2014 NFL Draft: The Complete Guide to Day 2

Eric Galko@OptimumScoutingFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2014

2014 NFL Draft: The Complete Guide to Day 2

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    One round down and six to go!

    The 2014 first round was full of surprises. The Jacksonville Jaguars took their quarterback at pick No. 3, and it wasn't the one most expected. Johnny Manziel ended up falling down the board, and the Browns once again saved a quarterback during his draft-day slide. Big names, such as Marqise Lee, Ra’Shede Hageman and Louis Nix all slipped to Round 2.

    To get you primed and ready for Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft, here’s all you’ll need to enjoy Friday's coverage. With the best players available, predictions for the next two rounds and a two-round mock draft, get yourself ready for an exciting rest of the draft!

Top Players Still on the Board

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    **Please note that I do not include quarterbacks in my rankings. They do not follow along with positional value**


    1. Marqise Lee - WR - USC
    2. Allen Robinson - WR - Penn State
    3. Jeremiah Attaochu - OLB - Georgia Tech
    4. Kyle Van Noy - OLB - BYU
    5. Ra'Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota
    6. Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech
    7. Louis Nix III - DT - Notre Dame
    8. Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG - UCLA
    9. Pierre Desir - CB - Lindenwood
    10. Kony Ealy - DE - Missouri
    11. Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama
    12. Scott Crichton - DE - Oregon State
    13. Carlos Hyde - RB - Ohio State
    14. Davante Adams - WR - Fresno State
    15. Jarvis Landry - WR - LSU
    16. Shayne Skov - ILB - Stanford
    17. Travis Swanson - OC - Arkansas
    18. Will Sutton - DT - Arizona State
    19. Caraun Reid - DT - Princeton
    20. Charles Sims - RB - West Virginia
    21. Dion Bailey - SAF - USC
    22. Tre Mason - RB - Auburn
    23. Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame
    24. Aaron Lynch - DE - South Florida
    25. David Yankey - OG - Stanford
    26. Jaylen Watkins - CB - Florida
    27. Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Washington
    28. Gabe Jackson - OG - Mississippi State
    29. Cameron Fleming - OT - Stanford
    30. Isaiah Crowell - RB - Alabama State
    31. Weston Richburg - OC - Colorado State
    32. Trent Murphy - DE - Stanford
    33. Antonio Richardson - OT - Tennessee
    34. Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB - Nebraska
    35. Keith McGill - CB - Utah
    36. Demarcus Lawrence - OLB - Boise State
    37. Bruce Ellington - WR - South Carolina
    38. Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
    39. Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida State
    40. Billy Turner - OT - North Dakota State
    41. Chris Smith - DE - Arkansas
    42. Morgan Moses - OT - Virginia
    43. Brandon Coleman - WR - Rutgers
    44. Bishop Sankey - RB - Washington
    45. Ka'Deem Carey - RB - Arizona
    46. Storm Johnson - RB - Central Florida
    47. Jon Halapio - OG - Florida
    48. Walt Aikens - CB - Liberty
    49. Jared Abbrederis - WR - Wisconsin
    50. Cody Latimer - WR - Indiana
    51. Mike Davis - WR - Texas
    52. E.J. Gaines - CB - Missouri
    53. Yawin Smallwood - ILB - Uconn
    54. Donte Moncrief - WR - Ole Miss
    55. DaQuan Jones - DT - Penn State
    56. Cyril Richardson - OG - Baylor
    57. Kapri Bibbs - RB - Colorado State
    58. Nevin Lawson - CB - Utah State
    59. Ed Stinson - DE - Alabama
    60. C.J. Fiedorowicz - TE - Iowa
    61. Carl Bradford - OLB - Arizona State
    62. Jack Mewhort - OT - Ohio State
    63. Robert Herron - WR - Wyoming
    64. Chris Borland - OLB - Wisconsin
    65. Antone Exum - CB - Virginia Tech
    66. Aaron Colvin - CB - Oklahoma
    67. Kelcy Quarles - DT - South Carolina
    68. Terrence Brooks - SAF - Florida State
    69. Brandon Thomas - OT - Clemson
    70. Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
    71. Terrance West - RB - Towson
    72. Lamarcus Joyner - SAF - Florida State
    73. Josh Huff - WR - Oregon
    74. Ahmad Dixon - SAF - Baylor
    75. Devonta Freeman - RB - Florida State
    76. Trai Turner - OG - LSU
    77. Joel Bitonio - OG - Nevada
    78. Will Clarke - DE - West Virginia
    79. Ed Reynolds - SAF - Stanford
    80. Terrance Mitchell - SAF - Oregon
    81. Marcus Martin - OC - USC
    82. Jalen Saunders - WR - Oklahoma
    83. Martavis Bryant - WR - Clemson
    84. Vinnie Sunseri - SAF - Alabama
    85. Lamin Barrow - ILB - LSU
    86. Trey Millard - FB - Oklahoma
    87. Josh Mauro - DE - Stanford
    88. Jordan Tripp - OLB - Montana
    89. Jackson Jeffcoat - DE - Texas
    90. Jeoffrey Pagan - DE - Alabama
    91. Lache Seastrunk - RB - Baylor
    92. Seantrel Henderson - OT - Miami (FL)
    93. Jay Prosch - FB - Auburn
    94. A.C. Leonard - TE - Tennessee State
    95. Kevin Norwood - WR - Alabama
    96. Christian Kirksey - OLB - Iowa
    97. Matt Hazel - WR - Coastal Carolina
    98. Richard Rodgers - TE - California
    99. James Gayle - DE - Virginia Tech
    100. Kareem Martin - DE - North Carolina

