2011 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2 Draft Predictions for Picks 33-36

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistApril 28, 2011

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 18:  Eron Riley #15 of the Duke Blue Devils grips the ball as he is tackled by Brandon Harris #1 of the Miami Hurricanes at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 18, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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2011 NFL Mock Draft Second Round Action Begins with New England

There are multiple 2011 NFL Mock Draft options for New England because of their stockpile of draft picks.

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Here are the Mock Draft Predictions for Picks 33-36

33. New England Patriots: Brandon Harris, CB: The Patriots secondary ranked among the league worst in terms of passing yards allowed.  Harris may not be as big as top cornerback prospects Patrick Peterson, Prince Amukamara, and Jimmy Smith but he makes up for it with a strong work ethic and high football IQ. 

34. Buffalo Bills: Cameron Heyward, DE: Although the Bills are searching for a pass rusher, let's not forget that they were one of the worst teams around when it came to defending the run.  In fact, opponents simply elected to forget about their passing games and made running a priority against Buffalo.  Heyward's forte is getting into the backfield and locking down opposing backs.

35. Cincinnati Bengals: Christian Ponder, QB: Quarterbacks are said to be on the rise in this draft and Ponder is a guy that can sneak into the first round.  Teams are drawn to him because of his experience running a pro-style offense in college, but his elbow ailments remain a concern.

36. Denver Broncos: Kyle Rudolph, TE: To be clear, the Broncos had virtually no offensive production from their tight ends last season.  Rudolph gives them one of the biggest guys at the position