Ok after months of waiting, the 2010 NFL draft is finally here. At 7:30 ET Bryan’s Rams will be on the clock. At this point it seems that among the blog and mock draft world the Rams taking Sam Bradford is a pretty consensus opinion. They could still surprise people and take Ndamukong Suh or even trade out of the first pick, which there have been multiple rumors about. By 6ET I will be sitting here with my TV on ESPN and my Google Chrome window will have all sorts of tabs open, including the wish list I put together for my Colts.
To keep everyone occupied throughout the day until the draft actually starts, you can go check out the three mock drafts that I just put up:
You can also check out the final results from the fan mock draft and my 20 previous mock drafts by following the appropriate one of these links: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X,XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, and XX.
Also to keep everyone entertained before the draft starts here is a video of Eric Berry, the #1 player on my big board:
And I might try to add some highlight videos for some of the picks in the first round as well.
1. St. Louis Rams – Sam Bradford – QB – Oklahoma
I first want to say that the Rams absolutely, 100% should’ve trade out of this pick. The Browns are rumored to have offered most of their picks this year as well as some for next year to get into the top spot. It’s ridiculous that the Rams did’t accept that. Bradford is a good quarterback but I certainly don’t think he’s first-overall-good. The Rams still could trade him (ala Eli Manning/Philip Rivers). He also has failed to prove that he’s good under pressure, and that is the Rams biggest weakness. I just don’t think this is a good pick or fit at all.
2. Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
This is an obvious pick in my opinion. Great player. Can’t really say enough about the guy. The Lions just got a heck of a lot better. He can single-handedly dominate a game.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
The only reason McCoy isn’t the best defensive tackle in this draft is because his name isn’t Suh. In most any other draft he would be the best so the Bucs got a great pick here. He’s a great fit for Tampa Bay and the style of defense they run.
4. Washington Redskins – Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Ummm… What? Really? I truly thought that this would be Okung. Williams is more athletic but I think Okung is more NFL ready. Not a bad pick but certainly not what I expected.
5. Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
Berry is the best player in the draft in my opinion… and honestly I don’t think it’s even close. Suh is great, but a player like Eric Berry is a once-in-a-lifetime type guy. Berry stuffs the run and hits like Bob Sanders but has the ball hawkings skills and return ability of Ed Reed. That is a scary scary combination.
6. Seattle Seahawks – Ruissell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Great pick here. I didn’t expect Okung to fall this far and I doubt the Seahawks did either. A great player they had fall into their laps here. He’s too good to pass up at this point.
7. Cleveland Browns – joe haden, CB, florida
First gator off the board. I think he’s overrated though, his combine was horrible.
8. Oakland Raiders – Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Lando is a great player and will be a good player in the NFL, but I do think this is a little early for him to be picked. It’ll be fun to see how well he plays in the silver and black.
9. Buffalo Bills – CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
This makes me wonder how far Clausen is going to fall. I thought the Bills would grab him. I also thought there were numerous other players they’d take before Spiller. They seemed pretty set at RB, but I guess if he was the highest player no their board and they’re dong the best player available approach then it makes sense.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyson Alualu, DT, California
Haha, what?! Alualu will be a good player but certainly not top ten worthy. I was hoping my Colts would be able to grab him in the second round with the 63rd overall pick. The Jags keep messing up their drafts and it makes me laugh. A division rival of the Colts making stupid decisions is fine by me.
TRADE: Broncos get 13th overall and 113th overall and San Francisco get the current pick
11. San Francisco 49ers (Via Denver via Chicago) – Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
I’m not real sure why the Niners felt the need to trade up for this. They likely could have gotten him at 13 because I’ll be relatively shocked if the Dolphins don’t take Dan Williams at 12.
TRADE: Chargers get 12th overall, a fourth rounder and a sixth rounder… 28th 40 overall and 4thnot sure about the rest yet.
12. San Diego Chargers (Via Miami) – Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
Interesting. Again, not sure why they felt the need to trade up this far. Maybe they couldn’t get anyone else to trade down. Should help the Chargers replace LaDanian Tomlinson.
TRADE: Denver gets the Eagles first rounder and another pick I believe.
13. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Denver via San Francisco) – Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
Wow, the picks these teams are making after trading up is just shocking me. Derrick Morgan is still on the board and to me he is significantly better than Graham.
