2014 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 Projections

Jimmy Garoppolo is likely to be drafted on Day 2, but he could be one of the last men standing in the “green room” at Radio City Music Hall. (Photo: Andy Marlin — USA Today Sports)

65. Houston Texans: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

One way to help Derek Carr adjust to his leap to the Texans and the NFL would be to bring Adams, his go-to receiver with whom he had great success at Fresno State, into the fold.

66. Washington Redskins: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

Watkins could make an immediate impact as a slot cornerback in a secondary that is thin on depth and talent.

67. Oakland Raiders: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

At some point in this year’s draft, the Raiders should look to bring in a young quarterback who can compete for the starting job, even if he ultimately ends up being kept in the balance as a developmental player behind Matt Schaub for a season or two. There are a number of quarterbacks they could turn to in this scenario, but Garoppolo might be the most likely.

68. Atlanta Falcons: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB/DE, Georgia Tech

The Falcons have a major need for an explosive edge rusher, and Attaochu would be both great value and a natural fit for Atlanta’s hybrid defensive scheme.

69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech

It’s evident the Buccaneers don’t view Mike Glennon as their franchise quarterback, so they’re likely to draft a quarterback this year that they can develop behind Josh McCown. Thomas, who must improve significantly to be a successful NFL quarterback but has highly intriguing physical tools, is a guy they could take a chance on in Round 3.

70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

Following the trend of NFL teams building their secondaries around tall cornerbacks, the Jaguars could be enticed to take a chance on Jean-Baptiste, a converted wide receiver with tremendous size for the position.

71. Cleveland Browns: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

With a new quarterback in tow, the Browns need to add another playmaker to their receiving corps. A rumored riser leading up to the draft, Indiana’s Cody Latimer has a combination of size and athleticism that could intrigue the Browns in Round 3.

72. Minnesota Vikings: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford

The Vikings have a need for a middle linebacker, and the instinctive, physical Skov stands out as the best available in this scenario.

73. Buffalo Bills: Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina

Buffalo’s new 4-3 defensive scheme calls for a third defensive end to rotate in with Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes, and Martin is an intriguing physical specimen well worth taking a chance on in Round 3. While his athleticism doesn’t always translate as well to the field as it should, he has good point-of-attack strength and can rush from both outside and inside.

74. New York Giants: Jack Mewhort, OT/G, Ohio State

Mewhort is a versatile offensive lineman who could compete for a starting job at either tackle or guard, or at least provide depth at four positions on the Giants offensive line.

75. St. Louis Rams: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

The Rams might be starting to prepare for life beyond Sam Bradford, and if they are, they should look to draft a developmental quarterback in the middle rounds. Murray, an experienced signal-caller with decent physical tools, would be their best bet in this scenario.

76. Detroit Lions: James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech

An athletic pass-rusher off the edge, Gayle would provide rotational depth at defensive end. He could even play some rush linebacker if necessitated in Detroit’s new defensive scheme.

77. San Francisco 49ers: Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson

Even if the 49ers decide to play first-round pick Jimmie Ward at cornerback, they should still look to use one of their five remaining Day 2 draft picks to select another. Breeland is a skilled, physical cornerback who, like Ward, has some safety versatility.

78. Dallas Cowboys: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas

The Cowboys should look to add to their defensive end rotation and that could lead them to Jeffcoat, the son of 12-year Dallas veteran Jim Jeffcoat.

79. Baltimore Ravens: Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford

Fleming is a big, powerful right tackle who would be appropriate value in the middle of Round 3 as a replacement to Michael Oher.

80. Jets – Chris Smith, OLB/DE, Arkansas

The Jets could use a pass-rushing spark at the outside linebacker position. Smith is an athletic, high-motor edge defender who should be able to make that transition in New York’s 3-4 defense and is the best edge rusher available at this point.

81. Miami Dolphins: Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State

One offensive lineman in the early rounds isn’t enough for the Dolphins, who are replacing four starters up front from last season. Miami specifically needs to look for a guard in the middle rounds, and could get a massive, powerful one in Jackson.

82. Chicago Bears: Keith McGill, CB/S, Utah

The Bears could add another defensive back with great versatility and physical potential if they can land McGill and his rare combination of size and athleticism late in Round 3.

83. Philadelphia Eagles (with Cleveland Browns): Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado

The Eagles need to replace DeSean Jackson at wide receiver, and could do so with Richardson, who like Jackson is a small receiver but explosive athlete who can get open with his acceleration and is a skilled playmaker on the ball in the air.

84. Arizona Cardinals: Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh

If the Cardinals eventually decide to select a developmental potential franchise quarterback in this year’s draft, they’ll be looking for someone with a big arm like Savage has.

85. Green Bay Packers: Travis Swanson, C/G, Arkansas

Swanson could provide immediate competition for unproven second-year lineman J.C. Tretter at center, and at the very least provide depth across the Packers’ interior offensive line as a three-position backup.

86. Philadelphia Eagles: Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke

The Eagles could continue to add talent and depth at cornerback by selecting Cockrell, an underappreciated playmaker who has great ball skills and is technically smooth.

87. Kansas City Chiefs: Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming

Herron could add some much-needed speed and playmaking ability out of the slot to the Kansas City offense.

88. Cincinnati Bengals: Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia

Clarke is a big, strong defensive end who could add defensive end depth the Bengals are likely to seek in the aftermath of Michael Johnson’s departure.

89. San Diego Chargers: Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

The Chargers should look to add size and speed at wide receiver, both traits Bryant most certainly brings to the table.

90. Indianapolis Colts: Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi

The Colts seem to be targeting a wide receiver with one of their Day 2 picks, and that could lead them to Moncrief, whose size and speed gives him high developmental upside.

91. Arizona Cardinals (from New Orleans Saints): C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa

Fiedorowicz would give the Cardinals a strong in-line blocker and sure-handed pass-catcher at a position where their current lineup is unreliable.

92. Carolina Panthers: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

After adding a big target early in Kelvin Benjamin, the Panthers could look for a potential impact player out of the slot like Landry, who is small and slow but makes up for it by being one of the draft class’ strongest route runners and hands catchers.

93. New England Patriots: Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana

Tripp is a fluid athlete and skilled coverage linebacker who could contribute in subpackages and on special teams and provide much-needed depth at the position.

94. San Francisco 49ers: Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State

An instinctive, athletic linebacker, Smith makes up for his lack of size with his all-around skill set. He could see immediate playing time for the 49ers at inside linebacker if NaVorro Bowman’s return for the 2014 season were to be delayed by his recovery from knee surgery.

95. Denver Broncos: Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern

A small-school standout with big-play running ability, McKinnon would add explosive athleticism to a backfield that the Broncos are likely looking to add another horse to.

96. Minnesota Vikings: Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State

The Vikings could add needed depth and competition at cornerback by selecting Lawson, who has good length despite small size and is a quick-footed athlete.

97. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection): Brandon Thomas, OT/G, Clemson

Thomas’ status for the 2014 season is uncertain as he recovers from a torn ACL, but he has high developmental upside and could be the Steelers’ left tackle or left guard of the future.

98. Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection): Preston Brown, ILB, Louisville

Brown would add a stout, physical run stopper to the Packers defense at a position of need.

99. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection): Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington

A value selection near the end of the third round, Sankey is a skilled tailback who could provide depth for Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce and potentially emerge as Baltimore’s feature back in time.

100. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection): AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama

The 49ers could be looking for a backup quarterback in this year’s draft, and McCarron would be good value as the last selection in the top 100.

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