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Curt Popejoy's 2 Round Mock Draft - 2/12/2010

Written by Curt Popejoy on 02/12/2010

1.1 St Louis Rams Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
I am making this change at the top based on information that the Rams are going to push hard to get a veteran FA quarterback, like Mike Vick or Donovan McNabb. Seems like a bad move to me, but no one has accused the Rams FO of making a lot of great moves lately. Before anyone comments on the change, this is not the pick I'd make. Not at all.
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1.2 Detroit Lions Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
The Lions lose out on Suh, but get a nice backup plan with McCoy. He's more Warren Sapp than Suh, and some consider a better all around prospect.
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1.3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Eric Berry S Tennessee
The Bucs miss out on both top DTs so their go for the next best playmaker on defense with Berry.
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1.4 Washington Redskins Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
The Redskins are going to try and deal Jason Campbell but regardless they have to upgrade the position. Bradford's updated health moves him ahead of Clausen for now in this mock.
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1.5 Kansas City Chiefs Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
The Chiefs need lots of players but being able to get a franchise LT, and move Branden Albert kills two birds with one stone.
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1.6 Seattle Seahawks C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
If Coach Carroll can't lure Reggie Bush away from New Orleans, I think he drafts his clone in Spiller.
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1.7 Cleveland Browns Joe Haden CB Florida
The Browns need so many positions, you don't know where to start. So why not start with the best coverage player in the draft.
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1.8 Oakland Raiders Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
I don't think that Morgan deserves a pick this high but everyone seems to think he does. I don't think he'll ever be a great pro, which makes him going to the Raiders a great match.
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1.9 Buffalo Bills Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
If Clausen makes it to this pick, the Bills have to pull the trigger. Their quarterback situation is a grease fire, and with those skill players, Clausen could have an immediate impact.
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1.10 Jacksonville Jaguars Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
The Jags have had a run of back luck in finding defensive ends, but I think that ends this year if they can get JPP. He's more athlete than football player at this point, but tons of potential.
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1.11 Denver Broncos (from Chicago) Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
If Brandon Marshall is traded, this pick could certainly end up being a wide receiver, but if not, McClain is the best player on the board.
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1.12 Miami Dolphins Sergio Kindle OLB Texas
This might be a bit early for Kindle, but the Dolphins need an edge rusher, Joey Porter wants out, and Kindle looks to be a great 3-4 rush OLB.
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1.13 San Francisco 49ers Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
The Niners have to get back to running the football especially if they chose not to upgrade their QB position, and Davis is the best run blocking tackle in this draft.
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1.14 Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
Walter Jones is pretty much done, and the Seahawks Front Office has made no real plans to replace him. Bulaga is built to play left tackle and is a great all around player.
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1.15 New York Giants Brian Price DT UCLA
The Giants tried to fill their gap at defensive tackle with free agents and it didn't pay off at all, so bringing in Price would help fix a defense that struggled to stop anyone.
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1.16 Tennessee Titans Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
The Titans probably need a cornerback more than a defensive end, but when you compare the talent of Dunlap with the next best corner, I give the edge to Dunlap.
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1.17 San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) Earl Thomas S Texas
The Niners got the tackle they needed earlier in the round, now they do a serious upgrade in the back 4 on defense with the explosive and versatile Thomas.
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1.18 Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Williams DT Tennessee
Steelers in a tough spot. Best safetys gone, best OT's left have questions, and so they are left getting a massive guy to replace another massive guy in Casey Hampton who may be gone this offseason.
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1.19 Atlanta Falcons Donovan Warren CB Michigan
There's no spot the Falcons need a player more than cornerback. Warren is my number 2 mainly because he can be left on an island in man coverage and the Falcons front 7 would be much better if they could concentrate less on coverage.
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1.20 Houston Texans Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
Andre Johnson have been dominant with no real threat on the other side of the field, so getting Bryant at this point in the round is a no-brainer. The Texans still need a corner, but Bryant is a classic BPA pick.
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1.21 Cincinnati Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
The Benglas have always prided themselves on having lots of weapons in the passing game, but last season they slipped. Gresham would make a perfect big target for Carson Palmer, and take some heat off the running game.
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1.22 New England Patriots Brandon Graham DE Michigan
Graham is shooting up draft boards, and I have to admit, watching him again, he is an impressive specimen. And he looks to be exactly the kind of player the Patriots love to play that 3-4 rush OLB spot.
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1.23 Green Bay Packers Jerry Hughes DE Texas Christian
I know the Packers need an offensive tackle and probably a cornerback as well, but the idea of pairing Hughes up with Clay Matthews rushing the quarterback was just too good to pass up.
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1.24 Philadelphia Eagles Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
Andy Reid loves drafting lineman on both sides of the ball early, so drafting Williams would make perfect sense.
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1.25 Baltimore Ravens Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
I realize that Tate is not the big target that many Ravens fans are screaming for, but Tate is so explosive and can do most anything on offense. Not to mention he's an incredible punt returner.
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1.26 Arizona Cardinals Ricky Sapp OLB Clemson
I almost went with a tight end here, but I realized that the Cards are going to be in a rough spot for edge rushing OLB's. This makes Sapp a perfect fit here.
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1.27 Dallas Cowboys Taylor Mays S USC
For all the heat he took while he was in Dallas Roy Williams was as much a victim of his coaching as anything. Mays is a similar type player and in the right scheme could be a very good player.
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1.28 San Diego Chargers Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
For a team that did so well, they have a lot of directions they could go in. Running back is an option, as is an inside linebacker. But ultimately I think they go for the potential of Campbell to play RT right away.
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1.29 New York Jets Arrelious Benn WR Illinois
Mark me down as a huge skeptic of Benn and one that doesn't buy the "no QB" excuse for the fact he sucked last year. But most think the NFL won't care and he'll still end up in the first, and if the Jets dump Braylon "hands of stone" Edwards, wide out will be a top priority.
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1.30 Minnesota Vikings Mike Iupati OG Idaho
Wanted to put Jhavid Best here, but in the ned, getting a new RG will really improve the run game, and Iupati is so dominant on the inside, he's almost certainly a first round pick.
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1.31 Indianapolis Colts Everson Griffen DE USC
It would be easy to plug a defensive tackle in here, because they always need one, but with Freeney's injury, and the fact he and Mathis are getting older, Griffen makes perfect sense.
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1.32 New Orleans Saints Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
The Saints have it all pretty well dialed in, but upgrading Scott Fujita's spot at OLB makes sense, and Spoon is a really impressive and underrated player.
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Last Edited: 02/12/2010




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