By Don Banks
April 23, 2010
2010 NFL Second-Round Mock Draft
Thanks a ton, NFL. You, too, Roger Goodell. With the league going to a new, two-night prime time draft format that divides round one from the rest of the festivities, we now have plenty of time today to make our first ever attempt at mocking out the second round of the NFL's annual pick-fest. This one's for all the guys who were absolutely certain that their cell-phone reception failed them Thursday night. The first round was entertaining, but now we get to double our fun. Here goes:
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33 OLB Sergio Kindle Texas Sr. 6-3 250
The big question is whether some team will put together a package of picks for the Rams with designs on moving up for the plummeting Jimmy Clausen? St. Louis should milk this prime situation for all it's worth. But barring that, we think Kindle is the best defensive talent left on the board. St. Louis needs more edge pass rush, and Kindle was a legitimate candidate for Miami at No. 12 in the first round.
34 QB Jimmy Clausen Notre Dame Jr. 6-3 222
Maybe the Vikings don't actually pick Clausen in this spot, but they should at least put the pick up for auction and see who wants the tumbling Golden Domer? But is it such a bad idea to have Clausen learn from Brett Favre for a year or two?
35 DE Everson Griffen Southern Cal Jr. 6-3 273
After starting the defensive line makeover with Gerald McCoy at No. 3, let's keep it rolling with the former Trojans defensive end.
36 OT Rodger Saffold Indiana Sr. 6-4 316
The Chiefs went safety with Eric Berry at No. 5, so now you get an offensive tackle who some thought was headed to Dallas at No. 27 or Indy at No. 31.
37 S Taylor Mays Southern Cal Sr. 6-3 230
Florida's Major Wright is rated higher on some teams' boards, but either way, the Eagles still need to find help at safety.
38 QB Colt McCoy Texas Sr. 6-1 216
This has been the slot that has felt about right for the former Longhorns quarterback all along. With only Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace on hand, the Browns could really use him.
39 OT Bruce Campbell Maryland Jr. 6-6 314
Now that's more like the Raiders we've come to know and love on draft weekend. At least they're getting the gifted but raw ex-Terp tackle in the second round, not at No. 8. USC's Charles Brown is another option at tackle.
40 DT Linval Joseph East Carolina Jr. 6-5 328
The Dolphins still need an option at nose tackle given Jason Ferguson's age and suspension situation early in 2010. Alabama's Terrence Cody might be more of a natural fit for the 3-4 nose.
41 OT Charles Brown Southern Cal Sr. 6-5 303
Taking running back C.J. Spiller instead of a desperately needed offensive tackle in the first round was a bit risky. At least the Bills are still in position to get one of the draft's top eight prospects at his position.
42 S Major Wright Florida Jr. 5-11 206
The Bucs secondary needs to get more athletic, and the homestate product from UF is a nice fit and value in this draft slot.

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