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There's talk the Steelers may franchise Clark or at least re-sign him, but they still could use a safety of the future. Earl is a more balanced safety than Berry, but less upside. Still he should fit nicely next to Polamalu.
Warren is now rated higher than Spiller, so he gets to be the pick this time. Warren may or may not go this high, based on mixed reviews of his play, but he certainly has as much upside as Joe Haden and Atlanta has a huge need at corner.
Houston needs help on their D-Line and I know it seems like thats all they draft, but Dan Williams was unblockable this year and had a GREAT senior bowl, he's a very versatile guy that can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme and the Texans would really have to consider him.
Hughes will be an edge rusher. Not great in the passing defense. He will be going after the QB with his speed all the time. The Patriots need to add more youth and talent to help out Mayo and get it with Hughes.
The Eagles need to improve their pass rush off the edge. Dunlap is the perfect guy for the job. He falls this far because of his character flaws and because Al Davis fell in love with someone else. Andy Reid is unafraid to take a player with baggage so he wont hesitate to draft Dunlap if he is there.
Ozzie Newsome has always drafted the best player available, and it looks like this year he could be filling a major need by doing just that. This pick ultimately comes down to who is higher on their draft board - Jermaine Gresham will prove a very good long term upgrade to Todd Heap, but I believe that not only does Damian Williams fill an even greater need at receiver, but that Baltimore may have him higher than Gresham on their board anyway. A fantastic route runner, Williams will ultimately replace Derrick Mason as the Ravens' number 1 receiver and immediately help out a dubious WR group.
Arizona�s biggest need is for a LT. They drafted Levi Brown a couple years ago to be a RT when they thought Matt Leinart, a lefty, would be the QB of the future. Well he hasn't been so far and Warner is suffering because of it. They would consider Charles Brown here but it�s unlikely as they want to commit to a power running attack and he is pretty lean for an OT. Outsider linebackers Haggans, Okeafor, and Berry are all 33 years old or older so they will definitely be upgrading with Graham who had a spectacular showing at the SB, showing a variety of pass-rushing moves and looking a lot like Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil.
Primary needs in order: OT,FS,NT,MLB,OG. Secondary needs in order: DE,CB,WR,SS. In an earlier mock I had the boys taking an OT, but the top 6 guys are gone. The Cowboys seem to be interested in Iupati though. Whether they put him at OG or OT, he will be an upgrade to Dallas' OL. He still needs to improve his pass protection though. NT Cody & SS Mays are other options here.
The Jets don't have many pressing needs. There defense was tops in the league last year, and their young offense is only going to get better. They do have some age at defensive end, and Marques Douglas is set to become a free agent, so Odrick, who can play defensive end in a 3-4, is a nice fit here.
This may seem like a shot in the dark, but Brackett's on the market, and even if he comes back, he's over 30. Weatherspoon is as classy as they come, and the Colts know value when they see it.
New Orleans Saints: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida - 4%
This will happen in a consensus mock draft. Jason Pierre-Paul was among the leaders in a few spots, but was never the top guy. So, he slipped all the way to the Saints. I've made it clear that I'm not a big fan of JPP, but even I'll admit that he's a hell of a bargain down at No. 32. Click here to see what other 2010 NFL Draft Prospects are being mocked to the Saints.
I think Pierre-Paul will fall because he only had 1 good year and no one knows if he will continue to improve. If he does continue to get better than NO got a hell of a player. NO needs another DE to step in for Charles Grant who probably wont be back
This draft is for the best pick IN MY OPINION for each franchise and possibly even change their fate. (Explanations will NOT be provided on all of the picks because some of the picks are a given on the reason. EX. Myles Garrett, Jonathan Allen)
This mock draft is based on what I would do as GM in each situation, not based on what I think actually will happen. Once free agency and the senior bowl clears things up, then I'll switch to a prediction mock. The exception to this logic is when credible reports show that a player is likely to go with a given team. I mostly use Draft Breakdown and my own eyes watching college football to decide.