2 Round MockPosted: February 15, 2012
Finally got a 2 Round Mock done. I sprinkled in a few trades but this is more conservative than my last. Enjoy.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck QB, Stanford
Pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point.
TRADE: St. Louis Rams trade #2 pick to Washington for their 1st, 2nd and conditional 2013 2nd round pick.
2. Washington Redskins (from Rams): Robert Griffin III QB, Baylor
This is one of the more predictable trades I can remember as Washington moves up to get RG3. The 2013 pick will become a 1st round pick if RG3 leads them to the playoffs.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil OT, USC
The Vikings couldn’t be happier to see someone trade up for RG3 because then it means they get Kalil. He fills a big need and will protect Christian Ponder for the next 10 years.
4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State
I’m going on the record now, the worst thing the Browns could possibly do is to trade up for Robert Griffin. He will just be another talented young QB with no weapons to work with that will FAIL MISERABLY. Taking an elite receiver like Blackmon will actually give whoever their QB is a chance.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne CB, LSU
Tampa is in a good situation here since its unlikely any defensive players are taken in the top 4. Claiborne fills the biggest need for the Bucs and is the top talent available who’s not Trent Richardson.
6. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins): Riley Reiff OT, Iowa
Missing out on Justin Blackmon, the Rams still need to put talent around Sam Bradford.
TRADE: Jacksonville trades #7 pick to Cincinnati for 1st and 2013 1st (both from Raiders).
7. Cincinnati Bengals (from Jaguars): Trent Richardson RB, Alabama
The Bengals essentially trade Carson Palmer for Trent Richardson. No brainer if you ask me.
8. Miami Dolphins: Quinton Coples DE, UNC
Switching to a 4-3, Miami needs someone opposite Cameron Wake, who is 30 anyway. Coples is a better run defender than pass rusher, but he will be in a great situation because he won’t be the most feared pass rusher on the team, meaning more opportunities for him to get 1-on-1 blocking.
9. Carolina Panthers: Michael Brockers DT, LSU
Carolina considered taking Marcel Dareus at #1 last year, but they won’t pass on Brockers at 9 this time. They couldn’t stop anyone running the ball in 2011.
10. Buffalo Bills: Melvin Ingram DE, South Carolina
The Bills will also be switching back to a 4-3, and they desperately need edge rushers. Kyle Williams and Dareus are great on the inside, but with no threat off the edge they’ll be useless. Ingram has a chance to be a great pass rusher.
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Courtney Upshaw OLB, Alabama
Kansas City could go in a number of directions here, but adding a pass rusher to play opposite Tamba Hali has to be appealing. This defense will be scary for quite some time with Upshaw.
12. Seattle Seahawks: Devon Still DT, Penn State
Seattle needs a QB and are frontrunners for Peyton Manning in my mind, so they’ll use the draft to upgrade their front 7 on defense. Devon Still could be a great addition to this defense.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford
Martin has been slipping recently, and Arizona couldn’t be happier. Their OTs have been so terrible for years that it doesn’t matter who is under center, they won’t succeed. They would be foolish to give up on Kevin Kolb that quickly.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Alabama
This is a toss up between Kirkpatrick and DeCastro, but I’ve heard they will go after Carl Nicks in free agency, making Kirkpatrick the pick. With elite size (6’2″) for a corner, Dre could immediately replace Terrance Newman.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly ILB, Boston College
No brainer pick if Kuechly is here.
16. New York Jets: Mark Barron S, Alabama
The Jets really need an elite pass rusher so they don’t have to blitz every play, but Barron is much better than any OLB on the board. He should be able to match up well against New England’s Tight Ends.
17. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Bengals via Raiders): Michael Floyd WR, Notre Dame
Jacksonville makes a great trade moving back and getting better value for Floyd. This offseason has to be all about putting weapons around Blaine Gabbert.
18. San Diego Chargers: David DeCastro G, Stanford
San Diego would probably be better focusing on defense this offseason, but they simply can’t pass on DeCastro. Definitely best player on the board and fills a need.
19. Chicago Bears: Alshon Jeffery WR, South Carolina
Chicago has said that upgrading their receivers is priority #1 this offseason (after resigning Matt Forte). They definitely have speed at receiver with Johnny Knox and Devin Hester, but they need a go-to guy with some size. Enter Alshon Jeffery.
