Tag:2010 Mock Draft
Posted on: November 19, 2009 2:17 pm
 

2010 NFL Mock Draft- Top 12

One week later and we are ready to continue on in the journey towards the NFL draft.  Some of this will definitely be rehashed from the last blog, but there has been some movement on my big board and in the standings. 

Wait, I don't have a big board, well there are some mistakes I made, which is what the "experts" mean when they say there has been movement on their boards.

So who is going where now and what has changed? 

Let's get started.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  They are playing with heart and fight, they just lack talent right now.  I was not a fan of the Raheem Morris hiring or the drafting of Josh Freeman, but both seem to have this team on the right track.

They still need help at numerous places, but to me the key to the Bucs success has always been having a great defense.  That is why I am sticking with my first pick for them.

With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska

 

2. St. Louis Rams:  Nothing has changed to me and they need to get Steven Jackson help.  Marc Bulger is not the problem, but he is also not the answer and the Rams need to begin looking forward into what they can become.

Adding a potential franchise quarterback will hopefully keep Jackson around when his contract ends, and keep the franchises hopes alive with it.  That is why I am sticking with my first pick.

With the second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:  Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame

 

3.  Detroit Lions:  The team at the number three pick may have changed, but the pick will not.  The Lions need an OL help, and with the best one on the board, they can protect their $120 million investment.

With the third pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:  Russell Okung, OT Oklahoma State

 

4.  Cleveland Browns:  After the last couple of games, I would not be shocked to see them go with a new quarterback, as it does not appear either Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson is the future.

I am not going to jump on that bandwagon just yet, as I see more pressing needs on the team, especially in the secondary.  That, and you cannot pass on a player like this guy, who does it all and can be the corner stone on which you build your defense for years to come.


With the fourth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:Eric Berry, SS Tennessee

5.  Oakland Raiders: As usual, the wild card team of the bunch.  Which way will Al Davis lean?  I have no idea, neither does anyone in the organization.  I say they take the local product and big hitter, but hey, you never know.

With the fifth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Taylor Mays, FS USC

 

6.  Kansas City Chiefs:  Well in the famous words of Herm Edwards, "You play to win the game." Even if that means giving up draft position.  The Chiefs have played... ok in the wake of fiery new coach Todd Haley.

What they need is help along the OL.  Is there an OL worth taking this high?  I am not sure, so I would look for them  to take a Richard Seymour type DE. 

With the sixth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida

 

7.  Washington Redskins:  They won again, and the more they win, the more the pick will be flip flopped.  That being said, i see no reason at this point to change the pick right now and I keep them with the most intriguing QB prospect in the draft.

With the seventh pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Jake Locker, QB Washington

Note:  They could be looking at a RB depending on what happens in free agency this off season, as I see them going hard after Ronnie Brown and Pierre Thomas.

 

8.  Tennessee Titans:  They are playing great right now and seem to be on the right path back to the top.  In the scenario I have created, they get that big presence back in the middle of their defensive line.

With the eighth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma

 

9.  Seattle Seahawks:  The Hawks would be ecstatic to see a solid OL prospect still on the board here.  They have had at least four, and maybe even five left tackles this year. 

With the ninth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:  Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma

 

10.  Buffalo Bills:  Could this be the spot for what was supposed to be the number one pick in this years draft?  Is this still too high for someone coming off of major surgery on their shoulder?  I say yes, but I don't see how the Bills pass on this opportunity.

With the tenth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma

Note:  You would think with three potential top 10 picks that the Sooners would be having a better season.  Shows you how important their QB was.

11.  San Francisco 49ers:  Again, nothing has changed in my mind with this pick.  The 49ers need help along the offensive line, but they also need a pass rusher.  So do they reach for an OL prospect, or do they stick with someone I think will be an elite pass rusher in the game.  Well for now it is my mock draft so.

With the eleventh pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Sergio Kindle, OLB/DE Texas

 

12.  New York Jets:  Well they looked great early, but have struggled mightily of late.  What can be done to help?  Getting Mark Sanchez some weapons.  No RB or WR has been taken yet in my draft, but that ends here, with a big threat over the middle being added to the Jets repertoire.

With the twelfth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma State

 

Come back next week as we continue to preview the draft and delve a little deeper into the needs of each team as well.


Category: NFL
Posted on: November 10, 2009 4:21 pm
 

2010 NFL Mock Draft- Top 10

I know it is early, but we can already see what teams will be fighting for playoff spots, and which teams will be looking for help to get there next year.

