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2010 mock draft, take two

1. Rams: Sam Bradford, quarterback, Oklahoma.
Bradford’s athleticism, smarts, and accuracy make for an ideal match in Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s West Coast system.  Marc Bulger will likely be released after the draft.
2. Lions: Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle, Nebraska.
Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung should also be a strong consideration here, but Suh would better fit the bill if Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew employs a best-player-available strategy.
3. Bucs: Gerald McCoy, defensive tackle, Oklahoma.
Tampa has surprisingly ignored its front seven after finishing 2009 dead last against the run.  G.M. Mark Dominik is clearly gambling that one of the top defensive tackles will be available.
4. Redskins: Russell Okung, offensive tackle, Oklahoma State.
If the top three go as predicted here, coach Mike Shanahan’s pick will come down to Okung and Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen.  The Redskins are more needy at Okung’s position.
5. Chiefs: Trent Williams, offensive tackle, Oklahoma.
Eric Berry is popularly mocked here, but we don’t envision a safety going in the top five.  Williams’ “floor” is low because he projects as a Pro Bowl right tackle if he doesn’t pan out on the left side.
6. Seahawks: Bryan Bulaga, offensive tackle, Iowa.
Seattle’s investment in Charlie Whitehurst rules this out as a likely landing spot for Clausen.  Iowa uses lots of zone blocking, in which Bulaga must excel under Seahawks line coach Alex Gibbs.
7. Browns: Eric Berry, safety, Tennessee.
The Browns have used free agency and trades to execute an offensive makeover, but remain weak in the secondary.  Play-making ability like Berry’s would be hard to pass up at No. 7.
8. Raiders: Charles Brown, offensive tackle, USC.
With 35 1/4″ arms and quick feet, Brown projects as an NFL-ready pass protector with the athleticism necessary for coach Tom Cable’s zone-blocking system.  Brown is the better player, but owner Al Davis may also consider workout wonder Bruce Campbell of Maryland.
9. Bills: Dan Williams, defensive tackle, Tennessee.
Buffalo is desperate for a nose tackle as it transitions to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator George Edwards.  Kyle Williams (6-foot-1, 306) won’t cut it.  At 6-foot-2 and 330, Dan can.
10. Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, defensive end, Georgia Tech.
Jacksonville finished dead last in 2009 sack differential.  Coming off a torn ACL, Aaron Kampman probably won’t be 100 percent before Week Eight.  Morgan led the ACC in sacks last season.
11. Broncos: Rolando McClain, linebacker, Alabama.
The Broncos have prioritized upgrades to their front seven all spring.  McClain would replace recently released inside ‘backer Andra Davis, giving Denver a thumper alongside D.J. Williams.
12. Dolphins: Earl Thomas, safety, Texas.
Gibril Wilson’s release leaves 2009 fifth-round pick Chris Clemons and journeyman Tyrone Culver as Miami’s only options at free safety.  Thomas is an immediate upgrade in terms of both cover and play-making skills.
13. 49ers: Sergio Kindle, defensive end, Texas.
With G.M. Scot McCloughan out of the fold, coach Mike Singletary will likely have more say on draft day.  Samurai Mike covets pass rushers, and Kindle is a ready-made 3-4 outside linebacker.
14. Seahawks: Joe Haden, cornerback, Florida.
Pete Carroll inherited a secondary consisting of just one surefire starting defensive back (CB Marcus Trufant).  Haden improved his forty time at Florida’s Pro Day, and is back in the top-15 conversation.
15. Giants: Anthony Davis, offensive tackle, Rutgers.
Davis hasn’t had a good offseason, but G.M. Jerry Reese proved last year that he puts little stock in pre-draft workouts by selecting an overweight Hakeem Nicks in the first round.  The Giants want to replace injury-prone right tackle Kareem McKenzie.
16. Titans: Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end, South Florida.
Pierre-Paul only played at the Division-I level for one season, which may cause him to slip on draft day despite a top-ten skill set.  The Titans need to replace Jevon Kearse and Kyle Vanden Bosch.
17. 49ers: Jared Odrick, defensive tackle, Penn State.
San Francisco would do extremely well to enter May with Odrick and Kindle upgrading the starting lineup.  Odrick, a defensive tackle in Penn State’s 4-3, would play end in the Niners’ 3-4 and be a pass-rushing improvement over Isaac Sopoaga.
18. Steelers: Devin McCourty, cornerback, Rutgers.
There might be better pure corners available (e.g. Kyle Wilson) but McCourty is a special teams maven and Mike Tomlin has been obsessed with upgrading his special teams since mid-season last year.
19. Falcons: Kyle Wilson, cornerback, Boise State.
The Dunta Robinson signing gives Atlanta options at No. 19, but corner remains one of the club’s softest spots.  Wilson’s punt return skills also can’t hurt with Harry Douglas coming off a torn ACL.
20. Texans: Ryan Mathews, running back, Fresno State.
With Steve Slaton recovering from neck surgery, the Texans have made it clear that they’re going to use a first- or second-round pick on a tailback.  Mathews’ Terrell Davis-like running style fits coach Gary Kubiak’s zone-blocking scheme perfectly.
21. Bengals: Mike Iupati, offensive guard, Idaho.
The Bengals have been active on on the free agent market for guards, but have yet to pull the trigger on any of their targets.  Iupati could replace unsigned 34-year-old Bobbie Williams.
22. Patriots: Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver, Georgia Tech.
A natural long-term replacement for contract-year wideout Randy Moss, Thomas’ sub-4.4 speed and ability to stretch the field may prove too tempting for Bill Belichick & Co, despite a fractured foot.
23. Packers: Brandon Graham, defensive end, Michigan.
G.M. Ted Thompson would ideally grab a left tackle of the future, but Bruce Campbell is a reach and no other lineman is worth this high of a pick.  So he’ll settle for a clone of LaMarr Woodley.
24. Eagles: Patrick Robinson, cornerback, Florida State.
The Birds were unhappy with annually disgruntled cornerback Sheldon Brown oft-used nickel back Joselio Hanson’s play last year.  Robinson is arguably the purest man-to-man corner in the draft.
25. Ravens: Carlos Dunlap, defensive end, Florida.
Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham should also be on G.M. Ozzie Newsome’s radar, but Dunlap’s freakish ability is hard to ignore.  The Ravens are needy at defensive end with Dwan Edwards gone to Buffalo.
26. Cardinals: Jerry Hughes, defensive end, TCU.
33-year-old Joey Porter is a short-term fix, and bookend outside linebacker Clark Haggans is also 33.  Hughes would play with his hand up in Arizona’s 3-4 defense and push to start right away.

