I know it’s National Signing Day today, but I’m putting up a mock draft to give you a small side of NFL with your huge main course of NCAA football. Like I mentioned last time, I will be taking into account the input of the commenters for this one, and my next one will be more than just the first round. I know you’re excited. I will again be providing my reasoning and thoughts on some of the picks at the bottom after the actual mock itself. 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, X, XI, XII, and XIII. Here is the fourteenth installment:
|1||1||St Louis||Eric Berry||FS||Tennessee|
|1||3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma|
|1||4||Washington||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State|
|1||5||Kansas City||Rolando McClain||ILB||Alabama|
|1||6||Seattle||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame|
|1||7||Cleveland||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State|
|1||13||San Francisco||Anthony Davis||OT||Rutgers|
|1||14||Seattle||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech|
|1||15||NY Giants||Earl Thomas||FS||Texas|
|1||17||San Francisco||Bryan Bulaga||OG||Iowa|
|1||20||Houston||Patrick Robinson||CB||Florida State|
|1||21||Cincinnati||Golden Tate||WR||Notre Dame|
|1||22||New England||Brandon Graham||OLB||Michigan|
|1||23||Green Bay||Bruce Campbell||OT||Maryland|
|1||28||San Diego||Corey Wootton||DE||Northwestern|
|1||29||NY Jets||Mike Iupati||OG||Idaho|
|1||31||New Orleans||Brian Price||DT||UCLA|
|1||32||Indianapolis||Jared Odrick||DT||Penn State|
|* 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 my thoughts:
- 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 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 the Redskins picking an offensive lineman again. This makes more sense to me, so the first quarterback taken is now by the Seahawks at six.
- Speaking of the Seahawks, it was mentioned last time that they wouldn’t pass up on Derrick Morgan with their second pick in the first round. So what happens this time? The Seahawks take Derrick Morgan with their second pick of the first round. As I’ve said before, we like to keep our readers happy.
- Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. Last time we had a Browns fan get pretty upset with me. Well he’s going to be unhappy again, because he doesn’t think they should take a wide receiver with their first round pick. Well I disagree. In my opinion the Browns four biggest needs -in no particular order- are quarterback, wide receiver, running back and outside linebacker. In the past we had some Browns fans say that they don’t want a quarterback, so that’s ruled out. I don’t think any outside linebackers are good enough to be picked that high and so I gave them Dez Bryant again because CJ Spiller might be good enough to get drafted that high, but he’s not an every down back.
- With CJ Spiller fresh in our mind, I’ll go ahead and point out that I don’t think he’s going to get drafted by the Dolphins, but I also don’t know who else they would select and they do need to address the fact that Ronnie Brown might not be 100% after this year’s season ending injury. I’m just not sure if that’s something you draft for with the 12th overall pick.
- We have the Steelers grabbing Dan Williams out of Tennessee after a commenter mentioned last time that they thought that was a likely possibility.
- The Bengals add Golden Tate to give Carson Palmer another weapon.
- I went away from having the patriots take tim tebow. Not because I don’t think they’ll draft him, but because they will be able to wait until the second and maybe even the third round, especially after his abysmal performance at the Senior Bowl. On a side note about this, everyone who disagreed with me on the patriots being interested in timmy should read this.
- Last week somebody pointed out that the Jets will most likely not take a running back. It was a good point so this time they grab a new offensive guard to boost their line.
- And finally, my Colts grab defensive tackle, Jared Odrick. This year there were huge strides taken in the right direction to make the run defense better, but it still needs work.
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