Dec 7, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks towards the crowd after the Bulldogs defeated the Utah State Aggies 24-17 at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 2nd Round Frenzy


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

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#33 – Houston Texans – Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois

Most would agree if the Texans don’t go quarterback in round one, they will in round two.  Jimmy Garoppolo is a major sleeper.  He can throw the ball with zip and accuracy and displays the size and mobility required of starters in the pros.

#34 – Washington Redskins – Jimmie Ward – SS – Northern Illinois

Jason Hatcher and Brian Orakpo should rev up the pass rush, so Washington should make a point to add a playmaker on the back end of the defense.  Jimmie Ward may be short but he’s got great range, instincts and tenacity.

#35 – Cleveland Browns – Xavier Su’a Filo – OG – UCLA

Johnny Manziel will have plenty of weapons in Cleveland but he still needs protection.  The interior needs the most work for the Browns, so they add the powerful and polished Xavier Su’a-Filo.

#36 – Jacksonville Jaguars (f/OAK) – Odell Beckham Jr. – WR – LSU

Trade:  39th, 159th (5th) and 222nd (7th) picks to Raiders for 36th pick

Teddy Bridgewater is the man now and Jacksonville knows his success runs through how well they arm him.  Moving up to grab a steal like Odell Beckham Jr. early in the second round is a great place to start.

#37 – St. Louis Rams (from ATL) – Martavis Bryant – WR – Clemson

Tavon Austin has a solid future as a slot receiver but St. Louis still needs a dynamic threat on the outside.  Martavis Bryant not only boasts the size at 6’4″ but also outstanding sub-4.4/40 speed.

#38 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gabe Jackson – OG – Mississippi State

Lovie Smith will have learned from his time in Chicago that the offensive line is absolutely crucial to not just offensive success but team success.  Putting powerhouse Gabe Jackson up front follows that credo perfectly.

#39 – Oakland Raiders (f/JAX) – Derek Carr – QB – Fresno State

A savvy move by Reggie McKenzie not only lands the Raiders some extra picks but also one of the most talented quarterbacks in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  Derek Carr has an outstanding arm, mobility, height and intangibles.  He’ll have a chance to learn behind Matt Schaub.

#40 – Minnesota Vikings – Ryan Shazier – OLB – Ohio State

Mike Zimmer loves athletic linebackers and none fill that definition better than Ryan Shazier.  A classic vacuum tackler with outstanding speed, Shazier will cover a lot of ground and make a lot of plays for Minnesota.

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

They shied away from Ebron in the first but the Buffalo Bills luck out on the tight end front in the second.  Jace Amaro is a proven pass catcher with great size, soft hands and underrated speed to get down the field.

#42 – New York Jets (f/ TEN) – Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss

Trade:  49th and 115th (4th) picks to Titans for 42nd pick

The aggressive mentality continues for the New York Jets.  After nabbing a cover corner in the first, they jump up again, this time to grab a go-to receiver for Geno Smith.  Donte Moncrief is surprisingly overlooked considering his size (6’3″) and excellent speed and leaping ability.

#43 – New York Giants – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE – Washington

Eli Manning has been at his best when he has a tight end he can depend on.  New York hasn’t found one yet, so they grab him in the second round.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a major dual threat, able to block with his big, powerful frame but retaining the speed and hands to go get the football.

#44 – Chicago Bears (f/STL) – Stephon Tuitt – DT – Notre Dame

Trade:  51st and 154th (5th) and 6th in ’15 to Rams for 44th pick

Phil Emery has shown in the past he’s not afraid to go get a player he thinks is worth it.  Stephon Tuitt certainly qualifies.  The Notre Dame defensive lineman it big, strong, fast, dynamic and above all versatile enough to play almost any position.

#45 – Detroit Lions – Cyrus Kouandjio – OT – Alabama

The interior blocking was solid for Detroit last year but their tackles remain a work in progress.  Cyrus Kouandjio was a first round lock not too long ago.  His huge size and strength coupled with ideal length makes him a long-term gem.

#46 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Daniel McCullers – DT – Tennessee

This might be a tad early but make no mistake.  Daniel McCullers is the second best nose tackle in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  He has the ideal size and strength coupled with surprising quickness that the Steelers will embrace.

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

Rebuilding up front on defense continues for Dallas.  After getting a quality interior player in Jernigan first, they add an underrated and needed pass rusher at defensive end in Scott Crichton.  Very strong, big and relentless.  He’ll be a tone-setter for the Cowboys.

#48 – Baltimore Ravens – Morgan Moses – OT – Virginia

Left tackle is settled with Eugene Monroe but Baltimore has a hole to fill on the right side now.  Morgan Moses played on the left in college but he has the size, power and athleticism to make the shift successfully.

