NFL Draft: 2nd Round Overview

There was a run on running backs, linebackers and offensive linemen. Was a quarterback selected in round two? How about La'el Collins or Randy Gregory? Here's an overview of round two, pick-by-pick led by safety Landon Collins.

First Round Overview

RND 2
33
New York Giants

Height: 6'0
Weight:228
Hometown: Geismar, La.
College: Alabama
Class: 2014 JR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: 24
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Tom Coughlin
2014 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: The Giants gave up a fourth and seventh round draft pick to move up seven spots to grab one of this draft’s top defensive back and safeties. This former five-star recruit from Louisiana is a terrific overall football player who possesses good size, strength, speed and instincts. He also shows a lot of versatility and can line up just about anywhere you need him. Collins excels near the box, is a good tackler and terrific on special teams. He’s good and sound in coverage but it’s certainly an area of his game that has to get better. Collins recorded 190 tackles and five interceptions over his career.

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34
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Height: 6'6
Weight:338
Hometown: Owings Mill, Md.
College: Penn State
Class: 2014 JR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 63
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Lovie Smith
2014 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: The Bucs drafted a huge right tackle prospect from Penn State in Donovan Smith from Penn State. He’s still so young and has plenty of room for growth of development. Smith has tremendous power and can really get off the ball. He has versatility, as many believe he can move inside and play guard. Addressing the offensive line is a screaming need for this franchise, especially in building a front wall to protect Tampa’s new franchise quarterback.

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35
Oakland Raiders

Height: 6'3
Weight:269
Hometown: Denton, Texas
College: Florida State
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 98
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Jack Del Rio
2014 Record: 3-13

ANALYSIS: The Raiders bolstered their defensive front, picking FSU defensive end Mario Edwards. He was good at FSU but never quite lived up to the billing of five-star status and the top ranked defensive end in the 2012 class. Edwards started in 26 of the 36 games he played for the 'Noles. He recorded 89 tackles, eight sacks and 23 tackles for a loss. Edwards is best playing with his weight in the 280-pound range. He has good length, large hands and is a strong player at the point of attack. Edwards has pretty good quickness and shows the ability to re-direct in space. He joins an Oakland team that only produced 22 sacks last season.

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36
Jacksonville Jaguars

Player: T.J. Yeldon
Height: 6'1
Weight:226
Hometown: Daphne, Ala.
College: Alabama
Class: 2014 JR
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 87
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Gus Bradley
2014 Record: 3-13

ANALYSIS: The Jaguars just got Blake Bortles some help, drafted running back T.J. Yeldon. This former four-star recruit didn't disappoint in Tuscaloosa. He played his role and was very effective in both the run and pass game for the Crimson Tide. Yeldon finished with 3,322 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns and caught 47 passes for 494 yards and two scores. He's not a speed back but a patient runner with good vision, balance and shows the ability to stay on his feet because he just runs hard. There’s no question he could be an every down back in the NFL.

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37
New York Jets

Player: Devin Smith
Height: 6'0
Weight:196
Hometown: Massillon, Oh.
College: Ohio State
Class: 2014 SR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 32
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Todd Bowles
2014 Record: 4-12

ANALYSIS: The Jets have hit it out of the park with their first two selections in Leonard Williams in the first and now wide receiver Devin Smith. He played a lot of football in Columbus, playing in 54 games and starting in 34 of those contests. He finished his career with 121 receptions for 2,503 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. This former track star averaged 20.69 yards per reception. Smith is one of the better ‘deep’ receivers in this draft and seems to have another gear on the long routes. He tracks the ball well and knows how to use his body. Smith has had to prove this off-season that he was more than a one trick pony for the Buckeyes and shows scouts that he could run all the routes in the short and intermediate department. But make no mistake about it; Smith is a big play artist. I am honestly surprised he was taken sooner.

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38
Washington Redskins

Height: 6'5
Weight:271
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Class: 2014 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 27
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Jay Gruden
2014 Record: 3-13

ANALYSIS: The Redskins feel he can stand up and be an outside linebacker and stand him up at 6-foot-5, 271-pounds. That will be interesting to see if he can make that transition. Smith spent his playing career in Starkville splitting time starting at both defensive end spots. He finished with 134 tackles, 16 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss. He’s a strong, long and fairly quick player that just needs to develop more moves and technique. I believe Smith could also get bigger and play defensive end and the five-tech position in their defense.

