Plain and simple, he is a solid all around blocker for a team in need.

6. Seattle SeahawksJimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame 

Clausen will be one of, if not the most, widely scrutinized prospects in this draft. He has an NFL ready arm, can make all the throws, makes good decisions, and most importantly, has played in a pro style offense under a great offensive mind.

If it's not Clausen, it may be Rutgers linemen Anthony Davis.

7. Cleveland BrownsJoe Haden, CB, Florida

Haden is the top flight corner of this class and a great athlete. Haden has great speed, ball skills, and is a natural cover corner. With all the top tackles already gone, this should be an easy pick. Haden would be a no-brainer for a team that could definitely use the talents of a pure shutdown corner.

8. Oakland RaidersBryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

The Raiders will target many positions.

Bulaga though, is another solid all-around tackle prospect and is expected to have a good future at left tackle in the NFL.

With head coach Tom Cable returning, he may look to add some punch to his offensive line, which has so much money invested in the people standing behind it.

9. Buffalo BillsTrent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

OT is the place to start if you have QB issues. They could go with Williams here and Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead in the second round.

Trent Williams is extremely tough and sturdy though and very good in run blocking. Physically, he has it all, and although this is hardly the sexy pick the fans may want, he is a solid player.

10. Jacksonville JaguarsJason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida 

Jason Piere-Paul is the best pure pass rusher in this class and is rising up draft boards, although I believe he's a bit overhyped. 

11. Denver BroncosRolando McClain, MLB, Alabama

The middle of this Denver defense could use some help, and rolando mcClain is best player on the board. If they do trade Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant could be the pick.

12. Miami DolphinsDez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

The top talent at WR in this class, Bryant will not have played ball in almost a year when he finally takes the field, but is worthy of an 12th overall selection and could possibly go higher.

If not Bryant, I would expect the Dolphins to look towards Rolando McClain.

13. San Francisco 49ersTaylor Mays, S, USC 

Mays is a physical freak and gives new meaning to the phrase “runs like a corner, hits like a linebacker.” Questions about his coverage, recognition skills, and a mediocre week at the Senior Bowl have not helped his stock though.

14. Seattle SeahawksAnthony Davis, OT,  Rutgers

After passing up on him with the sixth overall pick, I don't think they do it again.

Davis has the highest ceiling of all the tackle prospects as well as the most athleticism. He is not a finished product yet, but he could be great if coached correctly.

15. New York GiantsBrandon Spikes, MLB, Florida

MLB Antonio Pierce was just released, and Spikes is the second best inside linebacker prospect. The middle of this defense could use some help.

16. Tennessee TitansCarlos Dunlap, DE, Florida

Once considered the top prospect of the draft, Dunlap has all the physical tools teams drool over, but has character concerns.

The Titans though, have a good core on this team and could use an athlete of his caliber at defensive end.

17. San Francisco 49ersMike Iupati, OG,  Idaho

The 49ers could jump at the first interior lineman of the draft.

Iupati made some serious noise at the Senior Bowl and is an overpowering run blocker. He is steadily rising up draft boards.

18. Pittsburgh SteelersEarl Thomas, S, Texas

The Steelers had issues when Troy Polamula went down. Thomas would be a good value at this pick.

Thomas is ball hawk at safety and is a willing tackler. Only a redshirt sophomore, Thomas has a lot of good football in front of him.

19. Atlanta FalconsSergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

Atlanta needs some defensive help at each level.

They could add a pass rusher, would love a shut down corner, and desperately need some athletic youth at OLB.

Kindle’s strong, physical, athletic, and is finally playing the type of football that has been expected of him.

20. Houston TexasJonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia tech

The texans need a power runner here and Dwyer is a big boy. They will pick him here.

21. Cincinnati BengalsJermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

The most complete tight end in the draft, Gresham had his senior season marred by injury and probably would have been selected higher last season had he come out.

Fortunately for the Bengals, who need more weapons for Carson Palmer, they get a guy who has wide receiver skills in a tight end body, and can block as well.

22. New England PatriotsBrandon Graham, OLB, Michigan

Graham is a bit undersized, but coach Bill Belichick will get the most out of him.

They need some help getting after the QB and can definitely get younger at spots on defense.

23. Green Bay PackersBruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

This pick will keep Rodgers from getting sacked 52 times a year. Campbell still has some things to learn, but has a ton of upside and could be taken a lot higher than this if a team falls in love with him.

 

24. Philadelphia EaglesSean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri

A dynamic linebacker who can play inside and outside, Weatherspoon will provide the Eagles with a ton a versatility and a lot of fire. He proved to be a team leader at Senior Bowl.

 

25. Baltimore RavensArrelious Benn, WR, Illinois

The Ravens need a receiver. They may get into the trading market for Brandon Marshall or Anquan Boldin, then this pick would obviously change.

Benn is a strong, physically gifted specimen who would be regarded even higher if he had a QB that could throw to him in college.

 

26. Arizona CardinalsKyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

The Cardinals could also use a good corner opposite Rodgers-Cromartie.

Wilson is a fast-rising prospect with fantastic bump-n-run skills. He is physical, knows how to play the ball, and is a willing tackler.

 

27. Dallas CowboysNate Allen, CB, South Florida

Ken Hamlin's been good but his not great which means the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for an upgrade at free safety position.

 

28. San Diego ChargersCJ Spiller, RB, Clemson

L.T is not coming back to the Chargers. That could leave to having no running back to carry the load. With this pick they will pick a game breaker in CJ spiller.

 

29. New York JetsDamian Williams, WR, USC

Even if WR Braylon Edwards signs a long term deal, the Jets need more weapons around QB Mark Sanchez to help him grow.

Williams is a slick, savy route runner with consistent hands and just so happens to have played with Sanchez before. I really like the idea of this combination teaming up again.

 

30. Minnesota VikingsDan Williams, DT, Tennessee

Pat and Kevin Williams are getting older and I think with this pick minnesota will be looking to add another heavy Williams to their roster. If Williams, a big strong NT prospect is still available, he will be tough to pass on.

 

31. Indianapolis ColtsJared Odrick, DT, Penn State

Odrick did a fantastic job of allowing the tackling machines behind him in happy valley to run free and make plays.

The Colts seem to continually need help at the defensive tackle position and get great value and talent here from Odrick.

 

32. New Orleans SaintsNavarro Bowman, OLB, Penn State

The Saints could use a youth movement at the OLB position, and Bowman is the best available.

A bit undersized, he has good speed and great range. He is also pretty reliable tackler and excels in space.