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2010 NFL Draft - Round 1

The St. Louis Rams kicked off the 2010 NFL Draft by taking QB Sam Bradford with the first overall selection. (Photos: Getty Images)



1. St. Louis Rams

Photo: Getty ImagesSam Bradford, QB - Oklahoma - 6-4, 214

Notes: Bradford was the draft's top rated passer and has all the tools to develop into a franchise quarterback. Joining the Rams will be a culture shock for Bradford who will be charged with helping to rebuild the league's 29th ranked offence, even with the presence of star running back Steven Jackson.

2. Detroit Lions

Getty ImagesNdamukong Suh, DT - Nebraska - 6-4, 295

Notes: Widely regarded as the most talented player in this year's draft class, Suh is ready to use his skills to cause havoc in NFL backfields. In Detroit, Suh will be the centrepiece of Jim Schwartz' defence and the latest addition to a revamped D-line, along with DE Kyle Vanden Bosch and DT Corey Williams.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Getty ImagesGerald McCoy, DT - Oklahoma - 6-3, 296

Notes: By selecting McCoy, the Buccaneers fill the void left on their defensive line ever since Warren Sapp left the Bay. While playing for the Sooners, McCoy displayed an ability to penetrate the backfield and he will need to continue that in the pros to help Tampa's young defence improve.

4. Washington Redskins

Getty Images Trent Williams, OT - Oklahoma - 6-5, 306

Notes: While many believe Russell Okung is the best tackle in this year's crop, Williams is a better fit for the Redskins offence due to his athleticism. He will help to fill the hole left by the retirement of Chris Samuels, and aid in protecting new quarterback Donovan McNabb.

5. Kansas City Chiefs

Getty Images Eric Berry, S - Tennessee - 5-11, 204

Notes: Berry may be young but he was an outstanding player at Tennessee and has the potential to become a top flight safety in the NFL. Berry has the versatility to play any position in the Chiefs' secondary and will give Kansas City a true playmaker in their defensive backfield.

6. Seattle Seahawks

Getty Images Russell Okung, OT - Oklahoma State - 6-8, 299

Notes: With the career of perennial pro-bowler Walter Jones nearing an end the Seahawks take Okung, who was the most coveted offensive tackle in the draft. The Oklahoma State product is expected to make a major impact at the pro level and should help keep the Seahawks' quarterbacks remain undisturbed in the pocket.

7. Cleveland Browns

Getty Images Joe Haden, CB - Florida - 5-11, 191

Notes: Despite questions about his speed, Haden has plenty of talent and should develop into a solid number one cover man. The former Gator also comes from a winning program, something that the Browns hope he can help bring to their franchise.

8. Oakland Raiders

Getty Images Rolando McClain, LB - Alabama - 6-3, 245

Notes: In McClain, the Raiders will add the middle linebacker from the NCAA champion Alabama Crimson Tide. McClain is a powerful presence and can contribute as a three-down backer - stopping the run, defending the pass, and rushing the quarterback.

9. Buffalo Bills

Getty Images C.J. Spiller, RB - Clemson - 5-11, 196

Notes: Spiller gives the Bills a homerun threat to go along with the versatility of Fred Jackson and the power running of Marshawn Lynch. Spiller's blazing speed will add a new dimension to the Bills' attack, and he could star in head coach Chan Gailey's offence.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Getty Images Tyson Alualu, DL - California - 6-3, 295

Notes: In a surprising move the Jaguars take Alualu to try to add a pass rushing presence to their defensive line. Head coach Jack Del Rio is a former defender himself and is surely impressed by the intensity and non-stop motor that Alualu plays with.

11. San Francisco 49ers (From Bears, through Broncos)

Getty Images Anthony Davis, OT - Rutgers - 6-5, 328

Notes: The 49ers move up two spots to land Davis and help solidify their offensive line. With quarterback Alex Smith trying to establish himself as a starter and head coach Mike Singletary emphasizing their rushing attack, Davis' blocking ability will be valued in San Francisco.

12. San Diego Chargers (From Dolphins)

Getty Images Ryan Matthews, RB - Fresno State - 5-11, 223

Notes: Matthews is the best power back available and could be paired with Darren Sproles to make a dynamic duo. The selection helps fill the gap left after the departure of LaDainian Tomlinson and will keep the Chargers offence as one of the most dangerous in the NFL.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (From 49ers, through Broncos)

Getty Images Brandon Graham, LB - Michigan - 6-1, 263

Notes: The Eagles move up into the top half of the first round to select Graham. Coming out of Michigan, Graham may be a little small by NFL standards but the Eagles will embrace the underdog and put him to work on the edge.

14. Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos)

Getty Images Earl Thomas, S - Texas - 5-11, 198

Notes: The Seahawks go defensive with their second pick in the first round and take University of Texas star safety Earl Thomas. Thomas can help give the Seahawks a consistent presence at the safety position, taking some of the pressure off the their corners. The former Longhorn can also matchup with interior receivers and tight ends when need be.

15. New York Giants

Getty ImagesJason Pierre-Paul, DE - South Florida - 6-5, 263

Notes: Pierre-Paul is ripe with potential but will need time to become a threat off the edge for Giants' defence. The knock against the South Florida defender is that he has only one season of Division I experience, but he has all the tools required of a dangerous defensive end, including a quick burst off the line and long arms to fend off blockers.

