The St. Louis Rams may look to select Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft
By virtue of the St. Louis Rams’ 28-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17, the Rams (1-15) were assured of having the first overall pick for the 2010 NFL Draft. It will be the third year in a row that the Rams have picked either first or second in the draft (OT Jason Smith—second overall in 2009 and DE Chris Long—second overall in 2008), but this time they will be the first ones on the clock.
I am sure their prize will be dominating Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who some are comparing to former Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl player Eric Swann in his prime – think of his All-Pro years in 1995 and 1996. Suh had one of the best years of any college defensive tackle in NCAA history as he produced 85 tackles, a NCAA leading 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and one forced fumble.
The decorated award-winner (Lombardi, Bednarik, Willis, and first team All American) also had 10 passes defensed, 28 QB hurries, one interception and three blocked kicks. The cat-quick and strong defensive lineman possibly played his best game in Nebraska’s near upset of the Texas in the Big 12 Championship game, finishing with 4.5 sacks.
Other Top 10 prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft include: Tennessee safety Eric Berry, Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy, Florida CB Joe Haden, Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, and Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen.
2010 NFL Draft Order as of 1/4/10
1) St. Louis Rams (1-15)
2) Detroit Lions (2-14)
3) Tampa Bay Bucs (3-13)
4) Kansas City Chiefs (4-12)
5) Washington Redskins (4-12)
6) Seattle Seahawks (5-11)
7) Cleveland Browns (5-11)
8) Oakland Raiders (5-11)
9) Buffalo Bills (6-10)
10) Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)—Coin Flip
12) Miami Dolphins (7-9)
13) San Francisco 49ers (8-8)
14) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver–their record was 8-8)
15) New York Giants (8-8)
16) Tennessee Titans (8-8)
17) San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina–their was 8-8)
18) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7)
19) Atlanta Falcons (9-7)—Coin Flip
19) Houston Texans (9-7)—Coin Flip
21) New York Jets (9-7)—Depends on the playoffs
22) Baltimore Ravens (9-7)—Depends on the playoffs
23) Arizona Cardinals (10-6)—Depends on the playoffs
24) Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)—Depends on the playoffs
25) New England Patriots (10-6)—Depends on the playoffs
26) Green Bay Packers (11-5)—Depends on the playoffs
27) Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)—Depends on the playoffs
28) Dallas Cowboys (11-5)—Depends on the playoffs
29 Minnesota Vikings (12-4)—Depends on the playoffs
30) San Diego Chargers (13-3)—Depends on the playoffs
31) New Orleans Saints (13-3)—Depends on the playoffs
32) Indianapolis Colts (14-2)—Depends on the playoffs
Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)
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