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Official Updated NN Mock Draft Thread 2.5 (03/0210)


I will be coming out with my own new mock draft when this one here fills up. But to hold us over until I get the time to do that, I am going to provide you all with a new mock draft from Drafttek that has a few shake ups from the last one which had a lot of the same common top 5 picks.

Feel free to let your mock drafts fly out in this post. I'll provide a template below so that you can copy/ paste in to a comment and then add players that you see fit for each slot.

Here it is:

1 Sam Bradford
Oklahoma
QB
Reach (-10)
St Louis
All the Suh talk was fun, but when faced with the choice of taking one of the better college QB prospects in recent years, the Rams need to pull the trigger here on Bradford. They've got a head start on pass protection with Jason Smith, but will need to add a few more target for the accurate Sooner. - Drafttek Staff

2 Ndamukong Suh
Nebraska
DT43
Value (+1)
Detroit
Detroit is elated with the highest rated guy in the draft in DT Ndamukong Suh. - Drafttek Staff

3 Gerald McCoy
Oklahoma
DT43
Value (+0)
Tampa Bay
With the Rams swinging toward Bradford, the Bucs escape Eric Berry purgatory. The stars align as Tampa Bay can select the high character Gerald McCoy. Yes we have FS Berry rated 1 slot higher than DT McCoy, this is a situation where team needs meet BPA.

4 Russell Okung
Oklahoma State
OT
Reach (-6)
Washington
Clearly not the consensus top OT in the draft, but until Anthony Davis or Brian Bulaga do something to come up and take away this perch, Okung stays on top of the Skins board at #4. Okung seems to be the perfect combination of value & need here, despite the temptations of an Elite Safety prospect (Eric Berry) or a potential franchise QB (Bradford or Clausen). Shanahan & Allen will start putting this franchise back on the right path by making a solid decision. - Scott Lilliston (Drafttek Redskins Analyst)

5 Rolando McClain
Alabama
ILB
Reach (-1)
Kansas City
This Butkus Award winner has high athletic ability, a high football IQ, is a coach on the field and played ILB in a complex 3-4 at Alabama. ILB's rarely go this high, but McClain is a rare player. Sold! Merlin DT Chiefs Analyst

6 Jimmy Clausen
Notre Dame
QB
Reach (-9)
Seattle
Seattle opts for the "NFL Ready" Clausen over the accurate Bradford in the QB derby. Clausen will have his work cut of for him as the Seahawks have mediocre talent at the skill positions and also along the OL. - Drafttek Staff

7  Eric Berry
Tennessee
SS
Value (+5)
Cleveland
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

8 Bruce Campbell
Maryland
OT
Reach (-21)
Oakland
All upside in this pick. Has the physical skill set to absolutely dominate the trenches (and second level for ZBS reads), which Coach Cable identified as a priority. Fluid, fantastic footwork, and the all important FORTY time makes this an Al Davis slam dunk. Here's what I love: always in-tune with the play, and able to pick up the blitz - upgrade GALORE. He should supplant Henderson at LT.

9 Bryan Bulaga
Iowa
OT
Value (+5)
Buffalo
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

10 Joe Haden
Florida
CB
Value (+5)
Jacksonville
Rashean Mathis is still a warrior, but has shown some vulnerability - and if you read between the lines of GM Gene Smith, the Jaguars learned from the Saints that coverage is as important as pass-rush in defending Peyton Manning. Joe Haden has the potential to be a "shut-down" CB, and is the best "value" on the board at #10. - Long Ball, DOF

11 * Dez Bryant
Oklahoma State
WRF
Value (+2)
Denver
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

12 C.J. Spiller
Clemson
RBC
Value (+5)
Miami
Why would Miami take Spiller? Simple. As of now Ronnie Brown is a RFA, Ricky Williams is believed to be retiring after 2010, Patrick Cobbs is coming back fro ACL surgery, and Lex Hilliard has only 23 rushes over 2 seasons. Plus, Spiller is a playmaker in every sense of the word. He would add a new element in the rushing and passing games plus he can strike fear in opponents on kickoff and punt returns. - Joe Mays, Draft Tek Analyst

