NFL Draft 2010
This year at the NFL Draft, it was quite obvious which college was breeding the best football players. 4 out of the top 6 picks were Oklahoma Sooners. So it was no surprise that the St. Louis Ram’s first pick was QB Sam Bradford, the most recent Heisman trophy winner (aka college football player of the year) eligible for the draft. But it was a huge surprise that the previous Heisman winner QB Tim Tebow was scooped up 25th pick overall by the Denver Broncos. The Broncos haven’t had a decent quarterback since John Elway retired in 1998 after winning the Super Bowl… maybe Tebow is just what they need to get back to the Big Show!
Here is a list of the top 10 1st picks of the draft:
- St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, quarterback, Oklahoma. This big QB is pin-point accurate setting school records with over 60% pass-completion. Think of him as Peyton Manning’s new rival.
- Detroit: Ndamukong Suh, defensive lineman, Nebraska. This guy is scary good and finally the Lions will start winning some games with his incredible tackling skills.
- Tampa Bay: Gerald McCoy, defensive lineman, Oklahoma. Remember Warren Sapp… this guy wipes Sapp from under his shoes.
- Washington: Trent Williams, offensive tackle, Oklahoma (6-5, 308). Clinton Portis will be smiling knowing that he gets to run behind this big dude.
- Kansas City: Eric Berry, safety, Tennessee. Neon Deion Sanders was a really amazing interception return artist… Eric can dance too!
- Seattle: Russell Okung, offensive lineman, Oklahoma State. Filling in All-Pro lineman Walter Jones’ job, Russell has some mighty big shoes to fill… all 300 pounds of him should suffice.
- Cleveland: Joe Haden, cornerback, Florida. He got skills on defence, but he’s lacking speed. He might be moved to play Free Safety.
- Oakland: Rolando McClain, linebacker, Alabama. This guy is as mean as Ray Lewis and smarter than Oakland’s coaching staff. Expect a new Raider defense next year.
- Buffalo: C.J. Spiller, running back, Clemson (5-11, 195). Small but fast, CJ will be challenging Reggie Bush for the Flash Award.
- Jacksonville: Tyson Alualu, defensive lineman, Cal. The Jaguars were lowest in the league for sacks, so they picked Tyson to practice his Hawaiian War Dance on top of quarterbacks.
Even though Denver didn’t get a top 10 draft pick, I’m picking them to be the most improved team of the 2010 season, and big contender for the Super Bowl! If you think a team has a good chance to improve this year, write it down in the comments below!