Monday, February 22, 2010
Mockumentary: Pre-combine check-in
By Paul Kuharsky
An initial installment of our periodic look at a variety of mock drafts.
Today we’re using Mel Kiper, Bleacher Report, Bucky Brooks, newnfldraft.com, NFLDraftDog.com, NFLDraftUpdates.com and KDraftonline's consensus.
Jacksonville (10 or 11)
Kiper: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (11)
Bleacher Report: Brian Price, DT, UCLA (11)
Brooks: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida (10)
NewNFLDraft.com: Brian Price, DT, UCLA (10)
NFLDraftDog.com: Joe Haden, CB, Florida (10)
NFLDraftUpdates.com: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State (11)
KDraftonline consensus: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (11)
My thoughts: If there is a pass-rusher the Jaguars love here, it’s hard to imagine them going a different direction, especially without a second-rounder.
Tennessee (16 or 17)
Kiper: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida (17)
Bleacher Report: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida (17)
Brooks: Brian Price, DT, UCLA (17)
NewNFLDraft.com: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (16)
NFLDraftDog.com: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee (16)
NFLDraftUpdates.com: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (17)
KDraftonline consensus: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida (16)
My thoughts: The more the whole world gives the Titans a defensive lineman, the more inclined I am to think they’ll wind up going cornerback.
Houston (19 or 20)
Kiper: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Bleacher Report: Taylor Mays, S, Southern California
Brooks: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
NewNFLDraft.com: Earl Thomas, S, Texas
NFLDraftDog.com: Earl Thomas, S, Texans
NFLDraftUpdates.com: Brian Price, DL, UCLA
KDraftonline consensus: Taylor Mays, S, USC
My thoughts: Mays or Thomas would be a fantastic addition to a defense that needs free safety to be settled.
Kiper: Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
Bleacher Report: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
Brooks: Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
NewNFLDraft.com: Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
NFLDraftDog.com: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
NFLDraftUpdates.com: Daryl Washington, LB, TCU
KDraftonline consensus: Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
My thoughts: Predicting Bill Polian is incredibly difficult, because he’s as serious about "best player available" as anyone. At this point, I’ll say a defensive tackle would surprise me.