2nd Round Mock Draft
This a complete 2nd round mock draft. During this second round most teams will already have made a major contribution to their starting positions or by adding depth. The 2010 NFL Draft has the most defensive depth to have ever entered the draft. My second round consist mostly defensive players again. Some of the higher names in this second round mock draft are Brandon Spikes, Jonathan Dwyer, and Sean Lee.
33. St. Louis Rams – WR Arrelious Benn
The Rams are in need of a true number one wide receiver. Benn is a strong and shifty runner after the catch. He catches the ball naturally away from his frame and has good body control and can make the acrobatic catch.
34. Detroit Lions – LB Brandon Spikes
Inside linebacker Brandon Spikes would be a great piece to the already growing line-backing core of the Lions. Brandon Spikes has great playmaking instincts. He may not show top speed but his awareness usually allows him to be the first to the ball. He plays with attitude and is a leader on the field.
35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LB Navorro Bowman
Tampa Bay has not been able to find a suitable replacement for Derrick Brooks. Bowman could be a good addition to Barrett Rudd. Shows a good feel for sniffing out screens and draws. I really doubt opposing offenses will be able to turn the corner on Bowman.
36. Kansas City Chiefs – S Nate Allen
The Chiefs were overwhelmed with the poor play of their safeties in 2009. They cannot wait to draft a safety after this round; they need an impact player right now.
37. Washington Redskins – RB Ryan Mathews
The possibility of Clinton Portis getting pushed out of Washington, Ryan Mathews could come in and be another 1,000 yard rusher through Shanahan’s offense. Mathews is a one-cut runner who doesn’t waste much time with a great burst through the hole. Mathews has one heck of a stiff arm.
38. Cleveland Browns – NT Cam Thomas
Cam Thomas was underrated until the Senior Bowl came around, now he is in the talk of the best defensive tackles. Thomas has the size with massive strength and good overall speed. There are a lot of trade speculations with Shaun Rogers, so Thomas could be the 3-4 nose tackle the Browns are looking for. Thomas rarely gives up ground and does a good job of locking out arms and driving the lineman back into the backfield.
39. Oakland Raiders – OT Charles Brown
Charles Brown is a bit underrated, while he consistently showed his high motor and aggressiveness until the whistle. Brown has the natural intangibles for an offensive tackle. He is a bit undersized in weight but a few cheese burgers will change that. Brown should be the most athletic offensive tackle after the NFL Combine. He is a pretty solid all around offensive tackle and should be able to excel at either tackle position.
40. Buffalo Bills – LB Ricky Sapp
Buffalo is in the mist of switching to a 3-4 defense this year. Not sure how they will do it, but picking up Ricky Sapp would be a step in the right direction. Ricky has experience lining up at outside linebacker in a base 3-4 defense. He explodes off the line and has better than-expected awareness in coverage.
41. Seattle Seahawks – RB Jonathan Dwyer
Seattle is looking for a change of pace at running back. Jonathan Dwyer would be a great addition to a one-two punch along with Justin Forsett. Dwyer is about as durable as it gets coming out of college. Dwyer is a down-hill runner, hitting the hole with aggression and does posses top end speed for his size.
42. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR Dezmon Briscoe
Tampa Bay probably won’t get any help during free agency, picking up wide receivers. The Bucs are still waiting for Maurice Stovall and Michael Clayton to improve. Bringing in Dezmon Briscoe gives Tampa Bay some consistency at wide out. Briscoe gets off the line with great hands and speed. He breaks through almost all arm tackles.
43. Miami Dolphins – OL Maurkice Pouncey
Miami needs some extra help in the middle of the offensive line. Maurkice Pouncey has the ability to play either guard or center, center is his natural position. Pouncey is one of the best lineman entering the NFL. He displays good pass protection by staying home and understanding blitzes. Pouncey makes a good initial hit and removes himself well to land another blow at the second level when run blocking.
44. New England Patriots – DE Alex Carrington
New England would like to get replacement for Richard Seymour at the defensive end spot. Alex Carrington could be the best 3-4 defensive ends in the draft. He has perfect size and agility for the position. Carrington plays the run very well, while sending a good bull rush to opposing tackles.
45. Denver Broncos – QB Dan Lefevour
Denver could use some help at the quarterback position. Bringing some true talented youth to battle for the starting quarterback role is needed. Dan Lafevour expresses complete composure and plays great under pressure. Lefevour shows good footwork and knows when to get out of the pocket and make extra plays. He is very coachable and could have a bright life in the NFL.
46. New York Giants – TE Anthony McCoy
New York Giants have one of the best blocking tight ends in Kevin Boss, but they need a playmaker at the position. Anthony McCoy’s presence on the field would help free up those young receivers with ease. McCoy is a polished route runner. Gets out of stem naturally and shows ability to separate against man coverage.
47. New England Patriots – RB LaGarrette Blount
The New England Patriots really need to gain talented youth in the running game. LaGarrette Blount is an aggressive runner that rarely goes down with the first hit and finishes runs. Blount’s height, weight, and speed all go together very well for him. Good advice for opposing players, stay out of his way!
