NFL Mock Draft – Round 2
33. Texans: OT Morgan Moses, Virginia (6’6, 325): The Texans need a RT and Moses can fill that role now and possibly move over to LT in a year or two with a little more experience.
34. Redskins: CB Jason Verrett, TCU (5’10, 176): If he were an inch or two taller, Verrett would be a lock for the 1st round. He might have the best man coverage skills in the draft and is good against the run despite his small frame.
35. Browns: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio St (6’0, 235): Browns fans should be happy with the hometown Hyde pick and the third offensive weapon of the draft for the suddenly interesting Browns offense.
36. Raiders: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh (6’0, 189): The Raiders get another steal with a first round talent at DT early in the 2nd round. Donald will be one of the smallest DTs in the league, but also one of the best pass rushers. He was the most productive DT in CFB last year (28.5 TFLs, 11.5 sacks) and has the quickness, low center of gravity, and strong hand play to be a force inside.
37. Falcons: G Xavier Su’a Filo, UCLA (6’3, 305): The Falcons need to protect Matt Ryan and open some holes in the running game. Terrible O-line play was a big reason the Falcons struggled last year. Su’a Filo is extremely strong and has enough mobility to pull or zone block if needed. He’s already 23, so should be ready to play immediately.
38. Buccaneers: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon St (6’3, 265): The Bucs finished 23rd in the league in sacks last year. Crichton will team with 1st round pick Khalil Mack to give the Bucs two powerful speed rushers off the edge.
39. Jaguars: DE/OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech (6’3, 252): Showed well in Senior Bowl practices playing for Jags HC Gus Bradley. Attaochu could fill a role similar to what Bruce Irvin did in Seattle while Bradley was the DC there. The Jags had one of the worst pass rushes in the NFL last season and they need to find a player(s) who can get to the QB. As long as Attaochu runs in the 4.6 range at the combine, he’s a good bet to the Jags in round 2.
40. Vikings: OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio St (6’2, 230): Chad Greenway and Erin Henderson were two of the worst OLBs in the league last season. Shazier has elite speed for an LB (4.4 range) and despite being underweight is a big hitter and an instinctive blitzer.