Joe Haden, CB, Florida.
Picking for Jacksonville, 'jp2y' writes:
Haden boosted his draft stock tremendously at Florida's pro day by lowering his 40-yard dash time to 4.39, well down from his Combine time of 4.57, where it was rumored he was running with a back strain.
Talk of the Jaguars drafting Haden's college teammate, fellow Gator Tim Tebow, may just be a marketing ploy, and he may be selected by Jacksonville in a later round, but it is ludicrous to select a quarterback with so many questions concerning his mechanics at the 10th pick of the draft, with so many more talented players available, such as Haden. Tebow's elongated and slow delivery is similar to that of Byron Leftwich, a top 10 pick who was a bust and failed to live up to expectations in Jacksonville.
My take: A good pick for the Jaguars. Haden is clearly the best cornerback in the draft, and it is hard to go wrong with that. Plus, this resists the 'Tebow Temptation.' Jacksonville could use the boost in attention and attendance Tebowr might provide, but he is not going to help them as a quarterback. And that should be the most important thing.
Remember, to see explanations for earlier picks click the highlighted player name in the table below.
Next up will be the Denver Broncos, with 'NYG_Slater' selecting.
[NOTE: The folks over at Stampede Blue are running a mock draft right now, and are on roughly the same schedule as we are here. Just for grins, check the selections over there. The differences are kind of astounding.]
|1||St. Louis||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Soldier_
|3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||i_formation27|
|4||Washington||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State||G Fan in England
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||ronjohnson|
|6||Seattle||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||CCE718|
|7||Cleveland||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State||GreatGatsby|
|9||Buffalo||Dan Williams||DT||Tennessee||The Greek|
|15||N.Y. Giants||Ed Valentine|
|22||New England||Ryan Valentine|
|23||Green Bay||Dan Luibil|