LIVE Coverage: 2010 NFL Draft – April 22-24

Welcome to OGGOA‘s live coverage of the 2010 NFL Draft. We will be with you throughout the three-day event, with comprehensive coverage of each round live continuing at 6:00 p.m. Friday with Rounds Two and Three of the draft.

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Round 1 – No. 7
Joe Haden, CB
Cleveland Browns

Height: 5’11” – Weight: 193 lbs.
Age: 20 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: The consensus top cornerback in the draft, Haden is an elite cover corner who excels in his fluidity and closing burst; has great ball skills, instincts and and toughness; but most improve in run support. He is also durable, athletic and has prototypical NFL size.

OGGOA REPORT: Browns nab Gators CB Joe Haden with No. 7 overall pick in first round of 2010 NFL Draft

Round 1 – No. 18
Maurkice Pouncey, C
Pittsburgh Steelers

Height: 6’4″ – Weight: 304 lbs.
Age: 20 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: Easily the highest rated center in the draft, Pouncey can run block and pass protect with the best of them. He has exceptional awareness and toughness and got plenty of experience at Florida by starting on the offensive line in 42 of 43 career games. He also has prototypical size and excelled in personal interviews.

OGGOA REPORT: As expected, Steelers choose Gators C Maurkice Pouncey at No. 18 in first round of 2010 NFL Draft

Round 1 – No. 25
Tim Tebow, QB
Denver Broncos

Height: 6’3″ – Weight: 236 lbs.
Age: 22 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: No one questions Tebow’s intangibles; it is just everything else that people are at odds with. His arm strength, mobility, leadership, athleticism, toughness and durability are all unquestionable, but his release, mechanics and accuracy have scouts scratching their heads. He is durable and has a tough mental makeup that allows him to be coachable.

OGGOA REPORT: Gators QB Tim Tebow a first round pick; Broncos select him No. 25 overall in 2010 NFL Draft

Round 2 – No. 53
Jermaine Cunningham, DE
New England Patriots

Height: 6’3″ – Weight: 266 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: Called potentially the steal of the draft for whichever team decides to select him, Cunningham is a powerful, explosive, strong, tough and instinctive defensive end. His speed and play against the run need improvement, but he is good at recognition off the line and has a quick first step.

OGGOA REPORT: DE Cunningham starts second round of 2010 NFL Draft for Gators; picked No. 53 overall by Patriots

Round 2 – No. 54
Carlos Dunlap, DE
Cincinnati Bengals

Height: 6’6″ – Weight: 277 lbs.
Age: 20 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: Questions about his motor and character coupled with a lack of production dropped Dunlap’s stock, which had him as a top-five pick before the 2009 college football season began. If it was only about athleticism, prototypical size and versatility, Dunlap would remain at the top of team’s boards; he is great against the run and a superior pass rusher with top-level instincts and competitiveness.

OGGOA REPORT: Florida DE Carlos Dunlap falls in with Bengals at No. 54 overall in second round of 2010 NFL Draft

Round 2 – No. 62
Brandon Spikes, LB
New England Patriots

Height: 6’3″ – Weight: 249 lbs.
Age: 22 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: A beast against the run, Spikes was determined to be quick and not fast after running slow 40-yard dashes. He is extremely instinctive, strong and tough with excellent tackling abilities and an ideal height-weight combination. The intangibles are off-the-charts with Spikes, but his durability during the 2009 season has drawn some concerns, as does his change-of-direction speed.

OGGOA REPORT: Patriots add Gators LB Brandon Spikes with No. 62 overall pick in second round of 2010 NFL Draft

Round 3 – No. 75
Major Wright, S
Chicago Bears

Height: 5’11” – Weight: 206 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: Smooth hips, an ability to transition while backpedaling and natural instincts are coupled with solid tackling, good closing burst and above average recovery speed. Wright is better in zone due to his anticipation and pursuit angles but can also handle his own in man-to-man situations.

OGGOA REPORT: Major upgrade for Bears as Wright is only Gators’ player taken in third round of 2010 NFL Draft

Round 4 – No. 113
Aaron Hernandez, TE
New England Patriots

Height: 6’2″ – Weight: 245 lbs.
Age: 20 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: A superior pass catcher for his position, Hernandez has exceptional separation skills, good hands and top-end speed. However, he is considered undersized for an NFL tight end and will most likely be used as an oft-receiving H-back who will line up at TE from time-to-time. His blocking ability is below average, and personnel departments are concerned with character issues that have yet to be disclosed.

OGGOA REPORT: Patriots make it a trifecta of Gators, add TE Aaron Hernandez in fourth round of 2010 NFL Draft

Round 5 – No. 159
Riley Cooper, WR
Philadelphia Eagles

Height: 6’3″ – Weight: 222 lbs.
Age: 22 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: His stock has consistently risen since the Senior Bowl, but scouts still have plenty of criticisms for Cooper. He excels in holding onto the ball after the catch, toughness and competitiveness but is only average in his vertical speed, separation skills and run after the catch. His prototypical size and motor make him an attractive prospect, but durability and speed concerns may hinder his production.

OGGOA REPORT: Gators WR Riley Cooper falls to fifth round of 2010 NFL Draft, picked up by Eagles with pick No. 159

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