Round two was predictably full of surprises, with several teams throwing caution to the wind and selecting players of questionable value and/or talent.

But alongside of those picks, which were really few and far between, there were plenty of outstanding choices made by NFL front offices last night, and their teams should be much better next season as a result.

We’ll have much more analysis tomorrow on this and every other round, so be sure to keep it locked right here throughout the remainder of the draft.

As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.

Pick #33St. Louis Rams: Rodger Saffold (Off. Tackle - Indiana) Grade
Analysis: Great pick here by the Rams. Standout left tackle to protect Bradford’s blindside and solidify the line as a whole. A
Pick #34 - Minnesota Vikings: Chris Cook (Cornerback – Virginia) Grade
Analysis: Solid cover corner with excellent size and ball skills. Vikings definitely needed an upgrade here and got it. B+
Pick #35 - Tampa Bay: Brian Price (Def. Tackle – UCLA) Grade
Analysis: Good value pick here. Not sure that the Bucs needed to take two defensive tackles, but it never hurts to be able to stop the run. B
Pick #36 - Kansas City: Dexter McCluster (Wide Receiver - Mississippi) Grade
Analysis: Size is an issue, but all McCluster does is make plays. Will be a versatile (and dangerous) threat in Charlie Weis’ offense. A
Pick #37Philadelphia: Nate Allen (Free Safety – South Florida) Grade
Analysis: Allen will be a standout player for the Eagles and should help solidify their defense from day one B+
Pick #38Cleveland: T.J. Ward (Strong Safety – Oregon) Grade
Analysis: Tough player with great instincts, but troubling health history makes this pick somewhat questionable C+
Pick #39Tampa Bay: Arrelious Benn (Wide Receiver – Illinois)
Analysis: Fantastic value here with Benn. Solid receiver with excellent hands and speed. Big upgrade for Tampa’s offense A
Pick #40 – Miami: Koa Misi (3-4 Rush Linebacker – Utah) Grade
Analysis: This pick has Bill Parcells written all over it. Misi is an intelligent, talented playmaker with a knack for finding the ball. B+
Pick #41 - Buffalo: Torrell Troup (Def. Tackle - Central Florida) Grade
Analysis: Bit of a reach here, as more established/experienced talent was still on the board. Fills a big need up front though. B-
Pick #42 - New England: Rob Gronkowski (Tight End – Arizona)
Analysis: Solid pick by the Patriots here. Great hands and character; another weapon for Brady to play with B+
Pick #43 - Baltimore: Sergio Kindle (3-4 Rush Linebacker – Texas)
Analysis: Any other team and there’s reason for concern. But the Ravens can handle Kindle’s issues and will reap the reward as a result. B
Pick #44 - Oakland: Lamarr Houston (Def. Tackle – Texas) Grade
Analysis: Really beginning to wonder if Al Davis is still alive. Two solid picks in a row for the Raiders to improve their defense. A
Pick #45 -Denver: Zane Beadles (Guard – Utah) Grade
Analysis: Another strange pick for Denver. Beadles is a nice player, but not worth the pick here. Better guards still on the board. C
Pick #46 - New York: Linval Joseph (Def. Tackle – East Carolina) Grade
Analysis: Solid player that should fit in nicely up front for the Giants. Could have some issues with his weight though. B
Pick #47 - Arizona: Daryl Washington (Linebacker – TCU)
Analysis: Strange pick here. I like Washington and think he’ll be a solid pro, but not in the 3-4. Size, skills translate better into the 4-3. B-
Pick #48 - Carolina: Jimmy Clausen (Quarterback – Notre Dame) Grade
Analysis: It’s incredible that Clausen fell this far and that the Panthers were able to steal him here. Perfect fit for Clausen and Carolina. A
Pick #49 - San Francisco: Taylor Mays (Free Safety – USC)
Analysis: Another outstanding value. Mays has issues with his coverage skills, but that can be taught. A
Pick #50Kansas City: Javier Arenas (Cornerback – Alabama)
Analysis: The Chiefs are clearly placing an emphasis on production in their picks. Despite his size, Arenas makes plays all over the field and will electrify in the return game. B
Pick #51 - Minnesota: Toby Gerhart (Running Back – Stanford) Grade
Analysis: The Vikings hit a home run here in getting a talented runner that flat out crushes his opponents en route to the end zone. Good luck trying to stop the run if you’re facing Minnesota. A
Pick #52 - Pittsburgh: Jason Worilds (3-4 Rush Linebacker - Virginia Tech) Grade
Analysis: I think there were better options available at this position, but the Steelers clearly like what they saw in Worilds, and he should be productive from day one in that system. B
Pick #53 – New England: Jermaine Cunningham (Defensive End – Florida) Grade
Analysis: Solid player that should be capable of making the transition to playing outside in the 3-4. Patriots continuing to draft strong. B+
Pick #54Cincinnati: Carlos Dunlap (Defensive End – Florida) Grade
Analysis: Talent has always been there for Dunlap, but his heart and brain often are not. Still, it’s a strong pick for the Bengals, as they could get a tremendous pass rusher if they can get Dunlap’s head on straight. B
Pick #55Dallas: Sean Lee (Linebacker – Penn State) Grade
Analysis: Great pick for the Cowboys here. Lee has some issues off the field, but overall the talent is unquestionable and he’ll be a standout in Big D for a long time to come. B+
Pick #56Green Bay: Mike Neal (Def. Tackle – Purdue) Grade
Analysis: Not a big fan of this pick, although I like Neal’s ability on the field. The Packers really needed to find a legit pass rusher that can play outside in their 3-4 defense, but Neal will be a big help up front. C+
Pick #57 - Baltimore: Terrence Cody (Def. Tackle – Alabama)
Analysis: Another solid pick here by Ozzie Newsome and Co. in Baltimore. Cody has weight issues but those should be mitigated by the Ravens outstanding player development team. A-
Pick #58Houston: Ben Tate (Running Back – Auburn) Grade
Analysis: Tate was one of the most underrated runners available in this draft, and combined with Steve Slaton, the Texans should be deadly in the running game. B+
Pick #59 – Cleveland: Montario Hardesty (Running Back – Tennessee) Grade
Analysis: Hardesty will be a nice option for the Browns next year, but with other needs present, this isn’t a great pic. C
Pick #60 - Seattle: Golden Tate (Wide Receiver – Notre Dame)
Analysis: Can this draft get any better for Seattle? Getting Tate here is a tremendous steal and he should provide them with an excellent option alongside T.J. Houshmanzadeh next fall. A
Pick #61 - New York Jets: Vladimir Ducasse (Off. Tackle - UMass) Grade
Analysis: Nice pick here by the Jets. Ducasse is a versatile blocker that can play tackle or guard, and will likely slot in at Alan Faneca’s old spot, once New York gets around to cutting him that is. B
Pick #62New England: Brandon Spikes (Linebacker – Florida) Grade
Analysis: I’m surprised the Pats went with Spikes here, but not because I think he isn’t valuable enough. Spikes will be a solid player at the next level, but I think New England would have been better off focusing on the outside instead. C+
Pick #63 - Indianapolis: Pat Angerer (Linebacker – Iowa) Grade
Analysis: Angerer is a tough, hard nosed player that will grind out games and tackle with reckless abandon. Should be a great fit in Indy, although his speed is a bit lacking in comparison to the rest of the team. B
Pick #64New Orleans: Charles Brown (Off. Tackle – USC)
Analysis: Great value here for the Saints. Brown is athletic and should slot in nicely with the style of play employed by New Orleans. B+
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