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2014 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 - Rounds 2 and 3

Rounds 2 and 3 of the fifth edition of the mock draft series, including a proposed Colts trade in Round 3.


Round 2

1. Houston: Kyle Van Noy - OLB - BYU

Houston needs a pass rusher and Van Noy fits the bill.

2. Washington: Morgan Moses - OT - Virginia

Moses rocketed up draft boards since the end of the season and shores up a questionable area for Washington.

3. Cleveland: Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG - UCLA

The Browns need a quality starter on the inside and Su'a-Filo can step right in.

4. Kansas City (from Oakland): Marqise Lee - WR - USC

This draft is loaded at WR so Lee falls and KC finally has someone better than Donnie Avery across from Dwayne Bowe.

5. Atlanta: Ra-Shede Hageman - NT - Minnesota

Atlanta is transitioning to a 3-4 defense and Hageman can man the nose.

6. Tampa Bay: Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida State

Jernigan could excel as a penetrating DT in Lovie Smith's cover-2 defense.

7 Jacksonville: Joel Bitonio - OT - Nevada

Bitonio has shot up boards with his solid game film and overall blocking ability.

8. Carolina (from Minnesota): Jack Mewhort - OT - Ohio State

Carolina needs help all over their offensive line after most of their previous O-line retired.

9. Buffalo: Jimmie Ward - S - Northern Illinois

Ward helps Buffalo replace the gaping hole left by Jarius Byrd's departure.

10. Tennessee: Carlos Hyde - RB - Ohio State

After letting Chris Johnson go, Tennessee gets the best RB in the class.

11. New York Giants: Allen Robinson - WR - Penn State

Robinson is the real deal at WR but, like Lee, falls due to depth.

12. St. Louis: Deone Bucannon - S - Washington State

Fischer finally gets the safety to shore up the back end of his defense.

13. Detroit: Trent Murphy - DE - Stanford

Murphy gives the Lions a non-stop DE who could excel.

14. Pittsburgh: Cody Latimer - WR - Indiana

Being a Hoosier, Latimer flew under the radar most of the season but does everything well for a WR.

15. Dallas: Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame

For some reason Jerry Jones has stuck with Monte Kiffin at DC so Tuitt's versatility makes sense.

16. Baltimore: Weston Richburg - C - Colorado State

Richburg is a bit of an unknown name but is compared favorably to the top centers currently in the league.

17. New York Jets: Pierre Desir - CB - Lindenwood

Rex Ryan loves a press-man corner and Desir excelled at it, albeit at lesser competition.

18. Miami: DaQuan Jones - DT - Penn State

Jones provides another big body in the DL rotation down in Miami.

19. Chicago: Lamarcus Joyner - DB - Florida State

Joyner can play any position in the secondary well and Chicago needs secondary help all over.

20. Arizona: Zach Mettenberger - QB - LSU

Bruce Arians gets his strong armed future QB in Mettenberger who has time to heal behind Carson Palmer for a year.

21. Green Bay: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins - TE - Washington

Green Bay needs a reliable TE for Aaron Rodgers.

22. Philadelphia: Jeremiah Attaochu - OLB - Georgia Tech

The Eagles need some form of pass rush in order to help mask their less than average secondary.

23. Cincinnati: Marcus Roberson - CB - Florida

Cincinnati's biggest need may be at CB.

24. San Francisco (from KC): Keith McGill - CB - Utah

McGill helps to shore up one of the few needs on a roster flush with talent.

25. San Diego: Gabe Jackson - G - Mississippi State

Jackson is a solid interior lineman who could push for playing time immediately.

26. New Orleans: Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida State

Benjamin can learn from aging Marquese Colston and gives Brees another big target in the red zone.

27. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt

While WR isn't the most obvious need for the Colts, it is one that will be pressing much sooner than people think. Reggie Wayne is in the last year of his deal and coming off major knee surgery. Hakeem Nicks signed a one year deal and could leave next off-season. T.Y. will be a Colt for as long as he wants to be. The other talent on the roster is suspect at best. Da'Rick shows flashes, Whalen is Mr. Consistency, and Brazill is one bad decision away from being suspended for a year.

Jordan Matthews was the leading receiver in the SEC, even though SEC defenses knew he was the only legitimate option on the Vanderbilt team. Matthews runs great routes and has huge hands. The only knock on him was his speed but he put that to rest by running a solid 40 time at the Combine. The other thing that makes Matthews the best pick is he is a gym rat. He asked for tape of all the CBs he'd be going against in the Senior Bowl. He could easily grow with Luck and be the next great QB/WR duo here in Indy.

28. Carolina: Jarvis Landry - WR - LSU

Landry has plummeted down boards due to poor showings at the Combine and LSU's Pro Day.

29. San Francisco: Marcus Martin - C - USC

The 49ers need to shore up the interior of their line and Martin could play right away.

30. New England: Travis Swanson - C - Arkansas

Tom Brady needs a quality C to protect him and his Ugg boot sponsored cleats.

31. Denver: Bashaud Breeland - CB - Clemson

Breeland is a physical CB who could play opposite Aqib Talib.

32. Seattle: Demarcus Lawrence - DE - Boise State

Seattle loves to collect pass rushers.

