Hindsight is 20-20, right?
That's what makes doing a re-draft of the 2010 NFL draft so much fun. Who made the mistakes? Who had the hits? What players busted?
In re-drafting the 2010 first round, one thing is for certain: It wasn't a great first round. There were a lot of misses and much of the round hasn't yet developed into the players teams had hoped.
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By contrast, several prospects from round two thru six have developed, which is why you will see them here in my 2010 first-round re-draft.
The top pick stays the same with St. Louis taking quarterback Sam Bradford. I still think he has a chance to be a good one, although it better start happening soon. He's been hurt by poor line play, poor receiver play and injuries. He'd still be the first player taken in a quarterback-starved league.
So here's the 2010 first-round re-draft. Not much stayed the same.
1. St. Louis Rams -- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma: Of course, they would still take him. You can't win without a franchise quarterback.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma: They stay with the guy they took since he's coming off a Pro Bowl-caliber season.
4. Washington Redskins -- Trent Williams, T, Oklahoma: They also stick with the guy they drafted. He is a good player at a value position.
6. Seattle Seahawks -- Earl Thomas, S, Texas: They picked him later in the first round, so why not now? He's a Pro Bowl player. Actually drafted: Okung.
7. Cleveland Browns -- Joe Haden, CB, Florida: He is emerging as a potential Pro Bowl player. They stay with their original pick.
9. Buffalo Bills -- Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri: They lack a speedy playmaker in their linebacker group. He would fix that. Actually drafted: C.J. Spiller.
12. San Diego Chargers -- C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson: They drafted Ryan Mathews in this spot, but Spiller is a better player.
15. New York Giants -- Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona: He was a second-round pick, but in this draft there is no way he lasts that long. The Giants would love to have him. Actually drafted: Pierre-Paul.
17. San Francisco 49ers -- Anthony Davis, T, Rutgers: They took him with their earlier first-round pick in the original draft, so we pencil him in here. Actually drafted: Iupati.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida: He was their pick in 2010, and remains the pick to anchor their line.
20. Houston Texans -- Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan: He went in the sixth round to the Steelers, but with such a need at receiver the Texans would grab him to pair with Andre Johnson. Actually drafted: Kareem Jackson.
21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Kam Chancellor, S, Virginia Tech: The Bengals are in need of safety help and they could land Chancellor, who has become a Pro Bowl player after being a fifth-round pick by Seattle. Actually drafted: Jermaine Gresham.
22. Denver Broncos -- Navorro Bowman, ILB, Penn State: He was a third-round pick by the 49ers and has developed into a Pro Bowl player. The Broncos could use a thumper like him. Actually drafted: Demaryius Thomas.
23. Green Bay Packers -- Bryan Bulaga, T, Iowa: They drafted him here and, despite some injuries, he's a solid player. So he remains the pick.
26. Arizona Cardinals -- Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee: He was their original pick, and as their starting nose tackle he stays in this spot.
27. New England Patriots -- Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU: Hey, they tried to get him as a restricted free agent, so why not put him in here? He's done a nice job as a third-round pick by the Steelers. Actually drafted: Devin McCourty.
28. Miami Dolphins -- Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama: He was the first-round pick by Houston, so here we pick him for the corner-needy Dolphins. He showed good improvement last season. Actually drafted: Jared Odrick.
30. Detroit Lions -- Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida: They could add him to Pierre-Paul from earlier and have a heck of a front. Dunlap has developed into a solid one after being a third-round pick in 2010 for the Bengals. Actually drafted: Jahvid Best.
32. New Orleans Saints -- Jared Veldheer, LT, Hillsdale: As a third-round pick, Veldheer has developed into a nice starting left tackle for the Raiders. The Saints have a hole there. Actually drafted: Patrick Robinson.