You Got Served: Live 2012 NFL Draft second-round analysis

Ted Bartlett evaluates draft-eligible prospects in his spare time, among a number of activities he pursues, including golf, MBA classes, and smirking about how much he's outkicked his coverage on the girlfriend front.  When his kindergarten teacher told him that he was advanced, what she was saying was that, with minimal effort, he'd be able to do better than "really passionate" people who try their hardest.  He also focuses on the NFL's business and legal environment, offensive and defensive schemes, going off on unrelated tangents, and all 32 teams in the NFL. Follow along as he offers his instant analysis of tonight's NFL Draft.

# Team Player Position/School Notes
1 (33) St. Louis Brian Quick WR/Appalachian State This is the second WR to jump Hill and Randle, after AJ Jenkins.  Size/Speed guy for Rams
2 (34) Indianapolis Coby Fleener TE/Stanford It's a smart thing to do to import instant chemistry on offense, even if I'd have gone NT here.
3 (35) Baltimore Courtney Upshaw OLB/Alabama (from Minnesota) This is a Ravens kind of guy to replace Jarret Johnson as the Sam LB.  Not a pass rusher, but Ozzie Newsome knows that as a U of A alum who's close to the program.
4 (36) Denver Derek Wolfe DT/Cincinnati (from Tampa Bay) I love this pick.  Wolfe is a legit inside pass rusher who had 19.5 sacks in college.  He knows how to get there.
5 (37) Cleveland Mitchell Schwartz OT/California This is a true RT who's being hired to be a RT.  Good move for the Browns to fill a major weakness.
6 (38) Jacksonville Andre Branch DE/Clemson Branch is another guy who with a limitation in the running game, but he has natural pass rush ability.
7 (39) St. Louis Janoris Jenkins CB/North Alabama (from Washington) Jenkins has outstanding ability, and good football character.  He needs to quit getting caught smoking weed, though
8 (40) Carolina Amini Silatolu OG/Midwestern State This is a Carolina type of Guard.  He's physically dominant, and will start right away, despite the big jump in competition.
9 (41) Buffalo Cordy Glenn OT/Georgia I don't think he can play LT, but Glenn has some skills as a RT-to-Guard.  Is he too soft, though?
10 (42) Miami Jonathan Martin OT/Stanford Here continues the run on RTs.  Miami really needed one, so I can see why they take Martin here.
11 (43) New York Jets Stephen Hill WR/Georgia Tech (from Seattle) I'm kind of meh on Hill, and I was really surprised when he ran as fast as he did, because he's not that fast on tape.  He's a deep threat, but he's1-2 steps down from Demaryius, and the Megatron talk is absurd.
12 (44) Kansas City Jeff Allen OT/Kansas City Allen is a moderate-ceiling type of RT, but he's likely to be a big upgrade over Barry Richardson.  Mayock is saying he'll be a LG for the Chiefs which seems a misallocation of resources to me.
13 (45) Chicago Alshon Jeffery WR/South Carolina (from Dallas via St. Louis) This gives the Bears a second big guy to play outside.  I like him better than his draft buzz
14 (46) Philadelphia Mychal Kendricks MLB/California The Eagles are off to a great start in shoring up their middle.  They recognized the need (who wouldn't?) and are getting good players to take care of it.
15 (47) Seattle Bobby Wagner LB/Utah State (from NY Jets) Wagner has been on the rise lately.  I didn't see a lot of him, but he's well regarded.  Seems like a Pete Carroll kind of player.
16 (48) New England Tavon Wilson DB/Illinois (from Oakland)  The Patriots see him as a Safety, evidently.  I never noticed him much watching Illinois, so this is a head-scratcher to me.  PFW's Nolan Nawrocki had him as a free agent.
17 (49) San Diego Kendall Reyes DE/UConn I don't really see Reyes as a 3-4 DE, but he's a good player, and a high-effort guy.  I only semi-trust the Chargers to make the scheme fit the talent.
18 (50) St. Louis Isaiah Pead RB/Cincinnati (from Chicago) I'm surprised that a RB other than Lamar Miller went next.  Pead is a solid situational guy, and he can help with returns.
19 (51) Green Bay Jerel Worthy DT/Michigan State (from Arizona via Philadelphia) Another even-front guy for an odd-front.  As I wrote last week, it's tough to staff a 3-4 this year.
20 (52) Tennessee Zach Brown OLB/North Carolina He's fast and athletically gifted, but he's not much of a player on the field.  He's soft, and I'm not a fan.
21 (53) Cincinnati Devon Still DT/Penn State You know I didn't love him on tape, but you can't quibble with taking his talent at #53.  Good scheme fit in Cincy too.
22 (54) Detroit Ryan Broyles WR/Oklahoma He's a little slot guy coming off a torn ACL.  I don't really see the need for the Lions here, and I didn't think he was a second-rounder.  There's nothing physically dynamic about him.  Meh.
23 (55) Atlanta Peter Konz C/Wisconsin Good value for the Falcons, who get a guy many had as a late first-rounder.  I'm a little surprised no Mike Adams, but his knucklehead act may have scared them off.
24 (56) Pittsburgh Mike Adams OT/Ohio State There goes the knucklehead.  More OL help for the Steelers.
25 (57) Denver Brock Osweiler QB/Arizona State What happened to impact players?  I'm really not a fan of this pick at all.
26 (58) Tampa Bay Lavonte David OLB/Nebraska (from Houston) David finds the football very frequently, and he's a much better player than Zach Brown.
27 (59) Philadelphia Vinny Curry DE/Marshall (from Green Bay) This is going to be a good rotational guy for the Eagles.  I like the pick a lot for them.  They continue to help their defense.
28 (60) Baltimore Kelechi Osemele OG/Iowa State Here's the replacement for Ben Grubbs.  Nice pick for the Ravens, as per usual.
29 (61) San Francisco LaMichael James RB/Oregon Weird pick for this team.  I think they're trying to get more dynamic on offense, but he figures to be the third RB.
30 (62) Green Bay Casey Hayward CB/Vanderbilt (from New England) He's a solid zone CB going to a team that likes to play a lot of man.  I'm not loving GB's scheme fit efforts tonight.
31 (63) NY Giants Rueben Randle WR/LSU This is vintage Jerry Reese, taking the best player on his board.  I don't love Randle, but here, he looks like a nice replacement for Manningham.

There are only 31 picks in the second round, because the New Orleans Saints were stripped of their pick as part of the punishment for their role in the bounty scandal

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