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NFL Draft, Second Round: Mock Draft Has Da'Quan Bowers Going To Browns, While Steelers Pick Will Rackley has a new 2011 NFL Mock Draft for Round 2. One of the big stories of Round 2 is what exactly will happen to Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, who many mock drafters had projected as one of the top overall picks - or even the top overall pick - just a few months ago. He's still on the board, but SB Nation thinks he'll quickly leave it, heading to the Cleveland Browns at No. 37. (If that happens, an already-great Browns draft will get even better.)

Texas corner Aaron Williams, a possible first-round pick for the Steelers, goes to the Cowboys at No. 40, and then Miami corner Brandon Harris goes to the Lions at No. 44. Texas corner Curtis Brown goes to the 49ers at No. 45, and if that's how it happens, many Steelers fans will be sweating a bit, because the last thing the Steelers should want is a run on cornerbacks half a round before they pick. Virginia's Ras-I Dowling then goes at No. 54 to the Eagles.

With all those corners gone, SB Nation has the Steelers turning to an offensive lineman, Lehigh's Will Rackley, at No. 63:

Help is desperately needed up front, and Rackley is one of the most talented small-school players available this year.

I'm not sure I've seen Rackley connected to the Steelers before, but with guys like James Carpenter (first round), Marcus Gilbert (to the Vikings at No. 43), and Ben Ijalana (to the Patriots at No. 60, which would be agonizing for Steelers fans to see) off the board, Rackley could be a possibility. It will be disappointing for the Steelers if the second round plays like this. Hopefully someone like Brown will fall to them.

This mock has Pitt DE Jabaal Sheard going to the Cardinals at No. 38, while Penn State offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski goes to the Raiders at No. 45.

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