2014 NFL Draft: Second-round mock draft
After the first 32 picks of the 2014 NFL Draft, expect early runs Friday on blockers, receivers and defensive linemen to provide the headlines in the second round.
33. Houston Texans -- Morgan Moses , OT, Virginia: Should the Texans keep this pick, adding consistency at right tackle could take precedence over a quarterback.
34. Washington Redskins -- Xavier Sua-Filo, G, UCLA : An undersized offensive line was pushed around too often a year ago. Su'a-Filo has the tenacity and physicality to step in and contribute immediately.
35. Cleveland Browns -- Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana: With Josh Gordon one failed test away from a year-long suspension and Greg Little as likely to drop a ball as catch it, the Browns can't afford to let big, talented receivers slip by.
36. Oakland Raiders -- Derek Carr , QB, Fresno State: Like with Khalil Mack in the first round, GM Reggie McKenzie could be rewarded with a pro-ready talent at a premium position falling into his lap.
37. Atlanta Falcons -- Demarcus Lawrence , DE/OLB, Boise State: Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan gets the dynamic edge rusher he needs.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Timmy Jernigan , DT, Florida State*: Lovie Smith loves to rotate his defensive linemen and Jernigan is a first round talent.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Marqise Lee , WR, Southern Cal*: Bortles is going to need weapons and Lee is a dynamic athlete who shouldn't be available this late.
40. Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota Vikings) -- Joel Bitonio, G, Nevada: Bitonio's grit and versatility would make him a welcome addition given the Seahawks' losses up front in free agency.
41. Buffalo Bills -- Kyle Van Noy , OLB, BYU: Like Kiko Alonso , Van Noy is athletic, instinctive and versatile.
42. Tennessee Titans -- Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame*: The Titans' switch to the 3-4 likely means a focus on front seven defenders in the draft. Nix carries some red flags but would be a nice schematic match.
43. New York Giants -- Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: Few gamble on athletic defensive linemen like Jerry Reese and Hageman offers first round traits.
44. St. Louis Rams -- Carlos Hyde , RB, Ohio State: The Rams add to their overall physicality with the most bullish runner in the draft.
45. Detroit Lions -- Kony Ealy , DE, Missouri: Relying on physical mismatches among pass-catchers and pass-rushers isn't a bad strategy in today's NFL.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Allen Robinson , WR, Penn State*: Big Ben gets his big target with a popular and polished local product.
47. Dallas Cowboys -- Scott Crichton , DE, Oregon State*: After swinging for the fences with their first pick, the Cowboys add a blue-collar pass rusher to help their beleaguered defense.
48. Baltimore Ravens -- Cyrus Kounadjio, OT, Alabama*: Ozzie Newsome love his alma mater and may see Kouandjio as an ideal replacement for Michael Oher at right tackle.
49. New York Jets -- Jace Amaro , TE, Texas Tech: A playmaking receiver might be the preference for Jets' fans but offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg's scheme might prioritize a seam threat instead.
50. Miami Dolphins -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins , TE, Washington*: The Dolphins still need blockers and weapons for Ryan Tannehill . Seferian-Jenkins offers both.
51. Chicago Bears -- Marcus Roberson , CB, Florida*: Roberson lacks the speed scouts would prefer but he's physical, fluid and competitive.
52. Arizona Cardinals -- Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina*: Ellington's agility, toughness and natural hands could make him an ideal slot receiver to complement Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd .
53. Green Bay Packers -- Stephon Tuitt , DE, Notre Dame*: An inconsistent junior season has Tuitt's stock slipping but his length and physicality make him an intriguing five-technique candidate.
54. Philadelphia Eagles -- Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State*: Chip Kelly loves playmaking receivers and no one was more productive in 2013 than Adams.
55. Cincinnati Bengals -- Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State: The Bengals are talented enough up front to adjust after the release of Kyle Cook but could see Richburg as an ideal replacement.
56. San Francisco 49ers -- Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice: Few gamble on athletes like Baalke and Gaines is both fast and physical.
57. San Diego Chargers -- Jeremiah Attaochu , OLB, Georgia Tech: The Chargers need to bolster their exterior pass rush and Attaochu is well-versed in the 3-4.
58. New Orleans Saints -- Marcus Martin, C, Southern Cal: With veteran Brian de la Puente signing with the Chicago Bears, the highly physical, aggressive Martin could be counted on to start as a rookie.
59. Indianapolis Colts -- Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State: The Colts might see the athletic and instinctive Brooks as a cheaper version of free agent defection Antoine Bethea .
60. Carolina Panthers -- Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska: The Panthers gambled on length and athleticism in receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the first round and could see similar upside with Jean-Baptiste.
61. San Francisco 49ers -- Donte Moncrief , WR, Mississippi*: The 49ers need a deep threat to capitalize on Colin Kaepernick big arm and could see Moncrief as the perfect candidate.
62. New England Patriots -- Jimmy Garoppolo , QB, Eastern Illinois: Tom Brady isn't getting any younger and Garoppolo's quick decisions and release make him an ideal protégé.
63. Denver Broncos -- Gabe Jackson , G, Mississippi State: Protecting Peyton Manning should be a top priority and Jackson would be a steal at this point in the draft.
64. Seattle Seahawks -- Jordan Matthews , WR, Vanderbilt: A polished route-runner with excellent hands, Matthews would provide depth at a position in which the Seahawks have more questions than answers.
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