Steuber's Final Mock Draft

After months of releasing two-round mock drafts, Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber releases his final mock draft, which contains just the first round. But, in addition to his first round mock draft, Steuber provides fans with his Annual Comock Book. Find out who Steuber illustrates your favorite team selecting on Day One.

After months of deliberating over the order in which the 2010 NFL Draft prospects will be selected, the time has come to release my final mock draft, as the 75th NFL Draft is only a day away. It isn't set in stone, but it appears that Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is destined to be the next signal caller of the St. Louis Rams. I'm sure the Rams have strongly considered the notion of drafting one of the two premier defensive tackles in the draft, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy, but the best move for the Rams, as a franchise, is to select Bradford.

My previous mock draft releases have been two-round mock drafts, but since the opening day of the draft will just feature the first round, I've decided to predict the first 32 selections in my final version. However, after the first round on Thursday night, I will release a second and third round mock draft, which will be out on Friday morning - stay tuned. As for my final mock draft, I project 17 seniors and 15 underclassmen being selected in the opening frame. There are a few surprises in my final mock draft, but overall it's remained consistent with my previous versions.

As always, to help celebrate the release of my final mock draft, I've illustrated my selections in a unique way with a special "Comock" Book.


click here to download Steuber's first round Comock Book.

We're just hours from the biggest offseason spectacle on the NFL calendar, and soon the NFL universe will be immersed with intrigue as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium. With that said, the anticipation for draft day gets greater and greater as each hour passes, and pretty soon the futures of approximately 252 players will be decided. In closing, here's my final forecast for the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, enjoy.


Round 1

Junior
QB
6-4
236
The Rams can't afford to ignore the QB position any longer, and drafting Bradford is crucial to the future of the Rams organization. Suh will be considered, but Bradford is the right choice for the Rams moving forward.

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Senior
DT
6-4
307
The Lions have been aggressive this offseason and added upgrades on offense and defense. But their latest move, trading for Seahawks guard Rob Sims, almost guarantees that Suh will be their choice.

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Junior
DT
6-4
295
The Bucs want Suh any way possible, but it appears that the Lions will select him with the No. 2 pick. With Suh off the board, the Bucs will turn their attention to McCoy, who many believe is a better fit in Tampa.

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Senior
OT
6-5
315
After trading for Donovan McNabb, the quarterback position is no longer a priority for the Redskins. The focus for the Redskins with this selection will be at OT. Russell Okung is viewed as the safest pick of all the OTs in the draft, but Williams is the most versatile and is a tremendous athlete.

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Senior
OT
6-5
307
The Chiefs have a tough decision to make with this pick. They could draft one of the best talents in the draft in Eric Berry, go the safe route and select a quality OT in Okung or reach for MLB Rolando McClain, who would fill an immediate need. At the end of the day, Okung makes the most sense and solidifies their O-Line.

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Junior
FS
6-0
211
The Seahawks are in a tough spot with this pick; both Trent Williams and Russell Okung are off the board and the best value available is Berry. The Seahawks get the best safety to enter the draft since Ed Reed.

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rSophomore
FS
5-10
208
The Browns have a lot of holes that they need to fill, but the most glaring is in the secondary. Trading for Sheldon Brown will help, but drafting Thomas, who offers versatility to the Browns secondary, is the way to go with Berry off the board.

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Senior
OG
6-5
331
Al Davis is enamored with players that have a great combination of size and speed. And while Bruce Campbell seemed to be the perfect fit, Iupati of late has gained momentum and has caught the eye of the Raiders. He will start at guard, but could eventually be moved to RT.

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Junior
OT
6-6
314
The Bills need help in the trenches, and they could select a DT or OT with this pick, but Jimmy Clausen is a wildcard. Dan Williams fits well with the Bills as they transition to a 3-4 defense, but Bulaga may turn out to be the most complete OT prospect in this year's class, and he will be tough to pass on.

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Junior
QB
6-3
222
This is the selection that will alter the draft. The Jaguars can go in a few directions with this pick. They could draft DE Derrick Morgan, MLB Rolando McClain or target a young signal caller like Clausen. The intrigue of adding a talented QB like Clausen is too much for Jacksonville to pass on.

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Junior
MLB
6-4
249
Even though Dez Bryant is an attractive option for the Broncos with this pick, after they traded Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins, there will be talent available at the WR position in the second round. With that said, the release of Andra Davis this offseason left a gapping hole at inside linebacker, and McClain is a perfect fit for the Broncos defense.

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Senior
DT
6-2
327
With the Dolphins signing Karlos Dansby as a free agent, Bill Parcells can look in a different direction other than linebacker. The Broncos passed on Dez Bryant, and the Dolphins will consider him, but the selection of Williams immediately improves Miami's defense and gives them the massive force they need in the trenches.

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Senior
RB
5-11
196
The 49ers have a decision to make with this pick. Do they draft Joe Haden, who is considered to be the top CB in the draft or do they draft for need and grab Anthony Davis? Neither, with the explosive Spiller still available, he will pair with Frank Gore to make up a tremendous one-two punch in San Francisco.

