Mike’s Mock Draft: Round Two
33) St. Louis Rams
Devon Still, DT, Penn State (Scouting Report)
The Rams were tempted to pick DT Fletcher Cox in the first round, but decided to go with Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon. They are able to get a first round defensive tackle in the second round with Still.
34) Indianapolis Colts
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama (Scouting Report)
The Colts need corners badly. Jenkins has question marks off the field, but his talent is undeniable on the field. If he can stay out of trouble Jenkins will be a stud. He has all the skills to be a lock down #1 corner.
35) Minnesota Vikings
Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma (Scouting Report)
After addressing one huge need in the first round, the Vikings come right back and address another huge need. Fleming proved he’s one of the more athletic CBs in the draft by running in the low 4.4s and performing nicely in agility drills. By adding Kalil and Fleming the Vikings have addressed the two biggest needs with two impressive players.
36) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina (Scouting Report)
After drafting Claiborne in round one, the Buccaneers go after another area of need. Zach Brown is a fast Tampa-2 type LB. It’s very conceivable that he will get drafted in the first, getting him here is great value.
Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State (Scouting Report)
The only logical landing spot for Weeden now that all the QB spots are filled. Weeden should be able to come in and immediately compete and possibly beat out Colt McCoy for the starting QB position. If Weeden wasn’t 28 yeard old he would be a sure fire first round pick.
38) Jacksonville Jaguars
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor (Scouting Report)
The Jaguars took a chance by passing on Michael Floyd in the first round for cornerback, but it all works out as they are able to get the dynamic deep threat from Baylor who slips to the second round over concerns of speed, body fat and the system fit.
39) St. Louis Rams (via Wash)
Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska (Scouting Report)
The Rams LB is so depleted right now that they only have 4 LBs total on their entire roster. It’s a huge area of need an must be addressed. With Zach Brown going off the board right in front of them, they take the next best option. David is real undersized, but he’s a play maker. Plug him in on the weak side and let him run around and he will make a ton of plays.
40) Carolina Panthers
Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia (Scouting Report)
The Panthers were able to get the best DT in the draft in the first round to help the run defense. In the second they focus on improving the pass defense with Boykin. Boykin is a feisty CB who can play multiple positions in multiple schemes. Boykin is also a special teams star and could help the KR unit.
41) Buffalo Bills
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford (Scouting Report)
After passing on Reiff and DeCastro in round one for a wide receiver the Bills get their OT. Martin is an athletic OT who can play either RT or LT tackle. Once projected as a top 10 pick Martin has fallen into the second round and the Bills steal him.
42) Miami Dolphins
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers (Scouting Report)
The Dolphins traded their #1 WR for two third round picks and need to figure out a way to replace him. Assuming Joe Philbin plans on running the same system they did in GB, Miami will have to bring in a number of WRs. Sanu is a possession guy who isn’t going to be much of a vertical threat. He he is able to get open with size and body positioning, he would quickly become a favorite of whomever the Dolphins QB is.
43) Seattle Seahawks
Doug Martin, RB, Boise State (Scouting Report)
This pick is a simple case of selecting the best player available. RB isn’t a huge area of need for the Seahawks, but it doesn’t hurt to have two running backs to take the load off of each other. Martin is a complete back who should be able to contribute as a rookie. The Seahawks just signed Marshawn Lynch to a long term deal, but with the way running backs are injured in the NFL you need more than one now a days and Martin is a good one.
44) Kansas City Chiefs
Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn (Scouting Report)
After upgrading their offensive line with David DeCastro in the first round the Chiefs are able to get an athletic and versatile DT to upgrade the other side of the line.
45) Dallas Cowboys
Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin (Scouting Report)
Konz slips to the second round over some injury concerns. The Cowboys have a big need at the center position and steal a first round caliber center in the mid second round.
46) Philadelphia Eagles
Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina (Scouting Report)
The Eagles go with the best wide receiver on the board in Jeffery. There has been a lot of talk about the Eagles really liking Michael Floyd and wanting to take him in the first round. With him off the board, they went with defense in the first and now upgrade their WR corps with a big, thick bodied WR. Teams either love Jeffery or hate him and there are major questions about his weight, but at this point in the draft, it’s worth the reward if it pans out.
47) New York Jets
Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California (Scouting Report)
The Jets have to find someone to play right tackle. Schwartz is a four year starter for Cal and has been able to shut down a lot of top pass rushers throughout his career.
48) New England Patriots (via Oak)
Trumaine Johnson, CB/S, Montana (Scouting Report)
Afte spending their first round picks on the front seven the Patriots begin to rebuild their porous secondary with a big athletic cornerback from Montana. Johnson is a good man to man corner with above average ball skills. He has the ability to play free safety if needed, which makes him a perfect fit in a Bill Belichick secondary.