#49 – Tennessee Titans (f/NYJ) – Bishop Sankey – RB – Washington

The Chris Johnson era is over and the Tennessee Titans are quick to find a replacement.  Bishop Sankey is a highly versatile runner who can handle heavy carry loads but also receiver out of the backfield and is deceptively good in pass protection.

#50 – Miami Dolphins – Kyle Van Noy – OLB – BYU

Talk about a value pick.  Getting some youth at outside linebacker could really help the Miami Dolphins.  Dion Jordan remains a mystery but Kyle Van Noy will bring more speed, instinct and playmaking potential.

#51 – St. Louis Rams (f/CHI) – Deone Bucannon – SS – Washington State

Watching Kam Chancellor dominate the Super Bowl certainly will draw some people to Washington State safety Deone Bucannon.  He too is big, tough, a fierce hitter but also surprisingly good at creating turnovers in coverage.

#52 – Arizona Cardinals – Jeremiah Attaochu – OLB – Georgia Tech

Getting an edge rusher is the only hurdle left to clear for the Cardinals defense.  They accomplish that mission here.  Jeremiah Attaochu is a fireplug, bringing high energy and athletic skill to the outside linebacker position.

#53 – Green Bay Packers – Terrence Brooks – FS – Florida State

Safety remains a sore spot for Green Bay especially in coverage.  Terrence Brooks is a tad undersized but his range and instincts show up frequently on tape.  He can man center field for the Packers.

#54 – Philadelphia Eagles – Demarcus Lawrence – DE – Boise State

Loads of pass rush potential have caused Boise State product Demarcus Lawrence to rise up boards.  He’s known best for his ability to get after the quarterback but he still has the fluidity and athletic skill to drop in coverage as a linebacker.

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

Somebody is going to take a chance on Lamarcus Joyner.  He made too many plays for Florida State  to be ignored.  The Bengals can afford that risk since they don’t require huge defensive backs to function.  Joyner can step in and play a variety of positions for them.

#56 – San Francisco 49ers (from KC) – Ed Stinson – DE – Alabama

Having a wealth of picks and a strong roster afford the 49ers to take unusual gambles.  Ed Stinson is certainly one, but don’t short change this kid.  He is a guy who does the dirty work.  He’s long, powerful and can play anywhere up front in the 49ers 3-4 scheme.

#57 – San Diego Chargers – Davante Adams – WR – Fresno State

Keenan Allen could use somebody to take the heat off him for Philip Rivers.  Davante Adams is a perfect #2 receiver.  He’s not blazing but he has decent speed, good quickness and long arms to go get the football and soft hands to make the tough catches.

#58 – Indianapolis Colts – Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt

Reggie Wayne is in the twilight of his career.  Indianapolis has T.Y. Hilton in place but the team needs a young possession receiver to compliment him.  Jordan Matthews has the height but also the solid hands and strength to handle that role.

#59 – New Orleans Saints – Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood

If the only excuse for why a player shouldn’t be taken early is because he’s from a small school, it’s a weak excuse.  Pierre Desir looks like an NFL corner and the New Orleans Saints need one with his man coverage ability.

#60 – Carolina Panthers – Ja’Wuan James – OT – Tennessee

Receiver and offensive tackle are clear needs for Carolina.  Having gotten the former in the first, they look to replace Jordan Gross here.  Ja’Wuan James is not only big and strong but he’s surprisingly nimble as well.  Scouts see him having a serious future at left tackle.

#61 – San Francisco 49ers – Paul Richardson – WR – Colorado

They got their size guy in the first round.  Now the 49ers look to add a dose of speed to their offense.  Paul Richardson may be a tad thinner than preferred but the kid can absolutely fly and knows how to get himself open.

#62 – New England Patriots – Kareem Martin – DE – North Carolina

Consistency is often the main problem referenced with Kareem Martin.  Nobody questions his physical talent which is exceptional.  If anybody can smooth out of the rough edges of his game, it’s Bill Belichick.

#63 – Denver Broncos – Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State

Running back isn’t high on the priority list but then again a Carlos Hyde doesn’t always fall into ones lap.  Denver saw what a player like Hyde can do when Marshawn Lynch helped Seattle win the Super Bowl.  Peyton Manning will loving having this hammer in the backfield.

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

Re-signing Zach Miller was good for depth but the Seahawks still lack a difference-maker at tight end.  Troy Niklas is still a little raw but his physical potential as a pass catcher and blocker make him an easy selection to end the second round.

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  • Jarod Cook

    I don’t really see the Broncos taking a Hyde in the 2nd. Since last year they drafted Ball in the 1st, and they’re both a similar style of runner.

