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Grades: 2012 NFL Draft Round 2


CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco analyzes each pick from Round 2 of the 2012 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections. Refresh this page during the draft for the latest grades.

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CBSSports.com will grade each pick of Round 2 as it happens on Friday. Check back for the latest grades.

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com Senior Writer - Round 2
No. 33: Rams select: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State Grade
This is a bit of a reach for a raw kid. He does have size and can run, but he has lapses and doesn't always run great routes. Boom or bust.
No. 34: Colts select: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford Grade
I love this pick. He will be a star. He is the perfect guy for the modern NFL passing game. He will be a star.
No. 35: Ravens select: Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama Grade
The Ravens traded down and got a heck of a player. That's why Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta are ranked among the best as personnel men. Nice pick.
No. 36: Broncos select: Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati Grade
They needed help at defensive tackle, but why not Worthy? I liked him better. Wolfe is a little bit of a reach. Worthy was a better choice.
No. 37: Browns select: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California Grade
I actually have to applaud the Browns for this pick. He is a tough guy. Nice pick.
No. 38: Jaguars select: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson Grade
They needed to get a defensive end and they did. I really like this pick. He was an underrated player in this draft.
No. 39: Rams select: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama Grade
This is a Jeff Fisher pick. It can really pay off if he stays out of trouble. Big if. Risky.
No. 40: Panthers select: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State Grade
This is a small-school tough guy who has a chance to be a Mike Iupati mauler. Level of competition is a concern.
No. 41: Bills select: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia Grade
Buddy Nix was patient and didn't take a tackle in the first round, but landed a good one in the second round. Weight is a concern. But he had some impressive games in college.
No. 42: Dolphins select: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford Grade
He has to play right tackle for the Dolphins, which means he has to be much more physical than he's been in college.
No. 43: Jets select: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech Grade
This is a risk. He is a feast or famine guy. But the Jets needed some speed outside. But the Jets took two risks with their first two picks. Boom or bust draft.
No. 44: Chiefs select: Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois Grade
Big kid. Good feet. But this is high. The Chiefs drafted Asamoah from Illinois a couple of years ago to play guard and now they do it again.
No. 45: Bears select: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina Grade
They need receivers, but what are they getting, a 235-pound guy or a 215-pound player. He doesn't have speed, which they need opposite Brandon Marshall. Why him?
No. 46: Eagles select: Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California Grade
This is one of the more underrated players in this draft. He is a tackling machine. He's little, but he can run and hit. Perfect Eagles linebacker.
No. 47: Seahawks select: Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State Grade
Seahawks needed a fast, athletic linebacker. This kid is that and more. He will be perfect for a Seattle defense that could be nasty if Irvin is what they think he can be.
No. 48: Patriots select: Tavon Wilson, FS, Illinois Grade
This is a need pick, but he might have been taken a little too high. If he's good, he'll be able to let McCourty move back to corner. But he was a corner at Illinois. Belichick might be doing what I say teams should do: Play corners at safety.
No. 49: Chargers select: Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut Grade
This is a player some thought would go in the first round. He fills a need for the Chargers in their 3-4. Another nice job by A.J. Smith.
No. 50: Rams select: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati Grade
I like this pick. He's a nice change-of-pace back for Jackson. In the second round, backs work. I like it.
No. 51: Packers select: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State Grade
I love this selection. Ted Thompson gets it. Moving up to get Worthy to fill a spot that was a trouble spot when Cullen Jenkins left is a good move.
No. 52: Titans select: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina Grade
A run-and-chase linebacker. Isn't that the Tennessee style? Brown was considered a potential first-round pick, but he didn't always play hard.
No. 53: Bengals select: Devon Still, DT, Penn State Grade
This kid was once considered a potential top-10 pick. He had some off-field issues, but he made plays. He will make the inside four of the Bengals very tough.
No. 54: Lions select: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma Grade
This is risk. He is coming off a bad knee injury and he wasn't a burner before the injury.
No. 55: Falcons select: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin Grade
With Todd McClure getting up in the years, this is a nice pick. The Falcons had real problems inside last year. He could also play right guard in a pinch.
No. 56: Steelers select: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State Grade
Yes, he has character concerns. But he's a heck of player. Worth the risk as a second-round pick. Nice move, Steelers.
No. 57: Broncos select: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State Grade
He needs time to develop, but now he has it. Learning behind Peyton Manning will help him. In five years, he will be a good, quality starter. Watch.
No. 58: Buccaneers select: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska Grade
One of my favorite players in this draft. I compared him to Derrick Brooks in a column and I think he has that ability. What a steal. Great move.
No. 59: Eagles select: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall Grade
They have Trent Cole and Jason Babin, but you can't pass up more pass rushers. Curry will do a nice job in their style of defense. Solid pick.
No. 60: Ravens select: Kelechi Osemele, OT, Iowa State Grade
He can play either right tackle of left tackle. Bryant McKinnie isn't a kid anymore at left tackle. The Ravens get a good, solid player.
No. 61: 49ers select: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon Grade
Why? Don't they have Kendall Hunter? Is it to help the return game? Weird pick, even though I like the player.
No. 62: Packers select: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt Grade
Wow. What a draft for the Packers. There were some scouts who thought this kid had first-round ability. Thompson nails another one.
No. 63: Giants select: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU Grade
They considered him in the first round, and now he fell to them? That's value. Some scouts think he was a little soft. But it's a good value pick.

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and is the self-anointed star of CBS Sports' show, Eye on Football. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.

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