2014 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Super Bowl Edition
Mocking the NFL Draft Following Super Bowl XLVIII
As the NFL season has now come to a close with the Super Bowl Sunday night, it’s time to shift fully into offseason mode. This is unfortunate since there will be no football for the next six months, but it’s also an exciting time for fans of the NFL Draft, as every team now knows exactly where they’re picking in the first round, and those fans can begin obsessing over which players will be available at their pick and which one is the best fit.
No mock draft can be overly realistic until the NFL Scouting Combine skews things in February and free agency begins in March. However, at this point in the offseason, some projections can now be reasonably made as we know who will be coaching every team in 2014, allowing scheme fits to be realistic. In addition, we know which underclassmen have entered their names into the draft pool and have seen every college All-Star game take place, so we have a pretty firm idea of how players’ stock will be based on their on-field performance.
Since it’s nonsensical to try to predict draft-day trades, particularly this early in the process, don’t expect this mock draft to be totally accurate. Things which almost certainly will not actually take place, such as premier tackle prospect Greg Robinson falling to pick 14, occur here, but they’ll likely be remedied by the draft-day trade process.
Without further ado, here is your three-round mock draft following Super Bowl XLVIII.
1. Houston Texans: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Pro Comparison: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
It’s fair to say that Bortles is not the best player or even the best quarterback in this draft class. However, new Texans coach Bill O’Brien needs a big, strong pocket presence at quarterback to run his offense properly, and Bortles is the only player in this draft who can fill that role at an elite level.
Bortles probably will need to stay on the sidelines and continue to work on his skills for at least half a season, which makes the Texans an ideal fit for him since Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum are all still under contract and have starting experience.
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Pro Comparison: Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills
It would seem that with defensive ends Robert Quinn, Chris Long, and William Hayes having combined for 32.5 sacks during the 2013 season, the Rams would have a higher priority need than pass rushing talent with the number two pick. However, the Rams have already plugged most of their holes through the draft and free agency in the past two years.
While many mock drafts have had the Rams upgrading at quarterback, offensive tackle, and wide receiver, Rams general manager Les Snead sounded very comfortable about what the Rams have at those position groups in a January interview on 101 ESPN radio. While he also said he was very happy with the team’s defensive line production, he expressed admiration for the Seattle Seahawks’ immense pass rushing depth. By bringing in a spectacular talent like Clowney, the Rams could build the undisputed best defensive line rotation in the NFL, while also securing an eventual successor for the 28-year-old Long.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Pro Comparison: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
If Bridgewater falls to the Jaguars at pick three, they would be wise to pick him up. After the failure of the Blaine Gabbert experiment, Bridgewater would provide the Jaguars with a much more finished product who is ready to lead their offense right away. Since he’d be playing in a system rather similar to the one he ran at Louisville, Bridgewater would be able to make a quick impact for a Jaguars team that is not that many players removed from being competitive.
4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Pro Comparison: Tyrod Taylor, Baltimore Ravens
It's all beginning to fall together now. Despite having a good amount of young talent on their roster, including Pro Bowlers on each side of the ball and possibly the best young receiver in the league in Josh Gordon, the Browns were rejected again and again by head coaching candidates. Rumors have now circulated that this was because the Browns’ management is insisting that the new head coach build their offense around Johnny Manziel, who obviously is a polarizing figure.
Now that Kyle Shanahan, the facilitator of the Robert Griffin III offense in Washington, is reportedly headed to Cleveland as the new offensive coordinator, it’s all but a given that the Browns will try to take Manziel with the fourth pick. While Manziel’s viability as an NFL passer has yet to be determined, he’ll instantly be a huge asset as a face of the franchise for the Browns, who haven’t really had a big-time national star since re-entering the league in 1999.
5. Oakland Raiders: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Pro Comparison: Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
Conventional wisdom would indicate that Oakland would take a quarterback here, but with Derek Carr and A.J. McCarron as the top quarterbacks available, it’s better for the team to just spend another year evaluating Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin rather than investing in a quarterback who is far from a sure thing.
The Raiders were hurt this year by their failure to secure adequate offensive line talent. Stale veterans Khalif Barnes and Tony Pashos spent much of the year as starters, and when regular left tackle Jared Veldheer returned from injury he struggled. Veldheer is a free agent this offseason, and it is unknown whether he will be re-signed. The team also has young Menelik Watson, but he is still underdeveloped and projects as a right tackle anyway. Therefore, it would be best for them to take Matthews, who will fit their offensive scheme well and can plug a hole at either left or right tackle.
