Scout.com Mock Draft: Pouncey a Patriot

C Mike Pouncey (Joe Robbins/Getty)

In the latest installment of Scout.com's mock NFL Draft, Mike Pouncey starts Round 2, Kyle Rudolph offers help to Zach Miller and Leonard Hankerson does his best to be the next Reggie Wayne.

Round 2
33*
New England Patriots
Player: Mike Pouncey
Height: 6-5
Weight: 303
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
College: Florida
Class: 2011 SR
Position: C
Rating:
Overall Rank: 29
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Bill Belichick

2010 Record: 14-2

What They Have: Tom Brady is the first unanimous MVP in league history, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez were both tremendous rookies at tight end and Vince Wilfork is an immovable object at nose tackle.

What They Need: A pass-rushing outside linebacker that has been missing for quite some time, offensive linemen at any and all positions provided they are versatile and a running back that can lend more support to Brady and Co.

Another Possibility: Pittsburgh WR Jon Baldwin

Never Considered: Oregon State DT Stephen Paea

ANALYSIS: While he won't be as good as his twin brother, All-Pro Maurkice Pouncey of the Steelers, Mike Pouncey's ability to play anywhere inside is key.

Round 2
34
Buffalo Bills
Player: Jake Locker
Height: 6-3
Weight: 231
Hometown: Ferndale, WA
College: Washington
Class: 2011 SR
Position: QB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 21
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Chan Gailey

2010 Record: 4-12

What They Have: Running back is set with the combination of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, Steve Johnson emerged as a go-to option at receiver and Kyle Williams might be the best defensive lineman you've never heard of before.

What They Need: Pass-rushing help at defensive end and outside linebacker is a must, a tight end to throw to would be a quality addition and another quarterback of the future has to be considered, even if Ryan Fitzpatrick still starts in 2011.

Another Possibility: Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph

Never Considered: Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure

ANALYSIS: He cost himself a ton of money not coming out after his junior season, so the Bills get great value here with Locker in the opening stages of Round 2.

Round 2
35
Cincinnati Bengals
Height: 6-0
Weight: 227
Hometown: Champaign, IL
College: Illinois
Class: 2011 JR
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 36
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis

2010 Record: 4-12

What They Have: It wasn't that long ago when Carson Palmer was an elite quarterback, Cedric Benson is coming off back-to-back years of 1,100 yards and change on the ground and Johnathan Joseph is a great corner -- if he returns, of course.

What They Need: A receiver to replace the production provided by the soon-to-be-departed Terrell Owens, better pass rushers inside at tackle and outside at end and an injection of youth at both of the safety positions.

Another Possibility: Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett

Never Considered: North Carolina LB Bruce Carter

ANALYSIS: 21st-century football at the NFL level calls for two running backs that can share the pounding, and Leshoure is just as fast as he is strong.

Round 2
36
Denver Broncos
Player: Stephen Paea
Height: 6-1
Weight: 303
Hometown: Los Altos, CA
College: Oregon State
Class: 2011 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 37
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: John Fox

2010 Record: 4-12

What They Have: Ryan Clady is a franchise left tackle, even if he does not protect the quarterback's blind side anymore since Tim Tebow is a southpaw, and Knowshon Moreno has proven to be productive when healthy.

What They Need: All kinds of help along the defensive line, speed at both inside and outside linebacker, especially since Robert Ayers looks to be a bust, and a play-making safety to replace Brian Dawkins, who is 37.

Another Possibility: Illinois LB Martrez Wilson

Never Considered: Pittsburgh WR Jon Baldwin

ANALYSIS: The Broncos are in desperate need of a nose tackle that can tear up the middle and make it easier on their linebackers, and Paea has first-round talent.

Round 2
37
Cleveland Browns
Player: Jon Baldwin
Height: 6-4
Weight: 228
Hometown: Aliquippa, PA
College: Pittsburgh
Class: 2011 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 45
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: Pat Shurmur

2010 Record: 5-11

What They Have: An offensive line led by a pair of Pro Bowlers in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack, a bruising ball carrier in Peyton Hillis to pound it up the middle and a budding star at corner in Joe Haden.

What They Need: A No. 1 receiver to make some plays for young quarterback Colt McCoy, defensive line help inside and outside to smooth the transition from the 3-4 to the 4-3 and a pure right tackle opposite Thomas.

Another Possibility: North Carolina LB Bruce Carter

Never Considered: Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett

ANALYSIS: A mismatch for anyone attempting to cover him, Baldwin may have more upside than any wideout in this draft and helps Cleveland immediately.

