2014 NFL Draft: Recapping the End of the 3rd Round


Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (86) carries up the field on a reception against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s how it all went down at the end of the second round, including instant reactions to some surprising selections.

#90 – Indianapolis Colts – Donte Moncrief, WR, Miss

I love this pick. Andrew Luck needs a few more weapons, and this is a pick that could have been made a whole lot earlier than this. With Reggie Wayne back, I expect the Colts receiving corps to be very productive in the 2014 season.

#91 – Arizona Cardinals – John Brown, WR, Pitt St.

Speed kills, and the Cardinals clearly want someone to sprint down the field for Carson Palmer. I like Brown as one of the biggest sleepers in this draft, and think this was a great selection.

#92 – Carolina Panthers – Trai Turner, OG, LSU

I like Turner’s skills, but I’m surprised with this pick. The Panthers want their playmakers healthy, and Turner can contribute immediately.

#93 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Brandon Linder, OG, Miami

I’m shocked with this pick. I think there were too many better guards available here. Linder is a very average option that was drafted way too high here.

#94 – Cleveland Browns – Terrence West, RB, Towson

West went way too high here. I understand he tore up his conference, but he didn’t play elite defenses. This might work, but I doubt it. I see bust written all over this selection.

#95 – Denver Broncos – Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan

Schofield can play anywhere on the offensive line, so I like this pick for Denver. It might be a bit high, but the Broncos clearly wanted to bolster their offensive line.

#96 – Minnesota Vikings – Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern

This guy is a playmaker. He can play anywhere, as Mike Mayock mentioned on NFL Network’s broadcast. This was a great selection here.

#97 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Dri Archer, RB/WR, Kent State

Archer is speed in a nutshell. The Steelers are going to get a ton of big plays with this selection.

#98 – Green Bay Packers – Richard Rodgers, TE, California

I don’t love this pick. I think it’s a major reach and I can’t imagine he is productive right away.

#99 – Baltimore Ravens – Crockett Gilmore, TE, CSU

I don’t understand this pick at all. With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels on the roster, I can’t see why the Ravens went here.

#100 – San Francisco 49ers – Brandon Thomas, G, Clemson