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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 – Houston Texans – Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois

This will go down as one of the stunners of the draft.  Jimmy Garoppolo does project as a possible 2nd rounder but none would expect this early.  However, his latest showings prove he has the complete repertoire essential to start in the pros, mentally and physically.

#34 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from WAS) – Jace Amaro – TE – Texas Tech

Trade yield:  Redskins get TB 5th round pick

The mercurial Bucs stay on the move, this time jumping up the board to swipe Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro.  It is a high quality pick at a position of need.  Amaro is big, fast for his size with good hands and is a proven producer.

#35 – St. Louis Rams (from CLE) – Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State

Zac Stacy had a breakout season but is he a #1 guy?  The St. Louis Rams should bring in help in case he isn’t.  Carlos Hyde will remind a lot of people of Marshawn Lynch.  He finds the hole very well and once downhill is a load to bring down.

#36 – Oakland Raiders – Zach Mettenberger – QB – LSU

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has a history with big quarterbacks.  Oakland needs some competition and Zach Mettenberger is right up his alley.  The 6’5″ monster from LSU is a classic pocket passer with a gun for an arm who showed considerable improvement throughout 2013.

#37 – Atlanta Falcons – Zack Martin – OT – Notre Dame

Having gotten their pass rusher, the Atlanta Falcons look to give Matt Ryan more protection.  Zack Martin is a smart, strong tackle from Notre Dame who rarely gets caught out of position and plays with a nasty edge.

#38 – Washington Redskins (from TB) –  Lamarcus Joyner – S – Florida State

They managed to get an extra pick for later and still get a quality talent for themselves.  Lamarcus Joyner may lack height but he doesn’t like talent.  The FloridaState safety can do so many things well and the Washington Redskins will love him on the back end of their defense.

#39 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Reilly – DE – Utah

Gus Bradley is still on the lookout for pass rush help and somebody who can fill his LEO linebacker position.  Trevor Reilly has the length and athleticism coming out of Utah to fill that role.

#40 – Minnesota Vikings – Xavier Su’a-Filo – OG – UCLA

With their quarterback locked up, the Minnesota Vikings must fortify his offensive line.  Guard is an area that needs shoring up.  Xavier Su’a-Filo has a powerful build, good quickness and uses his hands to great effect.

#41 – Buffalo Bills – Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee

The offensive line played well in 2013 but the Buffalo Bills can’t stop trying to improve.  The tackle spot could use some attention.  Antonion Richardson is a massive blocker out of Tennessee whose size and strength would make him ideal to anchor the right side.

#42 – Tennessee Titans – Deone Bucannon – S – Washington

They filled one need in the first round.  Now the Tennessee Titans seek out help on the back end of their defense.  Deone Bucannon has good size for a safety, a physical nature when tackling and has that natural instinct to get the football.

#43 – New York Giants – Kyle Van Noy – OLB – BYU

Jon Beason was a huge help at linebacker but the New York Giants need more young talent at the position.  Kyle Van Noy has excellent recognition skills and is quick to locate the ball and get to it.  He’s very good in coverage and displays plenty of range.

#44 – St. Louis Rams – Paul Richardson – WR – Colorado

Les Snead says his team doesn’t need a #1 receiver, but it does need more production from the passing game, especially in that division.  Paul Richardson has plenty of speed and athleticism to go along with a lanky 6’1″ frame and good hands.

#45 – Detroit Lions – Jason Verrett – CB – TCU

Getting better in the secondary has to be a priority for the Detroit Lions.  Jason Verrett has size questions but he is a natural ball hawk with explosive athleticism to close fast.  He can play man or zone with equal effectiveness.

#46 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Louis Nix – DT – Notre Dame

Remarkably fortunate to land him this late, the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t waste time scooping up Louis Nix.  The Notre Dame nose tackle is a perfect fit for the Steelers’ system:  big, powerful, and quick he can shut down running lanes with the best.

#47 – Dallas Cowboys – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon State

The defensive line renovation continues for the Dallas Cowboys and they get another quality pickup here.  Though not the best athlete, Scott Crichton is a prototypical 4-3 end with excellent bulk and a relentless motor that allows him to harass quarterbacks regularly.

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

Joe Flacco needs better protection and the center position was no absent from blame.  Travis Swanson is the best by far on the board in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  He has the ideal quickness and intelligence for the position.

#49 – New York Jets – C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Iowa

Don’t let the numbers tell the story.  While his production wasn’t over the moon at Iowa, C.J. Fiedorowicz has the athletic capacity to become a solid target for the New York Jets, never mind how good of a blocker he already is.

