Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Redskins 20-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: Complete 2nd Round


The latest 2014 NFL mock draft continues into the second round as the trades keep flying and teams make some bold moves.

#33 – Washington Redskins (from HOU) – Lamarcus Joyner – S – Florida State

Trade yield:  HOU gets QB Kirk Cousins

The nature of why the Texans didn’t go after a quarterback in the first round is revealed when they give their second round choice to the Washington Redskins for Kirk Cousins.  In return Washington fortifies their secondary with playmaking safety Lamarcus Joyner.

#34 – Washington Redskins – David Yankey – G – Stanford

Though they didn’t get a first round pick, the Redskins still are able to address some needs at the top of the second.  With their other pick they give Robert Griffin III a powerful, intelligent guard out of Stanford in David Yankey.

#35 – Houston Texans (from CLE) – Louis Nix – DT – Notre Dame

The defense wasn’t the problem for the Houston Texans in 2013 but they did struggle at times to contain the run.  With Barr coming in to help the pass rush, they next add big nose tackle Louis Nix who can play havoc with offensive lines, plugging up running lanes.

#36 – Oakland Raiders – Timmy Jernigan – DT – Florida State

Dennis Allen is a defensive coach and his Oakland Raiders need talent on that side of the ball, especially up front.  Adding Timmy Jernigan is a possible steal.  The FloridaState defensive tackle is a force against the run and athletic enough to draw double teams.

#37 – St. Louis Rams (from ATL) – Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State

With three picks coming their way in the round, the St. Louis Rams can afford to tackle some needs.  Bradley Roby fell off somewhat during the year but he is still one of the most athletically gifted corners in the 2014 class with huge potential in the pros.

#38 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee

Bolstering the trenches on both sides of the ball is a job at hand for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Giving Mike Glennon additional protection would greatly help.  Antonio Richardson is a large man with heavy hands who can lock down pass rushers and plow open running lanes.

#39 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon State

Gus Bradley likes athletes but he’s also not dumb.  He will recognize a pass rusher when he sees one and Scott Crichton is that.  For what he lacks in versatility he makes up for his relentlessness, power and technique that helps him get to the quarterback.

#40 – Minnesota Vikings – Brett Smith – QB – Wyoming

They failed to nab a quarterback in the first round but the Minnesota Vikings don’t hesitate in the second.  Brett Smith was a late riser on many draft boards.  He doesn’t have ideal height but he’s strong, athletic, confident and a well developed passer.

#41 – Buffalo Bills – C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Iowa

E.J. Manuel could use a target with size in the passing game, preferably at tight end.  C.J. Fiedorowicz won’t win with flash but he’s got the size and deceptive speed to surprise defenses, not to mention the hands.  Where he can also help is in blocking too.

#42 – St. Louis Rams (from TEN) – Ka’Deem Carey – RB – Arizona

Zac Stacy was a welcome revelation for the Rams but they still need depth in the backfield.  Ka’Deem Carey was a highly productive workhorse at Arizona who displayed good vision and acceleration to hit the hole.  He also developed blocking and receiving in the passing game.

#43 – New York Giants – Loucheiz Purifoy – CB – Florida

He’s not quite developed yet as cover man but the athletic potential of Loucheiz Purifoy is at the level of a shutdown corner.  He showed flashes of it at Florida, and the New York Giants need to get faster and more agile in the secondary.

#44 – St. Louis Rams – Cyril Richardson – G – Baylor

Having addressed most of their needs, St. Louis can attack the best player on the board and Cyril Richardson is definitely one of those available.  The massive guard out of Baylor is nimble and balanced in pass protection and a road grader on the ground.

#45 – Detroit Lions – Marcus Roberson – CB – Florida

The pass defense let down the Detroit Lions one too many times in 2014.  They have to get it straightened out, and that means improving coverage from their corners.  Marcus Roberson is not a physical type, but he has the length and athleticism to stick with any receiver.

#46 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt

Receiver is not an immediate need for the Pittsburgh Steelers but with Emmanuel Sanders a free agent it would be smart for them to address it.  Jordan Matthews is a first round caliber player with good size, great hands and outstanding route running ability.

#47 – Dallas Cowboys – Will Sutton – DT – Arizona State

Bolstering the defensive line is a must for the Dallas Cowboys, and if Monte Kiffin stays then they need a pass rushing defensive tackle.  Will Sutton is somewhat undersized but he is quick off the snap, has underrated power and uses his natural leverage to get to the quarterback.

#48 – Baltimore Ravens – Travis Swanson – C – Arkansas

The offensive line needs help for the Baltimore Ravens and a lot of their problems started after losing center Matt Birk.  So they look to bolster the position with Travis Swanson.  He can pull and anchor in the run game and shows all the ability to call protections at the line.

#49 – New York Jets – Gabe Jackson – G – Mississippi State

Arming Geno Smith is important, but so is protecting him.  The New York Jets need to keep their offensive line fortified and guard is an area they could use help.  Gabe Jackson is a big, physical guy who gets after it on the ground but is surprisingly nimble in pass protection.

