Updated 2014 NFL Draft Mock Picks 33-64: Complete 2nd Round


November 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Ryan Shazier (10) tackles Illinois Fighting Illini running back Donovonn Young (5) after a short gain at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 52-22. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

#33 – Houston Texans – Cyril Richardson – G – Baylor

Having secured their quarterback, the Houston Texans bolster his protection with Cyril Richardson, who will also lend his highly regarded run blocking ability.

#34 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Trent Murphy – DE – Stanford

Gus Bradley is a defensive coach has to think about continuing to build his unit with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Trent Murphy is a savvy, relentless pass rusher with versatility.

#35 – Atlanta Falcons – Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee

Improving the trenches remains a priority for the Atlanta Falcons.  Antonio Richardson is a big, strong and skilled tackle who can keep Matt Ryan clean or open holes on the ground.

#36 – New England Patriots (from MIN) – Ryan Shazier – OLB – Ohio State

How Ryan Shazier fell this far is beyond comprehension, but that is reality and the New England Patriots are very grateful for it.  The hyper athletic linebacker will make tons of plays for them.

#37 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE – Washington

Mike Glennon has secured the starting job.  Now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to give him more weapons.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins would present a big, athletic target at tight end.

#38 – Washington Redskins – Zack Martin – G/T – Notre Dame

Robert Griffin III won’t last long for the Washington Redskins if they don’t protect him better.  Zack Martin is quick, nasty and well-versed in his technique.

#39 – Oakland Raiders – Cedric Ogbueshi – OT – Texas A&M

Though he is a bit raw, the Oakland Raiders can’t ignore the size-athleticism combination that Cedric Ogbueshi brings out of a program notorious for solid offensive linemen.

#40 – Cleveland Browns – Darqueze Dennard – CB – Michigan State

Getting somebody good across from Joe Haden must be a priority for the Cleveland Browns.  Darqueze Dennard is tough, physical and thrives in press coverage.

#41 – New York Giants – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon State

Pass rushers keep coming for the New York Giants.  This time they get the less athletic but unrelenting Scott Crichton who will bring some more energy to the defense.

#42 – Buffalo Bills – Devante Parker – WR – Louisville

The ideal receiver for the Buffalo Bills coaching staff:  big and fast.  Devante Parker stands 6’3″ and shows a knack for making big plays downfield.

#43 – San Diego Chargers – Kyle Van Noy – OLB – BYU

He’s not ideal in terms of a pass rusher but Kyle Van Noy does so many other things well for the San Diego Chargers, including play coverage and get sideline to sideline against the run.

#44 – Miami Dolphins – Kyle Fuller – CB – Virginia Tech

Uncertainty at cornerback compels an early round move by the Miami Dolphins.  Kyle Fuller has good size, plays physical against the run and can go after the ball in coverage.

#45 – New York Jets – Gabe Jackson – G – Mississippi State

Geno Smith needs every opportunity to succeed, including protection.  Gabe Jackson is a mauler on the ground who is difficult to get past in pass protection.  The New York Jets can use him to wall off rushers in order for Smith to stand tall in the pocket.

#46 – St. Louis Rams – LaMarcus Joyner – FS – Florida State

Jeff Fisher never shies away from smaller defensive backs if they can play.  LaMarcus Joyner is a born playmaker, exhibiting the instincts and speed to become a person every quarterback will have to find before snapping the ball.

#47 – Baltimore Ravens – Allen Robinson – WR – Penn State

Needing to replace what Anquan Boldin brought, the Baltimore Ravens give Joe Flacco another big, sure-handed receiver in Allen Robinson from PennState.

#48 – Pittsburgh Steelers – La’El Collins – OT – LSU

Improving the running game and pass protection can both be accomplished by improving the offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  La’El Collins has proven adept at both for LSU.

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

The quarterbacks re-enter the fray.  With Jake Locker no guarantee, the Tennessee Titans give him some competition with the big, strong-armed Zach Mettenberger.

#50 – Green Bay Packers – Christian Jones – ILB – Florida State

Problems continue to haunt the Green Bay Packers at linebacker so they bring in more help.  Christian Jones is a gifted athlete who can provide help in coverage and pursuit.

#51 – Chicago Bears – Aaron Donald – DT – Pitt

Why get one when two is so much better?  The Chicago Bears bolster their defensive tackle position again with the quick, explosive and violent Aaron Donald.

#52 – Dallas Cowboys – Will Sutton – DT – Arizona

Following the lead of Chicago, the Dallas Cowboys attack defensive tackle again too, this time collecting the undersized but disruptive Will Sutton out of Arizona.

#53 – Philadelphia Eagles – Marion Grice – RB – Arizona State

Chip Kelly loves versatile running backs as proven with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Marion Grice is an excellent slashing runner with the dual capability of making plays as a receiver.

#54 – Detroit Lions – Marcus Roberson – CB – Florida

Improving the pass defense is a must if the Detroit Lions ever want to get deep into the playoffs.  Marcus Roberson isn’t a physical marvel but he has good enough size and excels in coverage.

#55 – San Francisco 49ers – Travis Swanson – C – Arkansas

Jonathan Goodwin is getting older and the San Francisco 49ers must maintain their offensive line dominance.  Travis Swanson is the best center in the draft.

#56 – Cincinnati Bengals – Craig Loston – SS – LSU

Safety is still a problem area for the Cincinnati Bengals.  Craig Loston has the size of an ideal safety and exhibits the toughness and ball skills Mike Zimmer would love.

#57 – Arizona Cardinals – Dominique Easley – DT – Florida

Dominique Easley was playing better than any defensive tackle in college football prior to his knee injury.  The Arizona Cardinals take the chance that he will return to that form

#58 – Indianapolis Colts – Paul Richardson – WR – Colorado

Andrew Luck has not been the same since Reggie Wayne got hurt.  The Indianapolis Colts need more receiver.  Paul Richardson is a highly underrated 2014 NFL draft option who has played his best against top competition.

#59 – Carolina Panthers – Kony Ealy – DE – Missouri

Greg Hardy could become a free agent next year and Charles Johnson is entering his 30s.  Kony Ealy exhibits all the size, speed and skills of a classic 4-3 defensive end.

#60 – New England Patriots – Dan McCullers – DT – Tennessee

The injury to Vince Wilfork has woken up the New England Patriots to reality.  They need help in the middle.  Dan McCullers is a mountain of humanity with enough quickness to move laterally and make running impossible.

#61 – San Francisco 49ers (from KC) – Trevor Reilly – DE – Utah

Uncertainty surrounds Aldon Smith and his future with the San Francisco 49ers.  So the team loads up some more pass rush help with Utah standout Trevor Reilly.

#62 – New Orleans Saints – Aaron Murray – QB – Georgia

Drew Brees turns 35 next year.  The New Orleans Saints have to think about a succession plan.  Aaron Murray is a very similar type, overcoming his height problems with accuracy, decision-making, mobility and a fiery competitiveness.

#63 – Denver Broncos – James Hurst – OT – North Carolina

Protecting Peyton Manning has become more difficult for the Denver Broncos thanks to injuries.  James Hurst is a physical specimen who has a chance to become a bookend if he can refine his technique.

#64 – Seattle Seahawks – Aaron Colvin – CB – Oklahoma

Brandon Browner is in trouble, and the Seattle Seahawks might need to replace him.  Aaron Colvin is their type:  big, physical and an ability to play press coverage.