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2010 MHR Community Mock Draft Officially Underway and Two Picks are In!

With the #1 pick in the 2010 MHR Community Mock Draft, the St.Louis Rams select....

QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame

St.Louis Rams

Round 1, Pick #1 overall



Details of the pick after the jump...

Brash and bold, JC is the #1 overall. 

From GM Broncoman27:  It is an enormous plus that Clausen played in a pro-style offense at Notre Dame, which will help him immediately contribute to the Rams offense. He has the skills and leadership necessary to lead this team for years to come, starting now. He puts great zip on the ball and can make all the necessary throws. His accuracy is great on short-to-intermediate throws, and we feel that his overall accuracy will only improve with time. We feel that the questions surrounding his maturity have all been either overblown or are false (for a more in-depth look at this check out the article here: He has shown that he has the toughness to play through pain, and only a major injury should sideline him for any period of time. With the questions surrounding Sam Bradford's durability, lack of zip, and playing in a spread offense, we feel very confident about taking Jimmy Clausen ahead of everybody else.

Commishes' CommentsErnesto: It's true that Clausen hasn't been linked to the Rams by the major outlets - to my knowledge - but some mock drafters have made that connection. He has been consistenly going as high as #4 overall, though, so it's not out of the realm of possibility. He's almost assured of being a top ten pick, though he's not that high on my personal big board. I actually like him as a pro prospect quite a bit, once you get past the hype. He's not as impressive in the tools department as you might imagine, but he's also more advanced in the skills department than I had expected. I think he'll be a quality NFL QB in the right situation... Sayre:  Jimmy Clausen is not a better prospect in my opinion than Sam Bradford, and thus I think the pick was not used to its maximum potential. That being said, credit to the Rams for finally taking a quarterback of the future. It was a much needed move by St. Louis, but I feel they could have used the pick on Bradford and gotten a far superior NFL prospect. Mike Shanahan is now licking his chops to take Bradford with the 4th pick...Or is he?


With the #2 pick in the 2010 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select....

OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State

Detroit Lions

Round 1, Pick #2 overall

GM Tim Lynch



A solid presence on the line. 

From GM Tim Lynch:  The Lions invested into the future, finally, last year by selecting a quarterback of the future #1 overall. However, Matthew Stafford spent too much time on his back and missed too much time due to injury for the Lions to draft defense at this juncture. Matt Millen is no longer in charge and this team is focused on winning - something this franchise isn't used too.

At 6'5" 310 pounds, Russell Okung benched pressed 225 pounds 38 times at the Combine. His best attribute is in pass protection and that is exactly what will land him in Detroit. Stafford has the talent to compete in the NFL, but he needs a chance to do so while standing on his own two feet, rather than lying on his back at feet of others. Okung assures this for many years to come.

Commish's CommentsErnesto:  Okung to the Lions in a recent new trend, but it makes so much sense that we may well wonder why it was not more prevalent earlier in the process. Though it must be tempting to take Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy with this pick, it's a wise investment to protect last year's #1 overall pick - Matt Stafford. Okung is easily the best offensive tackle in the draft and should be a stallwart on the line for years to come.   Sayre:   I love Okung to the Lions, and I think they are going to have a fun dilemma come draft day. Picking between Ndamukong Suh and Russell Okung is a great problem to have, and I don't think they can go wrong either way. They have a solid RT to build their offensive line around in former first round pick Gosder Cherilus, and I think Okung gives them one of the better young bookend duos in the NFL. Okung is as good a prospect as we have seen at LT since Ryan Clady and Jake Long came out in 2008, and he should be an instant impact and a great blind-side protecter for Matthew Stafford.





Tampa Bay Buccaneers are up next, and both of the top defensive players are still available.


Tampa Bay Bucanneers

Round 1, Pick #3 Overall

GM Skotty


Round One


  1. St,Louis Rams:  QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
  2. Detroit Lions:  OT Russell Okung. Oklahoma State
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  On the Clock
  4. Washington Redskins:
  5. Kansas City Chiefs:
  6. Seattle Seahawks:
  7. Cleveland Browns:
  8. Oakland Raiders:
  9. Buffalo Bills:
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars:
  11. Denver Broncos:  John Bena
  12. Miami Dolphins:
  13. San Francisco 49ers:
  14. Seattle Seahawks: 
  15. New York Giants:
  16. Tennessee Titans:
  17. SanFrancisco 49ers:
  18. Pittsburgh Steelers:
  19. Atlanta Falcons:
  20. Houston Texans:
  21. Cincinnatti Bengals:
  22. New England Patriots:
  23. Green Bay Packers:
  24. Philadelphia Eagles:
  25. Baltimore Ravens:
  26. Arizona Cardinals:
  27. Dallas Cowboys:
  28. San Diego Chargers:
  29. New York Jets:
  30. Minnesota Vikings:
  31. Indianapolis Colts:
  32. New Orleans Saints: