2010 Fan Mock Draft – Round 2

This is the second round of our interactive, fan mock draft where the readers make the picks. We have each team being represented by a different person and they make the picks that they think are best for their team. Each person has six hours to make their pick and then the next person is on he clock. To see the easier to read, spreadsheet version of the draft click here. To see the reasoning behind the first round picks, click here.

Here’s how the second round has played out:

33. St. Louis Rams – Golden Tate – WR – Notre Dame

I’m about production, not workouts.  Tate just catches passes which is what the Rams need more than anything.  Benn is bigger and can return kicks, but when it comes to route running and catching passes, Tate is the man.  This will give him a year to learn pro football before we draft our Quarterback with the #1 pick next year.  It was almost Benn, because of the local Illinois roots, but the Rams need playmakers and Tate is that.

Golden Tate doing what he does best...catching passes.

34. Detroit Lions – Jahvid Best – RB – California

This pick caused some real questions about how I was going to draft. Should I go BPA, or should I draft my next biggest need and go DT, plus I have a trade offer on the table. I decided to go BPA even though I’m pretty sure the DT I want will be gone by round 3. Best will be a great addition to the Lions, especially since I’ve reworked the Offensive line with Okung at left tackle and moving Backus to LG. This should solidify the running game especially when Kevin Smith returns. Now I have high hopes for the Lions offense both running and passing now.
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35. Tampa Bay Bucs – Jerry Hughes – DE – TCU
Bucs haven’t had a CONSISTENT DE since Simeon Rice.  Bucs need a player like that on D.  Over the last 2 years he has 110 tackles, 36 RFL-203 yards, 26.5 sacks-185 yards, 6 PBUs, 7 QBH, 4FRs, 8 FFs, & 2 INTs.  Bucs need Jerry Hughes to turn that D around.  The DEs now aren’t the answer.  We could bring Lee Roy Selmon back & he’d lead the team in sacks.

Jerry Hughes looks scary even though he's wearing purple.

36. Kansas City Chiefs – Damian Williams – WR – USC
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Williams had the best combination of speed,size,and most importantly hands.The Chiefs dropped like 45-50 passes last year.That will get you like the 5th pick in the draft almost every year.A lot of people think we should draft a T E but better receivers are almost as good.Williams will be able to take over for Chambers should he falter like he did in S.D.  and if Bowe doesn’t start catching the ball, his ass could be headed for NFL purgatory Oakland.
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TRADE: Indianapolis trades the 63rd overall pick and their 2011 second round pick to Washington for the 37th overall pick.

37. Indianapolis Colts – Jared Odrick – DT – Penn St.

This is huge. I was seriously considering taking Odrick with the 31st pick but went with Kindle instead, and I was sure that the Saints were going to take Odrick with the very next pick. When the didn’t take Odrick I immediately began negotiations to try to jump up to the early part of the second round to snag him. These two picks (Kindle and Odrick) would be a huge boost to an already rapidly improving defense. Both of these rookies would have a good shot at starting week 1. If Bob Sanders is back and healthy (and stays healthy) and Anthony Gonzalez comes back ready to go at 100% -both are fully expected to happen- then the Colts could (and should) be an early favorite to win the Super Bowl.

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38. Cleveland Browns – Patrick Robinson – CB – Florida State
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Browns have a terrible secondary, that’s no secret.  Aside from Eric Wright, who is truly a star in a bowl of poop, we don’t have a single playmaker in the secondary. Well Robinson has been getting comparisons to non other than the Browns Eric Wright.  Robinson has been a projected top 25 pick for over a year before the combine and was considered the #2 CB in this draft class as recently as February.  Character concerns (academic scandal) and a less than stellar showing at the combine dropped him to where I am getting him now.  If he can be another Eric Wright (who also fell into the early 2nd round because of character concerns), the Browns will be set at CB for years.
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39. Oakland Raiders – Colt McCoy – QB – Texas
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Al really wanted to get his hands on an OT in the first or second round, but sometimes players too hard to pass up.  We picked Haden with our first pick to sure up the side Asomugh isn’t on, and should have a stellar secondary for years to come.  After taking Jamarcus #1 overall, I will never take a QB there again.  I know people thought we were trying to get McNabb, but like most Raiders rumors/trades, they usually just fade away.  McCoy is exactly the opposite of Jamarcus when we had out workouts and sit down with him, and if you didn’t notice from the past, we love workouts!  He’s smart, he completed all his passes, he talks like a normal guy, and he hasn’t put on 50 pounds after his shoulder surgery.  Colt could be the best QB in the draft, and is for sure better than Tebow who went five picks ago!  Who says Al can’t have a good draft!?!  Oh wait, I did.

