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Jeremy's NFL Mock Draft Update: Will Oakland cash in?


3/14/2010 3/31/2010
St Louis Rams Sam Bradford Matt Stafford, meet the Detroit Lions. Oh wait, it’s 2010. Sam Bradford, meet an equally dire team without a QB who is going to throw you to the wolves. Sam Bradford This is practically a lock at this point regardless of their personal workout for Colt McCoy.
Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh A lot of people have Okung here. I feel that with the investment made in signing a free agent DE and trading for a DT, they almost have to go with either Suh or McCoy to make this thing work. Schwartz, a defensive coach, pulled the trigger on offense last year, now he does it his way and beefs up the D. Ndamukong Suh I’m staying true to this pick especially now that there is rumors of Detroit trading for OG Rob Sims from Seattle.
Tampa Bay Bucs Gerald McCoy Tampa really doesn’t have much of a choice here. This team is terrible. The only thing worse then this team as a whole, is their pass rush. Gerald McCoy If Suh goes to Detroit, the Bucs take McCoy – simple as that.
Washington Redskins Russell Okung A lot of people think that Washington will go with Jimmy Clausen here all because of that “new regime = new QB” crap. Well Shanny has already said that he really wants to see what Jason Campbell has got and besides, a rookie is probably not going to do a whole lot better then Campbell anyways. The problem with this team is not QB, it’s O line! Russell Okung Everything I keep hearing and reading keeps pointing to Okung if he is still here. Don’t get me wrong, I think Washington drafts a QB, but not with this pick. With Campbell around for one more year and Grossman, they are set at Be this year at least which would allow a 2nd or 3rd round QB the luxury of at least one year to learn.
Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry I’m not buying into this “Oh KC is going to address their O line because of Pioli and positional value, blah, blah, blah.” Berry is arguably the 2nd best player in this entire draft and he provides an immediate super upgrade at this position for this team. Eric Berry I still really feel that KC goes with Berry as he fills an instant need and is probably the 2nd rated player in this year’s draft. KC has already done some fixing on their O Line via Free Agency which is the only other position I could see them addressing in the first round.
Seattle Seahawks Bryan Bulaga Here we go with that “New Regime = New QB” garbage again. Pete Carroll is a smart guy and knows that he has Hasselbeck probably for 2 more years which means they can spend this season and next looking for a trade for someone with experience instead of having to groom.  Now that doesn’t mean they wont go Tebow with their 2nd round pick. They have a more pressing need on OL. Bryan Bulaga I Still think that Seattle address the O line first.
Cleveland Browns Jason Pierre-Paul Does anyone know what Cleveland is doing with all of the changes? The fact that they just traded Wimbley away for a draft pick really solidifies this pick for me. Watch the hype, however. I think this guy is a project. Joe Haden I think he did enough in his pro day to reinstall faith in him. He is clearly the best CB in this year’s draft according to tape. The Browns will shrug off the combine performance as a fluke and help their secondary.
Oakland Raiders Bruce Campbell Remember when Bruce Campbell was an actor who did cheesy B rated horror movies? Well why not take that guy and plug him in on the O line in Oakland? Oh this isn’t that Bruce Campbell? Bruce Campbell I still like the crummy actor-turned-OT here for this team. That is if they some how keep this pick. Word is that Oakland has been getting offers for it.
Buffalo Bills Jimmy Clausen Now we can get to the whole “New Regime = New QB” as Chan Gailey has way less to work with then the other two teams I mentioned that philosophy being a heap of garbage for. The Bills are in such bad shape on offense that even a rookie on offense is considered an upgrade. Trent Williams Word out of the Buff’s camp is that they feel their issues are more O Line then QB and the stats show it. Putting a rookie behind a bad O Line would be a wasted investment.
Jacksonville Jaguars Derrick Morgan The Jags are put in a precarious spot where they can draft the best player available now that they have added a legit DE via free agency, however, that best player available just so happens to be a DE. Consider this insurance in case Kampman’s knee doesn’t heal or if Derrick Harvey really does continue the Florida Gator line of busted NFLers. Jimmy Clausen The Jags are in a tough spot here because they are wanting to draft based on best player available. Word is that they are in negotiations to sign DE Reggie Hayward to am inventive laden deal for 2 years or so which means DE can be addressed in round 3 when they re-enter the 2010 draft.
Denver Broncos Dez Bryant Denver is going to end up parting with Brandon Marshall some how this offseason. There are just far too many suitors for this not to happen. Even if they don’t, Dez Bryant would be a solid pick for newly acquired Brady Quinn to start slinging it to as we know Marshall will just leave on his own terms next season. Dan Williams I consider the signing of Jamaal Williams as insurance in case someone makes a bold move and takes Williams higher then the Broncos. Jamaal is 34 and injury prone which means he’ll be used more as a situational player as he switches in and out with Dan.
Miami Dolphins Dan Williams Miami needs a new big man for the 3-4 more then anything else. Could this be the luckiest need pick this year? Jason Pierre-Paul Parcells loves guys that can get after the QB and word is that Miami has been favoring Pierre-Paul since the combine and he would fit in nicely with newly acquired Karlos Dansby.
San Francisco 49ers Trent Williams San Fran has been rumored to be looking a CB with this pick, but I think they take the gamble and help fix the O Line first as they know they have their second pick just a couple more away. Derrick Morgan San Fran could use a good DE and I feel they take him as a value here. He doesn’t fill an absolute immediate need, but he is for certain one of the best players available.
Seattle Seahawks CJ Spiller Carroll gets a stud playmaker here. A guy that can play the return game, be a change of pace back which this team hasn’t had in a long time, and also another guy that can catch the ball. He will be used just like Reggie Bush when Carroll coached him at U Suck Cal (USC). CJ Spiller I still feel that Pete Carroll takes Reggie Bush Jr here and makes him an immediate weapon.
New York Giants Rolando McClain Kind of surprising to see McClain fall all the way down to 15, but ILB just isn’t a need for many of the teams before them. This works as the G Men continue to try and figure out why all that talent sucked hard core last year. Rolando McClain This is pretty much a lock for me is he passes by Denver.
