With so many moving parts the past few weeks -- Brandon Marshall being moved from Denver to Miami, Santonio Holmes being shipped out of Pittsburgh and Seattle's Patrick Kerney retiring -- draft boards are being adjusted around the league. The shuffling presents some interesting scenarios for this week's draft.
There will be a player(s) who aren't on a lot of mocks who will slip into the first round -- I've heard Virginia cornerback Chris Cook and Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody could very well be those guys. There are also some projected top-10/top-20 types who could, and likely will fall -- Jason Pierre-Paul or maybe even Jimmy Clausen. It happens every year. Last season, defensive end Everette Brown and linebacker Rey Maualuga were pegged as top-20 picks. Both fell into the second round.
So with that, here is my first and last mock draft of 2010:
1. St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
No brainer; no matter what a lot of people say, folks in the league view his as a franchise-type player.
2. Detroit Lions
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
A man-handler who can play three spots and provide flexibility when it comes to defensive scheming.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
4. Washington Redskins
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
The run on Big 12 players continues as Mike Shanahan begins building the foundation of a line.
5. Kansas City Chiefs
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
This could end up being Eric Berry, but Bulaga is more of a fit for right now. Kansas City needs fits.
6. Seattle Seahawks
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
7. Cleveland Browns
Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
8. Oakland Raiders
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
With no cap, Raiders can dump JaMarcus Russell's contract and build with a guy who definitely loves the game.
9. Buffalo Bills
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
If Williams lasts this long, the Bills could not have hit a bigger home run. This is a total stud who can run and pass block.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
As badly as the Jags need defensive help (linebacker Rolando McClain could be the guy) they also need some big-play firepower on offense.
11. Denver Broncos
Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
McClain could solve a lot of problems on defense and would match the brain power of safety Brian Dawkins, which would be huge.
12. Miami Dolphins
Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
No Peezy, maybe no Jason Taylor; Fins need an edge rusher who is also a good tackler in space.
13. San Francisco 49ers
Joe Haden, CB, Florida
He plays faster than his combine 40 time. He hits. He covers. Haden is a perfect fit for what coach Mike Singletary wants.
14. Seattle Seahawks
Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
There is some risk with Davis, but he is an extreme talent who can eventually fill in for future Hall of Famer Walter Jones, who is set to retire.
15. New York Giants
Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
As badly as they need a middle linebacker, Williams is the fit to fortify the middle. South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul might be an option too.
16. Tennessee Titans
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Morgan is a high-motor player who can play both sides. He could also be flipped to outside linebacker to fill the void of free-agent Keith Bulluck. Here is a spot that the Browns -- with the 38th overall pick and another later-round choice -- could trade up to for Clausen, if they are able to get Berry and Clausen is still available.
17. San Francisco 49ers
Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
Singletary wants someone who can drive defenders off the ball and Iupati is that guy.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
Thomas is a big-time player who can stretch the field and block in the running game. Clausen could be a sleeper here if he's still available.
19. Atlanta Falcons
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Falcons need athleticism on the weak side. They wouldn't mind trading back and selecting outside linebacker Daryl Washington from TCU. The Patriots -- with the 44th overall pick and a later selection -- or the Eagles -- with the 37th overall selection and a later pick -- could trade up to get Weatherspoon.
20. Houston Texans
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Earl Thomas, S, Texas
22. New England Patriots
Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
Odrick's high motor and strength are ideal for a defense in need of this type of talent.
23. Green Bay Packers
Charles Brown, OT, Southern California
24. Philadelphia Eagles
Taylor Mays, S, Southern California
This big hitter and freakish athlete is needed to control the mid-field passing game; an intimidator who could bring edge to the D.
25. Baltimore Ravens
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
There will be very capable cornerbacks in the first round. This just adds to the armada of offensive weapons Baltimore has stockpiled.
26. Arizona Cardinals
Jerry Hughes, LB, TCU
Hughes is a combo defensive end/outside linebacker who could work well in the multiple fronts the Cards use. Could help ease the losses of outside linebackers Bertrand Berry and Chike Okeafor.
27. Dallas Cowboys
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Campbell needs some refining, which can happen for a season on Dallas' roster. Eventually, he could be developed into a star.
28. San Diego Chargers
Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
This comes down to the best player available and Mathews also fills a gaping need. 'Bama defensive tackle Terrence Cody could fit here.
29. New York Jets
Brandon Graham, DE/LB, Michigan
30. Minnesota Vikings
Chris Cook, CB, Virginia
31. Indianapolis Colts
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
McCourty is a fairly physical player who can work as a nickel back and fit well into the Colts' semi-Cover 2 scheme.