Production of ’10 Second-Round Picks

As the season progresses, we are taking a look at the 2010 NFL Draft and what those players are contributing in this rookie season

A couple weeks ago, we checked out the first round and we’ll update that in a few weeks.

Here’s a look at the 32 second-round choices, including two guys that are wearing a Chiefs uniform: WR/RB Dexter McCluster and CB Javier Arenas (left). While neither one is among the seven full-time starters from the round, their contributions have been big on the season for the Chiefs.

Three of the 32 picks never got on the field for regular season games this year, topped by the 43rd selection in LB Sergio Kindle in Baltimore. The University of Texas product fell down some stairs during the summer and suffered a hairline skull fracture. He will not get a chance to return to play until next season. Also RBs Montario Hardesty (Cleveland) and Ben Tate (Houston) went down in the pre-season to injury. Two others have gone to the IR list during the season: DTs Brian Price (Tampa Bay) and Mike Neal (Green Bay).

The seven starters out of the round have been LT Roger Saffold in St. Louis, FS Nate Allen with the Eagles, S T.J. Ward in Cleveland, DE Lamarr Houston with the Raiders, G Zane Beadles in Denver, ILB Daryl Washington with the Cardinals and ILB Brandon Spikes in New England.  


# Player Pos. Team G S Production
1. Roger Saffold OT St. Louis 8 8 Moved right into the starting lineup at LT and has been there since; he’s allowed 2 sacks and had 1 holding call.
2. Chris Cook CB Minnesota 3 2 Missed first 2 games with injury, played and missed 2 more; in 3 games he has 12 tackles, 1 tackle spec. teams.
3. Brian Price DT Tampa Bay 5 0 Went on injured-reserve list with a pelvis injury Nov. 2 that will require surgery; Played NT and had 6 tackles.
4. Dexter McCluster WR CHIEFS 6 3 He has 185 offensive yards on 27 touches with 1TD; On returns he has 361 yards on 17 with 1 TD.
5. Nate Allen FS Philadelphia 7 7 Became an immediate starter at FS; he has 31 tackles, 1 sack, 3 INT and 6 passes broken up.
6. T.J. Ward S Cleveland 7 7 Leads Browns in tackles with 54, a forced fumble and a blocked FG vs. Atl.; also 6 special teams tackles.
7. Arrelious Benn WR Tampa Bay 7 3 Currently he’s running with the second team; he’s caught 8 passes for 129 yards and 2 catches for 4 yards.
8. Koa Misi LB Miami 7 4 He’s become starter at strong-side OLB; he has 15 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 recovered fumbles including one for a TD.
9. Torrell Troup DT Buffalo 7 2 When Bills went to 4-3, he moved into the starting lineup; he has 12 tackles.
10. Rob Gronkowski TE New England 7 4 His four starts have all been in NE victories; he’s got 10 catches for 101 yards and 3 TDs.
11. Sergio Kindle LB Baltimore - - Suffered hairline skull fracture after fall on July 22; Declared out for 2010; signed 1-year deal Sept 24.
12. Lamarr Houston DE Oakland 8 7 A starter right off the top of the ’10 season, he has 12 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and 2 rec. fumbles.
13. Zane Beadles G Denver 8 6 Opened season as starter at RT; he played but did not start in two games; he’s allowed 1.5 sacks.
14. Linval Joseph DT N.Y. Giants 3 0 He’s serving as a backup tackle, No. 4 in the rotation the Giants use; he has 2 tackles.
15. Daryl Washington ILB Arizona 7 7 Moved right into the starting lineup in pre-season; he has 47 tackles, 1 sack.
16. Jimmy Clausen QB Carolina 5 3 He started games 3-4-5 and the Panthers went 0-3; He’s thrown 1 TD, 3 INT, lost 2 fumbles and sacked 9 times.
17. Taylor Mays SS San Francisco 8 5 After 3 games, he came the starter at SS; has 32 tackles and a forced fumble.
18. Javier Arenas CB CHIEFS 7 1 Working as nickel back; has 14 tackles on defense, plus forced fumble; 29 returns for 450 yards.
19. Toby Gerhart RB Minnesota 6 0 No. 2 back behind A. Peterson; he has 17 carries for 57 yards; 7 catches for 78 yards.
20. Jason Worilds OLB Pittsburgh 6 0 Backup to OLB Lamarr Woodley; he has 1 tackle, 1 sack; 7 special teams tackles.
21. Jermaine Cunningham OLB New England 7 5 Outside backer has solidified spot in starting group; he has 22 tackles 1 sack and a forced fumble.
22. Carlos Dunlap DE Cincinnati 3 0 Started the season inactive for 2 games with knee strain; listed No. 3 at LDE; 3 tackles in 3 games.
23. Sean Lee LB Dallas 5 0 Backup at MLB, he has 14 tackles on defense and 3 tackles on special teams.
24. Michael Neal DT Green Bay 2 0 Placed on the injured-reserve list Oct 26 due to shoulder injury; in 2 games had 5 tackles, 1 sack, forced fumble.
25. Terrence Cody NT Baltimore 4 0 Did not play in the first three games of the season due to knee injury; he’s got No. 3 on the nose; he has 1 tackle.
26. Ben Tate RB Houston - - A broken ankle in the pre-season sent him to the injured-reserve list on Aug. 30.
27. Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland - - Suffered left knee injury in pre-season; placed on injured- reserve list on Sept 3.
28. Golden Tate WR Seattle 6 0 Tate has been a backup WR/special teamer all season: he has 10 catches for 151 yards; an 11.5 avg. on punt ret.
29. Vladimir  Ducasse G N.Y. Jets 1 0 Played a month ago against Buffalo and hasn’t seen field since; inactive for the rest of the games.
30. Brandon Spikes ILB New England 7 6 Moved into starting lineup early; he’s second on the team with 46 tackles; he has 2 special teams tackles.
31. Patrick Angerer LB Indianapolis 7 2 Moved into starting lineup past 2 games; has 16 tackles, 1 sack, forced fumble; 8 spec. teams tackles
32. Charles  Brown OT New Orleans 2 0 He’s the backup at left tackle behind Jermon Bushrod; played on spec. teams in first 2 games, inactive since.

3 Responses to “Production of ’10 Second-Round Picks”

  • November 5, 2010  - Michael O says:

    I like our second round picks.

  • November 5, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    as well as I. thank you mr pioli!

  • November 5, 2010  - el cid says:

    Good picks are a group. McCluster makes it seem wilding good. Arenas is coming up short, RIGHT NOW. Need to produce on Special teams to save Mc from those duties, so far pedestrian results at best. Imagine if we had Tate or Angerer. No discussion of Moss. I know, I know Pioli can only do so much but, come on, ’09 draft is sucking more and more each game and Pioli is supposed to be some sort of genius about college players. Well, genius, where is our #2 WR? Just me and what do I know?

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