3 Round 2014 NFL Mock (3/6/14)

1.       Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

The Texans need a quarterback more than anything. They need to find a quarterback and there isn’t a lot of proven veteran commodities that are available. Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel are both very interesting prospects but each have a significant question marks. The biggest question mark surround Bridgewater was his size and frame. At the Combine he measured in at 6’2” and weighed 214 pounds. Over the course of three years Bridgewater improved his accuracy and finished 2013 with a 71% competition percentage. He also had 31 touchdowns to only 4 interceptions and 9.3 yards per attempt. Bridgewater is the best quarterback prospect in this draft.

 

2.       St. Louis Rams (from WAS): Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

The Rams are looking hard at moving this pick, especially if they fall in love with a player they know they can get a few picks later. If they don’t trade down they could go multiple directions. With Jake Long out for the year and Roger Saffold a free agent there is a need at offensive tackle. Long is a good starter and if he comes back from the ACL injury it will only strengthend the Rams offensive line. Yet, if he is not a 100% they can afford to cut him loose as he will count $10.5 million against the cap in 2015 and $10 million in 2016. Robinson is a high level player with the potential to be a star offensive tackle. He has the unique combination of being a mauler with great athleticism.

 

3.       Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

The Jaguars need a quarterback and need one very badly (as they have for some time). Yet, they may not be thrilled with the options that are left  on the board and feel that Clowney is a better player and they can get a quarterback later. Regardless of the question marks about Clowney’s work ethic, he has outstanding ability that can make him one of the best defensive players in the NFL immediately. While his numbers were down in 2013, he saw an increased amount of attention which won’t happen initially in the NFL and if it does he will be his teammates favorite player. Clowney was often being double teams and chipped on in a single play.  The Jaguars need a pass rusher and he is the best in the draft.

 

4.       Cleveland Browns: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno St.

It seems widely accepted that the Browns really like Derek Carr. Mike Lombardi is a huge fan of Johnny Manziel but seeing as Jimmy Haslam fired him they will go in another direction. There is enough smoke to start believing that the Browns actually do like Carr. There are also a lot of rumors that some scouts believe he is the best quarterback in the draft. Carr has a strong arm but is not the most accurate passer and there is a lot of concern regarding his ability to throw the ball with pressure in his face. Ultimately, the Browns would like to get Carr much lower but with a lot of teams looking for quarterbacks, if they like him as much as some think, they will have to take him at 4.

 

5.       Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

The Raiders desperately need to find a solid starting quarterback. Terrell Pryor and Matt McGloin are not the answers. Bortles is very athletic for a quarterback his size and he has a good arm and has proven to be pretty accurate. He has to learn how to play the position from under center as almost all of his snaps in college were from shotgun. Bortles has a very high ceiling and the fate of Reggie McKenize relies on the success of Bortles.

 

6.       Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

The Falcons need to improve their entire defense and that starts with the pass rush. Clowney is most likely going to be the Falcons primary option but with him off the board Khalik Mack is a great fallback option. Mack will not play defensive end in the NFL. He is a much natural fit at linebacker and has the potential to have the same impact as Von Miller. Mack finished his career with 28.5 sacks, 75 tackles for a loss and 16 forced fumbles. He would step right in at strongside linebacker (moving Sean Weatherspoon over) and improve the Falcons defense immediately.

 

7.       Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

The Buccaneers biggest need isn’t at wide receiver but Watkins is going to be too good to pass up and is the best player on the board. Vincent Jackson is an excellent receiver but Mike Williams is average. Adding Watkins gives whoever is playing quarterback a legitimate set of options to throw to. Watkins can do a lot with the ball in his hands and he can make plays down field. The Buccaneers need a pass rusher and could be interested in moving up to get Clowney.

 

8.       Minnesota Vikings: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

The Vikings need to address the quarterback position as Christian Ponder isn’t the answer. Mike Zimmer is a very smart coach and with the addition of Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator they can utilize all of Johnny Manziel’s abilities. While the jury is still out on Manziel, he did prove he can complete passes in the pocket. He is going to have to learn to use his progressions and not expect that he can always move around to make the splash play.