Can I draft myself? No? How about that McCoy kid then.

40.  San Diego Chargers – Cam Thomas – DT – North Carolina
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This draft is falling together very nicely for San Diego. The Chargers biggest need at this point is Nose Tackle, my first choice, Mt. Terrence Cody, is long off the board so San Diego will select the guy that really blew up the Senior Bowl from North Carolina …….
Cam Thomas NT. Excellent run stuffer, difficult to move, Thomas will fill our needs perfectly.

I don't have a clever caption for this one.

41. Buffalo Bills – Rodger Saffold – OT – Indiana
Following up on its unexpected good fortune of finding its franchise QB in the first round, the Bills now move to insure his longevity buy adding Rodger Saffold, who started at left offensive tackle for three and a half years at the University of Indiana. Saffold has been rising up the draft boards since his impressive performance at the NFL combine and at his pro-day. The choice of Saffold over several others with this pick ultimately came down to the fact that Saffold’s played under the Bills new assistant offensive line coach, Bobby Johnson, when Johnson was the O-line coach at Indiana. The Bills envision Saffold as a player who will be a solid starter at left tackle for a decade.
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42.Tampa Bay Bucs – Lamarr Houston – DT – Texas
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Houston had a year that was just as good as Suh (68 tackles, 22 TFLs for 76 yards, 8 sacks for 54 yards, 4 PBUs, 28 QBHs and 2 FRs!) Plus Lamarr Houston and Roy Miller were teammates at Texas so if the Bucs can take him they could put Houston & Miller back together up front. Both of them know how to work together.
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43. Miami Dolphins – Arrelious Benn – WR – Illinois
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A nose tackle, a free safety and a wide receiver were the three big needs after addressing linebacker in the first round. Arrelious Benn was an easy choice because of this. He adds a much needed weapon to the offense.

High throw, way off target...yeah, this picture sums up Benn's college career nicely.

