It’s been about two weeks since my last mock draft and some things have definitely changed since then so it’s time for a new one. As I have done with the past few I will be taking into account the input from the commenters on the last mock. 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, IX and X. Here is the eleventh installment:
|1||St Louis||Eric Berry||FS||Tennessee|
|3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma|
|4||Washington||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State|
|5||Kansas City||Taylor Mays||SS||USC|
|8||Oakland||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame|
|11||Jacksonville||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State|
|13||San Francisco||Anthony Davis||OT||Rutgers|
|15||NY Giants||Jared Odrick||DT||Penn State|
|16||San Francisco***||Dan Williams||DT||Tennessee|
|18||Pittsburgh||Patrick Robinson||CB||Florida State|
|22||New England||Tim Tebow||Misc||Florida|
|23||Green Bay||Bryan Bulaga||OT||Iowa|
|25||NY Jets||Trent Williams||OG||Oklahoma|
|30||San Diego||Jonathan Dwyer||RB||Georgia Tech|
|31||New Orleans||Jon Asamoah||OT||Illinois|
|* 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.|
|** Denver traded their first-round pick to Seattle for Seattle’s 2009 second-round selection (37th overall, used to select Alphonso Smith).|
|*** 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).|
Now for a few comments:
- I’m still sticking with Berry as the top pick. As I said before 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.
- Our faithful Redskins commenter didn’t seem to like the Spiller pick last time around and also doesn’t want a quarterback, but has made it clear that offensive tackle is the direction they need to go. I agree completely, so Washington took Okung and instead Spiller fell way down to 14th with the Seahawks.
- I’ll be interested to see what our Seahawks fanbase thinks about the Bradford pick. I think if he’s there then there’s a decent chance they take him. Also, I know we had a Seattle fan mention last time that they should take an offensive linemen at some point in the first round, but I’m gonna need to be sold on that a little more before I have them grab one of the linemen available.
- We had someone mention that the Browns should either grab Berry or Haden, and with Berry already being off the board and Haden still being there made this an easy decision.
- The Raiders grab Jimmy Clausen, which I think makes sense because JaMarcus Russell just isn’t panning out, granted I don’t see anybody or anything panning out in Oakland until the crazy old man is gone, but this is where I see them going with this pick. I’m not completely sold on it, so if you have other thoughts, I can be swayed.
- I learned my lesson a few mock drafts back when I gave Miami an offensive tackle so this time they get Brandon LaFell to upgrade their receiving corps.
- 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 done on at least two other mock drafts (one is 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.
- I think Colt McCoy is an interesting pick with the Vikings and I’m eager to hear some thoughts on it. Brett Favre has to retire eventually and he certainly won’t be around too terribly much long (or at least I hope not) so even if he does stick with the Vikings, McCoy will be able to learn under him and if he does actually retire this year then the Vikings will need a new quarterback anyhow.
- I’ve seen Terrence Cody sliding down on quite a few people’s draft boards due to “poor conditioning and work ethic,” which basically means if he goes to a well structured team (the Colts) that won’t put up with that nonsense (the Colts) then he can still be successful. This makes my mouth water because he could make a massive impact (pun intended) on the Indy defense.