 

9.       Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Stevie Johnson has been a productive wide receiver and Robert Woods looks like a viable #2 option but neither is a true #1 wide out. Evans had a great year as Johnny Manziel’s favorite target and then ran a very good 4.53 second 40 yard dash. Evans is a big receiver at 6’5” and 231 pounds and has the speed to separate in the secondary. He needs to learn how to use his size better and has good hands. Evans gives the Bills a legitimate receiving threat for E.J. Manuel.

 

10.   Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

A lot of people want to believe the Lions will take a wide receiver to help across from Calvin Johnson. That’s a definite possibility but with Brandon Pettigrew possibly leaving via free agency choosing Eric Ebron would be a good move. Ebron has good speed for a tight end and while he has some room to grow he looks like he can be a game changer. Adding Ebron in the middle of the field will certainly create mismatch problems at other spots.

 

11.   Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

The Titans will apparently be making some moves on the defensive side and using a hybrid style defense and employ a lot of 3-4. Anthony Barr is an ideal option for the Titans and would give them someone who can really rush the passer from the outside linebacker position. Barr is a very unique talent. Over the past two seasons he has a combined 23 sacks and 41 tackles for a loss despite only playing linebacker for two years after being moved from running back. Barr is still growing and learning the position so the sky is the limit for the young linebacker.

 

12.   New York Giants: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

This is a great scenario for the Giants and one that is very realistic. Matthews is a very good prospect but has some obvious flaws that need to be corrected. Ultimately, he may end up being a right tackle but with some work on his technique can stay on the left side. Even though the Giants used a first round pick on Justin Pugh last year there is no reason they wouldn’t take Matthews if he was available. The Giants need to keep Eli Manning upright and give him more time.

 

13.   St. Louis Rams: Hasean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

The Rams could go a variety of ways with this selection but Clinton-Dix is the best safety in this draft and the Rams need to upgrade the backend of their defense. Clinton-Dix is a true free safety who often played the middle in Alabama’s cover-3 so he can play sideline to sideline. He also can play down in the box. He has a good combination of an athletic and physical safety that will allow him to be utilized in a variety of ways.

 

14.   Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

There is not a lot to not like about Aaron Donald. While he isn’t the tallest defensive tackle, he has the production and athletic ability to be a Pro Bowler. Donald finished the season with 28.5 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks. He really showed up at the Senior Bowl and was clearly one of the best players during the entire week. Then at the Combine he ran a 4.68 second 40 yard dash which is a blistering time for a 285 pound defensive tackle.  The Bears could use help on their interior and Donald is an instant starter.

 

15.   Pittsburgh Steelers: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St.

The Steelers defensive performance in 2013 wasn’t what has become accustomed with typical Steelers defense. While the secondary did perform well they really need to get younger. Ike Taylor may get cut and even if he doesn’t he will be a free agent at the end of the year and showed signs of slowing down. Gilbert is a playmaker in the secondary who needs to improve his technique but has the athletic ability to be a shutdown corner. The best case scenario is to get him in nickel and dime defenses while he develops into a more complete cornerback.

 

16.   Dallas Cowboys: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida St.

The Cowboys had a lot of problems in 2013 on the defensive side. The Cowboys could really afford to add two defensive tackles and adding one early in the draft is a priority. Jernigan finished 2013 with 4.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss but he really came up big in the National Championship game. Jernigan is a big, strong defensive tackle with impressive quickness.

 

17.   Baltimore Ravens: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Both Eugene Monroe and Michael Oher are free agents and retaining both players will be very difficult. Lewan is an exceptional offensive tackle prospect who was dissected a little more this season but he is very strong and athletic with a great frame. Lewan can absolutely stay on the left side which would take a lot of pressure off the Ravens if they are not able to retain Monroe.

 

18.   New York Jets: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

The Jets desperately need to find playmakers on the offensive side. Even if they add a wide receiver in free agency they should definitely look to find one in the first round. Lee is a very good overall receiver and does a little of everything very well. Lee had a down year in 2013 but he still finished the year with 57 catches for 791 yards and 4 touchdowns after having 118 catches for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012 (Alshon Jeffery had a similar drop in production in his collegiate career). Lee could end up being a steal as USC was in somewhat of dysfunction during this season.

 

19.   Miami Dolphins: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.

It seems that everyone wants to put Zach Martin in this spot to the Dolphins and while its absolutely a possibility, the Dolphins may look to free agency to rebuild their offensive line. The Dolphins also need to improve their secondary, even with Brent Grimes back in the fold this would give the Dolphins two very good corners. Dennard is arguably the best man cover corner in this draft. While he isn’t the fast or tallest he has great fluidity in his hips and was the definition of a shutdown corner this year.

