2012 NFL Mock Draft: Complete Look at Round 2 Action

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Linebacker Courtney Upshaw of Alabama takes part in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The 2012 NFL draft continues tonight, and the second and third rounds are sure to be almost as crazy as Round 1. 

Draft-day trades will occur again tonight, but don't expect this mock draft to speculate on those. It's pretty obvious that trying to predict which teams will trade up or down is a bit too much. 

Each team hopes it will go to bed tonight having dominated the draft, but some teams will make questionable picks. It already happened in the first round and it will keep happening throughout the weekend. 

That being said, here's my 2012 NFL mock draft for Round 2. 


2012 NFL Mock Draft Round 2  

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

The Rams barely missed out on Justin Blackmon and Michael Floyd in the first round. With three picks in the second round, they have to use one on a WR, and drafting Hill to open the second round would be ideal. 

St. Louis shouldn't wait on a wideout any longer. Hill will be a fantastic fit for the Rams, and Sam Bradford will love having such a speedy target. 

(34) Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

The Colts found their franchise QB in Round 1, so using this pick to draft a former teammate of Andrew Luck would be a terrific move. 

Fleener is a beast at TE, running a 4.45 40-yard-dash at his pro day, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That's astonishing when you consider he's listed at 6'6" and 247 pounds.  

(35) Baltimore Ravens (from TB): Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

The Ravens moved out the first round to acquire more draft picks and they still end up with a great linebacker. Should they make this pick, they'll be off to a good start. 

Upshaw has a great football mind and a relentless demeanor on the gridiron. He'll receive a warm welcome in Baltimore, helping to keep the Ravens defense on top. 


(36) Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Another team that jumped out of the first round, the Broncos will make out as winners here if they're able to get Worthy. A DT is their biggest need, and Worthy has the potential to be a phenomenal player in the league. 


(37) Cleveland Browns: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

The Browns missed out on Kendall Wright in the first round, so they drafted Brandon Weeden to compete with Colt McCoy. Both QBs need additional weapons to work with, so look for Cleveland to go with a WR here. 

Randle's big frame and explosive play make him a wonderful pick right here for the Browns, who hope they're hitting a huge home run. 


(38) Jacksonville Jaguars: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

Jenkins fell to Round 2 because of his character concerns, but considering his level of talent, he's a major steal here at No. 38. He'll instantly help the Jaguars' secondary. 

(39) St. Louis Rams (from WAS): Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia                       

Glenn surprisingly fell to the second round, but it works out for the Rams. This is their second pick of the second round, and using it to add protection for Bradford would be ideal. 


(40) Carolina Panthers: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Jeffery has exceptional hands and a great vertical leap. The Panthers need another big target for Cam Newton to work with, because Steve Smith alone won't help them reach the postseason. 

He may be bummed he dropped to Round 2, but he'll be happy to land on a young team that's rising up in the league, and having a strong-armed QB like Newton will help Jeffery prosper. 


(41) Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Another guy who shockingly fell out of Round 1, Martin is a very good offensive tackle that can pass protect well and open giant holes for the run game.

Buffalo wasn't able to get the OT it coveted so much in the first round, but drafting Martin here would be great because the Bills would be getting a steal. 

(42) Miami Dolphins: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

Miami could go a number of different ways here, but boosting the pass rush with a stud like Branch is the Dolphins' best bet. 

(43) Seattle Seahawks: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

The Seahawks shocked everyone with their first-round pick, and they'll probably do it again here. I have them playing it smart, though, and adding great depth to the defense. 

(44) Kansas City Chiefs: Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin

Konz will be a splendid addition for Kansas City, a team that has to upgrade the offensive line to help keep Matt Cassel safe. 


(45) St. Louis (via Dallas): Chris Polk, RB, Washington

The Rams get a major boost to their offense by adding insurance for Steven Jackson. Polk has the makings of an every-down back in the NFL, and learning from Jackson will do wonders for his career. 


(46) Philadelphia Eagles: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana

The Eagles traded Asante Samuel to save money, so look for them to find his future replacement in the second round. Drafting someone like Johnson here would be awesome, as he is someone who has superb potential. 


(47) New York Jets: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

Failing the drug test at the combine was a big setback for Adams, but he still lands with a good team. The Jets would be wise to upgrade the offensive line in Round 2 after helping out the defensive line in Round 1. 

(48) New England Patriots (from OAK): Devon Still, DT, Penn State

The Patriots continue strengthen their defense by adding a powerful force to the line. Still has the borderline late-first-round talent, but dropped to the second round because a run of playmakers. 

(49) San Diego Chargers: Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut

The Chargers improved their pass rush in the first round by getting a steal in Melvin Ingram at No. 18. Here at No. 49 they'll play it smart and draft Reyes to help stop the run. 

(50) Chicago Bears: Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss

The Bears opted to help the defense in Round 1, which means they have to go with an offensive lineman here to help keep Jay Cutler safe. 


(51) Philadelphia Eagles (from ARI): Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

The Eagles obviously don't need a QB, but drafting a project player like Cousins to have him sit in the wings for a couple years and develop would be a fantastic move for Philadelphia. 


(52) Tennessee Titans: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

The Titans missed out on some superb pass-rushers in the first round and ended up drafting a WR. In the second round, it would be in their best interest to upgrade the pass rush with a potential star in Curry. 

(53) Cincinnati Bengals: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State

Adding another WR to help relieve A.J. Green of pressure would be the ideal move for Cincinnati in Round 2. 


(54) Detroit Lions: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida

The Lions played it smart and drafted the best overall lineman in the first round, and they'll continue to draft well by getting some much-needed help for the secondary. 

(55) Atlanta Falcons: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

Tony Gonzalez isn't getting and young, so the Falcons would be making a stellar move by drafting Charles to be his replacement. 

Charles has amazing hands and can also block pretty well. He's very athletic and there's no doubt he'll make an impact in the receiving game. 

(56) Pittsburgh Steelers: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina

The Steelers have to get younger on defense, and landing Brown this late in the second round would be a great steal. 

(57) Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State

Denver's future after Peyton Manning is up in the air, which is exactly why the Broncos need to draft Osweiler. 

Hes a tall, strong-armed QB that could learn from the best, developing into Denver's franchise QB. 


(58) Houston Texans: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

Houston upgraded its pass rush in Round 1, so now the smart move for Round 2 is to help the offense become more explosive. Pairing Sanu with Andre Johnson will force opposing defenses to worry about more than just one Texans WR. 

(59) Green Bay Packers: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

Miller's blazing speed is what makes him enticing, and getting him the ball in open space is the best way for him to shine. Platooning in Green Bay and making an impact in the receiving game will help the Packers offense become much more dangerous. 

(60) Baltimore Ravens: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State

Ed Reed isn't getting any younger. Baltimore has several options here, but the smart move would be to add depth to the secondary. 

(61) San Francisco 49ers: Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State

The 49ers will use the draft to improve their depth as much as possible, and focusing on the offensive line here in Round 2 is a must. 

(62) New England Patriots: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

The Patriots may not have this pick if they wheel and deal per usual, but if they do, the trend of helping the defense continues. Drafting Hayward will be a great boost to the secondary. 


(63) New York Giants: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State

The Giants could look to get a defender here, but Sanders is a high-rated prospect who fills a team need for New York, which makes him the smart pick. 




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