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Updated 2 round mock draft with explanations

Okay guys the order is based on my record predictions for the rest of the season. I didn't predict any trades mostly because i don't want to quarrel over fair trades and all that jazz so when reflecting on your teams picks please remember that i assumed your team could not trade out no matter how badly they wanted to. Thanks for reading and hopefully we get some good discussions.

Round 1

1. Indianapolis Colts (1-15) - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Without Peyton Manning this team appears completely lost and they have many holes exposed but they must insure that they get a new face of the franchise for when Peyton is done playing.

2. St. Louis Rams (2-14) - Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Kalil is the best player available and LT is a need for the Rams who could slide Saffold over to RT and Smith inside to guard helping really shore up that offensive line.

3. Minnesot Vikings (2-14) - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

The Vikings aging line could use an injection of talent and youth at the LT position and Martin is just that. He is a power blocker and should help anchor Ponders blindside.

4. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St.

Blackmon is a terrific wide receiver talent and the Browns need to get some playmakers if they want to see what McCoy is made out of.

5. Carolina Panthers (5-11) - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Claiborne is the biggest defensive playmaker in the draft and Carolina's defense needs a lot of help. With no help up front worthy of a top 5 pick they select Claiborne and he should help immediately.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Kirkpatrick is very talented and gifted naturally with great size and athletic ability and the Bucs have a hole at the CB position with Aqib Talib most likely going to jail.

7. Miami Dolphins (6-10) - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Griffin vs Barkley is the question of the draft. I have Griffin higher if Miami is picking because they need excitement and flash to get that city motivated and the fans back into the stadium.

8. Seattle Seahawks (6-10) - Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Seattle has tried to get a starting QB without having to spend a high pick on one but with Barkley being so talented and the connection to Carrol i believe they pull the trigger and should be set at QB for years.

9. Arizona Cardinals (6-10) - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

The left tackle position has been terrible for years in Arizona and they must address it if they want to give Kolb a chance.

10. Buffalo Bills (6-10) - Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Steve Johnson is a great wide receiver but they have very few options outside of him and teams are learning that if you take him out of the game the team loses a lot of power.

11. Washington Redskins (6-10) - Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

I believe Landry should and will go back to school but until Jan 15th i am including everyone. That being said i do think he is raw but he can make any throw on the field and teams reach for QB's.

12. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10) - Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

The Jags simply must find a way to get the QB to the ground. Coples is a complete DE and has amazing run stuffing ability as well as solid pass rush moves to get to the QB.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

The Eagles never take a linebacker early just like Pioli never takes a safety early or Jerry Jones doesn't take a tackle early but guess what they happened.

14. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9) - David Decastro, G, Stanford

The Chiefs are a young and talented team at many positions but their LG and RT position could use an upgrade and plugging Decastro in at LG to replace Lilja would be a great move for this team.

15. Tennessee Titans (7-9) - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

The offensive line must be improved and Konz is a great center prospect. CJ 2k needs running lanes and Locker needs to be protected period.

16. San Diego Chargers (8-8) - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

The Chargers have tried conversions and athletic playmakers as pass rushers but with the best all around 3-4 OLB in the country falling into their lap they say thank you and prepare for round 2.

17. Chicago Bears (8-8) - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

The wide receiving core in Chicago is in shambles and they need to get Cutler a weapon. Floyd is talented enough to be a top 10 pick and he comes from a pro style offense.

18. Cincinnati Bengals (From Oakland) - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Trent Richardson slides in this draft much like many great running back's do in the NFL draft. The Bengals would gladly take him to add to their power running offense.

19. Cincinatti Bengals (8-8) - Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia

The Bengals choose to shore up the weak link on their offensive line with the massive Cordy Glenn. A mauler of a RG that should start immediately.

20. Dallas Cowboys (9-7) - Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

The cornerbacks in Dallas are old and struggle in coverage. The days of Newman being a number one lockdown corner are over and they need to add talent to that secondary.

21. New York Jets (9-7) - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

The years where the Jets were most successful were because of a power running offense. They split carries between Thomas Jones and Shaun Green and had great success. Miller is a home run threat for this team.

22. New York Giants (9-7) - Monti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame

The Giants love to select BPA and physical freaks. Monti Te'o is huge and he moves very well at the linebacker position for his size. He could shore up the middle of the Giants defense.

23. Denver Broncos (9-7) - Devon Still, DT, Penn St.

Bunkley has been phenomenal in the middle of their defense with Von Miller and Dumervil destroying in pass rushing but adding another piece to the middle of that defense could take it to the next level.

24. Cleveland Browns (From Atlanta) - Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina

The Browns have invested in their switch back to a 4-3 but they still lack that playmaker at the LB position which is exactly what Zach Brown brings to the table.

25. Detroit Lions (10-6) - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio St.

The time has come Lions fans to accept that Backus needs to be replace and Mike Adams has top 10 talent but falls because of his suspension.

26. Houston Texans (11-5) - Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

Andre Johnson and this offense has been great for years but adding another talented wide receiver to help stretch the field and open up more running lanes could only help.

27. Pitsburgh Steelers (11-5) - Barrett Jones, T/G, Alabama

Jones is very versatile and experienced in playing against the top competition in the country. I believe he can be a starter at LG, RG, or RT in the NFL with the ability to backup the LT in times of need.

