2014 Seven-Round NFL Mock Draft, Round 2

2014 Seven Round NFL Mock Draft, Round 2

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Last year, defensive back Johnathan Cyprien started off round two and was part of a group that produced plenty of big-time players. From Zach Ertz to Giovanni Bernard and Eddie Lacy, plenty of great players were selected in round two. So what will the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft look like?

Here is my prediction for how the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft will play itself out.

33. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

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33. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

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The Texans find their franchise quarterback in the second round by grabbing Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater. The Texans can afford to sit Bridgewater for a little bit as new quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has proved to be a solid quarterback in short spurts.

34. Washington Redskins: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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34. Washington Redskins: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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Despite Bradley Roby's recent off-field issues, he doesn't drop too much here as he gets selected by Washington. The Redskins' secondary was completely outmatched last year, especially against the Philadelphia Eagles. Roby can be a nice long-term replacement for DeAngelo Hall and an upgrade over last year's second-round pick in David Amerson.

35. Cleveland Browns: Lamrcus Joyner, CB/S, Florida State

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35. Cleveland Browns: Lamarcus Joyner, CB/S, Florida State

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The Browns addressed offense with both of their first-round picks, and now would be the time to grab a secondary player who can line up opposite Joe Haden in Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner. Joyner has the ability to play corner as well as safety in exotic looks. Quite simply, Buster Skrine is not a worthy No. 2 corner.

36. Oakland Raiders: Kelvin Benjamin, WR. Florida State

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36. Oakland Raiders: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

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After finding a dominant pass rusher in Khalil Mack, the Raiders now find a weapon for new quarterback Matt Schaub in Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin would be a nice addition for Oakland, especially in the red zone.

37. Atlanta Falcons: Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Boise State

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37. Atlanta Falcons: Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Boise State

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With Atlanta transitioning to a 3-4 scheme under Mike Nolan, the Falcons need a dynamic rush linebacker who can create pressure off the edge, and that player is Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence. With Lawrence projected to be a first-round pick, this not only addresses a need, but is also a great value pick.

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cyrus Kounadjio, OT, Alabama

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38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

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Cyrus Kouandjio has first-round ability, but his knee injury slides him down to the second round. For the Buccaneers, if a player like Kouandjio starts to slip here, he is a no-brainer. If Kouandjio can't hold up on the outside, the worst is that he can be is a guard, which also addresses an area of need.

39. Jakcsonville Jaguars: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

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39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

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With the Jaguars most likely losing Justin Blackmon for the entire season, the Jaguars need a playmaking wide receiver and the best available is Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews. Outside of Cecil Shorts, the Jaguars don't have any impact receivers and if they want to be serious contenders, they will have to score more touchdowns and Matthews will certainly help.

40. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

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40. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

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After finding their next franchise quarterback on offense, the Vikings find the next "quarterback" of their defense in middle linebacker Chris Borland. Borland is a tackling machine who, if teamed with Chad Greenway, would upgrade Minnesota's front seven, thus helping the back end that finished among the worst in the NFL last year.

41. Buffalo Bills: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

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41. Buffalo Bills: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

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After finding an offensive lineman to protect E.J. Manuel, the Bills now find a tight end who can crucial catches across the middle in Texas Tech's Jace Amaro. Amaro, like Eric Eborn, has the ability to split out wide and cause matchup problems for opposing defenses.

42. Tennessee Titans: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

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42. Tennessee Titans: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

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The best running back in this year's class, Ohio State's Carlos Hyde would help the Titans ease the pain of losing Chris Johnson. Hyde's physicality and big-play ability would help take the pressure off of embattled quarterback Jake Locker.

43. New York Giants: Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada

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43. New York Giants: Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada

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Quarterback Eli Manning is coming off major surgery this offseason, and the Giants' offensive line was one of the weakest units in the NFL. A player like Nevada's Joel Bitonio would not only help Eli Manning, but the move would also slide Justin Pugh in at guard, upgrading two positions.

44. St. Louis Rams: Allen Robinson,WR, Penn State

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44. St. Louis Rams: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

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After drafting an offensive tackle and a safety, the Rams now address their receiving corps with one of the most pro-ready prospects in Penn State's Allen Robinson. Robinson has good size, addresses a position of need and has been well-schooled in an NFL offense under former Penn State and current Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien.

45. Detroit Lions: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

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45. Detroit Lions: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

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Perhaps the receiver with the most upside in this year's class, LSU's Jarvis Landry here goes to the Lions. Instead of trying to trade up to select Sammy Watkins as rumored, Landry would be a great compliment to both Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate on the outside.

46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

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46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

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With Ike Taylor getting up there in age and starting to slow, a young player like Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste would be a nice fit in Pittsburgh's defense. With the entire defense starting to get younger, Jean-Baptiste fills a position of need while also being a big corner who could match up well with Josh Gordon and A.J. Green within the division.

47. Dallas Cowboys: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

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47. Dallas Cowboys: Deone Bucannon: S, Washington State

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After finding their defensive tackle in round one, the Cowboys continue to improve their defense with the addition of Washington State's Deone Bucannon. The Cowboys haven't had a legitimate safety since Roy Williams was let go and Bucannon is one of the more underrated players in this year's draft.

48. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

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48. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

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Even after drafting Matt Elam with their first pick last year, the Ravens could use another safety to team with Elam, and the obvious choice here is Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward. Ward is a tremendous safety, both in run support and pass coverage and would fit well in Baltimore at either free or strong safety.

