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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2 Draft Predictions for Picks 53 to 56

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 04:  Ryan Williams #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies runs with the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistApril 29, 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft Continues as Indianapolis Search For Backfield Help

In this update, the Indianapolis Colts address their backfield depth, Philadelphia finds talent for their secondary, the Chiefs secure an athletic receiver and the Saints find another big body for their offensive line.

Here are the Mock Draft Predictions for Picks 53-56

53. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech

The Colts were decimated by injuries last season, especially in their backfield. Joseph Addai isn't getting any younger and it's time to inject more youth into the position. Williams is a strong runner that protect the ball very well and has soft hands as pass-catcher.

54. Philadelphia Eagles: DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami (Fl.)

Out of the four teams that allowed the most passing touchdowns last year, only the Eagles made the playoffs. They need to shore up the secondary by adding more talent. Although Van Dyke may not be the answer right away, he could be a guy they can develop and put in to defend deep pass situations because of his size and speed.

55. Kansas City Chiefs: Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy

Jernigan is an undersized receiver with a lot of athleticism and heart. He has explosive speed and toughness that could see him turn into a productive slot receiver in this league.

56. New Orleans Saints: Rodney Hudson, OL, Florida State

Hudson projects as a guard in the NFL but may be undersized at the position. Although he has short arms for a lineman, he is as tough as they come and bring a lot of character and a hard-nosed attitude each and every play.

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