78. St. Louis Rams
Justin Pugh, OT/OG, Syracuse
The Rams got their RT of the future in DJ Fluker round one. Pugh is an athletic OL who can play LT or move inside to OG. His lack of arm length means he probably is a guard but has the technique and footspeed to play OT if the Rams perfer.
79. Pittsburgh Steelers
Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
Is there a better fit in this draft than Montee Ball and the Steelers? After a very uncharacterisitic draft by the Steelers last year, they get back to their roots by picking two physical NFL ready players in Ball and Te’o.
80. Dallas Cowboys
JJ Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
Wilcox has only played Safety for one year and turned enough heads to make him a third round NFL draft pick. He has a great frame and displayed the range and physicality at the Senior Bowl to be worth developing.
81. New York Giants
B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary
Webb is a fast rising CB prospect who reminds me some of Asante Samuel. He’s got good quickness and makes aggressive breaks on the ball. He’s not polished in terms of tackling or play recognition but he’s got plenty of upside.
82. Miami Dolphins (via Chi)
Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
Hopefully McDonald will work out better than last year’s third round pick Michael Egnew. That is all.
83. Minnesota Vikings
Jon Bostic, MLB, Florida
The Vikings need a long term solution at MLB. Bostic is a downhill, in the box backer who tested very well at the combine. By adding a big time run stuffer in round one and a new ILB in the 3rd. The Vikings run defense all of a sudden has gotten much stouter.
84. Cincinnati Bengals
Sio Moore, LB, UConn
Rey Maualuga is a free agent and although they hit on Vontaze Burfict last year, they need some speed and versatility at the position. Sio Moore has had a tremendous off-season and continues to rise up the board with his combination of athleticism, leadership and versatility.
85. Washington Redskins
Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon
Alonso would be a great fit in the Redskins 3-4 defense and will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best of all-time in London Fletcher. Alonso would be an upgrade over current ILB Perry Riley.
86. Indianapolis Colts
Barrett Jones, OG/OC, Alabama
Jones would be a perfect fit in Indianapolis. A high character, smart and versatile player at a position of need. The Colts need to find long term solutions on the interior OL and Jones at this point in the draft is a steal.
87. Seattle Seahawks
Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
Mills isn’t a highly known prospect, but he is a legit RT prospect. He is rising quickly after a great Senior Bowl performance. He plays with a meanstreak, attitude and has the ability to hold up well in the passing game.
88. Green Bay Packers
Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
The Packers have been able to get by with a revolving door at RB, but it’s time they added talent and a long term solution at the position. Franklin was the star amongst the running backs at the Senior Bowl, showing explosion, lateral agility and good hands. Adding a running game to the high powered passing attack will make the Packers that much tougher to defend.
89. Houston Texans
Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
At this point in the draft Armstead is a tremendous value pick. One of the most athletic OT to enter the league he can develop into a swing OT, play RT or even be used as an hybrid TE. At this point in the draft you can’t pass up the athelticism and upside that he offers.
90. Denver Broncos
Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
Williams is a physical freak. The strongest DT in the draft, he can play the NT or 1-Tech in the Broncos 4-3 Defense. He would provide an upgrade over Sealver Siliga and is a tremendous character guy as well.
91. New England Patriots
Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
If the Patriots are able to get Mathieu in the late third round they have to pull the trigger. He can fill a number of need areas. 1) Mathieu can play slot corner and has natural ball skills. His instincts allow him to make a number of plays that other defensive backs just can’t make. 2) He adds a dynamic element to the return game. If the Patriots resign Wes Welker, how much longer can they allow him to return kicks? Mathieu adds versatility in the secondary and special teams skills. With a limited amount of picks this year the Patriots have to take at least one chance on a homerun type pick. Mathieu’s instincts and playmaking ability are rare and it’s a quality the Patriots need in their defensive backfield.
92. Atlanta Falcons
Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
Dunta Robinson just got released and Brent Grimes is a free agent, leaving the Falcons cornerback position in a state of flux. Hawthrone has expeience playing in multiple coverages, brings good size and speed. At worst he can be a rotational CB early on.
93. San Francisco 49ers
Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
This pick makes a ton of sense. Frank Gore is getting up there in age, but still has something left in the tank. The 49ers can essentially “redshirt” Lattimore and let him heal fully before putting him on the field. A year from now he can compete with Gore and could end up being the steal of the draft.
94. Baltimore Ravens
Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
Ed Reed may or may not be back with the Ravens. Even if he is they need to start grooming someone to take over the position. Thomas is a ballhawk and playmaker from his safety position. He’s not Ed Reed, but he is a capable player, who is highly thought of in scouting circles.