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Thread: Interesting Look Back at Early 2010 SI Mock Draft

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    Interesting Look Back at Early 2010 SI Mock Draft

    First of all, had Chargers winning it all!

    Had Jevan Snead going at 25, but said he could possibly go #1 overall, "or fall out of the first round". Should have changed it to "out of the draft". Has a prospect ever fallen so far in a year as Jevan Snead without being injured?



    1. St. Louis Rams (trade with Lions on draft day)
    *Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

    Lions will have the worst record, but can't afford another No. 1 overall. Teams will want to trade up for this QB, unlike the lack of interest in Matt Stafford. The only danger is critics will have a year to pick apart Bradford, who could have been No. 1 this year.

    2. Oakland Raiders
    *Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee

    Will the new Raiders coach be able to talk Al Davis out of workout wonder Taylor Mays? This is very high for a safety, but Berry is special.

    3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    *Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

    Tampa Bay's defense will really need help after its first full Monte Kiffin-less season.

    4. Detroit Lions (trade with Rams on draft day)
    Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

    They'll do anything to protect their investment in Matthew Stafford.

    5. San Francisco 49ers
    Taylor Mays, S, USC

    Might as well cement all the comparisons to Ronnie Lott.

    6. Jacksonville Jaguars
    Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

    The disruptive Suh will help bring some bite back to this defense.

    7. Cleveland Browns
    Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College

    Or perhaps Sergio Kindle, who is slotted at No. 14.

    8. New York Jets (via draft day trade with Chiefs)
    *Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

    Assuming the Jets don't sign Plaxico Burress, new quarterback Mark Sanchez will need more help.

    9. Cincinnati Bengals
    *Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois

    How much longer can an unhappy Chad Johnson work in Cincy?

    10. Green Bay Packers
    Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

    The Packers need to make that big investment in Aaron Rodgers pay off.

    11. Buffalo Bills
    *Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

    The Bills could also look at receiver if the Terrell Owens experiment doesn't work out.

    12. Seattle Seahawks (via Broncos)
    *Joe Haden, CB, Florida

    The Seahawks will need more help running after the Cardinals' receivers.

    13. Washington Redskins
    Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

    All it takes is for one team to fall in love with the chosen one. No owner develops crushes like Daniel Snyder, who will take Tebow 10 picks too early. Tebow doesn't necessarily fit the mold of a Jim Zorn quarterback, but there could be a new coach in Washington by draft day if the Redskins end up slotted at No. 13.

    14. Kansas City Chiefs (via draft day trade with Jets)
    Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

    Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Scott Pioli traded down even more in this draft to take control of the second round, like he used to in New England. The Chiefs already have the Falcons' pick for the Tony Gonzalez trade.

    15. Minnesota Vikings
    *Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida

    He's 6-foot-6, 285 pounds and could go even higher if he dominates the 2009 season.

    16. Atlanta Falcons
    Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama

    The Falcons did draft Peria Jerry, but coach Mike Smith could add more size on that defensive line. Cody has battled weight problems but slimmed down in the offseason.

    17. Miami Dolphins
    Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida

    The hard-hitting LB has Bill Parcells written all over him. (That's assuming Parcells is still with the 'Fins.)

    18. Seattle Seahawks
    Greg Hardy, DE, Mississippi

    If this seems too low a spot for a team that finished 4-12 last season, remember the Seahawks were decimated by injuries in 2008. Hardy's a big talent who has attitude issues to address.

    19. New Orleans Saints
    *Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech

    New Orleans failed to get a big back in this year's draft.

    20. Baltimore Ravens
    Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU

    Baltimore's leading receiver, Derrick Mason, is 35.

    21. Denver Broncos (via Bears)
    Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri

    Denver will still be looking to shore up its defense.

    22. Houston Texans
    *Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

    We've all heard this before, but this is the year the Texans break into the playoffs.

    23. Dallas Cowboys
    Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky

    Tony Romo fails to get his first playoff win, which would have moved the Cowboys further down in the first round.

    24. Tennessee Titans
    Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

    Or will Tennessee be looking for a quarterback here? We'll give Vince Young the benefit of the doubt.

    25. San Francisco 49ers (via Panthers)
    *Jevan Snead, QB, Mississippi

    Depending on who you talk to, Snead could be the No. 1 overall pick next year or fall out of the first round. Keep an eye on one of this year's most interesting prospects.

    26. Arizona Cardinals
    George Selvie, DE, South Florida

    Will the Cardinals be looking for a QB as well? We'll also give Matt Leinart the benefit of the doubt.

    27. Indianapolis Colts
    Brandon Lange, DE, Troy

    The small-school product could be the Colts' next sack specialist.

    28. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama

    Not a lot of immediate needs I can see for Pittsburgh, so it can take the best available talent.

    29. New York Giants
    *Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

    The Giants will likely need a burner at receiver, but McClain reportedly has looked scary during spring practice.

    30. New England Patriots
    C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

    If they don't trade out of the first round, they'll need a running back.

    31. Philadelphia Eagles
    Ciron Black, OT, LSU

    Andy Reid gets back to his true passion next season, drafting offensive linemen.

    32. San Diego Chargers
    *DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma

    Chargers finally get over the hump in the playoffs.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...010/index.html

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    sadly, the Taylor Mays prediction came true... -____-

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