44. New England Patriots – Jermaine Gresham – TE – Oklahoma
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I like to take the best player available and find a place for him to play. Gresham is on most people’s top 20 lists, as is Pierre-Paul, so to get both of them with 22 and 44 is a steal. Gresham is the best TE in this draft by far, has the ideal frame, and is a fantastic red zone target. Tom Brady will get the best out of him no question.
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45. Denver Broncos – Trevard Lindley – CB – Kentucky
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Denver is getting old in the secondary, Champ Bailey and Ty Law are aging. And drafting Alfonso Smith last year and Lindley this year will give Denver a strong future in the secondary.
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46. New York Giants – Brian Price – DT – UCLA
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The Giants need a defensive tackle and Price is the best one left on the board at this point.
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47. New England Patriots – Demaryius Thomas – WR – Georgia Tech
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Good size and managed to put up numbers in a run-first offense. Randy Moss will likely be done as a Patriot after ’10 and Wes Welker is coming off of a knee injury. Thomas is a huge downfield threat and isnt afraid to be physical.
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48. Carolina Panthers – Brandon LaFell – WR – LSU
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Thomas was going to be the pick, but he was taken the pick before.  I feel like LaFell is just as good as Thomas, so it’s not too big of a loss.  Steve Smith has just said that he no longer wants to be #1 in Carolina so maybe LaFell will help that along.  I think Smith is just blowing smoke, but this might keep him happy.
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49. San Francisco 49ers – Tyson Alualu – DE – California
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Three reasons…first, Singletary needs a bookend DE to his stud, Justin Smith.  Incumbent starter Isaac Sopoaga doesn’t provide consistent push, rarely penetrates behind the LOS to make plays and doesn’t make many tackles.  Second, he played in a 3-4 defense under Coach Jeff Tedford, and at 6-3, 295 is the perfect size to continue that in the NFL. Third, Alualu’s a local guy, having played at Cal, so will be very popular w/Niner fans.
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50. Kansas City Chiefs – Terrell Troup – DT – Central Florida
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Basically we need a true nose tackle.This is a need pick all the way.  With Troup stuffing the inside freeing up McClain to clean up the rest of the field,our once porous run defense will have a chance to be a decent group.
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51. Houston Texans – Kareem Jackson – CB – Alabama
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Our Texans rep ran out of time, but with his first pick he mentioned wanting to take a corner and I think Jackson is the best one available at this point.
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52. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jonathan Dwyer – RB – Georgia Tech
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This came down to Dwyer and Daryl Washington. I believe that both are good value here but Dwyer would be a good compliment to Mendenhall and they can be a dangerous duo for years to come.
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53. New England Patriots – Eric Norwood – LB – South Carolina
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The ONLY player in major college football with 6 sacks in each of the last four years, Norwood is an all-american who was productive in the toughest conference in college sports. Hes a bit small but is tough and a team leader. A fantastic blitzer, he and Pierre-Paul should both be able to wreak havoc on Chad Henne, the Mexican, and whoever the hell the Bills blackmailed into playing QB for them. He’s the perfect fit for a Pats team that values character and is aging at LB.
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54. Cincinnati Bengals – Morgan Burnett – FS – Georgia Tech
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He would have been a top 3 Safety if this was last years draft. Bengals have cover for the SS position when Roy Williams eventually seizes up completely but FS Chris Crocker is now 30 and potentially out for the first 4 games or so this season. Burnett could conceivably cover SS as well, but his ballhawk charecteristics are best suited to FS. The Bengals would probably get slammed if they took him over Hernandez but this is a need pick, and need is greater at safety. There are still good TE’s that can block on the board.
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55. Philadelphia Eagles – Toby Gerhart – RB – Stanford
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Still reeling about the McNabb trade, but thats another matter. Kinda wanted to go OLB here but I dont think Gerhart will be around later on.

I’ve worried for years about the Eagles ability to really get tough yardage on the ground between the tackles. Weaver is OK but he’s a fullback for a reason. Toby is more agile than he gets credit for and has a frame that can withstand the RB timeshare. He’s smart, a tough blocker, and very very coachable. LeSean McCoy and Toby Gerhart is a young 2-back combo to be proud of.

Your 2009-10 Heisman Trophy win...wait, nevermind.

56. Green Bay Packers – Koa Misi – LB – Utah

After watching Big Ben and K Warner torch the Green Bay secondary at the end of last year, its obvious the Pack needs someone else to rush the QB. Misi will take the double teams off Matthews and some pressure off the secondary.

