33. New England Patriots—Cameron Jordan, DE, California
Jordan would give the Patriots some power and ability off the edge. He is a good run-defender and can pressure the quarterback, something the Patriots need desperately. He played the run very well and finished his rookie campaign with 31 total tackles and one sack.
(2011 Original Selection: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia)
34. Buffalo Bills—Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
Williams is a big, physical cornerback who will fit in the division very well. He can run well and defend the run, as he has good size. He was hurt and missed seven games, but he started six as a rookie and finished with 32 total tackles and one interception.
(2011 Original Selection: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas)
35. Cincinnati Bengals—Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
Gabbert is a good quarterback to grab at this point of the draft. He can be a franchise signal-caller, but he has to have time to develop. He was hot and cold as a rookie, and he showed some nice things, but he needs time.
(2011 Original Selection: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU)
36. San Francisco 49ers—Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
Kaepernick could very well be the future at quarterback for the 49ers. He is big, tough, talented and has all the tools to succeed in the NFL. It should surprise no one when Kaepernick becomes very successful if Alex Smith falters early in 2012.
(2011 Original Selection: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada)
37. Cleveland Browns—Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
Quinn has all of the tools to be an effective edge-rusher and is a good value at this point in the draft. He will immediately improve Cleveland's defense. He had a nice rookie season, finishing with 23 total tackles and five sacks.
(2011 Original Selection: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh)
38. Arizona Cardinals—Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
Arizona's offensive line needs some work, and Carimi is a talented hard worker. He is a gritty run-blocker and a mauler. Carimi started two games and played well but was injured and missed the rest of the season. He will be ready for training camp.
(2011 Original Selection: Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech)
39. Tennessee Titans—James Carpenter, OG, Alabama
Carpenter adds stability and punch to an offensive line that really needs it. He is versatile and can play in multiple places. He will instantly make this offensive line tougher to play against. Carpenter started nine games as a rookie and was very effective.
(2011 Original Selection: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA)
40. Dallas Cowboys—Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
Carter fits the Dallas defense perfectly. He is an edge presence, and Dallas won't ask him to do too much in coverage. He is an outstanding athlete who will develop into a good player. He had a quiet season as a rookie, finishing with eight total tackles while playing in 10 games.
(2011 Original Selection: Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina)
41. Washington Redskins—Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson
Jenkins was going to be a perfect fit to eat up space in the interior of the Redskins defense. That would free up the players around him to go and attack the line of scrimmage. However, he tore his ACL in training camp and missed the entire 2011 season. The Redskins and their defensive ends can look forward to the 2012 season with Jenkins commanding double-teams.
(2011 Original Selection: Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson)
42. Houston Texans—Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
Reed was a force in Houston's 3-4 defense, as he was allowed to pressure the quarterback and make plays. He registered 45 total tackles and six sacks as a rookie. He is a maximum-effort player and will make an impact for quite some time.
(2011 Original Selection: Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona)
43. Minnesota Vikings—Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Ayers is the best available linebacker, and he fits a need for the Vikings, as their LB group is aging. Ayers is a very sure tackler and a player that is going to make a lot of tackles as a professional. He finished the season with 76 total tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.
(2011 Original Selection: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame)
44. Detroit Lions—Titus Young, WR, Boise State
Young is in a great situation for a young player. He joins an electric passing game as a realistic second option. Young has a chance to be a real player for the Lions as he develops with quarterback Matt Stafford. In a sneaky good rookie season, he caught 48 passes for 607 yards and six touchdowns, scoring touchdowns in six of his last nine games.
(2011 Original Selection: Titus Young, WR, Boise State)
45. Denver Broncos—Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
The Broncos need to prepare for the eventuality of Brian Dawkins retiring. Moore is a good athlete, and the more he can learn from Dawkins, the better the Broncos will be for it. Moore had a solid rookie season, tallying 31 total tackles and one interception.
(2011 Original Selection: Rahim Moore, S, UCLA)
46. Denver Broncos—Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami (FL)
Franklin is a steal at this point in the draft, as he started 16 games for the Broncos at right tackle as a rookie. With quarterback Peyton Manning coming in, the offensive line needs to be as solid as it can be to keep Manning clean. Franklin looks to be a fixture on the Denver offensive line.
(2011 Original Selection: Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami (FL))
47. St. Louis Rams—Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
Kendricks is the perfect choice for the Rams, as they are looking to add playmakers to an offense that needs them. The Rams need to surround Bradford with as much receiving talent as they can. Kendricks could be Bradford's security blanket for years to come.
(2011 Original Selection: Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin)
48. Oakland Raiders—Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
Heyward is a big, strong defensive end who is versatile enough to play the run and get to the quarterback. He fits the Raiders defense very well. A quiet rookie season saw him finish with 11 total tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.
(2011 Original Selection: Stefen Wisniewski, OG, Penn State)
49. Indianapolis Colts—Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
With future No. 1 pick Andrew Luck coming into the fold in 2012, the Colts have solidified their tackle position. Ijalana projects to right tackle in the NFL, and paired with Castonzo, the Colts look to have secured the edges of their offensive line with young players. Shoring up the offensive line will be critical with Luck coming in to play quarterback.
