2011 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 48

Our annual 2011 NFL Mock Draft, with picks made by each of SB Nation's NFL team bloggers, is in full swing. The latest pick in to the podium: the Oakland Raiders, at No. 48 overall.

With the 48th overall pick in the 2011 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Marcus Cannon, offensive tackle, TCU.

Raymond St. Martin of SilverAndBlackPride.com explains the choice, and our own Dan Kadar reacts to it, after the jump. Make sure you're grading this pick for the Raiders, and checking out Silver and Black Pride for all of your Raiders needs.

Raymond St. Martin explains: This is my fifth year drafting for the Oakland Raiders, and I have to say that today was the most difficult decision that I’ve had to make. I never expected Stefen Wisniewski to be available at No. 48, so I had to take a long hard look at Wisniewski, whose Uncle Steven, a former Pro-Bowler in Oakland, is now coaching the O-Line.

In the end, though, I have to go with what I have heard from Jim Otto himself - that Samson Satele will be a great center - and also with what the Raiders need on the offensive line. The person who best fits the Raiders, and in my opinion the best lineman still available, is Marcus Cannon.

Cannon can start on the inside right away, and may be able to replace Langston Walker at the right tackle position, which would allow Walker to move inside and give the Raiders 700-plus pounds on the right side to open holes for Darren McFadden and Michael Bush. Cannon was a terrific part of the success that TCU has enjoyed over the past few years, and he will be a force in the NFL as well.

Dan Kadar reacts: Ah, the Raiders. The team no one seems to ever want to intelligently discuss. Al Davis is wacky! So kudos to Raymond for not simply plugging in an athletic sensation. In fact, he did just the opposite opting for the lumbering Cannon.

The Raiders need linemen, so either Cannon or Wisniewski would be a good choice. Oakland is a team on the verge of playoff contention, and adding a reliable starter like Cannon will only push them higher.

With that, the Jacksonville Jaguars - and our friends at Big Cat Country - are now on the clock.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
20 Jon Baldwin WR Pittsburgh scouting report
27 Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame scouting report
29 Jurrell Casey DT USC scouting report
35 Johnny Patrick CB Louisville scouting report
36 Ryan Williams RB Virginia Tech scouting report

2011 SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock Draft - RESULTS

Rd. No. Team Player Pos. College Link
1 1 Carolina Panthers Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri story
2 Denver Broncos Von Miller OLB Texas A&M story
3 Buffalo Bills Patrick Peterson CB LSU story
4 Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green WR Georgia story
5 Arizona Cardinals Cam Newton QB Auburn story
6 Cleveland Browns Marcell Dareus DT Alabama story
7 San Francisco 49ers Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska story
8 Tennessee Titans Nick Fairley DT Auburn story
9 Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith OT USC story
10 Washington Redskins Robert Quinn DE North Carolina story
11 Houston Texans Julio Jones WR Alabama story
12 Minnesota Vikings J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin story
13 Detroit Lions Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson story
14 St. Louis Rams Corey Liuget DT Illinois story
15 Miami Dolphins Mark Ingram RB Alabama story
16 Jacksonville Jaguars Christian Ponder QB Florida State story
17 New England Patriots Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin story
18 San Diego Chargers Cameron Jordan DE California story
19 New York Giants Mike Pouncey G/C Florida story
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue story
21 Kansas City Chiefs Phil Taylor DT Baylor story
22 Indianapolis Colts Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College story
23 Philadelphia Eagles Jimmy Smith CB Colorado story
24 New Orleans Saints Muhammad Wilkerson DT Temple story
25 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas story
26 Baltimore Ravens Aldon Smith DE Missouri story
27 Atlanta Falcons Justin Houston DE Georgia story
28 New England Patriots Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State story
29 Chicago Bears Stephen Paea DT Oregon State story
30 New York Jets Akeem Ayers OLB UCLA story
31 Pittsburgh Steelers Nate Solder OT Colorado story
32 Green Bay Packers Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State story
2 33 New England Patriots Brooks Reed DE Arizona story
34 Buffalo Bills Jake Locker QB Washington story
35 Cincinnati Bengals Andy Dalton QB TCU story
36 Denver Broncos Marvin Austin DT North Carolina story
37 Cleveland Browns Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa story
38 Arizona Cardinals Martez Wilson ILB Illinois story
39 Tennessee Titans Bruce Carter OLB North Carolina story
40 Dallas Cowboys Aaron Williams CB Texas story
41 Washington Redskins Danny Watkins OG Baylor story
42 Houston Texans Rahim Moore S UCLA story
43 Minnesota Vikings Ricky Stanzi QB Iowa story
44 Detroit Lions Brandon Harris CB Miami (FL) story
45 San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada story
46 Denver Broncos Brandon Burton CB Utah story
47 St. Louis Rams Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois story
48 Oakland Raiders Marcus Cannon OT TCU
49 Jacksonville Jaguars
50 San Diego Chargers
51 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
52 New York Giants
53 Indianapolis Colts
54 Philadelphia Eagles
55 Kansas City Chiefs
56 New Orleans Saints
57 Seattle Seahawks
58 Baltimore Ravens
59 Atlanta Falcons
60 New England Patriots
61 San Diego Chargers
62 Chicago Bears
63 Pittsburgh Steelers
64 Green Bay Packers
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