Round 2
38
Arizona Cardinals
Height: 6-3
Weight: 310
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
College: Baylor
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 35
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt

2010 Record: 5-11

What They Have: One of the few game-changing receivers in the league in Larry Fitzgerald, a difference maker along the defensive line in Darnell Dockett and an interception waiting to happen in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

What They Need: A legitimate quarterback that can get the ball consistently downfield to Fitzgerald, better blocking at every position available on the offensive line and an outside linebacker capable of putting pressure on the passer.

Another Possibility: Pittsburgh OT Jason Pinkston

Never Considered: Oklahoma S Quinton Carter

ANALYSIS: It's been forever since the Cardinals had a reliable offensive line in the trenches, and Watkins is mature enough to play anywhere and play quite well.

Round 2
39
Tennessee Titans
Height: 6-4
Weight: 250
Hometown: Chicago, IL
College: Illinois
Class: 2011 JR
Position: MLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 33
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Mike Munchak

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: Chris Johnson is one of the few 2,000-yard rushers in league history, Kenny Britt has a world of upside catching passes down the field and Jason Babin was one of the NFL's leading sackers last year with 13.

What They Need: Quarterback is a question mark since both Vince Young and Kerry Collins could be out the door, better play at D-tackle and D-end to help Babin is necessary and linebacker is also a weakness defensively.

Another Possibility: Florida State QB Christian Ponder

Never Considered: Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams

ANALYSIS: The best pure middle linebacker available in 2011, Wilson adds some muscle and a sure tackler to a Tennessee front seven that really needs it.

Round 2
40
Dallas Cowboys
Height: 6-3
Weight: 317
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College: Pittsburgh
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 9

Head Coach: Jason Garrett

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: Tony Romo remains a fantasy-friendly stat machine at the game's most important position, Dez Bryant is a star on the rise as both a receiver and a returner and DeMarcus Ware is a terror off the edge.

What They Need: Better offensive line play at both guard and tackle, corners and safeties that can slow the opposition down in the passing game and maybe another five-technique defensive end for depth.

Another Possibility: New Mexico State CB Davon House

Never Considered: Maryland WR Torrey Smith

ANALYSIS: Romo ending the year standing on the sideline wearing his trademark backward baseball cap is all the evidence needed to suggest Pinkston is a fit.

Round 2
41
Washington Redskins
Player: Bruce Carter
Height: 6-2
Weight: 241
Hometown: Havelock, NC
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 43
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: Mike Shanahan

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: What they hope is a left tackle for the next decade in Trent Williams, an elite pass rusher off the edge in Brian Orakpo and a Pro Bowl cornerback in DeAngelo Hall -- provided Jay Cutler is throwing the ball.

What They Need: A new quarterback to be excited about after the one-year disaster with Donovan McNabb, a nose tackle to anchor Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme and a lot of help on special teams, which were downright despicable in 2010.

Another Possibility: Maryland WR Torrey Smith

Never Considered: Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph

ANALYSIS: While London Fletcher is still a productive player in the middle, he needs a lot of help on either side of him and gets it in the form of Carter.

Round 2
42
Houston Texans
Height: 6-1
Weight: 208
Hometown: North Las Vegas, NV
College: Oklahoma
Class: 2011 SR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: A terrific passing game with Matt Schaub throwing and Andre Johnson catching, a running back in Arian Foster that made everyone forget about Steve Slaton and a dominant defensive end in Mario Williams.

What They Need: Both cornerbacks and safeties to bolster a secondary that allowed 33 touchdown passes, another outside linebacker to rush the passer in their new 3-4 approach and a zero-technique tackle to line up over the enemy center.

Another Possibility: Miami WR Leonard Hankerson

Never Considered: Michigan State LB Greg Jones

ANALYSIS: We know the Texans can score points, especially late in the game, but maybe a safety like Carter can keep the opponent in check for a change.

Round 2
43
Minnesota Vikings
Player: Torrey Smith
Height: 6-1
Weight: 204
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
College: Maryland
Class: 2011 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 41
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Leslie Frazier

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: Maybe the best pure running back in the league in Adrian Peterson, a playmaker in the slot when Percy Harvin isn't battling migraines and a productive defensive line led by sack artist Jared Allen.

What They Need: A promising young arm to potentially stop the revolving door of veteran quarterbacks, corners and safeties to augment what was a banged-up secondary a season ago and a receiver to replace Sidney Rice if he departs in free agency.

