Thursday, 22 April 2010

2010 NFL Draft

ROUND 1



#1 St Louis: Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma)
This pick has been obvious for a long time and is not a surprise. The Rams need a franchise quarterback to build around.




#2 Detroit: Ndamukong Suh (DT, Nebraska)
I never once had Okung picked here, because Suh was the obvious choice. Every move in the off season was geared around taking Suh here.




#3 Tampa Bay: Gerald McCoy (DT, Oklahoma)
With Detroit taking Suh, Tampa Bay were happy to settle for McCoy. He might have the better career.




#4 Washington: Trent Williams (OT, Oklahoma)
Scheme fit and this makes Seattle's choice at #6 a lot easier.




#5 Kansas City: Eric Berry (S, Tennessee)
The new regime in Seattle were dreading this scenario. They wanted Williams or Berry, now both are gone. The Seahawks are on the clock.




#6 Seattle: Russell Okung (OT, Oklahoma State)
Welcome to Seattle, Russell Okung. The Seahawks have a great offensive line coach. Okung has the physical skills, let's hope the two can combine to sufficiently replace the great Walter Jones.
Watch the Seahawks take Russell Okung 6th overall



#7 Cleveland: Joe Haden (CB, Florida)
Haden is a great football player who fills a need in Cleveland's secondary. His best football is to come.




#8 Oakland: Rolando McClain (LB, Alabama)
I had McClain at #5 throughout, this is a much smarter pick than Oakland have made in the past. Coach on the field, can be very good.




#9 Buffalo: C.J. Spiller (RB, Clemson)
I'm higher on Spiller than some. Buffalo clearly don't like Anthony Davis, so their options were limited. They took the best player on their board.




#10 Jacksonville: Tyson Alualu (DT, California)
Nobody expected this - the draft's first major shock. They passed on Derrick Morgan and JPP. Interesting that the Jaguars didn't trade down, they don't own a second round pick.




#11 San Francisco: Anthony Davis (OT, Rutgers)
The Niners make a trade with Denver, swapping #13 for #11 for the price of a fourth rounder. Davis is raw but has major upside. He has the right coach.




#12 San Diego: Ryan Mathews (RB, Fresno State)
The Chargers make a big move, trading #28 for #12. The cost is Seattle's old second rounder at #40 and a fourth rounder. Was this actually to keep Mathews away from Seattle? Why else a trade this big?




#13 Philadelpia: Brandon Graham (DE, Michigan)
Three trades in a row. Again, is this to keep Graham away from Seattle? The cost - two third round picks. Seattle are on the clock.




#14 Seattle: Earl Thomas (S, Texas)
The Seahawks get their corner/safety hybrid. This guy is a playmaker. It seems like Pete Carroll was always sold on a tackle and safety combo. I stand by my opinion on this blog that I preferred Thomas over Berry.
Watch the Seahawks take Earl Thomas 14th overall



#15 New York Giants: Jason Pierre-Paul (DE, USF)
JPP has major upside, it's just whether or not he can match potential with long term production. Unbelievable that Derrick Morgan is still on the board.




#16 Tennessee: Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech)
This is amazing value for the Titans at their biggest position of need. Tennessee fans should be delighted with this.




#17 San Francisco: Mike Iupati (OG, Idaho)
The Niners, potentially, have an offensive line for the ages. Staley is entrenched, they now have a very good young book end in Davis and a guard with amazing upside.




#18 Pittsburgh: Maurkice Pouncey (C, Florida)
The Steelers finally spend a high pick on their offensive line after years of spoilt mocks. They always find value in Pittsburgh. Falcons pick should be interesting next.




#19 Atlanta: Sean Wetherspoon (LB, Missouri)
I think Wetherspoon is a bit over rated, but he fills a need for the Falcons. There's some big names still on the board. Houston will go cornerback.




