2014 NFL Mock Draft Round 2: Day 2 Predictions After Round 1 Results

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2014 NFL Mock Draft Round 2: Day 2 Predictions After Round 1 Results

The Minnesota Vikings traded with the Seattle Seahawks to make the final selection of Thursday's first round of the 2014 NFL draft. 

It was a smart move. They used the pick on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and with the quarterback-needy Houston Texans owning the first pick in the second round, they had every reason to believe that Bridgewater wouldn't make it past that selection on Friday. 

Have a look at the full results, and then I'll explain why this sets up for an interesting start to Friday. 

2014 NFL Draft Results: Round 1
Pick Team Player Position
1. Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE/OLB
2. Rams (from WSH) Greg Robinson OT
3. Jaguars Blake Bortles QB
4. Bills* Sammy Watkins WR
5. Raiders Khalil Mack OLB
6. Falcons Jake Matthews OT
7. Buccaneers Mike Evans WR
8. Browns* Justin Gilbert CB
9. Vikings* Anthony Barr OLB
10. Lions Eric Ebron TE
11. Titans Taylor Lewan OT
12. Giants Odell Beckham Jr. WR
13. Rams Aaron Donald DT
14. Bears Kyle Fuller CB
15. Steelers Ryan Shazier OLB
16. Cowboys Zack Martin OG/OT
17. Ravens C.J. Mosley ILB
18. Jets Calvin Pryor FS
19. Dolphins Ja'Wuan James OT
20. Saints* Brandin Cooks WR
21. Packers Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS
22. Browns* Johnny Manziel QB
23. Chiefs Dee Ford DE/OLB
24. Bengals Darqueze Dennard CB
25. Chargers Jason Verrett CB
26. Eagles* (from IND) Marcus Smith DE/OLB
27. Cardinals* Deone Bucannon SS
28. Panthers Kelvin Benjamin WR
29. Patriots Dominique Easley DT
30. 49ers Jimmie Ward SS
31. Broncos Bradley Roby CB
32. Vikings* Teddy Bridgewater QB


The Texans still have that need for a quarterback, and the best quarterback available is Derek Carr. Of course, Derek's older brother David was the No. 1 overall selection by the Texans in the 2002 draft. 

Obviously, that never worked out. Would Houston dare attempt to try again on another Carr? I don't see it happening. 

Here is what I do see happening for the first of Day 2's two rounds. 

Round 2 Mock
Pick Team Player Position School
33. Texans Louis Nix NT Notre Dame
34. Redskins Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota
35. Browns Marqise Lee WR USC
36. Raiders Derek Carr QB Fresno State
37. Falcons Scott Crichton DE Oregon State
38. Buccaneers Tom Savage QB Pittsburgh
39. Jaguars Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State
40. Seahawks* Xavier Su'a-Filo OG UCLA
41. Bills Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
42. Titans Carlos Hyde RB Ohio State
43. Giants Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
44. Rams Lamarcus Joyner CB Florida State
45. Lions Joel Bitonio OG Nevada
46. Steelers Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
47. Cowboys Stephon Tuitt DT Notre Dame
48. Ravens Morgan Moses OT Virginia
49. Jets Cody Latimer WR Indiana
50. Dolphins Jack Mewhort OT Ohio State
51. Bears DaQuan Jones DT Penn State
52. Cardinals Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
53. Packers Demarcus Lawrence DE Boise State
54. Eagles Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
55. Bengals Marcus Martin C Southern California
56. 49ers (from KC) Carl Bradford OLB Arizona State
57. Chargers Ego Ferguson DT LSU
58. Saints Phillip Gaines CB Rice
59. Colts Bishop Sankey RB Washington
60. Panthers Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss
61. 49ers Bruce Ellington WR South Carolina
62. Patriots *Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame
63. Broncos Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi State
64. Seahawks Davante Adams WR Fresno State

No. 33 Houston Texans: Louis Nix III, NT, Notre Dame

The Houston Texans have other options at quarterback besides Carr with this selection, and they definitely are in need of their quarterback of the future. 

This team also needs a nose tackle, however, and Louis Nix has the ability to come in and make an instant impact. 

Many felt Nix would be gone in the first round. His stock is likely being limited by knee surgery that ended his season early, but that isn't enough for the Texans to pass on him. 

With the addition of both Jadeveon Clowney, who the Texans selected No. 1, and Nix, Houston's front seven is going to be downright menacing. 

No. 36 Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State 

The Raiders will be excited to see the Texans pass on Carr. After the Texans select, the Raiders will only have to wait out selections by the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville Jaguars. Neither is a candidate to draft a quarterback. 

Meanwhile, as Bleacher Report's Matt Miller helps explain, the Raiders have appeared to be high on Carr: 

The Raiders brought in veteran quarterback Matt Schaub to handle duties for the foreseeable future, but that certainly won't stop them from drafting a player with the kind of arm talent of Carr.  

No. 38: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh

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Tom Savage didn't put up eye-popping numbers in college. Still, Savage played behind a poor offensive line, and he has all the tools to be a quality NFL quarterback. 

He has good arm strength, accuracy and size at 6'5". He is a prototypical pocket passer, and he offers a chance for new head coach Lovie Smith to identify his quarterback of the future. 

The Buccaneers added Josh McCown in free agency. That much showed they were not content with leaving the reins in the hands of Mike Glennon, who did an admirable job starting under center as a rookie. 

The Buccaneers have been very active in free agency, and they addressed their biggest need by adding receiver Mike Evans with the seventh pick. They are in a position where they can afford to take this gamble on Savage. 

No. 49: New York Jets, Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana 


Many had the Jets selecting a wide receiver in Round 1. Instead, they took a safety. Now, receiver has to be a priority with this pick. Although this franchise signed receiver Eric Decker in the offseason, he needs some help. 

Cody Latimer would provide that help. Latimer stands at 6'3", and he plays taller than that. He also likes to play physical. 

Latimer has good hands and decent athleticism. He will be a reliable weapon for the Jets and productive enough to keep constant double-teams off of Decker. 

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