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2nd Round Mock Draft Has Pittsburgh Looking At an Inside Linebacker

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Keith Price #17 of the Washington Huskies scrambles away from Mychal Kendricks #30 during the first quarter at Husky Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24: Keith Price #17 of the Washington Huskies scrambles away from Mychal Kendricks #30 during the first quarter at Husky Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The second round is already underway, if you count all the jockeying and re-evaluation each team is doing of their respective draft boards. After a wild first round, I've re-evaluated my own board, and came up with my second round mock draft.

33. St. Louis (Michael Brockers) – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech - The Rams missed out on Blackmon but were able to land Brockers. Now they get Bradford a #1 weapon in the borderline 1st round player, Stephen Hill

34. Indianapolis (Andrew Luck) – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford - The Colts got Andrew Luck and now they get him his favorite target from Stanford. This pick matches BPA and need and would give Luck a safety valve.

35. Baltimore (None) – Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama - The Ravens traded out and picked up an extra 4th rounder and still get there guy. Upshaw gives them a versatile pass rusher to add to Suggs and Ngata.

36. Denver (None) – Devon Still, DT, Penn State - The Broncos traded back twice and still get the guy many had them taking. Still will give them a legitimate force on the interior of their defensive line.

37. Cleveland (Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden) – Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina - The Browns got their franchise RB and QB and now they get their #1 WR. Adding Jeffery to their first two picks and Greg Little could actually make their offense scary.

38. Jacksonville (Justin Blackmon) – Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt - the Jags moved up to get Blackmon for Gabbert to throw to and now they get a lockdown corner to add to their secondary. Hayward is a ballhawk (the best one in the class) and has lockdown potential.

39. St. Louis – Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia - The Rams add a versatile linemen who can play both guard spots and RT. A linebacker is another possibility here but Glenn is too good of value to pass up here.

40. Carolina (Luke Kuechly) – Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State - The Panthers elected to take Kuechly over Cox in round one and this is why. They get a very good DT in round 2 to pair with Kuechly and dramatically improve their run defense.

41. Buffalo (Stephon Gilmore) – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford - The Bills thought about Reiff at 10 but getting Martin at 41 is much better value. Martin is a stud and is going to be a huge steal.

42. Miami (Ryan Tannehill) – Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson - The Dolphins got their franchise QB and now they get a pass rusher to pair with Cameron Wake.

43. Seattle (Bruce Irvin) – Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson - The Seahawks added a pass rusher to their DE spot and now they add a all-purpose player to their DT spot. Thompson can play the run and rush the passer and is great at eating up double teams.

44. Kansas City (Dontari Poe) – Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State - The Chiefs got their nose tackle in round one and now they get a ball-hawking LB in Wagner who will finish up all the tackles that Poe creates. These two picks will improve their run defense a lot.

45. St. Louis – Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska - The Rams have filled some big needs already and now they get themselves a stud OLB. David will probably be the best OLB on their team from day one.

46. Philadelphia (Fletcher Cox) – Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama - The Eagles moved up to get Cox in round 1 and now get a new corner to replace Asante Samuel. Jenkins is a fantastic talent (top 15 in the draft) but has major character concerns.

47. New York Jets (Quinton Coples) – Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers - The Jets got a pass rusher in round 1 but they need to give Mark Sanchez another weapon. Sanu will give him a safety valve and a reliable receiver that he has lacked.

48. New England (Chandler Jones, Donta Hightower) – Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech - The Pats continue to improve their defense by adding a great man cover corner. They already have corners who can play zone but none of their corners can play man.

49. San Diego (Melvin Ingram) – Peter Konz, C/OG, Wisconsin - The Chargers stole Ingram in round one and now get a great guard prospect in Konz. Konz would likely start right away.

50. Chicago (Shea McClellin) – Amini Silatolu, OT/OG, Midwestern State- The Bears elected to ignore their offensive line in the first round but at this point, you can't pass up Silatolu. He would likely start right away at guard and eventually he could move outside to RT.

51. Philadelphia – Rueben Randle, WR, LSU - The Eagles have filled their two biggest needs and now take one of the top players available in Randle. Randle gives them a different type of WR that they don't have.

52. Tennessee (Kendall Wright) – Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, Connecticut - The Titans got Locker a weapon in round one but now they improve their front 4. Reyes is a good pass rusher and can play every position on the defensive line.

53. Cincinnati (Dre Kirkpatrick, Kevin Zeitler) – Lamar Miller, RB, Miami - The Bengals filled their two biggest needs in round 1 and now fill their next biggest need with the best player left on the board. Miller will give them an explosive RB with great upside.

54. Detroit (Riley Reiff) – Josh Robinson, CB/KR, UCF - The Lions got a great tackle in round one but still need to add a corner. Robinson is the best one on the board and he can also return kicks.

55. Atlanta (None) – Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State - The Falcons have many needs so they take the BPA, which is Adams. Adams can likely become their starter at LT.

56. Pittsburgh (David DeCastro) – Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California - The Steelers stole David DeCastro in round 1 and now fill their next biggest need with the super athlete, Mychal Kendricks.

57. Denver - Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State - The Broncos need to give Peyton Manning some real weapons to work with. Quick will give Manning a big, fast, strong target with great upside.

58. Houston (Whitney Mercilus) – Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson - The Texans offense requires a couple good TEs and after losing Dreesen, the Texans need one. They could go with a WR here as well but none are worth the pick.

59. Green Bay (Nick Perry) – Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma - The Packers continue to improve their pass defense by adding a great man cover corner in Fleming.

60. Baltimore – Kelechi Osemele, OG/OT, Iowa State - The Ravens improve their guard position by getting the mauler Kelechi Osemele.

61. San Francisco (A.J. Jenkins) – Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma - The 49ers have no real needs but could use another pass rusher. Lewis is a massive hitter who is versatile and can rush the passer.

62. New England – Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (Ohio) - The Pats have addressed all their needs to this point but guard and Brooks is one of the best players on the board.

63. New York Giants (David Wilson) – Zach Brown, OLB, UNC - The Giants like to take great athletes and Brown is exactly that. He is also the BPA and fills one of their bigger needs.