2012 NFL Draft: 10 Predictions for Day 2
Who would have thought that Thursday would have seen the most trades in the first round in NFL draft history? How incredible is that?
Speaking of predictions, let's take a look at my 10 predictions heading into Day 2 of the 2012 NFL draft.
Janoris Jenkins Will Not Be Drafted Until the Third Round
Janoris Jenkins was once projected to go in the first round but now has fallen completely off of the map—but don't get me wrong, he sure as hell is still a first-round talent.
I guess you can just say that no one wants anything to do with his marijuana smoking or him having four kids at such a young age.
With that being said, I don't see Jenkins going off of the board until the third round.
Alshon Jeffery Will Be the First Wide Receiver Drafted
I was rather shocked to see Alshon Jeffery not go in the first round of the draft.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Jeffery is a first-round talent, but there are some question marks regarding his work ethic and physical shape—which likely caused him to slide out of the first round entirely.
With that being said, I see Jeffery being the first wide receiver taken in Round 2. Some teams that I feel would be interested are the St. Louis Rams at No. 33, the Denver Broncos at No. 36, the Cleveland Browns at No. 37 and the Carolina Panthers at No. 40.
The Cleveland Browns Will Draft Alshon Jeffery
To continue on the previous thought, I like Alshon Jeffery going to the Cleveland Browns at No. 37 overall in the second round.
Cleveland already has drafted running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden—so why not go wide receiver?
Jeffery is by far the most talented wide receiver available and could turn Cleveland's wide receiver corps into quite the productive one.
The Carolina Panthers Will Draft Rueben Randle
With Alshon Jeffery being off of the board, I see Rueben Randle being the next wide receiver to go—and that's to the Carolina Panthers.
Steve Smith can't do it all on his own for yet another season with the Panthers. Adding someone as talented as Randle to Carolina's receiving corps would be very beneficial to Cam Newton's development.
Coby Fleener Will Be Drafted in the First 10 Picks of the Second Round
I really like Coby Fleener and I think that he has a promising future as a tight end in the NFL.
I don’t see Fleener making it past the top 10 in the second round. Some teams that I believe would be interested are the St. Louis Rams at No. 33, the Indianapolis Colts at No. 34, the Denver Broncos at No. 36 as well as the Buffalo Bills at No. 41.
Cordy Glenn Will Be the First Offensive Guard Drafted in Round 2
I’m somewhat surprised to see offensive lineman Cordy Glenn still available on the board as he’s very versatile and can play both guard and tackle.
Glenn is a very efficient pass-blocker, is pretty solid in the running game and could be plugged in as an immediate starter at the next level.
Brock Osweiler Will Be the First Quarterback Selected on Day 2
Brock Osweiler is a very impressive quarterback prospect as he has an elite build as well as a rocket arm—his only downfall is that he tends to make poor decisions, which is something that can certainly be coached up.
I see Osweiler being the first quarterback selected on Day 2.
But where will he end up?
The Kansas City Chiefs Will Draft Brock Osweiler
The New York Jets Will Draft Running Back Chris Polk
I really felt like the New York Jets wanted to draft Trent Richardson but were unable to trade up for him, so instead I see the Jets drafting Chris Polk.
The Washington product is the best available running back on my draft board and should be available at the 15th overall pick of the second round.
Courtney Upshaw Will Be Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars
I am really stunned to see Courtney Upshaw still available heading into Day 2.
I don't see him lasting long; he'll be off the boards by the sixth overall pick in the second round as the Jacksonville Jaguars will gladly welcome him aboard.
It seems like that the Jags are always looking for a pass-rusher and quite frankly, I think Upshaw is their guy.