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Tim’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

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1 (33). Houston Texans trade this pick to the Cleveland Browns: Browns select – CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State  Traded

2 (34). Washington Redskins trade with the Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals select WR Kelvin Benjamin, FSU

 

The Deal: The Bengals trade their 2nd (55), 3rd (88), and 6th (199) for the Redskins 2nd (34)

Why the Bengals make the move: Cincinnati doesn’t have many pressing needs, and could look to go for upside here. Though Marvin Jones is a nice number two receiver, the Bengals could look to make a major splash with this pick and grab the high upside Benjamin.

 

Why the Redskins make the move: The Redskins have a number of holes and could use some extra draft picks to help their rebuilding situation. The Redskins would drop a bit in the 2nd round here, but they do pick up a 3rd rounder and a late round pick.

3 (35). Cleveland Browns: OG Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA

4 (36). Oakland Raiders: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

5 (37). Atlanta Falcons trade this to the Houston Texans: Texans select ILB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

6 (38). Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE Kony Ealy, Missouri

7 (39). Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU

8 (40). Minnesota Vikings trade this pick to the Rams: Rams select  S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois

9 (41). Buffalo Bills trade this pick to San Francisco 49ers: 49ers select RB Tre Mason, Auburn

 

The Deal: The 49ers trade their 2nd (56) and 3rd (94) to the Bills for their 2nd (41)

Why the 49ers make this move: The 49ers have so many picks that it will be hard for all or even most of them to make the roster, so here they package two together to jump up and get a guy they could really use. Their running back situation going forward is up in the air as Frank Gore is getting up in age and his price tag is pretty expensive. Kendall Hunter is a solid back-up, but probably not a feature back. Mason is arguably the top back in the draft and could be a key piece for them going forward.

 

Why the Bills make this move: The Bills could add offensive line or TE help with this pick, but could be tempted with the trade back offer to add another key piece.

 

10 (42). Tennessee Titans: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

11 (43). New York Giants: OT Morgan Moses, UVA

12 (44). St. Louis Rams: WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

13 (45). Detroit Lions: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State

14 (46). Pittsburgh Steelers trade this pick to the Denver Broncos: Broncos select CB Jason Verett, TCU

 

The Deal: The Broncos trade their 2nd (63) and 3rd (95) to the Steelers for their 2nd (46):

 

Why the Broncos make this move: Denver is really all in for this season (and 2015), so they need impact players. Verett is a guy who can come in and play right away. While Talib is locked up at one spot, the Broncos corner depth chart is a bit up in the air at this point. Verett could either end up the starter opposite Talib, or if Chris Harris is healthy, Verett would man the slot.

 

Why the Steelers make this move: Pittsburgh traded away their own 3rd rounder last year in a draft day trade. They get the chance to recoup that pick by moving down to the end of the round.

 

15 (47). Dallas Cowboys: DT Dominique Easley, Florida

16 (48). Baltimore Ravens: WR Davante Adams, Fresno State

17 (49). New York Jets: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

18 (50). Miami Dolphins: G Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

19 (51). Chicago Bears: DT Will Sutton, Arizona State

20 (52). Arizona Cardinals: OLB DeMarcus Lawrence, Boise State

21 (53). Green Bay Packers: CB/S LaMarcus Joyner, FSU

22 (54). Philadelphia Eagles: CB Marcus Roberson, Florida

23 (55). Cincinnati Bengals trade this pick to the Redskins: Redskins select : OT Joel Bitonio, Nevada

24 (56). San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs) trade this pick to the Buffalo Bills: Bills select – TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame

25 (57). San Diego Chargers: S Deone Buchanon, Washington

26 (58). New Orleans Saints: CB Phillip Gaines, Rice

27 (59). Indianapolis Colts: DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

28 (60). Carolina Panthers: WR Donte Moncrief, Mississippi

29 (61). San Francisco 49ers: LB Christian Jones, FSU

30 (62). New England Patriots trade with the St. Louis Rams: Rams select-  QB Tom Savage, Pittsburgh

 

The Deal: The Rams trade their 3rd (96) and their 2nd rounder next year to the Patriots for their 2nd (62)

 

Why the Rams make the move: The Rams have so many extra picks to play with here. With this move they essentially move up an entire round by giving up their 2nd rounder next year. The Rams make the move to grab one of the biggest risers in this draft Tom Savage from Pitt. Sam Bradford is not Jeff Fisher’s guy and he’s had some serious injury issues. Savage could be their QB of the future.

 

Why the Patriots make the move: The Patriots love picking up future selections, so here they move down a round and pick up an extra 2nd rounder next year.

31 (63). Denver Broncos trade this pick to the Steelers:  Steelers select- ILB Chris Borland, Wisconsin

32 (64). Seattle Seahawks: OT Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee