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    A mid free agency, post combine mock that started last week, and I have tried to adjust it as news happens, no comp picks. My thoughts and analysis. Feedback and input is appreciated, this is based on my rankings, and all the various things I have seen, read, heard and discussed to date. As always I will respond when I can, have at it and enjoy :D

    2010 NFL Mock Draft

    Round 1

    1 – St. Louis – Jimmy Clausen (QB – Notre Dame)
    The Rams are starting Keith Null at quarterback, a West Texas A & M project… Clausen gives the franchise a face, although no one could blame the Rams for taking Suh, and although they probably should, they go quarterback and continue to lay the foundation for the future on offense. This may leave me in the minority of mockers, but having recently invested two number one picks on the defensive line in recent years, its time to invest in the offense. The Rams passing attack is so pathetic and 10.9 pts per game is not gonna cut it no matter how dominate your defense is. I cannot see them passing on the chance to take the number one QB of the draft, now whether its Clausen or Bradford as most believe remains to be seen, and before I jump on the Bradford #1 bandwagon I need to see him throw at his pro day on March 25th, and Clausen on April 9th as well, but for now the nod goes to Clausen coming from a pro style offense. If the Rams take Suh the draft takes an entirely different look. Yes, as pathetic the offense is, the defense is nearly just as bad, in fact if you look into the actual numbers by both the offense is just a hair more pathetic.

    2 – Detroit – Ndamukong Suh (DT – Nebraska)
    Lions fans rejoice!! The Rams go quarterback with the first pick, and Detroit gets the best player in the draft with the second pick. If you haven’t watched this guy play, shame on you, a monster who might be the best defensive tackle prospect this decade. Suh is great against the run, and an absolute beast collapsing the pocket, who single handedly kept Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship game against Texas. Ndamukong instantly upgrades the Lions defense, and is a better value than Okung, who could be the choice if Suh is gone and/or protecting the franchise becomes the organizations top priority. If Suh goes one, and McCoy is available the Lions will just as easily take him, either way it’s a win for the Lions on the defensive line.

    3 – Tampa Bay – Gerald McCoy (DT – Oklahoma)
    Tampa needs help on the defensive front, and gets the best player available. McCoy is a disruptive force who might be the best penetrating DT in this draft class, and the better fit in Tampa’s self titled cover two defense. Capable of altering the outcome of any game, McCoy is not a bad consolation prize in Suh derby, and the Bucs benefit greatly from the Rams taking a QB. With Morris returning to coach and the Tampa 2 looking like it is here to stay for a while, the Bucs go with D-line, and priority number one. A good defensive line can mask holes in the secondary easier than a good secondary can mask holes in the defensive line. If the Rams and Lions take the top two DT’s, look for Tampa to go with Berry, the top defensive player remaining on their board.

    4 – Washington – Russell Okung (LT – Ok. St.)
    Bradford does not fit the Shanny mold of a strong armed gun slinger, and Allen does not want to take a QB in the first round, because that’s what his history tells us. Either way Bradford, or whomever is dog meat playing behind the existing offensive line, so the Skins take the LT of the future, who is athletic enough to fit into the zone blocking scheme utilized by Shanahan and son, as well as the best pass protection left tackle in the draft. With Allen saying recently that they will take the best player available who helps the team win, and that man is Russell Okung. Rumors of trading Laundry could result in Berry being the pick in this situation, although I am sure Shanahan would prefer to address the offense first. Regardless, Chris Samuals retiring makes this pick a slam dunk, especially when one factors in Okung’s strong performance at the combine. The Redskins offensive line was offensive last season, and Okung helps rebuild the one time strength.

    5 – Kansas City – Eric Berry (FS – Tennessee)
    Tough to pass on Berry with Brown and McGraw leading pack, and in a draft heavy with top end defensive talent, Berry is arguably at the top of the list. I believe he is the second best player in the draft after Suh. Berry is considered an Ed Reed clone, and true playmaker in every sense of the word, and would make a similar impact on Kansas City’s 3-4. He could very well go to Tampa Bay depending on how the top three picks work out, but Kansas City opts to take the highest ranked player on their board, and look to address other needs as the draft goes on. The Chiefs could go in several directions, Rolando McClain should they opt for front seven help on defense, or left tackle possibly to protect the franchise. If Berry is gone I would fully expect the Chiefs to take McClain to upgrade their run defense. Berry’s production slipped last season and that can be attributed opposing teams not throwing his way after a stellar sophomore campaign, which has no bearing on his transition to the NFL.

    6 – Seattle – Sam Bradford (QB – Oklahoma)
    With Jeremy Bates comes a derivative of the west coast offense, and Bradford’s attributes should allow him to fit right in. Pete Carroll knows that Hasselback has seen better days, despite his vocal show of support, decides to start the installation of his offense from scratch, and build towards the future with a quarterback first. Bradford has shown enough for the Seahawks to take the smart, accurate passer, with good intangibles, pocket awareness and a quick release to be the future of their team. This pick has become very cookie cutter-ish, but does make sense none the less… I would not be surprised to see Seattle go in numerous directions depending on who falls, and could opt to start with the offensive line and go Davis. Either way Hasselback is 35 next season, and Walter Jones is 36, and finding replacements for both positions is the priority in Seattle, and a top notch left tackle will be available at 14, where as a top notch quarterback will not. The trade of Seneca Wallace only strengthens my belief that this pick will be Bradford or Clausen depending on who the Rams take, and whether or not the Redskins take a quarter back which I do not believe they will.

    7 – Cleveland – Dez Bryant (WR – Ok. St.)
    No matter how I look at the Browns roster, I see nothing but number two type receivers, and role players at the wide out position. So Holmgren pulls the trigger on the top receiver in the draft, who I believe is better than Heyward-Bay for sure, and Michael Crabtree as well. Bryant gives the Browns a threat opposing teams have to respect, he big, strong, physical, can run after the catch, has great hands, and gives whomever is the quarterback a legitimate #1 receiving target. If Berry falls I believe he is the pick, and Joe Haden hurt himself enough at the combine to fall slightly in the draft and out of the top ten, although he will still merit strong consideration.

    8 – Oakland – Bruce Campbell (LT – Maryland)
    Sorry Raiders fans, the combine sealed it for me. All I can say is; Al “freaking” Davis…
    Don’t go burning your gear yet…

    9 – Buffalo – Anthony Davis (LT – Rutgers)
    Buffalo sweats through the last five picks hoping an offensive lineman worth taking in the top ten falls to them. Having passed on Oher last year the Bills quickly jump on Davis and land the second best overall prospect at left tackle in this draft in my opinion, despite a less than stellar combine. Davis is a mauler in the run game, and is more than capable of holding his own in pass protection. Davis still has much to gain before the draft itself. Depending on the Bills board, Brian Bulaga or Trent Williams could be the pick.

    10 – Jacksonville – Jason Pierre-Paul (DE – U.S.F.)
    I can’t believe the rise of J.P.P. but it appears to have happened never the less, and continues to do so with each passing day. The potential is there, but I am not sure of the production game in and game out. However Jag’s fans can rejoice in the fact that first of all he is not Tim Tebow, and secondly he is not a Gator defensive end. J.P.P. provides a much needed pass rush, which despite recent high pick failures being used to address the situation, needs to be addressed regardless, or else they stay in the division’s basement, and possibly move out of Jacksonville. Come draft day this pick could very well be a former Gator, be it; the Tebow, or Dunlap, neither of which would surprise me. However in the end they take the fast rising J.P.P. I would not be surprised if Al Davis falls in love with J.P.P. more that Bruce Campbell and takes him at 8, making Derrick Morgan a contender in this spot. Even with Aaron Kampman entering the fold, J.P.P. allows the Jaguars to have a pair of pass rushers with some teeth.

    11 – Denver (via Chicago) – Rolando McClain (ILB – Alabama)
    McClain allows for a major upgrade in the interior linebacking core, and provides the best value at this point. Tough, smart, and an athletically gifted specimen, McClain plays the run as well as any linebacker coming into the draft this decade, and is a reliable defender in coverage. McClain has all the tools to be the player/coach on the field who could one day have a bust in Canton. I see McClain as a Bruschi like leader and presence on the field with more athleticism, and having led the best defense in the nation in recent memory will be looked upon favorabally as well. The Bronco’s need to upgrade the interior of both their offensive and defensive lines but McClain’s value is too much to pass on, and this is too high to draft Iupati, although McDaniel’s has shown he is not afraid to reach.

    12 – Miami – Dan Williams (DT – Tennessee)
    Williams instantly upgrades the Dolphins run defense, which could use a big man at the center of the defense with Ferguson suspended for eight games. I would consider this a reach, as Williams motor is not as consistant as his draft position would warrant, but he has worked hard in the offseason. The addition of Karlos Dansby solidifies the ILB core, and Williams allows for the linebackers to flow freely and make plays. Sergio Kindle is certainly in the mix as well as other pass-rushing OLB’s, but the Tuna knows that without a clog in the center, his defense as a whole gets exposed. This is a pick I would consider a reach, but not that much of one, and one that improves the Dolphin’s defense as a whole. Earl Thomas should draw strong consideration and was the pick until the Ferguson suspension.

    13 – San Fransisco – Earl Thomas (FS – Texas)
    In comes Earl Thomas, who allows Dashon Gholston to play SS, giving the 9ers two safeties who can hit, make plays in coverage and allow greater schematic flexibility. Thomas declared and instantly solidified himself as my number two safety, he is a ballhawk, who is always around the action, instinctual, excels in coverage, tough for his size and willing to lay his body on the line. A Singletary guy all the way. The 9ers will be able to address the tackle spot with their next pick. I was high on Thomas before he declared and think that instinctually he is in the same class as Berry, and he could very likely be gone by the time the 9ers pick at 13 come April.

    14 – Seattle (via Denver) – Taylor Mays (S – U.S.C.)
    Mays instantly upgrades the Seahawks defense from the secondary, while providing range, and capability in coverage. Seattle goes with the best player available and gives themselves a potentially great safety. Mays can help allow for a smooth transition into Carroll’s defense.

    15 – N.Y.G. – Sean Weatherspoon (MLB – Mizzu)
    Weatherspoon provides the Giants with a true playmaker at MLB. With his ability to play the run and pass very well, Weatherspoon’s value is too much for the Giants to pass up, and “Spoon’s” value at this point in the draft is becoming undeniable. New York could go LT and take Bulaga, but Weatherspoon fills a greater need in the middle of the Giants defense.

    16 – Tennessee – Derrick Morgan (DE – G.T.)
    The Titans get an absolute steal with the 16th pick in the draft and with Kearse on the wrong side of 30 and Vanden Bosch gone, Morgan teams up with Hayes to give the Titans a promising future at defensive end. The Titans could go OLB or CB in this spot, but Morgan’s value is too much to pass up. Joe Haden draws serious consideration, and the Titans in this scenario go with the position they put a bigger priority on and take Morgan.

    17 – San Fransisco (via Carolina) – Brian Bulaga (LT – Iowa)
    Bulaga has shown some vulnerability during the season, but has tons of ability, and has demonstrated that he has the potential to be an excellent left tackle in the NFL or right if need be, he is tough, and has very good technique. Bulaga is a steal, and should gone at this point and very likely could be come April, if that is the case and Trent Williams is available he is the pick.

    18 – Pittsburgh – Joe Haden (CB – Florida)
    In a draft heavy with top end defensive talent, Haden is near the top of the list. I believe he is the third best player in the secondary after Berry and Thomas, and could have a similar impact on any secondary when you factor a little less playmaker for a little more physicality. I see Haden as an Antoine Winfield “clone” who is better in coverage, and just as physical. Haden will have a significant impact in Pittsburgh. Haden could easily find his way back into the top ten of the draft with a strong showing at his pro-day, but similarly to Malcom Jenkins could fall in the draft due to a sub-par 40 time at the combine.

    19 – Atlanta – Brandon Graham (DE – Michigan)
    Graham has the production that Atlanta likes, and should translate into the pro-game given his work ethic, motor, and attitude. Graham should quickly become a Mike Smith favorite, and mesh well with Brian VanGorder and his intensity, passion, aggression and toughness philosophy on defense. Atlanta could take the potential of a guy like Dunlap, but in the end take the guy who is a true football player, heart and soul.

    20 – Houston – C. J. Spiller (RB – Clemson)
    Has a Gary Kubiak team ever drafted a running back in the first round? No (at least not that I can remember)… Is Steve Slaton going to fumble the Texans a game or two out of the playoffs? Yes… Spiller is the best back in the draft, a threat to take it to the endzone any time he touches the ball, and a reliable third down back. Spiller will draw comparisons to Chris Johnson, and after his electrifying combine Spiller could move up draft boards, regardless Spiller provides the Texans with a game breaking back to fully open up the offense. Spiller is a triple threat, running, catching, returning and can take over a game by himself. Chances are someone will take him before the Texans pick at 20.

    21 – Cincinatti – Arrelious Benn (WR – U. Illinois)
    Benn gives the Bengal’s a legitimate deep threat, and playmaker opposite Ochocinco who can run after the catch, Benn was poorly utilized at Illinois, and his lack of production can be attributed to having four different QB’s last season. With Brat running the show offensively, utilizing blocking tight ends, and a perimeter passing game, the Bengal’s pass on Gresham, and with no free safety deemed worthy of this pick, take the receiver to go opposite Ochocinco. Benn’s size, speed and measurables make him an impact player.

    22 – New England – Sergio Kindle (OLB – Texas)
    New England upgrades the pass rush with the ultra talent Kindle, who should have no troubles adapting to the 3-4 rush backer, exactly what the Patriots need. Kindle I thought put on a display in the championship game that will leave a lasting impression on scouts and build positive momentum heading into the draft and Kindle could end up back in the top half of the draft as it approaches.

    23 – Green Bay – Trent Williams (T – Oklahoma)
    Williams stock is back up, and some scouts are talking that he could be an elite left tackle in the NFL. Williams certainly has the athleticism to play left tackle, and could go as early as the top ten depending on how the top ten works out, either way I cannot see him falling past 23 and protecting Aaron Rodgers blind side.

    24 – Philadelphia – Carlos Dunlap (DE – Florida)
    Dunlap declaring could be a blessing for the Eagles, in that his talent and potential is as high as anyone I can remember, and missing out on Julius Peppers in free agency leaves a hole opposite Trent Cole in the pass rush. Dunlap declaring could also be the lead step in a first round bust. Dunlap’s motor definitely runs hot and cold, and he has not shown a killer instinct every time he touches the field, but when he turns it on he is almost unstoppable, and at times shows flashes of being unblockable. I fully expect him to be taken higher than his effort would dictate.

