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2010 NFL Mock Draft: Playoff Bound Sports Edition

With the 2010 NFL Draft coming tomorrow night at 7:30 eastern time, we here at Playoff Bound Sports have decided to compile a mock draft of how we think this years draft will play out.

Here are some of the guidelines that we used for our mock.

  • No trades allowed. This means that our thinking is based on who we think a team will take if their remain in their original drafting spot.
  • Draft for the teams needs, not any X-Factor, or luxury player. We are not Al Davis!
  • That’s pretty much it for the rules. We wanted to keep it simple.

2010 Mock Draft:

#1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford/QB- The Rams need to rebuild their offense from the ground down. They have running back Steven Jackson, but other than that, they have no other weapon to strike fear into opposing defenses.

#2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh/DT- The Lions are looking for someone to anchor their defense, and who better to do that than the best defensive tackle in the game. Suh changes games, and that’s the bottomline. He can get into the backfield on both run and pass plays. This guy is the complete package.

#3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy/DT- The 2nd best defensive tackle in the game. The Bucs would love to nab McCoy with their pick to be the next Warren Sapp.

#4. Washington Redskins: Russell Okung/OT- Now that the Skins have their quarterback, they need a left tackle to protect him. Okung is the most NFL-ready prospect at this time.

#5. Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Bulaga/OT- The Chiefs need a little help everywhere, but mostly on their offensive line. Sure, Charlie Weis will try and bring Jimmy Clausen into town, but the Chiefs need a line before they can have any success.

#6. Seattle Seahawks: Mike Iupati/OG- The Seahawks once had a great offensive line, one of the best in the game. By selecting Iupati, they will try and get back to those days where they could pound the ball up the gut.

#7. Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Clausen/QB- The Browns have some playmakers, and showed some promise towards the end of the season, but they need a quarterback to groom for the future, even though vet Jake Delhomme will most likely start for them this season.

#8. Oakland Raiders: Eric Berry/FS- The Raiders are so unpredictable at this point, that no one knows who they will pick. Berry is a smart pick here for the Raiders, and he will be the best player on the board at this point. I would have no arguments if the Raiders went this direction.

#9. Buffalo Bills: Trent Williams/OT- The Bills will make an attempt to rebuild their trenches, and it all starts with the selection of Williams, who is an athletic tackle.

#10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rolando McClain/ILB- The Jaguars front seven has deteriorated over the years, and McClain could come in and make an instant impact. He is viewed as the best inside linebacker in the draft.

#11. Denver Broncos: Dez Bryant/WR- After trading Brandon Marshall, the Broncos need a receiver for Brady Quinn to throw to. The Broncos shouldn’t take too long in making this decision here, Bryant will be their guy.

#12. Miami Dolphins: Derrick Morgan/OLB- Numerous sources say that if Morgan is still on the board, that he will be Miami’s guy. The Dolphins are in desperate need of a pass rusher, and Morgan could fit the bill.

#13. San Francisco 49ers: Joe Haden-/CB Haden is the shut down corner that the 49ers need for their old and creaky secondary.

#14. Seattle Seahawks (Denver): Jason Pierre-Paul/DE- With their second pick in the 1st round, the Seahawks will look for that playmaker that can bring electricity to their stadium.

#15. New York Giants: Sergio Kindle/OLB- The Giants need to get back to their old pass rushing days of years past, and Kindle is viewed as the most complete and prolific pass rusher in the draft this year.

#16. Tennessee Titans: Dan Williams/NT- The Titans have been trying to get Albert Haynesworth back in Tennessee, but if they fail at this, Williams will be brought in as an insurance policy.

#17. San Francisco 49ers(Carolina): C. J. Spiller/RB- Spiller is the perfect back to complement Frank Gore. Spiller can bounce the ball outside, and provide the homerun threat that the 49ers desperately need on offense.

#18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey/C- The Steelers need help on the offensive line bad, and Pouncey provides versatility on the line.

#19. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Graham/DE- The Falcons pass rushers are getting old. Who better to come in, and carry the torch than Graham, who is known for his knack for getting to the quarterback.

