NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands on stage as he announces a draft selection during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NFL Draft 2012: Schedule, News And Rumors For Day 2

Round 1 is done and the NFL Draft moves into the 2nd and 3rd round on Friday night.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: Plenty of Cornerbacks Left For Rounds 2 & 3

Three cornerbacks were selected during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday, the most notable being Morris Claiborne from the LSU Tigers, whom the Dallas Cowboys felt they needed to trade up to No. 6 in order to secure.

The second and third rounds of the draft will take place Friday, with plenty of talented cornerbacks still left in this year's class, should any team feel they need to focus on improving their secondary. The top cornerback remaining in the draft is North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins, who is the overall 27th-ranked player in this year's class, according to Mocking the Draft. There is a chance that teams are reluctant to go all-in on Jenkins based on his off-field history, but it will be surprising if he is still on the board after the second round.

Other notables include No. 41-ranked Jamell Fleming of the Oklahoma Sooners, No. 53 Josh Robinson of the Central Florida Knights -- who has added value as a kick and punt returner -- No. 58 Alfonzo Dennard of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, No. 64 Leonard Johnson of the Iowa St. Cyclones and No. 66 Brandon Boykin of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Sleeper picks for the position could include Chase Minnifield of the Virginia Cavaliers, Josh Norman from Coastal Carolina, or Trumaine Johnson from Montana, who were all ranked in the top 100 among this year's draftees.

Check out the complete list of best players available at Mocking The Draft.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: Defensive Line Still Stocked With Talent

Plenty of defensive linemen flew off the board in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but lots of talent is still available for rounds 2 and 3 on Friday thanks to an especially deep class this year. Included among the names are Mocking The Draft's best two players available, Alabama outside linebacker/defensive end Courtney Upshaw and Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still.

Both players were projected by many to land in the mid-to-late 1st round. Instead, they will be regarded as very good value picks for whatever team is lucky enough land them. Upshaw was rated as the 11th best prospect in the draft, and the best at his position. Still is the 13th-ranked overall prospect, and best defensive tackle in the draft according to MTD.

Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson also graded out very high (23rd overall), and Andre Branch and Vinny Curry are considered the best pure defensive ends still on the board. Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy is rated as the 46th-best prospect available, and is also expected to be drafted Friday evening.

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NFL Draft Rumors: Rams Don't Plan To Trade 33rd Pick, According To Report

The St. Louis Rams hold three picks in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, including No. 33, the first pick of the 2nd round. So the Rams have been on the clock since the end of Round 1 on Thursday night. According to ESPN, the Rams do not plan to trade the 33rd pick, despite some interest in the pick.

That means the Rams probably know the player they're going to take. They've been connected to some receivers, so that's a possibility. Brian Quick, Rueben Randle, Stephen Hill or Alshon Jeffery could be in play if the Rams choose to go receiver.

The best player available, according to Mocking The Draft, is Alabama LB Courtney Upshaw. The complete list of best available players shows plenty of options for the Rams.

The Rams also have the 39th and 45th overall picks so they're a bit of a wild card here. They can go in several different directions with this pick.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: Dwayne Allen Is Top TE On The Board

The 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft passed Thursday without a single tight end picked. That should change Friday during Rounds 2 and 3. All five tight end prospects remain from Mocking The Draft's original ranking of the top 101 players available, including Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener out of Clemson and Stanford, respectively.

Both will be expected to drop relatively early considering the premium NFL teams have been placing on quality pass catchers from the tight end spot. After Allen and Fleener, Georgia's Orson Charles is next best available at his position.

30. Clemson TE Dwayne Allen, 6'4, 255 pounds

33. Stanford Te Coby Fleener, 6'5 3/4, 247 pounds

42. Georgia TE Orson Charles, 6'2 1/2, 251 pounds

56. Louisiana-Lafayette TE Ladarius Green, 6'6, 230 pounds

79. Missouri TE Michael Egnew, 6'5 1/4, 252 pounds

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Janoris Jenkins To Patriots Is 'Not Going To Happen'

Janoris Jenkins is one of the more intriguing prospects of the 2012 NFL Draft. The North Alabama cornerback is an elite talent at his position, but has a long checkered past that includes misconduct that got him kicked off the Florida Gators under then-head coach Urban Meyer. That baggage is apparently too much for some teams to handle, including the New England Patriots, according to Shalise Young of the Boston Globe.

