Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (The Finale)

"I got some bucks on it, but it ain't enough on it."

Hey there. Well, it's 6:40 on draft night...I can't control myself man. So, so excited. Couple this with going to the Bruins and arguably one of their greatest games of all time, and I am in sports euphoric overdrive. So, as mentioned before, it's getting close to draft time, so here's a quick first round mock with a few notes. Hope this makes sense, and thanks again for taking the time to give it a look...

  1. St. Louis- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
  2. Detroit- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
  3. Tampa Bay- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
  4. Washington- Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma: Ahh yes, the first "shock." It looks like Williams and his athleticism win out over Okung's overall ability.
  5. Kansas City- Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State: Lot of "Oklahoma's" on the top of the board. Anyway, if Okung is here, I can't see any way of the Chiefs not going down this avenue.
  6. Seattle- C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson: The Seahawks cannot wait until their second first-rounder to take Spiller because of Buffalo at #9 and San Fran at #13.
  7. Cleveland- Eric Berry, S, Tennessee: Much like KC, if Berry falls to Holmgren and Co. at #7, I really think there is no way they don't take arguably the most pro-ready prospect in the draft.
  8. Oakland- Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida: Sticking with my guns, but watch out for Anthony Davis, who has had one of the more schizophrenic pre-drafts in recent memory (went from top 5 to out of the first round to the 20s, and now believable to be in the top 10).
  9. Buffalo- Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa: Clausen is out there, but the Bills desperately need the franchise tackle. They might go Dan Williams here as well, but in any event, the trenches take top billing.
  10. Jacksonville- Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
  11. Denver- Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech: Call it a hunch, but I feel like the Broncos pass on Dez Bryant here, then trade back into the first round (with potentially, gulp, the Pats) and draft DeMaryius Thomas, who will become a lightning rod for teams wanting to move up to get him.
  12. Miami- Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
  13. San Francisco- Joe Haden, CB, Florida
  14. Seattle- Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
  15. New York Giants- Earl Thomas, S, Texas: Watch out for Sean Weatherspoon here as well.
  16. Tennessee- Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
  17. San Francisco- Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers: It will be shocking if the Niners don't go with a corner, OT, or RB with their first rounders.
  18. Pittsburgh- Maurkice Pouncey, C/OG, Florida: And I've officially been swayed to the opinion that Pouncey goes off the board before Iupati...but I will not sway from the fact that I believe Iupati makes the bigger impact long term.
  19. Atlanta- Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan
  20. Houston- Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State: He would be the perfect compliment to Steve Slaton. Matthews is a banger, Slaton more of a finesse guy...that seems to be a winning combination nowadays.
  21. Cincinnati- Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
  22. New England- Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas: Won't be surprised if it's Dez Bryant or DeMaryius Thomas here, but I'm not sure how much emphasis the Pats are going to put on finding a receiver in the first round. So, I elected to go the safe route here...again though, receiver is an absolute possibility here (wow this is really getting me amped up!).
  23. Green Bay- Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho: There is no way Iupati or Pouncey make it past Green Bay here.
  24. Philadelphia- Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama: The corner list went from Haden-Wilson-Robinson-McCourty-Jackson to Haden-Wilson-Jackson-McCourty-Robinson in a week...that's what makes this process so great. Anyway, with both the interior linemen gone, corner becomes the glaring need.
  25. Baltimore- DeMaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech: I find it unlikely Thomas drops this far. The Ravens will also be looking to move up...perhaps with the Pats, which worked out fairly well last year (traded up to the Pats' pick and took Michael Oher...although they did trade up with the Pats back in the day and took Kyle Boller, so it can be a slippery slope at times.
  26. Arizona- Sean Weatherspoon, ILB/OLB, Missouri
  27. Dallas- Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State: Don't know if Bryant gets this far as well, but if he does, he's not getting past Dallas...this is almost too easy, which frightens me to a degree.
  28. San Diego- Terrance Cody, DT, Alabama
  29. New York Jets- Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State: I am scared out of my mind that the Jets trade up and get Eric's a very real possibility.
  30. Minnesota- Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers: Kiper's final mock has Tebow's now a reality that Tebow-mania could fire up at the end of the first and not at the start of tomorrow like I was envisioning.
  31. Indianapolis- Rodger Saffold, OT/OG, Indiana
  32. New Orleans- Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU
Again, thanks for reading. I hope everyone enjoys the draft at least partially as much as I know I will (unless the Pats trade out of the first round...I will not be too thrilled about that). Take care everyone. Peace.


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