Dec 7, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) pumps up the crowd prior to the 2013 Big 10 Championship game against the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 2nd Round


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

To review the previous rounds, click below.  Enjoy!

ROUND 1

#33 – Houston Texans – Dee Ford – DE – Auburn

Adding outside pass rush to assist J.J. Watt is high on the priority list.  Dee Ford showcased his explosion and athleticism late last season and is a great fit at outside linebacker for the Houston Texans.

#34 – Washington Redskins – Jimmie Ward – SS – NIU

If they pan to get a safety at all, then the Washington Redskins need to do it early.  Jimmie Ward is slightly undersized but that didn’t stop him from becoming a complete safety at NIU who thrives in coverage and tackles well.

#35 – Cleveland Browns – Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – EIU

Somebody is going to take a chance on this kid.  Why not the Cleveland Browns?  Jimmy Garoppolo dominated Division II at Eastern Illinois.  He’s got the size, arm strength, accuracy and a lightning quick release.  With time he has what it takes.

#36 – Oakland Raiders – Marqise Lee – WR – USC

This could turn out to be an enormous value pick for the Oakland Raiders.  Injuries and erratic quarterback play hampered Marqise Lee in 2013 but he is still one of the most dynamic receivers in this 2014 NFL mock draft and will give Matt Schaub another weapon.

#37 – Houston Texans (f/ATL) – Cyrus Kouandjio – OT – Alabama

Another potential value pick.  From a talent standpoint Cyrus Kouandjio is a first round but he’s still very young and not fully developed yet.  He’s a punishing run blocker with the length and quickness to play left tackle and the power to play right tackle.

#38 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tom Savage – QB – Pitt              

Are they committed to Mike Glennon as a long-term option?  Recent Tampa Bay Buccaneers activity suggests otherwise.  So they are quick to snatch up talented Pitt quarterback Tom Savage to learn behind veteran Josh McCown.

#39 – San Diego Chargers (f/JAX) – Demarcus Lawrence – OLB – Boise State

Having traded back earlier, the San Diego Chargers look to give their defense a boost.  Demarcus Lawrence has emerged as one of the top edge pass rushers in the draft and would make a great presence on the outside for the Bolts.

#40 – Minnesota Vikings – Deone Bucannon – SS – Washington State

There are multiple ways to go here but the Minnesota Vikings can’t find value at many positions better than Deone Bucannon, whom they can slide right next to Harrison Smith to form a sweet safety tandem.

#41 – Buffalo Bills – Kyle Van Noy – OLB – BYU

Kiko Alonso was a major find in the 2nd round last year for the Buffalo Bills.  Might lightning strike twice.  Kyle Van Noy is an athletic, speedy linebacker from BYU who combines great instincts with versatility to play coverage or rush the passer.

#42 – Tennessee Titans – Zach Mettenberger – QB – LSU

Ken Whisenhunt can’t afford to put the Tennessee Titans 2014 season in one basket with Jake Locker.  He needs competition.  The 6’5″, cannon-armed Zach Mettenberger from LSU offers that opportunity.

#43 – Oakland Raiders (f/NYG) – JaWuan James – OT – Tennessee

Having gotten Schaub another weapon, the Raiders next seek to get him some protection.  JaWuan James was a right tackle at Tennessee but has the quickness, footwork and strength to shift to the left side.

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

Sam Bradford gets another weapon from the St. Louis Rams.  Allen Robinson is a big target at 6’3″ with a powerful lower body that allows him to go high for the ball or run after the catch.  Go-to guy mentality.

#45 – Detroit Lions – Timmy Jernigan – DT – Florida State

Trading Nick Fairley was a tough decision in the first round but the Detroit Lions are quick to rectify it when FloridaState standout Timmy Jernigan falls into their laps in the second.  He can replace Fairley right away.

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

Too much value to pass up for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Louis Nix is tailor-made for their nose tackle position and offers the same level of talent that Casey Hampton did when he helped lead them to two championships.

#47 – Dallas Cowboys – Joel Bitonio – OT – Nevada

The entire right side of the Dallas Cowboys offensive line needs work.  Joel Bitonio has the athleticism to play right tackle but the size and power to move inside to guard.  It will depend on where the Cowboys need him most.