#20 Houston: Kareem Jackson (CB, Alabama)
As expected, a cornerback for Houston. They had their pick of the bunch really, with Wilson and McCourty still around too.




#21 Cincinnati: Jermaine Gresham (TE, Oklahoma)
Nobody ever doubted Gresham's talents, it's just those serious knee injuries that worry me. If he was more durable, he'd have gone higher than this even.




#22 Denver: Demaryius Thomas (WR, Georgia Tech)
What a surprise, the Patriots trade down. Interesting choice for Denver, moving Marshall to take a guy with raw talent, but whom worked in a scheme from which we can learn only so much about his talents.




#23 Green Bay: Bryan Bulaga (OT, Iowa)
I projected a fall for Bulaga in my last few mocks. This is par value for a guy who isn't without his faults but will be a solid pro in Green Bay.




#24 Dallas: Dez Bryant (WR, Oklahoma State)
The Cowboys move above Baltimore to get Bryant. This is a great pick by Dallas and a great fit for Bryant.




#25 Denver: Tim Tebow (QB, Florida)
Unbelievable. There was some talk about Denver and Tebow today and it was clearly worth listening to. Denver move back into round one to get the Florida QB. Cutler and Marshall are out, Tebow and Thomas are in. Clausen is still on the board and this has been a drama filled first round.




#26 Arizona: Dan Williams (DT, Tennessee)
Bit of a surprise that Williams lasted this long considering the value of 3-4 nose tackles. Still, this has been a draft full of surprises. Nice value for Arizona who continue their scheme transition. Tebow-mania almost leads ESPN to forget the Cardinals are on the clock.




#27 New England: Devin McCourty (CB, Rutgers)
Interesting choice for the Patriots. They've passed on Odrick and Kindle to add to their secondary.




#28 Miami: Jared Odrick (DE, Penn State)
The Dolphins got a guy they might have considered at #12, they acquired Brandon Marshall and move up in round two. A+.




#29 New York Jets: Kyle Wilson (CB, Boise State)
Rex Ryan loves defensive backs. They continue to add talent to their secondary.




#30 Detroit: Jahvid Best (RB, California)
The Lions trade back into round one to guarantee Jahvid Best. Durability issues aside, Best could be a star - he's a home run hitter. The price wasn't much to move up.




#31 Indianapolis: Jerry Hughes (DE, TCU)
The Colts can't really go wrong with their infrastructure. Hughes is a nice addition who could thrive in that defensive scheme.



#32 New Orleans: Patrick Robinson (CB, Florida State)
He's capable of being very good but makes too many mistakes. Back-to-back first round cornerbacks for the Saints after Malcolm Jenkins in 2008 - does he go to safety now?

177 comments:

Marty said...

I must say I love this pick from Seattle's perspective

USAFANARC said...

You guys are 100% on your mock draft so far! Nice job!

Rob Staton said...

LOL - thanks. Shall we quit now whilst we're ahead?

USAFANARC said...

BTW, I think that the TV is slightly delayed. You posted the #2 pick before it was on TV.

Anonymous said...

I think McCoy will be next

A-R-N-F said...

Probably saw him on the phone

Kelly said...

now it gets interesting... hoping Washington picks Okung

Rob Staton said...

USAFANARC - as soon as you see a prospect on the phone with a big grin on his face - there's no need to wait for the announcement. I wish they'd back camera's in the green room, kills the suspense.

Anonymous said...

You guys watching ESPN or NFL Network?

Jonathan said...

lookin good so far- all the tackles still on the board:)

Anonymous said...

The redskins can go in almost any direction. I think they will go with Trent Williams

A-R-N-F said...

Well crap.

Jayce said...

plz Chiefs...take Okung

Rob Staton said...

I'm watching on ESPN.

Rob Staton said...

Big pick here...

Anonymous said...

Here is your money maker rob

Anonymous said...

The cheifs are going with Berry I think

hunter said...

You guys are spot on, nice job.

USAFANARC said...