 

20.   Arizona Cardinals: Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame

The Cardinals will also be searching for an offensive tackle in free agency but pretty much every position on the offensive line other than the spot that will be manned by Jonathan Cooper is open. Martin has the talent to play tackle but doesn’t have the longest arms but does look comfortable at guard which is why he could fall further in the draft. However, he is still a steady player who would be an upgrade for the Cardinals.

 

21.   Green Bay Packers: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

The Packers have a lot of cap room and a lot of good quality young players but they have said they are going to focus on adding more young players to their defense in this draft. Mosley is a very good, solid young linebacker who would be an upgrade over Brad Jones. Mosley’s best trait is probably his football IQ. He is a very good tackler and has the athleticism to play sideline to sideline but he is able to dissect plays and see things happen before they do.

 

22.   Philadelphia Eagles: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

The Eagles need to upgrade at safety and Calvin Pryor is the prototypical hybrid safety. He is a free safety that plays like a strong safety. He has good size and athleticism that will translate into the NFL. He is a very good tackler who likes to come into the box and make a big hit. He should be able to step in early to help the Eagles secondary.

 

23.   Kansas City Chiefs: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.

Dwayne Bowe is a good receiver. He can create some mismatch problems and can be a legitimate #1 receiver. However, the Chiefs have struggled to find someone who can step up and take some attention in the passing game away from Bowe. Brandin Cooks lead the FBS in receiving yards with 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns. He isn’t the biggest guy but he can make things happen with the ball in his hands. Cooks had a very fast 4.33 second 40 yard dash at the Combine and is an electric player who could continue to rise for teams looking for a multipurpose player.

 

24.   Cincinnati Bengals: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

The Bengals have a lot of good young players on both sides of the ball so they are going to take the best player available regardless of position. Ealy is a big guy who can move around on the defensive line and create some mismatches across from interior linemen. Ealy is extremely athletic on tape, especially for a player his size. He is extremely quick and strong. He finished 2013 with 9 sacks but he really does need to improve his technique and learn how to use his strength better as tackles in the NFL will be quicker.

 

25.   San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

While Verrett doesn’t have ideal size, he is very good in man coverage and has great quickness and speed. The Chargers have a huge need at cornerback and really need to add 2-3 cornerbacks this offseason. Verrett had a great collegiate career but measured in shorter than most had hoped he would however, he makes up for his lack in height by being incredibly technically sound. He has great fluid and can turn and run with anyone.

 

26.   Cleveland Browns: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio St.

After releasing D’Qwell Jackson the Browns need to find two inside linebackers for their 3-4 defense. Ryan Shazier is more of a traditional outside linebacker but in the 3-4 he would be a great fit inside. He has great range and athleticism and is a very good tackler. He can get to the quarterback but may have trouble off the edge in the NFL so moving inside he would be able to utilize his strengths better.  

 

27.   New Orleans Saints: Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn

Ford had a very good National Championship game and so far has followed it up with a productive pre-draft offseason. Ford is a very quick pass rusher but at this point only seems to have one move and needs to add more strength. The Saints could use additional pass rushers and he can develop into a good linebacker at the next level but has to add more mass. The best case scenario for him is to be utilized in passing downs while he gets acclimated to playing linebacker at the professional level.

 

28.   Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida St.

This may be a little too much of a fall for Benjamin but he has had some issues with drops and in a deep wide receiver class, Benjamin doesn’t have elite speed as some others do. Steve Smith is getting older and the Panthers need to give Cam Newton a reliable receiving option. Benjamin could be an elite receiver if he can work on his concentration and not drop as many passes.

 

29.   New England Patriots: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

Vince Wilfork has been one of the best nose tackles in football over the past 10 seasons but after an achillies injury there has to be some doubt to what level he can play at. Wilfork will turn 33 during the season which is the last on his current contract. Nix is a very nimble man for his size and has dropped some weight since the season ended. He is the ideal nose tackle for the Patriots defense and should step in when Wilfork is done.