49. New York Jets: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

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49. New York Jets: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

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Outside of Quinton Coples, the New York Jets have zero pass rushers on the outside who can create havoc for opposing defenses. Here, a pick like Georgia Tech's Jeremiah Attaochu would solve this long-standing need. Attaochu is a perfect 3-4 outside linebacker, especially for Rex Ryan's defense.

50. Miami Dolphins: Keith McGill, CB, Utah

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50. Miami Dolphins: Keith McGill, CB, Utah

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Cornerback has to be addressed in the draft for the Miami Dolphins as there is no one on their roster outside of Brent Grimes who can be a difference-maker. In Utah's Keith McGill, the Dolphins would get a big and physical corner who could matchup with great receivers in the division like Eric Decker and Steve Johnson.

51. Chicago Bears: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

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51. Chicago Bears: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

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The Bears released Earl Bennett this offseason, so a slot receiver to compliment Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery is a need. In Fresno State's Davante Adams, the Bears get another weapon for Jay Cutler and a potent offense that also has Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte.

52. Arizona Cardinals: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

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52. Arizona Cardinals: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

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The Cardinals lost Rashard Mendenhall to early retirement this offseason, and another running back to compliment Andre Ellington would help improve Arizona's offense. In LSU's Jeremy Hill, the Cardinals get a hard runner who despite some off-field baggage, is perhaps the most talented running back in this class ahead of Hyde.

53. Green Bay Packers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

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53. Green Bay Packers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

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The Packers chose not to re-sign Jermichael Finley this offseason after his scary neck injury last year, so a playmaking tight end is in play for Green Bay. In Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the Packers get a big body in the middle who can give Aaron Rodgers another target to throw to. He can do the same things that Finley did.

54. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Van Noy, OLB/DE, BYU

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54. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Van Noy, OLB/DE, BYU

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One of the reasons why Philadelphia's defense struggled last year was due to lack of a pass rush. Trent Cole is starting to show signs of slowing down and last year's free agent acquisition Connor Barwin didn't do much last year. Adding BYU's Kyle Van Noy would not only improve their pass rush, but it might be able to make Barwin better.

55. Cincinnati Bengals: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

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55. Cincinnati Bengals: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

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Instead of trying to give Andy Dalton some competition here at quarterback, a receiver to help Dalton would be a much better pick, and the player to do that is Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief. Moncrief is a tall receiver who has excellent speed and can be a good compliment to A.J. Green on the outside and sometimes in the slot.

56. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Smith, DE/OLB, Louisville

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56. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Smith, DE/OLB, Louisville

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With Aldon Smith's legal issues surrounding him, another pass rusher like Louisville's Marcus Smith would be an excellent value pick here for San Francisco. The 49ers have to address this position anyway knowing that Smith will likely get suspended, and Ahmad Brooks is not getting any younger anytime soon. The 49ers get the best player available.

57. San Diego Chargers: Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame

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57. San Diego Chargers: Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame

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After losing Cam Thomas this offseason, the Chargers lack a run-stuffing nose tackle who would fit their 3-4 scheme. In Notre Dame's Louis Nix, the Chargers get the best 3-4 nose tackle in this year's class and another defensive piece who could help stop Peyton Manning and Alex Smith in the AFC West.

58. New Orleans Saints: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

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58. New Orleans Saints: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

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After finding a rushing linebacker earlier, the Saints address their secondary, which was hampered by injuries last season, by selecting Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir. Desir has excellent size and with a future Hall-of-Famer like Champ Bailey tutoring him, Desir could become a fantastic player in New Orleans.

59. Indianapolis Colts: David Yankey, G, Stanford

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59. Indianapolis Colts: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

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Offensive line has been a weakness for the Colts ever since Andrew Luck was drafted in 2012. While tackle is a big need, a guard like Stanford's David Yankey would not only help protect Luck up the middle, but he could breathe some life to the Colts' poor running game.

60. Carolina Panthers: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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60. Carolina Panthers: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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After finding a blocker to protect Cam Newton, the Panthers find a target to throw to in Indiana's Cody Latimer. Latimer has been rising up the draft boards for the past month, and if he were to slide all the way down to 60, this is a steal for Carolina. Carolina lost all three of their top targets from a year ago.

61. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Martin, C, USC

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61. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Martin, C, USC

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Another value pick here for the 49ers is USC center Marcus Martin. While center is not an immediate need, the 49ers did release Jonathan Goodwin this offseason and Daniel Kilgore is an unproven player. Martin could slide in at center if need be and even slide out to guard in certain situations.

62. New England Patriots: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

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62. New England Patriots: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

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If the Patriots want to continue to be a really effective running team, they need more help in the interior of their offensive line and there is no one better at this place than Mississippi State's Gabe Jackson. Jackson gives the Patriots some much-needed youth up front and his toughness is like that of Logan Mankins.

63. Denver Broncos: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State

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63. Denver Broncos: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State

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Despite signing DeMarcus Ware this offseason, the Broncos lost their top two pass rushing defensive ends a year ago and former second-round pick Derek Wolfe was lost injury. A player like Oregon State's Scott Crichton this late would not only be an excellent value pick, but Crichton address a major need as well.

64. Seattle Seahawks: Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

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64. Seattle Seahawks: Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

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The Seahawks' receiving corps still has some question marks going into this offseason. With Golden Tate gone to Detroit and Percy Harvin's injuries a major concern, a receiver like Clemson's Martavis Bryant would be an excellent fit in Seattle. Bryant gives the Seahawks a big receiver on the edge who could help out Russell Wilson, who struggled at times last year, and Bryant gives the Seahawks a viable target in the red zone.


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