Scout.com: Steuber's Two Round Mock Draft

Eric Berry (Tennessee Athletics)

In two weeks, the NFL Scouting Combine will take place in Indianapolis and there will be risers and fallers at the conclusion of the event. In the meantime, Scout.com's Chris Steuber updates his two round mock draft and gives you an idea of where this year's top prospects may land. Find out who your favorite team is targeting inside.

Now that the 2009 NFL season has concluded with the New Orleans Saints being crowned Super Bowl Champions, the focus of the NFL universe is directed towards the draft and free agency. With the NFL Scouting Combine set to take place in two weeks, I decided to release my updated two-round mock draft. This year's draft class has many talented prospects available and the infusion of young talent makes it one of the strongest classes in recent memory.

The potential impact that the underclassmen will have on this year's draft is obvious, as you look over my most recent attempt to predict the future; I project 19 underclassmen and just 13 seniors being selected in the first round. If it weren’t for the underclassmen each year, the NFL Draft would be ordinary and lack the intrigue that creates a frenzy this time of year.

With that said, the intrigue builds as to what name NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will call first. It all starts with the St. Louis Rams and they’re on the clock…

Round 1 | Round 2

Senior
DT
6-4
302
Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen are possibilities for the Rams, but it appears they prefer a veteran like Michael Vick. If so, Suh is the pick.
Junior
FS
5-11
203
The Lions have a lot of needs, especially on defense. Other than Suh, Berry is the most gifted player available and will be tough to pass up.
Junior
DT
6-4
298
Just like the Lions, the Bucs need help on defense. They could use a pass rushing DE, but with McCoy available they get the penetrating DT they covet.
Junior
QB
6-4
223
It's been years since the Redskins had a QB they could count on and with a new regime in place, drafting Bradford gives Mike Shanahan a solid pupil.
Senior
OT
6-5
302
The Chiefs have their eye on Berry and if he fell to them they wouldn't waste any time to select him. Since he's off the board, they take Okung.
Junior
QB
6-2
223
With Pete Carroll in place as the new head coach in Seattle, drafting a potential franchise QB is a must. Carroll is comfortable with Clausen.
Junior
CB
5-11
190
The Browns secondary has been a disaster and while they would also love for Berry to fall to them, Haden is the lock down CB they desire.
Junior
OT
6-6
325
Al Davis is enamored with players that have a great combination of size and speed, and with the Raiders in need of an OT, Davis makes the most sense.
Junior
OT
6-6
312
The Bills need help on the O-Line and Bulaga is the next best LT prospect after Okung and Davis. Bulaga has the talent to start right away.
Junior
WR
6-2
220
With Brandon Marshall likely on his way out of Denver, the Broncos have to draft a big play WR early in the draft. Bryant is the best available.
Junior
DE
6-4
272
The Jaguars hope that Bradford or Clausen fall to them, but it's unlikely. Instead, they turn to defense and add a solid all around DE in Morgan.
Junior
MLB
6-4
256
The Dolphins need a big playmaking WR, but with Bryant off the board, they will wait until the 2nd Round. So, they turn to defense and take McClain.
Senior
OT
6-5
318
The 49ers have a few holes that need to be corrected and there isn't one more glaring than OT. Williams will start immediately at RT.
Senior
RB
5-11
195
With their 1st pick, the Seahawks drafted their franchise QB and now they get a game changer in Spiller. In the 2nd Round they will get their OT.
Junior
DE
6-6
290
The Giants always look to upgrade their defense. They could draft a safety with Kenny Phillips' future uncertain. But Dunlap is hard to pass on.
Senior
OLB
6-1
263
Taylor Mays and Earl Thomas will be attractive to the 49ers with this pick, but Graham's versatility and explosiveness off the edge has him ascending.
Junior
DE
6-3
278
The Titans have to get younger at DE and it all starts with the 17th pick. Dunlap is off the board, but Griffen is just as promising and is the pick.
Senior
OG
6-5
325
The Steelers were hoping for one of the premier OTs to fall to them, but with all of them off the board, Iupati's ability to play inside and outside fits well.
Junior
DE
6-6
265
Pierre-Paul's stock is all over the place. Some have him going in the top 5, others like myself have him in the top 20 - the Falcons are fortunate.
Junior
RB
5-11
235
The Texans need a playmaking safety, but this draft is deep at the position and they will wait. Dwyer gives them the feature back they covet.
Junior
TE
6-2
250
The Bengals have an up-and-coming defense and their offense has improved. But a pass catching TE is needed and Hernandez is the pick.
Senior
LB
6-1
241
The Patriots are going through a transition at LB and they must add more youth. Drafting Weatherspoon will take pressure off of Jerod Mayo.
Senior
S
6-3
231
The Packers could reach for an OT with this pick, but an unexpected surprise occurred with Mays falling into their lap. Mays is an elite talent.
rSophomore
FS
5-10
195
The loss of Brian Dawkins hit the Eagles hard in '09 and a major hole was created at FS. Thomas is a playmaker, but isn't a big hitter.
Senior
WR
6-3
206
The Ravens need a big WR who can be a game breaker on offense. Golden Tate is rated higher, but LaFell gives Joe Flacco a larger target.
Senior
TE
6-6
258
Without Kurt Warner, the Cardinals offense won't be the same. To take pressure off of Matt Leinart, they add a weapon at TE in Gresham.
Junior
WR
5-11
195
The Cowboys could draft an OT or a FS at this spot. But with the talented Tate available, they pair him with the emerging Miles Austin.
Senior
OT
6-5
292
The Chargers may select Jahvid Best with this selection, but adding a young OT like Brown, who can play LT or RT, is the direction they follow.
Senior
DT
6-2
329
The Jets will entertain the notion of pairing Mark Sanchez with his former WR at USC Damian Williams. But they opt for another Williams instead.
Senior
CB
5-11
190
The Vikings could draft a DE with this pick, but Robinson has great value and provides depth in the secondary. He has great cover skills.
Junior
OT
6-7
310
Like a few teams, the Colts could pick the best player available. They have a few needs, and OT is one of them; Campbell is an intriguing prospect.
Junior
DT
6-2
300
In a deep safety draft, the Saints may look for a replacement for Darren Sharper, but injury concerns at DT will lead them to selecting Price.


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the Scout.com network and on FoxSports.com. If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: csteuber@scout.com. You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.

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