2010 NFL Mock Draft

Last update: Thursday, April 22, 2010. 4:35 P.M. – Major changes in all rounds.
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This order is based on the official 7-Round 2010 NFL Draft Order and the NFL Strength of Schedule.

  1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
    Sam Bradford will be the pick here, but who will draft him? Will it be the Rams or the Browns? Cleveland is rumored to be interested in moving up for Bradford, but I’m not buying it.

    First of all, a move like that would cost the Browns most of their draft picks. Second, Mike Holmgren doesn’t like picking quarterbacks in the first round. If he wanted a signal-caller so bad, he would just select Jimmy Clausen, who according to our Tale of the Tape, is the top quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft.

    And finally, if a rumor is floating around this time of year, it’s probably not true. Almost everything you’ll hear in the next couple of days will be a smokescreen.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: Not much to say here. The Rams will pick Bradford. Let’s just hope they get their card in quickly.


  2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
    Michael Lombardi recently speculated that this pick will be Russell Okung if the Lions trade for Albert Haynesworth. I definitely agree with that, but I think it should be Okung regardless. In fact, here are 10 Reasons Why the Lions Must Draft Russell Okung.

    However, a mock draft is based on what teams will do; not what they should do. Before last Monday, I thought Detroit was 50-50 between Okung and Ndamukong Suh, but in the wake of the Rob Sims (guard from Seattle) trade, this pick will likely, and unfortunately (for Lions fans) be spent on Suh.

    Assuming the Lions select Suh, their greatest problem will remain; Jeff Backus is a good run-blocker, but he’s a sub-par pass-protector and he has shown that he can’t keep elite right defensive ends from penetrating into the backfield and plowing Matthew Stafford into the turf. If you don’t believe me, wait until the NFL Network re-airs the Green Bay-Detroit Thanksgiving game, and watch Clay Matthews run circles around Backus.

    If the Lions want Stafford to bust because of poor pass protection, that’s their decision. Hopefully this pick doesn’t come back to haunt them.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: It’s a 99.99-percent lock this pick will be Ndamukong Suh – unfortunately for Matthew Stafford.

    Other 2010 NFL Possibilities:

    1. Russell Okung, OT – Will the Lions come to their senses and realize that Russell Okung is the right choice? I have my doubts.

    2. Gerald McCoy, DT – Some mocks have the Lions taking Gerald McCoy instead of Ndamukong Suh. That’s possible because of Suh’s knee history, but somewhat unlikely. Suh is the better fit for Detroit’s defense.

  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
    I have word from a very reliable source (the same one that informed me of Tampa loving Josh Freeman last year) that if both Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy are available, the Buccaneers are taking Suh. McCoy is the safer pick, but Tampa’s front office is smitten with Suh.

    However, that’s not the case here. Suh is off the board, so McCoy is the no-brainer selection. The Oklahoma product fills Tampa Bay’s greatest need and is arguably the top player on the board. Furthermore, McCoy is a great fit for Tampa’s defense and doesn’t have the same knee-related risks that Suh possesses.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: Gerald McCoy will be the pick. The top three are set in stone.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Ndamukong Suh, DT – If the Lions make the right decision and pick Russell Okung, the Buccaneers will select Ndamukong Suh.

    2. Russell Okung, OT – I think it’s more likely that the Buccaneers take Okung than Eric Berry. Donald Penn played well in 2008, but had weight issues last year. Okung would be a great blind-side protector for Josh Freeman. Also, taking a defensive end at No. 3 makes a lot more sense than a safety. Remember, defensive backs are never chosen in the top three picks. The last safety to go in the top three was Eric Turner (1991).

    By the way, if you’re a Bucs fan, make sure you check out Pewter Report.com. It’s the ultimate source for inside news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including all of the draft prospects they’re targeting.

  4. Washington Redskins: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
    This reminds me a lot of what happened last year. The whole time leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft, Aaron Curry was the favorite to go to the Chiefs. However, hours before the process began, all of this talk about Tyson Jackson being the pick surfaced. The Chiefs ultimately went with Jackson.