#50 – Miami Dolphins – Bishop Sankey – RB – Washington

They have some talent at running back but the Miami Dolphins don’t have a true bell cow to feed the ball regularly.  That changes when they pickup Bishop Sankey.  His great vision and agility belie his toughness and ability to run with power.  Also a receiving threat.

#51 – Chicago Bears – Aaron Donald – DT – Pitt

Phil Emery continues to rework the defensive line.  Their pass rush gets another big bump with the addition of Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald.  While on the shorter side, he is an animal coming off the snap, able to knife through gaps or simply use natural leverage to drive blockers into the backfield.

#52 – Arizona Cardinals – Morgan Moses – OT – Virginia

Bruce Arians could really use help at offensive tackle.  Morgan Moses still has a lot to prove to scouts but he has enough good tape to prove his size, length and athleticism should make him a solid end blocker.  Arians should be able to help him.

#53 – Green Bay Packers – Ed Reynolds – S – Stanford

Safety has become a problem for the Green Bay Packers following the loss of Nick Collins and Charles Woodson.  They look to revamp it with Ed Reynold.  Big and physical, he come down hill with an attitude but has the range necessary to play coverage.

#54 – Philadelphia Eagles – Brandin Cooks – WR – Oregon State

It’s not a big need but Chip Kelly can always find uses for another fast receiver.  Brandin Cooks was a stat machine in 2013 for OregonState.  He isn’t too small and showcases some impressive speed and acceleration on film that demonstrates how he gets open.

#55 – Cincinnati Bengals – Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State

Adding depth at cornerback would really help the cause for the Bengals.  Bradley Roby didn’t have the ideal 2013 season but he is still highly agile and very fast.  With more work on his technique he has great upside.

#56 – San Francisco 49ers (from KC) – Marcus Roberson – CB – Florida

Carlos Rogers is a free agent, so the San Francisco 49ers must look to keep the corner position bolstered.  Marcus Roberson is not overly physical but his size and athletic skill allows him to play very good coverage.

#57 – San Diego Chargers – Jackson Jeffcoat – DE – Texas

Getting more help from the outside pass rush is something the Chargers need to address.  Jackson Jeffcoat plays defensive end at Texas but his athleticism and size show he can make the switch to linebacker and produce.

#58 – Indianapolis Colts – DaQuan Jones – DT – Penn State

Stopping the run is top priority for the Indianapolis Colts.  Period.  A great way to help that is by getting bigger up front on defense.  DaQuan Jones is not a pass rusher, but in a phone booth his size and strength make him very hard to push out of the way.

#59 – New Orleans Saints – Martavis Bryant – WR – Clemson

Project receivers are nothing new to the New Orleans Saints and Martavis Bryant is an important one.  After what happened in Seattle, the team needs more size at the position.  The 6’4″ Bryant could help so much once he gets his technique under control.

#60 – Carolina Panthers – Tre Mason – RB – Auburn

Wide receiver was the big need position on offense but the Carolina Panthers are still built to run the football.  DeAngelo Williams is getting up there in age.  Tre Mason showcased his abilities on that miracle run for Auburn and is a true workhorse type.

#61 – Oakland Raiders (from SF) – Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss

Trade yield:  49ers get OAK 5th round pick in ’14 and 7th in ’15

The Raiders aren’t done revamping their offense.  They swing a deal with the 49ers to go after Donte Moncrief.  He isn’t a burner, but the Ole Miss receiver has the size, strength and route running savvy to give defensive backs nightmares.

#62 – New England Patriots – Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood

Bill Belichick is a wizard with corners and never fears taking risks.  The New England Patriots do just that with Pierre Desire.  Despite coming out of small Lindenwood, his length, agility and footwork are the marks of a pro level cover man.

#63 – Denver Broncos – Loucheiz Purifoy – CB – Florida

Cornerback took a lot of rough hits for the Denver Broncos.  Champ Bailey is nearing retirement as well.  They need depth in that area.  Loucheiz Purifoy has good size and elite level athleticism that the coaches can mold into something special.

#64 – Seattle Seahawks – Jack Mewhort – OT – Ohio State

Russell Wilson was not adequately protected for most of 2013 and that won’t fly if they want to continue to contend.  Jack Mewhort isn’t the best athlete but his size and power project to a very good right tackle.  The Seattle Seahawks need help there.

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  • 3kolu

    Erik, the Vikings were horrible on defense last year 31st in total yards allowed, passing defense and last in total points. Unless they go defense plural via FA , they won’t go offense 1-2. They need a CB and Safety, the LB crew lacks speed, and DT was a liability opposite Kevin Williams, except for when they moved him over, and if we don’t resign Everson Griffen we will have a huge problem at DE. However, with a lot of cap space expected we should be able to land a couple FA’s and go BPA. I believe we go defense in the 2nd round, we could land a really good corner because of the depth in this draft.

  • Paul Sauber

    Former packers safety NICK COLLINS, not NATE COLLINS

  • Henry Owen

    Wait, how do the Bucs get the 2nd pick from the Redskins? The Rams own that pick right?

    • Erik Lambert

      They own the first round pick, Henry. After that the Redskins have all their remaining picks.

    • Gary Stewart

      this is the second round henry although it would be nice if the rams had all of washington’s picks it would be cool.

  • Sterling Archer

    While I don’t agree with your choice in the first round for the Raiders, as we discussed last week I feel that this pic in the second round is very likely to happen. The raiders need a QB desperately, and Met fits the Type of QB that our offense prefers.

    • Erik Lambert

      His size and big arm would’ve made Al Davis drool. Question is how good is he between the ears? Hard to say considering he played for a program that wasn’t a pass-first attack until very recently.

      • Sterling Archer

        I agree that’s a worry, Oakland should be very sketchy about QB’s from LSU (Russell….), our first round mocks pan out significantly different, I have a large trade in the 1st that throws many things off as I see it as highly likely it will happen, I may just have the wrong suitor.

        • Erik Lambert

          I’ve already heard whispers that a number of teams are looking to move down. The ones that do will have to be in the right position. Oakland might be but that depends on what the Texans and Rams do.

          • Sterling Archer

            Yes I have Oakland moving down based upon my top picks and as for the Mettenberger pick I have him going to Houston with the First pick of the 2nd Round. If you’d like I an send my first 2 rounds to you via email if you

          • Erik Lambert

            By all means! I welcome the compare/contrast.

          • Sterling Archer

            well my google + send thing isn’t working so here it is:

            Houston Texans- DE, South Carolina -Jadeveon Clowney

            While the Texans are in need of a QB and it is one
            of the most, (if not the most) important positions the thought that defense
            wins championships is still very prevalent (See 49ers and Seattle), Combining
            Clowney and JJ.Watt allow the Texans get a pass rush combo that, with adequate
            QB play, could allow them to win their division, by getting pressure on the
            young QBs on other teams.

            St. Louis Rams (Via WAS)- OT, Texas A&M -Jake

            The Rams organization
            has already come out and threw their support behind QB Sam Bradford for the
            time being. Assuming that this was not a ruse to throw off competition I think
            they take steps to make sure that their QB spends less time on his back.
            Getting Matthews is an instant upgrade to the RT position, which play has been
            shaky at best over the last season.

            Jacksonville Jaguars- QB, Central Florida -Blake

            While Bridgewater may be the best rated QB on the big
            board when Jacksonville comes to pick, he lacks what Bortles can bring to the
            team, a home state Hero. Many in Florida wanted Jacksonville to take Tim Tebow
            in the draft and the team (thankfully for them) passed on this idea. This time
            they get the popular home state hero whose skill set should work well in the
            NFL. Even if Bortles does not have a great rookie season with average play he
            can do something the Jacksonville hasn’t been able to do for a few seasons,
            fill seats in their stadium.

            Browns- QB, Louisville- Teddy

            This scenario works out perfectly
            for the Browns. While there has been talk that they are in Love with Johnny
            Football, it is most likely because they felt that Bridgewater would be gone by
            their pick. This pick gives them a playmaker in arguably the league’s most important

            Cleveland Browns ( From OAK)- WR,
            Clemson- Sammy Watkins

            Receives Browns 2014 1st, 2nd and 4th RND
            Picks and 2015 2nd and 3rd Rnd Picks

            With Oakland’s Top Big Board almost
            completely destroyed in the first 3 picks the struggling team opts to gather
            extra picks to gain as many playmakers as possible in a very deep draft. Mean while the Browns took an idea from their
            cross state Rivals the Bengals and traded up to grab the best WR in the draft.
            With Gordon and Watkins on the outside with Bridgewater delivering the ball, the
            browns take a huge step to being relevant for the first time since they
            returned to the league in 1999.

