Friday, April 23, 2010. This is a 2010 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right; in fact, I'll be thrilled if I nail one or two correctly. But it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2010 NFL Draft.
St. Louis Rams: Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia
One of these Day 2 picks should probably used to beef up a very weak defensive line. Geno Atkins had incredible pre-draft workouts and dominated Mike Iupati in the Senior Bowl.
Detroit Lions: Navorro Bowman, OLB, Penn State
Ernie Sims was traded to the Eagles. Assuming DeAndre Levy will play in the middle, the Lions will need to find a new weakside linebacker. Right now, their top options at the position are Landon Johnson and Jordon Dizon.
Navorro Bowman is a high second-round prospect who falls because of character concerns and the reduced number of 4-3 teams in this league.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jordan Shipley, WR/KR, Texas
The Buccaneers need multiple upgrades at receiver, and Jordan Shipley is a great fit for their offense.
Kansas City Chiefs: Koa Misi, DE/OLB, Utah
The Chiefs' pass rush has gotten a lot better, but that's not saying much because they finished with 10 sacks last year. They concluded the year with 22, but only 13.5 if you take away Tamba Hali's total.
Oakland Raiders: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB/KR, IUP
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah runs a 4.32 40 at 6-0, 207. Owusu-Ansah had five return touchdowns for Indiana of Pennsylvania in 2009. He'll be expected to score 10 special-teams touchdowns per season with that height-weight-40 combo.
Baltimore Ravens: Jason Worilds, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
Ozzie Newsome somehow keeps landing talented players. Jason Worilds could push Terrell Suggs to actually get into shape.
Cleveland Browns: Damian Williams, WR, USC
The Browns really need a playmaker on offense. Getting Damian Williams this late is a steal.
Buffalo Bills: Jarrett Brown, QB, West Virginia
I have no idea what the Bills are going to do at quarterback. The organization as a whole just doesn't seem to have a plan right now. Jarrett Brown would fit Chan Gailey's offense.
Miami Dolphins: Ricky Sapp, DE/OLB, Clemson
Ricky Sapp has the size, athleticism and production that Bill Parcells looks for in a rush linebacker. Sapp would go earlier if it wasn't for his knee issues.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Sean Lee, ILB, Penn State
The Jaguars are really hurting at inside linebacker and would love to get a player of Sean Lee's caliber in the middle of Round 3.
Chicago Bears: Morgan Burnett, FS, Georgia Tech
The Bears have had a hole at free safety for years. It's time to find a capable player at the position.
New York Giants: Jon Asamoah, G, Illinois
The Giants were reportedly targeting Mike Iupati in Round 1, but chose Jason Pierre-Paul instead. Jon Asamoah would be one of the top players on the board.
Tennessee Titans: A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
Corner is one of Tennessee's two greatest needs; the team has nothing across from Cortland Finnegan, as Nick Harper was continuously torched all season, especially in a crucial Christmas game against the Chargers.
A.J. Jefferson has great athleticism (4.43 40, 44-inch vertical), so he could be high on Tennessee's draft board.
Carolina Panthers: Torell Troup, NT, Central Florida
Outside of Julius Peppers, no one on Carolina had more than five sacks. The Panthers really need help on the interior of their defensive line, especially with the losses of Ma'ake Keomeatu and Damione Lewis.
San Francisco 49ers: Joe McKnight, RB, USC
The 49ers lost two key games at the end of the year (at Seahawks, at Eagles) because their stagnant offense couldn't score any points. They need a game-breaking player like Joe McKnight to complement Frank Gore.
Denver Broncos: Pat Angerer, ILB, Iowa
With Andra Davis gone, the Broncos will be looking for help at inside linebacker. Pat Angerer had 135 tackles in 2009, and Josh McDaniels loves players who produced in college.
Houston Texans: Chad Jones, S, LSU
Houston's primary goal is to beat the Colts. They came close twice this year, but ultimately failed because of missed field goals and sloppy turnovers. However, their inability to stop Peyton Manning didn't help matters. In those two contests, Manning was a combined 61-of-85, 562 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.
