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FootballsFuture Mock 1st round draft.
2010 NFL Mock Draft
By: Robert Davis | Updated: 10/20
1.St. Louis - Jake Locker, QB, Washington
Locker has had a meteoric rise up the draft boards this year, and he should continue to rise with more experience in a pro style attack. He has the best blend of natural talent of any of the QBís this year, along with the toughness and leadership skills. This may be a bit high as of October, but expect Locker to continue to rise and really impress in the post season should he declare.
2.Tampa Bay - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
McCoy is a playmaker on the interior line and players like that will always be in high demand. He could draw a lot of attention at the top overall spot, but the Bucs would love to bring in a player that can impact a game from the DT spot like Warren Sapp once did in Tampa.
3.Kansas City - Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee
Berry is arguably the best player in this draft, and a player with his versatility would fit in well with any team. He could play any spot in the secondary and be a pro bowl caliber performer. The Chiefs could use some playmaking ability on the offensive side of the ball or a pass rusher on defense, but Berry is too good to pass up at this spot.
4.Oakland - Everson Griffen, DE/OLB, USC
Al Davis has shown to take a liking to players from USC and players who have extraordinary speed for their position. Enter Everson Griffen. His speed for a 270+ lber is amazing. He tops the 270lb mark, but has tremendous speed and athleticism and should have no problem standing up and playing in space. Donít rule out another Trojan, Taylor Mays, for the same reasons even if they drafted a safety in the second round last year and Michael Huff appears to be coming on.
5.Cleveland - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
Just over a year ago, Cleveland had two highly regarded QBís. Now, theyíre looking for a long term answer as both Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn have not been able to take hold of the starting position. There are a lot of needs throughout the roster, but you wonít get anywhere without a QB. Bradford has had shoulder problems, but itís not considered a long term issue.
6.Tennessee - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Suh may not be quite as physically imposing as Albert Haynesworth but he is a force to be reckoned with on the defensive line. Suh is very active and can clog running lanes and get into the backfield and disrupt the action.
7.Detroit - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma St.
There is hope in Detroit. A solid draft last year has at least given the Lions hope for the future. Giving last years top overall pick Matthew Stafford blindside protection is a big concern, as Jeff Backus is up there in age and average at best anyway.
8.Buffalo - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
The Bills did a decent job upgrading the talent on the interior offensive line in the draft last year, but neglected the tackle spot. After losing Jason Peters it was expected to be a priority, and putting it off a year has only made it a bigger need. Williams is the best lineman on the board and has the experience and talent to help on either side of the line.
9.Washington - Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
QB and OT may be the biggest needs for the Skins, but they miss out on the top two players at each spot in this situation. Instead of reaching for the next player in line at either spot, they look to the other side of the ball. Brandon Spikes is the leader of the Florida defense and has the ability to play multiple linebacker spots. Eventually he would be the replacement for London Fletcher in the middle of the D.
10.San Francisco(Car) - Taylor Mays, S, USC
By signing Michael Crabtree, the 9ers can take a WR early off the need list. Mike Singletary will not think twice about adding another physical presence to his defense in the form of jumbo safety Mays. His physical nature and freakish athleticism will make him a fan favorite and further help set the tone for a Singletary type of defense.
11.Houston - Joe Haden, CB, Florida
A lot has been spent on upgrading the front seven for the Texans, but there are still gaping holes in the secondary. Haden is the type of playmaker that could thrive with the talent the Texans have applying pressure to the QB.
12.Jacksonville - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma St.
It just so happens that the best player on the board happens to fill the biggest need for the Jaguars. Bryant is a legitimate go to weapon at wide receiver, and finding some talent to take some heat off of Maurice Jones-Drew is a must this off season. Torry Holt and Mike Sims-Walker have done a solid job, but a true playmaker like Bryant would take the offense to another level.
13.Seattle - Jahvid Best, RB, California
The Seahawks are in a tough spot. They must replace two standouts who have been key to their success over the years in Ot Walter Jones and QB Matt Hasselbeck. Problem is, there isnít value at those two spots at this pick. Instead of reaching for a Colt McCoy or Bryan Bulaga, the Seahawks go for the biggest playmaker available. Best may lack prototypical size, but he is a stud playmaker and runs tougher than his size indicates.
14.Arizona - Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
There will be a lot of teams tempted to reach for a tackle in this range, but like the rest, the Cards resist the urge to reach. Instead they opt to take someone who can provide an immediate boost to their front seven in Kindle. He could be the type of attacking playmaker theyíve lacked in recent years.
15.Miami - George Selvie, DE/LB, South Florida
Parcells loves his edge rushers, and he tabs a guy that can hopefully be a long term standout. Everywhere he has been, Parcells has built his defense with a Selvie type of talent. Porter and Taylor are near the end of the line, and both would be nice mentors for a player with Selvieís talent. His motor and tenacity will endear him to the staff and he could be a great pick here, even if most think it is a slight reach this high.
16.Dallas - Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Iowa has put quite a few lineman into the NFL, and Bulaga may be the best of the bunch. The Cowboys need to upgrade the tackle position, and Bulaga is the best available here. He may be a slight reach with him missing the early portion of the year and his ability to return to school, but if he declares he would be a very attractive option for the Cowboys at this spot. If Tony Romo continues to underwhelm, do not be surprised to see Colt McCoy draw a lot of interest at this spot.
17.San Diego - Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
Dunlap may not be the best fit in a 3-4, but he has the raw physical tools and size to project well in any scheme. He is a physical freak and should put on a show in individual workouts, which could lead to him going higher than this if he does declare. He is a work in progress, but his potential is amazing and at this spot, could be tough to pass on for a team needing defensive help.
