If you haven’t already, please check out my mock draft for round 1. In this article, I will dig deeper into the draft pool as I go through rounds 2 and 3. Although the talent level drops off, these are the rounds where GM’s can find some real gems. I won’t provide as much analysis for these selections, but keep in mind all of them have been thought out.
33. Houston Texans – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
This would be a great start to the draft for Houston, assuming they take Clowney number one.
34. Washington Redskins – Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada
Finding some line help to keep RGIII healthy is a priority.
35. Cleveland Browns – Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
Likely the next top receiver available; will be able to play opposite the electric Josh Gordon.
36. Oakland Raiders – Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama
37. Atlanta Falcons – Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Still can use some work, but has the potential to be a talented pass rusher
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Carr could be a good back-up plan in case Mike Glennon doesn’t pan out
39. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
The Jaguars will be desperate for a new signal-caller.
40. Minnesota Vikings – Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
They need someone to back-up AP without Toby Gerhart.
41. Buffalo Bills – Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Boise State
42. Tennessee Titans – Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Without Chris Johnson, Hyde can work to bring back some ground-and-pound running.
43. New York Giants – Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
The Giants could use a solid tight-end with good hands.
44. St. Louis Rams – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Would be a huge weapon for Sam Bradford in the red zone.
45. Detroit Lions – Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
Stafford needs a steady weapon opposite Megatron to throw to.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers – Stephon Tuitt, DT/DE, Notre Dame
Might be the best defensive lineman available at this point in the draft.
47. Dallas Cowboys – Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
The versatile linebacker could be useful in filling some pass-rushing voids.
48. Baltimore Ravens – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Despite the Steve Smith signing, they could still use some receiving help.
49. New York Jets – Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
Either they will hope to get Dennard or Gilbert in the first or be forced to take a guy like Joyner here.
50. Miami Dolphins – Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
The Dolphins could definitely use another linebacker with this pick.
51. Chicago Bears – Kyle Van Noy, DE, BYU
Was very impressive in college, makes sense here for the Bears’ defense.
52. Arizona Cardinals – Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
53. Green Bay Packers – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
Intriguing prospect with plus-size and strength for his position.
54. Philadelphia Eagles – Jeremiah Attaochi, DE, Georgia Tech
Having filed the wide receiver void with Cooks, Attaochi makes sense as a value pick here.
55. Cincinnati Bengals – JaWuan James, OT, Tennessee
Has been impressive in workouts and will be needed with the loss of Anthony Collins.
56. San Francisco 49ers – Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
With Moncrief, the 49ers would get much-needed big play ability.
57. San Diego Chargers – Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
Still needs some improvement, but could easy develop with his athleticism.
58. New Orleans Saints – Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
Another weapon in Drew Brees’ arsenal.
59. Indianapolis Colts – Marcus Martin, C, USC
60. Carolina Panthers – Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
61. San Francisco 49ers – Keith McGill, CB, Utah
The 49ers are desperate for adding some depth at the cornerback position.
62. New England Patriots – Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
One of the best stories in the draft, Desir seems like a good fit with Bill Belichick
63. Denver Broncos – Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
64. Seattle Seahawks – Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
Russell Wilson will need a big-body receiver.
65. Houston Texans – Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
66. Washington Redskins – Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
67. Oakland Raiders – Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
68. Atlanta Falcons – Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State
69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
70. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
71. Cleveland Browns – Brandon Thomas, OT, Clemson
72. Minnesota Vikings – Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
73. Buffalo Bills – Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
74. New York Giants – Trai Turner, G, LSU
75. St. Louis Rams – Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville
76. Detroit Lions – Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida
77. San Francisco 49ers – Dion Bailey, SS, USC
78. Dallas Cowboys – Eric Ferguson, DT, LSU
79. Baltimore Ravens – Weston Richburg, Colorado State
80. New York Jets – Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
81. Miami Dolphins – Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
82. Chicago Bears – Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
83. Cleveland Browns – Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
84. Arizona Cardinals – Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
85. Green Bay Packers – Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State
86. Philadelphia Eagles – Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford
87. Kansas City Chiefs – Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford
88. Cincinnati Bengals – George Uko, DT, USC
89. San Diego Chargers – Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
90. Indianapolis Colts – Brock Vereen, FS, Minnesota
91. New Orleans Saints – Terrance West, RB, Towson
92. Carolina Panthers – Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgets
93. New England Patriots – DaQuan Jones, NT, Penn State
94. San Francisco 49ers – Craig Loston, S, LSU
95. Denver Broncos – Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee
96. Minnesota Vikings – Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford
97. Pittsburgh Steelers – Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
98. Green Bay Packers – Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
99. Baltimore Ravens – Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming
100. San Francisco 49ers – Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia