2012 NFL Mock Draft: How Browns-Vikings Trade Affects 2nd Round
You ready to see what the second round of the NFL draft has in store after a crazy first round?
Well, you are in luck because I have a fully updated complete second-round mock. This mock discusses each pick, but the picks that are affected by the Browns-Vikings trade will be given special attention.
In that trade, the Browns sent picks in the fourth round (118th overall), fifth round (139th) and seventh round (211th). And it certainly altered the strategy of the teams involved. It also managed to tweak the Ravens draft.
Langford's 2012 2nd-Round Mock
33. St. Louis Rams: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
The Rams missed out on a receiver in the first, but they are in a great position to grab this talented receiver. They just have to help him keep his weight under control.
34. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
The Colts need offensive weapons, and there is a great one available here. Not too mention that this particular weapon has a nice connection with their new QB.
35. Baltimore Ravens (from Vikings): Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
With a new wealth of picks, the Vikings were free to package a couple to move up, and that is exactly what they did here.
They sent this pick to the Ravens for Baltimore's first-round selection. A trade Baltimore likely agreed to once Dont'a Hightower went off the board.
The Ravens will be doing cartwheels when his teammate Upshaw is on board. Upshaw is a classic Ravens player.
36. Denver Broncos (from Buccaneers): Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
The wheeling and dealing Broncos will be making their first selection here, and they will still have a chance to grab a quality DT.
37. Cleveland Browns: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
When the Browns traded up to ensure they drafted Richardson, they made an obvious commitment to the run game.
They used their next pick on a QB. Both of these guys are going to need a little blocking.
Cleveland will have a chance to draft a guy that at one time some considered a top-10 talent. While Martin may not be LT material, he still has the goods to be a force on the right side.
Martin will help plow open some serious holes for Trent Richardson.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson
The Jaguars need to find an edge pass-rusher. They won't have a chance to do that in this draft after this pick.
39. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins): Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
St. Louis needs help all over the field. While Jenkins comes with some baggage, he also brings serious talent.
40. Carolina Panthers: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
At one time, plenty of mock drafts had the Panthers taking Still with their first pick. They will get him with this one.
41. Buffalo Bills: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
The Bills have done some serious retooling to their defense. They need to devote a pick to the offense here.
42. Miami Dolphins: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
The Dolphins will look to replace some of Brandon Marshall's production with Sanu.
43. Seattle Seahawks: Cordy Glenn, G/OT, Georgia
Glenn is a tremendous value here, and the Seahawks could use another guard.
44. Kansas City Chiefs: Amini Silatolu, G/OT, Midwestern State
The Chiefs will love Silatolu's versatility and run blocking.
45. St. Louis Rams (from Cowboys): Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Huge value here for the Rams as Hill comes with tremendous upside. They already took a chance on Jeffery, but Sam Bradford desperately needs weapons.
46. Philadelphia Eagles: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
The Eagles have to replace Asante Samuel. Johnson is the best CB on the board here.
47. New York Jets: Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
The Jets offensive line needs to get back to their bullying ways. Massie will help with that.
48. New England Patriots (from Raiders): Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
Reyes will be a nice fit at end in the Pats 3-4.
49. San Diego Chargers: Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
Ta'amu will occupy blockers and help solidify the Chargers run defense.
50. Chicago Bears: Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin
The Bears will be getting one of the steals of the draft at one of their biggest needs here.
51. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cardinals): Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Cousins will be nice depth for the Eagles behind the increasingly injury-prone Michael Vick.
52. Tennessee Titans: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
The Titans must add some speed and athleticism to the edge of their defense.
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Polk is a workhorse back that has the tools to play every down. The Bengals need that.
54. Detroit Lions: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
Detroit has to address their porous secondary.
55. Atlanta Falcons: Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State
Osemele is a strong guard that will be a nice fit on a thinning Falcons offensive line.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
The Steelers want to get back to smash-mouth football. Spending their first two picks on the OL is a nice start.
57. Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
Denver can start grooming this strong-armed, tall QB behind one of the best to ever play the game.
58. Houston Texans: Reuben Randle, WR, LSU
This is huge value for the Texans and Randle will be able to compete for a starting spot opposite Andre Johnson immediately.
59. Green Bay Packers: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
The explosive Miller could have a huge rookie year for the Packers.
60. Baltimore Ravens: Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California
The Ravens missed out on Hightower, but Kendricks is a nice consolation prize.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
The 49ers definitely need some depth at corner.
62. New England Patriots: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
The Patriots need more than depth in their secondary. They need a player that can start. In that secondary, Hayward will have a chance to do that right away.
63. New York Giants: Derek Wolfe, DE/DT, Cincinnati
Oh look! The Giants are taking a versatile and athletic defensive lineman. What a shock.
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