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***AB's 2010 Collaborative Mock Draft- Picks/Trades Thread** 2 ROUNDS OVER

Giants select Earl Thomas




Several different ways I wanted to go with this pick, but since it's pre-combine this is what I got.
After much internal debate, the Titans settle on their DE. Jerry Hughes was also a strong consideration, and this may change post-combine, at this moment, Tennessee is proud to select:

USC, DE: Everson Griffin



[ Edited by TexasNiner on Jan 19, 2010 at 18:37:21 ]
Ok, Crazy is up again with the Niners.
Alright, so many choices that could work great. A multipurpose RB, super-talented OLB/DE projects, and a few top-tier OT. After much thought and deliberation, the 49ers are proud to select with the 17th pick:





Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma


The best RT prospect in the draft. His numbers were down this year due to playing LT and C, but the previous two years he started at RT, where he was truly dominant. The reason why the 49ers invested on a OG and OT in the 1st rounds can be explained in a quote my college coach told me, "Rather have a great OL with a mediocre QB than a great QB with a mediocre OL, b/c a great line can make a mediocre QB look great, and a mediocre OL can make a great QB mediocre." With the offensive line we build this year, we'll make Gore a top 5 back again and keep our QB upright.


Now, a lot of you are going to be yelling, "OMG, how can you pass on Spiller? We need an OLB like Hughes or Graham to complete our pass rush! What about Bulaga?!?!?!?!" Look, they are all great, but here's my reasoning:

-Bulaga is a zone-blocking OL and as good as he is would be limited in our system.

-Spiller is a talent, but won't matter if no one can block for him, and if his main purpose will be to be a returner, a return specialist isn't worth a 1st.

-No OLB is worth it this year at #17.

-All the best teams (Indy, NO, Minn, Pitt, Baltimore, Denver, SD, NYJ/G) have solid OL from tackle to tackle.

Overall, we fix our trenches and both Iupati and Williams will be able to start from the get-go.
Pittsburgh selects:



Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa 6'6" 312 4.96


"Nice, I won't have to change the color of my workout gear."
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Come on people let's keep this thing moving.

[ Edited by mayo63 on Jan 20, 2010 at 05:51:16 ]
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Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
Pittsburgh selects:



Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa 6'6" 312 4.96


"Nice, I won't have to change the color of my workout gear."

That's a very important consideration for an athlete when signing with a pro team.


With the 19th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons select CB Patrick Robinson.

He fills a glaring need at CB and boosts their return game instantly.
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Sad news in today's draft as an unnamed member of the Atlanta Falcons was hospitalized after being knocked down as he made his way from the podium. Apparently he was literally run over by Texans GM Rick Smith as he raced to the podium to make his selection.

Houston was the league's top passing team last year, but 30th in the run. The number one player on their board somehow slips and they nab the most dynamic runner in the draft. The selection...



C.J Spiller, Clemson


This offense now has the weapons and versatility to rival the Saints, and may be even better. Spiller also adds to an already potent return unit. The one downside is that they were weak in short yardage and it's not clear how Spiller will consistently do in that respect, but the Texans just couldn't pass on the explosive, big play ability that Spiller brings.

[ Edited by TX9R on Jan 20, 2010 at 12:54:38 ]
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Originally posted by 49wyztoscore:


With the 19th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons select CB Patrick Robinson.

He fills a glaring need at CB and boosts their return game instantly.

Another pick who doesn't have to make drastic changes in the color of his workout clothes.
With the 21st Pick in the NFL Draft the Bengals select Morgan Burnett of Georgia Tech

With Jonathan Joseph and Leon Hall being one of the best Corner combos in the league they get an upgrade at the Safety Position..

Strongly considered Golden Tate or Sean Weatherspoon.

Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Alright, so many choices that could work great. A multipurpose RB, super-talented OLB/DE projects, and a few top-tier OT. After much thought and deliberation, the 49ers are proud to select with the 17th pick:





Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma


The best RT prospect in the draft. His numbers were down this year due to playing LT and C, but the previous two years he started at RT, where he was truly dominant. The reason why the 49ers invested on a OG and OT in the 1st rounds can be explained in a quote my college coach told me, "Rather have a great OL with a mediocre QB than a great QB with a mediocre OL, b/c a great line can make a mediocre QB look great, and a mediocre OL can make a great QB mediocre." With the offensive line we build this year, we'll make Gore a top 5 back again and keep our QB upright.


