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NFL Draft 2014 Live Blog

NFL Draft 2014 Live Blog
By Vincent Frank on May 08, 2014

Follow our live coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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on May 16 2014 3:01 PM
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on May 16 2014 2:58 PM
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on May 14 2014 4:01 PM
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on May 13 2014 12:26 PM

More Team Grades


Jacksonville Jaguars (5.13) 


Carolina Panthers (5.13) 


Buffalo Bills (5.13) 


Arizona Cardinals (5.13) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 12 2014 4:21 PM

St. Louis Rams (5.12.14) 


Green Bay Packers (5.12.14) 


Dallas Cowboys (5.12.14) 


Team-Team Grades will be posted throughout the week. Check this live blog as they're updated on a daily basis. 

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 9:01 PM

255. Houston Texans: Lonnie Ballentine, Saftey, Memphis

6-3 220 pounds, this years Mr. Irrelevent can lay a big hit with his closing speed.  A player that wears his emotions on his sleeve, Ballentine can fire up his teammates with one hit but, it can work against him as well.  (Grade: B-)  

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 8:49 PM

254. Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Starr, Outside Linebacker. South Dakota

A big time player for a small time school, Starr has the consistant leadership and production that could translate into something at the next level.  (Grade: B-) 

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 8:31 PM

253. Dallas Cowboys: Terrance Mitchell, Cornerback, Oregon

Undersized player who didn't time well.  Mitchell has average makeup speed and and was unreliable in the run game.  However, he does show adequate short-area burst and consistency. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 8:17 PM

252. Atlanta Falcons: Yawin Smallwood, Inside Linebacker, UConn

At a certain point on day-three you just got the feeling there was going to be a lot of big name players that were still on the board at the end.  What looks like tremendous value in the seventh-round, there was something about Smallwood teams didn't feel good about. (Grade: A)  

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 8:04 PM

251. Cincinnati Bengals: Lavelle Westbrooks, Cornerback, Georgia Southern

A force in the run game, Westbrooks shows the quickness in short areas and wraps up his opponent well.  He uses that short area burst to close on the ball quickly and make a big play.  Inconsistent in coverage.  (Grade: B-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:56 PM

250. Dallas Cowboys: Ken Bishop, Defensive Tackle, Northern Illinois

A nose-tackle option as Bishop is quality when stopping the run.  Could be a good back up with the proper coaching down the line.  (Grade: C-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:48 PM

249. St. Louis Rams: Demetrius Rhaney, Center, Tenneesse State

Tough to follow that pick (Michael Sam).  Started at guard and center while showing the quickness to dominate.  However, playing in such a lower division of football raises even more questions.  (Grade: C)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:41 PM

248. St. Louis Rams: Michael Sam, Defensive End, Missouri

Seven picks before Mr. Irrelevant, Sam became Mr. Relevnent.  The first-openly gay player in the NFL, Sam and the Rams made history in the seventh round.  Jeff Fisher said he is excited to get the Co-SEC defensive player of the year award winner on the field.  (Grade: A-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:37 PM

247. Dallas Cowboys: Ahmad Dixon, Safety, Baylor

An excellent value here for a player that easily one of the top-10 of his position, Dixon will add young depth at an area of need.  (Grade: A-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:33 PM

246. Oakland Raiders: Jonathan Dowling, Cornerback, Western Kentucky

Dowling has shown good play-making ability, but is far too inconsistent at this point.  (Grade: C)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:29 PM

245.  Chicago Bears: Charles Leno, Offensive Tackle, Boise State

Has the size and fluid movement to give a chance, but not great at any one thing.  With Antonio Richardson available I wonder the justification over such a better talent.  (Grade: C-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:24 PM

244. San Francisco Forty-Niners: Trey Millard, Full Back, Oklahoma

An all around player, Millard can block like a fullback, catch like a tight end, and get tough yards on the ground.  (Grade: B+)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:21 PM

243. New England Patriots: Jeremy Gallon, Wide Receiver, Michigan

An excellent pick with one of the last selections of the draft, Gallon has some big upside in this offense as an inside slot receiver.  (Grade: A-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:20 PM

242. San Francisco Forty-Niners: Kaleb Ramsey, Defensive Tackle, Boston College

Big injury concerns with this undersized defensive tackle, but Ramsey has dominating quickness and flashes a big time pass rush.  (Grade: B-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:13 PM