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Junior
OT
6-5
323
The Seahawks may look at Derrick Morgan with this selection, but they know that drafting an OT is a priority. Davis has been labeled as a boom or bust prospect, but he has the potential to be great.

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Junior
DE
6-3
266
The Giants don't have many glaring needs, but they could upgrade their front seven with this pick. With Morgan and Pierre-Paul on the board, the Giants go the safe route and select the best all-around DE in the draft in Morgan.

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Junior
DE
6-5
270
The Titans have to fill a huge vacancy at DE after they let Kyle Vanden Bosch and Jevon Kearse walk this off season. During the 1999 draft, the Titans also owned the 16th pick and selected Kearse. This year, with the 16th pick, they grab an athletic DE that compares to Kearse, Pierre-Paul.

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Senior
CB
5-11
193
After drafting Spiller with their first pick and passing on Anthony Davis, the 49ers are in a situation to draft the best CB in the draft in Haden. Haden is a huge upgrade to the 49ers secondary. They will target an OT in the second round.

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Senior
CB
5-10
194
The Steelers have been linked with Maurkice Pouncey of late, but their secondary may be their biggest crutch entering the 2010 season. Adding a physical, big play CB like Wilson fits the Steelers defense perfectly.

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Junior
C
6-5
304
The Falcons will draft a DE in this year's draft, and there are plenty of options on the board. But they also need a young center with Todd McClure getting older and not being as productive. Pouncey's stock is on the rise, and his ability to play center or guard gives the Falcons options this season.

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Senior
S
6-3
230
The Texans stole Brian Cushing in the first round last year, and with an obvious need for a safety, they turn to USC again to steal one of the best athletes in the draft, Taylor Mays.

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Senior
TE
6-5
261
The Bengals will seriously consider drafting Dez Bryant with this selection, but their history of drafting guys who have character concerns will steer them away from the talented WR. But, their first pick should be on the offensive side of the ball, and adding a big play TE who can stretch the seam like Gresham provides another dimension to Cincinnati's offense.

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Junior
WR
6-2
225
The Patriots need help at LB and could draft a DE with this pick. But, every year there are circumstances that are unforeseen, and the fall of Bryant is one of them. The Patriots need a playmaker opposite Randy Moss, and Bryant fits that need and will eventually be Moss' successor.

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Senior
OLB
6-3
250
The Packers were hoping that one of the top OTs would fall to them, and with Iupati and Pouncey off the board, drafting an OLB is their next priority. Kindle is climbing the charts with his versatility and his ability to get after the QB.

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Senior
CB
5-11
193
The Eagles need help on defense, especially on the D-Line and in the secondary. There are a few players to consider, but Devin McCourty is the best fit for the Eagles secondary. McCourty gives the Eagles the physical CB that can replace Sheldon Brown.

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Senior
DT
6-4
349
The Ravens filled their need for a No. 1 WR by trading for Anquan Boldin, which leaves CB and D-Line as their next priority. There are CBs available, but the presence of Mount Cody makes everyone on their defense better.

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Senior
LB
6-0
239
The Cardinals signed Joey Porter to help their pass rush, but since they run a 3-4 scheme, they can never have enough linebackers. Weatherspoon's athleticism allows him to play inside or outside, and the passion he brings to the game is contagious.

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Senior
OT
6-5
316
The Cowboys could draft the best player available or draft for need with this selection. There are a few pass rushers that they may value, but finding a LT for the future is a must. Saffold was a four-year starter at LT for Indiana and could make an immediate impact in Dallas.

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Junior
RB
6-0
218
The Chargers kept Darren Sproles, but they have to replace the legendary L.T. Mathews is the big back that will complement the speedy Sproles, and their rushing attack shouldn't miss a beat.

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Senior
DT
6-5
304
The Jets may have used this pick on a WR, but after trading for Santonio Holmes, it's no longer a priority. The Jets are destined to have one of the best defenses in 2010, and decide to add to their strength by drafting Odrick. Odrick has the size and length to be a quality pass rushing DE.

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Senior
QB
6-3
236
Having Tebow with a Vikings logo behind him in my final mock draft won't be a popular decision. But looking at the players available, this is an ideal situation for the Vikings to trade out of the first round with a team that values Tebow. The Bills and Patriots are the most likely to make such a move.

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Senior
DE
6-2
268
The Colts may select an OT with this selection, especially since Charles Brown is available. But adding a pass rusher with Graham's explosiveness and high motor gives the Colts a Dwight Freeney clone.

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Junior
DE
6-3
273
The Saints have an offense that can score at will, and while their defense was improved last year, they still have to solidify a few areas. The areas that need the most help are D-Line and LB, but drafting a DE like Griffen, who can complement Will Smith, will give the Saints another legitimate pass rusher.

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A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber's features are published across the Scout.com network and on FoxSports.com. If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: csteuber@scout.com. You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.