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Shane P. Hallam
02-13-2010, 11:58 AM
Hey everyone,

I've been freelancing my talents and got my mock posted as the primary mock draft for a few different sites. Figured I'd share it over here a bit.

Also, if you haven't checked out my Draft Vlogs, you can see an older mock draft there, analyzation of Tim Tebow and Toby Gerhart and more. Take a look in my sig. I appreciate all the support, the more the better!

My future endeavors include a quick Vlog today or tomorrow, an "Overthinker" mock draft with myself and ThePudge, and an article outlining the impact of 40 times on draft prospects.

Without further ado!



Haven't had time to format it, so I apologize:

1 St. Louis Rams

Ndamukong Suh DT/Nebraska

Ndamukong Suh had to build a new trophy shelf after winning the Outland Trophy, Lombardi, Bednarik, and Nagurski Award. As he mauled interior linemen and wrestled QBs to the ground, Ndamukong Suh has vaulted his way to being a possible #1 pick in the NFL draft. The St. Louis Rams could look one of two ways at this pick. They can take Suh, the most dominant defensive player in this draft, or if they fall in love with a QB like Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, that position is a possibility. Some out there think they will avoid Suh with a lot of money tied up in defensive linemen Chris Long and Adam Carriker, but it is looking like the Rams address the QB position via FA or trade, which leaves them with Suh or Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy.

2 Detroit Lions

Gerald McCoy DT/Oklahoma

With all of the focus on Ndamukong Suh, many are overlooking a Defensive Tackle who is rated just as highly in Gerald McCoy. An extremely stout player against the run who can also provide some pass rush up the middle, McCoy would provide an instant upgrade for the Detroit Lions defense. Though Detroit has many needs ranging from an elite LT to a RB to a Corner, a big body in the middle of the defense could really change this team for the better. One of the two top DTs is a near slam dunk for the Lions, though they could opt for one of the top LTs in Anthony Davis or Russell Okung if their prime goal is to protect QB Matthew Stafford.

3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Eric Berry S/Tennessee

There is no secret of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers love for Gerald McCoy, and if he doesnít fall to three, there is sure to be disappointment. If a DT is not available, the Bucs are still likely to bolster their defense. One impact player would be Safety Eric Berry from Tennessee who is being compared to the late Sean Taylor as an NFL prospect. Berry adjusts his game to whatever his team needs. Whether it be getting in the box to lay the lumber on runners or playing center field and reading quarterbacks. Though Safety isnít the largest need for the Bucs, getting a gamechanger to pair with emerging star Aqib Talib could give Tampa a nasty secondary for years to come. The Bucs could look for a major offensive weapon here in WR Dez Bryant if they wanted to as well.

4 Washington Redskins

Sam Bradford QB/Oklahoma

With rumors coming out from Washington that Shannahan is excited and ready to draft a QB and develop him, it is looking more likely that the Skins will take a chance on either Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen at #4 overall. If both are available, there is a definite question of which fits Shannahanís coaching philosophy more. He likes players who can roll out of the pocket and make sharp accurate throws. Neither of these two quite fit that bill, but it looks likely that Sam Bradford is the higher rated QB in NFL circles. Bradfordís shoulder is almost done with recovery, and he will throw at his pro day to show off his arm. If Bruce Allen and Shannahan like what they see, they could lean toward Bradford. The other big area that needs addressing is offensive line after Chris Samuels injuries have caught up with him, so the Skins may opt for Offensive Tackles Anthony Davis from Rutgers or Russell Okung from Oklahoma State.

5 Kansas City Chiefs

Rolando McClain LB/Alabama

If the top four shakes out the way it has, I expect the Chiefs may try to move down and pick up some extra picks instead of reaching for the player they want. Last year, the Chiefs attempted to move down before picking up DE Tyson Jackson. This year, they may reach if they have to for Linebacker Rolando McClain if no move is available. Inside Linebackers just donít go this high. Even some of the best in the NFL (Jerod Mayo, Patrick Willis, etc,) were nowhere close to Top 5 picks, but Scott Pioli has reached a bit when he loves a prospect. This doesnít mean that Rolando McClain isnít talented however. He has very little flaws, great lateral movement, and has excellent technique when tackling. He would be a perfect fit for a 3-4 defense inside and provide a Patrick Willis type of impact for a team. If Eric Berry falls here, the Chiefs may want to upgrade one of their weakest positions with him, or build their offensive line more with an Offensive Tackle.


6 Seattle Seahawks

Anthony Davis OT/Rutgers

With Walter Jones announcing his likely retirement, the Left Tackle position is in a state of emergency for the Seahawks. Even if Pete Carroll wanted to grab a young signal caller, it likely would not help without protection up front for him. There is a debate looming about who the best offensive tackle in this draft is, Anthony Davis or Oklahoma Stateís Russell Okung. Okung is a bit worse in run protection and sometimes lacks the punch a LT needs, but Davis is a bit more raw with more upside. Teams will ultimately take Davis for his upside, and he would be an excellent fit in a place like Seattle that is in a rebuilding mode. The Seahawks could opt for Jimmy Clausen, a player Pete Carroll has gotten plenty of looks at when facing off against Notre Dame.

