49. New York Giants
Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
As NEPD Editor Mike Loyko puts it, if there is a Rob Gronkowski in this draft, his name is Gavin Escobar. Watch him play, you’ll be impressed.
50. Chicago Bears
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas (SCOUTING REPORT)
Okafor is either going to be a boom or a bust for me – he is a violent football player, but I question whether he has the bend to be an effective rusher in the NFL.
51. Washington Redskins
Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall (SCOUTING REPORT)
Dobson has some size, strength and is capable of making circus catches look very routine.
52. Minnesota Vikings
Eric Reid, FS, LSU* (SCOUTING REPORT)
If the Vikings have to trade Percy Harvin, they could be looking for a slot receiver here. If not, a big, versatile safety like Eric Reid is just what the Vikes need in their backfield.
53. Cincinnati Bengals
Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson (SCOUTING REPORT)
Yes, two running backs for the Bengals – they need to completely overhaul the position. Ellington is a burner that can hit the homerun from any spot on the field.
54. Miami Dolphins (via IND)
Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Thomas is a great all-around safety that mad his name snagging a ton of interceptions this year. If he can improve his tackling, look for him to be an All-Pro someday.
55. Seattle Seahawks
Robert Woods, WR, USC* (SCOUTING REPORT)
I like Robert Woods more than most, I’ll admit that. I imagine Pete Carroll jumping at adding the former Trojan, giving Russell Wilson another dangerous weapon that can attack all areas of the field.
56. Green Bay Packers
Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia (SCOUTING REPORT)
Greg Jennings and Donald Driver might have both played their final games in Green Bay. Bailey is an ideal complement to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
57. Houston Texans
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina (SCOUTING REPORT)
Adding another dynamic player alongside JJ Watt and company would be scary. Williams can play multiple positions and is a tough block one on one.
58. Denver Broncos
Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama (SCOUTING REPORT)
I like Jones as a prospect, but I think he might be due for a draft day slide. Landing in Denver would be a perfect match – both for Jones and Manning.
59. New England Patriots
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State (SCOUTING REPORT)
I’m going to give Tavon Wilson, Devin McCourty and Steve Gregory their shot and draft a cornerback instead of a safety here. Poyer is a very smart corner that can play inside or outside for New England. What he lacks in speed, he makes up for in length and anticipation.
60. Atlanta Falcons
Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB, LSU* (SCOUTING REPORT)
John Abraham is hanging them up. Sam Montgomery isn’t that sort of player, but he has the ability to develop into a 8-10 sack guy if he is able to be unleashed by the coaching staff.
61. San Francisco 49ers
Matt Elam, S, Florida* (SCOUTING REPORT)
Elam is a hitter. He isn’t a fantastic cover guy and his size/length is an issue, but he is an intimidator in the back end.
62. Baltimore Ravens
DJ Swearinger, CB/S, South Carolina (SCOUTING NOTES)
Swearinger isn’t a big name yet, but he is a solid defensive back that was asked to do a lot of things at South Carolina. He isn’t Ed Reed – who is – but he will go a long way to softening the blow if Ed Reed isn’t back in Baltimore next year.