Eugene Wilson was placed on injured reserve in the middle of the season. Wilson has now missed 29 games in the last four years. The Texans can no longer count on him.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
You can't argue with Brandon LaFell's value in the middle of the third round. The Steelers need another receiver in the wake of the Santonio Holmes trade.
Atlanta Falcons: Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida
Two needs the Falcons needed to address going into the 2010 NFL Draft were defensive end and weakside linebacker. One down, one to go.
Cincinnati Bengals: Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
Antwan Odom is coming off a serious injury and Robert Geathers isn't much of a threat to get to the quarterback. Carlos Dunlap is the best talent available, and the Bengals won't mind his lethargic attitude.
Cleveland Browns: Jamar Chaney, ILB, Mississippi State
The Browns just traded for Chris Gocong, and according to general manager Tom Heckert, Gocong will be used at outside linebacker. With that in mind, inside linebacker needs to be addressed; David Bowens turns 33 in July, while D'Qwell Jackson may not be on this team beyond the 2010 season.
Green Bay Packers: Kevin Thomas, CB, USC
Al Harris, who just turned 35, is coming off ACL surgery. Tramon Williams played well as a substitute, but with Harris and Charles Woodson getting, as Emmitt would say, "long in the mouth," the Packers need to look into obtaining a young corner.
Denver Broncos: Mitch Petrus, G, Arkansas
The Broncos address another huge need; they have to find an upgrade at guard.
Arizona Cardinals: Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami
With two third-round picks, the Cardinals can take a bit of a gamble here. Jimmy Graham is a raw tight end, but he has Antonio Gates-type upside.
Arizona Cardinals: Donald Butler, ILB, Washington
The Cardinals have to find someone who can replace Karlos Dansby. Otherwise, Paris Lenon will be asked to start.
New England Patriots: Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
The Patriots need a legitimate threat in the backfield. Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor and Kevin Faulk aren't scaring anyone.
San Diego Chargers: Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama
Terrence Cody drops like a 350-pound man in this 2010 NFL Re-Mock Draft. The Chargers need a nose tackle to replace Jamal Williams.
Cleveland Browns: Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa
The Browns signed Tony Pashos, but he's hardly a long-term solution at right tackle. I don't even think he's the short-term answer.
Minnesota Vikings: Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State
Weakside linebacker is not a need for the Vikings, but Ben Leber will be 31 in December and he'll be entering the final year of his contract next season.
Indianapolis Colts: Phillip Dillard, LB, Nebraska
The Colts need to shore up their depth at linebacker. Phillip Dillard seems like a good fit for their defense.
New Orleans Saints: Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh
You can't count on Jeremy Shockey playing a full season. Dorin Dickerson would give Sean Payton another toy to play with on offense.
Cincinnati Bengals: Jacoby Ford, WR/KR, Clemson
The Bengals signed Antonio Bryant, but they need another upgrade at wideout. The lightning-quick Jacoby Ford could really help open up Cincinnati's stale offense.
Tennessee Titans: Carlton Mitchell, WR, South Florida
Justin Gage and Nate Washington are OK, but they're not long-term secondary receivers. The Titans will love Carlton Mitchell's measurables.
Atlanta Falcons: Matt Tennant, C, Boston College
The Falcons will need a successor for the 33-year-old Todd McClure soon, and Matt Tennant is a bargain at the bottom of Round 3.
I don't dislike the Peppers pick for the Dolphins, but if you think he is a safety and not a LB then it won't happen. Jones and Peppers don't make a great coverage combo. The Dolphins are more likely to roll the dice on Nate Allen for the year, who seems a better compliment to Jones than Peppers, who seems a clone. I don't know so much about the guy, but the Dolphins are more likely to go guard or LB than S and most likely to go CB. Well, they will almost assuredly trade down, but that isa different point.