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Charlie Campbell's 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round Two

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  1. Houston Texans: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
    If the Texans are forced to reach for a quarterback, it makes sense that they do it at pick No. 33. That way if the pick doesn't work out, at least they have Jadeveon Clowney to show for their 2014 NFL Draft and didn't blow the first-overall pick on a bust signal-caller. From reading the tea leaves and asking around the league, I believe Houston prefers Garoppolo over Zach Metternberger or A.J. McCarron.

    Garoppolo performed well at the East-West Shrine and followed that up with another quality week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Once again, he consistently threw the ball well. Garoppolo has a good arm and a decent throwing motion. He has also demonstrated some nice field vision with the ability to look off safeties to help open up his receivers. Garoppolo (6-2, 226) wasn't as big as his listed measurements, but he has enough size to be viable in the NFL.

    Garoppolo has a quick release and a compact delivery. He will have to improve his feet and operating under three-, five- and seven-step drops. Garoppolo threw for 5,050 yards with 53 touchdown passes and nine interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes in 2013. Walt has Garoppolo slotted in the third round of his 2014 NFL Mock Draft. Garoppolo ought to go in the third round, but the demand for quarterbacks could vault him much earlier.

  2. Washington Redskins: C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
    The Redskins need a long-term replacement for London Fletcher. Keenan Robinson hasn't been able to stay healthy to prove he is that guy.

    Multiple sources told that they expect Mosley to slide. There are concerns about his knee, and linebackers have been sliding in the draft anyway - see Manti Te'o. In 2013, Mosley totaled 102 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and five passes broken up. The senior showcased a well-rounded game with good run defense, pass coverage and blitzing ability.

    In 2012, Mosley stepped up to set the tone for the Crimson Tide defense and helped lead the team to another National Championship. He was excellent and led the program in tackles with 107. The junior also notched two interceptions, four sacks, eight tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and two passes broken up.

    The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder had an excellent debut in 2010. The freshman was third in tackles on Alabama's defense with 67. He also had 10 pass breakups and two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns. Mosley was banged up some in 2011 and totaled only 37 tackles and 4.5 tackles for a loss.

    Mosely thrives in pass coverage, so he is tailor-made for an NFL defense. Mosley has a lot of talent and had a very productive career for Nick Saban.

    Pick change; previously Morgan Moses, OT

  3. Cleveland Browns: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
    The Browns grab another back to pair with Ben Tate.

    The power back Hyde (5-11, 237) was one of the top runners in college football in 2013. After being suspended for three games to start the year, he dominated the Big Ten. Hyde is a power back who can run through tackles and picks up a lot of yards after contact. He is tough to bring down and is good in short-yardage situations. That being said, Hyde has a surprising burst and quickness to the hole. He can run away from defenders if he gets into the open field and is fast for a big back. Hyde could change the face of an NFL offense as a downhill runner.

    As a senior, Hyde averaged 7.8 yards per carry for 1,290 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes for 107 yards and two scores. Hyde went over 200 yards against Illinois and Michigan. In 2012, he averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns.

    Pick change; previously Bradley Roby, CB

  4. Oakland Raiders: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
    The Raiders could use more young talent on their defensive line to go with their veteran additions. Sources told that Oakland came close to selecting Star Lotulelei and Sharrif Floyd in the 2013 NFL Draft. Perhaps this year, Reggie McKenzie will target a long-term difference-maker for the interior of the Radiers' line.

    Early in the 2013 NFL season, I spoke with some scouts who told me that I should have Timmy Jernigan in the first round. They agreed with me that Jernigan would be a fit for a team needing a three-technique, calling him an ideal fit. However, Jernigan can also play other techniques, and that gives him an edge over Aaron Donald to be the first tackle selected.

    The Lake City, Florida product is extremely fast and is strong for his size. In 2013, Jernigan had 63 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. He steadily became more and more dominant throughout the season. Jernigan improved his pass-rushing skills and put steady pressure down the middle of the pocket. He showed phenomenal run defense in the National Championship game against Auburn.

