April 26, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft - Day 2: Round 2 (Geno to the Eagles)

#12 Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2
(Friday, April 26, 2013)

*Cleveland used its second round pick in the Supplemental Draft (Josh Gordon)
*New Orleans forfeits its second round pick (Bountygate)

33. Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 186 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Jacksonville has several options here. Gus Bradley loves big, long corners like Johnthan Banks. A borderline first round pick, Banks should step in right away and solidify one of the starting cornerback spots.

34. San Francisco 49ers
Zach Ertz*, TE, Stanford
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 244 lbs. | Class: Junior
(via Chiefs)

Analysis: They like dynamic tight end Zach Ertz to pair with Vernon Davis.

35. Philadelphia Eagles
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 217 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Geno Smith is coming off the board early, and the Eagles could pull the trigger.

36. Detroit Lions
Menelik Watson*, OT, Florida State
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 310 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Watson can develop into a solid left tackle for the Lions.

37. Cincinnati Bengals
Eddie Lacy*, RB, Alabama
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 230 lbs. | Class: Junior
(via Oakland)

Analysis: The Bengals love Eddie Lacy, and he would be a great pick for them if they don't take him in round one. He gives them an immediate upgrade at running back.

38. Arizona Cardinals
Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 222 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: The Cardinals love Glennon, and may not want to risk missing out on him, so they take him here.

39. New York Jets
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 228 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: They want a quarterback. If Geno is gone, they will probably take nassib.

40. Tennessee Titans
Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 193 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Jamar Taylor should be a good fit with Tennessee, who is looking for a press corner.

41. Buffalo Bills
Justin Hunter*, WR, Tennessee
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 200 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Justin Hunter is more dynamic than some of the other receivers available, and could be a good weapon for E.J. Manuel.

42. Oakland Raiders
Matt Barkley, QB, Southern California
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 231 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Miami)

Analysis: There is buzz about the Raiders taking Matt Barkley. I'm buying it.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 275 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: They took Da'Quan Bowers in the second round who had a similar injury to Carradine's. Potential match?

44. Carolina Panthers
John Cyprien, SS, Florida International
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 208 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Big, physical safety would fit right in and fill a major need.

45. San Diego Chargers
Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 306 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: If they don't get their left tackle in the first round, Terron Armstead could be an intriguing second round option, and a potential long term solution.

46. Buffalo Bills
Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 236 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Saint Louis)

Analysis: Arthur Brown should not have fallen this far, but the Bills need him.

47. Dallas Cowboys
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 308 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Not sure if they go safety here, but Short would be a great fit in this scheme.

48. Pittsburgh Steelers
Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 186 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Looking for the next Mike Wallace? His name is Markus Wheaton.

49. New York Giants
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 262 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: A borderline first round talent, Alex Okafor is a steal here.

50. Chicago Bears
Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 243 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: They could stop Te'o from falling any further and fill a major need at the same time.

51. Washington Redskins
Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 209 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Safety could be a higher priority than corner.

52. New England Patriots
Robert Woods*, WR, Southern California
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 200 lbs. | Class: Junior
(via Minnesota)

Analysis: If the receiver position isn't addressed in the first round, a second round guy like Robert Woods could be on their radar.

53. Cincinnati Bengals
D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 208 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Swearinger is a stud, and gives the Bengals an upgrade at safety.

54. Miami Dolphins
Gio Bernard**, RB, North Carolina
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 204 lbs. | Class: Sophomore (RS)
(via Indianapolis)

Analysis: Gio Bernard is a legitimate second round target for the Dolphins. They could look to add a power back instead, but Bernard would be an excellent third down back with Lamar Miller already in the backfield.

55. Green Bay Packers
Gavin Escobar*, TE, San Diego State
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 248 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Future replacement for Jermichael Finley, and an immediate weapon for Aaron Rodgers.

56. Seattle Seahawks
Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 329 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Warford is great value here, and fills a need at guard.

57. Houston Texans
Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 325 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: A solid nose tackle to complete their 3-4 defense.

58. Denver Broncos
Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 186 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Denver wants to address the cornerback position in the first three rounds, and Alford is the best available.

59. New England Patriots
Bildi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 195 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Wreh-Wilson could be a great fit in New England. They love adding defensive backs.

60. Atlanta Falcons
Corey Lemonier*, DE, Auburn
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 255 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Not a fan of Lemonier, but he could be the pick.

61. San Francisco 49ers
Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 277 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: They're looking for someone to eventually replace Justin Smith. Watch them groom Margus Hunt.

62. Baltimore Ravens
Keenan Allen*, WR, California
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 214 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: A weapon for Joe Flacco, and first round talent at receiver who falls to the bottom of the second.