NFL Draft Special: Mock Draft

March 5th, 2009
Joe promised you the best NFL Draft coverage, and now it’s here.

The renowned guru of NFL draft analysis, Justin Pawlowski, of The Sports Animal, 620 WDAE-AM, is covering every inch of the NFL Draft for readers.

He’s unleashed his first mock draft with detailed comments on players and teams through the second round.

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Pawlowski’s Mock Draft Through Round 2 

1.   Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford

QB – Georgia – 6’3” – 225 lbs

Comments: Although I’m a much bigger fan of Aaron Curry and Jason Smith, in my mock draft, I predict what each team will do, not what I would do.  Stafford has the physical ability of being a franchise quarterback and the face of the Lions.  The Lions will have to address their defense with their other picks.{+++}

2.   St. Louis Rams – Jason Smith

OT – Baylor – 6’5” – 309 lbs

Comments: Last year, it seemed as if Jake Long was destined to be a Ram until the Dolphins took him first overall.  This year, the Rams get their guy.  Smith is an extremely athletic tackle with tons of strength.  Smith did play in an offense that played a majority of their snaps in the shotgun.  This might affect his transition to a pro-style offense, but his strength and athletic ability make him more than worthy of this selection.  Also, if the Rams release Torry Holt, don’t be surprised if Michael Crabtree’s name is mentioned with this pick.

3.   Kansas City Chiefs – Aaron Curry

OLB – Wake Forrest – 6’2” – 254 lbs

Comments: With a new regime in Kansas City, they would be hard pressed to have a better player fall into their lap.  To me, Curry is the best player available in this draft.  His combination of size, speed, and intelligence will be a perfect addition to a young team on the rise.  The Chiefs could also look at Eugene Monroe, who was Branden Albert’s teammate at Virginia.

4.   Seattle Seahawks – BJ Raji

DT – Boston College – 6’1” – 337 lbs

Comments: Everyone’s picking Crabtree to be destined for the Seahawks, and that could be true.  I feel the Seahawks will be debating between Crabtree, a big defensive tackle in Raji, and an offensive tackle to replace Walter Jones.  With Jason Smith already gone and Crabtree being only 6’1’’ and having his injury, I predict the Seahawks go with the most dominant defensive tackle in this year’s draft.  Raji is a space eater with the agility and strength to dominate in the middle.

5.   Cleveland Browns – Everette Brown

DE/OLB – Florida St. – 6’2” – 256 lbs

Comments: The Browns are another team that could be looking at Crabtree.  With Eric Mangini taking over in Cleveland, I look for the Browns to bolster their pass rush.  Brown didn’t blow anyone away at the combine, but is the best pass rusher in this draft.  Last year, Mangini took the “workout warrior” at the combine in Vernon Gholston.  This year, Mangini should take the best pass rusher on film, and that player is Brown.   

6.   Cincinnati Bengals – Eugene Monroe

OT – Virginia – 6’5” – 309 lbs

Comments: The Bengals are yet another team that would consider Crabtree, but they have much more pressing needs.  With Monroe still on the board, the Bengals look to protecting their prize possession, Carson Palmer.  Monroe comes from a good list of recent tackles from Virginia like D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Branden Albert.  I believe the Bengals were looking at Andre Smith here, but after his actions at the combine, the Bengals go with the tackle with better character. {+++}

7.   Oakland Raiders – Michael Crabtree

WR – Texas Tech – 6’1” – Michael Crabtree

Comments: To me, there is no way Crabtree falls past the Raiders.  Al Davis is always looking for flash, and although Crabtree might not have elite speed, but he can be an elite player.  With JaMarcus Russell and Darren McFadden already in place, Crabtree would complete the trifecta.  Offensive Tackle and Safety are also needs, but Crabtree won’t be passed up. 

