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Two Round Mock Draft

By Patrick Stoesser on Saturday, 14th April 2012

trent-richardsonPatrick Stoesser’s latest TWO round mock has a number of surprises but as we found out last year, when Patrick was one of the only draft experts who correctly predicted that Kansas City would spend a first round pick on Jonathan Baldwin.

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ROUND ONE

1) Indianapolis- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Colts fans can start ordering their Andrew Luck jerseys.
2) Washington (from St. Louis)- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: Read above, and replace the words ‘Colts’ with ‘Redskins’ and ‘Andrew Luck’ with ‘Robert Griffin’.
3) Minnesota- Matt Kalil, OT, USC: The Vikings would be crazy to pass on the best LT prospect since Joe Thomas.
4) Cleveland- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: If the Browns decide Tannehill is not the answer, they need to take the next best offensive playmaker on the board.
5) Tampa Bay- Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU: The Bucs’ probably covet Trent Richardson to boost their running game, but cornerback is also a glaring need.
6) St. Louis (from Washington)- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame: Maybe the reason the Rams were comfortable trading down from 2 to 6 was because they actually prefer Floyd to Blackmon.
7) Jacksonville- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State: Blaine Gabbert looked horrible in 2011, but a potential #1 wideout like Blackmon could help him succeed in 2012.
8 ) Miami- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M: The Dolphins may abandon their strategy to continually blow second round choices on QB’s if Tannehill falls to them at 8.
9) Carolina- Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State: The Panthers have been looking for an interior presence on their DLine since the departure of Kris Jenkins years ago.
10) Buffalo- Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa: The Bills have a great interior line, but with the departure of Demetrius Bell, tackle has become a huge need.
11) Kansas City- Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis: The Chiefs have quietly built a very strong defense, but they still lack an impact NT.
12) Seattle- Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina: Ingram is a perfect fit for the defense Pete Carroll runs.
13) Arizona- David DeCastro, OG, Stanford: The Cardinals should take the best available offensive lineman on the board.
14) Dallas- Mark Barron, S, Alabama: By adding Brandon Carr and Mark Barron, the Cowboys would turn their secondary from a weakness to a potential strength.
15) Philadelphia- Michael Brockers, DT, LSU: DT isn’t really a need for the Eagles, but Andy Reid loves taking developmental linemen.
16) New York Jets- Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama: The Jets covet Melvin Ingram, but Courtney Upshaw is a nice consolation prize.
17) Cincinnati (from Oakland)- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina: After losing Jonathon Joseph to free agency and Leon Hall to injury, the Bengals could really use a competent young cornerback.
18) San Diego- Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois: The Larry English pick was a massive failure, so acquiring a new young passrusher in the draft is a must.
19) Chicago- Quinton Coples, DE, UNC: The Bears wanted Mario Williams to bookend with Julius Peppers. Coples may offers that type of potential in the long run.
20) Tennessee- Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin: The Titans have been desperately trying to get a new center in free agency with no luck, but Konz may end up a better solution anyway.
21) Cincinnati- Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor: Wright is fantastic value here and gives Cincy a great option to pair with emerging star, AJ Green.
22) Cleveland (from Atlanta)- Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia: The Browns could use an upgrade at either RT or LG and Glenn can play both.
23) Detroit- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama: A perfect fit for value and need falls into Detroit’s lap.
24) Pittsburgh- Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College: Kuechly falls due to positional value, but the Steelers would have a hard time passing on him here.
25) Denver-Doug Martin, RB, Boise State: John Fox is not afraid of taking RB’s high and Martin is an underrated talent.
26) Houston- Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech: The Texans take a chance on Hill here to fill their huge need at receiver.
27) New England (from New Orleans)- Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC: The Pats need to stop trading down at every chance they get, and finally take a difference maker in their front 7.
28) Green Bay- Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State: Green Bay needs another passrusher and McClellin is just the type of player they covet.
29) Baltimore- Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama: Hightower fills a need and offers great value which would make him a typical Ozzie Newsome pick.
30) San Francisco- Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford: Martin falls into his former coaches lap and allows the 49ers to kill 2 birds with one stone, by moving Anthony Davis to RG.
31) New England- Devon Still, DT, PSU: Vince Wilfork is still an all-pro type player, but imagine how effective he’d be if there was a competent player playing next to him.
32) New York Giants- Mike Adams, OT, OSU: Eli Manning was sensational last season, but that was in spite of their tackle play, not because of it.

