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Jag surprise mean a slip for Bengals?

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on April 22, 2010 – 8:48 pm

The first six picks of the 2010 NFL Draft was business as usual, starting with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford to St. Louis and ending with Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung to Seattle.

Now the surprises have started with four guys that went sooner than expected. 

With the trade for Sheldon Brown, the  Browns were supposed to be OK at cornerback, but they took Florida’s Joe Haden at No. 7. No one ever knows what Oakalnd is going to do, but Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain wasn’t supposed to go until Denver at No. 11 or the Giants at No. 15. And the Bills were supposedly desperate for a left tackle at No. 9 but plucked Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.

But while the order may be shuffled, those guys have been discussed in the top 15.

The real shocker was the Jaguars at No. 10 when they took Cal defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, a guy many had early in the second round. That could push down a name or two that maybe the Bengals didn’t think would be there.

When the Broncos traded No. 11 to the Niners for Rutgers left tackle Anthony Davis, that was another top 15 guy so that shouldn’t mean much  of a change.


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