Last night’s first round was filled with all kinds of surprises that ruined most of the expert’s mock drafts. Expect tonight to be no different, it is quite obvious that teams have vastly different draft boards than most everyone else does. Expect lots and lots of trades, especially in the upper half of the second round. I will not be predicting any trades, but they will happen for sure.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Jacksonville gets a player that they had been rumored to consider at #2. I am not the biggest Geno fan, but at this point in the draft, this is good value based on his upside, he could immediately challenge Blaine Gabbert for the starting job for the Jaguars.
34. San Fransisco 49ers – Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
The 49ers lost Delanie Walker in the offseason, and Jim Harbaugh loves to run a 2 TE offense. Ertz is a perfect fit to step in right away and compliment Vernon Davis, as he already knows Harbaugh’s system.
35. Philadelphia Eagles – Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama
The Eagles did sign Isaac Sopoaga from the 49ers this offseason, but they still need more depth at NT. Williams is a perfect fit, and can step in year 2 or 3 as a starter.
36. Detroit Lions – Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Hunter is my #1 WR in this year’s class, and he would be a great fit across from Calvin Johnson with Ryan Broyles in the slot.
37. Cincinnati Bengals – Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
The Bengals did sign James Harrison, but there are no guarantees he will be the same player and he is in his mid-30’s as well. Carradine would be a nice fit to rotate with Harrison for now and could be a full time starter by at least year 2.
38. Arizona Cardinals – Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M
The Cardinals need a pass rusher, and Moore is the perfect fit to step in right away and be an excellent rusher.
39. New York Jets – Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
The first big shock of the second round, Michael has been rumored to be favorite by the Jets coaching staff, and fits that run game philosophy that Rex Ryan loves so much.
40. Tennessee Titans – Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
Michael Griffin had a really down year last year and has no one of note playing enxt to him. Cyprien will provide some needed depth to the Titan’s secondary.
41. Buffalo Bills – Keenan Allen, WR, California
The Bills grab a #2 receiver for their new #1 Quarterback. Allen would have been a first round pick if he didn’t have the failed drug test at the Combine; he is a great value here in round two.
42. Oakland Raiders – Matt Barkely, QB, USC
The Raiders reportedly like Barkley a lot, and he could be the selection if he is still available at this juncture. He would be able to learn a year under Matt Flynn.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
The Buccaneers need someone to help stop the run next to Gerald McCoy, and Jenkins fits the bill perfectly.
44. Carolina Panthers – Robert Woods, WR, USC
Steve Smith isn’t getting any younger, and the Panthers have virtually no one behind him. Woods will be a nice compliment for now, and a good replacement later.
45. San Diego Chargers -Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
The Chargers did draft D.J. Fluker in the first round, but multiple additions are needed across the Chargers offensive line.
46. Buffalo Bills – Manti Teo, ILB, Notre Dame
Finally, a landing spot for Mr. Teo. The Bills need an ILB, and Manti Teo provides a good value in the middle second round.
47. Dallas Cowboys – DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
The Cowboys need a safety, and DJ Swearinger has been flying up people’s draft boards.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers – Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
The Steelers need another WR, and Patton was considered by some to be a first round talent.
49. New York Giants – Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
This might be a huge steal for the Giants. Brown is one of the top players in this year’s draft. He is a great value in the middle of round two.
50. Chicago Bears – Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
The Bears are reported to want to run a 2-TE offense, and Escobar would be a nice compliment to the recently signed Martellus Bennett.
51. Washington Redskins – Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
The Redskins need a CB badly, and at one point Banks was thought to go as high a #13 to the Buccaneers.
52. New England Patriots – Da’Rick Rodgers, WR, Tennessee Tech
This is a total Bellichick move. Rodgers is considered by most a 3rd round talent, but the Patriots reportedly really like him.
53. Cincinnati Bengals – Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
Watson is a high upside player who could most likely come in and start day one at RT for the Bengals.
54. Miami Dolphins – Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
This pick will likely be traded for Brandon Albert, but if it isn’t there aren’t any OT’s worth taking in this mock. Ryan would be a nice replacement for the departed Sean Smith.
55. Green Bay Packers – Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Packers reportedly really like Lacey, and were considering taking him with their first round pick. They get lucky and still get a chance at him in round two.
56. Seattle Seahawks – Kwaan Short, DT, Purdue
Short is a guy who is widely debated by most draft experts, some have him as a first round talent while others have him as a third round talent. Either way, Seattle gets a nice pick here.
57. Houston Texans – Johnathan Hankins, NT, Ohio State
The Texans have needed a Nose Tackle for quite some time, and Hankins is a steal in the late second round.
58. Denver Broncos – Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
Franklin is a perfect fit to step in right away and produce for the Broncos. Peyton Manning will be very happy to have him in his backfield.
59. New England Patriots – Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
Taylor is another player the Patriots are reported to really like, and he may have been their first round pick had they not traded it.
60. Atlanta Falcons – Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
The Falcons have a desperate need for a pass rusher, and Okafor is a nice fit in the Falcons scheme.
61. San Francisco 49ers – Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
Margus Hunt is a very intriguing player in this year’s draft. He will make an immediate impact on special teams, and could be the eventual replacement for Justin Smith.
62. Baltimore Ravens – Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
Minter is a perfect fit to step in and take over Ray Lewis’s spot. He could be a steal at this point in the draft.
63. Kansas City Chiefs – Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
64. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Uconn
65. Detroit Lions – Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
66. Oakland Raiders – Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee
67. Philadelphia Eagles – Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
68. Cleveland Browns – Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
69. Arizona Cardinals – Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
70. Tennessee Titans – Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
71. St. Louis Rams – Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
72. New York Jets – Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
74. Dallas Cowboys – Sio Moore, OLB, Uconn
75. New Orleans Saints – Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon
76. San Diego Chargers – Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
77. Miami Dolphins – Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine Bluff
78. Buffalo Bills – Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
79. Pittsburgh Steelers – BW Webb, CB, William & Mary
80. Dallas Cowboys – Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
81. New York Giants – Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
82. Miami Dolphins – Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
83. New England Patriots – Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina
84. Cincinnati Bengals – Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
85. Washington Redskins – David Amerson, CB/S, North Carolina State
86. Indianapolis Colts – Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
87. Seattle Seahawks – Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
88. Green Bay Packers – Robert Alford, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
89. Houston Texans – Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
90. Denver Broncos – Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
91. New England Patriots – Cory Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn
92. St. Louis Rams – Brian Winters, OG, Kent State
93. San Francisco 49ers – Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
94. Baltimore Ravens – Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida
95. Houston Texans – Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State