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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wild Bill's 2010 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 25 & 26

Only a couple more days until the 1st Round of the 2010 NFL Draft!!

25.) Baltimore Ravens - Demaryius Thomas WR, Ga Tech

The Baltimore Ravens have made it fairly obvious that their #1 off season goal has been to add weapons for Joe Flacco (QB). 

They traded for Anquan Boldin and signed FA Donte Stallworth during the off season. Adding a young receiver to grow with Flacco will help with his continued development as a top-tier passer in the NFL.

Thomas comes from Georgia Tech which is a heavy run-first offense, so he didn't get as much of a chance to display all of his abilities on a weekly basis. When his number was call though, he made sure to take advantage. He is a very big receiver that has breakaway speed. He probably would be rated higher but he broke a bone in his foot preparing for the NFL combine several months ago, so his injury has dropped him a little bit in this draft.

With Flacco's big arm and Thomas's speed - defenses are going to be losing sleep with this potentially deadly combo!

 Let's head to the desert...

26.) Arizona Cardinals - Jerry Hughes DE/OLB, TCU

Arizona had a couple of key defenders defect to other teams through FA, so replacing these losses are the highest priority for the the Cardinals.

Jerry Hughes was an absolute pass-rushing beast during his collegiate career; 26 sacks over the course of his Junior and Senior campaigns.

Hughes can probably be plugged in at DE or OLB. I'm sure 'Zona will let him play with his hand on the ground and let him do what he does best - attack the QB.

Hughes has a chance to go higher in this draft, maybe even to Atlanta or even New England. He has quickly risen up the charts the last few weeks because of his nose for the ball and his ability to create chaos in the backfield.

I'll be back tomorrow as we analyze Dallas's and San Diego's picks.

BallHype: hype it up!

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