ROUND TWO

33) St. Louis- Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California: Rumor has it that Schwartz is moving up boards, and the Rams desperately need OLine talent.
34) Indianapolis- Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford: Pairing Luck with Fleener would be the dream scenario for Indy.
35) Minnesota- Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama: The Vikings aren’t afraid to take risks and Jenkins has a ton of upside.
36) Tampa Bay- David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech: They miss out on Richardson, but a duo of Wilson and Blount isn’t bad at all.
37) Cleveland- Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State: Weeden would probably replace Colt McCoy as early as week one.
38) Jacksonville- Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse: A passrusher with immense upside is just what the Jaguars need.
39) St. Louis (from Washington)- Jerel Worthy, DT, MSU: The Rams need to add a difference maker at DT at some point in the draft.
40) Carolina- Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia: The Panthers added front 4 help in the first round, so secondary reinforcements are needed here.
41) Buffalo- Reuben Randle, WR, LSU: Some people have first round grades on Randle, so he’s great value here.
42) Miami- Andre Branch, DE, Clemson: If the Dolphins are actually moving to a 43, then another DE is a huge need.
43) Seattle- Mychal Kendricks, ILB, Cal: With the departure of David Hawthorne, the Seahawks have a big hole in the middle of their defense.
44) Kansas City- Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State: Silatolu is moving up boards quickly and could ultimately end up even higher than this.
45) Dallas- Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson: Rumor is that the Cowboys love Dontari Poe, but getting Thompson a round later is a very nice consolation.
46) Philadelphia- Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State: By adding a complete project like Osweiler early, Andy Reid, who’s on the hot seat, may buy himself a couple extra years.
47) New York Jets- Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss: The Jets offense took a huge hit with the departure of Damien Woody a year ago. Here’s his replacement.
48) New England (from Oakland): Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina: The Pats really need a threat to line up wide and take attention away from their weapons inside.
49) San Diego: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida: Robinson has slowly been moving up boards, and should ultimately go somewhere in the second round.
50) Chicago: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin: The Bears grab Gabe Carimi’s former teammate to shore up a weak group up front.
51) Philadelphia (from Arizona): Zach Brown, OLB, UNC: The linebacker group for the Eagles last year was awful and Brown is a steal here.
52) Tennessee: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall: If the Titans pass on a defensive lineman in round one, Id suspect they go with the best one available in round two.
53) Cincinnati: Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State: I considered giving a guard to the Bengals in round one, so getting Osemele in round two was a no brainer.
54) Detroit: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska: Another need/value pick falls into the Lions’ laps.
55) Atlanta: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson: The OLine talent has dried up in this mock, so nabbing Tony Gonzalez’ eventual replacement would be a good strategy here.
56) Pittsburgh: Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington: NT may be the Steelers biggest need, so Ta’amu makes perfect sense here.
57) Denver: Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati: The Broncos need to get a starting DT in the draft somehow.
58) Houston: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama: The Texans could use a talented NT in their 34, and Chapman is an extremely underrated talent.
59) Green Bay: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (FL): Word is that the Packers want to add a dynamic RB early in the draft and Miller is tremendous value here.
60) Baltimore: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State: Lee Evans was a disappointment in 2011, so another WR is needed in Baltimore.
61) San Francisco: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers: Even with Randy Moss in the fold, the 49ers need more weapons at receiver.
62) New England: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame: The Patriots need a safety upgrade in the worst way, and Smith is sensational value late in the second round.
63) New York Giants: Chris Polk, RB, Washington: With the departure of Brandon Jacobs, the Giants need another back to pair with Ahmad Bradshaw.

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READERS COMMENTS (3)

  1. Steve says:

    Why would the Browns pick Weeden with the 37th pick when they can probably get him in the fourth round? Who is going to take him? If they take TRich and Glenn in the first I would rather see them take Massie in the 2nd if there aren’t any WR they like.

  2. Thanks for the reply Steve.
    The Browns biggest need by far is quarterback. They need to take someone early. Another wasted year with Colt McCoy would be a disaster.
    Brandon Weeden, in my opinion, is a first round talent. Of course, the big issue is his age. But if he’s available in the second round, where the risk of picking a QB is much lower than in the first(teams can abandon 2nd rounders easily, ala Jimmy Clausen, John Beck, Brian Brohm etc.) then they have to take him.
    Weeden has franchise QB potential in my mind, and the potential payoff of picking him in the second is MUCH higher than taking a second offensive lineman early.

  3. Doggy says:

    I see the 9ers addressing the interior o-line. They can trade up to try and grab DeCastro, Konz or Glenn in the first but it is more likely they will trade down into the first 10-15 slots in the second where there are a number of viable options. If teams get nervous about the QBs available there may be a few good trading options for the 30th pick.




Patrick Stoesser

Patrick Stoesser is an NFL Draft Scout & Editor here at Rookie Draft. He has been covering the NFL Draft for years and maintains his draft blog over at NFLDraftChat.com. Patrick joined RookieDraft.com in 2010.

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