    Jernigan flashed big-time potential as a freshman in 2011. He totaled 30 tackles, six tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks. Jernigan recorded 45 tackles, eight tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks in 2012. The 6-foot-2, 299-pounder has a lot of upside.

    Pick change; previously Carlos Hyde, RB

  5. Atlanta Falcons: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
    The Falcons land their replacement for Tony Gonzalez. The future Hall of Famer was a critical part of Atlanta's offense, and the team can't replace him with just anybody.

    Seferian-Jenkins was a freshman star for the Huskies in 2011. He was a fabulous receiving target for quarterback Keith Price. Seferian-Jenkins totaled 41 receptions for 538 yards and six touchdowns. He also contributed some quality blocking in the ground game, which should improve even further as he gains experience. Seferian-Jenkins recorded 69 receptions for 852 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012.

    The 6-foot-5, 262-pounder already looks like he could be a play-maker on Sundays. Seferian-Jenkins is a special athlete who played basketball for Washington after the 2011 football season. He has a rare combination of size, speed and athleticism. Seferian-Jenkins hurt his draft stock with a DUI arrest in the spring of 2013 that left him suspended for the season opener against Boise State. He also has been hampered with a foot injury.

    The junior notched just 36 receptions for 450 yards and eight scores in 2013. Seferian-Jenkins was only thrown two passes versus Oregon, but caught those in acrobatic fashion for 36 yards and a touchdown. Against Stanford, he recorded four receptions for 58 yards. The Washington offense seemed to forget about Seferian-Jenkins as it was led by Bishop Sankey, and Keith Price spread the ball around.

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
    The previous regime in Tampa Bay left the Bucs very thin at wide receiver. Vincent Jackson is aging, while Mike Williams ran himself out of town with the new staff. Adding a third wide out early makes a lot of sense for Tampa Bay.

    The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Adams has a good combination of size and speed. He was extremely reliable for Derek Carr and gets open via quickness, size and route-running. In 2013, Adams dominated with 131 receptions for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was one of the best receivers in college football. Adams has the ability to make receptions over defenders with the skills to get separation. As a freshman in 2012, he had 102 catches for 1,312 yards and 14 scores.

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    The Jaguars could use more cornerback talent for their defense. Verrett may not have the size of the Seattle cornerbacks, but he has some similarities to Ronde Barber, who Gus Bradley was with in Tampa Bay.

    Verrett opened 2013 in impressive fashion against LSU. The Tigers didn't do well when they threw his direction as he provded sound coverage. Verrett broke up passes and didn't allow separation. He recorded seven tackles and a sack in that contest. Verrett assembled 38 tackles with 14 passes defended and two interceptions this season. He maintained a high level of play throughout the year.

    Verrett had an impressive 2012 season with six interceptions, 16 passes broken up, 63 tackles and a blocked kick. The 5-foot-9, 189-pounder needs to add some bulk for the NFL. If he were bigger, he could be a first-round pick; Verrett's lack of size is going to hurt him.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Matthews, WR

  8. Minnesota Vikings: David Yankey, G, Stanford
    The Vikings could use an improvement at guard to help pave the way for Adrian Peterson. Landing one of the top guards early in the second round is a nice value for Minnesota.

    Yankey moved back to left guard for 2013. He played extremely well on the inside, opening up holes in the ground game and doing a superb job in pass protection. Yankey is very good at pulling to his right and blasting open running lanes.

    The Cardinal rolled over many opponents in 2012, and Yankey did a superb job as a run-blocking left tackle for Stepfan Taylor. Yankey had some struggles against Washington; Notre Dame's superb defensive line and linebackers battled hard against him with each side getting its share of wins. Yankey did well against Oregon and UCLA late in the year. He made the right decision to return for his senior season before going pro.

    Being back at guard in 2013 was a more natural fit for Yankey as he isn't an elite enough athlete to be a left tackle. Stanford feels it has a potential 2015 NFL Draft first-round pick in sophomore left tackle Andrus Peat.

    Yankey (6-5, 315) saw time on the right side of the offensive line in 2011 and played well. He did a good job of opening holes for Taylor and protecting Andrew Luck. Yankey moved over to left tackle after Jonathan Martin left for the NFL.

