NFL ReMock Draft: 2nd and 3rd Rounds

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I’m sure a few of our writers will come out with grade recaps this morning,b ut I’m going to abstain from that until I see what the teams do moving forward. I take the draft as a whole approach, and really believe in Best player available because you never know what your needs will be by the end of the year or next year let alone three years from now when most players finally reach their potential.

But if you want an intial gut reaction to my best and worst picks.

Best:  Atlanta, Lions, Rams, Giants, Ravens

Question: Browns (like the trade, not sure about Taylor as a 43 NT), Vikings, Redskins (Kerrigan a good fit as a 34? Maybe). 49ers (like the player over what was there?).

Now unto the mock.

1(33)Patriots (From Carolina)-Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Previous pick: Nate Solder

I’m actually going to guess they stay here and make this pick since they got a first rounder next year already.  

I don’t know if they will take Ayers, but I do know that they Should. I think he’s a perfect fit for the Patriots.

– 2(34)Bills-Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

Previous Pick: Dareus

I saw awhile back that the Bills like Reed a lot. They want to upgrade their pass rusher. Reed could be a good fit with the Bills and would be a nice pick here. I think they also liked Christian Ponder, but not Dalton or Kaepernick (I’d take Kaepernick if I’m the Bills with Chain Gailey). So I’ll go Brooks Reed here.

– 3(35)Bengals-Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
Previous pick: A.J. Green

This is another rumor based pick. Apparently the Bengals love Dalton if he falls to them here, he could be the pick.

– 4(36)Broncos—Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

Previous pick: Von Miller

Someone’s taking him eventually. I think they could go Marvin Austin here as well.

5(37)Browns–Kyle Rudolph, TE, Norte Dame

Previous pick: Phil Taylor

A young Quarterback’s best friend is a good tight end. They could go Wide receiver here, or defensive tackle like Marvin Austin.

– 6(38)Cardinals—Benjamin Ijalana, OT, Villanova

Previous pick: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

The Cardinals have one of the worst offensive lines in the league and they need to try and upgrade it here. VIllanova is the best OL available and is the pick here. Though they could take QB I’m going to stick with my belief that they won’ t take a QB early.

7(39)Titans- Jake Locker, QB, Washington

Previous Pick: Jurrell Casey, DT, USC

Dave Razzano thinks he’ll end up being a top 7 player in this draft. The Titans are interested in beefing up their Defensive line and they could do much worse than Casey here.  I think the Titans will be looking defensive line here. Linebacker also makes some sense, not are great picks at this point though. Maybe Martez Wilson.

– 8(40)Cowboys—Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

Previous pick: Tyron Smith, T, USC

Seems like a lock if williams is available here in the second round.

9(41)Redskins—Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

Previous pick: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

I’m not sure about this pick, but someone is taking him on day two. It could be the Redskins. Even though Shanhan prefers mobile quarterbacks maybe he makes an exception for the big, strong armed, Ryan Mallett.

10(42)Texans—Stephen Paea, NT, Oregon State

Previous pick: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

Ideal fit as a NT in Phillips system. It’s boring going DL back to back, but the Texans need to improve their defense and this is a quick way to do that.

11(43)Vikings-Rahim Moore, S, UCLA

Previous pick: Christian Ponder, QB, FSU

Just a shot in the dark pick here.  The Vikings could use another safety, Moore is one of the best players available on most draftniks’ boards (though he could last until the third round).

– 12(44)Lions—Brandon Harris, CB, The U

Previous pick: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

Harris is the best player left on my board, but not everyone’s. Still a great fit here with the Lions who would be on their way to the best draft in the league this year if they can snag Harris in the second.

13(45)49ers- Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

Previous pick: Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri

I think the Raiders could make a trade with the 49ers here if Kaepernick is still available.

– 14(46)Broncos (From Miami)-Drake Nevis, DT, LSU

Previous picks: Von Miller, Bowers

I was considering cornerback here but will go with Defensive tackle because they don’t have a defensive tackle on the roster.

– 15(47)Rams–Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

Previous Pick: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina

A dream come true if Smith is available here in the second round after they snagged Quinn in the first.

