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Old 04-18-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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Rick Gosselin's Second Mock Draft: Dez Bryant to Cowboys

12:30 AM CDT on Sunday, April 18, 2010


Column by RICK GOSSELIN / The Dallas Morning News | rgosselin@dallasnews.com

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The St. Louis Rams cannot pass up a franchise quarterback for the third consecutive year – not after having released incumbent starter Marc Bulger this off-season.

So pencil in Oklahoma's Sam Bradford to the Rams at the first overall pick of the 2010 draft. Next up is finding a home for Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen, the only other quarterback on this draft board with franchise traits.

A couple of other teams in the top 10 could use a quarterback, most notably Cleveland and Buffalo. But don't rule out Kansas City and Washington.

Clausen's college coach, Charlie Weis, is now the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs, and the Redskins need to start grooming a successor for Donovan McNabb, who turns 34 this season. Washington may not be in this position to draft a talented young quarterback such as Clausen again any time soon.

Washington selects fourth, Kansas City fifth, Cleveland seventh and Buffalo ninth.

If Clausen is not drafted in the top 10, he could fall victim to an Aaron Rodgers-type slide. There isn't a team in the teens in this draft in the market for a quarterback, so Clausen could wind up available into the 20s.

Rodgers projected as a top 10 pick in 2005 but slid to 24, where the Packers stole a Pro Bowl quarterback. Clausen could be a similar bargain if he slips out of the top 10.

Give Clausen to the Redskins in the second mock draft offering from The Dallas Morning News. The first one last Sunday was based on best available player. This one places a greater emphasis on team need.


1. ST. LOUIS RAMS


Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

Bradford's accuracy will remind the Rams of Kurt Warner





2. DETROIT LIONS


Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

The Lions still looking for the next Alex Karras





3. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS


Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

The Buccaneers still looking for the next Warren Sapp





4. WASHINGTON REDSKINS


Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

Donovan McNabb is Mike Shanahan's short-term solution





5. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS


Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

The Chiefs allowed way too many sacks (45) in 2009





6. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS


Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

Too many hits, too many injuries for QB Matt Hasselbeck





7. CLEVELAND BROWNS


Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

Browns take the best player available – and he's a good one





8. OAKLAND RAIDERS


Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

Al Davis prefers speed and skill with his premium picks





9. BUFFALO BILLS


Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

The Bills need an anchor in their new 3-4 scheme





10. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS


Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

The NFL's worst pass rush needs help





11. DENVER BRONCOS


Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

The Broncos have bodies at end; they need impact





12. MIAMI DOLPHINS


Ryan Mathews, HB, Fresno State

Ricky Williams is 32 and Ronnie Brown 29 this season





13. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS


Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

The 49ers need a tackle to bookend Joe Staley





14. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS


C.J. Spiller, HB, Clemson

The Seahawks still looking to replace Shaun Alexander





15. NEW YORK GIANTS


Rolando McClain, MLB, Alabama

The release of Antonio Pierce leaves a hole at MLB





16. TENNESSEE TITANS


Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan

The Titans need to dial up the heat on Peyton Manning





17. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS


Joe Haden, CB, Florida

The 49ers finished 21st in the NFL in pass defense





18. PITTSBURGH STEELERS


Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State

Could be the next Aaron Smith for the Steelers





19. ATLANTA FALCONS


Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

Gives the Falcons flexibility at guard and tackle





20. HOUSTON TEXANS


Earl Thomas, S, Texas

The Texans in dire need of a playmaker at the back end





21. CINCINNATI BENGALS


Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida

Gives the Bengals flexibility at center and guard





22. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS


Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

Starting TE Benjamin Watson bolted in free agency





23. GREEN BAY PACKERS


Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

A stereo pass rush with Clay Matthews





24. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES


Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU

Eagles moved Darren Howard and Chris Clemons off the roster





25. BALTIMORE RAVENS


Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona

Pro Bowler Todd Heap starting to get up in years





26. ARIZONA CARDINALS


Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

QB Matt Leinart needs the weapons to succeed





27. DALLAS COWBOYS


Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

Best WR in draft slides to a team that needs WR help





28. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS


Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

A hole at CB with the trade of Antonio Cromartie to Jets





29. NEW YORK JETS


Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama

The most physical cornerback in the draft





30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS


Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana

Brett Favre took a beating in NFC title game





31. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS


Mike Iupati, G, Idaho

The Colts are trying to get bigger up front





32. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS


Brian Price, DT, UCLA

NFL's 21st-ranked run defense needs help
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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Meh. Pierre-Paul doesn't excite me. Can anyone make a case for him at 11.
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Meh. Pierre-Paul doesn't excite me. Can anyone make a case for him at 11.
Thing is, Gosselin is usually more clued in to NFL sources than just about anybody -- doesn't matter whether we can make a case for him or not -- if Gosselin says it, there's a good chance that Pierre-Paul is gonna go high (but hopefully not to us).
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Meh. Pierre-Paul doesn't excite me. Can anyone make a case for him at 11.
From what I've read, he'd make the perfect bookend opposite Jarvis Moss.
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Thing is, Gosselin is usually more clued in to NFL sources than just about anybody -- doesn't matter whether we can make a case for him or not -- if Gosselin says it, there's a good chance that Pierre-Paul is gonna go high (but hopefully not to us).
Is this the guy with a remarkable success rate because he actually just calls and asks the teams?
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:22 AM   #7
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No way we get Pierre-Paul when we have to BIG holes in WR, ILB, and G!
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Is this the guy with a remarkable success rate because he actually just calls and asks the teams?
Yes he just compiles responses from scouts/NFL ppl.

