17. Philadelphia Eagles
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
Boyd could have been a first round pick last year, but has probably played his way into the top half of the first round with his impressive start for Clemson. Unless Mariota or Hundley declare, I’d expect Boyd to be either the second or third quarterback off the board.
18. St. Louis Rams (via WAS)
Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
Jackson is an enormous prospect that could theoretically also play tackle in the right scheme. Jackson could have declared for the 2013 NFL Draft, but staying around for his senior season should solidify a top pick.
19. St. Louis Rams
Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida
20. Cincinnati Bengals
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Kouandjio was the forgotten man on the Alabama offensive line this year, as Warmack, Fluker and Jones hogged the spotlight. Kouandjio excelled at left tackle though and will be a good pro.
21. New York Giants
Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama
When a redshirt sophomore puts up seven sacks in the SEC, you stand up and take notice. Hubbard has a little more speed than Dont’a Hightower and will be a prospect that can stand up on first and second down and then put his hand in the dirt and rush on third.
22. Miami Dolphins
James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
The Dolphins would love to bring in a tackle with Hurst’s ability and experience – having started over 30+ games at LT. He would start on Miami’s roster right now.
23. New Orleans Saints
Will Sutton, DE, Arizona State
Sutton lives in the backfield, totaling 23.5 tackles for loss and notching 13 sacks as a junior. With some refinement in technique, Sutton is going to get some Jared Allen comparisons.
24. Indianapolis Colts
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Shazier runs around too many blocks for my taste, but you can’t deny his ability to fly around the field and make plays. If he can add a bit of bulk and hold up against NFL linemen, he’ll be a 10-year pro.
25. Atlanta Falcons
Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Mack has been well-known in the scouting community for some time, but had his coming out party against Ohio State. He isn’t polished, but has the strength, athleticism and flexibility to become a play-maker in the NFL.
26. Baltimore Ravens
Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
Lyerla is the Oregon Duck that the Ravens wished Ed Dickson was – dynamic, sure-handed, fast and elusive in the open field. Lyerla is a bit off his rocker, but on the field he is a stud.
27. Houston Texans
David Fales, QB, San Jose State
I really like what Fales brings to the table. His anticipation and accuracy are very good and, while he doesn’t have the livest arm in this class, he can get the ball down the field when he has to.
28. Green Bay Packers
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde are two recent defensive back picks, but you really can’t have enough cornerbacks on your team – especially when you have Calvin Johnson in your division. He has man and zone ability with athleticism to spare.
29. Seattle Seahawks
Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
Jones seems like an ideal fit as a “Will” linebacker in the NFL. He can run, hit and cover and will only improve with another season at Florida State.
30. Denver Broncos
Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
Colvin could have declared this year and would have been a mid-round selection. Colvin has the tackling ability, ball skills and 6’0″ size requisite to be in the first round talks for a cornerback.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
They don’t make too many 6’5″ / 220lb receivers that can run a 4.5 forty – especially ones that can run routes other than a “nine” and a “fade”. If Coleman’s knee issues go away – he will miss spring practice – he should be in the discussion for third receiver off the board with Jordan Matthews from Vanderbilt.
32. New England Patriots
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
While he was suspended for his first game and had a bye for week two, Seferian-Jenkins is anxious to get on the field. The Patriots have a tight end that they are anxious to have on the field as well and would love to grab another dynamic tight end this off-season. Defensive tackle is certain to get some looks here as well.