16. Tennessee Titans

Getty Images Derrick Morgan, DE - Georgia Tech - 6-4, 268

Notes: Remember the Titans when they had Albert Haynesworth dominating on their defensive line? His presence helped buy time for the team's secondary and thus made their defence better in every facet. The Titans look to improve their pass rush once again by taking Morgan, who will begin hunting quarterbacks right from his first snap.

17. San Francisco 49ers (from Panthers)

Getty Images Mike Iupati, OG/OT - Idaho - 6-5, 325

Notes: The University of Idaho product possesses everything a team looks for in an offensive lineman and will be a welcome addition to the 49ers. At 6'6", 330 pounds some scouts envision a move to tackle in the future for Iupati, but no matter where he lines up, Iupati's toughness and versatility will be a shot in the arm for the 49ers offence, along side earlier pick OT Anthony Davis.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers

Getty Images Maurkice Pouncey, C - Florida - 6-4, 304

Notes: Not only is Pouncey the best centre prospect in this draft, he is one of the best centres to be available in the last few years. He will be an instant upgrade for the Steelers' rushing attack, an area the team slowly got away from last season.

19. Atlanta Falcons

Getty Images Sean Weatherspoon, LB - Missouri - 6-1, 241

Notes: Atlanta has the weapons on offence to compete with anyone, so they elect to give their defence a young ballhawk who can make plays all over the field from the linebacker position.

20. Houston Texans

Getty Images Kareem Jackson, CB - Alabama - 5-11, 196

Notes: With Dunta Robinson no longer starting in the Texans secondary, Houston decides to replace him with Kareem Jackson. The addition of Jackson gives the Texans another playmaker on their young defence and could help propel them into the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Getty Images Jermaine Gresham, TE - Oklahoma - 6-6, 262

Notes: Gresham returned to Oklahoma with Sam Bradford last year hoping to win a National Championship, however both players suffered injuries that ended up sidelining them for the season. Gresham has the explosive speed to beat defenders downfield and will provide a safety blanket for Carson Palmer in the passing game.

22. Denver Broncos (From Patriots)

Getty Images Demaryius Thomas, WR - Georgia Tech - 6-3, 229

Notes: With Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall now catching balls in Miami, the Broncos try to find a new weapon on their offence in Thomas. The talented Georgia Tech wideout is a big and powerful receiver who can make plays on the ball downfield.

23. Green Bay Packers

Getty Images Brian Bulaga, OT - Iowa - 6-6, 311

Notes: The Packers offensive line struggled through most of last season. In Bugala, Green Bay gets a well-rounded blue chip prospect. After playing for Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, you can be sure that Bugala will be one of the most NFL-ready players in this class.

24. Dallas Cowboys (From Eagles, through Broncos and Patriots)

Getty Images Dez Bryant, WR - Oklahoma State - 6-2, 217

Notes: When Bryant fell to the later stages of the first round, Dallas was able to capitalize and secure the star receiver. Bryant is elusive despite his 6'2", 220-pound frame and could emerge as a top wideout down the road if he can bring it all together as a pro.

25. Denver Broncos (From Ravens)

Getty Images Tim Tebow, QB - Florida - 6-3, 240

Notes: The Broncos shock many to take Tim Tebow on Day One of the 2010 Draft. Tebow was highly successful in college, but has faced plenty of criticism as he attempts to transition to the NFL. Denver head coach Josh McDaniels is clearly confident that he can help develop Tebow into a solid player at the next level.

26. Arizona Cardinals

Getty Images Dan Williams, DT - Tennessee - 6-2, 329

Notes: Williams is a true nose tackle, who may not post huge sack numbers, but can use his explosiveness to disrupt opposing offensive lines. The Cardinals defence has been strong over the last couple campaigns and with Kurt Warner and Anquan Boldin gone from Arizona's offence, the team may need to rely on their defence more often moving forward.

27. New England Patriots (From Cowboys)

Getty Images Devin McCourty, CB - Rutgers - 5-11, 193

Notes: McCourty now joins his brother (Jason McCourty, Tennessee Titans) in the NFL. The Patriots have a plethora of selections this year and they use their first to shore up one of their cornerback spots.

28. Miami Dolphins (From Chargers)

Getty Images Jared Odrick, DT - Penn State - 6-5, 301

Notes: Odrick has the strength and the build to play any position along the defensive line. The Penn State workhorse is a relentless defender and will be given free reign to make plays as a member of the Dolphins.

29. New York Jets

Getty Images Kyle Wilson, CB - Boise State - 5-10, 194

Notes: Wilson will join a secondary that already features Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. Rex Ryan continues to make the Jets defence one of the most feared in the NFL. Wilson can also contribute on special teams as a return man if needed.

30. Detroit Lions (From Vikings)

Getty Images Jahvid Best - RB - California - 5-10, 198

Notes: Detroit continues to rebound from their 0-16 season two years ago and after adding Suh at the top of the round they turn their attention to offence selecting Best. The young rusher could be in line for a significant workload in his rookie season if Kevin Smith is slow to recover from his late season injury.

31. Indianapolis Colts

Getty Images Jerry Hughes - DE - TCU - 6-1, 255

Notes: Hughes is a productive pass rusher off the edge and can give the Colts depth behind Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. His quickness and intelligence on the field will make him a worthy choice by the Colts at the end of the first round.

32. New Orleans Saints

Getty Images Patrick Robinson, CB - Florida State - 5-11, 190

Notes: Robinson moves well and can perform in man-to-man coverage, which is what the Saints will be hoping for from the Florida State corner. likes from their corners. With the strong leadership on their roster, Robinson could flourish as a member of the New Orleans secondary.


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