Foxboro Mock Version 2.0: Round 2

33. New England Patriots — Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

I went out on a very thin limb a few weeks ago by picking Reed to go higher than any mock draft I’d seen so far, but that limb doesn’t seem so thin now that Mel Kiper is projecting him to go in the first round (you’re late to the party, Mel!). Reed has the prototypical size, character and leadership to fit New England’s system perfectly. He did nothing at the Combine to hurt his draft stock, and he likely solidified his place as at least a 2nd round pick.

34. Buffalo Bills — Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State

35. Cincinnati Bengals — Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois

36. Denver Broncos — Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa

37. Cleveland Browns — Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

38. Arizona Cardinals — Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor

39. Tennessee Titans — Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

40. Dallas Cowboys — Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA

41. Washington Redskins — Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami

42. Houston Texans — Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

43. Minnesota Vikings — Quinton Carter, FS, Oklahoma

44. Detroit Lions — Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

45. San Francisco 49ers — Sam Acho, OLB, Texas

46. Denver Broncos — Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

47. St. Louis Rams — Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

48. Oakland Raiders — Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU

49. Jacksonville Jaguars — Greg Jones, MLB, Michigan State

50. San Diego Chargers — Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami

52. New York Giants — Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton

53. Indianapolis Colts — Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

54. Philadelphia Eagles — Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh

55. Kansas City Chiefs — Allen Bailey, DE, Miami

56. New Orleans Saints — Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech

57. Seattle Seahawks — Stefan Wisniewski, OG, Penn State

58. Baltimore Ravens — Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

59. Atlanta Falcons — Drake Nevis, DT, LSU

60. New England Patriots — Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

Dowling pulled a hamstring during the Combine, but it happened while he was in the process of running a 4.4 40. He has struggled a bit with injuries during his college career, which is one of the few reasons he won’t be a first round pick. I expect some team to take a chance on him a bit earlier that this, so this pick could easily end up being used to draft another offensive lineman or defensive playmaker.

61. Chicago Bears — Benjamin Ijalana, OG, Villanova

62. San Diego Chargers — Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh

63. Pittsburgh Steelers — James Carpenter, OT, Alabama

64. Green Bay Packers — Clint Boling, OG, Georgia