Here is my version of the 2010 NFL Draft from picks 21-32. If you want to know about picks 1-20, then check out my profile or the bottom of this article for links pertaining to picks 1-20 in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
21 Cincinnati Bengals – Jermaine Gresham, TE University of Oklahoma
The Cincinnati Bengals appear focused to improve their non-existent passing offense from 2009. After adding Antonio Bryant, the Bengals may look to give Carson Palmer a game-changing tight end. The 2010 NFL Draft appears pretty weak for tight ends, so the Bengals may want to act swiftly on drafting a tight end early.
Honorable Mentions – Earl Thomas, Taylor Mays
22. New England Patriots – Earl Thomas, DB University of Texas
The Bengals and Patriots have the same two players on the top of my mock draft. Whoever the Bengals take, the Patriots will select the other. Luckily for the Patriots, I think that Earl Thomas would be at the top of their draft board at this time. Earl Thomas has the versatility that the Patriots would love for their defense. He can play any position in the defensive backfield.
Honorable Mentions – Jermaine Gresham, Jared Odrick, Brandon Graham, Sergio Kindle, C.J. Spiller
23. Green Bay Packers – Kyle Wilson, CB Boise State University
After getting scorched by veteran quarterbacks in 2009 and their two main cornerbacks on the wrong side of 30, the Green Bay Packers will be looking to restructure the defensive backfield. Kyle Wilson is a high character individual and one of the strongest Cornerbacks in the 2010 NFL Draft. He could be valuable in the Packers bump and run schemes and become a starter in the future.
If the Green Bay Packers are looking into Kareem Jackson in the second round, then expect the Green Bay Packers to go for an offensive lineman, primarily tackle.
Honorable Mentions – Any OT, Mike Iupati, C.J. Spiller, Earl Thomas, Devin McCourty
24. Philadelphia Eagles – Sergio Kindle, LB/DE University of Texas
The Eagles need to add some talent at outside linebacker, and Sergio Kindle would be a great pick at 24. He has the athleticism to become an immediate factor as a pass rush specialist and has the versatility to play defensive end or linebacker in a 4-3 defense.
Honorable Mentions – Brandon Graham, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jerry Hughes, Earl Thomas, Carlos Dunlap
25. Baltimore Ravens – Damian Williams, WR University of Southern California
After acquiring Anquan Boldin and keeping Derrick Mason for another season, the Baltimore Ravens will continue to look into helping Joe Flacco at the skill positions. Damian Williams would give the Ravens another receiver with yards after catch potential.
Honorable Mentions – Demaryius Thomas, Arrelious Benn, Earl Thomas, Kyle Wilson
26. Arizona Cardinals – Everson Griffin, DE University of Southern California
With the retirement of Bertrand Berry, the loss of Karlos Dansby, and the loss of Antrell Rolle, the Arizona Cardinals need to restructure their defense. Everson Griffin would give them a defensive player with the versatility to play DE or OLB. Judging from recent USC prospects like Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews, the Cardinals could have a steal here at the twenty-sixth selection of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Honorable Mentions – Daryl Washington, Jerry Hughes, Sergio Kindle
27. Dallas Cowboys – Bruce Campbell, OT University of Maryland
Since the Dallas Cowboys can’t draft a coaching staff, they will likely look into adding depth into their trenches. Bruce Campbell has been going up draft boards, but his limited production and experience in college makes me think that unless the Oakland Raiders take him at 8th, he will be a late first or early second round pick. I think the Cowboys would be willing to take on his potential at pick 27.
Honorable Mentions – Anthony Davis, Maurkice Pouncey, Earl Thomas
28. San Diego Chargers – Terrance Cody, DT University of Alabama
I will admit this is a bit of a stretch, but the San Diego Chargers were a completely different defense without Jamal Williams at the nose tackle. The Chargers went from one of the elite run defenses to one of the worst when Williams got injured, and Williams was recently released. Terrance Cody would give them a huge body in their 3-4 scheme.
If the Chargers go this route, they can probably trade down in the draft and acquire more picks. Expect them to get a power running back to compliment Darren Sproles in the second or third round.
Honorable Mentions – Trade Down, Ryan Mathews, Jahvid Best
29. New York Jets – Devin McCourty, CB University of Rutgers
The New York Jets could be looking to add depth into the secondary after injuries plagued them throughout the AFC Championship.
Honorable Mentions – Earl Thomas, Kyle Wilson
30. Minnesota Vikings – Brian Price, DT University of California
With Pat Williams lingering on retirement, Brian Price is just too good to pass up at #30 for the Minnesota Vikings.
Honorable Mentions – Carlos Dunlap, Maurkice Pouncey, Kyle Wilson, Earl Thomas, Everson Griffin
31. Indianapolis Colts – Maurkice Pouncey, C University of Florida
With Jeff Saturday aging and the release of Ryan Lilja, the Indianapolis Colts would love the opportunity to draft one of the best offensive linemen in college football. Maurkice Pouncey has the ability to serve as a reserve guard in his first few NFL seasons while taking over for Jeff Saturday once he retires. Pouncey could use the extra time to learn a traditional NFL offensive blocking scheme after playing in the shotgun option at Florida.
Honorable Mentions – Daryl Washington, Jerry Hughes
32. New Orleans Saitns – Daryl Washington, LB Texas Christian University
The defending Super Bowl champions could be in the need for exterior defense upon the release of Scott Fujita. It is the perfect opportunity for Gregg Williams to add a pass rush specialist to his linebacker core. Daryl Washington is often overshadowed by teammate Jerry Hughes, but he does have more experience at the linebacker position.
Honorable Mentions – Jerry Hughes, Carlos Dunlap, Everson Griffin
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