Tennessee Titans Sergio Kindle Tennessee has no problem taking guys with sketchy character issues. Remember when Al Haynesworth was suspended for a season for stomping on a guys helmet? Yea, he was a Titan then. Either way, with Kyle VandenBosch gone, they need some DE help and they need it fast! Sergo Kindle With the recent re-signing of CB Hill, this will allow the Titans to draft a DE to start in lace of departed Kyle VandenBosch.
San Francisco 49ers Joe Haden With all the negativity of Joe Haden about his bad 40 time at the combine and possible limitations, I think enough teams shy away and falls about 5 spots further then he should, which makes that gamble San Fran took a couple picks earlier look all the better, now doesn’t it? Anthony Davis I know this seems like a reach all things considered with all of the bonehead garbage he has pulled, but Andre Smith went in the top 10 last year after the stunts he pulled and Davis has been reaching out to coaches to express that he really wants to have a career in the NFL and is willing to do what it takes.
Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Iupati Pittsburgh gets a fine upgrade here on the interior O line. Iupati will be an immediate upgrade and will be played right off the bat. Mike Iupati Sticking with upgrade on the inside of the line here.
Atlanta Falcons Everson Griffen Atlanta addressed their secondary issues via free agency. Now they address their QB pressure via the draft. Griffen will fill a need and should be a solid player for this team. Brandon Graham He fits the Falcon’s scheme better then Griffen and probably a step ahead of Griffen as well.
Houston Texans Kyle Wilson Now that Dunta Robinson is gone via free agency, the biggest need for this team if at CB. Wilson is the second best corner in this years draft. Makes sense. Earl Thomas Everyone else has Thomas here so I am cheating and playing copy cat. Honestly though, the secondary gets addressed here whether it is Thomas or CB Kyle Wilson, but Thomas is ranked higher.
Cincinnati Bengals Taylor Mayes Cincinnati just signed Roy Williams to an extension, but lets be honest, Mayes would come in and compete for playing time from the start and the Bengals have no one in the secondary close to this guy’s physical style. Taylor Mayes Watch for Lewis to use him as a Safety/LB hybrid and even has him rush the WB some times.
New England Patriots Brandon Graham Graham has only seen his stock shoot through the roof since the senior bowl. I have seen some people have him as high as Seattle’s second pick and as low as New Orleans, but this is a perfect fit for him. He is a Belichek kind of player. Jared Odrick Word is the  Pats are more in love with this guy then I am with Carrie Underwood, and that is saying something. I always knew there was something strange going on in Foxboro.
Green Bay Packers Anthony Davis Davis was supposed to be a top 10 pick, but his interviews during the combine have some scouts scared of character issues. This is a steal for him at this spot and provides some insurance for the next couple of years. Maurkice Pouncey Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher were re-signed which means that they will beef up the interior of the line and take a guy that can play either G spot or even move the C if needed.
Philadelphia Eagles Maurkice Pouncey Perfect fit for a team that has a hole in the interior of their O Line. Kyle Wilson Furthermore, cornerback depth is something the Eagles must address, and Kyle Wilson is one of the better players available at this juncture. Oakland is even trying to give Nnamdi Asomugha  to Philly in a trade for McNabb so that should show you how much Philly is really thinking about their secondary right now.
Baltimore Ravens Jermain Gresham Looks for Baltimore to continue to add weapons on the offense while they watch their defense slip further and further into a geriatric bunch. Jermain Gresham Another weapon to beef up the offense because this aging defense is going to start giving up more points then its offense was able to score the last couple of years.
Arizona Cardinals Jerry Hughes As long as the Cards have been running the 3-4, they have been void of a true pass rushing OLB. Now they wont have to say that any more. Bam! Just like that. Everson Griffen He played this past season with both his hand in the dirt in a 4-3 scheme and as a stand up OLB in a 3-4 alignment. He has ample experience dropping into coverage as well which makes him a good fit here.
Dallas Cowboys Earl Thomas Dallas has been going back and forth with Gerald Sensabaugh on a contract extension. Thomas would make him expendable and would save the team a ton of money in the process. Dez Bryant Word is that Jerry Jones is drooling over the possibility of Bryant falling this far, or is that his dentures beginning to fall out? Either way, Bryant has not helped his case much this off season which is why he falls but lands in the big D.
San Diego Chargers Ryan Mathews I think the Chargers address their vacancy at RB right from the start and take a local prospect that the fans can get behind right from the start. He’s a bruiser. Ryan Mathews I feel that Houston addresses their more pressing need in the secondary and passes on Mathews which allows him to fall to the hometown Chargas! Mr. Sproles, meet your change of pace.
New York Jets Jared Odrick The Jets need help at defensive end, and Odrick would be a perfect fit in their base 3-4 scheme. He has the quickness, frame, long arms and toughness to push for immediate playing time. Golden Tate After the moves I have heard this team is trying to make (trading for Brandon Marshall) and leaks out of the front office, I feel that Rex Ryan thinks he can work with the defense he has but feels he needs more help on offense. Plus a sweet return man to boot.
Minnesota Vikings Devin McCourty I think the Vikes plan on having to revamp their secondary at some point between now and the end of next season, so why not start now? McCourty is fast and would fit in nicely on an indoor turf stadium. Kareem Jackson I stand by my pick to help this secondary which got burned so many times last year. After Jackson’s pro day, I think he cracks the first round.
Indianapolis Colts Brian Price The Colts need help in the trenches on both sides of the ball and the fact that Price would slip to them is a steal. He beats any remaining OL prospect hands down in this spot. Brian Price Word is that he looked out of shape at his pro day and looked sloppy. I am going to liken this to last year with Hakeem Nicks who was a reported 20 lbs overweight but was still taken at the tail end of the first and started half way through his rookie year.
New Orleans Saints Sean Weatherspoon Why not? Everyone else has them taking him. With Fujita out of there, this guy becomes a lock at this pick. Sean Weatherspoon I have seen recent mock drafts having him going ahead of Rolando McClain which is possible. He could go to the G Men, but I honestly am not sure on where this guy goes if he does get taken before the Saints. If he doesn’t then the Saints do not hesitate to pull the trigger here.

