NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Round 2

Patrick SchusterCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2008

32. Miami Dolphins: Gosder Cherilus OT Boston College – Instant starter from day one. Battle tested and a cornerstone for the line to build around.

33. St. Louis Rams: Lawrence Jackson DE USC –
Perfect player to line up next to last year’s No. 1 pick to give the defense some teeth.

34. Atlanta Falcons: Martellus Bennett TE Texas A&M – With Crumpler gone, Martellus will be a starter from day one.

35. Oakland Raiders: Mario Manningham WR Michigan – Home run threat Al Davis loves.

36. Kansas City Chiefs: Aqib Talib CB Kansas – Mixed reports on Talib. Some have him higher than this spot, but will start for KC.

37. NY Jets: Dan Connor: ILB Penn State – Perfect addition to the Jets’ LB core. Connor is a smart player who won’t be caught out of position.

38. Baltimore Ravens: Quentin Groves OLB Auburn – Steal at this spot, but because of injury history, should be there when the Ravens select.

39. San Francisco 49ers: Carl Nicks OT Nebraska – Entire offense needs overhaul and Nicks is nearly ready to be a starter.

40. New Orleans Saints: Ali Highsmith OLB LSU
– Great motor who will be a fan favorite.

41. Buffalo Bills: Reggie Smith CB Oklahoma – Buffalo just needs to stay the course and continue to add best available athletes with each pick. Smith should start in 2008.

42. Denver Broncos: Pat Sims DT Auburn
– It’s about time the Broncos start to draft defensive tackles rather than continue to take from the scrap heap.

43. Carolina Panthers: Chad Henne QB Michigan
– Will contend with Matt Moore as QB of the future.

44. Chicago Bears: Andre Woodson QB Kentucky – If they can get a good vet to sit in front for two years, Woodson could be the answer for the next 12.

45. Detroit Lions: Chris Johnson RB East Carolina
– Need a back to either replace or compliment Kevin Jones, depending on his health.

46. Cincinnati Bengals: Fred Davis TE USC
– Need to improve the “quality” of people on this roster and Davis is finally legit threat at TE for Carson Palmer.

47. Minnesota Vikings: Darrell Robertson DE Georgia Tech – With the reports of Kenechi Udeze’s situation, this becomes a need pick. Robertson is a solid player who benefited from terrific coaching at Georgia Tech.

48. Atlanta Falcons: Red Bryant DT Texas A&M
– Coach Smith gets him a man that will remind him of the big boys he left behind in Jacksonville.

49. Philadelphia Eagles: Charles Godfrey CB Iowa – Philadelphia always seems to draft replacements a year before needed. Godfrey will be a nickel this year and take over one of the spots next season.

50. Arizona Cardinals: Cliff Avril OLB/DE Purdue
– Avril is another young LB who would be perfect for the current regime to mold into a Pro Bowler in Arizona.

51. Washington Redskins: Devin Thomas WR Michigan State – The big WR they desperately need.

52. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavier Adibi OLB Virginia Tech – The defense is getting old and Adibi could replace Derrick Brooks as the new ringleader for the unit.

53. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jamaal Charles RB Texas – Everyone knew when Willie Parker went down the Steelers where done. Charles would be a legit No. 2 threat and eventual starter.

54. Tennessee Titans: Terrell Thomas CB US
– Anytime Jeff Fisher gets to add a USC player, it’s a good day for him.

55. Seattle Seahawks: John Carlson TE Notre Dame
– Another great addition to revamp the Seahawks’ offense. Carlson has had two years of NFL-caliber coaching at ND and should be a starter from day one.

56. Cleveland Browns: Erin Henderson OLB Maryland – Browns need to start adding defensive talent so every game doesn’t end up a shootout.

57. Miami Dolphins: Trevor Laws DT Notre Dame – Another clog in the middle for the revamped Miami defense.

58. Jacksonville Jaguars: Limas Sweed WR Texas – With Wilford leaving via free agency and Matt Jones possibly being cut, the Jags need to add another big target. Sweed fits that role and just needs to stay healthy.

59. Indianapolis Colts: Brandon Albert OG Virginia – Appears the Colts will have an opening at one of the guard positions and Albert is a nice prospect who can be groomed into an eventual starter.

60. Green Bay Packers: Tracy Porter CB Indiana
– Porter will be a nice player to groom to replace Al Harris.

61. Dallas Cowboys: Donnie Avery WR Houston – Terry Glenn’s career may be over and Avery is that complimentary guy the team missed last year. Steal at this point.

62. New England Patriots: Jerod Mayo ILB Tennessee – Pats need to improve the linebackers on this team. Mayo should be a contributor to both the defense and special teams.

63. NY Giants: Simeon Castille FS Alabama
– While the Giants caught fire in the playoffs, they were still a team that got beat during the season by the Packers, Patriots and twice by Dallas due to an average secondary. Castille will be the new QB of the secondary.


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