2012 NFL Draft: Complete Second-Round Mock Draft

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2012 NFL Draft: Complete Second-Round Mock Draft
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The first round is in the books and, of course, there were plenty of surprises. Then again, are they really surprises when you know they're coming? 

Teams reached, players dropped, fans cheered and some booed. 

And Coby Fleener is still in the green room at Radio City Music Hall, waiting to hear his name called. 

Basically, it was a typical night of the NFL draft. Friday night will be no different, so let's take a look at the next round and possible selections based on remaining needs. 

 

33. St. Louis Rams: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

The Rams are stockpiling picks and preparing for the future. Hill has perhaps the highest ceiling of any receiver and provides Sam Bradford with a big, athletic receiver—something he desperately needs.  

 

34. Indianapolis Colts: Cordy Glenn, OG/T, Georgia

This pick keeps the new face of the franchise upright. Glenn sliding out of the first round was unexpected, and great news for the Colts.  

 

35. Baltimore Ravens: Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE, Alabama 

The Ravens trade back, add a pick and still get their guy. Not too shabby at all. Upshaw is a versatile pass-rusher who plays well against top competition. 

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36. Denver Broncos: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

Fleener's patience in the green room is rewarded with a chance to catch throws from Peyton Manning. And he will catch a lot of them, especially inside the red zone where he is a huge target. 

 

37. Cleveland Browns: Jonathan Martin, OT, Ohio State

Cleveland adds another weapon on offense. Martin is an all-around tackle and a huge reason for Stanford's success on the ground. He's also Trent Richardson's new BFF. 

 

38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech

With receiver already addressed, the Jags focus on the defensive side of the ball and add the underrated Hosley. He has all the tools of a shutdown corner and helps out in the return game.

 

39. St. Louis Rams: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

Rams, again? The top priority is now at left tackle, so Adams is the pick here. He is raw, but has the potential to develop into an elite tackle. Proper coaching could turn this into the steal of the draft.

 

40. Carolina Panthers: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

An aging Steve Smith is all they really have at receiver. Randle has the size, speed and hands to be another reliable target for Cam Newton. Look for the two to pick apart defenses for years to come.

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41. Buffalo Bills: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

The Bills need a No. 2 receiver alongside Steve Johnson, and Sanu fits the bill. While he lacks top-end speed, he's very physical and runs precise routes.

 

42. Miami Dolphins: Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson

Outside of Cameron Wake, the Dolphins are lacking quality pass-rushers. Branch had 77 tackles with 17 for a loss and 10.5 sacks in 2011. He's quick off the snap and closes in a hurry. 

 

43. Seattle Seahawks: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Another defensive player for the up-and-coming Seahawks, only this one is less of a head-scratcher (really, Bruce Irvin?). Worthy is a first-round talent, but inconsistency drops him here. 

 

44. Kansas City Chiefs: Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss

Right tackle is an area of concern for the Chiefs. Massie would be an immediate upgrade over starter Barry Richardson. He does well in pass-protection, but really excels in run-blocking. 

 

45. St. Louis Rams: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California

Another need is filled with another pick. Kendricks winning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year was no fluke. He flies around the field and racks up lots and lots of tackles—107 on the season.

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46. Philadelphia Eagles: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State

It's hard to find a linebacker with his unique blend of athleticism and on-field production. Wagner posted a 4.45 40-yard dash, 39.5" vertical leap and 11.0" broad jump at his recent pro day. And on the field, he is a disruptive force to be reckoned with.

 

47. New York Jets: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

The Jets replace Plaxico Burress with Plaxico Burress 2.0. Jeffery will struggle to get separation against NFL corners, but is a big target with soft hands. 

 

48. New England Patriots: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

Could this offense get any more dangerous? The answer is yes, they just did. James is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands, and the Patriots will find a way to get him the ball—whether in the running or passing game.  

 

49. San Diego Chargers: Kelechi Osemele, OT/G, Iowa State

The Chargers need to upgrade the O-line, and this pick accomplishes that. The versatile Osemele can align anywhere on the line. He has a massive frame and uses his very long arms—the longest of any prospect at the combine—effectively.  

 

50. Chicago Bears: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

Center is not a sexy pick by any means, but it's such an important position. Konz allows Garza to move to guard—his natural position—and gives the line much-needed stability. 

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51. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia

Boykin is like a Swiss army knife with wheels. He plays corner, returns kicks and helps out on offense. He had a productive senior season with 55 tackles (11 for a loss), nine passes defended, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. 

 

52. Tennessee Titans: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State

Guard was a weakness for the team last season. Silatolu is the right remedy. Though a small-school prospect, Silatolu has massive talent. He's strong, moves well and is fundamentally sound. 

 

53. Cincinnati Bengals: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

According to Still, Still is the best tackle prospect in the draft. I disagree, but I think he has a chance to be special. The confidence is a good thing and, more importantly, supported by statistics. He has the ability to take over games and did it often while at Penn State. 

 

54. Detroit Lions: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida

The fastest man at the combine is also a top corner prospect. He is experienced in man coverage and collected 48 tackles with 15 passes defended and two interceptions in 2011. The Lions will need every single one of those numbers when they face Aaron Rodgers twice each season.  

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55. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Polk, RB, Washington

The Falcons are finally on the clock and select Michael Turner's eventual replacement. Turner struggled mightily down the stretch in 2011 and is not getting any younger (30). Polk is a downhill runner with good vision and power to break tackles.  

 

56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jamell Flemming, CB, Oklahoma

This pick comes as little surprise to those who have watched this team of late. Their corners are struggling, aging and giving up far too many big plays. Flemming is a sleeper prospect with a nice combination of size (5'11", 208 pounds), speed (4.43) and strength. A possible starter in Week 1.  

 

57. Denver Broncos: Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, UConn

The Broncos are shocked to see Reyes still available, and quickly swoop him up. Reyes is quick off the snap and gets into the backfield in a hurry. Him and Von Miller should terrorize quarterbacks for a long time. 

 

58. Houston Texans: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International

Andre Johnson can't do it all. As Johnson works the outside, Hilton can slide into the slot and stretch the field with his 4.3 speed. He's a polished route-runner and extremely elusive in the open field. 

 

59. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

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Things are starting to look promising for the defense, as they also acquired Nick Perry in the first round. The Packers surrendered too many yards through the air, and while the secondary is partly to blame, a lot of that has to do with a lack of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Their first two picks are two giant leaps in the right direction. 

 

60. Baltimore Ravens: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State

Raw is the common adjective used to describe Quick—as well as big, strong and athletic. Quick, a former basketball player, is still learning the position but shows plenty of promise. He has the hands and hops of a touchdown machine. 

 

61. San Francisco 49ers: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

Fans who wanted Jenkins (Janoris) in the first round are elated to see him slide this far. Off-the-field issues aside, Jenkins is the best pure cover corner in the draft. He proved himself in the SEC and at North Alabama, and will continue to do so at the next level. 

 

62. New England Patriots: Derek Wolfe, DE/DT, Cincinnati

They wanted pass-rushers, and that's what they're getting. Wolfe had an excellent senior season with 21.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and 9.5 sacks. He's also solid at stopping the run. 

 

63. New York Giants: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California

Schwartz provides depth with the skill set to compete for a starting spot. His stock has been on the rise after a stellar season and week at the Senior Bowl. He is big and strong, and solid in both pass-protection and run-blocking. 

 

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