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The Sean O Diesel 2012 NFL Mock Draft

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19. Chicago Bears
Stephon Gilmore
CB, South Carolina

The Bears shuffled around their secondary all season long last year searching for an answer to the gun-slinging styles of Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford. Gilmore is the best corner on the board at this point and will help solidify a weak secondary.

20. Tennessee Titans
Dre Kirkpatrick
CB, Alabama

Since the departure of Cortland Finnegan in free agency, the Titans have a hole to fill at corner. Kirkpatrick will be a welcomed replacement.

21. Cincinnati Bengals
Kendall Wright
WR, Baylor

With the Bengals second pick of the first round, I have Kendall Wright still available here at 21. There is an ongoing search for a receiver to pair with AJ Green, and Wright would be a perfect fit in Jay Gruden’s scheme.

22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta)
Stephen Hill
WR, Georgia Tech

Cleveland is still searching for their guy at wide receiver. Greg Little showed some flashes last year, but too many dropped balls have Cleveland searching for a more consistent target for Colt McCoy. They will try to fill that void with Hill.

23. Detroit Lions
Courtney Upshaw
DE, Alabama

The Lions have one of the most feared defensive lines in the NFL. Adding Upshaw makes it that much scarier for the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler in the NFC North, which could be one of the most competitive divisions in the league this coming season.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Dont’a Hightower
LB, Alabama

The Steelers love linebackers. They have some good ones on their roster at the moment, but they aren’t getting any younger. Hightower will be a start towards a youth movement at that position.