2013 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft

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2013 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft

2013 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft
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With the first round of the 2013 NFL draft done, it’s time to look to the second round. In a draft like this, where the talent is spread out so evenly, many of the players that will be drafted in the second round will easily be comparable in talent to the majority of those drafted in the first round. For the NFL that means these picks are really just as important as those from Thursday night.

So, what I decided to do as I marked 32 names off my big board, is to re-shuffle, look at the new draft order for the 2nd round that accounts for all of the trades that have taken place, and do another mock draft so to speak. Many teams were able to fill one or more significant needs in the first round, but some teams had to go back to their hotels last night and wondered if they could have done better. Well fortunately for them they get another shot.

Obviously the strategy is the same. Some teams are going to go on need and others will simply take the highest player on their board. I expect to see several quarterbacks taken in the second round, along with multiple cornerbacks and wide receivers, and even a couple of running backs as skill positions take a front seat in tonight’s big event. But there are still some very good defensive lineman who teams will covet as well.

Curt covers the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL draft, and college football for Rant Sports. Connect with Curt on Twitter @nfldraftboard.

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2.1-Jacksonville Jaguars-Geno Smith, QB West Virginia

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The Jaguars get the quarterback they wanted all along a round later.

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2.2-San Francisco 49ers-Jesse Williams, DT Alabama

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Williams is an instant depth player and eventual starter on the 49ers defensive line.

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2.3-Philadelphia Eagles-Johnthan Banks, CB Miss. St.

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Whether the Eagles view cornerback or safety as a greater need, Banks an fit the bill.

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2.4-Detroit Lions-Menelik Watson, OT FSU

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The Lions go after their second project player in two rounds with the talented Watson.

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2.5-Cincinnati Bengals-Jonathan Cyprien, S FIU

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Cyprien slides a little here, but is a nice value pick to the Bengals.

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2.6-Arizona Cardinals-Tank Carradine, DE FSU

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The Cardinals rebound in the 2nd round with the versatile Carradine who will come in and rush the passer.

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2.7-New York Jets-Keenan Allen, WR Cal

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After passing on offense in the first round, the Jets get a nice weapon in the passing game with Allen.

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2.8-Tenessee Titans-Alex Okafor, DE Texas

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The Titans continue to improve their lines with the pass rushing specialist from Texas.

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2.9-Buffalo Bills-Robert Woods, WR USC

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The Bills get a new weapon for their new quarterback with Woods.

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2.10-Oakland Raiders-Damontre Moore, DE Texas A&M

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Moore adds production and a physical pressnce to a Raiders defensive line that is very thin.

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2.11-Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Zach Ertz, TE Stanford

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Ertz is a great all-around player and would add a new dimension to the Buccaneers passing attack.

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2.12-Carolina Panthers-David Amerson, CB North Carolina State

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Safety and cornerback are both a need for the Panthers, and Amerson looks to be able to do both at a high level.

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2.13-San Diego Chargers-Arthur Brown, LB Kansas State

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Brown gets pushed down a little, but for the Chargers he's a great value pick who can rush the quarterback and play coverage.

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2.14-Buffalo Bills-Kevin Minter, LB LSU

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The Bills are looking to add athleticism among the linebackers and Minter is very underrated, particularly in pass coverage.

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2.15-Dallas Cowboys-Jonathan Hankins, DT Ohio State

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The Cowboys use another pick to improve the trenches, this time on defense with the massive Hankins.

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2.16-Pittsburgh Steelers-Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee

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With the wide receiver unit in jeopardy the Steelers are lucky a great all around receiver like Hunter falls to them.

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2.17-New York Giants-Manti Te'o, LB Notre Dame

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We finally see where Te'o lands, and he couldn't have a better spot than on that Giants defense.

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2.18-Chicago Bears-Khaseem Greene, LB Rutgers

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The Bears pass on a linebacker in the first and have to take what's left with Greene in the 2nd.

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2.19-Washinton Redskins-Jamar Taylor, CB Boise State

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The Redskins get a solid cover corner who could move to safety with their first pick in this draft.

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2.20-New England Patriots-Margus Hunt, DE SMU

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If there is a team that can make use of Hunt either inside or outside on the defensive line it's the Patriots.

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2.21-Cincinnati Bengals-Eddie Lacy, RB Alabama

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Lacy slips a little with concerns over conditioning but the Bengals are quick to snatch up the battering ram running back.

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2.22-Miami Dolphins-Terron Armstead, OT Arkansas Pine-Bluff

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Armstead is a project player, but has all the physical tools to develop into a starting left tackle.

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2.23-Green Bay Packers-Jordan Poyer, CB Oregon State

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The Packers get better again on defense with Poyer who has tremendous field speed and ball skills.

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2.24-Seattle Seahawks-John Jenkins, DT Georgia

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The Seahawks look to get stronger and more physical on the defensive line with the massive Jenkins.

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2.25-Houston Texans-Matt Barkley, QB USC

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Bit of a shocker pick here, but I won't be surprised if the Texans look to the future at quarterback here.

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2.26-Denver Broncos-Jonathan Franklin, RB UCLA

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Many consider Franklin the best all-around back in the draft, so that makes a nice value here for the Broncos.

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2.27-New England Patriots-Quinton Patton, WR La. Tech.

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Patton is another player who looks to be the kind of athlete the Patriots can get the absolute most out of.

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2.28-Atlanta Falcons-Sam Montgomery, DE LSU

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Questions about work ethic cause this former top pick to tumble right to the Falcons in the 2nd round.

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2.29-San Francisco 49ers-Markus Wheaton, WR Oregon State

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A luxury pick for the 49ers as they add the speedy and exciting Wheaton to that receiving corp.

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2.30-Baltimore Ravens-Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB Uconn

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The Ravens continue to rebuild their defensive secondary by adding the physical and fast Wreh-Wilson.