His mock draft the morning of the draft is usually the best on the internet

Draft Huddle will keep track of your success rate if you submit a mock to them . He is #1 since they started keeping track
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Just a Dallas wish-list, Jerry Jones would love to get his hands on Dez Bryant......Deion is is pushing all the right buttons.
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Terrible, but then again Gosselin's 1st 2 mocks usually are because those are the 2 that he does on his own. He's spoon-fed his 3rd mock and everyone thinks he's some clued-in genius.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:26 AM   #12
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From what I've read, he'd make the perfect bookend opposite Jarvis Moss.
THAT was good and probably exactly what it would be. Just say no.
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no way earl thomas falls that far...
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no way earl thomas falls that far...
Spiller, Bryant, and Haden are the #2 players at their position in this mock.
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If this volcano wasn't screwing up the flight schedules I'd catch a quick flight down to Dallas and slap this punk upside the head.
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Hell, mine is better than that:

1. St. Louis Rams:
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
2. Detroit Lions:
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
4. Washington Redskins:
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City Chiefs:
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
6. Seattle Seahawks:
Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
7. Cleveland Browns:
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
8. Oakland Raiders:
Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
9. Buffalo Bills:
Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa
10. Jacksonville Jaguars:
Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Trade!Denver Broncos and Philadelphia trade 1st round picks (plus picks #55, #87 and a 7th rounder to the Broncos)
11. Philadelphia Eagles:
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
12. Miami Dolphins:
Taylor Mays, FS, USC
13. San Francisco 49ers:
Joe Haden, CB, Florida
14. Seattle Seahawks:
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
15. New York Giants:
Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan
16. Tennessee Titans:
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
17. San Francisco 49ers:
Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
18. Pittsburgh Steelers:
Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
19. Atlanta Falcons:
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
20. Houston Texans:
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
21. Cincinnati Bengals:
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
22. New England Patriots:
Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
23. Green Bay Packers:
Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU
24. Denver Broncos:
Mike Iupati, LG, Idaho
25. Baltimore Ravens:
Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
26. Arizona Cardinals:
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
27. Dallas Cowboys:
Charles Brown, OT, USC
28. San Diego Chargers:
Terrance Cody, DT, Alabama
29. New York Jets:
Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
30. Minnesota Vikings:
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
31. Indianapolis Colts:
Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana
32. New Orleans Saints:
Brian Price, DT, UCLA
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Well, that's the first mock i've seen that had Bulaga sliding to 19.

Not that we don't need young D-line help, but we haven't even seen Bannan and Green in the ortation with our other "hacks" (sarcasm) that rambled off six straight wins to start the season.

We need O-line help, and if we passed on either Bulaga or Trent Williams, it would be a head scratcher. Both those guys could play Guard or Tackle, which makes them much more valuablle than a second tier guy like Iupati. And, they think he looks / plays like a Colt? Iupati doesn't look nearly smart enough to be a Colt.
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I don't care if it is Gisselin's secong "pretend draft", this one flat out sucks.
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I would be pissed if McClain is there along with Dez...which they will be...and we don't come away with one of them. Paul...wtf...this guy is really reaching
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lol at arizona taking thomas or just the idea they need a wr is laughable.
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I would take McClain. Who wouldn't want Al Wilson Redux in two years?
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Hell, mine is better than that:

1. St. Louis Rams:
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
2. Detroit Lions:
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
4. Washington Redskins:
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City Chiefs:
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
6. Seattle Seahawks:
Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
7. Cleveland Browns:
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
8. Oakland Raiders:
Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
9. Buffalo Bills:
Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa
10. Jacksonville Jaguars:
Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Trade!Denver Broncos and Philadelphia trade 1st round picks (plus picks #55, #87 and a 7th rounder to the Broncos)
11. Philadelphia Eagles:
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
12. Miami Dolphins:
Taylor Mays, FS, USC
13. San Francisco 49ers:
Joe Haden, CB, Florida
14. Seattle Seahawks:
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
15. New York Giants:
Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan
16. Tennessee Titans:
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
17. San Francisco 49ers:
Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
18. Pittsburgh Steelers:
Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
19. Atlanta Falcons:
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
20. Houston Texans:
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
21. Cincinnati Bengals:
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
22. New England Patriots:
Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
23. Green Bay Packers:
Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU
24. Denver Broncos:
Mike Iupati, LG, Idaho

25. Baltimore Ravens:
Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
26. Arizona Cardinals:
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
27. Dallas Cowboys:
Charles Brown, OT, USC
28. San Diego Chargers:
Terrance Cody, DT, Alabama
29. New York Jets:
Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
30. Minnesota Vikings:
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
31. Indianapolis Colts:
Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana
32. New Orleans Saints:
Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Yea, I like yours better also. I could live w/ Pouncy or Iupati later in the 1st, and an extra 2nd and 3rd to address WR and the front 7 with.
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This would be awesome. We could trade Doom and put paul and moss on the edges. FTW!!!!
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From what I've read, he'd make the perfect bookend opposite Jarvis Moss.
Couldn't agree more.

This is an updated scouting comment from CBS site.

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04/13/2010 - Scouts don't question his upside, but tell me that Pierre-Paul is "at least" one year away from being a major contributor to an NFL team. He lacked the strength and toughness last year to provide much in terms of run defense for the Bulls and really disappointed at the Combine, struggling during interviews by showing very little understanding of basic football principles. Considering the value of pass rushers, scouts still thought Pierre-Paul would "probably" make the first round, but weren't certain what teams could afford to devote millions to such a project. "I wouldn't even use a second round pick on the guy," said one high ranking team official. "You see flashes, sure, but [the team that drafts him] had better keep things simple. Don't ask him to know gap assignments. Don't ask him to really play football. Just rush the passer." - Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com
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