(2011 Original Selection: Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova)
50. San Diego Chargers—Richard Sherman, CB, Stanford
Sherman is a big corner at 6'3" and 195 pounds. He is a capable player who can play the ball and can turn and run with bigger wide receivers. Sherman had an extremely productive year, finishing with 55 total tackles, four interceptions and a forced fumble.
(2011 Original Selection: Marcus Gilchrist, CB, Clemson)
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
Bowers was once considered a top-five pick in this draft, but knee concerns dropped him to this point. Bowers joins a potentially dominant front in Tampa Bay. Playing in 16 games, he finished with 25 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
(2011 Original Selection: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson)
52. New York Giants—Marvin Austin, DE, North Carolina
There are high hopes for Austin as a space-eating defensive tackle on the interior of the Giants defense. He tore his pectoral muscle in the preseason and missed the entire regular season. The Giants continue to add depth and size to their defensive line, a position of strength for them.
(2011 Original Selection: Marvin Austin, DE, North Carolina)
53. Chicago Bears—Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
Paea is a physical powerhouse and a very difficult player to move off the ball. He registered 14 total tackles and two sacks in limited time as a rookie. Bears coach Lovie Smith has said how high the Bears are on Paea, and they still expect big things from him.
(2011 Original Selection: Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State)
54. Philadelphia Eagles—Kelvin Sheppard, LB, LSU
The Eagles could really use an inside linebacker who can tackle. Sheppard is a sure tackler and a player that has very good size for the middle of a defense. He had a very good rookie season with the Bills, finishing with 70 total tackles in 16 games played.
(2011 Original Selection: Jaiquawn Jarrett, S, Temple)
55. Kansas City Chiefs—Rodney Hudson, OG, Florida State
Hudson gives instant stability to the interior of the offensive line. He played in 16 games as a rookie and started one. He is in the mix to start for the Chiefs in 2012 and will be a solid piece for their offensive line.
(2011 Original Selection: Rodney Hudson, OG, Florida State)
56. New England Patriots—Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska
Helu was very productive as a rookie, and with the loss of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the Patriots will need some production from their backfield. Helu tallied 1,019 total yards and scored three touchdowns as a rookie. He was also a factor in the passing game as he caught 49 passes.
(2011 Original Selection: Shane Vereen, RB, California)
57. Detroit Lions—Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois
Leshoure is a very good running back. Coming out of college, he was projected to be the main ball-carrier for the Lions until he tore his Achilles tendon in training camp. He should be good to go in 2012, and he gives the Lions a presence they have not had in some time at the running back position. Leshoure has a great opportunity before him, as he will be the back that comes in to finish games and kill the clock.
(2011 Original Selection: Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois)
58. Baltimore Ravens—Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
Moore has the speed to be a serious vertical threat in the Ravens' passing attack. He has shown that he has the playmaking ability and skills to be very productive in the NFL. As a rookie, he showed his vertical capabilities by catching 33 passes for 618 yards and averaging 18.7 yards per catch. He also scored five touchdowns.
(2011 Original Selection: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland)
59. Cleveland Browns—Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego State
Brown has good size and is a productive football player at the wide receiver position. He can make plays, has good hands and is a reliable secondary wide receiver. He had a good rookie campaign with 19 catches for 329 yards and two touchdowns.
(2011 Original Selection: Greg Little, WR, North Carolina)
60. Houston Texans—Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL)
Harris is a talented cornerback and a player that can be productive at the NFL level. He can turn and run well and is a solid all-around football player. Harris had a very quiet rookie season, but his talent should make a difference for the Texans defense starting in 2012.
(2011 Original Selection: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL))
61. San Diego Chargers—Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
The Chargers play in a division with some explosive passing attacks, and they need to be able to defend the pass. Dowling is a big, physical corner who can turn and run. He played in the first two games of the season for the Patriots before he was injured and placed on injured reserve, which caused him to miss the rest of the season.
(2011 Original Selection: Jonas Mouton, LB, Michigan)
62. Miami Dolphins—Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
Thomas is the future in Miami at running back. He is a big, athletic football player who can make guys miss. A workhorse type of running back with great size at 6'1" and 230 pounds, he had a good season and finished with 581 yards rushing on 165 carries. The future is bright in Miami for Thomas.
(2011 Original Selection: Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State)
63. Pittsburgh Steelers—Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
Gilbert was named the Steelers' rookie of the year playing right tackle. He started 13 games and solidified the right side of their line. The Steelers have made it clear that Gilbert will be moving to left tackle in 2012, which makes him a vital piece of their offense for years to come.
(2011 Original Selection: Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida)
64. Green Bay Packers—Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
Cobb excelled in the return game for the Packers, giving them a threat to take a return to the end zone at any time. He registered over 1,000 return yards as a rookie and also caught 25 passes for 375 yards. Cobb is just another Packers player that is explosive and has big play written all over him.
(2011 Original Selection: Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky)