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

5 of 11

45. Dallas Cowboys Brandon Washington, Offensive Guard, Miami (Fla.)
Assuming the Cowboys address their secondary in the first round (my prediction is that they add cornerback Dre Kirkpartick out of Alabama), then I believe that they will look to solidify their offensive line with their second round pick. While the team may also look to add another defensive back, a player like Brandon Washington makes a lot of sense. If he falls to them at the 45th pick, I think that the Cowboys will jump on him.

46. Philadelphia Eagles Lavonte David, Linebacker, Nebraska
While I have the Eagles Taking another linebacker with their first round pick (I project them selecting Melvin Ingram out of Boston College with their 15th overall pick), I believe team will look to add more depth to the position in the second round. Philadelphia’s linebacking core struggled so much last season, that it quickly became clear that the team needed to make some drastic changes. The addition of Lavonte David, along with a linebacker in the first round would be the type of change that the team so desperately needs.

47. New York Jets David Wilson, Running Back, Virginia Tech
After failing to make the playoffs in 2011, it became clear that the once great “ground and pound” style of play in New York is in need of improvement. While current running back Shonn Greene has shown that he has the potential to be a solid player, he would be much better suited in a tandem backfield. With LaDainian Tomlinson nearing the end of his legendary career, the Jets should be looking to add another weapon at the running back position. Unless a player like LaMichael James falls to them, David Wilson looks to be the most probable selection.