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      2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 2nd Round FrenzyBy Erik Lambert - Apr 6th, 2014 at 12:23 pm  second_zpsad7c545a.jpgDec 7, 2013; Fresno, CA Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks towards the crowd after the Bulldogs defeated the Utah State Aggies 24-17 at Bulldog Stadium. Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsThe latest 2014 NFL mock draft continues into the second round as the trades keep flying and teams make some bold moves. The Bucs selection in the 1st round#7 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mike Evans – WR – Texas A&M Trading Mike Williams almost certainly put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the market for a receiver.  Mike Evans should be there at #7 and will give Josh McCown two explosive 6’5? targets along with Vincent Jackson.Second Round #33 – Houston Texans – Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois Most would agree if the Texans don’t go quarterback in round one, they will in round two.  Jimmy Garoppolo is a major sleeper.  He can throw the ball with zip and accuracy and displays the size and mobility required of starters in the pros. #34 – Washington Redskins – Jimmie Ward – SS – Northern Illinois Jason Hatcher and Brian Orakpo should rev up the pass rush, so Washington should make a point to add a playmaker on the back end of the defense.  Jimmie Ward may be short but he’s got great range, instincts and tenacity. #35 – Cleveland Browns – Xavier Su’a Filo – OG – UCLA Johnny Manziel will have plenty of weapons in Cleveland but he still needs protection.  The interior needs the most work for the Browns, so they add the powerful and polished Xavier Su’a-Filo. #36 – Jacksonville Jaguars (f/OAK) – Odell Beckham Jr. – WR – LSU Trade:  39th, 159th (5th) and 222nd (7th) picks to Raiders for 36th pick Teddy Bridgewater is the man now and Jacksonville knows his success runs through how well they arm him.  Moving up to grab a steal like Odell Beckham Jr. early in the second round is a great place to start. #37 – St. Louis Rams (from ATL) – Martavis Bryant – WR – Clemson Tavon Austin has a solid future as a slot receiver but St. Louis still needs a dynamic threat on the outside.  Martavis Bryant not only boasts the size at 6’4? but also outstanding sub-4.4/40 speed. second2_zps14267f84.jpg#38 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gabe Jackson – OG – Mississippi State Lovie Smith will have learned from his time in Chicago that the offensive line is absolutely crucial to not just offensive success but team success.  Putting powerhouse Gabe Jackson up front follows that credo perfectly. #39 – Oakland Raiders (f/JAX) – Derek Carr – QB – Fresno State A savvy move by Reggie McKenzie not only lands the Raiders some extra picks but also one of the most talented quarterbacks in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  Derek Carr has an outstanding arm, mobility, height and intangibles.  He’ll have a chance to learn behind Matt Schaub. #40 – Minnesota Vikings – Ryan Shazier – OLB – Ohio State Mike Zimmer loves athletic linebackers and none fill that definition better than Ryan Shazier.  A classic vacuum tackler with outstanding speed, Shazier will cover a lot of ground and make a lot of plays for Minnesota. #41 – Buffalo Bills – Jace Amaro – TE – Texas Tech They shied away from Ebron in the first but the Buffalo Bills luck out on the tight end front in the second.  Jace Amaro is a proven pass catcher with great size, soft hands and underrated speed to get down the field. #42 – New York Jets (f/ TEN) – Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss Trade:  49th and 115th (4th) picks to Titans for 42nd pick The aggressive mentality continues for the New York Jets.  After nabbing a cover corner in the first, they jump up again, this time to grab a go-to receiver for Geno Smith.  Donte Moncrief is surprisingly overlooked considering his size (6’3?) and excellent speed and leaping ability. #43 – New York Giants – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE – Washington Eli Manning has been at his best when he has a tight end he can depend on.  New York hasn’t found one yet, so they grab him in the second round.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a major dual threat, able to block with his big, powerful frame but retaining the speed and hands to go get the football. #44 – Chicago Bears (f/STL) – Stephon Tuitt – DT – Notre Dame Trade:  51st and 154th (5th) and 6th in ’15 to Rams for 44th pick Phil Emery has shown in the past he’s not afraid to go get a player he thinks is worth it.  Stephon Tuitt certainly qualifies.  The Notre Dame defensive lineman it big, strong, fast, dynamic and above all versatile enough to play almost any position. #45 – Detroit Lions – Cyrus Kouandjio – OT – Alabama The interior blocking was solid for Detroit last year but their tackles remain a work in progress.  Cyrus Kouandjio was a first round lock not too long ago.  His huge size and strength coupled with ideal length makes him a long-term gem. #46 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Daniel McCullers – DT – Tennessee This might be a tad early but make no mistake.  Daniel McCullers is the second best nose tackle in this 2014 NFL mock draft.  He has the ideal size and strength coupled with surprising quickness that the Steelers will embrace. #47 – Dallas Cowboys – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon Rebuilding up front on defense continues for Dallas.  