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Midseason Mock 2.0 (Updated with 2nd round)

The order is based on walterfootball.com, although with some teams with the same records/playoff teams I changed them up a bit.

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: This will be a very interesting soap opera if this goes down.

2. Carolina Panthers: Justin Blackmon, WR Ok St.: With how bad their D has been playing, you'd think they would address it, but this high in the draft I don't really see any D player worthy here or as good as Blackmon.

3. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC: I know everyone's expecting WR, but with a guy like Kalil available don't see how you can pass on that. Blackmon being snatched right before doesn't help either.

4. Minnesota Vikings: Jonathon Martin, OT, Stanford: Gotta build around Ponder, and kick Charlie Johnson inside to OG.

5. Washington Redskins: Matt Barkley, QB, USC: While I do think Barkley could thrive in numerous systems, I think the WCO would be his best fit.

6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU: More BPA here then anything. If Claiborne falls this far I could see a lot of teams forsake their top needs to get one of the best players in this draft.

7. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa: CBS moved Reiff up to their number 2 OT, and ESPN put him in their top 10. The kid's pretty impressive and if a team has an OT need early I could see it.

8. Miami Dolphins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: Is it knee jerk to move the guy above Landry Jones after just beating him? Maybe, but if you just observed Griffin and Jones in this season alone, it would be a no-brainer who to go with. Obviously, who gets hired (yes, I'm saying Sparano will be fired) will be a factor in this (depending on new coach/FO's taste in QB's) but right now I think Griffin has established himself right behind Barkley.

9. Cleveland Browns: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: Not buying Colt McCoy as a long term NFL QB, and if the Browns end up top 10 I don't think Shurmur/Holmgren will have time to find out if he is. Drafting a QB early is a great way to buy a regime time, and Shurmur did well with the last Oklahoma QB to go pro.

10. Seattle Seahawks: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: The Rams/Cards are so bad I think they'll give the Seahawks 4 easy wins, and the Seahawks aren't so atrocious they won't snag a couple more. I say this because I think it'll mean Seattle will win too much to snag a top QB. Going down their list of needs, I'd say RB is right under QB, so Richardson makes sense here.

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Kuechly, LB, BC: Couple things on this one. First, this Chiefs front 7 has looked weak and has struggled to stop run games in recent weeks. A LB like Kuechly could help fix this. This guy flies around the field and seemingly makes every tackle. The Chiefs could really use a guy like this. After watching the ND game, I also saw a chippy/physical side to his game I was not aware of. I know its extremely pre mature, but Kuechly looks like the next decade-long great LB. Also am assuming Te'o returns for his senior year (or at least am hoping)

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama: Not intentionally, this is the same pick I gave them in my last mock.

13. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Brown, LB, UNC: This was a prospect no one could stop talking about a month ago, and now I haven't heard anything from him since. Still is a good prospect, and fills a major need for this squad.

14. San Diego Chargers: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama: As I said in my last mock, Upshaw is that pass rusher who may not impress at the combine, but his play on the field more then makes up for it.

15. Tennessee Titans: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina: The fall stops here for a great prospect. I don't think WR is their biggest need but with CJ2K's drop in production, and a clear lack of targets beyond Kenny Britt, this could be a great pick and build a dynamic O around Locker for the future.

16. New York Jets: Michael Floyd, WR, ND: If the Jets are serious about Sanchez being their franchise QB, they have to give him some weapons. Burress has impressed more then I thought he would but the depth at WR is appalling. I would be concerned about his character, but Rex Ryan has a good track record of keeping knuckle heads like Floyd in line.

17. Denver Broncos: Alfonso Dennard, CB, Nebraska: Here's another prospect who's hot one month and unheard of the next. Denver needs to address CB (both their starters will be 34 next year, and their depth consists of nickel-backs) and without the top QB's available, plus Richardson gone, Dennard has to be the pick.

18. Buffalo Bills: Vontaze Burfict, ASU, LB: They're 20th in run D, and tied for 3rd-to-last with 12 rushing TD's allowed. The Dareus pick has worked out great, and getting Meatball back next year will help, but Nick Barnett can't have too much left in the tank and picking between Kirk Morrison and Andra Davis for the other spot must have Chan clawing his eyes out.

