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Grades: 2014 NFL Draft Round 2


CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco analyzes each pick from Round 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections.

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

33B-Texans select: Xavier Su'a Filo, OG, UCLA

This is a safe pick for a team that needs line help. He's a mauler and will be a rookie starter. Why not Louis Nix?

34ACowboys select: DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State

Great move by the Cowboys. I had a first-round grade on this kid. They need pass-rush help.

35CBrowns select: Joel Bitonio, OG, Nevada

Why not a receiver here? I know they have guard issues and might want to replace the right tackle, but passing on receivers? I like Bitonio as a player, though.

36BRaiders select: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

They loved this kid all along, and they need a quarterback, so I get it. In the second round, it's a good pick.

37BFalcons select: Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

The Falcons wanted to get bigger on both lines, and they have in this draft. This is a feast or famine pick. He could be a star like Richard Seymour, but the motor is a concern.

38B+Buccaneers select: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

They need a tight end and I love this kid. He is inconsistent, but he has a ton of talent. This is a good, sound, pick.

39B+Jaguars select: Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California

This is a good pick. He had first-round talent. Why he dropped is a mystery. He will be their No. 1 in a year or so. Blake Bortles has to be happy.

40BLions select: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young

The best players are going off the board, and this is one of them. I like this pick much more than their first-round pick. Van Noy will upgrade that speed on defense.

41ARams select: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State

I hate to keep giving out good grades, but this is one of my favorite players in this draft. He will be a special nickel corner. The Rams are killing it.

42B-Eagles select: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

I think there were better options, but Matthews is a good player. He doesn't play as fast as his time, but he will catch a lot of balls in that offense. Trading up with other receivers on the board is a bit of a mystery.

43CGiants select: Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

Why didn't they take a defensive player? Richburg is a good player, but I think they needed defensive help.

44B-Bills select: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

I thought this kid regressed in a big way last season. If he can play like he did in 2012, it's a good pick. That's a big if, but it could be a big hit. The value is here.

45BSeahawks select: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado

He can fly, and will help upgrade their passing game. He isn't big, but he can run. That will be a plus for Russell Wilson.

46B-Steelers select: Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame

Tuitt was a really good player in 2012, but not so good in 2013. So I will grade it like that.

47BRedskins select: Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford

Murphy was on my Better-Than team, so I like him as a player. He is better than I expected when I watched him. But where does he fit with the Redskins?

48B+Ravens select: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

There is great value in getting Jernigan for the Ravens. He had first-round talent, and he can be a good rotation player as a rookie.

49C+Jets select: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

They need weapons for the offense, but why not a receiver? They do have Jeff Cumberland at tight end. I would have taken a receiver, but Amaro will help.

50BChargers select: Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, Georgia Tech

Getting an outside pass rusher is a nice move. They can pair him with Melvin Ingram as edge rushers in passing situations.

51B-Bears select: Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU

This might be a little high for him, but he was a guy who a lot of scouts really liked. They need help there, so it fits.

52CCardinals select: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame

The Cardinals need a blocking tight end and. Bruce Arians loves them, so I get it. But this is kind of high for that.

53BPackers select: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

I like the pick of Adams for a team that lost James Jones. He will be a perfect fit for their offense.

54C+Titans select: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington

They get a replacement for Chris Johnson, and he's a versatile back who can factor in the passing game. But, he is a back.

55C+Bengals select: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

I knew they needed a runner, but again this is too high. But Hue Jackson wants to run it more. That's not a good thing.

56ABroncos select: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

This is a great pick. The Broncos get another weapon. Scary. He can be a big-play weapon in a year or so.

57C+49ers select: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

With Gore aging, I get it. But they seemingly draft a back a year, which is weird.

58B+Saints select: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

I love this big corner and they need help there. The trend is to pick bigger corners and he is at 6-3. Nice pick.

59C+Colts select: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State

I imagine he is being moved to guard, but this is still a little high. He was a bit stiff when I watched him.

60DPanthers select: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

This is a strange pick for a team that has two good edge rushers with so many needs. Dave Gettleman is following the Giants way, but come on.

61BJaguars select: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

I like this pick again by the Jaguars. This is a big receiver to go with Lee. Nice job.

62C-Patriots select: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

This is a weird choice. They have Ryan Mallett and Tom Brady has some good years left. Plus, I think this is high for him.

63C-Dolphins select: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

I guess if you like 4.7 receivers this works. I don't like it. He's reliable, but is that worth a second-round pick? There were better options.

64B-Seahawks select: Justin Britt, OT, Missouri

This is a little high for him, but it does fill a need as a possible right tackle. He is a tough guy in the Seattle mold of players.

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and is the self-anointed star of CBS Sports' show, Eye on Football. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.

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