Steuber's Second Round Mock Draft
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Posted Feb 12, 2010
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The St. Louis Rams kick off the second frame of the NFL Draft, but since Scout.com's Chris Steuber projects them taking Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh in the first round, where will Penn State DT Jared Odrick fall? Find out inside...

Now that the 2009 NFL season has concluded with the New Orleans Saints being crowned Super Bowl Champions, the focus of the NFL universe is directed towards the draft and free agency. With the NFL Scouting Combine set to take place in two weeks, I decided to release my updated two-round mock draft. This year's draft class has many talented prospects available and the infusion of young talent makes it one of the strongest classes in recent memory.

The potential impact that the underclassmen will have on this year's draft is obvious, as you look over my most recent attempt to predict the future. There are plenty of underclassmen to choose from in this year's draft, but unlike the first round where I projected 19 underclassmen to be selected, only ten come off the board in the second frame.

The St. Louis Rams kick off the second round and target an offensive player…

Round 1 | Round 2

Junior
RB
5-10
195
The Rams are starved for talent and adding Best in the same backfield as Steven Jackson could prove to be a dangerous one-two punch.
Senior
DT
6-5
301
Missing out on Suh and selecting Berry over McCoy in the 1st round leaves the Lions without an interior presence; Odrick is the pick.
Junior
WR
6-1
195
The Buccaneers have to give Josh Freeman a WR to grow with, and since Antonio Bryant is a free agent the addition of Williams is a good start.
Senior
CB
5-10
190
The Chiefs upgraded their O-Line with Okung in the first round and address their woes in the secondary with the selection of Wilson, who is on the rise.
Senior
OT
6-5
326
The Redskins continue to add talent on offense in the second round after drafting Bradford in the first round. Ducasse has great upside at OT.
Junior
RB
5-11
220
There are a few areas the Browns could go after drafting Haden with their first pick. But Mathews and Jerome Harrison make up a solid tandem.
Senior
DT
6-4
370
The Raiders always do the unexpected on draft day, but they like certain guys. Cody is the mammoth type of lineman they get intrigued with.
Senior
OT
6-5
304
This may seem like a bit of a reach, but the Seahawks need an athletic left tackle and while Capers has to get stronger, he can shield defenders.
Senior
WR
6-0
179
Gilyard's showing at the Senior Bowl has his stock on the rise and with the Bills in need of a WR to replace Terrell Owens; it's a good fit.
Senior
DE
6-6
280
The Bucs continue to retool their defensive line in the second round after taking McCoy in the first round. Wootton is the pass rusher they need.
Junior
WR
6-2
220
The Dolphins would have preferred Dez Bryant in the first round, but since he was off the board, Benn has similar size and skill at a lesser price.
Junior
LB
6-1
232
The Patriots continue to upgrade at LB after taking Weatherspoon in the first round. Bowman can play inside or outside and has great upside.
Junior
C
6-5
318
Drafting a center high in the draft isn’t a popular move, but the Broncos need an upgrade over Casey Wiegmann. Pouncey is the best in the draft.
Junior
S
6-3
230
The future of Kenny Phillips is unknown and with the problems the Giants had in their secondary last year, Jones' size and ability fits well.
Senior
WR
5-8
165
The Patriots are getting older on offense and need a young playmaker to take pressure off of Tom Brady. McCluster will have an impact.
Senior
DE
6-2
291
It appears likely that the Panthers will trade Julius Peppers this offseason. And if that happens, drafting a big pass rusher is a priority; Alualu is the pick.
Senior
FS
6-1
205
The 49ers could have drafted a safety in the first round, but they went in a different direction. With Allen still available, it's a no-brainer.
Senior
OLB
6-4
255
The Chiefs have done a good job so far and steal Kindle with this pick. He gives the Chiefs a pass rushing OLB, who will start right away.
Junior
FS
6-1
210
The Texans need a big play safety in their secondary. It’s been a need for years and they finally address it with Burnett.
Senior
CB
5-11
186
The Steelers secondary was woeful in ’09 and it’s evident that they an upgrade. McCourty is a physical player with good playmaking ability.
Senior
QB
6-3
236
The Patriots don't have a lot of depth behind Brady, and by drafting Tebow they have a talented prospect that they can develop for a few years.
Senior
DT
6-3
302
The Bengals have built their defense through the draft and finally address the DT position with the selection of Houston.
Senior
LB
6-3
256
There are questions about Spikes' straight-line speed and that's why he's fallen to Philly. But on game day, he plays at a high level and is productive.
Senior
OT
6-5
331
The Packers are desperate for OT depth and could use a starter immediately. Black had a great week at the Senior Bowl and is rising.
Junior
CB
6-0
192
The Ravens have problems in their secondary. It was once a feared group, but they’re caught in transition. Franks is a Ravens type of defender.
Senior
QB
6-6
212
It appears that Matt Leinart will be the Cardinals starting QB with Kurt Warner retiring. Drafting a young QB to develop is key and Pike is the answer.
Senior
OLB
6-2
257
The Cowboys could draft a safety at this spot, but with the top names off the board, they turn to Hughes, who is one of the best pass rushers in the draft.
Senior
RB
6-1
245
It appears that LT won’t return to San Diego next year. And if that happens, Blount’s stock is soaring and he fits well with Darren Sproles.
Junior
WR
6-3
229
The Jets decided to draft Dan Williams in the first round and with this pick they give Mark Sanchez a WR to work with. Thomas is a big, physical threat.
Senior
DE
6-4
248
The Vikings have to find a complement to Jared Allen with Ray Edwards being a free agent. Sapp is a tweener, but is a promising pass rusher.
Senior
LB
6-2
226
Washington is a typical Colts selection, an undersized defender who relies on his speed and technique to be an effective player.
Senior
LB
6-2
236
The Saints continue to address their defense and add Lee, who is very talented, and if it weren't for his knee troubles he would be a 1st round pick.

 


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the Scout.com network and on FoxSports.com. If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: csteuber@scout.com. You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.



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