2nd Round Mock: Can Lions Nab A Cornerback?
Cornerback Ras-I Dowling (stock photo)
Cornerback Ras-I Dowling (stock photo)
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Posted Apr 29, 2011
Josh


With the Fairley buzz still at fever pitch, there's still the chance the Detroit Lions can grab a solid cornerback in round 2. Josh Liskiewitz provides a mock of the draft's second and third rounds.

2nd Round

33. Oakland Raiders (note: Mock Trade)
Colin Kaepernick, QB Nevada

The Raiders trade pick No. 48 and their 2012 first round pick to New England to ensure they get the top QB on their board.

34. Buffalo Bills
Jabaal Sheard, OLB Pittsburgh

The Bills got their interior force yesterday and are lucky to have the explosive, competitive Sheard still on the board at #34.

35. Cincinnati Bengals
Da’Quan Bowers, DE Clemson

Marvin Lewis knows time is running out for him in Cincinnati, so the threat of a shortened career for Bowers is not a deterrent at this point in round 2.

36. Denver Broncos
Stephen Paea, DT Oregon State

The Broncos need to beef up their interior, and Paea is a perfect fit for their new 4-3 defense.

37. Cleveland Browns
Torrey Smith, WR Maryland

Cleveland badly needs to upgrade their receiving corps, and Smith has the combination of size and speed the Browns covet.

38. Arizona Cardinals
Kyle Rudolph, TE Notre Dame

The Cardinals take the athletic, versatile Rudolph who is the best player left on their board.

39. Tennessee Titans
Kenrick Ellis, DT Hampton

Ellis is an elite physical talent that has fallen to the second round because of past character issues.

40. Dallas Cowboys
Christian Ballard, DE Iowa

Ballard is a perfect fit at DE for the Cowboys’ 3-4 defense.

41. Washington Redskins
Randall Cobb, WR Kentucky

The Redskins have a number of holes left to fill, but finding a playmaker at WR is clearly at the top of their list.

42. Houston Texans
Akeem Ayers, OLB UCLA

After taking DE JJ Watt yesterday the Texans are looking to find a pass rushing OLB for their 3-4 defense.

43. Minnesota Vikings
Marvin Austin, DT North Carolina

The Vikings hope they can get Austin to play up to his potential on the interior, which is considerable.

44. Detroit Lions

To the chagrin of some fans, Detroit didn't nab a cornerback in the first round. But Dowling could be awaiting them in the second.
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Ras-I Dowling, CB Virginia

Detroit continues to upgrade their defense by filling their biggest need with one of the best players left on everyone’s board, not just their own.

45. San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Harris, CB Miami

The 49ers are disappointed to see Dowling gone but settle for the next best corner on their board.

46. Denver Broncos
Curtis Brown, CB Texas

The run on corners continues as Denver takes the steady and athletic Brown.

47. St. Louis Rams
Leonard Hankerson, WR Miami

Hankerson is an underrated WR that is quicker than advertised and is the perfect weapon for Sam Bradford.

48. New England Patriots
Brooks Reed, OLB Arizona

Some projected the Pats to take Reed with their second pick of the first round but are able to get much better value by waiting until this point in round 2.

49. Washington Redskins
Rodney Hudson, OL Florida State

Hudson is the perfect athlete on the interior for Washington’s zone blocking scheme.

50. San Diego Chargers
Jason Pinkston, OT Pittsburgh

Pinkston is a tough, underrated lineman that the Chargers can plug in on day one as their starting RT.

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aaron Williams, CB Texas

Williams is a solid fit in Tampa’s cover 2 defense.

52. New York Giants
Stefan Wisniewski, OC Penn State

The Giants are thrilled to find their future starting center still on the board.

53. Indianapolis Colts
Mikel LeShoure, RB Illinois

LeShoure is an every down back that will contribute immediately in Indy.

54. Philadelphia Eagles
Andy Dalton, QB TCU

The Eagles are expected to trade Kevin Kolb once the league opens for business, so it makes sense that they would look to develop a new young talent behind Michael Vick.

55. Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Houston, OLB Georgia

The Chiefs take another gamble with the talented but wildly inconsistent Houston.

56. New England Patriots
Ryan Williams, RB Virginia Tech

The best RB in the draft falls all the way to the back end of the 2nd round, and the Pats waste no time taking him.

57. Seattle Seahawks
Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas

Pete Carroll might just be the perfect coach to get the most out of the much maligned Mallett.

58. Baltimore Ravens
Jerrel Jernigan, WR Troy

The Ravens desperately need an explosive playmaker that can stretch the field and Jernigan is a tremendous value at the end of round 2.

59. Cleveland Browns
Marcus Gilbert, OT Florida

The Browns are looking to for an upgrade at right tackle and believe they have their man here in round 2.

60. New England Patriots
Rahim Moore, SAF UCLA

Brandon Merriweather’s off the field concerns force New England’s hand here at the end of round 2.

61. San Diego Chargers
Dontay Moch, LB Nevada

Moch has the elite speed teams covet and could fit inside or outside in San Diego’s linebacking corps.

62. Chicago Bears
Drake Nevis, DT LSU

The Bears are lucky to Nevis still on the board, who will be a perfect 3-technique in their defense.

63. Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Ijalana, OL Villanova

Ijalana has the natural ability to start at a number of positions along Pittsburgh’s offensive line.

64. Green Bay Packers
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB Oregon State

Rodgers has the speed and quickness Green Bay’s current RBs lack, and is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hand.

3rd Round


65. Carolina Panthers Terrell McClain, DT South Florida
66. Cincinnati Bengals Richard Sherman, CB Stanford
67. Denver Broncos DJ Williams, TE Arkansas
68. Buffalo Bills Orlando Franklin, OT Miami
69. Arizona Cardinals Chris Carter, OLB Fresno State
70. Kansas City Chiefs James Brewer, OT Indiana
71. Dallas Cowboys Marcus Gilchrist, CB Clemson
72. New Orleans Saints Bruce Carter, OLB North Carolina
73. Houston Texans Will Rackley, OG Lehigh
74. New England Patriots Aldrick Robinson, WR SMU
75. Detroit Lions Mason Foster, OLB Washington
76. San Francisco 49ers Greg Little, WR North Carolina
77. Tennessee Titans Titus Young, WR Boise State
78. St. Louis Rams Martez Wilson, OLB Illinois
79. Miami Dolphins Daniel Thomas, RB Kansas State
80. Jacksonville Jaguars Greg Romeus, DE Pittsburgh
81. Oakland Raiders Colin McCarthy, OLB Miami
82. San Diego Chargers Curtis Marsh, CB Utah State
83. New York Giants Jarriel King, OT South Carolina
84. Tampa Bay Bucs DeMarco Murray, RB Oklahoma
85. Philadelphia Eagles Jurrell Casey, DT USC
86. Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Fusco, OC Slippery Rock
87. Indianapolis Colts Casey Matthews, LB Oregon
88. New Orleans Saints Owen Spencer, WR North Carolina State
89. San Diego Chargers Jeremy Beal, OLB Oklahoma
90. Baltimore Ravens Clint Boling, OG Georgia
91. Atlanta Falcons Andrew Jackson, OG Fresno State
92. New England Patriots Daniel Kilgore, OG Appalachian State
93. Chicago Bears Vincent Brown, WR San Diego State
94. New York Jets Ian Williams, DT Notre Dame
95. Pittsburgh Steelers Greg Jones, ILB Michigan State
96. Green Bay Packers Brandon Bair, DE Oregon
97. Carolina Panthers Jeffrey Maehl, WR Oregon



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