St. Louis Rams select, QB Sam Bradford
Such suspense! With the first selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, The St. Louis Rams select, Sam Bradford of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a proponent of the spread offense, and the 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner (Bradford) is as accurate as they come. Don't be worried about that shoulder either, this kid will be just fine. Now the Rams need to shore up their receivers and pass blocking.
Detroit Lions select, DT Ndamukong Suh
With the second selection in the 2010 NFL Draft the roar-less Lions of a year ago select DT Ndamukong Suh. Initially, Suh should be a bona-certified plug and play guy that will offer those of you in IDP leagues a nice fresh option at DT. He is a multiple position player that is certain to provide a ton of fantasy points from day one. The Lions suffered quite a bit on pass defense (ranked 32nd) so Suh is a definite upgrade for the Lions and your fantasy draft board.
Tampa Bay Bucs select, DT Gerald McCoy
Many thought Tampa was going to trade down, due to anemic wallet. But as it turns out, that doesn't seem to be the case. The Bucs select DT Gerald McCoy of Oklahoma. Pass rushing, run stuffing, a quality potential sleeper sack stud, McCoy enters the NFL, and fantasy, with a resume built for success. This fantasy football year, there should be a heavy focus on defense and IDP leagues, so this crop of first rounders are sure to be just the thing you'all are looking for.
Washington Redskins select, OL Trent Williams
They got Donovan McNabb, and now they got Trent "silverback" Williams of Oklahoma. Well sir, here come the Sooners eh? It pretty much makes sense to find a guy who can protect their newly founded prize possession. McNabb should excel in the Washington system, and now with Williams on board his stock just rose.
Kansas City select, S Eric Berry
The Chiefs had a lot of problems, and one of those problems was covering deep. The Chiefs solve for X by selecting Eric Berry - S - Tennessee. The Chiefs have yet another option for those of you in IDP leagues along with Brandon Flowers, and Berry should be an immediate impact player.
Seattle Seahawks Select OL Russell Okung
Why is C.J.Spiller drinking Gatorade? The Seahawks will still have a number of struggles, particularly on offense early on, but with the selection of OL Russell Okung, they sure up a lot of problem areas on the front line, which should translate into better situations for the passing game and running game.
Cleveland Browns Select CB Joe Haden
Well Holmgren tried, desperately might I add, to grab the number one overall, which doesn't say much for his outlook of his current crop of players; most of which you should probably avoid in the fantasy realm. Still with the selection of CB Joe Hayden of Florida they grab a physical defender who understands routes and run support duties. Given a bit more training in the physical play department Hayden could become a dominate force int he NFL.
Oakland Raiders Select LB Rolando McClain
Ah, the Raiders. With all the speculation with Big Ben coming to town you almost forget what they ACTUALLY need; A LB! And with their 8th pick here comes Rolandon MClain out of Alabama. He's a disruptive blitzer which the Raiders need, and a guy who basically only has a small weakness in Man to Man coverage; something the Raiders seldom use.
Buffalo Bills Select RB C.J Spiller
FINALLY a running back the Bills can rely on, good bye Lynch! The Bills pull the trigger on C.J. Spiller a guy who can be a bruiser not only in the open field, but also a guy who can keep the chains moving on third down keeping the opposition off the field. Can anyone say clock control?
Jacksonville Jaguars Select DT Tyson Alualu
The Jags found gold in Sims-Walker in 2009 and now they hope to strike again with DT Tyson Alualu out of Cali. With the signing of Aaron Kampman, this solidifies a line that should be far better than 2009.
San Francisco Select OL Anthony Davis
The Broncos trade down and give the 49ers their 11th overall pick. The 49's smartly draft OT Anthony Davis of Rutgers alongside Staley. The 49ers needed a lot of help on the O-Line and this move should give Frank Gore a significant fantasy boost.
San Diego Chargers Select RB Ryan Matthews
The Chargers needed a bruising back in the backfield as well as a back who can be a viable goalline back, and they've got it! Matthews hasn't gotten a ton of hype but he is a touchdown machine and should become that "hot" fantasy rookie in your fantasy football draft. As a junior in 2009, Mathews led college football in rushing with an average of 150.67 yards per game in 12 games. He totaled 1,808 yards on 276 carries and 19 touchdowns.
Philadelphia Eagles Select DE Brandon Graham
The Eagles needed help at DE, and Graham, a guy who can get off the line fast and has great technique should fit well inside the Eagles system.
Seattle Seahawks Select S Earl Thomas
Considered a bit under-sized, Thomas is anything but. A speedy cover man with stellar technique, he is sure to be a quality fill in for the Seahawks.
New York Giants Select DE Jason Pierre-Paul
Considered one of the premier DEs out of South Florida, P squared offers the complete package of size, speed and power. He must improve as a run blocker to compete early on for a starting role though.
Tennessee Titans Select DE Derrick Morgan
Well, the issue of Vanden Bosch being gone is settled in Morgan, and in time Morgan should become exactly what they lost initially. He is the type of guy you should watch rather than simply grab in your fantasy draft, add him to your watch list.
San Francisco 49ers Select G Mike Iupati
Iowa is known for producing NFL ready players and Iupati at 6'5" 331 is just that kind of guy. He's a powerful blocker, but may be a bit of a risk with his recent shoulder surgery.