#20. Houston Texans: Earl Thomas/FS- Thomas is a prolific ball hawk, that makes interception after interception. He has a knack for the ball, and would be a much needed playmaker in the back of the Texans secondary.

#21. Cincinnati Bengals: DeMaryius Thomas/WR- The Bengals need another receiver to complement Chad OchoCinco, and Thomas has some of the big play ability that the Bengals look for in their receivers. He is a freakish athlete, and will complete the Bengals offense.

#22. New England Patriots: Jermaine Gresham/TE- The Patriots lack the go to tight end in their offense, and Gresham could be the Pats answer to this problem. Even though Gresham has not played in a year, he is athletic enough to still be the best tight end in the draft. He will be a great addition to New England’s offense.

#23. Green Bay Packers: Everson Griffin/DE- Griffin will be the pass rusher that will fill the shoes of the since departed Aaron Kampman.

#24. Philadelphia Eagles: Sean Weatherspoon/LB- Weatherspoon can play both inside and outside linebacker, and is versatile and athletic enough to be the leader of the Eagles defense for years to come. He is a football, but his attitude has scared some teams off.

#25. Baltimore Ravens: Taylor Mays/S- Mays is a hard hitting safety who the Ravens will snatch up if he falls to them at #25. Mays is big enough that he can play some linebacker, and he hits like one too. He does not have the greatest ball skills, so a transformation to linebacker in the future could be in the plans for Mays.

#26. Arizona Cardinals: Rob Gronkowski/TE- If it were not for injuries, Gronkowski would be higher up on many mocks. He will be the final addition to the Cardinals offense, as they have yet to draft a tight end who can do both block, and catch the ball effectively.

#27. Dallas Cowboys: Arrelious Benn/WR- The Cowboys are in search of a receiver, and Benn will be their guy if DeMaryius Thomas is off the board. Benn needs some work on running routes, but adds the explosiveness, and great hands for teams to work with.

#28. San Diego Chargers: Jared Odrick/DT- Odrick will be a much needed run stopping force in the middle of the Chargers defense. Last year the Bolts struggled to stop the run, and Odrick could be the solution to this puzzle.

#29. New York Jets: Brian Price/DT- Price is the type of guy that Rex Ryan likes. Price is big, and can get into the backfield and disrupt plays on both passing and running downs. Price can take up multiple lineman, and still shed tackles. This man takes up space (like Ryan) and has the potential to be a force in the league, with the right mentoring.

#30. Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Wilson/CB- The Vikings are in desperate need for some young talent at the cornerback spot, and Wilson can double as both your starting corner, and your return man on kickoffs. The Vikings secondary is starting to get a little creaky, and Wilson will inject some much needed speed and youth into the lineup.

#31. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Davis/OT- The Colts have built their team around protecting Peyton Manning, and this year, their goal will be to build up the trenches with solid, reliable players such as Davis. The Colts struggled with injuries last year in the trenches, and will be looking for depth if nothing else.

#32. New Orleans Saints: Carlos Dunlap/DE- The Saints will be looking to add another pass rusher, and at the last pick in the first round, there are very few elite pass rushers left. But Dunlap knows how to get to the quarterback, and should gel with Saints defensive coordinator Gary Williams’ system.

So there is our official mock draft. Tell us what you think in the comments!

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Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 32

By: MooseDenied: Saints Blog Representative

Up for some fun, Browns fans?

Back in 2006, the Browns signed free agent C LeCharles Bentley from the Saints. Later that spring, the Saints swapped 2nd round picks with the Browns and in the process acquired Jeff Faine. The Browns moved up 9 spots and selected LB D’Qwell Jackson with the pick acquired from the Saints.

Fast forward to 2010, the Browns have signed free agent LB Scott Fujita from the Saints. How interesting would it be on draft day to go ahead and complete the circle of life here? In my opinion, the situation’s just screaming for the Saints and Browns to reprise that 2006 draft day deal.

