Just because the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is over doesn't mean the mock drafts are dead. Two of the noted experts at ESPN Draft Central, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper, have both updated their mock draft boards for Friday's second round action. With four quarterbacks and a record 12 defensive lineman taken in an impressive list of first round prospects, the attention now turns to other skill positions like tight end and safety.
Todd McShay in his updated mock draft for the second round of the NFL Draft has Arizona's Brooks Reed going to the New England Patriots with the 33rd overall pick and the first of the second round. McShay previously had Reed going in the first round so this isn't a surprise. Mel Kiper agrees and also has Reed coming off the board first once Friday's NFL Draft resumes at 3:00 p.m. PT.
From there Kiper has LB Martez Wilson, QB Andy Dalton, CB Aaron Williams, WR Titus Young and to the Cardinals, TE Kyle Rudolph. McShay has the order at the top of the second round a bit different with OLB Akeem Ayers, QB Andy Dalton, DT Stephen Paea, DE Da'Quan Bowers and then he also has the Cardinals taking TE Kyle Rudolph.
Da'Quan Bowers is the guy they disagree on most. Kiper has him falling all the was to the Vikings at 43 and says, "If Bowers is healthy, this is a potential top-five pick. Tremendous value at this point and worth the risk."
Kiper has Ryan Williams as the next running back coming off the board at 41 to the Redskins. McShay has Williams falling to 49 which is also a Redskins pick as a result of the trade with the Browns.
Second and third round action of the 2011 NFL Draft gets underway at 3:00 p.m. PT.