33. Jacksonville Jaguars
Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State (SCOUTING NOTES)
A cornerback with size is going to be tough for the Jaguars to pass on here, even though a player like Matt Barkley might tempt them.
34. Kansas City Chiefs
Kevin Minter, LB, LSU (SCOUTING NOTES)
Minter is a premium prospect at linebacker – he should be a top fifty pick with his blend of athleticism, strength and instincts.
35. Philadelphia Eagles
Matt Barkley, QB, USC (SCOUTING REPORT)
Depending on who the Eagles bring in as head coach, this pick might make little to no sense. Jon Gruden? Yes. Chip Kelly? No. Either way, I’m pretty sure that Nick Foles isn’t the answer.
36. Detroit Lions
Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Other than his open-field tackling at times, it is tough to find too many faults in Phillip Thomas’ game. The Lions would be ecstatic to find a top safety here in the second round.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (via OAK)
Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
The “Law Firm” isn’t a dynamic running back, as solid as he is. Bernard brings that presence to the team, allowing BJGE to be more of a complement.
38. Arizona Cardinals
Mike Glennon, QB, NC State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Now that the Cardinals have addressed their line, they get their very own NFL caliber quarterback. Glennon’s comparison is Joe Flacco, so take that as both a good and bad thing.
XX. Cleveland Browns
The Browns forfeit this pick due to the supplemental draft selection of Josh Gordon
39. New York Jets
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse (SCOUTING NOTES)
I don’t need to explain why the Jets need a quarterback. Nassib isn’t an NFL star on day one, but can develop into a starter by the time the rest of the Jets roster is ready.
40. Tennessee Titans
Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State (SCOUTING NOTES)
Brown is a sideline-to-sideline linebacker that is solid in every aspect of the game.
41. Buffalo Bills
Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia (SCOUTING NOTES)
Tavon Austin gets all the attention, but Bailey is a better pure receiver. He played as an “X” at West Virginia, but he is feisty enough to thrive as a “Z” in Buffalo.
42. Miami Dolphins
Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Roby is young, but he supports the run and can cover like a veteran. Across from Sean Smith, Roby could excel as a playmaker.
43. Tampa Bay Bucs
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee (SCOUTING NOTES)
Adding the talented Hunter to Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin would give Josh Freeman plenty of weapons to compete in 2013.
44. Carolina Panthers
Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB, LSU* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Montgomery is a prospect that is long on promise and potential, but short on production. He is a typical boom/bust pick.
XX. New Orleans Saints
The Saints have forfeited their second round pick due to the “Bountygate” scandal.
45. San Diego Chargers
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor (SCOUTING NOTES)
Whether Philip Rivers stays on with the Chargers or not, Terrance Williams would be an excellent deep threat to add to the mix.
46. St. Louis Rams
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama (SCOUTING NOTES)
If Steven Jackson isn’t coming back, Lacy provides a nice complement to current stable of running backs in St. Louis. You have to love Lacy’s spin move.
47. Dallas Cowboys
Da’rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
Giving Tony Romo one more weapon on offense could prove enough to put him over the top – as long as the Cowboys are able to block for him.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Poyer plays tough. He can press at the line of scrimmage and competes on every down – he would add some youth and talent to the already great Pittsburgh secondary.