yeah I know obvioulsy it is WAY early and I am really just kinda doing this because I am a Sooners homer but i just wanted to point out how many Sooners there are that stayed in school that would have been taken high in the draft this year...
Bradford would have been the #1 overall
McCoy would have been top 5 for sure
Williams and Gresham I am not sure about but they both would have gone in the first round...
OU will have 4 players this year that SHOULD be in the NFL...
(still a bit confused on the decisions to stay rather than $40 mill for sure...
any here it is:
2010 mock draft
1. Detroit Lions — Gerald McCoy
, DT, Oklahoma
, Junior: Though the Lions should win a few games and improve on both sides of the ball, I don't see a Miami Dolphins-like turnaround in '09. Hamstrung with the financial obligations of the No. 1 overall pick again, they opt to take the best defensive tackle on the board in Oklahoma's McCoy.
2. St. Louis Rams — Sam Bradford
, QB, Oklahoma
, Junior: Mark Sanchez and Matt Stafford probably owe Bradford a couple million. Had he left Norman early and entered the NFL Draft, he would have been the first or second quarterback taken in the 2009 Draft. St. Louis gets their signal caller of the future in the physically gifted Heisman winner. For Bradford's sake, let's hope he doesn't have a Matt Leinart/Brian Brohm-like fall down draft boards. Both Leinart and Brohm came back to school only to see their draft stocks go down in their final collegiate seasons. McCoy and Bradford are the first college teammates to go one, two since Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington did it in 2000.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Russell Okung
, OT, Oklahoma State, Senior: The Bucs protect their 2009 investment at quarterback in Josh Freeman with a fellow Big 12 superstar in Okung. The Oklahoma State big boy is the early odds-on favorite to be the first offensive tackle off the board next April.
4. Kansas City Chiefs — Tim Tebow
, QB, Florida, Senior: The Matt Cassel era doesn't last long in K.C., as the Chiefs opt to not re-sign the high-priced gunslinger. Cassel goes into the free-agent pool, leaving a void at the quarterback position. Everyone knows the Kraft/Belichick/Pioli/Meyer connection, and Pioli jumps at the chance to add Tebow to his squad.
5. San Francisco 49ers — Colt McCoy
, QB, Texas, Senior: The sure-armed McCoy has that Mark Sanchez aura to him: confident, respected, beloved by teammates. The 4-year Texas starter gets the nod as the next in line to the 49ers quarterback gig. At 6-3, 210 lbs, McCoy has the height and experience to be a first-year starter in the NFL. He'll throw to his one-time nemesis — the man who cost him a national title in '08 — Michael Crabtree for years to come.
6. Oakland Raiders — Trent Williams
, OT, Oklahoma
, Senior: Another Sooner flies off the board. The Raiders offense improves mightily in '09, but they're missing the stud left tackle of the future. Williams, a 6-5, 310 mountain with surprisingly good footwork, is the final piece in the four-year Raider offense first-round rebuilding plan. Eric Berry's on the board, but Al Davis sticks to his guns with the unknown safety Oakland took in the second round of '09, the mystery man himself — Ohio's Michael Mitchell.
7. Seattle Seahawks (via Denver Broncos) — Eric Berry
, S, Tennessee, Junior: A safety drafted seventh overall? That's pretty darn high. Berry's pretty darn good. This pick comes in exchange for Alphonso Smith, Denver's second-round selection via Seattle in '09.
8. Cleveland Browns — Terrence Cody
, DT, Alabama, Senior: Cody's a beast. Shaun Rodgers has a solid enough year in Eric Mangini's 3-4 defense, but the addition of Cody gives Cleveland more flexibility and beef up the gut. At 6-5, 360 pounds — he could be dominant. Or out of the league in a few years. Cleveland rolls the dice on the big fella.
9. Cincinnati Bengals — Ndamukong Suh
, DT, Nebraska, Senior: The Bengals were the beneficiaries of Rey Maualuga slipping all the way to the second round in Saturday's draft. They cash in on Suh, thought by many to be a top-5 selection for next year's draft, dipping to No. 9 in 2010.
10. Green Bay Packers — Jermaine Gresham
, TE, Senior: Boomer Sooner! The fourth Sooner drafted goes at No. 10, where Aaron Rodgers gets a giant pass-catching tight end who can block quite a bit, too.
