Bradford Goes Number One, What a Surprise: My 2010 NFL Mock Draft.

Matthew BisharaContributor IApril 20, 2010

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - OCTOBER 03: Injured quarterback Sam Bradford #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks up to the scoreboard late in the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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I realize that a lot of people won't be too happy with the selection that I gave their team, but honestly trying to predict where each team is going to go is almost impossible. I did my best based on who was remaining on the board and the team's positional needs. Please comment and let me know what you think might happen Thursday. 


And with the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select... 

  1. St. Louis (1-15) – Sam Bradford , QB, Oklahoma. They won’t pass on a franchise QB three years in a row.
  2. Detroit (2-14) - Ndamukong Suh , DT, Nebraska. They shore up their Dline with the best player in this year’s draft. Offensive tackle in round two.  
  3. Tampa Bay (3-13) - Gerald McCoy , DT, Oklahoma. A lesser Warren Sapp? Or his second coming? Either way he’s a can’t miss.
  4. Washington (4-12) - Trent Williams , T, Oklahoma. By all accounts he fits their system better than Okung.
  5. Kansas City (4-12) - Russell Okung , T, Oklahoma State. They need severe protection help, they could also trade down.
  6. Seattle (5-11) - Anthony Davis , T, Rutgers. Could be the best offensive tackle in the 2010 draft.
  7. Cleveland (5-11) – Eric Berry , S, Tennessee. The number one player on a lot of boards going to a team in desperate need of playmakers.
  8. Oakland (5-11) – Jason Pierre-Paul , DE, South Florida. He`s an athletic freak, Al Davis will be doing back flips with this pick. 
  9. Buffalo (6-10) – Brian Bulaga , T, Iowa. Safe pick, can be plugged in at RT day one.
  10. Philadelphia (11-5) – Earl Thomas , S, Texas. The best center fielder in the draft. Mike Mayock rates him ahead of Eric Berry. (From Jacksonville)– Jacksonville only has two picks in the top 100, they trade down to 24 and acquire a second round pick in the process.
  11. Denver (8-8) – Dez Bryant , WR, Oklahoma State. They need a wide receiver; I don’t think Royal is a number one.
  12. Miami (7-9) – Sergio Kindle , OLB, Texas. (courtesy of Phil Ede)  The best OLB on the on the board, can play the run and rush the passer which Miami is lacking.     
  13. San Francisco (8-8) – Joe Haden , CB, Florida. They need a lot of help in the secondary and a corner with his talent is a good start.
  14. Seattle (5-11) – (from Denver) – CJ Spiller , RB, Clemson. The biggest offensive threat in the draft, he can run, catch, and return kicks.    
  15. New York Giants (8-8) – Rolando McClain ILB, Alabama. Safe Pick, great leadership, and character. Fills the void left by Antonio Pierce.  
  16. Tennessee (8-8) – Derrick Morgan , DE, Georgia Tech. They already needed help at Dline and after losing Kyle Vanden Bosch the need becomes that much more pressing.
  17. San Francisco (8-8) – (from Carolina) – Mike Iupati , G, Idaho. Best interior lineman goes to a team that needs help opening holes for Frank Gore.
  18. Pittsburgh (9-7) – Kyle Wilson , CB, Boise State. They need a corner badly and Wilson is arguably the best corner in the draft.   
  19. Atlanta (9-7) – Brandon Graham , DE, Michigan. A high motor Dwight Freeney style defensive end, will improve a poor Falcons pass rush.  
  20. Houston (9-7) – Dan Williams , DT, Tennessee. Great value here with Dan Williams, they can complete their defensive line with this pick.  
  21. Cincinnati (10-6) - Jermaine Gresham , TE, Oklahoma. Could be the steal of the draft, he`s a beast with great hands and he can run.
  22. New England (10-6) - Demaryius Thomas , WR, Georgia Tech. Big solid receiver, he`s a bit of a project but will have good tutelage under Moss.
  23. Green Bay (11-5) – Bruce Campbell , T, Maryland. They need to protect Aaron Rodgers better than last season.
  24. Jacksonville (5-11)  (From Philadelphia)  - Sean Weatherspoon , OLB, Missouri. They have a number of holes that need to be addressed, tough to predict their selection.
  25. Baltimore (9-7) – Jared Odrick , DE, Penn State. They could also trade down to accumulate more picks, if Gresham is gone that`s what I see happening.
  26. Arizona (10-6) – Sean Lee , ILB, Penn State. They have to replace Karlos Dansby. 
  27. Dallas (11-5) - Rodger Saffold , T, Indiana. They had no answer for Minnesota`s pass rush in their last game, they need to replace Flozell Adams.      
  28. San Diego (13-3) - Terrence Cody , NT, Alabama. Jamal Williams is now a Bronco and the Chargers are left with no inside presence.
  29. New York Jets (9-7) – Carlos Dunlap , DE, Florida. High Risk pick with a ton of upside.
  30. Minnesota (12-4) - Jimmy Clausen , QB, Notre Dame. They get their QB of the future to replace Brett Favre after Clausen falls to them at 30.
  31. Indianapolis (14-2) - Jerry Hughes , OLB, TCU. Can play DE as well and the Colts lack depth at both positions.
  32. New Orleans (13-3) - Maurkice Pouncey , C, Florida. The only hole in their offense is at centre. They'll probably look to defensive line but with nobody worth the first round pick they go with Pouncey.