Justin Beiber does a Mock Draft

If you were to ask a diehard NFL fan what their favorite time of year is, they would probably tell you the NFL Draft.  Me?  I’m no different.  I heart the draft.  It’s the only event that combines the NFL and College Football.  Like cheese on a Spicy Chicken at Wendy’s, they go together beautifully.  Since the season ended, I’ve read just about every mock draft on Al Gore’s internet.  Even the most bootleg sites get my attention.  I’ve watched Mel Kiper and Todd McShay yell at each other on SportsCenter five times already this week.   I want to know who is going where and how that pick will affect that team’s future.  I want to know which college star will get taken first, who will be Mr. Irrelevant and all the picks in between.  There is nothing more important to a team’s future than the draft.  Championship teams are built from this event so whichever team has the best draft, has the best chance at a great future.   After months of research, here is my official mock draft.  This is exactly how the draft will go…I promise.

  1. St. Louis Rams:  Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma  – The Rams need a franchise QB.  Bulger was taking more beatings than the Brooklyn Brawler.  One scout mentioned that Bradford looks to be as accurate as Troy Aikman.  If that really is true, they should start contract negotiations today.
  2. Detroit Lions:  Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska  – This guy is a beast.  If you watched the Big 12 Championship game, you saw him manhandle the Texas o-line.  Detroit had a good draft last year.  With this pick, they continue their progress from the cellar.
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma  – Supposedly they want another Warren Sapp type DT.  Seems to me that he fits that bill.
  4. Washington Redskins:  Russell Okung, OT Oklahoma St – Skins need protection for newly acquired McNabb.  Could they finally be making sound personnel decisions?  They must have locked Snyder in a closet.
  5. Kansas City Chiefs:  Bryan Bulaga, OT Iowa – The Chiefs used to have a dominant o-line.  This pick helps them get closer to a decent o-line.  Plus Charlie Weis will need someone to join him for afternoon ice cream runs.
  6. Seattle Seahawks:  Eric Berry, S Tennessee – Pete Carroll needs as much help as possible for his new team.  Berry will need to remind Petey that he doesn’t need him to buy him a car to come to Seattle though.  No NCAA rules to be broken in the NFL, Pete.
  7. Cleveland Browns:  Derrick Morgan, DE/OLB Georgia Tech – Cleveland is another team that needs help everywhere….isn’t that pretty obvious since they are picking in the top 10?  That’s one of my favorite clichés with mock drafts.  This guy is pretty good by the way.
  8. Oakland Raiders:  Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma – With their recent draft history, this pick could be anybody.  Al likes speed so look for Usain Bolt here.  Their best bet is Williams to protect the Michelin Man-in-waiting…JaMarcus Russell.
  9. Buffalo Bills: Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame – The Bills haven’t had a franchise QB since Jim Kelly.  I’m not convinced Clausen is that guy but they need to take a shot at one.
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars:  Rolando McClain, LB Alabama – I know Jaguars fans want Tebow here but be realistic.  Wait.  The Jaguars have fans?
  11. Denver Broncos:  Earl Thomas, S Texas – Allowing Thomas to learn from the great Brian Dawkins would be huge.  He’s got the potential to be a Pro Bowler early.
  12. Miami Dolphins:  Dan Williams, T Tennessee – Parcells needs a 3-4 DT and Big Dan fills that need.  Their current option is Jason Ferguson who Parcells drafted with the Jets…translation: he’s old.
  13. San Francisco 49ers:  Joe Haden, CB Florida – Haden was projected top 10 until his combine forty time.  He’s still the best corner in the draft and I have a feeling Singletary will get the most out of him.
  14. Seattle Seahawks:  C.J. Spiller, RB Clemson – Seattle gets the best back in the draft who can also return kicks.  Carroll envisions Reggie Bush.  I envision better than Bush.
  15. New York Giants:  Sean Weatherspoon, LB Missouri – They need linebacker help and since McClain is off the board, he’s the next best option.  Kind of a reach but their desperate.
  16. Tennessee Titans:  Jason Pierre-Paul, DE South Florida – I had never heard of this guy until after the season.  Apparently he has the most potential of any defensive lineman.