    25 – Baltimore – Jermaine Gresham (TE – Oklahoma)
    After trading for Anquan Boldin, I believe the emphasis shifts to finding a complimentary piece in the passing attack, and with Gresham being the best value on the board, I fully expect Ozzie Newsome to take Gresham with no reservations what so ever. Gresham and Boldin compliment the rushing attack to well to pass up, and at this point Gresham is the best player available, an approach to the draft that has served them well.

    26 – Arizona – Jerry Hughes (DE/OLB – TCU)
    Hughes is an athletically gifted producer, who could be molded into a great pass rusher in the Cardinals 3-4 scheme. Hughes is talented and a strong combine in addition to pre-draft work outs could put his stock into the top half of the draft, or result into him falling into the second round. I think his production and athleticism do not let him fall past Arizona at 26. Between retirement and age, the Cardinals are hurting at OLB, even with Dansby leaving, a pass rusher should be the first pick for the Cardinals.

    27 – Dallas – Mike Iupati (G/T – Idaho)
    Easily the best guard in the draft, could possibly play right tackle, either way provides flexibility along the offensive line, and best value at this point in the draft. The Dallas offensive line is starting to get older, and with no LT left deamed worthy of this pick, Doug Free showing some potential, Jerry Jones goes with the best lineman left, and takes the beefy guard from Idaho. I would not be surprised to see a safety here if one of the top three fall, but for now Iupati is too hard to resist.

    28 – San Diego – Ryan Matthews (RB – Fresno St.)
    Matthews is ultra-talented, ultra productive and for my money is actually challenging C.J. Spiller for the number one running back spot in the draft. Matthews has excellent balance, quickness, deceptive speed and excellent size for the position. The Chargers look hard at Terrance Cody but in the end go with the fast rising back to compliment Darren Sproles and the offense.

    29 – N.Y.J. – Jared Odrick (DE/DT – P.S.U.)
    Odrick is an athletic, penetrating defensive tackle who transitions to defensive end for the Jets, replacing one the two aging ends in Douglas and Ellis or rotating into thedefensive line for now. Odrick was an absolute force at Penn State, and demonstrated he is capable of success as a 3-4 end at the senior bowl. With his ability to get off the snap and be disruptive in the opponents backfield, he will fit right in with the Jets.

    30 – Minnesota – Chad Jones (S – L.S.U.)
    As physical and Laron Laundry, and better in coverage, Jones can play either safety spot and instantly help the secondary in run support, and coverage. Very instinctual, and having excellent football sense, Jones is my third rated safety and could go higher depending on pre draft workouts.

    31 – Indianapolis – Brian Price (DT – UCLA)
    The Colts go best player available that fills their biggest need, and Price is quick off the ball, and strong enough to play the run, making him a 3 down option for the Colts. Charles Brown could be a good fit at left tackle, but in the end Bill Polian builds up the defense in the trenches first, and looks to address other needs later in the draft. Price’s value is higher than the end of the first round, so the Colt’s get a steal.

    32 – New Orleans – Everson Griffen (DE – U.S.C.)
    Griffen wowed many at the combine, and maybe enough to fool scouts into looking past his inconsistent game tape. Griffen has good pass rush moves, and closing speed/burst. He is athletic with great physical skills that do not always translate to success on the field. I think with the right coaching, he could reach his potential, and Greg Williams is more than capable. Does he remind anyone else of Kenechi Udeze?



    Round 2


    33 – St. Louis – Golden Tate (WR – Notre Dame)
    Tate knows Clausen, and Clausen is comfortable throwing to Tate. The Rams receivers are nothing to write home about, and a Tate/Avery combination gives Clausen a chance.

    34 – Detroit – Vladimir Ducasse (G/T – Umass)
    I had not realized how bleak the guard situation in Detroit was until I really looked into it. Thanks Lions fans… Without trading into the first round I do not believe there is any chance Iupati falls into the second at this point, but the Lions get the number two guard in the draft who could play tackle down the road. A corner is not out of the realm of possibility here.

    35 – Tampa Bay – Kyle Wilson (CB – Boise St.)
    With no defensive end available who is worthy of this pick, the Bucs go with the value in Wilson to play opposite Talib, and together form one of the premier young corner combinations in the league.

    36 – Kansas City – Brandon Spikes (MLB – Florida)
    With Iupati and Ducasse gone, Kansas City looks to continue upgrading the defense with Spikes who falls to them in the second round after passing on McClain in the first.

    37 – Washington – Maurkice Pouncey (C/G – Florida)
    Continuing with their BPA philosophy, Shanny continues to build his offensive line with a replacement for Rabach who will be 33 when the season gets underway next year. Two former Bills starting at guard is never good and could be addressed as well, Pouncey offers flexibilty and could potentially play guard as well. Pouncey is not a personal
    favorite of mine but seems to have worked himself into the second round mix, and I think would be a good fit in Washington’s zone blocking scheme.

    38 – Cleveland – Nate Allen (FS – U.S.F.)
    Good athlete, with top notch instincts, and football I.Q. Allen upgrades the secondary and with needs at both corner and safety, the Browns go with Allen at safety who excels in coverage, has the intelligence to be the coach on the field and overall value.

    39 – Oakland – Patrick Robinson (CB – Florida State)
    Al “Freaking” Davis…
    Ok Raiders fans, I understand if you are all “gearless.”, but don’t light it quite yet…

    40 – Seattle – Charles Brown (LT – U.S.C.)
    The Seahawks take the U.S.C. product, and a legitimate LT prospect to protect theformer Sooner. Brown has talent, Carroll knows what he is getting, and Brown certainly helped himself with a strong combine.

    41 – Buffalo – Terrance Cody (DT – Alabama)
    Cody is the perfect fit into the 3-4 defense Buffalo is installing, and falls as a direct result of the depth in this draft. He could go as high as 18 to Pittsburgh and not even be an option for Buffalo, but if he is available in the second round, the Bills should not be hesitant to bring in the run stuffer .

    42 – Tampa Bay (via Chicago) – Demaryius Thomas (WR – G.T.)
    With defense being address with the first two picks, the draft looks to go on the offensive, and with all the turn over at wide receiver, the Bucs look to add a weapon for Freeman, even with trading for Reggie Brown, Thomas adds a dimension to the Bucs passing attack that they do not have.

    43 – Miami – Ricky Sapp (OLB/DE – Clemson)
    Pass rusher who along with Williams dramatically improves the defense as a whole. A solid value at this spot, and viable pass rush option opposite Cameron Wake.

    44 – New England (via Jacksonville) – Roger Saffold (G/T – Indiana)
    Staffold is the versatile type of player the Patriots love to have, he can help at guard or kick out to tackle if need be.

    45 – Denver – Devin McCourty – (CB – Rutgers)
    A solid all around corner, who plays the run well, and can make plays in coverage. McCourty presents the best value for the Bronco’s with the interior offensive line prospects remaining being considered a reach at this point, and the defensive line prospects having just a little less value than McCourty, so the Bronco’s go with the fast rising corner.

    46 – N.Y.G. – Cam Thomas – (NT – U.N.C.)
    Unlike the Bronco’s the Giants do not take the value, instead opting to reach a little and take Thomas who has moved up boards despite less than ideal production on U.N.C. Thomas should however fill the need for a space eating DT who allows Weatherspoon and company to roam freely.