7 Cleveland Browns

Joe Haden CB/Florida

The Browns havenít been secretive about their love for top cornerback Joe Haden. Where there is this much smoke, there almost usually is some fire. Haden picked the perfect season to opt for the NFL draft since there is no other corner in this draft even close to his skill level. Haden has the potential to be a Darrelle Revis type of corner with his speed, athleticism, and discipline at the position. The Browns have a solid corner in Eric Wright, but need a true #1 guy at the position. This can allow an increased pass rush and more focus on playing WRs in man for Cleveland, which can lead to a better defense overall. Cleveland could also look at a pass rusher like Georgia Techís Derrick Morgan or Texasí Sergio Kindle (though donít be surprised if they are the team to land Julius Peppers). They may even pull the trigger on Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant to get an actual #1 WR.

8 Oakland Raiders

Jason Pierre-Paul DE/USF

Raiders fans always get angry when Mock Drafts cite Al Davisí love for athleticism and speed. The fact of the matter is, we are trying to predict the NFL draft and have to look at a teamís history to do so. Despite this love by Mr. Davis, the Raiders rarely pick a position that isnít a need. One big need this season is defensive end. Jason Pierre-Paul is a player sure to wow at the combine and convince teams he has Top Ten potential. JPP has only played one year of Division 1 football after he moved from Community College to USF this past season. With a gigantic wingspan, tons of speed pass rush moves, and a lot more potential, he could be the first pass rusher off the board. Seems like an ideal fit for the Raiders. I also wouldnít be surprised if they take other elite athletic specimens like USC Safety Taylor Mays or Defensive End Everson Griffen.

9 Buffalo Bills

Jimmy Clausen QB/Notre Dame

Chan Gailey is taking over a Bills Offense where Trent Edwards or Ryan Fitzpatrick wonít cut it as NFL Quarterbacks. If one of the two top QBs fall to 9, it would be difficult for the Bills to pass on one. Unless they trade for a player like Michael Vick, this is a great fit at 9. Jimmy Clausen has been groomed for draft day since he was in middle school. He can make most NFL throws, has played in a pro system, and is very confident in his abilities. Clausen is the type that does nothing amazingly well, but he seems to do everything good. Despite not winning the big games at Notre Dame, teams still like his leadership as well. If neither QB is available, the Bills could also take another offensive weapon in Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant.

^10 Denver Broncos (f/CHI)

Dez Bryant WR/Oklahoma State

This pick is contingent on one thing, Brandon Marshall being ushered out of town. If he is gone, the Broncos desperately need a playmaker at WR. Eddie Royal took a huge step back in his second year, and there is very little depth behind him. Dez Bryant is a surefire Top 10 pick, and a better a prospect than last yearís Michael Crabtree. He has great speed, runs excellent routes, and uses his body very well. The worries about him being suspended and not playing most of his senior season are few and far between. A true #1 talent at WR, Dez Bryant is heads and tails above the rest of this WR class. Other options for the Broncos could be a LB like Rolando McClain or Georgia Techís Derrick Morgan.

^11 Jacksonville Jaguars

Derrick Morgan DE/Georgia Tech

The Jaguars arenít going to take Tim Tebow at #11 overall. Even if they really want him, Jacksonville will trade back into the first or second round to nab him. The position that lacked the most production for Jacksonville was their pass rushers. 2008 draft picks of Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves havenít made any impact, so it is time to move on. Derrick Morgan has been one of the most productive pass rushers in this draft who has shown a knack for getting to the QB. He uses a variety of power and speed rushing moves and has been cited by scouts as having Top 5 talent. It would be an excellent fit for the Jaguars and perhaps can help bolster their pass defense. The Jaguars could also look for an interior lineman like UCLA DT Brian Price or LB like Rolando McClain.

12 Miami Dolphins

Sergio Kindle LB/Texas


Joey Porter has been running his mouth and is likely to be cut. There is not much pass rush coming from the other side of the LB corp, so it is a definite need for the Miami Dolphins. A perfect fit for the Dolphins defense is pass rusher Sergio Kindle from the Texas Longhorns. Kindle had a super productive junior year then returned as a senior where he didnít quite live up to the hype statistically. That being said, Kindle was still a monster pass rusher, getting into the backfield and hurrying opposing quarterbacks. He is the type of player Bill Parcells loves and should find a starting spot on the Fins D. Another possibility is an upgrade in NT as Coach Tony Sparano coached two great Nose Tackles in the Senior Bowl in Alabamaís Terrence Cody and Tennesseeís Dan Williams.

13 San Francisco 49'ers

Russell Okung OT/Oklahoma State

One major area of concern for the 49ers is the offensive line and their ability to protect their QB. LT Joe Staley has been solid, but they need to upgrade the RT position and interior linemen. One way to do this is to draft a big time OT and move either Staley or the newly acquired to the right tackle position. Russell Okung is a potential Top 5 pick who would be a clear steal at #13 for the 49ers. Okung could fit at left or right tackle and shows some excellent footwork as a pass protector. He could have been a Top 15 pick last year, but opted to come back for his senior season. If he performs well at the combine, the 49ers may never have a shot at him. San Francisco could also take a playmaker like Clemson RB CJ Spiller.