#48 – Baltimore Ravens – Kelvin Benjamin – WR – Florida State

You can’t teach 6’5″.  The Baltimore Ravens know that and decide to put it to the test by scooping up Kelvin Benjamin, the massive FloridaState receiver and hero of the national championship.  Huge upside provided the coaches can smooth out his work ethic.

#49 – New York Jets – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE – Washington

Arming the offense further is paramount for the New York Jets.  They bring in a tremendous talent here with tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  He’s a big target but also fast and athletic enough to get himself open down the field.

#50 – Miami Dolphins – Jace Amaro – TE – Texas Tech

While Seferian-Jenkins is the better athlete, Jace Amaro is the more proven receiver.  He was the most prolific tight end in college football in 2013 and is exactly what the Miami Dolphins need for Ryan Tannehill, which is a big target with soft hands.

#51 – Chicago Bears – Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State

This will come as a surprise to many but then again Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery is notorious for that.  The fact is the Bears have Matt Forte turning 28-years old and coming off a year in which he had over 360 touches.  Chicago needs to think about getting him some help.  Carlos Hyde, for all his fame as a runner, fits the Bears offense thanks to his receiving and pass blocking abilities.

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

Edge rushing was a big reason why the Arizona Cardinals took a leap forward on defense last season.  Jeremiah Attaochu can help keep that going.  An athletic and fiery kid, he not only will make plays but he’ll demand more of teammates.

#53 – Green Bay Packers – Troy Niklas – TE – Notre Dame

Aaron Rodgers runs the show for the Green Bay Packers and that means keeping him armed.  Tight end has fallen off in talent for them, so they seek to brace it up with Troy Niklas, a rising talent from Notre Dame with intriguing upside.

#54 – Philadelphia Eagles – Martavis Bryant – WR – Clemson

Chip Kelly loves size and he loves speed.  So it’s only natural he’d look for both when seeking a replacement for DeSean Jackson.  Martavis Bryant stands a rangy 6’4″ and posted a 4.4/40-yard dash at the combine.  He has a knack for the big play, something the Philadelphia Eagles can take advantage of.

#55 – Cincinnati Bengals – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon State

Replacing Michael Johnson isn’t going to be easy but the Cincinnati Bengals give it a good stab here.  Scott Crichton isn’t a top athlete but he’s strong, big, relentless and well-versed in how to get to the quarterback.

#56 – Dallas Cowboys (from SF) – Lamarcus Joyner – S/CB – Florida State

Playmaking, athleticism and leadership are in short supply for the Dallas Cowboys secondary.  Lamarcus Joyner provided all of that for FloridaState.  The fact he’s just 5’8″ is less a problem and more a footnote.  That is how good he is.

#57 – San Diego Chargers – Keith McGill – CB – Utah

Molded in the Richard Sherman image, Utah corner Keith McGill is a 6’3″ monstrosity with suprising speed and athleticism that allows him to matchup with any receiver.  The San Diego Chargers would love to have him to bolster their 29th ranked pass defense.

#58 – Indianapolis Colts – Terrence Brooks – FS – Florida State

Antoine Bethea was a huge loss for the Indianapolis Colts and they can’t afford to wait too long to replace him in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  So they scoop up Terrence Brooks, a great athlete who has the speed for free safety and the toughness for strong.

#59 – New Orleans Saints – Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt

Size became a serious issue for the New Orleans Saints receivers in the playoffs.  They need more of it.  Jordan Matthews is their kind of guy:  precise, intelligent, strong, soft hands and 6’3″.  His limited speed should be covered up by their creative offense.

#60 – Carolina Panthers – Davante Adams – WR – Fresno State

Receivers are clearly still a priority for the Carolina Panthers and they can’t wait any longer.  Davante Adams isn’t huge but he’s got good size, good speed and some of the best hands in the draft.  He knows how to get open to make the play, which matters most.

#61 – San Francisco 49ers – Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood

Cornerback might get some extra attention on day two from the San Francisco 49ers.  They strike here first by adding small school talent Pierre Desir who has the ideal length, power, and athleticism to play press coverage for their defense.