241.  Denver Broncos:  Corey Nelson, Outside Linebacker, Oklahoma

Undersized and didn't flash much during his time for the Sooners.  Not much good to see in this pick.  (Grade: D-)


Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:09 PM

240.  St. Louis Rams:  C.B. Bryant, Saftey, Ohio State

An underated key component to the Buckeye's defense.  Urban Myer said this one stung when he went down with a broken ankle. (Grade: B+)


Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:04 PM

239.  San Diego Chargers: Tevin Reese, Wide Receiver, Baylor

An undersized prospect, Reese is strictly a slot receiver.  None the less he can beat you with quickness and speed.  (Grade: B+)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 7:01 PM

238. Cincinnati Bengals: James Wright, Wide Receiver, LSU

A distant back-up on a team with many quality wide outs, Wright flashed when given the oppertunity on offense and special teams.  (Grade:  B)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:59 PM

237.  Dallas Cowboys: Will Smith, Inside Linebacker, Texas Tech

I question this pick with Shane Skov still available.  However, Smith has the athletic ability to contribute to the front-seven.  (Grade: C-)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:57 PM

236.  Buffalo Bills: Seantrel Henderson, Offensive Tackle, Miami

A first-round talent with loads off bagage.  Still, if coaches can somehow squeeze anything out of him he could be worth a seventh-round pick.  Adding the potential of Henderson to Cyril Richardson, and Cyrus Koundijo tells you the BIlls are serious about helping E.J. Manuel progress.  (Grade: B)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:50 PM

235.  Green Bay Packers:  Jeff Janis, Wide Receiver, Saginaw Valley

Another great weapon for Rodgers after already collecting Davante Adams and Jarred Abredderis.  Great value for a possible contributer.  (Grade: A)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:47 PM

234. Oakland Raiders: Shelby Harris, Defensive End, Illinois State

Only a one year player, Harris showed flashes and has the size, but even if he performs well there is off the field concerns to worry about.  Still trying to figure out whats wrong with Jackson Jeffcoat.  (Grade: C-)


Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:39 PM

233.  Miami Dolphins: Terrence Fede Defensive End, Marist

A bit of an unknown from a small conference, Fede has the size but is a long shot to make the roster.  With Jackson Jeffcoat still on the board this is a dissapointing selection.  (Grade: D)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:29 PM

232. New York Jets: Trevor Reilly, Outside Linebacker, Utah

A highly regarded linebacker during the past few months falls into the lap of defensive mastermind Rex Ryan.  (Grade: B+)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:25 PM

231.  Indianapolis Colts: Ulrick John, Offensive Tackle, Georgia St

The size and length you want from a starting offensive lineman, but is very raw at this point.  (Grade: C-)  

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 10 2014 6:18 PM

231. Dallas Cowboys:  Ben Gardner, Defensive End, Stanford 

A key component in a stingy defense for the Cardinals.  Great value here for the Cowboys who add a young player who can compete for a starting job. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 4:56 PM

230. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rob Branchflower, Tight End, UMASS

A potential No. 2 tight end for the Steelers, this was a solid value pick. (Grade: A) 


229. Detroit Lions: Nate Freese, Kicker, Boston College

We have a run of kickers. There is little doubt that Detroit made this selection with hopes that Freese will be its kicker come Week 1. (Grade: INC) 


228. Washington Redskins: Zach Hocker, Kicker, Arkansas

A kicker. Washington finds competition in training camp for Kai Forbath. Hocker has a chance to actually beat Forbath out. (Grade: A) 


227. Seattle Seahawks: Kiero Small, Running Back, Arkansas

(Grade: INC) 


226. St. Louis Rams: Mitchell Van Dyk, Offensive Tackle, Portland State

(Grade: INC) 


225. Minnesota Vikings: Jabari Price, Cornerback, North Carolina

(Grade: INC) 


224. Philadelphia Eagles:  Beau Allen, Defensive Tackle, Wisconsin

A really good pick here. Allen anchored one of the best run defenses in college football over the past couple seasons and should be a solid rotational run stuffer for the Eagles. Value at a position of need (Grade: A) 