 

30.   San Francisco 49ers: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

The 49ers need to find another weapon in the passing game and either a guy who can stretch the field or a playmaker with the ball in his hands. Beckham can be both. He is a multipurpose player who has great speed and quickness. Beckham had a total of 2,222 all-purpose yards in 2013 and was the FBS’ most versatile player.

 

31.   Denver Broncos: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

The Broncos need some more depth at cornerback and Champ Bailey’s career is coming to an end. Kyle Fuller has been a fast riser of late. Fuller has good size and speed and has been a consistent defender his entire career. Fuller is a strong corner and very physical which is how the Seahawks corners played all season long, including the Super Bowl.

 

32.   Seattle Seahawks: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

The Seahawks don’t have a ton of needs but will take the best player available and the guy who fits what they want the best. Hageman is a big defensive tackle with good athletic ability but has been somewhat disappointing this offseason as some scouts wanted to see him test better after putting up subpar numbers. Hageman is a tough interior defender and 3-4 teams will look at him as a five technique but he can be very versatile for the Seahawks defense.

 

Second Round

33.   Houston Texans: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU

The Texans could improve their pass rush and need to add some linebackers. This would allow Brooks Reed to move inside.

 

34.   Washington Redskins: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio St.

The Redskins have a lot of holes that they need to fill particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Bradley Roby was once looked upon as a top cornerback prospect but had a very up and down year. He has the talent to be a very good cornerback if he can put it all together.

 

35.   Cleveland Browns: Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA

The Browns could improve their interior offensive line and Su’a-Filo is argubably the best guard in the draft. He should be an instant starter.

 

36.   Oakland Raiders: Tre Mason, RB, Auburn

Darren McFadden has been a bust so finding a long term replacement is going to be a priority. Mason had a great season and would give the Raiders are tough runner with good speed and great quickness.

 

37.   Atlanta Falcons: Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame

The Falcons need help on their defensive line and if they don’t take one in the first round they should look for one here in round 2. Tuitt had some injury issues and has seen his stock fall but is still a quality player.

 

38.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford

The Bucs need to find someone who can get to the quarterback. Murphy had 15 sacks which led all of FBS. He also had 23.5 tackles for a loss which was second to only Aaron Donald.

 

39.   Jacksonville Jaguars: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

If the Jaguars pass on a quarterback in Round 1 they will look for one in round 2 or 3. With Garoppolo still on the board the Jags would have to take him. He has a quick release and has been ultra-productive.

 

40.   Minnesota Vikings: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon St.

Jared Allen is a free agent and may leave via free agency. Crichton is able to move around the line and even played nose guard at times during the 2013 season. Crichton can help against the run and get to the quarterback.

 

41.   Buffalo Bills: David Yankey, G, Stanford

Cordy Glenn played very well at left tackle last season so the Bills can improve their offensive line by adding another solid guard. Yankey is a very athletic guard who has great pedigree and is a good value at 41st overall.

 

42.   Tennessee Titans: Keith McGill, CB, Utah

McGill has looked good in the post season and he is the copycat type corner as he stands at 6’3” and ran a very impressive 4.51 second 40 yard dash.

 

43.   New York Giants: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

The Giants typically don’t make an effort to find a good tight end but Amaro is a good pass catcher and the Giants need to find playmakers.

 

44.   St. Louis Rams: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

The Rams are still searching for a #1 receiver and Jordan Matthews have gone somewhat under the radar because of the deep class of wide receivers, particularly on the underclassmen side. Matthews has been extremely productive, is tall and has great speed and is going to develop into a #1 receiver.

 

45.   Detroit Lions: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida

The Lions need to improve their secondary and Roberson is a boom or bust prospect. Roberson has a ton of talent but had a very up and down year. If he can fix his mechanics he could be a very good starting cornerback.

 

46.   Pittsburgh Steelers: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn St.

The Steelers are looking for a big wide receiver for Ben Roethlisberger and Robinson is a tall wideout with good hands and can make plays with the ball in his hands.

 

47.   Dallas Cowboys: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas

The Cowboys may need to make some tough cuts for salary cap reasons. Jeffcoat had a very good career at Texas and ran much faster at the Combine than a lot thought he would. He has good leverage and athleticism and would be a good selection in round 2.

 

48.   Baltimore Ravens: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno St.

The Ravens need wide receivers and Adams would complement Torrey Smith. Adams was Derek Carr’s favorite target and he put up huge production in 2013.

