2014 NFL Mock Draft – 2 Rounds Chock Full of Trades

Posted by Brad On April – 11 – 2014

"Pierre Desir"49. New York Jets – Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Rex Ryan can’t have too many corners and it helps they really need one with the loss of Antonio Cromartie.

50. Miami Dolphins – Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

Dannell Ellerbe was given a boatload of money, which his performance didn’t match last season. Borland could be intriguing for the Dolphins as he gives them a high volume tackler that can pressure the QB.

51. Chicago Bears – Deone Bucannon, S, Washington St.

The Bears need help in the backend and Bucannon is a vastly underrated talent in the media. He’s a thumper with coverage skills which should play well in Chicago.

52. Arizona Cardinals – Demarcus Lawrence, OLB, Boise St.

John Abraham isn’t getting any younger and the Cards need to find his eventual replacement. Lawrence has some off the field red flags…without them he wouldn’t be there at 52.

53. Green Bay Packers – Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame

Niklas is a big bodied TE that doesn’t get enough credit for his ability to make plays after the catch.

54. Philadelphia Eagles – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn St.

The Eagles cut ties with Desean Jackson and have Jeremy Maclin, who’s coming off an ACL and Riley Cooper. Robinson isn’t a blazer but he is dynamic with the ball in his hands.

55. Cincinnati Bengals – Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

The Bengals need help at the CB position and Gaines is being hyped across the media board. The only question teams will have is with his durability.

56. San Francisco 49ers – Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

The Niners added Kelvin Benjamin in the first, now go after a much-needed CB in the second.

57. San Diego Chargers – Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

The Chargers need help at the CB spot but it will tough to pass on a pass rusher at this spot with a couple of good ones still on the board.

58. New Orleans Saints – Weston Richburg, C, Colorado St.

The Saints have to protect Drew Brees. You wouldn’t hear any argument from Saints’ fans if this pick were a tackle or center. In this case, the Saints find a great value in Richburg, who should be able to step in immediately at the center position.

59. Indianapolis Colts – Marcus Martin, C/G, USC

Martin’s versatility to play guard or center is much needed in Indy. Khaled Holmes is penciled in as a starter at the center position but Martin could and should push him for that spot.

60. Carolina Panthers – Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Moncrief has all the tools to be a special receiver in the league. His 2013 season didn’t play out the way he would have liked, making him a great value at pick 60.

61. San Francisco 49ers – Dakota Dozier, G, Furman

The former tackle should slide inside in the NFL. San Fran needs depth on the interior of the OL. They could get aggressive and slide up a few spots to land Martin who could fill their need at center.

62. New England Patriots – Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

The Pats are looking for a receiver that can come in and contribute tomorrow. Landry strikes me as a guy that could do just that. He’s NFL ready in a lot of respects – just lacks the juice to be a top prospect in this deep WR group.

63. Denver Broncos – Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

Loads of talent with Bryant just needs to put it all together. At 6-foot-4, 214 Bryant is going to intrigue a whole bunch of teams starting on the second day. The Broncos are in a good spot to take a shot on his massive potential.

64. Seattle Seahawks – Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

Why not? Easley would have been talked about with the likes of Aaron Donald had he not blown out his knee early in the season. His durability will be concerning but this guy is an impact interior rusher. Don’t find many of those with the last pick in the second round.

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  • Micheal Profetta

    I love the SL/Donald pick. I’m not sure why we don’t see it more often. Kendall Langford has done a great job mentoring Brockers, but Langford’s performance doesn’t match his salary. He’ll be a cap casualty by 2015, if not before the 2014 season. The Rams like to rotate their D-linemen, and Donald would be the perfect complement to Brockers. If the Rams trade with the Falcons, I wouldn’t be surprised if they take Donald at #6, then hope that Clinton-Dix, Lewan, or Evans slips to #13. Not sure about the PIT/Mosley pick. Mosley and Timmons are essentially the same guy. (Slightly undersized, three-down LB who excels in coverage.) Timmons is locked in as the nickel backer – the Steelers need a two-down thumper like Borland or Skov to challenge Vince Williams. I’m thinking that Pittsburgh addresses the trenches in the first round.

    • bradc11

      Great fit for Donald in St. Louis. I had him there awhile back but he’s been off the board, usually to the Giants since. I agree that he’s got a shot at being drafted in the top ten. Tough to pass on interior pass rushers.

      Mosley is a top ten value in my book. I wholeheartedly agree that he’s very similar to Timmons but I think his instincts allow him to win on first and second down…very similar to Luke Kuechly (not quite as good but close) in that regards. All that said, I agree with you – if I’m the Steelers I’m taking Zack Martin and walking away feeling pretty good about my draft.

  • Reggie

    While I think it will be a lot and I think the Lions should show patience….part of me will die a bit once Sammy Watkins goes to someone else.
    Anthony Barr I am watching more and more of. Love the potential and I hope we can bring it out of him….Ansah was similar in that regard and he had a nice rookie season. I am not as sure of Lattimore as you are. Over Davante Adams is risky. Lattimore has nice upside and I do like him as a prospect but early 2nd Round might be too high. What are your thoughts on him?

    • bradc11

      Latimer has been a top 100 guy for me for a long time. Obviously I’ve seen a ton of him playing in the Big Ten. He’s everything you want from a measurables perspective and between the play calling and quarterback play we haven’t seen the best of him on the field. I think he winds up early day two when it’s all said and done.

      • Reggie

        I have watched more and more of Barr. It is hard to draw complete consensus. His measurables are off the chart. He looks very fluid out there and his burst is awesome. That said he looks blocked a lot of the time and is not a violent hitter. There are some reservations the more I watch of him but I do believe his skill set is something we are missing.

        This draft falls into two variables to me with projecting Lions trade

        If we exclude last year and you told me you could get Watkins but had to lose a 2nd and 4th I would say absolutely. I can go without Leshoure, Broyles, Young.

        Now if we are the team that drafted last year and we will continue to draft well I say keep your picks because Ansah, Slay, and Devin Taylor is more than Watkins.

  • Dave

    You don’t draft a RT/OG with the 4th pick in the draft, very poor allocation of resources

    • bradc11

      Tell that to the Chiefs and Jaguars. A guard I could agree with but look at today’s NFL. RT is not very different from LT. Gone are the days of big, plodding road grading RT’s. You need athletes at both tackle spots because defenses are becoming more multiple and moving guys around. Robinson is a great fit for the scheme and I’m not sure Mitchell Schwartz is in this regime’s short-term plans. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they plugged Robinson in at RT and Schwartz was tried inside or shown a seat on the bench…he’s a liability against speed rushers off the edge – see Cameron Wake.

      • Dave

        Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel will both be playing LT next season. In the last 25 years only two RTs have been drafted in the top ten picks of the draft. Andre Smith who was drafted to play LT but struggled there and had to move to RT, and Lane Johnson who will likely be playing LT before the end of his rookie deal. I also think Schwartz isn’t as bad as people are making him out to be, he play well against speed rushers his rookie and he struggled early last season but got progressively better as the season went on. Joe Thomas make around 11MIL per season, Alex Mack is about receive a large offer sheet from the Jags which the Browns probably will match. With two most important position on the O-line locked down and Schwartz being a early 2nd round pick the Browns don’t to invest premium picks in the O-line.

  • metalhead65

    I hope your right about the Bears pick or they take dix. the years of drafting guys in the later rounds have not worked out so well for them so time to draft the best guy there for once.

    • bradc11

      I see a CB for the Bears in round one. Don’t know who but I think that’s a position they target early.

  • Duncan

    I give the Bill’s draft a “A”. Solid picks that mix need and BPA. I love Amaro in the second, especially. I think teams are getting too down on him for his slow forty, when it was never his speed that made him successful in college. It was more his hands and route running that got him open, not so much his athleticism. He reminds me a lot of Dallas Clark in the fact that he knows how to work the middle of the field and that he rarely drops anything that come his way. Great, big target for Manuel.

    Lewan is, again, a solid pick that will help pave the way C.J. and Fred in the run and protect our injury prone QB, EJ Manuel.

    • bradc11

      This really is a perfect scenario for the Bills. I’m not a Lewan fan but consensus seems to have him in that late top 10 range. Love Amaro and how he could change the offense a bit for Manuel.

  • Nick

    Vikings would easily draft teddy over Carr. turners offense is built around mature, good decision makers with a solid arm and pocket presence which Teddy is exactly and Carr still needs to grow

    • bradc11

      Norv’s offense is hinged on a QB’s ability to threaten the defense vertically. Teddy’s struggles at Louisville really were in the vertical game, his accuracy was very average at 18+.

  • Dave

    Browns pick makes absolutely no sense. The only way that makes sense is you are a Raiders fan and needed to find some “pick” for the team in front of you so you could mock draft your ideal pick to your favorite team. The Browns have a very solid O-line. They need playmakers, not more linemen. Ruins your entire mock.

    • bradc11

      Browns’ fans not big fans of Greg Robinson. With Alex Mack re-upping w/the Browns this probably becomes less likely. I don’t expect the Browns to take a WR at No. 4, so that leaves Clowney, Mack if they fall or a QB.

  • TheOUTLAW1982 .

    Horrid Browns pick

  • neighborhooddrunkpart2

    The steelers will draft offensive in the first round this year. That is how
    Colbert drafting pattern go, Defense one year, the offensive the next
    year. They will most likely draft Odell Beckham, Marqise Lee or Kelvin
    “lazy” Benjamin. Then CB, in the second round.