In the NLN Mock, Bradford and Clausen are off the board and St. Louis, Washington and Cleveland all passed on QBs in the first round. Colt McCoy is still out there, and St. Louis and Washington loom at 33 and 37 respectively, both selecting ahead of the Browns at 38. So I propose that the Saints trade pick #32, or in other words Colt McCoy, to the Browns for pick #38 and… the guy the Browns selected the last time they traded up with the Saints, D’Qwell Jackson.

According to the largely useless “draft value chart” the difference between the 32nd and 38th pick is worth 70 points, or the equivalent of a mid-4th round pick, so the Browns would be letting Jackson go for what most people would probably consider “less than he’s worth.” But I would assert that this is just further proof that the so-called “value chart” is stupid. “Value” isn’t a constant, it varies based on specific circumstances.

In this case, the Saints’ #32 pick carries a ton of extra value simply because we’re talking about a (potential) franchise QB for a team that certainly needs one, and the fact that the Browns would be jumping in front of not one but two other teams who are probably going to take said potential franchise QB if they get the chance. Or in other words, if the Browns want McCoy, and they should, trading up to 32 is their last best chance to get him.

On the other side of the equation, Jackson’s value is reduced based on the contentious situation involving his contract, which doesn’t seem to be heading to any resolution any time soon. Meantime, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that anybody’s interested in giving the Browns a 2nd to sign him as an RFA. And surely the Browns want no part of an unhappy Jackson undermining their efforts to change the culture in the locker room this fall.

Combine the added value at 32 based on the McCoy factor, and Jackson’s reduced value based on the disgruntled player factor, and the trade is a whole lot more equitable than the so-called “value chart” would indicate. The chart’s “mid-4th value” just doesn’t accurately reflect the realities of this specific situation.

And, hell, wouldn’t it be fun?

The Browns wash their hands of a bad situation and scoop the Rams and Redskins out of the lone remaining “franchise QB” prospect in the process. (And I do consider him a “franchise” type prospect, not a mid-round “project” type.) They do it while retaining all their picks, won’t have to use their 1st on a QB next year, and would be able to redshirt him as a rookie. If the Browns wait until next year to get their QB, they’d have to start him as a rookie, and if they go with a mid-round project this year, look forward to at least another year or two of the Jake Delhomme Experience. Nobody knows Jake like a Saints fan, and trust me, you won’t want any part of that.

The Saints don’t need a MLB, and Jackson might not be a good fit for SLB, but Gregg Williams will figure it out. Even if it means sliding Scott Shanle to the SLB and inserting Jackson at WLB.

All that being said, I understand that for the purposes of the NLN Mock, I have to go ahead and make a pick here. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the Saints’ primary needs are a pass-rushing LDE, big run-stuffing 1-tech DT, and OLB (emphasis on the strongside, but weakside will do just fine too if it were to come to that.)

Terrence Cody is completely off my personal board altogether, and I don’t see any 4-3 OLB (particularly SLB) candidates left on the board who are worthy of the 32nd pick. The value at 1-tech DT and OLB will be in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, in my opinion. (Given who’s already off the board, that is.) So that leaves DE.

Which works out well, because the Saints at least have bodies at DT and OLB. Meanwhile, since releasing Charles Grant at the start of free agency, the Saints have exactly 3 DEs on the roster. Bobby McCray is not a 3-down DE and has been a disappointment since the Saints brought him in from Jacksonville 2 years ago to be the 3rd down “pass rush specialist.” Jeff Charleston is a journeyman. The only legit full-time starter on the roster, RDE Will Smith, still has a potential 4-game StarCaps suspension looming. (Still??? Yep, still. Guh.) If nothing else, the Saints are in desperate need of warm bodies at DE.

So… Everson Griffen or Carlos Dunlap?

Meh, I’m not all that high on either one, to tell you the truth. Both are classic boom/bust types, and both carry concerns about their give-a-damn. Not exactly my kinda first round pick. Honestly, I’m tempted to just say screw it and go with the best center in the draft, Maurkice Pouncey. Can’t do that though, the Saints are just in too much trouble at DE right now. They might need to come out of this draft with two of ’em, for crying out loud.