 

49.   New York Jets: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

The Jets need to improve their safety play and while their defense was very good, if the safety play improved they would take another step forward.

 

50.   Miami Dolphins: Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama

The past few months have been rough for Kouandijo as he has been exposed as not being a top tier tackle and things could potentially get worse as the draft nears.

 

51.   Chicago Bears: Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford

Reynolds is a big, smart, playmaking safety who hasn’t received as much attention as some of the others but may end up having a better overall career. He is a great value in round 2.

 

52.   Arizona Cardinals: Trevor Reilly, OLB, Utah

Reilly was a dominate force in the Pac-12 this year and he finished with 9 sacks and 16.5 tackles for a loss. The Cardinals need more pass rushers and Reilly is a good fit.

 

53.   Green Bay Packers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

Jermichael Finely won’t be back so finding some additional help at tight end is necessary. The Packers like to carry 4 or more tight ends and Seferian-Jenkins has a huge upside.

 

54.   Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

Demeco Ryans is better suited for the 4-3 and struggled at times. He is a decent starter but he will need to be upgraded eventually. Borland is on the shorter side, but is very stronger and is a smart linebacker who would fit well in the Eagles defense.

 

55.   Cincinnati Bengals: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida St.

Joyner is on the smaller side and if he was a couple of inches taller he may be the first cornerback taken. He has good recognition and instincts and can have a long career as a cornerback covering slot receivers (or even as a safety).

 

56.   San Francisco 49ers (from KC): Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Desir is a tall corner with good speed. Playing for a team like the 49ers would be an ideal situation so that he can get more accustomed to a high level of play in the NFL.

 

57.   San Diego Chargers: Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi

The Chargers need a guard and Jackson is a solid player who will be easily able to step into a starting role right off the bat.

 

58.   New Orleans Saints: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

Moses could go much higher but he is most likely limited to playing right tackle. He has a ton of upside though and could see himself going much higher.

 

59.   Indianapolis Colts: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

Watkins was a part of the Gators rotation at cornerback and may have been the most steady this season. He has good speed and size and the Colts need cornerback help.

 

60.   Carolina Panthers: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee

Jordan Gross is retiring so the Panthers need to find an offensive tackle to replace him. Richardson is a good value at the end of round 2 but probably won’t be able to play left tackle in the NFL.

 

61.   San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville

Smith went to Louisville as a quarterback prospect but was quickly moved to the defensive side of the ball where he had a lot of success. Smith is quick off the snap and uses leverage well.

 

62.   New England Patriots: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame

The Patriots like using tight ends and really missed Rob Gronkowski when he was hurt and Aaron Hernandez all season long. Niklas is a good blocker who is a solid receiver and can give the Patriots another weapon.

 

63.   Denver Broncos: Marcus Martin, C/G, USC

Martin is a dominate run blocker and is the best center in this draft but can also play guard. He is an underrated prospected who could find himself climbing on draft day.

 

64.   Seattle Seahawks: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado

Golden Tate is a free agent and the Seahawks will be looking for more weapons in the passing game. Richardson can fly and stretch the field.

3rd Round

65.   Houston Texans: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio St.

The Texans can improve at right tackle and Mewhort can move inside as well giving the Texans some flexibility.

 

66.   Washington Redskins: Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford

The Redskins need some more help at inside linebacker and Skov is a strong, playmaker who doesn’t have elite athleticism but very good instincts.

 

67.   Oakland Raiders: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas

The Raiders have a lot of openings and Chris Smith is a high upside guy who has the ability to get to the quarterback.

 

68.   Atlanta Falcons: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington

Steven Jackson is on the downside of his career and Sankey had a great 2013 season and looked very good at the Combine.

 

69.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor

Davin Joseph should be cut as he is vastly overpaid. Richardson is a big guard who can be a mauler but needs to keep his weight in check.

 

70.   Jacksonville Jaguars: Telvin Smith, LB, Florida St.

The Jaguars need to improve their defense. Smith is capable of starting at either outside linebacker position next to Paul Posluszny.

 

71.   Cleveland Browns: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio St.

Hyde is a big, strong back who has very quick feet and is a reliable pass catcher out of the backfield.

