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My Final 2010 NFL Mock Draft: Where Will Clausen and Dez Bryant Land?

Old AccountSenior Writer IApril 21, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame watches drills after deciding not to participate  during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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The anticipated 2010 NFL Draft is now one day away. Leading up to the draft, this year's offseason has been exciting, with the signings and trades that are going on.

With one day left until the draft, I give to you my final mock draft of the year. Plenty has changed with my mocks throughout the months, but we have come to the point of having the most knowledge as to where the picks may land.

So here it is: My 2010 Final Mock Draft. Enjoy!

With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select

Sam Bradford-QB: A new era is ready to begin in St. Louis. Though I prefer Suh with the top pick, the Rams need to select the franchise quarterback of the future.

2. Detroit Lions—Ndamukong Suh, DT: The Lions could go offensive line, but they can't pass up Suh. Suh will bring instant improvement to a defense that was the major weakness of this Lions for the past few seasons.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Gerald McCoy, DT: The Buccaneers are the biggest fans of Suh and McCoy. There are needs on both sides of the ball, but the departure of Gaines Adams signals a new improvement to the defensive line.

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4. Washington Redskins—Russell Okung, OT: The Redskins need to protect their new investment in Donovan McNabb. Williams may be a better fit for the system, but you have to take the best available in this case.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (via Kansas City)—Eric Berry, S: Berry is the best on the board. His ability to be a ball hawk and a hard hitting safety is just what Philly needs to improve what is an overhaul of their secondary.

6. Seattle Seahawks—Bryan Bulaga, OT: Even if Walter Jones returns for Seattle, they need serious upgrades at the offensive tackle position. Reports say they are in love with Bulaga more, who is probably the most polished tackle available.

7. Cleveland Browns—Dan Williams, DT: This is a gutsy call here, but only because I think the Browns will surprise us all. Shaun Rogers could be on his way out, and the Browns have stressed of wanting to go on the defensive side. Williams is a good fit for the defense, and this could lead me to believe they want to pull the trigger.

Draft Note: The thought of Jimmy Clausen to the Browns still lingers in my mind.

8. Oakland Raiders—Jason Pierre-Paul, DE: Al Davis has a decision to make: fill the biggest need on the offensive line, or take the most athletic available? Jason Pierre-Paul has so much potential, that it will convince Al to go defense here.

9. Buffalo Bills—Trent Williams, OT: It seems the Bills will go offensive line in the first round. Trent Williams is a raw talent, who is athletic but does have some questions. Still, he doesn't get past Buffalo.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars—Earl Thomas, S: Thomas has seen his stock rise not just because of his workouts, but his ability to play both cornerback and safety effectively. Jaguars have a need in the secondary and defensive line, but defensive ends can be found in the later rounds this year.

11. Denver Broncos—Rolanco McClain, LB: Broncos need improvements on their run defense. McClain is the best line backer in this class, as his quick movement to the football makes them a threat.

12. Miami Dolphins—Derrick Morgan, DE: The losses of Jason Taylor and Joey Porter signals to draft a new, formidable defensive pass rush such as Morgan.

13. San Francisco 49ers—Joe Haden, CB: San Francisco focuses on the biggest issue of their young defense, by improving the secondary with the addition of Haden. Haden is the best cover corner available in this year's draft.

14. Seattle Seahawks—Jimmy Clausen, QB: A new era needs to begin in Seattle. Hasselbeck will be out within a few years, and Charlie Whitehurst isn't the answer. Pete Carroll is impressed with Clausen, as a new franchise quarterback is needed in Seattle.

15. New York Giants—CJ Spiller, RB: The Giants go with the best available, with most of their favorites off the board. Brandon Jacobs looks to be running out of gas, and Spiller can be what the Giants need to bolster what can be a boring offense at times.

16. New England Patriots (via Tennessee)—Dez Bryant, WR: Randy Moss is aging, questions loom on Wes Welker, so the Pats pull the trigger on a new young weapon for Tom Brady.

17. San Francisco 49ers—Mike Iupati, OG: The 49ers need to fix up the offensive line, and Mike Iupati is just what they need at offensive guard. Great physical specimen that should help improve the running game.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers—Kyle Wilson, CB: The Steelers turn their attention of revamping their secondary, especially with the acquisitions the Bengals and Ravens made this offseason.

19. Atlanta Falcons—Brandon Graham, OLB: Graham is a line backer who can rush the passer and stop the run, which the Falcons need on their defense right now.

20. Houston Texans—Taylor Mays, S: The loss of Dunta Robinson is another reason the Texans need to upgrade the secondary. They don't pass up on taking Taylor Mays, who's potential of being a ball hawk safety is just what they need.

21. Cincinnati Bengals—Jermaine Gresham, TE: The Bengals have been looking for upgrading the tight end position this offseason, and it will end by taking Gresham, who becomes a nice target for quarterback Carson Palmer.

22. Tennessee Titans (via New England)—Everson Griffen, DE: Tennessee has a glaring need at pass rush since the defensive line has been killed by free agency the past two seasons.

23. Kansas City Chiefs (via Philadelphia)—Charles Brown, OT: Brown is an underrated offensive tackle that is a steal for the Chiefs, who get a young tackle at a much cheaper value.

24. Green Bay Packers—Kareem Jackson, CB: The Packers select Jackson, who can be groomed well with the veteran cornerbacks who have just a few years left in them.

25. Baltimore Ravens—Demaryious Thomas, WR: I don't think general manager Ozzie Newsome is finished providing Joe Flacco with more talent. Thomas is a sure first round pick, and the Ravens are known for taking best available.

26. Arizona Cardinals—Sean Weatherspoon, LB: The Cardinals need to focus on the defensive side, with key losses to Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle. Despite character questions, Weatherspoon can step right in for Arizona.

27. Dallas Cowboys—Anthony Davis, OT: Dallas needs to focus on the offensive line with the loss of Flozell Adams. Davis is great value for Dallas, despite questions about his work ethic.

28. San Diego Chargers—Terrence Cody, DT: There is a gaping hole in the Chargers defensive front. Cody is a monster at the nose tackle position and should fill the hole that has been lacking in this defense for quite some time.

29. New York Jets—Sergio Kindle, LB: If you look at the Jets roster, you won't find many needs. However, if you can find one, it is probably at the linebacker position. Sergio Kindle's size can really make him a force in the defense of Rex Ryan.

30. Minnesota Vikings—Carlos Dunlap, DE: The Vikings are in love with the Gator talent, and they won't pass up on Dunlap who will get solid playing time on the opposite side of Jared Allen.

31. Indianapolis Colts—Jared Odrick, DT: The loss of Raheem Brock leaves the defensive tackle spot open. Odrick isn't the biggest tackle, but he has great speed and agility that fits the Colts scheme.

32. New Orleans Saints—Brandon Spikes, MLB: The loss of Scott Fujita leaves an open spot at the line backer position. Spikes could fit in well with the veteran group of the defending champs.

Matt Miselis is an NFL Featured Columnist for BleacherReport.com. He will be covering the NFL draft throughout the week, so look for more updates.

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