Here’s an update to last month’s Mock NFL Draft, which you can see here.

Sam Bradford walks through the teams warm up area before the game, October of last year (thanks Icon SMI)

Sam Bradford, October of last year (thanks Icon SMI)

St Louis Rams- Sam Bradford

This is practically a lock at this point regardless of their personal workout for Colt McCoy.

Detroit Lions- Ndamukong Suh

I’m staying true to this pick especially now that there is rumors of Detroit trading for OG Rob Sims from Seattle.

Tampa Bay Bucs- Gerald McCoy

If Suh goes to Detroit, the Bucs take McCoy – simple as that.

Washington Redskins- Russell Okung

Everything I keep hearing and reading keeps pointing to Okung if he is still here. Don’t get me wrong, I think Washington drafts a QB, but not with this pick. With Campbell around for one more year and Grossman, they are set at Be this year at least which would allow a 2nd or 3rd round QB the luxury of at least one year to learn.

Kansas City Chiefs- Eric Berry

I still really feel that KC goes with Berry as he fills an instant need and is probably the 2nd rated player in this year’s draft. KC has already done some fixing on their O Line via Free Agency which is the only other position I could see them addressing in the first round.

Seattle Seahawks- Bryan Bulaga

Again, I think that Seattle will address the O line first.

Joe Haden works out during the Florida Gators Pro Day (thanks Icon SMI)

Joe Haden works out during the Florida Gators Pro Day (thanks Icon SMI)

Cleveland Browns- Joe Haden

I think he did enough in his pro day to reinstall faith in him. He is clearly the best CB in this year’s draft according to tape. The Browns will shrug off the combine performance as a fluke and help their secondary.

Oakland Raiders- Bruce Campbell

I still like the crummy actor-turned-OT here for this team. That is if they somehow keep this pick. Word is that Oakland has been getting offers for it.