    Trent Williams has surfaced as the hot name at this spot. Both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have him going here, and Bodog.com lists Williams as the favorite at the No. 4 spot. Mike Mayock speculated earlier that Williams would be a better fit for Mike Shanahan’s zone-blocking scheme. Like the Chiefs last year, it appears as though Washington is drafting for scheme/philosophy than overall talent.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: I think this is a big mistake. Russell Okung would be the better option. Trent Williams struggled at left tackle at Oklahoma in 2009.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Russell Okung, OT – Russell Okung should be the pick.

    2. Eric Berry, S – If Bruce Allen wants to go with the best player available, it’ll be Eric Berry.

  5. Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
    If Scott Pioli drafts Eric Berry, it’ll be evident that he has no plan. How do you go from positional value in 2009 to best player available in 2010? How do you neglect to protect your $63 million quarterback? Branden Albert improved over the season in the sacks allowed department, but those numbers were misleading because he still allowed a ton of pressures and committed lots of penalties. He did get better, but he’s not a franchise left tackle.

    I’m not saying Berry won’t be the pick here. He very well could be. Both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay believe he will be, and he’s the favorite on Bodog.com. But looking at Pioli’s philosophy, it won’t make any sense.

    I’m hedging my bets here. If the Redskins pick Russell Okung, this pick will be Bulaga (if it’s not Berry). If the Redskins pick Trent Williams, this will probably be Okung (again, if it’s not Berry), but it could still be Bulaga because he’s the type of prospect Pioli has liked in the past.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: If Eric Berry is the pick, I’ll be convinced that Pioli has been abducted by aliens and was replaced with a doppelganger. There’s no other plausible explanation.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Russell Okung, OT – Left tackle makes the most sense according to Scott Pioli’s previous draft plans.

    2. Eric Berry, S – Berry is the other major option, but it would go against everything Pioli believes in if he were to take a safety without having his offensive and defensive lines fixed. Again, aside from Sean Taylor, no safety has been chosen with a top-five draft pick since Eric Turner in 1991.

    3. Trade Down – As mentioned above, the Chiefs would love to move down and may accept less on the Trade Value Chart to do so. Potential teams to move up are the Bills (Clausen), Dolphins (Berry), 49ers (Berry or Clausen) and Eagles (Berry).

  6. Seattle Seahawks: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
    The Seahawks have released their draft plans! Pete Carroll apparently has placed clues on Twitter (follow me @walterfootball by the way) in the form of song titles that describe which prospects he plans on drafting this weekend. A promising start to the new regime in Seattle.

    Unless you can crack Carroll’s code, this pick is a bit of a mystery because we don’t know how Carroll and new general manager John Schneider will draft. Carroll coached in New England for a few years in the late 90s, but didn’t have control over draft decisions; in fact, Bill Parcells left the Patriots because Bob Kraft forced him into taking Terry Glenn. Schneider, meanwhile, has served under Ted Thompson the last five years. Thompson likes taking the best player available on his board, but that might be irrelevant here because Carroll will have the ultimate say.

    The Seahawks have tons of needs and can’t afford a luxury pick like Berry. Adding a player projected to be the next Ed Reed may sound great to the fan base, but safeties aren’t nearly as important as many other positions on the football field, and Seattle is a team with tons of holes at those more important positions – most prominently at left tackle.

    Carroll traded for Charlie Whitehurst, so it doesn’t make much sense to risk injury to his new quarterback. The Seahawks have nothing at left tackle, so Carroll may want to draft the left tackle in this class.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: Unless both Russell Okung and Trent Williams are off the board, I’ll be shocked if this pick isn’t a left tackle.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Eric Berry, S – I’m not discounting Eric Berry; he’s the best player available and fills a big need. He could easily be Seattle’s choice at No. 6, but right now I’m giving the slight edge to Trent Williams. If the Seahawks take Berry, by the way, pencil in Charles Brown at No. 14.

    2. Trent Williams, OT – If the Redskins draft Russell Okung, Trent Williams will be the pick.

  7. Cleveland Browns: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
    I mocked Jimmy Clausen here recently, but the more I thought about it since then, the more I realized that it’s not Mike Holmgren’s style to pick Clausen. Clausen is clearly the right choice for the Browns, but my goal is to predict what teams will do instead of what they should do.

    Holmgren has never spent a first-round pick on a quarterback. There’s a reason for this. Like Bill Walsh, Holmgren firmly believes that he can take “inferior” quarterbacks and make them into really proficient passers. These “inferior” signal-callers don’t have to possess a great or even a very good arm; they just need to make quick decisions, and be accurate in the short and the intermediate passing game. Clausen could absolutely thrive in Holmgren’s offense, but I don’t think Holmgren would be willing to spend the No. 7 overall pick on the Notre Dame product – even if he is the top quarterback prospect in this class.

    While Holmgren has never used a first-round pick on a quarterback, he has spent several opening-round selections on defensive backs. If Eric Berry is available, I think we can add him to the list.

    The Browns don’t have much at safety, and unlike the Seahawks, they don’t have tons of needs that would preclude them from adding a top-three prospect in this class, even if he plays a position of lesser value.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: This is obviously Eric Berry if he’s here. If not, I say Joe Haden. I don’t understand how anyone could mock Derrick Morgan to the Browns. He is not a 3-4 rush linebacker; he would be a terrible fit in that scheme. But then again, this is the team that paid Jake Delhomme $7 million, so who knows?

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Joe Haden, CB – Cleveland traded for Sheldon Brown, but he’s 31 years old. He doesn’t have much time of high productivity remaining in this league, and could be moved to free safety this year.

    2. Jimmy Clausen, QB – The right pick for the Browns, but one I don’t think they’re going to make.

  8. Oakland Raiders: Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
    Possible trade alert. Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Raiders and Steelers are engaged in trade talks involving Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh presumably would obtain this pick and Nnamdi Asomugha for Big Ben, and would use this selection on Jimmy Clausen.

    If nothing happens, this pick will be Bruce Campbell. I’ll be shocked if it’s anyone else with the exception of Trent Williams. Campbell offers Al Davis exactly what he wants – an athletic freak of a player who fills a position of need. Campbell ran a 4.85 at the Combine at 6-6, 314. He also posted 34 reps of 225 pounds despite having 36 1/4-inch arms. If Al Davis was awake, he must have thought to himself, “Bruce Campbell… is a… great player…”

    There has been some talk that Jimmy Clausen could be an option here. I don’t think so. If Undead Al drafts Clausen, he’ll be publicly admitting that he made a huge mistake in drafting JaMarcus Russell. Al Davis doesn’t like to admit any errors on his part. If he did, JaMarcus Russell wouldn’t be on the team anymore.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: Rolando McClain and Mike Iupati are being talked about here. But they’re not great players. “Bruce Campbell… is a… great player…”

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Trent Williams, OT – Posted great Combine numbers like Campbell. However, Trent Williams’ numbers were less impressive, meaning he’s not the “great player” Campbell is.

    2. Jimmy Clausen, QB (PIT) – As described above, a trade could happen.

  9. Buffalo Bills: Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee
    Why the Bills will draft Jimmy Clausen:

    – They would be crazy not to. It’s the right move, and obtaining Clausen would mean that they’d become playoff contenders by 2011. There are people out there, including Mel Kiper, who believe that Clausen is the top quarterback in this class. Matt and I both agree. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the Jimmy Clausen vs. Sam Bradford: Tale of the Tape, which dissects the two signal-callers looking at 21 different attributes.

    New Regimes Mean New Quarterbacks.

    – General manager Buddy Nix was with the Chargers when they drafted Philip Rivers. He seemingly knows what he’s doing.

    Why the Bills won’t draft Jimmy Clausen:

    – Kiper, who is Clausen’s greatest supporter, doesn’t think Buffalo will take him.

    – Clausen doesn’t fit Chan Gailey’s offense. Some, including myself, may question how good Gailey’s offense might be if he can’t work with the most pro-ready junior quarterback to come into the NFL in the past 15 years, but the fact remains that Gailey’s the coach.