With the 32nd pick in the 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs, the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints select:


Gregg Williams likes to throw in the occasional 3-4 look every now and then, and Griffen’s experience as an occasional standup 3-4 rush linebacker tips the scales in his favor. And for whatever reason, Sean Payton loves his former Trojans. Griffen would be the 3rd USC player taken in the 1st round by the Saints in 5 drafts under Sean Payton. (Reggie Bush, Sedrick Ellis)

Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk

Mike Iupati, G, Iowa

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
Tyson Alualu, DT, California

29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State

30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied
Everson Griffen, DE, Southern Cal

Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 31

The Colts could go many different directions with this selection, and they have needs on the offensive line — particularly the interior offensive line — as well as the defensive line.
Yet, historically, Colts President Bill Polian stays away from defensive linemen late in the first round, and in the past, he has steered clear of interior offensive linemen in the first round with the belief that you can get quality at the spot later in the draft and even in collegiate free agency.

With the team letting Tim Jennings go in free agency, they need to address cornerback and while there are more pressing needs at other position, cornerback fits the Colts’ criteria of being a position that typically can make an impact early.

With the 31st pick in the 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs, the Indianapolis Colts select:

***Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers***

McCourty fits the Colts’ first-round philosophy in another way, too, being from a major conference school who started three seasons. He’s the sort of solid, low-risk pick who could make sense for the Colts.

The New Orleans Saints, and its representative

No Logo Needed’s 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs:

1. St. Louis Rams:

Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk

Mike Iupati, G, Iowa

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
Tyson Alualu, DT, California

29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State

30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied

MooseDenied, are on the clock.

Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 30

The Minnesota Vikings have virtually every starter returning next season, of course,  assuming quarterback Brett Favre comes back.  Although the 40-year-old quarterback has yet to announce anything, the gut feeling among everyone is that he will absolutely return.  Favre’s teamates would even support him skipping training camp if it meant he would come back.

The Vikings would love to address the “quarterback of the future” in this draft, but taking a quarterback prospect not named Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen would be considered a long stretch.  Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy are in the Vikings’ draft board, but they may be targeted later in the draft.  In fact, trading out of the first round is not out of the question.

Since quarterback is not likely addressed at #30, the Vikings have two other areas of strong need; cornerback and defensive tackle.

Defensive tackle Pat Williams is turning 38 next season, and the Vikings need to consider picking a player to succeed him.  The Vikings would love to take defensive tackle Dan Williams at #30, but he is an intriguing pick for many teams earlier in the draft.  Defensive tackle Terrence Cody will also get a strong consideration as well, but they would rather get him in the second or third round.

Both of the Vikings’ starting cornerbacks from 2009 are recovering from serious injuries.  Cedric Griffin suffered a torn ACL in the NFC Championship game, and Antoine Winfield missed half of the season and never got to 100% after fracturing his foot.  Winfield is also turning 33 next season.

With the 30th pick in the 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs, the Vikings select:

***Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State***

For a Vikings’ team that is arguably one of the Super Bowl favorites for next year, the Vikings are drafting a player that can help the team right away.  Robinson has great height and bulk, much like Griffin, the current starting right corner.  Robinson would provide depth and insurance in 2010 while being groomed to take over Winfield’s starting job down the line.

The Indianapolis Colts, and its representative The Indy Football Report, are on the clock.

No Logo Needed’s 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs:

1. St. Louis Rams: Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal

Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk

Mike Iupati, G, Iowa

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
Tyson Alualu, DT, California

29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State

30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied

Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 29

With the number one defense in 2009, you would think the immediate need would be for the Jets to focus on getting Mark Sanchez weapons on offense, specifically at the wide receiver position.

With Notre Dame’s WR, Golden Tate off the boards in this draft, the next need is making the D-line young.  The Jets had issues with pressuring the quarterback last year, and Ellis and Thomas are getting up in age.

With the 29th pick in the 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs, the New York Jets select:

He is an immovable force that hardly gets pushed around.  He can stuff the run as well as get in the backfield to pressure the quarterback.

