2010 NFL Draft: Players That Could Slip and Others That Could Rise

April 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I recently wrote my 2010 NFL Mock Draft, in which I argued some non-conventional ideas about the upcoming Draft.
Such as, Detroit taking Russell Okung; Cleveland taking Eric Berry; CJ Spiller falling to Philadelphia; and Kansas City taking Jason Pierre-Paul.
I think people need to remember that the Draft usually does not follow "Best available player." You also need to consider that club's current prospects; holes; and system.  Sometimes, the best available player does not fit the system.
And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Look at New England for instance. The Patriots often trade down and collect picks that fit the system, rather than the most talented player. Obviously, that philosophy has worked well for the Pats.
Russell Okung
Detroit should model itself after the Saints and continue to build the offense. Okung could play for 15 years, while the career span of the average d-tackle is much less than that. 
The other thing...

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