    By the way, here’s a funny quote from a Georgia Tech fan talking about Gailey that Wraith posted in his signature: “As a Georgia Tech student during that rather unfortunate era… I’m really, really sorry Buffalo fans. No team deserves that fate. Look forward to a lot of draws on 3rd and 8 and punts from the opponent’s 33-yard-line. I honestly do not think I�ve ever seen a worse coach in my history of watching football. I cannot think of a single redeeming coaching attribute the man has.”

    – Owner Ralph Wilson would rather not spend tons of money required to pay a top-10 quarterback.

    – The Bills screw up most of the time, and history appears to be repeating itself.

    It’s really a shame because this is Buffalo’s most important draft selection since it took Bruce Smith first overall in 1985. With Clausen, the Bills could finally escape NFL purgatory. If they pass on him, they’ll continue to pick in the top 12.

    Good luck, Bills fans.

    At any rate, Dan Williams will be the pick if the top three tackles are off the board. Buffalo’s new 3-4 defense has a complete void at nose tackle. B.J. Raji was chosen with the ninth pick last year, so this choice is in Williams’ range.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: I really hope I’m wrong about this pick – I’d love it if the Bills took Jimmy Clausen so they could finally turn things around. But something tells me they won’t. Dan Williams it is.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Trent Williams or Bryan Bulaga, OT – If the Seahawks or Chiefs take Eric Berry, Buffalo will have a chance to draft a left tackle.

    2. Jimmy Clausen, QB – Can the Bills finally do the right thing for a change? It’s looking doubtful.

    Pick change; previously Jimmy Clausen, QB

  10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
    Didn’t the Jaguars just sign Aaron Kampman? Don’t they have Derrick Harvey on the roster? Of course – but that doesn’t mean that a defensive end like Derrick Morgan or Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t an option.

    Gene Smith is a really smart general manager. He has to be aware that a 30-year-old Kampman probably won’t be 100 percent coming off a torn ACL. If Kampman isn’t completely effective, Jacksonville will once again struggle to get pressure on the quarterback. And when you’re trying to beat Peyton Manning, not being able to generate a monstrous pass-rush is a recipe for failure.

    Smith stresses positional value and the Best Player Available strategy. Last year, he selected Eugene Monroe at No. 8 overall and Eben Britton in Round 2 even though he had the recently signed William Tra Thomas and Tony Pashos on the roster.

    Morgan could very well be the best player on Jacksonville’s big board (he is on Mel Kiper’s at this juncture). As a defensive end who can pressure the quarterback, Morgan also satisfies positional value. He would give the Jaguars a valuable piece in their quest to defeat Manning. To me, this pick makes a ton of sense.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: It’s C.J. Spiller or Derrick Morgan barring a trade. Morgan is the better consensus player, and he actually fills a need, unlike Spiller. I say it’s Morgan.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. C.J. Spiller, RB – Gene Smith will take the best player on his board. That could be C.J. Spiller, who would be a great complement for Maurice Jones-Drew.

    2. Trade Down (Tim Tebow) – I don’t think the Jaguars will spend the No. 10 selection on Tebow. They can trade down to the 18-22 range (some team may want to trade up for C.J. Spiller or Joe Haden) and get him there. Or, they can trade this year’s third-round pick and next year’s second-round selection to obtain Tebow in Round 2.

    The bottom line is – and I can’t stress this enough – the Jaguars NEED to walk away from this draft with Tebow. If they don’t, Weaver will continue to lose millions upon millions of dollars, and the Jaguars will eventually move to Los Angeles. The NFL is a business-first model, and Tebow would be an extremely value commodity for Jacksonville’s troubled owner.

  11. Denver Broncos: Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida
    Is No. 11 too high for a center? Of course. I think the Broncos could trade down to around No. 15 (Giants move up for C.J. Spiller?) But even if they stay at this spot, Maurkice Pouncey is a very likely pick.

    McDaniels is one to think outside the box. Remember, he selected a blocking tight end in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He also dealt a first-round pick for a nickel corner. The center position is Denver’s biggest need; the team currently doesn’t have any NFL-caliber centers on the roster. If McDaniels can reach for a blocking tight end and a nickel corner, he can certainly reach for a center – positional value be damned.