8.   Jacksonville Jaguars – Michael Oher

OT – Ole Miss. – 6’4” – 309 lbs

Comments:  The Jaguars biggest Achilles heal from 2008 was their offensive line.  With Khalif Barnes set for free agency, Oher is the big physical and athletic lineman that can anchor the Jaguars line for years.  Oher is more of a “middle of the 1st round” pick, but with Andre Smith’s antics at the combine, Oher becomes the beneficiary of Smith’s stupidity.

9.   Green Bay Packers – Brian Orapko

DE/OLB – Texas – 6’3” – 263 lbs

Comments: The strength of a good 3-4 defense is a pass rusher off the outside.  With a move to the 3-4, the Packers need to find themselves a rusher off the edge.  Orakpo was impressive all year at Texas and didn’t disappoint at the combine.  He has tremendous size and strength, but has excellent speed to boot.  With Nick Barnett and AJ Hawk inside, and Aaron Kampmen and Brian Orakpo outside, the Packers would have one of the best foursomes of linebackers in the league.

10. San Francisco 49ers – Jeremy Maclin

WR – Missouri – 6′ – 198 lbs

Comment: The 49ers starting receivers from 2008 were Isaac Bruce and Bryant Johnson.  Terrible!!!  Josh Morgan started to come on at the end of the season, but they need a go-to big play guy, and Maclin is that player.  The first time I saw Maclin playing for Missouri, I knew he’d be a 1st round pick.  This kid is special in the pass game, and is dynamic in the return game.  He catches the ball with his hands and has great character.  I think the 49ers pass (pardon the pun) on a quarterback here because I think there are more pressing needs.  A speed rusher like Aaron Maybin is also a possibility, but Maclin would be just too good to pass up.

11. Buffalo Bills – Aaron Maybin

DE/OLB – Penn St. – 6’4” – 249 lbs

Comments:  Watching the Bills last season, the most glaring need I saw was a pass rush.  With Aaron Maybin still on the board, the Bills get a guy who can play linebacker or put his hand in the ground at defensive end.  Maybin has bulked up to 249 lbs, but could easily lose that weight, either way his skill is rushing the passer!

12. Denver Broncos – Rey Maualuga

ILB – USC – 6’2” – 249 lbs

Comments:  Boy, it was not a great combine for Maualuga, and he could slide on draft day.  However, with the Broncos desperate for leaders on the defensive side of the ball, I have them taking a shot on Maualuga.  With a move to the 3-4 defense, Maualuga would line up next to DJ Williams to give the Broncos a force in the middle of their defense.   

13. Washington Redskins – Andre Smith

OT – Alabama – 6’4” – 332 lbs

Comments:  Daniel Snyder has never been too afraid of taking a shot on a player.  Before the combine, Andre Smith was considered by many as a top 10 pick, and some thought he’d go 1st overall to the Lions.  Character is such a big concern with Smith that some now project a big fall for him on draft day.  The Redskins could have a tough decision because their biggest need is along the offensive line.  I just have a funny feeling that Smith will be too good for Snyder and the Redskins to pass up.  Defensive Line is also a possibility.

14. New Orleans Saints – Brian Cushing
OLB – USC – 6’3” – 243 lbs

Comments:  Everyone seems to be marking down cornerback for the Saints pick here.  They drafted Tracy Porter last year, and he was great before he got injured.  I’m not overly thrilled with the corners in this year’s draft, so I have them taking a hardnosed linebacker in Cushing.  I expect Vilma to be resigned with the Saints, and with Cushing and Scott Fujita on either side of him, that gives the Saints a very nice trio of linebackers. 

15. Houston Texans – Malcolm Jenkins

CB/FS – Ohio St. – 6′ – 204 lbs

Comments:  After a poor showing at the combine, the debate is on as to whether Jenkins is either a corner or a safety.  The good news is that the Texans need both.  Jenkins was a big time playmaker and leader of the Ohio St. defense during his time there and would be a tremendous boost to an already young and exciting defense in Houston.  