  17. San Francisco 49ers:  Brandon Graham, DE/OLB Michigan – Absolutely dominated the Senior Bowl.  Perfect fit for a 3-4 team.  Graham and Haden would make for an incredible draft day for Niner fans.
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers:  Mike Iupati, OG Idaho – The Steelers are one of the teams that build from the inside out.  Reinforcing the line is always key to their success.  Iupati can do this.  Hopefully he can also keep Big Ben from college bars too.  Ben, mullets are not cool.  Sincerely, America.
  19. Atlanta Falcons:  Everson Griffen, DE USC – As a Razorback fan, I’d like to take this time to apologize for Jamaal Anderson.  I knew he was going to be a bust I just didn’t know how to break it to Falcons fans.  Sorry.
  20. Houston Texans:  Kyle Wilson, CB Boise St – Seems that the Texans are always searching for a good corner.  Hopefully, Wilson will be the guy for a team that is close to a playoff spot.
  21. Cincinnati Bengals:  Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma – Carson needs a good TE and they get the best one in the draft here.
  22. New England Patriots:  Sergio Kindle, OLB Texas – Despite ESPN’s love affair with the Patriots drafts, I don’t think they have done that good of a job recently.  Kindle looks to be pretty solid and can provide a pass rush off the end.
  23. Green Bay Packers:  Taylor Mays, S USC – Someone is going to take this guy in the first.  Someone is going to regret it.  Sorry Packer fans.
  24. Philadelphia Eagles:  Kareem Jackson, CB Alabama – The Eagles traded Sheldon Brown and find his replacement here.  Rumors still persist that they will trade Vick.  Also rumored that Andy Reid is Jabba the Hut.
  25. Baltimore Ravens:  Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma St – Despite trading for Anquan Boldin, I see them taking Bryant if he falls to them.  He’s got the talent to be a great receiver.  Too many teams are scared by a potential head case.  If Parcells is willing to give up two 2nd rounders for Brandon Marshall, someone needs to draft this kid early.  Ravens always get drafts right.  They get this one right again.
  26. Arizona Cardinals:  Jerry Hughes, OLB TCU – A super productive player that will help a linebacking corps that saw Karlos Dansby leave in the offseason.  He should be able to contribute as a starter immediately.  Helping ease the pain of that loss.
  27. Dallas Cowboys:  Anthony Davis, OT Rutgers – The Boys cut False Start Flozell several weeks ago and need help on the line.  Jerry has tabbed Doug Free as the left tackle of the future.  This pick is nice insurance for either side of the line.
  28. San Diego Chargers:  Ryan Matthews, RB Fresno St – Most analysts and scouts think he is the most complete back in the draft.  He could make Chargers fans forget about LT sooner than they think.  See Edgerrin James rookie year after departure of Faulk in Indy.
  29. New York Jets:  Jason Odrick, DE/DT Penn St – A lot of teams love this guy from what I’ve read.  He could help an already talented defense and is a perfect fit for Rex Ryan’s 3-4.  J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS.  I love that chant on draft weekend.
  30. Minnesota Vikings:  Devin McCourty, CB Rutgers – Antoine Winfield showed his age last season.  McCourty is rising up draft boards and would be a nice replacement.
  31. Indianapolis Colts:  Maurkice Pouncey, C/OG Florida – Colts line was exposed by the Jets and then the Saints in the Super Bowl.  They will fix it for Peyton during the draft.  Pouncey can play either center or guard giving them flexibility until Jeff Saturday retires.
  32. New Orleans Saints:  Sean Lee, ILB Penn State – The World Champs need to replace team leader Scott Fujita.  Lee’s stock is rising and could sneak into the first round filling the inside backer need.

Our friends at sharesigmachi.com have a fantasy league set up for the NFL Draft.  Any Sigma Chi’s that would like to participate, check it out –  http://www.sharesigmachi.com/NflDraft/Default.aspx

Lastly, you’re probably asking what Beiber has to do with this post.  The answer?  Nothing.  Beiber just equals readership.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Todd 308 on April 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Nice read… and nice mock draft.

    Reply

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