2010 NFL Mock Draft

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Pick Team Player Selected Player’s Position Player’s School Analysis
17. Derrick Morgan
Defensive End
Georgia Tech
With Kyle Vanden-Bosch likely leaving the Titans in free agency, Derrick Morgan may be the best option for a 4-3 team.
18. Donovan Warren
Safety Troy Polamalu’s injury exposed the weaker areas of the Steelers’ defense. Ike Tayor has not been playing at the level he once was, and is targeted too often. Warren is touted as the third-best defensive back in the draft.
19. Carlos Dunlap
Defensive End
Atlanta’s defensive secondary was it’s weakest link in 2009. Unless the Falcons are able to sign a hot free agent (Julius Peppers), they will look to the draft and Carlos Dunlap.
20. Brian Price Defensive Tackle UCLA While the Texans do need to look for a running back to complement Steve Slaton, they will probably look to the later rounds of the draft (Slaton was selected in the third round). The Texans will add to their defensive line here.
21. Arrelious Benn
Wide Receiver
Even though, Benn was hurt by his team’s struggles this year, he is still a premier receiving threat. The Bengals are currently without a second receiving threat.
22. Jerry Hughes
Outside Linebacker
The Patriots struggled most on defense this year with their lack of a strong outside pass rush. Like the Falcons, unless the Pats sign a hot free agent commodity like Peppers, look for them to take Jerry Hughes, a sack specialist.
23. Bryan Bulaga
Offensive Tackle
The Packers struggled most to protect their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Bulaga can play either tackle spot and will improve Green bay’s ability to keep Aaron Rodgers in the vertical position.
24. Mike Iupati
Philadelphia needs an upgrade at the Guard position. Andy Reid loves to draft lineman. It’s a match made in heaven. Iupati is the top interior lineman in this draft class.
25. Damian Williams
Wide Receiver
Southern Cal
The Ravens are faced with the task of re-signing free agent receiver Derrick Mason. If they are unable to re-sign Mason, they will be left with only Mark Clayton as an experienced receiver. Even if Mason returns, the Ravens will have to consider his age of 36, and looking at a long-term replacement.
26. Jason Pierre-Paul
Defensive End
South Florida
Pierre-Paul’s specialty as an edge-rusher is a hit-or-miss, but the Cardinals need to address the position in this draft with Bertrand Berry set to retire this offseason.
27. Terrence Cody
Nose Tackle
Jerry Jones likes flashy and he likes big. Terrence Cody will command two blockers and make life for Jay Ratliff a lot easier on the outside, which is where Ratliff excels. It will also free up DeMarcus Ware more; not that he needed it, but that’s even better for the Dallas D.
28. Ryan Matthews
Running Back
Fresno State
LaDainian Tomlinson had a better year than he’s had in the past few years for a change, but it became more evident towards the end of the season how LT has lost a step. The Chargers have their change-of-pace guy in Darren Sproles already. They’ll look to Matthews as their workhorse.
29. Jared Odrick Defensive End
Penn State
The Jets had to give up defensive end Kenyon Coleman to trade for Mark Sanchez. While it didn’t hurt the team a lot, they need to fill that void. Also, with the season-ending injury to Kris Jenkins, the Jets run defense was left quite vulnerable. Penn State DE/DT Jared Odrick would be a natural fit as a 3-4 defensive end.
30. Kyle Wilson
Boise State
Cedric Griffin’s injury and Antoine Winfield’s ineffectiveness of late will have the Vikings looking to draft a top cornerback prospect.
31. Brandon Graham
Defensive End Michigan Both Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney will be free agents in after 2010. While defensive end isn’t a major need right now, the Colts won’t let this opportunity pass them by.
32. Sean Weatherspoon
Outside Linebacker
With only one pick in the first three rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Saints weren’t able to acquire a good outside linebacker. Weatherspoon excels at getting into the backfield, breaking up passes, and has a good eye for the interception.
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  • Balls

    Wow, great mock, looks so different compared to other mocks around the net.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      @ “Balls”:Thank you! We strive to be different.

  • Nards

    “LaDainian Tomlinson had a better year than he’s had in the past few years for a change”

    What the hell are you talking about?

    2009 223 carries 730 yards 3.3 avg 12 tds
    2008 292 carries 1,110 yards 3.8 avg 11 tds
    2007 315 carries 1,474 yards 4.7 avg 15 tds

    So which of these years weren’t as good?

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      @ “Nards” (Seriously?):I bet you were so unsure that you had to look those stats up too, didn’t you?

      Thanks for reading and regurgitating the numbers for me!

  • Cody

    The fact that you called Sabby Piscitelli a success really puts your credibility into question. Sorry.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      I was being generous to Piscitelli when I coupled his name with Talib and said “SOME success,” the operative word being “some.”

      If one player’s name puts my credibility into question, then I can only imagine how many other mock draft writers credibility are also in question.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. NEXT!