16. San Diego Chargers – Eben Britton

OT – Arizona – 6’6” – 309 lbs

Comments:  The Chargers should be pretty good heading into the draft, but I still feel they need to upgrade their right tackle position.  Eben Britton has been fluctuating recently, but with the value placed so high on offensive tackles, I can see the Chargers pouncing on him here.

17. New York Jets – Mark Sanchez

QB – USC – 6’3” – 227 lbs

Comments:  This will be an interesting year for the quarterbacks, especially if the Lions pass on Stafford.  The Chiefs might take a quarterback.  The 49ers might also.  That’s it until the Jets.  If the Jets aren’t overly thrilled with their 2nd round pick from just a couple years ago in Kellen Clemens, then they must take a quarterback here.  Sanchez was a leader for USC and has displayed more than adequate arm strength and accuracy.  The problem with Sanchez is experience.  No one knows what to expect from him.  If he stays at USC, he becomes a sure top 10 pick next year, so for the Jets to have a chance at him here, I just don’t see them passing on that opportunity.  Plus, Rex Ryan saw the importance of a young quarterback last year with the Ravens.

18. Chicago Bears – Darrius Heyward-Bey

WR – Maryland – 6’2” – 210 lbs

Comments:  By far, the biggest need for the Bears is at receiver.  They already have their big play threat in Devin Hester.  That’s why I didn’t consider Percy Harvin here.  I think the Bears need more of a go-to receiver than a big-play threat.  Thus, the selection of Darrius Heyward-Bey.  Heyward-Bey, wowed the scouts at the combine with a 4.30 forty yard dash.  This solidified his 1st round value.  Heyward-Bey would be a great complement to Hester, but I do still have my worries surrounding him.  Heyward-Bey was very inconsistent at Maryland, and as a receiver that isn’t good.  If the Bears fear that as well, look for them to lean towards Hakeem Nicks or cornerback out of Illinois, Vontae Davis.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -Larry English

DE – Northern Illinois – 6’2” – 255 lbs

Comments:  No. 19 is a tough spot to be picking.  To me, you just missed out on the elite players in this draft, and you’re at the very beginning of the next tier.  The ideal move for the rebuilding Bucs would be to trade down.  The Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots all have extra 2nd round picks.  The reason I say trade down is because after the cuts the Bucs made this week, the Bucs needs went from 3 or positions to about 10.  The only positions I don’t see the Bucs drafting are along the offensive line.  Yes, I wouldn’t be shocked if they took a corner or a safety, although I’d hope it would be later. 

Once I got to this pick, I started eliminating certain players from my choice.  I removed the running backs because I feel if you really want a running back you should get one later.  I eliminated the defensive backs because I feel they have more pressing needs.  I eliminated Hakeem Nicks because the Bucs don’t really need a possession receiver, since they already have Bryant and the offense will be a vertical attack.  Percy Harvin is interesting.  I was really considering him before the Bucs made their cuts on Wednesday.  The reason I changed my mind was because if the Bucs are in full rebuilding mode, Harvin should be viewed as a luxury, and the Bucs have MUCH more pressing needs.  However, if Harvin goes elsewhere and succeeds, it will hurt just as much as the Bucs passing on Adrian Peterson.

Then I got to the defensive line.  There are plenty to choose from, like Robert Ayers, Larry English, Peria Jerry, Ron Brace, Michael Johnson, Paul Kruger, Tyson Jackson, and even Evander Hood.  The list of defensive tackles didn’t impress me at this pick as much as the defensive ends. I went back and watched some film on each of these players.  After watching that film, the one guy that stood out to me the most was English.  He looked like a John Abraham clone rushing the passer.  With Jim Bates now running the defense, the Bucs will likely have big defensive tackles inside and fast pass rushing defense ends on the outside.  I know a lot of people have put the bust label on Gaines Adams already, but I’d love to see Adams and English coming off the edges from both sides.

