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Buffalo Rumblings 2010 NFL Mock Draft

The 2010 NFL Draft is set to begin Thursday night at 7:30 PM ET. You've read and digested enough mock drafts over the past several months that you've probably reached a point where you've got mock draft indigestion, which is why we're going to get right to the point with this.

After the jump, you'll find my final two-round mock draft of 2010. I did not project any trades, because attempting to project a trade is like attempting to project the next time you get a cold. I'm just as happy the mocking is over as you are, folks. Let's have one last mock debate, get through this as a community, and then wait with bated breath for Thursday night to arrive.

1 1 STL Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
The Rams need a franchise signal-caller. Bradford has the highest upside of any QB available this year, and he's healthy to boot. He's a great fit in St. Louis, where the comfort of a dome will accentuate his best trait - accuracy. Keep him healthy, and Bradford will return that franchise to prominence.
1 2 DET Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
You'll hear whispers that the Lions are considering taking Russell Okung; don't buy it. Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew are experienced personnel men that consider player value before positional value. This pick is going to be a defensive tackle; the only question is which one the Lions go with. Gerald McCoy might be a better fit, but it's Suh that profiles as the more dominant player in late-season trips to Lambeau Field and Soldier Field.
1 3 TB Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
They'll take whichever defensive tackle the Lions don't, and be thrilled to do so. The Bucs moved back to the traditional one-gap Tampa 2 scheme under head coach Raheem Morris, and McCoy has the penetration and athletic skills to be a dominant force in the mold of Warren Sapp.
1 4 WAS Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
There's a chance Washington could take Jimmy Clausen here, but that seems a bit luxurious given Donovan McNabb's presence, Dan Snyder's impatience and the utter atrocity that is Washington's tackle position. Okung is a very safe investment that will excel on the left side in Mike Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.
1 5 KC Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
Scott Pioli is a curious dude. There are better players here that would give the Chiefs much better first-round impact and value, such as Eric Berry and Rolando McClain, but safeties and inside linebackers rarely go this high. Pioli will take the safe route at a value position, taking the hard-working tackle in Bulaga.
1 6 SEA Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
The run on OTs has begun, and it is imperative that the Seahawks get a long-term blind-side protector for Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst. Williams has soared up draft boards thanks to Michael Oher's brilliant rookie season, and could go even higher than this. He's an excellent fit in Seattle.
1 7 CLE Eric Berry S Tennessee
Mike Holmgren is running the show now, and while there's a good chance that the Browns could target Clausen here, I don't think that will happen if Berry is on the board. Berry's an outstanding prospect with immense talent, and he'd act as Eric Mangini's defensive quarterback for the next decade-plus.
1 8 OAK Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
Al Davis is rollin' the dice here, folks. He may be crazy, but he's not stupid, and it's far, far too early to go with Bruce Campbell. The Raiders picked up Kamerion Wimbley earlier this off-season, and JPP would team with Wimbley to give the Raiders serious speed to get after Philip Rivers.
1 9 BUF Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
With the top three tackles off the board, this is an interesting decision. Clausen seems to be out of the equation. Dan Williams would give the team a nose tackle, but might be a reach here. Adding athleticism to the OLB group makes sense, too, but again, there just isn't value here. We haven't heard much negative coming out of OBD regarding Davis, and that may be a good thing. His attitude and maturity need work, but the Bills' need for a left tackle outweighs those considerations. This is the best value pick, as well.
1 10 JAC Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
Sometimes, the right decision is also the hard decision. The current Jaguars regime is on thin ice, and the team is frequently mentioned in possible relocation talks surrounding Los Angeles. If Jack Del Rio wants to stay Jacksonville's head coach, he needs immediate impact. Then again, David Garrard is not the future, and they have no one waiting in the wings. Clausen is the right pick for this team.
1 11 DEN Earl Thomas S Texas
Denver's tough to get a read on, not only because Josh McDaniels makes a ton of seemingly crazy personnel decisions, but because he drafts the same way. He comes from a New England system where ball skills are valued above all else, and Denver's defense needs playmakers. Thomas is a great fit here.
1 12 MIA Derrick Morgan OLB Georgia Tech
Miami doesn't have much in the way of needs. After adding some serious talent to the offense in the form of Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins could choose to add to its OLB position, where Joey Porter and Jason Taylor have departed. Morgan is a good fit schematically and a solid value selection.
1 13 SF C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
Mike Singletary needs to fortify his offensive line, particularly at the OT position, but no one's available here. Instead, he'll choose to pick a back that makes average lines look incredible in Spiller, who teams with Vernon Davis, Frank Gore and Michael Crabtree to make Alex Smith one of the richest QBs in the league.
1 14 SEA Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
After trying and failing to land Brandon Marshall, the Seahawks instead select the player that's been compared to Marshall in Bryant. Pete Carroll won't be concerned with his diva attitude, not only because those things don't concern him, but because they're so desperate for talent out west. Good value, good fit, huge upside.
1 15 NYG Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
If McClain is available at No. 15 overall, this pick is a total no-brainer. The Giants have a gaping hole at middle linebacker after the departure of Antonio Pierce, and McClain is not only a great value selection, but the biggest-impact player that the Giants could possibly choose here.
1 16 TEN Brandon Graham DE Michigan
It was bad enough with Peyton Manning in the division, but now the Titans need to contend with Matt Schaub and the high-powered Texans passing attack, as well. They'll need a pass rush to do so, and Graham is the most polished pass rusher available this year. He'd start right away for Jeff Fisher.
1 17 SF Sergio Kindle OLB Texas
Singletary still can't get his tackle, and as he's already added a playmaker to his offense, he might as well give it a shot on the defensive side of the ball, too. San Francisco really needs to address its pass rush; Kindle is a great scheme fit, is a tremendous athlete and plays physically, all which will be endearing to Singletary.
1 18 PIT Joe Haden CB Florida
Depending on what happens with Ben Roethlisberger, this is a Steelers team that is poised to turn it around quickly. Pittsburgh's pass defense was highly average last season, and adding Haden to the return of Troy Polamalu would make the Steelers' defense a dominant unit once more. If Big Ben sits, they'll need that defense to be dominant.
1 19 ATL Kyle Wilson CB Boise State
The Falcons made their big free agent splash when they signed Dunta Robinson to a huge deal, but if the Falcons are going to keep up with the Saints in the NFC South, they'll need to slow down Drew Brees. Jerry Hughes makes sense, but adding a physical corner to play the slot and return punts makes a great deal of sense, too.
1 20 HOU Maurkice Pouncey C Florida
Already boasting an elite passing offense, the Texans could stand to firm up the middle of its offensive line, as well as add talent to its defense. Pouncey is a great value pick here, fits in well with Gary Kubiak's offensive system, and can start at either guard or center as a rookie.
1 21 CIN Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
It is absolutely imperative that the Bengals add receiving talent to this team, because it is beyond ludicrous that the team can't pass the ball effectively with a solid offensive line and Carson Palmer under center. Gresham is the best receiver available here.
1 22 NE Jared Odrick DE Penn State
Bill Belichick spent the 2009 season toying with 4-3 looks after the trade of Richard Seymour; I sincerely doubt he wants to do that again. He needs as much 3-4 talent as he can get this year, and Odrick is a good start. He'd start alongside Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren on a once-again-solid three-man defensive line.
1 23 GB Jahvid Best RB California
People are projecting pass rushers and offensive tackles to Green Bay, but Ted Thompson is a man who likes to stockpile offensive skill talent - just look at his receiver position. It's about time he starts doing it at running back. Best is the absolute best player remaining on the board and gives Green Bay's lethal offense a home run threat on the ground, something it currently lacks.
1 24 PHI Mike Iupati OG Idaho
Andy Reid typically drafts college tackles to play guard for him, but I think he'd make an exception for Iupati (who could play right tackle in a pinch). Iupati is the best all-around guard this year by a mile, and pairing him up next to Jason Peters on the left side would free up Todd Herremans to play guard or tackle on the right side.
1 25 BAL Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
Absent a safe tight end pick here - watch out for Aaron Hernandez, by the way - look for the Ravens to address their cornerback position. Jackson is a physical player that hits big, is smooth on the field, and comes from Ozzie Newsome's Crimson Tide roots. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
1 26 ARI Jerry Hughes OLB Texas Christian
Desperate for pass rush help, the Cardinals take a guy who happens to be one of my favorite prospects in Hughes. There's a chance Hughes is gone by this point, but the Cards need so much help at linebacker that they'd snap him up in a heartbeat were he to be available.
1 27 DAL Charles Brown OT Southern Cal
Dallas is a tough team to get a read on. They need help at safety, but this year's crop of safeties is so deep that they should be able to find a starter there in the second or third round. Instead, they decide here to hedge their bets on new left tackle Doug Free, taking a solid citizen with solid talent in Brown.
1 28 SD Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State
This is another easy pick to make. If any of the draft's top three backs - Spiller, Best and Mathews - are available here, A.J. Smith is almost certain to snap him up. Mathews may be the best fit of the three, as he complements Darren Sproles very nicely.
1 29 NYJ Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech
Sure, they traded for Braylon Edwards last season and Santonio Holmes last week, but neither is considered a long-term solution at the position. Thomas has big-time talent, could see the field quickly, and will be afforded time to develop a rapport with Mark Sanchez.
1 30 MIN Dan Williams DT Tennessee
Minnesota really needs to address its porous secondary, particularly with Green Bay in the division, but Dan Williams is too much value to pass on here. Pat Williams isn't getting any younger, the team lacks depth behind third tackle Jimmy Kennedy, and this would solidify the interior of their defense for years.
1 31 IND Rodger Saffold OT Indiana
Charlie Johnson had a solid season at left tackle last season, but the presence of a certain Manning dude may have made him look better than he really was. Saffold is a solid pass protector with solid potential, allowing Johnson to slide to RT, or guard if they're comfortable with Adam Terry on the right side. The Colts must run the ball more effectively if they hope to win another championship with Manning.
