2 Round “Way Too Early” Mock Draft 5.0

Written by Aaron Aloysius on October 8, 2010


49. Miami Dolphins

Mike Pouncey – OG – Florida

The Dolphins have used a series of journeymen at guard; Pouncey would be a more credible solution at OG.

50. New York Giants

Daniel Thomas – RB – Kansas State

With Brandon Jacobs pouting, the Giants could be in the market for a new power runner. While not a feature back, Thomas could be a nice complement to Ahmad Bradshaw.

51. Minnesota Vikings

Jaiquawn Jarrett – S – Temple

Tyrell Johnson hasn’t developed, so the team needs to bring in another young safety.

52. Washington Redskins

Titus Young – WR – Boise State*

The Redskins add another receiver, bringing in speed to combine with Julio Jones’ size.

53. New York Jets

Dontay Moch – DE/OLB – Nevada

Moch offers excellent speed off the edge, which could make him very effective in Rex Ryan’s blitz-happy defense.

54. Seattle Seahawks

Rodney Hudson – OG – Florida State

Hudson could hold down one of the interior o-line spots, possibly replacing Chris Spencer at center.

55. New England Patriots

Ben Ijalana – OL – Villanova

The Patriots once again address the offensive line, bringing in Logan Mankins’ replacement

56. Dallas Cowboys

Quinton Carter – S – Oklahoma*

Unless Akwasi Owusu-Ansah develops, the team will need to bring in a new starting safety.

57. Baltimore Ravens

Kelvin Sheppard – LB – LSU

Tavares Gooden has proven to be injury-prone and Jameel McClain isn’t a big playmaker. With Ray Lewis aging, the team needs to bring in another inside backer.

58. Atlanta Falcons

Noel Devine – RB – West Virginia

Jerious Norwood hasn’t been able to stay healthy, leaving the Falcons with a speedy back who’s a good receiver out of the backfield. Noel Devine could replace him while also spelling Michael Turner and Jason Snelling.

59. San Diego Chargers

Jerrell Powe – DT – Oregon State

Powe’s having a disappointing season, but the big man could fatten up and become a capable 3-4 nose tackle.

60. New Orleans Saints

Drake Nevis – DT – LSU

A very good penetrating tackle, Nevis would fit nicely alongside Sedrick Ellis in New Orleans’ defense.

61. Houston Texans

Janoris Jenkins – CB – Florida*

Jenkins could match up with opposing teams’ speedy receivers, freeing up Kareem Jackson to take on big, physical wideouts.

62. Indianapolis Colts

Greg Jones – ILB – Michigan State

A very good all-around LB, Jones could start immediately for the Colts.

63. Pittsburgh Steelers

Gabe Carimi – OT – Wisconsin

Carimi lacks Solder’s upside, but he’s probably more NFL-ready. He could take over at right tackle while Solder’s groomed to start on the blindside.

64. Green Bay Packers

Ras-I Dowling – CB – Virginia

The Packers get their corner in Dowling, a tough defensive back who could also provide depth at safety.

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Aaron Aloysius

Aaron began closely following the draft in 2005. Since then, he’s overcome an Al Davis-like obsession with workout numbers, instead focusing on the qualities and traits visible on prospects’ tape. See all posts by Aaron Aloysius.