2011 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2 Draft Predictions for Picks 45-48

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistApril 29, 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft Second Round Continues as 49ers Look For Quarterback

In this update, the San Francisco 49ers search for their quarterback of the future, Broncos seek running back depth, Rams add a wide receiver and Raiders bring in more offensive line help.

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Here are the Mock Draft Predictions for Picks 45-48


45. San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada: Adding a quarterback to the team will definitely need to be a consideration since the only other one they have on the roster is David Carr.  With so many first and second tier quarterbacks already off the boards, Kaepernick is one guy remaining that remains an intriguing pick. There's been Tim Tebow comparisons with more athleticism and better arm, now it's Jim Harbaugh's job to turn him into a star.

46. Denver Broncos: Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois: At 6'0" and 227 lbs, LeShoure gives the Broncos a bruising back that they were sorely lacking last season. The loss of Knowshon Moreno early last year brought to surface their lack of talent in the backfield. Hopefully LeShoure could give them more depth. 

47. St. Louis Rams: Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky: The Rams were desperately hoping that A.J. Green or Julio Jones would drop to them at No. 14, but no such luck. Cobb is the consolation prize, he may not be as big and imposing as Green or Jones, however, he's a workhorse with good athleticism and a no-fear mentality. 

48. Oakland Raiders: Benjamin Ijalana, OL, Villanova: Rumor has it that the Raiders were eyeing Colin Kaepernick with this pick. Too bad their Bay Area rivals swooped right in to take him away.  Now they'll have to go with the best athlete available. Ijalana is good athlete with long arms that could turn him into an ideal in pass-protection. 

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