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NFL Draft Blitz Mock: Graham at #16

  • mayo49
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I like it. I would cream my pants if it went down like this.

1a Davis OT
1b Graham OLB

www.nfldraftblitz.com/mockdrafts

Quote:
2010 Mock Draft

By: Tony Conty

1/30/10

First Round:

1. St. Louis Rams - Ndamukong Suh (DT) Nebraska
- What can be said about Suh that we have not already stated from the rooftops already? He is better against the inside and outside run than any Defensive Tackle in the past 5 years. I have received hate mail for not providing the Rams with a signal caller, but Suh is the can’t miss prospect. Many agree.


2. Detroit Lions - Gerald McCoy (DT) Oklahoma
- McCoy is one of the strongest overall prospects in the this class and he uses his hands well, getting separation and exploding into the backfield. Jim Schwartz needs to provide intense winners to his squad and McCoy serves as a great place to start on this beleaguered defense. Now, if the offense could only move the ball.


3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Eric Berry (S) Tennessee
- Fear not, friend of the show, Tanard Jackson. Berry could pretty much play anywhere in the secondary. He has the coverage skills to be left alone on an island if necessary as either a Safety or a Cornerback. At this point, he is only limited by his workouts, for which he has garnered astronomical expectations.


4. Washington Redskins - Jimmy Clausen (QB) Notre Dame
- I have taken a lot of heat for this as well based on Mike Shanahan’s statements that he wants Jason Campbell back. Did coaches start lying since I last did a mock? Next thing you know, they will be too proud to adjust their offenses for their talent.


5. Kansas City Chiefs - Taylor Mays (S) USC
- For a guy that weighs 237 and has made a career out of well-timed hits after passes are thrown at him, Mays is ready to shock the world at the combine. The Chiefs have an expensive Defensive Line, but need some help in coverage to supplement the pressure up front.


6. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Okung (OT) Oklahoma State
- Walter Jones had the pass-blocking “King of the World” title for years; oddly enough, Okung’s only weakness appears to be run-blocking. In Seattle’s offense, that isn’t the deficiency that it sounds like in other environments.


7. Cleveland Browns - C.J. Spiller (RB) Clemson
- After watching Spiller attempt a half-court shot before the Duke-Clemson match up, we are glad that he is so talented on the football field. Jamal Lewis is done and the Browns cannot count on record-breaking numbers from Jerome Harrison against good teams.


8. Oakland Raiders - Sam Bradford (QB) Oklahoma
- If Al Davis is going to shock the world, he might as well do it within a man one year removed from a Heisman-worthy showing. Those concerned about Bradford’s injury did not watch enough JaMarcus to recognize the urgency of the situation.


9. Buffalo Bills - Rolando McClain (MLB) Alabama
- It’s a shame, since the Bills have placed a lot of money into their Linebackers, but the quality of play at the position leaves a little to be desired. With Posluszny versatile enough to play on the outside, let’s give McClain a shot at holding down the fort in the middle. What a defense this could be in a few years.


10. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) - Brian Price (DT) UCLA
- In most 3-4 schemes, Price would be a huge projection. The Broncos do a lot of shifting around and succeeded in spite of, not because of, Ryan McBean. Price will hold his ground a create huge headaches for Offensive Line coaches trying to account for him.


11. Jacksonville Jaguars - Brandon Spikes (MLB) Florida
- The Jags’ Linebacking crew could turn into something special in a few years with Justin Durant, Darryl Smith, and Spikes. The Jags have needs everywhere but OT, DE, and RB, so passing up on a talent like Spikes could be foolish.


12. Miami Dolphins - Dez Bryant (WR) Oklahoma State
- The Fish swung and missed on Ted Ginn three short years ago, but need someone to complement him anyway. If Bryant dropped, it will have nothing to do with his immense on-the-field skills.


13. San Francisco 49ers - Anthony Davis (OT) Rutgers
- Draftniks have struggled to name a scapegoat on the 49ers’ Offensive Line and have settled on the idea that the unit needs work. Move Adam Snyder to RG and have David Baas and Chilo Rachal battle it out at LG. Sound good?