    47 – New England (via Tennesse) – Rob Gronkowski (TE – Arizona)
    The Patriots opt for the ultra-talented tight end who is a capable run blocker, and more than capable option in the passing attack, despite having a plethora of options to take in this spot.

    48 – Carolina – Navorro Bowman (OLB – Penn. St.)
    Extremely instinctual, and fills a need, while being the best value for Carolina. Bowman comes in and immediately pays dividends in both the run and pass game for the Panthers.

    49 – San Fransisco – Jahvid Best (RB – Cal)
    Having already addressed two primary needs the 9ers take Best who provides them with a change of pace back, who can take it to the house at any time, and gives them a three headed monster in the backfield, as well as depth and value.

    50 – Kansas City (via Atlanta) – Eric Norwood (OLB – S. Carolina)
    Norwood excels in the pass rush, and I believe he could easily adapt to 3-4 rush backer, or with his size could also play inside linebacker if need be, and offers the kind of versatility Pioli likes. Norwood is a better value than any guard available, and pairs well with Hali in the pass rush.

    51 – Houston – Morgan Burnett (S – G.T.)
    Burnett is an all around free safety who is not afraid to mix it up in run support, and has a nose for the ball.

    52 – Pittsburgh – Jared Veldheer (LT – Hillsdale)
    This pick comes down to a franchise LT and a safety like Major Wright, but with Ryan Clark coming back, the Steelers take the potential franchise left tackle, and wait until later in the draft to take a FS.

    53 – New England – Brandon Lafell (WR – L.S.U.)
    A terrific option as the number two receiver opposite Moss, and is a better option than Sam Aiken, allows Edleman and Welker when he comes back to work from the slot.

    54 – Cincinatti – Major Wright (FS – Florida)
    Wright is climbing up draft boards and helped himself with a solid showing at the combine, and is the best available playmaking safety available at this point in the draft.

    55 – Philadelphia – Perrish Cox (CB – Ok. St.)
    Cox stock is slipping at the moment, but has solid tape, can be a real force in the return game. Cox is athletic, has very smooth movement skills, and is very instinctual. Cox is a great compliment to Asante Samual.

    56 – Green Bay – Kareem Jackson - (CB – Alabama)
    Jackson’s stock is on the rise and this could be a steal in time, with Al Harris, and Charles Woodson closer to the end then prime of thier careers, the Packers take the top corner on their board. Jackson is a solid positional player, and in time could be a solid #1 corner, at worst a very good #2.

    57 – Baltimore – Damian Williams (WR – U.S.C.)
    Even after bringing in Anquan Boldin (who is 30 this season) via trade, resigning Mason, and Jermaine Gresham through the draft, the Raven are still in need of long term solutions at wide receiver, and Willimas can come in and contribute immediately as well. Suddenly a weekness has turned into a strength and Flacco’s present is as bright as his future.

    58 – Arizona – Donald Butler – (ILB – Washington)
    The loss of Dansby hurts Arizona a lot, a lot… Butler is very instinctual, and reminds me of Dansby in college. In time he could have the same impact in Arizona, and although this maybe a little high for him, the Cardinals need something in the middle of their defense, and Butler should start and perform from day one.

    59 – Dallas – Reshad Jones (S – Georgia)
    Jones is diverse enough to play either safety spot, he is good in run support, and instinctual enough to make plays in coverage. Any way you look at it he is a great fit for the Cowboys, who desperately need help at the safety spot.

    60 – San Diego – Dominigue Franks (CB – Oklahoma)
    Franks provides insurance in case Cason does not work out as the number two corner, and depth at corner is never a bad thing. If Franks trusted his instincts a little more, and with the right coaching could improve, he would be a first round caliber corner, and with improvement could in time become an elite corner.

    61 – N.Y.J. – Moa Misi (OLB/DE – Utah)
    A Rex Ryan type of guy who gives a 100% effort all the time, Misi is strong with excellent quickness. With Gholston almost an official bust, and Thomas turning 31 before the start of the season, a pass rush option opposite Pace is invaluable now, and moving towards the future.

    62 – Minnesota – Colt McCoy (QB – Texas)
    One eye on the future and year behind Favre could pay-off for the Vikings down the road. McCoy’s frame and build concern me, and watching Favre get battered around in the conference championship game would not make me comfortable if McCoy were to have to play in the near future.

    63 – Indianapolis – Jason Fox (LT – Miami)
    Having released Lilja, increases the need for help along the offensive line through the draft, and taking Fox allows Johnson to slide inside to guard. Fox needs some footwork help, and Howard Mudd would have helped, but Fox’s strength is in pass protection, which just happens to relate to a strength of a certain QB, and scheme in Indy…

    64 – New Orleans – Darryl Washington (ILB – T.C.U.)
    Washington is moving up draft boards, but falls to the Saints and they get a playmaking line backer with top flight instincts and a good football sense. The Saints get younger and more skilled at LB with this pick.


    Round 3


    65 – St. Louis – Lamarr Houston (DT – Texas)
    The Rams have already addressed the offense, and find themselves in position to still take a premier defensive tackle with their 3rd pick, and it comes down to Tyson Alualu, and Lamarr Houston, and they go with Houston, who is slightly higher on their board.

    66 – Detroit – Brandon Ghee (CB – W.F.)
    Good value, good player, good pick overall.

    67 – Tampa Bay – Alex Carrington (DE – Ark. St.)
    After lighting up the Senior Bowl festivities, Carrington I believe did make a lot of money, has shown that he can play in any system and still be an effective player.

    Forfeit – Washington

    68 – Kansas City – John Asamoah (G – Illinois)
    The Chiefs get some much needed help in the interior of their offensive line, and player who can contribute to the team next year, and into the future.

    69 – Oakland – John Jerry (G/T – Ole. Miss.)
    An option at guard or right tackle, Jerry offers diversity, and will help open holes for Raiders backs, the same as he did in Ole. Miss. A good fit with Oakland’s power run scheme if that is in fact what they end up doing like they say.

    70 – Philadelphia (via Seattle) – Jamar Chaney (ILB – Miss. St.)
    The Eagles released Will Witherspoon and instantly downgraded and already questionable line backing core that included Jeremiah Trotter being talked out of retirement. Chaney has the athleticism the Eagles like, and on the field production to match it.

    71 – Cleveland – Jerome Murphy (CB – U.S.F.)
    Murphy is an upgrade over nearly everyone at corner on the roster, other than Eric Wright, and another building block on defense who offers flexibility in coverage.

    72 – Buffalo – Tim Tebow (QB –Florida)
    The Bills need a leader at QB, and with Tebow falling into the third round, they just cannot help themselves...

    73 – Miami – Jimmy Graham (TE – Miami)
    At 6’8” and as athletically gifted as he is, Graham could help transform Chad Henne and Dolphins passing attack into a goal line nightmare for opponents. Graham is a willing Blocker, and smooth athlete who could open up the passing attack for the Dolphins.

    74 – Jacksonville – Mike Johnson (G – Alabama)
    Johnson is able to hold his own in the passing game, and can really excel in the run game, very intelligent and instinctual, Johnson can come in and start from day one.

    75 – Chicago – Mitch Petrus (G – Arkansas)
    Petrus is one of the least talked about, most underated players in
    the draft to me, and has the ability to open holes in the run game, and hold his ground in pass protection. He comes in and starts from day one for the Bears, who could use the help in the interior of their offensive ine.

