33. Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
New head coach Gus Bradley is one of the best defensive minds in the game. His defenses in Seattle were built on great secondary play. Banks is a big, aggressive corner who has very good zone instincts and is fearless vs. the run. After adding Werner in round one, the Jags add another piece to rebuild the defense around. No doubt Banks’ forty time is a little worrisome, but he’s the type of corner Gus Bradley likes.
34. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City)
Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
With the pick acquire for backup QB Alex Smith, the 49ers are able to get a defensive contributor to play right away. Hankins frame isn’t pretty, but he can play anywhere on the DL. In San Francisco’s defense he can play on the nose and flashed agility and movement skills despite bring a little out of shape at the combine.
35. Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Reid, S, LSU
The Eagles have missed on a number of high safety selections in the past, making it a big area of need heading into the 2013 draft. With a new coaching staff in place the Eagles appear to be rebuilding their secondary. Reid is my top safety in the draft, he can do a little bit of everything and is one of the best athletes at the position in the draft. He will add stability on the back end.
36. Detroit Lions
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
If the Lions are able to come out of the first two rounds with Eddie Lacy and Dee Milliner look out. These two players will arguably the two biggest needs on the roster. While they still need to add a pass rusher, getting the top RB in the draft who can be a bell-cow is better value.
37. Cincinnati Bengals
Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
The Bengals just franchised Michael Johnson for 11 million dollars. Even with him on the roster they need another pass rusher to bookend with him. Hunt fits the profile of what the Bengals look for, a big, tall, athletic rusher with a high upside. Hunt is raw, new to the game and struggles to play with leverage, but is a freak athlete. He’s the biggest boom or bust prospect in the draft.
38. Arizona Cardinals
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
The Cardinals opted to pass on a QB in round one and it pays off. Barkley is the clear cut #2 QB in this draft and would fill a major need area for Arizona. Adding Lane Johnson in round one and Barkley in round two is perhaps the best case scenario for Cardinal fans. Bruce Arians would have a near complete offense to compete wtih in the NFC West.
XX. Cleveland Browns
The Browns forfeit this pick after using it in the supplemental draft.
39. New York Jets
Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
The Jets haven’t been shy about the fact that they are going to bring in competition at the QB position. Glennon is a big pocket passer with a good arm. There’s no doubt he can make all the NFL throws, but he will take some time to mold into a starting Quarterback. The Jets need to get a young QB that offers the fanbase some hope and Glennon could be the guy.
40. Tennessee Titans
Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
The Titans pass defense was embarrassing last year. They were unable to deal with the loss of Cortland Finnegan and it cost them all season. By drafting a physical CB like Taylor they can slot their CB into place given them the depth they need to compete. While their safety play was horrible last year as well, Michael Griffin will be back and they just signed George Wilson.
41. Buffalo Bills
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
The Doug Marrone-Ryan Nassib connection is tough to ignore. The Bills need a QB and who better than the kid their new head coach coached at Syracuse. While I don’t think (I hope) the Bills will pick Nassib in the top ten. It would be tough for them to pass on Nassib if he makes it to their second round pick.
42. Miami Dolphins
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
The Dolphins chose to trade Vontae Davis prior to the season and have a decision to make on CB Sean Smith who is a free agent. Poyer is a tremendous cover corner. He can play in a variety of different coverages, including press and off man. He isn’t the fastest corner, but is always in the proper position and has really good instincts in coverage.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
After letting Aqib Talib go the Buccaneers definitely need to sure up the back end. Playing in the NFC South the Bucs play six games against very good QBs and need to get better vs. the pass or they will continue to be just mediocre. Amerson is a bigger corner who can match up vs. the more physical receivers in the NFC South. He’s coming off a very good combine where he ran faster than everyone expected.
44. Carolina Panthers
DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
The Panthers got lucky in round one after Sheldon Richardson fell into their laps and they get an impact safety in the second. While getting a WR here would be smart, Swearinger is the last of the top tier of safeties. Getting two defensive starters in the first two rounds, allow the Panthers to turn their attention to the receiver position in the third round.
XX. New Orleans Saints
The Saints forfeited this pick due to NFL Sanctions.
45. San Diego Chargers
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
The Chargers struggled to stay healthy and productive at the WR all throughout last season. Hopkins has some of the best hands in the draft and should be able to replace the disaster that is Robert Meachem.
46. St. Louis Rams
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
After addressing their two biggest needs in the first round the Rams continue to rebuild their WR position with the reliable and dynamic Patton. He has some of the best body-control and off the snap quickness in the draft. At the Senior Bowl he showed very good hands and proved he can play against the best defenders in the nation.
47. Dallas Cowboys
Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
After missing out on all the top OL in the first round the Cowboys get one of the top OG left in the draft. It’s no secret the Cowboys interior line was a mess last season and the massive and powerful Warford will add some stability.