Big one coming here....Berry to the Chiefs!

cysco said...

noooooooooo

not berry!!!!!!


ugh

Curt said...

Looks like Berry. Damn

hunter said...

Berry at 5, who is the number 6?!?!?!?

Fudwamper said...

Come on trade down to Buff for 9 and a second

Anonymous said...

Seahawks will pick CJ Spiller

Curt said...

Ok... Now it's time to trade down...

cysco said...

ouch... that's a dagger.

trade? Please!?

Anonymous said...

this is the worst case scenario. No DT, no Berry, no William.

USAFANARC said...

Trade down! Trade down!

USAFANARC said...

Please!

Tim said...

Okung plz! Thrilled with KC. We passed on LT last year, can't again.

Rob Staton said...

Who's it going to be? Predictions?

A-R-N-F said...

WORST
CASE
SCENARIO
CRAP

A-R-N-F said...

Morgan

Dan said...

trade down! Take Morgan!

cysco said...

i'm betting trade

Anonymous said...

okung dude

Jayce said...

It's def okung...time to prove ur worth!

Don said...

Cluasen. Please!

Anonymous said...

crappers, it's Okung. He's on the phone now.

Alex

A-R-N-F said...

Looks like Kip's mock is the last standing.

cysco said...

lame

Dan said...

That takes charles brown out at 14. Who do we take there now?

cysco said...

could of had brown at #14. Every bit as good a fit for the Hawks. seems like a wasted pick. hope i'm wrong

Anonymous said...

okung can cut block and is coachable take heart

Matthew said...

Welcome, Okung. May you exceed Staton's expectations 10 fold.

Anonymous said...

well, with Okung now, we're looking at safety or DL at #14.

Alex

Anonymous said...

MORGAN, but its MAYS dude sorry

Anonymous said...

Cleveland picks CJ Spiller

Anthony said...

It wasn't Clausen, which I'd have liked a lot less.

Dan said...

I'm hoping that this pick is turns out for Seahawks fans like the Lofa Tatupu pick. We'll bitch and moan about it now and hopefully be floored by how well it turns out.

Don said...

Clausen at #14 would be amazing

xan32 said...

cleveland picks joe haden

Jayce said...

I pray its Earl Thomas at 14 and Lamarr Houston at 60

A-R-N-F said...

Get your list of 40 times out

Anonymous said...

Who the hell will the raiders pick? I have no idea

Dan said...

Raiders picked McClain already!

hunter said...

Jacoby Ford for the 8th overall, his 40 time guarentees a future HOF'er

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who the Raiders will pick. Probably the hardest team to mock.

Wait, it's McCLAIN! Holy.

Alex

Anonymous said...

The Raiders made a good first round pick.(I am shocked)

cysco said...

dude wasn't even at the draft!?

Dan said...

Spiller to Buffalo. Does this mean Lynch trade is imminent?

Anonymous said...

interesting. That was FAST.

Alex

Jayce said...

NOOO plz don trade for lynch I was hoping our 60 is for Houston or another DT

cysco said...

Lynch to seattle for a fourth and future 3rd?

Anonymous said...

Jacksonville Will be the first team to trade today.

Anonymous said...

well, Giants fans are getting killed now. They first wanted Rolando. Their second choice is CJ. They're now to their 3rd choice, which I forgot who it was.

Alex

Curt said...

Sure hope Thomas is there at 14. If not please, please trade down.

USAFANARC said...

Clausen is slipping fast now. If he makes it past SF at 17 he could go all the way to the bottom of the 1st.

jah said...

i can see Clausen to San Francisco

Jayce said...

Wow...I think thats a reach...Tyson for 9?

CLanterman said...

Alualu? Shocker!!

Jayce said...

10 i mean

cysco said...

WHO!?!?!??!


OK, now I don't feel bad as a Hawk's fan

lololol

Dan said...

wtf jacksonville?