14. Seattle Seahawks (Via Denver) – Earl Thomas, S, Texas
This is a good pick. It’s good value and he had eight interceptions last year. I tried to tell people a whole YEAR ago that Taylor Mays was overrated and people were trying to say he was better than Berry. Either way, Thomas is a stud, and should help the Seahawks right away.
15. New York Giants – Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
An interesting pick here. It’s certainly a big reach, but he should fit into the Giants scheme and is a similar player to Osi, so he can learn under him. Bryan doesn’t think this is a good pick at all. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out though. The one thing that shocks me is that now two DEs have been taken before Derrick Morgan.
16. Tennessee Titans – Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Well the Jags make an absolutely dreadful pick and the Titans get a heck of a steal in the draft. I guess it balances out for the Colts. Morgan is great against the run but doesn’t have the ideal speed to be a super dangerous pass rusher. So really he kind of plays into the Colts hands.
17. San Francisco 49ers (Via Carolina) – Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
Wow, this is one of the players I was hoping the Colts could have fall to them but this is a good pick for the Niners. They have now taken an offensive tackle and an offensive guard in the first round. That should really help their offensive line. I was already thinking that the 49ers would be my early favorite to win the NFC West this year and this helps their cause.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers – maurkice pouncey, OG/OC, florida
Thanks god. That’s all I can say. There were SO many people that had the Colts taking pouncey in the first so with him off the board I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
19. Atlanta Falcons – Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri
Damn. I REALLY wanted Spoon to fall to the Colts. He is a PERFECT fit, but he deserves to go this high and he’s a great pick for the Falcons here. He also gets to join back up with his Mizzou defensive teammate, William Moore, who was drafted by the Falcons last year.
20. Houston Texans – Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
Uh, I mean… okay? This seems way too early for Jackson to be drafted, especially with Kyle Wilson still on the board. It’s fine with me though, once again a Colts division rival making a mistake. This is a big reach. I’m happy.
Update: I can’t even find any Kareem Jackson highlights on youtube to put up.
21. Cincinnati Bengals – Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
I saw this pick coming from a mile away. It seems like this was a given pick in the first round dating all the way back to January. Should help the Bengals offense in the red zone.
TRADE: Broncos get current pick
22. Denver Broncos (Via New England) – Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
What? Dez Bryant is still on the board and so is Golden Tate. I guess this is who the Broncos wanted. Not a good pick in my opinion. Oh well, doesn’t hurt my team any.
23. Green Bay Packers – Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
It’s about time somebody grabbed Bulaga. There were mocks out there that had him going as high as fourth to the Redskins.
24. Dallas Cowboys (Via New England via Denver via Philly) – Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
Wow this is crazy. With him, Roy Williams and Miles Austin plus their trio at running back and Jason Witten also catching passes. Tony Romo must be in heaven right now.
25. Denver Broncos (via Baltimore) – tim tebow, QB, florida
Wow. This is ridiculous. There is no way tebow is worth a first round pick.
26. Arizona Cardinals – Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
This is not what I expected at all, and I’d have much rather seen him go to the Dolphins so he can go beat up on tom brady, but this is a really smart pick by the Cardinals.
27. New Englad Patriots (via Dallas) – Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
This isn’t a bad pick for the end of the first round, but it is considering Kyle Wilson is still available. I’m happy about it.
28. Miami Dolphins (Via San Diego) – Jared Odrick, DL, Penn State
Well I didn’t see this coming. Odrick isn’t a nose tackle so they’re gonna have to use him as a defensive end. Hopefully it works out and they can get some pressure on tom brady. I really wanted Odrick to be with the Colts, but at this point I’ll be happy with Sergio Kindle, Kyle Wilson, Taylor Mays and several others.
29. New York Jets – Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
WOW! They’re defense is unreal. Good luck passing on them. Kyle Wilson is an absolute STEAL right here.
30. Detroit Lions (Via Minnesota) – Jahvide Best, RB, California
Very interesting. I think the Vikings traded down because they’ll still be able to get Colt McCoy or Jimmy Clausen with the second pick of the second round.
31. Indianapolis Colts – Jerry Hughes, OLB/DE, TCU
I’m okay with this pick. It’s not who I wanted, but I’m okay with it.
32. New Orleans Saints – Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
This is a solid pick here. It’s not what I expected but it’s a good pick.