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2010 Live Draft Blog

Posted by Taylor Price on April 22, 2010 – 3:41 PM

The 2010 Draft is almost here, just about an hour away to be exact. Our 49ers Draft Party is about to kick-off too. Our emcees for the evening, Gary Plummer and Ted Robinson are on stage testing the microphones, which means we’re about to open the doors. Fans will soon start filing in the Santa Clara Convention Center and we’re about to catch up with some of them.

The Convention Center is filled with activities for 49ers Faithful. Fans can get autographs from players and alumni like Dwight Clark, Brent Jones and J.J. Stokes. The Gold Rush just performed for the first time in 2010 and the draft itself is just about to begin.

Stay tuned to our blog for live draft updates…

And just like that the draft begins with Sam Bradford sporting a St. Louis Rams cap. He’ll be their quarterback of the future, perhaps Keenan Burton will have to give up his No. 14 jersey.

“It’s a dream come true,” Bradford said. (I wonder how many times we’ll hear these words tonight.

That didn’t take long. Ndamukong Suh, the defensive tackle from Nebraska is headed to Detroit as the Lions No. 2 overall selection in this year’s draft. That’s now two picks, and two players from the Big-12 off the board.

Three for three for the Big-12, as Gerald McCoy is Tampa Bay’s selection at No. 3. McCoy is consumed with emotion as he hugs family members in the draft green room. Moments like these are special in showing how important draft day really is.

Washington is on the clock and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora is reporting that Oklahoma tackle Trent Williams is the pick. Coincidence, he’s now on the phone in the green room. Could he be the fourth Sooner taken in the top-4 and the fourth consecutive Big-12 player selected?

La Canfora’s sources were right, Williams is the pick.

Team logistics coordinator Steve Risser is representing the 49ers in New York by phoning in the draft picks. He’s already sent in a couple behind the scenes photos from his cell phone and just sent in this shot of 49ers fans at tonight’s draft.

Wide receiver Dominique Zeiger (a former Baylor Bear) weighed in on the Big-12’s dominance so far via Twitter.

“the big 12 has crushed  the draft so far,” Zeigler tweeted.

The Chiefs have broken the string of Big-12 players, by selecting Tennessee safety Eric Berry. Russell Okung, who many ranked as the top tackle in this year’s draft is still available. NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks are now on the clock.

I’m backstage writing this blog from the 49ers draft party, and just saw safety Dashon Goldson arrive to sign autographs for fans. I had to ask him who he wants as his next teammate.

“Anybody,” Goldson replied.

NFL Network just flashed a shot of the Seahawks war room, which instantly received a chorus of “Booos” inside the party.

Okung is now on the phone, looks to be Seattle’s pick. Indeed he is, and now the Cleveland Browns are on the clock.

“Words can’t express my emotions right now,” Okung told Deion Sanders of NFL Network.

Commissioner Goodell announces Joe Haden as the Browns selection at No. 7, the crowd here in Santa Clara erupts with displeasure. A good amount of them must have favored Haden as the 49ers pick at No. 13.

The Oakland Raiders are now on the clock.

The Silver and Black have selected Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain, easily the biggest surprise of the draft so far. Buffalo is now on the clock.

They must know what they want, without wasting time they select C.J. Spiller, running back out of Clemson.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are now up. Nine picks have gone within an hour, these teams are wasting no time in selecting their chosen players.


Jacksonville picks Tyson Alualu, a defensive lineman from Cal. The room gave a nice applause to the local product. If McClain was a surprise, this is a total shocker. Only Denver and Miami will select before the 49ers make their first choice at 13.


The 49ers traded 13th overall pick and fourth-round selection (113 overall) to the Denver Broncos to select tackle Anthony Davis out of Rutgers.

The crowd instantly approves of the trade!

We’ll hustle back over the team headquarters to hear from Coach Singletary and Davis.

7:30 PM Update

The 49ers selected guard Mike Iupati out of Idaho with the No. 17 overall selection. Singletary raved about Iupati’s toughness to local reporters.

Several trades and picks have come and gone since the 49ers two picks. There’s just a few picks left in this year’s draft, but we’ll have more on today’s selections on 49ers.com shortly.

Stay tuned.

And for more 2010 NFL Draft coverage, including live look-ins into the 49ers draft room, check out our Draft Central Page.

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31 Responses to “2010 Live Draft Blog”

  1. By Dragon on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Please bring Earl baby to Frisco

  2. By atlanta49er on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    prayerfully to any of the higher powers that be PLEASE let the 49ers pick up a TACKLE who will not be the second coming of Kwame Harris

  3. By Cheryl on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Wish I could watch it live but unfortunately I will be heading to my college accounting class.

  4. By ninersforlife on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    lets go niners

  5. By Matthew on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Best of luck to teh front office lets get what we need to be playoff contenders
    GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. By Daniel McGunnigle on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Here we go

  7. By ninerdog on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    I am a huge niner fan born and raised, live in boise id now and i can tell you KYLE WILSON IS NO JOKE GO NINERS

  8. By Daniel McGunnigle on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Look for Bradford to get traded to the Browns. I think it could happen

  9. By ARMANDO on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply


  10. By Matt on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Wish the Niners would get Jason Campbell and use this next pick on the secondary. I like Clausen, but 3-4 year development…not interested.

  11. By eldonoso on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    yeah he would have been there at 13. hope this doesn’t show our front office inexperience.

  12. By Austin on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    This is a joke.Why would the Niners trade they’re 4th round pick to move up two spots?No one was going to pick a tackle before 13.Bulaga over A. Davis anyday.Now we have no 4th round pick.Iupati is a decent choice though.These two first picks better work or the Niners just went backwards 5 years.Baalke just blew it big time by trading up for Davis.

