With the 32nd Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the New Orleans Saints select...

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Carlos Dunlap, DE - Florida

Pick made by palco:

The Saints need to get help on the defensive line and at linebacker, as the defense did a good job but they need more pressure up front. Charles Grant failed to live up to expectations, so they really need help at defensive end because they play the Falcons twice a year, and there is not much cover on the defensive front.

Dunlap is a big pass rusher has a rare combination of size, strength and he is a first-team all-conference selection and had nine sacks in 2009. He could fit as an end in 4-3 or 3-4 defensive schemes and he plays similar to Jamaal Anderson of Atlanta Falcons. Dunlap has good quickness to challenge the offensive tackle in pass protection and good upper and lower-body strength, but struggles maintaining leverage he has the strength and ability to knock the run blocker back into the pocket and disrupt running plays. Dunlap bats a lot of balls down, he has good awareness of throwing lanes and also has blocked several kicks over his career on special teams. Teams may shy away from Dunlap because of an incident before the SEC Championship game, and thats why Dunlap is available at 32.

How will he impact the 2010 Saints?

In my opinion Dunlap will become a starter by end of the season. He has the strength to hold up well against top Offensive Linemen and has great talent but his character and work ethic have been questioned. If he can overcome these issues and make them a thing of the past, he could be a great pass rusher in the NFC. He shows flashes of genius but has to do this on a consistent basis, a player with great instinctives, who just seems to know what to do. He can become a Superstar or Super Bust, it's up to him.

If Dunlap is taken #32 by the Saints, he would be the 1st DE taken in the first round by the Saints since 2004, when they selected Will Smith #18 overall.  He would also be the third DE from Florida taken in the 1st round over the past 4 years (Jarvis Moss and Derrick Harvey).

Dunlap's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

That concludes our first round!  We'll be starting the 2nd Round on Friday morning.

The Rams, and TouchdownColts, 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 Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame diagenesis
30 Minnesota Maurkice Pouncey G/C Florida DClark#44
31 Indianapolis Devin McCourty CB Rutgers mgrex03
32 New Orleans Carlos Dunlap DE Florida palco
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