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2010 Writers' Mock Draft

Pk. Team Player Pos. School Writer Comment Other Needs
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Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Jim Thomas,

         St. Louis   
         Post-Dispatch   
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         <td>The Rams have lost 42 of their last 48 games so the roster is pretty barren. Bradford gives them something to build around.  
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         <td>DL, WR, LB</td>
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         <td>2.</td>
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Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska Nicholas Cotsonika,

         Detroit Free Press  
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         <td>Lions have a great need for difference-makers in the middle Suh is the kind of smart, versatile player Jim Schwartz covets.</td>
         <td>RB, CB, G</td>
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         <td>3.</td>
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Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma Ira Kaufman,

         Tampa Tribune  
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         <td>Talent meets need — Bucs were last in the league against the run and are hoping to find the next Warren Sapp.</td>
         <td>WR, CB</td>
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         <td>4.</td>
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Russell Okung T Oklahoma St. David Elfin,

         Washington Times</td>
         <td>Definite position of need after Chris Samuels retired. After acquiring McNabb the 'Skins need someone to protect him.</td>
         <td>G, WR, S</td>
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Eric Berry S Tennessee Adam Teicher,

         Kansas City   
         Star</td>
         <td>The Chiefs have loaded up on linemen recently and it's time for a playmaker on defense. Berry fills the bill.</td>
         <td>ILB, WR, T, TE</td>
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         <td>6.</td>
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Trent Williams T Oklahoma Greg Johns,

         Seattle   
         Post-Intelligencer</td>
         <td>Would to have Berry fall but Seahawks are dying for help up front and athletic Williams fits Alex Gibbs' zone scheme.</td>
         <td>S, OL, WR</td>
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         <td>7.</td>
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Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame Mary Kay

         Cabot,  
         Cleveland Plain  
         Dealer</td>
         <td>Browns will likely be looking to move this pick to someone in need of a quarterback, especially with Berry off the board.</td>
         <td>CB, S, RB</td>
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         <td>8.</td>
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Bryan Bulaga T Iowa Phil Barber,

         Santa Rosa  
         Press Democrat</td>
         <td>Raiders in need of some help up front and the value should be there at tackle.</td>
         <td>OL, DL, WR</td>
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         <td>9.</td>
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Anthony Davis T Rutgers Mark Gaughan,

         Buffalo News</td>
         <td>Bills in need of a left tackle but an early run at the position could send them in another direction.</td>
         <td>QB, NT, LB, WR</td>
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         <td>10.</td>
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Rolando McClain LB Alabama

Mark Long,
Associated
Press

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         <td>The Jags need some playmakers on a conservative defense. McClain is a productive guy from a great program.</td>
         <td>WR, DE, DB</td>
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         <td>11.</td>
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Maurkice Pouncey C Florida Mike Klis,

         Denver   
         Post</td>
         <td>The Broncos are without a center with Casey Weigmann a free agent. They could look to move down but Pouncey's the pick.</td>
         <td>WR, LB, DB</td>
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         <td>12.</td>
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Derrick Morgan DE/LB Georgia Tech Edgar Thompson,

         Palm Beach  
         Post</td>
         <td>Morgan has the tall, angular look of Jason Taylor and the Dolphins could look to replace their franchise pass rusher.</td>
         <td>OLB, DT, WR</td>
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         <td height="45">13.</td>
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C.J. Spiller RB Clemson Dan Brown,

         San Jose   
         Mercury News</td>
         <td>Niners needs a back to take some of the load off Frank Gore and Spiller would provide big-play ability to the return game.</td>
         <td>T, WR, OL</td>
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         <td>14.</td>
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Taylor Mays S USC Greg Johns,

         Seattle   
         Post-Intelligencer</td>
         <td>Pete Carroll is obviously familiar with the huge safety and will jump at the chance to add him to his secondary.</td>
         <td>S, OL, WR</td>
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         <td>15.</td>
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Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri Ralph Vacchiano,

         New York   
         Daily News</td>
         <td>The Giants would jump all over Spiller in this spot but with him gone they'll turn to defense.</td>
         <td>RB, DL, CB</td>
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         <td>16.</td>
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Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Jim Wyatt,

         The   
         Tennesseean</td>
         <td>Titans are in desperate need of defensive end help and they see Pierre-Paul as the freakish athlete that Jevon Kearse was.</td>
         <td>CB, LB, DE</td>
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         <td>17.</td>
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Charles Brown T USC Dan Brown,

