Mike's 2010 NFL Mock Draft
St. Louis Rams (1-15)
Sam Bradford, QB- Oklahoma 6'4” 220
Answered a lot of questions at his pro day, and has reasserted himself as the best QB coming out this year. The Rams releasing QB Marc Bulger signals to me that the team is ready to head in a different direction at the position.
Detroit Lions (2-14)
Ndomukong Suh, DT- Nebraska 6'4” 302
The Lions spent a majority of their efforts last year in improving the offense, and this year have a great opportunity to address the other side of the ball. Suh will go a long way to getting the Lions out of the cellar.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13)
Gerald McCoy, DT- Texas 6'4” 296
The Bucs need to get some of that defensive swagger back, and McCoy has the upside to help them do just that. I see a lot of debate nationally on whether Suh or McCoy is the best DT in the Draft, so it should be interesting in a few years to look back and compare stats.
Washington Redskins (4-12)
Russell Okung, OT- Oklahoma State 6'5” 302
Trading for QB Donovan McNabb took the Redskins out of the market to draft a QB this year, so some help on the O-Line is pretty appropriate.
Kansas City Chiefs (4-12)
Eric Berry, S- Tennessee 5'11” 195
Berry is maybe the best pure talent in the draft, and the Chiefs cannot pass him up when he slips to #5. An instant upgrade to a poor defense, he should do very well in the AFC West.
Seattle Seahawks (5-11)
Bryan Bulaga 6'6” 312
The 'Hawks could go many directions with this pick, but need to come out of the 1st round with one of the top Tackles in the draft. If Okung was still available at #6, he would be my guy, but either Anthony Davis- Rutgers, or Bulaga would work to try and help fill the big shoes that future HOF Walter Jones left at the position.
Cleveland Browns (5-11)
Jason Pierre- Paul, DE- South Florida 6'6” 265
All the measurables in the world, should do well to improve a horrid Browns defense. New GM Mike Holmgren has been trying to acquire as much talent as quickly as he can, and Pierre-Paul is pure talent.
Oakland Raiders (5-11)
C.J. Spiller, RB- Clemson 5'11” 195
Al Davis likes speed, and at #8 Spiller isn't a reach like Heyward-Bey was last year. Last year the Raiders had a respectable defense, but couldn't score any points. Spiller has the talent to be a game changer in both the running game and the return game.
Buffalo Bills (6-10)
Anthony Davis, OT- Rutgers 6'6” 322
Giving LT Jason Peters away to Philadelphia a few years ago wasn't all that smart, especially with no replacement ready. Davis has huge upside, and has solidified himself as one of the best prospects at LT in the Draft.
Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)
Jim Clausen, QB- Notre Dame 6'4” 202
QB David Garrard just hasn't been as productive as the Jaguars hoped he would be once they gave him a big contract. Clausen is an NFL ready QB that can either take over the position now, or carry the clipboard for a year.
Denver Broncos (From Chicago)
Dez Bryant, WR- Oklahoma State 6'2” 210
It looks like Denver is going to trade troubled WR Brandon Marshall, so they need to draft someone to replace the gaping hole that will leave. Bryant has immense talent, but will his personality land him in hot water like Marshall's did?
Miami Dolphins (7-9)
Sergio Kindle, LB- Texas 6'4” 242
With LB Joey Porter gone, kindle offers the same kind of skill set to replace him. Big, fast, should fit in pretty well.
San Francisco 49ers (8-8)
Joe Haden, CB- Florida 5'10” 202
With two picks in the 1st round the 49ers can work on some depth for a pretty decent defense. Haden will be a good addition to play opposite CB Nate Clements.
Seattle Seahawks (From Denver)
Brandon Graham, DE- Michigan 6'3” 280
Was a man amongst boys at the Senior Bowl. Graham has the complete package...size, speed, quickness, and a great motor. With the retirement of DE Patrick Kerney, Graham will start right away and make an immediate impact.
New York Giants (8-8)
Rolando McCain, ILB- Alabama 6'4” 249
A pure leader with a ton of natural instinct, McClain should be able to fit right into a talented Giants defense. With LB Antonio Pierce gone, I don't see anyone better on the roster to fill the vacancy at the position.
