The CA Mock draft has completed the first round, and it is… interesting. Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles, the top two quarterbacks on many analysts’ boards, are still available, and somehow the Texans are going to make out with both Bridgewater and Jadeveon Clowney.
With no further ado, let the second round begin!
Remember, you can view all pick information at this Google Doc.
2.1- Houston and Josh Coblentz (@MinneapolisColt) take QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville.
Is this a Colts fan site? I ask because letting me (Houston) draft Clowney then Bridgewater seems too generous. After the 14th or so pick, I asked our commissioner, Kyle, if I could trade up for Teddy. Instead he fell right into our laps. The Colts won’t continue to dominate the division year over year if Houston can get both Clowney and Bridgewater without mortgaging future picks.
Versatile ball hawk who can play either S position & cover the slot. Ward has quick feet, smooth change of direction & acceleration. Diagnoses plays quickly, takes great angles and closes with force. Best man coverage S in the draft & arguably the most well rounded. Will play right away.
2.3- Cleveland and reader John Hammonds take RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State.
Mister Hyde is a BEAST. This Buckeye workhorse runs flat-footed and angry. He can also catch out of the backfield, give a juke step at the line of scrimmage, and then run through your feeble tackle attempts while converting your 3rd and 1. Every time.
2.4- Oakland and Paul Carey take WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State.
We went back and forth with two guys with this pick, but we just feel that Brandin Cooks is too valuable to pass up at this position in the draft. He has sure hands and can create separation against anyone, he also had the ability to play in the slot or wideout, we are happy to welcome Brandin to our team.
2.5- Atlanta and @PaulRaftery take TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech.
Replacing Tony Gonzalez is an essential need for the Falcons with this draft. He is a great threat in the passing game but will also run block and stretch the seam down the middle of the field, the Falcons get an all-around top TE here.
2.6- Tampa Bay and Nathan take TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington.
With the second round pick the Buccaneers will add another weapon in Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He will provide another big target for McCown and should fit in nicely under Lovie Smith’s Scheme.
2.7- Jacksonville and @benrathe take QB Blake Bortles, UCF.
Hugely surprised he made it this far, and in this scenario I would have traded up for Bridgewater. Bortles is a decent consolation prize, especially in the 2nd round. He has excellent physical tools and could develop into a franchise QB.
2.8- Minnesota and @DRC_II takes QB Tom Savage, Pittsburgh.
Minnesota will select the well traveled 6′-4″ 230 lb QB from Pittsburgh, Tom Salvage . Savage is big with a cannon of an arm. The QB Minnesota had their eyes on all along (although for a moment thought Bortles was dropping to them) They need a big strong QB. He shows nice accuracy to all areas of the field and despite his inexperience, exhibits strong pocket presence and poise. Has huge upside, but needs to work on his touch passes on shorter routes.
2.9- Buffalo and reader Sherck take OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU.
After having solved their right OT issue with their first round pick, the Bills decide to strengthen their defense with their 2nd round pick. You would think that replacing departed FS Jarius Byrd would be high on their list but Bill management appears to be content to let two former 4th round picks battle it out for starting duties next to Aaron Williams (2011 pick Da’Norris Searcy or 2013 pick Duke Williams). As such, their other weak position is at SSLB where they signed journeyman Keith Rivers to start next to studs Kiko Alonso and Brandon Spikes. The Bills select the most NFL ready, complete OLB in the draft in BYUs Kyle Van Noy.
2.10- Tennessee and @ryandaryk take WR Cody Latimer, Indiana.
Whether Locker is our QB of the future of not we still need a future #1 WR
2.11- New York Giants and @erockdtown take CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State.
Cornerback is not the most pressing need for the Giants but a player with Roby’s talent is too much pass up.
2.12- St. Louis and @JayVeeThree take WR Davante Adams, Fresno State.
The Rams are still looking for a #1 WR, and they’re getting a good one in the middle of the 2nd. Adams’ physical talent is remarkable, and he will provide an immediate go to target for Sam Bradford.
2.13- Detroit and @ColtsAuth_Kyle take WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss.
The Lions are looking for their third wide receiver, and could use an explosive, down-the-field weapon to pair with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Tate’s flexibility to play in the slot gives them options here, and Moncrief is the most talented big-play option left here.
2.14- Pittsburgh and @GoHorse88 take DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame.
At 6’6″, 304 he has the size & length to compete along the D-line where the Steelers need an influx of youth since they have lost Ziggy Hood to the Jags & seem to be moving on from the 35-year-old Brett Keisel. There is a small consideration for FSU’s Timmy Jernigan, the best player still on the board but ultimately get a player that from a size-perspective fits their mold much better.
2.15- Dallas and @UKColtsFans take DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State.
Dallas continues to build up its DL. Crichton is a good fit for Rod Marinelli’s DL. Displays natural pass-rushing and play-making ability. Crichton is strong for his size and has a burst around the edge. Dallas are in major need of pass rushers and Critchon fills this need.
2.16- Baltimore and @JasonSpears_301 take SS Deone Bucannon, Washington State.
Physical, run through tackler who makes big plays. Tough & versatile can run with TEs & backs. High motor, big time hitter & consistent tackler. Along w/ 2nd yr FS Matt Elam, the Ravens have a pair of good, young safeties
2.17- New York Jets and @BrownMamba13 take CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State.
I was very very tempted to take a receiver here with the tight ends gone, but figured Rex Ryan wouldn’t be happy if hedidn’t get a new toy for him to play with in the defensive backfield. Joyner is a playmaker that can play safety or slot corner and should really thrive under the tutelage of Ryan.
Miami and reader Christian are on the clock.
1. Houston- DE Jedeveon Clowney, South Carolina
2. St. Louis- OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
3. Jacksonville- OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
4. Cleveland- QB Derek Carr, Fresno State
5. Oakland- QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
6. Atlanta- OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
7. Tampa Bay- WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
8. Minnesota- S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
9. Buffalo- OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
10. Detroit- OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
11. Tennessee- CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
12. New York Giants- WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
13. St. Louis- CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia
14. Chicago- CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
15. Pittsburgh- TE Eric Ebron, UNC
16. Dallas- DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
17. Baltimore- OT Cyrus Kouandijo, Alabama
18. New York Jets- WR Marqise Lee, USC
19. Miami- OT Zach Martin, Notre Dame
20. Arizona- DE Kony Ealy, Missouri
21. Green Bay- ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
22. Philadelphia- CB Jason Verrett, TCU
23. Kansas City- S Calvin Pryor, Louisville
24. Cincinnati- LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
25. San Diego- DT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame
26. Cleveland- WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
27. New Orleans- DE Dee Ford, Auburn
28. Carolina- OT Morgan Moses, Virginia
29. New England- DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
30. San Francisco- WR Allen Robinson, Penn State
31. Denver- OG Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA
32. Seattle- OG Joel Bitonio, Nevada
33. Houston- QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
34. Washington- S Jimmie Ward, NIU
35. Cleveland- RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
36. Oakland- WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
37. Atlanta- TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
38. Tampa Bay- TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington.
39. Jacksonville- QB Blake Bortles, UCF
40. Minnesota- QB Tom Savage, Pittsburgh
41. Buffalo- OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
42. Tennessee- WR Cody Latimer, Indiana
43. New York Giants- CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
44. St. Louis- WR Davante Adams, Fresno State
45. Detroit- WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
46. Pittsburgh- DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
47. Dallas- DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State
48. Baltimore- SS Deone Bucannon, Washington State
49. New York Jets- CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State