14 Seattle Seahawks (f/DEN)

CJ Spiller RB/Clemson

The Seahawks offense felt so bland last year with little to no playmakers and often disappearing for games at a time. One position Pete Carroll always seemed to have at USC was an electric playmaker at the RB position who had speed, hands, and could run away from defenses. This is the description of the top RB prospect in this draft, CJ Spiller. The team that drafts Spiller upgrades their team in two ways. First, they get an instant Top 5 NFL return man who could turn a team like Seattle (who has not had a Kick Return or Punt Return for a TD in two years,) and make them a top return team. Along with that, he can be an explosive runner who hits the edge, catches the ball, and can even run up the gut. Many scouts are citing CJ Spiller as a Top 5 prospect, but he may fall due to a lack of need at RB. Pete Carroll may also opt to take ďhis guyĒ in Safety Taylor Mays out of USC.

15 New York Giants

Brian Price DT/UCLA

By their standards, the New York Giants had an extremely disappointing year. They were middle of the pack on defense against both the run and pass and should be looking for a defensive upgrade, especially since they have a young offense that just needs time more than another rookie. One player the Giants have shown interest in is Defensive Tackle Brian Price. The Giants even sent a scout to the Bruins Bowl Game solely to watch Price in action. With uncertainty at a number of their defensive linemen (Osi Umenyiora, Barry Coefield, Fred Robbins, etc,) a defensive tackle could be a good addition. Price has a ton of pass rushing ability and often required a double team at the college level. With a mean streak a mile wide, Price would be a great fit in New York. The Giants could also look for an outside linebacker like Missouriís Sean Weatherspoon or a Safety like USCís Taylor Mays.

^16 San Francisco 49'ers (f/CAR)

Everson Griffen DE/USC

With a second first round pick, the 49ers can address both offense and defense and instantly upgrade their team. After making a move on the offensive line, the next area of the team that needs help is the pass rush. Manny Lawson has been hot and cold, while Parys Haralson hasnít exactly lived up to expectations either. One player who could help the 49ers is athletic freak, USC DE Everson Griffen. Though Griffen is likely a bit lower on teamís draft boards right now, there is little doubt that he will soar up boards after showing his athleticism at the combine. Griffen is small enough to move to OLB, or could even bulk up a little bit and contribute for the 49ers as a 3-4 DE. Either way, a starting niche should be found for Griffen in a 49er uniform. The 49ers could also opt for USC Safety Taylor Mays to improve their secondary.


^17 Tennessee Titans

Carlos Dunlap DE/Florida

After Albert Haynesworth left Tennessee, the Titans saw their defensive line production go way down. Kyle Vanden Bosch was not extremely effective (and may be gone as a Free Agent,) and William Hayes is solid but not spectacular. The Titans need a prospect with huge upside who can be reminiscent of Jevon Kearse in his prime. One perfect example is Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap. Dunlap is the epitome of a boom or bust prospect. When he is motivated to wreak havoc in the backfield, there may be no better pass rusher in this class. But, Dunlapís motor is rarely in full gear and he can disappear for long stretches of time, like last yearís 3rd round pick Michael Johnson. That being said, if Jeff Fisher can coach up Dunlap, he could lead the Titans to being Super Bowl contenders this year. The Titans may also go after a corner like Florida Stateís Patrick Robinson, or upgrade their interior line with Idahoís Mike Iupati.

18 Pittsburgh Steelers

Sean Weatherspoon LB/Missouri

The Pittsburgh Steelers were quite the paradox this past year. They had a high flying offense but a downright horrendous defense. Contributing to this was a lack of depth at nearly every defensive position including safety, corner, and linebacker. Rumor has it that the Steelers have talked with Sean Weatherspoon and are very interested in bringing him in as the heir apparent to James Farrior at ILB. Weatherspoon plays like the type of player every team wants. He is good in pass coverage, tackles well, and has tremendous athleticism. Add on tremendous intangibles and you have a superb linebacker prospect. Weatherspoon can fit in the middle of a 3-4 defense or on the strongside of a 4-3. The Steelers could also look at USC safety Taylor Mays if they lose Ryan Clark to free agency.

^19 Houston Texans

Taylor Mays S/USC

The Houston Texans finally made it over the .500 winning percentage hump for the first time since they were introduced to the league in 2002. With an explosive offense led by Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, the Texans still need an upgrade on defense. One position that has always been subpar for Houston has been their safeties. Though play improved this year, the Texans needs to find a dominant player in the secondary. I imagine Houston would be ecstatic if a player like Taylor Mays fell to them at 19 or 20. Mays is known for being a massive safety in a linebackers body. He is fast, goes for the big hit, and he has all of the athletic tools you look for. At the Senior Bowl, Mays got some pro coaching and improved his ball skills as well. He may go much earlier than this if a team falls in love after the combine, but if not, it could be a steal for the Texans. Houston could also pick a big stout running back like Georgia Techís Jonathan Dwyer or a big defensive tackle like Tennesseeís Dan Williams.

