Tyler’s picks for the 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2nd half of round 2
Dallas-Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA-Travis Frederick in the first? Okay. Murray has fallen out of favor with Jerry Jones. Plus, the Cowboys need a more explosive option to get outside to the edge. Franklin could be a star in the NFL.
Pittsburgh-Keenan Allen, WR, Cal-If Jarvis Jones wants to be a star, he’s lucky he landed in Pittsburgh. Assuming the Steelers continue to draft the best player available, Allen could be the choice. Especially when the team’s red zone target is Pluxico Burress.
New York Giants-Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida St.-Pugh is a very talented, versatile player who will stand out in New York. The team still needs another talented end. The last time the Giants picked an injured, versatile pass rusher, it was Justin Tuck.
Chicago-Manti T’eo, LB, Notre Dame-Kyle Long was a very interesting pick for Chicago. This team is said to be very high on Te’o, and need a MLB and leader for the future.
Washington-D.J. Swearinger, FS, S. Carolina-Swearinger brings bone rattling hits and will make receivers pay if they come over the middle.
New England via Minnesota-Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech-New England needs more talent out of their pass catchers. Patton is a speedster with sure hands.
Cincinnati-Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno St.-With the offense more than handled, the Bengals look to the D. With a revolving door at safety, Thomas can secure either safety position.
Miami(via Indianapolis)- Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise St.-With so many picks, if the Fins were worried about the line, they would have traded up. Instead they went with what could be the best pass rusher in the draft. However, the team lacks corners. Taylor is a good fit with his coverage skills and physical play.
Green Bay-David Bakhtiari, G/T, Colorado-Jones will be a tremendous weapon in Green Bay. However, their line still needs some repair. Bakhtiari is a poor man’s Pugh. He is the versatile lineman that Green Bay covets.
Seattle-Kawann Short, DT, Purdue-Seattle is a hard team to predict. However, they need some pressure from the interior and Short is one of the best on the market.
Houston-Damontre Moore, LB, Texas A and M-After reeling Hopkins in round one, Houston almost predictably will focus on the front seven. Moore is a local product who flashes a ton of talent. He will be Barwin’s replacement.
Denver-Alex Okafor, DE, Texas-Williams at DT was hard to pass up in the first round. With no replacement for Dumervil, Okafor could hear his name called.
New England-Cornelius Washington, DE/LB, Georgia-Washington is the prototype rusher for this team. The versatility and speed Washington can bring to the team is hard to pass up.
Atlanta-Kevin Minter, LB, LSU-With Trufant’s selection, the Falcons have secondary help. Now it’s time to plug the middle of the D, where the Falcons failed to stop the run.
San Francisco-Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU-Trading up to nab Reid, the Niner’s know their secondary needs help. The explosiveness and attitude of Mathieu, combined with his return talent, fits well on this team.
Baltimore-Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech-Elam became Reed’s replacement in the first. Baltimore is not concerned with character issues, and Flacco needs weapons. Rogers is a brute who can play in the slot or on the outside.