Jenkins was rated as the third best prospect at his position, behind only Morris Claiborne and Dre Kirkpatrick, according to the SB Nation blog Mocking the Draft. He will be a tempting pickup for some team, perhaps in the 2nd round. Meanwhile, the Pats still need help in the secondary. They could take a look at Oklahoma's Jamell Fleming, UCF's Josh Robinson or Nebraska's Alfonzo Dennard to help fill the void.

For more on the Patriots, head over to the SB Nation blog Pats Pulpit. For more Draft coverage, check out our NFL Draft grades, Round 2 mock draft and the complete first round NFL Draft results.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: Peter Konz Is Top Offensive Lineman Left

The 2012 NFL Draft moves into the 2nd and 3rd rounds where there are lots of good players remaining. The first round is filled with the superstars while the 2nd and 3rd rounds are usually considered solid starters.

For teams looking for offensive line help, there are a number of quality offensive linemen remaining, including the best center in the draft.

Wisconsin C Peter Konz was a first round pick in plenty of mock drafts so he's a candidate to go early in the second round. Konz is arguably the best center in the draft.

Stanford OT Jonathan Martin was also commonly sent in the first round of mock drafts so I'd expect him to be off the board early on Friday night. Ohio State OT Mike Adams was also a first round pick in some mock drafts. Iowa State OT Kelechi Osemele can play offensive tackle or guard and should be a second round pick.

Midwestern State G Amini Silatolu is a small school prospect who drew some first round interest.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: Stephen Hill, Alshon Jeffery Lead WR Group

Four wide receivers went off the board in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft, starting with Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon with the No. 5 overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Teams still looking to add some help for their quarterbacks still have plenty options available in what is what is one of the deepest positions of the draft, however.

Ten wide receivers remain among Mocking The Draft's top 101 prospects of the draft as we enter the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the draft Friday. Though MTD has Alshon Jeffery marked down as the best pass-catcher available, Rueben Randle is rumored to be heading to the St. Louis Rams with the 33rd overall pick.

Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill is also still available, though MTD isn't as high on the prospect as others. You can check out Dan Kader's full scouting report on Hill here.

34. South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery, 6'4, 232 pounds

45. Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu, 6'2, 215 pounds

55. LSU WR Rueben Randle, 6'4, 208 pounds

60. North Carolina WR Dwight Jones 6'4, 220 pounds

70. Iowa WR Marvin McNutt, 6'2, 215 pounds

74. Arkansas WR Joe Adams, 5'10 1/2, 174 pounds

77. Appalachian State WR Brian Quick, 6'3 1/2, 222 pounds

80. Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill, 6'4, 206 pounds

89. California WR Marvin Jones, 6'1 7/8, 198 pounds

93. Wake Forest WR Chris Givens, 6'0, 195 pounds

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NFL Draft 2012: Rueben Randle, Courtney Upshaw Likely Coming Off Board Early In Round 2

LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle and Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw could be the first two players off the board in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Friday, according to a report by Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Both players would fill major holes for the St. Louis Rams and the Indianapolis Colts, respectively.

The Rams were rumored to be taking a hard look at Justin Blackmon in the 1st round before the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up one spot ahead to snag the Oklahoma State wide receiver. Randle could be a nice consolation prize. He wasn't used as much as some would have liked with the LSU Tigers last season, but his athleticism and 6'4, 208-pound frame is as impressive as any in the draft.

Upshaw would give the Colts a much-needed pass-rushing defensive end, who can also play the run well, according to his scouting report via Mocking The Draft. He is arguably the best prospect available at the hybrid OLB/DE spot and can only help a Colts defense that ranked 25th in the league last season.