The first round will only go the top 10 picks, maybe a couple of more, but these projections are based off of the standings right now.

Things will obviously change, as team needs change throughout the season, but this is what I have thus far.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sure they won, finally, but they are still have earned the number one pick with their play.  Where to start with their needs?  Actually let's talk about what they will not be looking for:
     1. Quarterback- They will not be taking a quarterback early in this draft.
     2.  Running Back- They may not have a great running back, but they have three good ones who they have paid.  Add in that there is no clear cut Adrian Peterson type back this year and that means this will not be the pick.

Other than that, they need it all.  You could say DB is still a strength, but no one knows when Aqib Talib will punch someone else.  That being said you don't draft a DB with the #1 pick, so I say:

With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska

This would be a great step in recovering what was once a dominant Tampa Bay D.

2. St. Louis Rams:  Man this team needs help.  What made this team great?  A quarterback.  So with early draft picks at RB, OL, DL, WR and LB littering the field, they need someone that can lead.

I am not a huge fan of this guy, but I can't deny his fabulous talents.  He would look good moving over from South Bend:

With the second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:  Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame 

3. Kansas City Chiefs:  The Chiefs have not had nearly the success they had hoped with the Todd Haley hire and the bringing in of Matt Cassel.  That being said, they still have talent, but they need help along the offensive line and at running back.

As I said, there is no running back that jumps out at you as being #3 overall pick worthy, so I think they look to bolster the OL:

With the third pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:  Russell Okung, OT Oklahoma State

Okung has not had the year he wanted too, but he still is the best o-line prospect for this draft.

4.  Detroit Lions:  The Lions would love to be able to grab Okung, but with him off the board at this point, they will look to the other side of the line.  The defensive line has looked, well not good this season.  So adding a potential star would be a huge boost"

With the fourth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma

McCoy came into the season as one of the top DL, and he has not let that position slip at all.

5. Cleveland Browns:  Well, I would say quarterback is a need, but I am not even sure Eric Mangini knows that yet.  So what does a team that looks horrible on offense do in a relatively weak offensive draft?  Probably reach for a player here, but I would like to see them go with one of the better defensive players in the draft:

With the fifth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Taylor Mays, FS USC

6. Washington Redskins:  Would they look to replace Jason Campbell, or would they look to continue to bulk up their defense?  Could they draft an offensive linemen?  I don't know what is going to happen with this team, and to an extent, I am not sure who the pick here would be.  For now, I give them the hottest QB prospect in the draft:

With the sixth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Jake Locker, QB Washington

I know that would not be a popular pick right now, but with the way Steve Sarkisian is turning him into a credible top 10 pick, I don't know if the Redskins can pass him up.

7.  Tennessee Titans:  What a rough start to the year for the Titans.  With the insertion of Vince Young into the starting lineup, the need for a QB has lessened.  They still need help along the defensive line and defensive backfield.  That is why I think they stay local:

With the seventh pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Eric Berry, SS Tennessee

Adding a playmaking safety to a struggling defense can be the shot in the arm that the team really needs.

8. Oakland Raiders:  I don't know what to say.  I have no idea who they will pick, so I have no idea how to diagnose their issues.  I could see them taking a WR or maybe even a QB.  Here, I give them what they need, in my mind:

With the eighth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma

I thought they should have taken Eugene Monroe last year, so I will give them a solid, potential Pro Bowl offensive linemen this year.

9. Seattle Seahawks:  I am sure the Seahawks would love to draft an OT or local boy Jake Locker, but both of those players are off the board.  They need a running back as well as an offensive linemen, but I don't see another linemen worth taking this high, so they go with the who was supposed to be the best running back in the nation this year.

With the ninth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft:  Jahvid Best, RB California

They could also go with CJ Spiller out of Clemson, but I really think they would love Trent Williams or maybe even Russell Okung to fall here.

10.  San Francisco 49ers:  Another team in desperate need of an offensive lineman.  I am not sure what they would do here with the reinsertion of Alex Smith into the starting role.

What I would do is look to improve on the porous pass rush defense, and look for an impact DE.  That is why:

With the tenth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft: Sergio Kindle, OLB/DE Texas

Would fit perfectly in the 3-4 scheme the 49ers are running and would really help the pass rush.  Could also see Carlos Dunlap being picked here, but he is more of a prototypical 4-3 end, and Kindle should excel in the 3-4 stand up role.

That is it for the first 10 picks of the 2010 NFL draft.  This was using the NFL.com league wide standings and that is how I chose the Seahawks and 49ers as the 9th and 10th selections.


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