NBA Mock Draft: 5 Potential Second Round Picks Who Will Have Major Impacts

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NBA Mock Draft: 5 Potential Second Round Picks Who Will Have Major Impacts
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Isaiah Thomas was the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft but is one of the top rookies in the league.

Predicting the NBA Draft is far from an exact science. Every incoming draft class is full of college stars and international sensations who could live up to our massive expectations or collapse under the weight of their own potential.

Once you get past the stars that get drafted early, the draft becomes even harder to predict.

Circumstances start to come into play more than talent, as good teams look to fill needs and roles instead of simply taking the best player available.

Then we get into the second round where most players will fight to make rosters and earn minutes in the league. Last year's draft had everything listed above as players like Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson have lived up to expectations for their lottery teams, while players like Kenneth Faried have carved out niches on playoff contenders.

Last year's second round has also revealed a few budding stars that fell into the right situations. The Houston Rockets' Chandler Parsons and Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas have exceeded expectations and become vital parts of their teams.

The 2012 Draft looks to be no different, as there are plenty of budding stars projected to go early on, but what about those second rounders? Are their any Isaiah Thomas-types in this class?

Here are five players who will likely go in the second round and could make major impacts on their teams. 

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