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Gathering up some second-round mocks

Gathering up a few second-round mock drafts, highlighting the New England Patriots' picks, and sharing a few thoughts:

Mel Kiper's mock (ESPN Insider):Insider RB Carlos Hyde (Ohio State) -- "The Patriots get a dynamic talent to take more pressure off Tom Brady, and they do have a need here."

Don Banks' mock (SI.com): QB Tom Savage (Pittsburgh) -- "Taking another non-first round quarterback named Tom wouldn't be the worst decision the Patriots could make."

Bucky Brooks' mock (NFL.com): RB Tre Mason (Auburn) -- "The Heisman Trophy finalist would be a nice fit."

Rob Rang's mock (CBSSports.com): QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) -- "Tom Brady isn't getting any younger and Garoppolo's quick decisions and release make him an ideal protégé."

Evan Silva's mock (Rotoworld): QB Tom Savage (Pittsburgh)/RB Tre Mason (Auburn) -- Draft covers second/third rounds.

Nate Davis' mock (USA Today): TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Washington) -- "According to Tony Gonzalez, Seferian-Jenkins is the best all-around tight end prospect in the draft this year."

WalterFootball.com: C Weston Richburg (Colorado State) -- "Upgrade at center is still needed."

QUICK-HIT THOUGHTS: It's a clean sweep across the board on offense. Setting up Day 2, running back, tight end, offensive line and defensive end/outside linebacker were the positions targeted as the spots with a higher likelihood of picking. Quarterback might be a little rich here, but if the Patriots really do like Savage, the feeling here is that he wouldn't be there at the end of the third round, and a pick of Savage would be consistent with what the Broncos did with Brock Osweiler (No. 57 overall pick, 2012). The Seferian-Jenkins pick is intriguing; he has a lot going for himself as a player, the questions here have been more related to questions away from football. If the Patriots go running back, the hunch here is that it wouldn't be Hyde.