2 Weeks away from the 2010 NFL draft and I had an idea of what if based on the performances of players drafted last season, who would not only the Rams select, but also the rest of the league? So I will give it a crack at re-doing the 2009 NFL Draft
I think that if the Lions had to do it all over again, I think that they would still select Matthew Stafford. Detroit's biggest mistake last year was selecting TE Brandon Pettigrew instead of Michael Oher. Not saying that Pettigrew is a bust or anything but just think that if you have 2 picks n the 1st round and you draft a QB 1st overall then at 20 you take best OT available. Detroit hopes that happens this time around
Original Pick: Matthew Stafford
2. St. Louis Rams Select: Michael Oher, OT Ole Miss
The Rams select Michael Oher and protect Marc Bulger's "Blind Side", All Pun Intended! The Rams Pass on Mark Sanchez again, however they get a guy who inspires the nation with his great story of and anchors the Offensive Line for years to come. Michael Oher held his own against Jared Allen and that's saying alot for a rookie. Jason Smith is in a position where if his head injury from last year takes him out again, then he can be in a bust category before we know it. (Hope that's not going to happen though for Smith)
Original Pick: Jason Smith
3. Kansas City Chiefs Select: Jason Smith
The Chiefs Need to keep Matt Cassell off of his butt and therefore select Jason Smith . Last year they reached for Tyson Jackson and in on passing on an OT Matt Cassell was one of the most sacked QBs in the league.
Original Pick: Tyson Jackson
I think Seattle is pretty happy with Aaron Curry on their roster and would not choose another player if they could do it over again
Original Pick: Aaron Curry
5. Cleveland Browns Select: Mark Sanchez
There's no way IMHO that the Browns make the trade with the Jets. I think the Browns look at the Jets' offer and make them sweat it out to the last seconds of the clock before denying their trade proposal and select Mark Sanchez.
Original Pick, Browns trade down with the Jets and the Jets select Mark Sanchez
Andre Smith holding out and then getting injured shortly after his return was just as ugly as him doing the Scouting Combine without a shirt.
Original Pick: Andre Smith
DHB??? Really Oakland??? You have Crabtree, Harvin, and Darius Heyward Bey available and you take the lesser of the 3? SO what if DHB had a great 40 at the combine! Percy Harvin IMO would have been a better fir in the "Speedy" type personnel that Al Davis loves. But I guess on the Raiders behalf, Harvin did have some off field issues, (Don't think it matters with the Raiders) and Crabtree had his injury going into the draft.
Original Pick: Darius Heyward Bey
8. Jacksonville Jaguars Select: Andre Smith
I know it sounded like I was bashing Andre Smith earlier but I guess he's not all that bad. I guess he had some help in making Cedric Benson look like a pro bowler (Did Benson make Pro Bowl?). MJD takes advantage of Smith being on the line and helps Jax win a few more games.
Original Pick: Eugene Monroe
Bottom line is that Aaron Rodgers needs better protection!
Original Pick: B.J Raji
10. San Francisco Select: Michael Crabtree
This time around the 49ers draft Crabs and pay him his money before camp opens.
Original pick: Michael Crabtree just didn't pay him until almost midway through the season
T.O's is 1 and done with the Bills, and I think they take Maclin in a do over.
Original Pick: Aaron Maybin
I think Denver loves Moreno being there again at 12
Original Pick: Moreno
Original Pick: Brian Orakpo
I think that the Defending super bowl champions would select Laurinaitis and move him outside to to form a sick LB tandem with Vilma and JL
Brian Cushing is a stud but the Texans really need a running game to help spread their offense. Chris Wells helps the Texans open things up for Shaub, Daniels, and AJ
Original Pick: Brian Cushing
The Jets settle for Josh Freeman after their attempt to move up fails
Original Pick: Traded up to 5th Pick to select Mark Sanchez)
18. Denver Broncos Select: Brian Orakpo (Robert Ayers)
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: B.J Raji (Original pick, The eagles selected Jeremy Maclin at 19)
20. Detroit Lions select: Eben Britton (Brandon Pettigrew)
23. Baltimore Ravens select: Rey Mauluaga (Micahel Oher)
26. Green Bay Packers select: Evander Hood (Clay Matthews)
28. Philadelphia Eagles select: Darius Hayward Bey (Originally this pick was made by the Bills, selecting Eric Wood)
30. Tennesse Titans select: Brandon Pettigrew (Kenny Brit)
There's my 2009 Draft first round do-over. What do you think? Or rather what would you change if we can re-do the draft from last year?
I KNOW SOMEONE MAY SAY IT'S IRRELEVANT BUT IT'S JUST FOR FUN AND TO STIR UP A DISCUSSION