    • Don Andrew Halvorson

      Ball went in the second. Sylvester Williams was their first

    • Josh Stclair

      Jared cook, really your making bronco is bronco fans look bad…

      • Jarod Cook

        My bad, thought he went in the first, should have double checked first. Either way they have Ball who averaged 4.7 a carry last year, and Hillman who averaged 4.0, as well as a couple other young RB’s listed on there roster. Taking another RB early would seem to be a waste, when you consider the issues they had on defense and the OL last year(injuries caused a lot of the issues). Yes they went out this off season and signed a lot of big name free agents. And you have them picking Yankee in the 1st, to replace Beadles who they lost in FA. They should look to add a defensive player #63. preferably a OLB. Considering the issues they had with Miller last year, and the questions and concerns going forward surrounding him. Wouldn’t it be best to add a OLB who can rush off the edge, in case Miller self implodes again or they choose to get read of him. Good targets for them would be Trevor Reily, Jordan Tripp, and Telvon Smith(needs to put on weight).

  • Demond Eiland

    So the Rams will start two strong safeties?

    • Erik Lambert

      Don’t dismiss Bucannon in coverage, Demond. He has the size but deceptive speed that can is a main reason why he’s so good and intercepting passes. I feel he can play free safety.

    • Rick Talley

      I’ve been following Deone Bucannon throughout his college career, and he is very capable of playing centerfield. But the truth is, the Rams want more of a hybrid safety, as they move them around a lot; rather than just a prevent safety. Bucannon is perfect for that role. He has better speed than both Clinton-Dix or Pryor. Watch some of his game tape: he is just a guy that loves to play, and HIT…BIG TIME. I guarantee that it wouldn’t take long for receivers to start hating the thought of catching a pass in the seam or down the alley deep; knowing Bucannon going to lay the wood to them. Plus, there is much more value taking a physical, shutdown corner at 13 (Dennard), than there is either of the top 2 safeties.

  • Chad

    Jernigan & Crichton would be outstanding. Just make sure you get an O-Lineman in the next round!

    • Erik Lambert

      I’m on top of it, Chad!

  • BlueBoltFan

    Jason Verrett and Davante Adams. Chargers fans should be happy. I wouldn’t mind Jordan Matthews with that 2nd pick either since he showed he has better speed than advertised.

    • Erik Lambert

      It’s two high value picks and need positions. Can’t ask for more.

  • Old Frog

    Not happy missing on Martin, Su’a-Filo, and Jackson but I guess thems the breaks.

    • Erik Lambert

      Plenty of good guards still on the board.

  • Bob

    If the Raiders wast ANY pick on a QB this draft they are foolish. A UFDA QB is okay. They need to build the defense. If they take a QB in the second round, then they have picks for a QB in rounds 2,5,6. As well as the pick for Flynn last year and Tyler Wilson and two picks for Palmer over the last couple years and a third rounder for Pryor. ENOUGH ALREADY!

    • raider101

      Especially Derek Carr, I watched all his highlights on youtube when he throws deep, his balls sail and float way to long his WRs got to stop and make plays on the ball constantly. His WRs make him look better then he is, more like a 4 round pick maybe 5th, Raiders need somebody that can contribute right away with the second round pick

      • Bob

        Watched him in the bowl game against USC. Bad, bad day. Many of his passes are bubble screens to WRs. I would rather see the Raiders take Jimmy G in the third round if anything. The Raiders need to take guys who will be impact players in round 1 and 2.You just can’t waste eight draft picks over four years on QBs.

        • K Hendricks

          Sorry you don’t like him. I have watched him up close for four years and the only time I’ve seen his receivers waiting for the ball is when they are standing on the sidelines waiting to get in the game.I do agree that the bad throws I’ve seen on tape don’t look good but almost all are from footwork.what I have seen in person though is that he is very impressive and tough as nails also he has the drive to be the best.and from what I’ve seen from the other qb’s in this draft class,Derek is way better than all of them.If the Raiders pass on him it will come back to haunt them.Mark my words

          • Bob

            If 80% of the QBs taken in the draft do not become starters, what make you think Carr will? I can say with 80% certainty, Carr will not be a successful starter in the NFL. You need to leave your emotions out of it.

          • K Hendricks

            No emotion just a feeling that if he doesn’t get thrown to the wolves,and has a year or two to be the understudy he will really be special at the next level.and without a doubt hands down he is the best passer in this draft.imho.just an opinion like yours.

  • Boo

    Colts with another WR, probably not. They already have Wayne, Hilton, Brazill, Whalen, Nicks, Rogers & Lenz

    I’d bet safety or offensive line.

