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Interesting 2nd Round Mock from CBS Sports By Pat Kirwan

Follow after the jump for his draft and my comments. I know that technically, this is supposed to be a Fan Shot, but can't find the right format for this as a Fan Shot.


Here are my projections for the second round:

St. Louis Rams: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech. An immediate vertical threat with a great desire to be a downfield blocker (First round: DT Michael Brockers).

Indianapolis Colts: Cordy Glenn, RT, Georgia. Glenn is versatile and will not only help protect Luck but open holes for the run game (First round: QB Andrew Luck).

Baltimore Ravens: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama. This is their first of two second-round picks. Upshaw had 52 plays behind the line of scrimmage in 53 games and helps the Ravens with the loss of Jarrett Johnson (No first round).

Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State. This is the first of their two second-round picks. Worthy has some pass-rush skills for a big man inside (No first round).

Cleveland Browns: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU. Randle is a polished wide receiver to help the passing game (First round: RB Trent Richardson, QB Brandon Weeden).

Jacksonville Jaguars: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall. Curry is a great effort guy who gets to the QB. He had 64 plays behind the line of scrimmage and 10 forced fumbles in 40 games (First round: WR Justin Blackmon).

St. Louis Rams: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana. They took a WR earlier in this round. Johnson has cover skills with 15 interceptions and 33 passes defended in college.

Carolina Panthers (First round: LB Luke Kuechly): Devon Still, DT, Penn State. The Panthers need to clog up the inside and get some penetration. Still had 38 plays behind the line of scrimmage in 42 games.

Buffalo Bills (First round: CB Stephon Gilmore): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford. Most thought he was a first-round pick, but he falls to the Bills. He can play right or left tackle and has pass-blocking skills. He fell this far because he had 26 percent body fat, according to one O-line coach.

Miami Dolphins (First round: QB Ryan Tannehill): Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State. Adams is a plug-in starter at right tackle. He's a better run blocker than pass protector at this point in his career.

Seattle Seahawks (First round: LB Bruce Irvin): Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California. Kendricks has a nonstop motor and Pete Carroll knows him from the Pac-12. He can play Mike or Will linebacker in Carroll's scheme.

Kansas City Chiefs (First round: NT Dontari Poe): Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford. It is hard to pass up a pass-catching tight end that a few teams had with a first-round grade.

St. Louis Rams: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (Fla.). After taking Stephen Hill and Trumaine Johnson earlier in the round, the Rams go back to offense. Miller has breakaway speed and good hands as a receiver.

Philadelphia Eagles: George Iloka, S, Boise State. Iloka is big and has corner skills as well as the ability to get up in run support. He can cover the tight ends like Jason Witten in the division (First round: DT Fletcher Cox).

New York Jets: Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson. The Jets continue to beef up the defense. Branch will help a weak pass rush and give Rex Ryan a chance to not have to blitz so much (First round: DE Quinton Coples).

New England Patriots: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina. The Patriots need a safety and Allen had a solid week at the Senior Bowl. He is a solid tackler (First round: DE Chandler Jones, LB Dont'a Hightower).

San Diego Chargers: Jeff Allen, OT/OG, Illinois. Allen is versatile and durable. He was more than competitive at the Senior Bowl and will find his way into the starting lineup as a rookie (First round: OLB Melvin Ingram).

Chicago Bears: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson. He has blocking and receiving skills and the "new" offense needs an old-school tight end (First round: OLB Shea McClellin).

Philadelphia Eagles: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State. Earlier in this round the Eagles grabbed S George Iloka. The Eagles like to groom quarterbacks for future use or trades.

Tennessee Titans: Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn. Reyes is sudden and played well the whole week at the Senior Bowl. He will line up as the 3 technique in the Titans' 4-3 defense (First round: WR Kendall Wright).

Cincinnati Bengals: Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington. Alameda will plug up the inside and has the feet to be disruptive in pass situations (First round: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, OG Kevin Zeitler).

Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama. Jenkins has first-round talent and off-field issues that are well-documented. He will upgrade the corner cover skills right away (First round: OT Riley Reiff).

Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson. With their first pick of the draft, the Falcons decide to beef up the inside. Thompson played well in the Senior Bowl (No first round).

Pittsburgh Steelers: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt. Hayward's stats -- 15 career college interceptions and 31 pass breakups -- speak for themselves (First round: OG David DeCastro).

Denver Broncos: Chris Polk, Washington. They took DT Jerel Worthy earlier in the round. Polk is a big power back with receiving skills. He will complement Willis McGahee for a year and then take over (No first round).

Houston Texans: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina. He is a big target opposite Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson. He had 23 touchdown receptions in his career (First round: DE Whitney Mercilus).

New Orleans Saints: Pick forfeited.


Green Bay Packers: Ben Jones, C/OG, Georgia. The Packers need to groom a center/guard and a number of line coaches told me they like Jones the most for the dual role (First round: OLB Nick Perry).

Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin. The Ravens need a young center and he was considered a first-round pick before his performance at the combine. A year behind Matt Birk and he's ready to go (No first round).

San Francisco 49ers: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State. He's raw but physical. He can move the DT in the run game and the Niners need a replacement for the loss of Adam Snyder (First round: WR A.J. Jenkins).

New England Patriots: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California. Earlier in this round I had them taking a safety. Schwartz is a good technician and competitive. He is the brother of NFL guard Geoff Schwartz.

New York Giants: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska. David is a hybrid player with safety skills and can match up on receivers as well as play the run. He was very productive in college blitzing the QB as well as playing coverage (First round: RB David Wilson).

