2010 NFL Draft Order

The St. Louis Rams may look to select Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft

By virtue of the St. Louis Rams’ 28-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17, the Rams (1-15) were assured of having the first overall pick for the 2010 NFL Draft.  It will be the third year in a row that the Rams have picked either 1st or 2nd in the draft (OT Jason Smith – second overall in 2009 and DE Chris Long – second overall in 2008), but this time they will be the first ones on the clock. 

I am sure their prize will be dominating Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who some are comparing to former Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl player Eric Swann in his prime – think of his All-Pro years in 1995 and 1996.  Suh had one of the best years of any college defensive tackle in NCAA history as he produced 85 tackles, a NCAA leading 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.

The decorated award-winner (Lombardi, Bednarik, Willis, and first team All American) also had 10 passes defensed, 28 QB hurries, 1 INT and three blocked kicks.  The cat-quick and strong defensive lineman possibly played his best game in Nebraska’s near upset of the Texas in the Big 12 Championship game, finishing with 4.5 sacks.

Other Top 10 prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft include: Tennessee safety Eric Berry, Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy, Florida CB Joe Haden, Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, and Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen.

2010 NFL Draft Order as of 1/4/10 

1) St. Louis Rams (1-15)

2) Detroit Lions (2-14)

3) Tampa Bay Bucs (3-13)

4) Kansas City Chiefs (4-12)

5) Washington Redskins (4-12)

6) Seattle Seahawks (5-11)

7)  Cleveland Browns (5-11)

8) Oakland Raiders (5-11)

9) Buffalo Bills (6-10)

10) Denver Broncos (from Chicago -their record was 7-9) — Coin Flip

10) Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)   — Coin Flip

12) Miami Dolphins (7-9)

13) San Francisco 49ers (8-8)

14) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver – their record was 8-8)

15) New York Giants (8-8)

16) Tennessee Titans (8-8)

17) San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina – their was 8-8)

18) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7)

19) Atlanta Falcons (9-7)   — Coin Flip

19) Houston Texans (9-7) — Coin Flip

21) New York Jets (9-7) — Depends on the playoffs

22) Baltimore Ravens (9-7)  — Depends on the playoffs

23) Arizona Cardinals (10-6)  — Depends on the playoffs

24) Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) — Depends on the playoffs

25) New England Patriots (10-6) — Depends on the playoffs

26) Green Bay Packers (11-5)  — Depends on the playoffs

27) Philadelphia  Eagles (11-5) — Depends on the playoffs

28) Dallas  Cowboys (11-5) — Depends on the playoffs

29 Minnesota Vikings (12-4)  — Depends on the playoffs

30) San Diego Chargers (13-3) — Depends on the playoffs

31) New Orleans  Saints (13-3)  — Depends on the playoffs

32) Indianapolis  Colts (14-2)  — Depends on the playoffs

Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

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