Patrick 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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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.
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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