Mikes Mock Draft: 49-64
49) San Diego Chargers
Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin (Scouting Report)
With the retirement of Kris Dielman the Chargers need to find a starting OG. Zeitler like Konz is a typical Wisconsin lineman. Mean, powerful and technically sound.
50) Chicago Bears
Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State (Scouting Report)
After passing on Riley Reiff and Cordy Glenn in the first round the Bears take the massive Osemele who profiles to OG in the NFL. Bobby Massie is also an option but, OG is a bigger area of need for the Bears.
51) Philadelphia Eagles (via Ari)
Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State (Scouting Report)
The Eagles were able to pick up DeMeco Ryans from the Texans in a trade which was a huge pickup, but more help is needed at OLB. Wagner is a perfect fit for what the Eagles look for in a LB, fast, athletic and a little undersized. Adding Wagner to Ryans would give the Eagles linebacking corps a completely different look.
52) Tennessee Titans
Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech (Scouting Report)
The Titans lost Cortland Finnegan in free agency which leaves a big hole. Despite having Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner the Titans need another CB. Hosley is a terrific zone corner back. He is ball-hawk who makes tremendous plays on the ball. He would give the Titans three real solid corners.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (FL) (Scouting Report)
The Bengals signed BenJarvus Green-Ellis to a three year deal in free agency and have Bernard Scott in the mix. Neither of those guys can come close to the ceiling that Miller has. Miller would start off in a time share with BJGE and Scott, but it wouldn’t take him long to gain starter status.
54) Detroit Lions
Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson (Scouting Notes)
The Lions were able to franchise DE Cliff Avril, but there is a distinct possibility they will be unable to lock him up long term. You can never have enough pass rushers, so adding Branch not only provides insurance and depth in case Avril leaves, but it also gives Jim Schwartz another pass rushers to play with.
55) Atlanta Falcons
Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
The Falcons struggled to protect Matt Ryan’s blind side all last season. Massie is the best OT on the board and should be considered a very good value pick here.
56) Pittsburgh Steelers
David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech (Scouting Report)
The Steelers would love to upgrade their offensive line but with a run of offensive lineman the Steelers take the best running back on the board. Mendenhall won’t be ready for the start of the season and hasn’t been as productive as the Steelers would have liked. Wilson is an explosive back who runs extremely hard.
57) Denver Broncos
Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State (Scouting Report)
The Broncos passed on a defensive tackle at #25 for Casey Hayward and the gamble pays off as they get a first round caliber defensive tackle at the end of the second round.
58) Houston Texans
Brian Quick, WR, Appalachain State (Scouting Report)
The Texans added the best tight end in the draft in the first round and now get another big WR to pair with Andre Johnson. Adding Fleener and Quick to the Texans offense is a scary thought for the rest of the NFL.
XX) New Orleans Saints
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59) Green Bay Packers
Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia (Scouting Report)
With most of the other pass rushers off the board the Packers take a chance on the most athletic one. At this point in the draft the risk is well worth the reward for what ever team picks Irvin.
60) Baltimore Ravens
Jeff Allen, OT/OG, Illinois
The Ravens suffered a big blow when the lost Ben Grubbs to the Saints in free agency. Jeff Allen is a really underrated OL who can play OG an OT. Combined with McClellin the Ravens get two smart, hardworking football players.
61) San Francisco 49ers
Alameda Ta’amu, DT, Washington (Scouting Report)
The 49ers would love to get a big veritcal WR to go with Randy Moss, but Quick goes off the board right in front of them. The 49ers can afford to go with the best player available and Ta’amu will be able to get in the rotation on the DL and provide depth to a very good unit.
62) New England Patriots
Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida (Scouting Report)
After selecting Tru Johnson with their first second round pick, the Patriot decide to get another CB with the ultra athletic Josh Robinson. Robinson is the most athletic corner in the draft. He can flat out blaze (and I’m not talking like Janoris Jenkins). He has a fluid base, can turn and run with anyone and doesn’t shy away from playing in run support. The Patriots should have the book on Robinson with their coaching connections to the UCF program. Coming out of round two with Johnson and Robinson adds man to man coverage skills, athleticism and depth to a secondary that sorely lacked it last year.
63) New York Giants
Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California (Scouting Report)
Kendricks is a freak athlete as the middle linebacker position. He is a former defensive end who moved to MLB later in his college career. The Giants struggled to replace Jon Goff who was lost for the season with injury and is now a free agent. Kendricks has the ability to be the second best linebacker in this draft class outside of Luke Kuechly.