  13. By Vincent on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    wow! another offensive lineman. way to waste that second pick!

  14. By Austin on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Should of took Bulaga at 13.Kyle Wilson at 17.Jon Asomoah in the second.Myron Rolle in the third and a running back in the 4th.

  15. By Jorge on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Trading up likely wasnt necessary, but they got talented OT, with some issues coaching staff prob. feels they can handle. Iutapi is a safe OL pick. Overall not too bad guys. Look, you could see a couple of noticable reactions to earlier picks they may have wanted, Spiller, and E.Thomas. Haden was gone, i imagine they figured next best thing is to protect Smith & Open holes for Gore. Seems simple to me. They addressed the most important unit in need: our Offensive Line! DB’s, Wr’s, Dt’s are somewhat deep in this class, we can still get lucky with our next two picks. So far our draft isnt exciting,but very practical.

  16. By Rich on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Davis could have been had at 17th! Why move 2 spots and give up a 4th to get him? Could have taken Earl Wilson at 13th. Maybe DB Nate Allen in the 2nd round.
    With Davis and Iupati, it’s going to be smash mouth football.

  17. By RWD on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Its good! I’m very happy about going o line with both 1st round picks. Get a cb/s in the 2nd and some other talent in the later rounds and its draft success! Go 9ERS!

  18. By nick on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    now everyone know that we need ronnie lott again. trade down and get taylor mays. great picks so far but we need mays. he has the ablity to scare the you know what out of wr’s. lets make something happen 9ers. get that presence back in the secondary. make it happen…

  19. By nick on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    trade up not down to get taylor mays… i hope someone see’s this and does something about it…

  20. By Hermie on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Anyone that calls themselves a 49er fan and does not like these first two draft picks are frauds. This is exactly what the 9ers needed (outside of a quarterback. Run Frankie Run!!!

  21. By ems on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    I hope ted ginn jr will work out with the niners. when he played in miami at wide receiver he dropped alot of passes. He did a great job doing kickoff returns so I believe he should put on special teams. Niners all the way to Big D and another Super Bowl win of course. South Fla Niners fan. GO NINERS!!!.

  22. By Sheldon on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Why did we pick up Mike Iutapi with that #17 pick. You could of waited on him and picked up a pass rusher or a DB? 49ers need help in their front office.

  23. By tru9erfan on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Jed York, Trent Baalke and coach Singletary I believe have done a great job so far in this year’s draft. Trading up to assure that you get a premier left tackle with tremendous upside was key. We could not afford to let another team jump out in front and take him and as far as Mike Iupati with the 17th pick another great move by the 49ers front office because we needed to fortify our offensive line and that’s just what we did. We did’nt need to go and get a Jimmy Clausen we have Alex Smith who I think will have a great upcoming year with the talent around him and the new and improved offensive line in front of him I think we can make a run at the division. All we need to do now is go out and get Taylor Mays in the second round and then maybe trade back into the second round and grab a Toby Gerhart or a D.E. or even a D.B.

  24. By Matt on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Nice job on getting Anthony Davis for RT, though I like Bulaga better. Then getting Iutapi was a good pick since he is the best guard available and he could be moved to the right side as well. Gore will have more holes to run through and Smith will have more time to throw the ball. I want the 49ers to get Taylor Mays but they would have to trade up for him.

  25. By Whitey Dee on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I think the 9ers hit their needs right on the nose!!! And I think it’s possible for Taylor Mays to slip down to them in 2nd… but if they can, they should trade up some to get him… He is a beast… I also believe they can get RB Ben Tate in 3rd round… That would be a A+ draft…. With all 4 being perfect plug in and play components…. with this OLINE the 9ers will be running a 3 headed monster back combo

  26. By RWD on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah! Great draft, put him with Goldson this is great! Go 9ERS!

  27. By Ovaj on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I know we need improvements in many areas but the team needs urgently a real contender QB, come on we had given 4 years to Alex Smith and he has not prove he can give anything like a winning streak. Joe Flacco take Ravens to playoff in his rookie season ! and he’s not Peyton Manning but has shown glimpses of hope .. something we really haven’t seen in 6 years in SF with Smith,O’sullivan,Hill ..Please front office wake up ..get a Real QB for the Team !!!
    Tebow,Claussen,McCoy anyone is better than what we have now !!

  28. By Jorge on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    I was hoping for RB Ben Tate or the RB from USC. The guy we picked was my next choice. Not too bad, Wished we had picked D.Bryant…oh well. I know we got these 2 rookie Ol’s, but how ’bout picking up A. Faneca for the vet. minimum? Plug him in and give one of those two rokies more time to develop. Next draft we need Def Backs!! Hopefully T.mays corrects his flaws and can help us this year. Im actually hoping for the playoffs! If we dont make it and A.smith falls short of expectations ditch him & draft or trade new QB! Go Niners!!

  29. By 9erNation on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    Trent Baalke chose Bowman over USC DE Everson Griffen. And Drafted A Running Back over Javier Arenas. If I was to takeover through out later in the rounds it’d probably look something like this.

    2010 SF 49ers Draft

    Rnd 3 – USC DE Everson Griffen
    Rnd 5 – Maryland T Bruce Campbell
    Rnd 6 – Ole Miss DE Greg Hardy
    Rnd 7 – Trent Baalke Could Choose

  30. By AlexM32 on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    9erNation, I like your 3rd round and your Javier pick but Bruce Campbell in the 5th? He was already gone. You g2 trust that the picks they made will have a good outcome. I’m not going to lie i wish they would have picked up Earl Thomas and then anthony davis but it is what it is and you can’t change it. This year will be a good year and the 9ers will be back in no time.

  31. By Marilyn Ball on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    Texas A&M – Kingsville Billy Garza QB 6’1” 240lbs / 2010 Cactus Bowl MVP

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