            Atlanta Falcons- DE/OLB, Buffalo- Khalil Mack

            While Anthony Barr may be the flashy pick here the
            fact that e only has one year production on the defensive side of the ball
            makes him a huge boom or bust player and Atlanta needs a guaranteed solid
            pickup after a monumental collapse this season. A strong showing at the senior
            bowl could lock this pick in.

            Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DE/OLB, UCLA Anthony Barr

            doubtful that Mike Glennon is the long-term solution for the Buccaneers at
            quarterback, but they’ll probably give him another shot in 2014 as none of the
            QB’s left at this point are a “guaranteed” to give them better play then they
            already have. Keeping this in mind addressing the teams failure at pass rush
            would be the next pressing issue and Lovie Smith will most likely feel he can
            get the best out of this pick.

            Vikings- QB, Texas A&M- Johnny

            To be honest I was torn here of the
            QB’s left all seem like stretch at this pick, but it seems apparent that the
            Vikings need a QB and are willing to reach to make sure they get first round talent.
            Manziel is a wild card but could do well in Minnesota with being able to hand
            the ball off to AP until he is up to the NFL speed.

            Bills- OT, Auburn- Greg Robinson

            Buffalo has Erik Pears
            starting at Tackle; needless to say they need an upgrade. Robinson provides a
            huge upgrade while also providing E.J Manuel a little protection. The Young QB
            has already been hit by the injury bug so Buffalo’s main goal should be to make
            sure the young playmaker is able to stay on the field.

            Lions- WR, USC- Marquis Lee

            Everyone knows that Megatron is the
            WR in Detroit and so do opposing Defenses. Adding Lee makes opposing teams
            worry about the other side too. This increases the already potent Aerial attack
            of the lions, this pick focuses on trying to outscore their own division.

            Titans- CB, Michigan State-Darqueze

            With Verner most likely leaving via
            free agency the team needs a CB that can start if needed. Dennard. While not
            the best available player on the board when the titans pick, they fill a very
            big need. The titans could decide to go with a new QB, but I think they give
            Locker one more year and if he does not play well they could be in the Winston
            hunt next year.

            New York Giants- DT, Florida State- Timmy

            With Linval Joseph walking out the door in free agency this pick makes tons of sense. After
            his play in the National Championship the young DT has shown he can play against
            top talent and could see himself wearing Giants blue come the 2014 season.

            St. Louis Rams- S, Alabama- Haha Clinton-Dix

            clear that the Rams need to find an upgrade next to T.J. McDonald. HaHa
            Clinton-Dix is arguably the top defensive player available who makes sense for
            St. Louis.

            Bears- DT, Notre Dame- Louis Nix III

            The resigning of Jay Cutler takes QB
            off the board and the likely hood that Henry Melton leaves for greener pastures
            unless he is tagged has just been addressed. Nix has Nimble feet
            with the lateral quickness to explode in any direction and chase down the
            action in pursuit. This is a huge boost
            to the middle of the Bears line.

            Pittsburgh Steelers- WR, Texas A&M- Mike

            draft class is top-heavy at receiver, so Pittsburgh go with the best player
            available, and that would be Mike Evans. His size and Speed make him a great
            target for Big Ben.

            Dallas Cowboys- DE/OLB, Missouri- Kony Early

            The cowboys need to pressure the QB and the D is not
            getting any younger. While they would have liked to have either of the top
            tackles available at this pick Kony is a very nice consolation prize.

            Baltimore Ravens- ILB, Alabama C.J. Mosely

            The Ravens are looking for the heir to Ray Lewis.
            While this looks to be a great pick are they going to get the captain of the
            defense they are looking for or are they going to a Rolondo McClain 2.0? I
            think the odds are in their favor and Mosely can be a huge asset to the team.

            New York Jets-
            TE, North Carolina Eric Ebron

            The Jets need to add more play-makers to the roster because Geno Smith is
            surrounding by the worst supporting cast in the NFL. The top weapon who can be
            added to the roster is Eric Ebron, tight end out of North Carolina.

            Miami Dolphins- OT, Michigan- Taylor Lewan

            The Dolphins missed Jake Long this past season, so why not replace one
            Michigan tackle with another? Considering everything that has happened
            this season with Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, Miami has to
            address the offensive line early and often.

            Arizona Cardinals- OT,
            Alabama- Cyrus Kouandjio,

            It’s no secret the Cardinals need to bolster their offensive line. Jonathan
            Cooper will be back next year, and that will help, but the Cardinals need
            to upgrade left tackle.

