Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4/21 Mock

1. St. Louis Rams - Sam Bradford - QB - Oklahoma
Other possibilities: None

There were questions about Bradford's shoulder - but his pro day cleared them up. The Rams cut Marc Bulger, leaving them with very little choice at this pick.

2. Detroit Lions - Ndamukong Suh - DT - Nebraska
Other possibilities: Gerald McCoy, Russell Okung

Suh is the best player in this draft. Don't believe me? Don't hurt yourself at the 2:00 mark

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gerald McCoy - DT - Oklahoma
Other possibilities: Ndamukong Suh

The Bucs would prefer Suh - so if Suh is there, the Bucs will rush up to the podium. The Bucs will entertain trade offers if Suh is off the board, but the phone won't ring. McCoy is the pick.

4. Washington Redskins - Trent Williams - OT - Oklahoma
Other possibilities: Russell Okung , Trade down

Trent Williams has more upside than any other OT in the draft. He's also the best athlete out of the bunch. Mike Shanahan is well-known for his offensive line coaching - and he has the confidence that he can get the best out of Williams.

5. Kansas City Chiefs - Bryan Bulaga - OT - Iowa
Other possibilities: Russell Okung, Eric Berry, Rolando McClain, Trent Williams, Dan Williams, Trade down

Bulaga is higher on KC's board than Okung.

6. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Okung - OT - Oklahoma State
Other possibilities: Russell Okung, Trent Williams, Eric Berry, C.J. Spiller, Derrick Morgan

Tough one here between Eric Berry and Okung. Ultimately, safeties don't make as much of an impact as offensive tackles. On top of that, the track record for safeties taken in the top ten isn't so hot (LaRon Landry, Michael Huff, Donte Whitner). With Walter Jones gone, someone needs to protect Matt Hasselbeck.

7. Cleveland Browns - Eric Berry - S - Tennessee
Other possibilities: Earl Thomas, Jimmy Clausen, Derrick Morgan, Joe Haden, C.J. Spiller, Dan Williams

The Browns want Berry bad. They will look to trade down if he's gone.

8. Oakland Raiders - Dan Williams - DT - Tennessee
Other possibilities: Rolando McClain, Trent Williams, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jimmy Clausen

Dare I venture into the mind of Al Davis? I wouldn't be surprised if the Raiders drafted Iron Man 2.

9. Buffalo Bills - C.J. Spiller - RB - Clemson
Other possibilities: Bryan Bulaga, Trent Williams, Dan Williams

The Bills want an OT, so they will take one of the top three if one falls. Anthony Davis has too many question marks for this high of a selection. Spiller's value is too good to pass up, and for the first time in years, the Bills select the best player on the board.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Earl Thomas - S - Texas
Other possibilities: Rolando McClain, Joe Haden, Derrick Morgan, Trade down

The Jags play the Colts twice a year, so they need to be able to defend the pass. This pick will upset many teams that covet Earl Thomas including, Miami, Seattle, Houston, and Philadelphia.

11. Denver Broncos - Rolando McClain - ILB - Alabama
Other possibilities: Maurkice Pouncey, Dan Williams, Mike Iupati, Derrick Morgan, Brandon Graham, Jason Pierre-Paul, Trade down

With the release of Andra Davis, this is a glaring hole. Pouncey and Iupati are both reaches at this point, but would fill a big need.

12. Miami Dolphins - Derrick Morgan - DE/OLB - Georgia Tech
Other possibilities: Earl Thomas, Jerry Hughes, Dan Williams, Sergio Kindle, Trade down

The Dolphins are primed for a trade down, with one possibile partner being Philadelphia if Earl Thomas is on the board. The Dolphins would like to get a second round pick, after they traded theirs away for Brandon Marshall.

13. San Francisco 49ers - Anthony Davis - OT - Rutgers
Other possibilities: Joe Haden, Bryan Bulaga, Earl Thomas, Jimmy Clausen, Mike Iupati, Derrick Morgan, Sergio Kindle, C.J. Spiller

This all depends on what the 49ers think about Anthony Davis. The guy needs to be coached. I think Singletary is up to the task.

14. Seattle Seahawks - Jason Pierre-Paul - DE - South Florida
Other possibilities: Anthony Davis, Derrick Morgan, C.J. Spiller, Earl Thomas, Brandon Graham

Sleeper pick is Pete Carroll's player, Charles Brown.

15. New York Giants - Mike Iupati - G - Idaho
Other possibilities: Rolando McClain, C.J. Spiller, Joe Haden, Derrick Morgan, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jared Odrick, Dan Williams

The Giants would love if Rolando McClain fell to them. It won't happen.

16. Tennessee Titans - Joe Haden - CB - Florida
Other possibilities: Jason Pierre-Paul, Derrick Morgan, Brandon Graham, Kyle Wilson, Rolando McClain, Earl Thomas

Can't believe Haden got past the 49ers.

