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AustonianAggie's Mock 1.1

I took the list of picks from here, the No Logos Needed 2010 multi-blogger draft. I didn't make these picks I'm just writing my analysis of them. I'm attempting to be impartial. I thought a few were poor, but I'm trying to justify each of them. This is an exercise in seeing other people's points of view, in a few of the following cases. Also, this draft took place persumably over a very long period of time, and some boards have shifted radically since the time this draft first started


No Logo Needed's 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs

1. St. Louis Rams: Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
St Louis realizes it can't over leverage itself with a risky QB and attendant contract. They continue to pour money in to their defensive line. Given their Head Coach's success with the NYGs as their D-Coord, is this a suprise at all?


2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
An inside disruptor, he compliments Vanden Bosch and helps strengthen the whole Defense in the middle of the field.


3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
They once signed Torrin Tucker off the Cowboys roster. They still have a hole at LOT. Hard to imagine. Can one player make the running game a threat again and revitalize the passing game at the same time? He'd go a long way towards that.


4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Chris Samuels had an excellent 10 year career, played under 4 or more head coaches, one of whom was a Hall of Famer. Trent Williams is likely to follow in his footsteps, with Mike Shannahan a possible Hall canidate, and 4 or more other Head Coaches to come in the next 10 years.


5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Kansas City gets the most NFL ready OT prospect who has the least upside. What does that matter? A quality starter at LOT goes a long way. This team needs athletic blocking to keep up with new feature back Jamaal Charles. The last time KC featured a Texas Alumni at RB he was spectacular, but he also benefited from spectacular LOT play. Kansas fans are hoping it happens twice. So does Matt Cassel, whose honey moon was rained on by his shotgun wedding. He needs to lead his team to the endzone to keep his job; reporters in KC are already smelling blood in the water. He needs tools and protection to do so.


6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg's Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
Pete Carrol doesn't know how to win with anything less than top end skill players. Bradford didn't get to finish out his college career like he liked, but he'll get a chance to ease in to the NFL riding pine behind Hassleback. Until Halloween or so. Sam Bradford, a potential 1st over all, is tremendous value here.


7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee
The Browns have Joshua Cribbs. Everyone else is replaceable, sub par, or ineffectual on their roster as its built now. I heard a rumor that supposedly, quietly, the Browns have built a quality tandem at Corner Back. Eric Berry would psuh their secondary in to the upper echelon of the NFL. If their Front 7 ever got a sack, people might actually take notice.


8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
The Raiders failed on Robert Gallery, a can't miss game-tape prospect whose measurables raised a couple flags. Bruce Campell is the other side of a balanced equation, can't miss measurables and flag raising game tape. Maybe the other side of the formula includes a succesful NFL career? One of these Raider picks is bound to work!


9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
Buffalo seeks relevancy. Des Moines, Iowa on the other hand is content. Toronto Bills make much more sense to me. Or the LA Bills. "Dollar Bills" if they move to LA. Jimmy Clausen uniquely had a losing record at Norte Dame. Unique because most QBs graduate there with a winning record. So do most top end NFL QB draft picks. Horse/Cart problem. Brady Quinn didn't do anything coming from that same system going to a Browns squad who's offense he was supposedly familiar with. Lee Evans is the real deal at WR. If Clausen is even as good as half of current NFL startes, Evans could post explosive numbers. Buffalo may need a top draft QB to get any excitement going. They're just less talented all around than the Jets, Miami or New England.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Jack Del Rio likes tough smart players in the middle of his defense. The MLB is the most middle player there is. Other possibilities include a safety or a DT, two more midfield positions. Jaguars play a brand of football that cannot afford mistakes. Their winning season a couple years back involved multiple 20 play drives on Offense. That is the sign of mistake free football. A team lacking explosive play makers on either side of the ball needs smart error free players. McClain brings that. He's also tough and packs a wallup, which fits their run first, out muscle mentality.

11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk
Mike Iupati, G, Iowa
The highest guard ever drafted? Or is that Robert Gallery? I don't have an almanac that can verify this. This is a commitment to the run game. Broncos got Knoshown, a slower but slippery back with a lot of power. And by slow, I just mean in 40 times. They have a ball control quarterback and an explosive WR. Committing to the run means little things like, 7 play drives instead of 5. 7 plays gives you a handful more chances for your stud WR to bust a big play.

12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports
Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Bill Parcels and company see past his lack of size and inability to tackle a Heisman winning Running Back to see his play making on thrown balls. Miami has gone through safeties of late like Zsa Zsa Gabor went through husbands. None of them work at the very least because the premise was wrong from the begining. Who is rushing the passer? Miami is looking for the big play on defense here, a rangy centerfielder who will come up with INTs. In this NFL, he is the last guy you want tackling Ronnie Brown. Thankfully, there's usually a no tackling rule at practice. According to theory, in a well run 3-4, RBs won't make it past the front 7.

