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Rumblings Authors Mock, V2.0: Round Two Picks

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With round one of the second go-round of the Buffalo Rumblings Authors Mock unveiled yesterday, it's naturally time to move on to round two. For anyone who missed it, each author here is predicting all ten Buffalo Bills picks; the real selections, of course, will be made this coming weekend.

Round two is coming at you right now; round three, rounds four and five, and rounds six and seven will all be posted on successive days, ending this project on Thursday. Without further ado, here are the authors' second-round picks:

Brian Galliford's Pick

2-41: John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame
- I'm of the mind that the Bills need to find a starting tight end in this draft, relegating Robert Royal back to his more suitable #2 TE role. I've been a big advocate of Texas A&M's Martellus Bennett, and still have him as the top tight end available this year, but he could very well be gone by the time the Bills pick in the second round. Carlson is not quite as quick but is tougher after making the catch, has great hands, and works hard as a blocker. He and Bennett are the two best all-around tight end prospects available this year, but Carlson was more productive in college. I'd be nearly as happy with Carlson on board as I would with Bennett.

Sireric's Pick

2-41: Fred Davis, TE, USC
- I don't think that it's a stretch to say that Davis will still be on the board at #42. I think Davis has slipped a little bit behind Martellus Bennett and maybe even Dustin Keller, but both of those guys could be gone a this point. Don't let a few dropson his Pro Day and at the Combine fool you - Davis is a fine pass catcher and will be a solid NFL TE. The Bills go by game tape, not combine or pro day workouts, and Davis finished his career as the all time leading receiver as a TE in the history of USC. Think about that, we aren't talking South Florida, we're talking USC. If you finish your career as the all time anything at USC that's impressive.

Jri111's Pick

2-41: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
- The Bills get the guy they really like in the second. Could easily go TE here if the Bills choose WR in round 1, but since they didn't, they have to address WR. Also, I believe they like a number of TE's that would be available in the third round, including John Carlson and Kellen Davis.

Kurupt's Pick

2-41: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
- I can really see Kelly's stock dropping come Saturday after his outbursts and poor 40 time(s). He is likely the most NFL-ready WR, or right up there, so he will be able to step right in for us. There's a decent chance he'll go earlier than this, but it's not a given. If the Bills can add Harvey and Kelly with their first 2 picks and not have to make any trades to do so, I think we should all be rather thrilled. I know I would be. If Kelly is gone here, I would take Hardy, if available, or Jordy Nelson.

So there's round two for you, folks. Unlike last time, where the four of us had pretty similar picks throughout, we're seeing a lot more deviation this time around. Here are the top two picks of each of the four authors:

Brian Galliford
1-11. Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
2-41. John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame

1-11. Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
2-41. Fred Davis, TE, USC

1-11. Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
2-41. Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma

1-11. Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
2-41. Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma

Don't be afraid to pick favorites here, folks - we can take the heat. Your critiques and analyses are, as always, welcome and even cherished. Let's hear it - not just with the second round picks, but with how the draft as a whole is shaking out from each of us as well.