6. Atlanta Falcons: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Pro Comparison: Justin Tuck, New York Giants
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff obviously has a lot of respect for the talent that the Missouri football program develops, as he’s taken safety William Moore and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as well as acquired tight end Chase Coffman. Here he taps into that talent pool again, taking Kony Ealy, who didn’t really emerge production-wise until the second half of 2013 but has all the physical tools to be a dominant pass rusher in the NFL.
With starting ends Osi Umenyiora and Kroy Biermann at ages 32 and 28, respectively, the Falcons need to find a younger pass rusher who can make an impact. While they could elect to do this with a rush linebacker such as Anthony Barr or Khalil Mack, their linebacking group actually performed fairly well in 2013 while the defensive line struggled immensely. With Ealy, they get a player who can rush from the end and tackle positions and can ease the loss of John Abraham, which the team never really recovered from last year.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Pro Comparison: Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Tampa already has a solid receiving corps, but the addition of Watkins would put them over the hump in terms of being one of the league’s top offenses. With his ability to play both on the outside and in the slot, he’ll be a constant weapon who can team with Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams to create an elite group of wide receivers.
8. Minnesota Vikings: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
Pro Comparison: Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants
With all of the Top 10-worthy quarterbacks off the board here, the Vikings get Khalil Mack, who will fill the James Harrison pass rushing linebacker role in Mike Zimmer’s defense. Mack is an intriguing talent who can upgrade a pass rush which was rather pedestrian in 2013.
9. Buffalo Bills: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Pro Comparison: Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
The Bills are in a rather unusual position here of not having any glaring needs. While they may need to replace safety Jairus Byrd if he departs in free agency, they’re pretty well set in every other area; it’s just a matter of continuing to develop their talent. They could stand to improve their pass offense, and taking North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron as a weapon for E.J. Manuel would be a welcome addition.
With the addition of Ebron, the Bills could effectively replace Scott Chandler, who will be 29 years old next season and was ranked as the 53rd-best tight end in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, receiving a negative grade in every major category. While Ebron isn’t much of a blocker, he is a game breaking receiver who could act as one of Manuel’s primary targets.
10. Detroit Lions: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Pro Comparison: Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
The Lions select receiver Mike Evans to shore up their passing game. While last month's ouster of head coach Jim Schwartz conceivably could change their approach, the Lions have shown a definite preference for big targets in recent years, complementing 6-foot-5 Calvin Johnson with players like 6-foot-6 Kris Durham and 6-foot-7 Joseph Fauria. With the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Evans, the Lions add another highly-skilled big receiver to help take some of the load off of Johnson. Their passing game got exposed when Johnson was out of the lineup this year, but with Evans they’d have the ability to spread things around a little bit more.
11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Pro Comparison: Manny Lawson, Buffalo Bills
The Titans are beginning the process of transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Ray Horton, and Anthony Barr would be a great fit for what they’re trying to do right now. He has the potential to be a pass rusher off the edge in a 3-4 look, but he is also very solid in coverage and can move around the field well. The team will probably still utilize some 4-3 looks, so Barr can play as a traditional linebacker in those packages.
12. New York Giants: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Pro Comparison: Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers
The Giants struggled to fill the middle linebacker spot last season, and it would be wise for them to try to get a solid presence at the position next year Mosley is a good fit for New York, as he is a great tackler, extremely athletic, and is solid enough in coverage that he can play either the middle or weakside linebacker positions.
13. St. Louis Rams: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Pro Comparison: Ed Reed, New York Jets
With the multitude of draft picks they’ve been able to acquire over the past couple years following the Robert Griffin III trade, the Rams have been able to fill all the gaping holes in their roster. They’re now in position to make incremental upgrades over capable players, and that’s what they’ll do here by selecting Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. While former undrafted free agent Rodney McLeod filled in capably as the Rams’ free safety in 2013 and progressed as the season went on, Clinton-Dix might be the best free safety to enter the league since Ed Reed and his playmaking ability and all-around durability would be a huge upgrade to the Rams’ defense.