27. Cowb
oys: Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Oklahoma State.
Drafting Bryant would be an overdue admission that the Cowboys’ 2008 acquisition of Roy Williams was a mistake.  Bryant could team with Miles Austin to give owner Jerry Jones the most dynamic receiver corps in the league.
28. Chargers: C.J. Spiller, running back, Clemson.
This seems late for Spiller, but there are concerns about his ability to hold up at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds.  Still, he shouldn’t fall out of the first round and would be an immediate improvement for the league’s No. 31 rushing attack.
29. Jets: Golden Tate, wide receiver, Notre Dame.
New York could do better at slot receiver than Brad Smith, and Braylon Edwards is in a contract year.  Tate, a character guy, could also offset the Jets’ alleged offseason flirtation with Brandon Marshall.
30. Vikings: Jimmy Clausen, quarterback, Notre Dame.
Brett Favre will probably return for 2010, but is in the last year of his contract and Tarvaris Jackson has rarely been effective.  Clausen could be humbled on the bench for a year, and compete with Jackson or Sage Rosenfels in 2011.
31. Colts: Maurkice Pouncey, center, Florida.
Indianapolis’ guard play was awful last season, which president Bill Polian admitted by releasing Ryan Lilja.  Pouncey could push for either starting guard position in 2010 and move to center when 35-year-old Jeff Saturday retires.
32. Saints: Everson Griffen, defensive end, USC.
With monster upside, Griffen probably deserves to be drafted higher, but is stuck in a draft filled to the brim with pass rushers.  In New Orleans, he’d act as released left end Charles Grant’s immediate replacement.
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115 Responses to “2010 mock draft, take two”
  1. Soia311 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:20 AM

    The Birds weren’t unhappy with Sheldon Brown’s play last year. Why you would say that, I don’t know. Andy Reid even went as far as to say he thinks Sheldon Brown was snubbed from the Pro Bowl. Also, the speculation that Brown will move to Safety is going on it’s third year. Not happening.
    So anyway, while the Eagles might draft CB in the first round, your reasoning is totally wrong.

  2. G MACK says: Mar 22, 2010 9:33 AM

    LIONS in PUR-SUH of playoffs

  3. Alfie says: Mar 22, 2010 9:37 AM

    Jacksonville isn’t passing on Joe Haden for Derrick Morgan.

  4. NinerSean says: Mar 22, 2010 9:54 AM

    Alright ladies, let’s just put down whatever you are smoking and settle down. How many times do we have to tell you …. 49ers … offensive line, easily put in one in that slot!!! If the best OT’s are gone, pencil in Iupati and call it a day.
    Also, no way do the Niners pass on Haden if he is available with our CB issues and if you want to be a little crazy, take a shot at Clausen for us as without McGM Alex Smith is on thin ice, Nate Davis or Nate Davis, 49ers love Notre Dame quarterbacks like Eagles fans love winning superbowls … oh wait 🙂

  5. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 22, 2010 9:58 AM

    Don’t agree with the Raiders taking OT Charles Brown…MAYBE if Al Davis had ever hired that “mythical” GM he talked about last year.
    Only possible “Al Davis type” OT prospects this year would be Okung and Williams, but agree with you that both will be gone by #8.
    Otherwise OT early in the first round is TOO SAFE for an Al Davis led draft (especially if he thinks Campbell from Maryland will fall into early round two…ala’ Mario Henderson, OT from Florida State a few years back).
    Add all of that with the fact the 2011 1st Round Pick is already traded away (To the Pats for Seymor) my guess is Al Davis tries to trade up for Suh or McCoy (especially if the Rams take Bradford) or he listens to offers for #8 and trades back for more picks.
    Raiders already have a TON of early first round draft pick money invested on offense (JR, DMAC, and DHB) not to mention all the money tied up in three other people (Asomugha, Jano and Lechler).
    Al Davis is OLD and been ridiculed (rightfully so) the last eight years for his personnel decisions…No hint of him changing now and trying to “build for the future” so he might try to see is if the Lions or Bucs would deal.
    If he can’t get a trade done, I think Roland McClain might be an option (they really don’t want Kirk Morrison back as an ILB) and if Suh and McCoy are gone McClain would be the BEST available player that could help the Run D.
    Al doesn’t normally draft LBs that high, but really don’t see a reason to go after a DE/pass rushing specialist after the Wimbely trade (besides it is their rush defense that is killing them anyway if you look at the game tapes of the last few years…Heck they almost single-handely made LT a potential Hall of Famer!).

  6. Postman says: Mar 22, 2010 10:01 AM

    Clausen falling to Minny? That’s got Florio’s fingerprints on it.

  7. tre_fizzle says: Mar 22, 2010 10:12 AM

    I dont think your 49ers picks are bad talent but if this team doesn’t draft an elite Tackle or address the secondary in the first 2 rounds, they won’t improve on last year’s record by much, if at all.
    Granted it’s a RT they need, and possibly that could be found in the 2nd but I would hope they’d at the very least trade down one of their 1sts to pickup a solid RT and an extra 2nd rounder.
    Also I don’t think they pass on Haden as the secondary is questionable beyond 2010 with Clements scheduled to make big bills in 2011 and Tarell Brown doesn’t project to be any sort of shutdown CB.