  9. Buffalo Bills: Joel Bitonio, G/OT, Nevada
    The Bills have to replace right tackle Erik Pears this offseason. That would help the Bills' investment in E.J. Manuel by improving the team's pass blocking and opening holes in the ground game for C.J. Spiller. Bitonio could also be considered at guard to replace Andy Levitre.

    Nevada had a bad 2013, but Bitonio played well in his final collegiate season. He did a great job of run blocking in 2012 for the nation's second-leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson. Bitonio continued to play at a high level as a senior, while Nevanda finished 4-8. He showed the ability to be a balanced blocker and helped himself after building on his junior year.

    Bitonio (6-4, 302) might be a better fit as a guard in the NFL, but showed a lot of athleticism at the Combine.

    Pick change; previously Cyrus Kouandjio, OT

  10. Tennessee Titans: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
    The Titans grab their replacement for Chris Johnson. Hill would be their power back with Dexter McCluster supplying the speed and third-down ability.

    At times, Hill is a dominant runner. The 6-foot, 233-pounder has surprising quickness with the power to run over defenders. He is tough to get on the ground and picks up yards after contact. In 2013, Hill averaged 6.9 yards per carry with 16 touchdowns. He had 755 yards with an average of 5.3 yards per carry with 12 scores in 2012.

    In his final season at LSU, Hill showed more receiving skills with 18 catches for 181 yards. He will need to work on his blocking and receiving to be a three-down starter, but he has that potential.

  11. New York Giants: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
    The Giants grab some pass-rushing depth and also land an upgrade at linebacker.

    Attaochu (6-3, 252) is fast and athletic. He has some natural pass-rush ability as he entered the 2013 season with 19 career sacks. Attaochu moved from outside linebacker to defensive end for this year. He should gain weight for the NFL and looks like he would fit well as a 3-4 outside linebacker or a 4-3 outside linebacker in a role similar to the Broncos' Von Miller.

    This season, Attaochu collected 45 tackles with 16 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and 12.5 sacks. He beat North Carolina left tackle James Hurst for one of those sacks. Attaochu had big games against Clemson and Georgia. In 2012, Attaochu totaled 69 tackles with 10 sacks, 12 tackles for a loss, one pass broken up and one forced fumble. He had a solid sophomore season with 59 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, one interception, two passes broken up and two forced fumbles.

    Pick change; previously Timmy Jernigan, DT

  12. St. Louis Rams: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
    The Rams have to get a free safety to pair with T.J. McDonald.

    Ward (5-11, 193) displayed nice coverage ability at the Senior Bowl. He isn't the biggest of safeties, but he is a nice weapon to defend slot receivers with his man-coverage ability. Ward racked up 95 tackles with seven interceptions and 10 passes defended in 2013. He has nice instincts and ball skills to defend the deep part of the field while being a good tackler. If Ward were bigger, he would be a first- or second-round pick.

  13. Detroit Lions: Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State
    The Lions land their long-term starter at center.

    Richburg (6-3, 298) has a lot of fans in the scouting community and played well as a senior. The Rams averaged 461 yards per game of offense in 2013. He led a line that allowed only 20 sacks and averaged 200 yards rushing per game. Richburg had an impressive outing against Boise State, but didn't finish the season as well against Washington State. He played in the 2014 Senior Bowl.

    Richburg was one of the top centers in the nation for the past few seasons and a 4-year starter. He was also a candidate for the 2012 Rimington Trophy given to the nation's top center. The junior graded out at 90 percent and wasn't called for one penalty that season. Richburg took over as the Rams' full-time starting center in 2011 and was a Second-Team All-Mountain West selection. In 2010, he was a starter at guard and center.

    Pick change; previously Marcus Smith, OLB

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
    The Steelers land their big receiver for Big Ben.

    In 2013, Robinson recorded 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns. The junior demonstrated nice quickness to get separation and run-after-the catch ability. He had many prolific games, including contests against Ohio State (12-173), Illinois (11-165) and Indiana (12-173). Robinson could be on the bubble between the first and second day of the 2014 NFL Draft. How well he runs at the Combine - poorly - and his pro day will have a big impact on his draft stock.