^20 Atlanta Falcons

Brandon Graham DE/Michigan

No player may have helped themselves more during the Senior Bowl game than Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham. A player who doesnít have the best measureables or speed that teams look for in Top 20 picks, Brandon Graham still may have trouble moving up this high in the draft. One aspect of his game that has never been lacking is production though, with 29.5 sacks throughout his career. He is the type of productive player that Atlanta needs. The Falcons front 7 was fairly suspect this past season after losing last yearís first round pick Peria Jerry to injury. With John Abraham running hot and cold, a player like Brandon Graham to play defensive end could keep the pass rush up and provide run stopping along the edge. The Falcons would also love Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon to fall to them as OLB is a huge need.

21 Cincinnati Bengals

Jermaine Gresham TE/Oklahoma

The Bengals have lacked a true playmaking tight end for years. Last year they attempted to rectify this by drafting Chase Coffman, who was soon injured. With Ocho Cinco and an emerging Andre Caldwell as the only true receiving threats, a big time player like Jermaine Gresham would be a tremendous addition to the Bengals. Gresham likely would be a Top 15 pick if an injury did not hold him out this past season. Another player who came back as a senior, Gresham hadnít been able to show what he can do this past year. When teams go back and watch his junior tape however, they will see an amazing pass catcher who is a powerful runner after the catch. He would provide an excellent bailout for Carson Palmer and provide a lift for that offense. The Bengals could also look on the defensive side instead with Texas Safety Early Thomas.

22 New England Patriots

Jahvid Best RB/Cal

New Englandís draft depends on numerous free agent moves they can make. Will Vince Wilfork be back at Nose Tackle? Will they sign Julius Peppers as a pass rusher? All of these will heavily affect how the Patriots view their draft. Last year, the team took a long hard look at drafting Donald Brown last year and may still want to upgrade the RB position with a player to fit into a future Kevin Faulk type of role. Though Best has struggled with pass catching, he is lightning quick and would give the Patriots another big time playmaker. With three second round picks, the Patriots likely will be making some type of move in this draft, whether it be up or down, so this pick doesnít quite stick. Even so, Best is a first round pick with his superb speed and vision. This would be an intriguing fit. If the Patriots get rid of Vince Wilfork, Tennesseeís Dan William would make sense if they donít trust Ron Brace.

23 Green Bay Packers

Bryan Bulaga OT/Iowa
Despite the Green Bay Packers defensive melt down their last few games of 2009, the biggest concern for most the season was the offensive line. Aaron Rodgers showed the ability to be a near elite QB, but he just was not protected enough behind that offensive line. One rectification of this would be to draft a left tackle like Bryan Bulaga. Bulaga is likely slightly overrated in draft circles right now, but he has the potential to be a franchise left tackle. Excellent footwork and use of his hands is what Bulaga brings to the table for the team that drafts him. Though he doesnít have the punch and strength most teams look for in a LT, Bulaga would fit in well within the Green Bay scheme. The Packers could also look at another pass rusher to plug in opposite Clay Matthews like Brandon Graham.

24 Philadelphia Eagles

Earl Thomas S/Texas

If one weakness came out of the playoffs for the Eagles, it was the play of their safeties. Sean Jones has not been effective, and there just is not the depth there once was since Brian Dawkins left. Playing in the NFC East, safety is important to shut down opposing QBs and WRs. The Eagles also have the luxury to groom a first round rookie since there arenít many pressing needs for this team. The best route would be to draft a raw Texas sophomore, Safety Earl Thomas. Thomas is excellent in coverage and has tremendous big play ability. He tracks balls very well and can play center field. Thomas struggles with the fundamentals of the position (tackling, hip movement, etc,) but he is a player that can be groomed in an excellent Philadelphia organization. The Eagles could also upgrade at the Defensive End and may opt for a player like Brandon Graham.

25 Baltimore Ravens

Arrelious Benn WR/Illinois

The Ravens have two major holes on their team which is holding them back from being a Super Bowl contender, wide receiver and cornerback. Ozzie Newsome has already come out and stated they are more likely to address WR through the draft than Free Agency, which sets them up at well at #25. If Derrick Mason does not retire, the Ravens have a solid #1 possession WR but need to find an athletic deep threat. Arrelious Benn out of Illinois would be an excellent compliment to Mason. Benn wasnít as productive as you hope for, but he often struggled due to the team around him in Illinois. At 6í2, 220 pounds, Benn still has the speed and physicality to match up with the tough corners in the NFL. Joe Flacco would enjoy having a player of Bennís caliber to pass to. If the Ravens did want to bypass taking a wide receiver, they could go corner with Florida Stateís Patrick Robinson.

26 Arizona Cardinals

Bruce Campbell OT/Maryland

The Arizona Cardinals found out how a good pass rush can dominate a mediocre offensive line when they lost to the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs. Kurt Warner got battered and bruised to the point of retirement, and next year will have Matt Leinart under center. The Cardinals have lacked an athletic tackle who can adjust to speed rushers for years. Even two years ago in the Super Bowl, Left Tackle Mike Gandy was abused. Bruce Campbell would be an excellent fit for the Cards. Campbell is a high upside type of player whose athleticism and first punch will be enamored by teams. He needs a lot of help to reach an elite status as a tackle, but all the tools are in place for it. With an amazing coach in Russ Grimm, there is little doubt Campbell could hit that potential and use his hands much better than he did as a college player. The Cardinals may also opt for a pass rusher like Clemsonís Ricky Sapp.