            Green Bay Packers- DE/DT, Minnesota- Ra’Shede Hageman

            The Packers spent last year’s first-round
            pick on a defensive lineman, but that doesn’t mean that Ted Thompson won’t
            double dip there. B.J. Raji happens to be a free agent.

            Philadelphia Eagles- WR,
            Florida State-Kelvin Benjamin

            Eagles need a receiver to with both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper being free
            agents and most likely moving on to greener pastures. Foles will love having Benjamin
            to throw to. The 6-5 Benjamin is not shy about contact and could make for a great
            asset to the pass happy Eagles.

            Kansas City Chiefs- TE,
            Texas Tech- Jace Amaro,

            Alex Smith struggles with downfield passes, so the Chiefs may want to
            bring in a reliable intermediate target for him. They need to upgrade the
            tight end position anyway, and they can do so with one of the top players

            Cincinnati Bengals- CB,
            Oklahoma State- Justin Gilbert

            With Terence Newman and Pacman
            Jones, on the roster with injury prone Leon Hall but the Bengals will have
            to get younger at cornerback sooner or later, and they need an insurance
            plan at a huge position Gilbert meets this need.

            San Diego Chargers-, DE/OLB, Clemson- Vic Beasley

            Chargers were so desperate for help at rush linebacker that they signed Dwight
            Freeney last year. Freeney played decently down the stretch and helped the team
            make the playoffs but the chargers are looking for a long term fix and Beasley
            can fill that need.

            Raiders (Via Trade with Cleveland via Colts)- G/OT,
            Notre Dame- Zack Martin

            The raiders were atrocious on the Offensive line
            this year needing a RT, RG, and LG, this pick allows them to add to one of the
            most important part of the team. While there are needs at DL and QB The Raiders
            trade allows them to pick up a player that is an instant upgrade in the 1st

            New Orleans Saints- DE/OLB,
            Oregon State – Scott Crichton,

            The Saints had several holes to fill in the 2013 NFL Draft, so they
            weren’t able to obtain a pass-rusher. Excluding Cameron Jordan, they
            couldn’t get to Russell Wilson at all in their playoff loss this is a huge
            need for the aging New Orleans Saints.

            Carolina Panthers- WR,
            Penn State- Allen Robinson

            Steve Smith is getting older and is 1 foot out the door, and Brandon
            LaFell hasn’t proven that he can be a consistent starter let alone a no. 2
            threat. The Panthers need to bolster their receiving corps if they have
            any hope of going to that next level. (Assuming that the Franchise Tag
            Greg Hardy)

            New England Patriots:, TE, Washington- Austin

            With Aaron Hernandez going to Prison and
            Rob Gronkowski coming off another injury, the Patriots may want to bring
            in another talented tight end. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is currently the
            No. 3 tight end in this class, so at this point it’s a pick of need rather
            than best available.

            San Francisco 49ers- CB, Florida- Marcus Roberson,

            The 49ers need to fix their secondary. The
            NFC championship showed this greatly, This pick allows this championship
            caliber team to fill a need and make one more step toward beating Seattle and
            getting to the Superbowl.

            Denver Broncos- LB, Ohio State- Ryan Shazier,

            Wesley Woodyard is not the play Mking middle
            linebacker that Denver hoped he would be, Paris Lenon has filled in admirably
            but isn’t a permanent solution Ryan Shazier has the ability to get on the field
            right away and upgrade the Broncos Defense.

            Seattle Seahawks-
            G, UCLA- Xavier Su’a-Filo

            of the few places the Seahawks need help is the O-Line Su’a helps bring the
            help that they need at one of the games most under rated positions.

            ROUND 2

            Texans- QB, LSU- Zach Mettenberger

            Yes I know Derek
            Carr is Still on the Board at this point and I will catch a lot of flak for it,
            But I doubt that the Texans take another shot at a Carr brother. Mettenberger
            is a tall powerful thrower who can be the face of the franchise if he is able
            to develop the mental aspect of the game.

            Redskins- DE/OLB, Texas-Jackson

            redskins need help on the D-Line Jeffcoat brings the help. While Jeffcoat is a bit
            streaky and needs to make the transition to the NFL but the Redskins take the
            shot and are rewarded with a future playmaker.

            Oakland Raiders
            (Via CLE)- QB, Fresno State, Derek Carr

            The Raiders are desperate at QB and
            at this point they take the best available one, with Houston hesitant to take a
            shot at a Carr Brother the Raiders will not be so hesitant. The only question
            is can they protect him or will he end up like his brother in Houston.