57. Baltimore Ravens – Rob Gronkowski – TE – Arizona

This is a perfect opportunity for both The Gronk and The Ravens.
RGronk will begin his NFL career developing and honing his pro skills, learning the crafty 1st down making moves behind the vets before eventually taking over the reigns as the primary TE. But the kid has alot to learn before he reaches “Team Leader” status. Which he will. Hell or high water.
Because as GM, I’m drafting, developing, and honing the leadership skills of my very own “JasonWittenRobot,” soon to be Flacco’s best friend and running buddy on Playoff bye week jaunts to Cabo.
My coaches will quell any thoughts of Gronk’s “supposed” lack of football desire by playing him on special team coverages, blocking pacakges, and short yardage dirty work. No glory for him. I’ll basically treat him just like Parcells did a 20 year old Witten. If his jaw gets cracked in the Steelers game, sorry, but you gotta stay in for a few plays.  He’ll be tough.
We’ll develop the Flacco/Gronk chemistry methodically. Right now, Joe’s got enough to figure out with Boldin and Stallworth. But eventually, Gronk will haul in about 90 catches a year. Or like Kiper puts it, “he’s a perennial 90 catch a year guy…maybe 91…possibly 92”
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58. Arizona Cardinals – Daryl Washington – ILB – TCU
The Cardinals rep didn’t get his pick in and he actually got a ton of extra time (I was in class and Bryan was at work) but it came down to me making the pick for him and I think that both inside and outside linebacker are the two positions the Cards need to address the most in the draft. Washington was the best linebacker on the board in my opinion so that’s who they got and it wasn’t even really a question between him or anybody else.
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59. Dallas Cowboys – Ciron Black – OT – LSU
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OT was a big need in the first round but we missed out on most of the ready to start players, with the recent release of Adams from the cowboys the need for an OT just sky rocketed. The original plan was to get a good tackle in the second round and let him learn under the great line coaches in Dallas. Had I known this info before hand I would have tried to make a move in the first round. With that said we feel black is the best tackle on the board and is a big strong guy who is better in a rush offense but under those Dallas coaches he could sign. We do have Doug free as a backup right now but I’d rather take my chances with a talented rookie, here’s to taking chances the dallas cowboys way
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60. Seattle Seahawks – Reshad Jones – S – Georgia
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Seattle needs everything.  I want some playmakers, Houshmanzaedeh needs some help and we can’t rely on Julius Jones at running back again.  However Big Play Babs can’t play safety on his own next year, and Jones is probably the last starting safety on the board while the later rounds have value at running back and wide receiver.
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61. New York Jets – Jordan Shipley – WR – Texas
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The Jets have set themselves up very nicely on the offensive side of the ball.  Shipley is a Wes Welker-type receiver who will def help out Sanchez in his 2nd year of development.  Adding him would give the Jets a very underrated 4 WR core with him, Braylon Edwards, the oft-overlooked Jerricho Cotchery and the all-everything Brad Smith.

"You're lucky, Jordan...I have to play for the Raiders."

62. Minnesota Vikings – John Jerry – OG/OT – Ole Miss
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Again, the Vikings organization love versatility and John Jerry has just that. He is labeled to most people as an OT but he actually started most of his first two years at OG and then spent most of his remaining years at OT. So either OG or OT goes down injured on the line, it will be easy to move Jerry around which is so nice to have. The Vikings would put him at OG and to be honest, that is where he will thrive and also do the best. 6’6” 330 lbs, running a low 5-5.1 40, athletic, this guy pulling as a guard will be scary in an already giant Vikings OL. Jerry has only allowed 6 sacks and 8 hurries in just over 2 years, mix in his crushing run blocks and you have the perfect addition to a high powered Vikings offense.
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TRADE: See pick 37. The Redskins traded that pick to the Colts, but then in real life that pick was traded to the Eagles so we just changed this pick to the Eagles and kept the trade in this mock draft the same.
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63. Philadelphia Eagles – Ricky Sapp – DE – Clemson
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This was a retroactive pick.
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64. New Orleans Saints – Vladimir Duccase – OL – UMass
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Offers some versatility and some boards have him projected to come off of the board early in the 2nd round. He’s surprisingly light on his feet for someone so big and can pull or slide step well. Lots of size and strength, a team leader, and his French roots will make playing in New Orleans a huge plus.
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26 Responses

  1. […] site and you can click here to read the thoughts behind each selection in the first round, and you can click here to read the thoughts behind each selection in the second round. Make sure to check in often to see who has been selected by which team and who is still left on […]

  2. Uh oh, looks like Round 2 gets pictures….

    • Haha, I guess we can just say that if anyone wants a picture included with their pick to send a link for the picture they want along with the pick itself in the email.

    • I’m the Rams, I get pictures.

  3. I’m glad we weren’t using pictures when Mount Cody got picked.

  4. In round 1 we selected 4 safeties and only one WR/TE. I thought that a bit unusual so had a look at the first round drafts for the last 10 years or so – bearing in mind an article that is floating about on the web somewhere suggesting that safeties don’t/shouldn’t get picked in the top 5. Anyway, the results were:-
    a) 14 safeties have been selected in the first round within those 10 years – only one in the top 5
    b) only twice in 12 years have there been as many safeties picked as WR/TE’s and never more in that period. (I didn’t go back further).
    c) Excluding the late Sean Taylor- EVERY safety picked in the first round since 2001 started 8 games or more last year or would have done but for injury (one at LB).
    d) If you exclude picks by Oakland there have been no total busts this millenium.