27 Dallas Cowboys

Jared Odrick DE/Penn State

Many of last yearís playoff teams donít have huge holes, the Dallas Cowboys included. Though their offensive line was beat up against the Vikings, it generally isnít an area addressed early by Jerry Jones. If they do want to build the trenches, it may be gathering depth on the other side of the ball. The Cowboys defensive ends arenít exactly stellar. They brought in Igor Olshansky who has been solid but not spectacular, and Marcus Spears is nothing more than an above average starter. Similar to the Pittsburgh Steelers pick of Ziggy Hood last year, Jared Odrick being drafted by the Cowboys would add to depth and develop a future starter. Odrick is a player moving up draft boards and may even go higher than this when April arrives. His forte has been pass rush up the middle while often getting thrown off the ball during running plays. He can fit in as a 3-4 DE and become a mainstay there for the Cowboys franchise. If the Boys do want to address the offense line, Oklahomaís Trent Williams would be a great fit, or even Idahoís Mike Iupati.

28 San Diego Chargers

Trent Williams OT/Oklahoma

San Diego has disappointed season after season in the playoffs, but are an absolute regular season powerhouse. As they let go of LaDanian Tomlinson, it seems rumors are emerging of trading or signing a runner instead of drafting one in the first round. One area of growing concern for the Chargers is the right tackle position, and something they definitely may address earlier rather than later. Trent Williams is a player whose draft stock varies depending on who you talk to. Some teams may consider him Top Ten, while others may not figure him to even crack the first round. The truth is, he was extremely inconsistent at left tackle, and his best fit is on the right side of a line. Most right tackles arenít going to be high first round draft picks, and thus the fall to 28. Williams could step in Day 1 for a team as a rookie RT and make a big impact in both run and pass blocking. If the Chargers did want a running back, a guy like Fresno Stateís Ryan Matthews or Georgie Techís Jonathan Dwyer makes the most sense.

29 New York Jets

Patrick Robinson CB/Florida State

One team that exceeded expectations with a first year coach and first year coach was the New York Jets. An excellent run game and top notch defense is what moved the Jets to success, but their top ranked defense still has some major issues. Behind the best corner in the game, Darrelle Revis, is little to nothing. Lito Sheppard is likely to be cut and Dwight Lowery is nothing more than a nickel corner. The Jets didnít have very many sacks in 2009 either (ranking 18th in the league,) and could use another pass rusher. Addressing one of these two positions in Round 1 would be smart, and if a player like Patrick Robinson is available, he could be a great pick for them. Robinson is a very similar prospect to former Florida State CB Antonio Cromartie. Robinson could post one of the fastest 40 times in this upcoming Combine, but lacks the awareness and tracking ability that a top CB needs. A guy who had an incredible junior year but took a step back as a senior, Robinson could get great coaching and mentoring on the Jets, hopefully turning into an amazing compliment to Revis. The Jets could opt for a different CB like Oklahoma Stateís Perrish Cox, or turn to a pass rusher like TCUís Jerry Hughes.

30 Minnesota Vikings

Mike Iupati OG/Idaho

The one ďFinal FourĒ team that may still have some work to do on their roster is the Minnesota Vikings. They lack depth on the defensive line, may need a new QB, and are getting older throughout the secondary and O-Line. Therefore, Vikings GM Rick Spielman could opt for a BPA approach and just try to find great depth for this team. At 30, the best player available could very well be Idaho Guard Mike Iupati. Iupati improved his stock during Senior Bowl week where he matched up in ďThe PitĒ with high caliber players and dominated. During the game, he struggled when moved a bit, but was downright nasty playing LG, his ideal fit. If the Vikings want to move from one of the top guards to ever play the game in Steve Hutchinson to the next great in Mike Iupati, this would be the way to go. The Vikings could also add to Defensive Tackle depth with Tennesseeís Dan Williams.

31 Indianapolis Colts

Ricky Sapp DE/Clemson

Dwight Freeneyís injury seriously negated the Colts pass rush during the 2nd half of the Super Bowl. With very little depth behind Freeney and Robert Mathis, the Colts may opt for another undersized pass rusher to add depth and build a rotation at the defensive end position. Likely one of the weakest positions on the Colts, the defensive line will be a focus this offseason. Ricky Sapp fits in the typical mold of Colts pass rushers. Sapp was extremely productive at Clemson, racking up 17 sacks over his career. Most view him as a likely rush backer in a 3-4 scheme, but if he finds the right place (like Indianapolis,) to cement himself as a pass rushing threat in the league. The Colts got look at the interior of the line as well with Tennesseeís Dan Williams or Penn Stateís Jared Odrick.


