2012 NFL Draft Results: The 5 Biggest Mistakes of Rounds 2 and 3

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIApril 28, 2012

2012 NFL Draft Results: The 5 Biggest Mistakes of Rounds 2 and 3

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    Now that Day 2 of the 2012 NFL draft has come to an end, we can now take a look back and reflect and analyze the selections.

    For starters, I will say that most teams have drafted very well and some teams simply have made a few mistakes here and there—for instance, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafting a punter in the third round...Really?

    In that spirit, let's take a look at the five biggest mistakes of Rounds 2 and 3. 

Passing on Alshon Jeffery

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    Forget about Alshon Jeffery's questionable shape and work ethic, just take a look at his game film and you'll realize that this guy is a gamer and is the real deal.

    With that being said, any of the teams that passed on Jeffery in the first round as well as the second round were pretty dumb—if you ask me. 

    The Chicago Bears really lucked out by grabbing at him No. 45 overall as teams like the St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs could have all very well used Jeffery's talents on their roster. 

The New York Jets Drafting Stephen Hill

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    Yes, Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill has a ton of talent but I don't really think he's second-round talent; he simply doesn't have enough of a track record to prove his case.

    The New York Jets drafted Hill with the No. 11 overall pick in the second round and could have certainly used one guy that was still available—and that was wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. 

    Alshon Jeffery > Stephen Hill—enough said. 

Passing on Courtney Upshaw

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    I realize that Courtney Upshaw did go third overall in the second round to the Baltimore Ravens, but all the teams in the first round as well as the two teams ahead of the Ravens in the second could have very well used Upshaw's services.

    The St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts both drafted ahead of Baltimore, and those two teams could have really benefited from drafting the Alabama product. 

The New England Patriots Drafting Tavon Wilson

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    I don't really understand this pick at all.

    For starters, Tavon Wilson is not second-round talent—this was a waste of a draft pick for the New England Patriots as they took him at No. 48 overall. 

    I realize that the Patriots need help in their secondary, but they did sign Steve Gregory and could possibly be moving Devin McCourty to safety.

    All in all, this pick doesn't make too much sense to me. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars Drafting a Punter in the Third Round

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    Bryan Anger is definitely the top punter in the 2012 class but why in the world would anyone draft a punter in the third round? What are the Jacksonville Jaguars doing?

    A team that has so little talent across the board, the Jags, decide to address their need at punter. 

    That's pretty idiotic if you ask me.