Predictions for Day 2

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    1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders could have a bidding war for Derek Carr, as they were the two teams most often linked to Carr in the build-up of the draft. Of course, the Houston Texans would first have to pass on Carr atop the second round.

    2. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo won’t last long in Round 2. He’s a high-character, intelligent and leadership-driven quarterback who has a quick release and ample arm talent. The Bucs and Tennessee Titans are logical options.

    3. We could see as many as eight receivers go in the second round. We saw five go in the first round, but top-receiver talents such as Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Cody Latimer, Davante Adams, Jarvis Landry and more are worthwhile second-round options.

    4. Logan Thomas was wildly inconsistent as a junior and senior, but he has Cam Newton-type upside. A team such as the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers or Pittsburgh Steelers will look to groom Thomas behind their veteran starters.

    5. Carlos Hyde will be the first running back taken, but he will not be selected in the top 50 picks. We saw no running backs in the first round last year, but this year’s class is even weaker than last year's. Hyde has the build to take a long-term beating in the NFL, and he looks the part of an NFL featured back.

    6. Sticking with running backs, we’ll see just four taken on Friday: Hyde, Tre Mason, Charles Sims and a surprise runner (my guess is Terrance West of Towson). The running back value is diminishing drastically for NFL teams, and it seems many teams are more willing to focus on depth than take a runner early.

    7. We’ll see more than one player traded on Day 2. Players such as Eric Berry, Brandon Flowers, Ryan Mallett and more have a chance to be moved for early-round picks.

    8. Cyrus Kouandjio could be in for a long second round thanks to injury concerns. He has an arthritic knee that was discovered at the NFL Scouting Combine, which may lead to a shortened NFL career. Still, he’s a mauling run-blocker who can provide instant starter capability for the team that drafts him.

Latest Rumors on Day 2

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    After 30 prospects were invited to Radio City, just nine remained in the dreaded Green Room: QB Jimmy Garoppolo; WRs Marqise Lee, Cody Latimer and Jordan Matthews; OTs Morgan Moses and Cyrus Kouandjio; DT Ra’Shede Hageman; DE Kony Ealy; and C Marcus Martin. We could see at least six gone in the top 10 of the second round.