  5. […] 2010 Fan Mock Draft – Round 2 « Weller and Bryan’s Sports Blog, on March 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm Said: […]

  6. I don’t know why Oakland’s pick is small and blue. I’ll work on fixing that when I get home from work.

  7. In honor of the Browns poop descrption, Emmitt Smith wanted to chime in:

    [audio src="http://www.bobanddan.com/contact/sep15/emmitt-diamonds.mp3" /]

  8. This is great guys! I love how it’s all coming together!

  9. Cowboys just cut Flozell and Kenny Hamlin! Hey-yo!!!

  10. Jermaine Greshame at 44 really is a steal. I definetly had him in my top 20 but had too many other needs to get him this round. Seems like everyone else felt the same way. Good get.

    • Need is really what it came down to. Of course, the Rams have a need at every position except running back…and we still need a backup there. We can wait until later to address Tight End.

  11. Willing to trade next years 3rd rounder and this years 2nd round to move into the top 40.

  12. Scratch that ha. Top 47.

  13. This one isn’t as easy as initially thought. I was all geared up to pick a FS, having missed out on Earl Thomas in the last round by one place (triggering the Spiller trade) but TE Aaron Hernandez is still on the board (when he probably shouldn’t be). I had expected Kansas City to take him with pick 50.
    The Bengals ought therefore to pick Hernandez. He had a particularly good bowl game (unfortunately against the Bearcats). However, Reggie Kelly is going to be back after his Achilles pop last year (having done mine at the same time I know how it feels). Chase Coffman may still pan out, but there again, he’s never likely to be a star blocker.
    Bengals select FS Morgan Burnett out of Georgia Tech. He would have been a top 3 Safety if this was last years draft. Bengals have cover for the SS position when Roy Williams eventually seizes up completely but FS Chris Crocker is now 30 and potentially out for the first 4 games or so this season. Burnett could conceivably cover SS as well, but his ballhawk charecteristics are best suited to FS. The Bengals would probably get slammed if they took him over Hernandez but this is a need pick, and need is greater at safety. There are still good TE’s that can block on the board. Factor in:-
    a) Big Blue View describes him as “not too big and stiff in his movement like Roy Williams” (that will do nicely then) and
    b) His best clip on You tube show him creaming a Notre Dame QB (pity it wasn’t Clausen),
    and the decision is made. He just needs to practice his tackling technique prior to the season start – but that won’t stop Taylor Mays, the walking penalty machine, being taken in round 1.

    • So the pick is??? Go with Hernandez. M.Lombardi has him as a top 10 rated prospect.

    • Sorry guys, I’ve been out most of the day since it’s gorgeous and it’s Easter. I can check my email on my phone but I haven’t been checking the comments. I didn’t see this one until just now.

  14. Good pick by Dallas, I think.

  15. Weller

    I agree with your pick for Arizona, as you know I did research on them and your pick is right on the money.
    Good job.

  16. Shouldnt Philly at least get the 63rd pick after the McNabb trade?

  17. Yeah, I would agree Redskins shouldn’t have the pick should go to Eagles.

  18. […] 2010 Fan Mock Draft – Round 3 Posted on April 6, 2010 by colts18 This is the third round of our interactive, fan mock draft where the readers make the picks. We have each team being represented by a different person and they make the picks that they think are best for their team. Each person has six hours to make their pick and then the next person is on he clock. To see the easier to read, spreadsheet version of the draft click here. To see the reasoning behind the first round picks, click here. To see the reasoning behind the second round picks, click here. […]

  19. I represent Washington in this and I support giving my pick to the Eagles.

  20. Huh… well since the Redskins agree that the Eagles should have the pick then if the Eagles rep wants to make a pick then he just has to pick from the remaining available players even if he would have picked one that was selected after the actual pick… just to be fair… or if the Eagles rep is okay with just taking Jon Asamoah then I’ll simply switch who had that pick.

  21. […] This is the first round of our interactive, fan mock draft where the readers make the picks. We have each team being represented by a different person and they make the picks that they think are best for their team. Each person has six hours to make their pick and then the next person is on he clock. To see the easier to read, spreadsheet version of the draft click here. To see the picks and reasoning for round two click here. […]

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