With the 2nd Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select...

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Russell Okung, OT - Oklahoma State

Pick made by coltsfan723:

I gotta think that with the Lions acquiring [DT Corey] Williams from the Browns, they won't go with [DT Ndamukong] Suh on their pick. Instead they will take a beast LT to protect [QB Matt] Stafford's blind side. Adding Suh to the defensive front would force Detroit to dedicate too many resources to the defensive tackle position.

While Suh is the Best Player Available, Okung will fill a spot of need for the Lions. With all the moves in free agency this spot is a BIG need for the Lions. The Bears signed Julius Peppers. That means the Lions will have to go up against Peppers, Jared Allen and Clay Matthews - three of the top pass-rushers in the NFL - six times a year. Can they really trust Jeff Backus to protect Matthew Stafford's blind side? So I think they take Russell Okung.

How much impact will Okung have in 2010? (mgrex03's thoughts)

Tackles transition quickly to the NFL, especially when you take them in the top 5.  Expect Okung to start Week 1, doing exactly what coltsfan723 said:  Protecting Stafford's blind side.

If Okung is taken #2 by the Lions, it would be the 4th OT taken in the first round since 2000 by the Lions (Gosder Cherilus, Jeff Backus, & Stockar McDougle).  It will also be the first top 5 pick for an Oklahoma State player since Barry Sanders went #3 in 1989.

Okung's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

The Buccaneers, and TheAngelsColts, are on the clock...

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Colts Homer
5 Kansas City sanders_fan89
6 Seattle shake n bake
7 Cleveland 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Cassieper
10 Jacksonville peytonsthebest
11 Denver JPBarnett
12 Miami fpacheco
13 San Francisco BlueVol03
14 Seattle shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta fiftycal2004
20 Houston Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati FineClub
22 New England skywalker
23 Green Bay bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia TehRhino
25 Baltimore SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona NYKings
27 Dallas jules62
28 San Diego chad72
29 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
30 Minnesota DClark#44
31 Indianapolis mgrex03
32 New Orleans palco
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