Alright folks, we're currently just over 12 grueling weeks away from what looks to become one of the most highly anticipated NFL Draft weekends in the sport's history.
So, I figure we should take a much deeper look into some of the unknown talent and hidden capabilities poised to be taken in the second round of the NFL Draft.
So for you, the fan, here are my second-round projections and analysis leading up to the big day in April.
**Please note: This article is a follow-up to my first-round projections**
New England won't be able to reach the promised land again without a legitimate deep threat outlet for Brady in the shotgun.
A pickup of Oklahoma State's best wideout prospect in nearly a decade, Blackmon would make an immediate impact for Brady and the Patriots.
A defensive overhaul is projected for the Bills in this year's draft. So why not follow up with Oklahoma's most stout pass-rusher from 2010? Sounds like another solid pick for Buffalo.
USC's mammoth defensive tackle would be one of the best potential snags for the Bengals with their second round pick.
Let's remember: you can't stop Ben Roethlisberger unless you bring him down. Selecting Casey would help do just that.
John Fox never seemed to be much use for the TE, but adding a stellar pass catcher -- like Rudolph -- simply makes positional sense. Furthermore, adding another threat to help Tim Tebow progress and grow as a passer give Denver another solid addition.
The top receivers are off the board, so the Browns shore up their free safety position and take the Bruins underclassman with a nose for the football, 14 career picks. As the top safety, he could easily move into the first round.
If defense wins championships, the Cardinals are in for a long, prosperous journey to the promise land. And that journey starts with drafting Harris to bolster their laughable defensive unit.
After the release of Jeff Fisher and Vince Young, look for the Titans to go defensive in the earlier rounds. Drafting Bruce Carter is a great way to start off young on the defensive side of the ball.
An exquisite pick-up for any team in the draft, Texas defensive stud Sam Acho is as solid as they come defensively.
Should the Cowboys pull the trigger on Acho, they would have a perennial Pro-Bowl caliber talent to upgrade their defense.
Notre Dame's leading receiver last season, Floyd would serve as an aid to a potential first-round quarterback drafted by the Redskins.
If that quarterback is Cameron Newton, Mike Shannahan's offense would be in complete overhaul.
Houston's lackluster defense could really use a pick-me-up type cornerback. So with their second pick, Virginia's superstar cornerback Ras-I Dowling fits the criteria to the max.
Dowling is as physically attributed (if not more) than a bundle of the AFC South's receivers. So, for the sake of Houston's defense, the Texans need to take him with their second round pick.
We all know how solid Minnesota's defensive line has been over the last few seasons, so taking a monster in Drake Nevis would only bolster the Vikings' NFC North title chances.
Local fan-favorite, Michigan State's stout linebacker Greg Jones could be another huge addition to a rapidly growing Lions defense.
San Fransisco's defense needs immediate promotion from the get-go in 2011. So with their first two picks in the draft, taking Prince Akukamura and Aaron Williams immediately reinforces Jim Harbaugh's defensive unit.
Denver recorded a shameful 10 interceptions last season. Time for a promotion? I think so.
Taking House would be Denver's best bet against divisional quarterbacks such as Philip Rivers and Matt Cassel.
Sam Bradford needs serious help with his receivers, so taking another wideout isn't out of the question in the second round.
However the Rams have showed signs of improvement in their pass rush last season, accumulating 43 sacks in 2010 (good enough to be seventh-best in the NFL). Taking Romeus would only add fuel to St. Louis' fire in the long-term. Solid pickup here.
I'm not sure what Oakland plans to do about free-agent Nnamdi Asomugha's relationship with the team in 2011. So for confidence purposes, taking Carmichael would be the most sensible pick in the second round.
Jack Del Rio's defense ranked an embarrassing 28th in the league last season in yards per game allowed, including only furnishing 13 interceptions all of 2010. And with virtually no talent in the secondary, the Jaguars must take a talented safety like that of McDaniel.
It's ridiculous to reflect on the horrid talent Philip Rivers was given to work with last season. So to sure things up for Norm Turner and the Chargers, taking Oklahoma's premier target last year makes all the sense in the world.
The Bucs need to start thinking about replacing Ronde Barber, and Deunta Williams is the guy for the job.
Taking USC's Tyron Smith in the first round was as necessary as possible. So with their second selection, Arkansas' offensive-blocking juggernaut DeMarcus Love makes all the sense in the world.
Protecting Eli Manning should be New York's number one priority this offseason.
Indianapolis' defensive line is beginning to take on the limitations of age. How much longer can Dwight Freeney affectively take on opposing offensive linemen?
Mississippi's Jerrell Powe would be the best possible pickup for the Colts.
Asante Samuel recorded seven of Philadelphia's 23 interceptions last season, the next closest being Dimitri Patterson with four. However, Philly's secondary gave up a 80.1 passer rating on average to opposing quarterbacks last season, and they could certainly get some help around the edges.
Curtis Brown will make huge strides in his first season as an Eagle, eventually becoming Samuel's successor sometime down the road.
One of the most consistent and highly-regarded centers entering this year's draft, Stefen Wisniewski can be the type of versatile guy the Kansas City offensive line desperately needs.
With a knack for great run-blocking, Wisniewski will help boost an already potent Chiefs running game.
Reggie Bush is due to either receive a pay-cut, or a release from the team this offseason.
This looks like an already unneasy situation for the Saints. Drafting the nimble-footed Mikel LeShoure would give certainty to the New Orleans running game that isn't getting any younger as we speak.
Seattle's offensive line gave up a moderate 35 sacks on the quarterback this past season, including 63 total quarterback hits to boot.
Let's sure things up by taking the best offensive tackle remaining, Marcus Cannon.
Not only would this benefit Seattle's plethora of quarterbacks, but Cannon is also a great run-blocker. All around, a superb selection for Seattle.
Baltimore has maintained a reputation for having one of the best offensive lines in the game today. However age may start to creep its way in sooner or later.
Orlando Franklin has the strength and agility to revamp the Ravens up front.
Beyond John Abraham, the Falcons have almost no pass rush to speak of. So, first things first: draft a worthy defensive end to complement Abraham and the lacking defense.
Who should Atlanta key on? Well, none other than Iowa's Christian Ballard.
Taking Ballard would not only ensure a consistent pass rush, but it would also benefit the Falcons' entire defense with his notoriously high intensity.
If you haven't heard, New England needs help on defense... fast -- especially at the linebacker position.
A selection of the best linebacker left on the board in Oklahoma's Travis Lewis would give the Patriots a consistent play-maker for many years to come.
The Chargers have had all sorts of issues in their linebacker crew the past few years. Foster might project as an inside linebacker in the NFL but he could also have the versatility to play left outside or left inside linebacker. Foster has a nose for the football, leading the Washington Huskies with 163 tackles this season.
Mark Herzlich excelled at Boston College as a linebacker/defensive end for four seasons.
Maintaining 11 interceptions and seven forced fumbles, Herzlich would be a great addition to the vaunted Chicago defense. What's not to love?
The emergence of James Starks may put this draft pick on hold. However, as I see it, now is the perfect time to draft another explosive, athletic running back to tandem with Starks.
Selecting Daniel Thomas makes all the sense in the world for Mike McCarthy and the Packers; who must continue to improve on their running game.
Let's face it, if Burton had gone to a bigger school, he'd have a higher draft status. Pittsburgh continues to stay ahead of the game with Burton, a prospect who can do everything well.