By Brian Kalchik @BrianKalchik on April 2, 2014
While the 2010 NFL Draft class may be the worst quarterback class in draft history, it was very deep at many other positions. What would this draft look like if it were held today rather than in 2010? Here is my 2010 NFL Draft re-do.
For 2011's re-do, visit http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2014/04/01/2011-nfl-draft-re-do/. Submit your own if you wish.
Original Pick: Sam Bradford
Re-Draft Pick: Ndamukong Suh
With Sam Bradford not panning out for the St. Louis Rams, the Rams instead selects the best player available in Ndamukong Suh. Suh's presence on the defensive line along with players like Robert Quinn and Chris Long would have given the Rams an unstoppable front four on defense. The Rams also wouldn't have to reach for Michael Brockers in 2012.
Original Pick: Ndamukong Suh
Re-Draft Pick: Gerald McCoy
With Suh off the board, the Detroit Lions select the next best defensive tackle in Gerald McCoy. McCoy has been just as productive as Suh so far minus all the off-field baggage. Teamed with Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cliff Avril and Ezekiel Ansah in past years on Detroit's defensive line, McCoy would have been just as effective as Suh has been in the Motor City.
Original Pick: Gerald McCoy
Re-Draft Pick: Joe Haden
With both defensive tackles gone, the Tampa Buccaneers choose the best corner of this class in Florida's own Joe Haden. The former Gator would have been an immediate upgrade in Tampa's secondary with Ronde Barber getting older and Aqib Talib constantly getting into trouble. Haden's selection would also mean the Buccaneers wouldn't have tried the failed Darrelle Revis experiment in 2013.
Original Pick: Trent Williams
Re-Draft Pick: Russell Okung
The Washington Redskins chose the correct position in 2010, but Russell Okung has proven to be a better player than Trent Williams has been so far. The Redskins needed a left tackle, and if they knew what they know now, Okung would be the pick instead of Williams.
Original Pick: Eric Berry
Re-Draft Pick: Earl Thomas
Eric Berry has been a great player for the Kansas City Chiefs, but Earl Thomas has been an elite player for the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas' playmaking ability and durability would make the better pick for the Chiefs this time around.
Original Pick: Russell Okung
Re-Draft Pick: Eric Berry
After missing out on Thomas, the Seattle Seahawks select the next best safety in Eric Berry. Berry has been one of the major reasons why Kansas City's defense has been one of the best in the NFL in recent years. Berry would have matched his successes in Kansas City with the Seahawks and their "Legion of Boom" defense.
Original Pick: Joe Haden
Re-Draft Pick: Dez Bryant
After years of poor wide receiver play, the Cleveland Browns forget off-field concerns this time around and select Dez Bryant. Bryant has turned into an elite receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and one of the best in the NFL. Considering how bad the Browns' offense has been since the team moved back to Cleveland, Bryant would have been the main piece in turning things around in Cleveland.
Original Pick: Rolando McClain
Re-Draft Pick: Demaryius Thomas
After drafting yet another bust in Rolando McClain, the Oakland Raiders select Demaryius Thomas here at No. 8. Oakland has not had an elite receiver since Randy Moss in the mid 2000s and with the receiving corps they have right now, the Raiders would love to have someone as productive as Thomas on their team.
Original Pick: C.J. Spiller
Re-Draft Pick: Greg Hardy
The Buffalo Bills have lacked an impact rusher since the days of Bruce Smith in the 1990s. With Greg Hardy, a sixth-round pick for the Carolina Panthers, in the fold, the Bills get a dynamic pass rusher and thus they wouldn't have to overpay for Mario Williams in the 2012 free agency period.
Original Pick: Tyson Alualu
Re-Draft Pick: Geno Atkins
Tyson Alualu has been a failed project with the Jacksonville Jaguars and this time around, the Jaguars select a fellow defensive tackle in Geno Atkins. Atkins has been a stud on Cincinnati's talented defensive line after being selected in the fourth round. Atkins would have continued the legacy of great defensive tackles in Jacksonville like John Henderson and Marcus Stroud.
Original Pick: Anthony Davis
Re-Draft Pick: Mike Iupati
Instead of waiting to select Mike Iupati with their second first-round pick at No. 17, the San Francisco 49ers select Iupati with heir first first-round pick at No. 11. Iupati has developed into one of the top guards in all of football and is a major reason why the 49ers' offense is among the best in the NFL since being drafted in 2010.