32 New Orleans Saints


Dan Williams DT/Tennessee

For a Super Bowl winner, there are still plenty of places the New Orleans Saints can upgrade their team. The Saints lack an elite center who can lead their offensive line, as well as an impact linebacker on the outside. One area the Saints should look eat early though is bringing in a nose tackle to improve their defense against the run. Sedrick Ellis has developed nicely, but a big presence next to him is crucial for the defensive success of the Saints. Dan Williams is a nose tackle whose tutelage under Monte Kiffin this past season rose his stock. There is even a strong possibility of Dan Williams going Top 15 in the draft with such a large need at Nose Tackle in the NFL. If he does fall to #32, it would be a coup for the Saints. The Saints may also want to add to their corner depth with Oklahoma Stateís Perrish Cox or Michiganís Donovan Warren.

vidae
02-13-2010, 12:09 PM
You are my ambassador of Kwan JB. Great KC pick.

Rosebud
02-13-2010, 12:11 PM
I like the pick, although if we grabbed Dan Williams instead I wouldn't be upset.

vikes_28
02-13-2010, 12:30 PM
I guess Iupati is okk. But I would bet money that the Vikings wouldn't pass on Dan Williams.

GB12
02-13-2010, 12:34 PM
Hey I actually checked out your work this time since I didn't have to watch a frickin video.

thebow305
02-13-2010, 12:38 PM
Wow, that would suck if the draft played out like that, with JPP, McClain, Berry, Bryant and Morgan all being gone before our pick!

But Kindle would be my next choice there, so good job!

ThePudge
02-13-2010, 12:46 PM
Looks great. Very interested with with you did with the Top 10. Just a little fore-warning, for our mock, I'm gonna **** that **** up good hahaha. Read the thing over. It's not pretty or a new format, but it's organized and the explanations are good. Overall a very solid Mock.

BaLLiN
02-13-2010, 12:46 PM
The problem i get with Price is that he got handled vs temple, which could be that the temple OL was good, but in general i feel Price is hot and cold and although he probably is one of the best DT penetrator prospects in the draft, he doesnt always do well after getting the penetration, thus if he misses the tackle the run could go for a long gain. I feel like he is more of a late first round pick with good potential due to his low center of gravity

scottyboy
02-13-2010, 12:48 PM
That's right, give in to the Anthony Davis love. You also know Teel is the QB of the future in Seattle. Teel and Spiller with Davis? Seattle would be pure sex

Paul
02-13-2010, 12:54 PM
As a prospect I love Odrick, but I just don't like the pick for the Cowboys. Especially with Trent and Iuptai still on the board.

21ST
02-13-2010, 12:59 PM
I really doubt the skins take a QB at 4 but atleast you gave us the best qb

princefielder28
02-13-2010, 12:59 PM
Bulaga is a nice choice. Definitely a different mock.

Nalej
02-13-2010, 01:08 PM
I don't think J.Best is a 1st round guy. His concussion scares me.
I think picking a guy like Iutapi OG would be great there since it looks like Neal is going to retire

Shane P. Hallam
02-13-2010, 01:21 PM
The problem i get with Price is that he got handled vs temple, which could be that the temple OL was good, but in general i feel Price is hot and cold and although he probably is one of the best DT penetrator prospects in the draft, he doesnt always do well after getting the penetration, thus if he misses the tackle the run could go for a long gain. I feel like he is more of a late first round pick with good potential due to his low center of gravity

I feel the same way, but it seems Price is a mid-1st round pick, and numerous teams are looking at him like the Giants, Steelers, etc.

As for Best, I think he will still crack the first, especially if he runs the 40 well. As I mentioned with the Patriots, I really think they will be moving around on draft day.

Nalej
02-13-2010, 01:26 PM
I agree. Don't get me wrong- I'd love him in NE.

ChicagoBearsVet23
02-13-2010, 01:28 PM
Earl Thomas won't fall past the Texans.

Shane P. Hallam
02-13-2010, 01:35 PM
Earl Thomas won't fall past the Texans.

I really don't think Earl Thomas is a Top 20 pick, sorry.

BaLLiN
02-13-2010, 01:48 PM
I really don't think Earl Thomas is a Top 20 pick, sorry.

i firmly agree with you here, Earl gets alot of credit where it is due for being the ball hawk he is, but his height and weight are major concerns along with the fact he only played two seasons and essentially looks like a CB playing FS.

That said he is only a RS Soph and has not maxed out his build whatsoever, he also is a pretty good tackler for his size and has very very good instincts. That said i still think he is a first round talent and would be surprised if he makes it past the mid 20's

wicket
02-13-2010, 02:13 PM
32 New Orleans Saints


Dan Williams DT/Tennessee

For a Super Bowl winner, there are still plenty of places the New Orleans Saints can upgrade their team. The Saints lack an elite center who can lead their offensive line, as well as an impact linebacker on the outside. One area the Saints should look eat early though is bringing in a nose tackle to improve their defense against the run. Sedrick Ellis has developed nicely, but a big presence next to him is crucial for the defensive success of the Saints. Dan Williams is a nose tackle whose tutelage under Monte Kiffin this past season rose his stock. There is even a strong possibility of Dan Williams going Top 15 in the draft with such a large need at Nose Tackle in the NFL. If he does fall to #32, it would be a coup for the Saints. The Saints may also want to add to their corner depth with Oklahoma Stateís Perrish Cox or Michiganís Donovan Warren.

