NFL Mock Draft 1.0

John WempleContributor IIApril 17, 2010

1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma— Bradford is the franchise quarterback the Rams have been looking for. He has pinpoint accuracy and should take this franchise to a new level.

2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska— In my opinion, Suh is the best player in this draft. He is a strong guy who can take over a game single-handedly.

3. Tampa Bay Bucs: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma— McCoy is a great defensive tackle with more finesse than Suh. He is the guy the Bucs have been looking for since Warren Sapp left.

4. Washington Redskins: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State— Okung is the best offensive lineman in this draft and now that the Redskins have aquired McNabb they have to have someone to protect his blindside due to Chris Samuel's retirement.

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee— Eric Berry may be the second-best player in this draft. His size and speed is stalemate. He will be an elite safety in the next few years and is the spark the Chiefs have been looking for on defense.

6. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame— The Seahawks could go in two directions here, they could go left tackle or QB. Pete Carroll wanted Jimmy at USC, he might bring him to Seattle.

7. Cleveland Browns: Joe Haden, CB, Florida— Haden is a fast shutdown corner who the Browns are in love with. If Clausen doesn't slip to this spot, Haden could be Revis-like in Cleveland.

8. Oakland Raiders: Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa— Bulaga is the second-best offensive lineman behind Okung. The Raiders offensive line was horrendous so it would make sense to draft a left tackle.

9. Buffalo Bills: Trent Williams OT, Oklahoma— Williams is a stud whose stock dropped during the season and has shot up since the combine. The Bills traded Jason Peters last year and have yet to fill the void.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama— McClain is the best linebacker on the board and knows the 3-4 system. His speed is remarkable at his size and would be a great fit for the Jags.

11. Denver Broncos: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State— Brandon Marshall is gone and now the Broncos will need to seek a replacement. Bryant is a deep threat with geat size.

12. Miami Dolphins: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech— It looks like Jason Taylor could be headed elsewhere and Morgan would give the Dolphins some raw talent at the end position.

13. San Francisco 49ers: Earl Thomas, S, Texas— Thomas is a fast, big hitter who will swarm to the ball. The 49ers need some help at the safety spot and Earl Thomas gets the nod over Taylor Mays.

14. Seattle Seahawks: CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson— Spiller is a fast, do-it-all back, who in past years, would have gone in the top 10. He is an elusive guy with breakaway speed.

15. New York Giants: Jason Pierre-Paul, LB/DE, South Florida— Pierre- Paul showed great pass-rush skills at the combine and LB and DE are positions the Giants could improve.

16. Tennessee Titans: Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan— Graham is an outstanding pass-rusher whose motor never stops. The Titans really need a DE after Kyle Vanden Bosch's departure. Graham is flying under the radar at 16.

17. San Francisco 49ers: Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho— Iupati is a nice, rugged guard who is great at the point of attack. The 49ers could use an upgrade at guard and Iupati might just be their man.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Colt McCoy, QB, Texas— Suprising? With all the problems Big Ben has had this offseason, it would not suprise me one bit to see the six-time Super Bowl champs trade Big Ben and draft the all-time winningest quarterback in Division I history.

19. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State— Wilson is a ball hawk with exceptional man skills. His instincts are judgemental at times, but the Falcons could use an upgrade in the secondary.

20. Houston Texans: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State— The Texans lack an elite running back which sends them home early every year. Mathews is a big, strong back who could keep them playing in January.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee— No, it's not a joke. The Bengals are picking in the bottom 12 of the draft this year and could use some depth at DT.

22. New England Patriots: Sergio Kindle, LB/DE, Texas— The old Patriot linebackers have begun to fade away and now the Patriots need to rebuild that core. They have a stud in the middle with Mayo, now draft your outside guy in Kindle.

23. Green Bay Packers: Charles Brown, OT, USC— Brown could end the woes at left tackle for the Packers. He is a big and aggressive guy who is great at the point of attack.

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Everson Griffen, DE, USC— Griffen is a beast who is a great pass-rusher and has a motor that never stops going. He would be a great compliment to premiere pass-rusher Trent Cole.

25. Baltimore Ravens: Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama— As many of you know, Cody is a mammoth and blows everything up. He would be a prefect fit next to Halotti Ngata.

26. Arizona Cardinals: Jerry Hughes, LB, TCU— The Cardinals have added a few linebackers to the core and Hughes could give them some talented depth.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Taylor Mays, S, USC— The Boys recently got rid of Pro Bowl corner Ken Hamlin and big-hitter Taylor Mays could make an impact in big D.

28. San Diego Chargers : Patrick Robinson, CB, FSU— Cromartie is out of San Diego and Patrick Robinson is an exceptional cover corner with great feet.

29. New York Jets:  Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama— Jackson would be a great nickel corner for the Jets. He will be playing behind Revis and Cromartie so he provides great depth to a great team.

30. Minnesota Vikings: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers— Winfield and Griffen were banged up all of 2009 and McCourty could bring great coverage skills to the table.

31. Indianapolis Colts: Will Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri —Weatherspoon has great company, that's why he falls this far. The Colts could use a great guy like Weatherspoon in their core.

32. New Orleans Saints: Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State— Odrick is a load who is great at blowing things up in the middle. He could fill this void for the Super Bowl champs. If Taylor Mays were to slip, I think he could end up in the Big Easy.


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