    The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Robinson was one of the bright spots of the 2012 season for Penn State. He excelled in the Nittany Lions' new pro-style offense. Robinson hauled in 77 passes for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns after barely playing in 2011.

  15. Dallas Cowboys: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
    Dallas continues to build up its defensive line. Crichton is another good fit for Rod Marinelli.

    The 6-foot-3, 273-pounder displayed some natural pass-rushing and play-making ability during his collegiate career. Crichton is strong for his size and has a burst around the edge. In 2013, he recorded 47 tackles with 19 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes batted. Crichton was more disruptive than the numbers indicate. He didn't notch a sack against Oregon, but was constantly pressuring Marcus Mariota and causing lots of disruption.

    Crichton turned in an impressive 2012 season with nine sacks, 17 tackles for a loss, 44 tackles and a forced fumble. He recorded six sacks, 14.5 tackles for a loss, six forced fumbles and 74 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2011.

  16. Baltimore Ravens: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
    Baltimore lost Michael Oher in free agency and could use a right tackle. Moses would be a nice value pick.

    The 6-foot-6, 325-pounder has a nice combination of size and athletic ability. Moses did a solid job on the blind side for Virginia in 2013 and performed well at the Senior Bowl. He moves well for his size and can open holes in the ground game.

    For the NFL, Moses could have higher upside at right tackle. He played that position prior to his senior year since Virginia had Oday Aboushi manning the blind side. Moses put together a strong enough senior season to warrant a pick early in the second round or even late in the first round.

    Pick change; previously Ja'Wuan James, OT

  17. New York Jets: Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
    In each of the past two offseasons, the Jets have gotten rid of their best cover corner. They're going to need some talent to go with Dee Milliner.

    In 2013, Breeland had 74 tackles, five tackles for a loss, 10 passes broken up and four interceptions. The 5-foot-11, 197-pounder improved as the season progressed. Breeland was a 3-year contributor. As a sophomore, he totaled 32 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and three passes broken up in five starts. Breeland had 53 tackles, two interceptions and four passes defended with seven starts in 2011 as a redshirt freshman. has heard that Breeland could rise as the draft approachers. Every year there is a corner who seems to have a late rise. For the 2013 NFL Draft, it was D.J Hayden, while the year before it was Stephon Gilmore. Breeland is a candidate to watch.

  18. Miami Dolphins: Dion Bailey, S, USC
    The Dolphins lost Chris Clemons in free agency, so they could use another option to go with Reshad Jones.

    Bailey has ball-hawk ability and played safety in 2013. The 6-foot, 201-pounder recorded five interceptions with 62 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, .5 sacks and six passes broken up. He had a big game against Stanford to help pull off an upset for the Trojans. Bailey was all over the field against Derek Carr and Fresno State in USC's Las Vegas Bowl win.

    The speedy and instinctive Bailey is a very good pass-defender. He was a good Will linebacker in Monte Kiffin's Tampa 2 at USC in 2012, totaling 80 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, four interceptions and five passes broken up. Bailey racked up 81 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks as a freshman in 2011.

    Pick change; previously Dominique Easley, DE

  19. Chicago Bears: Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
    The Bears can go with the best defensive player available, and that could be Ferguson. Adding a few defensive linemen would be a good idea for Chicago.

    The speedy and athletic Ferguson (6-3, 315) was impressive in 2013, especially early in the season. He recorded 58 tackles with 3.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. Ferguson can be disruptive at the point of attack and uses his speed to cause a lot of havoc behind the line of scrimmage. The redshirt junior started out hot in 2013, but cooled off. He had seven tackles against Alabama. Ferguson decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, but would have had a better shot at the first round by returning to school.

    Ferguson was a backup in 2012 and totaled 14 tackles. He was a redshirt freshman backup in 2011, too, notching 13 tackles.

  20. Arizona Cardinals: Dominique Easley, DE, Florida
    The Cardinals could use some youth on the defensive line and draft an eventual replacement for Darnell Dockett.