  • Ron

    Gotta love how people take opinion, and treat it as if you’re stating fact. I guess if you’re not an ESPN idiot, or one of the tools on NFLN, you’re not credible. Because, you know- Rich Eisen and Mel Kiper have NEVER been wrong.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      @Ron: Very true, sir. Although my head does swell a bit when people take my opinion so seriously!

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • PantherFreak

    Looks good Eric. Keep up the good work

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Will do, PF.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Please come back!

  • http://www.magicseoservices.com Thresa Waldrep

    I came upon your blog by chance and now I am convinced that divine Providence led me here.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      I am flattered by your comment…Now that you are aware of the site, I hope you become a repeat reader!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Malorie Bekker


    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Allllright…Happy to amuse you!

  • Shawn

    nice, are you going to do a second round later on?

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Thank you, Shawn.

      Probably not, as I’ll be making any necessary adjustments to the first round.

  • http://blackandteal.com Terry

    I don’t know why people think Tim Tebow is coming to Jacksonville. He isn’t.

    Any draft site that says he is, is not doing their homework.

    One more time – Tim Tebow is not a first round pick and is not coming to the Jaguars.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Only reason I can offer is because it’s been rumored for a month, and the owner WANTS him?

  • Nate Trumble

    I could not disagree with you more on the pick of Terrance Cody at 27. Ratliff has redefined the nose tackle position under Wade Phillip’s scheme. You don’t move him back outside, hoping to get the same production out of him, as well as start a lazy, massively obese, rookie with a broken down motor at nose. Mount Cody IS NOT a first round pick. Don’t believe me? Wait til the draft. BTW the pick here is either Wilson or Odrick.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Thank you for the read and comment, Nate…Try not to get too bent out of shape over a mock draft. It’s always subject to change, nor do I expect everyone to agree with every pick.

  • Regan

    As far as McCoy getting picked before Suh… it’ll never happen

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      I wouldn’t say that, given the injury that Suh has sustained.

  • g tsai

    Good job Eric,
    Any one know anything about the carolina Draft 2010?

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Since the Panthers aren’t drafting anyone in the first round at this point in time, no.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, G.

  • John from Dallas

    I would be you 1000 bucks that tebow does not go to Jacksonville with their 11th pick. New GM Gene Smith is WAY to bright for that and showed hsi draft savy with last year’s crop. I’m not even sure they would yse a 3rd rounder on TT. They strongly beleive in the BPA approach, so you can rule that option for round 1.
    Insiders just laugh when this rumor comes up and the owner has backtracked big-time now the he knows the drawbacks.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      I wouldn’t take the bet if I had an extra $1,000 laying around. besides, the Commish frowns on gambling.

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  • Steve

    Tim Tebow may very well end up with the Jaguars, but he’ll be a second round pick. He will be there if they wait.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      That’s believable, Steve; and more realistic. I’m just kind of getting a feel for my first mock draft, and waiting for the Combine before I make any major changes or adjustments.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • Tim

    OK, Eric tell us what we really want to know. Who do we take in the second round?

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      My hope is that a decent receiver falls from the first to the second round, Tim. Should that happen, I am keeping my fingers crossed for Golden Tate. It’s a stretch, and one that is dependent on his 40-yard time at the Combine, but that’s where my sights are right now. I’ll have a better feel for everything once the Combine has taken place. Until then, minor adjustments to the first round will be made.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Tim.

  • http://www.gazup.com/2l1xz-e_book-neh_workshop_report_final-3.rar-download-mirrors Clare sonka

    I am impressed.


    I like the Terrance Cody pick for Dallas, I too believe Dallas will snag him. Now Imagine Cody commanding two OL to take him on, which he has been accustomed to, Ratliff @ DE on Spencers side, and Ware Opp side. Who the heck do you double team? I see OL in the next round

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      That sounds good, Beast. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Dallas go with a defensive tackle in the first round. I can see Cody being snagged by the ‘Boys if he’s still around by then.

      Thanks for the read and comment!

  • Justin

    I like most of your picks and I think Tebow could very well end up with the jags but not that early

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      I agree with you, Justin. I just haven’t gotten around to adjusting that mock draft. Look for an update soon!

  • George Anderson

    You probably know a lot about football and all, but just by looking at your first 16 I know you are way off. I would rethink team needs and try again.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      George, thanks for stopping by.

      I have not made any changes to this mock draft since it was originally posted. However, check back later this evening or Saturday, and I’ll have the revised edition up. Thanks for the compliment too, buddy.

      What I know is limited at times–more the financial/contract side–but otherwise I tend to have a pretty good grasp of what matters most.

  • George Anderson

    Hows the revision going?

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      Hi George; it’s complete, though a lot of disagreement again. Mock drafts are a new “animal” to me, as this is only my second one ever. I’m hoping I can catch on with this soon. Give it a look.