Friday April 23rd, 2010

Second-Round Mock Draft (cont.)
 
43CBChris CookVirginiaSr.6-2212
The Ravens finally get on the board with a cornerback who had a shot at sneaking into the bottom of the first round. Tight end is another position that makes solid second-round sense for Baltimore.
44WRArrelious BennIllinoisJr.6-1219
With Wes Welker looking at a recovery season and Randy Moss entering the final year of his Patriots contract, New England could use Benn's play-making skills.
45LBSean LeePenn StateSr.6-2236
After going offense with Demaryius Thomas and what's-his-name in the first round, the Broncos need an inside linebacker who can make things happen on a consistent basis.
46DTBrian PriceUCLAJr.6-1303
Taking South Florida safety Nate Allen would fill another need, but Price's value in this slot is too high to overlook. He and Jason Pierre-Paul would breathe some fresh life into a Giants defensive line that sorely disappointed in 2009.
47TERob GronkowskiArizonaJr.6-7264
Time to get the pass-catching tight end the Patriots obviously need.
48DTCam ThomasNorth CarolinaSr.6-4330
The Panthers finally get to make a pick, and they stay close to home for help at the thinnest position on their defense.
49RBDexter McClusterMississippiSr.5-9172
First off, how cool is it the 49ers own the draft's 49th pick? Secondly, San Francisco was searching for a change of pace type runner to give teams a different look from Frank Gore. In the small but elusive McCluster, they've found one.
50WRGolden TateNotre DameJr.5-11199
After picking up talent at safety (Eric Berry) and offensive tackle (Rodger Saffold), it's time to look for an offensive play-maker who can make Matt Cassel's life a little bit easier.
51RBToby GerhartStanfordSr.6-0231
The Texans need another running back and they're going to like Gerhart's always-forward, move-the-chains running style. Somebody's going to be glad they took this kid, might as well be Houston's Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith.
52CBAkwasi Owusu-AnsahIndiana-Pa.Sr.6-1207
The Steelers cornerback position didn't get the first-round love, but in Owusu-Ansah they have landed a talented and athletic small-school star who is on everyone's draft board.
 

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