2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 47

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 22: Curtis McNeal #22 of the University of Southern California Trojans tries to hold off Harrison Smith #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 22, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. We continue the second round with the New York Jets and pick No. 47.

With the 47th pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the New York Jets select Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith.

John B, managing editor for Gang Green Nation, breaks down the choice and I respond after the jump. For the latest on the Jets, make sure to check out GangGreenNation.com.

John B explains: The Jets addressed one huge need in the first round by taking Melvin Ingram. I could see a scenario where they double dip at the outside linebacker position, but it probably would not be in the second round if the Draft plays out this way. Regarding their other needs, reports indicate they are intent on signing a cheap veteran receiver after the Draft. For reasons unknown to anybody, they seem content with Wayne Hunter battling Vladimir Ducasse for the right tackle spot. That leaves us with safety.

Eric Smith was one of the worst starting safeties in the NFL in 2011. Despite the signing of Laron Landry, Smith is currently slated to start again. We’ll replace him with another Smith. Landry is an in the box type of safety. Harrison Smith has the skillset to play centerfield in this defense. Adding Ingram and Smith in the first two rounds takes a defense that was already one of the best in the league and makes it potentially dominant.

Dan Kadar responds: This is a wonderful pick. Landry, and his biceps only signed a one-year deal with the Jets, Jim Leonhard can't stay healthy and Eric Smith is, plainly, terrible. Harrison Smith has been an offseason riser and would give whatever team drafts him a leader. Smith may never be a superstar defensive back, but he's sound, tough and smart.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
23 Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
scouting report
25 David Wilson
RB Virginia Tech
scouting report
29 Lamar Miller
RB Miami scouting report
30 Dwayne Allen
TE Clemson
Coming soon!
32 Chris Polk
RB Washington
Coming soon!

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6 St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
20 Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Story
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cordy Glenn OT Georgia Story
22 Cleveland Browns Kendall Wright WR Baylor Story
23 Detroit Lions
Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
Story
24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dont'a Hightower MLB Alabama
Story
25 Denver Broncos
Michael Brockers DT LSU
Story
26 Houston Texans
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
Story
27 New England Patriots
Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
Story
28 Green Bay Packers
Devon Still DT Penn State
Story
29 Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin
Story
30 San Francisco 49ers
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
Story
31 New England Patriots
Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
Story
32 New York Giants
Peter Konz C Wisconsin
Story
33 St. Louis Rams
Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
Story
34 Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener TE Stanford
Story
35 Minnesota Vikings
Rueben Randle WR LSU
Story
36 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin RB Boise State
Story
37 Cleveland Browns
Zach Brown OLB North Carolina
Story
38 Jacksonville Jaguars
Brian Quick WR Appalachian State
Story
39 St. Louis Rams
Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina
Story
40 Carolina Panthers
Lavonte David OLB Nebraska
Story
41 Buffalo Bills
Chandler Jones
DE Syracuse
Story
42 Miami Dolphins
Andre Branch DE Clemson
Story
43 Seattle Seahawks
Mychal Kendricks MLB California
Story
44 Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Robinson CB Central Florida
Story
45 Dallas Cowboys
Nick Perry
DE Southern California
Story
45 Philadelphia Eagles
Trumaine Johnson
CB Montana
Story
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