#62 – Houston Texans (f/NE) – Tre Mason – RB – Auburn  

Trade:  65th (2nd) and 181st (6th) picks to Patriots for 62nd pick

The Texans sense an opportunity and make a deal with the Patriots to jump back into the second round where they grab more help at running back.  Tre Mason dominated for Auburn down the stretch last season and has a highly versatile skill set to utilize in the pros.

#63 – Denver Broncos – Chris Borland – ILB – Wisconsin

Not just talent but leadership and instinct are needs for the Denver Broncos at linebacker.  Chris Borland isn’t quite the top athlete but he makes up for it with elite level intangibles and an ability to overcome his minor shortcomings with intelligence.

#64 – Seattle Seahawks – Stephon Tuitt – DE – Notre Dame

This really isn’t a hard pick for the Seattle Seahawks.  Stephon Tuitt is one of the best defensive linemen on the board and his fall in the second round is their gain.  His size, speed and pass rush ability are something they can take full advantage of.

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  • Nevin Paustian

    I love the packers drafting Troy Niklas. Most complete TE in the draft. Either him or fiedorowicz in a later round would be great. A TE who is a good redzone target and loves to block. I would forward to see Lacy running it to the outside with niklas or fiedorowicz blocking LB’s. Watching CB’s trying to tackle Lacy would be entertaining.

    • Erik Lambert

      It’s really a quality pick that could pay off huge in the long run for them.

    • brian mckendry

      lacy is slow and a decent corner will take him down, overrated lacey, he will have a okay career at best

      • Nevin Paustian

        With rodgers out, defenses stacked 8 in the box for most of the year and lacy had 647 yards rushing after contact. That’s over half of his total rushing yards. LB’s and D-linemen had trouble taking him down. I am not saying that he will run passed a CB, i am saying he will run through a CB. He did it all season while running on an injured ankle for the last third of the season. Next time you decide to troll, bring some actual facts to make your opinion half-way relevant.

      • Phillip

        Maybe you should ask Donte Whitner how easy it is to take Lacy down. A decent corner will take him down, haha, what have you been smoking??? there isn’t a corner in the NFL that would want to see Lacy coming at him 1 on 1.

        • 65yt

          His fantasy numbers were very good last year too. I was very impressed. GB has a successful run game, period. And with Rogers, teams don’t know what to expect.

  • 619chargers4life

    I would hope the chargers snatched up Van Noy with that first pick of the second round . But still I like the way you played the Chargers in this Mock of rounds 1 and 2 . Totally think the Chargers trade out of 25 if they don’t like what they see . And I would be more happy if we traded out even if we did like someone at 25 . Good stuff !

    • Erik Lambert

      Glad to hear it. Everything I did made sense for their situation. They take breather, get an extra pick and attack their needs in the second round, easily taking advantage of a deep class.

  • Chad

    Ok with Joyner, but Borland would have been killer here. Sean Lee is amazing, but can’t stay on the field. With Chris we could solidify the LB corp for this year, and have an insurance policy should Carter not be back next year.

    • Erik Lambert

      I understand your thinking but there is no way Jerry is giving up on Lee now despite what happened last season. Joyner will be a big help to that secondary, especially as the line continues to improve.

  • 3kolu

    Good choice at #40 for the Vikings. Buchanon had a great combine, probably the best of all the safeties. Not to mention a prolific career at Washington State. He’d be a great compliment to Harrison Smith, a day one starter. Then the Vikings can still land a big shutdown corner with one of their third rounders.

    • David Mallow

      completely agree,Buchanon would be an awesome pick at 40. he and Smith would be elite

      • Erik Lambert

        For a second I was thinking in a different direction and then I saw Bucannon available and there was no way I would pass that up if I were Minnesota.

  • BlueBoltFan

    With Kyle Van Noy still on the board, I don’t see the Chargers passing him up at #39. Still, the team has shown interest in Demarcus Lawrence, too.

    Personally, i like Pierre Desir more than McGill given the off man coverage the Chargers run, but if I had to put money on it, I’d say Philip Gaines would be the pick in your draft scenario.

    I still have to say I’m impressed with your understanding of the Chargers needs and realistic scenarios that could play out. I couldn’t do that for any of the other teams in the league. And judging from the comments you seem to be making sense to a lot of people deep into the draft. It’s impressive.

