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Posted on: February 4, 2010 2:00 am
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Team Mocks: Rams, 49ers and Chiefs


BleacherReport.com
continues their series of team-by-team mock drafts, projecting the best-case, most realistic and worst-case scenarios for each team.  As we move forward we'll combine these mocks in to three-team packages for easier consumption.

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St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams have a lot of holes to fill.

They need about as much help as a blind quadriplegic calling a suicide hotline.

They can address some of their needs via free agency—a big new wide receiver here, an offensive lineman there, maybe even a veteran quarterback to groom the star of the future.

Aah, the future.

The Rams were the third youngest team in the NFL last season, and look to remain young in 2010 because the majority of their needs will be met during April’s draft.

Full Mock Draft


San Francisco 49ers

Even when you have eight picks - two in the first round no less - each selection must count.

While an emerging team like the 49ers can always stand to improve just about anywhere, some needs are far more important to fill than others.

The offensive and defensive line, the secondary and a dynamic kick/punt returner on special teams - all are areas the team needs to solidify prior to the beginning of the 2010 season.

The offensive line allowed too much pressure and too many hits on the quarterback, while conversely the defensive line generated too little pressure on opposing signal callers.

Full Mock Draft


Kansas City Chiefs

Truth be told, GM Scott Pioli could pick just about anyone with the fifth overall selection, and that pick almost certainly would be an upgrade over the player who played that position in 2009.

What fans need to understand however, is that the draft isn't solely about who a team can grab with their first-round pick. The draft is about leveraging each and every pick against the available talent pool, and acquiring guys in each round that can help your football team.

In this mock draft, I've put together a group of players that should all be available when the Chiefs' pick comes up in each round. Even better, six or seven of these guys could very well start for this team next season.

Full Mock Draft

Posted on: January 27, 2010 5:43 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2010 11:28 am
 

Mock Madness! Bills, Steelers and Raiders

BleacherReport.com continues their series of team-by-team mock drafts, projecting the best-case, most realistic and worst-case scenarios for each team.  As we move forward we'll combine these mocks in to three-team packages for easier consumption.

Take a look!




Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills 2010 Draft… So many holes to fill, and so few picks to do it.

In conducting research for this article, it was clear that one individual player can be found being projected as many as six rounds above or below another draft expert.

To show you how crazy the mocks are: one site had four of their six writers predicting that the Bills would use their first pick on an offensive tackle. That’s fine, but then you realize that none of the four writers could agree on who the tackle was, because they each identified someone different. And that was for the No. 9 pick!

So, needless to say, don't fall off your chair if my results and your results vary. Expect it. Since no crystal ball was used in this exercise, nor were any card readers hired, I have no idea what round the Bills will draft their future quarterback, linebacker, running back, offensive line help, defensive line help, etc.

You’ll see these positions addressed in multiple rounds.

Full Mock

 


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers’ offensive line play in 2009 was abysmal, to say the least. While Ben Roethlisberger can be accused of holding on to the ball too long, he hasn’t exactly had the time he needs to pass from the pocket.

 

In a best-case scenario, the Steelers are looking to address the offensive line with a big-time prospect, and Maryland’s Bruce Campbell would still be on the board when they are picking at No. 18.

Campbell is a physical specimen at the left tackle position. Standing at 6'7", he has the length and reach that NFL teams salivate over.

And, if Campbell has scouts salivating over his height and length, then he has them drooling over the fact that he is abnormally fit for a man of his size and football position. Weighing in at only 310 pounds, the junior has the agility and quickness of a much smaller player. (He has been timed running a sub 4.9 in the 40).

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Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have many needs, and could go in several different directions. Free agent signees and availability will go a long way in determining the pick.

 

In round one, the best case scenario for the Raiders is to draft Rolando McClain. He’s simply the best football player available, and no one can convince me otherwise.

Worst case scenario… Al drafts the best athlete available. That athlete is Taylor Mays.

In reality, however, McClain could be gone and the Raiders do need help on the offensive line. Should that be the case, Bruce Campbell may have the most upside of any left tackle available, and does fill the need.

Full Mock


 
 
 
 
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