Second Round Ends; Third Round Open Thread

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Fans line up outside Radio City Music Hall prior to the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Patriots added a running back, Shane Vereen, and then traded down again for a third and a fifth from Houston. Vereen feels like a reach according to the conventional wisdom. Sometimes conventional wisdom is wrong, though. Logan Mankins and Jerrod Mayo looked like reaches at the time. If you evaluate properly, you can get the last laugh. With that said, I am not upset with that pick at all. Vereen is a good back. He averaged 5 yards per carry and had at least 20 receptions in all three years at Cal. He is a complete back. They already have two pretty good backs, though. Vereen does everything pretty well, but does not seem to be elite in any part of his game.

The Dolphins also traded up to land a running back, Daniel Thomas of Kansas State. Miami's running back situation is unstable. It is not clear whether Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams will be back. Thomas is more of a power guy than a homerun threat. They gave up multiple picks to get him. I am not sold on this being a guy you do that for. I can't say I'm crazy about many backs this year.

Then again, they might be Jim Brown and Walter Payton because I said that.

In other news, Justin Houston, Martez Wilson, and Dontay Moch are still on the board.

Second round results are under the jump.

Use this as your new thread.

1 New England Ras-I Dowling (CB) Virginia
2 Buffalo Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
3 Cincinnati Andy Dalton (QB) TCU ESPN Video
4 San Francisco  Colin Kaepernick (QB) Nevada
5 Cleveland Jabaal Sheard (DE) Pittsburgh
6 Arizona Ryan Williams (RB) Va Tech 
7 Tennessee Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA
8 Dallas Bruce Carter (OLB) UNC
9 Washington Jarvis Jenkins (DT) Clemson
10 Houston Brooks Reed (DE) Arizona 
11 Minnesota Kyle Rudolph (TE) Notre Dame
12 Detroit Titus Young (WR) Boise St 
13 Denver  Rahim Moore (S) UCLA
14 Denver Orlando Franklin (OG) Miami
15 St. Louis Lance Kendricks (TE) Wisconsin
16 Oakland Stefen Wisniewski (C) Penn State
17 Indianapolis  Benjamin Ijalana (OT) Villanova
18 San Diego Marcus Gilchrist (CB) Clemson
19 Tampa Bay Da'Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson ESPN Video
20 NY Giants Marvin Austin (DT) UNC
21 Chicago  Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon St
22 Philadelphia Jaiquawn Jarrett (S) Temple
23 Kansas City Rodney Hudson (C) Florida St
24 New England  Shane Vereen (RB) California
25 Detroit  Mikel Leshoure (RB) Illinois
26 Baltimore Torrey Smith (WR) Maryland
27 Cleveland  Greg Little (WR) UNC
28 Houston  Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
29 San Diego Jonas Mouton (OLB) Michigan
30 Miami  Daniel Thomas (RB) Kansas St
31 Pittsburgh Marcus Gilbert (OT) Florida
32 Green Bay Randall Cobb (WR) Kentucky
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