DON BANKS'S 2010 Mock Draft 2.0

March 08, 2010

SI.com's football guru reveals his early predictions for April's NFL draft.

1 ST. LOUISDT

Gerald McCoy

Oklahoma, Jr., 6'4", 298

There seem to be equally strong pockets of support for McCoy (below) and Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh going first overall to the Rams. McCoy is considered slightly more adept at penetrating the backfield on the pass rush, while Suh is viewed as a tad more stout against the run.

2 DETROITDT

Ndamukong Suh

Nebraska, Sr., 6'4", 302

This much I know: Whether the Lions end up with Suh or McCoy, they will claim to have had their pick rated higher on their board all along. And that's completely fair. You've gotta love the one you're with. They might be telling the truth if they end up with Suh.

3 TAMPA BAYDE

Jason Pierre-Paul

South Florida, Jr., 6'6", 260

This is forecasting a big jump for Pierre-Paul, who went 15th to the Giants in our first mock. He's now viewed as the best edge rusher in the draft, albeit a bit of a risk as a half-year starter at the Division I level.

PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (MCCOY)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)