2010 NFL Mock Draft, Version 7.0 (11-20)

Thursday April 22nd, 2010

2010 NFL Mock Draft 7.0 (cont.)
11CMaurkice PounceyFloridaJr.6-5312
The Broncos love Pouncey and might end up moving down in the first round and taking him wherever they land (but it better be ahead of the No. 18 Steelers because they love him too). Although it's a bit high for an interior offensive lineman, the Broncos aren't afraid to take him at 11. Texas safety Earl Thomas and OSU receiver Dez Bryant are the other two good options.
12*SEarl ThomasTexasSo.5-10197
I think Philadelphia is the team most motivated to move up in the draft, because they've got the extra picks and the desire to land one of the top two safeties, either Berry or Thomas. Not loving their likely options at 12, the Dolphins are ready and willing to move down, probably with the hopes that Texas OLB Sergio Kindle is still there at No. 24. If Miami doesn't move, I'd give them Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan at 12.
13OTAnthony DavisRutgersJr.6-6325
We could easily see the 49ers going for Clausen here on the premise that he won't last until their No. 17 pick. But Davis is one of the draft's top four offensive tackles and he fills a major need. If San Francisco thinks cornerback first, it should have its pick between Joe Haden and Kyle Wilson.
14RBC.J. SpillerClemsonSr.5-11195
Seeing Spiller still on the board would stifle the Seahawks' urge to select Clausen and really complicate their future quarterback situation (about that Charlie Whitehurst trade...). Seattle believes Spiller has Chris Johnson-like home-run capability.
15CBJoe HadenFloridaJr.5-11190
New York is going to feel a bit disappointed because it wanted either McClain or Thomas, but neither are there. Taking the draft's consensus top-rated cornerback shouldn't feel like a consolation prize, but it just might.
16DE-OLBBrandon GrahamMichiganSr.6-1263
If Pierre-Paul gets to them and Graham is still on the board, the Titans will be staring at their two top options for jacking up their pass rush. We'd probably go with Pierre-Paul in that scenario. But since he's gone to No. 8 Oakland in our mock, the Titans snap up Graham just before teams like the No. 17 49ers, the No. 19 Falcons and the No. 22 Patriots get the chance.
17QBJimmy ClausenNotre DameJr.6-3223
The 49ers really like the ex-Golden Domer, and they're still our best guess for where he lands. With two first-rounders, San Francisco is best positioned to take a little gamble on a quarterback, and I think only the chance to grab Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson here tempts the 49ers to go in another direction than Clausen.
18CBKyle WilsonBoise StateSr.5-10186
The Steelers would take Pouncey in a heartbeat, but if he's Denver's pick somewhere above them, they'll have no problem jumping on Wilson and taking care of their glaring need to upgrade at cornerback.
19DEDerrick MorganGeorgia TechJr.6-4272
The Falcons, in need of a front-seven player who can spruce up their pass rush, can't believe their luck in finding Morgan, a hometown hero of sorts, still on the board. He's a versatile 4-3 end who many believe is the draft's safest pass-rushing prospect.
20RBRyan MathewsFresno StateJr.5-11220
The Texans don't see a defensive tackle worth this slot, and Texas safety Earl Thomas is long gone, so it's an easy card to turn in for Mathews, the draft's second-highest rated rusher. He's a move-the-chains inside runner who really changes the dynamic on first and second down in Houston.

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