32-Team 2010 NFL Mock Draft, Version 3.0: Part I
1. St. Loius Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
No change here. With Marc Bulger just released and the Rams in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, Bradford looks like a lock to go #1.
2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
The latest reports claim that Detroit will not be taking an offensive tackle with their first round selection. If that is true, the pick has to be either Suh or McCoy.
3. Tampa Bay Bucs: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
The Bucs reportedly just visited with Texas Tech guard Brandon Carter to ask him who was tougher to play against: Suh or McCoy. Obviously they have interest in both players, but only one will be left.
4. Washington Redskins: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
This is a change from our last mock draft. Mike Shanahan’s scheme emphasizes quick, athletic linemen who can easily get to the next level of the defense. Williams is that guy.
5. Kansas City Chiefs: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Widely believed to love Iowa tackle Bryan Bulaga, the Chiefs will have a tough decision to make if Okung falls into their laps. They may still like Bulaga more, but Okung is higher on most boards.
6. Seattle Seahawks: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
The more we think about how the draft will unfold, the more we see a string of offensive and defensive tackles being selected in the top 10 picks. The Seahawks are in position to simply sit back and grab whoever falls to them.
7. Cleveland Browns: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
We recently heard both the Chiefs and Seahawks will pass on Berry, meaning Cleveland is free to get their guy. However, there are shocking rumors that the Browns are looking at Penn State DT/DE Jared Odrick here.
8. Oakland Raiders: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
We love the chances of Oakland drafting Trent Williams if he falls to the 8th pick, but we just don’t see it happening. Davis, a player with work ethic concerns, might be yet another Raiders flop. We do actually think they’ll pass on Maryland offensive tackle and workout-warrior Bruce Campbell.
9. Buffalo Bills: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
Clausen is lucky. With Jacksonville, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle drafting shortly after Buffalo, we don’t see a Brady Quinn-esque draft day drop in store for him.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, USF
Jacksonville signed Aaron Kampman, but there are rumors that those within the organization still see upgrading the pass rush as the team’s #1 draft day priority. Pierre-Paul has enormous athleticism and upside.
11. Denver Broncos: Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Tennessee DT Dan Williams is also an option here, but Denver may be unable to pass on McClain’s three-down ability.
12. Miami Dolphins: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
The Dolphins have a gaping hole at nose tackle, and Williams was born to play inside in a 3-4 defense. Unlike a lot of these 300 or so pound defensive tackles, Williams isn’t a hair under 330. He may be the least talked-about potential top 10 selection.
13. San Francisco 49ers: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
We know Cowboys fans still think Thomas is a legitimate option, but there’s really very little chance of it happening. The 49ers could also select an offensive tackle here if one of the aforementioned ones drops.
14. Seattle Seahawks: Joe Haden, CB, Florida
Marcus Trufant is one of the most overrated cornerbacks in the league, routinely among the worst in the NFL in yards-per-attempt yielded. Haden’s forty times could put him in a competition with Kyle Wilson to be the first CB drafted.
15. New York Giants: CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
The Giants have been rumored to be seeking a trade into the top 10 to grab Spiller. While we think that is a bit unrealistic, the club could use his services with the oft-injured Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw in the backfield right now.
16. Tennessee Titans: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
We have Wilson as the top-rated cornerback in this class. Pairing him with Cortland Finnegan would give Tennessee one of the better cornerback tandems in the NFL.
Part II of our mock draft, coming tomorrow, will feature picks 17-32.