Last update: Friday, May 9, 2014. (4:30 update) This is a 2014 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right (I nailed seven in my Re-Draft Round 2 in 2012), but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Houston Texans: Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame
First of all, I'm very happy with the coverage we had last night and throughout the entire pre-draft process. Charlie, my editor Ryan and the three developers I have on staff (Dennis, Mike and Duff) have all done a great job. A special thanks to my host Kenny as well for making sure the site didn't crash. Also, I'm thrilled with my mock draft. I was hoping for five correct picks, so I'm obviously ecstatic with eight. I'd love to get four right in this re-mock, as Round 2-3 are so tough to predict. It's still fun though...
Most expect the Texans to take a quarterback (Derek Carr, Tom Savage) here, but as Charlie Campbell reported in the NFL Draft Rumor Mill, Houston believes a first-round talent fell to No. 33. Stephon Tuitt qualifies. The Texans need to replace Antonio Smith. Also, look out for Marqise Lee.
Washington Redskins: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
The Redskins are rumored to like Morgan Moses, who would fill a void at right tackle.
Cleveland Browns: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
I wouldn't say it's shocking to me that Marqise Lee fell out of the first round because we spoke to one team that thought he would be available in the second round. Still though, the Browns have to feel pretty happy about being able to snag him at 35.
Oakland Raiders: Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
Nope, no quarterback yet. The Raiders need players who can help them win now so that the front office and coaching staff can keep their jobs. A lineman makes sense, as does a receiver like Marqise Lee.
Atlanta Falcons: Trent Murphy, DE/OLB, Stanford
All the players the Falcons had high interest in at 36 are off the board, so maybe they trade down. Or perhaps they'll take someone they coached in the Senior Bowl.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Mike Evans was Plan A for the Buccaneers. Plan B was Johnny Manziel. Plan C was trading down for Derek Carr. Tampa can get its quarterback of the future here.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
The Jaguars are operating as if they won't have Justin Blackmon this upcoming year, so they'll have to draft a wideout on Day 2.
Seattle Seahawks: Joel Bitonio, OT/G/C, Nevada
Joel Bitonio fits what Seattle looks for in a prospect, and he would fill a major void at right tackle. Bitonio can play any position up front, including center, so Seattle will love his versatility.
Buffalo Bills: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
The Bills have to keep adding play-makers around E.J. Manuel, who needs all the help he can get. The tight end position definitely needs to be upgraded.
Tennessee Titans: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
The Titans have gotten rid of Chris Johnson, who was signed by the Jets (go here for my NFL Free Agent Signing Grades). Tennessee will obviously be searching for a new lead running back.
New York Giants: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
The Giants signed Rashad Jennings, but they still need another running back. They can't rely on just Jennings until David Wilson returns.
St. Louis Rams: Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
The Rams reportedly wanted to move up for Zack Martin. They still need offensive line help.
Detroit Lions: Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Boise State
The Lions reportedly were going to take Anthony Barr if he fell to No. 10. That didn't happen, so maybe they can obtain their pass-rushing linebacker in the second round.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame
The Steelers lost Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency. Neither was an impactful player, but the team is severely lacking in depth up front. Louis Nix qualifies as best player available.
Dallas Cowboys: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
The Cowboys managed to re-sign Anthony Spencer, but they're still in desperate need of help at both defensive end and defensive tackle. Kony Ealy is a great fit for Monte Kiffin's stop unit.
Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
The Ravens need a big receiver to compensate for the loss of Anquan Boldin.
New York Jets: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Kellen Winslow proved to be an insufficient replacement for Dustin Keller, so this is a position New York will look to upgrade.
Miami Dolphins: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
The Dolphins are in the market for a new middle linebacker, as Dannell Ellerbe predictably struggled this past season. Miami's new front office has no allegiance to Ellerbe.
Chicago Bears: Ra'Shede Hageman, DE/DT, Minnesota
Chicago's current regime has drafted athletes who can play multiple positions. That's the case with Ra'Shede Hageman, who fits Phil Emery's big, athletic prospect mold.
Arizona Cardinals: Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech
The Cardinals have to obtain a pass-rushing option across from Sam Acho. Jeremiah Attaochu is a great fit.
Green Bay Packers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
The Packers will be targeting a tight end in Rounds 2-4, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins makes a lot of sense. Seferian-Jenkins may not be available at this juncture - it will be tough for him to get by the Jets - so Green Bay may trade up, just like it did for Jerel Worthy in the second round two years ago.
Philadelphia Eagles: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
The Eagles want a big, athletic receiver, and Allen Robinson certainly fits that description.
Cincinnati Bengals: Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford
The Bengals lost Anthony Collins in free agency, so they'll have to look elsewhere for a long-term solution at left tackle.
San Francisco 49ers: Keith McGill, CB, Utah
San Francisco's group of cornerbacks isn't very strong, as Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown have both moved on to new teams. The 49ers are weak at this position, so they could easily spend two early selections on upgrades in the 2014 NFL Draft.
San Diego Chargers: Kyle Van Noy, DE/OLB, BYU
The Chargers need pass-rushing help across from Melvin Ingram. The edge rushers are flying off the board, so they better take one here.
New Orleans Saints: Marcus Martin, C, USC
The Saints are very thin on the offensive interior, especially at center. They're rumored to be high on Marcus Martin and were even considering him in the first round if they stayed at 27.
Indianapolis Colts: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State
The safeties are flying off the board, so the Colts better get theirs.
Carolina Panthers: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
The Panthers could easily double dip at the receiver position. That's how desperate they are there.
San Francisco 49ers: Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
Kareem Martin is a perfect fit for San Francisco's defensive scheme. It's a luxury pick, but the 49ers have so many second-day choices.
New England Patriots: Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State
Ryan Wendell was re-signed, but an upgrade at center is still needed. He was most responsible for Tom Brady's poor pass protection.
Denver Broncos: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
The Broncos get another steal. They need a defensive end after losing Robert Ayers and Shaun Phillips.
Seattle Seahawks: Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
The Seahawks will need depth at corner, given that Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond both left.