2013 NFL Draft: Second round mock draft
With the first day of the draft in the books, our attention shifts to Friday and the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft
With the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft in the books, our attention shifts to Friday and the second round. Below is a look at how the second round might shake out:
33. Jacksonville – Matt Barkley , QB, Southern Cal
With their choice of quarterbacks (sans EJ Manuel) will the Jaguars grab one here or go cornerback, like Johnthan Banks?
34. San Francisco (KC) – Jesse Williams , DT, Alabama
San Francisco let nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga sign elsewhere and signed his replacement Ian Williams to an extension, but there can never be enough depth in the trenches.
35. Philadelphia – Geno Smith , QB, West Virginia
The West Virginia quarterback probably won’t have to wait long on Friday to hear his name called and he fits what Chip Kelly wants to do in Philadelphia.
36. Detroit – Menelik Watson , OT, Florida State
The Lions need help at offensive tackle and while Watson needs some work, he gives Detroit a building block on the offensive line.
37. Cincinnati (OAK) – Cornellius (Tank) Carradine , DE, Florida State
The knee injury pushes Tank to the second round, which could end up being a blessing for a team like the Bengals if they take the chance on him.
38. Arizona – Ryan Nassib , QB, Syracuse
With a new regime in Arizona, they will have to think long and hard about adding a young quarterback here to develop for the future.
Cleveland (exercised pick with Supplemental pick)
39. New York Jets – Eddie Lacy , RB, Alabama
After going defense with their pair of first rounders, this pick has to be offense, right? New York has a need for a feature runner, Lacy gives them that.
40. Tennessee – Jamar Taylor , CB, Boise State
The Titans pass defense needs some help and Jamar Taylor gives Tennessee a day one contributor and future starter on the outside.
41. Buffalo – Kevin Minter , ILB, LSU
Kevin Minter took over for Kelvin Sheppard at LSU and could do the same in Buffalo as the Bills search for an impact defender.
42. Oakland (MIA) – Manti Te'o , ILB, Notre Dame
"Te’o watch" might end in Oakland. The Notre Dame All-American gives the Silver and Black the leader that Rolando McClain never was.
43. Tampa Bay – Johnathan Hankins , DT, Ohio State
With Roy Miller leaving via free agency, the Buccaneers need to add interior depth and Hankins helps at the tilted nose spot.
44. Carolina – Keenan Allen , WR, California
This fits a need and it’s no secret that new Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl would love the chance to work with Allen once again.
New Orleans (forfeits pick)
45. San Diego – Terron Armstead , OT, Arkansas Pine Bluff
The Chargers went offensive line in the first round, they won’t draft another blocker here, right? They might if Armstead is still available.
46. Buffalo (STL) – Justin Hunter , WR, Tennessee
If EJ Manuel has any shot in the NFL, the Bills need to find him more weapons and adding Hunter will give them an athletic target to groom.
47. Dallas – Johnathan Cyprien , S, Florida International
After targeting offensive line in the first round, this pick switches to defense where safety and defensive tackle are the likely targets.
48. Pittsburgh – Johnthan Banks , CB, Mississippi State
The Steelers found value in the first round with Jarvis Jones and could do so again in the second round with Banks.
49. New York Giants – Sio Moore , OLB, Connecticut
An extremely versatile defender, Moore gives the Giants an instant upgrade on the strongside.
50. Chicago – Arthur Brown , OLB, Kansas State
It will be criminal if Brown somehow falls this far, but if he does, the Bears will be thrilled as they considered Brown in the first round.
51. Washington – Corey Lemonier , DE, Auburn
With their first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Redskins should look for a player who can make the biggest impact, which might be the talented Lemonier.
52. New England (MIN) – Robert Woods , WR, Southern Cal
Woods would give Tom Brady another reliable possession receiver and someone who will improve the offense from day one.
53. Cincinnati – Johnathan Franklin , RB, UCLA
The Bengals need to add another weapon in the backfield and Franklin is a very good compliment to BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
54. Miami (IND) – Darius Slay , CB, Mississippi State
The Dolphins got an impact defender in the first round with Dion Jordan and should address more of a need area here with Slay.
55. Green Bay – David Bakhtiari , OT, Colorado
The Packers went defensive line in the first round, look for them to consider the offensive line here with the versatile Colorado blocker.
56. Seattle – Tyrann Mathieu , CB, LSU
Where will the Honey Badger land? It’s anyone’s guess, but I still really like the fit for both Mathieu and the Seahawks here.
57. Houston – Margus Hunt , DE, SMU
A player the Texans probably considered in the first round, Hunt still has room to grow, but the possibility of him and Watt up front is intriguing.
58. Denver – Damontre Moore , DE, Texas A&M
The last time Denver drafted an Aggie pass rusher (Von Miller), it worked out well, why not add the undeveloped pass rusher that replaced him in College Station?
59. New England – Kawann Short , DT, Purdue
The Patriots might look defense at this pick and add some beef up front, giving them depth on the defensive line.
60. Atlanta – Zach Ertz , TE, Stanford
The Falcons have Tony Gonzalez returning in 2013, but it’s time to add his future replacement, especially if they can get Ertz here.
61. San Francisco – Robert Alford , CB, SE Louisiana
The Niners drafted a defensive back in the first round, but could use another one on the outside and Alford provides good value this late.
62. Baltimore – Quinton Patton , WR, Louisiana Tech
An excellent second round value, Patton can be the receiver to fill the shoes of Anquan Boldin in Baltimore.
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