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39
Chicago Bears

Height: 6'4
Weight:336
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
College: Florida State
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 51
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: John Fox
2014 Record: 5-11

ANALYSIS: The Bears are switching defenses to a 3-4 and defensive lineman Eddie Goldman will this Chicago a versatile big body. He signed with Florida State from the D.C. area as a five-star prospect and one of the very best recruits in the 2012 class. Like many others in Tallahassee he was three and out. Goldman has raw, brute strength that’s well suited to play t the five-technique or nose guard position in the 3-4. He started every game over the last two seasons and finished his career with 62 tackles, six sacks, and 12 tackles for a loss. This defensive tackle is fairly quick, agile, and tough. Goldman is a high character player that works hard.

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40
Tennessee Titans

Height: 6'6
Weight:237
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
College: Oklahoma
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 20
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt
2014 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: There’s no question in my mind that Dorial Green-Beckham is a first round talent. This was a steal by the Titans. DGB was arguably the hottest and most coveted prospect in the Class of 2012. He signed with Missouri and had a super two year run with the Tigers before being dismissed from the team. Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He transferred to Oklahoma but never played a down in Norman. Now he comes into the NFL Draft with character questions off the field coupled with physical attributes for the position that had coaches, scouts and GMs drooling. This kid has elite size (6-5/237), speed and athleticism. No he’s not Calvin Johnson but he’s pretty close physically. DGB is a specimen with a very high ceiling if he does things the right way. Tennessee could have an exciting battery with Marcus Mariota and DGB. Wow.

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41
Carolina Panthers

Height: 6'4
Weight:232
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Mich.
College: Michigan
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 97
Pos Rank: 14

Head Coach: Ron Rivera
2014 Record: 7-8-1

ANALYSIS: The Panthers trade up in the second round to add more height to their wide receiver corps in Devin Funchess. How multi-talented is this player? He had 25 starts at four different positions – slot receiver, flanker, split end and tight end. In the right scheme he has a chance to do big things on Sundays because of his combination of size and unique skill set. He’s somewhat of a tweener at 6-foot-4, 232-pounds and the reason why he has bounced around at different positions on offense. Then again, Funchess can also do a bunch of different things and also is a matchup problem for opposing defenses. He has good hands but needs to develop consistency in all parts to his game.

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42
Atlanta Falcons

Height: 6'1
Weight:203
Hometown: Olive Branch, Miss.
College: LSU
Class: 2014 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 64
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Dan Quinn
2014 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: Atlanta coach Dan Quinn is used to having some big long corners like he had in Seattle. That’s what he’s getting with his second round pick in Jalen Collins. Amazing that Collins only has 10 starts under his belt in Baton Rouge yet was considered a first round draft pick but he slipped to the second. He’s a bigger cornerback (6-2/203) with length and speed. His other positive measurable (short shuttle, vertical and broad jumps) has not translated too well to the football… yet. Collins is still a work in progress. Not many have his size/length combination, as these guys are so difficult to find.

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43
Houston Texans

Height: 6'4
Weight:246
Hometown: Tunica, Miss.
Class: 2014 JR
Position: MLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 75
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Bill O'Brien
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: The Texans like big linebackers and got one here in Benardrick McKinney from Mississippi State. He also fills a need. McKinney is a huge (6-4/246) linebacker prospect from Starkville that started his final three seasons for the Bulldogs. He racked up 244 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 19.5 tackles for a loss. His athleticism and size combination gives him the chance to show off his versatility in the NFL, as some teams see him as an outside guy and others as an inside player. Regardless, McKinney should be able to play both. He plays with good instincts and terrific aggression. McKinney is solid in coverage.

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44
New Orleans Saints

Height: 6'2
Weight:253
Hometown: Kahuka, Hi.
College: Washington
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 103
Pos Rank: 10

Head Coach: Sean Payton
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: Playmaker is the best way to describe Hau’oli Kikaha and he’s headed to a team in the Saints that needs playmakers on their defense. He started 38 of the 48 games he played in at Washington. He did everything for the Huskies defense, recording some huge numbers – 206 tackles, 36 sacks and 51.5 tackles for a loss as a defensive end. At times Kikaha was flat out dominant. This past season the opposition ran his way 47 times and he held those runners to minus 26 yards. Kikaha is a very good pass rusher. He fires off the line of scrimmage and has a nice burst on the edge. He has violent hands and some good moves. Kikaha plays with a great motor. He projects best as a 3-4 outside linebacker, which is what the Saints run.