14. Chicago Bears: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Pro Comparison: Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles
The Bears have bigger needs than offensive tackle at this pick, particularly on defense. In reality, someone will probably trade up to get Greg Robinson in the top 10, but if a player as highly-regarded as Robinson is available to them at pick 14, they should jump at the chance to take him, especially considering that their right tackle, Jordan Mills, was rated as the third-worst offensive tackle in the NFL by Pro Football Focus in 2013. Robinson could start off on the right side, where he would likely excel because of his run blocking skills. Once Robinson, who declared as a redshirt sophomore, gains enough experience he could eventually replace left tackle Jermon Bushrod, who will be 30 years old in August.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Pro Comparison: Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
With the Steelers likely to lose receiver Emmanuel Sanders in free agency, they need to find another target for Ben Roethlisberger as they try to build a better passing offense. Beyond Antonio Brown, the Steelers’ receivers currently under contract have a combined eight catches spread among Markus Wheaton and Derek Moye, meaning that they need to replenish their talent at the position. Lee would be a great fit, as he likely would have been considered the top receiver in the draft if not for an injury-riddled 2013 season.
16. Baltimore Ravens: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Pro Comparison: Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
The Ravens have placed huge expectations on Joe Flacco over the past year, first by making him the highest-paid player in NFL history and then proceeding to have him attempt an average of nearly 40 passes per game. If they expect him to be successful, they need to give him better number two and three receivers than Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown. By adding Allen Robinson, the Ravens get a player who can provide the physical presence they lost by trading Anquan Boldin, yet also provide great speed and make plays from the slot.
17. Dallas Cowboys: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Pro Comparison: Kendall Langford, St. Louis Rams
Jason Hatcher is a free agent this offseason, but even if he re-signs, he’s going to be 32 this offseason. The Cowboys need a contingency plan at the 3-technique spot, and Hageman would be a natural replacement. If Hatcher does re-sign, Hageman is also capable of playing the nose tackle position and could help create an intimidating defensive tackle pairing for the next few seasons.
18. New York Jets: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
Pro Comparison: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
The Jets really could use an outside pass rushing presence. It’s a possibility that New York will try to trade up to grab an impact edge rusher like Anthony Barr or Khalil Mack with Calvin Pace a free agent and past his prime anyway.
With both of those players off the board, however, the Jets go for Seferian-Jenkins and give themselves a starting-quality tight end. While he has dropped down draft boards with his lack of production in 2013, I still personally think that “ASJ” is the top tight end in the class, and I can’t believe that he will stay a second-rounder throughout the draft process. I actually struggled to make a pro comparison to him because he’s such a unique player. Seferian-Jenkins is an elite receiver, yet is a better blocker than any of the great pass-catching tight ends in the NFL. If his team can get him involved he has definite game breaking ability.
19. Miami Dolphins: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Pro Comparison: Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans
New Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey has a difficult task on his hands: he wants to build a team with high character, yet must deal with the fact that his locker room is led by shady characters such as Mike Wallace and proud Aaron Hernandez supporter Mike Pouncey. He needs to find someone who is a decent character but won’t get thrown to the wolves like Jonathan Martin was.
Michigan’s Taylor Lewan is the perfect fit for Hickey’s plan. He’s intense on the field and could fill the void left by another Michigan left tackle, Jake Long. While Hickey could potentially be concerned by Lewan recently being investigated for the assault of an Ohio State fan, he was not charged and had no criminal history prior to that incident.
20. Arizona Cardinals: Zack Martin, G/T, Notre Dame
Pro Comparison: T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers
While Arizona has significant needs in terms of their pass rush, they also had the worst offensive tackle (Bradley Sowell) and the sixth-worst guard (Paul Fanaika) in the league during 2013 according to Pro Football Focus. Notre Dame’s Zack Martin would be a huge addition for the Cardinals, as he is capable of playing any position along the line and is a punishing blocker who would do a good job of handling the fearsome defensive lines of the NFC West.
Martin likely would make his presence most felt if the Cardinals plugged him in at guard. However, if they are going to spend their first rounder on him, they may want to at least give him a shot at left tackle, considering his high value along with how bad Sowell was this past season.
21. Green Bay Packers: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Pro Comparison: Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Though Jermichael Finley says that he plans on coming back, it’s doubtful that he will be effective again after suffering a serious neck injury. His production has been a key component of the Packers’ passing offense, and the team doesn't get the same results from his replacement, Andrew Quarless. The Packers’ offense is an ideal scheme fit for Amaro, as his weak blocking skills won’t be badly exposed. Amaro is a very talented receiver, and while I personally am concerned about him being game-planned for and shut down by NFL defenses on a regular basis, his size, speed, and athletic ability make him impossible to pass up here.
