A new animal: Second-round mocks

A three-day draft has created a new niche: second-round mock drafts.

The Titans and Jaguars traded away their secondrounders last season, so we’ve got the Texans at No. 51 and the Colts at 63.

I’ve looked through second-round mocks from Mel Kiper, Don Banks, Pete Prisco and Chris Steuber for their thoughts on our two teams.

Houston (51)

Kiper: Mike Neal, DT, Purdue

Banks: Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford

Prisco: Chad Jones, S, LSU

Steuber: Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech

Kuharsky says: If Gerhart is there, I like it. He’s not a home run threat, but he could be good in combination with a healthy, non-fumbling Steve Slaton. Otherwise, don’t force the back. Consider a penetrating defensive tackles or a rangy safety with ball skills and look to grab a back like Montario Hardesty, Dwyer, Ben Tate or Anthony Dixon at No. 81 in the third round.

Indianapolis (63)

Kiper: Cam Thomas, DT, North Carolina

Banks: Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas

Prisco: Jon Asamoah, G, Illinois

Steuber: Vladimir Ducasse, G, UMass

Kuharsky says: I don’t think they are as defensive tackle-happy as some others, not that they wouldn’t take a value there. But having picked defensive end Jerry Hughes in the first round, a more rugged lineman would be the call if they find him of value. The Colts could also go with a defensive back before waiting for No. 94 in the third round.