Another Possibility: Clemson S DeAndre McDaniel

Never Considered: Iowa DT Christian Ballard

ANALYSIS: Not only is Rice possibly leaving, but the overpaid Bernard Berrian is sure to be cut, which makes the Smith selection all the more necessary.

Round 2
44
Detroit Lions
Height: 6-2
Weight: 299
Hometown: Mobile, AL
College: Florida State
Class: 2011 JR
Position: C
Rating:
Overall Rank: 49
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Jim Schwartz

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: A quarterback in Matthew Stafford that everyone loves when he's actually on the field, a cornerback's worst nightmare in Calvin Johnson on the outside and the NFL's defensive rookie of the year: Ndamukong Suh.

What They Need: Some outside linebackers to slow down the merry-go-round at those two positions, at least one cornerback to help a pass defense that has been below par for years and more offensive linemen to protect Stafford in the pocket.

Another Possibility: Boise State WR Titus Young

Never Considered: Tennessee TE Luke Stocker

ANALYSIS: One of the better performers on hand for the Senior Bowl, Hudson is NFL-ready at either of the guard spots and should improve a line that needs him.

Round 2
45
San Francisco 49ers
Height: 6-9
Weight: 212
Hometown: Manassas, VA
College: Virginia Tech
Class: 2011 SO
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh

2010 Record: 6-10

What They Have: The offensive line is loaded with first- and second-round picks of recent vintage, Frank Gore is productive year after year despite little help at the skill positions and Patrick Willis is a special middle linebacker.

What They Need: The failure of former No. 1-overall choice Alex Smith can no longer be ignored, better players at outside linebacker would shift some of the burden away from Willis and Nate Clements isn't worth all that money at corner.

Another Possibility: Texas CB Curtis Brown

Never Considered: Miami WR Leonard Hankerson

ANALYSIS: Gore is entering the final year of his contract and never seems to have a backup worthy of regular playing time, so Williams is a nice second option.

Round 2
46**
Denver Broncos
Height: 6-0
Weight: 217
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
College: Clemson
Class: 2011 SR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: John Fox

2010 Record: 4-12

What They Have: Ryan Clady is a franchise left tackle, even if he does not protect the quarterback's blind side anymore since Tim Tebow is a southpaw, and Knowshon Moreno has proven to be productive when healthy.

What They Need: All kinds of help along the defensive line, speed at both inside and outside linebacker, especially since Robert Ayers looks to be a bust, and a play-making safety to replace Brian Dawkins, who is 37.

Another Possibility: Arizona LB Brooks Reed

Never Considered: LSU DT Drake Nevis

ANALYSIS: McDaniel comes from the same program that produced Dawkins and should be needed right away to fix what has been a dreadful Denver defense.

Round 2
47
St. Louis Rams
Height: 6-3
Weight: 264
Hometown: Hollywood Hills, FL
College: Pittsburgh
Class: 2011 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 47
Pos Rank: 9

Head Coach: Steve Spagnuolo

2010 Record: 7-9

What They Have: A home run in 2010 No. 1-overall pick Sam Bradford running the offense, one of the league's few remaining workhorse backs in Steven Jackson and an unquestioned leading tackler in James Laurinaitis.

What They Need: A primary target down the field to take advantage of Bradford's talent in the passing game, a safety to pair with Oshiomogho Atogwe and a weak-side linebacker that can run sideline to sideline.

Another Possibility: LSU DT Drake Nevis

Never Considered: TCU OT Marcus Cannon

ANALYSIS: Yet another Panther to hear his name called, Sheard is the best defensive end on the board at this point and can be in the rotation quickly.

Round 2
48
Oakland Raiders
Player: Kyle Rudolph
Height: 7-6
Weight: 259
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College: Notre Dame
Class: 2011 JR
Position: TE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 38
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Hue Jackson

2010 Record: 8-8

What They Have: Darren McFadden finally looks like one of the next great ball carriers in this league, Zach Miller is an underrated pass-catching tight end and Richard Seymour is a Pro Bowler again on the defensive line.

What They Need: More offensive linemen, whether they play inside or outside, a cornerback ready for the unenviable task of possibly replacing the sensational Nnamdi Asomugha and another tight end to go with Miller.

Another Possibility: Villanova OG Ben Ijalana

Never Considered: Florida State QB Christian Ponder

ANALYSIS: The premier tight end in this draft, Rudolph is a bigger target than Miller and has a world of upside, making him a steal for the Raiders in Round 2.

