2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 2nd Round Begins

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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 – Ra’Shede Hageman – DT – Minnesota

Ra’Shede Hageman played defensive tackle in college but multiple experts believe he would make an even better 3-4 defensive end.  His athleticism for his imposing size is impossible to ignore and he could really help the Houston Texans run defense.

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

Robert Griffin III was hit a lot in 2013.  That is unacceptable for the Washington Redskins.  They have to improve their front line blocking.  Adding a versatile All-American guard like David Yankey who can play tackle too would do wonders.

#35 – Cleveland Browns – Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State

Bridgewater got another giant receiver in the first round.  Now the Cleveland Browns look to balance the offense around him by landing bell cow running back Carlos Hyde.  Thick, powerful and shifty the OhioState runner is a load who finds holes and breaks tackles.

#36 – Oakland Raiders – Stephon Tuitt – DT – Notre Dame

Getting more disruptive and physical on the defensive line is a must for the Oakland Raiders.  Stephon Tuitt comes out of a 3-4 at Notre Dame but his size, motor and speed will allow him to play multiple positions in any defense, creating confusion and havoc.

#37 – St. Louis Rams (from ATL) – Bishop Sankey – RB – Washington

Jeff Fisher believes in Zac Stacy but that doesn’t mean the St. Louis Rams are settled at running back.  Bishop Sankey is a new millennium type who can run between the tackles with power but also is excellent receiving out of the backfield in the passing game.

#38 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon State

Lovie Smith needs a pass rusher for his Tampa 2 defense and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers find a darn good one in Scott Crichton.  Though not a premier athlete, the OregonState standout is big, strong, smart and relentless.  He is a tone setter.

#39 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss

Already a solid prospect before the combine, Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief turned in a solid workout that showed he has some good speed in addition to his documented size and route running ability.  The Jacksonville Jaguars thus give him to Johnny Manziel.

#40 – Minnesota Vikings – A.J. McCarron – QB – Alabama

This pick might not be very popular at first among Minnesota Vikings fans but it’s a calculated and logical one.  A.J. McCarron is a winner, intelligent, a leader and deceptively more talented than people think.  He is also the efficient type of quarterback Mike Zimmer will want running his offense.

#41 – Buffalo Bills – Jace Amaro – TE – Texas Tech

E.J. Manuel gets another helpful piece added to his offense from the Buffalo Bills.  Jace Amaro had a difficult scouting combine but the game tape doesn’t lie.  He is a weapon in the passing game given his size, hands and ability to find openings in the defense.

#42 – Tennessee Titans – Morgan Moses – OT – Virginia

Dubbed a “dancing bear” by some experts, from a physical standpoint Morgan Moses is a man.  The Virginia tackle is huge, long and surprisingly nimble feet.  He still needs some work but the Tennessee Titans will be glad to have him protecting their quarterback.

#43 – New York Giants – Ryan Shazier – OLB – Ohio State

Adding faster athletes to the linebackers and secondary was something the New York Giants wanted to do.  Ryan Shazier has plenty of length and speed coming out of OhioState.  He’s a tackling machine who also has shown effectiveness blitzing.

#44 – St. Louis Rams – Allen Robinson – WR – Penn State

Sam Bradford got his speedy target last year in Tavon Austin.  Now the St. Louis Rams grab a bigger one for him.  Athletically, Allen Robinson isn’t a freak but the PennState star has great size at 6’3″ with explosive leaping ability and the strength to fight for the ball.

#45 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from DET) – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE

Another area in need of attention for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tight end.  They really have no legitimate pass-catching threat.  Despite his foot injury, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a massive but athletic target who doubles as a terrific blocker too.

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

Talent-wise experts love the potential of Louis Nix but injury problems and lack of versatility land him in the second round, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are loving it.  He should upgrade their run defense immediately.

#47 – Dallas Cowboys – Xavier Su’a-Filo – OG – UCLA

Everything starts in the trenches for the Dallas Cowboys.  Having gone defense early, they next move to fortify the front for Tony Romo.  Xavier Su’a-Filo test well at the combine, is experienced, smart and by all accounts stout and powerful at guard.

#48 – Baltimore Ravens – Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee

Both tackles for the Baltimore Ravens are free agents so it’s clear the team has to address the position sooner than later.  Antonio Richardson has loads of size, strength, long arms and good quickness.  He has experience on the left but the physical stature for a home on the right.

#49 – New York Jets – Kyle Fuller – CB – Virginia Tech

Rex Ryan won’t be able to resist going defense for long.  Kyle Fuller is already lauded for his scrappiness and tackling ability.  He needed to show he had speed at the combine and he succeeded.  The New York Jets add him to bolster their secondary.

#50 – Miami Dolphins – Tre Mason – RB – Auburn

It wasn’t a surprise that the Miami Dolphins spoke to Tre Mason during the combine process.  He is one of the most proven and versatile runners in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  His landing with the team merely reinforces their bid to upgrade at running back.

#51 – Chicago Bears – Deone Bucannon – SS – Washington State

Phil Emery vowed to add physical playmakers to the Chicago Bears defense.  Deone Bucannon has the length and range befitting a ball hawk safety but he’s equally good at charging into the box and delivering a good hit on ball carriers.

#52 – Arizona Cardinals – Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois

Carson Palmer may have a couple more years left but the Arizona Cardinals can’t ignore the need to had a developmental quarterback, especially in that division.  Jimmy Garoppolo has a great release, accuracy, good size and mobility.

#53 – Green Bay Packers – Jimmie Ward – SS – Northern Illinois

They committed robbery in the first round by landing C.J. Mosley.  Now the Green Bay Packers hope to add more playmakers to their secondary.  Jimmie Ward is a tough strong safety out of Northern Illinois but retains the traits of a cornerback.

#54 – Philadelphia Eagles – Trent Murphy – OLB – Stanford

Mike Mayock said a guy doesn’t get 15 sacks in a season by accident.  Trent Murphy knows how to rush the passer and the Philadelphia Eagles need somebody like that at outside linebacker.  He’s not the best athlete, but Murphy is a good choice.

#55 – Cincinnati Bengals – Lamarcus Joyner – CB – Florida State

Smaller defensive backs have never frightened the Cincinnati Bengals given the defense they play.  Lamarcus Joyner plays way bigger than his limited 5’8″ frame will suggest.  He’s instinctive, tough, always around the ball and makes plays in coverage or tackling.

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

Marcus Roberson is not the best tackler but the Florida corner may be one of the best coverage men in the 2014 class.  The San Francisco 49ers have need for somebody like him to take better advantage of their outstanding front seven.

#57 – San Diego Chargers – Cyril Richardson – OG – Baylor

Philip Rivers did his best work with help from the running game, and the San Diego Chargers could use help with their interior blocking.  Cyril Richardson is not only massive but very powerful.  He should be able to open holes for the Bolts backs.

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

Stopping the run was an adventure for the Indianapolis Colts last season.  If they wish to correct that problem they have to get bigger on the defensive line.  DaQuan Jones brings that size along with good quickness and strength out of PennState.

#59 – New Orleans Saints – Jeremiah Attaochu – OLB – Georgia Tech

Defensive coaches not only love talented players, they love ones that play with attitude.  Rob Ryan is no different for the New Orleans Saints.  Jeremiah Attaochu is a legitimate pass rusher out of Georgia Tech who is a real fire plug who gets in the face of teammates and opponents alike.

#60 – Carolina Panthers – Jack Mewhort – OT – Ohio State

Success for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers is built on strong offensive lines.  With free agency about to shake things up, they go get some needed insurance in Jack Mewhort.  His size, power and length with limited athleticism make him a pure right tackle.

#61 – San Francisco 49ers – Marcus Martin – C – USC

Jonathan Goodwin is 35-years old and a free agent, leaving the center position in question for the San Francisco 49ers.  While not as polished as others, Marcus Martin is a physical force out of USC who merely needs more experience playing the position.

#62 – New England Patriots – Carl Bradford – OLB – Arizona State

The linebackers took some serious hits for the New England Patriots in 2013 and with Brandon Spike a free agent they have to address the position.  Carl Bradford is undersized but an explosive tackler who can pass rush and also drop in coverage.

#63 – Denver Broncos – Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood

The secondary could look vastly different for the Denver Broncos in 2014.  They need more depth and talent at corner above all.  Pierre Desir is raw out of a small school but his physical dimensions and potential speak to a possible shutdown corner once he’s been coached up.

#64 – Seattle Seahawks – Troy Niklas – TE – Notre Dame

Zach Miller is likely out as tight end for the Seattle Seahawks, so it leaves a hole for them to fill.  Troy Niklas doesn’t have the production teams might like but his size and limited tape show he can be a serious pass target in the right offense.

For the first round of the 2014 NFL mock draft, click here.

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  • Don Andrew Halvorson

    Just stop. No one will spend second round pick on McCarron.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      He looked better then anyone at the combine, I agree dudes a winner and actually showed up and out worked every QB. Why not 2nd round?

      • Don Andrew Halvorson

        Bortles and Carr looked stellar at the combine, and Bridgewater and Manziel didn’t throw. AJ McCarron isn’t a starter, and they won’t treat him like one.

      • Wayne Davis

        Better then anyone else?? Honestly no one really said to much about him ?.. An thats not to say he didn’t do good but there was no buzz about him ….he’ll be there later if we grab him in the 2nd that would be worst then taking Ponder 12th overall ijs

    • Wayne Davis

      AJ will still be around and in the 3rd or forth round may as well go for the best DE or DT??

  • Paul Newbold

    Ok, I have to agree that Rex will be biting at the bit for a defensive pick. They have Lee in the fold according your first round mock, I’d love to see them grab Attaochu here though, as I’ve said before I like this kid (a bit disappointed he didn’t make the combine). I was hoping that he might fall back into the third, but see you have him going to New Orleans. Another possibility here might be offense again to grab Niklas at TE, but as you said Rex will probably looking defense and Fuller will meet a need.

