I really don’t get to involved with mocking past the 1st round but I wanted to give it a shot. Below is what I feel could happen on day two of the 2011 NFL draft.
33. New England Patriots (Via Carolina) – Mikel Leshoure, RB Illinois
- The Pats addressed the defense in round 1 and now they steal with Leshoure. He has the ability to be a true force in the Patriots offense.
34. Buffalo Bills – Colin Kaepernick, QB Nevada
- There are some offensive linemen still left on the board but Kaepernick represents a player with a ton of upside. His skill set fits exactly what Head Coach Chan Gailey looks for in a quarterback. The presence of Fitzpatrick will provide Kaepernick the time he needs to develop.
35. Cincinnati Bengals – Ryan Williams, RB Virginia Tech
- Benson is a free agent and even if he returns the Bengals need someone to give him rest.
36. Denver Broncos – Drake Nevis, DT LSU
- The Broncos defensive line is shaping up nicely with the additions of Bowers and now Nevis.
37. Cleveland Browns – Corey Liuget, DT Illinois
– The Browns are following Denver’s lead and adding Liuget will help with the pass rush.
38. Arizona Cardinals – Ben Ijalana, OT Villanova
- The Cardinals offensive line has been an issue and Ijalana has a lot of upside.
39. Tennessee Titans – Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas
- It’s hard to believe Mallett falls to the 2nd round but here he is landing with a team I feel could pull the trigger on him in round 1.
40. Dallas Cowboys – Mike Pouncey, G/C Florida
- Dallas has issues across the offensive line and Pouncey is a versatile player that can play guard or center. I feel he has the athletic ability to possible bounce outside and play tackle.
41. Washington Redskins – Leonard Hankerson, WR Miami
- Hankerson has seen his stock sky rocket after an impressive Senior Bowl showing, with a strong 40 time he could end up in the 1st round.
42. Houston Texans – Ras-I Dowling, CB Virginia
- The Texans is terrible, enough said!
43. Minnesota Vikings – Christian Ponder, QB Florida State
- Ponder likely the most NFL ready quarterback in this draft.
44. Detroit Lions – Kendric Burney, CB UNC
- Burney is a talented cornerback that will help out an improving Lions secondary.
45. San Francisco 49ers – Jalil Brown, CB Colorado
- There are questions about whether or not Nate Clemens will return next season.
46. Denver Broncos (Via Miami) – Quinton Carter, S Oklahoma
- The entire Broncos secondary is aging and under performing. Carter is an intriguing talent that can help out right away.
47. St. Louis Rams – Kyle Rudolph, TE Notre Dame
- Sam Bradford showed in his first season that he likes to utilize his tight ends. Rudolph has the ability to stretch the field and really help out Bradford.
48. Oakland Raiders – Rashad Carmichael, CB Virginia Tech
- Nnamdi Asomugha is moving which means a replacement is needed.
49. Jacksonville Jaguars – Martez Wilson, LB Illinois
- Jack Del Rio loves him talented linebackers.
50. San Diego Chargers – Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DT Temple
- Wilkerson falls a little in this mock but the Chargers are going to be very happy to plug him in as a 5 technique.
51. Tampa Bay Bucs – Sam Acho, DE Texas
- The Bucs are looking to improve their pass rush and Acho has shown that he has the ability to get after the quarterback.
52. New York Giants – Nate Irving, LB NC State
- The Giants are still looking to improve their middle linebacker situation.
53. Indianapolis Colts – Stephen Paea, DT Oregon State
- I doubt Paea falls this far but a recent injury is sure to have an impact on his draft stock.
54. Philadelphia Eagles – Rodney Hudson, G/C Florida State
- Hudson has the ability to start from day 1 at either guard or center.
55. Kansas City Chiefs – DeMarcus Love, OT/G Arkansas
- The interior of the Chiefs offensive line is aging and Love can provide depth across the offensive line.
56. New Orleans Saints – Mason Foster, LB Washington
- Foster showed at the Senior Bowl that he is a good all around linebacker.
57. Seattle Seahawks – Allen Bailey, DE/DT Miami
- With Bailey comes question marks but a ton of upside.
58. Baltimore Ravens – Jeremy Beal, OLB/DE Oklahoma
- Sergio Kindle hasn’t worked out and Beal is a similar talent.
59. Atlanta Falcons – Luke Stocker, TE Tennessee
- Tony Gonzalez will not play forever and he would be a great mentor.