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45
Minnesota Vikings

Height: 6'0
Weight:228
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
College: UCLA
Class: 2014 SR
Position: MLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 42
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: For the second straight year Minnesota goes to UCLA to land a linebacker. Eric Kendricks was a defensive workhorse for the Bruins, appearing in 52 games and starting 41 times. He finished with a school record 482 tackles. He also added 10 sacks and 26 tackles for a loss. This is an inside linebacker that’s physical and aggressive and knows how to play behind his pads. He’s all downhill and can be an explosive talent. Kendricks can make plays in space and is solid in coverage. You have to love his motor and the way Kendricks just plays the game.

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46
San Francisco 49ers

Height: 6'1
Weight:218
Hometown: Mobile, Ala.
College: Samford
Class: 2014 SR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank:
Pos Rank:

Head Coach: Jim Tomsula
2014 Record: 8-8

ANALYSIS: San Fran makes a second defensive pick, this time drafting Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt. It’s not a deep position but a position of need for the 49ers. Tartt started in 34 of the 44 games he played while at Samford. He's a big and long free safety prospect that finished with 277 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, six interceptions and 20 pass deflections over his career. Tartt is dependable from the back end. He was impressive against his peers at the Senior Bowl. For his size he has excellent range and ball skills.

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47
Philadelphia Eagles

Player: Eric Rowe
Height: 6'1
Weight:201
Hometown: Spring, Tx.
College: Utah
Class: 2014 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 26
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Chip Kelly
2014 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: Here’s a versatile pickup in a need area for the Eagles in defensive back Eric Rowe. The NFL is constantly looking to find bigger cornerbacks. One in this draft is Rowe from Utah. He’s 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. At that size Rowe moves well. He ran 4.45 [forty] and 3.97 [short shuttle] at the Combine. Those are two very good times. Rowe’s 39-inch vertical jump makes him play even bigger than he already is. He played his first three seasons at Utah at both safety spots so Rowe will definitely bring versatility to the NFL. He’s smart and plays with very good instincts. Rowe recorded 261 tackles, 35 pass deflections, and three interceptions as a Ute.

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48
San Diego Chargers

Height: 6'0
Weight:230
Hometown: Coral Gables, Fla.
College: Miami
Class: 2014 SR
Position: MLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 81
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: Mike McCoy
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: The Chargers just drafted a big time player who brings a toughness and aggressiveness every second he’s on the gridiron in Miami inside linebacker Denzel Perryman. Perryman was a highly productive player for Miami, starting in 37 of the 47 games he played in at both weak-side and middle linebacker. He lacks ideal size but makes up for it with outstanding effort and passion for the game. He finished with 351 tackles and 27 tackles for a loss. Perryman is strong, closes very well to the ball and is a big hitter. He's solid in coverage but definitely needs to improve this part to his game. Perryman shows the ability to make plays all over the field.

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49
Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Mitch Morse
Height: 6'5
Weight:305
Hometown: Austin, Texas
College: Missouri
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 108
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Andy Reid
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: Center was a position of need for the Chiefs and at this spot they feel confident that former Missouri Tiger can transition from tackle to the interior of their offensive line. He's smart, has good size and even better footwork. Morse has good flexibility, strength and shows the ability to get out of his stance. There will be a time of transition for Morse but he looks like a find for Kansas City and their future center.

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50
Buffalo Bills

Player: Ronald Darby
Height: 5'11
Weight:193
Hometown: Oxon Hill, Md.
College: Florida State
Class: 2014 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank:
Pos Rank:

Head Coach: Rex Ryan
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: Ronald Darby is the Bills first pick of this draft. Darby is one fast football player with the speed to burn at an important position. His size compliments that well. He can turn and run with everyone and shows a nice closing burst. He’s physical enough in the tackling department. The thing with Darby is that he just needs to put it all together. At times he’s too aggressive and that gets him in trouble. Darby has the tools, just needs to put it all together.

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51
Cleveland Browns

Player: Nate Orchard
Height: 6'3
Weight:250
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Ut.
College: Utah
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 48
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Mike Pettine
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: The Browns drafted a football player here that just does his job in Nate Orchard. Scheme wise he’s an ideal fit. Orchard played in 50 games, starting three dozen times. He posted impressive numbers, finishing with 186 tackles, 25 sacks, and 39.5 tackles for a loss. He also caused eight fumbles. This past season he led the nation in sacks with 18.5 This is the same three-star prospect that showed up on Utah’s campus as a 190-pound recruit. Orchard plays fast and hard on every single down, always giving great effort. Now 6-foot-3, 250-pounds, he can rush with speed, power or an array of moves or techniques.