48. Carolina Panthers – WR Mardy Gilyard
Whoever will start for the Panthers will need some extra talented receivers to distribute the ball to. Carolina had one of the worst passing offenses in 2009. Mardy Gilyard maybe a little small at wide receiver, but its working in the NFL. Gilyard can jump up and snatch those wild balls over his head with his smooth hands. Gilyard could be a big time threat for the Panthers in 2010.
49. San Francisco 49ers – CB Kareem Jackson
San Francisco could use some help in the defensive backfield. The backfield is getting older, by picking up some help in the draft would up the 49ers defensive presence on the field. The offense will continue to get better with a stacked defense. Jackson has fluid hips and can change direction quickly. He is excellent at anticipating routes and can keep eyes on quarterback without losing track of receiver. Kareem Jackson could be the best pure corner in the draft.
50. Kansas City Chiefs – LB Pat Angerer
The Chiefs would like to add a true inside linebacker to the squad. Pat Angerer is a little shorter that you would like, but has good bulk and above average speed. Angerer could very well be the best open field tackler in this year’s draft. Pat is a good leader and is able to diagnose the play right away, he reminds me of a young Zach Thomas.
51. Houston – CB Patrick Robinson
Dunta Robinson will likely be out of town in 2010. Patrick Robinson reads routes very well and knows when to break on the ball before it comes out of the quarterback’s hand. His interceptions dropped in 2009, but his style prevented him from getting the chance. He is a shut down corner that can start right away.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers – DE Corey Wootton
Adding youth to their expiring 3-4 defensive line would relieve them of trouble later on. Wootton could excel as a defensive end Pittsburgh’s defense, needs to add a little extra bulk. He doesn’t waste time getting into strong position, he can drop into coverage if moved to rush end in a base 3-4 defense. His Diagnostic skills are near elite.
53. New England Patriots – WR Damian Williams
New England may not have Randy Moss much longer. Damian Williams is able to separate from the defense with the best of them. Williams could very well become a solid position receiver in the NFL.
54. Cincinnati Bengals – TE Rob Gronkowski
Cincinnati has a long list of tight ends with little or no receiving skills. Rob Gronkowski has big, soft hands and is a reliable receiver. He shows the ability to catch over his head and to adjust to the poorly thrown pass. Solid overall blocker, gives a solid effort and will fight to finish until the whistle.
55. Philadelphia Eagles – S Chad Jones
Philadelphia has lost its edge on defense after losing Brian Dawkins. Safety Chad Jones would be able to come in an solidify what that lack in overall safety play. Jones has the size to come up and play in the box and can play the whole field.
56. Green Bay Packers – CB Donovan Warren
Green Bay has two aging cornerbacks that won’t be around for long. Donovan Warren has the right size and speed to play in a 3-4 defense. He has also had some experience at safety so has some extra baggage to his stock. Charles Woodson and Al Harris would be perfect mentors to Warren.
57. Baltimore Ravens – CB Devin McCourty
The Baltimore Ravens could use help in the secondary by selecting cornerback Devin McCourty. He is a little on the skinny side but is well compact. He is not afraid to make contact and can be a immediate threat on special teams. McCourty really understands route running and knows when to jump on routes.
58. Arizona Cardinals – TE Dennis Pitta
Dennis Pitta could be the middle of the field threat Arizona is looking for. He would be a what Matt Lienhart needs to succeed as an NFL quarterback. Pitta has excellent separation skills, while not being afraid to lay his body on the line over the middle.
59. Dallas Cowboys – DE Lamarr Houston
The Dallas Cowboys need some extra bulk on the defensive line. Lamarr Houston would be a great switch from the tackle spot to a 3-4 defensive end. Houston is able to get down the line quickly and shows above-average range for size. He shows a strong bull rusher who drives legs after contact and can collapse the pocket.
60. San Diego Chargers – RB Jahvid Best
San Diego has parted ways with ladainian Tomlinson and is letting Darren Sproles test the free agent market. They need a replacement and Jahvid Best would be a great addition to the offense. Best is a great outside runner with the ability to turn up field with great burst. He is also very dangerous in the passing game.
61. New York Jets – CB Parrish Cox
New York Jets would love to add another stud corner to the Revis Island. Parrish Cox is a ball-hawking corner in coverage. He shows the hands and leaping ability of a wide receiver. Cox has prototypical height, weight, and top-end speed for a NFL cornerback/return specialist.
62. Minnesota Vikings – CB Colt McCoy
With or without Brett Favre in the talks of a possible return, Minnesota should be thinking about getting a franchise quarterback either way. Colt McCoy is a proven leader and winner. He is quite poised in the pocket, while plays exceptionally well under pressure. The Vikings should think about getting younger and more sound at quarterback.
63. Indianapolis Colts – LB Sean Lee
Indianapolis Colts look like they will be losing Gary Brackett through free agency. Sean Lee is very easy to coach, coaches just love to rant over him. His football IQ is elite, while being able to diagnoses plays and gets into position. Lee is a strong and consistent wrap up tackler. Displays excellent technique and has great open field tackling.
64. New Orleans Saints – DE Tyson Alualu
New Orleans could use a wild player like Tyson Alualu, who would switch from defensive tackle to defensive end in the NFL. Tyson shows he has adequate bull rushing skills and can take on double teams to set others up for the play. Alualu is still pretty raw but can fit in the system.
Hope you have enjoyed this 2nd round mock draft. Feel free to send me some feedback.