  • 5150dogfan

    LOL, REALLY……..You have Jimmy G going infornt of Carr……..If the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd pick in the draft is a QB the stage will be set and Carr will be gone not later the the Arizona pick but probably top 10…..As a matter of fact Jimmy G may not make it out of the first we’ll see….
    BTW-What exactly is it that makes you think Bortles or Bridgewater are any better then Carr or even as good for that matter…….The SOS schedule they played is almost indentical, Carrs stats against opponent in common are far superior….I hope your not going to say he cant handle pressure because you watched 1 game (USC), where Carr took an overmatched Fresno team (well having a partially seperated shoulder) and actually put points on the board againt the #12 D in the nation, oh and after beating the number #13 D the pior game….Bridgewater never saw a Pass D ranked as high as multiple that Carr faced……
    Bottom line is with every day that goes by, and teams are doing more evaluating Carrs stock is rising while others are dropping.

    • Erik Lambert

      Do you genuinely believe the Texans organization will put their future in the hands of another quarterback named Carr?

    • Bob

      Any time Carr has a bad game/year he is injured. You have to play injured in the NFL.

      • 5150dogfan

        Yes, he played an entire season injured in 2012 an won a Conf. Championship……So your point is?????
        On top of being injured, He went into they USC game having to deal with a much more talented team and needed solid O line play and help from the OC in play calling, Carr got NONE of that and was still able to put points on the board against PAC talent…..
        You score 20 points and loose that a D problem…….
        BTW-An injured Carr led his O to score more points against the #12 D then 9 other teams (including PAC talent team) did all year……

        • K Hendricks

          I have tried to post to let you know 5150 that u are absolutely right. The uneducated are basing Derek off of David.Well I’m sorry to tell them that what they are basing their evaluations on is very flawed .It is not Daids fault that he was thrown to the wolves in the expansion team days in Houston.if theseso called experts are still correlating DDerek’s probable success.based on the admittedly shitty situation that David was expected to excel in.they are all idiots.

          • 5150dogfan

            K,
            Dont get to rapped up with it, all of us on here are just Monday Morning guys, the Scouts and Coaches know, they all watched more then the USC game as they have Jobs and $$$$ on the line…..
            Carr will be a very good NFL QB, and if he gets on the right team Look Out, they guy will be lethal………Can you imagine this kid with even a half decent line and a rushing attack to work with?????

        • Bob

          80%

          • 5150dogfan

            Bob why do his stats mean nothing…????? “He played just as tough a strength of schedule” as Bridgewater and Bortles, without having a running game to fall back on and put up 50 tds and 8 ints……Botom line is if Carrs stats dont mean anything to you, then the two BEHIND him Bortles and Bridgwater really must mean nothing to you……
            Look you can throw all you want out there the fact is I did the research, Ive watched the QB’s on film (multiple games) and Carr simply outshines the others….The only guy that might be able to offer something Carr cant is Manziel……
            But that is a BIG “MIGHT”…Remember speed in College and Speed in the NFL are to different animals, the DL of today are as fast as some of the CB’s were when Tarkington played….. Manziel very well may be the best ever, my bet is he gets CRUSHED trying to escape NFL speed and becomes the INT king….

          • Bob

            I’m not a Johnny Football fan either. I don’t hold much respect for stats playing in the conference Fresno plays in,

          • 5150dogfan

            You wont repect MWC stats but you repect stats from ACC and Conf USA????? Wow……..

  • Alfredo Martinez

    Excell with Jerdigan and Scott Crichton for the Cowboys… Also, Stephen Jones never will draft a 1 tech in the first round, and Jerdigan is a 1 tech in the cowboys FO… I think Cowboys will trade down in the first and will pick in the 20s Dee Ford or Hageman from Minnesota.. This move could give to cowboys another 2nd or 3rd round pick…

  • Rick Talley

    As a Rams fan, this is an excellent mock! The players chosen, I think, are all real possibilities. I especially like the Dennard and Bucannon selections. Great job!

    • Erik Lambert

      Glad you approve, Rick.

  • Alter Ego

    Egad Eric…your mock of having the Chargers select Davonte Adams, WR- as their second round pick seems like a deeeeeeep reach. Telesco will probably target and trade for a DB talent that has fallen in the draft. Verrett and Roby come to mind.

    • Erik Lambert

      They took Verrett in the first, AE.

  • 3kolu

    Finally Eric! Picking up Shazier in the second would be a great value for the Vikings. His combination of speed, athleticism and playmaking gives the Vikings a really good squad going into the 2014 season.

    • Erik Lambert

      Very athletic and promising group for sure.

  • Dewight Mitchell

    Jeremiah Attaochu or Kyle Van Noy to the lions.

  • bk

    SO, I like the Steelers trading down, but, the picks? How about Benjamin Wr in 1, Crichton in 2,
    Roberson CB in 3 and McCulllers or Coleman in 3 supplemental