  8. ZebarCat says: Mar 22, 2010 10:33 AM

    49ers tied for 3rd in sacks and franchise tagged their DT. 49ers have issues at Offensive Line, Secondary and Return Game. Yet this mock draft has the 49ers taking DE/OLB and a DT in the first round. Neither of which would get a chance to start next year. Unless you are a strong playoff team drafting in the 20’s-30’s you don’t draft for depth in the first round. This mock draft has more holes in then a screen door. Next time do a bit more research when putting this together. I hate reading these when it is obvious there was not much research put into it (I wish this was the only bad mock draft out there). I would go into more depth on the holes but I am on my iPhone.

  9. finsbooyah says: Mar 22, 2010 10:33 AM

    I don’t see Clausen falling that far… Sorry Florio, I doubt you’re getting your man

  10. Bleed Green says: Mar 22, 2010 10:35 AM

    How can you call Sheldon Brown “annually disgruntled”??? He wants a new contract one year, after staying silent through all the Lito Sheppard crap, through injuries, plays through being hurt, gives so much effort and is really the one thing that helped the D not completely fall apart last year, even after his expressed desire to restructure. Sure you aren’t confusing him and Lito…?

  11. DanO says: Mar 22, 2010 10:36 AM

    Vikings: Jimmy Clausen, quarterback, Notre Dame????
    In the words of PA…

  12. OntBoltFan says: Mar 22, 2010 10:36 AM

    CLE needs a CB more than a S so they would take Haden over Berry. The NYG have greater needs at DE and CB than OT. SF needs help at CB so they will likely use one of their picks in rnd 1
    NE needs to upgrade their pass rush so they will look for an OLB/DE first.
    Spiller will go before Mathews. SD would be lucky to get Mathews, more likely they will get Jahvid Best.

  13. Soia311 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:06 AM

    That’s another thing. Sheldon Brown asked for a new contact one year. He asked and has since kept his mouth shut.
    I guess you had to explain your reasoning, why not make it up, right?

  14. bigtrav425 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:55 AM

    Thats way to high for Claussen……can we say OVERRATED …wait i think i just did! 🙂

  15. jb1996 says: Mar 22, 2010 1:31 PM

    Clausen to buffalo will be awful n fail just as he did his first years at notre dame

  16. SHUTYOURFACE says: Mar 22, 2010 1:45 PM

    dolphins dez bryant at 12

  17. manginiwithcheese says: Mar 22, 2010 3:37 PM

    OntBoltFan says:
    March 22, 2010 10:36 AM
    CLE needs a CB more than a S so they would take Haden over Berry. The NYG have greater needs at DE and CB than OT. SF needs help at CB so they will likely use one of their picks in rnd 1
    I guess you didn’t watch too many Browns games this past year (I don’t blame you). If you did, you would have noticed Mike Furrey forced into duty at FS for much of the second half of the season. Let me re-phrase that one…THE BROWNS WERE STARTING A F’N WR AT SAFETY!!!!
    If Berry is gone, I would expect Haden.

  18. Henchman #24 says: Mar 22, 2010 3:43 PM

    SF can’t ignore the OL with both picks. No way, no how. I think it’s more likely they use both on the OL, in fact.
    Davis + Iupati = win.

  19. FoggBombs says: Mar 22, 2010 3:46 PM

    CJ Spiller is a top ten talent, no way he drops all the way to the Chargers…
    and as for the NE pick, we might as well leave it blank because i would bet all the money in my bank account that the #22 pick will be traded away to another team and the Pats will land whatever guys they’re looking at.

  20. AJSJR40 says: Mar 22, 2010 3:48 PM

    No way the Pats take a flyer on D. Thomas (GT WR) unless maybe in round 2. With all the needs the Pats have on D look for a front seven defender with 1st pick.

  21. daPACK says: Mar 22, 2010 4:08 PM

    I think if Dez or CJ Spiller drop as low as you have them going, the Pack would consider taking them. Driver is getting old and Jordy Nelson hasnt panned out to be quite the WR that they thought he was going to be. Dez would add depth at WR and be a solid kick return option. Spiller helps us as a third down back and a kick returner.

  22. mbeltran93 says: Mar 22, 2010 4:27 PM

    thats late for dez bryant , as a dolphan we have ridiculous needs at safety and wide reciever. Just to name a few , but in a perfect world we could get both bryant and thomas.
    Even thou i dont think the dolphins are going to make a play for devers disgruntled brandon marshall i think something will happen on draft with him ging to another team. If i were the cowboys id give up a late first rounder for him.
    The phins need help in so many areas its hard to even speculate what they will take at 12. but in the late twenties for bryant and spiller is a bit far fetched. If the draft does pan out like this “Mock” i would be happy lots of OT’s and DT’s taken that early would be great.

  23. GobiasINC_1 says: Mar 22, 2010 5:14 PM

    No way does Miss Childress draft a quarterback of the future in Minnesota. The old man cannot stand any hint that he will eventually not be playing football, and Bradley doesn’t have the balls to do it.
    And yes, Vikings fans will say that they will be smart to bolster the roster with a first round pick. But still, that doesn’t deny the fact that the Vikings under Childress are unable to find a NFL-caliber QB to develop. That’s why they brought in the ‘Future’ (as Prince calls him) to throw INTs at the worst possible times.
    Good luck Vikings fans. The Packers sloppy-seconds will blow it again this year. And you won’t have Clausen to develop.

  24. GoBears84 says: Mar 22, 2010 6:12 PM

    No taylor Mays in Rd.1? doubtful….

  25. Niner Jeff says: Mar 22, 2010 6:17 PM

    Spiller will get taken by the Niners they need his skills and will use him on their #2 first round pick. BTW- not sure if there are any 2010 fantasy football sleepers in this group other than Bryant and Spiller. If anyone wants some sleepers check out NFL Fantasy Analyst Russ Bliss’s take on a few:

  26. Neoplatonist Bolthead says: Mar 22, 2010 6:32 PM

    The Chargers would be very happy if you’re right. I don’t think so. I think their pick will either be Ryan Mathews or Terrence Cody.

  27. 504Dubb says: Mar 22, 2010 7:29 PM

    Saints: Everson Griffen>>>LMFAO!!!!!!

  28. boltmancraft says: Mar 22, 2010 7:30 PM

    WOW!! I like yours better than anyone else so far. Spiller to the Chargers will be the ONLY way they use the 28th pick on a RB. Otherwise, it’ll be Cody or some other DT and a RB with the 40th pick.

  29. timmy2thej says: Mar 22, 2010 7:31 PM

    I guess you didn’t watch too many Browns games this past year (I don’t blame you). If you did, you would have noticed Mike Furrey forced into duty at FS for much of the second half of the season. Let me re-phrase that one…THE BROWNS WERE STARTING A F’N WR AT SAFETY!!!!
    If Berry is gone, I would expect Haden.
    Furrey was a Safety first, then a WR….

  30. Darth Jay says: Mar 22, 2010 7:34 PM

    For once, I don’t think you gave the Pats a bad pick… I just think it’s early. I wouldn’t be surprised if they look at him in the second. The biggest NEED is pass rushing pass rushing pass rushing. I have to believe they are going there early and often.

  31. FlorioIsAlwaysWrong says: Mar 22, 2010 7:36 PM

    I seriously think Florio does this just to get a reaction out of us.
    With that said you are the worst Mock drafter (yes i just made that word up) I have ever seen. Seriously Florio, like always, you will not get more then 8 pick right guarenteed.
    You are pretty much the worst human ever. EVER.

  32. BoltsTrev2120 says: Mar 22, 2010 7:36 PM

    You’re thinking too much, there’s no way Spiller drops to #28…

  33. New Calfornia Stadiums says: Mar 22, 2010 7:37 PM

    Wow, do you even watch the teams on the west coast or just make it up as you go along?

  34. Laj Mahal says: Mar 22, 2010 7:38 PM

    Birds taking a CB in round 1 with Dunlap still on the board? Think again, the Eagles could go CB in round 2 or 3, but in the first round they will go LB, S, DE, before CB

  35. FireJerryJones says: Mar 22, 2010 7:39 PM

    I can see Cowboys picking Dez Bryant and Carlos Dunlap going to Ravens. No way Patriots pick a WR in round 1.

  36. habibfromnewdehli says: Mar 22, 2010 7:39 PM

    So Dez Bryant and Jimmy Clausen… two players expected to go in the top 10 picks, are now dropping to the last few picks of the 1st round?
    OKAY, meanwhile…

  37. funi says: Mar 22, 2010 7:40 PM

    Steelers will take Mike Iupati if he is still there. Also the Raiders might take him since he went to Idaho like Tom Cable, plus teh Raiders always draft a player that schoks everyone! Clausen will be a top 10 pick, someone will move up to take him, however he will be a bust! TAKE HIM CLEVELAND!

  38. D wins games says: Mar 22, 2010 7:43 PM

    As a Giants fan who sees every play every season, I can assure you that no way no how do they go offense in Round 1, given the serious needs on D at MLB, DT and Safety. And they picked up William Beatty in Round 2 who will get a crack at starting at OT when they decide McKenzie is done.

  39. Paul_R. says: Mar 22, 2010 7:46 PM

    The Patriots certainly will not draft a wide receiver with their first round pick.
    If they actually use that pick to draft someone, they would more than likely draft a defensive end with freakish ability, Carlos Dunlap, than spend it on a wide receiver. But, my money is on the Patriots doing what they did last draft – trade down, one step at a time, and pick up more second round picks for this year and next year.

  40. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 22, 2010 7:48 PM

    BAAAAH! Pats will select a Defensive player. No way they go with a WR in round 1.

  41. steeltownpride says: Mar 22, 2010 7:50 PM

    Spiller wont make it past the Steelers at 18 . The Steelers draft for value not need . Any moron knows this . Its how we landed Mendenhall . He was to good to pass on . Samething with Spiller . He wont make it past the Steelers , they need a good quality back up . They can use Spiller in the PR and KR . Sorry San Deigo .

  42. brownout says: Mar 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    I like a mock that gives the Browns Berry.

  43. shoe says: Mar 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    You forgot Tebow………redo list please

  44. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 22, 2010 7:59 PM

    Taylor Mays will go to seattle in the 14th pick bet on it

  45. 1NationRaiderNation says: Mar 22, 2010 8:11 PM

    I do not see us taking brown at #8, We would go with either Davis, or Haden/ McClain before Brown.
    I think your toop 10 is off a bit, and still feel Edwards, and Buluga will both be at 8.

  46. geek says: Mar 22, 2010 8:18 PM

    The Patriots may take a receiver with that pick, but it will never be a WR! They are very aware of the problem primadonas come with, and they could never resign a WR that was worth the draft pick. They will go with TE Jermaine Gresham if he’s available at this spot. BB has swung and missed twice in the first round on TEs, but it will be very hard to resist the combination of talent and value at this place. The perfect stop-gap until Welker comes back is a TE, and Gresham has that freak ability that BB looks for!

  47. Onderin says: Mar 22, 2010 8:27 PM

    Way too low for Clausen. I’m shocked how some people are underrating him.

  48. mwcarolina says: Mar 22, 2010 8:32 PM

    why does everyone on PFT think Clausen falls so far??? first off, if he falls to 20, i think Washington trades up and gets Clausen and 2nd, WHY do the Vikings get Clausen?? they do NOT need Clausen, they have Favre don’t they?

  49. silverNblack says: Mar 22, 2010 8:34 PM

    Pierre Paul not in top 15? Not saying the raiders are going to get this guy but he is atheletic to pass up especially when we need defense

  50. hotchick says: Mar 22, 2010 8:35 PM

    I thought we heard here many of times in these comments that Bradford blew MILLIONS for coming back for his senior year and he was a fool and basically deserved being injured for being so stupid?????
    So how could he be mocked anywhere near being the first QB off the board or anywhere near the top of the draft never mind #1.
    How many people will step forward and say they were wrong?
    And this is still without knowing what insurance security he had set up to account for getting hurt.

