2013 NFL Draft: 2nd round mock draft

Stephen Dunn

What path will the second round take on Friday evening? We'll find out for sure at 6:30 p.m. ET, but for now we'll make some educated guesses.

If the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft was defined by offensive and defensive linemen, the second round will be known for its offensive skill position players.


There is a multitude of highly-rated players still on the board. Most notably, the best quarterbacks in the draft will be taken in the second round. With the signal callers, it's going to be about finding the best scheme fit. The Jacksonville Jaguars may try to move down from pick No. 33, but they could still land Geno Smith. The Arizona Cardinals could get their quarterback of the future, be it Matt Barkley or Mike Glennon.

The second round is going to feature a lot of wide receivers. This mock has three in the second round, but five or six could conceivably go in this round. The first running backs of the draft should get picked in the second round as well.

On Friday, we'll truly find out why the second and third rounds of the draft are considered the strength this year. The players in these rounds could arguably be as good or better than some players taken in the first.

As is the case with just about all of my mock drafts, I didn't project trades in this mock draft. Because of that, Glennon and Ryan Nassib didn't get picked. I expect them to in the second round.

# Round 2 - Team Player Pos. School
33 Jacksonville Jaguars
Geno Smith
QB
West Virginia
34 San Francisco 49ers
Jesse Williams
DT
Alabama
35 Philadelphia Eagles
Jamar Taylor
CB
Boise State
36 Detroit Lions Terron Armstead
OT
Arkansas Pine-Bluff
37 Cincinnati Bengals Jonathan Cyprien
S
Florida International
38 Arizona Cardinals Matt Barkley
QB
Southern California
39 New York Jets
Robert Woods
WR
Southern California
40 Tennessee Titans
Tank Carradine
DE
Florida State
41 Buffalo Bills Keenan Allen
WR
California
42 Oakland Raiders Johnathan Hankins
DT
Ohio State
43 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Zach Ertz
TE
Stanford
44 Carolina Panthers Justin Hunter
WR
Tennessee
45 San Diego Chargers
Darius Slay
CB
Mississippi State
46 Buffalo Bills
Damontre Moore
OLB/DE
Texas A&M
47 Dallas Cowboys Menelik Watson
OT
Florida State
48 Pittsburgh Steelers Eddie Lacy
RB
Alabama
49 New York Giants
Arthur Brown
LB
Kansas State
50 Chicago Bears Manti Te'o
MLB
Notre Dame
51 Washington Redskins D.J. Swearinger
S
South Carolina
52 New England Patriots
Johnthan Banks
CB
Mississippi State
53 Cincinnati Bengals Johnathan Franklin
RB
UCLA
54 Miami Dolphins
Blidi Wreh-Wilson
CB
Connecticut
55 Green Bay Packers John Jenkins
NT
Georgia
56 Seattle Seahawks Kawann Short
DT
Purdue
57 Houston Texans
Kevin Minter
MLB
LSU
58 Denver Broncos
Alex Okafor
DE
Texas
59 New England Patriots
Logan Ryan
CB
Rutgers
60 Atlanta Falcons
Sam Montgomery
DE
LSU
61 San Francisco 49ers Margus Hunt
DE
SMU
62 Baltimore Ravens Khaseem Greene
LB
Rutgers

More from SB Nation:

Geno Smith's nightmare becomes reality

NFL draft results: First-round picks and analysis

The Drafty Hour: First-round reactions

NFL draft grades: Reviewing the first round

Recapping the NFL Draft's Day 1 trades

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.