Round 3

1. Houston: Antonio Richardson - OT - Tennessee

Houston needs a solid OT.

2. Washington: Yawin Smallwood - ILB - Connecticut

After London Fletcher's retirement, Washington needs a replacement.

3. Kansas City (from Oakland): Dakota Dozier - G - Furman

KC lost both their starting and back-up RGs in free agency,

4. Atlanta: Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame

A solid and versatile replacement for future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.

5. St. Louis (from Tampa Bay): Louchiez Purifoy - CB - Florida

More secondary help to go with the amazing defensive front.

6. Jacksonville: Tom Savage - QB - Pittsburgh

Savage has rocketed up boards recently due to his unbelievable arm strength.

7. Cleveland: Martavius Bryant - WR - Clemson

Bryant was the "other WR" at Clemson but still put up great numbers.

8. Carolina (from Minnesota): David Yankey - G - Stanford

Yankey's fall finally ends as Carolina again shores up the offensive line.

9. Buffalo: Billy Turner - OT - North Dakota State

Turner gives Buffalo some flexibility at OT.

10. New York Giants: Tre Mason - RB - Auburn

It's no guarantee David Wilson returns from his injury, Mason is a solid replacement.

11. St. Louis: Cyril Richardson - G - Baylor

Jeff Fischer is known for getting the most out of his offensive linemen.

12. Detroit: Dominique Easley - DT - Florida

With Suh likely on his way out, Easley could gradually work his way back from injury.

13. TRADE!!! Indianapolis Colts: Terrence Brooks - S - Florida State

Ryan Grigson gets an itchy trigger finger and again trades away a future draft pick. However, this time for an area of obvious need. Brooks is a former CB who only recently got moved to safety. He has the range to make plays and the coverage ability to man up on a slot WR if necessary. As a gift and a curse, he's a very aggressive player who has no problem going after 50-50 balls or dropping down into the box. He seems like a perfect fit for Pagano's scheme.
Trade Details:
Colts receive pick 77
San Francisco receives 2015 Round 2 pick

14. Dallas: Will Sutton - DT - Arizona State

Another player who showed great promise but fell due to poor play his last season. Sutton could excel in a Warren Sapp style role.

15. Baltimore: Jackson Jeffcoat - DE - Texas

After losing Arthur Jones, the Ravens need a quality replacement.

16. New York Jets: Ahmad Dixon - S - Baylor

Dixon could help shore up a huge position of need for the Jets.

17. Miami: Ed Reynolds - S - Stanford

Reynolds could be a replacement for Chris Clemons.

18. Chicago: Dion Bailey - S - USC

Chicago again tries to shore up their back end with this pick.

19. Cleveland (from Pittsburgh): Victor Hampton - CB - South Carolina

Hampton gives Cleveland a quality CB across from Joe Haden.

20. Arizona: Carl Bradford - OLB - Arizona State

Bradford is a talented pass rusher from the OLB position.

21. Green Bay: Donte Moncrief - WR - Mississippi

Moncrief fills the hole left by James Jones.

22. Philadelphia: Terrence Mitchell - CB - Oregon

A former Chip Kelly player joins his former coach at a position of need.

23. Kansas City: Shayne Skov - ILB - Stanford

Skov gives Andy Reid a solid, reliable player in the middle of their defense.

24. Cincinnati: Kelcy Quarles - DT - South Carolina

There's no guarantee when Geno Atkins will return.

25. San Diego: Devonte Adams - WR - Fresno State

Adams can develop alongside Keenan Allen to form one of the better young WR duos.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Tripp - OLB - Montana

Jordan Tripp is a relatively unknown out of Montana but plays the game with great instincts. He always seems to be around the ball. He's solid in coverage but can slide into the middle if necessary. Tripp was known a a physical, hard nosed football player, which is something Chuck Pagano loves.

27. New Orleans: Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB - Nebraska

Rob Ryan needs a CB to play and learn opposite Champ Bailey.

28. Carolina: Antone Exum - CB - Virginia Tech

Exum would fill the role either replacing or opposite Captain Munnerlyn.

29. New England: Paul Richardson - WR - Colorado

Tom Brady needs more reliable weapons.

30. San Francisco: Josh Mauro - DE - Stanford

It's no surprise Mauro fits Harbaugh's defensive scheme since he was recruited by Harbaugh to Stanford.

31. Denver: Chris Smith - DE - Arkansas

Denver realized they could never have too many pass rushers.

32. Minnesota (from Seattle): Trevor Reilly - OLB - Utah

Reilly is a solid pass rushing prospect that can help Minnesota.

33. Pittsburgh (compensatory): Ego Ferguson - DT - LSU

Ferguson is a big, bodied prospect who can help shore up the interior of the Steelers defensive line.

34. Green Bay (compensatory): Adrian Hubbard - OLB - Alabama

Green Bay needs a big OLB, if they plan on playing the 3-4 again.

35. Baltimore (compensatory): Ju'Juan James - OT - Tennessee

The Ravens shore up their offensive line to keep Flacco as upright as possible.

36. San Francisco (compensatory): Telvin Smith - OLB - Florida State

Smith gives Jim Harbaugh an OLB that is fast enough to play safety.

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