Well it’s been nearly a month since my last mock draft, but I hope the fact that this one has three rounds will make up for the fact that I only put up one mock draft in the entire month of February. Like last time, I will be taking into account the input of the commenters for this one, and will do the same for the next one. 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, XIII, and XIV. Here is the fifteenth
|1||1||St Louis||Eric Berry||SS||Tennessee|
|1||3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma|
|1||5||Kansas City||Rolando McClain||ILB||Alabama|
|1||8||Oakland||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State|
|1||10||Jacksonville||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State|
|1||13||San Francisco||Trent Williams||OT||Oklahoma|
|1||15||NY Giants||Earl Thomas||FS||Texas|
|1||16||Tennessee||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech|
|1||17||San Francisco||Mike Iupati||OG||Idaho|
|1||20||Houston||Jonathan Dwyer||RB||Georgia Tech|
|1||21||Cincinnati||Golden Tate||WR||Notre Dame|
|1||22||New England||Ricky Sapp||OLB||Clemson|
|1||23||Green Bay||Bruce Campbell||OT||Maryland|
|1||26||Arizona||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame|
|1||28||San Diego||Jared Odrick||DE||Penn State|
|1||29||NY Jets||Kyle Wilson||CB||Boise State|
|1||32||New Orleans||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida|
|* * * * * * * * ROUND 2 * * * * * * * *|
|2||33||St Louis||Everson Griffen||DE||USC|
|2||35||Tampa Bay||Jerry Hughes||DE||TCU|
|2||36||Kansas City||Vladimir Ducasse||OG||Massachusetts|
|2||42||New England||Daryl Washington||ILB||TCU|
|2||44||Tampa Bay||Damian Williams||WR||USC|
|2||45||Denver||Patrick Robinson||CB||Florida State|
|2||46||NY Giants||Aaron Hernandez||TE||Florida|
|2||47||New England||Ryan Mathews||RB||Fresno State|
|2||48||Carolina||Jason Worilds||DE||Virginia Tech|
|2||49||San Francisco||Dexter McCluster||WR||Mississippi|
|2||51||Kansas City||Morgan Burnett||SS||Georgia Tech|
|2||53||New England||Alex Carrington||DE||Arkansas State|
|2||56||Green Bay||Navorro Bowman||OLB||Penn State|
|2||57||Baltimore||Nate Allen||FS||South Florida|
|2||59||Dallas||Perrish Cox||CB||Oklahoma State|
|2||60||San Diego||Jason Fox||OT||Miami|
|2||61||NY Jets||John Jerry||OG||Mississippi|
|2||64||New Orleans||Anthony Dixon||RB||Mississippi State|
|* * * * * * * * ROUND 3 * * * * * * * *|
|3||65||St Louis||Arrelious Benn||WR||Illinois|
|3||66||Detroit||Jerome Murphy||CB||South Florida|
|3||67||Tampa Bay||Sean Lee||OLB||Penn State|
|3||68||Kansas City||Jon Asamoah||OG||Illinois|
|3||70||Philadelphia||Eric Norwood||OLB||South Carolina|
|3||71||Cleveland||Dan LeFevour||QB||Central Michigan|
|3||72||Buffalo||Cam Thomas||DT||North Carolina|
|3||76||NY Giants||Erik Cook||C||New Mexico|
|3||77||Carolina||Carlton Mitchell||WR||South Florida|
|3||78||Tennessee||Demaryius Thomas||WR||Georgia Tech|
|3||79||San Francisco||Kareem Jackson||CB||Alabama|
|3||84||Cincinnati||Matt Tennant||OG||Boston College|
|3||86||Green Bay||Donovan Warren||CB||Michigan|
|3||91||San Diego||Toby Gerhart||RB||Stanford|
|3||92||Cleveland||Selvish Capers||OT||West Virginia|
|3||93||Minnesota||Brandon Ghee||CB||Wake Forest|
|3||95||New Orleans||Jimmy Graham||TE||Miami|
Now for my thoughts:
- I’m still sticking with Berry as the top pick. I just can’t get away from this quite yet. 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.
- Bryan Bulaga has jumped Russell Okung on my board as the top OT in the draft, so the Redskins take Bulaga this time around.
- Similarly Sam Bradford jumped Jimmy Clausen and is picked by Seattle at six, while Clausen falls all the way to Arizona at 26. I have the Cardinals taking a quarterback here because with Kurt Warner retiring this will provide some competition for Matt Leinart to get the starting job.
- I really just can’t decide what to do with the Cleveland pick. I keep bouncing back and forth between Dez Bryant and Joe Haden. So I hope all of you Browns fans keep the debate over this going on in the comments because I’m sure one of you will eventually convince me to decide on one or the other.
- One of our frequent commenters, Chappy, said that he wants his Raiders to go o-line with their first pick, so they grabbed Okung.
- With Cleveland taking Haden this time, Bryant fell to the Jaguars at 11 because they desperately need a legit threat at wide out.
- Taylor Mays is slipping down the draft board. I’ve been telling everyone for over a year now that Eric Berry is clearly better than Mays, and now finally people are seeing just how right I am/was. Mays gets picked up by the Eagles at 24. They’ve needed help at safety ever since Brian Dawkins went to the Broncos. Maybe Mays can help.
- I have Minnesota grabbing Jahvid Best at 30, and I don’t know how convinced I am that this is a realistic pick, but add Best as a complimentary and change of pace back to Adrian Peterson and they would be the most dangerous tandem in the NFL. This will also help keep AP healthy and fresh throughout the entire season.
- I have my Colts grabbing Sergio Kindle out of Texas. I had to have a huge debate in my mind between Kindle and Sean Weatherspoon from Missouri. I think both have a lot of potential to succeed in the NFL but Kindle’s draft stock seems to be rising while Weatherspoon’s is dropping. And as I’m sitting here writing this I’m considering changing it again. Ugh. I dunno. I’d be happy with either.
- Four defensive ends taken in a row? Kinda weird, but it’s how I see the chips falling.
- The Browns grab Jermaine Gresham in the second round, which should help their offense get a little more fire power and, Gresham could help stanch the bleeding wound that was formed when the Browns lost Kellen Winslow.
- The Dolphins grab wide receiver, Brandon LaFell in the second round to add some much needed weapons to their passing offense.
- The Colts go defense in the second round as well, grabbing Terrence Cody in the second round and though he doesn’t fit the form for the typical Colt lineman he would be a huge boost to the run defense.
- The Rams get a steal in the third round, grabbing Arrelious Benn to line up opposite Donnie Avery.
- Denver grabs the speed demon, known as Marshawn Gilyard, to add to their receiving corp. This is with the assumption that a certain wide receiver will no longer be in Denver by the time the draft comes around.
- The Ravens grab Dezmon Briscoe to boost the arsenal that Joe Flacco has to work with.
- The Chargers snag Toby Gerhart, keeping him in the state of California. This will also help replace LaDanian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles.
- My Colts finally shift to the offensive side of the ball in the third round, and grab another member of Alabama’s National Championship team. Hopefully Mike Johnson will end up being better than the last SEC offensive lineman the Colts drafted.
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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