            Raiders- DT, Notre Dame, Stephen Tuitt

            The raiders need D-Lineman their
            ability to stop the run and generate a pass rush were horrible. Tuitt’s large
            size combined with his ability to move quickly and fluidly will bring a pocket
            collapsing power to the raiders line something they can help but love.

            Atlanta Falcons-–
            TE – Iowa- C.J. Fiedorowicz

            Falcons need to find a replacement at TE, while it
            will be hard to replace a Hall of Fame player Fiedorowicz can block well, his
            route running needs some polish but he is able to provide assets in both run
            and passing game a must in the falcons offense.

            Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DT, Minnesota- Ra’shede Hageman

            While this is a 2nd Defensive pick in a
            row for Tampa Hageman is a big bodied D-Lineman that can play in 3-4 and 4-3
            situation and while still a bit raw has the skills to succeed. With Hageman and
            Barr now on the defese look for a lot more pressure to be off Revis and banks
            to make all of the plays in Lovie’s Tampa 2 D.

            Jacksonville Jaguars- C,
            Arkansas- Travis Swanson

            Having grabbed the Franchise QB in the 1st
            Round the poor guy is going to need protection. Swanson can come in and try to
            replace Brad Meester and along with Luke Joeckel and Austin Pasztor could create a very young
            but effective line in Jacksonville. Now only if they could find some guards…..

            Vikings- OG/OT, Notre Dame-Zack Martin

            While Martin may
            have ability to play OT at the next level he does not have the size. He has
            shorter arms and height and does not
            move smoothly in transition. With this pick The Vikings got a Guard that could
            help solidify and already talented IO-line and give Peterson and Manziel the
            ability to get to the post season.

            Buffalo Bills- S, Washington- Deone

            Unless they tag him Jarius Byrd is a free agent and
            if I were him I’d want out. This pick
            allows them to get a big physical Safety that will help the secondary.

            Titans- OLB, BYU- Kyle Von Noy

            A good coveragelinebacker who knows how to read the field. With the team moving to a 3-4Defense the need for a smart OLB that can play coverage is a must. Von Noyfills a huge need for the Titans and has the ability to help shape the
            direction of the franchise.

          • Erik Lambert

            ROUND 1

            Houston Texans- DE, South Carolina -Jadeveon

            Very much in
            agreement with this pick. Makes way too
            much sense

            St. Louis Rams (Via WAS)-
            OT, Texas
            A&M -Jake


            Offensive line is
            their biggest area of need. It’s a smart

            Jacksonville Jaguars- QB,
            Central Florida


            His size and
            toughness will be the selling point for this rebuilding team.


            Browns- QB, Louisville- Teddy


            I can’t argue with
            this. They need a QB and Bridgewater has the
            mental and physical faculties of a franchise player.

            Cleveland Browns ( From
            OAK)- WR,

            Clemson- Sammy Watkins


            Browns 2014 1st, 2nd and 4th RND

            Picks and 2015 2nd and 3rd Rnd Picks

            I certainly don’t
            mind the aggressiveness but to me that is way too much given up by CLE in what
            is a deep receiver class. Never mind the
            fact they have Josh Gordon already in place.

            Atlanta Falcons- DE/OLB,
            Buffalo- Khalil Mack

            Sound reasoning
            though I feel Barr has the better frame to play at defensive end in the ATL

            Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DE/OLB, UCLA Anthony Barr

            Barr is too light
            at the moment but TB will see that he can bulk up. It’s the right pick because they need pass


            Vikings- QB, Texas A&M- Johnny


            No getting around
            it. MIN needs a true QB and Manziel is
            proven against the best competition.


            Bills- OT,
            Auburn- Greg Robinson

            The kid is a beast
            if a little green. I’d put him on the
            left side and slide Glenn over to the right.


            Lions- WR,
            USC- Marquis Lee

            This a no-brainer
            to me. They need a second target. Lee is a great choice.


            Titans- CB,
            Michigan State-Darqueze


            With Derek Carr, Kony Ealy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix still
            available? Not sure about this one.

            New York Giants- DT, Florida State- Timmy


            Too reactionary of
            a pick to me. I’d say they go offensive
            line (Kouandjio) or linebacker (Mosley) before Jernigan.

            St. Louis Rams- S, Alabama-
            Haha Clinton-Dix

            This pick makes a
            ton of sense. They need a center fielder
            and he’s the best in this class.


