2012 NFL Mock Draft: Best-Case Scenarios for Every Round-2 Team
The 2012 NFL draft had quite the intriguing first round, and Round 2 is sure to be just as much fun.
Every team is hoping for the best, but in reality, some teams will make awful selections and others will panic and make an irrational pick. Look for some more trades to occur in Round 2, but don't expect to find any trade predictions here. I think most will agree that speculating draft day trades is just too much.
That being said, here's my 2012 NFL mock draft for Round 2 with the best-case scenarios for each team making a pick.
2012 NFL Mock Draft, Round 2
(33) St. Louis Rams: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
The Rams desperately need to give Sam Bradford more playmakers, and with Hill's speed, he and Bradford will easily connect on some monster gains for St. Louis.
(34) Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Andrew Luck really relied on Fleener this past season, so it would be a fantastic move for the Colts to bring in his former teammate.
Fleener is the top TE in the draft, checking in at 6'6" and 247 pounds while running a 4.45 40-yard-dash at his pro day, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Which Player Dropping to Round 2 Surprised You the Most?
(35) Baltimore Ravens (from TB): Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
Upshaw shockingly fell to the second round, but the Ravens will gladly add him to ensure their defense remains one of the best in the league.
The former Crimson Tide standout knows the ins and outs of the game, and he'll waste no time proving himself in Baltimore.
(36) Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
The Broncos traded their way out of the first round, but they'll still end up with a talented defensive tackle, filling their biggest need.
(37) Cleveland Browns: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
The Browns need a big target out wide opposite of Greg Little, and drafting Randle to help make plays for either Colt McCoy or Brandon Weeden would be ideal.
(38) Jacksonville Jaguars: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Jenkins' character issues forced him out of Round 1, but nobody can deny his talent on the football field, which is why I see the Jaguars taking the risk on him in the early second round.
(39) St. Louis Rams (from WAS): Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia
The Rams second pick of the second round could go a number of different ways and it could even be traded, but if they keep it, adding depth on the line to protect Bradford would be smart.
(40) Carolina Panthers: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Teams weren't too high on Jeffery, and given how his last season and pre-draft time played out it's not a huge surprise.
However, he's incredibly talented and will receive a warm welcome in Carolina, a team that has to have more playmakers to compete in the tough NFC South.
(41) Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Martin's drop to Round 2 is quite a surprise, but it works out for the Bills. They still get a skilled offensive tackle, only they didn't have to trade multiple picks to get one.
Which Position Should the Dolphins Target in Round 2?
(42) Miami Dolphins: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
The Dolphins might consider a wide receiver here because they're in need of playmakers, but Branch is the best available here at No. 42 and he also fills a need.
(43) Seattle Seahawks: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
Seattle made an odd pick in the first round, drafting Bruce Irvin way before he should have been selected. In the second round, the Seahawks continue to add depth to a defense that is in need of upgrades.
(44) Kansas City Chiefs: Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin
Konz will be a perfect addition in Kansas City, playing for a team in dire need of more protection for its QB.
(45) St. Louis (via Dallas): Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Steven Jackson doesn't have a ton left in the tank, so drafting Polk to ensure the future remains bright would be a terrific call for St. Louis.
(46) Philadelphia Eagles: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
The Eagles dealt Asante Samuel away, meaning they need to add another corner. They save a ton of money doing this, as well as help prepare for the future.
(47) New York Jets: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
The Jets will upgrade the offensive line here in Round 2 after boosting the defensive line in the first round.
(48) New England Patriots (from OAK): Devon Still, DT, Penn State
The Patriots may end up trading this pick, but should they keep it, continuing to add great strength to their defensive front would be great.
(49) San Diego Chargers: Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
The Chargers would be wise to get a player to help stop the run here after helping the pass rush in Round 1.
(50) Chicago Bears: Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
The Bears went with defense in the first round, so now is the time to upgrade the offensive line to make sure Jay Cutler is safe.
(51) Philadelphia Eagles (from ARI): Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Drafting for the future with the Eagles' second pick of the second round would be a very bright move for Philadelphia. Michael Vick is more likely to get hurt than most QB's, so quality insurance at the position is a must.
(52) Tennessee Titans: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
The Titans have to help the pass rush here after choosing to add a playmaker in the first round.
(53) Cincinnati Bengals: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Speaking of playmakers, Quick will be a nice fit for the Bengals, a team in need of relieving its star wideout of pressure.
(54) Detroit Lions: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
The Lions made the right call in helping out the offense with their first-round pick, so the ideal move here is to help the secondary.
(55) Atlanta Falcons: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
The Falcons know that Tony Gonzalez won't be around much longer, which means it would benefit them to draft a superb receiving TE like Charles.
(56) Pittsburgh Steelers: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Pittsburgh got a steal in Round 1 by landing David DeCastro, and in the second round the Steelers will play it smart because they really need to add youth on defense.
(57) Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
Say hello to Peyton Manning's heir in Denver. There's no telling how long Manning will be around for the Broncos, so getting a tall, strong-armed QB to learn from Manning now would be a brilliant move.
(58) Houston Texans: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Taking pressure off Andre Johnson is the best way the Texans will improve this coming season. A more explosive passing game outside of Johnson is a must if Houston is going to ever reach the Super Bowl.
(59) Green Bay Packers: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
The Packers don't have great depth in the run game. Drafting Miller will help spice things up for Green Bay, as the former Miami standout will use his blazing speed to catch passes out of the backfield and burst open big runs.
(60) Baltimore Ravens: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
Ed Reed isn't getting any younger, which means the Ravens really need to think about drafting his replacement here at No. 60.
(61) San Francisco 49ers: Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State
The 49ers helped their roster in a big way in free agency, and in the first round they added depth at WR. Now they must add more protection for Alex Smith.
(62) New England Patriots: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
The Patriots keep making great picks, choosing to help upgrade the defense once again, only this time it's the secondary.
(63) New York Giants: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
The Giants took a risk by drafting David Wilson in the first round, and soon we'll know if it pays off. One way to help out Wilson would be to strengthen the depth on the offensive line with a beast like Sanders.
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