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1st Try At a 2-Round Mock

In the comments section, please let me know who you would have wanted your team to take given who was available.

#1: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford, to the Colts.

Horseshoes are for good luck.

#2 : QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor, to the Redskins.

His arm looks better than Luck's.


#3: LT Matt Kalil, USC, to the Rams.

Months ago, St. Louis looked set to go after Kalil. Numerous draft-picks later, they still get him. The Vikings trade back to 6th overall and get an early-2nd rounder to help them catch up to the Lions, Bears, and Packers.

#4: RB Trent Richardson, Alabama, to the Browns.

A blue-chip running back. How do you pass up on this?

#5: CB Morris Claiborne, LSU, to the Bucs.

They made some bold moves in free-agency but need to bolster their secondary. The situation is dire.

#6: WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma, to the Vikings.

The Vikings could have used Matt Kalil at LT to protect Ponder's blindside or a CB like Claiborne to bolster their depleted secondary. But they have two early-2nd picks. They also have a chance to pick up a tough WR. Harvin needs surgery and help.

#7: WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame, to the Jaguars.
Does the 'Stache pass on a chance for the next Julius Peppers? Yes, because Coples has question marks and the Jags need a game-changing WR. Floyd would give Blaine Gabbert a chance to get the passing-game off the ground.

#8: DE/OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, to the Dolphins.

Why reach for a QB with little tape? The Phins should not make the mistake the Jets made with Sanchez, and instead add some pass-rush to give Wake some help from the opposite DE/OLB position. Edge pressure is far and away more effective when it's coming from both sides. Their main divisional rivals this season are likely Brady and Fitzpatrick working out of pass-heavy offenses. Ingram also excels against the run which will be perfect for when Sanchez and Tebow are scrambling in the battle for the AFC East. They pass on Coples because it sure looked like he tried his best to play without getting injured for a whole year.

#9: DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina, to the Panthers.

They've taken a look at him already. It's him, Brockers, or Cox. They need to upgrade their defensive line on the perimeter and generate some pressure on opposing QBs in a division which includes Matt Ryan and Drew Brees . Say what you will on Coples, but don't expect him to drop from the top-10. Even if Ingram surpassed him as the first DE taken off the board.

#10: T Jonathan Martin, Stanford, to the Bills.

They have a glaring hole at Tackle this off-season. He may be a little bit of a reach but he is a solid player who fills their biggest need at the best value. Remember, Michael Floyd isn't available and they more than fixed their pass-rush problem.

#11: RG David DeCastro, Stanford, to the Chiefs.

It's a post-Shields/Waters world in Kansas City. Add in that big FA-upgrade to Right Tackle in the form of Mr. Winston and the Chiefs offensive line will be ready to give chase to Peyton Manning's line in Denver.

#12: DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, to the Seahawks.

The Seahawks have kept their best beefy-guys on the interior D-Line, and added another big one in Jason Jones. Now they bring in some edge pressure in the form of a DE/OLB.

#13: ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College, to the Cardinals.

Riley Reiff is available, but Kuechly is going to one day be the leader of that angry-bird defensive front-7 sporting the all-important green dot on his helmet.

#14: DT/NT Dontari Poe, Memphis, to the Cowboys.

The Jerry Jones smokescreen clears to give way to the workout warrior who they were so interested in they didnt want to even show their interest at all. If Poe pans out it means they can finally move Ratliff to 34 DE where he might be better suited.

#15: DT/DE Fletcher Cox, Mississippi, to the Eagles.

The Eagles managed to upgrade the ILB in FA and made DeSean Jackson very happy. Now Andy Reid looks for a big tall disruptive kind of guy who came get his hands up in the air on a QB's strong-side. Eagles need depth behind Jenkins/Patterson and Andy Reid likes having guys to fight in the trenches.

#16: RT Riley Reiff, Iowa, to the Jets.

Upshaw, Ingram, and Richardson are gone. The good news is Rex has a shot at Riley "T-Rex" Reiff to plug the biggest weakness of their offensive line. He would also serve as the protector of lefty Tebow's blindside. It's not a sexy move, but Sparano will have to make it clear that it's an necessary move unless a big trade is offered.

#17: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama, to the Bengals.

They have needs in the CB-corps and Kirkpatrick will be ready to play come Cinny's 2012 season opener.

#18: SS Mark Barron, Alabama, to the Chargers.

