2011 NFL Draft Results: The Most Explosive Offensive Players Taken in Day 2

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2011

2011 NFL Draft Results: The Most Explosive Offensive Players Taken in Day 2

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    2011 NFL Draft results in another day to be excited, as there is another group of new players to celebrate. 

    Just because the first round is over doesn't mean it's time to forget about the prospects that are still available. 

    There are plenty of great talents that are ripe for the taking and some of them are destined to become stars in the league.

    Here are the top five explosive athletes taken in the second and third round.

5. Jerrel Jernigan, WR, NY Giants

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    This standout receiver from Troy college deserves to be top of most draft boards solely because of his athleticism.  But teams have been a little wary of him because of his smallish frame at 5'9" and 185 lbs. he played against much weaker competition in the Sun Belt conference.

    Jernigan did it all for Troy last season: catching, passing, carrying the ball from the backfield and returning kicks.

    He gives the Giants immediate depth at the position because of the uncertainty of Steve Smith's serious knee injury.  Jernigan is also a guy that can contribute in special teams right away with his excellent breakaway speed and quickness.

4. Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroi Lions

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    He's a big back that runs with good acceleration and reckless abandon. 

    Leshoure had a remarkable 2010 season, rushing for 1,697 yards and running for 17 TD's while playing against some tough Big Ten competition.

    Numbers like that are hard to ignore and definitely sets him apart from other guys in his position.

3. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

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    The Green Bay Packers had the right idea when the picked up the extremely athletic and talented Cobb.

    With uncertainty surrounding their wide receivers, Donald Driver's age and James Jones' possible free agency, Cobb becomes a valuable pickup.

    He's a guy suited to play in slot with and has skills to make game-breaking plays with his quickness.  If he does get lost in the Packers' depth chart next season, don't despair.  He just may impress us by returning some kicks for touchdowns while playing on special teams.

2. Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers

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    Meet one of the most athletically gifted quarterbacks in this draft class.

    As an offensive player, he can burn you with his strong throwing arm and run by defenders with his great speed.

    While starting all four years in college, he did it all for the Nevada Wolfpack and posted numbers so impressive that it's been getting Tebow-like comparisons. Although he may be viewed as raw, the offensive talents are all there that could turn him into one of the most electric players in the league.

1. Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens

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    Smith has both size at 6'1", 204 lbs and excellent straight-line speed with 4.41 second 40-yard dash and is widely viewed as a guy that can impact a game with his elusiveness.

    He also has great leaping ability that allows him to grab passes well over his head.  While he may need a year or so to adjust to the NFL game a receiver, he has the makings of a guy that can make an impact as a kick returner right away.

    Plus, anyone that can dunk a basketball like this has to be explosive.