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville
Pro Comparison: Dashon Goldson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Eagles were arguably the NFL’s most improved team during 2013, and after beginning the year seemingly in need of multiple upgrades, they now have very few areas of need. Their safeties performed very poorly this year, however, so Pryor would be a huge upgrade to the Eagles’ defense.
Pryor has got to be the hardest hitter in this year’s draft class, and he’ll provide an aggressiveness to the Eagles’ defensive backfield which is not there right now.
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Pro Comparison: Glenn Dorsey, San Francisco 49ers
The above pro comparison will undoubtedly horrify Chiefs fans, but Jernigan likely will have an easier time succeeding in Kansas City’s 3-4 defense because of his elite ability to stop the run. His overpowering strength allows him to get into the backfield with ease, and while he seems to have motivational issues, he’s a highly disruptive force when he’s on.
Jernigan is going to have to play out of position as a 3-4 end, but that’s okay because he was probably going to have to move from nose tackle in the NFL anyway. When Kansas City goes to a sub package with Jernigan and Dontari Poe lined up on the interior with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali at the ends, they can have one of the most intimidating defensive lines in the league.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Pro Comparison: Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins
The Bengals need to address their cornerback situation as their two main corners, Terence Newman and Pacman Jones, are over 30 years old, and former first-rounder Dre Kirkpatrick had a terrible year. TCU’s Jason Verrett is my top-ranked corner for his outstanding coverage ability, and he would help bring relief for a situation which is getting increasingly more dire. Unlike Kirkpatrick, Verrett is outstanding in press coverage -- which the Bengals use frequently -- and despite his smaller frame he would be a great fit.
25. San Diego Chargers: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Pro Comparison: Rashean Mathis, Detroit Lions
As a whole, the Chargers’ cornerback group was arguably the worst in the entire league this season. To help rectify things, I have them taking Justin Gilbert at pick No. 25.
Gilbert fits San Diego’s aggressive 3-4 scheme which calls for bigger corners. He needs to improve in press coverage and as a run defender, but with his size and athleticism he definitely has the potential to be a difference-making corner at the next level.
26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
Pro Comparison: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets
This is a tough spot for the Browns, as their main needs are quarterback, running back, and cornerback, but there’s no one who really fits the bill. Instead, they go for Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, who provides a much-needed interior pass rushing presence up front. If new head coach Mike Pettine utilizes the same hybrid defensive schemes that he did in Buffalo, Tuitt will be a fantastic fit, as he can rush from both the five and three-technique positions. He could end up being a huge steal at this pick, as his stock has fallen following a down year in which he was still feeling the effects of offseason hernia surgery.
27. New Orleans Saints: Trent Murphy, OLB/DE, Stanford
Pro Comparison: Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
While the Saints did much better than expected this year with their transition to a 3-4 defensive scheme, they still could stand to improve their pass rush, particularly if they end up losing outside linebacker Parys Haralson in free agency. To help aid this transition, they would be wise to select the 2013 FBS leader in sacks, Trent Murphy. While he does not have elite athleticism, his size, strength, pass rushing ability and viability in coverage will make Murphy a welcome addition to the New Orleans defense.
28. Carolina Panthers: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Pro Comparison: Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs
The Panthers really need to address their offensive tackle situation. 33-year-old left tackle Jordan Gross is a free agent and considering retirement, while right tackle Byron Bell had a pretty bad year. I’m kind of nervous about projecting Kouandjio here, as I actually have him behind Tennessee’s Antonio Richardson on my board. While Kouandjio could conceivably fall to the second round due to his terrible performance in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, he still has a whole lot of untapped potential and won’t even turn 21 until July. Because of his upside, it will be difficult for the Panthers to resist taking Kouandjio if he’s available to them with this pick. Hopefully for his sake the Panthers can bring back Gross for one more season, which will allow Kouandjio to develop on the right side and then take over at left tackle in 2015.
