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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 2 and 3 Projections

Jon DoveContributor IJanuary 9, 2017

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 2 and 3 Projections

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    The first round of the 2012 NFL draft was filled with a ton of surprises. Topping the list was the Seattle Seahawks' selection of West Virginia's Bruce Irvin. He's a talented player, but it would have made more sense late in the second round.

    This year's draft class fosters a lot of surprise picks. The second round promises to add more shocking and surprise picks.

    The St. Louis Rams have the best opportunity to improve their team in the second round. Keep an eye on this team, because they can make a really big jump next season.

No. 33: St. Louis Rams

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    Pick: Stephen Hill, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech

    The St. Louis Rams absolutely need to add some playmakers to the offensive side of the ball. Stephen Hill has the size and quickness needed to develop into a true No. 1 receiver in the NFL. Sam Bradford's development depends heavily on the Rams' ability to add a wide receiver.

    Hill is a bit raw, but he boasts enough athletic ability to make an instant impact. He fits in nicely with the other, smaller receivers on the Rams roster.

    Adding Michael Brockers in Round 1 forces the Rams to target offense in the second round.

No. 34: Indianapolis Colts

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    Pick: Coby Fleener, Tight End, Stanford

    Andrew Luck is going to be an excellent NFL quarterback, but that transition will be made easier with Coby Fleener in the mix. Luck's experience at Stanford heavily involved the use of tight ends and play-action. Adding Fleener would make his transition to the NFL easier.

    Fleener is a wide receiver in a tight end's body who knows how to make plays in the passing game. The Colts are far from contending, which means making their franchise quarterback comfortable is important.

No. 35: Baltimore Ravens (from MIN)

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    Pick: Peter Konz, Center, Wisconsin

    If the Baltimore Ravens had selected Peter Konz in the first round, nobody would have questioned the pick. However, adding him in the second round classifies as an absolute steal. The Ravens need an immediate solution at guard and a long-term solution at center.

    Konz is not only a heady player, but also a guy who can move defenders off the line. This is a pick that will help the Ravens continue their success in the AFC North.

No. 36: Denver Broncos (from TB)

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    Pick: Devon Still, Defensive Tackle, Penn State

    This is another pick that would have made sense in the first round. The Denver Broncos need a defensive tackle who can penetrate the pocket. Devon Still is one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the entire 2012 draft class.

    Still will bring the pressure from the middle, and Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil will bring it from the edge. This is a player with first-round talent who slipped to the second round because of the rise of other prospects.

No. 37: Cleveland Browns

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    Pick: Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver, South Carolina

    The Cleveland Browns passed on the opportunity to add Justin Blackmon but still find a playmaking wide receiver in this draft. Alshon Jeffery brings size and leaping ability to a roster that needs a player that can create on his own.

    At one point, Jeffery was considered a lock for the top 10. However, his stock dropped because of questions about his dedication to the sport. These concerns might warrant attention, but he's too talented of a player to drop any further.

No. 38: Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Pick: Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Marshall

    The Jacksonville Jaguars need to come out of this draft with a playmaking wide receiver and a pass-rusher. Adding Justin Blackmon in the first round gives this team a legitimate outside threat. However, adding Vinny Curry in the second round could be the highlight of the Jaguars' class.

    Curry is an underrated athlete who excels at pressuring the quarterback. However, his real strength is his ability to anticipate the snap and beat the offensive line off the ball. There's no doubt in my mind that Curry will contend for double-digit sacks every season.

No. 39: St. Louis Rams (from WAS)

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    Pick: Lavonte David, Linebacker, Nebraska

    Whatever team lands Lavonte David in the second round is getting an elite playmaker. He makes plays all over the field and is always in the right position. David might be undersized, but he'll instantly be one of the best defensive players in the NFL.

    Some undersized players struggle in the NFL, but David is both quick enough and savvy enough to overcome the odds. St. Louis would team David with James Laurinaitis to form one of the top linebacker duos in the league.

No. 40: Carolina Panthers

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    Pick: Jerel Worthy, Defensive Tackle, Michigan State

    The Carolina Panthers need to add talent to the front seven of their defense, and that's exactly what they will accomplish in this draft. Luke Kuechly is a leader and a playmaker, and Jerel Worthy will only increase his productivity.

    Worthy can both penetrate the pocket and occupy blockers. He's a multi-dimensional player who can be utilized in any defensive scheme. Cam Newton has enough offensive weapons, and this team will find success because of an improved defense.

