Draft week is upon us. This is the second and third part of my 3 part, 3 round, 32 team mock draft. Here, I will cover the 2nd round and the 3rd round. If you haven't yet read the first round, it can be found here. In the second and third rounds, most team's will look towards value, so let's see how much value we can get.
33. St. Louis Rams select OT Bobbie Massie out of Ole Miss
With their 1st round pick, the Rams decided to get Bradford some WR help. In this round, they look for a starter on the offensive line to help keep Bradford on his feet. Massie is an excellent run blocker and will start at right tackle across from capable LT Rodger Saffold. Both Bradford and Steven Jackson will appreciate this pick.
34. Indianapolis Colts select TE Coby Fleener out of Stanford
After nabbing Andrew Luck in the first, they now bring his former top target with him. Fleener will start immediately and will quickly fill the void left behind by Dallas Clark. His previous experience with Luck will only help them as the two continue to build their connection.
35. Minnesota Vikings select CB Jayron Hosley out of Virginia Tech
The Vikings have holes all around their team, but two major ones are LT and CB. With Jenkins, Kirkpatrick and Gilmore off the board, they look at the next best CB. Hosley was completely dominant at the combine, showing good instincts, fluid hips and agility, and completely burning up the track with his 4.38 40-time. He is a little undersized at only 178 lbs, but his speed more than makes up for it, as he can easily put on an extra 5-10 lbs without losing a drop of speed if he has to. He has the potential to be a top CB.
36. Tampa Bay Bucs select DE/OLB Nick Perry out of USC
The Bucs have a huge need at pass rush. They are lucky to see Perry fall this far, and will pick him up immediately. With this selection, their defense will be greatly improved and they will be able to get some pressure on division rivals like Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and now Cam Newton.
37. Cleveland Browns select QB Brandon Weedon out of OK state
By selecting Justin Blackmon and Doug Martin in the first, they had the playing field set for their QB. With this pick, they take the QB they wanted all along to replace Colt McCoy. His experience and connection with Blackmon will help both of them transition together, and the Browns will have revitalized their offensive skill positions.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars select WR Alshon Jeffrey out of S. Carolina
After selecting a pass rusher in the first round, they now have to give whoever their QB is a new weapon. Both Henne and Gabbert will appreciate this selection as the Jaguars have arguably the worst WR corps in the league, and this will be an improvement.
39. St. Louis Rams select RB Lamar Miller out of Miami
Steven Jackson is no young kid anymore, and they need to look for his long term replacement. Miller has speed and strength and can be a top RB. He will go into this year as the number two, and will eventually take over as the primary RB.
40. Carolina Panthers select CB Alfonzo Dennard out of Nebraska
The Panthers improved their D-line in round one, and now look to improve their secondary. Josh Robinson our of UCF and Dennard will both be in the talks here, but Dennard's production in college far outweighs Robinson's amazing athleticism, and he is the pick.
41. Buffalo Bills select WR Reuben Randle out of LSU
The Bills have very little depth in their WR corps, and they need improvements. They have Stevie Johnson as their no. 1, and David Nelson is a very good slot WR. This leaves a need at no.2, which Randle will be perfect for. Randle has the speed that their froup is missing and will help Fitzpatrick progress.
42. Miami Dolphins select DE/OLB Vinny Curry out of Marshall
The Phins have a huge need at pass rush after losing Jason Taylor and Kendall Langford, while releasing Phillip Merling earlier this week. With this pick, they select an impact pass rusher that can immediately start opposite Cameron Wake and can get some pressure on Tom Brady, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Greg McElroy (the best QB on the Jets roster).
43. Seattle Seahawks select DE Chandler Jones out of Syracuse
The Seahawks need an outside pass rusher that can fit in their 4-3 scheme, and Jones is the best option available. He can start immediately and is a big, strong DE. He is very physical and will get pressure on the mediocre NFC West QBs.
44. Kansas City Chiefs select QB Kirk Cousins out of Michigan St.
The Chiefs are in need of a new rookie QB to push and eventually replace Matt Cassel, who is, overall, a very average QB. Cousins has intelligence and accuracy to be a starter, but needs coaching on his footwork and his ability to make reads. He can learn from the coaches while Cassel takes care of business out on the field. He has weak arm strength, and that may hurt him long term, but he would make a good Chad Pennington-esque QB.
45. Dallas Cowboys select DT/DE Kendall Reyes out of Connecticut
The Cowboys need at least one new starter at the DE spot on Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense. Reyes is the perfect pick for them as he has versatility to play any of the spots on the 3-4 front based on the situation. He will improve their run defense and create an inside pass rush.
46. Philadelphia Eagles select TE Dwayne Allen out of Clemson
Allen fell due to his poor combine showing,but will be a good fit for the Eagles. They need a red zone threat with good hands at the TE position, not a burner. Allen is a good blocker and has soft hands and can be a good recieving TE as well. Overall, this is a good pick for the team.
Smith has fallen a bit on my boards, but he winds up being a steal for the Jets. They need a starter across from LaRon Landry and an eventual replacement. Smith gives them both of those and can be a playmaking safety for a long time to come.
48. New England Patriots select OLB Shea McClellin out of Boise St.
The Patriots decide to double dip on outside pass rushers. While Branch can start as a DE or as an OLB, McClellin will only play as a pass rushing linebacker. McClellin's athleticism and potential has had him skyrocket up draft boards, and the Pats will pick him up quickly.
49. San Diego Chargers select NT/DT Alameda Ta'amu out of Washington
The Chargers have a huge need all over their front 7. Drafting Courtney Upshaw in the 1st helps give them ann outside pass rusher. Picking up Ta'amu gives them a legitimate starting nose tackle who can take up space, draw double teams and stop the run.
50. Chicago Bears select TE Orson Charles out of Georgia
The Bears added a weapon for Cutler by trading for Brandon Marshall, and will now look at getting an inside option. Charles is a little short fora TE, but makes up for it with his playmaking ability. With the new toys for Cutler to work with, the Bears offense will be much better.
51. Philadelphia Eagles select OLB Lavonte David out of Nebraska
The Eagles have a need at strong side linebacker and need some youth in general to revitalize their linebacker corps. David is a great steal at this spot. He is not only a good pass rusher, but is also good in run support and as a coverage man.
52. Tennessee Titans select DE/OLB Jake Bequette out of Arkansas
The Titans solved their CB need in the 1st round, and will now look towards the pass rush. They added a pass rusher in Kamerion Wimbley, and will now look for another great pass rusher in Bequette.
53. Cincinnati Bengals select WR Juron Criner out of Arizona
The Bengals have almost no WR threats outside of AJ Green, and will look to add a dynamic no. 2 WR. Criner is the best option available and gives them a solid WR corps.
54. Detroit Lions select OT Zebrie Sanders out of FSU
THe Lions need an OT to replace an old Jeff Backus, and Sanders had a good year this season. He willimprove their pass protection and can man either OT spot.
55. Atlanta Falcons select CB Josh Robinson out of UCF
After not having any picks in the first round, they need a differance maker in the 2nd. Robinson can be this playmaker as his athleticism and speed instantly improves the Falcons secondary.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers select WR Marvin Jones out of California
The Steelers need a new starting WR to replace Hines Ward accross from Mike Wallace. Jones gives them this no. 2 threat, giving Ben Roethlisberger a new weapon to use as the Steelers gear up for a deep run.
57. Denver Broncos select CB Trumaine Johnson out of Montana
After giving Peyton a WR in the 1st, the Broncos look to improve their defense with this pick. Johnson gives them a playmaker that can play both CB and FS,improving the Broncos' secondary.
58. Houston Texans select OG Kelechi Osemele out of Iowa St.
The Texans need a lot of help on their O-line, and Osemele is a steal at this spot. He will come in as an immediate starter on an O-line that has lost two starters.
59. Green Bay Packers select CB Brandon Boykin out of Georgia
The Packers have a huge need in their secondary. They need to obtain a good coverage man to stop Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson and (now) Justin Blackmon from tearing them up. Boykin is a good coverage man and really excels on kick returns.
60. Baltimore Ravens select OG Amini Silatolu out of Midwestern St.
The Ravens continue to retool their O-line with this pick. They lost top guard Ben Grubbs in free agency to the Saints, and will need a replacement. Silatolu has burst into the picture after coming in second place (behind Joe Long, brother of Jake Long) as the winner for the Gene Upshaw DII O-lineman of the year award. He also performed very well at the combine and impressed scouts.