20. Detroit Lions (via Dallas) – Robert Ayers

DE – Tennessee – 6’3” – 272 lbs

Comments:  After selecting Stafford with the 1st overall pick, the Lions have to use their next couple of picks addressing the worst defense in football.  With Jim Schwartz as the new head coach, toughness will be a big key with the Lions new defense.  Ayers was defensive MVP of the senior bowl and showed throughout his career at Tennessee that he plays the run as well as he rushes the passer.  Ayers went under the radar in 2008 while playing for an underachieving Tennessee Volunteer team.  He is explosive off the ball and has a physical nature to his play.

21. Philadelphia Eagles – Knowshon Moreno

RB – Georgia – 5’11” – 217 lbs

Comments:  There is a point in every season when Brian Westbrook seems to be going of, and then disappears due to injury.  Donovan McNabb has been begging for help on offense, but I can’t see the Eagles investing another draft pick in a receiver.  Instead, I have them taking the most versatile running back in the draft.  Moreno would be an extremely valuable player for the Eagles, and give them that insurance to Brian Westbrook.  Moreno does everything.  He can catch, block, run between the tackles, and bounce it outside.  He doesn’t have elite speed, but he does enough around the line of scrimmage to help out any offense.

22. Minnesota Vikings – Alex Mack

OC – California – 6’4” – 311 lbs

Comments:  There have been talks of the Vikings resigning Matt Birk, but until that happens, I won’t believe it.  Alex Mack is considered by many to be the top center in this draft.  If you’re going to lose a great player like Birk, why not replace him with the best player at his position.  I do not believe Josh Freeman is a good fit for the west coast offense that the Vikings run…not to mention their recent acquisition on Sage Rosenfelds.

23. New England Patriots – Tyson Jackson

DE – LSU – 6’4” – 296 lbs

Comments:  The Patriots had a tough time this past season on the defensive side of the ball.  Richard Seymour is getting older and the combination of Jarvis Green and Ty Warren could definitely be improved.  Jackson is the best fit for a 3-4 defensive end in this draft.  He is big and physical.  Also, his competition in college was among the elite.

24. Atlanta Falcons – Peria Jerry

DT – Ole Miss. – 6’2” – 299 lbs

Comments:  With all of the positives from last season’s incredible run, the Falcons still have a lot of room to improve on defense.  The secondary could be addressed here with Sean Smith or Vontae Davis.  They also have Michael Boley as a free agent and look to be losing Keith Brooking as well.  However, head coach Mike Smith knows the importance of a presence inside from his days in Jacksonville with John Henderson and Marcus Stroud.  With Peria Jerry falling to this pick, I’d imagine Mike Smith would jump at that.  Jerry is an extremely quick defensive tackle who gets good penetration and uses his hands well.

25. Miami Dolphins – Clay Matthews

OLB – USC – 6’3” – 240 lbs

Comments:  With Channing Crowder back in the mix, that addresses the Dolphins middle linebacker position.  As for the outside, that’s a different story.  Clay Matthews looks like a Bill Parcells draft pick.  He’s a hard worker.  He’s had a ton of production.  He’s also a great fit in the 3-4 defense.  I’m not saying he’ll turn out like him, but Matthews reminds me a lot of Bobby Carpenter when Parcells drafted him with the Cowboys.

26. Baltimore Ravens – Sean Smith

CB – Utah – 6’3” – 214 lbs

Comments:  Chris McAllister is gone.  Samari Rolle is getting old, and could be next out the door.  The need for corner is there, and coach John Harbaugh was a defensive backs coach before being hired by the Ravens.  Speaking of the Ravens, we all know that the Ravens pride themselves in having a big physical defense.  Enter Sean Smith.  Smith is a physical defensive back who could play either corner or safety in the pros, but unlike Malcolm Jenkins, Smith was great at the combine and sees his stock rising.  If he’s here, it’s a good fit.