29. New England Patriots: Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
Pro Comparison: Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots
It’s amazing that Nix is making it this far without being selected, but he falls right into the Patriots’ lap at pick 29. Since Vince Wilfork is 32 years old and coming off a torn achilles, New England probably will not want to rely too heavily on him, especially considering that their defensive tackle pairing of Chris Jones and Joe Vellano ended up being one of the league’s worst. Nix can effectively replace Wilfork while providing a bit more athleticism than Wilfork did even in the prime of his career.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
Pro Comparison: Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
Seeing as their receiving corps were already somewhat depleted in 2013 and they now have Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham and Kassim Osgood heading for free agency, it would be wise for the 49ers to upgrade the area in preparation for 2014. Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews will make a great addition, combining size and quickness with an exceptional football IQ and work ethic. With as much effort as Matthews puts in, San Francisco should be able to feel confident that he won’t underwhelm like their last first round receiver, A.J. Jenkins, did.
31. Denver Broncos: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
Pro Comparison: Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks
The Broncos’ biggest need could end up being at cornerback, but with the team losing in the Super Bowl, they’re more likely than not to get some combination of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Champ Bailey, and Quentin Jammer back next year. With this in mind, Denver should replenish their pass rush and find some protection for the unreliable Von Miller by taking Kyle Van Noy. The great thing about Van Noy is his versatility; if necessary, he can step back and play a traditional 4-3 linebacker spot, but he can line up in Miller’s rush linebacker position as well.
32. Seattle Seahawks: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
Pro Comparison: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Seattle really does not have any significant needs on their Super Bowl champion roster. Since Sidney Rice has been so affected by injuries during his time in Seattle and could be released this offseason, they could stand to upgrade their receiving corps. Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks, who was college football’s most productive receiver during 2013, would be a big addition. Despite his lack of size, Cooks is very physical and is capable of playing on the outside as well as in the slot. He would be able to fill Rice’s role as well as provide protection for injury-prone Percy Harvin.
2.1. Houston Texans: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB/DE, Georgia Tech
2.2. Washington Redskins: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
2.3. Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
2.4. Oakland Raiders: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
2.5. Atlanta Falcons: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
2.6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
2.7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
2.8. Minnesota Vikings: AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
2.9. Buffalo Bills: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
2.10. Tennessee Titans: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
2.11. New York Giants: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
2.12. St. Louis Rams: Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford
2.13. Detroit Lions: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State
2.14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
2.15. Dallas Cowboys: David Yankey, OG, Stanford
2.16. Baltimore Ravens: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
2.17. New York Jets: Dee Ford, OLB/DE, Auburn
2.18. Miami Dolphins: Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
2.19. Chicago Bears: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State
2.20. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
2.21. Green Bay Packers: Demarcus Lawrence, OLB/DE, Boise State
2.22. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
2.23. Cincinnati Bengals: Yawin Smallwood, LB, Connecticut
2.24. San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
2.25. San Diego Chargers: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor
2.26. New Orleans Saints: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
2.27. Indianapolis Colts: Joel Bitonio, G/T, Nevada
2.28. Carolina Panthers: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
2.29. San Francisco 49ers: Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State
2.30. New England Patriots: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
2.31. Denver Broncos: Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
2.32. Seattle Seahawks: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
3.1. Houston Texans: Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
3.2. Washington Redskins: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
3.3. Oakland Raiders: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
3.4. Atlanta Falcons: James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
3.5. New York Jets: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
3.6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
3.7. Cleveland Browns: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
3.8. Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA
3.9. Buffalo Bills: Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
3.10. New York Giants: Billy Turner, T/G, North Dakota State
3.11. St. Louis Rams: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
3.12. Detroit Lions: Jimmie Ward, FS/CB, Northern Illinois
3.13. San Francisco 49ers: Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
3.14. Dallas Cowboys: Jimmy Garappolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
3.15. Baltimore Ravens: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
3.16. New York Jets: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State
3.17. Miami Dolphins: Christian Kirksey, LB, Iowa
3.18. Chicago Bears: Dion Bailey, S, USC
3.19. Cleveland Browns: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
3.20. Arizona Cardinals: George Uko, DT, USC
3.21. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Zumwalt, ILB, UCLA
3.22. Philadelphia Eagles: Craig Loston, SS, LSU
3.23. Kansas City Chiefs: Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
3.24. Cincinnati Bengals: David Fales, QB, San Jose State
3.25. San Diego Chargers: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty
3.26. Indianapolis Colts: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
3.27. New Orleans Saints: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
3.28. Carolina Panthers: Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor
3.29. New England Patriots: Chris Borland, MLB, Wisconsin
3.30. San Francisco 49ers: Lamin Barrow, ILB, LSU
3.31. Denver Broncos: Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State
3.32. Minnesota Vikings: David Fluellen, RB, Toledo