#50 – Miami Dolphins – Xavier Su’a-Filo – G – UCLA

He’s not a mammoth like Jackson but that doesn’t overshadow what Xavier Su’a-Filo can do.  He’s very athletic for his size, able to move around well and is very polished in his technique.  Good upper body strength also allows him to stand his ground against rushers.

#51 – San Francisco 49ers (from CHI) – Deone Bucannon – S – Washington

Trade yield:  Bears get SF 4th round pick

Still fielding offers to move down, the Bears swing a deal with the 49ers for a 4th round choice.  In return San Francisco moves up to claim Washington safety Deone Bucannon.  Big and rangy, he is a fierce hitter but also quite adept at taking the ball away.  He is a nice insurance policy in case Donte Whitner leaves in free agency.

#52 – Arizona Cardinals – Trevor Reilly – DE – Utah

He plays defensive end in college but the athleticism, length and explosion are there for Trevor Reilly to make a successful switch to 3-4 outside linebacker.  That is one area the Arizona Cardinals would love to get more from in the pass rush.  Reilly could become the eventual replacement to John Abraham.

#53 – Green Bay Packers – Shayne Skov – LB – Stanford

Linebacker continues to bring problems for the Green Bay Packers, especially with injuries.  They need better depth at the position.  Shayne Skov is an explosive athlete who hit gaps hard to blow up running plays and can track ball carriers all over the field.

#54 – Philadelphia Eagles – Paul Richardson – WR – Colorado

Chip Kelly is not shy about taking players high on his board even if they aren’t needs.  Paul Richardson is a quick, speedy receiver out of Colorado who can create big plays with his ability.  He would be yet another playmaker in that Philadelphia Eagles offense.

#55 – Cincinnati Bengals – Kyle Fuller – CB – Virginia Tech

Cornerback took a few hits for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 and they must think about improving their young depth.  Kyle Fuller has great potential, athletic enough to mirror receivers in coverage and tough enough to play hard against the run.

#56 – Chicago Bears (from SF) – Aaron Donald – DT – Pitt

The Bears continue their defensive overhaul, this time bolstering their weakened defensive line with Aaron Donald.  Nicknamed “Donald Devastation”, the Pitt star is ferocious at the line of scrimmage, exploding off the snap and knifing into the backfield to either blow up the run or sack the quarterback.

#57 – San Diego Chargers – Anthony Steen – G – Alabama

Before his injury Anthony Steen was considered one of the top five guards in the country.  He should return fully healthy in time and the San Diego Chargers need somebody like him.  Not only powerful enough to open running lanes, but quick enough to handle the best pass rushers.

#58 – Indianapolis Colts – Daniel McCullers – DT – Tennessee

The run defense finally came home to roost in New England, and the Indianapolis Colts must fix it.  Based on their 3-4 scheme, the best way to do is finding a big nose tackle.  At 350 lbs, Daniel McCullers is all that, while also having the strength and good leverage to regularly command double teams.

#59 – New Orleans Saints – Dee Ford – OLB – Auburn

Cameron Jordan and Junior Gallette did a great job invigorating the New Orleans Saints pass rush, but the team could still use somebody at outside linebacker.  Dee Ford is undersized yet has great burst off the snap and the speed and athleticism to beat tackles to the quarterback.

#60 – Carolina Panthers – E.J. Gaines – CB – Missouri

The defense is one of the best in the league but the Carolina Panthers still could use some help in the secondary.  E.J. Gaines is a long-armed, athletic corner who can latch on to any receiver and plays the football extremely well.

#61 – Jacksonville Jaguars (from SF) – Bishop Sankey – RB – Washington   

Trade yield:  49ers get JAX 5th round pick

San Francisco regains some of their draft currency by trading out of the first round.  The Jacksonville Jaguars move up to get Bortles some help on the ground.  Bishop Sankey is a versatile weapon out of Washington who can run and catch out of the backfield with equal success.

#62 – New England Patriots – Michael Sam – OLB – Missouri

Getting more athletic up front is a task at hand for the New England Patriots defense in the 2014 NFL draft. Adding another pass rusher is never a bad idea.  Michael Sam is not big but he has deceptive power and great speed coming off the edge that makes very difficult to block.

#63 – Denver Broncos – James Hurst – OT – North Carolina

James Hurst has fallen off a lot of board because of a late season injury for North Carolina.  However, the big offensive tackle is no joke.  Though his technique needs work, he not only has the size but the athleticism as well of a pro left tackle.  He would make a great depth addition to the Denver Broncos front.

#64 – Seattle Seahawks – Brandin Cooks – WR – Oregon State

Russell Wilson gets another weapon in his arsenal.  The Seattle Seahawks add the speedy Brandin Cooks from OregonState.  He flies around the field on tape, able to set up defenders with his route running and then beat them deep with great acceleration.

To see the first round of this 2014 NFL mock draft, click here.

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  • Nick D

    How do eagles and Seahawks both get cooks?

