2012 NFL Mock Draft Second Round Featuring the Tar Heel Inside Scoop

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Now that the first round mock is out of the way it’s time to look deeper into the upcoming NFL Draft. The following list is my mock (version 1.0) for the second round of the 2012 draft. Just like the first round mock, it also features the “Tar Heel Inside Scoop” feature to provide you with more in depth information of your favorite Tar Heel players.  For my Round 1 Mock Draft Click HERE

33. St. Louis Rams Chase Minnifield, Cornerback, Virginia
Under the new regime of head coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams will undoubtedly be looking to sure up their defensive unit. Defense was a trademark of Fishers’ when he was the longtime coach of the Tennessee Titians. Adding a cornerback with Minnifield’s potential would help sure up St. Louis pass defense, which has been shaky for the past several seasons.

34. Indianapolis Colts Brandon Thompson, Defensive Tackle, Clemson
When the Colts made the commitment to Chuck Pagano (who is the former defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens) has their head coach, they made a commitment to defense. The way that the Colts defensive is currently constructed, the team has a number of undersized players who play best with a two score lead. The team must add size to their roster in order to find success in Pagano’s defense. Brandon Thompson’s 6ft 2in, 311lbs frame would be a great starting point.

35. Minnesota Vikings Mike Adams, Offensive Tackle, Ohio St.
If the Viking are to make the leap from obscurity to contention, the team must begin the process of rebuilding their offensive line. They have their superstar running back in Adrian Peterson and what they believe to be their franchise quarterback in Christian Ponder. However, they must improve what has become a weak offensive line in order for both of these players to excel. Mike Adams is projected by some to be selected in the first round of the draft. However, if my prediction holds true, and Adams does fall, he would be a steal for Minnesota at 35.

36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Zach Brown, Linebacker, UNC
After a disastrous 2011 season, the Tampa Bay Bucs showed that they have a lot of holes to full. The most notable need on this team is an addition to their linebacking core. Zach Brown (another player with the potential to be taken in the first round) would be a tremendous asset to this Tampa Bay team. If he falls to them at the 36th pick, the team should jump on him.