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Curt Popejoy's 2 Round Mock Draft - 3/5/2010

Written by Curt Popejoy on 03/05/2010

1.1 St Louis Rams Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
Not my top QB, but with Vick supposedly off the market until Spring, I am back on the bandwagon I founded of a QB to the Rams. If they like Bradford more and he's healthy, I can't blame them for taking him here.
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1.2 Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
Some teams have put Gerald McCoy ahead of Suh, but for Detroit, what Suh brings to the table makes more sense.
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1.3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
The Bucs are once again in this spot with McCoy to add some explosion to their defensive front.
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1.4 Washington Redskins Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
The Redskins are still in dire need of a quarterback, and Clausen would be a great addition here.
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1.5 Kansas City Chiefs Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
Not my pick here, but if the Chiefs can't bring in a FA tackle, or trade down, and with the release of a starting guard in Mike Goff, they are even thinner along the offensive line.
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1.6 Seattle Seahawks Eric Berry S Tennessee
Seattle would be giddy as a school girl if Berry fell to them here, and he'd have to be at the top of their wish list of who is left.
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1.7 Cleveland Browns Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
This came down to a coin toss for me between JPP and Joe Haden. Both guys make perfect sense for the Browns, especially considering the players left on the board.
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1.8 Oakland Raiders Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
A big freakish athlete is awesome 40 time just screams to be a Raider. Too high for him, but that's never stopped Skeletor before.
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1.9 Buffalo Bills Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
Love what Bulaga brings. He's mean and nasty and a great techincal player. In 5 years we might look at him as the best tackle in the draft.
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1.10 Jacksonville Jaguars Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
Probably could have gone with Dez Bryant here, but the Jags pass rush was just awful last year. They have guys who can catch the football but no one who can catch the quarterback.
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1.11 Denver Broncos (from Chicago) Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
This pick seems almost too cliche' to happen, but I'll stick with it for now. Almost dropped Brian Price in here to play DE in the 3-4.
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1.12 Miami Dolphins Brandon Graham DE Michigan
It seems Graham is the hot name among the hybrid DE/OLB types, and the Dolphins are certainly in need of a pass rusher.
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1.13 San Francisco 49ers Joe Haden CB Florida
The football Gods leave the Niners a gift at 12, when Haden falls. In April, I can't imagine this really happening, as some team will go up and get a player like Haden if he starts to slip.
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1.14 Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
I've had Spiller to Seattle in their earlier pick for several updates. Here with the Berry scenario they pass on him, only to scoop him up here at 14. My guess is by April, he is off the board before this pick.
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1.15 New York Giants Brian Price DT UCLA
Even with their other needs, this pick makes perfect sense to me. Price is a guy who can do a lot of things for that defense, which is a unit that got roughed up, up front all season.
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1.16 Tennessee Titans Dan Williams DT Tennessee
This defense hasn't looked the same since Albert Haynesworth left. Williams would seriously beef up the middle of that line, and allow the ends to make plays, and the guys behind them clean runs to the football.
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1.17 San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
With the Niners locking their starting NT up for another year, it gives them the freedom to draft another position of dire need and that's offensive tackle. Williams is a solid player who should have a nice long career.
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1.18 Pittsburgh Steelers Earl Thomas S Texas
Thanks to the "Polamalu Effect" this team has to add another dynamic playmaker in their secondary, and Thomas is a perfect choice.
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1.19 Atlanta Falcons Everson Griffen DE USC
At some point John Abraham won't be able to keep playing. The Falcons clearly need a rush end and a cornerback, and for now, I rate Griffen higher than the best cornerback left on the board so Griffen is the pick.
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1.20 Houston Texans Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
Still like this as a strictly BPA pick. The Texans no.2 WR caught almost 50 fewer passes than Andre Johnson, so adding a weapon like Bryant this late in the round would be solid value.
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1.21 Cincinnati Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
This pick works because the Bengals love to run, and Gresham can block, and there's no doubt they need to add another receiver.
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1.22 New England Patriots Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
I think Dunlap makes sense to the Pats. They have no problem committing first round picks to defensive linemen, and after they delt Richard Seymour and spot opened up. Dunlap looks to be able to play much bigger and the need won't be there to be the top guy on the line.
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1.23 Green Bay Packers Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
The Packers are desperate to upgrade their offensive line, and Davis is a little underrated going into this draft, and should do well in their system.
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1.24 Philadelphia Eagles Taylor Mays S USC
I expect split feelings on this pick. I look at it as a BPA pick over need. They need a defensive end, but there isn't one to take. They need a linebacker, but I am not sure Sean Weatherspoon is worth the pick. Mays would add a physical presence on the defensive side of the football and has a ton of upside.
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1.25 Baltimore Ravens Jared Odrick DT Penn State
This team really needs a new wide out badly, but the value just isn't there, and Odrick is a really solid player who can play inside or outside.
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1.26 Arizona Cardinals Kyle Wilson CB Boise State
I am not quite ready to move Wilson to the No.2 CB position, but the Cardinals certainly need an upgrade at the cornerback position.
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1.27 Dallas Cowboys Mike Iupati OG Idaho
Not sure I'd take Iupati this early, but no doubt he's a good player. Will compete for a starting spot early in Dallas.
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1.28 San Diego Chargers Jahvid Best RB California
This is assuming that Jahvid Best is able to be 100% by the draft. He's an explosive player and would be great staying on the west coast in that offense.
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1.29 New York Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
Love Tate's game and the various ways he can help a team. And since the Jets traded for Hands of Stone Edwards, a need for another pass catcher is a must.
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1.30 Minnesota Vikings Tim Tebow QB Florida
You have to have one wacky pick in every draft, and this is mine. Tebow seems to be rallying the entire draft world(minus me) and all we get is how hard he's fixing his mechanics. So I will drop him into Minnesota and he and AD can run the option.
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1.31 Indianapolis Colts Charles Brown OT USC
I'd feel more comfortable going defensive tackle here, but there just isn't a player out there I'd put ahead of Brown, and the team could certainly upgrade on the offensive line as well.
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1.32 New Orleans Saints Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
The Saints are in a great spot that they don't have any major needs. They can instead add quality depth at linebacker. If there were a defensive lineman that moved up to this spot, I wouldn't be shocked either.
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Last Edited: 03/05/2010




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