            Bears- DT,
            Notre Dame- Louis Nix III

            There are several
            ways to fix a run defense. Picking a run
            stuffer at defensive tackle is one way, but with a first round pick on a player
            used to a different scheme? The Bears
            tried that before with McClellin.
            Disagree here.

            Pittsburgh Steelers- WR, Texas
            A&M- Mike


            Big Ben loves his
            big receivers but I just don’t know if they would pass on upgrading that

            Dallas Cowboys- DE/OLB,
            Missouri- Kony Early

            Great pickup for
            Big D. They need a true 4-3 end and Ealy
            fits that profile.

            Baltimore Ravens- ILB, Alabama
            C.J. Mosely

            Newsome always
            sticks to his board and he’d be profoundly lucky to land Mosley.

            New York Jets-

            TE, North Carolina
            Eric Ebron

            It’s another pass
            target the team badly need for Geno Smith.
            Can’t argue this at all.

            Miami Dolphins- OT,
            Michigan- Taylor Lewan

            Big, physical,
            nasty and smart he can start right away for MIA.

            Arizona Cardinals- OT,

            Alabama- Cyrus Kouandjio,

            He’s still a touch
            inconsistent, but the Cards are really in good position by getting Cyrus next
            to Jonathan Cooper.

            Green Bay Packers- DE/DT,
            Minnesota- Ra’Shede Hageman

            Wouldn’t Stephon
            Tuitt be a better option since he played in a 3-4?

            Philadelphia Eagles- WR,

            Florida State-Kelvin Benjamin

            I personally think
            they’ll go defense since they have Jeremy Maclin coming back. That offense wasn’t the problem.

            Kansas City Chiefs- TE,

            Texas Tech-
            Jace Amaro,

            I would not mind
            this pick though I think they’d prefer a receiver. Amaro is a great valud selection.

            Cincinnati Bengals- CB,

            State- Justin Gilbert

            This is a steal at
            their draft position.

            San Diego Chargers-,
            DE/OLB, Clemson- Vic Beasley

            Beasley is going
            back to school.


            Raiders (Via
            Trade with Cleveland
            via Colts)- G/OT,

            Notre Dame- Zack Martin

            Put him on the
            right side across from Veldheer and you’ve got something legit up front.

            New Orleans Saints- DE/OLB,

            Oregon State – Scott Crichton,

            Another pass rusher
            is never a bad thing though I wonder if Crichton lacks the athleticism for Rob

            Carolina Panthers- WR,

            Penn State- Allen Robinson

            Makes a ton of
            sense. They need receiver help and he’s
            a nice, big target for Cam.

            New England Patriots:, TE,
            Washington- Austin


            Huge, athletic and
            a great two-way player he is a perfect Patriots pickup.

            San Francisco 49ers- CB,
            Florida- Marcus Roberson,

            Carlos Rogers is a
            free agent so they need another cover corner.

            Denver Broncos- LB, Ohio State- Ryan

            His speed and
            athleticism will help both against the run and in coverage.

            Seattle Seahawks-

            G, UCLA- Xavier Su’a-Filo

            Classic Seattle style: big, powerful and sound in his
            mechanics. Nice upgrade.

          • Sterling Archer



            mind the aggressiveness but to me that is way too much given up by CLE in what

            is a deep receiver class. Never mind the

            fact they have Josh Gordon already in place.

            The reason
            here is due to the fact that they have Gordon but nothing Else if they reach
            and pay a heavy price this year, they can get the backbone of the franchise and
            can mimic what other teams in the league have done in the past and I felt that
            he paired best with Gordon of the 1st 2 Round WR’s. (Lee is the most
            similar to his play style, but if you’re going to break the bank to trade up to
            get either, I have both in top 10, I would go after the obvious number 1
            choice) and if you know you need to take him before Detroit picks at 10 and I
            don’t se any of the other than Oakland willing to drop back.

            CB,Michigan State-Dennard

            With Derek
            Carr, Kony Ealy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix still

            available? Not sure about this one.

            I felt
            that that the team is not ready to move on from the Jake Locker experiment
            seeming he played well before he got hurt, and I feel that Dennard would be a
            higher rated player than Ha-Ha as CB is a much more difficult position to acquire
            in the NFL.

            Green Bay
            Packers- DE/DT,

            Minnesota- Ra’Shede Hageman Wouldn’t Stephon

            Tuitt be a better option since he played in a 3-4?