After getting a quality interior player in Jernigan first, they add an underrated and needed pass rusher at defensive end in Scott Crichton.  Very strong, big and relentless.  He’ll be a tone-setter for the Cowboys. #48 – Baltimore Ravens – Morgan Moses – OT – Virginia Left tackle is settled with Eugene Monroe but Baltimore has a hole to fill on the right side now.  Morgan Moses played on the left in college but he has the size, power and athleticism to make the shift successfully. #49 – Tennessee Titans (f/NYJ) – Bishop Sankey – RB – Washington The Chris Johnson era is over and the Tennessee Titans are quick to find a replacement.  Bishop Sankey is a highly versatile runner who can handle heavy carry loads but also receiver out of the backfield and is deceptively good in pass protection. #50 – Miami Dolphins – Kyle Van Noy – OLB – BYU Talk about a value pick.  Getting some youth at outside linebacker could really help the Miami Dolphins.  Dion Jordan remains a mystery but Kyle Van Noy will bring more speed, instinct and playmaking potential. #51 – St. Louis Rams (f/CHI) – Deone Bucannon – SS – Washington State Watching Kam Chancellor dominate the Super Bowl certainly will draw some people to Washington State safety Deone Bucannon.  He too is big, tough, a fierce hitter but also surprisingly good at creating turnovers in coverage. #52 – Arizona Cardinals – Jeremiah Attaochu – OLB – Georgia Tech Getting an edge rusher is the only hurdle left to clear for the Cardinals defense.  They accomplish that mission here.  Jeremiah Attaochu is a fireplug, bringing high energy and athletic skill to the outside linebacker position. #53 – Green Bay Packers – Terrence Brooks – FS – Florida State Safety remains a sore spot for Green Bay especially in coverage.  Terrence Brooks is a tad undersized but his range and instincts show up frequently on tape.  He can man center field for the Packers. #54 – Philadelphia Eagles – Demarcus Lawrence – DE – Boise State Loads of pass rush potential have caused Boise State product Demarcus Lawrence to rise up boards.  He’s known best for his ability to get after the quarterback but he still has the fluidity and athletic skill to drop in coverage as a linebacker. #55 – Cincinnati Bengals – Lamarcus Joyner – CB – Florida State Somebody is going to take a chance on Lamarcus Joyner.  He made too many plays for Florida State  to be ignored.  The Bengals can afford that risk since they don’t require huge defensive backs to function.  Joyner can step in and play a variety of positions for them. #56 – San Francisco 49ers (from KC) – Ed Stinson – DE – Alabama Having a wealth of picks and a strong roster afford the 49ers to take unusual gambles.  Ed Stinson is certainly one, but don’t short change this kid.  He is a guy who does the dirty work.  He’s long, powerful and can play anywhere up front in the 49ers 3-4 scheme. #57 – San Diego Chargers – Davante Adams – WR – Fresno State Keenan Allen could use somebody to take the heat off him for Philip Rivers.  Davante Adams is a perfect #2 receiver.  He’s not blazing but he has decent speed, good quickness and long arms to go get the football and soft hands to make the tough catches. #58 – Indianapolis Colts – Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt Reggie Wayne is in the twilight of his career.  Indianapolis has T.Y. Hilton in place but the team needs a young possession receiver to compliment him.  Jordan Matthews has the height but also the solid hands and strength to handle that role. #59 – New Orleans Saints – Pierre Desir – CB – Lindenwood If the only excuse for why a player shouldn’t be taken early is because he’s from a small school, it’s a weak excuse.  Pierre Desir looks like an NFL corner and the New Orleans Saints need one with his man coverage ability. #60 – Carolina Panthers – Ja’Wuan James – OT – Tennessee Receiver and offensive tackle are clear needs for Carolina.  Having gotten the former in the first, they look to replace Jordan Gross here.  Ja’Wuan James is not only big and strong but he’s surprisingly nimble as well.  Scouts see him having a serious future at left tackle. #61 – San Francisco 49ers – Paul Richardson – WR – Colorado They got their size guy in the first round.  Now the 49ers look to add a dose of speed to their offense.  Paul Richardson may be a tad thinner than preferred but the kid can absolutely fly and knows how to get himself open. #62 – New England Patriots – Kareem Martin – DE – North Carolina Consistency is often the main problem referenced with Kareem Martin.  Nobody questions his physical talent which is exceptional.  If anybody can smooth out of the rough edges of his game, it’s Bill Belichick. #63 – Denver Broncos – Carlos Hyde – RB – Ohio State Running back isn’t high on the priority list but then again a Carlos Hyde doesn’t always fall into ones lap.  Denver saw what a player like Hyde can do when Marshawn Lynch helped Seattle win the Super Bowl.  Peyton Manning will loving having this hammer in the backfield. #64 – Seattle Seahawks – Troy Niklas – TE – Notre Dame Re-signing Zach Miller was good for depth but the Seahawks still lack a difference-maker at tight end.  Troy Niklas is still a little raw but his physical potential as a pass catcher and blocker make him an easy selection to end the second round.http://nflmocks.com/2014/04/06/2014-nfl-mock-draft-update-2nd-round-frenzy/

