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Blogging Dirty’s NFL Mock Draft 2010

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This is the first Mock Draft I have done for Blogging Dirty and it was honestly the most fun I have had. There are a lot of options for the Falcons at #19, but one thing that is certain is we will definitely be in a position to grab a DE/LB type player who can make an immediate impact. That’s great news for Falcons fans and bad news for the rest of the NFL.

Now, onto the picks!

Pick Team Player Selected Player’s Position Player’s School Analysis
1. Sam Bradford Quarterback Oklahoma Unless there is a last-minute surprise, the Rams will take Bradford and try to resurrect the “Greatest Show on Turf”.
2. Gerald McCoy
Defensive Tackle Oklahoma

The Lions most glaring need is at cornerback, but McCoy is too good to pass up at #2.

3. Ndomukong Suh
Defensive Tackle Nebraska A huge hole at wide receiver, but the D-line talent is too great this early. They’ll take whoever the Lions pass up.
4. Russell Okung
Offensive Tackle Oklahoma State McNabb will welcome Okung with open arms.

5. Brian Bulaga
Offensive Tackle Iowa If for some reason the Skins pass on Okung, then he’s the pick. Otherwise. the Chiefs get Bulaga.
6. Eric Berry
Safety Tennessee With the top two tackles off the board, the Hawks grab the best available player with this Ed Reed clone.
7. Dez Bryant
Wide Receiver Oklahoma State The Browns need instant offense. Bryant will provide that if they can find someone to get him the ball.
8. Trent Williams
Offensive Tackle Oklahoma While some have him going to the Seahawks, I think the Raiders gladly snatch him up as they continue try and groom Jamarcus Russell.
9. Anthony Davis
Offensive Tackle Rutgers The Bills offense needs a lot of help and this is the spot where they shore up the offensive line.
10. Earl Thomas
Safety Texas Jacksonville finished near the bottom of the league in pass defense and Earl Thomas is a great “need” pick.
11. Rolando McClain
Interior Linebacker Alabama If the Broncos move Brandon Marshall, then this pick would obviously change, but an inside linebacker is the right call at #11.
12. Taylor Mays
Safety Southern California The Dolphins biggest need is at WR, but with limited talent at this spot, Taylor Mays is the best choice to help a 24th ranked pass defense.
13. Joe Haden
Cornerback Florida The Niners fill one of their biggest needs with the Florida corner.
14. (From Denver) Derrick Morgan
Defensive End Georgia Tech The Seahawks, with their 2nd pick in the 1st round, shore up another need by selecting Derrick Morgan. The Seahawks pass rush was near the bottom of the league last year.
15. Dan Williams
Defensive Tackle Tennessee The Giants could go Middle Linebacker here, but Williams provide the best value and adds another D-Line presence to the Giants front four.
16. (From Carolina) Jason Pierre-Paul
Defensive End South Florida Vandenbosch is 31 years old and Pierre-Paul is a perfect insurance policy.
17. Brandon Graham
Outside Linebacker Michigan This will be an odd selection for the 49ers but I feel with their second pick in the first round, Singletary won’t be able to pass up this defensive beast.
18. Kareem Jackson
Cornerback Alabama The Steelers fill their biggest need (Besides keeping Big Ben out of college bars) by drafting Alabama’s Jackson.
19. Sergio Kindle
Outside Linebacker Texas With Morgan and Graham off the board, the Falcons grab Kindle. He is the perfect DD/OLB hybrid the Falcons are looking for and will make an immediate impact on a defense that recorded only 28 sacks last season. If the Falcons don’t go defense with this pick, it would be a huge shock.
20.
CJ Spiller
Running Back Clemson The Texans biggest need is CB, but Spiller will be too tempting to pass up at the #20 pick.
21.
Jermaine Gresham
Tight End Oklahoma The Bengals absolutely need a TE. Gresham is the best one in this year’s draft. It’s a match made in Cincinnati.
22. Demaryius Thomas
Wide Receiver Georgia Tech With Moss getting older and Welker’s injury future uncertain, the Pats will add some insurance for Tom Brady.
23. Kyle Wilson
Cornerback Boise State Wilson is the 2nd best corner on the board and can return punts for the Pack.
24. Devin McCourty
Cornerback Rutgers The Eagles might go with Sean Weatherspoon here, but McCourty is a dynamic playmaker who will fit in nicely with the Eagles personnel.
25. Patrick Robinson
Cornerback Florida State The Ravens finish the 3-man run on cornerbacks with the Florida State DB.
26. Sean Weatherspoon
Outside Linebacker Missouri Offensive line helps would be the biggest need, but Weatherspoon still on the board at #26 is a steal for this Cardinals defense.
27. Mike Iupati
Guard Idaho He’s drawn comparisons to Larry Allen so it’s only fitting he goes to the Cowboys.
28. Ryan Mathews
Running Back Fresno State A terrific counterpoint to the diminutive Darren Sproles, the Chargers would be wise to take Mathews here.
29. Everson Griffen
Defensive End Southern California Rex Ryan loves him some defense with his DE’s getting up there in age, Griffen will slide into either position.
30. Maurkice Pouncey
Center Florida Pouncey is an incredible athlete and a tremendous value pick at #30.
31. Jared Odrick
Defensive Tackle Penn State Odrick will shore up a defensive pass rush that can disappear at times.
32. Jerry Hughes
Outisde Linebacker Texas Christian With their offense obviously set, the champs go for defense with the last pick in the first round.