Tennessee Titans (8-8)
Kyle Wilson, CB- Boise State 5'10” 190
An absolutely horrid Titans passing defense needs a huge infusion of talent. Wilson has the potential to be a really good corner at the next level. Very athletic, can help the Titans in the return game as well.
San Francisco (From Carolina)
Derrick Morgan, DE- Georgia Tech 6'4” 270
A talented linebacking corps needs some help in front of them to be more effective. Morgan should fit in well in the Niners 3-4 system.
Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7)
Devin McCourty, CB- Rutgers 5'11” 190
The Steelers need talent at the CB position as they had only 2 INT by a CB all last season. If Polamalu can stay healthy for an entire season, the addition of a good corner should make the Steelers secondary pretty formidable.
Atlanta Falcons (9-7)
Sean Weatherspoon, LB- Missouri 6'1” 230
A little undersized, but Weatherspoon showed at the Senior Bowl that he has everything else needed to be a star at the next level. Weatherspoon is the definition of a ball hawk, he should lead the Falcons in tackles his rookie year if he gets the playing time.
Houston Texans (9-7)
Jahvid Best, RB- Cal 5'10” 193
The running game for the Texans last year just didn't get it done. Best is able to be an every down back, and should take the load off of RB Steve Slaton. The Texans spent a lot of energy last year making their defense better, and it paid off in spades....time to work the O this year.
Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
Arrelious Benn, WR- Illinois 6'2” 214
WR Chad Ochocinco needs someone to help take the pressure off of him so that he can get back to being the super star receiver he is. Benn has the size and speed to be the prototypical NFL receiver.
New England Patriots (10-6)
Everson Griffen, DE- USC 6'3” 280
The Patriots were just average in everything they did last year. With Ty Warren, and Mike Wright as their DE's they need to add someone that isn't just average. Griffen has huge upside, and comes from a winning program.
Green Bay Packers (11-5)
Bruce Campbell, OT- Maryland 6'7” 310
Showed at the combine that he is probably the best athlete at the Tackle position, but his film in games shows he is really raw. The Packers need to keep QB Aaron Rodgers upright if they want to contend in the future.
Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
Jerry Hughes, LB- TCU 6'2” 255
The Kevin Kolb era has begun in Philly, and he has plenty of weapons around him on offense. The defense, especially the linebacking corps is a little thin. Hughes is a winner, with a big motor. Will bring the physical, hard-nosed play that they love out there.
Baltimore Ravens (9-7)
Dan Williams, DT- Tennessee 6'3” 321
Williams is a huge presence inside, and should add some depth to that phenomenal Ravens defense.
Arizona Cardinals (10-6)
Taylor Mays, S- USC 6'3” 223
Mays had a great workout at the combine, and hopefully can iron out his technique issues that prevent him from being drafted a lot higher. Mays is as physical as they come, and he will make AFC West receivers dread coming over the middle.
Dallas Cowboys (11-5)
Trent Williams, OT- Oklahoma 6'5” 322
Perfect fit to replace the released Flozell Adams at LT. Williams slides back on the draft boards simply because a lot of good young prospects come out early this year.
San Diego Chargers (13-3)
Toby Gerhart, RB- Stanford 6'1” 237
While the Chargers have become a pass first offense, they need someone that can get them the tough yards every now and then. Gerhart has the power to run inside, and the quickness to get to the corner.
New York Jets (9-7)
Ricky Sapp, DE/OLB- Clemson 6'4” 245
Hybrid 3-4 guy that should be a perfect fit in Rex Ryans scheme. The Jets are almost to where they want to be, and with the trade for WR Santonio Holmes they are adding the pieces that they are lacking in a hurry.
Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
Earl Thomas, S- Texas 5'10” 195
If there was one weakness in the Vikings defense that I saw last year it was in the secondary. Thomas is coming out of college very early, but he has tremendous potential to be an elite play maker.
Indianapolis Colts (14-2)
Brian Price, DT- UCLA 6'2” 303
Tough as nails, and an incredible athlete. Price should work well with the Colts excellent ends, and make the defensive front even better.
New Orleans Saints (13-3)
Patrick Robinson, CB- Florida State
Robinson is really fast, and playing on that turf in New Orleans will just make him faster. With the Saints style of play, it just fits to add a CB that can do what Robinson does.