2012 NFL Mock Draft (Willy’s) 2nd Round
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33. St. Louis Rams- DT Michael Brockers, LSU
The Rams run defense was a joke this season and needs to add a big interior threat. Brockers has amazing upside and would be a steal if he fell this far.
34. Indianapolis Colts- WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
The Colts need to revamp their wide receiver corps, and Sanu is the top guy on the board.
35. Minnesota Vikings-OT Mike Adams, Ohio State
The Vikings need to find a LT if they want their offense to function, Adams is a little raw but he’d be a big upgrade.
36. Tampa bay Buccaneers- CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
The Bucs secondary has been a huge mess this year, and Hosley would fill a major need.
37. Cleveland Browns- RB David Wilson, Virginia Tech
The Browns running game is a huge question mark going forward, and needs to be addressed in their first couple picks. Wilson is a great option for them at the top of the 2nd round, and really could give Cleveland a great young offense.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars- OT Zebrie Sanders, FSU
The Jags could go in a number of directions, but they could use a bookend to Eugene Monroe.
39. Washington Redskins- QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
With Ryan Tannehill‘s recent injury, the Skins should be able to land their signal caller with their 2nd round selection.
40. Carolina Panthers- G Brandon Washington, Miami
The Panthers offensive line isn’t awful, but they could use some improvements at the guard spot. Washington has a lot of upside and should be able to start right away.
41. Buffalo Bills- OLB/DE Andre Branch, Clemson
This could be a slight reach for the Bills, but Buffalo is desperate for a big time pass rusher. Branch fits that need to a ‘T’ and will be an excellent addition to Buffalo’s defense.
42. Miami Dolphins- RB Lamar Miller, Miami
The Dolphins could grab another back given a possible concern over Reggie Bush becoming a free agent after next year.
43. Seattle Seahawks- QB Nick Foles, Arizona
The Seahawks missed out on a first round QB, but I can’t see them ignoring the position completely.
44. Kansas City Chiefs- DT Dontari Poe, Memphis
The Chiefs are still weak in the middle of their defensive line and could turn to Poe to give them a top level NT.
45. Dallas Cowboys- DE Jared Crick, Nebraska
Cowboys could go in a number of directions, but they could use an impact defensive lineman.
46. Philadelphia Eagles- TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson
The Eagles could look to move to a two TE offense to help create mismatches for their recievers.
47. New York Jets- OLB Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma
The Jets need to add a pass rusher early in the draft and Lewis showed quite a bit of promise this past season.
48. New England Patriots (via Oakland)- CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
The Patriots secondary needs to be overhauled, and adding another young CB will be a priority this draft.
49. San Diego Chargers- ILB Bobby Wagner, Utah State
The Chargers could continue to look at reshaping their linebacking corps, and Wagner’s a nice pick here. He’s quickly moving up draft boards and should be a force in the middle for years to come.
50. Chicago Bears-TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
The Bears are now going back to an offensive philosophy that requires a TE, so look for that to be on their wish list.
51. Philadelphia Eagles (via Arizona)- WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin
DeSean Jackson might be on his way out, in which case Philly will look to add a WR early in April’s draft.
52. Tennessee Titans- C Ben Jones, Georgia
The Titans offensive line is one of the better units in the league, but they do have a weakness at the pivot. Adding Jones could make this unit elite and make the transition to Jake Locker pretty smooth.
53. Cincinnati Bengals- RB Chris Polk, Washington
The Bengals need to start to move on from Cedric Benson, and Polk would be a nice addition here. He looks to be an every down, work horse back, and could give Cincy the balanced offense they need.
54. Detroit Lions- OT Andrew Datko, FSU
The Lions need to add an offensive tackle early, and Datko is a nice choice because of his upside. He was injured this past year, otherwise he might have been in first round consideration.
55. Atlanta Falcons- DT Kawaan Short, Purdue
The Falcons could use some help in the middle of their defensive line.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers-DT Josh Chapman, Alabama
The Steelers need to find a good young NT, and Chapman looks to be the perfect fit for them.
57. Denver Broncos- RB LaMichael James, Oregon
When you run as much as Denver does you can never have enough running backs. Especially when one (Moreno) is coming off a serious injury, and the other (McGahee), is now on the other side of 30. James would be a nice complementary back to McGahee and really give this read option the weapons they need.
58. New York Giants-LB LaVonte David, Nebraska
The Giants could use an upgrade at the linebacking position and David is a great value pick here.
59. Houston Texans- DT Alameda, Ta’amu, Washington
The Texans could use an upgrade at nose tackle and Ta’amu is the best guy available (and there is a pretty big drop off after him).
60. Baltimore Ravens- OLB Bruce Irvin, WVU
The Ravens need to find a book end pass rusher to Suggs and Irvin is the best name still on the board.
61. San Francisco 49ers- WR Dwight Jones, UNC
The 49ers didn’t find their receiver in Braylon Edwards, but that doesn’t mean they should keep looking. Jones is a fantastic value pick at this spot, and adding him to Crabtree could help balance this offense.
62. New Orleans Saints- WR Rueben Randle, LSU
The Saints could lose both Colston and Meachem this offseason and will need to find some new weapons for Drew Brees.
63. New England Patriots- DE Billy Winn, Boise State
New England needs to keep building up this defense, and Winn is a good versatile player who can play in both the 3-4 and 4-3 alignments.
64. Green Bay Packers- CB Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma
The Packers secondary has been pretty weak this year, and Green Bay should look to address that early.