Anonymous said...

WOW, Tyson at #10? That is WAY OVERDRAFTING.

Alex

A-R-N-F said...

Trade... niners... wtf

Anonymous said...

I think everyone's mock draft just got ruined.

Alex

Jayce said...

Derrick Morgan for Jag I think

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why you would jump up two spots.

Alex

Anonymous said...

Clausen to SF scares me he might be good there but not here...

Anonymous said...

davis?

Alex

A-R-N-F said...

Which pick did they trade from?

Anonymous said...

Why would you jump two spots for Davis? I've been hearing Williams and Morgan all day.

Alex

Steve said...

Why move up for Davis?

Dan said...

chargers jump a long ways.

A-R-N-F said...

Crap I thought we could pull a trade with SD

Anonymous said...

Crossing my fingers for Morgan at #14 (trade aside).

Alex

Anonymous said...

WOW, big jump.

Alex

Anonymous said...

Morgan?????????

Jayce said...

hella knew it was ryan

Dan said...

They jump for Ryan Matthews? WTF!!!!

A-R-N-F said...

Not surprising they moved up for him... by why all the way to Miami?

Anonymous said...

WOW, Matthews!!?? That think that is a reach. Houston is now probably looking at Earl Thomas or Kyle Wilson.

Alex

Dan said...

Eagles traded ahead of us. That's Earl Thomas off the board.

USAFANARC said...

Predicting Eagles trade with Seattle to get their safety.

Anonymous said...

That is dumb move from San Diego. Oh Well

USAFANARC said...

Oops...too slow on the uptake.

Anonymous said...

Oh, oh Earl Thomas looks to be it at for Eagles.

Trade aside, I think it's Morgan.

Alex

Dan said...

Our trade opportunities are dwindling unless someone wants Clausen before the 9ers get a shot at him.

Jayce said...

im guessing hawks get mays or morgan

Jayce said...

im guessing hawks get mays or morgan

blaine said...

ill take Morgan any day at 14!!

Anonymous said...

Man, the Texans are just getting their board messed up right now. Well, if Dan William gets to #20, I think they'll take it.

Alex

cysco said...

damn! why didn't they do that deal with seattle? lame!!!!

cysco said...

Morgan is a good value pick though

Steve said...

Please be Morgan!

Anonymous said...

WTF, Brandon Graham?!?!

Alex

Curt said...

What! they are trading up for Gramm???
Hope we get Thomas....Or trade down.

Dan said...

Rob posts Earl Thomas, NFL network is saying Brandon Graham.... Who is it?

A-R-N-F said...

Holy crap. Ahead of morgan? rujk?

USAFANARC said...

WOW.

FuglyAtHeart said...

Graham or Thomas??

Curt said...

WOW!

Showtime Seattle.

Funny watching Carrol high five in the war room.
Cool. They must have their player there!!!!!!!

Dan said...

Who do we take here? I hope we get a trade to let people jump in front of the next few picks.

USAFANARC said...

Morgan, Thomas, or trade down.

A-R-N-F said...

C'mon hawks, shop Clausen

Anonymous said...

Wow, this draft has A LOT of overdrafting. Alualu, Graham, Matthews, and McClain (to a degree).

Hoping for Morgan!

Alex

cysco said...

This has to be a trade with Dallas

Dan said...

Shocking.... commercial as soon as the attention turns to the Seahawks.

Curt said...

Carroll looks stoked!!

germpod said...

A trade would be great, or Morgan, Clausen, or Mays. No matter what I am happy :-)

Dan said...

I'd love to see Carolina trade up here for Morgan to replace peppers.

Curt said...

They are on the phone with ??? Who???

cysco said...

Sooo many options here. There is serious value. they should be able to get lots of value from someone. Could be Phil. again, but most likely dallas.

Anonymous said...

Supposed to be Thomas. Hoping for Morgan, but it's not bad I guess.

Alex

Jayce said...

