Apr 27, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick David DeCastro is introduced by president Art Rooney II during a press conference at UPMC Sports Performance Complex. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Pugliese-US PRESSWIRE
I will be forever grateful to whomever out there in Steelers Nation made a deal with the Devil to have DeCastro fall to us in the first round. After sweating out the last few picks before the Steelers drafted the man who was in the hearts and minds of every Steelers fan, then spending the rest of the night swooning like a love sick teenager, it is now time to cross our fingers yet again for that next great prospect to fall into our laps.
33. St. Louis Rams – Stephen Hill WR, Georgia Tech
34. Indianapolis Colts – Coby Fleener TE, Stanford
When teams draft QB’s at the top of the first round they usually find him some help in the second, so why not take their new QB's safety value at Stanford?
35. Baltimore Ravens – Courtney Upshaw OLB, Alabama
The Ravens like to go with the best player avai
lable as opposed to drafting to fill a need. They could easily take Wisconsin OC Peter Konz to fill in at OG to replace Ben Grubbs while eventually taking the center position from Matt Birk, but I don't think they'll pass up a chance to take a 3-4 OLB with a first round grade here in the second round.
36. Denver Broncos – Peter Konz OC, Wisconsin
Defensive tackle is easily the Broncos biggest need but with Peyton Manning in the fold they need to do everything they can to help him during the short window that they have him and they means drafting some protection or another weapon.
37. Cleveland Browns – Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford
A popular pick will be a WR like Alshon Jeffery or Reuben Randle but Mike Holmgren doesn't like spending early picks on WR's. With a new QB they need to shore up the right side of their offensive line. They cut Tony Pashos who may have been the worst starting RT in the NFL.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars – Vinny Curry DE, Marshall
Jacksonville needs a pass rusher to play opposite of Jeremy Mincey. They could also take a CBlike Trumaine Johnson or Casey Hayward.
39. St. Louis Rams – Cordy Glenn OG/OT, Georgia
The Rams have issues on the offensive line and Glenn has the versatility to either fill their huge hole at LG or replace colossal bust Jason Smith at RT.
40. Carolina Panthers – Jerel Worthy DT, Michigan State
The Panthers bypassed taking a DT in the first round but they are still able to get a solid prospect for the position here. They could also take the best available CB to fix their secondary woes or an OT to replace constantly injured Jeff Otah at RT.
41. Buffalo Bills – Brian Quick WR, Appalachian State
The Bills need a solid compliment to Steve Johnson and to help Ryan Fitzpatrick in the passing game.They've shown interest in Quick and are looking for a bigger WR. They could also take Bob Massie to replace Demetress Bell and Chan Gailey does prefer taking players from the south east.
42. Miami Dolphins – Alan Branch DE, Clemson
43. Seattle Seahawks – Kendall Reyes DT, UConn
After their HORRIBLE first round pick of Bruce Irvin who knows what the Seahawks will do here. They still need to upgrade their pass-rush from the defensive line.
44. Kansas City Chiefs – Amini Silatolu OG/OT, Midwestern State
K.C. is really thin along the interior of their offensive line.
45. St. Louis Rams – Lavonte David OLB, Nebraska
St. Louis lost both Brady Poppinga and Chris Chamberlin to free agency and all they did to replace them was sign Saints castoff Jo-Lonn Dunbar. David is a perfect scheme fit and had a first round grade.
46. Philadelphia Eagles – Janoris Jenkins CB, North Alabama
Andy Reid likes spending early picks on CB’s they just traded Asante Samuel to the Falcons. Jenkins is probably the best cover corner in the draft and is a steal here and a team like the Eagles will overlook his character concerns.
47. New York Jets – Alshon Jeffery WR, South Carolina
The Jets need to bring in more weapons for Sanchez/Tebow and probably would've taken Michael Floyd in the first round.