14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) - Colt McCoy (QB) Texas
- No greater luxury in sports exists outside of the 2nd First Round pick. A team that chucks it all over the field and has a veteran in place will most likely take a shot at Tebow. The Seahawks more than qualify.


15. New York Giants - Jared Ordick (DT) Penn State
- The Giants have had success with Penn State linemen in the past. They figured out the quantity did not necessarily equal quality. Odrick is a gamer and a Tom Coughlin player in every sense of the word. They would prefer an LB, but the two elite guys are off the board.


16. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) - Brandon Graham (DE/OLB) Michigan
- Coach Singletary may only pass up on talent like Graham so many times. He loves the challenge of converting Defensive Linemen into Linebackers and won’t find athleticism like Graham every day. Even if he starts out as a situational Pass Rusher, this pick makes sense.



17. Tennessee Titans - Terrence Cody (DT) Alabama
- Seldom do experts polarize as much as they have for Cody. He is a monster of a man, but people questioned his conditioning. Leading up to the National Championship game, Texas coaches reminded us about how he does the little things well. Let’s trust them.



18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Joe Haden (CB) Florida
- Those with limited English skills who observe Steeler fans would think that William Gay was a curse word. If Haden falls here, this pick is a no-brainer. Hometown fans are still lamenting the decision to take Lawrence Timmons without working their way up to Darrelle Revis.


19. Atlanta Falcons - Brandon LaFell (WR) LSU
- We love Roddy White and Harry Douglas, but something is missing in getting this offense to its fullest potential. The acceleration of Matt Ryan’s development depends on the weapons that surround him and Michael Turner.


20. Houston Texans - Dan Williams (DT) Tennessee
- It is hard to imagine that needs still exist on this Defensive Line, but as long as Mario Williams remains the only threat, the longer that teams will double team him. Williams is raw, but will be among talented players around whom he could grow.


21. Cincinnati Bengals - Everson Griffen (DE) USC
- The Bengals do not really have a feared pass rusher but seem to possess everything else. If you put Griffen on the field, few will know who deserves the most attention. Griffen is built like Julius Peppers but needs to be quicker off the ball.


22. New England Patriots - Jerry Hughes (DE/OLB) TCU
- IF J. R. Glymph is correct and teams differ on the Defensive End whom they most enjoy, Bill Bellichick will scoop up someone from the discard pile. Hughes is fast and has a great array of Pass Rush moves. This is value, my friends.


23. Green Bay Packers - Trent Williams (OT) Rutgers
- Fans once defined the Packers by their Offensive Line, but no individual player has exuded that swagger in almost a decade. If Williams will fall here, expect Mike McCarthy to make him a pet project and turn him into a Pro Bowler.


24. Philadelphia Eagles - Patrick Robinson (CB) Florida State
- Andy Reid baffles draft viewers more than anyone, but if depth is an issue at Cornerback for the Birds, the Eagles will give Robinson a try. Samuel and Robinson on opposite sides creates the kind of mismatch that fans will love to see.


25. Baltimore Ravens - Derrick Morgan (DE) Georgia Tech
- The Ravens have a group of fans that will riot when this happens, but you don’t pass up on Pass Rushers that fall this far. People would get off the back of Terrell Suggs if someone else is getting pressure.


26. Arizona Cardinals - Jason Pierre-Paul (DE) South Florida
- You have to like their scheme which enables them to rattle Quarterback without one individual in charge of that role. With Bert Berry gone, this value pick makes a heck of a lot of sense.



27. Dallas Cowboys - Navorro Bowman (LB) Penn State
- We could debate all day about the defensive alignment that best suits Bowman, but he is athletic enough to drop back into coverage and strong enough to hold up against the run…in other words, the player Bobby Carpenter should have been,



28. San Diego Chargers - Dominique Franks (CB) Oklahoma
- Franks is one of the fatest risers on draft boards and he should fit in on this defense despite the absence of a glaring need. Franks is quick and has the athleticism to develop into an elite cover corner.


