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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