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  • By Pat Kirwan NFL.com
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Christian Ponder is among several quarterbacks that could come off the board early in the second round.


Following up with my first-round mock draft, we now take a look at how the second and third round could play out.

There's no shortage of teams in need of quarterback help, and we could see a run of signal-callers early in the second round.

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That could start as early as the 34th pick, with the Buffalo Bills in position to draft Florida State star and Senior Bowl MVP Christian Ponder.

The Bengals might find Carson Palmer's replacement one pick later with Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett. With Palmer's future in Cincinnati up in the air, Mallet could have a direct path to the starting job for Marvin Lewis.

The Washington Redskins are another teams with uncertainty at quarterback, so look for them to address the position in the second round. That could potentially mean three QBs are taken in the first nine choices of the round.

Round 2

 

33. New England Patriots, Danny Watkins, G, Baylor

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

35. Cincinnati Bengals, Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

36. Denver Broncos, Adrian Clayborn, LB, Iowa

37. Cleveland Browns, Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami

38. Arizona Cardinals, Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

39. Tennessee Titans, Davon House, CB, New Mexico

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

41. Washington Redskins, Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

42. Houston Texans, Brandon Harris, CB, Miami

43. Minnesota Vikings, Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

44. Detroit Lions, Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

45. San Francisco 49ers, Rodney Hudson, G/C, Florida State

46. Denver Broncos, Rahim Moore, S, UCLA

47. St. Louis Rams, Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

48. Oakland Raiders, Orlando Franklin, OT, Miami

49. Jacksonville Jaguars, Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

50. San Diego Chargers, Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

52. New York Giants, Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn State

53. Indianapolis Colts, James Carpenter, OT, Alabama

54. Philadelphia Eagles, Ben Ijalana, G/OT, Villanova

55. Kansas City Chiefs, Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa

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

57. Seattle Seahawks, Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU

58. Baltimore Ravens, Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy State

59. Atlanta Falcons, Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

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

61. San Diego Chargers, Sam Acho, LB, Texas

62. Chicago Bears, Edmund Gates, WR, Abilene Christian

63. Pittsburgh Steelers, Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU

64. Green Bay Packers, Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina

Round 3

 

65. Carolina Panthers, Drake Nevis, DT, LSU

66. Cincinnati Bengals, Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma

67. Denver Broncos, Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee

68. Buffalo Bills, Chimidi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State

69. Arizona Cardinals, Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin

70. Cleveland Browns, DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson

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71. Dallas Cowboys, Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh

72. New Orleans, Jeremy Beal, DE/OLB, Oklahoma

73. Houston Texans, Dontay Moch, OLB/DE, Nevada

74. New England Patriots, Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut

75. Detroit Lions, Mason Foster, LB, Washington

76. San Francisco 49ers, Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson

77. Tennessee Titans, Will Rackley, G, Lehigh

78. St. Louis Rams, DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma

79. Miami Dolphins, Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State

80. Jacksonville Jaguars, Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville

81. Oakland Raiders, Stefan Wisniewski, C, Penn State

82. San Diego Chargers, Titus Young, WR, Boise State

83. New York Giants, Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut

84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jaiquawn Jarrett, S, Temple

85. Philadelphia Eagles, Tyler Sash, S, Iowa

86. Kansas City Chiefs, Greg Little, WR, North Carolina

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87. Indianapolis Colts, Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers

88. New Orleans Saints, Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State

89. San Diego Chargers, James Brewer, OT, Indiana

90. Baltimore Ravens, Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado

91. Atlanta Falcons, Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana

92. New England Patriots, Shareece Wright, CB, USC

93. Chicago Bears, Jurrell Casey, DT, USC

94. New York Jets, Brandon Burton, CB, Utah

95. Pittsburgh Steelers, Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington

96. Green Bay Packers, Pernell McPhee, DT, Mississippi State

97. Carolina Panthers, D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas

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