NFL draft, second round

Welcome to the Baltimore Sun's NFL draft blog. During the first day of the draft, we will blog the draft pick-by-pick. Here is the first round.

33. Detroit -- Louis Delmas, S, West. Michigan Free safety. Lots of production as a four-year starter (310 tackles, 12 interceptions).


34. New England (from K.C) -- Patrick Chung, S, Oregon Strong safety. Hitter with some return skills. Started all four years for Oregon.

35. St. Louis -- James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State. Value pick in the second round. Considered the top ILB in some circles, he was hugely productive as a college player (366 tackles)


36. Cleveland -- Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State. The second player chosen in this draft who comes from an NFL family (but not to be the last). His father Terry is a former player and coaches WRs for Atlanta. Best year was in 2007 (55 catches)because he played with a freshman QB last season.

37. Denver (from Seattle) -- Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest Smith is just 5-9, 193 but he makes up for it with quickness and instinct.

38. Cincinnati, Rey Maualuga, LB, USC. Like Laurinaitis, he's a value pick in the second round. Compared to Ray Lewis as a big hitter and a presence in the middle of the defense.

39. Jacksonville -- Eben Britton, OT, Arizona. Huge, 6-6, 310. Can play both RT and LT but has just one season on the left side. Might be a year away from starting.

40. New England (from Oakland) -- Ron Brace, DT, Boston College Big guy (330 pounds), played alongside Raji at B.C.

41. New England -- Darius Butler, CB, Conn. Versatile cover corner who has slash potential. He has played QB and WR. Very much in the Patriot mold.

42. Buffalo -- Jairus Byrd, CB, Oregon. Son of former Charger DB, Gill Byrd, Jairus is a tough CB and has a nose for the ball.

43. Carolina (from San Francisco) -- Everette Brown, DE, Florida State . At his best, he might be a Dwight Freeney-type, right side edge rusher although not as dominant.


44. Miami (from Wash.) -- Pat White, QB/WR, West Virgina . A slash-type player who would seem to fit into the Dolphins' Wildcat offense in a bunch of ways.

45. N.Y. Giants (from N.O.) -- Clint Sintim, LB, Virginia. Tall and rangey outside linebacker.

46. Houston -- Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnati Reminds some of Mike Vrabel, a high-motor defensive player who can also catch an occasional pass.

47. Oakland (from New England) (from S.D.) -- Michael Mitchell, S, Ohio

The Magical Mystery Tour continues out in Oakland. If you want to see Mitchell's name listed, try the phone book. Apparently rising on on his workouts. Seriously, even if you think the guy is a gem, don't you think you can get him on the second day?

48. Denver -- Darcel McBath, S, Texas Tech A little unusual for a safety, he's regarded more as a cover guy than a big hitter.


49. Seattle (from Chicago) -- Max Unger, C, Oregon Can have a long career in the NFL because he can play anywhere along the offensive line.

50. Cleveland (from T.B.) -- Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Georgia. Improved as a senior but he was also playing with Matt Stafford.

51. Buffalo (from Dallas) -- Andre Levitre, OG, Oregon State. Considered a better run blocker than pass protector at this stage.

52. Cleveland -- David Veikune, DE, Hawaii. Nine sacks, four forced fumbles as a senior.

53. Philadelphia -- LeSean McCoy, RB, Pitt. Fills a need with the Eagles who are thin at RB.

54. Minnesota -- Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma Winner of the Big Guy Award so far, 6-8, 332 pounds.


55. Atlanta -- William Moore, S, Missouri A big DB at 222, he has the potential to be an intimidator in the secondary.

56. Indianapolis (from Miami) -- Fili Moala, DT, USC At 6-4, 303, Moala was quietly efficient but comes up with a couple of big plays a game. He had 10 TFL, 4 1/2 sacks and two blocked FGs.

57. Baltimore -- Paul Kruger, DE, Utah Kruger, who spent two years on a LDS Church mission, is 6-4, 265 and probably needs to put some muscle on to take on the OLs in the NFL if he is to play DE. In fact, he could wind up playing LB. Said that he believes he brings energy and heart to the game and describes himself as a guy who plays with emotion. Lost a kidney in an ATV accident when he was 13 and survived a stabbing during the winter of 2007 in a melee.

58. New England -- Sebastian Vollmer, OT, Houston. Has the size (6-7, 310) for a pro OT. His pass protection was rated higher than his run blocking.

59. Carolina -- Sherrod Martin, DB, Troy Smaller school prospect with sub-4.5 speed who may be able to play either CB or S.

60. N.Y. Giants -- William Beatty, OT, Conn. Played LT and helped Donald Brown rush for 2,000-plus yards.


61. Miami -- Sean Smith, DB, Utah Extremely tall for a CB at 6-3 and 214. For comparison, think former Eagle CB Bobby Taylor.

62. Tennessee -- Sen'Derrick Marks, DT, Auburn. Projected as, well, a project.

63. Arizona -- Cody Brown, OLB, Conn. Had 11 sacks and 16 1/2 TFLs as a senior. Played DE in college but at 6-2, 244 is definitely an NFL LB.

64. Denver (from Pittsburgh) -- Richard Quinn, TE, North Carolina Considered more of a blocker than a pass catcher.