    • Erik Lambert

      Just updated it. Philadelphia was supposed to be Paul Richardson from Colorado. Got it mixed up.

  • Alex Whitlow

    cj fiedorowicz went to iowa not wisconsin..

    • Erik Lambert

      Yeah, was a mishap on my sheet of prospects. Corrected.

  • 3kolu

    Interesting pick at #40 for the Vikings, but I think that would be a reach in the 2nd. He would need to have a great pre draft process. I’ve seen some film and it looks good. He needs to have big arm, and I’m not sure of that.

    • Erik Lambert

      His bulk has certainly improved, which is a positive sign. With some work on his mechanics the velocity should show up during the pre-draft process.

      • 3kolu

        I liked him a couple years ago. My concern is his conditioning. He seems to get winded a little early, however,he is 320 lbs. I’d really like to see him improve his punch and initial thrust. But other than that, he has off-the-charts potential. Visions of K WIll coming out of OK St.

  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    In the first round you have the Pats drafting DT Louis Nix and I said it was not a top priority. The Pats priority is to give Brady TEs to target (they are limited and lacking on offense through the air without them)

    In the second round you have them drafting OLB Michael Sam. They have young guys like Collins and Buchanan who are developing into good players…they are desperately in need of a top TE. They have Hooman & Mulligan right now….neither would be a starter on any other team.

    • Erik Lambert

      What are you talking about, Paul? In my latest first round mock I have the Pats taking Jace Amaro.

      • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

        My bad…..mixed up another mock draft with yours….Jace Amaro is the best pick.

        • Erik Lambert

          The way I see it they’ll have a shot at Amaro or Seferian-Jenkins, so it’s a win-win for them.

          • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

            ….very true

      • Gary Stewart

        confusing!!! erik see my earlier post please put a link below the 2nd round to the first round that goes with this 2nd. i went to the bottom like he did and saw a completely different first not impossible but certainly more difficult than it needs to be to keep track

  • Old Frog

    Say what you will but I want Richardson. Unfortunately you have him going to the Rams at 44.

    • Erik Lambert

      What team are you?

      • Old Frog

        Cowboys.

        • Erik Lambert

          Ah, yes. I can understand why you’d want him. Question is would your team have taken him given the problems on defense.

          • Old Frog

            Well we all know it’s JJ’s team but…The way I see it we lost 5 games by 7 or 8 points even with the worst defense imagineable but if we’d scored one more touchdown in all those games we go 13 and 3. Even if the defense doesn’t improve at all during the off season, you line up Smith – Richardson – Frederick and pound the ball on the left side all day long; not to mention Romo probably seldom if ever gets hit from his blind side. I’d even be OK taking him at 17 then pick defense the rest of the way.

          • Erik Lambert

            Look at it the other way, OF. If the defense holds the opponent to one less touchdown they go 13-3. Dallas averaged 27 points per game. That should be enough to win the majority of your games. That means the defense was the problem.

          • Old Frog

            Well that is the party line everybody in Cowboy Land is proposing but I still think Richardson is the play and then go defense the rest of the way.

  • Gary Stewart

    just a few observations maybe as an editor you could package some links to your rounds because you had the rams trade with atlanta in round one then tennessee in round 1 then getting those 2nd rounders then i go back to relook at your first round mock and i pull up the one that has the rams trading with minnesota. and while i remember that mock when the guy said in the comments that new england took nix in the first round and i just saw him taken in the 2nd. im just saying you should tie the rounds together with links to make it easier to look back. all that said starting with 3 picks in the first 2 rounds the rams parlayed it into matthews ot at #11 dix safety at #13 roby cb at #37 ka deem carey rb at #42 and cyril richardson guard at #44. thats 3 parlayed into 5 and we would still have the atlanta 2nd round choice in 2015. a very very good haul 5 top 50 picks and a promise of 3 top 60ish picks already for 2015 wow!!!

    • Erik Lambert

      I plan to take your advice in the future. It makes too much sense. From now on I’ll make sure to include links at the bottom of each mock draft to keep track.

      • Gary Stewart

        thanks erik its rare when i hear anyone say that anything i say makes sense lol

        • Erik Lambert

          No, thank you Gary.

  • Sterling Archer

    following your draft from yesterday the Trade for Kirk Cousins makes sense. But I think If the do this they are hoping for an instant return. I find your pick of Timmy Jernigan one that the Raiders would make if available. The one thing that I missed in your analysis if the fat that you Have J.Jefffcoat-DE-TX out of the 2nd Round. While If this happens he wont make it past Oakland in the 5th pick of round 3 but I see him Going much higher to a NE, 49ers, Philly, or even Green Bay as a Pairing with Matthews. The Kid Can play both DE and OLB and can be a pass rusher in the 3-4 Scheme and could go after Kony as the 3rd DE Taken.

    • Erik Lambert

      Jeffcoat is on the fringe with me. He has some really good qualities but he just hasn’t put them all together just yet. A good combine and pro day would likely get him a nice bump into the 2nd round.