It’s been almost three weeks since my last mock draft. I realize that I had said I was going to start trying to do them every week but when the holiday season started it got a little difficult. Like last time I will be taking into account what the readers commented on with the last mock draft. As usual, I will be determining my draft order based off of Bryan’s awesome, weekly post that shows exactly what the draft order would be if the season were to end today. To see how things have progressed with my 2010 mock drafts take a look back at I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX. Here is the tenth installment:
|1||St Louis||Eric Berry||FS||Tennessee|
|3||Kansas City||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State|
|4||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma|
|6||Cleveland||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State|
|8||Buffalo||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame|
|11||San Francisco||Taylor Mays||FS||USC|
|13||San Francisco**||Bryan Bulaga||OT||Iowa|
|17||Atlanta||Patrick Robinson||CB||Florida State|
|20||NY Jets||Dan Williams||DT||Tennessee|
|22||NY Giants||Jared Odrick||DT||Penn State|
|23||Green Bay||Charles Brown||OT||USC|
|26||new england||tim tebow||QB||florida|
|28||Minnesota||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech|
|30||San Diego||Terrence Cody||DT||Alabama|
|31||New Orleans||Anthony Davis||OT||Rutgers|
|* Chicago traded their first-round pick along with their 2009 first- and third-round selections, and quarterback Kyle Orton to Denver for quarterback Jay Cutler and a 2009 fifth-round selection.|
|** Carolina traded their first-round pick to San Francisco for San Francisco’s 2009 second-round selection (43rd overall, used to select Everette Brown) and their 2009 fourth-round selection (111th overall, used to select Mike Goodson).|
|*** Denver traded their first-round pick to Seattle for Seattle’s 2009 second-round selection (37th overall, used to select Alphonso Smith).|
Now for a few comments:
- Eric Berry is the #1 pick. I think that’s where he deserves to be drafted and I think he is more of a momentum-shifting, game-changing player than Suh. I actually do think the Rams should take Eric Berry (actually what I really think is that Eric Berry should come back for his senior year… I can dream, right?) because the Rams are second to last in the NFL in terms of opponents passer ratings, they’re 28th in yards per passing attempt allowed and have the fewest interceptions in the league… the only reason they aren’t worse in total passing yards and passing TDs allowed is because opponents get a big enough lead in the first quarter and just run the rest of the game. Only 463 pass attempts against them this year and 468 runs, which -don’t quote me on it but- is one of the worst ratios in the league (it’s at least in the bottom five)… and that’s despite the fact that they’ve played pass-happy teams (Colts, Saints, Texans, Cardinals, and I guess you could throw the Packers and Lions in there as well) so I truly think a guy like Eric Berry would be most beneficial for the Rams.
- In the last couple mock drafts we have had comments from readers saying that neither Cleveland nor Washington should take a quarterback. So neither of them took a quarterback this time around, but instead taking skill position players. Hopefully the readers are happy with the picks.
- Last time we had someone mention that Rolando McClain should be drafted ahead of brandon spikes. I agree with this statement 100% but as I said before, I think crazy Al Davis will take spikes.
- There was a commenter last time, who I believe was a Denver fan, saying that the Broncos shouldn’t take a DE (dunlap) but instead take haden, McClain, Cody or Bryant. So this time the Broncos selected haden.
- This leads to another comment asking why there were no corners in my last mock draft. Well this time there are three being taken. Ask and you shall receive… unless your request is just ridiculous.
- The Dolphins drafted an OT in my last mock and someone pointed out that they have two OTs already signed to long-term deals so this time the Phins take McClain out of Alabama.
- The Vikings take Derrick Morgan instead of Greg Hardy this time. I’ll be interested to hear people’s reaction to this.
- And yes, I still have the patriots taking tim tebow. As I said last time, I am doing this for several reasons, the first of which is that I’ve seen it being done on at least two other mock drafts (here and here) and one of them was a site centered around the new england patriots draft. The other reason is because I would absolutely love to see this actually happen.
- The Colts take Sean Weatherspoon out of Missouri this time, which is a pick I would absolutely love. I don’t think Weatherspoon should fall that far but he’s been severely underrated in my opinion and therefore it is likely that he will fall that far. I think he’s the best outside linebacker in the draft (especially for a 4-3 defense) but it doesn’t appear everyone agrees with me, which is perfectly fine if it ends up meaning that he’s wearing a speed blue jersey next year.
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