Colts 2.17 (#49 overall) - Ben Ijalana (G-T/Villanova): The Colts gave up a 5th round choice to move up 4 spots to grab the excellent offensive lineman out of Villanova. The Colts obviously want to pick up guys that can protect their franchise jewel, Peyton Manning. Nicknamed the "Dancing Bear", Ijalana will do a great job blocking for the Colts.
Chargers 2.18 (#50 overall) - Marcus Gilchrist (CB-S/Clemson): A versatile corner/safety, he can come in and play basically every position in the secondary. He'll contribute on special teams as well. A great athlete but a little on the short side at 5'9. He may be best at free safety but he'll have to compete with Bob Sanders and Eric Weddle there so perhaps they envision him as a corner.
Buccaneers 2.19 (#51 overall) - Da'Quan Bowers (DE/Clemson): Finally. A crazy slide considering many had him as the overall #1 pick at one point in the offseason. His knee issues eventually led him to slide but he'll be a freak for the Buccaneers as long as he can stay healthy. They Bucs also picked up Adrian Clayborn in the first round so their defensive line is starting to rival the Lions' in fearsome talent. The Bucs are a really, really good young team and one I'm excited to watch in 2011.
Giants 2.20 (#52 overall) - Marvin Austin (DT/NC): Too bad. Was hoping he might make it to #57 as he's arguably a top-10 talent that has fallen due to character/off-field concerns. He missed all of last year after accepting gifts from an agent and has a rep for taking plays off, but should fit right in with the Giants already fearsome defensive line. He'll have to fight for playing time so it may just be the best place he could be going - a locker room with veteran leadership and a reputation for knocking out every quarterback they face. Yikes.
Bears 2.21 (#53 overall) - Steven Paea (DT/OR St): Damn, a good pick for the Bears to replace recently departed Tommie Harris. Ridiculously strong and possesses a good motor, this guy could really be a force on the defensive line. Another player that the Hawks were rumored to like a lot, he'll be an immediate impact player for Chicago at the 3-technique. It was questioned a little bit as to whether Paea has the tools to rush the passer, but it looks like he'll have a chance to prove himself.
Eagles 2.22 (#54 overall) - Jaiquawn Jarrett (S/Temple): A solid tackling safety originally projected for the 3rd or 4th rounds. Apparently the Eagles had him rated much higher. Jarrett is an instinctual, run stuffing safety that can also run with tight ends and receivers in coverage. A hard working leader on the field.
Chiefs 2.23 (#55 overall) - Rodney Hudson (OG/Florida State): Damn again, what a great pick by the Chiefs. One of my favorite offensive linemen in the draft, he plays with a mean streak and is a very good athlete for his size. Can play either center or guard, he'll be going to a team that already has one of the best running games in the NFL. If you have Jamaal Charles on your fantasy team, you should be doing backflips. The Chiefs are really solidifying their offense with their first round pick of Jon Baldwin. A solid pickup for Kansas City.
Patriots 2.24 (#56 overall) - Shane Vereen (RB/Cal): Interesting pick for the Patriots. A great, downhill running back for Cal, he'll be a good compliment to BenJarvis Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead. A great pass-catcher out of the backfield, he'll be just one more potent weapon for Tom Brady's offense.