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      Evans and Jackson would be a nice start for sure. I would  be shocked if they passed on Carr in the second, personally

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      With a draft this deep in WRs taking Evans that high is questionable.  Even more questionable would be Houston passing over Carr for Garropolo.  From all I’ve read, Carr is regarded as the the more advanced prospect.

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      It is a deep receiver draft but Watkins and Evans are elite and head and shoulders above the rest.  We desperately need playmakers on offense and he is a deep threat, touchdown machine.  Pairing him with Jackson would improve our offense instantly for the better…therefore making it worth it.

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      It is a deep receiver draft but Watkins and Evans are elite and head and shoulders above the rest.  We desperately need playmakers on offense and he is a deep threat, touchdown machine.  Pairing him with Jackson would improve our offense instantly for the better...therefore making it worth it.

      Exactly. It's a pretty dumb philosophy to pass on a great player simply because you think there may be lots of guys decent but not as good available later.

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      It is a deep receiver draft but Watkins and Evans are elite and head and shoulders above the rest.  We desperately need playmakers on offense and he is a deep threat, touchdown machine.  Pairing him with Jackson would improve our offense instantly for the better...therefore making it worth it.

      I get where you are coming from, but I would rather go DL or OL.  When you look at this year’s Super Bowl, the team with the better QB, WRs, offense, got dominated by the team with the better defense and strong running game. 

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      It’s true about the O-line and D-line , but you don’t draft guards in the top 10 , and we are set at O-tackle . As for D-line , we could use more pass rushers in the rotation but there are none that really fit our system that grade out as top 10 guys besides Clowney , and he'll be long gone.Evans is our best option in round 1 . The best guards in the draft will be available at the top of round 2 . Why not give the O-line a boost then ?

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      It's true about the O-line and D-line , but you don't draft guards in the top 10 , and we are set at O-tackle . As for D-line , we could use more pass rushers in the rotation but there are none that really fit our system that grade out as top 10 guys besides Clowney , and he'll be long gone.Evans is our best option in round 1 . The best guards in the draft will be available at the top of round 2 . Why not give the O-line a boost then ?