    • Erik Lambert

      Lawrence is a better pass rusher than Van Noy is and McGill has higher upside than Desir in addition to facing better competition.

      Thank you very much for the comment, BBF. It really makes me feel good hearing that sort of thing. Validates the effort I put in.

      • BlueBoltFan

        I’m not entirely sure Lawrence is the better pass rusher. Lawrence has more sacks over the last 2 years(20 to 17) but Van Noy is asked to do more things, which is why he has more tackles for loss, passes defensed, INTs, FRs, and returns for TD.

        I think KVN’s pass rush ability is underrated because of it, much like Clay Matthews when he came out. Paired with Melvin Ingram, that would give the Chargers 2 young OLBs who can both cover, rush the QB, and play multiple front-7 positions, makes for a lot of possibilities on defense.

        Still, I like what you’ve done. I’d be happy with this draft.

  • powderBLUE801

    No way the bolts pass on van noy.

    • Erik Lambert

      Lawrence is higher rated in almost every major draft outlet I’ve seen. More explosive edge rusher, which is what the Bolts need.

      • powderBLUE801

        I still think van noy is a better fit for SD. We could use a guy that fits his mold. Plus I live in utah and have followed van noy really close for four years so yes I’m a big fan I know that has nothing to do with his draft stock but I felt the same with Weddle when I watched him here at utah.

  • Johnny

    Still no Right Tackle for the Dolphins.. Guard and TE.. Both great picks.. Rather have TE ASJ, but you can’t have everything… What day 1 Right Tackle will be available in the 3rd round..
    If so.. 3 starters on day 1.. That’s what you look for.. 3 starters from your first 3 picks..

    • Erik Lambert

      Keep an eye on Jack Mewhort and Antonio Richardson in the next round.

  • Jacob911

    I have the chargers trading up in the 4th to get mcgill

    • Erik Lambert

      With respect, Jacob, that’s your mock, not mine.

  • SDAZT.STEEL66

    Looks like you missed Cam Heyward’s comments about the team needing their D-Linemen to step up in sub-packages this year. What would compel the Steelers to take a two-down nose tackle who brings zero pass-rush and has knee issues before a cornerback, wide receiver, tight end, offensive tackle or even an outside linebacker?

  • paulbip

    Love it but I think it would be safer to do Garoppolo then Montcrief in the 2nd.

    • Erik Lambert

      Perhaps but I felt given their position Moncrief was in danger of going before Garoppolo.

  • Buddy guy

    Very interesting pick for the Bears in the second round, but I like it we could use a running back but something tells me we will go defense

    • Erik Lambert

      You’re probably right but I just felt the value Hyde could bring to the offense, short and long-term was too much to pass up.

  • 3kolu

    Stephon Tuitt falling all the way to #64 because of his sub-par season, weight issues and work habits ending up in Seattle could spell problems for the rest of the league if the Hawks can get him game ready.

    • Erik Lambert

      Agreed.

  • Steve Batchelor

    Erik…While I tend to like and agree with most of your mock work the pick you have here is down right not going to happen…From what I have read about him you don’t really know what you will be getting because he is so raw. 4th round maybe but even then I can’t see it as he doesn’t fit Tedford’s system. With what you have here I would rather see the Bucs select Austin Seferian-Jenkins or Jace Amaro. Jenkins would work better as he is the better blocker. Gonna be a very entertaining draft I think…I am predicting close to 10 trades in the first round alone…

  • Wayne Davis

    I like it … For minn here’s my draft for today with trades&grades didn’t do so great with the grades lol

    Round 1 Pick 24 (CINN): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 8: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 13 (DET): Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 23 (CINN): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 8: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 24 (CINN): Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 32: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 8: David Yankey, OG, Stanford (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 8: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 6 Pick 8: Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama State (A)
    Round 7 Pick 8: Jeremiah George, ILB, Iowa State (C+)

    • jeffrow

      no way that trade happens

      • Wayne Davis

        Which one lol I traded back twice in the first round with two different teams …it was there so I took it just like the players ….just sayin

  • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

    I prefer Rams picking Pierre Desir as he’s the 2nd best press coverage cornerback in this class, and he is a local guy who likes to stay within the state of Missouri. With his height and press coverage specialty, the Rams can move Janoris Jenkins to the slot on nickel packages.