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10-Team Mock Draft

Friday, August 20, 2010




Round Nine

81. Jets Defense, D/ST, NYJ - Hardcore Sports Radio
82. Santana Moss, WR, WAS - National Football Post
83. Eli Manning, QB, NYG - NFL Gridiron Gab
84. Thomas Jones, RB, KC - Just a Bit Outside
85. Joe Flacco, QB, BAL - CBS Sports
86. Malcom Floyd, WR, SD - Yahoo!
87. Arian Foster, RB, HOU - ESPN
88. Dez Bryant, WR, DAL - Rotoworld
89. Kenny Britt, WR, TEN - Sports Illustrated
90. Carnell Williams, RB, TB - Fantasy Sharks

Notes: The Jets defense, fourth in Rotoworld's rankings, flies off the board with pick No. 81 -- more than four rounds before the next defense. ... One of my receiver targets is gone (Moss), but impact rookie Bryant slips to me as a WR4 thanks to his ankle sprain. Yes, I'm giddy. ... Arian Foster was the first Texans back drafted, and this was before Ben Tate's season-ending injury. Nice work by ESPN, pushing through the Slaton and Tate hype coming from all corners of the internet.

Round Ten

91. Devin Aromashodu, WR, CHI - Fantasy Sharks
92. Fred Jackson, RB, BUF - Sports Illustrated
93. Mike Wallace, WR, PIT - Rotoworld
94. Ben Tate, RB, HOU - ESPN
95. Ricky Williams, RB, MIA - Yahoo!
96. Steve Breaston, WR, ARI - CBS Sports
97. Devin Thomas, WR, WAS - Just a Bit Outside
98. Owen Daniels, TE, HOU - NFL Gridiron Gab
99. Kevin Kolb, QB, PHI - National Football Post
100. Terrell Owens, WR, CIN - Hardcore Sports Radio

Notes: Deep in the middle of "best player available" mode, I'm happy to grab Wallace -- one of the receivers I had targeted all the way back in the seventh round. Santonio Holmes' replacement is projected as a low-end WR2 in Rotoworld's rankings, and I'm fully on board. ... Devin Thomas' standing as a third-stringer didn't deter Just a Bit Outside from grabbing him as a breakout candidate. ... Kolb may be unproven, but this is good value as the 12th QB drafted. His weapons rival those on the Cowboys, Packers, Colts, Saints and Vikes as the best in the game.

Round Eleven
101. Dexter McCluster, WR, KC - Hardcore Sports Radio
102. Reggie Bush, RB, NO - National Football Post
103. Laurence Maroney, RB, NE - NFL Gridiron Gab
104. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT - Just a Bit Outside
105. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, NYJ - CBS Sports
106. Jacoby Jones, WR, HOU - Yahoo!
107. Chad Henne, QB, MIA - ESPN
108. Matt Ryan, QB, ATL - Rotoworld
109. Jerricho Cotchery, WR, NYJ - Sports Illustrated
110. Willis McGahee, RB, BAL - Fantasy Sharks

Notes: With my receiver shopping done, I have my eyes on the best QB available. One of my plans in all leagues this year is to land Big Ben as my backup, but I was forced to fall back on Ryan. Not a bad consolation prize. I was surprised to see Henne go just before him. ... Tomlinson and McGahee were gone before the Shonn Greene and Ray Rice owners could apply the "handcuff." ... Jacoby Jones, another one of our favorite breakout candidates, may no longer be available at a "sleeper" price tag. ... McCluster is more of an in-season waiver possibility.

Round Twelve

111. Carson Palmer, QB, CIN - Fantasy Sharks
112. Matthew Stafford, QB, DET - Sports Illustrated
113. Darren McFadden, RB, OAK - Rotoworld
114. Chris Cooley, TE, WAS - ESPN
115. Steve Slaton, RB, HOU - Yahoo!
116. Donovan McNabb, QB, WAS - CBS Sports
117. Donald Driver, WR, GB - Just a Bit Outside
118. Garrett Hartley, K, NO - NFL Gridiron Gab
119. Kellen Winslow, TE, TB - National Football Post
120. Julian Edelman, WR, NE - Hardcore Sports Radio

Notes: How did this happen? I wasn't high on McFadden coming into the NFL, but I've ended up with him in every draft this year as a RB4. He has fewer career carries and a higher per-carry average than Knowshon Moreno, yet he's considered a colossal bust. To anyone with a gambler's sense of possibility, it's crazy not to spend a 12th round pick on a player of his talent competing for a wide-open starting job. ... Rotoworld isn't wild about Driver this year, but it's hard to argue with him in the 12th round as a WR5. ... It's nice to see someone else loves Hartley. It's still at least two rounds too early for a kicker.

See Darren McFadden's projection and rank in our online draft guide.


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Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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