      Evans looks to be a good player….but I would rather have Donald from Pitt.  I know the argument that the Bucs already have GMC, but I would love to see them lined up beside each other or have Donald play LDE.  He played DE 2 years ago and had almost identical numbers to what he had last year.  But, I understand why you would want Evans.  As far as OL, other than Robinson or Matthews, I would not be for drafting one in round one….so we agree about that position.

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      Only way I’m taking a d-tackle top 10 is if he is playing 3-technique . That’s just me . But I know a lot on here are high on Donald.

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      Only way I'm taking a d-tackle top 10 is if he is playing 3-technique . That's just me . But I know a lot on here are high on Donald.

      Im very high on Donald the player, just not sure where exactly he would fit here.  That being said, if we took him then Im guessing lovie has a plan...and I would get behind it.

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      Only way I'm taking a d-tackle top 10 is if he is playing 3-technique . That's just me . But I know a lot on here are high on Donald.

      Count me in that group.  Watching his highlight video and what he showed at the Sr Bowl, he looks an awful lot like Sapp did coming out of the U.  And i still have good memories of Sapp and Booger lined up next to each other during the 02 Super Bowl season.

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      I wouldn’t be super-upset if the team were to go for Donald, but I think there’s a perfectly reasonable argument to make that Evans is potentially elite as well and that Donald just isn’t a great fit for the team right now.

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      I prefer Joel Bitonio in the 2nd round but I agree with the positions

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      I think we went a lot of Defense. In FA. So I see us going offense skill player or Line. I don’t think we pass on Jenkins the Te in the 2nd. The offense. Would be greatly improved with those two players

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      I don’t the ASJ, Beckam Jr, or Shazier get to the 2nd. If any of them did, they are must picks IMO.

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      i don’t see us passing on ASJ in the 2nd. imagine ASJ and Evans as our first 2 picks would be ridiculous

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      I don’t believe much of what I read or hear but everything that I see.L&L have set us up to go for BPA folks If our dream guy is there, we grab him, if not, move out of the pick.

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      Even if ASJ is there in round 2 we need a Guard in the worst way… and there will be good ones there. If we’re going to have a strong running game, which we all know Lovie covets, we’ll need to bolster the middle of our line. We currently have both tackle spots and center figured out but we’re sandwiching our new C with two huge question marks at Guard. I’m certainly hoping that Nicks will be back but we can’t leave that up to chance. Even if Nicks is back we’re in bad shape at RG.

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      Even if ASJ is there in round 2 we need a Guard in the worst way... and there will be good ones there. If we're going to have a strong running game, which we all know Lovie covets, we'll need to bolster the middle of our line. We currently have both tackle spots and center figured out but we're sandwiching our new C with two huge question marks at Guard. I'm certainly hoping that Nicks will be back but we can't leave that up to chance. Even if Nicks is back we're in bad shape at RG.

      Agreed if we do go WR R1 I'd much prefer to grab a guard we like in R2. Wright and Myers should be solid at TE and if Nicks can't go we are really screwed at Guard.

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      unfortunately I think it is going to have to be a guard…. would LOVE ASJ

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      i don't see us passing on ASJ in the 2nd. imagine ASJ and Evans as our first 2 picks would be ridiculous

      I'd do backflips.

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      It would certainly be exciting, but I’m perfectly fine with Wright and Myers at TE. If we ignore Guard in the first 3 rounds then I can’t imagine Dougie being too excited about running up the middle.

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      It would certainly be exciting, but I'm perfectly fine with Wright and Myers at TE. If we ignore Guard in the first 3 rounds then I can't imagine Dougie being too excited about running up the middle.

      Take one in the 3rd.

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      I don't believe much of what I read or hear but everything that I see.L&L have set us up to go for BPA folks If our dream guy is there, we grab him, if not, move out of the pick.

      If only it was that easy.

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