Their offensive line and pass-rush needs help, and they're getting old at CB. However, they can't pass up on an opportunity of creating one of the best Safety-tandems in the league with Eric Weddle at FS and Mark Barron at SS.

#19: Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, to the Bears.

With Johnny Knox injured, the Bears could really use a second play-maker behind Brandon Marshall. They could also use help on their offensive line. Instead they roll the dice on a Peppers/Mercilus tandem conquering the edges on the defensive side of the ball.

#20: Michael Brockers, LSU, to the Titans.

They lost DT Jason Jones to free-agency and need some talent upfront. Brockers is versatile and disruptive. It's him or Peter Konz to shore up the interior of the offensive line, and the Titans decide to go D.

#21: QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, to the Dolphins.

The Bengals looked over at the other team from Ohio and saw how happy they were that Tannehill was falling to them. Then Cincinnati smited Cleveland, and traded down with the Dolphins for their early-2nd and early-3rd picks along with a 2013 3rd rounder. The Dolphins make the bold moves to excite their depressed fanbase, Cincinnati gets itself well-positioned for day 2 of the draft, and Cincinnati insults Cleveland- both sides are thrilled.

#22: T/G Cordy Glenn, Georgia, to the Browns.

If you were the Browns how pissed would you be? You nearly had the QB you thought about taking in the top-5 but decided not to reach for. You nearly had him drop right into your lap in the late-1st. Then you got smacked by your rival and decided to go boring. Richardson at least will be happy to get an upgrade to his run-blockers.

#23: CB Stephen Gilmore, South Carolina, to the Lions.

The Lions D really needs to do two things; put Suh and Fairley out there together side by side at the DT positions and get some talent in their secondary. Stephen Gilmore is a safer prospect than Jenkins and Kirkpatrick and just about as good.

#24: ILB Dont'a Hightower, Alabama, to the Steelers.

The Steelers pass on the workout-warrior in Dontari Poe and the G in Glenn to go for the future at ILB next to Lawrence Timmons. He's the best player available and fulfills a need. Vastly underrated and very versatile.

#25: DT/DE Devon Still, Penn State, to the Broncos

Bunkley's replacement, and a solid pick

#26: WR Stephen Hill, Georgia, to the Texans.

I hate this pick. Stephen Hill has great measureables but like Demaryus Thomas(from the same system) Hill hasn't proved he can really play outside of an option offense but his upside is amazing and he can help Arian Foster with his run-blocking.

#27: C/G Peter Konz, Wisconsin, to the Pats.

They're all set at Tackle, are geting old at G, and need a long-term starting-talent at Center. Peter Konz gets taken here to protect Brady's face and add an infusion of talent to the interior of the O-Line.

#28: DE/OLB Nick Perry, USC, to the Packers.

He fits a big need of their's, adding a play-maker to work off the opposite edge of Clay Matthews. One can chase the ball-carrier into the other. It's either Nick Perry or a DT/DE, and the Packers can probably snag a DT/DE in the 2nd round. If Perry talks again about prefering 4-3, Clay Matthews could always just recommend that they have a talk by a woodshed.

#29: WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, to the Ravens.

If anyone worries about Jeffery being motivated, they can just ask Sugar Ray.


#30: WR/KR Kendall Wright, Baylor, to the 49ers.

Because when you have Randy Moss you should always have a Plan B. It's also insurance for Williams with his now infamous concussion history.

#31: DE/OLB Andre Branch, Clemson, to the Patriots.

They try to trade out but no one wants to trade in for a change. After adding to their O-Line they add to their D's front-7. DT/DE or DE/OLB? Pats decide DT/DE is a deeper class so they go DE/OLB here.

#32: TE Coby Fleener, Stanford, to the Giants.

They lost 2 TEs in the SB to serious leg injuries and WR Mario Manningham to free-agency.

#33: T Mike Adams, OSU, to the Vikings.

They passed on LT Matt Kalil. T Mike Adams and WR Justin Blackmon aren't bad to have, no?

#34: WR Mohammed Sanu, Rutgers, to the Colts.

Andrew Luck needs someone to throw to besides for Reggie Wayne, who's in his mid-30's.

#35: CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama, to the Vikings.

They take a chance. They missed Claiborne in the 1st but might have a chance for comparable talent.

#36: DE/OLB Shea McClellin, Boise, to the Bucs.

Their line-backing was atrocious. Shea is a solid line-backer.

#37: DT/DE Jerel Worthy, Michigan, to the Browns.

