2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 63

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Chris Polk #1 of the Washington Huskies rushes against Marquis Spruill #11 of the Syracuse Orange on September 11 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle Washington. The Huskies defeated the Orange 41-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

After weeks of grinding away, the SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft comes to a close. We close out the second round with the New York Giants with the No. 63 pick.

With the 63rd pick in the SB Nation NFL writer's mock draft, the New York Giants select Washington running back Chris Polk.

Big Blue View Editor-in-Chief Ed Valentine quickly checks in with an explanation for the pick and I respond after the jump. For more on the Giants, check out BigBlueView.com and get more from Ed at SB Nation New York.

Ed Valentine explains: There are questions about Polk, but this is a need pick. The Giants simply have to try and protect themselves with Ahmad Bradshaw’s feet and ankles being such a huge question.

Dan Kadar responds: My mantra since taking over this site is that surefire playoff teams can afford to draft in a need-based fashion. Although the Giants often go BPA, addressing a need can never be frowned upon.

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
46 Philadelphia Eagles
Trumaine Johnson
CB Montana
Story
47 New York Jets
Harrison Smith
S Notre Dame
Story
48 New England Patriots
Shea McClellin
DE/OLB Boise State
Story
49 San Diego Chargers
Dwayne Allen
TE Clemson
Story
50 Chicago Bears
Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
Story
51 Philadelphia Eagles
LaMichael James
RB Oregon
Story
52 Tennessee Titans
Vinny Curry
DE Marshall
Story
53 Cincinnati Bengals
Lamar Miller
RB Miami
Story
54 Detroit Lions
Kelechi Osemele
OT Iowa State
Story
55 Atlanta Falcons
David Wilson
RB Virginia Tech
Story
56 Pittsburgh Steelers
Amini Silatolu
OT Midwestern State
Story
57 Denver Broncos
Alfonzo Dennard
CB Nebraska
Story
58 Houston Texans
Marvin Jones
WR California
Story
59 Green Bay Packers
Bruce Irvin
OLB West Virginia
Story
60 Baltimore Ravens
Bobby Wagner
MLB Utah State
Story
61 San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Brooks
G Miami (OH)
Story
62 New England Patriots
Brandon Taylor
S LSU
Story
63 New York Giants
Chris Polk
RB Washington
Story
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