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    Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft: Dez Bryant to Cowboys

    Saturday, April 17, 2010


    by Rick Gosselin


    The St. Louis Rams cannot pass up a franchise quarterback for the third consecutive year not after having released incumbent starter Marc Bulger this off-season.

    So pencil in Oklahoma's Sam Bradford to the Rams at the first overall pick of the 2010 draft. Next up is finding a home for Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen, the only other quarterback on this draft board with franchise traits.

    A couple of other teams in the top 10 could use a quarterback, most notably Cleveland and Buffalo. But don't rule out Kansas City and Washington.

    Clausen's college coach, Charlie Weis, is now the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs, and the Redskins need to start grooming a successor for Donovan McNabb, who turns 34 this season. Washington may not be in this position to draft a talented young quarterback such as Clausen again any time soon.

    Washington selects fourth, Kansas City fifth, Cleveland seventh and Buffalo ninth.

    If Clausen is not drafted in the top 10, he could fall victim to an Aaron Rodgers-type slide. There isn't a team in the teens in this draft in the market for a quarterback, so Clausen could wind up available into the 20s.

    Rodgers projected as a top 10 pick in 2005 but slid to 24, where the Packers stole a Pro Bowl quarterback. Clausen could be a similar bargain if he slips out of the top 10.

    Give Clausen to the Redskins in the second mock draft offering from The Dallas Morning News. The first one last Sunday was based on best available player. This one places a greater emphasis on team need.

    1. ST. LOUIS RAMS
    Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

    Bradford's accuracy will remind the Rams of Kurt Warner


    2. DETROIT LIONS
    Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

    The Lions still looking for the next Alex Karras


    3. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
    Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

    The Buccaneers still looking for the next Warren Sapp


    4. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
    Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

    Donovan McNabb is Mike Shanahan's short-term solution


    5. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
    Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

    The Chiefs allowed way too many sacks (45) in 2009


    6. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
    Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

    Too many hits, too many injuries for QB Matt Hasselbeck


    7. CLEVELAND BROWNS
    Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

    Browns take the best player available and he's a good one


    8. OAKLAND RAIDERS
    Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

    Al Davis prefers speed and skill with his premium picks


    9. BUFFALO BILLS
    Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

    The Bills need an anchor in their new 3-4 scheme


    10. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
    Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

    The NFL's worst pass rush needs help


    11. DENVER BRONCOS
    Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

    The Broncos have bodies at end; they need impact


    12. MIAMI DOLPHINS
    Ryan Mathews, HB, Fresno State

    Ricky Williams is 32 and Ronnie Brown 29 this season


    13. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
    Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

    The 49ers need a tackle to bookend Joe Staley


    14. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
    C.J. Spiller, HB, Clemson

    The Seahawks still looking to replace Shaun Alexander


    15. NEW YORK GIANTS
    Rolando McClain, MLB, Alabama

    The release of Antonio Pierce leaves a hole at MLB


    16. TENNESSEE TITANS
    Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan

    The Titans need to dial up the heat on Peyton Manning


    17. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
    Joe Haden, CB, Florida

    The 49ers finished 21st in the NFL in pass defense


    18. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
    Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State


    Could be the next Aaron Smith for the Steelers


    19. ATLANTA FALCONS
    Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

    Gives the Falcons flexibility at guard and tackle


    20. HOUSTON TEXANS
    Earl Thomas, S, Texas

    The Texans in dire need of a playmaker at the back end


    21. CINCINNATI BENGALS
    Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida

    Gives the Bengals flexibility at center and guard


    22. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
    Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

    Starting TE Benjamin Watson bolted in free agency


    23. GREEN BAY PACKERS
    Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

    A stereo pass rush with Clay Matthews


    24. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
    Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU

    Eagles moved Darren Howard and Chris Clemons off the roster


    25. BALTIMORE RAVENS
    Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona

    Pro Bowler Todd Heap starting to get up in years


    26. ARIZONA CARDINALS
    Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

    QB Matt Leinart needs the weapons to succeed


    27. DALLAS COWBOYS
    Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

    Best WR in draft slides to a team that needs WR help


    28. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
    Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

    A hole at CB with the trade of Antonio Cromartie to Jets


    29. NEW YORK JETS
    Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama

    The most physical cornerback in the draft


    30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
    Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana

    Brett Favre took a beating in NFC title game


    31. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
    Mike Iupati, G, Idaho

    The Colts are trying to get bigger up front


    32. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
    Brian Price, DT, UCLA

    NFL's 21st-ranked run defense needs help

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    I thought Gosselin was supposed to be highly credible when it comes to mock drafts? There's no way a year after we burn a number one on a DE that we go back there...especially with a playmaker like Thomas on the board.

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    i know he has a good track record

    but i cant see taking a DE with thomas and pouncey still on board. and if the argument is not to take pouncey at 18 cause its too high....its BS cause he isn't going to drop much further down

    and kyle wilson now goes in the top 10.... wow

    also cant see the skins passing on the best OT... their OL is bad

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    Gosselin is a GENIUS!! That would be a great pick for the Steelers...I remember someone else calling that pick! Ha, Ha...I'm not going DD on everyone (just joking Dub). I seriously can't see us passing up Earl Thomas to take Odrick. Odrick would be a great fit in our 3-4 D, but I think we need to fix our secondary first.

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    If McClain, Haden, Thomas, Odrick and Graham are all there from position 1.14 down to the Steelers at 1.18 I hope the Steelers try and make some moves to get two of those players. I would love McClain and Thomas, but I'd be extremely happy with any two of them.

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    Gosselin does a 3rd mock (usually released the day before the draft). That is the one where he gives his actual predictions for what he thinks will happen. In his first two, he is simply playing around with who is the best player available, and then what would fill specific team needs.

    That said, if the draft fell this way, I'd take Bulaga.


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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    I'd think the Steelers would rather have Thomas at that point, but at least it's Defense!

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Gosselin does a 3rd mock (usually released the day before the draft). That is the one where he gives his actual predictions for what he thinks will happen. In his first two, he is simply playing around with who is the best player available, and then what would fill specific team needs.

    That said, if the draft fell this way, I'd take Bulaga.
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    No way the Steelers pass on Bulaga if he's still there.

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    Re: Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft - 4/17

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Gosselin does a 3rd mock (usually released the day before the draft). That is the one where he gives his actual predictions for what he thinks will happen. In his first two, he is simply playing around with who is the best player available, and then what would fill specific team needs.

    That said, if the draft fell this way, I'd take Bulaga.
    And I think his success lies more with predicting who will be a first round pick than with who each team actually selects. I think he usually predicts better than 90% of the first rounders.

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