49. New York Giants
Eric Reid, FS, LSU* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Adding a safety should be a priority for the Giants. Reid has a lot of range and plays smart – two things that will endear him to the Giants coaching staff.
50. Chicago Bears
Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (SCOUTING NOTES)
Adding another weapon to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey is as important to Jay Cutler’s well being as getting him some blockers. Patterson has elite athleticism.
51. Minnesota Vikings
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina (SCOUTING NOTES)
Williams can be a handful inside when his motor is running hot. Paired with Jared Allen and company, the Vikings defensive line would be very stout.
52. Cincinnati Bengals
David Amerson, CB/S, NC State (SCOUTING NOTES)
Amerson is a ball-hawking cornerback that just doesn’t have the speed to play outside int he NFL. He has a chance to be a starting safety in the NFL if he can make the transition.
53. Washington Redskins
Shariff Floyd, DL, Florida (SCOUTING NOTES)
Floyd is an often over-looked lineman that is unblockable when he brings his “A” game. He can play inside or even as a 5-tech DE.
54. Baltimore Ravens
Denard Robinson, WR/RB/CB/QB, Michigan (SCOUTING NOTES)
Robinson is going to get drafted higher than most people think. He is a special athlete that an NFL team will find a place for on the field.
55. Seattle Seahawks
Christian Jones, OLB, Florida State (SCOUTING NOTES)
The Seahawks have a great young linebacking corps, adding Jones would give them an even brighter future.
56. Miami Dolphins (via IND)
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (SCOUTING NOTES)
“Nuke” had a national coming out party against LSU and may end up being the first receiver taken if he declares for the draft.
57. Green Bay Packers
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford (SCOUTING NOTES)
Jermichael Finley is gone. Ertz is a more complete tight end that knows his role and can catch the ball when it counts.
58. San Francisco 49ers
Margus Hunt, DE, SMU (SCOUTING NOTES)
Margus Hunt is a freak of nature physically. If he can develop some finer points of the game, the 49ers defensive line would get even scarier.
59. Houston Texans
Matt Elam, S, Florida* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Elam likes to hit people. He also isn’t half bad in coverage. You don’t want to hear his steps when you’re going over the middle.
60. New England Patriots
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue (SCOUTING REPORT)
Ron Brace was released by the Patriots earlier this week, so adding a rotational defensive lineman that can make some plays inside will be key. Short isn’t a 3-down lineman at this point, but for 25-30 snaps a game he will bring it.
61. Denver Broncos
Datone Jones, DE, UCLA (SCOUTING NOTES)
Jones is a guy that an NFL team can mold into exactly what they want. He’s got a nice blend of speed and athleticism and just doesn’t like to be blocked. With Jones, Miller and Dumervil outside and Ansah rushing from the inside on 3rd down, watch out.
62. Atlanta Falcons
DJ Swearinger, CB/S, South Carolina (SCOUTING NOTES)
Swearinger is a versatile defensive back that can line up as an in the box safety or step outside and cover a receiver.