49. New York Giants
Eric Reid, FS, LSU* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Reid has athleticism to spare. If he can refine the mental aspects of the game, he can be a star.
50. Chicago Bears
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame (SCOUTING REPORT)
Depending on how his story continues to play out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Te’o “regain” his late first-round position or fall completely off some draft boards. Football-wise, this is a great value for the Bears to continue replacing their aging defense.
51. Cincinnati Bengals
David Amerson, CB/S, NC State (SCOUTING NOTES)
This might be a bit high for the ball-hawking corner, but if the Bengals see a potential safety convert, they could snatch him up here. His 40 time might push him deeper into the draft.
52. Washington Redskins
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue (SCOUTING REPORT)
Short makes a lot of splash plays and his inconsistent motor has improved this year. For 30-35 snaps a game, he could be a monster.
53. Minnesota Vikings
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina (SCOUTING REPORT)
Next to Jared Allen, Williams could provide a huge impact for the Vikings. When he decides to, he is incredibly tough to block.
54. Miami Dolphins (via IND)
Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers (SCOUTING REPORT)
55. Seattle Seahawks
Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
A top-notch “Joker” tight end, Reed is going to get snatched up by a team that can use his explosive athleticism.
56. Green Bay Packers
Travis Frederick, OG/OC, Wisconsin (SCOUTING NOTES)
Frederick should be right at home playing in Wisconsin as either a guard or center. People as big as Frederick shouldn’t move like he does.
57. Houston Texans
Matt Elam, S, Florida* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Elam loves hitting people. He isn’t as bad in coverage as some make out, but he isn’t a guy you want singled on receivers. If you can hide his faults, he will be a great hitter in the NFL.
58. Denver Broncos
DJ Swearinger, CB/S, South Carolina (SCOUTING NOTES)
Adding some youth and savvy to the defensive backfield is definitely a priority after seeing the playoff loss to the Ravens. Swearinger can play a lot of positions and has a lot of talent.
59. New England Patriots
Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall (SCOUTING REPORT)
With Wes Welker, Julian Edelman possibilities to be re-signed and Jeff Demps and Jeremy Ebert waiting in the wings, you could argue that the slot receiver position is stocked. If so, outside receiver becomes a priority with Deion Branch continuing to age. Dobson has incredible hands and can separate vertically down the field and in the red zone.
60. Atlanta Falcons
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas (SCOUTING REPORT)
If John Abraham is done, Alex Okafor could step in and contribute as a rookie for the Falcons. He isn’t an explosive athlete, but he is a very good football player that understands the game and makes a lot of plays.
61. Baltimore Ravens
Denard Robinson, WR/RB/CB/QB, Michigan (SCOUTING NOTES)
Robinson is a jack-of-all-trades player that could add another dimension to the Ravens offense. Being able to contribute from the backfield or split out wide would aid in Joe Flacco’s development.
62. San Francisco 49ers
Datone Jones, DE, UCLA (SCOUTING NOTES)
Adding some additional depth to a defense that only plays 12 players seems to be a good idea. Jones can fit into a lot of what the 49ers attacking defense tries to do.