With the first pick in the 2010 NFL draft the St Louis Rams select:
Ndamukong Suh DT University of Nebraska.
Dbcouver says - "Though Sam Bradfords recovery from season ending shoulder surgery couldn't have gone better, the fact remains that his college career was spent in the spread option offense, compromising the value of his accomplishments. His workout on pro day was a success but again, being in the controlled laboratory environment in which it took place, was compromised in what it exposed. This isn't a question of whether or not the Rams can afford to pass up on a franchise quarterback, rather, whether or not Bradford is that quarterback. 6 months ago everyone was sure it was Clausen who'd separate himself from the rest of the field, knowing Bradford would recover and probably be able to work out much the way he has. It's not often that a player comes along that addresses a severe need like stabilizing the run defense and providing the bull rush that we deeply lack in the passing game, but he has. We can pick him and go quarterback in the 2nd round if McCoy is still there. We have a few defensive weapons already that would stand to improve with the addition of the force that is Suh. Bottom line is when you're as bad as we are, you don't compromise value. You take what the draft gives you. This year it's defense. I don't expect many to agree with this pick but at least I'm not making it based on my ability to keep my job."
With The 2nd Selection in the draft, the Detroit Lions Select Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
BSims Says- "I'm sticking to my guns. Rams take Suh, I prefer Okung here to McCoy. The Lions have OL needs, namely at LG. This past year LT Jeff Backus did perform better as he was free from nagging injuries and the Martz
scheme. But a replacement for the 33 year old Backus has been called for by Lions fans for years. Russell Okung showed up at the combine/his proday with 36" arms and performed very well in drills, strength tests, athletic tests. He solidified himself as a top 5 pick. Training camp will determine if Okung starts out at LT, LG, or RT. If Okung becomes the starting LT, the hope is that Backus would solidfy the nagging LG spot. Gerald McCoy would be an excellent pick here too, I chose him in the first mock. McCoy had a solid showing at the combine, but his limited bench press reps and casual nature didn't help him. Is he taking it seriously enough? In addition, the Lions added DT Corey Williams, whom I strongly believe will have an impact. So DT need has diminished. The Lions choose the top blindside protector for their young franchise qb."
With the 3rd pick in the NFL Draft, the Buccaneers select DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma.
Cadillac24 Says - "This pick is a no-brainer for Tampa Bay. They have been looking for a one-gap, 3 technique DT ever since Warren Sapp left, and Gerald Mccoy has all of the tools to become that person for the Bucs. He also has lot better personality and character than Sapp, which will help to improve Tampa's locker room. Mccoy is a disruptive force in the backfield, which was what the Bucs Defense was lacking all of last season, getting only 28 total sacks. He will be a starter for many years and a possible Pro-Bowler. He will significantly improve Tampa's awful defense that was beginning to go in the right direction after Raheem Morris took over the play calling in the last few weeks."
With the 4th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, The Washington Redskins select Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
KevinE Says - "The Redskins had not only the worst OL last year, arguably the worst OL of all time. Chris Samuels’ career was ended, they never had RT to begin with, and they started EIGHT different right guards. The Redskins MUST fix the LT position. Period. The Redskins defense is currently one of the best in the league with DeAngelo Hall, Haynesworth, and London Fletcher (none of who are Spring chickens). This means the Skins can ill-afford to burn a 1st round pick that rides the pine for a year. FIX THE OL. Jason Campbell threw for 20 Tds and 3000+ yards behind that terrible OLine. Drafting Sam Bradford means he’s either on the bench or in the ER all of next year. I love Okung, but he’s off the board and Trent Williams has the skills to play both RT and LT. Despite the Redskins horrible coaching staff last year, the Redskins are an 8-8 team. With the current Redskins situation, how do you pass on a bookend LT? Bryan Bulaga has a potential issue with his thyroid and Anthony Davis has work ethic issues. A top 5 pick is rare and must be a win…otherwise you end up like the Raiders and Lions. The Redskins are a decent team. Shore up that OLine. Two times a year the LT has to face DeMarcus Ware, Trent Cole, and Osi. Reading this scout report, it’s a no brainer:
Trent Williams: A fluid and relentless athlete, Williams is especially impressive handling quick defensive ends because he has the footwork and body balance to stay with them. He validated that with impressive agility and position drills at the combine. While Williams appears to have enough strength to stop bull rushers, he is not always successful because he struggles to maintain a leverage position when attacked head on. The lone returning Sooners starter on the front line in 2009, he moved from right to left tackle and displayed an ability to recognize and react to various blitzes.
With the 5th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
ChiefsFanJon Says - The Chiefs defense struggled greatly last year especially in stopping the run. Looking at the other ILB talent in this draft as well as the draft available at the safety position i believe Pioli takes Rolando McClain to help lead our defense for the next decade. He is not BPA nor is he high on positional value but he is very high in the way Pioli picks. Pioli picks the best player at a position of need that has the lowest bust potential. McClain will be a very good player whether he will be an elite player is not known but he will be a run stuffer and a very good leader in this league. The chiefs ranked 30th in rushing defense with 160 yard per game surrendered this has to be fixed. If a trade is not possible to move down and still pick up McClain this will be the pick in my mind.