With the #15 pick in the 2010 MHR Community Mock Draft, the New York Giants select....
LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
New York Giants
Round 1, Pick #15 overall
Details of the pick after the jump...
From GM BroncTiLLIDie: I was hoping Rolando McClain would fall here. I read up on several Giant Blogs and many of them want McClain at this spot badly. However, if Rolando is the cake then Weatherspoon is a cupcake. This is a "Next best thing" kind of situation. Weatherspoon is so versatile that he is said to be able to play any of the linebacker positions. He comes in and fills a need for the Giants. He is a very effective blitzer and is an emotional player. He is a great run defender and has the ability to lay some nice licks. If I were a Giant fan, I would be excited to get Weatherspoon.
Commishes' Comments: Ernesto: Weatherspoon has developed quite the cult following in some fan bases. He's been a rising prospect throughout the offseason. He's a good athlete and a tremendous football player, so it's not hard to see why. He's a balanced linebacker who can do anything he's asked to and excel at it. I've seen some talk of him playing in the 3-4, but I think that playing outside in the 4-3 suits him best. Solid pick by the Giants, though it may be seen as slight reach by some on draft day. Sayre: I think this pick is a bit of a reach, but if the Giants want him they are going to have to take him here or trade down. Weatherspoon is a vocal leader who fits the mold of what this team is looking for at the linebacker position. Weatherspoon is an all around good linebacker, but he doesn't seem to be great at one particular thing which may or may not be a bad thing, depending on if your glass is half full or half empty. Solid pick by the Giants.
With the #16 pick in the 2010 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Tennessee Titans select....
DE/OLB Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
Round 1, Pick #16 overall
GM Charlie Kirkpatrick
From GM Charlie Kirkpatrick: While I do believe that Pierre-Paul might be a bit of a project,I do not see the Titans passing on potentially the next Jevon Kearse.Call him "The Freak Jr" . Like Kearse he possesses outstanding pass rushing skills,IMHO, the best pass rusher in the draft and is extremely athletic for a man his size,doing at least 20 backflips to win a bet.The Titans have gotten old fast,and expecially with the release of LB Keith Bulluck and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch they need some help.I beleie Jeff Fisher would be ecstatic to have the opportuntiy to mold Pierre-Paul into a top flight NFL Pass Rusher
Commish's Comments: Ernesto: JPP has divided the draftnik community, causing the valuation of his draft stock to vary widely, but he seems to have settled in as a solid first round pick. He has enormous potential, but he's raw, so it's yet to be determined how much of that may be unlocked at the next level. He hasn't been exposed to the toughest competition, but he has the tools to succeed against anyone. It's a solid, reasonable pick for Tennessee, though there are some values on the board still that must have been tempting... Sayre: This is a good pick for the Titans. Jason Pierre-Paul is a hot prospect right now, who is quickly rising up draft boards. Some scouts are all over the board with him. You'll see him in Todd McShay's top five, and CBS barely has him in the top 20. I think this is a solid pick for Tennessee, who is in desperate need for a pass rush specialist especially with the departure of Kyle Vanden Bosch.
With the #17 pick in the 2010 MHR Community Mock Draft the San Francisco 49ers select...
CB Joe Haden, Florida
San Francisco 49ers
Round 1, Pick #17 overall
From GM JDub15: While the 49ers defense played extremely well last season, being able to add the best CB in the draft at the 17 spot is a no-brainer. Joe Hadden is the kind of talent that does not come along too often – quick, fast, smart, and instinctive. He is an excellent form tackler who will come up and support the run quicker than most CBs. His got great size to be able to cover bigger WRs but also quick twitch quickness to stay with the smaller water-bug receivers. He has the talents and strength to play man-to-man bump coverage and the instincts to be great in zone. He is the most complete cornerback in the draft, he’s also a great special teams player and a good team mate… an easy call for the 49er’s to make at 17.
Commish's Comments: Ernesto: Though this draft is relatively deep at CB, Haden has emerged as the cream of the crop and the only prospect at the position guaranteed to be a first round selection. In fact, he's an impressive value near the middle of the round like this. The Niners went with need at #13, perhaps leaving some value on the board, but they certainly got the best of both worlds here. San Francisco is currently sporting two veteran corners, so Joe may not "start" right away, but he'll contribute on defense and special teams at a very high level. He's a potential shutdown corner that knows what to do when the ball goes his way and on the rare occasion that his receiver actually gets the ball. Great pick here! Sayre: Joe Haden is still on the board? That changes my opinion on the Titans' pick completely! This is a superb value pick for the 49ers. Haden is undoubtedly the best cornerback in this class, and if the Niners can nab him at 17, they should thank all of the other GM's in from of them. This is a steal and a great move for their defense.
ON THE CLOCK
Pittsburgh Steelers are up next, which way do they go?
Round 1, Pick #18 Overall
- St,Louis Rams: QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
- Detroit Lions: OT Russell Okung. Oklahoma State
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
- Washington Redskins: OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
- Kansas City Chiefs: FS Eric Berry, Tennessee
- Seattle Seahawks: FS Earl Thomas, Texas
- Cleveland Browns: NT Dan Williams, Tennessee
- Oakland Raiders: OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
- Buffalo Bills: QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
- Jacksonville Jaguars: DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
- Denver Broncos: ILB Rolando McClain
- Miami Dolphins: LB Sergio Kindle, Texas
- San Francisco 49ers: OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
- New York Giants: LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
- Tennessee Titans: DE/OLB Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
- SanFrancisco 49ers: CB Joe Haden, Florida
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