13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
Strength to a strong position. Leap frogging a laundry list of needs, a play making threat to compliment and then replace Frank Gore is too valuable for San Fran to pass up. San Fransisco has more needs on the OLine, but yet another 1st round pick remains. San Fransisco is poised to seriously challenge the Cardinals in 2010 if they draft right -- and if Alex Smith plays like his better games of 2009 more often.


14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg's Strike Beard
Charles Brown, OT, USC
Familiarity breeds favoritism? Seattle fixes the gaping hole Walter Jones left when he retired. This is the OT that will protect Sam Bradford for the next ten years. He better be able to move, because that's one of Bradford's strengths. Say a prayer for Sam Bradford.

15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
It's hard to say who would of been more important to the Giant's success on defense last year. All we have is failure to sift through. Antonio Pierce, who Kindle would be coached up to replace, was a formidible foe to his rivals largely because he understood them so well. That sort of play analysis is hard to come by, and Kindle will have big shoes to fill. He's to slow to be a 4-3 OLB. He practically has to be an ILB in a 4-3, a gate crasher, who's best plays come charging straight at the QB. Maybe he's just another undersized DE for the Giants.

16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Derrick Morgan is a fine prospect who will fill Vandenboch's hole at DE. Long standing holes at WR might be addressed by Dez Bryant. Derrick Morgan will probably replicate Vanden Bosch's numbers; and if so, the Titans will still be out of the playoffs. Not Derrick Morgan's fault, he's a good player who will deliver on his draft status.

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
Taylor Mays, S, USC
Taylor Mays fixes a hole at safety, and gives the 49er's a legit chance to run something like a 46 Defense that Mike Singletary used to play. Mays played a true centerfield role at USC, and when used there allowed the D to function as if they only had 3 secondary players on the field.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee
Dan Williams projects to the middle of Pittsburgs Defense. He'll add youth to an aging lineup help stop the Bengals from running all over Pittsburg. Pittsburgh is suddenly fielding an old Defense.

19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
Sean Witherspoon, OLB, Missouri
A year later they replace Keith Brooking, getting an emotional leader and regular fire starter. Everyone likes that in a linebacker.

20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
Joe Haden, CB, Florida
Houston always needs cornerbacks. Every year. Houston chooses a Florida player due to pedigree.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
Great value, they attempt to replace Chris Henry. Without Henry's speed and skills, the Bengals entire offense seized up. Bengals get great value, and draft another player whose past haunts him. Dez's past looks pretty harmless to me. He's the kind of guy who would of been drawn to a semi-pro league.

22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
Having enjoyed great slot play, NE seeks to insure Wes Welker's recovery. Never mind their Defense. They'll send the pick up truck by a retirement home in Mississippi, where everyone once played football. Two Norte Dame players selected in the 1st round. Did they win the National Title?

23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU
Aaron Kapman moved to the Jaguars, unhappy with being in a 3-4. Jerry Hughes will immeaditely slide in to his spot. He used to be a Running Back; he played for a statistically strong defense, and he's a well rounded athlete.

24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
Superior defense relies on CBs and Pass Rushers. This is one of many draft picks Philly will use in the first 100 picks to fix many holes in their defense.

25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
Ozzie Newsome, as an ex TE, looks to get a complete TE who will help with their always dedicated run game as well as catch passes from Flacco. Gresham will have to be one of the 3 best TEs in the AFC to live up to this draft pick, quickly; and Top 5 NFL soon thereafter.

26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan
Arizona has many aging players at multiple defensive positions. Their coach is a product of the Cowher Steeler's years. He will keep choosing pass rushers and letting old ones go.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
Dallas gets a top end prospect many people are scared off of. As a junior transfer there's not much Div 1 game tape of him. He didn't even start tell later in the season. Thats what scouts and measurables are for. He gives Dallas a paltry insurance at our Defense's most essential spot -- where ever D Ware lines up. Just wait tell you see all three of these guys smothering Eli Manning.

28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
Tyson Alualu, DT, California
Everyone knows Shawne Merriam had a bad season. One understated cause is the loss of Jamal Williams, who was hurt. Williams used to command double teams, limiting the double teams facing the edge rushers. San Deigo is trying to recreate that matchup problem here.

29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State
Jets get a young player for their already established defense.


30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
Minnesotta secondary was something you could scorch. Their looking to address that. They would of loved Jared Odrick to supplement the WIlliams wall. Incase they get suspended for drugs. Or too old.

31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
Colts were close to perfect last year. Maybe adding a player they can pray will end up as a catalytic play maker will help them.

32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied
Everson Griffen, DE, Southern Cal
Adding youth to a pretty good but aging position on their roster.

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