17. San Francisco 49ers - Jimmy Clausen - QB - Notre Dame
Other possibilities: Joe Haden, Anthony Davis, Earl Thomas, Mike Iupati, Kyle Wilson, C.J. Spiller, Charles Brown

This team can only get so good without a better quarterback.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Maurkice Pouncey - C/G - Florida
Other possibilities: Mike Iupati, Joe Haden, Kyle Wilson, Anthony Davis, Dan Williams, Jared Odrick, Devin McCourty, Kareem Jackson, Charles Brown

Pouncey will step in at guard, and eventually take over at center.

19. Atlanta Falcons - Brandon Graham - DE - Michigan
Other possibilities: Sean Weatherspoon, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Iupati, Jason Pierre-Paul, Kyle Wilson, Devin McCourty, Kareem Jackson, Jerry Hughes

The Falcons love Brandon Graham.

20. Houston Texans - Kyle Wilson - CB - Boise State
Other possibilities: Joe Haden, Earl Thomas, Ryan Matthews, Dan Williams, Jared Odrick, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Iupati, Devin McCourty, Kareem Jackson

The Texans lost Dunta Robinson, and need a replacement. They love hometown Earl Thomas, but he won't be there. Ryan Matthews is another consideration.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Dez Bryant - WR - Oklahoma St.
Other possibilities: Jermaine Gresham, Demaryius Thomas, Taylor Mays, Dan Williams, Sergio Kindle, Everson Griffen

The Bengals don't expect Bryant to be there at #21. If Bryant is off the board, look for another receiving threat - either Jermaine Gresham or Demaryius Thomas.

22. New England Patriots - Sergio Kindle - OLB - Texas
Other possibilities: Jerry Hughes, Jared Odrick, Dan Williams, Jermaine Gresham, Everson Griffen, Trade down

The Pats could use a rush OLB. Adalius Thomas has been a bust. Another option - Odrick would fit perfectly at the five technique spot. As usual, the Pats could trade down and pick up extra picks.

23. Green Bay Packers - Jerry Hughes - DE/OLB - TCU
Other possibilities: Anthony Davis, Charles Brown, Rodger Saffold, Mike Iupati, Devin McCourty, Kyle Wilson, Kareem Jackson, Sergio Kindle, Trade up

Two homeruns at OLB in a row? The Packers' offensive line improved as the year went on, and they might not consider it their biggest need.

24. Philadelphia Eagles - Kareem Jackson - CB - Alabama
Other possibilities: Trade up for Earl Thomas, Brandon Graham, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Iupati, Taylor Mays, Kyle Wilson, Devin McCourty, Jason Pierre-Paul, Dan Williams, Jared Odrick

Philadelphia wants to trade up for Earl Thomas, and they have the ammo to do it - but Jacksonville won't let him get by them. Kareem Jackson is the #1 cornerback on some boards.

25. Baltimore Ravens - Jared Odrick - DE/DT - Penn State
Other possibilities: Jermaine Gresham, Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Kyle Wilson, Devin McCourty, Kareem Jackson, Dan Williams

Odrick fits perfectly at the five-technique.

26. Arizona Cardinals - Jermaine Gresham - TE - Oklahoma State
Other possibilities: Jerry Hughes, Sergio Kindle, Mike Iupati, Maurkice Pouncey, Dan Williams
Anything that can help Matt Leinart succeed.

27. Dallas Cowboys - Charles Brown - OT - USC
Other possibilities: Rodger Saffold, Bruce Campbell, Demaryius Thomas, Dan Williams, Mike Iupati, Jared Odrick, Trade down

With the departure of Flozell Adams, the Cowboys need an offensive tackle. The surprise play here might be a trade down with a team like the Buffalo Bills or the Jacksonville Jaguars, so they can grab the great Tim Tebow.

28. San Diego Chargers - Ryan Matthews - RB - Fresno State
Other possibilities: Dan Williams, Jared Odrick, Jonathan Dwyer, Kyle Wilson, Devin McCourty, Kareem Jackson

The Chargers would love if Dan Williams fell to them since they need a NT. There is a big need at RB though, so Matthews should be the pick.

29. New York Jets - Devin McCourty - CB - Rutgers
Other possibilities: Jerry Hughes, Kareem Jackson, Sergio Kindle, Jared Odrick, Everson Griffen, Ricky Sapp, Taylor Mays, Trade down

The Jets don't have many glaring holes. They would love for Jerry Hughes or Dan Williams to fall here.

30. Minnesota Vikings - Jahvid Best - RB - California
Other possibilities: Jimmy Clausen, Devin McCourty, Kareem Jackson, Chris Cook, Taylor Mays

This could be dangerous. Will there be a more exciting team to watch next year?

31. Indianapolis Colts - Rodger Saffold - OT - Indiana
Other possibilities: Charles Brown, Jerry Hughes, Tyson Alualu, Koa Misi, Brian Price, Lamarr Houston, Jason Worilds

Protect Peyton.

32. New Orleans Saints - Sean Weatherspoon - OLB - Missouri
Other possibilities: Daryl Washington, Jerry Hughes, Brian Price, Tyson Alualu, Navorro Bowman

This team wants Sean Weatherspoon. They may make a move to get him. The next best OLB is Daryl Washington.

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