    The Bucs didn’t take Johnny Manziel at seventh overall and didn’t trade up for a falling Bridgewater or Carr. And immediately after the draft, head coach Lovie Smith had this to say about his quarterbacks, per ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas.

    “You know how much I like Josh McCown as our starter here, but I love Mike Glennon. Mike Glennon is our quarterback of the future here. Why would we want to add a third quarterback to the mix?”  

    According to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald, the Dolphins "absolutely love, love, love Nevada tackle Joel Bitonio." He could be a target for Miami if they try to move up, but odds are he won’t last long in the second round.

    Patriots insider Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reported before the first round that Ryan Mallett may be trade bait during the 2014 draft, with the Texans being the likely suitor.

    The team passed on a quarterback with the first overall pick, and it has options at pick No. 33, but Texans head coach Bill O’Brien was the Patriots' offensive coordinator when they selected Ryan Mallett, so there’s a connection. 

    Before the first round, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported that Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was still on the trading block. He mentioned the Browns as a potential suitor, but with Manziel in Cleveland, the Washington Redskins will likely have to look elsewhere if they're ready to move on.

    According to GM Trent Baalke, the 49ers tried hard to acquire a trade-up that would have netted them Odell Beckham Jr., according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. But the price for moving from No. 30 into the top 10 was too steep. The San Francisco 49ers may try to find their receiver in the second or third round.

Round 2 Mock Draft

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    33. Houston—Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
    34. Washington—Joel Bitonio, OG, Nevada
    35. Cleveland—Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
    36. Oakland—Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
    37. Atlanta—Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
    38. Tampa Bay—Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
    39. Jacksonville—Marqise Lee, WR, USC
    40. Seattle—Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
    41. Buffalo—Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA
    42. Tennessee—Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
    43. New York Giants—Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, Georgia Tech
    44. St. Louis—Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
    45. Detroit—Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
    46. Pittsburgh—Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
    47. Dallas—Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
    48. Baltimore—Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
    49. New York Jets—Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
    50. Miami—Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
    51. Chicago—Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
    52. Arizona—Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
    53. Green Bay—Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
    54. Philadelphia—Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
    55. Cincinnati—Marcus Martin, OC, USC
    56. San Francisco—Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
    57. San Diego—Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
    58. New Orleans—Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State
    59. Indianapolis—Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
    60. Carolina—Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
    61. San Francisco—Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
    62. New England—Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
    63. Denver—Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina
    64. Seattle—Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU

Round 3 Mock Draft

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    65. Houston—Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh
    66. Washington—Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton
    67. Oakland—Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
    68. Atlanta—Terrance Brooks, SAF, Fresno State
    69. Tampa Bay—Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
    70. Jacksonville—Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
    71. Cleveland—Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
    72. Minnesota—Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
    73. Buffalo—Vinnie Sunseri, SAF, Alabama
    74. New York Giants—Trai Turner, OG, LSU
    75. St. Louis—AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
    76. Detroit—Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State
    77. San Francisco—Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
    78. Dallas—Keith McGill, CB/SAF, Utah
    79. Baltimore—Lamarcus Joyner, SAF, Florida State
    80. New York Jets—Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
    81. Miami—David Yankey, OG, Stanford
    82. Chicago—Brent Urban, DT, Virginia
    83. Philadelphia (CLE)—Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
    84. Arizona—Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
    85. Green Bay—Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford
    86. Philadelphia—Yawin Smallwood, ILB, UConn
    87. Kansas City—Dion Bailey, SAF, USC
    88. Cincinnati—Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
    89. San Diego—Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech
    90. Indianapolis—Terrance Mitchell, SAF, Oregon
    91. Arizona—Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida
    92. Carolina—Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
    93. New England—Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
    94. San Francisco—Brandon Thomas, OT, Clemson
    95. Denver—Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
    96. Minnnesota—Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
    97. Pittsburgh—Dri Archer, RB/WR, Kent State
    98. Green Bay—Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
    99. Baltimore—Xavier Grimble, TE, USC
    100. San Francisco—Travis Swanson, OC, Arkansas