TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05: Rueben Randle #2 of the LSU Tigers walks onto the field for warmups prior to the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The trades in the first round of the NFL Draft ruined every mock draft. Now we turn our mocking attention to the second round of the NFL Draft, which kicks off on Friday night.
Go find a 2012 NFL mock draft that resembled what happened on Thursday night. Did you find one? No, you did not, because even if Peter King ate six crystal balls, he could not have seen it coming. The draft is hard to predict. Add in Bomani Jones' deconstruction of mock drafting, and it's more than a little difficult to throw out a 2nd round mock draft.
But mock I must.
Teams can often target needs more specifically in the later rounds of the draft, starting in the second round. A handful of players that almost everyone believed would get plucked in the opening round are still on the board. Among the more notable names are Cordy Glenn, Coby Fleener, Jonathan Martin, and Reuben Randle.
Teams looking for value at receiver and offensive line can find help in the second round. A few very good defensive linemen are out there too, waiting to get the call from a team in need of interior presence.
33. St. Louis Rams, Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
34. Indianapolis Colts, Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
35. Baltimore Ravens, Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
36. Denver Broncos, Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
37. Cleveland Browns, Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
38. Jacksonville Jaguars, Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
39. St. Louis Rams, Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
40. Carolina Panthers, Devon Still, DT, Penn State
41. Buffalo Bills, Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
42. Miami Dolphins, Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
43. Seattle Seahawks, Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
44. Kansas City Chiefs, Kelechi Osemele, OT, Iowa State
45. St. Louis Rams, Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
46. Philadelphia Eagles, Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
47. New York Jets, Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
48. New England Patriots, Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
49. San Diego Chargers, Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
50. Chicago Bears, Bobbie Massie, OT, Mississippi
51. Philadelphia Eagles, Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
52. Tennessee Titans, Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
53. Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Jones, WR, California
54. Detroit Lions, Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
55. Atlanta Falcons, Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
56. Pittsburgh Steelers, Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
57. Denver Broncos, Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama
58. Houston Texans, Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
59. Green Bay Packers, Markelle Martin, FS, Oklahoma State
60. Baltimore Ravens, Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
61. San Francisco 49ers, Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (Ohio)
62. New England Patriots, Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
63. New York Giants, Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California