2010 NFL Mock Draft XIII (01/29)

It’s been just over a week since my last mock draft so I figure it’s that time again. Unlike the last few however, I will not be taking into account the input from the commenters on the last mock. Instead I will start over fresh with this one, and I will start taking the comments into account again with the next mock draft. The draft order is essentially set now except for who will pick 31st and who will pick 32nd. There are a few other things that need to be sorted out, but this covers it. To see how things have progressed with my 2010 mock drafts take a look back at IIIIIIIVVVI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII. Here is the thirteenth installment:

Rnd Pick Team Player Pos School
1 1 St Louis Eric Berry FS Tennessee
1 2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
1 3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
1 4 Washington Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
1 5 Kansas City Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
1 6 Seattle Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
1 7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
1 8 Oakland Trent Williams OG Oklahoma
1 9 Buffalo Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
1 10 Denver* Joe Haden CB Florida
1 11 Jacksonville Taylor Mays SS USC
1 12 Miami Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
1 13 San Francisco Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
1 14 Seattle** C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
1 15 NY Giants Earl Thomas FS Texas
1 16 Tennessee Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
1 17 San Francisco*** Dan Williams DT Tennessee
1 18 Pittsburgh Mike Iupati OG Idaho
1 19 Atlanta Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
1 20 Houston Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
1 21 Cincinnati Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
1 22 New England Tim Tebow Misc Florida
1 23 Green Bay Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
1 24 Philadelphia Everson Griffen DE USC
1 25 Baltimore Syd’Quan Thompson CB California
1 26 Arizona Brandon Graham OLB Michigan
1 27 Dallas Charles Brown OT USC
1 28 San Diego Corey Wootton DE Northwestern
1 29 NY Jets Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech
1 30 Minnesota Ricky Sapp DE Clemson
1 31 New Orleans Brian Price DT UCLA
1 32 Indianapolis Sergio Kindle OLB Texas
* 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 some 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.
  • I have Washington and Seattle taking quarterbacks again. I don’t know if I truly think this is what’s going to happen, but it’s a pretty common selection for those teams, so this gives us a look at how things might play out if that does end up happening. Plus it gives people more stuff to comment on.
  • Cleveland grabs a wide receiver with the assumption that they will be giving Brady Quinn more of a chance and want to give him adequate weapons so he at least has a shot at succeeding, though I don’t care who they draft because they aren’t going to have a shot at success next year.
  • I’m really not so sure about Oakland going o-line with their first pick, primarily because Al Davis is crazy and only wants to draft fast people, but if they’re smart Trent Williams would be a solid pick. If we have any Raiders fans reading this, I encourage to share your thoughts on this.
  • Taylor Mays falls back out of the top ten again and is snatched up by the Jaguars. If that happens, he may very well end up back in L.A. again before he knows it.
  • Golden Tate finds his way into my first round this time, with the Bengals at 21. I don’t know if I really think this is the route that Cincinnati will go, but it might be, and I don’t know who else I would have had them pick here.
  • And yes, I went back to having the patriots taking tim tebow. As I said before, 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 (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. (NB: the first link no longer has the pats taking tebow, but they did at one point which is good enough for me)
  • At last, I have my Colts grabbing Sergio Kindle out of Texas. He fits into a position of need and isn’t bad value either.