19. Cleveland Browns (from ATL): Quinton Coples, DE, UNC: Further down then I think he'll go, but Derrik Morgan found himself in the same position as a DE without 3-4 versatility.

20. Detroit Lions: David Decastro, OG, Stanford: Not saying OL is a need Detroit fans, I know how you get. As the Fairley pick last year, this is a BPA pick.

21. Dallas Cowboys: Devon Still, DT/DE, Penn St.: Also a BPA pick here. This dude's been playing some nice ball, at 21 don't see how you can pass that.

22. New England Patriots (from NO) Brandon Thompson, DT/DE, Clemson: I hate mocking New England because I'm usually not just wrong, but way off the mark (although I was my closest this year, had the right position (Castanzo)). With the way this D has been playing, I think a good cure is to get a big/physical man up front to crack some skulls.

23. Cincinatti Bengals (from Oakland): Janoris Jenkins, CB, Northern Alabama: Did the same thing in my last mock too. With the Raiders no longer drafting in the 1st round, and the Bengals having two picks in said round, who else would draft him? I kid... but seriously...

24. Chicago Bears: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin: Chicago should be jumping for joy if he falls this far.

25. Houston Texans: Alamade Ta'amu, DT, Washington: Despite his size, I do think Ta'amu is a good scheme fit for Wade's NT.

26. Cincinatti Bengals: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami: Not making this pick out of purely need. If he shows up at the combine at 215 and runs a 4.4 40, I don't see how he falls out of the first.

27. New York Giants: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio St.: Giving him to NYG as the eventual replacement for Kareem McKenzie. At this point in the draft, your getting BPA with this pick as well.

28. New England Patriots: Mohamad Sanu, WR, Rutgers: I'm mocking this as that one pick where everyone goes "WTF?... O wait.... that's a great pick!" BB always gives us once a year. Ochocinco has not worked out and Deion Branch is a #2 at best, and at his age I don't know how much longer he'll be that.

29. Green Bay Packers: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska: I'm only putting them at 29 to change things up. This is a BPA pick, per usual in GB.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kelechi Osmele, OG/OT, Iowa St.: fits the typical Steelers OL mold and his OT/OG versatility is a plus.

31. San Fransisco 49ers: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia: Yet another UVA CB going early, but like his predecessors definitly deserves it.

32. Baltimore Ravens: Donta Hightower, ILB, Bama: Many will be turned off by his combine numbers, but as Brandon Spikes showed, 40 times are irrelevant for 3-4 ILB's.

Round 2, won't do explanations for every pick

33. Indianapolis Colts: Jerel Worthy, DT, MSU

34. St. Louis Rams: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

35. Minnesota Vikings: Stephen Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

36. Carolina Panthers: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis: Have read and heard Rivera's planning on slowly transferring towards the 3-4. Getting that NT now would really help, and even if it doesn't happen in 2012 Poe could still help this putrid D.

37. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

38. Philadelphia Eagles (from AZ): Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.

39. Miami Dolphins: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

40. Washington Redskins: Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU

41. Cleveland Browns: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

42. Kansas City Chiefs: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M: I don't know what the hell they're planning at QB, but it seems Cassel's time is coming to an end in KC

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kevin Reddick, OLB, UNC

44. San Diego Chargers: Jayron Hosley, CB, Va Tech

45. Seattle Seahawks: Kirk Cousins, QB, MSU

46. Philadelphia Eagles: Billy Winn, DE/DT, Boise St.

47. New York Jets: Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma

48. Denver Broncos: Chris Polk, RB, Washington

49. Buffalo Bills: Bruce Irvin, OLB, WVU

50. Tennesseee Titans: Lucas Nix, OG, Pitt

51. Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Eifert, TE, ND

52. Detroit Lions: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

53. Dallas Cowboys: Markelle Martin, S, OK st.

54. New Orleans Saints: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

55. New England Patriots (from Oakland): Mark Barron, SS, Bama

56. Chicago Bears: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

57. Houston Texans: Rob Lester, S, Bama

58. Cincinatti Bengals: Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia

59. New York Giants: David Wilson, RB, Va Tech

60. New England Patriots: Brandon Jenkins, OLB, FSU

61. Green Bay Packers: Ray Ray Armstrong, SS, Miami

62. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Chapman, NT, Bama

63. San Fransisco 49ers: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

64. Baltimore Ravens: Ben Jones, C/G, Georgia

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