The 2010 NFL draft results didn’t start with any surprises. In the NFL draft results 2010, the top of the order went just as planned. Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh went to the Rams and Lions, as most expected for months. In spite of rumors about trades, the Rams and Lions stayed where they were to get the two biggest prospects. Now they just have to get them signed and hope that they can rebuild these long suffering franchises. However, the rest of the 2010 NFL draft results for round one raised a few more eyebrows
After Bradford and Suh, the rest of the top 10 order was less predictable. But ultimately, Gerald McCoy, Trent Williams and Eric Berry filled out the top five for Tampa Bay, Washington and Kansas City. Afterward, Seattle took Russell Okong, Cleveland got Joe Haden, Oakland selected Rolando McClain, Buffalo landed C.J. Spiller, and Jacksonville got Tyson Alualu.
The 2010 NFL draft results really got crazy after the top 10. There were no trades for the top picks, but they came fast and furious afterward. The 49’ers, Chargers, Eagles and Seahawks all traded for the 11th-14th picks, as the Broncos gave up their top choices – although they would make another move later.
The Steelers didn’t involve Ben Roethlisberger in their 2010 NFL draft results yet and kept their 18th pick to get Maurkice Pouncey. As for the local favorites, the Giants took Jason Pierre-Paul with the 15th pick, while the Jets stole Kyle Wilson at 29. But the biggest 2010 NFL draft results involved quarterbacks.
Once Bradford was selected, debate fueled on whether Jimmy Clausen or Colt McCoy would be the next quarterback taken. Instead, the Denver Broncos turned things upside down after they got the 25th selection from the Ravens. In spite of having Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn on their roster, the Broncos will now carry Tim Tebow as well – as Tebow became the second quarterback taken in the draft after all.
Everyone figured that the 2010 NFL draft results wouldn’t include Tebow’s name until night two at the earliest. Instead, Tebow is gone after round one, while Clausen and McCoy are still unselected. Tebow wound up being an even bigger story in round one than Bradford or Suh, since there’s more of a risk factor with him. Where Tebow will fit in will be a big question, although the Broncos have always had use for runners.
But in the short term, all of the complaints and doubts around Tebow’s NFL future made no difference, at least not to one team. Tebow and the other 31 players selected are now a part of NFL draft history – and will have the most to live up to now.
Yet those selected in the second and third round tonight could become the real difference makers for a team. These sleepers get to shine tonight, starting at 6 p.m. est on ESPN.
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