    Easley was a dominant force this year before an ACL tear in practice cut his season short. He led the way for the Gators' defense to put on impressive displays against Miami and Tennessee. Easley caused a lot of havoc at the point of attack and created a lot of negative plays for the Hurricanes. The senior also drew three holding penalties in that game. The 6-foot-2, 288-pound Easley was in the running with Jadeveon Clowney for the best get-off in college football, but unlike Clowney, Easley displayed a non-stop motor and never took plays off.

    Easley recorded 26 tackles and a team-leading four sacks in 2012. He also had 8.5 tackles for a loss and one pass batted. Easley missed two games with nagging injuries. The junior was quiet in the first half of the season, but was playing well to finish the year. He was strong, fast and disruptive. Easley was very capable of a huge senior season to rise high in the 2014 NFL Draft. He made a good decision to return to school - despite the injury.

    Easley played defensive tackle in 2011. The sophomore flashed truly disruptive speed at the point of attack, recording 37 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He suffered a torn ACL late in 2011, and that could have contributed to him starting slowly in 2012.

    Pick change; previously Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB

  21. Green Bay Packers: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
    The Packers are moving on from Jermichael Finley and could use another tight end for Aaron Rodgers to work with.

    Niklas (6-6, 270) took Tyler Eifert's place in the Notre Dame offense for 2013 and had a quality season. Niklas caught 32 receptions for 498 yards with five touchdowns for the year. He has some athletic ability and quickness to go along with a huge frame. Niklas would have been better off returning for his senior season, but he entered the 2014 NFL Draft.

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
    This is a nice value pick for the Eagles. They have to improve their pass rush and Van Noy is a good scheme fit.

    Van Noy was a never-ending source of splash plays for BYU and is extremely dangerous coming off the edge. He is a solid run-defender, but really excels in pass defense. The 6-foot-3, 244-pound linebacker is a good athlete who drops into coverage well and is a phenomenal blitzer.

    To open 2013, Van Noy had four tackles and two tackles for a loss against Virginia. He also caused an interception while tackling the quarterback. The senior repeatedly pounded Texas quarterback David Ash in the second game with a ton of hits. Van Noy notched eight tackles and a sack versus the Longhorns. He had a safety on a tackle for a loss against Middle Tennessee. Versus Utah State, Van Noy picked off a pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown. He recorded six tackles and three sacks taking on Georgia Tech.

    Teams schemed to limit Van Noy in 2013, which led to his numbers declining. He had 68 tackles with 17.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, seven passes batted and two interceptions for the year.

    Van Noy has an excellent physical skill set with a lot of upside to develop in the NFL. He was one of the nation's leading sackers in 2012 with 13 quarterback takedowns. The junior also recorded 53 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, six forced fumbles, two interceptions and five passes batted. Van Noy had 68 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, three passes batted and three interceptions in 2011.

    Pick change; previously Dion Bailey, S

  23. Cincinnati Bengals: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
    The Bengals could use an offensive tackle after losing Anthony Collins to Tampa Bay. Here, Cincinnati goes back to Alabama.

    Kouandjio (6-6, 322) is a very talented athlete who should get better as he gains experience and develops his technique. Kouandjio had a rough performance at the Combine that sources told could send Kouandjio to the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft rather than the first round. 2013 showed that early entrant has special talent - even if he isn't a finished product yet.

    In 2013, Kouandjio had some hiccups against Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, but he also displayed some stretches of dominance. Kouandjio was phenomenal against LSU as he crushed the Tigers in the ground game and was rock solid as a pass-protector. After finishing the regular season well, he was absolutely abused by Oklahoma's Eric Striker in the Sugar Bowl. Kouandjio gave up multiple sacks to the speed rusher, including the game-clinching sack-fumble. If Kouandjio lands with good coaching, he could be a special player in the NFL.

    Kouandjio was Alabama's starting left tackle in 2012, and the sophomore was reason that the team could move Barrett Jones from left tackle to center. Kouandjio had some pass-protection issues and allowed some sacks in 2012, but the first-year starter also blasted open running lanes and showed the potential to be a quality pass-protector.

