Greetings all! Here is our 2010 NFL Mock Draft. I’m sure that at around 8 p.m. Thursday, these will be considered completely broken and useless. Nevertheless, Dave and I will enter our mocks into a Yahoo! or ESPN competition. Winner gets bragging rights and a beer. Feel free to take us on.
1) St. Louis Rams
Dave’s pick: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
– The Rams need a QB about as bad as the Browns do and Bradford is the only ‘franchise’ signal caller in the draft.
Sam’s pick: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
– No surprise here. Ndamukong Suh is the best player in this draft, but for better or worse, the golden rule remains: “If you don’t have a franchise QB, you don’t pass on one.” If you look at the Rams’ roster today, you’ll find three names: Null, Feeley, and Reilly. I promise you those are in fact quarterbacks, and the only three currently set to play for St. Louis. After passing on Mark Sanchez last year and Matt Ryan the year before, I don’t think they can do it again.
2) Detroit Lions
Dave’s pick: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
– With the addition of Vanden Bosch, taking Suh here would give the Lions a defensive line to think twice about.
Sam’s pick: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
– This should be a no-brainer pick. I think he is the most elite talent to come out in recent memory. I’ve heard scouts say Gerald McCoy is right up there with him. Bologna. I’m not drinking that Kool-Aid. I know McCoy is a stud in his own right, but this season I watched multiple Cornhuskers games for one reason: to check out that defensive tackle. What? That just doesn’t happen. But this guy is a human wrecking ball. No, like literally. He hits like a human wrecking ball.
He recently participated in a “Sport Science” segment for ESPN. He hit a tackling dummy harder than any other participant they’ve ever had. They compared his force to that of a freight train. Who else has participated in this tackling exercise? Oh, only pro bowl defensive tackles like Kris Jenkins, and future hall of famers like Ray Lewis. No big.
Now should the Lions take him? Absolutely. Will they? Probably. But who knows? It’s too early for a wide receiver joke, but this is still Detroit.