Original Pick: Ryan Matthews
Re-Draft Pick: C.J. Spiller
With the best running back in this class still available, the San Diego Chargers select C.J. Spiller here instead of Ryan Matthews. While Matthews is a one-dimensional back, Spiller is a great runner, receiver and returner. Giving Spiller to the Chargers makes their offense better and makes the Chargers more versatile.
Original Pick: Brandon Graham
Re-Draft Pick: Navorro Bowman
The Philadelphia Eagles have had major issues at linebacker in recent years and a pick like Navorro Bowman could have helped fixed this position of need. When all is said and done, Bowman could become the best overall player in this draft class. With the Eagles' defense struggling in past years, Bowman would have made it better.
Original Pick: Earl Thomas
Re-Draft Pick: Trent Williams
With Okung off the board, the Seahawks find their franchise left tackle in Trent Williams. While Okung is a little better than Williams, Williams is still a great player. Williams would have been more effective in Seattle rather than in Washington with the circus that surrounded the organization last year.
Original Pick: Jason Pierre-Paul
Re-Draft Pick: Jimmy Graham
With the New York Giants already boasting many great pass rushers, the Giants select the best tight end not only in this class, but in the NFL in Jimmy Graham. The Giants have not had an elite tight end since Jeremy Shockey left the Giants in 2008 and given Eli Manning's recent struggles in 2012 and 2013, Graham would have helped the Giants in the middle of the field.
Original Pick: Derrick Morgan
Re-Draft Pick: Alterraun Verner
After selecting Alterraun Verner in the fourth round of the draft, the Titans snatch Verner here with their first pick this time. Verner turned into a Pro Bowl corner in 2013 and despite leaving the Titans for the Buccaneers this past offseason, the Titans would make the safe pick here in Verner.
Original Pick: Mike Iupati
Re-Draft Pick: Victor Cruz
Outside of Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin in recent years, the 49ers have had zero production from their other wide receivers. With Victor Cruz still available, he would have been the missing piece in the slot that would have turned the 49ers into an elite offense. Cruz would also have helped the 49ers against the "Legion of Boom" defense in Seattle.
Original Pick: Maurkice Pouncey
Re-Draft Pick: Maurkice Pouncey
Nothing changes here as the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the mark by selecting Maurkice Pouncey. While everything else about the Steelers' offensive line has been questionable, Pouncey has been a steady player and one of the best centers in the NFL.
Original Pick: Sean Weatherspoon
Re-Draft Pick: Antonio Brown
With Atlanta's recent defensive draft picks becoming non-factors, the Falcons instead solidify their offense by selecting speedy wide receiver Antonio Brown. While Brown was a sixth-round pick, he would have been a far better upgrade than Michael Jenkins as a No. 2 receiver in 2010 and 2011. Also the Falcons wouldn't have to trade the farm to select Julio Jones in 2012.
Original Pick: Kareem Jackson
Re-Draft Pick: Sean Weatherspoon
With Houston's front seven an on-again, off-again unit in recent years, the Texans here select linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. With the Texans switching schemes, Weatherspoon would have been just as effective as Brian Cushing, who made a similar transition. An inside tandem of Weatherspoon and Cushing would have been terrific.
Original Pick: Jermaine Gresham
Re-Draft Pick: Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski's talent is top-five without a doubt, but given Gronk's inability to stay healthy, he slides all the way down to Cincinnati at No. 21. Despite a major quarterback drop-off, Gronkowski would have been effective with A.J. Green on the outside, and Gronkowski would be an immediate upgrade over Jermaine Gresham. The Bengals also wouldn't have to select Tyler Eifert.
Original Pick: Demaryius Thomas
Re-Draft Pick: Sean Lee
The Denver Broncos' linebacking corps has not been one of the team's strengths in recent years. After Von Miller's injuries and suspension, the unit dramatically dropped off this past year. By selecting Sean Lee now that Thomas is off the board, the Broncos get a thumper who could have solidified a shaky unit.
Original Pick: Bryan Bulaga
Re-Draft Pick: Anthony Davis
With injuries hurting Bryan Bulag in recent years, the Green Bay Packers instead select Anthony Davis here at No. 23. After seeing Aaron Rodgers get repeatedly sacked in recent years, a player like Davis could have solved Green Bay's offensive line woes.
Original Pick: Dez Bryant
Re-Draft Pick: Kam Chancellor
With Bryant off the board, the Dallas Cowboys now shore up their secondary by selecting Kam Chancellor. The Cowboys have long needed safety help, and Chancellor helps address this major position of need for the Cowboys. The Cowboys have not had a starting-caliber safety since Roy Williams in the mid 2000s.
