Line of Scrimmage: Second-round draft predictions
By Scott Garbarini, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - For an added bonus, here's a quick mock draft for Friday's second round of the 2012 NFL Draft:
33) St. Louis Rams: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama -- Numerous off-field red flags are well-documented, but he's the most talented player available in Day 2 and Rams could use a durable No. 2 corner.
34) Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford -- Pairing Andrew Luck with his favorite college target makes a lot of sense even with Colts' litany of defensive deficiencies.
35) Baltimore Ravens (from Minnesota): Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama -- Big- time slider helps offset Ravens' veteran defensive losses in free agency, and Alabama grad Ozzie Newsome loves to pluck guys from his alma mater.
36) Denver Broncos (from Tampa Bay): Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut -- Broncos trade down twice in first round and still could get the guy they may have been targeting at their original slot anyway.
37) Cleveland Browns: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia -- Huge man fills a huge need at right tackle as Browns continue their offensive makeover. Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill a possibility here as well.
38) Jacksonville Jaguars: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall -- After landing Justin Blackmon on Thursday, Jaguars GM Gene Smith can focus on snaring the best pass rusher available.
39) St. Louis Rams (from Washington): Rueben Randle, WR, LSU -- Big target with separation skills that could give Rams both a vertical threat and a boost in the red zone.
40) Carolina Panthers: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State -- Panthers have to get more athletic and stout in the middle of the defensive line to contend in tough NFC South.
41) Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford -- Would be a major coup if Martin, at one time considered a potential top 10 selection, falls this far and provides the Bills a potential solution to their left tackle problem.
42) Miami Dolphins: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech -- Owner Stephen Ross is looking to generate some excitement, and the lightning-fast Hill should create some buzz while attempting to replace Brandon Marshall.
43) Seattle Seahawks: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina -- Former Tar Heel possesses blazing speed but questionable instincts, but Pete Carroll showed everyone in Round 1 that he's not afraid to take on challenging projects with upside.
44) Kansas City Chiefs: Devon Still, DL, Penn State -- Chiefs continue to rebuild up front by taking the 2011 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Still, whose size and length are ideally suited to play end in a 3-4 scheme.
45) St. Louis Rams (from Dallas): Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State -- Rams have a gaping hole at left guard and can take a chance on a raw but very promising prospect like Silatolu at this stage of the draft.
46) Philadelphia Eagles: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State -- Michael Vick hasn't made it through an entire season healthy since his pre-incarcerated days in Atlanta. Cousins is smart, experienced in a pro-style offense and a superior fallback plan than Mike Kafka or Trent Edwards.
47) New York Jets: Andre Branch, OLB, Clemson -- Branch is a bit of a one-year wonder with boom-or-bust tendencies, but offers a lot of ability as a pass rusher and Jets really need some help in that area.
48) New England Patriots (from Oakland): Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana -- Buck Buchanan Award finalist is big, physical and has the skill set to contribute at both corner and safety, and that versatility should appeal to Bill Belichick.
49) Houston Texans (projected trade with San Diego): Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina -- Questions about his conditioning and commitment to the game have caused the imposing former Gamecock star's stock to drop, but still a significant talent with the qualities the Texans usually look for in a complementary receiver.
50) Chicago Bears: Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi -- Massie's on-field production never quite matched his physical gifts at Ole Miss, but long-armed, agile linemen with the tools to handle the left side in the pros are hard to find in the middle of the second round.
51) Baltimore Ravens (projected trade with Philadelphia thru Arizona): Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin -- Polished technician could step in for the departed Ben Grubbs at left guard this season and eventually take over for the aging Matt Birk at center.
52) Tennessee Titans: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt -- Savvy zone corner who put together a good career in the rugged SEC playing a stone's throw away from LP Field. Could aid the Titans immediately as a nickel defender.
53) Cincinnati Bengals: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers -- Big East all-time leading receiver isn't a blazer, but his size, strong hands and reliability would fit in well with Jay Gruden's West Coast offense.
54) Detroit Lions: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska -- Lions seeking depth and insurance for possible free-agent defections Justin Durant and DeAndre Levy, and linebackers who can run and cover are necessary for a team that faces Green Bay twice a year.
55) Atlanta Falcons: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State -- Former Buckeye had an underachieving college career and comes with character concerns, but Falcons aren't set at left tackle for the long haul and he would be good value at this point.
56) Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Thompson, NT, Clemson -- Steelers get a strong and hard-working prospect they can groom to succeed the declining Casey Hampton in due time.
57) Denver Broncos: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida -- Draft's fastest cornerback is an exceptional athlete but unpolished, though learning from one of the game's best in Champ Bailey could be an ideal scenario for both Robinson and the Broncos.
58) San Diego Chargers (projected trade with Houston): Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma -- Chargers on the lookout for young reinforcements to a secondary that was a sore spot in 2011, and Fleming impressed a lot of scouts with his performance at the combine and Senior Bowl.
59) Green Bay Packers: Brandon Taylor, S, LSU -- Taylor was often overlooked on an LSU defense loaded with next-level talent, but has the instincts and leadership skills to potentially fill the void left by the injury-induced release of Nick Collins.
60) Philadelphia Eagles (projected trade with Baltimore): Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia -- This pick would be for an eventual replacement for slot corner Joselio Hanson rather than Asante Samuel. Boykin's tenacity and smarts make up for a lack of preferred size, and he brings good return skills to the equation as well.
61) San Francisco 49ers -- Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami-Ohio -- Massive combine snub's power-based game should be well-suited to San Francisco's physical style on offense.
62) New England Patriots: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest -- With Wes Welker's future uncertain, Patriots may be in the market for a speedy wideout that can make an impact in the slot, and Givens is one of the fastest and strongest receivers of this class.
63) New York Giants: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson -- A solid all-around performer who can both catch and block would be of service to the reigning world champs after having two tight ends suffer torn ACL's in the Super Bowl.
04/27 16:56:58 ET