They used the first round to up their offense big time with Richardson and Glenn, and now turn to D. Entering this season, Worthy was considered a top-20 pick. Mayock still has him ranked as the #2 DT/DE.

#38: DE/OLB Vinny Curry, Marshall, to the Jaguars.

They passed on quinton Coples and now they make up for it by getting an underrated player.

#39: WR Reuban Randle, LSU, to the Rams.

They passed on their choice of Blackmon or Floyd and now they make up for that, giving their QB a young weapon to play with.

#40: S Harrison Smith, Notre Dame, to the Panthers.

They added Quinton Coples to the pass-rush epartment, and now add a versatile talent to the secondary.

#41: TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson, to the Bills.

Their passing-game needs to improve in the red zone. He gives Fitzpatrick another weapon.

#42: OG/OT Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin, to the Bengals.

There isn't a huge dropoff in talent between Glenn and Zeitler, and the Bengals won't be done benefiting from that trade with the Dolphins.

#43: OG/OT Kelechi Osmele, Iowa, to the Seahawks.

They missed out on David Decastro but they still pick up some decent talent. They pass on Reyes since they've already upgraded the DT-corps./

#44: CB Alfonza Dennard, Nebraska, to the Chiefs.

They lost Brandon Carr. 'Nough said.

#45: CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech, to the Cowboys.

They upgraded their D-line and now their secondary. They miss on Dennard but Hosley is no slouch. Carr/Hosley makes the Cowboys suddenly look deep in the secondary.

#46: LB Zach Brown, North Carolina, to the Eagles.

Another upgrade to the LBing corps to go along with Ryans.

#47. OLB Bruce Irvin, WVU, to the Jets.

Bruce Almighty to join Tebow in New York. The Jets made the necessary pickup of Reiff in the 1st and now go for an electric pass-rusher.

#48: DT/DE Kendall Reyes, UConn, to the Pats.

The Pats make another upgrade to the front-7, giving Vince Wilfork some help up front.

#49: DE/OLB Lavonte David, Nebraska, to the Chargers.

Some pass-rush to help that upgraded-secondary.

#50: OG Brandon Brooks, Miami, to the Bears.

They finally up the O-Line.

#51: FS Markelle Martin, Oklahoma, to the Eagles.

Because Brandon Merriweather is terrible. Trust me, I'm a Pats fan.

#52: DE/OLB Chandler Jones, Syracuse, to the Titans.

Another front-7 upgrade. Centers will be available later.

#53: RB David Wilson, Virginia Tech, to Bengals.

A CB, an OG, and now a RB. Not bad. And the Bengals still aren't done with day 2 of the draft.

#54: LB Bobby Wagner, Utah State, to the Lions.

Now that they've upgraded their secondary, they get some pass rush.

#55: T Bobbie Massie, Mississippi, to the Falcons.

The O-Line needs multiple upgrades.

#56: DT/NT Brandon Thompson, Clemson, to the Steelers.

Another necessary pick for the front-7 and a good one.

#57 C Ben Jones, Georgia, to the Broncos.

The Broncos invested too much in Manning to let Waldon protect his nose.

#58. CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia, to the Texans.

Jonathan Joseph wants help and deserves it. After the Eagles-Ryans trade, they're far from done for Day 2 of the draft.

#59: DT/DE Jared Crick, Nebraska, to the Packers.

Green Bay is lucky. They grabbed an edge-rusher in the 1st round figuring interior-DLine will remain plentiful in the 2nd round. Crick's stock fell due to an injury last year, but has a high-ceiling for a late-2nd rounder and culd fill the hole Cullen Jenkins left.

#60: OG Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State, to the Ravens.

They gave Flacco another weapon in the 1st round and now look to off-set the loss of Grubbs.

#61: CB Josh Robinson, Central Florida, to the 49ers.

One skill-player to the offense, and now one skill player to the defense.

#62: FS George Iloka, Boise, to the Pats.
The Pats picked up C Peter Konz, DE/OLB Andre Branch, and DT/DE Kendall Reyes. They now give FS Steve Gregory some competition with an intriguing prospect. The Pats were reportedly looking at cover-LBs and there's no reason to think 6'4 Iloka couldn't play that role if not come in as the starting FS the Pats have been praying for. Iloka looks to be easily versatile enough to play SS if Chung goes down again. They figure they can find a KR/PR in the 3rd.

#63: RB Doug Martin, Boise, to the Giants.

A nice replacement for the loss of Brandon Jacobs. The Giants still need a WR for depth behind Nicks/Cruz but they'll be around later.

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