Enough of you chimed in that you would like to see us try to pull off a second round in our 2011 Community Mock Draft that I decided to give the second round a green light for the first time. As I expected, a few of you voted that one round was plenty, so to you, I legitimately apologize. Don't worry though, I am confident it won't detract from writing and talking about other things.
Anyway, we'll see how far we get with this -- hopefully all the way through, but the NFL Draft begins in just under two weeks. We have our work cut out for us, but it should be fun reading about some names that aren't as familiar as the 40-45 prospects we keep reading about as likely first rounders.
Please do not throw your name into the mix if you don't think you'll be checking the site regularly enough to see when you're up. That's not to say you need to be on the web all the time. But once or twice a day until the draft starts is pretty much essential. Of course if you pick first, you can bail for an internet-less vacation immediately; and if you pick in the 60s of the second round, you're under no pressure to keep tabs for at least a week or so after the first pick is made. Fill out the roster, but be smart!
Don't let me discourage you from writing up something thorough if you have the time and inclination to get it done promptly, but we just gotta hit a two picks per day clip beginning this weekend if we want to get through picks 33-64. No need to rush if you're on top of it and see you're on the clock immediately. Even if we're doing three a day, you've still got multiple hours to think things over and come up with something interesting and even lengthy for us to read and enjoy.
As you'll see, I've reserved a few spots for those who spoke up in the comments section saying they'd like to participate again. For the rest of you, scan the comments to see who's off the board and stake your claim to a team. I'll do my best to update the list as people make their selections.
Finally, to those of you who voted that one round was plenty, I understand where you're coming from. But the people spoke and hopefully we'll at least learn a bit about some players that haven't been talked about ad nauseum by most media outlets as likely first round picks.
33) New England Patriots - NYSteelersFan4 34) Buffalo Bills - Steeler_ 35) Cincinnati Bengals - dietrich43 36) Denver Broncos - Cannon36 37) Cleveland Browns - DwightWhite's MissingTooth 38) Arizona Cardinals - Lamarr56 39) Tennessee Titans - seton hall and steelers 40) Dallas Cowboys - Steel34D 41) Washington Redskins - John Stephens 42) Houston Texans -jd5757 43) Minnesota Vikings - Steel in FL 44) Detroit Lions - JDSpartan 45) San Francisco 49ers - Michael Ulhorn
Denver Broncos - Cannon36
St. Louis Rams - Sarge_32 48) Oakland Raiders - Tomlin'sPuffyJacket 49) Jacksonville Jaguars - Flying Polamalus 50) San Diego Chargers - J Lee 51) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bringin' the Wood(ley) 52) New York Giants - PCISteeler 53) Indianapolis Colts - barnerburner 54) Philadelphia Eagles - steel.curtain.number2 55) Kansas City Chiefs - WolfPackSteelersFan 56) New Orleans Saints - WVPiratesfan 57) Seattle Seahawks - Michael Bean 58) Baltimore Ravens-- Josh Roberts 59) Atlanta Falcons - Bluegreass Steeler 60) New England Patriots - NYSteelersFan4 61) San Diego Chargers - J Lee 62) Chicago Bears - ICEICETHATGUY13 63) Pittsburgh Steelers -- maryrose 64) Green Bay Packers - c63tho