Friday, April 27, 2012
ESPNBoston 2nd-round mock draft
By Field Yates & Mike Reiss
Projecting how the second-round might unfold Friday night:
33. St. Louis Rams: TE Coby Fleener (Stanford)
Quick hit: The idea is to make life easier on QB Sam Bradford with the draft's top-rated player at his position. The Colts might be willing to give something up to move into this spot.
First-round pick: DL Michael Brockers (14th)
34. Indianapolis Colts: OG Amini Silatolu (Midwestern State)
Quick hit: Get the franchise QB in the first round, then address protecting him.
First-round pick: QB Andrew Luck (1st)
35. Baltimore Ravens (via Minnesota): OLB Andre Branch (Clemson)
Quick Hit: Lost Jarret Johnson in free agency and could use some reinforcements; might have moved back here after Patriots traded up for Dont'a Hightower.
First-round pick: None. Traded out with Minnesota
36. Denver Broncos (via Tampa Bay): DL Jerel Worthy (Michigan State)
Quick Hit: Time to start beefing up the defensive front, and landing a player with first-round value in the second.
First-round pick: None. Traded out with Patriots, then Buccaneers
37. Cleveland Browns: OT Bobby Massie (Mississippi)
Quick Hit: Shoring up the right side of the line will help as this has been an offensive-minded draft for them.
First-round pick: RB Trent Richardson (3rd), QB Brandon Weeden (22nd)
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Vinny Curry (Marshall)
Quick Hit: They seem to like taking smaller-school prospects and have a need opposite Jeremy Mincey.
First-round pick: WR Justin Blackmon (5th)
39. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): WR Rueben Randle (LSU)
Quick Hit: Jeff Fisher got his defensive linemen to build around in the first round; now focuses on another offensive weapon in the second round.
40. Carolina Panthers: WR Stephen Hill (Georgia Tech)
Quick hit: Explosive possibilities with Cam Newton throwing the ball, receiver Steve Smith on one side, and Hill on the other.
First-round pick: LB Luke Kuechly (9th)
41. Buffalo Bills: OT Jonathan Martin (Stanford)
Quick hit: Works out nicely for them to be able to address defense in first round, then come back with solid blocker in second
First-round pick: CB Stephon Gilmore (10th)
42. Miami Dolphins: OLB Courtney Upshaw (Alabama)
Quick hit: Slides into the second round and provides a tough pass-rusher opposite Cameron Wake.
First-round pick: QB Ryan Tannehill (8th)
43. Seattle Seahawks: LB Lavonte David (Nebraska)
Quick hit: Fast, instinctive linebacker fits well in Pete Carroll's scheme.
First-round pick: DE Bruce Irvin (15th)
44. Kansas City Chiefs: T/G Jeff Allen (Illinois)
Quick hit: Versatility fits well with Chiefs, who could use him at guard or tackle.
First round: DL Dontari Poe (11th)
45. St. Louis Rams (Via Dallas): CB Janoris Jenkins (North Alabama)
Quick Hit: Jeff Fisher hasn't been afraid to take risks before. If it works out, a Cortland Finnegan/Jenkins corner combo could dazzle.
46. Philadelphia Eagles: LB Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma)
Quick hit: Athletic linebacker would provide a boost at a trouble spot in 2011.
First round: DL Fletcher Cox (12th)
47. New York Jets: WR Alshon Jeffrey (South Carolina)
Quick Hit: They could use another target and as they showed in the first round, they'll roll the dice.
First round: OLB Quinton Coples (16th)
48. New England Patriots (via Oakland): CB Brandon Boykin (Georgia)
Quick hit: Fills two needs with potential help in the slot and as an explosive returner
First round: DE Chandler Jones (21st); LB Dont'a Hightower (25th)
49. San Diego Chargers: OL Cordy Glenn (Georgia)
Quick hit: Big lineman should step in right away, whether it's at guard or tackle.
First round: OLB Melvin Ingram (18th)
50. Chicago Bears: WR Mohamed Sanu (Rutgers)
Quick Hit: Hoping he develops as a third option to complement newsly-acquired Brandon Marshall and Earl Bennett.
First round: DE Shea McClellin (19th)
51. Philadelphia Eagles (via Arizona): RB LaMichael James (Oregon)
Quick hit: After two defensive picks, offensive-minded Andy Reid adds another offensive weapon.
52. Tennessee Titans: C Peter Konz (Wisconsin)
Quick hit: Some projected him to go here in the first round; they've been aggressively looking at the position in free agency.
First round: WR Kendall Wright (20th)
53. Cincinnati Bengals: DL Derek Wolfe (Cincinnati)
Quick hit: Bengals stay close to home to add more depth after losing Jonathan Fanene (Patriots) and Frostee Rucker (Browns) in free agency.
First round: CB Dre Fitzpatrick (17th), G Kevin Zeitler (27th)
54. Detroit Lions: CB Josh Robinson (Central Florida)
Quick hit: Starting cornerback Eric Wright departed in free agency, but the other 21 starters are all back.
First round: OT Riley Reiff (23rd)
55. Atlanta Falcons: C Ben Jones (Georgia)
Quick hit: Center of the future can help at guard and be ready to slide over when Todd McClure retires.
First round: None. Traded to Browns in 2011 for WR Julio Jones.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: RB Lamar Miller (Miami)
Quick hit: With Rashard Mendenhall sidelined, a speedy option to pair with bigger backs already on the roster.
First round: G David DeCastro (24th)
57. Denver Broncos: DL Devon Still (Penn State)
Quick hit: Doubling up along the line in the second round to build a nice foundation.
58. Houston Texans: OT Mitchell Schwartz (California)
Quick hit: Could be the answer at right tackle after Eric Winston was released.
First round: DE Whitney Mercilus (26th)
59. Green Bay Packers: CB Trumaine Johnson (Montana)
Quick hit: Has the length that Packers generally prefer at the position.
First round: DE Nick Perry (28th)
60. Baltimore Ravens: G Brandon Brooks (Miami-Ohio)
Quick hit: Big blocker could be part of the answer to replace Ben Grubbs, who departed in free agency.
61. San Francisco 49ers: DL Kendall Reyes (UConn)
Quick hit: Excellent value and fits well in this type of scheme, where two-gapping isn't a big priority.
First round: WR A.J. Jenkins (30th)
62. New England Patriots: DL Brandon Thompson (Clemson)
Quick hit: If they don't trade for more picks, the 6-foot-2, 314-pound run-stuffer could add some beef up front.
63. New York Giants: TE Dwayne Allen (Clemson)
Quick hit: Would be another need pick to address area ravaged by injuries.
First round: RB David Wilson (32nd)