16(48)Raiders-Davon House, CB, New Mexico State

Previous pick: (NONE)

If Kaepernick is here’ it’s the pick. I’ve also heard numerous times that they like Stefen Wisneiwsi so he could be the pick here as well. I’ll go in the direction that they like House’s size, speed combination, plus he’s a good player so they go that way.

– 17(49)Redskins (From Jaguars)– Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami

Previous pick: Kerrigan, Ryan Mallett

They add a young talented WR to deal with the Giants excellent CB depth.

– 18(50)Chargers—Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pitt Panthers

Previous pick: Corey Liuget, DL, Illinois

Good value here for a guy many thought could end up in the first round.

19(51)Buccaneers—Ryan Williams, RB, Va Tech

Previous pick: Adrian Clayborn

If the Buccaneers knew that Houston would be available here they might have gone in a different direction here in the first round.

20(52)Giants—Stefen Wisnewiski, G, Penn State

Previous Pick: Prince Amukamara

I truly believe that if Wisniewski is available for the Giants here at 52nd overall. The Giants will turn the pick in record breaking fashion. I don’t think there’s any player other than Martez Wilson, Akeem Ayers,  or Ryan Williams, but I still think Wisniewski would be an instant pick even with those players left on the boad.

21(53)Colts—Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington

Previous Pick: Castanzo

Jones is a good player. He can run, catch the football and block. I know Polian usually goes seniors with a lot of experience, but  every year the Colts make a pick that just floors me this could be the pick this year.

22(54) Eagles-Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois

Previous Pick: Danny Watkins

Eh. I wanted Wilson to go much higher than this. Not sure where to put him. Eagles get a steal here.

– 23(55)Chiefs—Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State

Previous Pick: Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

I don’t know if he’s the best fit available here, but the Chiefs need a player who could play center, they also need a NT and a 34 OLB. The best left here is probably Cris Carter, but he’s not a great fit with the Chiefs in my humble opinion so they address the offensive line here. 

24(56)Patriots (From Saints)-Titus Young, WR, Boise State

Previous pick: Nate Solder, Akeem Ayers

Why not just add a dynamic play maker to their offense. Young has the deep speed the Patriots need, and even though he lacks size he’s arguably the best player available.

– 25(57)Seahawks-Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson

Previous pick: James Carpenter

Jenkins can be a solid run stopper for the Seahawks as they continue to address their trenches here.

– 26(58)Ravens-Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

Previous pick: Jimmy Smith

I think the Robbs could be estatic if a talented guy like Cobb falls to them in the second round. A player that had a shot to sneak into the back endo of round one. Cobb would add a dynamic play making option to Joe Flacco’s repertoire.

– 27(59)Browns (From Falcons)- Jerrel jernigan WR, Troy State

Previous pick: Phil Taylor, Kyle Rudolph,

Browns give Colt a solid weapon with break-away speed and Yac ability.The Browns must improve on offense and use their two second round picks to do so. They can spend the rest of the draft trying to add personnel to their switch to the 43 defense

– 28(60)Patriots—Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois

Previous pick: Solder, Ayers,  Titus Young

Rich get richer. With Solder, Titus Young, and Mikel LeShoure the Patriots might finally shut the Jets up.

29(61)Chargers (From New York Jets)—Orlando Franklin The U

Previous pick:  Corey Liuget,  Jabaal Sheard

Orlando Franklin is another player that was mockedinto the end of round one by some and is good value here. The Chargers could look to add talent to the offensive line here.

30(62)Bears—Justin Houston, DE, Georgia

Previous pick: Gabe Carimi, T, Wisconsin

Good complement to Peppers and gives the Bears another pass rushing threat. Explosive first step as a 43 Defensive end and good value here.  Probably goes earlier than this, but maybe his failed drug tests pushes him down a bit.

31(63)Steelers—Marcus Gilchrist, DB, Clemson

Previous pick: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

Rising up draftboards. Gilchrist can help out on special teams, play CB or safety (depth incase Polamalu gets hurt) and is good value here.

32(64)Packers Ras-I Dowling

Previous pick: Derek Sherrod,

Best player available here at this point which makes him the pick for the Packers.