2010 NFL Draft First Round Picks:
- St. Louis Rams – Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma
- Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma
- Washington Redskins – Trent Williams, OL Oklahoma
- Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Berry, S Tennessee
- Seattle Seahawks – Russell Okung, OL Oklahoma St.
- Cleveland Browns – Joe Haden, CB Florida
- Oakland Raiders – Rolando McClain, LB Alabama
- Buffalo Bills – CJ Spiller, RB Clemson
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyson Aluala, DE California
- San Francisco 49ers – Anthony Davis, OL Rutgers
- San Diego Charges – Ryan Mathews, RB Fresno State
- Philadelphia Eagles – Brandon Graham, DE Michgan
- Seattle Seahawks – Earl Thomas, S Texas
- New York Giants – Jason Pierre-Paul, DE South Florida
- Tennessee Titans – Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech
- San Francisco 49ers – Mike Iupati, OL Idaho
- Pittsburgh Steelers - Maurkice Pouncey, C Florida
- Atlanta Falcons – Sean Weatherspoon, LB Missouri
- Texas Texans – Kareem Jackson, DB Alabama
- Cincinnati Bengals – Jermaine Graham, TE Oklahoma
- Denver Broncos – Demaryius Thomas, WR Georgia Tech
- Green Bay Packers – Bryan Bulaga, OL Iowa
- Dallas Cowboys – Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma St.
- Denver Broncos – Tim Tebow, QB Florida
- Arizona Cardinals – Dan Williams, DT Tennessee
- New England Patriots – Devin McCourty, CB Rutgers
- Miami Dolphins – Jared Odrick, DE Penn State
- New York Jets – Kyle Wilson, CB Boise St
- Detroit Lions – Jahvid Best, RB California.
- Indianapolis Colts – Jerry Hughes, DE TCU
- New Orleans Saints – Patrick Robinson, CB Florida State
St. Louis Rams – This was a hard pick for the Rams to screw up. Bradford was the obvious choice, although he will have a tough road ahead. He has no big-time receivers, a weak offensive line and little time to sit back and learn. Still, if you are cursed with the first pick in the NFL Draft, there are worse players than Sam Bradford.
Detroit Lions – Two great picks in the first round. Ndamukong Suh was arguably the best prospect available in the draft, and he'll secure their defense for years to come. The Lions then traded to get Jahvid Best of California. Best has had injury problems throughout his college career, but he’s a worthwhile gamble for a team desperate for offensive firepower. On pure talent, Best could have been a top-15 draft pick.
Seattle Seahawks – Seattle is another team that made the most out of multiple first round picks. Russell Okung was perhaps the best tackle prospect in the entire draft. He should step in to protect Hasselbeck's blind side. Earl Thomas of Texas should make an immediate difference in the Seahawks’ secondary. A nose for the ball and tough tackling make him the perfect man for Pete Caroll’s defense.
San Francisco 49ers – Two picks seems to be the recipe for success in this year’s draft. With the 11th pick, the Niners got Anthony Davis from Rutgers. Davis is a physical monster who, at the very least, protects the team’s skill players. Mike Iupati is more of the same, a big body that will bolster the line for the 49ers.
Oakland Raiders – Wow. The Raiders actually made a thought-out draft pick in the first round. Was Al Davis out of town? Did they accidentally say Rolando McClain while trying to draft either Ronaldo the soccer sensation or John McClain from the Die Hard series?
To Be Determined:
Denver Broncos – After nabbing WR Demaryius Thomas, who fills a huge hole for them, the Broncos produced the shocker of the day. Trading up, they took Florida quarterback Tim Tebow with the 25th pick. Tebow’s NFL potential is questionable, at best. With other talented quarterbacks available, and likely on the board for the Broncos to get them, there will be people wondering whether Denver took the Florida quarterback too soon. Out of respect to their fans, however, a “wait and see” approach will be taken.
Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jags defined "reaching" by taking DE Tyson Aluala. Aluala was not projected to go this high on anyone’s board, and the pick reeked of a reactionary move.
New York Giants – Amazed by a guy who can do backflips, the New York football Giants selected DE Jason Pierre-Paul. While Pierre-Paul shores up the defense by being a beast physically, he didn't do enough in college. The Giants should have traded down.
Notre Dame Quarterbacks – Yet again, the Fighting Irish are watching their prized quarterback fall deep, deep in the draft. Whereas Brady Quinn escaped embarrassment by being selected late in the first round a few years back, Jimmy Clausen was not as fortunate.