    Rolando McClain is a popular choice here, as is Dez Bryant. McDaniels really gushed about both of them during his pre-draft press conference a few days ago. Knowing McDaniels’ personality, however, he won’t be taking them.

    Every year, there’s at least one shocker pick in the upper half of the first round. Last April, it was Darrius Heyward at No. 7 and Larry English to the Chargers at No. 16. In 2008, no one expected the Patriots to pick Jerod Mayo at the 10 spot. The year before that, Miami shocked the NFL Draft community by selecting Ted Ginn over Brady Quinn. I really think this could happen.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: When I first mocked Maurkice Pouncey to the Broncos, I thought I was crazy. Lo and behold, he’s now the favorite to go to the Broncos. But I guess it just shows that people recognize Josh McDaniels’ brilliant drafting tactics.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Rolando McClain, ILB – Fills a need at inside linebacker next to D.J. Williams. Casual fans love Rolando McClain, but he’s not particularly strong in coverage and would only be a two-down player in most defenses, including Denver’s. Still, McDaniels is pretty crazy and could be open to taking a two-down player at No. 11.

    2. Dez Bryant, WR – As I Tweeted (follow @walterfootball) on Wednesday afternoon, “I don’t see Josh McDaniels drafting another diva WR. If he didn’t like Marshall’s attitude, why would he want Dez Bryant?” It wouldn’t make any sense, but McDaniels has done crazier things on Draft Day.

  12. Miami Dolphins: Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU
    If Dan Williams is available, I believe he’ll be the pick. Nose tackle is a huge need, and Bill Parcells’ coaching staff had the opportunity to get to know Williams at the Senior Bowl. The fact that he was a 4-year starter at Tennessee is huge.

    However, if Williams is off the board, there’s a good chance Miami trades down; the team has huge needs at rush linebacker, free safety and nose tackle, and they don’t have a second-round pick to help fill all of those holes.

    One guy the Dolphins seem interested in, even at No. 12, is Jerry Hughes. Hughes has the experience, production and athleticism that Parcells loves. Outside of Jason Pierre-Paul, Hughes resembles DeMarcus Ware the most from an athletic standpoint – and Hughes doesn’t have the same slight character and production concerns that Pierre-Paul possesses.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: Both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have Sergio Kindle here. I considered Kindle as well, but Jerry Hughes is the better athlete and seems like the better complement for Cameron Wake. Kindle is a one-trick pony as a pass-rusher, while Hughes can be very effective against the run as well. I’m going against the grain here. Miami may grab Hughes in the 20s if it swaps picks with the Eagles.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Dan Williams, NT – As mentioned above, Dan Williams probably will be the pick if he’s here.

    2. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE/OLB – Jason Pierre-Paul has the athleticism that Parcells loves. Based purely on raw physical talent, Pierre-Paul and DeMarcus Ware are very similar.

    3. Trade Down – The Dolphins are reportedly interested in recouping their second-round pick. If Jimmy Clausen is available at this spot, some team may trade up for him. Joe Haden, Earl Thomas, C.J. Spiller and Dez Bryant could also be hot commodities here.


  13. San Francisco 49ers: Joe Haden, CB, Florida
    I always figured Joe Haden’s Combine 40 was a farce. Mired by a back sprain and taught to come out of a poor stance, Haden ran a 4.57 in Indianapolis. At Florida’s Pro Day, Haden ran a 4.43 on a wet surface, which equates to a 4.38 on a normal track.

    The 49ers’ philosophy is to take the best player on their board, which is why Haden will not fall beyond No. 13. Haden is a top-10 prospect – he could easily go to the Browns at No. 7 or Jaguars at No. 10 – so San Francisco won’t waste any time handing in their card to Roger Goodell if the No. 1 corner in this class is available.

    Besides, corner is a big need for the 49ers. Shawntae Spencer is coming off a terrific year, but the team could never figure out what to do across from him. Overpriced and aging Nate Clements was benched during the 2009 season, and was replaced by the mediocre Tarell Brown.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: I believe the 49ers will obtain Joe Haden with one of their picks. The other will be used on a tackle like Bryan Bulaga or Trent Williams. I mention Bulaga because he’s rumored to fall to San Francisco.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Bryan Bulaga, OT – Bryan Bulaga’s stock is dropping.

    2. Earl Thomas, FS/CB – There’s some talk that Earl Thomas can play corner in addition to free safety. Thomas’ stock is rising, and he’s definitely a candidate at No. 13.

  14. Seattle Seahawks: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
    Again, the Seahawks are one of the tougher teams to project because we don’t know what sort of philosophy Pete Carroll and Jon Schneider like to follow. If they favor positional value, this pick will be Jason Pierre-Paul or maybe even Brandon Graham. If they go with the best player available, it’ll be C.J. Spiller.

    Justin Forsett is a decent third-down back, but overall the Seahawks don’t have any sort of threat at running back. In fact, Seattle doesn’t really have any playmakers on offense. Their top threat is T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and he had a mediocre season as a possession receiver in 2009.

    With the Seahawks’ first pick, they found some protection for Charlie Whitehurst’s blind side. With this selection, they’ll give him a dynamic Jamaal Charles-type weapon.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: There’s some talk that the Seahawks will take C.J. Spiller at No. 6, which is crazy. Think about it – Adrian Peterson went seventh when he came into the NFL. How in the world is Spiller a better prospect than Peterson?

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Charles Brown, OT – If the Seahawks take Eric Berry or Derrick Morgan at No. 6, Charles Brown should be the pick here. Pete Carroll is familiar with him, and Brown fits Seattle’s blocking scheme perfectly.

    2. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE – The Seahawks had 28 sacks in 2009, led by the retired Kerney’s five. Their current ends right now are Lawrence Jackson, Robert Henderson and Chris Clemons. They really need to improve their pass rush, and an athletic freak of nature like Jason Pierre-Paul will be very difficult to pass up, even if he is a one-year wonder with a high bust rate.

  15. New York Giants: Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
    General manager Jerry Reese is a big believer in taking the best player on his board. In this case, it’s Rolando McClain, who fills a huge need at inside linebacker.

    Sean Weatherspoon would be a better fit for Perry Fewell’s defense, but it’s not like McClain would be a liability or anything; he is the better player and his tremendous talent would really benefit the Giants. Plus, there’s more talk that Weatherspoon could be available at No. 32 or even beyond that – certainly doesn’t sound like anyone’s top player available.

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: The three names I’m hearing for the Giants are Rolando McClain, Joe Haden and Jason Pierre-Paul. McClain and Haden would be solid picks.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. C.J. Spiller, RB – C.J. Spiller could make it to No. 15, or the Giants may trade up for him. There’s a need at running back with Brandon Jacobs’ health in question, and Spiller would be the best player on Jerry Reese’s board.

    2. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE – Osi Umenyiora looks like he’s whining his way out of New York. Jason Pierre-Paul’s freakish athleticism will intrigue someone in the top 16.

  16. Tennessee Titans: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
    This is a perfect match. The Titans really need a defensive end, and Jason Pierre-Paul fits what they look for in a prospect to a tee. Tennessee’s front office loves drafting workout warriors. In 2009, it was Kenny Britt, who ran a very impressive 4.47 40 and leaped 37 inches despite being 6-3, 210. In 2008, it was Chris Johnson, who has the fastest official 40 ever at the Combine. In 2007, it was Michael Griffin, who ran a 4.45 – the best 40 time for any safety in that class.

    No defensive end in this class is more athletic than Pierre-Paul. The South Florida prospect ran a 4.64 and notched a 31.5-inch vertical at 6-5, 270. More importantly, he did 13 back flips in a row. Thirteen!

    2010 NFL Draft Day – Final Thoughts: The Titans love Jason Pierre-Paul and they’ll be praying he falls to them. If he’s not here, I wouldn’t rule out Everson Griffen, Joe Haden or Devin McCourty.