  51. DocBG says: Mar 22, 2010 8:39 PM

    # G MACK says: March 22, 2010 9:33 AM
    LIONS in PUR-SUH of playoffs
    12 steps buddy, better to start sooner rather than later.
    Clausen won’t fall that far, but it would be just fine to see a legit franchise QB with the vikes for a change.

  52. E.F.Cuttin says: Mar 22, 2010 8:39 PM

    Saints will take Weatherspoon @ 32 if he falls….

  53. jallen69 says: Mar 22, 2010 8:39 PM

    All mock drafts will get ripped on but there are some that stand out as REALLY BAD! This is one of them!

  54. Verbal Kint says: Mar 22, 2010 8:39 PM

    Great mock. Much better than that garbage that Florio usually craps out.

  55. jallen69 says: Mar 22, 2010 8:41 PM

    All mock drafts will get ripped on but there are some that stand out as REALLY BAD! This is one of them!

  56. Dixon29 says: Mar 22, 2010 8:45 PM

    I love a mock that gives the Browns Berry. I also would love it if the Steelers took Spiller as steeltown pride suggests. You have no line, but please, take Spiller, please, please, please!

  57. stnmmc says: Mar 22, 2010 8:48 PM

    # shoe says: March 22, 2010 7:53 PM
    You forgot Tebow………redo list please

  58. Popeye says: Mar 22, 2010 8:52 PM

    teaming a rookie wr with austin to be the leagues most dynamic? are you effing nuts?????
    Trust me, Dallas is looking at a ball hawking safety and offensive line….I know

  59. hnirobert says: Mar 22, 2010 8:56 PM

    This is terrrreble.

  60. uwish1127 says: Mar 22, 2010 8:58 PM

    Wow one of the worse mocks Ive seen, I personally never agree with anything of Mike Florio’s behalf but Rosenthal that is quite dis-appointing

  61. chester77 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:08 PM

    I think Clausen’s going to be a good qb. It’s not his fault his coach sucked.

  62. gmann says: Mar 22, 2010 9:15 PM

    The Chiefs will not take a 2nd tier tackle here. They addressed the o-line in FA. Their is no way Berry gets past them.

  63. jcurran77 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:15 PM

    Much better than your first mock. Good call on the Fins picking up Earl Thomas. The more I see it, the more I like Dez being opposite Mile Austin.

  64. whodey says: Mar 22, 2010 9:17 PM

    Steelers may have to take a look at moving up for Clausen, since Rapistburger is done!!!

  65. Cullen says: Mar 22, 2010 9:19 PM

    Looking at the Bengals pick I would say it is a solid pick. Most mocks have them taking Gresham, no way on Gods green earth will the Bengals take a pass catching TE at 21… NO WAY! I think Taylor Mays or Mike Iupati will be there pick if one of them is there.

  66. Franchise says: Mar 22, 2010 9:20 PM

    GobiasINC_1 says:
    1. No way does Miss Childress draft a quarterback of the future in Minnesota.
    2. Good luck Vikings fans. The Packers sloppy-seconds will blow it again this year. And you won’t have Clausen to develop.
    1. The Vikings will draft a QB this year. Maybe not in the 1st round, but with guys like McCoy, Tebow, and Snead dropping out of the 1st round, I guarantee they snag one in the draft.
    2. Luck? If by dominating the division since ’61 and kicking ass with a washed up, has-been at QB like last year, the Vikes wont need luck.

  67. Tiger Woods says: Mar 22, 2010 9:20 PM

    “The Birds”?
    Who are the Birds?
    The Dirty Birds? That’s the Atlanta Falcons.
    The Seahawks are birds.
    The Eagles are birds.
    The Cardinals are birds.
    The Ravens are birds.
    Great pick for Green Bay.
    I can see that huge run on OT’s early in the draft.
    Packers need more pass rush immediately, so that pick is great.
    They can take their newest White Wall member on the OL in round 2.

  68. vesselsk says: Mar 22, 2010 9:26 PM

    Florio, did you have a cowchip raffle to make these picks? Hahahaha! What a stitch! C.J. Spiller dropping to 28th!? Hahahaha! Clausen dropping to 30th?! LMFAO!!!!

  69. Critias says: Mar 22, 2010 9:29 PM

    Sorry, guys, but the Eagles are NOT — mark it down in ink — NOT taking a cornerback in Round 1. Regardless of your mischaracterization of Sheldon Brown’s contract issues, they have FOUR starting-caliber CBs under contract right now — Ellis Hobbs, Sheldon Brown, Asante Samuel, Joselio Hanson. You could add Macho Harris to that mix, too, since he was a college cornerback they drafted and tried to fit into the free safety position… heck, you could also add Marlin Jackson in there, too (though I assume he’ll be playing free safety).
    The Eagles don’t draft position depth which is already that deep, regardless of contracts or how talented anyone thinks that depth actually is. Given the first 23 picks, in their place in this draft the Eagles would take either Markice Pouncey or Carlos Dunlap, period.

  70. igglesfan31 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:31 PM

    @ Tiger Woods.
    “The Birds” are the Eagles! “Hawks”, for Seahawks and the Cardinals and Ravens don’t have a nickname. Stick to golf if your not sure of your facts.

  71. Klytus says: Mar 22, 2010 9:35 PM

    It all kinda made sense until you got to #18, Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh will leave Lupati on the board for a special teams player in the first round?! I don’t think so!! And I’ve never called Mr. Florio anything other than Mr..

  72. AutumnWind999 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:40 PM

    Interesting choice of Brown to the Raiders. I actually think he might be the best OT prospect along with Okung. I expect Campbell to be the pick though and he isn’t JUST a workout warrior. Campbell has the most potential of any o-lineman in the draft but isn’t quite as polished as some of the others despite being an effective, but somewhat raw, player in his own right.