13 Earl Thomas
Texas
SS
Value (+0)
San Francisco
Thomas may have the best range as a safety coming in to the NFL. Range in the secondary for the 49ers was one of the biggest flaws in the defense last season. With the addition of Thomas, the 49ers will put themselves in position to have a top 5 defense in the league. Thomas benefited from a great front seven as a Longhorn at Texas, and he will get that same support to help him reach the same heights of success in having a front seven in front of him like the 49ers do. If he is mainly asked to cover, then his lack of size may not be much of a factor. -Drew Kerr (Drafttek 49ers Analyst).

14 * Charles Brown
USC
OT
Reach (-18)
Seattle
The Seahawks have had the luxury of elite Left Tackle play for many years with 9-time Pro Bowler Walter Jones manning that position. Fortunately with two 1st round picks, they're in excellent position to land one on the top 6 guys here at #14 with their 2nd first rounder - Drafttek Staff

15 Anthony Davis
Rutgers
OT
Value (+1)
NY Giants
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

16 Carlos Dunlap
Florida
DE43
Value (+8)
Tennessee
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

17 * Mike Iupati
Idaho
OG
Value (+1)
San Francisco
Iupati did not have the best game at the Senior Bowl and struggled a bit in transitioning to the Tackle position in the week of practice preceding the Game. However, his natural skill-set on the field while at Idaho may be enough to get him drafted in the top 20. The 49ers need to upgrade at Right Tackle and possibly even Left Guard. Iupati will get an opportunity to see what position he fits best at in this situation with the Niners. He would have a chance to compete for a starting job at potentially either position (Left Guard or Right Tackle) -Drew Kerr (Drafttek 49ers Analyst).

18  Dan Williams
Tennessee
DT34
Value (+1)
Pittsburgh
Casey Hampton did re-sign but he's still 32 and at risk to decline quickly. The Steelers will still definitely be in the market for a top Nose tackle, will they pull the trigger in the first round though? Williams is a solid pick however the greater temptation may be to pick an offensive tackle here or to trade down and target Weatherspoon, Odrick or a corner. Patrick (Drafttek Steelers Analyst)

19  Derrick Morgan
Georgia Tech
DE43
Value (+7)
Atlanta
Atlanta is in dire need for a LDE. Derrick Morgan is arguably the best in the draft having played there in college. Morgan is by far one of the best run defenders at the DE position and in pass rushing should be a force on the line that has Jerry and Babineaux in the middle with Abraham on the other side. - Scott Carasik, Drafttek Atlanta Falcons Analyst

20 Trent Williams
Oklahoma
OT
Value (+1)
Houston
Does owner Bob McNair wield a big stick or what? After publicly commenting that the Texans need to shore up the interior of their OL, they grab the Big Sooner, who had an excellent Combine and convert him to OG. Williams may prove to be a future RT candidate, but his athleticism will make him an inside mainstay in Kubiak's ZBS. - Long Ball, DOF

21 Jermaine Gresham
Oklahoma
TE
Reach (-14)
Cincinnati
With the signing of Matt Jones and the many rumors of a possible Chad+TO show, it is just too hard to keep the WR ranking so high on the priority list. The Bengals haven't ever had a player at the TE position with Gresham's abilities and he would finally give the offense an "over the middle" presence. Derek Rose-Bengals Analyst

22  Brandon Graham
Michigan
OLB34
Value (+4)
New England
After his Senior Bowl performance this may seem a bit low. My guess is Patriots fans would not be upset with this scenario, however. Graham would an instant outside pass rush to their 3-4 defense, something that all but disappeared in 2009. Graham has been a star on mediocre (some may say terrible) Michigan teams the past 2 years. He has a nonstop motor and could excel in the right scheme. - Joe Mays, Draft Tek Analyst

