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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2 10/24

Steve Shoup

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33. Miami Dolphins- CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech

The Dolphins cornerbacks have constantly gotten beat this year. Hosley has first round talent and is a great fit here at the top of round 2.

34. Indianapolis Colts- DT Devon Still, Penn State

The Colts need to find some help in the middle, and Still looks to be the best DT available at this point. A big time defensive tackle will help make the Colts undersized LB’s relevant again.

35. Jacksonville Jaguars- OG Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

They landed their big play receiver in round one, but they need to add more help to Gabbert in round two. Osemele is a top level guard and should help both Gabbert and MJD be more effective.

36. St. Louis Rams- CB Jonathan Banks, Mississippi State

The Rams could go in a number of directions, but adding a top corner is key. Banks is a great fit here, and has big time upside. He has excellent size and could develop into a shutdown corner.

37. Seattle Seahawks- RB LaMichael James, Oregon

The Seahawks need to add a big play back, and James is the best in the business. He gives Barkley a young back to develop with and provide the Seahawks with a weapon to balance out the power attack of Marshawn Lynch (assuming he re-signs).

38. Denver Broncos- DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

The Broncos need to get some size in the middle, as teams face zero threat in the interior vs the Broncos. Worthy can be streaky at times, but he has the potential to develop into a very good DT.

39. Minnesota Vikings- WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin

The Vikings need to add some receivers for Ponder to grow with, and Toon would be a great fit here in the 2nd round. He’s not in a pass heavy offense, but Toon is the real deal, and could develop into a number 1 receiver down the road.

40. Philadelphia Eagles (via Arizona)- SS Ray Ray Armstrong, Miami

The Eagles could use an upgrade at strong safety, and Armstrong is a good value at this spot. He is a bit undisciplined, but his potential make him worth a 2nd round pick.

41. Carolina Panthers- OG Barrett Jones, Alabama

The Panthers need to strengthen that offensive line to keep their triple running threat going forward, and give Newton more time in the pocket. Jones is a great fit here, and has very good potential.

42. Cleveland Browns- QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

The Browns might not be sold on Colt McCoy long term,and if that is they case they’d be wise to add Tannehill. Tannehill has franchise quarterback potential, and could be the future in Cleveland.

43. Kansas City Chiefs- OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama

The Chiefs need to get better play from their RT spot, and Fluker would be a fantastic option here. He’s got fantastic upside, and is a great power blocker.

44. Washington Redskins- OT Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State

The Redskins need to add a ton of help along the offensive line, and Adcock would be a good start. While he has some LT potential, he could start off at RT for the Skins, and help ensure their investment in Robert Griffin.

45. Cincinnati Bengals- OLB Travis Lewis, Oklahoma

With Manny Lawson a free agent (and not a great fit for the defense) the Bengals could look to add a LB early. Lewis would be a good fit here and would keep that defense strong.

46. Chicago Bears- C Peter Konz, Wisconsin

The Bears need to beef up that line, and Konz is a great value here if he comes out. He’s the type of center that could anchor the line for the next decade and should be a welcomed sight in Chicago.

47. Atlanta Flacons- OG Cordy Glenn, Georgia

The Falcons are missing Harvey Dahl in the interior of their line, and Glenn would be a great replacement here. Matt Ryan has faced too much pressure and that has to change for Atlanta to be successful.

48. Tennessee Titans- DE Vinny Curry, Marshall

The Titans need to get a better pass rush, and that is where Curry comes in. He’s an active pass rusher, who excels at getting after the quarterback. He does need to get better in run support, but he’s a solid 2nd round pick.

49. Philadelphia Eagles-OLB Lavonte David, Nebraska

The Eagles need to keep strengthening their defense, and David would join with Te’o to revamp Philly’s linebacking corps.

50. New York Giants- SS Tony Dye, UCLA

The Giants need to build up their secondary, and could use a future replacement for Rolle.

51. New York Jets- WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers

The Jets need to add another big target for when Plaxico Burress hangs them up. Sanu is a nice fit here, as he looks to be a playmaker at the next level.

52. Buffalo Bills- DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

The Bills have done well this year, but they aren’t getting any sort of pass rush. Ingram is a versatile defender who can play in any system and rush from just about anywhere. He’s a great fit here, and should help out that defense.

53. Dallas Cowboys- C Ben Jones, Georgia

The Cowboys interior line has been pathetic this year. Jones would give them an immediate upgrade at center, and has future Pro Bowl potential.

54. New England Patriots (via Oakland)- WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

The Patriots like finding weapons and that is exactly what Broyles is. He should thrive in the spread out, quick pass offense the Patriots run, and has the speed and elusiveness to make plays in the open field.

55. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DT Christian Tupou, USC

The Bucs need to get help in the interior, and Tupou is a guy who is rising right now.

56. Houston Texans- WR Dwight Jones, UNC

The Texans need a complement to Andre Johnson, and Jones is a great option here. He has big play potential as well, and should thrive playing opposite Johnson.

57. San Diego Chargers- TE Coby Flenner, Stanford

Antonio Gates is getting up there with age and injuries, and Flenner could be his replacement going forward.

58. Detroit Lions- OT Andrew Datko, FSU

Datko has some injury issues that need checking out, but if he is cleared medically this could be a steal.

59. San Francisco 49ers- WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M

Braylon Edwards is a free agent so a replacement will need to be found.

60. Pittsburgh Steelers- OT Mike Adams, Ohio State

The Steelers need to upgrade their offensive line if they want to keep Big Ben healthy.

61. New Orleans- DT Kawaan Short, Purdue

The Saints could lose two of their top 3 DT’s this offseason, making a guy like Short important to their future.

62. New England Patriots- NT Dontari Poe, Memphis

The Patriots again aren’t likely to keep all these picks, but if they do, how do they pass up a NT. Wilfork might only have a few years left, and in the meantime he can fit in the rotation and really improve that run defense.

63. Baltimore Ravens- OG Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin

Ben Grubbs is a free agent this season, and if he isn’t resigned they will need to replace him in the draft.

64. Green Bay Packers- WR Marvin McNutt, Iowa

The Packers could lose Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson this offseason making WR a fairly big priority.

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