As I mentioned in Round 1, these picks will be affected by veteran Free Agency. Some picks have changed due to projected trades. However, after Round 1, there aren’t any more trade projections as prospects 20-75 are basically equal.
1. Houston Texans
Morgan Moses – OT – Virginia
Houston has to protect Bortles. Drafting Moses gives them a solid starter at RT that can move to LT when needed.
Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State
Roby is a solid cover CB who immediately helps a flawed Washington secondary.
3. Cleveland Browns
Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State
After moving Trent Richardson, Cleveland failed to give the team a lead RB. Hyde is a Buckeye that would get Browns fans something to cheer about.
4. Kansas City Chiefs (from Oakland)
David Yankey – OG – Stanford
Yankey did not perform well at the Combine and has slid on many boards. KC will likely lose both Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah in free agency so Yankey can step in and play immediately.
5. St. Louis Rams
Cyrus Kouandjio – OT – Alabama
Kouandjio did not perform well this season and has several red flags but it’s like Fischer stops his slide here. It wouldn’t be surprising if he fell further though.
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Crichton – DE/OLB – Oregon State
The Bucs and HC Lovie Smith are likely to take the best pass rusher available after taking Robinson in the first round. Crichton offers a versatile lineman that can get after the QB.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Xavier Su’a-Filo – OG – UCLA
Jacksonville recently cut their starting OG. Su’a-Filo provides them with an immediate upgrade at the position.
8. Cleveland Browns (from Minnesota)
Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois
Cleveland missed out on the top 5 QBs in this draft and take the hot name that some scouts believe could turn out to be a solid pro QB.
9. Buffalo Bills
Kyle Van Noy – OLB – BYU
Van Noy is a versatile defender that can make plays. He’s adept at rushing the passer but needs work in coverage.
10. Tennessee Titans
Kyle Fuller – CB – Virginia Tech
Tennesse will need a physical replacement for Verner, who is likely to leave in free agency. Fuller gives them that physical presense.
11. New York Giants
Tre Mason – RB – Auburn
The Giants need an insurance policy for David Wilson. Mason ran well at Auburn and would be a more reliable option.
12. St. Louis Rams
Marcus Roberson – CB – Florida
Roberson gives Fischer another solid CB. Pairing him with Jenkins and the Rams have a secondary to be feared.
13. Detroit Lions
Jimmie Ward – SS – Northern Illinois
Detroit needs a solid cover guy in their secondary. Ward gives them a playmaker who is willing to come up and make a tackle when needed.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
Trent Murphy – DE – Stanford
After Worilids signed his tag, the Steelers will have some tough decisions to make and will likely cut a veteran. Murphy is a hard worker that will fit well in the blue collar Steelers locker room.
15. Dallas Cowboys
Stephon Tuitt – DT/DE – Notre Dame
Dallas needs help all over their defense. Tuitt’s stock has fallen greatly over the past year but he could be a perfect fit in Monte Kiffin’s defense.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Kelvin Benjamin – WR – Florida State
Baltimore greatly missed the size and playmaking of Anquan Bolden last season. Benjamin gives them a lesser version of Bolden.
17. New York Jets
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins – TE – Washington
The Jets just keep adding weapons for Geno Smith. Sefarian-Jenkins offers a promising safety valve for the times Geno panicks and channels his inner Mark Sanchez.
18. Miami Dolphins
Joel Bitonio – OT – Nevada
Miami solidify their issues at the OT spot with Bitonio, a little known but highly regarded player out of Nevada.
19. Chicago Bears
Lamarcus Joyner – CB/FS – Florida State
Joyner is a versatile player and could easily move to FS but also would be an immediate replacement after Charles Tillman leaves via free agency.
20. Arizona Cardinals
Zach Mettenberger – QB – LSU
QBs are always overvalued in the draft. Mettenberger is more likely a 3rd/4th round guy, but Arians likes himself “big” QBs like Mettenberger.
21. Green Bay Packers
Deone Bucannon – SS – Washington State
The Packers needs Safety help. Bucannon is a promising SS and could help with their secondary problems.
22. Philadelphia Eagles
Jeremiah Attaochu – OLB – Georgia Tech
Philadelphia needs to help their secondary as much as possible. One of the ways to do that is to get after the QB with your pass rush, something Attaochu does quite well.
23. Cincinnati Bengals
Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood
Yes, the Bengals took a CB in the 1st, however, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them invest twice in easily their weakest position.
24. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)
Marcus Martin – OC – USC
The 49ers are allowing their former starting OC to test free agency. Martin is one of the top OC in the draft and could come in to compete right away.
25. San Diego Chargers
DaQuan Jones – DT/NT – Penn State
To run the other Pagano’s defense, the Chargers need a legitimate NT. Jones provides just that.
26. New Orleans Saints
Martavis Bryant – WR – Clemson
With the impending franchise tag fight with Jimmy Graham looming, Drew Brees is going to need another big pass catcher to throw to in the red zone.
27. Indianapolis Colts
Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt
Another mock, and Matthews falls to the Colts again due to the extreme depth at the WR position. Matthews is one of the most comlete WRs in this draft. He has prototypical WR size at 6’3″ and 212 lbs, and the largest hands of any WR at the Combine. Matthews can develop into a legitimate WR1 to replace Reggie Wayne. Matthew is a tireless worker, has great hands, and runs great routes. He consistently put up the top receiving numbers in the SEC even with defenses knowing he was Vanderbilt’s only receiving option and with no legitimate QB to throw him the ball. While WR is not the biggest need for the Colts, Matthews is too good a player to pass up at this position.
28. Carolina Panthers
Davante Adams – WR – Fresno State
Steve Smith can’t play forever and Adams gives Cam Newton another WR to chuck the ball downfield to.
29. San Francisco 49ers
Ahmad Dixon – SS – Baylor
San Francisco will likely need a replacement for Dante [W]Hitner, the W is silent. Dixon gives them a quality replacement.
30. New England Patriots
Dominique Easley – DT – Florida
Easley provides the Patriots insurance for Vince Wilfork if he’s unable to make a full recovery. While Easley is not the prototypical NT, he is a big body that can eat up blockers and provide a pass rush up the middle.
31. Denver Broncos
Donte Moncrief – WR – Mississippi
Denver must realize Eric Decker will not likely be with the team next season. Moncrief gives the Broncos a guy who can fill in as the 3rd/4th receiving option in Denver’s pass happy offense.
32. Seattle Seahawks
Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB – Nebraska
Jean-Baptiste fits the mold of what Seattle likes in their CBs. He’s big, physical and not afraid to mix it up. With Brandon Browner leaving in free agency, after suprisingly being reinstated by the NFL, this pick makes sense.