Original Pick: Tim Tebow
Re-Draft Pick: Dennis Pitta
Tebowmania doesn't get off the mat this time around as the Broncos make the smart pick in selecting tight end Dennis Pitta. Pitta has become Joe Flacco's favorite receiver in Baltimore and with Peyton Manning now in Denver, Pitta would have been Denver's version of Dallas Clark for Manning.
Original Pick: Dan Williams
Re-Draft Pick: Daryl Washington
Instead of waiting for the second round to select linebacker Daryl Washington, the Arizona Cardinals here select Washington in the first round. Washington has become one of the best 3-4 inside linebackers in all of football on what is now a great Cardinals defense.
Original Pick: Devin McCourty
Re-Draft Pick: Jason Pierre-Paul
Due to injury concerns and inconsistent production, Jason Pierre-Paul falls all the way to the New England Patriots this time at No. 27. The Patriots couldn't even touch Peyton Manning in the 2013 AFC Championship game and their lack of a consistent pass rush is a major reason why the Patriots haven't won a Super Bowl since 2004. Pierre-Paul would have changed everything.
Original Pick: Jared Odrick
Re-Draft Pick: Sam Bradford
The Miami Dolphins have long needed a franchise quarterback since Dan Marino retired, and they select Sam Bradford here at the end of the first round. While Bradford hasn't been great in St. Louis, he hasn't had many weapons around him. The Dolphins have had Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace in the past three years. Each of them are far better than what St. Louis had.
Original Pick: Kyle Wilson
Re-Draft Pick: Emmanuel Sanders
Considering how bad the New York Jets' receiving corps has been in recent years, the Jets would have been ecstatic if a player like Emmanuel Sanders were still available here. The Jets have relied on an aging Santonio Holmes and draft bust Stephen Hill as their top receivers. Sanders would have been an immediate upgrade over both.
Original Pick: Jahvid Best
Re-Draft Pick: Eric Decker
When healthy, Jahvid Best was a dynamic playmaker for the Lions, but he wasn't healthy for too long. Instead, the Lions here select a complementary receiver to Calvin Johnson in Eric Decker. In Detroit's high-powered offense, Decker would have taken some of the load off of Johnson that Nate Burleson failed to do in his time in Detroit.
Original Pick: Jerry Hughes
Re-Draft Pick: Jon Asamoah
Seeing how Jerry Hughes could barely sniff the field as an Indianapolis Colt, the Colts instead addresses their offensive line by selecting Illinois guard Jon Asamoah. Now that Andrew Luck has had the weakest offensive line in all of football, Asamoah would have been a major upgrade in the interior offensive line.
Original Pick: Patrick Robinson
Re-Draft Pick: Carlos Dunlap
Since the Super Bowl-winning season in 2009, the New Orleans Saints' pass rush has not been the same. With a player like Carlos Dunlap in the fold, the Saints' pass rush would get back on track and the defense wouldn't have been as bad as it has been.
January 27, 2015 by Michael Terrill
Here are the 10 things we learned from the craziness that was Super Bowl XLIX Media Day. Read More
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has some epic responses for reporters during Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day. Read More
January 27, 2015 by RantSports Staff
Want to waste your whole day listening to Marshawn Lynch soundbites? Speaks Mode has you covered. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Jonathan George
When the 2015 season begins, San Diego Chargers fans are hoping Philip Rivers is recovered from the back injury that seems to be dogging him now. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Doug Green
The Vikings have a shot to catch themselves up in the hunt for the NFC North. Releasing these five players may help them find the right pieces to accomplish that. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Kyle Mountain
After being cut by the Steelers earlier this season, running back LeGarrette Blount now finds himself mere days away from winning a Super Bowl. See why he's an improble x-factor in Glendale. Read More
January 27, 2015 by neilstrebig
Super Bowl XLIX marks a matchup between two NFL teams with a villainous reputation. This leaves most neutral fans questioning who to root for. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Michael Woolfson
The New York Giants have a lot of work to do this offseason, but see why safety is their biggest need. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Clyde A. Speller
Which of the 18 Hall of Fame finalists are predicted to be in the Class of 2015? Take a look. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Seth Lassen
Marshawn Lynch owned the NFL by responding with "I'm just here so I won't get fined" to every question sent his way. Read More
Marshawn Lynch would have faced a huge fine if he skipped Super Bowl Media Day. Read More
January 27, 2015 by Tyler Olson
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch faced a hefty fine if he didn't show up for Super Bowl media day. Well, he showed up and he didn't disappoint. Read More