28. San Fransisco 49ers (12-4) - Janoris Jenkins, CB, Northern Alabama

The Niners secondary could use another talented corner and Jenkins should be a top 10 pick if not for off the field issues.

29. Baltimore Ravens (11-5) - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

The Ravens need to begin preparing for Ray Lewis' retirement and Hightower could help the transition in Baltimore.

30. New England Patriots (From New Orleans) - Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois

Mercilus played very well this season and shows very good athleticism with flexibility to play 4-3 and 3-4 in the Patriots defensive scheme.

31. New England Patriots (13-3) - Jerel Worthy, DE, Michigan St.

Worthy is another flexible defender who could play 3-4 DE and 4-3 DT.

32. Green Bay Packers (15-1) - Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida St.

A second pass rusher opposite of Matthews would help this defense which can struggle at getting to the QB.

Round 2

1. Indianapolis Colts (1-15) - Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

The Colts addressed their biggest need in the first round now they need to fix that defense.

2. St. Louis Rams (2-14) - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Starting the draft with Matt Kalil and still landing an elite playmaking wide receiver like Wright would be great for this offense.

3. Minnesot Vikings (2-14) - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

The only place that i think needs improvement as much as the offensive line is their secondary.

4. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Nick Perry, DE, USC

The Browns continue to add pieces to their 4-3 defense with Nick Perry to play opposite of Sheard

5. Carolina Panthers (6-10) - Alamada Ta'amu, DT, Washington

Claiborne was that playmaker in the secondary and now they add a run stuffer in the middle of their defense.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) - Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona St.

The Bucs have invested in their defense line with great picks early in previous drafts and now they add to their linebackers.

7. Miami Dolphins (6-10) - Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

With RG III coming to town the Dolphins need to get him a security blanket.

8. Seattle Seahawks (6-10) - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

Getting pressure on the QB has been a huge issue for Seattle this season and Ingram should help improve the pass rush.

9. Philadelphia Eagles (From Arizona) - Mohammed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

Desean's attitude may cause the team to look elsewhere for receiver talent.

10. Buffalo Bills (6-10) - Bruce Irvin, DE/OLB, West Virginia

The Bills need to get pressure on the QB for their 3-4 to be successful.

11. Washington Redskins (6-10) - Kelechi Osemele, G/T, Iowa St.

Washington has huge holes on the offensive line and Osemele gives them flexibility with later draft picks.

12. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10) - Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

Toon is a big dynamic target for the Jaguars receiving core.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) - Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

The Eagles are in need of help at the safety position and the best safety in the draft is available.

14. Tennessee Titans (7-9) - Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

With uncertainty at their WR position drafting a playmaker like McNutt would provide a quality starter.

15. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9) - Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida St.

The Chiefs need to address the RT position and Sanders is the best RT in the draft having started there for 4 years at Florida St in a ZBS much like the Chiefs' scheme.

16. San Diego Chargers (8-8) - T.J. McDonald, S, USC

McDonald is a big hitter and has great athleticism but he needs to improve his instincts, regardless he is a great player and the Chargers need a safety.

17. Chicago Bears (8-8) - Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma St.

The Bears need to find a LT and regardless they still have needs on that offensive line.

18. New England Patriots (From Oakland) - Robert Lester, S, Alabama

The Patriots addressed their front 7 in the first round and they now focus on the secondary adding a smart playmaker like Lester to the secondary.

19. Cincinatti Bengals (8-8) - Casey Heyward, CB, Vanderbilt

The Bengals need to get a solid starter in their secondary. Heyward is a plug and play corner with a great upside.

20. Dallas Cowboys (9-7) - Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma St.

The secondary of the Cowboys has lacked a playmaker at safety for years but by adding Martin they get a player that always appears to be around the ball.

21. New York Jets (9-7) - Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall

With the RB position solidified they focus on getting a disruptive pass rusher.

22. New York Giants (9-7) - David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

The Giants added a leader and playmaker to the middle of their defense and now they need a playmaker in their backfield.

23. Denver Broncos (9-7) - Chris Polk, RB, Washington

The Broncos have Moreno and an aging McGahee but they need a fresh young between the tackles runner and Polk can be that power runner.

24. Atlanta Falcons (10-6) - Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

The Falcons offensive line needs help and Zeitler is the best lineman available.

25. Detroit Lions (10-6) - Michael Brewster, C, Ohio St.

Having addressed the LT position the next biggest need on the team is the center position and Brewster is one of the BPA.

26. Houston Texans (11-5) - Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis

The 3-4 defense is built around the NT and Poe can be very disruptive in Wade Phillips system.

27. Pitsburgh Steelers (11-5) - Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama

The Steelers should look to start grooming Hampton's successor.

28. San Fransisco 49ers (12-4) - Brandon Washington, G/T, Miami

The Niners have offensive line needs and Washington is a great prospect.

29. Baltimore Ravens (11-5) - Ray Ray Armstong, S, Miami

Ed Reed is one of the best of all time at his position but he is aging and with the other safety position a need as well why not add a solid young talent.

30. New Orleans Saints (13-3) - Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

Clearly BPA and he actually fits a big need in New Orleans where the middle of their defense is being abused.

31. New England Patriots (13-3) - Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

Wes Welker and those tight ends rely on having an outside threat and Fuller can be that.

32. Green Bay Packers (15-1) - Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska

The Packers add another great talent that fell in the draft.

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