         San Jose   
         Mercury News</td>
         <td>Would love to grab one of the higer rated tackles but San Fran can't pass up the chance to bolster the tackle position.</td>
         <td>T, WR, OL</td>
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         <td>18.</td>
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Mike Iupati G Idaho John Harris,

         Pittsburgh   
         Tribune-Review</td>
         <td>The Steelers need to bolster their sagging offensive line and Iupati's impressive post-season work makes him the pick.</td>
         <td>DB, OL</td>
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         <td>19.</td>
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Brandon Graham OLB Michigan D. Orlando

         Ledbetter,  
         Atlanta   
         Journal-  
         Constitution</td>
         <td>The Falcons need some pass rush help and Graham could be the edge guy they're looking for.</td>
         <td>DL, DB, LB</td>
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         <td>20.</td>
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Joe Haden CB Florida John McClain,

         Houston   
         Chronicle</td>
         <td>Houston's secondary is paper thin and Haden is the best corner in the draft.</td>
         <td>CB, S, RB</td>
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         <td>21.</td>
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Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. Geoff Hobson,

         Bengals.com</td>
         <td>Cincy needs some playmakers on offense and Bryant, along with free agent acquisition Antonio Bryant, should help.</td>
         <td>WR, TE, DB</td>
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         <td>22.</td>
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Sergio Kindle OLB Texas Patriots Football

         Weekly Staff</td>
         <td>The pass rush is badly in need of an overhaul and Kindle fits the profile of Belichick's OLBs.</td>
         <td>WR, TE, CB</td>
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         <td>23.</td>
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Bruce Campbell T Maryland Pete Dougherty,

         Green Bay   
         Press-Gazette</td>
         <td>Green Bay needs a tackle but might look elsewhere if there's a run at the position. The Pack would love Rutgers' Davis.</td>
         <td>OL, CB, S</td>
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         <td>24.</td>
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Earl Thomas DB Texas Dave Spadaro,

         Philadelphia  
         eagles.com</td>
         <td>The Donovan McNabb trade gives the club a new look but the secondary remains a priority and the versatile Thomas fits.</td>
         <td>OL, DL, LB</td>
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         <td>25.</td>
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Carlos Dunlap DE Florida Jamison Hensley,

         Baltimore Sun</td>
         <td>Baltimore needs some defensive line depth and the troubled Dunlap represents value at this stage.</td>
         <td>DL, LB, CB</td>
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         <td>26.</td>
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Jerry Hughes DE/LB TCU Darren Urban,

         azcardinals.com</td>
         <td>The Cards defense lost a lot and needs some pass rush help. Hughes will get after the passer off the edge.</td>
         <td>DB, LB, OL</td>
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         <td>27.</td>
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Rodger Saffold T Indiana Todd Archer,

         Dallas   
         Morning   
         News</td>
         <td>Cowboys could look to move the pick with all the tackles off the board but Saffold could be Flozell Adams' replacement.</td>
         <td>T, DB, DL</td>
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         <td>28.</td>
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Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State Kevin Acee,

         San Diego   
         Union-Tribune</td>
         <td>Chargers have to replace LT and Darren Sproles isn't the every-down answer. Mathews is the most productive RB in the draft.</td>
         <td>RB, CB, LB</td>
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         <td>29.</td>
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Ricky Sapp OLB Clemson Rich Cimini,

         New York   
         Daily News</td>
         <td>Sapp's 3-4 experience attracts him to Rex Ryan, who jumps at the chance to add another pass rusher to the mix.</td>
         <td>WR, DL, S</td>
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         <td>30.</td>
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Devin McCourty CB Rutgers Patriots Football

         Weekly Staff</td>
         <td>The Vikings need help in the secondary and with only Haden off the board Minny basically gets the pick of the litter.</td>
         <td>DB, OL, LB</td>
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         <td>31.</td>
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Brian Price DT UCLA Patriots Football

         Weekly Staff</td>
         <td>The Colts are another team in need of help at tackle but with the value not there they'll go to the other side of the ball.</td>
         <td>T, G, CB</td>
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         <td>32.</td>
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Jared Odrick DE Penn State Patriots Football

         Weekly Staff</td>
         <td>The Super Bowl champs are set on offense but need some help on defense. Odrick is a versatile d-lineman who should help.</td>
         <td>DL, LB, DB</td>
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