  73. T. says: Mar 22, 2010 9:45 PM

    Whoooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! That’s a long, tortured path to take for your favorite team to get a top 10 talent (not to mention a franchise QB). But hey, don’t let being a fanboy stop you from trying to make an accurate mock. :eyeroll:

  74. FMWarner says: Mar 22, 2010 9:50 PM

    Clausen at 30? Some desperate team will pick him before that, and then regret it later when 30th seems like an overly generous draft spot.

  75. stnmmc says: Mar 22, 2010 10:04 PM

    # uwish1127 says: March 22, 2010 8:58 PM
    Wow one of the worse mocks Ive seen, I personally never agree with anything of Mike Florio’s behalf but Rosenthal that is quite dis-appointing
    Once more the trolls come out without any clue what so ever who wrote the article, or in this case mock draft. Here is a clue, his name is at the top of the article and next to the link posted in the rumor mill post. But as a troll, i doubt you look at things like that.

  76. trademcscab says: Mar 22, 2010 10:19 PM

    im gonna go out on a limb here and say that ur mock draft is ass……somebody get off there ass over there and find out when the hell the eagles are trading mcscabb!!!!or at least something other than mock drafts, jim bob cooter, and big ben stories of how he was a dousche to a fan

  77. McNabb2JacksonAllDay says: Mar 22, 2010 10:41 PM

    No way Trent Williams is going before Bulaga, and there now way in hell that Charles Brown is going to go in the first-half of the draft. If he’s lucky, he’ll get selected in the final five picks of the first-round. But most likely in the beginning of the first-round. And the biggest pisser is you have Ryan Matthews going before CJ Spiller? How’d you come up with that one?

  78. Vike77 says: Mar 22, 2010 10:55 PM

    Wow. I would be shocked (and overjoyed) to see Clausen fall the Vikes. No way Spiller goes that late and Charles Brown won’t go that early. Still a lot better than when Florio does them.

  79. Route36West says: Mar 22, 2010 10:58 PM

    24. Eagles: Patrick Robinson, cornerback, Florida State.
    The Birds were unhappy with annually disgruntled cornerback Sheldon Brown oft-used nickel back Joselio Hanson’s play last year. Robinson is arguably the purest man-to-man corner in the draft.
    Annaully disgruntled? Are you retarted? Sheldon was disgruntled for 1 season Lito Sheppard was the problem before that. Wait nevermind you are retarted if you think the Eagles will draft a cb in the first round before a Will LB, Sam LB, Safety, Defensive End, or Right Tackle.
    Do you even do research on what teams need before you do these mock drafts or do you just copy the top 10 and pick names out of a hat for the next 22 picks?

  80. Shawn says: Mar 22, 2010 11:01 PM

    This Mock draft and the Govt. Health Care Bill are so similiar, they both absolutely suck.

  81. kev86 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:09 PM

    zero chance anthony davis is giants pick. mock draft credibility buster right there.

  82. JaggedMark says: Mar 22, 2010 11:41 PM

    Not a chance Brandon Graham lasts to pick #23.
    You can write that down.

  83. contraryguy says: Mar 23, 2010 12:00 AM

    Dez Bryant falls to 27th, and Golden Tate to 29th? Santonio Holmes went 25th a few years ago but that’s a rare case… no way either of these guys go that late.

  84. browns82cle says: Mar 23, 2010 12:35 AM

    but don’t be sup[rised if Berry does get past Chiefs because Scott Pioli is already mention to Peter King about how he does not believe safeties should be drafted this high.

  85. Who_Dey_Messiah says: Mar 23, 2010 12:46 AM

    lol if dez bryant is there when the bengals pick do u really think mike brown will pass him up. we will get bobbie signed that almost a for sure thing.

  86. nittanylion0 says: Mar 23, 2010 1:00 AM

    Giants definitely go D. Will Beatty wasn’t too terrible as a rookie pressed into duty last year. Kareem can either stay healthy or get out. Hate to do that to a fellow Lion, but he’s not effective anymore.
    I see them moving up.

  87. PFT_Rules says: Mar 23, 2010 1:43 AM

    It’s a MOCK!!! You morons. And Florio didn’t even make it. It’s halarious how predictable some of you idiots are. Of course the draft order won’t go that way nobody knows. Sheesh some of you guys need therapy.

  88. ThEmADmAN says: Mar 23, 2010 5:25 AM

    umm browns definitely need a safety more than a corner..even more than a qb..brodney pool isn’t even an option anymore!

  89. jb10 says: Mar 23, 2010 7:53 AM

    Brown projects as an NFL-ready pass protector with the athleticism necessary for coach Tom Cable’s zone-blocking system.
    correct me if i am wrong but didn’t al davis, cable, the raiders decide to dump the zbs for a more power running attack? believe i read that on here but couldn’t find it.
    rumors are that al is has a man crush on spiller and may be willing to dump mcfadden and take spiller.

  90. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 23, 2010 9:26 AM

    Below is what one draft site says about Charles Brown (BTW…They project him as a second or third rounder…If Al got killed for taking DHB last year early…Imagine how Kiper and McShay would tear into him if he took this guy at #8!
    Height: 6-5â…ś | Weight: 303 | 40-Time: 5.20
    Great height — Really long arms — Has a frame that can accommodate more weight — Excellent athlete — Quick and agile — Nimble feet — A natural knee bender — Slides well laterally and can mirror — Excels in pass pro — Terrific range to pull and get to the second level — Gives good effort — Decent instincts and awareness — Considerable upside.
    Raw as a technician — Needs to continue bulking up — Not real tough or physical — Isn’t very strong — Questionable balance — Doesn’t always use proper leverage — Has trouble sustaining blocks — Does not protect the edge as well as he should — Isn’t stout at the point of attack — Will not get a huge push in the run game — Lacks versatility.
    Was a two-year starter for the Trojans — Named 1st Team All-Pac-10 in 2009 — Began his college career as a 250 pound tight end but eventually made the move to the offensive line halfway through his redshirt season in 2005 — Will most likely be limited to the left side at the next level as he really doesn’t have the necessary skill set to play right tackle or guard — An impressive physical specimen with loads of potential but hasn’t quite put it all together yet — Will require some patience / development but has the talent to be a blindside protector.