    • Erik Lambert

      Fuller is really good. He’s big, athletic, plays the ball well and is feisty like all V-Tech corners are. He’ll bring an edge to that secondary.

  • Old Frog

    Cowboys’ pick works for me

    • Erik Lambert

      I figured it would.

      • Old Frog

        LOL. At least I’m consistent.

        • Erik Lambert

          It’s a good thing.

  • Gary Stewart

    if the rams who have 2 13 and 44 to start wind up with 6 13 37 44 and an extra 3rd and an extra 2nd in 2015 then to get matthews haha dix sankey and alan robinson all before we get to the 3rd round!! mcshay and kiper will be handing out A’s for the rams !!

    • Erik Lambert

      No doubt. It’s a great haul for them and they can thank their lucky stars for RGIII and Daniel Snyder.

  • Gary Stewart

    this seems picky but if you numbered your mocks throughout the rounds i wouldn’t get so lost i have the rams now with matthews dix sankey and alan robinson thru the 44th pick then i see sankey at the top of another of your mocks in rd 3 confusing please use 1.0 2.0 etc for each round thanks

    • Erik Lambert

      I’ll try to do that in the future.

  • Carl Eagan

    The pseudo experts think the Steeler’s need a nose tackle maybe in the 5th or 6th round to develop but they shouldn’t waste a pick for Nix a 2 down player with bad knees.

    • Erik Lambert

      Fifth and sixth rounders can’t do what Nix can. This perception about his knees is blown way out of proportion. For a second round pick he is well worth what he can do for that defense.

  • Zach Haugen

    I like Mccaron for the vikings but I just think they have so many needs that if they think McCaron could be a good fit for them they can wait till the 3rd round. He is good but not good enough to reach for with so many holes on the team.

    • Erik Lambert

      I don’t think he’s a reach. Several experts including Mike Mayock think he’s the fifth-best on the board behind Derek Carr. If a team wants to wait until the second round McCarron would be first up because more than four teams want quarterbacks in this draft. Taking him in the second while getting Khalil Mack in the first is a good strategy.

      • Wayne Davis

        So why not trade back grab D .Carr and get more picks?

        • Erik Lambert

          Because Khalil Mack was still on the board.

          • Wayne Davis

            #8..OLB KHALIL MACK
            #40..DE TRENT MURPHY
            #72 .CB BRADLEY ROBY
            #96..DT DAQUAN JONES
            #104..QB A.J. MCCARRON
            #136..CB ROSS COCKRELL
            #168..QB TAJH BOYD

          • Erik Lambert

            I won’t debate your list, Wayne, but there is no way McCarron is lasting until the 4th round.

          • Wayne Davis

            This was a live draft …he’s there every time ..I actually picked him there because wouldn’t have been there in the next round based on his overall value… But I understand that teams tend to fall in love with a player so they may rate him higher then he probably should be

          • Erik Lambert

            I did that simulator as well and more than once I saw Greg Robinson drop out of the top ten. Safe to say that it’s a little unreliable when leaning on computers.

          • Wayne Davis

            Erik your right it’s really only as good as the others that pick… Last year it was very close too though I was playing a different simulator that allowed trades much nice but I can’t remember it an can’t find it…anyway this draft is perfect for minn considering it’s so deep with defense an that’s mainly what we need

          • Erik Lambert

            Same goes for my Bears. It should be fun if both teams can find interested parties looking for those offensive playmakers.

          • Wayne Davis

            I just realized #200 wasent on there ?.. I picked Dri archer …he’d be nice in that turner offense

  • Sterling Archer

    I liked the Stephon Tuitt pick, the Raiders could use it and meets a need

    • Erik Lambert

      Phrasing…

  • Irvin Findlay

    A CB for the Jets in the 2nd?! Screw Rex Ryan’s defensive beliefs! They should focus on defense in the third the earliest and the draft should completely in Idzik’s hands because what is sounds like is that we’re likely not getting the top 2 WRs available in FA.

    • Erik Lambert

      I agree but based on what I saw last year and the fact that the Jets have put their trust in Ryan, I wouldn’t put it past them to go after a defender in the second.

  • Jarod Cook

    As a Ohio State and Browns fan I’m not thrilled by taking Hyde. He’s the same as Richardson who we traded away, if that’s the case should’ve just stuck with Rich. Hyde was helped out by the fact he had Miller in the same backfield and played against a slew of pathetic Big10 teams. Was hoping Yankey would drop to browns, fill a major need at guard. I’m more of a fan of Mason or taking Garoppolo and have him sit a year behind Hoyer.

  • Kareem Daniels

    Love the Gilbert pick for the Steelers. I want no parts of Nix.

    • Erik Lambert

      Don’t be too sure. Nix has a bad cloud because of the knee but he’s shed weight and should be much quicker. He’s committed and obviously talented.

  • Glenn

    I hope Hyde doesn’t go one pick before the Raiders pick. Hyde should be a Raider!

    • Erik Lambert

      You should snag him if he’s there. Reminds me a lot of Marshawn Lynch.

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