11. Jacksonville Jaguars — Arrelious Benn
, Illinois, WR, Junior: The Jags picked up a nice potential No. 2 guy in Jarrett Dillard and a solid No. 3 in Mike Thomas on Day 2 of the '09 Draft. They get their No. 1 in Benn in next year's first round.
12. New York Jets — Carlos Dunlap
, DE, Florida, Junior: Shaun Ellis can't play forever. Dunlap's a 6-5, 290-pound pass rusher. If he has a breakout season, he can go this high or even higher.
13. Seattle Seahawks — Greg Hardy
, DE, Ole Miss, Senior: The Seahawks pick up another young defender in Hardy, the fierce DE out of Oxford. Hardy had 8.5 sacks for the Rebels last year before injuring his foot and missing the final four games of the 2008 season.
14. Miami Dolphins — George Selvie
, DE/OLB, South Florida, Senior: Joey Porter isn't getting any younger. The Dolphins beefed up their defensive back situation with Vontae Davis and Sean Smith in the '09 Draft. They crank it up on the pass rush with Selvie, the sack machine out of South Florida in '10.
15. Atlanta Falcons — Brian Bulaga
, OT, Iowa, Senior: After taking eight defensive players on Draft weekend '09, the Falcons take a tackle to pair alongside Sam Baker at the OT spots in Atlanta. Baker stays at left tackle and Bulaga battles Tyson Clabo for the job manning the right.
16. Washington Redskins — Jevan Snead
, QB, Ole Miss, Senior: Colt McCoy's former understudy at Texas goes nine picks later to the Redskins. After another year of missing the postseason, Daniel Snyder pulls the trigger and drafts a quarterback in Snead.
17. Buffalo Bills — Taylor Mays
, S, USC, Senior: There wasn't a single safety drafted in the first round in '09 and only one in '08 (Kenny Phillips). The improved Bills, with some other needs across the board, can't let the freakishly athletic Mays slip any further than here and scoop him up at 17.
18. Indianapolis Colts — Marvin Austin
, DT, UNC, Junior: The Colts missing the playoffs? Roast me, if you must, but I think this is the year the postseason streak comes to an end. The defense finally stops bending and breaks in Indy. Marvin Austin, the former No. 1 high school recruit, comes out early and gets snagged up by Bill Polian and co.
19. San Francisco 49ers (via Carolina) — Anthony Davis
, OT, Rutgers, Junior: Lots of Niners fans wanted Michael Oher with the No. 10 pick over wide receiver Michael Crabtree last weekend. With the 19th pick, courtesy of Carolina in the Everette Brown deal, San Fran grabs an offensive tackle to complement Joe Staley and protect their quarterback of the future, Colt McCoy. At 6-6, 330 pounds, Davis is a beast. He's raw but should be greatly improved in '09.
20. Houston Texans — Trevard Lindley
, CB, Kentucky, Senior: Okay, okay. Yes, it's true. I have the Houston Texans — for the second straight year — as my big "sleeper" team and making the playoffs. So darn original, I know. But I really, truly believe this is the year it all comes together for Houston and they get over the hump, making their first trip to the postseason ever. They're then quickly dispatched by the Chargers in the first round. They go defense AGAIN and upgrade at CB in the upcoming draft with Lindley.
21. Minnesota Vikings — Ciron Black
, OT, LSU, Senior
22. Denver Broncos (via Chicago Bears) — Mark Herzlich
, LB, Boston College, Senior
23. Baltimore Ravens — Brandon LaFell
, WR, LSU, Senior
24. Philadelphia Eagles — Sergio Kindle
, LB, Texas, Senior
25. Arizona Cardinals — Sean Weatherspoon
, LB, Missouri, Senior
26. New Orleans Saints — Brandon Spikes
, LB, Florida, Senior
27. Tennessee Titans — Vince Oghobaase
, DT, Duke, Senior
28. Dallas Cowboys — Damian Williams
, WR, USC, Junior
29. San Diego Chargers — Dez Bryant
, WR/KR, Oklahoma State, Junior
30. Pittsburgh Steelers — Javier Arenas
, CB, Alabama, Senior
31. New York Giants — Crezdon Butler
, CB, Clemson, Senior
32. New England Patriots — Jahvid Best
, RB, California, Junior
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