Round 2
49
Carolina Panthers
Height: 6-4
Weight: 283
Hometown: Lawrence, KS
College: Iowa
Class: 2011 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 42
Pos Rank: 9

Head Coach: Ron Rivera

2010 Record: 2-14

What They Have: A do-it-all running back in Maurice Jones-Drew that has a nose for the end zone, young talent at offensive tackle that should only be improved and an outside linebacker in Daryl Smith that led the team in tackles.

What They Need: A quarterback that can finally put an end to the roller-coaster ride known as the David Garrard Era, someone that can actually get after the passer consistently and a safety capable of taking away the big play.

Another Possibility: Miami DE Allen Bailey

Never Considered: Oklahoma State RB Kendall Hunter

ANALYSIS: The Jaguars will do anything to put pressure on the passer, so maybe Ballard can bring back the days of John Henderson and Marcus Stroud.

Round 2
50
San Diego Chargers
Player: Greg Jones
Height: 6-0
Weight: 242
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: 2011 SR
Position: MLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Norv Turner

2010 Record: 9-7

What They Have: Philip Rivers is a cold-blooded killer at quarterback no matter who he's throwing to, Antonio Gates is one of the game's most unique pass-catching weapons and Shaun Phillips is a handful off the edge.

What They Need: More linebackers, both inside and outside, so Phillips doesn't have to do it all himself, a five-technique defensive end that can hold the point of attack and a right tackle to mirror Marcus McNeill on the other side.

Another Possibility: TCU OT Marcus Cannon

Never Considered: Florida S Ahmad Black

ANALYSIS: Always around the football, Jones might be best suited to patrol the middle of a 4-3, but the 3-4 Chargers can find a way to use his instincts.

Round 2
51
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player: Luke Stocker
Height: 6-5
Weight: 258
Hometown: Berea, KY
College: Tennessee
Class: 2011 SR
Position: TE
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Raheem Morris

2010 Record: 10-6

What They Have: A sensational young quarterback in Josh Freeman that is still somewhat anonymous across the country, a serious red zone threat in receiver Mike Williams and a promising D-tackle in Gerald McCoy, last year's No. 1.

What They Need: A pair of defensive ends that can make it easier on McCoy inside, a middle linebacker ready to step in and start assuming Barrett Ruud leaves via free agency and offensive linemen at every position.

Another Possibility: Texas DE Sam Acho

Never Considered: North Carolina DT Marvin Austin

ANALYSIS: Another player that upped his stock at the Senior Bowl, Stocker provides depth behind Kellen Winslow and can play in two-tight end sets.

Round 2
52
New York Giants
Player: Davon House
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Class: 2011 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Tom Coughlin

2010 Record: 10-6

What They Have: Eli Manning has a plethora of skill-position talent at his disposal, both in the backfield and in the receiving corps, sacking the enemy passer continues to be a team strength and there is depth at safety.

What They Need: A talented linebacker can probably be an immediate starter at any of the three positions, cornerback is a concern because of injury and ineffectiveness and another offensive tackle wouldn't be a bad idea.

Another Possibility: Boston College LB Mark Herzlich

Never Considered: Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan

ANALYSIS: The Giants should be better at corner considering how good their pass rush is, but they're not and House is one of the scouts' favorites right now.

Round 2
53
Indianapolis Colts
Height: 6-2
Weight: 209
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
College: Miami (Fl)
Class: 2011 SR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 48
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Jim Caldwell

2010 Record: 10-6

What They Have: Peyton Manning is a quarterback and offensive coordinator rolled into one, Dallas Clark and Jacob Tamme should be a dynamite combo at tight end and pass rushers Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis are still terrific.

What They Need: An offensive tackle can give Manning more time and hopefully open more holes for a pitiful ground game, another receiver following injuries to Anthony Gonzalez and Austin Collie and more DBs would be welcome.

Another Possibility: Utah CB Brandon Burton

Never Considered: Arkansas TE D.J. Williams

ANALYSIS: While it appears Manning already has an overflow of talent at the skill positions to throw to, Hankerson is a big target and can move the chains.

Round 2
54
Philadelphia Eagles
Player: Curtis Brown
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Hometown: Gilmer, TX
College: Texas
Class: 2011 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 9

Head Coach: Andy Reid

2010 Record: 10-6

What They Have: Michael Vick is again the NFL's most dangerous dual threat with his ability to throw and run, receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin have speed to burn and cornerback Asante Samuel has magnets for hands.

