With the first round being finished, we saw more than a few players drafted well ahead of where the should be (*cough* Bruce Irvin *Cough*). As is the case every year, certain teams jump the gun and draft a number of players well ahead of where they should be drafted. This in turn causes athletes of a higher pedigree to fall to the lower ranks of the first round, if not out of it completely. As the first round of the 2012 draft came to an end, a number of potential first round picks saw themselves go undrafted. As such, NFL Spin Zone presents to you the top ten available talents heading into the second round.
- Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
- I honestly would not be surprised to see Upshaw as the very first player taken in the second round. The fact that he wasn’t taken in the first round is an absolute shock.
- Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Stephen Hill possesses the speed and size to become a great talent. He just has to demonstrate that he has the ability to understand the game on a professional level.
- Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
A big, physical receiver that should get snatched up in the early part of the draft.
- Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
It’s seriously surprising that Zeitler got drafted before Glenn, who shows a bit of versatility in being able to play T or G. Being on the lighter side, he projects in the NFL as a guard.
- Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Another very important part of the Stanford O-line puzzle, Fleener should expect to be taken rather early in the second round. He has the ability to catch and block.
- Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Jeffery is a big, physical receiver, but his knock is that he fails to play as big as his size indicates. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go early in the second.
- Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan St.
I thought he would get picked up towards the end of the first round, but he remains available in the second round for a DT needy team.
- Mike Adams, OT, Ohio St.
A positive test for marijuana may have dropped his status, but he is a very capable tackle.
- Amini Silatulo, OG, Midwestern St.
The next best guard option behind Glenn should be a high target.
- Devon Still, DT, Penn St.
Some folks feel he could be better than Worthy. Could easily develop into a starter