27. Indianapolis Colts – Percy Harvin

WR – Florida – 5’11” – 192 lbs

Comments:  What’s that old saying? The rich just got richer.  Sure, the Colts could use a defensive tackle or linebacker, but when you have the opportunity to add one of the best playmakers in this draft to an offense like the Colts have, you have to do it.  If he can stay healthy, Harvin has a chance to be dynamic.  I see a lot of Reggie Bush in him.  Last year, there were questions about DeSean Jackson last dropped him to the middle of the 2nd round.  He was great for the Eagles last year.  Harvin should be better!!!!!!
28. Philadelphia Eagles (via CAR) – Brandon Pettigrew

TE – Oklahoma St. – 6’5” – 263 lbs

Comments:  Ask and you shall receive.  McNabb wants help.  Well, I’ve already got the Eagles taking the No. 1 running back on the board, and now they get the No. 1 tight end.  Pettigrew doesn’t have elite speed, but he is dominant as a run blocker and has soft hands in the pass game.  The Eagles got a lot better in this draft so far.

29. New York Giants – James Laurinaitis

ILB – Ohio St. – 6’2” – 244 lbs

Comments:  Tom Coughlin likes tough guys.  It’s hard to find a tougher guy in this year’s draft than Laurinaitis.  With the Giants having a need at linebacker, why not bring in a guy who possesses the mentality of the head coach.  Laurinaitis should fit in right away with the hard nosed giant defense.

30. Tennessee Titans – Hakeem Nicks

WR – North Carolina – 6’1” – 212 lbs

Comments:  I find it funny that each year we sit here and say the Titans need a receiver, and each year they pass on one.  Maybe I’m stupid for having them take one this year, but enough is enough.  I’m not predicting, I’m begging the Titans to do the right thing and give their quarterbacks someone to throw to!!!!  Nicks has some of the best hands in the draft.  He doesn’t have elite speed, but runs good routes and can get open.  Titans…I’m begging you…do me, yourselves, and most of all, your quarterbacks a favor and draft a receiver!!!!

31. Arizona Cardinals – Chris “Beanie” Wells

RB – Ohio St. – 6’1” – 235 lbs

Comments:  As we wind down the 1st round, it’s pretty surprising that Beanie is still on the board.  If he drops this far, the entire Cardinals front office will have a mess in their pants.  For a team that needs to find a legit running back, have a back like Beanie fall into their lap after going to the super bowl, should consider themselves blessed.  I like Beanie.  Injuries are a concern, but I like his size and speed combination.  I also love his nimble feet.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jarron Gilbert

DE – San Jose St. – 6’5” – 288 lbs

Comments:  OK, it’s the Steelers pick, so I have to have them take an offensive lineman, right?  Um, no.  I think Gilbert is going to find himself creeping up draft boards and would be tremendous for the World Champions.  He is an ideal fit at defensive end in the 3-4 defense.  Gilbert is very athletic and extremely strong.  The Steelers defense just got better. 

2nd Round:

33. Detroit Lions – Ron Brace

DT – Boston College – 6’3” – 330 lbs

Comments:  Coming from Tennessee, Coach Jim Schwartz knows the importance of a big body in the middle.  Raji got most of the attention at Boston College, but Brace is creeping up the boards.

34. St. Louis Rams – Vontae Davis

CB – Illinois – 5’11” – 203 lbs

Comments:  Davis has tons of raw talent, but needs a lot of work at the cornerback position.  After going offense with the first pick, expect new coach Steve Spagnuolo to go defense here.

35. Kansas City Chiefs – Paul Kruger

DE – Utah – 6’4” – 263 lbs

Comments:  Kruger wasn’t overly impressive at the combine, but after trading away Jared Allen a year ago, the Chiefs have to find a rush off the edge.

36. Cleveland Browns – DJ Moore

CB – Vanderbilt – 5’9” – 192 lbs

Comments:  DJ Moore was a playmaker at Vanderbilt, and should fit right in with what Eric Mangini is bringing to the Browns.

37. Seattle Seahawks – Kenny Britt

WR – Rutgers – 6’3” – 218 lbs

Comments:  It’s pretty obvious the need the Seahawks have for a receiver.  After passing on Crabtree in the first round, Britt would be a nice fit for Greg Knapp’s offense.

38. Cincinnati Bengals – LeSean McCoy

RB – Pitt. – 5’10” – 198 lbs

Comments: Even though the Bengals seem to draft a running back every year, they’ll need another one this year.  Some scouts consider McCoy the biggest threat as a running back in this draft. 

39. Jacksonville Jaguars – Darius Butler

CB – UCONN – 5’10” – 183 lbs

Comments: With the Drayton Florence failure and the transfer of Brian Williams to safety, the Jaguars are in need of a corner.  Butler has an excellent skill set that should complement Rashean Mathis nicely.  Butler can play man coverage extremely well. 

40. Oakland Raiders – Louis Delmas

FS – Western Michigan – 5’11” – 202 lbs

Comments: With the release of Gibril Wilson and Michael Huff falling out of favor, I could see the Raiders going after the best pure safety in the draft. 

41. Green Bay Packers – Coye Francies

CB – San Jose St. – 6′ – 185 lbs

Comments: Al Harris and Charles Woodson continue to age.  Francies can play in any type of defense, and would be able to learn under Harris and Woodson. 

42. Buffalo Bills – Shawn Nelson

TE – Southern Miss. – 6’5” – 240 lbs

Comments: The Bills need a threat at tight end.  After passing on Brandon Pettigrew, the Bills get a big play threat at tight end in Nelson. 

43. San Francisco 49ers – Clint Sintim

OLB – Virginia – 6’3” – 256 lbs

Comments: The 49ers need a rush off the edge.  Coming from the 3-4 defense at Virginia, Sintim would be a good fit with the 49ers defense. 

44. Miami Dolphins (via Washington)- Patrick Chung

SS – Oregon – 5’11” – 212 lbs

Comments: Chung is a physical strong safety with some speed.  He’s a good fit as a “Parcells guy.” 

45. New York Giants (via New Orleans)- Brian Robiskie

WR – Ohio St. – 6’3” – 209 lbs

Comments: Robiskie opened up some eyes at the combine with a nice 40 yard dash time at around 4.5.  He runs good routes and has good hands.  His mentality should mesh well with Tom Coughlin. 

46. Houston Texans – Michael Johnson

DE – Georgia Tech – 6’7” – 266 lbs

Comments: Johnson has top 10 talent, but doesn’t have the production.  Some feel he could be like Mike Mamula or Vernon Gholston.  The Texans should take the chance to have him opposite of Mario Williams. 

47. New England Patriots (via San Diego)- Cornelius Ingram

TE – Florida – 6’4” – 245 lbs

Comments: The Patriots are looking to upgrade at tight end, and we know the connection between Bill Belichick and Urban Meyer.  After missing 2008 with an ACL injury, Ingram proved at the combine that he’s ready to go. 

48. Denver Broncos – Alphonso Smith

CB – Wake Forrest – 5’9” – 193 lbs

Comments: The release of Dre Bly opens up a spot at corner. Smith made big time plays at Wake Forrest, but doesn’t have elite speed. He’ll be a nice addition to a revamped Broncos defense. 

 49. Chicago Bears – Josh Freeman

QB – Kansas St. – 6’6” – 248 lbs

Comments: Freeman has the strong arm to succeed in the windy city.  If he falls this far, I’d imagine the Bears would jump on him. 

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Evander “Ziggy” Hood

DT – Missouri – 6’3” – 300 lbs

Comments: Ziggy is a spark plug on the field.  He’s got a big body and gets tons of penetration.  He’ll be a good fit with Jim Bates’ new defense.  