20. Tennessee Titans: Peter Konz C, Wisconsin
The Titans really need some talent on their interior offensive line. It will come down to preference between Konz or Cordy Glenn but a top-tier center for Jake Locker to develop a rapport with will be huge.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Cordy Glenn G/T, Georgia
The Bengals address their biggest needs with their first two picks, getting a rare talent RB and a mauler Guard for him to run behind. Glenn is an absolute beast at 6’5″ and almost 350 lbs.
22. Cleveland Browns (via Falcons): Ryan Tannehill QB, Texas A&M
Mike Holmgren made it clear he would bring in competition for Colt McCoy. Big mistake if you ask me, as he’d be better off putting talent around McCoy and truly getting a sense of what he can do. Still, Tannehill makes sense at the end of the first.
23. Detroit Lions: Mike Adams OT, Ohio State
Detroit saw what Matt Stafford can do with a full, healthy season. Now its time to ensure he gets as many of those as possible. Adams is huge at 6’7″ and 325 lbs, he can protect Stafford’s blind side.
TRADE: Pittsburgh trades #24 and 5th round picks to Philadelphia for both 2nd round picks.
24. Philadelphia Eagles: Alfonzo Dennard CB, Nebraska
Asante Samuel is expected to be traded soon to free up cap space, Nnamdi Asomugha is over 30 and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is a free agent in 2013. Dennard is great value here and will provide insurance at the position in case Samuel and DRC aren’t with the team in 2013.
25. Denver Broncos: Dwayne Allen TE, Clemson
Denver has good receivers with Decker, Thomas and Royal. They don’t have a good TE though and Allen would give Tebow a different but equally valuable target.
26. Houston Texans: Kendall Wright WR, Baylor
Houston learned how ineffective their receivers are without Andre Johnson in the lineup.
27. New England Patriots (via Saints): Whitney Mercilus DE/OLB, Illinois
Belichick has to realize he needs a talent infusion on defense. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the year he finally trades up to get a top talent like Kirkpatrick or Ingram. Mercilus is the best pass rusher available.
28. Green Bay Packers: Andre Branch OLB, Clemson
Green Bay needs someone to rush the QB other than Clay Matthews.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Vontaze Burfict ILB, Arizona State
Its obvious that Baltimore needs to find Ray Lewis’s replacement this offseason. Burfict will need to control himself on the field but should turn into a good ILB.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Fletcher Cox DE, Mississippi State
San Fran can take the best player available and never look back at this point. Right now that’s Cox, who can provide good depth on the D Line and eventually take over for Justin Smith.
31. New England Patriots: Zach Brown OLB, UNC
Belichick isn’t done retooling his defense, not by a long shot…
32. New York Giants: Coby Fleener TE, Stanford
After Jake Ballard’s ACL injury in the Super Bowl, the Giants need to find someone who can be ready by the start of camp.
33. St. Louis Rams: Mohamed Sanu WR, Rutgers
Bradford needs more talented options to throw to and Sanu is good value here.
34. Indianapolis Colts: Chase Minnifield CB, UVA
After an absolutely terrible year, the Colts learned how vulnerable their secondary is when they’re not playing with the lead. Minnifield is a good pick to try to turn that around.
35. Minnesota Vikings: Dontari Poe DT, Memphis
After getting their franchise LT in the first round, the Vikings can spend the rest of the draft restocking their defense. Poe would be a great replacement for Pat Williams
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dont’a Hightower ILB, Alabama
The Bucs need playmakers on defense. With Claiborne and Hightower, the should be headed in the right direction.
37. Cleveland Browns: Lamar Miller RB, Miami
Cleveland is expected to let Peyton Hillis go after a Madden-cursed year. Miller is much more explosive anyway and can add some bite to this muzzled offense.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Nick Toon WR, Wisconsin
Yes, Jacksonville’s receivers are that bad. Floyd and Toon could probably start right away on this team.
39. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins): Ronnell Lewis OLB, Oklahoma
The Rams could probably double-dip at WR like the Jags did, but it might be a reach right now. Lewis is a great pick to work with James Laurinaitis.