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52
Miami Dolphins

Height: 6'5
Weight:339
Hometown: Towanda, Ka.
College: Oklahoma
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 77
Pos Rank: 9

Head Coach: Joe Philbin
2014 Record: 8-8

ANALYSIS: Miami found a nice d-tackle partner to Suh in the middle of their front in Jordan Phillips. He started his final 17 games in Norman. This guy is a big, physical specimen. Phillips is mammoth 6-foot-5, 329-pound defensive tackle/nose guard. For his size, he possesses excellent short area quickness and agility. Phillips gets off the ball well and strong at the point of attack. But he doesn’t play with good leverage and that really hurts him especially considering his height. This is a player you would like to see give better effort on a more consistent down to down basis.

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53
Cincinnati Bengals

Player: Jake Fisher
Height: 6'6
Weight:306
Hometown: Traverse City, Mi.
College: Oregon
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 22
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis
2014 Record: 10-5-1

ANALYSIS: The Bengals grab another offensive tackle in Jake Fisher. He was one of the big surprises at the Combine in Indianapolis. He tested exceptionally well and looked good in drills. At 6-foot-6, 306-pounds he ran a blazing forty of 5.01. He backed that up with a 32.5-inch vertical jump and 4.33 20-yard shuttle. Fisher plays with good leverage in the run game and shows nimble feet and balance when mirroring pass rushers. He’s quick off the ball and knows how to use his hands. Fisher played both tackle positions at Oregon. He looks like an ideal fit for Cincinnati as they appear to have landed bookend tackles with Fisher and Cedric Ogbuehi.

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54
Detroit Lions

Height: 5'9
Weight:205
Hometown: Homewood, Ala.
College: Nebraska
Class: 2014 SR
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 76
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Jim Caldwell
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: The Lions found an ideal piece for the replacement of Reggie Bush in their backfield in running back Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah had a very nice career in Lincoln, starting 33 of the 53 games he played in as a Cornhusker. He finished with 4,588 yards (5.64 yards per carry) and scored 39 touchdowns. He also caught 73 passes for 690 yard and seven more scores. Abdullah was also a very good punt returner. This is a nice change of pace back who can do a lot of different things. He’s bulky and compact at 205-pounds. Abdullah runs with a low center of gravity. He may not test off the charts in terms of speed but he’s football fast. He has excellent short area quickness, can be explosive and is tough to bring down in the open field.

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55
Baltimore Ravens

Height: 6'4
Weight:254
Hometown: Wconia, Minn.
College: Minnesota
Class: 2014 SO
Position: TE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 45
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: John Harbaugh
2014 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: Baltimore moves up to select the draft’s top tight end in this 2015 class in Maxx Williams. He was very good in the Gopher’s run first offense, finishing with only 61 receptions for 986 yards and 13 scores. Williams has good size (6-4/254), soft hands and runs well (despite slower time than what most scouts wanted to see at Combine). He can play in-line and is a good blocker at the point of attack. Williams also has the athleticism to play in the slow or put in motion on the move. He only played two seasons at Minnesota.

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56
Pittsburgh Steelers

Height: 5'9
Weight:176
Hometown: Pascagoula, Miss.
College: Ole Miss
Class: 2014 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 123
Pos Rank: 16

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: Senquez Golson is now headed to Pittsburg. This is a smaller cornerback who’s a terrific athlete (also baseball player). He has terrific speed and ball skills. Golson excelled in zone coverage for the Rebels and made a ton of plays for their secondary. Golson is terrific in the air and plays bigger than his size. He will need to develop his man-cover skills as a Steeler. Last season he recorded 10 picks.

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57
St. Louis Rams

Height: 6'7
Weight:291
Hometown: Frederick, Md.
College: Wisconsin
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank:
Pos Rank:

Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
2014 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: Robert Havenstein is now headed to the St. Louis Rams. He seems to have the ideal playing temperament for what Jeff Fisher and his offense want to do. He’s an aggressive and powerful right tackle that excels in the run game. He’s not that great athlete on the island, rather a big, long and powerful lineman with good intelligence. Haverstein is also very adept in pass pro.

