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2012 NFL Draft: Round Two Pick by Pick Analysis

The categories for each selection will be one of the following four:

Agree - nothing more needs to be said and nothing more is written (includes the value given up to get a player via a trade).

Can't argue, but ... - the pick makes sense, there are no negative marks for the selection, however, I might have done something different and I'll explain what that was.

Disagree, here's why ... - I see some merit in the pick but I definitely would have done something different and I'll explain what that was.

Mistake - most often this will be because I would have gone in a totally different direction and, in my opinion, the team will regret their selection in the long run. A mistake listing is not a negative mark on the player drafted. That player could have an excellent NFL career. It's just that I feel the NFL team will regret passing on another player, or not drafting a player at a different position.

Please note that this analysis is being done pick by pick not after-the-fact so at the time of this analysis, I have no knowledge of what a team did after their selection.

1 STL Quick, Brian WR Appalachian St.
Mistake, as a development prospect, I like Hill more than Quick; as a player ready to play now I like Randle more than Quick; as a friend to the quarterback receiver, one who can make catches to bail him out, I like Jeffery more than Quick. 
2 IND Fleener, Coby TE Stanford
3 BAL Upshaw, Courtney OLB Alabama
4 DEN Wolfe, Derek DT Cincinnati
Can't argue, but for a strong, athletic defensive tackle I liked Reyes a little more.
5 CLE Schwartz, Mitchell T California
Disagree, here's why, I have a late third, early fourth round grade on Schwartz and with Martin and Massie available he was a reach; plus with Hill, Jeffrey and Randle available I might have gone triplets (RB,QB,WR) with my first three picks.
6 JAC Branch, Andre DE Clemson
7 STL Jenkins, Janoris CB North Alabama
Can't argue, but we all know the risk.  If he stays out of trouble this is a steal, if not it's a wasted pick and I'm very high on Fleming (maybe more than most).
8 CAR Silatolu, Amini T Midwestern St.
9 BUF Glenn, Cordy T Georgia
10 MIA Martin, Jonathan OT Stanford
11 NYJ Hill, Stephen WR Georgia Tech
12 KC Allen, Jeff T Illinois
13 CHI Jeffery, Alshon WR South Carolina
14 PHI Kendricks, Mychal ILB California
15 SEA Wagner, Bobby ILB Utah St.
Can't argue, but trading down cost them a much superior player, one I had a first round grade on, Kendricks.
16 NE Wilson, Tavon FS Illinois
Mistake, I had a late round grade on Wilson; T Johnson is a corner with better safety skills and could have been interesting here, Hardin is a former corner who is a hard hitter, Bethel is a small school prospect I like a lot, and Robinson has ball skills and speed.  I like all four of those players more than Wilson at this spot in the draft.
17 SD Reyes, Kendall DT Connecticut
18 STL Pead, Isaiah RB Cincinnati
Disagree, here's why, as a speed, change of pace back, I like James better; as a speed back with the potential to grow into a starter after Jackson leaves, I like Miller better.  However, I like Pead and he will be a good player for the Rams.
19 PGB Worthy, Jerel DT Michigan St.
20 TEN Brown, Zach OLB North Carolina
Can't argue, but passing on a corner in round one and, again, in round two could come back to haunt this team.  Robinson, Fleming and Hayward are good corners still on the board. 
21 CIN Still, Devon DT Penn St.
22 Lions Broyles, Ryan WR Oklahoma
Disagree, here's why, I like Broyles and he would have had more draft buzz if not for an injury, however, I really like Randle, especially with Young drafted last year for the slot.  Randle could have been Burleson's eventual replacement.  However, my pick would have been Fleming.  A corner who would have fit this team very well.
23 Falcons Konz, Peter C Wisconsin
24 Steelers Adams, Mike OT Ohio St.
Can't argue, but Adams come with the risk of seeing his NFL career go up in smoke.  Let's hope not.  The Steelers may have made Big Bem mad changing offensive coordinators, but they are certainly making it up to him in the draft selecting two offensive linemen.
25 DEN Osweiler, Brock QB Arizona State
Can't argue, but it had to be tempting to grab another defensive tackle like Thompson or Martin.  However, with Manning an injury risk, getting a young player to groom sooner than later makes a lot of sense and I had Osweiler as the next quarterback on my board.
26 TB David, Lavonte OLB Nebraska
27 PHI Curry, Vinny DE Marshall
28 BAL Osemele, Kelechi T Iowa St.
29 49ers James, LaMichael RB Oregon
Can't argue, but do they really need a runner with their depth at the position?  However, James had just too much value and big-play ability to pass up.
30 GB Hayward, Casey DB Vanderbilt
Can't argue, but I had a slightly higher grade on Robinson and Fleming.  However, Hayward is a good player.
31 Giants Randle, Rueben WR LSU


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  • Schedule
  • Depth Chart
  • Season Outlook Write-Up with 2012 Team Offensive & Defensive Rankings
  • Write-Up on Nine Players for Fantasy Football; Each Classified as a Sleeper, Break-Out, Star, or Caution
  • List of Draft Picks (includes top undrafted college street free agents)
  • Workout Numbers for All Players on the Above List (includes the free agents)
  • Notations for Senior Bowl/East West Shrine Game Players That Popped
  • Draft Report Card Write-Up with Grade and Draft Value Index Score
  • College Stats and Write-Ups for Players Drafted or Signed on Jay’s Annual List of Players Who Will Have a Better NFL Career Than Many Selected Higher Than Them in the Draft
  • Team Draft Tendency Chart by Workout Drill for the 2012 and 2013 Drafts
Note - Throughout the team pages are bonus graphs and charts comparing teams’ draft workout strategies, teams’ draft value indices, and fantasy football production comparisons between 2011 and 2012

includes Jay Goldberg's in-depth team by team draft report cards