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Curt Popejoy's 1 Round Mock Draft - 12/21/2009

Written by Curt Popejoy on 12/21/2009

1.1 St Louis Rams Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
Rams pass on Suh, because no team can win in the NFL without a great quarterback. The Rams must start the rebuilding under center.
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1.2 Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
Lions win the lottery. Suh will add a physical presence that has been missing from the Lions defense this season and in recent seasons.
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1.3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
Nice consolation prize for the Bucs. McCoy is a tremendous player and will remind Bucs fans of former Buc Warren Sapp with his ability to penetrate and be disruptive.
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1.4 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry S Tennessee
Considered Russell Okung here, but the Chiefs defense is getting shredded and Berry's explosive playmaking would help not only a soft back 4, but the pass rush as well.
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1.5 Cleveland Browns Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
The Browns passing game is dreadful. They need weapons in the passing game, but I am not sure it would matter with Quinn or Anderson under center.
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1.6 Washington Redskins Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
Okung falls into the Redskins lap here, and even though the new Head Coach may want a new signal caller, there's no one to take here, so replacing Chris Samuels becoming top priority.
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1.7 Seattle Seahawks Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
Campbell is the most athletic tackle in this draft, and assuming he checks out medically, he'll make a great pick here for the Seahawks.
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1.8 Oakland Raiders Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas
The Raiders revolving QB door needs to be shut. Al Davis will love Mallett's size and arm, and he has to be looking to cut JaMarcus Russell loose, and Mallett would be a great replacement.
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1.9 Buffalo Bills Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
McClain is easily the best LB prospect in the draft and the Bills will count on him moving outside to shore up the defense.
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1.10 Denver Broncos (from Chicago) Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
This might be a little early for Dunlap, but his size and triangle numbers are incredible and he looks to be able to play the DE spot in a base 3-4 which the Broncos need.
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1.11 San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) Joe Haden CB Florida
Clearly BPA pick here. Haden is a lockdown coverage player and stout in run support. Singletary will love his game and will get him on the field early.
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1.12 San Francisco 49ers Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
The Niners have to run the ball more to win, and Davis is the best run blocking tackle in the draft. Maybe a little early, but fills a need.
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1.13 New York Jets Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
Jets traded for Braylon Edwards but hasn't shown to be worth it. If Sanchez is going to improve he has to have a consistent target and Bryant is a great player.
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1.14 Houston Texans C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
Earl Thomas would be a great pick here too, but the Texans need RB help. Spiller would add some serious explosion to that Texan offense.
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1.15 Miami Dolphins Dan Williams DT Tennessee
Thought about Terrance Cody here, but Williams seems to be the hotter name right now, and is a very good nose tackle prospect as well. I'd draft Cody.
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1.16 Tennessee Titans Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
The Titans need help at CB and possibly DE but Gresham is just too talented to pass up. He'd give Vince Young a consistent weapon in the passing game.
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1.17 Pittsburgh Steelers Terrence Cody DT Alabama
After watching William Gay get abused on a weekly basis and the whole secondary underwhelm with Troy Polamalu out, a Dback seems to make perfect sense, but if Casey Hampton leaves, getting a NT is also a priority. Lots of holes to fill so draft the biggest plug.
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1.18 Jacksonville Jaguars Jason Pierre-Paul DE South FLorida
The Jags are awful at rushing the passer. JPP looks to be this seasons offseason riser. Derrick Morgan is a safer pick, but Pierre-Paul is much more dynamic and has a huge upside.
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1.19 Atlanta Falcons Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
Morgan doesn't fall far, as the Falcons snatch him up here to fill a big need on the defensive line. John Abraham can't play much longer.
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1.20 Baltimore Ravens Donovan Warren CB Michigan
The Ravens could be pretty thin at CB next season, so they will need to go find a player early, and Warren is an underrated talent and fits their scheme well.
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1.21 New York Giants Earl Thomas S Texas
The Giants secondary has taken some hits this year, and so getting a player like Thomas who can play CB or S will be a great pickup here.
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1.22 Green Bay Packers Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
Williams has tumbled and he could end up a RT in the NFL, but the Packers are hard up for help on the oline so they take a shot that he can rebound from a bad season.
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1.23 Arizona Cardinals Charles Brown OT USC
The Cardinals pass protection is so bad. Brown is probably a bit of a reach here, but the converted TE has great athleticism and a lot of upside especially as a pass protector.
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1.24 New England Patriots Jerry Hughes DE Texas Christian
The Patriots almost certainly need DL help more, but with no one worth the pick here, getting a premier rush OLB instead would still get that defense younger and more talented.
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1.25 Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) Taylor Mays S USC
I am not a huge fan of Mays, but at this point in the round, he makes sense and to Seattle he makes perfect sense. Mays is a big hitter and like an extra linebacker on the field, and this team struggles to stop the run.
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1.26 Cincinnati Bengals Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
With the sudden and tragic loss of Chris Henry, the need for another playmaker in the passing game is apparent. Tate can do a little of everything include return punts and kicks.
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1.27 Philadelphia Eagles Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia
The Eagles need some leverage for Sheldon Brown and Ellis Hobbs and Dowling would make great leverage. He's a very sound player in all phases of his game.
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1.28 Dallas Cowboys Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
The Cowboys at some point will have to cut Flozell Adams loose before he does real damage to a teammate during a celebration. Bulaga has a ton of potential and is a great run blocker.
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1.29 Minnesota Vikings Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
The Vikes have several CB free agents this upcoming offseason. They can assume that some will be retained but not all, so adding Robinson would be a big plus.
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1.30 San Diego Chargers Jahvid Best RB California
The Chargers expected huge things out of Darren Sproles this season and he hasn't delivered and LT can only play so long. Best if he clears medically would be a great pick here and a local favorite.
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1.31 New Orleans Saints Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
This pick seems like a no-brainer assuming Weatherspoon is on the board. The Saints need linebackers and it seems they do every year. Weatherspoon can do everything, and would pair nicely with Jonathan Vilma.
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1.32 Indianapolis Colts Jared Odrick DT Penn State
The Colts always seem to be short at defensive tackle, and this year is no different. Odrick has played his way to a first round pick, and would make a nice addition to their defensive line rotation.
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Last Edited: 12/21/2009




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