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7:15pm (WadeFink)—Hey everyone! Welcome to THB’s coverage of the NFL Draft. The Rams will officially be on the clock in 15 minutes.
They are doing an introduction of 2010 Hall of Famers and 2010 prospects right now. What a dog and pony show, although its nice to see Barry Sanders on stage, thank God Millen wasn’t around for the 1989 draft.
Russell Okung looks like an absolute beast in his grey Armani–wouldn’t be surprised to see him go top 3.
Suh was just introduced to a round of cheers and boos. Hopefully he’s only 30 minutes away from being in the Honolulu Blue.
7:24pm (WadeFink)–Everyone saying Suh is the best player in the draft, but every single expert sticking to their prediction that Bradford will be the first overall pick. Doesn’t seem like a guy who can come out and play on day 1, which you would like from a first overall pick.
7:30pm (WadeFink)–The Rams are on the clock. Sam Bradford told ESPN he has not been contacting about being the first overall selection.
With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select:
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
Analysis: Bradford has the raw phsyical ability to play in the NFL. He is surprisingly quick for his size. He has a true NFL arm that can make every pass necessary.
He can process information quickly. He will have a good running back to hand the ball to, perhaps that will help expedite his learning curve.
The concerns are with his footwork, and his ability to adapt to a pro-style offense. Spread QBs often fail in the NFL.
With the second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select:
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
With his pure strength, Suh will be able to collapse pocket, and also be a stout run blocker. Ndamukong Suh was widely regarded as the top prospect in the NFL Draft.
College lineman were just no match for his attractive 6’4″ 305 pound frame, and Suh has abilities not often seen from a college kid. He already bull rushes better than current NFL lineman.
With the third pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
There was much debate over who the top DT in the draft was, and McCoy has many similar attributes to Suh. McCoy is a far superior at getting after the QB.
He’s extraordinarily quick at the line of attack, and is a block guzzler.
He underimpressed at the combine, and his strength and conditioning came into question.
With the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select:
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
This is quite a gamble for the Redskins this high. The third Sooner in 4 picks, the Redskins are taking a chance on one of the most athletic O-Lineman every in the draft.
He, like McCoy, was only able to do 23 reps at the combine, so his strength becomes a major concern and a position that relies heavily on it.
High risk, high reward. Athletically this guy is off the charts. He gets off the line and has amazingly quick feet. The talent level, obviously, is a lot different in the NFL, so it’s a question if it will translate.
With the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee
Perhaps the next Ed Reed, Eric Berry is a serious playmaker. He has the speed of a gazelle and can arguably play any defensive back position.
Almost like a centerfielder in baseball, Berry rarely makes a wrong first step and has incredible awareness. His first step quickness and natural ability put him way above any other defensive back in this draft.
He is the most NFL ready player in the draft.
With the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select:
Russell Okung, OL, Oklahoma State
This guy has long, strong arms perfect for pass blocking. He has great size and strength, doing 38 reps at the combine.
His footwork is questionable and his mechanics must improve, but in a draft that is weak at the top in O-Line talent, this is a valuable pick for Seattle.
A little bit of a surprise Williams went before him.
With the seventh pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select:
Joe Haden, CB, Florida
Haden is fast, has some of the most incredible leaping ability I’ve ever seen, and experience against good receivers.
Haden is regarded as the best corner in the draft, and the second best defensive back.
The only knock on him right now is he’s a Junior, and some say he needed more seasoning. Also, his slow 40-yard dash time was surprising.
With the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select:
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
He is one tough, rugged football player, who was an absolute force inside for the Tide. Does this assure Bruce Gradkowski the starting job?
McClain has the combination of size and speed that is so important for NFL linebackers. He has had good production each year at ‘bama.
He has had some character problems in the past.
With the ninth pick in the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select:
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
Spiller turned in an amazing senior season that had him in the Heisman discussion.
He’s a back that can catch balls out of the backfield, which is a must in the current NFL. He has runaway speed in the open field, and vision not often seen from young backs.
There are concerns about his size and quickness to the line. At only 5’11” and 195 pounds, you have to wonder about his durability as well.
With the tenth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select:
Tyson Alualu, DT, California
Alualu from Honolulu is a guy that not many can figure out. He can play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, or a tackle in a 3-4. Best case scenario for him would be a 3-4 scheme. He is versatile player, but can come in a help immediately.
He doesn’t have the ceiling that other defensive lineman have in this draft, however, he can come in a play immediately with his clean mechanics and experience.
Guys, thank you so much for being with The Honolulu Blue for the first ten picks of the draft. The response was incredible. We got the most hits today in the history of THB. Thank you so, so much. Much more draft analysis to come, plus all your Detroit Sports.