Although he played mostly as defensive tackle in college, he will be used with the Jets as a defensive dnd and I believe will transition well.  He has great burst off the line and times the snap well.

Jared hardly gets pushed backwards and is always getting into the backfield.  Jared has improved every year and had his best year last season while being double teamed showing his pure strength and effectiveness.

The Minnesota Vikings, and its representative Minnesota Sports Zone, are on the clock.

No Logo Needed’s 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs:

1. St. Louis Rams: Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal

Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk

Mike Iupati, G, Iowa

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
Tyson Alualu, DT, California

29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State

30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied

Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 28

There is no question that San Diego’s biggest focus heading in to the draft will be to address their offensive backfield and defensive line. While it certainly would make sense for the Chargers to draft a running back in round one, close followers of the team know that General Manager AJ Smith is a guy who takes great pride in finding exceptionally talent running backs in the mid rounds.

Michael Turner and Darren Sproles were fourth and fifth round picks respectively, and while the Chargers won’t wait until day three to draft a running back, they very well may wait until day two to pick their running back(s) of the future.

With the 28th pick in the 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs, the San Diego Chargers select:

***Tyson Alualu, DT, California***

As far as Alualu goes, he is an elite player who is rising up the draft boards and absolutely could make his way into round one. Alualu was second-team All Pac 10 last year and at 6’3″ 295lbs he has the prototypical frame for the 5 technique spot opposite the Chargers’ Luis Castillo. Having spoken with Tyson myself, I know for a fact the Chargers have shown very strong interest in him.

If the team has someone ranked high on their board, they have no problem drafting him regardless of what might be a perceived “reach.” While obviously not a nose tackle, Tyson could still bring value to the team with his versatility and ability to make big plays.

The Chargers defensive line lacks playmakers, but Tyson’s athleticism and power could change that.

The New York Jets, and its representative Jets Twit, are on the clock.

No Logo Needed’s 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs:

1. St. Louis Rams: Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal

Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk

Mike Iupati, G, Iowa

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
Tyson Alualu, DT, California

29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied

Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 27

The Cowboys do not have a dire need at any starting position and can justify drafting the best player available here at pick #27. Though they could use an infusion of youth along the offensive line and would consider Anthony Davis and Maurkice Pouncey here, the raw playmaking skills of Pierre-Paul would just be too tough for Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones to pass up.

With the 27th pick in the 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs, the Dallas Cowboys select:

***Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida***

Yes, the team has DeMarcus Ware, one of the best players in the league who is a beast at outside linebacker. And yes, Anthony Spencer came on strong in ’09 to solidify the strong side OLB spot. But in Wade Phillips’ 3-4, you simply cannot have enough good pass rushers. Drafting Pierre-Paul would give the team another option on nickel and dime sub-packages. With Ware and Spencer starting, Coach Phillips and staff can take the time to develop Pierre-Paul’s pass-rushing skills as a situational defensive end, while he learns the nuances of playing OLB.

Last April, the Cowboys took a pair of college DEs in the 4th round, Victor Butler and Brandon Williams. After releasing veteran Greg Ellis, Butler and Williams were expected to hold down the backup duties for Ware and Spencer. Williams tore his ACL early in the preseason, and Butler made some nice plays as a third-down DE early in the season. Fortunately, a banged up Ware was able to finish the season. Although the Cowboys hate to take their best player off the field, Ware could use more breathers throughout each game. Pierre-Paul would provide them an another option to Butler, Williams, and Steve Octavien.

The Dallas defense finished strong against the run and second in the league overall in terms of scoring. The next step to becoming a dominating D would be to force more turnovers by providing consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Taking the time to mold a guy like Pierre-Paul could definitely help in that department. Again, he would have the opportunity to play right away in sub-packages and could play a vital role in keeping Ware/Spencer fresh.

The San Diego Chargers, and its representative Bolt Hype, are on the clock.

No Logo Needed’s 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs:

1. St. Louis Rams: Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal

Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk

Mike Iupati, G, Iowa

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied