|Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - For an added bonus, here's a quick mock draft for Friday's second round of the 2011 NFL Draft:|
|33) New England Patriots (from Carolina): Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA -- A prototype Pats outside linebacker who can rush the passer and effectively drop into coverage.|
34) Buffalo Bills: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada -- Has the athletic skill set and arm strength Chan Gailey values in his quarterbacks.
35) Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU -- Bengals would be doing cartwheels if their preferred choice to succeed Carson Palmer is still on the board.
36) Denver Broncos: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina -- A risky selection for sure, but more than talented enough to be a defensive line anchor Broncos are seeking.
37) San Francisco 49ers (from Cleveland, projected trade): Aaron Williams, CB, Texas -- 49ers really want to trade with the Patriots at No. 33 for a shot at Dalton.
38) Arizona Cardinals: Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona -- Local product could help solve Cardinals' pass-rushing woes.
39) Tennessee Titans: D'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson -- Knee problems are a major concern for draft's biggest slider, but would be a steal here if he proves to be sound.
40) Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami -- Strong and feisty man-to-man defender who can take over for the declining Terence Newman.
41) Washington Redskins: Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State -- Agility and versatility makes him an excellent fit for Mike Shanahan's zone-block scheme.
42) Houston Texans: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia -- Texans still need lots of help in secondary, and Dowling's a terrific talent whose stock slipped due to injuries.
43) Minnesota Vikings: Martez Wilson, OLB, Illinois -- Fastest linebacker at the combine, Vikes in search of a starter opposite Chad Greenway.
44) Detroit Lions: Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina -- Would have been a top 20 pick if he didn't tear his ACL in December. Offers great value if healthy.
45) Cleveland Browns (from San Francisco, projected trade): Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh -- Rebuilding of defensive line continues with selection of tenacious pass rusher.
46) Denver Broncos (from Miami): Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois -- John Fox wants a power back to team with Knowshon Moreno in a two-man tandem.
47) St. Louis Rams: Will Rackley, OG, Lehigh -- Fast-rising FCS standout would give Rams another young building block to an improving offensive line.
48) Oakland Raiders: Benjamin Ijalana, OG, Villanova -- Another small-school lineman who plays with power and has a soaring stock. Raiders need reinforcements up front.
49) Washington (from Jacksonville): Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Clemson -- Redskins still need a quarterback, but something tells me Ryan Mallett's not their guy. Thursday's run on defensive ends leaves Jenkins as the lone remaining upper- tier five-technique prospect.
50) San Diego Chargers: Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami -- Big-bodied wideout could be Vincent Jackson's eventual replacement.
51) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Davon House, CB, New Mexico State -- Bucs on the hunt for cornerback help with Aqib Talib's legal problems. House has the requisite size and demeanor to develop into a solid Cover 2 cover man.
52) New York Giants: Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State -- Low-risk choice for a team that's desperate for some young blood in the interior offensive line.
53) Indianapolis Colts: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland -- Promising speedster who could turn into the heir apparent to Reggie Wayne, who's in the final year of his contract.
54) Philadelphia Eagles: Curtis Brown, CB, Texas -- Unless they're planning on making a run at Nnamdi Asomugha, cornerback remains Eagles' most glaring area of need.
55) Kansas City Chiefs: Kenrick Ellis, NT, Hampton -- Massive specimen who would fill an awfully large void in the middle of the Chiefs' defensive line.
56) New England Patriots (from New Orleans): Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech -- Patriots got great mileage out of overachievers at the running back position last season, but Williams has more ability than any ball-carrier on the current roster.
57) Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas -- There had been speculation that the Seahawks would use their first-round pick on the big-armed Arkansas gunslinger. May not pass him up if they get a second chance.
58) Baltimore Ravens: Edmond Gates, WR, Abilene Christian -- Division II star put himself on the radar by running a blazing 4.37 at the combine. Has much to learn, but can rely on Ravens' veterans for guidance.
59) Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta): James Brewer, OT, Indiana -- Could see the Browns trading down from this spot or moving up to land a big receiver like Hankerson.
60) New England Patriots: Allen Bailey, DE, Miami -- Project who's a bit raw and undersized, but Pats could use some youth and athleticism on the defensive line.
61) San Diego Chargers (from New York Jets) -- Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State -- Chargers aren't going to bring back Darren Sproles, and Hunter's one of the better receiving backs in this class.
62) Chicago Bears: Drake Nevis, DT, LSU -- A quick and penetrating tackle to fill Tommie Harris' old role would be made to order for Bears.
63) Pittsburgh Steelers: Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State -- Has durability concerns, but would provide good value to a Steelers squad looking for corners.
64) Green Bay Packers: Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia -- Carries some pretty serious red flags, but upside as a pass rusher is undeniable.
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- Mock Draft First Edition
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