Head over to the SB Nation blogs Turf Show Times and Stampede Blue for more on the Rams and Colts, respectively. For lots more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out Mocking the Draft or head on over to SB Nation's dedicated draft hub.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: Lamar Miller, Chris Polk Among RBs Still There

One of the surprises in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is that three running backs ended up being selected. The common thought before the draft was that just one running back would be picked up in the first round -- Alabama's Trent Richardson. But the Bucs traded back into the first round to select Doug Martin at No. 31 and the Giants picked up David Wilson with the final pick in the first round.

Despite those two going in the first round, there's still plenty of running back talent available as we enter the second and third round. SB Nation's NFL Draft blog, Mocking The Draft, has six running backs remaining in its top 100 draft prospects.

39. Miami RB Lamar Miller

54. Temple RB Bernard Pierce

71. Washington RB Chris Polk

84. Utah State RB Robert Turpin

92. Oregon RB LaMichael James

97. Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: QBs Include Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler

The 2012 NFL Draft is through the first round and there are plenty of good players remaining for the second and third rounds on Friday night. Among those players are a couple of quarterbacks -- Michigan State's Kirk Cousins and Arizona State's Brock Osweiler.

SB Nation's NFL draft blog, Mocking The Draft, has Osweiler ranked as the 62nd best prospect and Cousins as the 78th best prospect. Both players are candidates to be picked in the second or third round of the NFL draft.

Four quarterbacks went in the first round of the NFL Draft -- Andrew Luck (Colts), Robert Griffin III (Redskins), Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins) and Brandon Weeden (Browns).

Teams are desperate for good quarterbacks and they're willing to take a risk to find one. Because of that, I wouldn't be surprised to see both Osweiler and Cousins get picked in the second round of the draft.

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NFL Draft 2012: Jets Targeting WR In Round 2, According To Report

The New York Jets will target a wide receiver in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, according to a report by Brian Costello of the New York Post. Without much depth behind Santonio Holmes, the Jets could use a playmaker to aid Mark Sanchez (or Tim Tebow) at quarterback.

Several talented prospects are still available, even with Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd, Kendall Wright and A.J. Jenkins off the board. The likes of Stephen Hill, Alshon Jeffery, Mohamed Sanu or Rueben Randle, all of whom are 6'2 or taller, would give the Jets a much needed infusion of size in the red zone. Hill is the best available of the four if SB Nation's Mock Draft is any indication, though whether he will fall to the No. 16 pick of the 2nd round remains to be seen.

The Jets picked up North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples in the 1st round of the draft Thursday. He could potentially be the difference making pass rusher that New York has been looking for, assuming he doesn't turn into Vernon Gholston.

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Dolphins GM: Ryan Tannehill Not Far Behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III

In the month between the Texas A&M Aggies pro day and the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday, the stock for quarterback Ryan Tannehill shot straight through the roof. Tannehill was unable to perform in the 2012 NFL Combine due to a broken foot, but knocked the socks off team scouts at his pro day workout. As a result of the sudden buzz, Tannehill became the third quarterback to be drafted, going as the No. 8 overall pick to the Miami Dolphins.

According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland feels Tannehill stacks up just fine against the top two QBs in the draft, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

"If had we eight to 10 more games of film to watch Ryan Tannehill play that position, I think we're looking at him in the same breath as Griffin and maybe Luck," Ireland said. "I think he's got that kind of ability and arm talent."

Many evaluators questioned the move, feeling that Tannehill lacks the experience and raw talent needed to last and succeed as a starter in the NFL. Only time will tell whether Ireland's assessment is accurate.

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Seahawks Draft Pick Bruce Irvin Had 1st Round Interest

The Seattle Seahawks raised a lot of eyebrows when it utilized its first-round pick to select Bruce Irvin, a defensive end from the West Virginia Mountaineers whose college career was marked by strong play, but also some run-ins with the law. Irvin was a head-scratcher to many at the time, but it appears he was on the radar of many teams.

Rob Rang of CBS Sports reports that there was first-round interest in Irvin from multiple teams. Rang's sources indicate that, had Irvin been available to them, he would have gone in the first round to the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, or Baltimore Ravens.

