2013 IAOFM Rational Actor Mock Draft - Round 2

# Team Player Pos School
33 Jacksonville Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
Taking a QB in the second round is an appropriate hedge against the possibility of a Blaine Gabbert failure. If Gabbert blossoms, you can always trade Nassib down the line; if not, you have somebody you can give a shot to.
34 San Francisco Datone Jones DE UCLA
Jones would make a great fit in San Francisco, where he could initially back up Ray McDonald and Justin Smith, and eventually replace Smith.
35 Denver Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M
SEC teams keep winning national titles because they're better on the offensive and defensive lines than teams in other conferences. Moore had 12.5 sacks against an SEC schedule, including 3 against Florida. He's a good football player, and he can help replace Elvis Dumervil.
36 Detroit Tank Carradine DE Florida State
Detroit needs a new LDE to replace Cliff Avril, and they could do worse than Carradine. I don't view him as a dynamic pass rusher, but I think he's a solid starter in the NFL on the closed side of a defense.
37 Buffalo E.J. Manuel QB Florida State
I'm jumping Manuel up the QB board here because the Bills are known to value arm strength, playing in a windy place with bad weather.
38 Arizona Justin Pugh OG Syracuse
The Cardinals double down on fixing their offensive line by taking Pugh, who would be a LT if his arms weren't so short. He can be a Pro Bowl caliber LG, though, and that's worthy of the 38th pick.
39 New York Jets DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
This is a need pick for the Jets, who have no real weapons on offense, unless you think Santonio Holmes is still good. Hopkins is probably a #2 receiver on a good team, but he'll be number 1 with a 30-round mag for the Jets.
40 Tennessee Keenan Allen WR California
Allen would be a nice complement to Kenny Britt, and picking him is a hedge against Britt continuing to get in trouble with the law.
41 Cincinnati Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
I'm not as high on Patterson as some people are, because I don't see good natural receiving ability. He's dangerous with the ball in his hands, but I think he faces a steep learning curve in the NFL.
42 Miami Terron Armstead OT Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Since the Dophins are being smart and not trading for Branden Albert, they take Armstead, who is an outstanding athlete. That allows them to leave Jonathan Martin at RT, where he's less apt to get burned.
43 Tampa Bay Jamar Taylor CB Boise State
Even with the acquisition of Darrelle Revis, the Bucs have to be thinking of their back end. With as well as their offense played at times in 2012, an improved ability to cover could put them in the playoffs quickly.
44 Carolina Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
I like Ryan as a zone CB, and I think he's an excellent scheme fi for what the Panthers like to do.
45 San Diego D.J. Swearinger FS South Carolina
The Chargers still use a box safety, and they could use an upgrade at that position. Swearinger is a good player, and he'd pair nicely with Eric Weddle.
46 St. Louis Robert Woods WR USC
I'm a Woods fan, and I especially like the fit with the Rams. He can play in the slot or outside, and he can help Sam Bradford finally look like a decent QB, if he's ever going to.
47 Dallas Giovani Bernard RB North Carolina
This is a Dallas kind of RB, with speed and quickness. The questions with Bernard tend to be in the areas of durability and toughness.
48 Pittsburgh Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
This is a long fall from the conventional wisdom on Ogletree, but I just don't love his film. The Steelers could draft him and develop him to play in a few different spots.
49 New York Giants Kevin Minter LB LSU
Minter is a Giants-type of thumper at the MLB position. I think they'd prefer him stylistically over Manti Te'o.
50 Chicago Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
Te'o would be a nice pick for the Bears as a long-term replacement for Brian Urlacher. He's probably just a two-down player for them, but he can play sideline-to-sideline like he'll be asked to do.
51 Washington Kyle Long OG Oregon
Some anonymous scout said in PFW's draft guide that Long was an immature goof-off in practice, but I don't think that would deter Mike Shanahan from picking him. Long profiles well as a guard in a zone scheme, if he can learn to be a pro.
52 Minnesota Tyrann Mathieu CB LSU
Mathieu reminds me of Antoine Winfield, so Minnesota seems like the perfect place for him. I expect that Mathieu will make a lot of plays in the NFL, just like he did in college.
53 Cincinnati Jordan Reed TE Florida
Reed would be a nice complement to Jermaine Gresham, and would give the Bengals a pretty threatening 12 personnel package. It would be a poor man's version of Gronkowski and Hernandez in New England.
54 Miami Larry Warford OG Kentucky
Warford is the kind of big and powerful run-blocker that John Jerry was supposed to be for the Dolphins.
55 Green Bay Travis Frederick OC Wisconsin
The Packers have a big hole at Center with the retirement of Jeff Saturday, and picking Frederick helps them get bigger and more physical too.
56 Seattle Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech
Patton is a good all-around receiver who can play in multiple positions, and help Russell Wilson matriculate the ball down the field.
57 Houston Terrance Williams WR Baylor
Williams would compete with DeVier Posey to replace Kevin Walter as a starting receiver for the Texans. I'd favor Williams to win that competition, too.
58 Denver Johnthan Banks DB Mississippi State
Banks is long and tall, but he ran a slow 40. I view him as a matchup safety for a smart team, which I am hoping the Broncos are. He has a safety background from high school and his early days in college.
59 New England Sam Montgomery DE LSU
Montgomery was more productive than Barkevious Mingo in college, but he's less talented. I see him as being similar to Brian Robison of the Vikings.
60 Atlanta Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA
Franklin is a nice all-around back, who can be part of the long-term solution in replacing Michael Turner.
61 San Francisco Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina
The 49ers got next to nothing out of their 2012 class (12 combined games, zero starts), and they have 13 picks in this Draft. That suggests that their roster isn't full of room for rookies, and that they'll want to stash a player or two, and trade 2013 picks for 2014 picks. Lattimore is a good candidate to stash on IR, and see if he can eventually replace Frank Gore.
62 Baltimore Xavier Nixon OT Florida
Nixon is more talented than he his productive, and the Ravens tend to have success with those kinds of players. At a minimum, he's a good swing tackle. He may end up being able to start at LT, though, if he gets focused and does what the coaches ask him to do.

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