April 21, 2012

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

#3 Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 / Round 2
(Saturday, April 21, 2012)

*New Orleans forfeits its second round pick (Bountygate)




33. Jerel Worthy*, DT, Michigan State
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 308 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Jeff Fisher and the Rams will look to upgrade the interior of their defensive line early. Jerel Worthy is a first round talent who could be available in the second round. If this is the case, the Rams should take him.



34. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 247 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: This pick makes too much sense. A quarterback's best friend is a pass catching tight end, and Coby Fleener is the best tight end in the draft. He was Andrew Luck's favorite target at Stanford, and would help make his transition to the league much smoother.



35. Alshon Jeffery*, WR, South Carolina
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 213 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: If they do the smart thing and take Matt Kalil in the first round, they would have a chance to take Alshon Jeffery at the top of the second. Jeffery was considered a top 10 pick before the season, and while his stock has fallen, he has the potential to be a solid number one receiver in the NFL.



36. David Wilson*, RB, Virginia Tech
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 206 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: They may not be able to draft Trent Richardson, but David Wilson is one of the top running backs in the draft. The Bucs are going to run the football a lot next year, and the combination of LeGarrette Blount and David Wilson should scare teams.



37. Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 221 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: This draft will be built around Colt McCoy, but that doesn't mean the Browns won't draft a quarterback early. They seem to like Brandon Weeden a lot. Weeden is arguably the third best quarterback in the draft. He could compete for the starting quarterback job right away.



38. Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 220 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Rueben Randle is a better receiver prospect, but the Jaguars love Brian Quick. He should develop in to a pretty good receiver, and the Jags should focus on giving Blaine Gabbert some weapons.



39. Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 233 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Washington)


Analysis: Lavonte David is getting some late first round looks. He is a good all-around linebacker, who would give the Rams an upgrade at the outside linebacker position.



40. Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 303 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Getting Devon Still in the second round is a steal. Carolina still needs to address the defensive tackle position, and Still would be a great pick here.



41. Bobby Massie*, OT, Mississippi
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 316 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: They could go with a corner here, but I believe they will still draft a tackle fairly early. Massie is a rising tackle would should come of the board early on day 2.



42. Rueben Randle*, WR, Louisiana State
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210 lbs. | Class: Juhior


Analysis: After trading Brandon Marshall, Miami needs a number one receiver. Rueben Randle has good size, speed, and very good hands. He should look to improve his routes and be more physical, but he is very talented.



43. Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 259 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Adding a pass rusher is high on Seattle's priority list. Andre Branch has the potential to be a great pass rusher in the NFL. Though he has to be more consistent, and could look to add some weight, he is a solid second round pick.



44. Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 348 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Alameda Ta'amu is an ideal 3-4 nose tackle prospect. Kansas City needs to upgrade this position.



45. Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 193 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: If Janoris Jenkins falls this far, I don't see Dallas passing on him. They need another play maker in the secondary, and Mike Jenkins is in his contract year. Jerry Jones could take a chance on him.



46. Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 299 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: The versatile Kendall Reyes has improved his stock over the past few months. He looks like an early second round pick, who could see some early playing time with the Eagles.



47. Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 215 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: The son of former Jets receiver Al Toon would be a good pick here. He could be a great possession receiver who could complement Santonio Homles's skill-set. Also, they have to give Mark Sanchez more weapons.



48. Derek Wolfe, DT/DE, Cincinnati
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 295 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Oakland)


Analysis: New England will probably look for more versatile defensive lineman. Derek Wolfe is flying under the radar. He can play defensive end in a 3-4, and defensive tackle in a 4-3.



49. Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 314 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: The Chargers must improve their offensive line. Kevin Zeitler could be a late first round pick, so getting him here is good value.



50. Dwayne Allen*, TE, Clemson
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 255 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: Chicago didn't utilize tight ends in the passing game under offensive coordinator Mike Martz, but with Martz gone, the Bears will look to draft a tight end early. Dwayne Allen is a great pass catching tight end who could emerge as a primary target for Jay Cutler.



51. Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 182 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Arizona)


Analysis: Asante Samuel is likely to be traded before Thursday, so the Eagles will look to draft another corner early. Brandon Boykin is a solid corner prospect who would be an ideal nickel corner in the NFL.



52. Jayron Hosley*, CB, Virginia Tech
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 178 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: Jayron Hosley is a ball hawk. He has great ball skills, great speed, and is a willing tackler. He does have a thin frame, and gambles a lot, but he should be a solid pro.



53. Lamar Miller**, RB, Miami
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 212 lbs. | Class: Sophomore


Analysis: Cincinnati needs to complement BenJarvus Green-Ellis with a back like Lamar Miller. A talented prospect, Miller is not an every down back, but he is a home-run hitter with great speed.



54. Philip Blake, C, Baylor
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 311 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: The Lions have to address the center position soon. Even though this is a weak center class, I really like Philip Blake, and he should come off the board in the second round.



55. Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 311 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: The left tackle position needs to be upgraded, but Atlanta also needs a guard. Amini Silatolu should come off the board earlier than this, but he would be a great pick for the Falcons.



56. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 323 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Early in the draft process, the Steelers seemed to love Mike Adams. A recent report that Adams tested positive for Marijuana at the combine could hurt his draft stock, but the Steelers are a team that could keep him in check, not to mention they need offensive line help.



57. Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 214 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Denver will draft a quarterback early in the draft. Kirk Cousins is a game-managing type of quarterback right now, and playing behind Peyton Manning would benefit him greatly.



58. Ronnell Lewis*, DE/OLB, Oklahoma
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 253 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: Ronnell Lewis is another prospect who has helped his stock recently, and could come off the board in the late first round. The Texans will look to add a third pass rusher to go along with Connor Barwin and Brooks Reed.



59. Chris Polk*, RB, Washington
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 212 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: I am higher on Chris Polk than most, and the Packers seem to be as well. Polk is an every down back who can start right away, and contribute in the passing game as well.



60. Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 244 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Baltimore may not be able to pass on North Carolina linebacker Zach Brown. He is more of an athlete than a football player right now, but he can play any position in a 3-4 defense which helps his value.



61. Kelechi Osemele, OG/OT, Iowa State
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 333 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Kelechi Osemele projects best as a guard in the NFL, which is good news for the 49ers. If they don't get their guard in the first round, Osemele would be a great pick.



62. Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 266 lbs. | Class: Senior


Analysis: Curry is another player who should be drafted earlier than this. In fact, some people believe he could be drafted in the late first round. New England needs to come away with at least three pass rushers in the draft.



63. Orson Charles*, TE, Georgia
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 251 lbs. | Class: Junior


Analysis: The Giants would likely take the best available player here as well. With all of their injuries at the tight end position, it would make sense for them to target an Orson Charles here. Charles is definitely a second round pick based on talent, but his DUI a month ago could cause him to fall to the third.