Last year we did a Review of Day 1 for the 2009 Draft and Bryan and I decided that we enjoyed it so much last year that we would do it again this year. The difference this year is that Day 1 only consisted of the first round rather than the first two rounds so we didn’t have quite as much to address. So this time we’re simply doing top ten players still available, the best five picks of the first round and the worst five picks of the first round. Here it is:
|Top 10 Players Left|
|1||Jimmy Clausen, QB,Notre Dame||1||Jimmy Clausen, QB,Notre Dame|
|2||Taylor Mays, S, USC||2||Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas|
|3||Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas||3||Taylor Mays, S, USC|
|4||Everson Griffen, DE, USC||4||Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame|
|5||Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame||5||Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland|
|6||Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana||6||Brian Price, DT, UCLA|
|7||Brian Price, DT, UCLA||7||Everson Griffen, DE, USC|
|8||Charles Brown, OT, USC||8||Colt McCoy, QB, Texas|
|9||Colt McCoy, QB, Texas||9||Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana|
|10||Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland||10||Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama|
|Top 5 Best Picks|
|1||KC Chiefs – Eric Berry||1||KC Chiefs – Eric Berry|
|2||GB Packers – Bryan Bulaga||2||Sea Seahawks – Earl Thomas|
|3||Ari Cardinals – Dan Williams||3||GB Packers – Bryan Bulaga|
|4||Ten Titans – Derrick Morgan||4||Dal Cowboys – Dez Bryant|
|5||Dal Cowboys – Dez Bryant||5||Ari Cardinals – Dan Williams|
|Top 5 Worst Picks|
|1||Jacksonville – Tyson Alualu||1||Den Broncos – Tim Tebow|
|2||Den Broncos – Tim Tebow||2||Jax Jaguars – Tyson Alualu|
|3||Hou Texans – Kareem Jackson||3||SF 49ers – Anthony Davis|
|4||NY Giants – Jason Pierre-Paul||4||Phi Eagles – Brandon Graham|
|5||SD Chargers – Ryan Mathews||5||NY Giants – Jason Pierre-Paul|
I thought I’d add a few notes at the end as well considering we both had a few honorable mentions.
- For the top ten remaining players I feel that Daryl Washington and Nate Allen deserve to have their names mentioned. We both considered having them on our lists but both were just barely out of the top ten.
- Bryan said there weren’t too many picks he was in love with for the best five. He did mention that he almost had Ndamukong Suh up there just because the Lions didn’t make the mistake of taking Gerald McCoy instead. He also gave Derrick Morgan and Sean Weatherspoon honorable mentions.
- For my best five I had Kyle Wilson as my honorable mention. The Jets have absolutely no need for another corner, but in a way it makes me like this pick even more. First off, it’s great value at the 29th pick but they already have the best corner in the world with Darrelle Revis and they also have Antonio Cromartie who is good enough to be the top corner on most any team in the league. Then they add who some considered to be the best corner in the draft when they picked Wilson. If a team plans to throw against the Jets they better have FOUR high quality targets.
- For the worst five picks, Bryan says Kareem Jackson is his honorable mention.
- Bryan also wants it known that Anthony Davis was only on the list because the Niners actually traded up to get him AND it was a reach.
- My honorable mention for the worst pick goes to the Broncos for taking Demaryius Thomas, especially considering the other receivers that were still on the board. This also means the Broncos had the worst first round by far. I also considered Maurkice Pouncey, Anthony Davis and Trent Williams for the list.