18.San Francisco - Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama
This is a big high for a player with conditioning issues, but weíll give him the benefit of the doubt here. He is a potential game changer and the type of player you build a 3-4 defense around. Mike Singletary wants a dominant defense that will physically overpower you. After selecting a 230lb safety earlier, he comes back with a 350lb nose tackle at this spot.
19.Green Bay - CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
Adding more talent to the defense would make a lot of sense here, as the transition to the 3-4 has been a bit rocky to say the least. Some talent on the offensive line will draw interest as well, but a game breaker at RB would add a new dimension to the offense. Spiller may never be a feature back, but his big play ability and receiving skills would be a nice addition to the Packís offense.
20.Pittsburgh - Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
This may seem a bit early for Iupati, but heís exactly the type of lineman the Steelers would love to add to their offense. He is a nasty, powerful run blocker that would slide right in at guard and provide an immediate boost. The OL has been a need for a couple years, and the Steelers finally nab a player that is a great fit for their offense.
21.Denver(Chi) - Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
The Broncos have surprised everyone this year with their hot start. The big need on offense was expected to be QB, but Kyle Orton has played very well. The switch to the 3-4 could still use some better fits, and McClain has the size and physicality to upgrade the unit from his ILB spot.
22.Baltimore - Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
Joe Flacco is going to need weapons, plain and simple. A talent upgrade at WR is definitely a need, especially since Derrick Mason could hang it up at any time, since heís already done so once. LaFell would give them a wideout with the size and playmaking ability to become a true #1 target for Joe Flacco.
23.New England - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
Upgrading the pass rush has to be New Englandís top priority. Yet, they still opt to upgrade the offensive side of the ball by selecting Gresham. Belichick has an affinity for TEís and Gresham is the complete package. He could go much higher but there will be questions after missing his senior year to a knee injury. As long as he can test out well before the draft, the NFL has seen all it needs to see on the field from him to be selected in the first round.
24.NY Jets - Damian Williams, WR, USC
The Jets made a good move by picking up Braylon Edwards a couple weeks ago, but that may not be the long term solution at WR. Even with Edwards, more talent at WR is needed. He is also a free agent at the end of the year and a big season could price him out of the Jets wishes, or a bad season could cause them to want to go in a different direction. Simply put; WR is still a big need for the Jets in the offseason. Williams was Sanchezís top target at USC, so their relationship together should make for a quick transition to the pro game.
25.Atlanta - Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Weatherspoon should be considered a steal at this point, and the Falcons would be elated to find him here. His aggressive nature would be a great fit for Atlanta, which could use some playmaking ability in their unit. He is an all around impact performer and would look great in Atlanta.
26.Philadelphia - Anthony McCoy, TE, USC
The Eagles have done a tremendous job drafting in recent years, so donít expect them to reach for a need at this point. On draft day if Weatherspoon were to slide, expect them to move up if he comes within reach, as LB is their biggest need. With no true fit of the available linebackers, Andy Reid again goes to the offensive side of the ball, and gives his offense an all around threat at TE. McCoy is as big a playmaker as any TE in this draft, along with having very good size, on top of being a solid blocker.
27.Cincinnati - Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse
Another surprise team this year, the Bengals have done things nobody could have imagined. In order for them to keep things going, they need to add some talent to their interior defensive line. Jones is a player who can consistently get penetration into the backfield, or hold his ground and clog running lanes.
28.Seattle(Den) - Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
With two QBís going in the Top Five, McCoy will draw a lot of interest from pick six on. He may get a lot of competition from Jimmy Clausen to be the next QB selected, but donít expect anyone to bit real early on him. The Seahawks would be lucky to have him slide to this point, as he would be an excellent replacement for Hasselbeck in the near future.
29.NY Giants - Chad Jones, S, LSU
The Giants are set up very well in the near future, allowing them to go in a number of directions here. Jones gives them a safety capable of playing both free and strong safety, which would allow him to provide immediate depth. After a year or two, he could take over and form a devastating pair of safeties with Kenny Phillips.
30.Minnesota - Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
Clausen has come a long way since he arrived on campus at Notre Dame and has begun fulfilling his potential. He still has work to do, but if Charlie Weis is out after the season, expect Clausen to go with him. Tarvaris Jackson could still be in the long term plans, but the thought of drafting a talent like Clausen to sit behind Favre for a year may be too enticing to pass up.
31.New Orleans - Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss
You can never have enough pass rushers, so adding a threat off the edge is something every team could use. Especially the Saints who could use some immediate depth on the perimeter. Hardy is one of the best pure pass rushers available for the draft but has had some injury concerns the past two years which push him down the board a bit.
32.Indianapolis - Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
The Colts added some talent to the DT spot through the draft last year, but the work is not done. Especially when you have a player with talent like Austin. He has the potential to be as good as any interior lineman in this draft, and his ability to get up the field would be a great fit for the Colts.
Re: FootballsFuture Mock 1st round draft.
firstly, I don't know how u placed the teams in the order u did.
Seoncdly, you have Bradford as a top 5 pick after season ending surgery
Thirdly, you have Claussen at pick 30? No way., lol....
I think you generally tried to match up needs with the teams selection but this is just not reasonable.
Part of it is that you don't know who are true prospects yet.
For example guys like Spiller and D.Williams may not be one of the top 3 at their position come draft day.
Nice try, your overall MOck grades a C-.
Combine will change everything -- this guy at 4 seems insane Everson Griffen, DE/OLB, USC
From what i can see your a Pac 10 fan and just threw in players from pac 10 , sec, and big 12.....
plus rams won't have #1 pick , have faith we will win a game !
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