  91. Gregjennings85 says: Mar 23, 2010 10:16 AM

    Please let the Vikings draft Jimmy Clausen. That would be dynamite.

  92. ripped says: Mar 23, 2010 10:36 AM

    Questions of whether Spiller can hold up? Same size as Chris Johnson… judging how he has done, I think Spiller will do just fine. Spiller is great at avoiding the big hits, just like Johnson. Spiller is going in the top-15.

  93. kpweaver27 says: Mar 23, 2010 12:01 PM

    With Iupati moving up on draft boards, the Colts seem to have their eye on Pouncey. I don’t disagree but the Colts still have a big need at corner. Fortunately for them they seem stacked everywhere else, so they can take two guards and two corners in the draft.

  94. dacolan says: Mar 23, 2010 12:37 PM

    RaiderRedleg wrote:
    “Below is what one draft site says about Charles Brown (BTW…They project him as a second or third rounder…If Al got killed for taking DHB last year early…Imagine how Kiper and McShay would tear into him if he took this guy at #8!”
    Any draft site listing Charles Brown as a third rounder lacks credibility. He’ll go early second at the latest, and is widely projected to go late first. He was a first-team All-American and voted best OL in the PAC-10 by the defensive linemen and coaches. The only real knock on him is his size. He’s probably only suited to a zone blocking scheme in the NFL like they play in Den (and are installing in Sea). I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pete Carrol use #14 on Brown.

  95. Coach D says: Mar 23, 2010 12:50 PM

    On the brighter side…I think he got Miami’s pick right 🙂

  96. anjelmanning says: Mar 23, 2010 1:33 PM

    The G-Men are going defense 1st round. No doubt about it…

  97. anjelmanning says: Mar 23, 2010 1:39 PM

    4 of this year’s top prospects going 27-30… Someone is wishing a little too much there.

  98. chickenragnar says: Mar 23, 2010 2:05 PM

    daPACK says:
    March 22, 2010 4:08 PM
    I think if Dez or CJ Spiller drop as low as you have them going, the Pack would consider taking them. Driver is getting old and Jordy Nelson hasnt panned out to be quite the WR that they thought he was going to be. Dez would add depth at WR and be a solid kick return option. Spiller helps us as a third down back and a kick returner
    Really hope this happens. I hope TT continues to neglect the weak areas on the team. OL, aging DB’s. That would be spectacular.
    GobiasINC_1 says:
    March 22, 2010 5:14 PM
    No way does Miss Childress draft a quarterback of the future in Minnesota. The old man cannot stand any hint that he will eventually not be playing football, and Bradley doesn’t have the balls to do it.
    And yes, Vikings fans will say that they will be smart to bolster the roster with a first round pick. But still, that doesn’t deny the fact that the Vikings under Childress are unable to find a NFL-caliber QB to develop. That’s why they brought in the ‘Future’ (as Prince calls him) to throw INTs at the worst possible times.
    Good luck Vikings fans. The Packers sloppy-seconds will blow it again this year. And you won’t have Clausen to develop.
    They won’t be drafting a QB, 1st round.
    They will go DB or DT.
    Not because Favre said so, but because there are areas of need.
    Packers sloppy seconds? Really?!
    How’s Bing Crosby doing kicking for you?
    It’s a coin toss whether he makes it or not.
    Favre? Well hell, He was a sloppy second from the Falcons when the pack had him.
    Then he went to the Jets.
    I guess he’s actually filthy fourths for us.
    That line of reasoning is totally inane, but I expect inanity from pukes like you.
    Your post is an absolute turd.

  99. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 23, 2010 2:46 PM

    @ mattraider,
    Just don’t see them drafting ANOTHER safety… would rather see them take an OT instead…Besides if they go defense with #8 DL and LB is a bigger need to TRY and shore up their awful run defense.
    @ dacolan,
    Valid points on Brown, but still NO WAY he goes #8…As far as Seattle taking him, if Pete Carrol is willing to give up as much as he did for Charlie Whitehurst, then he DEFINITELY might reach for Brown at #14. But a pass rushing DE is a bigger need for them and their should be good DE value at #14 (they can always go OT in the second round…Deep draft for OT prospects).

  100. chickenragnar says: Mar 23, 2010 3:02 PM

    I’d check the date of that draft site. I have a draft magazine that was printed a while back.
    Before the workouts etc.
    Most mocks I see have Brown as a mid to high 1st rounder.
    Just an FYI

  101. ShockAndAwe09NYG! says: Mar 23, 2010 3:10 PM

    The Giants are going to try as hard as they can to trade back if Rolando McClain is taken before 15. I dont think they’ll take a O-lineman at 15 unless its Trent Williams or Bryan Bulaga, they took Hakeem Nicks because when they brought him in for a private workout he didnt drop a pass and we definitely couldnt go into last year without a Wideout but we arent that desperate about replacing Kareem McKenzie, they might take a Olinemen in the second round but no way they take Anthony Davis at 15 I’ll throw up in my mouth if thats what they do. Go Giants

  102. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 23, 2010 3:34 PM

    @ chickenragnar,
    After seeing DHB going so high last year I know ANYTHING is possible! Just don’t see Brown jumping ahead of the usual names your read about (Okung, Davis, Williams, Bulaga, etc.). As dacolan stated above Brown is a smallish, ZBS type guy so the number of teams interested in Brown is smaller than if he were a prototypical size OT (LT or RT).
    Anyway if Bradford goes #1 and the Lions or Bucs DO NOT take Suh and McCoy (or vice versa) #2 and #3 I bet you will see someone try and trade up to grab one of them.