Buffalo Bills- Trent Williams

Word out of the Buff’s camp is that they feel their issues are more O Line then QB and the stats show it. Putting a rookie behind a bad O Line would be a wasted investment.

Jacksonville Jaguars- Jimmy Clausen

The Jags are in a tough spot here because they are wanting to draft based on best player available. Word is that they are in negotiations to sign DE Reggie Hayward to am inventive laden deal for 2 years or so which means DE can be addressed in round 3 when they re-enter the 2010 draft.

Denver Broncos- Dan Williams

I consider the signing of Jamaal Williams as insurance in case someone makes a bold move and takes Williams higher then the Broncos. Jamaal is 34 and injury prone which means he’ll be used more as a situational player as he switches in and out with Dan.

Miami Dolphins- Jason Pierre-Paul

Parcells loves guys that can get after the QB and word is that Miami has been favoring Pierre-Paul since the combine and he would fit in nicely with newly acquired Karlos Dansby.

San Francisco 49ers- Derrick Morgan

San Fran could use a good DE and I feel they take him as a value here. He doesn’t fill an absolute immediate need, but he is for certain one of the best players available.

Seattle Seahawks- CJ Spiller

I still feel that Pete Carroll takes Reggie Bush Jr here and makes him an immediate weapon.

New York Giants- Rolando McClain

This is pretty much a lock for me as he passes by Denver.

Tennessee Titans- Sergio Kindle

With the recent re-signing of CB Hill, this will allow the Titans to draft a DE to start in lace of departed Kyle VandenBosch.

San Francisco 49ers- Anthony Davis

I know this seems like a reach all things considered with all of the bonehead garbage he has pulled, but Andre Smith went in the top 10 last year after the stunts he pulled and Davis has been reaching out to coaches to express that he really wants to have a career in the NFL and is willing to do what it takes.

Pittsburgh Steelers- Mike Iupati

Sticking with upgrade on the inside of the line here.

Atlanta Falcons- Brandon Graham

He fits the Falcon’s scheme better then Griffen and probably a step ahead of Griffen as well.

Houston Texans- Earl Thomas

Everyone else has Thomas here so I am cheating and playing copy cat. Honestly though, the secondary gets addressed here whether it is Thomas or CB Kyle Wilson, but Thomas is ranked higher.

Cincinnati BengalsTaylor Mayes

Watch for Lewis to use him as a Safety/LB hybrid and even has him rush the WB some times.

New England Patriots- Jared Odrick

Word is the  Pats are more in love with this guy then I am with Carrie Underwood, and that is saying something. I always knew there was something strange going on in Foxboro.

Green Bay Packers- Maurkice Pouncey

Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher were re-signed which means that they will beef up the interior of the line and take a guy that can play either G spot or even move the C if needed.

Philadelphia Eagles- Kyle Wilson

The cornerback depth is something the Eagles must address, and Kyle Wilson is one of the better players available at this juncture. Oakland is even trying to give Nnamdi Asomugha  to Philly in a trade for McNabb so that should show you how much Philly is really thinking about their secondary right now.

Baltimore Ravens- Jermain Gresham

Another weapon to beef up the offense because this aging defense is going to start giving up more points then its offense was able to score the last couple of years.

Arizona Cardinals-   Everson Griffen

He played this past season with both his hand in the dirt in a 4-3 scheme and as a stand up OLB in a 3-4 alignment. He has ample experience dropping into coverage as well which makes him a good fit here.

Dallas Cowboys- Dez Bryant

Word is that Jerry Jones is drooling over the possibility of Bryant falling this far, or is that his dentures beginning to fall out? Either way, Bryant has not helped his case much this off season which is why he falls but lands in the big D.

San Diego Chargers- Ryan Mathews

I feel that Houston addresses their more pressing need in the secondary and passes on Mathews which allows him to fall to the hometown Chargas! Mr. Sproles, meet your change of pace.

New York JetsGolden Tate

After the moves I have heard this team is trying to make (trading for Brandon Marshall) and leaks out of the front office, I feel that Rex Ryan thinks he can work with the defense he has but feels he needs more help on offense. Plus a sweet return man to boot.

Minnesota Vikings-     Kareem Jackson

I stand by my pick to help this secondary which got burned so many times last year. After Jackson’s pro day, I think he cracks the first round.

Indianapolis ColtsBrian Price

Word is that he looked out of shape at his pro day and looked sloppy. I am going to liken this to last year with Hakeem Nicks who was a reported 20 lbs overweight but was still taken at the tail end of the first and started half way through his rookie year.

New Orleans Saints- Sean Weatherspoon

I have seen recent mock drafts having him going ahead of Rolando McClain which is possible. He could go to the G Men, but I honestly am not sure on where this guy goes if he does get taken before the Saints. If he doesn’t then the Saints do not hesitate to pull the trigger here.

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