Now, a lot of you are going to be yelling, "OMG, how can you pass on Spiller? We need an OLB like Hughes or Graham to complete our pass rush! What about Bulaga?!?!?!?!" Look, they are all great, but here's my reasoning:

-Bulaga is a zone-blocking OL and as good as he is would be limited in our system.

-Spiller is a talent, but won't matter if no one can block for him, and if his main purpose will be to be a returner, a return specialist isn't worth a 1st.

-No OLB is worth it this year at #17.

-All the best teams (Indy, NO, Minn, Pitt, Baltimore, Denver, SD, NYJ/G) have solid OL from tackle to tackle.

Overall, we fix our trenches and both Iupati and Williams will be able to start from the get-go.

Just look at Tom Brady to prove your point!
I believe Bill Belickick is not happy about no longer having the premier D, and will look to address that side of the ball. The O-line doesn't need personnel upgrades right now, and as is, it is rare for the Pats to go for a 1st round OT (even though they went for an OG once). WR is an option, and a return man may now be a need, but Brady clearly has enough to work with (best WR of the past decade), and has won with less. RB is a need, and if Spiller fell, he may have been the pick, bus seeing as how he's not on the board, no other RB is good value here. TE? Not happening.

So then we look at the D. Last year, the Pats invested 2 early picks on DBs, and I believe they will thus leave that part of their roster alone in the first round. They got their NT of the future, and are set at MIKE LB. They can still use a TED, OLB to go across from Banta-Cain, and DE to replace Seymore.

Taking these needs (OLB, ILB, DE) they weigh the options now, and who will be available in the second and third rounds, and settle on.....

Corey Wootton
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So Greenbay goes into the draft with a pretty solid team but they have a glaring need on the OL. Mark Tauscher was re-signed after he was cut from the team and Chad Clifton went down with injuries too often for their comfort. Aaron Rodgers was running for his life during these games and was in the lead to take the most sacks on the year. So with that in mind it was actually an easy decision to look to Maryland OT Bruce Campbell. The Packers have found their starting right tackle and future replacement for Clifton if he cannot recover from his injuries.
From Walterfootball:
Consider Bruce Campbell the Jason Smith of the 2010 NFL Draft class. His stock will be soaring through the roof once we get to the Combine, however, he is more of a natural pass protector than Smith. With more experience, he could become a Pro Bowl left tackle at the next level. Of course, you have to consider his long list of injuries, but he'll likely be taken in the top 16 picks.





[ Edited by cgida on Jan 21, 2010 at 17:44:03 ]
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Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Alright, so many choices that could work great. A multipurpose RB, super-talented OLB/DE projects, and a few top-tier OT. After much thought and deliberation, the 49ers are proud to select with the 17th pick:





Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma


The best RT prospect in the draft. His numbers were down this year due to playing LT and C, but the previous two years he started at RT, where he was truly dominant. The reason why the 49ers invested on a OG and OT in the 1st rounds can be explained in a quote my college coach told me, "Rather have a great OL with a mediocre QB than a great QB with a mediocre OL, b/c a great line can make a mediocre QB look great, and a mediocre OL can make a great QB mediocre." With the offensive line we build this year, we'll make Gore a top 5 back again and keep our QB upright.


Now, a lot of you are going to be yelling, "OMG, how can you pass on Spiller? We need an OLB like Hughes or Graham to complete our pass rush! What about Bulaga?!?!?!?!" Look, they are all great, but here's my reasoning:

-Bulaga is a zone-blocking OL and as good as he is would be limited in our system.

-Spiller is a talent, but won't matter if no one can block for him, and if his main purpose will be to be a returner, a return specialist isn't worth a 1st.

-No OLB is worth it this year at #17.

-All the best teams (Indy, NO, Minn, Pitt, Baltimore, Denver, SD, NYJ/G) have solid OL from tackle to tackle.

Overall, we fix our trenches and both Iupati and Williams will be able to start from the get-go.

I like the Williams pick but I bet the Niners FO would go with Spiller here. As far as Bulaga and the zone-blocking thing--we're halfway to running a zone blocking scheme ourselves, so he'd fit right in.