33. Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Alan Ball and Mike Harris are your starting cornerbacks in Jacksonville – that needs to change. Banks was much more impressive in games than he was at the NFL Combine.
34. San Francisco 49ers (via KC)
Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (SCOUTING REPORT)
Patterson has that ability, but he is maddeningly inconsistent with his hands and concentration. His speed, quicks and ability with the ball in his hand are top notch, however.
35. Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse (SCOUTING REPORT)
It remains to be seen whether Chip Kelly will get along with Mike Vick and Nick Foles and vice-versa. Nassib is a talented guy that I can see fitting in in Philly. If the Eagles don’t land Geno Smith in round one, Nassib might be a trade-up target in round two.
36. Detroit Lions
Jamie Collins, DE/OLB, Southern Miss (SCOUTING REPORT)
If the Lions pass on the likes of Mingo, Ansah and Jordan in round one, they are going to need to get a guy from the second tier in round two. Collins is an explosive athlete that will continue to develop in the NFL.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (via OAK)
Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Gio Bernard is just the guy that the Bengals need to add to their offense – a dynamic back that adds a little something that the reliable, but plodding, Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis just can’t bring to the table.
38. Arizona Cardinals
Matt Barkley, QB, USC (SCOUTING REPORT)
The Cardinals might be okay sticking with the status quo at quarterback – perhaps Drew Stanton is the quarterback of the future. That said, I think they would be wise to bring in some competition. Barkley is a polarizing prospect, but I like him better than the likes of Glennon and company here.
XX. Cleveland Browns
The Browns forfeit this pick due to the supplemental draft selection of Josh Gordon
39. New York Jets
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame (SCOUTING REPORT)
Publicity! Oh yeah, and some defense too.
40. Tennessee Titans
Menelik Watson, OL, Florida State
I see why people are infatuated with Watson, but he still has a lot to learn. His athleticism is off the charts, but he still needs to learn how to put it all together.
41. Buffalo Bills
EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
I think EJ Manuel is a third round talent. However, the emergence of players like Colin Kaepernick, RG3 and others have opened the door for players like Manuel to be drafted much, much higher. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Manuel goes in the late – or even early – first round.
42. Miami Dolphins
Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky (SCOUTING REPORT)
Warford is a powerful blocker that would make Lamar Miller smile. Plug Warford in and let him open up holes for Miller for the next 8-10 years.
43. Tampa Bay Bucs
Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State (SCOUTING REPORT)
Even if the Bucs are able to trade for Revis, they shouldn’t avoid drafting a talented corner like Taylor either. Taylor is a physical corner that plays the way Schiano likes.
44. Carolina Panthers
Quinton Patton, WR, LA Tech (SCOUTING REPORT)
Brandon LaFell has developed into a starter, but the elusive 3rd option hasn’t appeared for Cam Newton yet at the wide receiver position. Patton and Steve Smith, along with LaFell, would give Newton the weapons he needs.
XX. New Orleans Saints
The Saints have forfeited their second round pick due to the “Bountygate” scandal.
45. San Diego Chargers
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama (SCOUTING REPORT)
Lacy can offer the dynamic running style that the Packers have lacked over the last couple of years. He could (should?) be the only first round running back this year.
46. St. Louis Rams
Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama (SCOUTING NOTES)
Adding Williams inside is a luxury next to Michael Brockers. The Rams are quietly building a young, ferocious defense.
47. Dallas Cowboys
Travis Frederick, OG/OC, Wisconsin (SCOUTING REPORT)
Fluker was just the beginning and Frederick might not be the end. He can play any of the interior line positions, giving the Cowboys some flexibility inside. I love him as a pulling guard, he is so good at the second level.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers
Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia (SCOUTING REPORT)
After losing Mike Wallace the Steelers need another wideout for Roethlisberger to throw to. Bailey runs great routes and can contribute on special teams as well.