16. St. Louis Rams—Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB LSU). The fact that he’s on the board still is mind boggling. The Rams take the best player available.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers—Cordarelle Patterson (WR Tennessee). The Steelers lost Mike Wallace in free agency, and replace his speed with a talented but unproven player.
18. Dallas Cowboys—Jonathan Cooper (OG, UNC). Not the sexiest pick for Dallas but a safe one.
19. New York Giants—D.J Fluker (OT, Alabama) He’s an absolute crushing run blocker, and the Giants love to play smash mouth football, nice fit for the G-men.
20. Chicago Bears—Mantit Te’o (ILB, Notre Dame) South Bend isn’t far away, they lost Brian Ulracher in the off-season and Te’o looks like a logical choice here.
21. Cincinnati Bengals—Alec Ogletree (OLB Georgia) The Bengals love players with checkered pasts, and they get one here. If he stays out of trouble this could be a really nice pick for the Bengals.
22. St. Louis Rams trade from Wash—Kennan Allen (WR California). Sam Bradford needs some weapons in the worst way.
23. Minnesota Vikings—Kenny Vaccaro (FS, Texas) The Vikings jump at the chance to draft Vaccaro, the most physical safety in the draft.
24. Indianapolis Colts—Matt Elam (SS, Florida) the run starts on the safeties in the NFL draft.
25. Minnesota Vikings trade from Seattle—Desmond Trufant (CB Washington). The Vikings go back to the defensive secondary and get another talented young player.
26. Green Bay Packers—Eddie Lacy (RB, Alabama) It’s a bit of a reach for the Packers, but they can afford to reach for a position they need.
27. Houston Texans—Matt Barkley (QB, Southern California). They have Matt Schaub already, but he hasn’t been able to win the big one. Barkley is good value at this point.
28. Denver Broncos—Damontre Moore (DE, Texas A&M) They lost Elvis Dummervil because of a fax contract issue.
29. New England Patriots—Sam Montgomery (DE, LSU) The Pats love D-lineman from LSU, enough said.
30. Atlanta Falcons—Jonathan Banks (CB, Miss. State) The Falcons are a few DB’s away from making a run at the Super Bowl last season.
31. San Francisco 49ers—Alex Okafor (DE, Texas) The Niners just reload with another fantastic defensive lineman.
32. Baltimore Ravens—Kevin Minter (LB, LSU) Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are gone. It’s time to rebuild that defense.