 

72.   Minnesota Vikings: Christian Jones, LB, Florida St.

The Vikings need linebackers and Jones can stick as a middle linebacker in the NFL but has experience playing all three spots.

 

73.   Buffalo Bills: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida St.

Jairus Byrd is a free agent and may walk so the Bills need to secure the back end of their secondary and Brooks looked very good at the Combine on top of a solid season.

 

74.   New York Giants: Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina

Martin is a big, strong defensive end that fits the Giants mold of pass rushers. Martin had 11.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss in 2013.

 

75.   St. Louis Rams: Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona St.

The Rams are creating a dominate defense and Bradford in the 3rd round is a good value selection for a guy who could start.

 

76.   Detroit Lions: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

Landry ran a poor 40 at the Combine but he should have a better showing at his Pro Day. He isn’t a blazer but a good #2 option behind Calvin Johnson.

 

77.   San Francisco 49ers (from TEN): Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas

Incumbent center Jonathan Goodwin is a getting up there in age and is nearing the end of his career and Swanson is a solid value here.

 

78.   Dallas Cowboys: Dakota Dozier, G, Furman

Dozier is one of the best non-FBS prospects in the draft. He has played tackle but is best suited as a guard.

 

79.   Baltimore Ravens: Yamin Smallwood, LB, Connecticut

The Ravens need to find additional inside linebackers after releasing Jameel McClain.

 

80.   New York Jets: Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford

Fleming is a good fit on the right side where the Jets have a need. Fleming was productive at Stanford but doesn’t have elite athleticism limiting him to right tackle.

 

81.   Miami Dolphins: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

Hill is a boom or bust type player. He has a ton of ability and could end up being the most productive running back in this class but he has questions marks off the field.

 

82.   Chicago Bears: Billy Tuner, OT, North Dakota St.

The Bears offensive line was better last year but they could use some depth and Turner is a guy who could be a starter relatively quick.

 

83.   Cleveland Browns (from PIT): Deone Bucannon, S, Washington St.

Bucannon is a typical in the box safety who is very good against the run and improving against the pass. He had an impressive combine and a good week at the Senior Bowl.

 

84.   Arizona Cardinals: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama

Carson Palmer was solid last year but he doesn’t have a lot of productive years left. McCarron doesn’t have a high ceiling but some teams will like his quick release and winning ways.

 

85.   Green Bay Packers: Kelcy Quarles, DE, South Carolina

Quarles would be a good fit to move from the defensive tackle position to the five technique defensive end in the 3-4 defense and the Packers need some more youth on the defensive line.

 

86.   Philadelphia Eagles: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

The Eagles don’t have a lot of need but every team needs good corners and Jean-Baptiste is a tall, long corner who can help on the outside.

 

87.   Kansas City Chiefs: Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada

The Chiefs could use some depth on their offensive line although its not a huge need.

 

88.   Cincinnati Bengals: Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

The Bengals aren’t neccesarily happy with the quality of play from Andy Dalton and while Mettenberger wouldn’t take the starting role away from Dalton initially its possibility down the line.

 

89.   San Diego Chargers: Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech

Attaochu is best suited for the 3-4 at outside linebacker and he would give the Chargers another pass rusher.

 

90.   Indianapolis Colts: Weston Richburg, C/G, Colorado St.

The Colts need to improve their interior offensive line and Richburg had a good Senior Bowl to open some eyes.

 

91.   New Orleans Saints: Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi

Moncrief is a second round quality prospect that gets hurt by the depth at receiver in this draft. He has good speed and hands and can make difficult catches.

 

92.   Carolina Panthers: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida

Purifoy is not a good tackler and can get a little lazy in his coverage skills but he has the talent. For every poor game there was a great one.

 

93.   New England Patriots: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty

Aikens is an interesting prospect but probably shouldn’t be a third round pick but the Patriots always take someone no one expects.

 

94.   San Francisco 49ers: DaQuan Jones, DE, Penn St.

The 49ers don’t have to have more depth on their defensive line but Jones would be a good addition as a five technique.

 

95.   Denver Broncos: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise St.

The Broncos need to improve their entire defensive line and play guys at the correct positions. Lawrence would be an upgrade to what they have.

 

96.   Minnesota Vikings (from SEA): Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

Bryant is a big receiver with top notch speed and will definitely help open things up underneath for the Vikings.