The 2010 NFL draft continued yesterday evening with rounds two and three. Just like in round one, the St. Louis Rams would have the opportunity to pick first.
For most of the afternoon, there were many rumors swirling that the Rams would be involved in some kind of trade for the second pick. That would not be the case, and St. Louis started round two by drafting offensive tackle Rodger Saffold from Indiana. He is a six foot five inch tackle that weighs 316 pounds. Most of the scouts agree that he has quick feet and is also a good blocker.
The Kansas City Chiefs had two picks in the second round. Their first choice was running back Dexter McCluster from Ole Miss. He is five foot nine, 172 pounds, probably small compared to NFL running back standards. But what he lacks in size he makes up for in speed and quickness. Some in the NFL see McCluster as being a threat both as a running back and also as a wide receiver.
The Rams were back at the top of the list again to start round three. With this pick, they took six foot, 196 pound cornerback Jerome Murphy from South Florida. Scouts say that Murphy is a physical corner that can help with the pass and also the run, something that the Rams secondary will need again this season.
The Kansas City Chiefs would have two picks in round three. They would use their first to take an offensive lineman as they chose guard Jon Asamoah from Illinois. Asamoah is six foot four and weighs 305 pounds. Most think that Asamoah could contend for a starting position in his first year in the league.
Another offensive player was taken by the Chiefs with their last third round pick as they pick up tight end Tony Moeaki from Iowa. Despite being thought of as one of the best tight ends of the country in high school, Moeake struggled at times as a Hawkeye and did miss playing time every season. Scouts say his strength will be as a blocker.
Rounds four through seven of the draft will continue today. The Rams still have seven picks left. They include one in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh. The Chiefs have just two picks left, both in the fifth round.