What They Need: Samuel must get some help in the secondary, both at corner and safety, more pass rushers are always necessary in such an aggressive scheme and offensive tackle could use an influx of talent.

Another Possibility: Miami OT Orlando Franklin

Never Considered: Boise State WR Titus Young

ANALYSIS: The Eagles went safety in the first round to address one need in the secondary, and now they take Brown in Round 2 to give them depth at corner.

Round 2
55
Kansas City Chiefs
Height: 6-9
Weight: 185
Hometown: Eufaula, AL
College: Troy
Class: 2011 SR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 9

Head Coach: Todd Haley

2010 Record: 10-6

What They Have: Running back Jamaal Charles has a chance to go the distance every time he gets his mitts on the ball, Dwayne Bowe rebounded to have a productive year as a pass catcher and Tamba Hali had 15 sacks.

What They Need: Yet another big body in the trenches to help top-5 picks Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson, Bowe would like a partner in crime to augment the passing game and depth at offensive tackle would be a wise move.

Another Possibility: Arkansas OT DeMarcus Love

Never Considered: North Carolina LB Quan Sturdivant

ANALYSIS: Credit Bowe for living up to his potential in 2010, and having Jernigan's speed on the other side of the formation can make him even better.

Round 2
56
New Orleans Saints
Player: Drake Nevis
Height: 6-1
Weight: 294
Hometown: Marrero, LA
College: LSU
Class: 2011 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 10

Head Coach: Sean Payton

2010 Record: 11-5

What They Have: A surgeon of a quarterback in Drew Brees that spreads the ball around beautifully, a receiving corps that seems to feature a new flavor of the week every Sunday and a leader at linebacker in Jonathan Vilma.

What They Need: The defensive line requires more bodies at both tackle and end, an outside linebacker to flank Vilma can contribute right away and it may be time to settle on a running back that can do it all and stay on the field.

Another Possibility: Oklahoma State RB Kendall Hunter

Never Considered: Utah CB Brandon Burton

ANALYSIS: The Saints need help along the defensive line, so after going D-end in Round 1, they stay on the bayou in Round 2 with a quality D-tackle in Nevis.

Round 2
57
Seattle Seahawks
Player: Ben Ijalana
Height: 6-4
Weight: 317
Hometown: Mount Holly, NJ
College: Villanova
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Pete Carroll

2010 Record: 7-9

What They Have: The franchise traded for Marshawn Lynch last year and believes he's a difference maker, Russell Okung showed a lot of promise at left tackle as a rookie and fellow first-year pro Earl Thomas looked special at safety.

What They Need: Matt Hasselbeck played quite well in the postseason but can't be the quarterback forever, an interior offensive linemen can help Okung be at his best on the blind side and cornerback is a genuine concern.

Another Possibility: Louisville CB Johnny Patrick

Never Considered: Temple S Jaiquawn Jarrett

ANALYSIS: The Seahawks never really replaced Rob Sims after trading him to Detroit, so Ijalana can help right out of the shoot for the NFC West "champions."

Round 2
58
Baltimore Ravens
Player: Titus Young
Height: 6-11
Weight: 174
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College: Boise State
Class: 2011 SR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: John Harbaugh

2010 Record: 12-4

What They Have: Nobody told Joe Flacco that young quarterbacks don't win playoff games on the road, Ray Rice is nothing short of dynamic both rushing and receiving and Ed Reed has a nose for the football like few others.

What They Need: Another outside linebacker to take the pressure off Terrell Suggs, a true left tackle so Michael Oher can go back to what is a better spot for him on the right side and a receiving threat with serious speed.

Another Possibility: Oklahoma LB Jeremy Beal

Never Considered: Indiana WR Tandon Doss

ANALYSIS: The Anquan Boldin trade gave the Ravens a tough receiver in the middle of the field, but Young's speed provides a dimension they've been lacking.

Round 2
59
Atlanta Falcons
Height: 6-2
Weight: 245
Hometown: North Little Rock, AR
College: Arkansas
Class: 2011 SR
Position: TE
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: Mike Smith

2010 Record: 13-3

What They Have: Matt Ryan throwing to Roddy White is a beautiful thing to watch in the passing game, Michael Turner is one of the toughest tailbacks in the league to tackle and John Abraham must be accounted for as a pass rusher.

What They Need: Defense, defense and more defense, including another end opposite Abraham to pull the plug on the Jamaal Anderson experiment, outside linebackers to support Curtis Lofton and more corners that can cover.