223. Minnesota Vikings: Brandon Watts, Linebacker, Georgia Tech

(Grade: INC) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 4:48 PM

222. Jacksonville Jaguars: Storm Johnson, Running Back, Central Florida

Realistically, Johnson should have gone much higher here. At 6'0" and 209, Johnson excels due to above-average vision and an ability to break tackles. He possesses much more upside than some of the running backs who went ahead of him. Good pick (Grade: A) 


221. Jacksonville Jaguars: Randell Johnson, Linebacker, Florida Atlantic

Grade: INC


220. Minnesota Vikings: Shamar Stephen, Defensive Tackle, UCONN

Grade: INC


219. Oakland Raiders: Travis Carrie, Cornerback, Ohio

Grade: INC


218. Baltimore Ravens: Michael Campanaro, Wide Receiver, Wake Forest

If it wasn't for injury issues, Camanaro would have likely found his named called on Day 2. He boasts a tremendous set of hands, finds pockets in coverage and already boasts pro-ready route-running skills. This is a pick that could very well pay off down the road. (Grade: A) 


217. Washington Redskins: Ted Bolser, Tight End, Indiana

Flew under the radar for the most part. Bolser will have an opportunity to earn the No. 2 tight end spot behind Jordan Reed. A really solid pick here by Washington (Grade: A) 


216. Houston Texans: Andre Hal, Cornerback, Vanderbilt

A solid cover guy that we had a mid-round grade on, Houston picks up another playre at a position of need with a value pick. Hal could potentiall make the move to free safety. (Grade: A) 


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 4:38 PM

215. Pittsburgh Steelers: Daniel McCullers, Defensive Tackle, Tennessee

A traditional three-tech in a NFL that seems to be going away from that, McCullers is a mountain of a man that fits the Steelers 3-4 defensive front to a T. Solid overall pick here. (Grade: A) 


214. St. Louis Rams: Garrett Gilbert, Quarterback, SMU

Not exactly sure what the Rams were doing here. Gilber has very limited upside and will be out of the NFL within the matter of a year or two. Grade: D


213. New York Jets: Tajh Boyd, Quarterback, Clemson

Boyd was considered one of the top quarterback prospects during the earliest part of the draft process. That was ridiculously premature. He's a project player that has a decent chance of turning into a valuable backup at the next level. (Grade: B) 


212. Cincinnati Bengals: Marquis Flowers, Linebacker, Arizona

Flowers played strong safety in college, but will be moving to linebacker in Cincinnati. Sound familiar? It's the same route that Taylor Mays has taken. An extraordinary hitter and physical speciman, Flowers provides pretty solid overall upside. (Grade: A) 


211. Houston Texans: Jay Prosch, Fullback, Auburn

We already know that Houston enjoys using that lead blocker. And they get that with Prosch. Unfortunately, he wasn't the top-rated fullback in the draft. (Grade: B) 


210. New York Jets: IK Enemkpali, Defensive End, Louisiana Tech

Grade (INC) 


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 2:14 PM

209: New York Jets: Quincy Enunwa, Wide Receiver, Nebraska

We are clearly getting to the point in the draft where a lot of unknown prospects are being selected. Enunwa is one of them (Grade: INC) 


208. Seattle Seahawks: Eric Pinkins, Safety, San Diego State

Are the Seahawks just picking names out of a hat? No idea who this prospect is (Grade: INC) 


207. Denver Broncos: Matt Paradis, Center, Boise State

A walk-on as a freshman, Paradis earned his way on to the starting lineup and never looked back. That's about all I have for you. (Grade: INC) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 2:09 PM

206. New England Patriots: Jemea Thomas, Safety, Georgia Tech

Solid depth player for the Patriots who could have gone a bit higher. Will make an impact on special teams due to athletic ability. Not much more to see here (Grade: B) 


205. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Bowanko, Center, Virgnia

Didn't scout this prospect (Grade: INC) 


204. Carolina Panthers: Tyler Gafney, Running Back, Stanford

Gafney is a thumper in the mold of Mike Tolbert. He isn't dynamic by any stretch of the imagination, but can get the job done between the hashes as a down-hill runner (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 1:59 PM

203. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Jackson, Linebacker, Western Kentucky

