49. New York Giants
Eric Reid, FS, LSU* (SCOUTING REPORT)
After adding a tight end in the first round, the Giants add a player that can cover them in round two. Reid has tons of athleticism and with refinement of his technique and reads, will be a star in the NFL.
50. Chicago Bears
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas (SCOUTING REPORT)
Okafor has the ability to dominate lesser competition, but will struggle against top tackles. I think he can be a consistent 6-8 sack defensive end in the NFL.
51. Cincinnati Bengals
Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
Remember when I said the Bengals could draft two running backs? I wasn’t joking. Like Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley in New England, Bernard and Ellington would be the future for the next four or five years at running back for Cincinnati.
52. Washington Redskins
Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
Warford is another talented guard in a very deep class. He has unreal strength and moves well for a big man. Once he locks on, it is over.
53. Minnesota Vikings
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina (SCOUTING REPORT)
Put Williams next to Jared Allen and let defenses figure out how to block them both. Williams can penetrate with the best of them when his motor is running hot.
54. Miami Dolphins (via IND)
Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
Thomas looks like a replacement for Koa Misi to me, if he were to sign elsewhere this off-season. Thomas isn’t flashy, but performs his assignment and makes the plays required.
55. Seattle Seahawks
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame (SCOUTING REPORT)
Cut through all the crap about Te’o in the last few weeks and you still have a very good linebacker that should be drafted somewhere between the 20th and 60th pick. His intangibles may be shot, but he can still play.
56. Green Bay Packers
Matt Elam, S, Florida* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Elams hits people. He is decent in coverage and doesn’t have great size, but he lives to hit. With Casey Hayward and Elam, the youth movement in the backfield would be great for Green Bay.
57. Houston Texans
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee (SCOUTING REPORT)
After adding an underneath weapon in Tavon Austin, putting Hunter outside opposite of Andre Johnson might make this Texans offense unfair – if Matt Schaub can handle it.
58. Denver Broncos
Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB, LSU* (SCOUTING NOTES)
I’ve soured on Montgomery a bit, but it is hard to deny his innate skills. From what I’ve heard, he was asked to play “contain” a lot at LSU. If he can open it up in the NFL, the Broncos pass rush could get even better.
59. New England Patriots
Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall (SCOUTING REPORT)
Dobson has unreal hands and despite having only good deep speed, is able to separate vertically. He is physical and can get off press coverage, which will endear him to Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels. Markus Wheaton and Terrance Williams are two other possibilities here.
60. Atlanta Falcons
Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
With Tony Gonzalez (maybe?) retiring, Reed seems like a decent, but different, replacement. Reed is a “joker” that certainly can’t block like Gonzalez, but could be nearly as lethal in the passing game.
61. San Francisco 49ers
Margus Hunt, DE, SMU (SCOUTING NOTES)
The 49ers defense can afford a luxury pick. Hunt is still a project, but he has the frame and athleticism to develop into something, well, never seen before.
62. Baltimore Ravens
Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Thomas can play either safety position and has shown the ability to be a true ballhawk this season, leading the country in interceptions.