Another Possibility: Virginia CB Ras-I Dowling

Never Considered: Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray

ANALYSIS: Although Tony Gonzalez is undoubtedly in good enough shape to keep doing it forever, Williams can learn from the best before stepping into a bigger role.

Round 2
60
New England Patriots
Player: Brooks Reed
Height: 6-3
Weight: 263
Hometown: Tuscon, AZ
College: Arizona
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Bill Belichick

2010 Record: 14-2

What They Have: Tom Brady is the first unanimous MVP in league history, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez were both tremendous rookies at tight end and Vince Wilfork is an immovable object at nose tackle.

What They Need: A pass-rushing outside linebacker that has been missing for quite some time, offensive linemen at any and all positions provided they are versatile and a running back that can lend more support to Brady and Co.

Another Possibility: Lehigh OG Will Rackley

Never Considered: Nevada LB Dontay Moch

ANALYSIS: The Patriots hit the jackpot once before when they drafted an undersized D-end out of Arizona and made him an outside linebacker: Tedy Bruschi.

Round 2
61***
San Diego Chargers
Height: 6-5
Weight: 358
Hometown: Odessa, TX
College: TCU
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Norv Turner

2010 Record: 9-7

What They Have: Philip Rivers is a cold-blooded killer at quarterback no matter who he's throwing to, Antonio Gates is one of the game's most unique pass-catching weapons and Shaun Phillips is a handful off the edge.

What They Need: More linebackers, both inside and outside, so Phillips doesn't have to do it all himself, a five-technique defensive end that can hold the point of attack and a right tackle to mirror Marcus McNeill on the other side.

Another Possibility: Mississippi State DE Pernell McPhee

Never Considered: Penn State C Stefen Wisniewski

ANALYSIS: Jeromey Clary is a bit of a laughingstock in San Diego as the starter at right tackle, so Cannon can compete for that job the moment he arrives.

Round 2
62
Chicago Bears
Height: 6-2
Weight: 309
Hometown: Washington, DC
Class: 2011 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 50
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Lovie Smith

2010 Record: 11-5

What They Have: Jay Cutler can spin the football as well as any quarterback in the league, Julius Peppers proved to be worth all that money at defensive end and the linebacking duo of Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs is scary.

What They Need: Any offensive linemen that can help keep Cutler upright in the pocket on passing plays, a penetrating defensive tackle since Tommie Harris is no longer a star and a cornerback that can both cover receivers and support the run.

Another Possibility: Indiana WR Tandon Doss

Never Considered: Miami DE Allen Bailey

ANALYSIS: Bears GM Jerry Angelo has been known to roll the dice looking for upside in the draft, and the mercurial Austin is an ideal three-technique tackle.

Round 2
63
Pittsburgh Steelers
Height: 7-6
Weight: 316
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
College: Miami (Fl)
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin

2010 Record: 12-4

What They Have: A winner of a quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, despite his somewhat unconventional way of doing things, a legitimate deep target in Mike Wallace that can burn past any corner and a defense that suffocates the running game.

What They Need: Better coverage in the secondary, definitely at corner but perhaps also at safety, a right tackle so Flozell Adams can finally be put out to pasture and more depth at linebacker -- linebackers are like oxygen in this system.

Another Possibility: Florida S Ahmad Black

Never Considered: Boston College LB Mark Herzlich

ANALYSIS: Considering just how banged up the Pittsburgh offensive line was throughout the playoffs, Franklin is a welcome addition no matter where he plays.

Round 2
64
Green Bay Packers
Height: 6-4
Weight: 315
Hometown: Dallas, TX
College: Arkansas
Class: 2011 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: {}
Pos Rank: 11

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy

2010 Record: 10-6

What They Have: The NFL's top young quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, a pass-rushing beast in Clay Matthews and one of the most versatile defenders around in Charles Woodson -- they have the Vince Lombardi Trophy, too.

What They Need: More cornerbacks for a scheme that calls for a lot of nickel and dime packages, a defensive end that doesn't mind letting Matthews get all the glory and another option or two for the O-line, preferably a tackle.

Another Possibility: Kentucky WR Randall Cobb

Never Considered: Wisconsin TE Lance Kendricks

ANALYSIS: Although his stock at the Senior Bowl took a bit of a hit, whether the Packers use Love at tackle or guard, he can be a starter one of these days.

* from Panthers
** from Dolphins
*** from Jets


John Crist is an NFL Analyst for Scout.com, a voter for the Heisman Trophy and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America.

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