    76 – N.Y. G. – Matt Tennant (C – B.C.)
    Time to think of the future along the offensive line and Tennant is an excellent value. Shaun O’Hara is 33 this June, and there is no time like the present.

    77 – Tennessee – Chris Cook (CB/S – U.Virginia)
    Cook is rising fast, and the more I see of him, the more I like him, and think he would be a great compliment to Cortland Finnegan for years to come.

    78 – Carolina – Tyson Alualu (DT – Cal.)
    Replaces the 35 year old Hollis Thomas, and has a frame that can carry more weight, and still maintain his athleticism. Alualu has excellent hands and a strong punch that will allow him to be a force on the Panthers defensive line.

    79 – San Francisco – Mardy Gilyard (WR – Cinci)
    Too much value to pass up, helps in the return game, and could be an outstanding slot receiver, or number two if Morgan slips. Stock is on the rise and Gilyard helps the 49ers offense become leathal, and plays a part in the return game.

    80 – Denver – J.D. Walton (C – Baylor)
    Casey Wiegmann is 37 next season, and Ben Hamilton is 34…

    81 – Houston – Amari Spievey (CB – Iowa)
    Spievey could start from day one for the Texans, and is an upgrade over the majority of current depth chart.


    82 – Pittsburgh – Arthur Jones (DE/DT – Syracuse)
    Paired with Ziggy Hood at the 3 technique, Jones can play the 5 technique for the next decade for the Steelers, smart, athletic, good lateral movement skills, and an overall high football intelligence. Jones is a steal at this point in the draft.

    83 – Atlanta – Rennie Curran (OLB – Georgia)
    All this guy does is make tackles and eliminate the oppositions running game, making one play after another in the opponents backfield. Curran is another guy who can fit right into the scheme and coaching staff.

    84 – Cincinnati – Geno Atkins (DT - Georgia)
    Atkins helps boost the pass rush from the interior of the Bengal’s defensive line.

    85 – Oakland (via N.E.) – Linval Joseph (DT – E.C.U.)
    Active nose tackle with a good motor, Joseph needs to keep his pad level down in order to be effective, but has the ability to do so, and anchor the Raiders defense. Joseph is an under rated athlete, who can hold his ground, and collapse the pocket or make plays in the backfield.

    86 – Green Bay – Joe McKnight (RB – U.S.C.)
    Having a need for a 3rd down and change of pace back to compliment Grant, KcKight is type of player who makes a excellent offense elite.

    87 – Philadelphia – Toby Gerhart (RB – Stanford)
    Gerhart enhances the goal line and short yardage abilities of the Eagles offense, and provides an excellent compliment type back to McCoy.

    88 – Arizona – Dennis Pitta (TE – B.Y.U.)
    Pitta is upgrade receiving wise over every tight end on the depth chart, and with some coaching should be able to become an effective blocker.

    89 – Arizona (via Baltimore) – Selvish Capers (LT – W.V.U)
    Capers may need some time, but has the athletic ability in addition to the work ethic to succeed given a little time. Capers could be a left tackle, or the athletic right tackle to protect Leinart’s blind side.

    90 – Dallas – Kyle Calloway (T – Iowa)
    Calloway is the kind of versatile player who can play either tackle spot, and with Doug Free could anchor the Cowboys offensive line for the next decade along with Iupati.

    91 – San Diego – Corey Wootten (DE – Northwestern)
    Wootten’s value is too much to pass up, and with the need for a nose tackle almost resulting in a reach, the Chargers take the value and upgrade the exterior defensive line.

    92 – Cleveland (via N.Y.J.) – Jonathan Dwyer (RB – G.T.)
    Dwyer does not address a primary need for the Browns, but when the weather turns in the fall, and a grinder is needed in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Baltimore, this pick makes a lot of sense. Dwyer helps soften the loss of Lewis, and compliments the existing backs.

    93 – Minnesota – Montario Hardesty (RB – Tennessee)
    Chester Taylor leaves in free agency and Montario steps in, a third round steal. Similar in style Hardesty allows for a smooth transition from Taylor in the Vikings backfield. Hardesty is a more talented runner than he is given credit for, although lately it looks like he is starting to get the credit he deserves.

    94 – Indianapolis – Jermainne Cunningham (OLB/DE – Florida)
    The Colts look to boost the pass rush rotation, and provide depth in case of injury, and Cunningham can do that, and has less risk than Greg Hardy, even at this point in the draft.

    95 – New Orleans – Larry Asante (S – Nebraska)
    Whether or not Sharper and Harper come back remains to be seen. Asante is a second round value available at the end of the third round, and has improved his play every year as a black shirt, has good functional football speed, and really improved in coverage during his senior year. Could one day form a exceptional safety combination with Jenkins.

    Round 4


    96 – St. Louis – Shawn Lauvao (G – Ariz. St.)
    Lauvao is solid in pass protection, and can enhance the ability in the run game. Helps extend the life of Jackson, and the Clausen.

    97 – Detroit – Sean Lee (ILB – P.S.U.)
    Detroit lets Larry Foote walk, and Sean Lee drops right into their lap in the fourth round, not bad…

    98 – Tampa Bay – Kam Chancellor (S – Va. Tech.)
    Starter from day one at SS. Chancellor can cover, and provide a physical presence in the Bucs secondary.

    99 – Kansas City – Andre Roberts (WR – Citadel)
    After resigning Chris Chamber, the Chiefs look for a slot receiver, and Roberts is not afraid to go over the middle, runs great routes, and has the type of work ethic that will mesh well with Todd Haley.

    100 – Washington - C.J. Wilson (DE – E.C.U.)
    Productive, high motor that might run higher in the 4th quarter than in the first, and the type of player who gives a max effort every play no matter the score, and a player who could excel in the 5 technique.

    101 – Seattle – Greg Hardy (DE – Ole Miss)
    Hardy’s free fall down the draft finally comes to an end, with Pete Carroll thinking he can fix Hardy, and transform him into the player he once was, and could be.

    102 – Cleveland – Ciron Black (RG/RT – L.S.U.)
    Black offers diversity being able to play right tackle, and could find a home at guard as well. Played against top competition his entire college career.

    103 – Oakland – A.J. Edds (OLB – Iowa)
    Edds is one of the undervalued commodities in this draft, he is always around the ball, Excellent instincts, and plays the pass as well as he plays the run.

    104 – Buffalo – Eric Decker (WR – Minnesota)
    Decker runs great routes, knows how to get open, and gives the Bills quarterbacks a big target opposite Lee Evans.

    105 – Jacksonville – Tony Pike (QB – Cincy)
    A steal in the fourth round. Reminds me a lot of Bradford, and could start in the near future for the Jaguars.

    106 – Chicago – Donovan Warren (CB – Michigan)
    Warren helps a depleted secondary, and although he is a little under cooked, given time and with the right coaching, could become a very good, well rounded corner.

    107 – Miami – Micah Johnson (ILB – Kentucky)
    Johnson is the “thumper” Miami’s defense sorely lacks, and with Dan Williams solidifies the interior run defense of the Dolphins 3-4 defense.

    108 – Tennessee – Eric Olsen (C – Notre Dame)
    With no long term answer at center, Olsen could come in and start from day one.

    109 – Carolina – Dexter McCluster (WR/RB – Ole. Miss.)
    McCluster gives the Panthers an explosive third down option in the backfield, who doubles as a receiver capable of helping the passing attack out of the slot.

