33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
New Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell has already stated that Tim Tebow won’t be the Jaguars’ next quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he will stand pat with Blaine Gabbert as the team’s signal-caller, either.
Matt Barkley was once projected to be the top pick in the first round, but after a rough senior year, he may instead up being the first pick of the following round. He is a talented quarterback who could end up being a steal if he falls into Round 2.
34. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee (Jr.)
If the Chiefs don’t find a veteran quarterback this offseason or use the No. 1 overall pick on a signal-caller, they have little choice but to use their second-round pick on the best quarterback available.
Tennessee’s Tyler Bray has as much physical upside as any quarterback in the draft class. He would not be an instant fix at the position, but is the best bet among available quarterbacks to fill their need under center.
35. Philadelphia Eagles: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
Kentucky guard Larry Warford is a prospect on the rise with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. The Eagles need to upgrade at right guard, and Warford is a massive, powerful guard who could fill the biggest hole on their offense.
36. Detroit Lions: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State (Jr.)
The Detroit Lions have a very weak group of cornerbacks, and could potentially lose their best player at the position in unrestricted free agent Chris Houston. Xavier Rhodes is a big, physical and athletic defensive back who is the best available to fill the Lions’ biggest need.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders): Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
The Cincinnati Bengals would be smart to replace unrestricted free-agent middle linebacker Rey Maualuga in their lineup. Kansas State’s Arthur Brown is a versatile, instinctive and athletic linebacker who can make plays all over the field.
Both Brown and returning starter Vontaze Burfict can play middle linebacker and outside linebacker, which would give the Bengals an interchangeable pair of talented young linebackers in their nickel package.
38. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
Unless the Arizona Cardinals find a veteran quarterback prior to the draft, using one of their first two picks on a signal-caller is a must. Mike Glennon isn’t close to being Bruce Arians’ new version of Ben Roethlisberger or Andrew Luck, but while he is not an immediate fix, he has promising physical tools and big upside.
Cleveland Browns Pick Forfeited in Supplemental Draft (WR Josh Gordon)
39. New York Jets: Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
On the defensive side of the ball, the New York Jets’ greatest need is for a pass-rushing outside linebacker.
Oregon’s Dion Jordan is a raw boom-or-bust prospect, but he is an explosive player with elite measurables and huge upside. A defensive end at Oregon, his game is best suited to playing as a stand-up outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense like that of the Jets.
40. Tennessee Titans: Dallas Thomas, G/OT, Tennessee
The Tennessee Titans need to upgrade at guard, and could get a very solid in-state prospect in Dallas Thomas to fill that need. Thomas is a versatile offensive lineman who can also play offensive tackle, but is best suited to play inside at guard, a position for which he has good feet as a pass-blocker but is also strong and powerful.
41. Buffalo Bills: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
Outside of a new quarterback, the Buffalo Bills’ greatest need is to add playmakers at linebacker. Khaseem Greene fits the bill. He is an athletic, instinctive outside linebacker who makes tackles all over the field, can force turnovers and would be a first-round pick if not for a lack of size.
42. Miami Dolphins: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
The Miami Dolphins selected Ryan Tannehill in last year’s draft as their franchise quarterback. In this year’s draft, they need to add playmakers for him at wide receiver.
There is a lot of value at wide receiver on the board at this point, but the best fit would be Baylor’s Terrance Williams. He has the speed and deep receiving ability to take advantage of Tannehill’s ability to throw the ball deep. He could become a go-to playmaker.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers (Jr.)
Having traded Aqib Talib midseason, and Eric Wright expected to be cut after only one season with the team, cornerback is the team’s biggest need. Rutgers’ Logan Ryan, an athletic and skilled cover corner with good ball skills, is the best cornerback available.
44. Carolina Panthers: Tavon Austin, WR/RB, West Virginia
West Virginia’s Tavon Austin is a dynamic quickness who would be a steal in the middle of Round 2. Austin can be a playmaker both out of the slot and the backfield with his great open-field quickness that makes defenders miss consistently.
New Orleans Saints Pick Forfeited Due to Bountygate
The New Orleans Saints lost their second-round pick as part of their punishment for operating a bounty system.
45. San Diego Chargers: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina (R-So.)
Ryan Mathews is a talented running back, but staying healthy has been a serious problem for him in his first three NFL seasons. Two- or three-back systems are the way to go in today’s NFL, and the San Diego Chargers need a complementary back for Mathews.
A tremendous choice to pair with Mathews would be North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard, a fast and dynamic running back with great receiving ability out of the backfield.
46. St. Louis Rams: Matt Elam, SS, Florida (Jr.)
After overhauling at cornerback last offseason, the Rams need to do the same at safety this offseason.
Florida’s Matt Elam is a hard-hitting, athletic safety who can be a much-needed playmaker both in coverage and in the box in the back end of the Rams’ defense. He would be an upgrade over either Quintin Mikell or Craig Dahl at safety.
47. Dallas Cowboys: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama (Jr.)
The Dallas Cowboys had serious issues with the right side of their offensive line this past season, in large part due to the poor play of right tackle Doug Free.
Alabama’s D.J. Fluker is an athletic right tackle with outstanding length and great power, and could be an upgrade over Free, who simply hasn’t played up to his $32 million contract.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (Jr.)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to lose Mike Wallace as an unrestricted free agent, which would leave them seeking another deep threat at wide receiver to fill Wallace’s shoes and start opposite Antonio Brown.
Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson is a quickly rising wide receiver prospect with huge upside. He has great size and athleticism, and like Wallace, he is a great downfield playmaker.