2010 NFL Draft First-Round Grades

April 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2010 NFL Draft was filled with surprising picks, and first-round prospects like Jimmy Clausen, Taylor Mays, and Golden Tate weren't selected in the first round.
1. St. Louis Rams- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
The Rams have found their franchise QB.
Grade: A
2. Detroit Lions- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
The Lions passed on a franchise left tackle again, but Suh has dynamic talent, so the pick wasn't all bad.
Grade: B
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
The Buccaneers didn't get Suh, but they got McCoy, and he's right up there with him and a perfect fit for the Buccaneers' defense.
Grade: A
4. Washington Redskins- Trent Williams, T, Oklahoma
Williams played right tackle for most of his Oklahoma career, so passing on Russell Okung doesn't make much sense.  Williams showed the athleticism at the Combine needed to play left tackle, but Okung is the best tackle.  ...

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