Top 5 Players for the 2010 NFL Draft: Offense

NFL Mock Draft Steve O Speak

QB:

1. Jimmy Clausen*

2. Jake Locker*

3. Sam Bradford*

4. Jevan Snead*

5. Colt McCoy

There has been a lot of movement at the quarterback position this year. Bradford and Snead would have entered the year at the top two spots but have fallen due to ineffectiveness and injury. Clausen has had a meteoric rise this year, and has done it for the most part without his top wide receiver. Locker has shown that he has all the tools needed to be an elite quarterback, but is still raw overall. McCoy doesn’t have the tools the other quarterbacks on this list have, but has the leadership and mentality to play at the next level.

RB:

1. C.J. Spiller

2. Jahvid Best*

3. Jonathan Dwyer*

4. Evan Royster*

5. Toby Gerhart

Spiller has supplanted Best as the top running back in the nation, but it is very close. Both possess world class speed and agility, but so far Spiller has produced more with his talent this season. Dwyer is a great inside runner, but lacks the break away speed of a franchise running back. Gerhart is another pounder, but is often overlooked playing for Stanford. Royster is a very good balanced back, strong enough to run between the tackles, but also has the speed to go outside.

WR:

1. Dez Bryant*

2. Damian Williams*

3. Arrelious Benn*

4. Brandon LaFell

5. Golden Tate*

Dez Bryant won’t play again this season, but already established himself as the top receiver in next year’s draft. Williams is going to give him a run for his money. While not as big and strong as Bryant (or any of the other receivers on this list sans Tate) Williams is a great route runner and an extremely smart receiver. Benn and LaFell have first round talent, but they don’t always produce and sometimes disappear completely from games. They will need strong finishes to their season and good combines to stay in the top 5. Tate is an interesting prospect, though not the fastest player on the field he usually plays like he is. He has done a great job this year being Clausen’s top target with Malcolm Floyd out.

TE:

1. Jermaine Gresham

2. Garrett Graham

3. Ed Dickson

4. Anthony McCoy

5. Dennis Pitta

Gresham is the best tight end in the nation and I don’t think anyone will knock him off that spot (even though he’s out for the season). Graham and Dickson do a little of everything well, but nothing exceptional. McCoy is an interesting case, his talent is there, but the production doesn’t meet up with the ability. Pitta is a guy I love great receiver and all around talent, one knock on him is his age. He lost two years due to his Mormon mission trip and that could cost him a bit on draft day.


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