The Football Expert: 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Round 2

2010 NFL Mock Draft - Round 2

by Michael Abromowitz
NFL Draft Director
Updated March 29, 2010

Picks 1-16 | Picks 17-32 | Round 2

1. STL: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
After passing on Suh and McCoy in the first round, the Rams get their defensive tackle. WR Arrelious Benn is another option.
2. DET: Jahvid Best, RB, California
Kevin Smith is coming off an ACL injury and even if Smith comes back healthy, the Lions need more help in the backfield.
3. TB: Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
The Buccaneers lost their top receiver, Antonio Bryant, leave in free agency. They get Benn here in the 2nd round who is 1st round talent, but drops due to being inconsistent and maturity issues.
4. KC: Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas
The Chiefs add a perfect 3-4 OLB in Kindle. Kindle at one time was considered a top 15 pick.
5. WAS: Vladimir Ducasse, OT/G, Massachusetts
After passing on OT in the first round, the Redskins take Ducasse who can play tackle or guard.
6. CLE: Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
After trading former 1st rounder Kamerion Wimbley, the Browns get their new pass rusher.
7. OAK: Everson Griffen, DE, USC
Griffen just seems like an Al Davis guy. First round prospect with loads of talent, but very inconsistent.
8. SD: Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
After passing on Cody in round 1, the Chargers still get their man to play nosetackle in their 3-4 defense.
9. BUF: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
This decision came down between Tebow and Colt McCoy. The Bills take Tebow; that is unless Jacksonville trades up to try to snatch him.
10. TB: Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
The Buccaneers add Robinson to be the eventual replacement for Ronde Barber.
11. MIA: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
The Dolphins need a top receiving threat, and at 6-3, 224 lbs, Thomas is everything you want in a top receiver. He is available here because he broke his left foot right before the combine.
12. NE: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona
One of the few needs the Patriots have is tight end. The Patriots would have loved to taken Jermaine Gresham in round 1, but he was already off the board. Instead they take Rob Gronkowski.
13. DEN: J.D. Walton, C, Baylor
The Broncos need to bolster their interior line and take center J.D. Walton to replace Casey Wiegmann.
14. NYG: Tyson Alualu, DT, California
The Giants loss Fred Robbins in free agency and still haven't got anything out of former free agents Rocky Bernard and Chris Canty.
15. NE: Daryl Washington, OLB, TCU
Very quick, athletic linebacker that would probably be best playing the ILB in the 3-4. Would create a nice young inside nucleus with Jerod Mayo.
16. CAR: Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
The Panthers need a number two opposite Steve Smith. Gilyard is the pick for now, but rumors have it the Panthers are high on Ohio WR Taylor Price.
17. SF: Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
After unable to get Joe Haden in round 1, the 49ers get their man who fills a major need.
18. KC: Nate Allen, S, South Florida
The Chiefs considered taking Eric Berry in round 1, but passed, so now they get their free safety.
19. HOU: Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
The Texans need a running back to complement Steve Slaton.
20. PIT: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB, Indiana (PA)
The Steelers have some holes at the cornerback position and take the small school Pennsylvania prospect.
21. NE: Ricky Sapp, OLB, Clemson
The Patriots draft Sapp who looks to be a perfect 3-4 OLB.
22. CIN: Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech
The Bengals would have considered taking a safety in the first round, but the top 3 were off the board, so the Bengals take Burnett in round 2 who has great size and is an interception machine.
23. PHI: Sean Lee, OLB, Penn State
Sean Lee has the ability to play all 3 linebacking positions for the Eagles. The Eagles could also look at DE or CB.
24. GB: Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale
Huge offensive lineman (6-8, 312), but yet the versatility to play in the Packers' zone blocking scheme.
25. BAL: Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
The Ravens are looking for their next great tight end, with Todd Heap near the end of his career.
26. ARI: Damian Williams, WR, USC
The Cardinals have plenty of receiving talent even without Anquan Boldin, but there is no question Boldin will be missed and more depth would be helpful.
27. DAL: Chad Jones, S, LSU
The Cowboys' biggest pressing need is safety. Even though Jones is more of a strong safety, he can play either position. At 6-3, 230 lbs he is imposing figure.
28. SEA: Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Charlie Whitehurst is not necessary the future franchise quarterback of the Seahawks.
29. NYJ: Cam Thomas, DT, North Carolina
The Jets add depth behind Kris Jenkins, who was injured last season.
30. MIN: Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
With Chester Taylor gone, the Vikings need a backup for Adrian Peterson. Both Peterson and Gerhart were Heisman runner ups.
31. IND: Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas
Just like last year, the Colts use a 2nd round pick on a defensive tackle. Houston has had a solid offseason and his stock continues to climb.
32. NO: Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia
The Saints add depth to one of their few needs: defensive tackle. Athletic defensive tackle, Geno Atkins has been one of the biggest risers this offseason.

Michael Abromowitz has been quoted in numerous publications, both internet and print and is a proud member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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