    110 – San Francisco – Javier Arenas (CB – Alabama)
    There are questions in the 9ers secondary at corner, especially in nickel and dime packages. Arenas can play the nickel or dime, and help in special teams.

    111 – Denver – Zach Beadles (G – Utah)
    Terrific value in the fourth round for the Bronco’s who need help at guard, and Beadles is athletic, capable of fitting into McDaniel’s scheme offensively.

    112 – N.Y.G. – Marshall Newhouse (RT – T.C.U.)
    Newhouse offers flexibility in that he could play guard as well as right tackle.

    113 – Pittsburgh – Vince Oghobaase (DT – Duke)
    With a frame capable of adding weight, Oghobaase can control the line of scrimmage, and is given the time he needs to develop behind Casey Hampton.

    114 – Atlanta – Ted Larson (C – N.C. State)
    Falcons centers are on the wrong side of 30, and soon enough will be collecting S.S.I.

    115 – Houston – Jordan Shipley (WR – U. Texas)
    Working out of the slot, Shipley should enhance the Texans offense, and free up Johnson, Walter, and company to make even more plays. Shipley also offers great value for the Texans at this point in the draft.

    116 – New England – Mike Neal (DE/DT – Purdue)
    Losing Green to free agency, and having traded Seymour to the Raiders leaves the Patriots thin along the defensive line, and Neal could provide depth, and in time become a starter in the New England front.

    117 – Cincinnati - Roddrick Muckelroy (OLB – Texas)
    The value Muckelroy presents at this spot in regards to the future of the line backing core is too much for the Bengals to pass on. With Maualuga moving to the MLB spot in the next year or two, and Rivers and Muckelroy flanking him the future is very bright.

    118 – Philadelphia – Darrell Stuckey (S – Kansas)
    Teams did not throw at Stuckey as much in 2009 as they did in 2008, and the result was pass defensive numbers slipped, but the talent is still there, and this is a fourth round steal for the Eagles who need help at safety.

    119 – Green Bay – T.J. Ward (SS – Oregon)
    Ward upgrades the SS postion in Packerland, and can support the run, and drop into coverage.

    120 – Arizona (via Baltimore) – Brandon Lang (OLB/DE – Troy)
    Lang seems perfectly suited to play in a 3-4, and the Cardinals have to many questions, and age concerns at OLB to take just one in this draft.

    121 – N.Y.J. (via Arizona) – Myron Rolle (FS – F.S.U.)
    After trading Rhodes, depth at safety becomes a concern, Leonard can hold down one spot, and Smith might be able to hold down the other, but Rolle has the intelligence and physical attributes to play either spot.

    122 – Dallas – Syd’Quan Thompson (CB – Cal.)
    Thompson can help in Nickel and Dime packages, and possibly become a solid number two starter in time, and is a good value at this point in the draft.

    123 – San Diego – Torrell Troup (NT – U.C.F.)
    The Chargers take what some may consider a reach, but with the value in nose tackles, and the rate at which they are being drafted, San Diego needs to address the position. Troup should be able to add some weight, and at the least help the center of the defensive line rotation.

    124 – Philadelphia (via N.Y.J.) - Dekoda Watson (OLB – F.S.U.)
    The Eagles need to upgrade their line backing core in general, and Watson comes into the right situation to help in Phily.

    125 – Minnesota - Sergio Render (G – Va. Tech.)
    Render is the best value for the Vikings needs at this point in the draft.

    126 – Indianapolis – Thaddeus Gibson (OLB – O.S.U.)
    Gibson can compete for a starting spot immediately, and comes from a similar style defense, making for a smooth transition.

    127 – New Orleans - D’Anthony Smith (DT – La. Tech.)
    Smith is a powerful guy, who might not have the ideal bulk the Saints are looking for, but he is a good penetrator who has the frame to bulk up, and still be effective. With his footwork, hands, and some coaching he could become a very effective pairing with Ellis.


    Round 5


    128 – St. Louis – Ed Dickson (TE – Oregon)
    The Rams continue to upgrade their offense, and find a gem waiting for them at the beginning of the fifth round.

    129 – Atlanta (via Detroit) – Dorin Dickerson (TE/H-Back – Pitt.)
    I am not sure how Dickerson fits in with his size, but watching him handle J.P.P. leads me to believe that he, Coach Smith, and Matt Ryan will find a way to make it work.

    130 – Cleveland (via Tampa Bay) – Cameron Sheffield (ILB/OLB – Troy)
    Sheffield has the size to be the “thumper” Cleveland’s defense sorely needs, and with his instincts and understanding of coverage concepts could have an impact much sooner than many think.

    131 – Washington - James Starks (RB – U. Buffalo)
    Starks was on the rise before his injury and I believe would have been taken well before this pick had he played this season. Starks is a solid change of pace back to Portis, who is a capable blocker, very good reciever out of the backfield, and a one cut type of runner.

    132 – Kansas City - Aaron Hernandez (TE – Florida)
    Hernandez cannot block well, but the Chiefs already have tight ends for that, and Hernandez can come in on third downs and help transform the Chiefs passing attack.

    133 – Cleveland - Brandon Deaderick (DE – Alabama)
    Deaderick showed flashes of potential throughout the previous season, and when he made plays they were often big ones. In Cleveland he comes in as a rotational player, who could start down the road.

    134 – Oakland - Pat Angerer (ILB – Iowa)
    An over haul of the linebacking core in Oakland is warranted, and this second piece from Iowa is another guy always around the ball, with great instincts, and a capable run and pass defender. A steal in the fifth round.

    135 – Seattle - Ben Tate (RB – Auburn)
    With an upgrade needed in the Seahawks backfield, Tate is the best value.

    136 – Buffalo – George Selvie (OLB/DE – U.S.F.)
    Selvie is the classic tweener, and gives Buffalo a situational pass rusher opposite Maybin, who with the right coaching could develop into a Jason Taylor type player.

    137 – Chicago – Tony Washington (LT/G – Abilene Christian)
    Washington is an interesting prospect who could be gone as early as the second round, but drops in this scenario, and is picked up immediately by the Bears who see him as a potential starting right tackle, and possible guard as well.

    138 – Kansas City (via Miami) – Kade Weston (NT – Georgia)
    Weston is the best nose tackle left, that has production to match his potential, with some coaching and technique refining could be a solid anchor in the Chiefs future.

    139 – Jacksonville – Kendrick Lewis (SS – Ole. Miss.)
    The best remaining safety on the board, and one who can play the run, and is not a total wash in pass coverage. Slow 40 time is irrelevant to me with his game speed.

    140 – Kansas City (via Carolina) – Will Barker (T/G – Virginia)
    The Chiefs take a versatile lineman who can play guard and tackle.

    141 – San Francisco - Chet Teofilo (G – Cal.)

    Depth along the offensive line is never a bad thing, and Teofilo can enhance the run game and has the ability to anchor against the rush, a potential steal in the fifth round.

    142 – Cleveland (via Detroit) – Anthony McCoy (TE – U.S.C.)
    A fifth round steal, and instantly the best all around tight end on the roster.

    143 – N.Y.G. - Jason Worlids (DE – Va. Tech.)
    What happens with Osi? I don’t know, but Worlids has the potential to help the pass rush.

    144 – Tennessee – Justin Cole (OLB – S.J.S)
    Even with signing Witherspoon, the OLB spot is not as strong as it could be, and Cole is an excellent value in the fifth, and the type of player who can provide depth now, and start later.