It may even be likely that Irvin being off the board may have been what convinced the Ravens to part with their first-round spot.

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2012 NFL Draft Best Available: 1st Round Talent Still Out There

The 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft is complete, and as usual there were a number of players most of us had pegged as first rounders that ended up falling. SB Nation's Mocking The Drat has released its list of the best players still available and there's still a number of talented players out there.

I took a look at SB Nation's final mock draft before the first round and pulled out the players we had going in Round 1 that fell to Round 2 in the real thing:

21. Georgia OL Cordy Glenn (Bengals)

25. Stanford TE Coby Fleener (Broncos)

26. Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill (Texans)

28. Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy (Packers)

30. Midwestern State G Amini Silatolu (49ers)

32. Stanford OT Jonathan Martin (Giants)

Of those, Hill seems like the most likely to go off the board first. The Rams, picking 33rd overall, are a candidate to select Hill.

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Mohamed Sanu Received A Prank Phone Call In Round 1

Shortly before the Cincinnati Bengals made the 27th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the agent for Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu tweeted that his client was just selected by the Bengals.

A few minutes later, TV cameras showed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walking up to the podium and he announced the Bengals pick, and it wasn't Sanu. It was Wisconsin G Kevin Zeitler.

Apparently, someone played a very cruel joke on Sanu, who is projected as a 2nd round pick. Mike McCartney, Sanu's agent, tweeted out after the pick that someone apparently pranked Sanu.

Very cruel prank call to a Sanu tonight - very sad that someone would do that. My apologies to the twitter world for my tweet.

Round 2 of the NFL Draft will probably be kinder to Sanu. SB Nation's Round 2 mock draft sends him to the Dolphins with the 42nd pick.

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NFL Draft 2012: Rams Could Have Some Trade Partners In Round 2

Could the St. Louis Rams trade down for the third time in the 2012 NFL Draft? They hold the 33rd overall pick, the first one in the second round, and already they're getting calls from potential trade partners, according to a report.

The first pick in the second round has become a little more valuable since the NFL changed the draft schedule to Round 1 on Thursday and Round 2 and 3 on Friday. That extra day gives the team holding the first pick of the second round time to shop the pick around.

The object of some teams' affection is Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill, whom many teams had rated as a first round pick. Other players, like Courtney Upshaw, could draw interest at the top of the second round.

The Rams are in great shape entering day two as they own the 33rd, 39th and 45th picks in the second round of the draft. They're free to do just about anything, whether that's moving up or down.

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NFL Draft Results: Trades Dominate The 1st Round

The 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft has come and gone after a record setting number of trades. Catch up with what you missed on Thursday night.

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NFL Draft Day 2: Start Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream And More

The second night of the 2012 NFL draft will feature the second and third rounds, broadcast again on both ESPN and NFL Network.

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Round 2 Mock Draft: Predictions Continue Into Day 2 Of NFL Draft

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.

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NFL Draft Grades: Entirely Too Early Evaluations Of How Teams Did Thursday

One round is down in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Cowboys and Rams were among the teams that made solid moves Thursday night, while the Seahawks left us confused.

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NFL Draft 2012: Courtney Upshaw Among Best Players Available Entering Second Round

The 2012 NFL Draft had a few surprises near the end of the first round -- one that saw 19 trades, the most in at least four decades -- that have left a ton of talent on the board at the beginning of the second round.

The biggest name on the list is Alabama's Courtney Upshaw, a hulking linebacker who can play defensive end, and who helped the Crimson Tide's defense shut out LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship, but four of the top 16 players on Mocking the Draft's board are still available: No. 11 Upshaw; No. 13 Devon Still, a defensive tackle from Penn State; No. 15 Jonathan Martin, a Stanford offensive tackle; and No. 16 Peter Konz, a center from Wisconsin.

The Rams could take a couple of those players: St. Louis has the first pick in the second round, and three of the first 13 second-round picks.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, including analysis on every pick, stay with our NFL Draft StoryStream. And for more on every prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft pool, head to Mocking the Draft.

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