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  • By Pat Kirwan NFL.com
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Mock draft: Round 2

 

Following up with my first-round mock draft, it's time to take a look at the second round.

Keep in mind, there will be different teams in certain slots due to the trades I predicted in the first round. We also start off Round 2 with another trade.

Washington now owns the top slot in this projection after making a deal with the Patriots. The move from 41 to 33, cost the Redskins 110 points on the trade chart. Since the Redskins don't have another pick until 144, they send next year's third-round pick to New England.

The deal allows the Redskins to get their quarterback of the future, but look at New England in this mock draft. They draft Anthony Castonzo, Muhammad Wilkerson, Danny Watkins and Ryan Williams. They also pick up an additional second and third next year, and still have five picks left in the 2011 draft.

33. * Washington Redskins, Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

34. ** New Orleans Saints, Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

35. *** New England Patriots, Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

36. Denver Broncos, Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

37. Cleveland Browns, Martez Wilson, ILB, Illinois

38. Arizona Cardinals, Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

39. **** New York Jets, Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

40. Dallas Cowboys, Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

41. * New England Patriots, Danny Watkins, G, Baylor

42. Houston Texans, Davon House, CB, New Mexico State

43. Minnesota Vikings, Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

44. Detroit Lions, Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

45. San Francisco 49ers, Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

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46. Denver Broncos, Rahim Moore, S, UCLA

47. St. Louis Rams, Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami (Fla.)

48. Oakland Raiders, Rodney Hudson, G/C, Florida State

49. Jacksonville Jaguars, Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

50. San Diego Chargers, Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh

52. New York Giants, Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina

53. Indianapolis Colts, Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State

54. Philadelphia Eagles, Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

55. Kansas City Chiefs, Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy

56. New Orleans Saints, Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois

57. Seattle Seahawks, Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami (Fla.)

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58. Baltimore Ravens, Edmond Gates, WR, Abilene Christian

59. Atlanta Falcons, Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee

60. New England Patriots, Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech

61. San Diego Chargers, Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa

62. Chicago Bears, Sam Acho, LB, Texas

63. Pittsburgh Steelers, James Carpenter, OT, Alabama

64. Green Bay Packers, Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

* Projected trade between the Patriots and Redskins. New England sends the 33rd pick to Washington for the 41st and a 2012 third-round choice.

** Projected trade between the Bills and Saints. Buffalo receives the 24th overall pick and New Orleans gets four choices (34, 100, 122 and 133).

*** Projected trade between the Bengals and Patriots. Cincinnati trades up to 28 and New England slides down to 35 and also gets a second-round pick next year.

**** Projected trade between the Jets and Titans. Tennessee moves up to 30 in exchange for its second-round pick (No. 39) as well as the 109 and 142 overall selections.

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