NFL Mock Draft – Round 2

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41. Bills: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (6’6, 276): The Bills continue to add weapons for young QB EJ Manual. Sefarian-Jenkins is a good blocker with surprising agility for a man his size and excellent hands. He’s not a deep threat, but can be a reliable (and huge) target on short to mid range routes and is tough to bring down once he has the ball in his hands.

42. Titans – RB Tre Mason, Auburn (5’10, 205): With Chris Johnson about to be released, the Titans pick the closing thing to Johnson in this year’s draft. Mason can fly and is tough enough to break a tackle or two. He’s a dangerous running back once he gets to the second level and can provide value as a return man as well.

43. Giants – RB Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona (5’10, 207): With Andre Brown testing the free agent waters and David Wilson possibly done for his career, the Giants need a RB. Carey led the nation in rushing last year (1,929 yards) at Arizona and is sturdy enough to handle the bulk of the carries for the Giants next season.

44. Rams – G David Yankey, Stanford (6’5, 314): The Rams continue to rebuild their O-line with a solid all-around guard out of Stanford. Yankey will open some holes inside for Zac Stacy and help keep Bradford clean in the passing game. He’s a first round talent with few if any flaws.

45. Lions – CB Louchiez Purifoy, Florida (6’0, 190): The Lions need to find someone to play CB across from Darius Slay. Purifoy has the athleticism to be great, but doesn’t make as many plays as he should with his skill set.  He plays very physical and with so much swagger it’s like he’s already thinks he’s great even though he’s not yet. He’ll fit right in on the Lions.

46. Steelers – CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (6’0, 194): Starting CB Ike Taylor was brutal last season. PFF ranked him 70th out of 79 CBs that played at least half of their teams snaps. Fuller is a technician at corner and excels on short to intermediate routes. He lacks deep speed, so he can be taken advantage of with the long ball, but the rest of Fuller’s game is solid including his run support. Fuller should be ready to step in and contribute right away.

47. Cowboys – DT Will Sutton ASU (6’1, 315): It’s tough to pass on a safety here, but DT is a much shallower position in this year’s draft and with the Cowboys potentially losing both starters at DT and no cap space to sign a free agent… they need to reach a little on Sutton. He’s a divisive prospect. Sutton dominated his junior year as a pass rusher (13 sacks), then gained 30 pounds his senior year and became an excellent run-stuffer (Pac-12 defensive player of the year) but the added weight slowed him down and he couldn’t get to the QB (4 sacks) like he did as a junior. Sutton showed up at the Senior Bowl close to his run-stuffer weight (315 pounds) but showed flashes of his junior year quickness in both the drills and the game (1 sack). Scouts are torn on who the real Sutton is, I’ve seen him anywhere from a late 1st round pick to early 4th.  Personally, I think that there is an ideal weight (295?) at which Sutton could be good against both the run and the pass and if he finds it, Sutton would be a steal in round 2.

48. Ravens – T Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (6’6, 327): Massive LT prospect who is an exceptional athlete for a man his size. The rub with Richardson is that his technique is poor and he hasn’t shown the desire to get better. He seems fine relying on his size and natural athleticism to get by. Richardson is an NFL caliber player right now, but the potential is there for him to dominate if he puts the work in to improve his technique. Both of the Ravens tackles (Oher, McKinnie) are free agents so they need to draft a contingency plan or two in case they leave Baltimore.