The Commish’s Mock Draft 4.0 (2nd Round)
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33. Houston Texans – Tom Savage – QB – Pitt
Commish’s Comments: I ride the recent buzz, I guess. I’m not a huge Savage fan, but if Bill O’Brien sees natural gifts and just needs to develop him as a quarterback, this pick would not surprise me.
34. Washington Redskins - Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee
Commish’s Comments: The Redskins need to sure up their offensive line to protect their major investment.
35. Cleveland Browns – Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio St.
Commish’s Comments: Roby has all of the natural gifts you look for, but has yet to put it all together fully.
36. Oakland Raiders – Teddy Bridgewater – QB – Louisville
Commish’s Comments: Yes, Bridgewater can fall, but it’s not just because of his pro day. Bridgewater has been the darling of the media, but there is a good possibility that he has never been the darling of NFL teams and the media is just now catching up to that.
37. Atlanta Falcons – Jeremiah Attaochu – DE/OLB – Georgia Tech
Commish’s Comments: The local product is an excellent fit in the 3-4 and is currently rising up boards. ROUND 3
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Marqise Lee – WR – USC
Commish’s Comments: If the goal for the Bucs new offense is to get the ball out to their receivers quickly and allow them to make a play, then Lee is the ideal fit. It’s very possible for him to slide because of this draft’s depth and because his straight-line speed is slightly slower than other receivers in this draft like Cooks and Beckham.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois
Commish’s Comments: Just a hunch, but I believe the Jaguars coaches fell in love with Garoppolo when they coached him at the senior bowl.
40. Minnesota Vikings – Kyle Van Noy – DE/OLB – BYU
Commish’s Comments: Mike Zimmer likes big physical linebackers.
41. Buffalo Bills – Kelvin Benjamin – WR – FSU
Commish’s Comments: Yes, the Bills got Mike Williams, but Benjamin is a matchup nightmare for defenses. He’s also got a relationship with EJ Manuel.
42. Tennessee Titans – Jeremy Hill – RB – LSU
Commish’s Comments: Ken Whisenhunt gets his big back with athleticism to carry the ball 20-25 times a game.
43. New York Giants – Jace Amaro – TE – Texas Tech
Commish’s Comments: The Giants will run an offense similar to the Packers, which uses the tight end in the pass game.
44. St. Louis Rams – Jimmie Ward – SS – Northern Illinois
Commish’s Comments: Ward provides security and a big hitter in the back of the Rams tough defense.
45. Detroit Lions – Jason Verrett – CB – TCU
Commish’s Comments: Verrett’s size is a concern, but he’s as good of a corner as anyone in this draft.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers – LaMarcus Joyner – CB/S – FSU
Commish’s Comments: The Steelers need a ball hawk in their secondary.
47. Dallas Cowboys – Ra’Shede Hageman – DT/DE – Minnesota
Commish’s Comments: Hageman is as physically gifted as any player in this draft, but he is also raw. Rod Marinelli will love him.
48. Baltimore Ravens – Timmy Jernigan – DT – FSU
Commish’s Comments: Jernigan could go higher, but if teams view him more as an under-sized nose tackle, then he might slide.
49. New York Jets - Gabe Jackson – OG – Mississippi St.
Commish’s Comments: A massive mauler for a guard is a good fit for the Jets offense.
50. Miami Dolphins – Joel Bitonio – OT – Nevada
Commish’s Comments: Bitonio is a former OT, but should be a nice athletic guard for the Dolphins.
51. Chicago Bears – Stephon Tuitt – DE – Notre Dame
Commish’s Comments: The Bears should go defense early in this draft. Tuitt can play all over the defensive line and help the pass rush.
52. Arizona Cardinals – Zach Mettenberger – QB – LSU
Commish’s Comments: Mettenberger’s a pocket passer with a big arm and can learn behind Carson Palmer.
53. Green Bay Packers – Terrance Brooks – S – FSU
Commish’s Comments: Brooks is a centerfielder that should finally help the Packers pass defense.
54. Philadelphia Eagles – Trevor Reilly – DE/OLB – Utah
Commish’s Comments: If Chip Kelly is looking for an edge rusher with athleticism and length, then Reilly is a perfect fit.
55. Cincinnati Bengals –Keith McGill – CB/S – Utah
Commish’s Comments: The Bengals love measurables and need a CB. McGill fits both of those criteria.
56. San Francisco 49ers (via KC) – Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt
Commish’s Comments: Matthews probably shouldn’t fall this far, but somebody will. Great fit for the 49ers.
57. San Diego Chargers – Jaylen Watkins – CB – Florida
Commish’s Comments: If any team could double up on CBs, the Chargers can!
58. New Orleans Saints – Cody Latimer – WR – Indiana
Commish’s Comments: Latimer is flying up the draft after measuring 6’3” and running a sub 4.4 at his pro day.
59. Indianapolis Colts – Deone Bucannon – S – Washington St.
Commish’s Comments: The hard-hitting Bucannon can start immediately for the Colts.
60. Carolina Panthers – Davonte Adams – WR – Fresno St.
Commish’s Comments: If Adams slides this far, he is a great fit for the WR-needy Panthers.
61. San Francisco 49ers – Carl Bradford – DE/OLB – Arizona St.
Commish’s Comments: Bradford’s a strong player who plays mean off the edge.
62. New England Patriots – Scott Crichton – DE – Oregon St.
Commish’s Comments: The Patriots need to bolster their defensive line now that their secondary looks strong.
63. Denver Broncos – Weston Richburg – C – Colorado St.
Commish’s Comments: The Broncos suffered some loses to their offensive line, Richburg is the best center in the draft.
64. Seattle Seahawks – Martavis Bryant – WR – Clemson
Commish’s Comments: The Seahawks want a receiver with size. The 6’4” Bryant gives the Seahawks the size to pair with their speed on offense.
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