48. New England Patriots – Casey Hayward CB, Vanderbilt
It seems as though the Pats will finally cash out their stock of draft picks to improve their defense as they make a final push for NFL supremacy while Tom Brady is still in his prime. They've shown a lot of interest in Hayward who is a ballhawk.
49. San Diego Chargers – Trumaine Johnson CB/S, Montana
The Chargers have been taking about moving Quentin Jammer to safety. Johnson has solid size and can replace Jammer or play safety himself.
50. Chicago Bears – Reuben Randle WR, LSU
The Bears are looking for a second WR to pair with Brandon Marshall and have hosted Randle in a pre-draft visit.
51. Philadelphia Eagles – Kirk Cousins QB, Michigan State
Philly needs another QB to groom behind Mike Vick and cousins is a good fit for their west coast offense.
52. Tennessee Titans – Devon Still DT, Penn state
The Titans failed to upgrade their defensive line in the first round and have shown interest in Devon Still.
53. Cincinnati Bengals – Lamar Miller RB, Miami
Cedric Benson is unlikely to be resigned and pushing on that 30 year old RB wall. They did sign BenJarvis Green-Ellis but Miller is a steal here.
54. Detroit Lions – Josh Robinson CB, Central Florida
Detroit always goes with the best player available and they do have a need at cornerback.
55. Atlanta Falcons – Kelechi Osemele OG/OT, Iowa State
56. Pittsburgh Steelers – Bob Massie OT, Ole Miss
The Steelers strike it rich again with another offensive lineman who falls through the cracks. Massie is a powerful road-grader and would provide the Steelers with the depth they've been lacking at OT the last few years and could/will step in for Willie Colon who has missed the last two seasons with injury. They could also take Mychal Hendricks, who they brought in for a pre-draft visit, to replace James Farrior if they feel like Sly isn't the long-term solution. It's also a possibility for the Steelers to take Alameda Ta'amu as a successor to Casey Hampton but he doesn't give maximum effort on every play which I believe is why the Steelers would pass on him as long as Massie or Hendricks are still on the board.
57. Denver Broncos – Brandon Thompson DT, Clemson
Denver's only issue on defense is at the tackle position.
58. Houston Texans – Mitchell Schwartz OT, Cal
Houston has a huge hole at RT after inexplicably releasing Eric Winston.
59. Green Bay Packers – Derek Wolfe DT/DE, Cincinnati
None of the Packers current DE’s generate much of a pass-rush and Mike Neall cannot stay healthy.
60. Baltimore Ravens – Mychal Kendricks ILB, California
The Ravens would've taken Dont'a Hightower in the first round if the Patriots hadn't traded up in front of them. They need an heir to Ray Lewis. And of course they like to take the best player available.
61. San Francisco 49ers – Jayron Hosley CB, Virginia Tech
San Fran needs depth at CB. They only signed trouble maker Perrish Cox to a two-year deal and while Carlos Rogers had a great season he is 31 years old. They are also looking for a RG and could take Brandon Brooks.
62. New England Patriots – Zach Brown LB, UNC
In addition to needing to upgrade their pass-rush the Pats also need an OLB who can cover when they are in their 4-3 alignment.
The Giants will probably not resign 33 year old free agent Kareem McKenzie which would leave only 2010 fourth round pick James Brewer as the starter. They just drafted David Wilson and it would be nice if they had someone to block for him. Mike Adams' stock has fallen after it was reported that he failed a drug test at the combine be he's a solid pickup at this point.
64. Indianapolis Colts – Alameda Ta'amu NT, Washington
Indy needs a NT for their conversion to a 3-4 defense.
65. St. Louis Rams – Brandon Boykin CB, UGA
The Rams need a number two CB to pair with newly signed Cortland Finnegan.
66. Minnesota Vikings – Marvin McNutt WR, Iowa
Minnesota has to draft a WR relatively early.The only WR of note on their roster is Percy Harvin.
67. Cleveland Browns – Chris Givens WR, Wake Forest
Cleveland wanted to take Kendall Wright in the first round so they get a speedy WR here.
68. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Bobby Wagner LB, Utah State
T.B. needs upgrades at all of the linebacker spots and have brought in Wagner for a pre-draft visit.
69. Washington Redskins – Donald Stephenson OT, Oklahoma
RT Jammal Brown has a long injury history and Stephenson is a perfect fit for Shanahan's zone blocking scheme.
70. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dwight Bentley CB, LA-Lafayette
Rashean Mathis is getting old and was only resigned to a one-year deal.
71. Buffalo Bills – James Brown OT, Troy
The Bills need to bring in some competition for Chris Hairston at left tackle.
72. Miami Dolphins – Dwayne Allen TE, Clemson
The Dolphins need an upgrade at TE over Anthony Fasano.
73. Miami Dolphins – Brandon Taylor S, LSU
74. Kansas City Chiefs – Brock Osweiler QB, Arizona State
K.C. has shown interest in Brock Osweiler and could groom him for a year or two behind Matt Cassel.
75. Seattle Seahawks – Ladarius Green TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
Seattle needs to replace John Carlson.
76. Houston Texans – Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
77. New York Jets – Brandon Brooks OG/OT, Miami of Ohio
The Jets need an upgrade at RT over Wayne Hunter.
78. San Diego Chargers – LeMichael James RB, Oregon
San Diego misses having Darren Sproles in the back field.
79. Chicago Bears – Jamell Flemming CB, Oklahoma
Chicago needs help at CB.
80. Arizona Cardinals – Jeff Allen OT, Illinois
Arizona has to upgrade the protection of Kevin Kolb or it won't matter how many good WR's they have.
81. Dallas Cowboys – Ronnell Lewis DE/OLB, Oklahoma
Dallas may not be able to resign Anthony Spencer, who has been franchised, and is very inconsistent.
82. Tennessee Titans – Tank Carder LB, TCU
83. Cincinnati Bengals – Antonio Allen S, South Carolina
Cincy released Chris Crocker.
84. Atlanta Falcons – Tony Bergstrom OG/OT, Utah
More offensive line help for the Falcons who after issues at RG after losing Harvey Dahl to free agency last offseason.
85. Detroit Lions – Chris Polk RB, Washington
Detroit has all kinds of injury issues at RB. Jahvid Best has concussion issues, Kevin Smith is always injured, and Mikel Leshoure is coming off of a torn Achilles and may have to serve a suspension for a failed drug test.
86. Pittsburgh Steelers – Isaiah Pead RB, Cincinnati
Rashard Mendenhall will be coming back from a torn ACL and Isaac Redman is the only running back on the roster with any credible experience. Baron Batch spent his rookie season on the bench with an ACL tear and both Jon Dwyer and John Clay are largely unproven save for one long gain and one short touchdown run respectively. Head Coach Mike Tomlin said the position would likely be addressed in the draft and the Steelers have shown interested in Isaiah Pead.
87. Denver Broncos – Mohamed Sanu WR, Rutgers
A solid weapon for Peyton Manning.
88. Philadelphia Eagles – Cam Johnson DE, Virginia
89. New Orleans Saints – Billy Wynn DT, Boise State
90. Green Bay Packers – Markelle Martin S, Oklahoma State
The Packers released Nick Collins.
91. Baltimore Ravens –Brandon Washington OG/OT, Miami
Baltimore has offensive line issues. Bryant McKinnie is a short-term solution at left tackle and they lost Ben Grubbs to free agency.
92. San Francisco 49ers – Jared Crick DT/DE, Nebraska
San Fran needs youth and depth at DE.
93. Cincinnati Bengals – Juron Criner WR, Arizona
Cincy could use another WR to take the pressure off of A.J. Green.
94. New York Giants – Orson Charles TE, Georgia
95.compensatory pick. Oakland Raiders – Josh Chapman NT, Alabama
Oakland is converting to a 3-4 defense and will need a nose tackle.