33. Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Banks didn’t have a great combine, but I saw a very good cornerback on tape the last two seasons. The Jaguars would love to have a cornerback of his caliber fall to the second round.
34. San Francisco 49ers (via KC)
Matt Elam, S, Florida* (SCOUTING REPORT)
Dashon Goldson is testing the free agent waters, so why not draft another heat-seeking missile in Elam. He looked like a first round pick at the combine, but he has second round tape.
35. Philadelphia Eagles
Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama (SCOUTING NOTES)
The Eagles need a big body to put next to Fletcher Cox. Williams certainly fits that bill and will really help the new-look Eagles defense improve.
36. Detroit Lions
Jamie Collins, DE/OLB, Southern Miss (SCOUTING REPORT)
After adding a cornerback in the first round, the focus switches to the pass rush in the second round. Collins is a dynamic athlete that will get after QB’s on day one.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (via OAK)
Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
If Bernard is 100% healthy, I think he could come in on day one and take over the starting duties in Cinci. He brings more to the table than BJGE can.
38. Arizona Cardinals
Matt Barkley, QB, USC (SCOUTING REPORT)
I imagine that the Cardinals might have to spend some draft capital and move into the latter parts of round one – New England perhaps – in order to land Barkley. I think he will end up being a 2nd tier quarterback in the NFL, which is better than any option currently on the Cardinals roster.
XX. Cleveland Browns
The Browns forfeit this pick due to the supplemental draft selection of Josh Gordon
39. New York Jets
Eric Reid, FS, LSU* (SCOUTING REPORT)
It is very possible that their will be some turnover at the safety position for the Jets this off-season. Reid is a guy that is rough around the edges, but has the physical tools that will make Rex Ryan salivate.
40. Tennessee Titans
Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame (SCOUTING NOTES)
41. Buffalo Bills
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse (SCOUTING REPORT)
Like the Cardinals, the Bills may have to move up a bit to get “their guy”. If Doug Marrone wants his former college quarterback, then the Bills need to make that happen.
42. Miami Dolphins
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford (SCOUTING NOTES)
Michael Egnew certainly didn’t pan out as expected last year, so the Dolphins should be keen on drafting a dynamic tight end to help out their young quarterback.
43. Tampa Bay Bucs
Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
Warford is a powerful blocker that would make Doug Martin smile. Plug Warford in and let him open up holes for Martin for the next 8-10 years.
44. Carolina Panthers
Quinton Patton, WR, LA Tech
Patton flies under the radar, but he is as balanced as receiver as there is in this draft. He blocks, runs, catches – there aren’t many holes in his game.
XX. New Orleans Saints
The Saints have forfeited their second round pick due to the “Bountygate” scandal.
45. San Diego Chargers
Mike Glennon, QB, NC State (SCOUTING REPORT)
If the Chargers want to move on from Phillip Rivers, the time is now to start developing his replacement. Given a year to clean up his footwork, Glennon’s rocket arm could be ready to take on the AFC West.
46. St. Louis Rams
Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
All of a sudden, Sam Bradford has an embarrassment of riches with Chris Givens, Brian Quick, Tavon Austin and Gavin Escobar. Escobar can stretch the middle of the field and really put a hurt on safeties trying to help with Givens and Quick.
47. Dallas Cowboys
Travis Frederick, OG/OC, Wisconsin (SCOUTING REPORT)
Put Frederick right next to Fluker (either C/G or G/T) and let them dominate opposing defensive linemen. Both are incredibly powerful specimens that move better than they should for their size.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers
Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Wheaton can run. However, he is far more polished than Mike Wallace was coming out of college. If Wallace isn’t back – I doubt he will be – than look for Wheaton to get a shot next to Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.