Although I love the saints pick I would like to stress the following again:

The saints do NOT!!!!!!! need a corner. It is not worth drafting for another freak situations with 5 of the top 6 corners for the saints being injured. That usually doesnt help. Not only do the saints have a very good tandem pair of starting corners. The depth is also fine with ***, Jenkins and Torrence. Drafting another corner high would be very foolish and a great way to fall back to mediocrity. Even when Jenkins gets moved to safety the Saints would still be 4 deep with quality in corner, to boot it would be likely that jenkins or young would still be the dime back despite being the safety so much more than 4 wouldnt even make the roster.

So i want to stress afain that it is jsut flat out stupid to allow for such a freaky injury situation as the saints had this year again.

thetedginnshow
02-13-2010, 02:41 PM
I don't think Robinson will go in the first at the end of the day, but I like the positions you want them to address.

coordinator0
02-13-2010, 03:01 PM
Great Ravens pick, but I really doubt that we'd go with Robinson if we were to go with a corner.

DiG
02-13-2010, 03:46 PM
im a bit more a fan or bradford than clausen but im still not in love with either in the top 5.

thenewfeature06
02-13-2010, 03:56 PM
I mean id prolly kill myself if we drafted JPP..

Go_Eagles77
02-13-2010, 04:31 PM
Awesome eagles pick.

JFLO
02-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Love the Vikings pick, but Dan Williams wouldn't make that bad of a choice either.

Also, Earl Thomas is and will be a Top 20 pick in April, put it down.

SuperMcGee
02-13-2010, 04:35 PM
Clausen is a great pick, for sure. But just wondering about your last note at the end - do you believe the Bills would go for Bryant over Okung? Or is that statement more general than to what is available in this mock?

Shane P. Hallam
02-13-2010, 04:41 PM
Clausen is a great pick, for sure. But just wondering about your last note at the end - do you believe the Bills would go for Bryant over Okung? Or is that statement more general than to what is available in this mock?

A bit more general, but I don't know how much Gailey believes in the O-line being a center piece, despite some of his recent comments. Bryant is a better prospect than Okung as a whole and would be a steal at 9.

Cigaro
02-13-2010, 04:45 PM
Wait, wait, wait, did you really just say Ricky Sapp was extremely productive? 4.25 sacks a year(never getting more than 5), despite starting three years, and playing a lot as a freshman equals extremely productive?

Ricky Sapp is the complete opposite of extremely productive. If you're going to make a case for him, you're going to have to go the 'stats don't tell the whole story' route.

phlysac
02-13-2010, 05:38 PM
^16 San Francisco 49'ers (f/CAR)

Everson Griffen DE/USC

With a second first round pick, the 49ers can address both offense and defense and instantly upgrade their team. After making a move on the offensive line, the next area of the team that needs help is the pass rush. Manny Lawson has been hot and cold, while Parys Haralson hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations either. One player who could help the 49ers is athletic freak, USC DE Everson Griffen. Though Griffen is likely a bit lower on team’s draft boards right now, there is little doubt that he will soar up boards after showing his athleticism at the combine. Griffen is small enough to move to OLB, or could even bulk up a little bit and contribute for the 49ers as a 3-4 DE. Either way, a starting niche should be found for Griffen in a 49er uniform. The 49ers could also opt for USC Safety Taylor Mays to improve their secondary.

I struggle to believe that McCloughan and Singletary would select a player with character/work ethic/effort issues that highly unless he's clearly the BPA or filling a HUGE need. Griffen doesn't seem to be either.

I'm also eager to see his weigh-in results. If he is in the 280 region, it doesn't bode well for his 3-4 OLB prospects.

I think it's just a differing of opinions on the player at this point. You see him much more pleasantly than I do.

BaLLiN
02-13-2010, 07:27 PM
Love the Vikings pick, but Dan Williams wouldn't make that bad of a choice either.

Also, Earl Thomas is and will be a Top 20 pick in April, put it down.

i wouldnt bet on it especially if he does come in at 5'10'' and around 190 lbs, which is only moderate for cornerback height and weight too.

The only reason why he is not a tweener is because of his elite safety instincts, ballskills, and ability to tackle and close well enough for a safety. Otherwise he'd be considered a cornerback.

Ed Reed, who put up 4 years of elite numbers in tackling and interceptions was taken later than 20, Earl Thomas put up good tackling numbers two years and was excellent in coverage for his last year. His credentials are significantly lower and Ed Reed was still taller and weighed more while also being tested for two more years and producing.

farfromforgotten
02-13-2010, 10:15 PM
Looks to be a good draft overall.

For the 49ers:

If that draft fell that way, I would rather us pick Spiller at #13 and then grab Okung at #16 since Seattle went OT with Davis at #6 and I dont think the Giants would select Okung at #15.

