Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field after throwing a touchdown pass to South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (not pictured) against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: 2nd Round Mock Draft With First Round Talent Still Available


With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft now in the books, it’s time to take a look at how the rest of the draft could shake out starting Friday.

There are so many talented players yet available, and it won’t be a shock to see essentially another first round here, granted no one on the board of the caliber of players like Jadeveon Clowney or Sammy Watkins.

Here’s how things could go on Friday evening.

1 (33). Houston Texans — Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

Texans solidify their defensive line with a space eater up front that can free up their elite pass rush duo of Clowney and Watt.

Previous pick: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

2 (34). Washington Redskins — Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

The Redskins get a first round caliber offensive lineman who will immediately start for them this year.

Previous pick: None

3 (35). Cleveland Browns — Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

The Browns pick up a big, speedy receiver with a ton of potential to pair with Josh Gordon and give new QB Johnny Manziel some additional weaponry.

Previous picks: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State; Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

4 (36). Oakland Raiders — Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

The Raiders get a bit of a steal here in the strong-armed Derek Carr. If he is still on the board with this pick, it makes a ton of sense for Oakland to get him in camp.

Previous pick: Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

5 (37). Atlanta Falcons — Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

After addressing their protection of Matt Ryan in the 1st, the Falcons need someone who can put pressure on opposing QBs. This is a great value.

Previous pick: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

6 (38). Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State

The Bucs picked up a twin tower at the WR position in the first by getting Mike Evans, and here they add to their pass rush with Scott Crichton.

Previous pick: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

7 (39). Jacksonville Jaguars — Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

The Jags got their QB, now they need to solidify his protection up front. Center is a huge area of need for Jacksonville so getting arguably the best one in the draft is a smart play here.

Previous pick: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

8 (40). Seattle Seahawks (f/MIN) — Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA

Seattle gets arguably the best guard in the draft here, a guy who can step in and start for them immediately.

Previous pick: None

9 (41). Buffalo Bills — Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

The Bills don’t have a first rounder next year, but they still have one this year. Moses was projected by some in the first round so getting him in the 2nd is a nice value.

Previous pick: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

10 (42). Tennessee Titans — Demarcus Lawrence, DE/LB, Boise State

Moving to a 3-4, the Titans need to add edge rushers. Lawrence received some first round hype.

Previous pick: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

11 (43). New York Giants — Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

The Giants address a need and take advantage of the fall of Timmy Jernigan, who is one of the top players available on day two.

Previous pick: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

12 (44). St. Louis Rams — Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

The Rams fortified the offensive and defensive lines in round one, now they get a bruising RB who can push Zac Stacy for the starting job.

Previous picks: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn; Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

13 (45). Detroit Lions — Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

The Lions went flashy in round one (go figure) and now need to upgrade their defense in a hurry.

Previous pick: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

14 (46). Pittsburgh Steelers — Ra’Shede Hageman, DL, Minnesota

Pittsburgh dips back into the Big Ten pool and gets a high upside defensive lineman with a ton of tools to be a stud in the NFL.

Previous pick: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

15 (47). Dallas Cowboys — Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame 

The Cowboys made a smart pick by getting Zack Martin in round one, but they need help defensively. How about Martin’s former Notre Dame teammate?

16 (48). Baltimore Ravens — Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada

Versatile lineman that could start at either guard or tackle. Nice value here in the 2nd round.

Previous pick: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

17 (49). New York Jets — Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson

Fast-rising CB prospect who would be a great fit for Rex Ryan’s defense.

Previous pick: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

18 (50). Miami Dolphins — Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Questions about his knee aside, Marqise Lee is too good and too dynamic to pass up for the Dolphins here.

Previous pick: JuWuan James, OT, Tennessee

19 (51). Chicago Bears — Da’Quan Jones, DT, Penn State

The Bears got their young CB, now it’s time to fortify the middle of their defensive line.

Previous pick: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

20 (52). Arizona Cardinals — Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State

The Cardinals get a local prospect and a guy who can get after the quarterback here.

Previous pick: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

21 (53). Green Bay Packers — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

After taking Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in round one, the Packers get a similarly nice steal in the 2nd round here and fill a huge void at the TE position.

Previous pick: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

22 (54). Philadelphia Eagles — Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

One of the worst pass defenses in 2013 gets an upgrade here in round two.

Previous pick: Marcus Smith, DE/LB, Louisville

23 (55). Cincinnati Bengals — Marcus Martin, C, USC

The Bengals were rumored to potentially be interested in a center in round one. Now they get one here after waiting it out.

Previous pick: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

24 (56). San Francisco 49ers (f/KC) — Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

The Niners have so many picks, they can afford to take a risk on a player who hasn’t been yet cleared medically. Colvin has 1st round talent.

Previous pick: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

25 (57). San Diego Chargers — Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/LB, Georgia Tech

The Chargers upgrade their pass rush with a raw but talented prospect here.

Previous pick: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

26 (58). New Orleans Saints — Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU

The Saints don’t have a third round pick, so they need to use this selection on a pass rusher or center. Van Noy happens to be one of the best players on the board as well.

Previous pick: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

27 (59). Indianapolis Colts — Terrence Brooks, DB, Florida State

The Colts replace Antoine Bethea with a national champion defensive back that has some versatility.

Previous pick: None

28 (60). Carolina Panthers — Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee

After taking Kelvin Benjamin in the first round, there’s no doubt the Panthers have to look at the offensive line in the 2nd round.

Previous pick: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

29 (61). San Francisco 49ers — Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

San Francisco gets a playmaker at wide receiver who can be a nightmare in the red zone.

30 (62). New England Patriots — Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

The Patriots can now reinvent their 2TE sets with Amaro and Rob Gronkowski.

Previous pick: Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

31 (63). Denver Broncos — Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

The Broncos replace the size of Eric Decker on the outside with another Big Ten receiver.

Previous pick: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

32 (64). Seattle Seahawks — Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

Big, athletic former WR. Sound familiar? The Seahawks are a perfect landing spot for SJB.

Previous pick: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA

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  • David

    I like Tuitt in the 2nd round. I have drafted him many times in the 2nd round in my mock drafts.

  • David A Maupin

    Well he isn’t lasting until the third so the second round it is.