    145 – Detroit (via Atlanta) - Austen Lane (DE – Murray St.)
    Size and athleticism help Lane make an impact in the future, and learning how to be a professional behind Vanden Bosch will help.

    146 – Houston – Jeff Byers (C/G – U.S.C.)
    Myers is not the long term answer at center, and the guard position could use some competition as well. Byers can handle both similarly to Caldwell, and offers versatility.

    147 – Pittsburgh – Willie Young (OLB/DE – N.C. State)
    Depth behind Harrison and Woodley, Young could develop in time similarly to Harrison, and one day become a starter.

    148 – Cincinnati – Brandon Carter (G – Texas Tech.)
    The Bengals like bigger guards and take the biggest guard in the draft, who gets good push in the run game, and considering his size is fairly athletic in pass protection.

    149 – Tampa Bay (via N.E.) – Corey Peters (DT – Kentucky)
    Hard working DT who can add some weight and still be effective, depth and rotational player on the defensive line.

    150 – Green Bay – O’Brien Schofield (OLB/DE - Wisconsin)
    The Packers take an early flier on a guy who would likely have been taken much earlier than this if he had not torn up his knee during Senior Bowl practice. Schofield flashed lots of potential and has enough upside to provide a pass rush opposite Matthews in the years to come to justify this pick.

    151 – N.Y.J. (via Philadelphia) – Joique Bell (RB – Wayne St.)
    Bell improved his stock significantly at the Senior Bowl, showing excellent natural running ability, and himself to be a capable back in pass protection and catching the ball.

    152 – Baltimore – Myron Lewis (CB/S – Vanderbilt)
    Lewis falls and Baltimore looks at him as the ultimate value/need pick. Lewis can help in nickel coverage, could play safety, and is versatile enough to help Baltimore’s secondary immediately.

    153 – Baltimore (via Arizona) – John Skelton (QB – Fordham)
    My guess in Smith leaves this year or the next year, and Skelton can come in and possibly be a Flacco clone if need be.

    154 – Oakland (via Denver, N.E., Dallas, whoever…) – Joe Hawley (C – U.N.L.V.)
    Hawley has an NFL body at center, and plays with smarts and intenstiy. The Raiders continue to address their offensive line of the future.

    155 – Houston (via S.D.) – Walter McFadden (CB – Auburn)McFadden has the potential to become a special nickel corner, and one day form a very good corner combination with Spievey.

    156 – Cleveland (via N.Y.J.) – Dan LeFevour (QB – Central Michigan)
    LeFevour has west coast offense written all over him, and Holmgren gets a steal in the fifth round, and potential leader of his team for years to come.

    157 – Minnesota – Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (CB – Indiana (PA))
    Depth at corner, with injuries and age becoming a factor.

    158 – Indianapolis – Jevan Snead (QB – Ole. Miss.)
    With Sorgi leaving in free agency, and Curtis Painter being the back-up… The quarterback position in five years in doubt, and that is just about how long it will take for Manning to straighten Snead out.

    159 – St. Louis (via Philly, and N.O.) – Larry Hart (OLB C. Arkansas)
    Hart is good in space, an effective blitzer, and instinctual. Could work his way into the starting lineup as early as mid season, and play situationally right away.

    Sixth Round
    160 - St. Louis - Lindsey Witten (DE - U. Conn.)
    161 - Atlanta (via Detroit) - Taylor Price (WR - Ohio)
    162 - Tampa Bay - Earl Mitchell (DT - Arizona)
    163 - Miami (via K.C.) - Robert Johnson (S - Utah)
    164 - Miami (via Washington) - Anthony Dixon (RB - Miss. St.)
    165 - Carolina (via Oakland) - Jacoby Ford (WR - Clemson)
    166 - Seattle - Trevard Lindley (CB - Kentucky)
    167 - Cleveland - Reggie Stephens (G - Iowa St.)
    168 - Buffalo - Arthur Moats (LB - J.M.U.)
    169 - Miami - Carlton Mitchell (WR - U.S.F.)
    170 - Jacksonville - Terrell Skinner (S - Maryland)
    171 - Chicago - Dace Richardson (T/G - Iowa)
    172 - San Francisco - Donario Alexander (WR - Mizzu)
    173 - Denver - Shelley Smith (G - Col. St.)
    174 - N.Y.G. - Michael Smith (RB - Arkansas)
    175 - Tennessee - Zac Robinson (QB - OK. St.)
    176 - Cleveland (via Carolina) - Rashawn Jackson (FB - Virginia)
    177 - Houston - Perry Riley (OLB - L.S.U.)
    178 - Pittsburgh - Nathan Overbay (TE - E. Wash.)
    179 - Atlanta - Antonio Brown (WR - C. Michigan)
    180 - New England - LaGarrette Blount – (RB – Oregon)
    181 - Cincinnati - Michael Hoomanawanui (TE - Illinois)
    182 - Buffalo (via Phily) - Chris Scott (T/G - Tennessee)
    183 - Green Bay - Clifton Geathers – (DE – S. Carolina)
    184 - Baltimore - Brett Swenson – (K – Mich. St.)
    185 - Arizona - Marcus Easley – (WR – Uconn.)
    186 - Dallas - Adam Ulatowski – (T – Texas)
    187 - San Diego - Mike McGlaughlin – (ILB – B.C.)
    188 - N.Y.J. - Trindon Holliday – (RS – L.S.U.)
    189 - Minnesota - Keenan Clayton – (OLB – Oklahoma)
    190 - Philadelphia (via Indy) - Kurt Coleman – (S – O.S.U.)
    191 - New Orleans - John Estes – (C – Hawaii)


    Best of the rest…
    Dezmon Briscoe (WR – Kansas)
    Jonathon Amaya – (S- Nevada)
    Darryl Sharpton – (OLB – Miami)
    Boo Robinson – (DT – Wake Forrest)
    Freddie Barnes – (WR – Bowling Green)
    Rico McCoy – (OLB – Tennessee)
    Jarrett Brwon – (QB – W.V.)
    Levi Brown – (QB – Troy)
    Manase Tonga – (FB – B.Y.U)
    Sam Young – (T – Notre Dame)
    Jeremy Williams – (WR – Tulane)
    Sean Canfield – (QB – Oregon St.)
    Barry Church – (S – Toledo)
    Lonyae Miller – (RB – Fresno St.)
    Emmanuel Sanders – (WR – S. Meth.)
    Mike Williams – (WR – Syracuse)
    Kevin Haslem – (T – Rutgers)
    Darryl Sharpton – (LB – U. Miami)
    Leigh Tiffin - (K – Alabama)
    Zoltan Mesko – (P – Michigan)
    Trindon Holliday – (RS – L.S.U.)
    Brandon Banks – (RS – Kansas St.)
    Colin Peek (TE - Alabama)[/
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  • #2
    1. Eric Berry (FS – Tennessee)
    2a. Brandon Spikes (MLB – Florida) Maurkice Pouncey
    2b. Eric Norwood (OLB – S. Carolina)
    3. John Asamoah (G – Illinois)
    4. Andre Roberts (WR – Citadel) Micah Johnson
    5a. Aaron Hernandez (TE – Florida)
    5b. Kade Weston (NT – Georgia)
    5c. Will Barker (T/G – Virginia)

    I love this draft, but the only thing I'd consider changing is Pouncey over Spikes in the second and Micah Johnson over Roberts in the fourth. ILB is a huuuuge need but I'm not very high on Spikes.