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58
Arizona Cardinals

Height: 6'3
Weight:260
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
College: Missouri
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 139
Pos Rank: 11

Head Coach: Bruce Arians
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: Fans are going to love Markus Golden playing for the Cardinals in the desert. This is a speedy and active edge guy that can make plays all over the field. He has good size and quickness and at times can be a disruptive force. Golden recorded 16 sacks and 33 tackles for a loss at Missouri and well over 100 tackles. He was a Juco transfer that shined at Missouri.

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59
Denver Broncos

Player: Ty Sambrailo
Height: 6'6
Weight:311
Hometown: Watsonville, Calif.
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 69
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: Denver landed an offensive tackle in former Colorado State star Ty Sambrailo. He’s a self-made offensive tackle. He was an unheralded recruit from Northern California in 2010. In fact, he began his high school career as a quarterback. Now Sambrailo is on the verge of becoming a professional offensive tackle. He was a big part of the Colorado State turnaround, starting 41 games. This past season he recorded 55 knockdown blocks, graded out at 87.1% and had 14 touchdown resulting blocks. He has good size, length, big hands and good feet. Sambrailo is a better run blocker at this stage. He did give up 4.5 sacks in 2014.

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60
Dallas Cowboys

Height: 6'5
Weight:235
Hometown: Fishers, Ind.
College: Nebraska
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 16
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Jason Garrett
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: Dallas is rolling the dice here on one of the draft's top defensive prospects in Randy Gregory. This former Nebraska star is a very athletic outside linebacker prospect. But he tested positive for marijuana and his stock fell hard to the 60th selection. All things being equal Gregory has tremendous upside once he fills out his long frame and gains bulk and strength. Gregory has good quickness of the ball and shows speed and surprising strength on the edge. In 24 games in Lincoln he scored 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for a loss. Two questions regarding Gregory and the Cowboys - does his game transitionwell to a 4-3 scheme and how much off the field issues does he have?

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61
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player: Ali Marpet
Height: 6'3
Weight:307
Hometown: Hudson, N.Y.
College: Hobart
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 57
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Lovie Smith
2014 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: The Bucs make a second offensive line selection in the second round. This time it’s D3 standout Ali Marpet. He was perhaps the media darling of the NFL Combine with his performance at Lucas Oil Stadium. Then again, fans love to root for the underdog. That’s Marpet, a small school standout from little known Hobart and William Smith College. He was a unanimous D-3 All-American as a tackle. This past season he graded out at 92.62%, recorded 109 knockdown blocks, and 20 touchdown resulting blocks. Marpet projects inside as a guard or center in the NFL. He’s quick, athletic and can really run (4.98 forty) at 6-foot-3, 307-pounds. Against some of the best players in college football Marpet performed very well at the Senior Bowl in January.

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62
Green Bay Packers

Height: 5'11
Weight:195
Hometown: Wilmington, Ohio
College: Miami Ohio
Class: 2014 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 54
Pos Rank: 7

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: The Packers address their secondary again with an intriguing prospect in Quinten Rollins. He played basketball at Miami (Ohio) before converting to the game of football in 2014. Now he finds himself on the cusp of being one of the top cornerbacks drafted. In fact, some believe he could fall in the later stages of the first round. That’s truly amazing if you think about it. Would you believe Rollins had seven interceptions in his only season on the gridiron last fall? He has good size, length and is very smooth on the field. Rollins hasn’t scratched the surface yet of what he could become.

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63
Seattle Seahawks

Player: Frank Clark
Height: 6'3
Weight:271
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
College: Michigan
Class: 2014 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 159
Pos Rank: 13

Head Coach: Pete Carroll
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: Many teams didn’t even have Frank Clark on their board, as they dropped this former Michigan star because of off the field issues. Still, Seattle still picked him with their first pick of the draft, which was No. 63 overall. This is a defensive end with good measurebles that translated pretty well to the football field. He was dismissed for the Wolverines after an arrest for domestic violence.

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64
New England Patriots

Height: 5'11
Weight:211
Hometown: Folson, Calif.
College: Stanford
Class: 2014 SR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: 171
Pos Rank: 12

Head Coach: Bill Belichick
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: The Patriots picked up a versatile defensive back with the final pick in the second round in Stanford safety Jordan Richards. This is a player that’s smart, instinctive and physical. He has a good burst and closes to the ball well, whether in coverage or attacking the run. Richards can play free or strong and in the slot. He racked up close to 250-tackles over his career.


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