61. San Francisco 49ers select WR Brian Quick out of Appalachian St.
Brian Quick has become a bit of a wild card pick. Some say he deserves to be picked early, but others say that his stock is overinflated due to the fact that he played far inferior competition. The 49ers decide totake the riskon this big red zone threat. He will be used across from Micheal Crabtree as the starter, with Mario Manningham in the slot and Randy Moss as the 4th guy.
62. New England Patriots select CB Casey Hayward out of Vanderbilt
The Pats continue to add defensive pieces with this selection. With this pick, they now have a youthful, deep secondary boasting Patrick Chung and Mark Barron at safety, with Devin McCourty, Ras-I Dowling and Hayward at cornerback. Their secondary was a huge weakness last year (as was their defense in general), and it is extremely improved with these young new players.
63. New York Giants select RB David WIlson out of Virginia Tech
After losing Brandon Jacobs in free agency, they need a young new RB to replace him. Wilson does more than replace him, he is a significant improvement. Wilson is fast and is a natural reciever that excelled at the combine. He will be used to complement Ahmad Bradshaw and will improve the GIants' horrible running game.
Round 3 - (No analysis for these picks unless they are Phins picks)
64. Indianapolis Colts select RB Isiah Pead out of CIncinnati
65. St. Louis Rams select RB Lamichael James out of Oregon
66. Minnesota Vikings select WR AJ Jenkins out of Illinois
67. Cleveland Browns select OLB Ronnell Lewis out of Oklahoma
68. Tampa Bay Bucs select OT Mitchell Schwartz out of California
69. Washington Redskins select OT Jeff Allen out of Illinois
70. Jacksonville Jaguars select OLB Zach Brown out of N. Carolina
71. Buffalo Bills select OLB Mychal Kendricks out of California
72. Miami Dolphins select WR Marvin McNutt out of Iowa
The Dolphins pick up their starting WR with this pick. McNutt can start across from Hartline and be an immediate big body threat. He has decent speed, great hands and runs world class routes, perfect for a WCO WR. I debated between McNutt and Nick Toon, but I chose McNutt of his superior quickness and fluidity.
73. Miami Dolphins select OT James Brown out of Troy
The Dolphins have a huge need at OT, and Brown will be a great pick. Right now, John Jerry and Lydon Murtha are manning the RG and RT spots. Brown can play either and will compete for the starting spot at both of the open positions. He is athletic enough to play in our zone blocking scheme, and will help cure our O-line woes
74. Kansas City Chiefs select ILB Bobby Wagner out of Utah St.
75. Seattle Seahawks select CB Josh Norman our of Coastal Carolina
76. Houston Texans select NT Josh Chapman out of Alabama
77. New York Jets select WR Nick Toon out of Wisconson
78. San Diego Chargers select DE Jared Crick out of Nebraska
79. Chicago Bears select TE Orson Charles out of Georgia
80. Arizona Cardinals select WR T.Y. Hilton out of FIU
81. Dallas Cowboys select S Brandon Taylor out of LSU
82. Tennessee Titans select WR Chris Givens out of Wake Forest
83. Cincinnati Bengals select DE Tyrone Crawford out of Boise St.
84. Atlanta Falcons select TE Ladarius Green out of Louisiana-Lafayette
85. Detroit Lions select RB Chris Polk out of Washington
86. Pittsburgh Steelers select DE Cam Johnson out of Virginia
87. Denver Broncos select QB Brock Osweiler out of Arizona St.
88. Philadelphia Eagles select RB Chris Rainey out of Florida
89. New Orleans Saints select DE Trevor Guyton out of California
90. Green Bay Packers select RB Robert Turbin out of Utah St.
91. Baltimore Ravens select ILB Tank Carder out of TCU
92. San Fran 49ers select CB Dwight Bentley out of Louisiana-Lafayette
93. New England Patriots select WR Joe Adams out of Arkansas
94. New York Giants select OG/OT Brandon Brooks out of Miami (Ohio)
95. Oakland Raiders select CB Leonard Johnson out of Iowa St.
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