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22 Apr 2010

Gosselin's Final Mock Draft

Rick Gosselin's final mock draft is traditionally the most accurate one out there, not necessarily in terms of matching prospects to teams but for identifying the highest percentage of players who end up being selected in the first round. If Gosselin is right about how the chips fall, Jimmy Clausen may not be a happy camper tonight.

Posted by: Sean McCormick on 22 Apr 2010

15 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2010, 11:24pm by random9s


by drobviousso :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 3:56pm

I don't know there's go to be some condolences to getting drafted by a team that isn't a perennial loser.

by jackgibbs :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:07pm

except that he could still end up in buffalo or oakland or cleveland, but instead of top ten money to ease that pain, he could be working with 2nd round money (assuming one of them trades back into the first ala cleveland a few years ago, or he gets past minnesota)

by Independent George :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:19pm

That's the rub, isn't it? For a talented QB, it's probably better in the long run to be taken 20th overall than 1st overall, but the absolute worst possible scenario is to be taken 33rd overall (though Drew Brees seems to have done pretty well for himself).

by Anonymous (not verified) (not verified) :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:10pm

Ahh, but what if the Jets trade out (as Gosselin thinks they might do) and a perennial loser gets him before the vikings do?

by Theo :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:39pm

It's just a few hours. What's there to talk about?! Just wait and see.

by Craig (N.S.) (not verified) :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:50pm

Me, I'm wondering if the Raiders are trying to package McFadden +#8 to the Lions for Suh.

by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 5:15pm

tema should keep D McFadden. Going to be star running back in league. Trading him going to be bad thing. If not draft A Davis , Raiders might get CJ Spiller which if do tgar McFadden and Spiller going to be best RB tanddem in league.
Then on kickoffs other etam have choicne- kick to higgins, kick ro Spiller, kicik ball into end zone or kick ball out of bounds. 3 of 5 choices real bad. 1 choice (touchback) okay. That would be opponents best hope

by JoeB (not verified) :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 4:59pm

When I saw this on the FO front page, I thought Kate Gosselin did the mock draft and I thought her celebrity had reached new heights of stupidity.

by andrew :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 5:34pm

And here i expected it to be Kate Gosselin's mock draft, from "Mocking with the Draftniks"....

by Biebs (not verified) :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 5:59pm

It's a little weird that according to Gosselin, the Jets are the only team that has Center listed as a need.

I know it's a minute point, but I'm curious how he reached that conclusion (I'm guessing it's a mistype)

by Shattenjager :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 7:22pm

Especially since the Broncos are conspicuously without a center.

by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 6:20pm

must be typo becuuase Jets have alreayd all-rpo center on roster

by Yuri (not verified) :: Fri, 04/23/2010 - 12:28pm

This was pretty good. First 29 picks actually went in the first round.

by MatMan :: Fri, 04/23/2010 - 4:52pm

Dez Bryant, Wide receiver, Oklahoma State

Bryant won't slide to the Cowboys at 27, so look for Jerry Jones to move up if Bryant tumbles deep into the teens. Bryant has immaturity issues that are scaring teams off. Jones still regrets passing on Randy Moss.


by random9s (not verified) :: Fri, 04/23/2010 - 11:24pm

Major Wright, Safety, Florida

The Bears don't pick until the third round. The offensive line, running back, quarterback and linebacker boards will be picked clean by then. So the Bears take the best player on the board – a playmaking safety.

yeah, zing. calling the 75th pick is decent work