  103. Fidelito says: Mar 23, 2010 4:31 PM

    I would love to see Clausen in MN, but someone always always reaches for at least a few quarterbacks. If a team like Buffalo or Carolina doesn’t take him with their first pick, they’ll trade back into the first round if he’s still there around the 30th pick. On the other hand, the Vikings do get lucky sometimes with players sliding…

  104. LionsFan23 says: Mar 23, 2010 9:10 PM

    I hope the lions make the right choice which seems to be the dt suh from what I’ve gathered any comments

  105. FatElvis says: Mar 23, 2010 11:29 PM

    Raiders will take someone nobodys ever heard of.

  106. Dawgpound2009 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:31 AM

    Clausen @ #30 ? to the Vikings ? You need to lay off the hooch when doing your mock draft. He may fall no doubt. But I am relatively sure another team with who has multiple picks would get into the first round to take him way before 30th.

  107. anjelmanning says: Mar 24, 2010 11:21 AM

    LMFAO @ the Raiders drafting DHB… F-ing CLASSIC!

  108. ejtowne says: Mar 24, 2010 3:29 PM

    Buffalo will pass on Clausen as they would pass on Bradford if he was somehow on the board at #9. This years QB class is way to OVERRATED!!! To the fools that end up with Bradford: GOOD LUCK!!

  109. polishkingski says: Mar 25, 2010 7:48 AM

    @ ejtowne, ru a bills fan? i am a bills fan and if u think they`d pass on clausen, let alone bradford, u my friend are crazy….

  110. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 25, 2010 11:54 AM

    Raiders don’t normally take LBs in the first round, but looking at ILB Rolando McClain’s draft bio he should looks like he would fill a MAJOR need for the Raiders (i.e. a run stuffing LB). #8 is high, but after taking offense the last three years (Russell, DMAC, DHB) I would hope Al Davis goes defensive.
    Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
    Height: 6-3â…ś | Weight: 249 | 40-Time: 4.68
    Ideal height and bulk with long arms… Fantastic Football IQ …Superb instincts and awareness… Will diagnose and react to the action quickly… Tough, physical and aggressive…Agile with nice balance and body control …Terrific strength…Reliable tackler who can deliver the big hit… Stout against the run …Able to take on and shed blockers…Uses his hands well …Fluid and more than holds his own in coverage… Solid pass rusher and blitzer…Hard Worker…Team Leader …Top pedigree…Lots of experience against elite competition.
    Sufficient, but not exceptional, speed and athleticism …Range is somewhat limited …Doesn’t always play with proper pad level…May not be as effective in pursuit at the next level…Average hands and ball skills…Some issues in space…Has health / durability concerns.
    A three-year starter for the Crimson Tide…Named 1st Team All-SEC in 2008 and 2009…A unanimous 1st Team All-American in 2009 …Won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in 2009…Served as a team captain as a junior…Suffers from Crohn’s Disease, a disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract…Has proven he will play through illness and injuries …Led what was arguably the most talented defense in the country and was a standout… Could excel in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme but best fit may come in an odd front…A magnificent all-around player who is effective against both the run and pass while serving as an extra coach on the field… A true football player with adequate physical tools and top-notch intangibles…Could very easily emerge as one of the premier inside linebackers in the NFL.

  111. mattraider says: Mar 26, 2010 7:42 AM

    Raiderredleg. I know the needs , you know the needs a mf blindman can see the needs, im just saying that i dont expect those needs (OT,DT,MLB) to be addressed that early in the draft. Two years ago i wanted Clady and we drafted Mcfadden (not that i dislike Dmac and i beleive him and Mike Bush will be solid this year if avoiding injuries). Last year it was reported we were looking at cal center Mack and i had this crazy thought that we were considering trading back and picking up him along with a wide reciever for giving up our high pick. Both lines have been neglected in the draft for far too long and ideally I would like trent Williams or Okung but one of them has too fall to us. some people are saying Baluga but i cant see al drafting another cant miss Tackle from Iowa.

  112. mattraider says: Mar 26, 2010 7:46 AM

    If we take Mcclain in the first round id be more surprised than the DHB pick last year. OT or DT the best available with our pick at 8

  113. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 26, 2010 9:27 AM

    @ mattraider,
    Agree 100% that McClain probably won’t be Al’s choice…He almost NEVER takes LBs in round one.
    Also agree with you that if we could get one of the top two DLs or top two OTs at #8 that would be great, but if none of those guys are available (a possibility), I hope the Raiders either take McClain (best player still available at a NEED position in round one and look OT or DT in round two) or try and trade down to a team looking for a QB (like the Jets did for Sanchez last year) ESPECIALLY if the Rams DO NOT take Bradford.
    Taking a marginal talent like Campbell, a head case like Davis appears to be, or ANOTHER safety (aka Taylor Mays) doesn’t really address the fact that we need blue chip talent RIGHT NOW to plug into the OL and DL to shore up our HORRIBLE line play.
    If Suh&McCoy (DTs) and Okung&Williams (OTs) are ALL gone by #8 then I hope Al breaks with his normal tendency (just he appears to have done with Free Agency) and either takes the best player at a need position still availabe or trades back to add picks (especially since #1 in 2011 is already in the Patriot’s hands).
    Anyway…Understand it is all a crap shoot anyway until the Rams decided what to do (draft Bradford, trade for McNabb, etc.).

  114. says: Mar 26, 2010 11:16 AM

    I see Iupati going to the Steelers… With the way Trai Essex flopped, and flailed around last season, we need some improvement there… After that we can address the DLine, ILB, and CB positions. I’d also like to see us re-sign Willie Parker too. He still has some football left in him. We have needs, but not any real major needs.

  115. packersurle says: Apr 19, 2010 3:19 PM

    Good Job – I hope it doesn’t go that way but I think it might.

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