23  Devin McCourty
Rutgers
CB
Reach (-4)
Green Bay
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

24  Maurkice Pouncey
Florida
OC
Value (+1)
Philadelphia
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

25  Jared Odrick
Penn State
DE34
Value (+0)
Baltimore
Drafttek Staff is busy with Combine evaluation. Commentary to be provided by Wednesday AM

26  Ricky Sapp
Clemson
OLB34
Value (+2)
Arizona
Sapp's decision not to participate in the Senior Bowl raised some eyebrows; however, he is on a twice daily, 6 days per week workout regimen that includes rehab for his injured knee in preparation for the Combine. A highly adaptable pass-rusher that can line up all over the field in the Cards' hybrid defensive alignment - the Clemson standout fits the bill at both DE and OLB. - Long Ball, DOF

27  Kyle Wilson
Boise State
CB
Reach (-6)
Dallas
With the top OL candidates off the board (thanks Houston), Dallas addresses the defensive backfield where Terence Newman is not getting any younger. Wilson impressed at the Senior Bowl with his coverage and aggressiveness. Jared Odrick might be a consideration; however, Dallas has more young back-up talent at DE than CB. - Long Ball, DOF

28  Jonathan Dwyer
Georgia Tech
RBF
Value (+7)
San Diego
After combine performances, I wonder if the Chargers will be more enticed by Ryan Matthews as he lit it up with a 4.45 forty time. However, Dwyer is no slouch either. With LT officially released, whomever gets drafted at RB will have BIG shoes to fill. - Brett Stott (Drafttek Chargers Analyst)

29  Everson Griffen
USC
OLB34
Reach (-1)
NY Jets
Griffen was one of those "freak" High School players coming out of Arizona. His combine performance displayed solid results, but his motor/consistency has been questioned. This is what you get in a pass rush guy at the tail end of Round 1. It's boom or Gholston - Drafttek staff

30  Patrick Robinson
Florida State
CB
Reach (-10)
Minnesota
The Vikings have had a revolving door of corners slotted to them in Round 1 and Robinson is the latest. My personal opinion is that Robinson is not a 1st round talent and this is a big reach. There is far too much D-line talent still on the board for the Vikings to reach on Robinson here. - Brett Stott (Drafttek Vikings Analyst)

31  Dominique Franks
Oklahoma
CB
Reach (-13)
Indianapolis
I did not count on Maurkice Pouncey leaving the board at #24 in the 1st round - he was my #1 target. Although I doubt the Colts would pass on Jason Pierre-Paul here, the Drafttek model goes with Franks. Here's a solid CB that the Colts can definitely utilize. Taller than most of the Colts CB, Franks may see action early and often if Marlin Jackson is gone. What really makes him acceptable at this selection is his return capabilities, which the Colts are in dire need of and they basically get a two-for-one deal here. - Rick McGlothlin (Drafttek Colts Analyst)

32  Ryan Mathews
Fresno State
RBF
Reach (-10)
New Orleans
While New Orleans gave Mike Bell the low-tender offer, I don't think he's back in New Orleans next season. Enter Ryan Matthew, who will bring speed and quick bursts to the backfield along with solid power. Consider him a mix of Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush. Now that's scary ! - Rick McGlothlin (Drafttek Saints Analyst)

 

 

MOCK DRAFT TEMPLATE:

1 Rams -
2 Lions -
3 Bucs -
4 Redskins -
5 Chiefs -
6 Seahawks -
7 Browns -
8 Raiders -
9 Bills -
10 Jaguars -
11 Broncos (CHI) -
12 Dolphins -
13 49ers -
14 Seahawks (DEN) -
15 Giants -
16 Titans -
17 49ers (CAR) -
18 Steelers -
19 Falcons -
20 Texans -
21 Bengals -
22 Patriots -
23 Packers -
24 Eagles -
25 Ravens -
26 Cardinals -
27 Cowboys -
28 Chargers -
29 Jets -
30 Vikings -
31 Colts -
32 Saints -

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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