    I always look forward to these and you've definitely earned some rep for this one.
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    His soft D really turns me off
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    • #3
      started out good for the Phins with the first two picks but then the next two are both reaches. I suppose i could live with Jimmy Graham but not until the 4th and Micah Johnson isn't even really draftable at this point after how slow and stiff he looked at the combine. A WR like Carlton Mitchell would be a much better choice there.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by vidae View Post

        I love this draft, but the only thing I'd consider changing is Pouncey over Spikes in the second. ILB is a huuuuge need but I'm not very high on him.

        I always look forward to these and you've definitely earned some rep for this one.
        You know, I thought about that, and just have the need at ILB higher than that of C. I think either way its a win for them, and really liked this draft for the Chiefs, and I really like Spikes, so that is a personal preference, and love the value combination he and Berry give the Chief, and as a Bills fan would love to be in the Chiefs position in this draft! Thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it a lot
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        • #5
          I doubt we take a WR in the 1st now with the signing of Bryant. Price, Kindle, Iupati or Gresham are better possiabilitys

          Rest of the draft is fine but might have to change somethings up if you change the 1st Round


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          • #6
            almost the perfect redskins draft. i love love love the 1st, 2nd, and 5th round picks. the 4th round pick isnt bad but i think linebacker is a more pressing need than dl with the signing of kemo.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Poz51 View Post
              22 New England Sergio Kindle (OLB Texas)
              New England upgrades the pass rush with the ultra talent Kindle, who should have no troubles adapting to the 3-4 rush backer, exactly what the Patriots need. Kindle I thought put on a display in the championship game that will leave a lasting impression on scouts and build positive momentum heading into the draft and Kindle could end up back in the top half of the draft as it approaches.

              44 New England (via Jacksonville) Roger Saffold (G/T Indiana)
              Staffold is the versatile type of player the Patriots love to have, he can help at guard or kick out to tackle if need be.

              47 New England (via Tennesse) Rob Gronkowski (TE Arizona)
              The Patriots opt for the ultra-talented tight end who is a capable run blocker, and more than capable option in the passing attack, despite having a plethora of options to take in this spot.

              53 New England Brandon Lafell (WR L.S.U.)
              A terrific option as the number two receiver opposite Moss, and is a better option than Sam Aiken, allows Edleman and Welker when he comes back to work from the slot.

              116 New England Mike Neal (DE/DT Purdue)
              Losing Green to free agency, and having traded Seymour to the Raiders leaves the Patriots thin along the defensive line, and Neal could provide depth, and in time become a starter in the New England front.
              I'll be honest, I was anxiously scrolling through reading each pick & hoping that 4th round pick for NE would be either Ben Tate or Tony Washington. I am disappoint.

              DE is a need, though I think we'll see Pryor & Wright hold that spot down with an outside shot at Brace not being a bust.

              Solid draft, as usual. And I guess I can hold out hope that NE gets Blount in the sixth.

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                Originally posted by Grizzlegom View Post
                started out good for the Phins with the first two picks but then the next two are both reaches. I suppose i could live with Jimmy Graham but not until the 4th and Micah Johnson isn't even really draftable at this point after how slow and stiff he looked at the combine. A WR like Carlton Mitchell would be a much better choice there.
                I really like Graham, and have for a while, the guy is fearless, and a true football player IMO, can only get better, and for me a great value in the third round. I would have agreed with you about Johnson until the Kentucky pro-day, when he ran in the 4.7-4.8 range (http://www.kentucky.com/2010/03/11/1...-worries.html), and I thought at the combine he looked like a bunch of nerves, and is a much better player on the field than he showed. I am doing a 6th round now, and actually had Easley as the pick, and thought about Mitchell too, I might come out with that next week, but by then I am sure free agency will F*$% everything I have done up...
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pat Sims 90 View Post
                  I doubt we take a WR in the 1st now with the signing of Bryant. Price, Kindle, Iupati or Gresham are better possiabilitys

                  Rest of the draft is fine but might have to change somethings up if you change the 1st Round
                  Yeah I saw the Bryant thing yesterday and was already to deep into this to change it, so to my Bengal's fans I apologize, I was really under the impression that they would sign T.O. for a season and develop Benn to replace T.O. Looking at it now I would go Price or Iupati, and lean toward Iupati. If it were me I would take Gresham hands down, but as I have learned Brat is an moron, and believes in limiting his passing attack...
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                  • #10
                    Ocho is in the final year of his contract with an option for 2011 that will cost an extra $3 million, so it's a safe bet they'll need a WR2 behind Bryant next year, anyway.

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                      Originally posted by Dirty Thirty View Post
                      almost the perfect redskins draft. i love love love the 1st, 2nd, and 5th round picks. the 4th round pick isnt bad but i think linebacker is a more pressing need than dl with the signing of kemo.
                      I am now just finding out about Kemo, and initially think he and Albert can play the 0 and 3, still leaving Wilson for the 5, but understand what you are saying, who are thinking at that spot? My 6th round initially has Arthur Moats going to the Skins to fill that need, but I was not too confident...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FlyingElvis View Post
                        I'll be honest, I was anxiously scrolling through reading each pick & hoping that 4th round pick for NE would be either Ben Tate or Tony Washington. I am disappoint.

                        DE is a need, though I think we'll see Pryor & Wright hold that spot down with an outside shot at Brace not being a bust.

                        Solid draft, as usual. And I guess I can hold out hope that NE gets Blount in the sixth.
                        I guess I should have kept Tate there then!! Lol, I had him there then went back through and revised it to Neal after looking at the depth on the D-Line, Washington I have had there in the past and makes sense as well, I wouldnt blame them for taking any of the three. Blount in the 6th makes sense, and I will certainly consider it if I put out the 6th round, which I probably will next week... Sorry to disappoint, thanks for the input though :)

                        "Ocho is in the final year of his contract with an option for 2011 that will cost an extra $3 million, so it's a safe bet they'll need a WR2 behind Bryant next year, anyway."
                        I was unaware, but certainly helps make a case to take his replacement asap... But I would probably still go in another direction... Who knows..
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FlyingElvis View Post
                          Ocho is in the final year of his contract with an option for 2011 that will cost an extra $3 million, so it's a safe bet they'll need a WR2 behind Bryant next year, anyway.
                          Yea but if they take a WR in the 1st that means the Bengals will be dump Chad next year and i dont see that happening anytime soon. Could get a decent WR in the 2nd or 3rd round


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                          • #14
                            All 3 are solid options, that's for sure. With Blount falling I think Washington would be the best pick simply because the line would be beastly for years to come and Blount could still be a possibility later. Plus BB has always shown a propensity for bringing in veteran HBs, which I'm sure Brady appreciates.

                            Vollmer / Mankins / [badly needed new center] / Saffold / Washington
                            ^sign me up for that in 2011!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Poz51 View Post
                              I am now just finding out about Kemo, and initially think he and Albert can play the 0 and 3, still leaving Wilson for the 5, but understand what you are saying, who are thinking at that spot? My 6th round initially has Arthur Moats going to the Skins to fill that need, but I was not too confident...
                              the skins are more likely to give Jarmon a try at the 5 as backup to Philip Daniels before they draft someone else. I actually think Jarmon could be very good there. he was playing at just under 280 last year and could easily add 10 lbs to his frame. i would love thadeus gibson in the 4th but also think guys like edds and micah would be nice picks.

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