2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, 1/30
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33. St. Louis Rams- CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia
The Rams have to find some help in their secondary, and Minnifield is the best CB on the board.
34. Indianapolis Colts- WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
Basically the entire Colts receiving corps is heading to unrestricted free agency this year, meaning Indy will be looking to to add a receiver early. Sanu has great potential, and should develop nicely with Andrew Luck.
35. Minnesota Vikings- OT Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
The Vikings need to find a LT, and while this is a stretch, Osemele had to of impressed their coaching staff with a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl.
36. Tampa bay Buccaneers- OLB Zach Brown, UNC
The Bucs could use another LB, and Brown is the top 4-3 OLB on the board here.
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- DE Andre Branch, Clemson
The Jags could go in a number of directions, but adding a pass rusher should be a top priority. Branch is a shade below some of the first round talents, but should be a good value pick here in the 2nd round.
39. Washington Redskins- QB Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State:
With Tannehill’s recent foot injury, Weeden got a chance to wow the Redskins unopposed Senior Bowl week. He put on a show the entire week through practice, and should be on the Redskins short list for QB’s. He’s smart, he’s accurate and has a strong arm. If he was younger he’d be considered a surefire first rounder. While this might be slightly high Washington is desperate for a new QB. Weeden’s age helps some as he’s more mature and ready to play day one, which is an evident need in DC where John Beck is the only QB currently under contract.
40. Carolina Panthers- WR Rueban Randle, LSU
Adding another WR isn’t a primary issue, but this is nice value here and otherwise they might be forced to reach for a lesser talent.
41. Buffalo Bills- CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
This could be a slight reach for the Bills, but Buffalo is desperate for a corner back.
42. Miami Dolphins- NT Dontari Poe, Memphis
The Dolphins could be losing NT Paul Soliai this offseason, and could add Poe as his replacement.
43. Seattle Seahawks- QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
The Seahawks missed out on a first round QB, but I can’t see them ignoring the position completely.
44. Kansas City Chiefs-TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
The Chiefs do have Moeaki coming back, but with their offense likely to lose Dwayne Bowe this offseason they need to add another weapon. Running more two TE sets could create some nice mismatches, and also gives them a strong base formation to run out of.
45. Dallas Cowboys- CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
Cowboys should look to address their secondary with this pick.
46. Philadelphia Eagles- OLB Lavonte David, Nebraska
The Eagles need to add at least one linebacker early in the draft this year, and David would be a nice addition here.
47. New York Jets-OLB Vinny Curry, Marshall
The Jets could look to add a pass rusher here, though don’t count out WR or QB.
48. New England Patriots (via Oakland)- WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin
The Patriots Ochocinco experiment didn’t go according to plan, which means a WR will be near the top of their wish list this offseason.
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 Dwayne Allen, Clemson
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)- CB Turmaine Johnson, Montana
Philly will be looking to address their CB position early as it looks like Samuel is on his way out.
52. Tennessee Titans- DE Cam Johnson, UVA
The Titans need to add a pass rusher early in this draft and Johnson is the top one that fits their system.
53. Cincinnati Bengals- WR Dwight Jones, UNC
The Bengals could use another WR opposite A.J. Green, and Jones is an excellent value at this spot. A Green-Jones tandem would be pretty impressive, and help make Dalton’s life pretty easy.
54. Detroit Lions- SS George Illoka, Boise State
The Lions need to add an upgrade to their safety position. Illoka had a really strong Senior Bowl week and has moved himself into second round consideration. He’s a nice pick up here for the Lions and will help both their pass defense, and give them another sure tackler for Schwartz’s defense.
55. Atlanta Falcons- TE Orson Charles, Georgia
Tony Gonzalez might look to hang them up after this year, which would leave a pretty big void in the Falcons passing attack.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers-DT Alameda, Ta’amu, Washington
The Steelers need to find a good young NT, and Ta’amu 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. Houston Texans-DE Jared Crick, Nebraska
This would be an absolute steal for the Texans as combining J.J. Watt and Jared Crick on that defensive line could be devastating for opposing offenses.
59. New Orleans Saints- OLB Bruce Irvin, WVU
After the success that Von Miller had of being a two down OLB, then a 3rd down pass rusher, expect Irvin to get similar consideration. He’s not the same as Miller, but Irvin is a pretty good player. He can help the Saints pass rush, will giving them an upgrade at OLB.
60. Green Bay Packers- CB Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
The Packers need some serious help in their defensive backfield, and adding Dennard would be a good start.
61. Baltimore Ravens- OLB Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma
The Ravens might need to replace Jarrett Johnson this offseason, and Lewis would be a nice answer.
62. San Francisco 49ers- OT Andrew Datko, FSU
The 49ers don’t have many major needs, so I think they will look to take the best guy on their board at either WR or OT.
63. New York Giants- OLB Sean Spence, Miami
The Giants have some decent young talent at LB, but it would be hard for them to pass up a talent like Spence if he fell to them.
64. 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.