Rams - I didn't like the Rams first round pick of Brockers (I think he may bust), but LOVE their 2nd round, even though I'm not high on Hill. Hill does have speed and can block. If he can learn to catch, then he gives Bradford a weapon and Lamar Miller is fast as well. They could give the Rams a scary offense and at least potentially approach the "Greatest Show on Turf."

Colts - After adding Luck in Rd. 1, the Colts add a solid RT/OG prospect to protect him. Smart move.

Ravens - LOVE their 2nd round in the Jets' favor. Am glad they took the slow Upshaw to replace Jarrett Johnson. Let him bust there, and they took a C as well. I don't think either makes much of an impact in 2012.

Broncos - Don't know anything about Worthy. Polk should help Manning. My question is, what happened the RB from UGA that was just drafted a year or two ago. Did he bust? Is he injured/awful. I've seen several comments about the Broncos needing a RB prior to the draft and no mention of him. I've forgotten his name, but so many Jets fans wanted him in that draft.

Browns - One of the top drafts so far imo. With the addition of Richardson, Randle and Weeden, they have totally remade their offense, and it could develop into a topnotch unit. I wouldn't be shocked to see Weeden supplant McCoy as the starter at some point this season. If you're a Browns fan, you HAVE to love this draft.

Jaguars - After adding Blackmon in Rd 1, getting Curry too would make this an outstanding and amazing draft.

Panthers - After adding Kuechly in the 1st Rd. (I'm still shocked that he fell to them), if they can add Still in Rd. 2, it would totally revamp the middle of their D, and could have them a playoff contender. Rivera would have to be ecstatic with this draft.

Bills - I like Gilmore, but think there were better players available at their pick. I don't know what their needs were at all, but evidently CB must be a need and they drafted more for need, unless they just really liked Gilmore. I think he was a bit of a reach. Martin may be able to start from day one, but may not have the work ethic or discipline to get his body fat content down and stay in better shape. Even if he does, he may not be able to be a full time starter until year 2.

Dolphins - LOL What can I say. After reaching for Tannehill, they take Adams (who I'm not high on) who's more of a run blocker than pass blocker. They'll probably start Moore for another year and let Tannehill learn while Adams develops and let Moore take the lumps. FinFan can't be very happy with a draft like that.

Seahawks - After "reaching" for Irvin in the first, they take the undersized, but speedy Kendricks. That would definitely add a lot of speed to their LB corps and potentially give them a very good (or at least much-improved) front 7.

Chiefs - After adding Poe in the first, adding Fleener could make this the worst draft of any team. I think there's a chance that Poe busts, and don't think Fleener is all that. If I were a Chiefs fan, I'd be going nuts if this were to happen.

Eagles - After getting Cox in the 1st, adding Illoka in the 2nd could greatly improve their D, but I think Iloka has a lot of questions, and this may be a bit of a reach. I think Cousins is an excellent prospect, and at worst, should make a solid to very good career backup, if not a quality starter in time..

Jets - I said before the draft that I'd love a double dip at pass rusher. Adding Branch would definitely accomplish that. I'm not all that impressed with Branch. He has the physical tools, but I'm not sure he has the mental makeup to become a very good pro. As much as I would like a double dip at PR, I think I would rather they add Dwayne Allen, TE or Chris Polk, RB. I'm just not that high on Branch.

Interesting that Kirwin has three straight players whose last name is "Allen" going successively to the Pats, Chargers and Bears. That would have to be an NFL first if it happened.

Patriots - Adding Allen to Jones and Hightower, should improve the Pats D immeasurably. Adding Schwartz should help their OL too. Boo!

Chargers - They improved their D by adding Ingram in the 1st and adding Allen would help their OL I supposed. I don't know anything about Allen, but know that the Chargers need some OL help, and if he is versatile, that should be a good pick.

Bears - After adding an excellent WR in FA, adding another weapon for their offense would be smart. I loved the McClellin pick in the first.

Titans - If this happens, I guess the Titans prepared for the draft on their "Kendall." I think this could vie for one of the worst drafts as well, although I don't know much about Reyes or the Titans' needs, but then again, who cares about the Titans. They couldn't even come up with an original name for their team, opting instead for the castoff Jets' name. LOL

Bengals - Taking Ta'amu should continue their solid draft after taking Kirkpatrick and Zeitler in the first.

Lions - Getting Reiff has to be a huge break for Detroit and keeping their QB upright and on the field. Being able to get the very talented Jenkins in round 2 would be amazing if they can keep him in control. This should prove to be one of the best drafts if it happens.

Falcons - Had no first round pick. I don't know anything about this player and little about the Falcons' needs. I saw Clemson play a couple of times this past season, and don't remember Thompson standing out, but hey, I'm 57 and my memory isn't so good, so he may be a good pick. I think the Falcons' weak link is their D, so this would seem to make sense, and they seem pretty set on offense, at least at the skill positions.

Steelers - After seeing great value AND need matched up with DeCastro in the first, this would seem to be a "need" pick in the 2nd. Don't know anything about this kid, but the Steelers are one of the best in the draft, so I'll bet he's good.

Texans - My God, the rich get richer. After adding Watt last year, they add Mercilus this year too? Their pass rush WILL be merciless!!!! Then on top of that, adding Jeffery to play opposite Andre Johnson? That just wouldn't be fair, and could prove to be one of the best drafts of all time for value and need.

Saints - HaHA, dirty cheating jerks. Serves them right.

Packers - After adding Perry in the first to go with Matthews, their pass rush could be as deadly as Houston's. Their OL needs help, so their 2nd round pick looks smart/solid.

Niners - Not wild about their draft at all. Don't remember ever even hearing about the WR they took in round 1, and adding an OG in round 2 seems to fill a need (according to Kirwan). Meh.

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