    Other 2010 NFL Draft Possibilities:

    1. Everson Griffen, DE – Potentially a surprise pick at No. 16. The Titans love his athleticism.

    2. Joe Haden or Devin McCourty, CB – Joe Haden sprinted a 4.43 40 on a wet turf at his Pro Day, which equates to about a 4.38. If Haden’s not here, Titans fans would want Kyle Wilson, but Devin McCourty notched a 4.34 at the Combine.

    Go to 2010 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-32

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2011 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2011 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 2 /Round 3
Other 2011 Mock Drafts: Free Agency (5/9) /Greg Cox (4/28) /Backward Mock (4/22) /Emmitt Mock (4/21) /Team Big Boards (4/21) /Celebrity Mock (4/13) /Experts (4/7) /Not Mock (4/6) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Greg Cox's 2012 Mock (2/22) /Matt McGuire (1/8)
2012 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2012 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2012 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/26) /Pick History (4/23) /Emmitt Mock (4/19) /Not Mock (4/19) /Backward Mock (4/17) /Celebrity (4/15) /Goals (4/10) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Greg Cox (9/9)
2013 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2013 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2013 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/25) /GM Mock (4/21) /Charlie's Trade Mock (4/20) /Goals (4/19) /Rapid Reader Mock (4/18) /Emmitt Mock (4/14) /Not Mock (4/13) /Pick History (4/5) /Backward Mock (4/4) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/7) /Archived 2013 NFL Mock Drafts
2014 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATE 5/8): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2014 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/10): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2014 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (5/8) /Goals (5/3) /Not Mock (4/27) /Emmitt Mock (4/20) /Trades Mock (4/13) /Celebrity Mock (4/11) /Backward Mock (4/4) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Overreaction Mock (12/30)
2015 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2015 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/2): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2015 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/30) /Goals (4/25) /Not Mock (4/19) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Trades Mock (4/12) /Celebrity Mock (4/10) /Backward Mock (4/3) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/5) /Overreaction Mock (12/29)
2016 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2016 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2016 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/28) /Combo (5/8) /Goals (4/23) /Not Mock (4/22) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Trades Mock (4/16) /Celebrity Mock (4/10) /Backward Mock (4/7) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Overreaction Mock (1/4)
2017 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2017 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2017 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/27) /Combo (5/7) /Goals (4/22) /Not Mock (4/21) /Emmitt Mock (4/16) /Backward Mock (4/9) /Celebrity Mock (4/7) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/7) /Overreaction Mock (1/2)
2018 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2018 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2018 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/26) /Combo (5/6) /Goals (4/21) /Not Mock (4/20) /Emmitt Mock (4/15) /Trades Mock (4/13) /Backward Mock (4/8) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/11) /Senior Bowl (1/27)
2019 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2019 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2019 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/25) /Combo (5/5) /Goals (4/20) /Not Mock (4/18) /Witten Mock (4/14) /Trades Mock (4/12) /Emmitt Mock (4/7) /Backward Mock (4/5) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/10) /Senior Bowl Mock (1/26) /Video Mock (1/8) /Overreaction Mock (12/31)
2020 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/23): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2020 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2020 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/23) /Combo (5/3) /Goals (4/18) /Emmitt Mock (4/12) /Trades Mock (4/8) /Backward Mock (4/5) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/16) /Corey Long (3/13) /Senior Bowl Mock (1/27) /Overreaction Mock (12/30)
2021 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2021 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/1): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2021 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (5/17) /Goals (4/23) /Backward Mock (4/18) /Emmitt Mock (4/11) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Senior Bowl Mock (1/30) /Overreaction Mock (1/4)
2022 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2022 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2022 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/28) /Goals (4/22) /Backward Mock (4/20) /Emmitt Mock (4/15) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Senior Bowl Mock (2/5) /Overreaction Mock (1/10)
2023 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2023 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2023 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/27) /Backward Mock (4/19) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Senior Bowl Mock (2/4) /Overreaction Mock (1/9)
2024 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 2/27): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4
Other 2024 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (2/26)
Other 2025 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (2/24)
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