2010 NFL Draft Winners and Losers


Throughout the night I will be inserting my two cents for each pick. A couple picks have come through and I know you just can’t wait to hear what I have to say about them, so keep yourself posted as to what teams are doing well and as to which teams just picked the next Jamarcus Russell.

Click “Continue Reading” to see how Casey think each team has done with their first round picks.

Pick #1- The St. Louis Rams went with quarterback Sam Bradford as nearly everyone predicted, and I believe that that is a good, but risky pick. For what they needed and when they picked Bradford was the correct choice. However, the risk they are taking here is if they put him into play right away he could drown. He has no receivers. He has no line. Kyle Boller anyone? If he sits and they put another weapon or two around him he could blossom. So this pick can go either way depending on what they do with him.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #2- The Detroit Lions selected the best player in the draft in my humble opinion. Ndomakung Suh is an outright animal. He is 307 pounds, and has elite quickness with one of the best first moves in college football.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #3- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the NT out of Oklahoma, Gerald McCoy, and once again I agree with another team’s War Room. Some people had McCoy rated as a better nose tackle than Suh, I was not one of those people, but I recognize this 295 pound player’s talent.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #4- The third Oklahoma Sooner to come off the board within the first four picks, the Washington Redskins selected OT Trent Williams. This was the first surprise of the draft, as many prognosticators had the Redskins taking Russell Okung, was a risky pick. While Trent Williams is the top talent at tackle right now in the draft, he doesn’t have great upside, and his work ethic has been questioned. However, he is a great player and addresses a top need.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #5- The Kansas City Chiefs needed a free safety after veteran Mike Brown became a liability in the secondary last season, so they picked the best safety in the draft, Eric Berry from Tennessee. Berry is a ballhawk who somehow always ends up near the ball making a play.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #6- Russell Okung slid a bit further than expected, but soon found a home in Seattle where he will be protecting Seattle Seahwawk quarterbacks’ blind sides for years to come. Touted for his ability to keep the signal caller safe, he also is one of the better run blockers in this draft. Now, all the Seahawks need is a running back for him to block for…

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #7- There were reports that the Cleveland Browns loved the cornerback from Boise State, Kyle Wilson. Those reports were false. The Browns selected the consensus #1 CB in this draft in Joe Haden from Florida. Drawing comparisons to All-Pro corner Antoine Winfield, Haden is a tough player who is ready for the NFL. He turned in a sub-par 40 yard dash time, but if you look at how this guy plays on the field, who cares what his 40 time was?

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #8- It is typically a bit too early to take an inside linebacker, but for the first time in a while, the Oakland Raiders have selected a player in the draft that will be…well…good. Rolando McClain racks up tackles and has great instincts. McClain is a fantastic player who can help transform this Oakland linebacker corps.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #9- The Buffalo Bills took the most talented offensive weapon in this draft. C.J. Spiller is a Reggie Bush prototype halfback who can also handle return duties. He was my favorite player in this draft and if the Bills select Tim Tebow later, they may have the most interesting offense in the league.

WINNER or LOSER-WINNER.

Pick# 1o- With the 10th pick of the NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars were targeting Rolando McClain and C.J. Spiller. Their War Room watched both players fall off the board right before their pick and panicked. Tyson Alual-who? Who is that? Tyson Alualu was not projected to be picked in the first round in most mock drafts, and was the 4th or 5th best NT on most draft boards… They could have and should have traded down and drafted Alualu 30 picks later.

WINNER or LOSER- LOSER.

Pick #11- And the Denver Broncos sele… err… The San Francisco 49ers have traded up to draft OT Anthony Davis from Rutgers. This is the highest a player from Rutgers has ever gone in an NFL draft, and this player deserves it. He is a physical specimen that fits what the 49ers needed.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #12- Another trade! The LaDainian Tomlinson-less San Diego Chargers traded up to get a powerful runningback in Fresno State’s Ryan Matthews. He has tremendous balance and size and is an excellent compliment to Darren Sproles.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick #13- The Philadelphia Eagles traded up, 3rd straight trade, and were expected to select safety Earl Thomas from Texas, but instead targeted Brandon Graham the DE/OLB hybrid from Michigan. What he lacks in size, he makes up for in tenacity, but is he the best left or worth a #13 overall pick? A lot of people are skeptical already, but I trust the Eagles when it comes to pass rushers.

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

Pick#14- With their second pick within the top 15 picks the Seattle Seahawks addressed the other side of the ball after taking an offensive tackle with their first first round pick. Jordan Babineaux’s new partner in the deep secondary is Earl Thomas, a great Longhorn safetly. He hits hard and makes plays. What more can you ask for?

WINNER or LOSER- WINNER.

The rest of the first round will be updated tomorrow (4/23)

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  • Brady

    While Jacksonville’s selection of Tyson Alualu may seem premature to some analysts, this was by no means a panicked pick. They worked this kid out MULTIPLE TIMES, and he had been climbing up everyones list. Some had him as a late first rounder, some early second. The boards where he was projected as a 4th or 5th rounder were pre combine. What really impressed Jags execs is this kids character. He is one of 19 kids in his family, is married and has 2 kids of his own, doesn’t drink, and is dedicated to his team.
    Now I think Jacksonville could have traded down into the low to mid 20′s and still gotten him, and added a 3rd and maybe 5th rounder in doing so, and gotten better value. Plus a pick in the 20′s is going to get less guaranteed money than a 10 overall pick. Don’t any of these teams watch New England and see how they load up on draft picks by just dropping 1 or 2 spots when the guy they want isn’t there? They stockpile picks so that they can take a “stretch” on a guy once in a while.
    While I like the kid and think he will be a solid NFL player and make a couple of pro bowls, I must agree with you: they should have traded down a bit and could still have gotten him, while adding 1 or 2 later round picks.

    • Flaccocinco

      Maybe not a panicked pick but certainly a boneheaded pick. Alualu was a second round graded player by most Jags could have easily traded down for more picks (they have no second) and still gotten him 15-20 picks later.

    • Flaccocinco

      Maybe not a panicked pick but certainly a boneheaded pick. Alualu was a second round graded player by most Jags could have easily traded down for more picks (they have no second) and still gotten him 15-20 picks later….if not more.

  • http://www.idolcarnival.com/ Patrick

    While Jacksonville’s selection of Tyson Alualu may seem premature to some analysts, this was by no means a panicked pick. They worked this kid out MULTIPLE TIMES, and he had been climbing up everyones list. Some had him as a late first rounder, some early second. The boards where he was projected as a 4th or 5th rounder were pre combine. What really impressed Jags execs is this kids character. He is one of 19 kids in his family, is married and has 2 kids of his own, doesn’t drink, and is dedicated to his team.
    Now I think Jacksonville could have traded down into the low to mid 20′s and still gotten him, and added a 3rd and maybe 5th rounder in doing so, and gotten better value. Plus a pick in the 20′s is going to get less guaranteed money than a 10 overall pick. Don’t any of these teams watch New England and see how they load up on draft picks by just dropping 1 or 2 spots when the guy they want isn’t there? They stockpile picks so that they can take a “stretch” on a guy once in a while.
    While I like the kid and think he will be a solid NFL player and make a couple of pro bowls, I must agree with you: they should have traded down a bit and could still have gotten him, while adding 1 or 2 later round picks.