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Suh to Detroit, McCoy to Tampa easiest picks

Posted on: April 22, 2010 7:52 pm
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It is rare to say this, but I was more worried about the Rams taking someone different with the first pick of the draft than the Lions with the second.

I've been emphatic and unrelenting in my support of Ndamukong Suh as the best player in this draft. He fills an immediate need for the Lions up front, though I can see why some would make the argument that protecting Matt Stafford was the even greater concern. Still, comparing a very good Russell Okung or Trent Williams to a simply dominant player like Suh is what made this pick so easy.

Similarly, Tampa needed an infusion of talent along the defensive line if they are to make gains in the NFC South. McCoy fits their scheme beautifully and is as much a lock to go No. 3 (considering that Suh is off the board) as the big Nebraska DT was to go to Detroit a pick earlier.

Where things could get interesting is with the Washington Redskins and the 4th pick. I believe they'll pick Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Williams.
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