Pittsburgh Steelers Select C/G Maurkice Pouncey
This is a guy that can play Center and Guard and is quick footed. Big Ben had some trouble with pass protection last year, and Pouncey should solve some of those issues. His only issue is a past torn labrum.
Atlanta Falcons Select LB Sean Witherspoon
Atlanta's off-season moves (the acquisition of Dunta Robinson and the re-signing of Brian Williams) allowed them to focus on their draft board for the future and immediate. Linebacker was exactly where the Falcons organization wanted to focus on in the draft and Witherspoon is a guy who can play just about any role. Sizable at 6'1" 239, about the only knock on him is his weak tackling.
Houston Texans Select CB Kareem Jackson
A bit of a peculiar pick for Houston since most felt a RB would have been more fitting. But you're getting a CB from Saban's regime, and Alabama, so this could be another quality deep draft selection for Dynasty owners.
Cincinnati Bengals Select TE Jermaine Gresham
The Bengals were viewed as a team that was going to, for sure, target a deep threat TE; the one glaring issue on offense for the Bengals, and as I write this I SWEAR TO GOD I was going to speculate Jermaine Gresham, and sure as shit they got him. 6'5" 261 and NO he is NOT sloppy in his routes Mr. Kipper! He is the type of over-the-middle threat the Bengals can use in their otherwise vertical passing game, and a good set up man for the play-action. His only concern is he comes with a season ending knee injury from a year ago. But other than that, this guy is SOLID when he is on the field. Target Jermaine late in the draft in the deeper league and you should benefit with this low risk high reward pick.
Denver Broncos Patriots Select WR Demaryius Thomas
Another trade move from the Broncos??? Sheesh, think of us writers will ya McDaniels! Thomas is a route guy not a speedy down field threat only like Dez Bryant, so it makes sense that Denver picks someone that is a quality replacement for Marshall, and compliment for the rest of their receiver corp. Oh yeah, he is an average 25 yard per catch kind of Joe!
Green Bay Packers Select OL Brian Bulaga
The Pack, more so TT, is a guy who is known to be the most frugal guy in the draft and as I write this, I know—as a fan—the Pack need help on the OL so let's do this real time...I'll say Brian Bulaga.
WHAT....REALLY? I am not lying, this is the second year in a row I have done this...don't believe check out my Bleacher Report Profile from last year's draft. But forget about that, Bulaga is not consider to be a great player at his position, but a guy who can be taught quick, which is good cause the OL is getting pretty old in title town.
Dallas Cowboys Select WR Dez Bryant
The only problem here is that when exactly will Bryant be integrated into the system. The answer is simply: early, I'll go on a limb and say by Week Four. Why? He is the best speedy legitimate deep threat offer in the first round, and a quality compliment to Austin Miles!
Denver Broncos Select QB Tim Tebow
Is it the dumbest pick in Draft history, or does McDaniels see the future in his make shift crystal ball. I don't see Tebow being a factor in the immediate, but still for you Dynasty guys, ya might wanna grab him now, before the flurry of trading begins. Denver currently holds the wheeling and dealing title in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
26th Pick Arizona Cardinals Select DT Dan Williams
Well, sir, J-Lo is right now crying her eyes out. But Arizona is another team that needs another massive NT in their vaunted 3-4 scheme. He has massive size and strength and is a fantastic bull rusher, which is rare to find in a NT out of the 3-4 set traditionally.
New England Selects DB Devin McCourtey
A peculiar pick for New England, and god help the droves of Patriots fans who are about to rip them a new....well you know. But the Pats, have a guy who they can not only utilize his secondary skills, but also utilize his special teams play.
Miami Dolphins Select DT Jared Odrick
Ironic, cause that is who I thought the Pats were gonna grab, but oh well. At 6' 5" 304 this guy is one thing the Dolphins truly need: a run stuffer! he needs to elevate his pass rushing skills especially playing for The Big Tuna, but he should do just fine in Miami.
New York Jets Select Kyle Wilson
Already the best tandem CB group in the AFC, a coach who blitzes more times than he tells his QB to throw the ball, and NOW you add 5' 10 194 pound Wilson out of Boise State? WOW! Not only is this guy a quality ready to go CB, he can also add value to your fantasy league as a returner, so keep you eye fixed on Wilson going forward!
Detroit Lions Select RB Jahvid Best
The Vikings were smart since they have an early pick tomorrow, but Best is a smarter pick by Detroit. He is sizable, speedy, can run in all directions, and catch out of the backfield; suddenly the Lions have a very potent and quick team that should be far different on offense than what we've been used to in recent years.
Indianapolis Colts Select DE Jerry Hughes
6'2" 255, Hughes is widely considered to be a bit undersized for a 4-3 scheme but better for a speedy 3-4 scheme; either way the Colts a great fit as they love fast under sized ends. Don't expect much early on as he will be a project for the Colts for a year or two, not a plug and play guy.
New Orleans Saints Select DB Patrick Robinson
WHO DAT!? With Drew Brees selecting the the Saints' first round pick the Super Bowl Champs find themselves in the possession of Robinson. Robinson will provide much needed depth at DB which is what I think the Saints are going for early to help the 2009 leading blitz defense continue it's fierce pass rush in 2010.
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