29. New York Jets - Mike Iupati (OG) Idaho
- Wow, this Offensive Line will cost some dough, but Brandon Moore qualifies as the only weak link in a unit that knows how to create holes. The Jets grabbed Nick Mangold at this spot when teams passed on Centers. Let’s stick with that system.


30. Minnesota Vikings - Earl Thomas (S) Texas
- The Vikings did get picked on in a few games this year and suffered depth issues in the defensive backfield. Thomas could play Free Safety as he and Tyrell Johnson could each contribute in Pass Defense and upgrade the unit.



31. New Orleans Saints - Jonathan Dwyer (RB) Georgia Tech
- Pierre Thomas has held his own and Reggie Bush has silenced his share of doubters, but a bruiser would best fit sharing a backfield with the explosive Bush. Dwyer will need to adjust to not seeing the ball as much, though.



32. Indianapolis Colts - Jermaine Gresham (TE) Oklahoma
- This pick makes sense when you see how much that Peyton Manning chucks the ball all over the field. The Second Tight End will receive his share of looks. Gresham is a risk that only a Super Bowl team could take.
[ Edited by mayo63 on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:07 AM ]
Yup, '404 not found' would be a great draft...
  • fip24
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No way we pass on Joe Haden twice. Lets hope the first 16 goes thisway and the Niners grab Haden w/ 17
That is a good mock for us.

But Mays and Spikes won't be drafted that high.
[ Edited by Hopper on Jan 31, 2010 at 6:58 AM ]
I wouldn't be mad with this draft at all!
Originally posted by mayo63:
I like it. I would cream my pants if it went down like this.

1a Davis OT
1b Graham OLB

www.nfldraftblitz.com/mockdrafts

Quote:
2010 Mock Draft

By: Tony Conty

1/30/10

First Round:

1. St. Louis Rams - Ndamukong Suh (DT) Nebraska
- What can be said about Suh that we have not already stated from the rooftops already? He is better against the inside and outside run than any Defensive Tackle in the past 5 years. I have received hate mail for not providing the Rams with a signal caller, but Suh is the can’t miss prospect. Many agree.


2. Detroit Lions - Gerald McCoy (DT) Oklahoma
- McCoy is one of the strongest overall prospects in the this class and he uses his hands well, getting separation and exploding into the backfield. Jim Schwartz needs to provide intense winners to his squad and McCoy serves as a great place to start on this beleaguered defense. Now, if the offense could only move the ball.


3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Eric Berry (S) Tennessee
- Fear not, friend of the show, Tanard Jackson. Berry could pretty much play anywhere in the secondary. He has the coverage skills to be left alone on an island if necessary as either a Safety or a Cornerback. At this point, he is only limited by his workouts, for which he has garnered astronomical expectations.


4. Washington Redskins - Jimmy Clausen (QB) Notre Dame
- I have taken a lot of heat for this as well based on Mike Shanahan’s statements that he wants Jason Campbell back. Did coaches start lying since I last did a mock? Next thing you know, they will be too proud to adjust their offenses for their talent.


5. Kansas City Chiefs - Taylor Mays (S) USC
- For a guy that weighs 237 and has made a career out of well-timed hits after passes are thrown at him, Mays is ready to shock the world at the combine. The Chiefs have an expensive Defensive Line, but need some help in coverage to supplement the pressure up front.


6. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Okung (OT) Oklahoma State
- Walter Jones had the pass-blocking “King of the World” title for years; oddly enough, Okung’s only weakness appears to be run-blocking. In Seattle’s offense, that isn’t the deficiency that it sounds like in other environments.


7. Cleveland Browns - C.J. Spiller (RB) Clemson
- After watching Spiller attempt a half-court shot before the Duke-Clemson match up, we are glad that he is so talented on the football field. Jamal Lewis is done and the Browns cannot count on record-breaking numbers from Jerome Harrison against good teams.