Not very high on Griffen at this point.

zachsaints52
02-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Although I love the saints pick I would like to stress the following again:

The saints do NOT!!!!!!! need a corner. It is not worth drafting for another freak situations with 5 of the top 6 corners for the saints being injured. That usually doesnt help. Not only do the saints have a very good tandem pair of starting corners. The depth is also fine with ***, Jenkins and Torrence. Drafting another corner high would be very foolish and a great way to fall back to mediocrity. Even when Jenkins gets moved to safety the Saints would still be 4 deep with quality in corner, to boot it would be likely that jenkins or young would still be the dime back despite being the safety so much more than 4 wouldnt even make the roster.

So i want to stress afain that it is jsut flat out stupid to allow for such a freaky injury situation as the saints had this year again.

This is actually my first account. We think alike.

Pat Sims 90
02-13-2010, 10:58 PM
I cant see the Bengals Passing on Thomas for a TE. Mike Brown never drafts TE high the Highest he drafted one was Coffman Last year in 3rd Round. And our tendency to draft Defense Players from Big Schools plus we need a Ballhawking Safety and that is what Thomas exactly is

RaiderNation
02-13-2010, 11:18 PM
Starting to warm up to drafting JPP, also wouldnt mind Okung or Bulaga

proshoota25
02-13-2010, 11:38 PM
i really like j.best for the patriots. unfortunately, i only find value for him in the second round.

prock
02-14-2010, 03:20 AM
Not a bad Vikes pick.

Hines
02-14-2010, 12:03 PM
Love the pick.

Brown Leader
02-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Best part was your mention of Peppers.:eek:

Shane P. Hallam
02-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Best part was your mention of Peppers.:eek:

Hearing Browns are a sleeper to get him!

Paranoidmoonduck
02-14-2010, 02:06 PM
I think that Raiders fans get frustrated when people give them an athlete in the first round with no more reasoning than "Al Davis har har, player run fast!". Or, at least, that's why it bugs me. Whether you think it's easy or hard to predict Raiders picks, the reasoning the organization uses can't be construed as simple.

That said, I completely agree that Pierre-Paul is very possible, especially with Trevor Scott moving to SLB full-time. JPP has a huge ceiling, good production, and is going to stand out in a big way at the combine. I'm not sure I'd be the biggest fan of the pick, but I definitely see the talent there and think it could turn out being worth the risk.

Shane P. Hallam
02-14-2010, 02:24 PM
I think that Raiders fans get frustrated when people give them an athlete in the first round with no more reasoning than "Al Davis har har, player run fast!". Or, at least, that's why it bugs me. Whether you think it's easy or hard to predict Raiders picks, the reasoning the organization uses can't be construed as simple.

That said, I completely agree that Pierre-Paul is very possible, especially with Trevor Scott moving to SLB full-time. JPP has a huge ceiling, good production, and is going to stand out in a big way at the combine. I'm not sure I'd be the biggest fan of the pick, but I definitely see the talent there and think it could turn out being worth the risk.

I don't think it is that simple, and it isn't a joke, but you have to admit that your team takes athletes. Whether it be running fast or something else, it's what happens. Added to that is the fact that the Raiders generally draft needs as well, JPP is a great fit.

thenewfeature06
02-14-2010, 03:18 PM
I don't think it is that simple, and it isn't a joke, but you have to admit that your team takes athletes. Whether it be running fast or something else, it's what happens. Added to that is the fact that the Raiders generally draft needs as well, JPP is a great fit.

Sure he is a great fit for us but at 8..? depending on whos still there he isnt any of my first options at all but I mean of course he has the potential but switching directions for him looks like an issue as far as quarterbacks moving around in the pocket.

Shane P. Hallam
02-14-2010, 04:31 PM
eddie royal did not take a step back. eddie royal was simply not used in mcidiot's offense. i further don't understand how denver needs a playmaker at the position when kyle orton isn't capable of throwing anything more than 10 yards down field and can only do that when we have a run game. i don't really mind the pick, but i'm sort of sick of seeing awful reasoning behind it.

i'm also curious why you think derrick morgan is a likely pick, given that he wouldn't have a position.

Morgan could pass rush from the outside. As for Royal, yes, he wasn't used in the new offense, but he also had some trouble getting off coverage more this year than last year. From what I saw, teams' jammed him a bit more, threw him off.

Shane P. Hallam
02-14-2010, 04:43 PM
Sure he is a great fit for us but at 8..? depending on whos still there he isnt any of my first options at all but I mean of course he has the potential but switching directions for him looks like an issue as far as quarterbacks moving around in the pocket.

He's a top ten pick.

jCut
02-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Morgan could pass rush from the outside. As for Royal, yes, he wasn't used in the new offense, but he also had some trouble getting off coverage more this year than last year. From what I saw, teams' jammed him a bit more, threw him off.

He was also injured most of the year, maybe that had something to do with it. As for Morgan, I think we need an OLB that can drop back into coverage and rush the passer. Morgan doesn't fit the bill.

junior2430
02-15-2010, 12:20 AM
OLB is pretty much the last position Denver needs. OT is a close second, followed by RB, and (in my opinion) CB.

marshallb
02-16-2010, 10:26 AM
Good Vikings pick, although I'd prefer Dan Williams there or a S.