40. Carolina Panthers: Janoris Jenkins CB, North Alabama
If Carolina keeps improving their defense, they should reach .500 as long as Cam Newton improves as well. Jenkins should go much higher than this if he can convince a team that his off field issues are behind him.
41. Buffalo Bills: Rueben Randle WR, LSU
With Stevie Johnson expected to hit free agency, Randle is a good pick to replace him. Even if they do resign Johnson, its a good idea to get a second receiver for Fitzpatrick to work with.
42. Miami Dolphins: Nick Foles QB, Arizona
If Miami is the front-runner to land Peyton Manning, they’ll still want a young guy to develop and learn behind him for a few years.
43. Seattle Seahawks: Nick Perry DE, USC
Seattle still needs to upgrade their front 7, specifically their pass rush, if they wan’t to compete with San Francisco.
44. Kansas City Chiefs: Kelechi Osemele OG, Iowa State
After passing on DeCastro early in the first, the Chiefs get a great consolation prize in Osemele at 44.
45. Dallas Cowboys: Jerel Worthy DE, Michigan State
Mostly a value pick here, as Worthy has a chance to go in the first round. He’d be great at DE in a 3-4 where he can occupy blockers who would otherwise be worried about Demarcus Ware.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Nate Potter OT, Boise State
The Steelers have only 2 guaranteed starters on the O Line next year. Potter has a great chance to develop into a strong LT.
47. New York Jets: Vinny Curry OLB, Marshall
The Jets seriously need an elite pass rusher so they don’t have to blitz so much.
48. New England Patriots (from Raiders): Stephon Gilmore CB, South Carolina
New England has missed on a lot of DB picks recently, so they need to get more talent.
49. San Diego Chargers: Markelle Martin S, Oklahoma State
50. Chicago Bears: Zebrie Sanders OT, Florida State
Chicago needs to continue building around Jay Cutler. If Jeffery and Sanders develop to their full potential, Cutler will have everything he needs.
51. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Eagles via Cardinals): Kevin Zeitler G, Wisconsin
Again, Pittsburgh addresses their extreme lack of depth and quality on their O Line.
52. Tennessee Titans: Bruce Irvin DE, West Virginia
Tennessee needs another pass rushing DE to push former 1st round pick Derrick Morgan.
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Dwight Jones WR, UNC
The Bengals’ #2 and #3 receivers are free agents, and they weren’t very good anyway.
54. Detroit Lions: Michael Brewster OC, Ohio State
Another piece to add to their O Line, Brewster was the top rated OC to start the year but fell behind Konz.
55. Atlanta Falcons: Josh Robinson CB, Central Florida
Dunta Robinson has disappointed after coming over from Houston. Maybe this Robinson will get the job done.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta’amu NT, Washington
Casey Hampton is 35, overpaid, and coming off his third ACL surgury. It’s time to cut ties with him and add the final piece to a young group of D Linemen.
57. Denver Broncos: David Wilson RB, Virginia Tech
Willis McGahee had a great year but he’s 30 now. Wilson will bring an explosive element to the run game to take attention away from Tebow.
58. Houston Texans: Harrison Smith S, Notre Dame
Houston can take the best player available on defense and in this case Smith’s upside is hard to pass up on.
59. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Thompson DT, Clemson
With Aubrayo Franklin and Shuan Rodgers as free agents, the Saints need a young replacement. Thompson has fallen considerably after being considered a top 20 pick.
60. Green Bay Packers: Doug Martin RB, Boise State
Green Bay could keep working on their defense, but they couldn’t have been happy with the production of James Starks and Ryan Grant. Martin has great upside and is a real threat in the passing game as well.
61. Baltimore Ravens: Ben Jones OC, Georgia
Matt Birk is going to retire, if not this season then definitely next.
62. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Washington G, Miami
Washington is too good to pass up right now, and would help solidify an offensive line that could be really great.
63. New England Patriots: Juron Criner WR, Arizona
New England will want to give Brady an outside threat to take attention away from Welker and the Tight Ends.
64. New York Giants: Jayron Hosley CB, Virginia Tech
Hosley is a very instinctive CB and is great value at the bottom of the second.