    Kouandjio is a very good athlete who has a high ceiling with a ton of upside. He has long arms (35 5/8") with the length to be a good left tackle. He decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft rather than return to school.

    Pick change; previously Christian Jones, ILB

  24. San Francisco 49ers: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
    San Francisco has a ton of picks, so it makes sense for the organization to move up and take a receiver. If the 49ers stay put in the first and second rounds, they should still be able to land a couple of quality wide outs because this class is so deep at receiver. San Francisco obviously needs to bring in some receiving talent for Colin Kaepernick. The team really missed Michael Crabtree when he was out of the lineup. Anquan Boldin won't play forever.

    The 5-foot-11, 204-pound Landry plays bigger than his size. He is a tough receiver with good hands. The junior caught 77 passes for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. Landry was a reliable receiver for Zach Mettenberger. Landry is a good route-runner and has shown a real ability to make difficult catches in traffic that move the chains.

    Landry flashed for LSU in 2012 and did a nice job of moving the chains in the team's run-heavy offense. He caught 56 passes for 573 yards and five touchdowns.

  25. San Diego Chargers: Keith McGill, CB, Utah
    Tom Telesco has to improve the Chargers' cornerbacks. It is San Diego's biggest need. The team could use multiple corners from its early picks.

    McGill (6-3, 211) has the size that many NFL teams are looking for and used the Senior Bowl to show that he has the movement skills to remain at cornerback. During the practices, McGill really performed well in the receiving one-on-ones as he was able to maintain coverage with receivers in and out of their breaks. McGill demonstrated the hip flexibility to turn to run with receivers downfield.

    McGill notched 12 passes broken up, one interception and 37 tackles in 2013. Like Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste, McGill could crack Day 2 based off of his Senior Bowl performance.

    Pick change; previously Jason Verrett, CB

  26. New Orleans Saints: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State
    The Saints could use some young talent in the middle of the defense, and Jones has the versatility that Rob Ryan looks for in defenders.

    Jones has good size, length and athleticism. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder also is very fast and able to defend the sideline. In 2011 as a first-year starter, he totaled 56 tackles, six tackles for a loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Jones made a lot of improvements as a junior. He led Florida State in tackles with 95 with seven tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles in 2012.

    The Seminoles' defense lost a lot of talent to the 2013 NFL Draft, and that caused Florida State to play him a lot at defensive end this year. Sources noted a nice buzz about Jones heading into the fall. He recorded 56 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, one interception and two sacks in 2013. Jones had good games against Clemson, Miami and Auburn.

    Pick change; previously Keith McGill, CB

  27. Indianapolis Colts: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
    The Colts could use a good starter to pair with Vontae Davis. Roberson is a good scheme fit.

    In 2013, Roberson recorded 11 tackles with three passes broken up and missed a total of five games with knee injuries. The junior recorded three tackles with four punts returned for 72 yards in the 2013 season opener against Toledo. Versus Miami, he had phenomenal man coverage, but sprained his knee. That caused Roberson to be held out for three games, and he was very rusty in his return against LSU.

    Roberson (6-0, 191) has upside to be man-cover corner with an nice combination of size and speed. I know some league sources who are high on Roberson. The Gators left him on man-coverage islands throughout his collegiate career, and he performed excellently, especially in 2012. Teams rarely tested Roberson as he blanketed his receivers.

    As a sophomore, Roberson played really well with 23 tackles, two interceptions and 12 passes broken up. He was the latest in line of talented cornerbacks like Joe Haden and Janoris Jenkins to start quickly for Florida.

    Roberson beat out a number of highly touted prospects for a starting job in 2011. The true freshman exceled and showed some natural man-cover skills. Roberson injured his neck and missed the final three games of the year. Still, he recorded 22 tackles and an interception for the season.

  28. Carolina Panthers: Ja'Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
    Jordan Gross retired; the Panthers will have to bring in some talent at offensive tackle this May. James played well in 2013 for Tennessee, but he didn't have his best game against Florida. However, James played better in other games, including versus South Carolina. He got some double-team help when going against Jadeveon Clowney, but kept Clowney from recording a sack. James could be a nice sleeper pick. The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder moves well for his size and has the strength to open holes in the ground game.

