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BTSC 2nd-3rd Round Mock Draft

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
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

The Rams missed out on Justin Blackmon but they simply have to find a weapon for Sam Bradford.

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

This pick will come down to a DE to pair with Cameron Wake in their new 4-3 defense, a right tackle to replace Marc Colombo, or a wide receiver to replace the traded Brandon Marshall.

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

Atlanta's most pressing issues have been on the offensive line. At one point Sam Baker was benched, and at RG rookie Joe Hawley was terrible. The Falcons has shown interest in Osemele.

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.

63. New York Giants Mike Adams OT, Ohio State

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.

Round 3:

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

Miami released Yeremiah Bell and Sean Jones is terrible.

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

Andre Johnson, Bryant Johnson, and Kevin Walter and all 30 years old and the Texans could use someone who can stretch the field and take the pressure off of Andre Johnson.

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

The Titans need another linebacker to pair with Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy.

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

Andy Reid takes another defensive lineman. Johnson can be groomed behind Trent Cole and Jason Babin.

89. New Orleans Saints – Billy Wynn DT, Boise State

The Saints need depth at DT. They didn't bring back Shaun Rogers or Aubrayo Franklin. They did sign Brodrick Bunkley but he isn't much of a pass-rusher and Sedrick Ellis has injury issues.

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

Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum both suffered ACL injuries in the Super Bowl and Martellus Bennett was only signed to a one-year deal.

95.compensatory pick. Oakland Raiders Josh Chapman NT, Alabama

Oakland is converting to a 3-4 defense and will need a nose tackle.