Picks No. 41 to No. 51

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    41. Buffalo Bills—Rueben Randle, Wide Receiver, LSU

    42. Miami Dolphins—Cordy Glenn, Offensive Lineman, Georgia

    43. Seattle Seahawks—Bobby Massie, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss

    44. Kansas City Chiefs—Courtney Upshaw, Linebacker, Alabama

    45. St. Louis Rams (from DAL)—Lamar Miller, Running Back, Miami (FL)

    46. Philadelphia Eagles—Brandon Taylor, Cornerback, LSU

    47. New York Jets—Jonathan Martin, Offensive Lineman, Stanford

    48. New England Patriots (from OAK)—Janoris Jenkins, Cornerback, North Alabama

    49. San Diego Chargers—Mike Adams, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State

    50. Chicago Bears—Amini Silatolu, Guard, Midwestern State

    51. Philadelphia Eagles (from ARZ)—Zach Brown, Linebacker, UNC

Picks No. 52 to No. 63

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    52. Tennessee Titans—Andre Branch, Defensive End, Clemson

    53. Cincinnati Bengals—Kendall Reyes, Defensive Lineman, Connecticut

    54. Detroit Lions—Josh Robinson, Cornerback, UCF

    55. Atlanta Falcons—Billy Winn, Defensive Lineman, Boise State

    56. Pittsburgh Steelers—Mychal Kendricks, Linebacker, Cal

    57. Denver Broncos—LaMichael James, Running Back, Oregon

    58. Houston Texans—Alameda Ta'amu, Defensive Tackle, Washington

    59. Green Bay Packers—Trumaine Johnson, Defensive Back, Montana

    60. Baltimore Ravens—Brandon Thompson, Defensive Lineman, Clemson

    61. San Francisco 49ers—Jamell Fleming, Cornerback, Oklahoma

    62. New England Patriots—Mike Martin, Defensive Lineman, Michigan

    63. New York Giants—Dwayne Allen, Tight End, Clemson

Picks No. 64 to No. 74

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    64. Indianapolis Colts—Bobby Wagner, Linebacker, Utah State

    65. St. Louis Rams—Casey Hayward, Cornerback, Vanderbilt

    66. Minnesota Vikings—James-Michael Johnson, Linebacker, Nevada

    67. Cleveland Browns—Jeff Allen, Offensive Lineman, Illinois

    68. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Kelechi Osemele, Offensive Lineman, Iowa State

    69. Washington Redskins—Mitchell Schwartz, Offensive Tackle, Cal

    70. Jacksonville Jaguars—Bernard Pierce, Running Back, Temple

    71. Buffalo Bills—Nick Foles, Quarterback, Arizona State

    72. Miami Dolphins—Orson Charles, Tight End, Georgia

    73. Miami Dolphins (from CHI)—Malik Jackson, Defensive Lineman, Tennessee

    74. Kansas City Chiefs—Tyrone Crawford, Defensive Lineman, Boise State

Picks No. 75 to No. 85

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    75. Seattle Seahawks—Zebrie Sanders, Offensive Lineman, Florida State

    76. Houston Texans (from PHI)—Mohamed Sanu, Wide Receiver, Rutgers

    77. New York Jets—Chris Polk, Running Back, Washington

    78. San Diego Chargers—Brian Quick, Wide Receiver, Appalachian State

    79. Chicago Bears—Ron Brooks, Cornerback, LSU

    80. Arizona Cardinals—Ronnell Lewis, Linebacker, Oklahoma

    81. Dallas Cowboys—Joe Looney, Offensive Lineman, Wake Forest

    82. Tennessee Titans—Mike Daniels, Defensive Lineman, Iowa

    83. Cincinnati Bengals—Josh Norman, Defensive Back, Coastal Carolina

    84. Atlanta Falcons—Brandon Brooks, Offensive Lineman, Miami (OH)

    85. Detroit Lions—Tommy Streeter, Wide Receiver, Miami (FL)

Picks No. 86 to No. 95

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    86. Pittsburgh Steelers—Josh Chapman, Defensive Lineman, Alabama

    87. Denver Broncos—Ben Jones, Center, Georgia

    88. Philadelphia Eagles (from HOU)—Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Michigan State

    89. New Orleans Saints—Terrell Manning, Linebacker, NC State

    90. Green Bay Packers—Jayron Hosley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

    91. Baltimore Ravens—Jonathan Massaquoi, Linebacker, Troy

    92. San Francisco 49ers—Marvin Jones, Wide Receiver, Cal

    93. Cincinnati Bengals (from NE)—Adam Gettis, Offensive Lineman, Iowa

    94. New York Giants—Audie Cole, Linebacker, NC State

    95. Oakland Raiders—Cam Johnson, Defensive End, Virginia

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