8. Oakland Raiders - Sam Bradford (QB) Oklahoma
- If Al Davis is going to shock the world, he might as well do it within a man one year removed from a Heisman-worthy showing. Those concerned about Bradford’s injury did not watch enough JaMarcus to recognize the urgency of the situation.


9. Buffalo Bills - Rolando McClain (MLB) Alabama
- It’s a shame, since the Bills have placed a lot of money into their Linebackers, but the quality of play at the position leaves a little to be desired. With Posluszny versatile enough to play on the outside, let’s give McClain a shot at holding down the fort in the middle. What a defense this could be in a few years.


10. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) - Brian Price (DT) UCLA
- In most 3-4 schemes, Price would be a huge projection. The Broncos do a lot of shifting around and succeeded in spite of, not because of, Ryan McBean. Price will hold his ground a create huge headaches for Offensive Line coaches trying to account for him.


11. Jacksonville Jaguars - Brandon Spikes (MLB) Florida
- The Jags’ Linebacking crew could turn into something special in a few years with Justin Durant, Darryl Smith, and Spikes. The Jags have needs everywhere but OT, DE, and RB, so passing up on a talent like Spikes could be foolish.


12. Miami Dolphins - Dez Bryant (WR) Oklahoma State
- The Fish swung and missed on Ted Ginn three short years ago, but need someone to complement him anyway. If Bryant dropped, it will have nothing to do with his immense on-the-field skills.


13. San Francisco 49ers - Anthony Davis (OT) Rutgers
- Draftniks have struggled to name a scapegoat on the 49ers’ Offensive Line and have settled on the idea that the unit needs work. Move Adam Snyder to RG and have David Baas and Chilo Rachal battle it out at LG. Sound good?


14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) - Colt McCoy (QB) Texas
- No greater luxury in sports exists outside of the 2nd First Round pick. A team that chucks it all over the field and has a veteran in place will most likely take a shot at Tebow. The Seahawks more than qualify.


15. New York Giants - Jared Ordick (DT) Penn State
- The Giants have had success with Penn State linemen in the past. They figured out the quantity did not necessarily equal quality. Odrick is a gamer and a Tom Coughlin player in every sense of the word. They would prefer an LB, but the two elite guys are off the board.


16. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) - Brandon Graham (DE/OLB) Michigan
- Coach Singletary may only pass up on talent like Graham so many times. He loves the challenge of converting Defensive Linemen into Linebackers and won’t find athleticism like Graham every day. Even if he starts out as a situational Pass Rusher, this pick makes sense.



17. Tennessee Titans - Terrence Cody (DT) Alabama
- Seldom do experts polarize as much as they have for Cody. He is a monster of a man, but people questioned his conditioning. Leading up to the National Championship game, Texas coaches reminded us about how he does the little things well. Let’s trust them.



18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Joe Haden (CB) Florida
- Those with limited English skills who observe Steeler fans would think that William Gay was a curse word. If Haden falls here, this pick is a no-brainer. Hometown fans are still lamenting the decision to take Lawrence Timmons without working their way up to Darrelle Revis.


19. Atlanta Falcons - Brandon LaFell (WR) LSU
- We love Roddy White and Harry Douglas, but something is missing in getting this offense to its fullest potential. The acceleration of Matt Ryan’s development depends on the weapons that surround him and Michael Turner.


20. Houston Texans - Dan Williams (DT) Tennessee
- It is hard to imagine that needs still exist on this Defensive Line, but as long as Mario Williams remains the only threat, the longer that teams will double team him. Williams is raw, but will be among talented players around whom he could grow.


21. Cincinnati Bengals - Everson Griffen (DE) USC
- The Bengals do not really have a feared pass rusher but seem to possess everything else. If you put Griffen on the field, few will know who deserves the most attention. Griffen is built like Julius Peppers but needs to be quicker off the ball.


22. New England Patriots - Jerry Hughes (DE/OLB) TCU
- IF J. R. Glymph is correct and teams differ on the Defensive End whom they most enjoy, Bill Bellichick will scoop up someone from the discard pile. Hughes is fast and has a great array of Pass Rush moves. This is value, my friends.


23. Green Bay Packers - Trent Williams (OT) Rutgers
- Fans once defined the Packers by their Offensive Line, but no individual player has exuded that swagger in almost a decade. If Williams will fall here, expect Mike McCarthy to make him a pet project and turn him into a Pro Bowler.


24. Philadelphia Eagles - Patrick Robinson (CB) Florida State
- Andy Reid baffles draft viewers more than anyone, but if depth is an issue at Cornerback for the Birds, the Eagles will give Robinson a try. Samuel and Robinson on opposite sides creates the kind of mismatch that fans will love to see.


25. Baltimore Ravens - Derrick Morgan (DE) Georgia Tech
- The Ravens have a group of fans that will riot when this happens, but you don’t pass up on Pass Rushers that fall this far. People would get off the back of Terrell Suggs if someone else is getting pressure.


26. Arizona Cardinals - Jason Pierre-Paul (DE) South Florida
- You have to like their scheme which enables them to rattle Quarterback without one individual in charge of that role. With Bert Berry gone, this value pick makes a heck of a lot of sense.



27. Dallas Cowboys - Navorro Bowman (LB) Penn State
- We could debate all day about the defensive alignment that best suits Bowman, but he is athletic enough to drop back into coverage and strong enough to hold up against the run…in other words, the player Bobby Carpenter should have been,



28. San Diego Chargers - Dominique Franks (CB) Oklahoma
- Franks is one of the fatest risers on draft boards and he should fit in on this defense despite the absence of a glaring need. Franks is quick and has the athleticism to develop into an elite cover corner.


29. New York Jets - Mike Iupati (OG) Idaho
- Wow, this Offensive Line will cost some dough, but Brandon Moore qualifies as the only weak link in a unit that knows how to create holes. The Jets grabbed Nick Mangold at this spot when teams passed on Centers. Let’s stick with that system.


30. Minnesota Vikings - Earl Thomas (S) Texas
- The Vikings did get picked on in a few games this year and suffered depth issues in the defensive backfield. Thomas could play Free Safety as he and Tyrell Johnson could each contribute in Pass Defense and upgrade the unit.



31. New Orleans Saints - Jonathan Dwyer (RB) Georgia Tech
- Pierre Thomas has held his own and Reggie Bush has silenced his share of doubters, but a bruiser would best fit sharing a backfield with the explosive Bush. Dwyer will need to adjust to not seeing the ball as much, though.



32. Indianapolis Colts - Jermaine Gresham (TE) Oklahoma
- This pick makes sense when you see how much that Peyton Manning chucks the ball all over the field. The Second Tight End will receive his share of looks. Gresham is a risk that only a Super Bowl team could take.

# 23 pick OT Trent Williams is from Oklahoma not Rutgers.
daviss pick is solid but if that draft does happen we gotta take haden with the second first rounder
This mock lost all credibility when they had Mays going 5th overall.
if the jets got that pick

Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
This mock lost all credibility when they had Mays going 5th overall.

I simply stopped looking after seeing Mays at 5. I can get a 2nd grader to compose a better, and more realistic mock.
Any draft that has Mays at #5 and Haden at #19 loses all credibility and isnt worth looking at.
Does this guy just write things to write things? "Move Snyder to RG" .... why? Where did that come from? He struggled like crazy there 2 years ago. "Singletary loves the challenge of converting DEs to LB." What do you mean? where did that come from?
  • mayo49
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Who cares what he has other teams taking just as long as he has us taking our players.
Do you guys really think a premier DE/OLB would make it to 16/17 (did we have the flip yet?) spot, especially if he has a strong combine.
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
This mock lost all credibility when they had Mays going 5th overall.

I simply stopped looking after seeing Mays at 5. I can get a 2nd grader to compose a better, and more realistic mock.