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Draft countdown: Pick No. 10

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Alex Mayster
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By Alex Mayster

Overview: A lot of big names have been taken with the draft's No. 10 pick over the past decade. Some worked out, some have not. PFW reviewed the last 10 selections with the 10th pick in the draft, which is held by the Redskins this year, and found that there has been a mixture of studs and duds taken at that spot:

2010: Jaguars select California DT Tyson Alualu
Many were surprised by Alualu's selection in the top 10, but he proved doubters wrong with a strong rookie season. He started all 16 games for the Jags, was a disruptive force in the middle and had 3½ sacks.

2009: 49ers select Texas Teach WR Michael Crabtree
Crabtree, who endured a lengthy holdout that cost him the entire preseason and the first five games of his rookie campaign, has had a couple of productive seasons in the NFL but has not developed into the No. 1 receiver San Francisco was hoping for thanks in large part to immaturity. He has shown flashes, but has not yet put together a complete season.

2008: Patriots select Tennessee ILB Jerod Mayo
Mayo was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2010 and has improved each season he has been in the league. He led the NFL with 174 tackles last season and has excelled against the run.

2007: Texans select Louisville DT Amobi Okoye
Despite being only 23 years old after four seasons in the league, Okoye has not lived up to the hype surrounding him. He has been a decent player in the middle of the defensive line, but 138 tackles and 11 sacks in four seasons isn't what teams look for in a top-10 pick.

2006: Cardinals select USC QB Matt Leinart
After losing the starting job for the second time in Arizona, Leinart was let go by the Cardinals  prior to the '10 season. Now a backup with the Texans, the former Heisman Trophy winner has made just 17 starts in his career — 11 of which came in his rookie season.

2005: Lions select USC WR Mike Williams
Williams struggled with his weight and did little during his first three seasons in the league. After failed stints in Detroit, Oakland and Tennessee, he found himself out of the NFL in 2008 and '09. His college coach, Pete Carroll, took a chance on him last year in Seattle and he thrived, recording career-bests with 65 receptions, 751 yards and two touchdowns.

2004: Texans select South Carolina CB Dunta Robinson
Robinson burst onto the scene in Houston, starting all 16 games his rookie season. He recorded six interceptions and 88 tackles in his first year and has continued to be an above-average defender. He signed a big-money deal with the Falcons prior to '10.

2003: Ravens select Arizona State OLB Terrell Suggs
Suggs is one of the most productive pass rushers in the NFL. The four-time Pro Bowler is a vital cog to the Ravens' dominant defense. He has racked up 68½ sacks in his eight-year career.

2002: Bengals select Arizona State OT Levi Jones
Jones was a tough player and a serviceable starter for seven seasons in Cincinnati. He totaled 97 starts in his career, eight of which came for the Redskins in '09. He didn't play in '10.

2001: Packers select Florida State DE Jamal Reynolds
Reynolds was the definition of a draft bust, and served as one of ex-Packers GM Ron Wolf's rare misses as a personnel chief. Injuries limited Reynolds as a rookie and he never was able to make any significant contribution. Reynolds was out of the league after three years, finishing with just 18 tackles in 18 games.

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