Rnd Pick Team Player Pos School
1 1 St Louis Eric Berry FS Tennessee
1 2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
1 3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
1 4 Washington Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
1 5 Kansas City Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
1 6 Seattle Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
1 7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
1 8 Oakland Trent Williams OG Oklahoma
1 9 Buffalo Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
1 10 Denver Joe Haden CB Florida
1 11 Jacksonville Taylor Mays SS USC
1 12 Miami Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
1 13 San Francisco Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
1 14 Seattle C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
1 15 NY Giants Earl Thomas FS Texas
1 16 Tennessee Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
1 17 San Francisco Dan Williams DT Tennessee
1 18 Pittsburgh Mike Iupati OG Idaho
1 19 Atlanta Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
1 20 Houston Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
1 21 Cincinnati Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
1 22 New England Tim Tebow QB Florida
1 23 Green Bay Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
1 24 Philadelphia Everson Griffen DE USC
1 25 Baltimore Syd’Quan Thompson CB California
1 26 Arizona Brandon Graham OLB Michigan
1 27 Dallas Charles Brown OT USC
1 28 San Diego Corey Wootton DE Northwestern
1 29 NY Jets Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech
1 30 Minnesota Ricky Sapp DE Clemson
1 31 New Orleans Brian Price DT UCLA
1 32 Indianapolis Sergio Kindle OLB Texas

9 Responses

  1. You really do need to get off the ‘Clausen’ bandwagon. He’s not that good as many are making him out to be .

    I hear that Kiper’s lust for him borders on homo-eroticism ?

    Alan Parkins

    :)

  2. No way patriots draft Tebow first round if anything they trade first round picks with Jaxonville and Jax takes Tebow at 22 and patriots take McClain or Jason Pierre Paul………………

  3. Cleveland has too many needs to spend a first round pick on another WR. They took two in the second round last year. And since you don’t care about Cleveland’s choice, do you also not care about the teams drafting before the Browns? That comment certainly wasn’t appreciated, true or not (and how do you know?) Hard to take your mock seriously with that type of comment.

    • I’m simply saying that Cleveland has SO many holes and that they’re in an extremely tough division. We have a lot of Browns fans who comment on this site. It wasn’t supposed to be a cheap shot or anything. I have nothing against the Browns at all. I’m simply stating that with where they are right now, I don’t see any player that they get at 7th overall will turn the team around enough to make them playoff contenders next year. You can’t get offended by a statement like that. You need to recognize that your team is in a bad spot and likely won’t turn it around in one offseason. Heck, the other writer for this site (Bryan) is a Rams fan, and he knows that in all likelihood it doesn’t matter who they pick first overall, they’ll still struggle next year. The main difference there is that they play in the NFC West which is a significantly easier division (especially now with Warner retired) therefore it’s not as difficult to have a turnaround.

  4. Despite their defensive needs, you are spot on with Iuparti to the Steelers, if they don’t go OT and draft Bruce Campbell. Either helps the running game and adds to Ben’s protection.

    If they go “D” at #18, it either will be Dan Williams or Earl Thomas.

    (I wouldn’t take Taylor Mays even if he was there when Pittsburgh drafts in the Second. He has “NFL bust” written all over his chiseled body!!)

  5. -I agree with Nick that Berry won’t go to the Rams

    -Guards don’t go 8th overall even Al Davis isn’t that crazy. I think it is more likely that they go with one of the freaks in the draft like Campbell, Dunlap, or Griffen. I also saw something that said Davis has become infatuated with Cody and his name and his size.

    -Seattle won’t pass on Derrick Morgan twice considering they had like 25 sacks last year.

    -I have a really hard time believing that the Patriots will draft Tebow. Yes he is belicheck’s type of player but the Pat’s are a great organization and thy have a history of drafting well and Tebow is in no way a 1st round draft pick.

    -The Jets won’t go running back in the first round it is that simple. They have much more pressing needs on the DL, secondary, a rush linebacker, and WR corps. I could see them getting a RB in the 3rd or 4th round but not in the first and not for a guy who was injured this year and severely underperformed.

    -Ricky Sapp is going to be a OLB in the pros and is a much better fit for the 3-4 than the 4-3 that Minnesota runs. Minnesota also has solid OLBs in Greenway and Leber. They are going to get a DT to backup the Williams Brothers and eventually replace Pat or they could get a DE who fits their system because Ray Edwards is a free Agent

  6. Washington goes OL. It doesn’t matter who the QB is if he has no protection

    • I was wondering when you were going to comment on this one, Michael… Just on time too.

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