2010 NFL Mock Draft - Black and Teal Version 1.0

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Pick Team Player Selected Player’s Position Player’s School Analysis
17. Everson Griffen
Defensive End
USC
Since the departure of Albert Haynesworth last season in free agency, the Titans defensive line has struggled. Griffen brings athleticism to the Titans defensive line and Jeff Fisher should be rewarded with an improved pass rush by looking to his alma mater for talent.
18. Earl Thomas
Safety
Texas
When Troy Polamalu was injured, everything seemed to fall apart for the Steelers’ defense. Ryan Clark is also a free agent this offseason, so the team will need to add some depth. Thomas has great cover skills and he will be able to play center field and allow Troy Polamalu to do his thing.
19. Carlos Dunlap
Defensive End
Florida
Jamaal Anderson has been a bust for Atlanta and the team needs to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Dunlap was looked at as a top 5 talent, but some minor character issues and a down year in production allow him to slip in this draft.
20. Brian Price Defensive Tackle UCLA Look for the Texans to make it 5 first-round defensive line selections in 9 drafts. Price will be able to create pressure in the interior and that will free up Mario Williams even more room to generate sacks.
21. Golden Tate
Wide Receiver
Notre Dame
The tragic death of Chris Henry will not only be felt in the hearts and minds of the Cincinnati Bengals, but they will also notice an impact on the field. The team will need to add another wideout in the offseason and Tate is a versatile WR that compares to Percy Harvin.
22. Jermaine Gresham
Tight End
Oklahoma
Bill Belichick and the Patriots always seem to steal a great player in the draft. Current TE Ben Watson is going to become a free agent in the off-season and, if a guy like Gresham is available, he will likely not return to New England. Gresham was looked at as a top 15 talent in last year’s draft.
23. Trent Williams
Offensive Tackle
Oklahoma
Green Bay needs to do one thing… Keep Aaron Rodgers off his back. Their offensive line has been abysmal. Williams is an experienced tackle who is light on his feet and very instinctive. Aaron Rodgers will approve of this selection.
24. Sean Weatherspoon
Outside Linebacker
Missouri
The weakness of the Philadelphia Eagles team is their linebacking corp. The unit is decent, but no real stand outs leave a lot to be desired. Weatherspoon is a great leader and very charismatic guy that can eventually mature into the leader that they lost in Brian Dawkins.
25. Donovan Warren
Cornerback
Michigan
Ravens defensive back coach Mark Carrier is the godfather of Warren. Warren went to Carrier to see how he graded as a pro and somewhere along the lines he had heard enough to declare for the draft. Warren’s fluidity and hip movement has been compared to Darrelle Revis’ and we all know how Revis has fared in the NFL.
26. Bruce Campbell
Offensive Tackle Maryland Kurt Warner is likely to retire and that could leave Arizona with an inexperienced quarterback. Campbell has a giant frame, but his lack of experience could force him to slip to the later part of round-one.
27. Mike Iupati
Offensive Guard
Idaho
Mike Iupati is a powerful lineman and just the kind of blocker that the Dallas Cowboys need. He was looked at as just a guard heading into Senior Bowl week, but with an impressive showing there are talks that he may be able to play offensive tackle as well. No matter the position, Iupati will improve Dallas’ offensive line.
28. Ryan Matthews
Running Back
Fresno State
There is more and more speculation that LaDainian Tomlinson will not be returning to the Chargers next season. Matthews runs similar to current Colts RB Donald Brown who was selected around the same slot in lat years draft.
29. Arrelious Benn Wide Receiver
Illinois
Braylon Edwards was added to the roster mid-season, however, the Jets could still use some help on the wings. Benn has a lot of potential and could become a favorite target of Mark “San-chise” for many years.
30. Dan Williams
Defensive Tackle
Tennessee
Minnesota needs to start addressing defensive tackle depth especially with Pat Williams getting up their in age. By selecting Dan Williams, the Vikings get another big, run-stuffer and who can step right in and continue the “Williams Wall” name.
31. Jared Odrick
Defensive Tackle Penn State Indianapolis selected Fili Moala last year, but they still have some work to do on defense. Odrick is a versatile defensive tackle who can both help against the run and by getting pressure up the middle.
32. Kyle Wilson
Cornerback
Boise State
Kyle Wilson is another player who has been stealing the show at this years Senior Bowl. The Saints have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, but their pass defense struggled down the stretch. Wilson is excellent in coverage and he could help sure up the pass defense.
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  • zoltanfrombudapest

    I think tis is a better mock draft that I usally reading in the net. McClain-yeah we must start the point that if nothing crazy happens he will be the guy. I’M OK with the whole mock-exept I think Iupati might goes a bit earlier then27. Odrick for Indy-Scary….Brian Price for the Texans-scary II…

  • Mike J

    The Jags need a pass-rusher–again. 14 sacks in 2009.I think Morgan is Harvey pt.2, & Pierre-Paul will be gone. Carlos Dunlap is my guess.He will wow at the Combine.
    McClain is my early choice for ROY. I think he can play outside at the next level & develop into a good, not great, pass-rusher, & he will be dynamite in other phases of the game.I wouldn’t take him top 5, but top 10, fine.So, Jacksonville may have to move up a bit to get him.
    Not a Jags fan BTW; this is objective opinion.