1 32 NO Brian Price DT UCLA
The Saints were pretty average against the run last year, and it's pretty obvious that if there's one side of the ball they need to address, it's the defense. Price is great value here, good schematic fit, and would help the Saints defend the run better in a run-heavy division.
2 33 STL Everson Griffen DE Southern Cal
Steve Spagnuolo needs more talent on both sides of the ball. Griffen's a good scheme fit with huge upside.
2 34 DET Devin McCourty CB Rutgers
Good value pick at a premium need position, but the Lions still need a long-term answer at OT.
2 35 TB Vladimir Ducasse OG Massachusetts
Tampa Bay needs to fortify the talent around franchise QB Josh Freeman. This is a good start.
2 36 KC Taylor Mays S Southern Cal
Desperate for a playmaker at safety, Pioli takes the surest thing he can find. Mays is boom-or-bust.
2 37 PHI Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
Tremendous value selection for the Eagles at a position that's seen heavy renovation recently.
2 38 CLE Colt McCoy QB Texas
Holmgren gets his long-term answer at QB with the requisite accuracy and intangibles.
2 39 OAK Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
Imagine Al Davis' glee if he emerged from the first two rounds with Pierre-Paul and Campbell. Wow.
2 40 SD Terrence Cody NT Alabama
Jamal Williams was cut and went to Denver; the Chargers need a new nose tackle for their 3-4 scheme.
2 41 BUF Tim Tebow QB Florida
He may not last this long, but it seems fairly clear that Tebow is the QB prospect of choice for Buffalo.
2 42 TB Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
Speaking of adding talent around Josh Freeman, Golden Tate does that, and brings value to this pick as well.
2 43 DEN Aaron Hernandez TE Florida
Kyle Orton and/or Brady Quinn need more receiving talent now that B-Marsh is in Miami.
2 44 NE Eric Norwood OLB South Carolina
Belichick adds another 3-4 piece. The Patriots need pass rushers badly. Norwood fits the bill.
2 45 DEN Brandon Spikes ILB Florida
Limited upside, but Spikes is the thumper that McDaniels needs to line up next to D.J. Williams inside.
2 46 NYG Nate Allen S South Florida
Allen is a highly underrated prospect that protects the Giants against an end to Kenny Phillips' career.
2 47 NE Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona
Is a well-rounded blocker and underrated receiver that would flourish in New England's system.
2 48 CAR Arrelious Benn WR Illinois
Talent is needed alongside Steve Smith, who no longer wants to be a No. 1 receiver.
2 49 SF Perrish Cox CB Oklahoma State
Still searching for that OT, Singletary again goes value, taking a physical DB that can play CB or FS.
2 50 KC Donald Butler ILB Washington
The Chiefs badly need more size and physicality inside; Butler has that capability.
2 51 HOU Lamarr Houston DT Texas
Houston desperately needs difference-makers defensively; Houston has the talent to consistently disrupt.
2 52 PIT Tyson Alualu DE California
Great scheme fit for Pittsburgh, and gives the team two long-term starters at end (Ziggy Hood, '09).
2 53 NE Dexter McCluster RB Mississippi
Kevin Faulk's role is under-appreciated, and he's getting up there in years. McCluster is the heir apparent.
2 54 CIN Daryl Washington OLB Texas Christian
Outstanding value pick that would allow Rey Maualuga to move inside once Dhani Jones hangs it up.
2 55 PHI Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
Asante Samuel has been a disappointment, and Sheldon Brown was moved. CB depth is a must.
2 56 GB Jared Veldheer OT Hillsdale
Ted Thompson isn't shy about taking projects at OT (a need area), and Veldheer's potential is significant.
2 57 BAL Jimmy Graham TE Miami (FL)
Another high-upside U product to get the Ray Lewis treatment; Graham also fulfills a long-term need.
2 58 ARI Jerome Murphy CB South Florida
Smooth, speedy, unheralded corner to compete with Greg Toler for a starting job opposite Rodgers-Cromartie.
2 59 DAL Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinnati
Roy Williams has been a flop, and Dallas needs depth, playmaking ability and return skill. Gilyard works.
2 60 SEA Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech
Dwyer has a Shaun Alexander vibe to his game, and would complement the diminutive Justin Forsett well.
2 61 NYJ Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
Rex Ryan thinks he can turn any mega-talented player into a stud. He'll have his work cut out for him here.
2 62 MIN Chris Cook CB Virginia
CB depth is a must, and this is a kid that Minnesota's coaching staff is high on. Great scheme fit.
2 63 IND Geno Atkins DT Georgia
Larry Coyer has gotten away from T2 principles, but Atkins is too good a player to pass up here.
2 64 NO Morgan Burnett S Georgia Tech
Darren Sharper isn't getting any younger, and Burnett is a solid talent that they can groom to replace the vet.