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1 Saint Louis Rams- Sam Bradford QB- Oklahoma
I had the Rams taking Suh in my previous two 2010 NFL mock drafts but I think Bradford will be the man. As you can read here franchise quarterbacks are too important to pass up on. Bradford is accurate but coming off an injury and also played in a gimmick offense which hurts college quarterbacks in the NFL. The Rams could still take Suh or try to trade down in hopes of having a rookie salary cap after the 2011 NFL strike.
2 Detroit Lions- Russell Okrung OT- Oklahoma State
The Lions need to protect their investment in Matthew Stafford and Okrung can help them do that. At 6ft 5 Okrung can add more weight and strength to help in the running game as well. Stafford has some quality targets but the Lions need to keep him healthy to find them on the field.
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Ndamukong Suh DT- Nebraska
Look for the Bucs to try to trade down in order to save money but if they pick here in the 2010 NFL draft they will take Suh. I think either Suh or Joe Haden will be the best NFL player out of this draft and he will make the Bucs forget about Warren Sap.
4 Washington Redskins-Jimmy Clausen QB-Notre Dame
The NFL is a quarterback driven league and the Redskins don’t have a great one. The team bowed out of highly paid free agents but I expect them to grab some headlines by drafting Clausen here.
5 Kansas City Chiefs- Brian Bulaga OT-Iowa
If one of the top DT’s do fall this far then the Chiefs may be tempted. But their offensive line is in shambles and the Chiefs need to rebuild it now. The Chiefs were pretty good a few years ago when they had a dominating offensive line and Bulaga can put them down that road again.
6 Seattle Seahawks- Joe Haden CB-Florida State
I think Joe Haden is one the best players in the 2010 NFL draft and the Seahawks will be thrilled to grab him here. Clausen could be a pick here but I think new Coach Pete Carroll will go DB. If Haden drops due to his slow speed in the 40 shown at the combine look for the Seahawks to go with an offensive lineman.
7 Cleveland Browns- Gerald McCoy DT-Oklahoma
If Bradford or Clausen slips this far then the Browns would take either of them. Failing that my 2010 NFL mock draft has the Browns going for McCoy as he is the best available player. The Browns could reach for Dez Bryant to give Seneca Wallace or Jake Delhomme a target but I don’t see that happening.
8 Oakland Raiders- Bruce Campbell OT- Maryland
The Raiders have lots of holes to fill but the offensive line can use the boost that Campbell can provide. A possible franchise left tackle like Campbell can’t be ignored here. Russell may be given one more year to prove he is a franchise quarterback and Campbell will help protect him
9 Buffalo Bills- Trent Williams OT- Oklahoma
I had Anthony Davis here but his stock fell due to attitude and weight issues. Williams can help a Bills offense under a good mind like Chan Gaily go far. Williams is a safe pick and could be a starter for the next ten years.
10 Jacksonville Jaguars-Dez Bryant WR-Oklahoma State
I had the Jaguars taking Tim Tebow here in previous 2010 NFL mock draft but Tebow may not even play quarterback. The Jags need a big play wide receiver and Bryant may be able to provide that if he does not bust. To see a list of the top NFL draft bust of all time then click this link.
11 Denver Broncos- Rolando McClain ILB- Alabama
Denver needs linebacker help in a big way and McClain can provide it with the 11th pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Most 2010 NFL mock drafts I have seen share my opinion on this pick. McClain has revealed that he has Crohn’s disease but I don’t think it will hurt his draft status.
12 Miami Dolphins-Brandon Graham OLB-Michigan
The Dolphins need a wide receiver but won’t pick anyone other than Bryant here, so will address their linebackers. Graham will make a solid addition to a unit getting younger and better.
13 San Francisco 49ers-Anthony Davis OT-Rutgers
With 2 number one picks the team could package them to move up to grab somebody they really like, but I don’t think so. Anthony Davis is my pick for the 49ers in this 2010 NFL mock draft. Davis has weight and possible attitude issues but I think he makes sense here.
