2010 NFL Draft Results
College football players typically have to wait until an April weekend afternoon to discover their professional football fate, but Roger Goodell elected to televise the 1st round of the 2010 NFL draft live on ESPN on a Thursday evening. The 2010 NFL Draft first round will be remembered for three things – The Big 12 Conference, quarterbacks, and trades.
The Big 12 Conference witnessed nine players drafted in the first round – five of the top six selections came from the Big 12 including three players from Oklahoma University.
Speaking of OU, the St. Louis Rams selected OU Quarterback Sam Bradford with the 1st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. While Bradford going first was not a big shock, the second quarterback taken in the first round was. The Denver Broncos completed a trade with the Baltimore Ravens and selected former Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow with an extremely controversial 25th pick. Most analysts had the Florida Gators QB pegged as a 2nd or 3rd rounder. Apparently head coach Josh McDaniels disagreed, and only time will tell if Tebow can be the next John Elway.
The Tim Tebow pick was one of eleven first round picks acquired by trade. The other shrewd move in the first round ironically came with the 24th pick, with the Dallas Cowboys trading up and grabbing WR Dez Bryant. Bryant missed most of Oklahoma State‘s 2009 season but was still widely considered the best wide receiver in the 2010 draft.
2009 Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees wrapped up primetime’s first NFL draft by selecting Patrick Robinson for the World Champion New Orleans Saints. All in all, the 2010 NFL Draft 1st round took just under three and a half hours to complete.
2010 NFL Draft 1st Round Selections (draft pick, nfl team, name, position, college team):
#1 St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma
#2 Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
#3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
#4 Washington Redskins Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
#5 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry S Tennessee
#6 Seattle Seahawks Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State
#7 Cleveland Browns Joe Haden CB Florida
#8 Oakland Raiders Rolando McClain ILB Alabama
#9 Buffalo Bills C.J. Spiller RB Clemson
#10 Jacksonville Jaguars Tyson Alualu DT California
#11 San Francisco 49ers Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
#12 San Diego Chargers Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State
#13 Philadelphia Eagles Brandon Graham OLB Michigan
#14 Seattle Seahawks Earl Thomas S Texas
#15 New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
#16 Tennessee Titans Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
#17 San Francisco 49ers Mike Iupati OG Idaho
#18 Pittsburgh Steelers Maurkice Pouncey OC Florida
#19 Atlanta Falcons Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
#20 Houston Texans Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
#21 Cincinnati Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
#22 Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech
#23 Green Bay Packers Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
#24 Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State
#25 Denver Broncos Tim Tebow QB Florida
#26 Arizona Cardinals Dan Williams DT Tennessee
#27 New England Patriots Devin McCourty CB Rutgers
#28 Miami Dolphins Jared Odrick DT Penn State
#29 NY Jets Kyle Wilson CB Boise State
#30 Detroit Lions Jahvid Best RB California
#31 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Hughes OLB TCU
#32 New Orleans Saints Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
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