Sunday, April 18, 2010

Castor's Final Mock Draft

1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
The Rams seem pretty set on taking Bradford at this moment. In my opinion, they should take a QB but I think Clausen is less of a gamble given the fact that he is healthy, why take the damaged one?

2. Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Aside from having a heck of a cool name, Suh is the #1 ranked player on most teams' board. Easy pick that no one is going to complain about. I do feel however than an OT is also a high possibility here now.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
Right now, the Bucs are ecstatic that the Rams are going to get a QB since that will allow them to get their hands on one of the top two DT in the draft.

4. Washington Redskins: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
The arrival of Donovan McNabb pretty much nullifies the chance that the Redskins are going to pick Clausen here. Expect them to address their shoddy offensive line by picking Russell Okung


5. Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Russell Okung is the without question the top tackle in the draft and the Chiefs would be happy to have him protect Matt Cassel blindside. However, since he is gone, they go with the next best thing with Bryan Bulaga


6. Seattle Seahawks: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
The Seahawks offensive line has been a wreck the past few years and contributed to Matt Hasselbeck's health demise. Drafting Williams would be the wise move to do.

7. Cleveland Browns: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
The Browns can't believe their luck and arguably the top player in the draft to shore up their heinous secondary. Berry is a rare prospect at safety who should make an immediate impact.

8. Oakland Raiders: Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Taylor Mays is a possibility here given Al Davis penchant for 40 times. However, the Raiders have a stable of promising safeties in Tyvon Branch, Michael Huff and Michael Mitchell. Bruce Campbell is an offensive tackle who ran a 4.85, that's equally impressive and sure to have caught Davis' attention.

9. Buffalo Bills: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
The Bills desperately need offensive line help and will be under pressure to pick a left tackle at #9. Davis will most likely be available at that point

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
There is also no doubt that the Jaguars will all OVER Tim Tebow. Expect the Jags to trade down a few spots to pick Tebow. Else expect them to address their perennially horrendous pass rush with the Georgia Tech stud

11. Denver Broncos: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
Now that the Broncos have traded Brandon Marshall, they will need a wide receiver to replace him. Dez Bryant is without a doubt the best receiver in the draft.Many draft have McClain going here, I am still unconvinced that the relatively slow LB with a potentially debilitating disease will be picked that high.

12. Miami Dolphins: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
Parcells loves his linebackers and with the Joey Porter's departure, this opens the door for a pass rushing rookie and the explosive Pierre-Paul is a risky but potentially highly rewarding project

13. San Francisco 49ers: Joe Haden, CB, Florida
The Niners solidify their defense with Haden who will able to take over the aging Nate Clements when the time comes.


14. Seattle Seahawks: CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
 Seattle gets the coveted running back who will no doubt be maximized by Pete Carroll. Spiller becomes Seattle's first franchise tailback since Shaun Alexander.

15. N.Y. Giants: Rolando McClain, ILB, Oklahoma 
 The Giants let Antonio Pierce walk and need to replace him. Why not get McClain, a potential franchise middle linebacker for the next decade. McClain is a leader and a highly instinctive player, and that's what you need in the middle. Sean Weatherspoon's stock is (finally) rising so he could be the pick here too.

16. Tennessee Titans: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
 The Titans could use a corner to replace the aging and ineffective Nick Harper but the top corner Joe Haden is long gone so they pick the 2nd rated corner Kyle Wilson. Expect the Titans to address their Defensive Line if they don't get a corner

17. San Francisco 49ers: Mike Iupati, OG/OT, Idaho
The 49ers shaky offensive line gets much need reinforcement with the versatile mauler Mike Iupati.



18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
The Steelers need to draft a corner badly and it might take precedent over everything else. Jackson has been rising thanks to a great pro-day showing

19. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Graham, DE/OLB
With the signing of Dunta Robinson, the Falcons move on to their next needs which are in the defensive front seven. Graham should be a brainless pick here if he is still available.

20. Houston Texans: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Sure, the Texans could use a running back such as Ryan Matthews but there is certainly some talented backs that can be had later in the draft. Drafting a corner now becomes a big priority with the loss of Dunta Robinson through free agency. Earl Thomas can play both corner and free safety and would give the Texans a playmaking defensive back they need so desperately

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
With the release of Laveranues Coles and Chad Ocho Cinco's declining production, the Bengals would be wise to add another weapon to Carson Palmer's arsenal. Gresham will probably not make it past the Bengals

22. New England Patriots: Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
What do you expect here? They will probably trade down a few spots and accumulate gazillions 2nd and 3rd picks. Kindle would be a great pick for the Pats who could use a little help in terms of pass rushing.

23. Green Bay Packers: Charles Brown, OT, USC
The Packers need to shore up their offensive line at both tackles position as well as at offensive guard. Charles Brown is a good pass protector who will keep Aaron Rodgers upright. Look for him to be taken somewhere near the end of the first round or the beginning of the second round. The Packers also could use a corner or a pass-rushing OLB.


24. Philadelphia Eagles: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
After trading Sheldon Brown, the Eagles are likely to pursue a corner early on and they are in excellent position to grab Devin McCourty at #24.

25. Baltimore Ravens: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
Having traded for Anquan Boldin in the offseason, the Ravens can now address other areas of concerns such as finding a replacement for the aging Matt Birk.

26. Arizona Cardinals: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Karlos Dansby departure leaves a gaping hole in the Cardinals' front seven and the Cardinals would love to replace the aging Mike Gandy. Weatherspoon would bring the attitude needed to take the Cardinals D to the next level.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Taylor Mays, S, USC
The Cowboys could use an upgrade at OG as well as depth along their offensive line. Mike Iupati, who can play both OT and OG is a valuable commodity in that aspect but he will probably be gone by then. The Cowboys also strongly desire to upgrade their safeties and Mays would be a great fit in Dallas.

28. San Diego Chargers: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
The Chargers defense was mediocre last season and the release of nose tackle Jamal Williams leaves a gapping hole in the middle of their front 7. Dan Williams would fit in perfectly as the nose tackle.

29. N.Y. Jets: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
The Jets add another offensive weapon to Mark Sanchez's arsenal. Golden Tate could also be in consideration


30. Minnesota Vikings: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
The Vikings pick late but they are in excellent position to grab one of the several outstanding defensive players who will unavoidably end up sliding into their lap.Defensive backs like Patrick Robinson, Taylor Mays or Devin McCourty are extremely strong possibilities if still available. However, if Ryan Leaf Jimmy Clausen was to fall that far. I really don't see the Vikings passing a franchise QB at #30, given the fact that Brett Favre might or might not play one more season.

31. Indianapolis Colts: Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
The Colts get their hands on Odrick to solidify their front 7

32. New Orleans Saints: Everson Griffen, DE, USC
The Saints improve their pass defense with the explosive Griffen who would line up opposite Will Smith.

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