I'd like a trade. Get a late first or early second with a third. Get FS/SS, DT, and maybe a DE

Curt said...

Yes, finally a playmaker!!

CLanterman said...

Thomas! Prefer Morgan, but I love Thomas.

Dan said...

I like the pick. I would have preferred a trade, but this is a good pick.

Anonymous said...

well, I'm not against the pick. He is the last major safety in the draft.

Alex

cysco said...

Solid pick! Couldn't go wrong with Morgan or Thomas or trade

Curt said...

Well, now we wait till #60. Tomorrow is going to suck watching all of the picks before us.

A-R-N-F said...

So Okung and Thomas... hmm. He's a better value than Berry I think, but so much for avoiding midgets in the secondary.

blaine said...

This guy is damn good. I like the pick, but im pretty sure Dallas still wants this guy so i wont count out a trade just yet.

USAFANARC said...

Great picks by the Seahawks. Two outstanding players that will fill two big holes. Very happy! I always liked Thomas more than Berry. Perfect.

Steve said...

Others I wanted more (especially the trade down.) But nothing to complain about at all with this pick.

Anonymous said...

Pity we couldn't scoop those picks of the Eagles but nice choice.Fills a big hole.

Scotia

Anonymous said...

At least the Seahawks are getting their values (LT at #6 and #14 on FS). Berry might have been expensive. Though Okung isn't great now, I think he has the tools to be taught by Gibbs into a good LT.

Alex

Anonymous said...

I'm a little shocked that Morgan fell to #16. BOO, I don't want Morgan going against my Texans.

Curious if 49ers will take Clausen (though insiders say they won't).

As for Hawks #60, I say concentrate on the DL, preferably a DT (Lamar Houston or Geno Atkins) since it's a deep DT class. DE not as much.

Alex
Alex

Anonymous said...

Wow, that could be one scary OL if Mike Solari can coach up those two.

Alex

Anonymous said...

Rob would you consider trading our #14 selection to Dallas for more picks?

cysco said...

wow, Clausen is about to seriously fall. To think people had us taking him at #6.

Anonymous said...

My TEXANS. It's between Wilson and Dan Williams. I'm actually leaning toward Williams simply because they can get a good corner in the 2nd or 3rd round while there is only 2 or 3 NTs in this draft.

Alex

Mr. Chriss said...

Is Clausen going to make it to 30?

Jayce said...

I hope 60 will be a Dt, Lamar Houston. and 4th round we get someone like Mike Johnson or Mitch Petrus

Kelly said...

Hey Rob, If your able to get footage of the war room, could you post it up. I wasn't able to see any of it. I heard they were estatic about the Earl Thomas pick. Personally I wanted Morgan, but I really can't fault them. Either pick was good

Anonymous said...

Im glad clausen is going to Minnesota thats perfect for him.

cysco said...

I know Dallas is looking to move down from #27. Not sure we have enough ammo to get it done though. I could see Bryant/Clausen/Brown/Best still being there at #27.

Could Brown go to guard or RT?

Anonymous said...

I'm a little disappointed with Kareem Jackson. Passing on Kyle Wilson and Dan Williams.

Alex

Steve said...

Saw something go by on Twitter that Jackson's school used the same system/terminology as the Texans do. Not the greatest reason to favour him over Wilson, but makes sense.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little surprised that Bulaga and Brown fell as far as they did. I still see Brown in the top 40.

Alex

Rob Staton said...

Thoughts so far on the draft in general and the Seahawks picks? Biggest surprise? Biggest mistake? Best value?

Jayce said...

Wow How did Tim Tebow go before Jimmy Clausen

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! tebow before clausen

cysco said...

Biggest surprise? The number of reaches.

Biggest mistake? Tebow to Denver. Seriously?

Best Value? Tie between Seattle getting Thomas and Dallas getting Bryant. Luckily for me, those are my two teams!

Anonymous said...

I also thought Dallas got good value with Bryant.

But WOW. Tebow! And Denver payed ALOT (2nd,3rd, and 4th). Looks like they're looking for the next John Elway.

Alex

Rob Staton said...

Not surprised about Tebow before Clausen. Someone was going to take a chance on Tebow. Denver will give him time. Some bold moves by McDaniels, swapping prima dona's like Cutler and Marshall for Tebow and Thomas. Interesting times in Denver.

Anthony said...

I don't know enough about Thomas (something I'll clearly have to rectify) to say with any certainty but it seems like we might have gotten better value with Okung/Thomas than Berry/???.

Best value, I'd say Morgan or Bryant. Tebow is certainly the biggest shock, unless Clausen falls all the way out of the first.

cysco said...

we've all see first hand what only getting "good character guys" gets you. I wish we had Denver's first round pick next year too.

Anonymous said...

Worst pick? Tyson Alualu. HORRIBLE. He might have been a late 1st rounder in most other years, but this is a DEEP DT class.

Frankly, I'm a little disappointed with my Texans' (my other team) pick. Even if they didn't take a 1 tech NT, I was hoping Kyle Wilson (even if Bama has closer book).

Alex

Rob Staton said...

The quality of this draft will be really noticed at the top of round two. A lot of first round talent will drop into that range.

Anonymous said...

I think that the Dolphins will pick a defensive end or tackle

cysco said...

man I wish we still had our original 2nd. Sure hope Whitehurst is worth it.

hunter said...

I like the Okung pick, really dont like the Earl Thomas pick. midget secondary and no playmakers on offense, great.

CLanterman said...

Well said Rob. Makes me wish that much more that we had pick 40 back. Houston/Best/Burnett at 60 will still be nice.

Anonymous said...

hunter: FWIW, Thomas fits the CB/S hybrid. And there is more value relative to Berry.

Also, I would argue that the two spots we picked are more glaring and important needs compared to an offensive playmaker.

In matter of fact, I prefer a DT in this deep class for the #60. I know PC said he wants a WR that can catch TDs, but the DT class is much deeper. I would attempt to find a hidden gem for WRs in this draft (e.g. Shipley in the 4th).

Oh yeah, Jahvid Best looks to be off to the Lions. So there goes that option.

Alex

Shawn said...

I like Thomas but wonder about him as an undersized guy at safety

Anonymous said...

Looks like Clausen is falling into the 2nd round. So is Charles Brown. Taylor Mays looks to be in the 2nd round (kind of expected).

Alex

Shawn said...

The Whitehurst trade was clearly not worth it. I wish we could give the #60 and Whitehurst back for our original pick. Maybe take Rodger Saffold / Jimmy Clausen / Linval Joseph / Brandon Ghee. There is so much talent at the top of the 2nd it was stupid to trade out of that range.

Shawn said...

best is not what we need at all. i'd like to see an OL / DL or DB.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know Jerry Hughes comes from my hometown.

And I believe it's too early to say the Whitehurst trade is not worth it. It's not like we lost our 2nd round pick. And we were already missing the 3rd round for this year from before so it can't be blamed on the Whitehurst trade. If he pans out, which I believe is possible, it would be well worth it.

Alex

Anthony said...

Looks like Clausen may well go 34th

Anonymous said...

Cysco, Clipboard Jesus won't be worth it.

Shawn said...

what about trading Leroy Hill??? what do you guys think we could get for him???

Shawn said...

It COULD be worth it... but this is a deep draft with a lot of 1st round talent at the top of the second. If your trying to say Whitehurst is a remotely better prospect that Clausen you must be high.

Usafanarc said...

Hill would only get us 4th or 5th. Not worth it. I would like to see a couple of 4tj rounders traded for a 3rd.

cysco said...

To think that Seattle could have been in a position to grab Clausen or Brown in the second. Wow.

Man, I wish we could get that pick back.