It's kinda sad when your best pick is at the end of the sixth round, but the Colts get a steal in Jackson at a need position. He went about two rounds later than I thought. Doesn't fit the bill of a sideline-sideline backer in the Colts 3-4 defensive scheme, but is solid between the hashes. Potential starter. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 1:57 PM

202. New Orleans Saints: Tavon Rooks, Tackle, Kansas State

Didn't scout this player. (Grade: INC) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 1:54 PM

201. San Diego Chargers: Marion Grice, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

The Chargers add another running back to a crowded backfield. Grice was once considered one of the best running backs in the draft...that was a LONG time ago. Solid value this late in the draft (Grade: A) 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:48 PM

200. Kansas City Chiefs: Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff, Offensive Tackle, McGIll

A lot of scouts were high on Duvernay-Tardif, but let's hope he ends up better than the last Canadian lineman Andy Reid drafted. (Grade: INC)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:45 PM

199. Seattle Seahawks: Garrett Scott, Offensive Tackle, Marshall

Adding offensive line depth this late is a great move for Seattle. Scott spend four seasons in pass protection, so he will be well prepared for Russell Wilson's scrambling. (Grade: B)


198. New England Patriots: Zach Moore, Defensive End, Concordia-St. Paul

I do not know who this guy is, other than the fact that he had 33 career sacks. (Grade: INC)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:39 PM

197. Green Bay Packers: Demetri Goodson, Cornerback, Baylor

Goodson led Baylor in interceptions last season, but I only saw him on tape that was featuring teammate Ahmad Dixon. (Grade: INC)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:35 PM

196. Arizona Cardinals: Walter Powell, Wide Receiver, Murray State.

Powell is another small school receiver that goes to Arizona, after adding John Brown, the Cardinals trust their scouts again with Powell. He is not a terrific athlete, but he was very productive at Murray State. He is a return specialist as well, so adding him in the sixth round is a bargain. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:32 PM

195. New York Jets: Brandon Dixon, Cornerback, Northwest Missouri State

Dixon is a small school corner that I am not familiar with. (Grade: INC)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:27 PM

194. Baltimore Ravens: Keith Wenning, Quarterback, Ball State

The draft community will love this pick. Wenning was very successful in college and will be a great project for Gary Kubiak. (Grade: A)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:24 PM

193. Kansas City Chiefs: Zach Fulton, Guard, Tennessee

With "Tiny" Richardson still on the board, another Tennessee offensive lineman goes before him. Fulton looked good when watching Richardson and JuWuan James, but I have not done a full scouting report on him. (Grade: INC)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:22 PM

192. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Zumwalt, Linebacker, UCLA

Zumwalt is full of energy, and could not wait to hit someone in Mobile. He is a big-time hitter, and will be a great special teams player right away. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:19 PM

191. Chicago Bears: Pat O'Donnell, Punter, Miami

The Bears add a punter in the draft, and the guy is huge at 6'4 220 pounds. As far as his punting ability, I plead the fifth. (Grade: INC)


190. Miami Dolphins: Matt Hazel, Wide Receiver, Coastal Carolina

Hazel was the best small school wide receiver last sesaon, and he will compete for snaps in Miami. A good add for the Dolphins in the sixth round. (Grade: B+)


Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:14 PM

189. Detroit Lions: T.J. Jones, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame

Irish fans will love this pick, as he led Notre Dame's passing game with over 1,000 yards last season. Jones will be a contributor on special teams right away, but do not be surprised to see him get a few snaps a game opposite Golden Tate in the other slot. (Grade: C+)


188. St Louis Rams: E.J. Gaines, Cornerback, Missouri

Gaines is another underrated corner that had some very good games on a great defense. He'll compete for a job in St. Louis, and I would not be surprised to see him on the field a lot this season. (Grade: B)


Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:09 PM

187. New York Giants: Bennett Jackson, Cornerback, Notre Dame

Jackson is a forgotten man in this cornerback class, but as a starter on a very good Notre Dame defense, he stuck out at times and made some great plays. Good value for New York in the sixth. (Grade: B)


186. Washington Redskins: Lache Seastrunk, Running Back, Baylor

Redskins add tremendous value in the sixth round. He is among the best running back prospects coming out, and is a great value considering his fall. Seastrunk is an excellent change-of-pace back for the Redskins (Grade: A)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 1:05 PM

185. Robert Herron, Wide Receiver, