NFL Mock Draft 3.0 – Round 2
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39.) Jaguars: QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU (6’5, 224) – Mettenberger has good size and a cannon arm, but showed inconsistent accuracy at the college level and he’s not very mobile. With a year or two of grooming, he could end up being a very good NFL QB, but will need a solid line in front of him because he struggles to escape pressure.
40.) Vikings: CB Bradley Roby, Ohio St (5’11, 194) – The Vikings added CB Captain Munnerlyn in free agency but also lost CB Chris Cook (49ers) so they could use some depth. Roby would be a great developmental pick for the Vikings. He has prototypical physical traits for the position, has shown a willingness to hit in the run game, and just needs some coaching on his technique. Roby was destroyed by Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis in their match-up last year and it really exposed Roby’s poor technique. All his issues are fixable though and he could develop into a pro bowl caliber CB with the right situation and coaching.
41. ) Bills: T Morgan Moses, Virginia (6’6, 314) – The Bills need a RT and Moses can fill that role now and possibly move over to LT in a year or two with a little experience and coaching. He has ideal size and good feet in pass pro, but Moses hasn’t shown the aggressiveness or burst to be an impact run blocker. The potential is there though and Moses could be a stud in a couple of years
42.) Titans: RB Tre Mason, Auburn (5’10, 205) – With Chris Johnson released, the Titans need to find another running back unless they plan on Shonn Greene being their feature back. I doubt anyone thinks that’s a good plan. Mason can fly, is sturdy and 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: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (6’5, 262) – TE Brandon Myers was a bust last year and is already gone (TB). Seferian-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. His recent 4.5 40-time (rumored) at a workout for the Jets might boost him a little higher than this.
44.) Rams: CB LaMarcus Joyner, Florida St (5’8, 184) – He’s going to be one of the shortest players in the NFL, but Joyner can play. He’s a fierce hitter despite his small stature, has great speed, and his instincts are so good that he is always around the ball. Joyner is probably too small to cover outside the hash marks, but he can play either safety spot and could be an outstanding slot corner. The Rams just released slot corner Cortland Finnegan, so Joyner can slide into that spot right away and contribute as a rookie. Joyner will also help out on kick & punt returns if Tavon Austin can’t handle the job.