  • BlueFalcon

    I laughed when you said already impressive set of linebackers. Our lbers are average.

  • Bryan

    Living near DC right now I honestly say the odds of the Skins drafting a QB is slim. The Skins O-Line is the worst in the league they’re gonna draft O-Line help before they even think about drafting a QB.

    Besides most people think Campbell isn’t a bad QB he just has no line.

    I’d have Clausen falling to the Skins, Tebow going to the Raiders, Bradford falling to the Jags – Jags trade down to Vikes/Cards

  • zoltanfrombudapest

    To Mike J- None of the DEs in the 1st round worth a 10-11th pick right now…
    Look out for 3rd-4th round prospect Austen Lane from Murray State- I think he is the guy the Jaguars want-Small school; later round pick; I think Gene will target him in the draft.

    To BlueFalcon: THeLBs are the best unit of the defene. Who was the best D player in 2009? Daryl Smith. Justin Durant is one of the most underrated player in the NFL-he had concussion-so he couldn’t played in every game…Ingram was a disapointment in his contract year- I think he woill go via trade (he is an RFA) Russell Allen is a good pickup; the best UDFA rookie for the Jags (and there was 3-4 player who played mor or less) and played well. And Brian Iwuh-he is a favourite of Terry’s(tkopa) because he can hit people. The Jags LB are fine. With McClain in the lineup (And under LB specialist HC Jack Del Rio) WATCH OUT!!!!

  • http://BigCatCountry Daniel O’Shea

    There should be 3 main players the jaguars should see if they get. And if they don’t get them, then they should trade back and get additional picks. I don’t like Dunlap, because he seems like another bust. He has character questions and effort problems. The only Gators I really like are Haden(round 1) and Hernandez in maybe the third round(Jags don’t have 2nd). Cunningham would be nice in later rounds as well. The other two pick, aside from Haden, are Spiller(BAP type of move–couldn’t hurt), and Morgan perhaps…I’m still not bought on Morgan, though. Pass rushers are tricky to figure out, and can make you waste a lot of money. Just hoping, because New England probably won’t do..but we could trade back to their spot, get their 1st rounder, and get 2 of 3 of their 2nd rounders. I would love to get Jeremy Beal(DE from OK) in later rounds, because he can straight up play, and has good stats to prove it. I don’t see them drafting a QB, because they will give Garrard one more chance

  • JagSoldier

    I think dont think that Garrards’ job is in any serious jeopardy even if they draft a QB. There isnt a QB in the draft in my opinion who will be ready to start in week 1. Garrard has two more years and then he will either be moved or dropped back to the 2nd string role. IMOP

  • JagSoldier

    Almost forgot! I like the pick here. The Jags have some pretty good LBs but none of them are elite. Mcclain plus Durant, Russel, Iwuh, and Smith would be a great group to have.

  • zoltanfrombudapest

    To Jon (JagSoldier)-I can just agree with you in both points. I starting to REALLY LIKE McClain. Soon yoou will read about it why…

  • zoltanfrombudapest

    The article is noted by Paul Kuharsky!!!!

  • Mike J

    Zoltan, you are wrong. Pierre-Paul is already flying up boards according to Charley Casserly.”PFW” mocks him at #3 over-all.Dunap & he are physical marvels. Teams want pass-rushers, even potential ones, like crazy.

  • zoltanfrombudapest

    I saw no passrushers that makes me wow… And by the way (Although I still have some patience on him) looks wha everyone thought about Harvey; and how he turned out.
    And look at Dumervill and Jared Allen-they were the sackmasters-none of them was a 1-2 round pick…

  • bob

    Your 1st Round pick for the Bills is never, ever going to happen. The best area on the entire team is defensive backfield. They led the league in INTs most of the year with Byrd leading the way with an NFL best 9. Also, Byrd is a safety, not a CB so he would not be “paired with” Harper. Get to know a little bit more about teams before making such a ridiculous statement. The Bills need a QB and O-Line help. If either Clausen or Bradford drop to them (not likely) they will take them. If not, I will look for them to take the Rutgers OT – Davis. The only way they do not take OT is if someone like McCoy drops.

  • bob

    Sorry about the mistake above. I meant Haden, not Harper.

  • TigerJ

    I happened across this mock when I was looking at a bunch of them. I’m a Bills fan. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no freaking way Buffalo picks a CB. Secondary is the strongest area of their defense. Leodis McKelvin comes back from IR. They got a strong year out of Drayton Florence, and they have a bunch of capable CBs on the team. If a good left tackle drops that might be their pick, but in your mock Bulaga and Okung are gone. Davis is athletic but there are attitude questions and Trent Williams is probably not worth the risk as a left tackle prospect here. They are switching to a 3-4 defense and could use a big defensive end, but the only candidate in round one, Derrick Morgan is gone (Carlos Dunlap is too much of a risk. There is no nose tackle worth #9 overall. Buffalo does however need a big athletic linebacker to plug in with Posluzny on the inside. Yeah, in the scenario you’ve constructed in the first 8 picks, the most likely selection by Buffalo would be Rolando McClain. So, does Jacksonville need a cornerback?

  • http://walterfootball.com tulsajim

    I hope you realize holmgren the president not the coach. Also heckert the gm not holmgren.

  • Danglysack

    at least you dont have Tebow in round one like the guy from Cat Crave….what an idiot.