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2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft: Pick No. 29

Rd. # Player Pos. College
1 29 Demaryius Thomas
Georgia Tech
General Manager: Evilsmurf

With the 29th pick of the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the New York Jets select Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Here is Evilsmurf's reasoning for the pick:

I was all lined up to take the big NT Dan Williams here and fully admit that I wanted to take Ryan Mathews just to spite the Chargers. Being spiteful for another team's good move will not get my Jets ahead, though. Time to cut the losses and move on.

Looking at the board I have to go with my best player available in a position of need. With the 29th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver, Georgia Tech. I believe the other team needs will be there in later rounds and adding a legitimate #1 receiver to challenge Braylon Edwards and eventually replace him, perhaps sooner than later, is a good thing. Mark Sanchez will now have his BFF. Demaryius is a rare combination of size, speed and agility that few teams have at the receiver position. This guy may be a bit raw but we feel confident that he will learn his route trees soon enough and is enough of a raw talent to put him on the field immediately. With scary run after the catch abilities this guy is a threat every time he touches the ball. Due to a similar medical injury as Michael Crabtree had last year we are not upset at all to have this guy slide to us and see him as the best receiver prospect out there this year. It does not hurt that he played in a run first offense before and has plenty of experience and skill in blocking to add another dimension to the run game.

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