2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 33

EVANSTON IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a defensive play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerel Worthy

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. We've made it to the second round and the St. Louis Rams are back up with the No. 33 pick.

With the 33rd pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the St. Louis Rams select Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy.

Ryan Van Bibber from Turf Show Times breaks the choice down and I respond to it after the jump. For more on the Rams, make sure to check out TurfShowTimes.com.

Ryan Van Bibber explains: Gregg Williams is exiled, and nobody has a good idea of what exactly the Rams’ defense will look like in terms of scheme specifics. They signed Kendall Langford, and Worthy will be a good pairing in the middle of the front four. Some say Worthy will need pushing from his coaches to realize his full potential. The Rams finally have a coaching staff known for getting the most of their players.

Dan Kadar responds: After taking Trent Richardson in the first round, the obvious thought here would be a wide receiver. But there is a lot of second-round depth at receiver and the Rams have an extra pick this round from Washington. RVB is right that Worthy will have to be motivated. If Jeff Fisher can turn Albert Haynesworth into a superstar, he can get the flip to switch on Worthy. When his motor is high, Worthy is great. But too often, especially in 2011, he didn't live up to his natural ability. Clemson's Brandon Thompson may not be as gifted as Worthy, but he'd be a safer choice. So if defensive tackle is the way St. Louis goes, that's what they'll be considering.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
22 Zach Brown
OLB North Carolina
prospect notes
23 Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
scouting report
24 Andre Branch
DE Clemson
scouting report
25 David Wilson
RB Virginia Tech
scouting report
29 Lamar Miller
RB Miami scouting report

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

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