2011 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 64

Our annual 2011 NFL Mock Draft, with picks made by each of SB Nation's NFL team bloggers, is in full swing. The latest - and last - pick in to the podium: the Green Bay Packers, at No. 64 overall.

With the 64th overall pick in the 2011 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Allen Bailey, defensive end, Miami (FL)..

Brandon Benson of AcmePackingCompany.com explains the choice, and our own Dan Kadar reacts to it, after the jump. Make sure you're grading this pick for the Packers, and checking out Acme Packing Company for all of your Packers needs.

Brandon Benson explains: As in the first round, the Green Bay Packers don't really have a pressing need here in the second round. They addressed the offensive line in the first round, with the selection of Mississippi State LT Derek Sherrod, so they can afford to look now on defense. The two positions they could use help on defense is at defensive end and outside linebacker, and in Miami's DE Allen Bailey, they might have a player who can do both.

He's a great athlete, but not a speed rusher, which might make him ideal as a five-technique (over the offensive tackle) DE in a 3-4 defense. It sounds like he's got the strength to hold the edge against the run. He could also compete with ends Mike Neal and C.J. Wilson as the lineman alongside NT B.J. Raji when the Packers play with only two linemen on passing downs.

Because he's a little undersized at 275, according to the scale at Miami's pro day, he'd probably be best suited to playing defensive end on the weak side. Since that would take the spot of expected to depart DE Cullen Jenkins, he could become his replacement. He's also light enough that he could be considered as an outside linebacker if he shows the ability to naturally drop back into coverage. That might make him better suited as the strong side outside linebacker, and require LB Clay Matthews to move back to the weak side, but obviously that wouldn't be a problem for Matthews. Bailey could be a project, but the Packers may be able to use him at multiple positions, and they can afford to give him a season to develop.

Dan Kadar reacts: Being the Super Bowl champion with a stacked roster, the Packers will be afforded the chance to take some risks in this year's draft. Bailey is a big one. He's wonderfully athletic and has flashed huge potential. But what keeps Bailey out of the first round is inconsistency. He's a hot and cold player who will consistently require the attention of coaches. His upside, though, is high. I don't think he'll ever be a linebacker in the NFL and think 3-4 end could be his top spot. He's really good at hitting gaps and penetrating the pocket. On a team where the linebacker spot opposite Clay Matthews is a little uncertain, Bailey could give them a pass rush from the end spot. [Allen Bailey Scouting Report]

With that, the 2011 SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock Draft draws to a close. Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to everyone who followed along!

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
29 Jurrell Casey DT USC scouting report
35 Johnny Patrick CB Louisville scouting report
36 Ryan Williams RB Virginia Tech scouting report
47 Titus Young WR Boise State scouting report
48 Rodney Hudson OG Florida State 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 story
49 Jacksonville Jaguars Ben Ijalana OT Villanova story
50 San Diego Chargers Jabaal Sheard DE Pittsburgh story
51 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mason Foster OLB Washington story
52 New York Giants Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame story
53 Indianapolis Colts Quinton Carter S Oklahoma story
54 Philadelphia Eagles Clint Boling OT Georgia story
55 Kansas City Chiefs Leonard Hankerson WR Miami (FL) story
56 New Orleans Saints Quan Sturdivant ILB North Carolina story
57 Seattle Seahawks Drake Nevis DT LSU story
58 Baltimore Ravens Jon Baldwin WR Pittsburgh story
59 Atlanta Falcons Marcus Gilbert OT Florida story
60 New England Patriots Torrey Smith WR Maryland story
61 San Diego Chargers Randall Cobb WR Kentucky story
62 Chicago Bears Stefen Wisniewski C Penn State story
63 Pittsburgh Steelers Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia story
64 Green Bay Packers Allen Bailey DE Miami (FL) story

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