33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Jaguars general manager David Caldwell told NFL.com at the combine that the Jaguars will have a “wide-open competition” at quarterback, but as of now, they don’t have much on the roster to compete with Blaine Gabbert. The Jaguars could change that by drafting USC’s Matt Barkley at the top of Round 2.
Barkley’s stock has slipped somewhat after a disappointing senior season, but he would be a great choice to begin the draft’s second day.
Reported Trade: The San Francisco 49ers will receive the No. 34 pick and a conditional 2014 draft pick from the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith.
34. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs): Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
The San Francisco 49ers should be in the market for defensive line depth and a potential long-term replacement at defensive end for Justin Smith. Datone Jones, an explosive interior pass-rusher built very well to play 5-technique defensive end, would be a great choice early in Round 2.
35. Philadelphia Eagles: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
Having recently released both Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson, the Philadelphia Eagles need to add players who can play 5-technique defensive end in their new 3-4 defensive scheme.
SMU’s Margus Hunt is an inconsistent player who needs to become a better all-around player, but with a terrific combination of size, height and athleticism, he has star potential especially as a 3-4 end.
36. Detroit Lions: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
Following a very disappointing combine in which he suffered a hamstring injury, one player who looks primed for a potential fall in this year’s draft is Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore. That said, the Lions should run to the podium with this selection if he falls all the way into Round 2.
Moore’s skill as it translates to the next level may not match up with his breakout year of production in his junior season at A&M, but he projects to at least be a solid starting defensive end. For a team in need of a defensive end with Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson both unrestricted free agents, Moore would be a perfect second-round pick.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders): Johnathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International
Florida International strong safety Johnathan Cyprien is shooting up draft boards, which could entice the Bengals to pounce on him early in Round 2. Cyprien is a big safety who hits hard and is a rangy playmaker, and is a potential fix to fill the team’s major need at the position.
38. Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
The Arizona Cardinals desperately need to upgrade at quarterback, and head coach Bruce Arians will be looking for a quarterback with a big arm and some athletic ability.
Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib isn’t quite Ben Roethlisberger or Andrew Luck, but he has some similar traits in his game and could potentially develop into a very good starter at the next level.
Cleveland Browns Pick Forfeited in Supplemental Draft (WR Josh Gordon)
39. New York Jets: Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn
The New York Jets’ greatest need on the defensive side of the ball is to add a pass-rushing outside linebacker. Auburn’s Corey Lemonier could be a good fit for the Jets’ 3-4 defense as a second-round pick.
Lemonier is an athletic pass-rusher who can explode off the edge, something the Jets currently do not have at the position. He needs to become a stronger run defender, but he has the physical ability and upside to warrant a second-round selection.
40. Tennessee Titans: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
If the Titans pass upon Chance Warmack in Round 1, they would be smart to come back and get Larry Warford in Round 2 if he is still available. The Titans need to upgrade their interior offensive line at guard, and could get a big, powerful blocker with surprisingly nimble feet by selecting Warford, who projects as an immediate upgrade at right guard.
41. Buffalo Bills: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
The Buffalo Bills have said they will have an “open competition” at quarterback, and that competition will almost certainly include an early selection in this year’s draft. Tyler Wilson is great value outside of the top 40, and fits what the Bills should be looking for, a skilled pocket passer who can drive the ball downfield.
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.
Baylor’s Terrance Williams would be a great choice to fill that need. Williams is a big vertical receiver who can be the deep threat they currently lack in their passing game, while he is also a reliable target at the intermediate level. He is good value as a Round 2 selection.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
Josh Freeman is entering the final year of his contract, and is coming off back-to-back seasons of underwhelming quarterback play. This year’s draft would be a good time for the Buccaneers to draft a developmental quarterback and potential successor if they do not re-sign Freeman in 2014.
North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon would be a perfect choice for that role. A tall, strong-armed quarterback who shows the ability to make any throw on the field, Glennon has as much upside as any quarterback in this year’s draft, but needs to become much less mistake-prone to succeed at the next level.
44. Carolina Panthers: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The Charlotte Observer reported that the Panthers’ best cornerback, Chris Gamble, is a potential cap casualty this offseason, which would be releasing the team’s best player among an otherwise weak group at the position. Even if Gamble is retained, the Panthers would still need to add talent at cornerback, and Washington’s Desmond Trufant who could end up being very good value in the middle of Round 2.
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: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason are both unrestricted free agents, which should have the Chargers in line to make upgrades at cornerback. Rutgers’ Logan Ryan is the best cornerback available in the middle of Round 2, a skilled cover corner who should make a solid starter at the next level.
46. St. Louis Rams: Matt Elam, SS, Florida
The Rams need upgrades at safety, and have a chance to add a hard-hitting, athletic playmaker to the back end of their defense in Florida’s Matt Elam. While Elam is not a great cover safety, he can add intensity and aggressiveness to the back end of the Rams’ defense, and can make plays with good ball skills.
47. Dallas Cowboys: Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
The Dallas Cowboys have multiple need positions on their offensive line, so they would be smart to get good value on a versatile offensive lineman in Alabama’s Barrett Jones in the middle of Round 2. Jones has experience at every spot on the offensive line, but would be best suited to play center or right guard, where he could be an immediate upgrade and solid starter right away at either position for the Cowboys.