2010 NFL Draft 1st Round Open Thread(Picks 13-23)

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 2010 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Team
Player, Position,                      School            
Comments

 1-13

Brandon Graham, DE - Michigan
Most thought the Eagles would go after a Safety after moving up to #13.  Instead the Eagles go and get a pass rusher.  Graham is very similar to LaMarr Woodley in Pittsburgh.

  1-14

  Earl Thomas, DB - Texas
The Seahawks have to be excited.  They have seen two great players fall in their laps - one on offense, the other of defense.  Thomas can play multiple positions.  Pete Carroll getting it done in Seattle.

  1-15

  Jason Pierre-Paul, DE - USF
A player no one has really heard of before the combine, Pierre-Paul is a physical freak.  He is a bit rough around the edges, but he is just peaking athletically.

  1-16

   Derrick Morgan, DE - Georgia Tech
A bit surprised that Morgan lasted this long, but Tennessee will be happy to swoop in and take him.  The Titans are rebuilding their defense a bit and Morgan will help that process.

 1-17

  Mike Iupati, OG - Idaho
The Niners are not messing around in addressing the offensive line.  It speaks well of Alex Smith that the Niners went T and G instead of a Quarterback

 1-18

  Maurkice Pouncey, C - Florida
The Steelers get their man.  I was hoping the Broncos would move ahead of Pittsburgh to get Pouncey, but with the Niners able to get Iupati at 17, it left Pouncey for the Steelers.

 1-19

   Sean Weatherspoon, ILB - Missouri
You get the feeling that this was another player McDaniels was hoping to get - Weatherspoon is a natural linebacker who got a bad rap for playing as a Sr. on a young defense.  A stud.

 1-20

   Kareem Jackson, CB - Alabama
Jackson is a perfect fit in Houston, where the terminology on defense is the same as in college.

  1-21

   Jermaine Gresham, TE - Oklahoma
The Bengals needed a TE and they got a really good one in Gresham.  Great target downfield for Carson Palmer

 1-22


Demaryius Thomas, WR - Georgia Tech
The Broncos get their big receiver in Thomas.  If not for a foot injury, Thomas would likely have been a Top-10 pick.  Good value for the Broncos at 22 as well.

  1-23

  Bryan Bulaga, OT - Iowa
Great value for the Packers, who needed to address the O-Line, especially playing in a division with the Vikings.
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