    This season wasn't the only year that James was rock solid on Tennessee's offensive line. He started all 49 games of his collegiate career at right tackle. The Volunteers allowed just 18 sacks (1.5 per game) in 2012, and James had a strong season protecting Tyler Bray.

    Pick change; previously Antonio Richardson, OT

  29. San Francisco 49ers: Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford
    The 49ers could use some pass-rushing depth given Aldon Smith's situation.

    The 6-foot-5, 252-pound Murphy is a physical force who beats linemen with power and technique. He also has enough speed and explosiveness to get by as an edge rusher in the NFL. In the 2013 season opener, Murphy recorded two sacks of San Jose State quarterback David Fales. Murphy then had an interception returned for a 30-yard touchdown against Washington State. Versus Washington, he had two sacks and deflected a pass that was intercepted near the end zone late in the fourth quarter to protect Stanford's narrow win over the Huskies.

    Murphy had other multi-sack games against UCLA and USC. Against Oregon State, he was an animal, totaling eight tackles, 2.5 sacks, two batted passes and 4.5 tackles for a loss. In 2013, Murphy put together 15 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, 62 tackles, six passes batted, one forced fumble and an interception returned 30 yards for a touchdown. He led the nation in sacks. After a great senior season, Murphy is being underrated nationally as a draft prospect.

    2012 was a breakout season for Murphy as he totaled 56 tackles with 10 sacks, 18 tackles for a loss, four passes broken up, one interception and a forced fumble. He totaled 40 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks in 2011. Murphy is a versatile player who lined up in a variety of spots in Stanford's 3-4 defense.

  30. New England Patriots: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
    With the injuries to Rob Gronkowski, it makes sense for New England to grab another tight end weapon.

    Jace Amaro's declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft wasn't surprising, despite his early-season tweet that he would return to school, because he was dominant during 2013. Amaro was impressive in the early going before catching fire in conference play. He had huge days against a number of Big XII teams, including Iowa State (9-143), West Virginia (9-136), Oklahoma (8-119) and Oklahoma State (15-174).

    The junior recorded 106 receptions for 1,352 yards with seven touchdowns this season. He caught 25 passes for 409 yards with four touchdowns in 2012.

    Amaro has some quickness to get down the seam and good athleticism. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder could use some work as a blocker for the NFL, but he has proven to be a dangerous receiving weapon. Amaro went through some off-the-field issues in the past.

  31. Denver Broncos: Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville
    The Broncos could use more help at defensive end. DeMarcus Ware was a nice signing, but Denver has lost Elvis Dumervil, Shaun Philips and Robert Ayers over the last two offseasons. It would make sense to add another end to pair with Ware.

    Louisville had a tough defense in 2013, and Smith was the leader of the unit. He was the American Conference Defensive Player of the Year as he finished the 2013 season with 14.5 sacks for Louisville. He also had 42 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles and three passes broken up. The senior's sack total put him second in the nation - just .5 sacks off sharing the lead.

    Smith picked up four sacks and 5.5 sacks as a junior and sophomore, respectively. He played defensive end for Louisville, but in the NFL, he will have to move to outside linebacker. The 6-foot-3, 258-pound Smith would fit well as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He held his own at the Senior Bowl and was solid, but he wasn't overly impressive.

    Pick change; previously Carl Bradford, OLB

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
    The Seahawks could use more talent at wide receiver and one who has some size.

    Matthews amassed 112 receptions for 1,477 yards with seven touchdowns in 2013. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder was excellent for the Commodores in 2012, making 94 receptions for 1,323 yards and eight touchdowns. He contributed to Vanderbilt almost upsetting South Carolina in 2012's opener. The junior showed nice quickness with a 78-yard touchdown on his way to eight total receptions for 148 yards and the score.

    Matthews also played well against Florida with eight catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. He finished the 2012 regular season strongly, going over 100 yards against Ole Miss, Tennessee and Missouri.

    Matthews totaled 41 receptions for 778 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011. He has a nice combination of size and speed.

    Pick change; previously Joel Bitonio, OT

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