What are your thoughts? Am I insane? Or just the right amount of sane? Let me know which players I got right and which ones I completely missed.

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Tags: 2010 NFL Mock Draft Falcons

  • funballad

    if graham is gone we will pick either lupati or pouncey.
    next year our entire front offensive line is either going to be free agents or so old they may be ready to retire. Only a great DE pass rusher would let us ignore our possible desperate situation on the front line of our offense.

    My preferences
    1st round Mike Iupati Guard Idaho
    3rd round Mike Tennant Center Boston College

  • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

    FunBallad, you make a great point about the offensive line. I just think even if Graham is gone they would go with Weatherspoon or Kindle. A pass rush is a glaring need. Although Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC loves Pouncey and has been talking him up.

  • funballad

    unless we trade down why worry about kindle he is a high second rounder at best. Weatherspoon is expected to go in the 17th to 28th pick though and could be our pick. If Kindle makes it to the first round by any team i will be very surprised.

    I still think pressing for immediate elite status on a MAYBE improved pass rush is a likely long term error.

    Offensive line is too important too soon to ignore and bringing in 5ht or latter round help to learn isn’t my idea of addressing the need.

    • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

      I would genuinely be surprised if the Falcons went offense in the first round. All the mocks have them going defense (Graham, Weatherspoon, Dunlap, Griffen, Wilson). Scouts Inc. actually has Kindle rated higher than Weatherspoon, though I agree with you the Falcons probably like him better. Do you think the Falcons are slow-playing their hand when it comes to the offensive line or do you think they will really go defense and hurt themselves long-term because of it?

  • funballad

    No. What I am saying is that in a perfect draft we would go offense first 2 picks. The only 2 picks on offense that would possibly be left worth a 1st round pick are Mike Iupati and Pouncey. I doubt they will make it to us so i expect us to pick Graham or possibly if he is gone too then Whitherspoon.

    Too bad offense is more important and getting rid of dead weight JA98 is important i fear getting another lateral move of linebacker.

    • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

      Your point-of-view is sound. I do think if Jamaal Anderson doesn’t deliver this year, he will not be a Falcon in 2011. I am really curious to see what the Falcons do with their two 3rd round picks. We agree offensive line is the key, but they also have a lesser need at cornerback and Dimitroff has gone all one way or the other in past drafts.

  • http://www.nflmocks.com jdove

    Would the falcons go after a bustable player like Carlos Dunlap?? They could use some help in the pass rush department.. Over at nflmocks.com we are discussing the bustability of Dunlap… check it out.

    • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

      If Dunlap turns out to be a bust, I think the Falcons are safe. They won’t take him in round one and he won’t be there by the time they pick in round three.

  • http://www.stlouisramfan.com Vince Vitale

    I have Atlanta taking DE Brandon Graham from Michigan

    http://www.stlouisramfan.com/mock_draft.php

    • http://bloggingdirty.com/ Troy Heinzman

      Hey Vince, that pick makes the most sense from a strictly talent standpoint and I would agree with you if not for the Falcons showing so much interest in Weatherspoon that it feels like he is already a Falcon. I think getting the best available pass rusher is a win for the Falcons and that includes Graham, Weatherspoon, Kindle, etc.