2009 NFL Draft Open Thread--Round Two Pt. 2

 2009 NFL Draft
Round/Pick Team
Player, Position, School Comments
2.33
DET
FS Louis Delmas, Western Michigan Delmas will be a very good player for the Lions.  He is really tough in run support, and hits very hard.  Guru isn't a fan of the Lions' draft so far, but I am.  (This is Ted on the comments, for those who can't tell.)
 2.34
NE
SS Patrick Chung, Oregon  A thumper who can eventually replace Rodney Harrison at Strong Safety.  A nice pick. 
 2.35
STL
MLB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State  This is a guy who fits the 4-3 scheme that Steve Spagnuolo favors.  I'm not surprised that he was more highly valued here than Maualuga. 
 2.36
CLE
WR Brian Robiskie, Ohio State  The Browns take a hometown guy, who played for Chagrin Falls High School, and Ohio State University.  The Browns are replacing Donte Stallworth with this pick, and really, getting a better possession guy. 
 2.37
DEN
CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest  I love Alphonso Smith!!!! This guy has tremendous ball skils and anticipation, and will always be among the league leaders in INTs as a Number 2 CB.  He's a starting nickelback right now.  This is a great pick. 
 2.38
CIN
MLB Rey Maualuga, Southern Cal  This might be a really good pick for the Bengals, and everybody knows I am not a Rey lover.  His college teammate/babysitter Keith Rivers is already in Cincinnati, which may help him get acclimated.  I would be somewhat hopeful if I were a Bengals fan.
 2.39
JAX
RT Eben Britton, Arizona  The Jags are beefing up their O-Line for the future.  Britton is an RTO, but you don't need him to play the left side when you already drafted Eugene Monroe. 
 2.40
NE
 NT Ron Brace, Boston College This is a hedge against losing Vince Wilfork in Free Agency after this season.  This is a classic New England plan-ahead pick. 
 2.41
NE
CB Darius Butler, UConn  The whole world knew that Bill Belichick wanted Butler, and he got his man.  He will be the nickelback this season, and replace Shawn Springs after a year or two. 
 2.42
BUF
 CB Jairus Byrd, Oregon The son of former Charger Gill Byrd.  Like with any slow CB, I'm not really much of a fan. 
 2.43
CAR
 DE Everette Brown, Florida State Memo to Jamie Dukes:  Florida State is NOT the Harvard of the South.  It may not even be among the top 5 academic schools in the state of Florida.  Everette Brown is a 40 front end, who is going to a good situation for his growth and development.  He's a little Jarvis Moss-like, but the Panthers system makes me think he'll do pretty well there.
 2.44
MIA
 QB Pat White, West Virginia Here is a guy who can play in the (real, actual) Wildcat for a year, and eventually challenge Chad Pennington for the starting job at QB.  He's a better thrower than people thought, but a developmental prospect.
2.45
NYG
LB Clint Sintim, Virginia Very interesting pick here.  The Giants like to blitz with the strongside LB from a 4-3, and you have to think Sintim would be well-suited for that, coming from UVA's 3-4 scheme.
2.46
HOU
DE/LB/TE Connor Barwin, Cincinnati A great athlete, but maybe not ready to play yet.  He will be a big-time contributor later though.  For a 4-3 team, he's probably a SLB, and plays in goal-line packages as a TE.
2.47
OAK
S Mike Mitchell, Ohio University Another height/weight/speed reach for Al Davis.  No surprise there.
2.48
DEN
S Darcel McBath, Texas Tech He's a deep-half coverage safety, which the Broncos haven't had in awhile.  I don't know about the pick value here, but McBath is a good player.
2.49
SEA
C Max Unger, Oregon This is a good value for the Seahawks, picking up a probable 10 year starter at Center.  Well-played.
 2.50
CLE
WR Mohamed Massequoi, Georgia  The second straight WR for the Browns.  This may still portend for a divestiture of Braylon Edwards, though I wouldn't let him go if I were them. 
 2.51
BUF
G Andy Levitre, Oregon State  Another interior lineman for a team which needs a Left Tackle.  Buffalo is confusing me today, with some very meh thinking.
 2.52
CLE
DE David Veikune, Hawaii  A pass-rusher in a 40 front going to a 30 front team.  Kind of a weird pick. 
 2.53
PHI
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh  A quick, versatile back who will be effective in a tandem.  He catches the ball well, and can take some wear off of Brian Westbrook. 
 2.54
MIN
RT Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma  An RTO who can put a DE on skates in the running game.  He struggles against speed, as in the Texas game when Orakpo ate his lunch for him. 
 2.55
ATL
S William Moore, Missouri  Looked like a Top 10 pick as a junior, and like a late round guy as a senior.  Which is the real guy? 
 2.56
IND
DT Fili Moala, Southern Cal A three-technique who sometimes loses leverage.  He is a pentrating type like the Colts like. 
 2.57
BAL
 DE Paul Kruger, Utah Baltimore strikes again, getting great value in the second round.  Kruger gets after the ball on every play, and will be a great addition to the Ravens defense. 
 2.58
NE
T Sebastian Vollmer, Houston  This is kind of a reach, but he may be able to ultimately replace Nick Kaczur at RT.  He does have a great nickname, Sea-bass. 
 2.59
CAR
 DB Sherrod Martin, Troy If you listen to the coaching staff at Troy, they say that Martin is better than Leodis McKelvin was.  He's a little over-age (at 24) and thin for a S, but could be a good NFL player. 
 2.60
NYG
LT William Beatty. UConn  Beatty is a good athlete, who has the potential to start in the NFL.  David Diehl struggles in pass protection for the Giants, so I am sure they'd like to move him inside to G.
2.61
MIA 
CB Sean Smith, Utah This is a Parcells kind of pick, taking a big guy relative to his positional average.  He's a terrific prospect, and will be a steal.  I wish the Broncos had gotten him.
2.62
TEN
DT Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn He doesn't replace Albert Haynesworth, but he can be a good rotational player inside.
2.63
ARI
OLB Cody Brown, UConn A fourth UConn player goes in the first two rounds.  What happened to it only being a basketball school?  Brown is a good player, and will help right away in Arizona.
2.64
DEN
TE Richard Quinn, North Carolina A real in-line thumper, who was under-utilized as a receiver at UNC.  This is a good value at this point in the draft.  If you want to get better in the red zone, TEs like this guy are helpful to that end.

 

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