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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wild Bill's 2010 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 31 & 32

We're under 33 hours troops!! St. Louis goes on the clock at 7:32 pm, E.S.T. Let's wrap up the last two picks and wait (im)patiently for tomorrow's festivities.

31.) Indianapolis Colts - Roger Saffold, OL Indiana

Bill Polian, President of the Indianapolis Colts, was quick to throw his Oline under the bus after their Super Bowl XLIV

Everybody knows that E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G revolves around this guy in Indianapolis, so it's fairly obvious that they'll do everything they can to protect him. Heck, they drafted 3 Centers in the 2008 draft!?! That's ridiculous! 

They thought that Tony Ugoh was the answer when they drafted him in the 2nd Round of the 2007 draft but he hasn't been able to handle the position of guarding Peyton's backside on a consistent basis.

Saffold has steadily risen up the draft boards throughout the course of the last few months. He had a good showing at the East/West Shrine week, had a decent showing at the Combine and his Pro Day went pretty well too.

Saffold leads the 2nd Tier of Offensive Tackles; it's rumored he might be drafted by Indy's pick.
Indy could also add to their defensive line with Tony Alualu (DT), Devin McCourty (CB) or Everson Griffen (DE).

Let's head on down to New Orleans where they're STILL partying and celebrating their Super Bowl 44 victory!

Last, but not least on to Bourbon Street...

32.) New Orleans Saints - Sean Weatherspoon, OLB Missouri

They 'ain't' the 'Aints anymore boys and girls! Who Dat Nation rises up and shines!!

Last year's NFL Champs, led by short-statured Drew Brees, started off strong, handed the Pats a Prime-Time Ass-Whipping, rang up scoreboards like pin-ball machines, and capped the magical year off with a victory over the heavily-favored Indianapolis Colts. This resulted in one of the most heart-touching celebrations of All-Time. If that doesn't touch your heart, you must be a robot.

Like all good things though, everything must come to an end. Post Super Bowl, the Saints have lost some FA's, added some FA's, and are still waiting on a decision from their Defensive MVP - Darren Sharper. One of their key losses was Scott Fujita (OLB) who signed with my Cleveland Browns.

Gregg Williams, known for his 'Kitchen Sink Blitzes' and overall aggressive defensive game plans needs to fill some holes. Weatherspoon is one of the quickest OLB's in this draft and he would fill-in nicely next to Jonathan Vilma (MLB) and Scott Shanle (OLB) for the defending champs' defense.

Weatherspoon is an all-around solid defender, not extremely great in any one area. Gregg Williams and Co. should be able to fit him in and really utilize his across the field speed and talents.

That's it for my 2010 1st Round NFL Mock Draft!

There have been recent developments around the league with personnel that could cause some wrinkles in the 1st Round. I might come back tomorrow with a slighty tweaked 1st Round based on the recent player movement. We'll see...sometimes you have stick with your initial instinct though. Then again if you don't evolve and get better, you'll end up going the way of the Dodo.

BallHype: hype it up!

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