51. Dallas Cowboys – Fili Moala

DT – USC – 6’4” – 305 lbs

Comments: Moala should be a good fit at defensive end or nose tackle for the Cowboys. With the loss of Chris Canty, the Cowboys could use a player like Moala. 

52. New York Jets – Derrick Williams

WR – Penn St. – 5’11” – 194 lbs

Comments: Laveraneaus Coles was released, so the Jets will be looking for a big play threat on offense.  Williams was terrible at the combine, but there were reports of him having the flu. I expect a better showing at his pro day. 

53. Philadelphia Eagles – William Beatty

OT – UCONN – 6’6” – 307 lbs

Comments: Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan are both free agents and up there in age.  Beatty is a big offensive tackle who is a very good run blocker, and holds his own in pass protection. 

54. Minnesota Vikings – David Veikune

DE – Hawaii – 6’2” – 257 lbs

Comments: I like Ray Edwards on first and second down, but I think the Vikings need a pass rusher opposite of Jared Allen. Veikune’s strength is rushing the passer. 

55. Atlanta Falcons – Asher Allen

CB – Georgia – 5’9” – 194 lbs

Comments: Allen, a local product from Georgia, would be an excellent fit for the Falcons. After passing on corner in the 1st round, the Falcons need a corner here. 

56. Miami Dolphins – Max Unger

OC – Oregon – 6’5” – 309 lbs

Comments: Bill Parcells loves his offensive linemen. Unger has the ability to play either guard or center, and would be good value here. 

57. Baltimore Ravens – Connor Barwin

DE/OLB – Cincinnati – 6’4” – 256 lbs

Comments: Barwin is just a hard nosed football player. He has the ability to play defensive end, outside linebacker, and even tight end. John Harbaugh seems to like these type of players.

 58. New England Patriots – Andy Levitre

OG – Oregon St. – 6’3” – 305 lbs

Comments: The Patriots need to upgrade the interior of their offensive line. Some scouts consider Levitre the top guard available. 

59. Carolina Panthers – Nate Davis

QB – Ball St. – 6’1” – 226 lbs

Comments: There have been no talks of a contract extension with Jake Delhomme, and I don’t feel Matt Moore is the future. Nate Davis is an interesting prospect who lead little Ball St. to back to back bowl games and a top 15 ranking last season. He’s got talent. 

60. New York Giants – Donald Brown

RB – UCONN – 5’10” – 210 lbs

Comments: Sure, Brandon Jacobs was franchised, but how long will it be until he gets injured.  Brown is another player in the mold of Tom Coughlin.  Brown would make the Giants forget about Derrick Ward.

61. Indianapolis Colts – Sen’Derrick Marks

DT – Auburn – 6’2” – 306 lbs

Comments: One of the Colts biggest needs is defensive tackle.  I’m unsure how I feel about Marks, but he should be a nice fit in the Tampa 2.

62. Tennessee Titans – Everette Pedescleaux

DT – Northern Iowa – 6’6” – 305 lbs.

Comments: There is always that one player who gets drafted in the 2nd round that no one has ever heard of.  He’s got tremendous size and runs a sub 5.0 40-yard dash.  He’s incredibly athletic and strong.  This might be a stretch, but the Titans usually go for obscure prospects. 

63. Arizona Cardinals – Eric Wood

OC – Louisville – 6’4” – 310 lbs

Comments: The Cardinals are looking to improve their run game.  I already have them taking a running back in the 1st round. Wood is an underrated center prospect, who could help anchor the Cardinals offensive line for years.

 64. Pittsburgh Steelers – Duke Robinson

OG – Oklahoma – 6’5” – 329 lbs

Comments: The Steelers need to upgrade the interior of their offensive line more than the tackles. Some scouts consider Robinson the top guard in this draft. When I watch Robinson play, the only uniform I see him in is a Steelers uniform.

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