            Tuitt may
            fit the scheme better to begin with but I feel that Hageman has the ability to
            play DE in a 3-4 and give the Packers more of
            a Pass Rush Tuitt would be a run stop which they could use but I have
            Tuitt more of a 2nd RND guy and would be too much of a reach here.

          • Erik Lambert

            Personally, if I’m Cleveland I’m thinking Brandin Cooks of Oregon State or Paul Richardson from Colorado could be had at #26. Granted they aren’t Watkins, but they can become more than solid compliments to Gordon.

            You are right about Locker, but you also must remember what Whisenhunt said about bringing in competition. Yes, Dennard might be higher rated, but Ha Ha is more valuable to them because the Titans don’t have good safeties.

            And not for nothing, but you do realize Tuitt had 5.5 more sacks than Hageman did in 2013, don’t you? If anything Hageman is the better run stuffer.

          • Sterling Archer

            Cleveland could go that way, but they would have to develop those players and I put them in the Win Now Category based on firing a coach after a year.
            True but I have a feeling that Whisenhunt is going to bring in a veteran as that competition and not a rookie (he has very poor track record with them). And true they could go safety, it really depends on the out come of FA to see if they can land Bryd who I have seen they already have eyes on.
            As for Tuitt he can get pressure but hes only a DT/NT kind of Guy I don’t see him being able to make transition to the DE position in the 3-4 could happen though especially with the fact he went to a bigger school than Hageman but I think everyone is looking for there JJ Watt

          • Erik Lambert

            They’re delusional if they think going to a third head coach in three years will make them contenders. It shouldn’t take long for either of those receivers to develop provided they hire the right guy this time. Giving away a wealth of picks for Watkins, good as he is, makes no sense in the long-term to me.

            It’s very possible Whisenhunt seeks out a veteran, but I highly doubt he’ll be lucky enough to strike gold like he did with Kurt Warner.

            Tuitt plays DE in a 3-4, Sterling. He’s the guy getting sacks next to Louis Nix who’s the nose guard.

          • CRUZdaddy

            Zack Martin to Oakland then he gets drafted again in round 2 by Minnesota???

          • Sterling Archer

            Sorry good Catch That should be Morgan Moses out of Virginia going to the Vikings in the 2nd Round. Thank you for catching that

  • Nick Jensen

    This is easily my favorite two round mock I have read. I think a lot of you picks are spot on. I will say, given STL rushing problems this year I have a hard time seeing them pass on Louis Nix at 44. STL has a plethora of young receivers and a GM that believes they can thrive with a second full season with Bradford. As a steelers fan I would be delighted to see him drop to 46, but if he is on the board at 44 I think STL takes him in a heart beat. I understand you think Snead is hiding his plan to take a WR, but I’d be interested to hear your opinion on this question: If STL realy doesn’t want a WR, do you think they take Nix?

    • Erik Lambert

      I understand, but remember their run defense improved considerably over the second half of the season. Besides, Nix has a lot of injury question marks that I’m willing to bet the Rams won’t want to touch, never mind he’s a better fit in a 3-4. If it’s a run-stuffing DT they’re looking for, they can easily find one in the third round.

      • Nick Jensen

        Their run defense got better because after week 8 the only prominent rushing attack they faced was Seattle. I think everyone’s run defense looks good against Tennessee, Tampa, Arizona. Follow up, still haven’t addressed the CB issue in STL. Most assume Finnegan is gone, do you see STL possibly going CB here?? I know CB is deep in this draft but as you agree, a lot of the teams in the bottom of this round are probably looking that way. This might be the last chance STL has for a true NFL ready corner.

        • Erik Lambert

          I actually had STL taking Dennard in another mock draft. He has that look of a Jeff Fisher type of guy. I still believe they can solve their run defense problems without spending a high pick on an injury-prone DT who doesn’t fit their defense. Just my opinion, of course.

      • Gary Stewart

        good point erik and another is that if the rams choose dix at #13 his ability to help deep will afford the rams the chance to bring tj macdonald a step closer to help in run support. and as many people know often a single step is the difference between a 3-4 yard gain and a 12-15 yarder.

  • Overhead Projector

    LOL an LSU quarterback and the Raiders, I doubt Reggie will make that mistake all over again

  • Alex Rodman

    What about Michael sams

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  • cesarnoel

    Rams needed a change of pace/pass catching RB and the best is West Virginia’s Charles Sims. Daryl Richardson or iPead can’t catch.

  • cesarnoel

    If the Rams trades with Cleveland for 2 more 1st round picks, there’s a chance they can pick Rashede Hageman on pick 26.