2014 NFL Draft

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

Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IMay 9, 2014

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
PickTeamPlayerPosition
1.TexansJadeveon ClowneyDE/OLB
2.Rams (from WSH)Greg RobinsonOT
3.JaguarsBlake BortlesQB
4.Bills*Sammy WatkinsWR
5.RaidersKhalil MackOLB
6.FalconsJake MatthewsOT
7.BuccaneersMike EvansWR
8.Browns*Justin GilbertCB
9.Vikings*Anthony BarrOLB
10.LionsEric EbronTE
11.TitansTaylor LewanOT
12.GiantsOdell Beckham Jr.WR
13.RamsAaron DonaldDT
14.BearsKyle FullerCB
15.SteelersRyan ShazierOLB
16.CowboysZack MartinOG/OT
17.RavensC.J. MosleyILB
18.JetsCalvin PryorFS
19.DolphinsJa'Wuan JamesOT
20.Saints*Brandin CooksWR
21.PackersHa Ha Clinton-DixFS
22.Browns*Johnny ManzielQB
23.ChiefsDee FordDE/OLB
24.BengalsDarqueze DennardCB
25.ChargersJason VerrettCB
26.Eagles* (from IND)Marcus SmithDE/OLB
27.Cardinals*Deone BucannonSS
28.PanthersKelvin BenjaminWR
29.PatriotsDominique EasleyDT
30.49ersJimmie WardSS
31.BroncosBradley RobyCB
32.Vikings*Teddy BridgewaterQB
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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 NixNTNotre Dame
34. Redskins Ra'Shede HagemanDTMinnesota
35. Browns Marqise LeeWRUSC
36. Raiders Derek CarrQBFresno State
37. Falcons Scott CrichtonDEOregon State
38. Buccaneers Tom SavageQBPittsburgh
39. Jaguars Timmy JerniganDTFlorida State
40. Seahawks* Xavier Su'a-FiloOGUCLA
41. Bills Jace AmaroTETexas Tech
42. Titans Carlos HydeRBOhio State
43. Giants Cyrus KouandjioOTAlabama
44. Rams Lamarcus JoynerCBFlorida State
45. Lions Joel BitonioOGNevada
46. Steelers Jordan MatthewsWRVanderbilt
47. Cowboys Stephon TuittDTNotre Dame
48. Ravens Morgan MosesOTVirginia
49. Jets Cody LatimerWRIndiana
50. Dolphins Jack MewhortOTOhio State
51. Bears DaQuan JonesDTPenn State
52. Cardinals Austin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
53. Packers Demarcus LawrenceDEBoise State
54. Eagles Stanley Jean-BaptisteCBNebraska
55. Bengals Marcus MartinCSouthern California
56. 49ers (from KC) Carl BradfordOLBArizona State
57. Chargers Ego FergusonDTLSU
58. Saints Phillip GainesCBRice
59. Colts Bishop SankeyRBWashington
60. Panthers Donte MoncriefWROle Miss
61. 49ers Bruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
62. Patriots *Troy NiklasTENotre Dame
63. Broncos Gabe JacksonOGMississippi State
64. Seahawks Davante AdamsWRFresno 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

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 02:  Tom Savage #7 of the Pittsburgh Panthers looks to pass against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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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 

Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
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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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