14 Seattle Seahawks- Derrick Morgan DE-Georgia Tech
With Patrick Kerney’s retirement from a bad defensive line, Morgan makes the most sense here. Morgan will start right away and help a less than average Seahawk’s defense.
15 New York Giants-Brandon Spikes LB-Florida
The Giants could go for Dez Bryant if he falls this far but he won’t Spikes will help shore up a Giants defense that fell to average in 2009.
16 Tennessee Titans- Dan Williams D-Tennessee
Dan Williams adds some much needed depth and pop to the Titans defensive line. It won’t hurt that he is a local player who played college ball in the state.
17 San Francisco 49ers C.J. RB-Clemson
Gore has battled injuries and is approaching old age for a running back. Spiller is the best back in the 2010 NFL draft and will add to an improving 49er’s offense.
18 Pittsburgh Steelers- Taylor Mays FS- Southern California
If an elite offensive tackle falls this far (yeah right) the Steelers will pounce on him. But I my 2010 NFL mock, Taylor Mays is the right pick for the Steelers. Their secondary sucks and Mays brings some young blood into the mix.
19 Atlanta Falcons- Eric Berry S-Tennessee
Berry is a Georgia boy who played his ball at Tennessee and will add to a Falcon secondary that looks to be improved over the 2009 version.
20 Houston Texans- Jahvid Best RB-California
Yeah I know the Texans have other needs but their running game has been their downfall on offense. I think they go RB here and Best is the best (pun intended) on the board. The team could go offensive line at this pick though.
21 Cincinnati Bengals- Earl Thomas S-Texas
The Bengals addressed their wide receiver issue with Antonio Bryant and now Thomas will try to shore up a suspect secondary for the Bengals. I wouldn’t be shocked however if the Bengals went for a running back here, if they love one that is available.
22 New England Patriots-Jared Odrick DL-Penn State
The Patriots need to get younger on the line and in the linebackers. Odrick can play multiple positions on the line and will be a boost to the defense.
23 Green Bay Packers- Charles Brown OT-USC
Brown will help keep the big nasties away from Aaron Rodgers and let the Packers build that great offense up some more.
24 Philadelphia Eagles- Mike Iupati G-Idaho
This could be a reach but the Eagles have an explosive offense in place that can only get better with some line help. The Eagles could well go after a running back here but I think that will come later in the 2010 NFL draft.
25 Baltimore Ravens- Golden Tate WR-Notre Dame
The Ravens did resign Derrick Mason and traded for Anquan Boldin but Tate makes sense here. Wide receivers tend to be non factors as rookies and Tate could be a backup for a year then replace Mason when he retires, which will be soon.
26 Arizona Cardinals-Sean Weatherspoon LB- Missouri
The Cardinals need some linebacking help and I think Weatherspoon can do the job here.
27 Dallas Cowboys- Dallas Cowboys Vladimir Ducasse OG-U-Mass
The Cowboys offensive line has had some issues and Ducasse can help out here pretty quickly.
28 San Diego Chargers- Ryan Matthews RB- Fresno State
Matthews is a must pick here as the Chargers are replacing LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles.
29 New York Jets- Brandon LaFell WR-LSU
LaFell gives Mark Sanchez a tall fluid target and one more weapon for a Jets offense that needs them desperately.
30 Minnesota Vikings Brian Price DT-UCLA
The two Williams boys are getting long in the tooth and adding Price to a good D line rotation could make them the best in the NFL. Even if people really believe Brett Favre is retired for real, I don’t expect qb to be a priority. However the Vikes could go for a CB here.
31 New Orleans Saints- Greg Hardy DE-Ole Miss
Hardy on a nice Saints defensive line rotation can only make this improving defense, better.
32 Indianapolis Colts-Chad Jones S-LSU
The Colts can use a playmaker who can hit in their secondary since Sanders is hurt all the time. Jones is a good fit here for the Colts in my 2010 NFL mock draft.
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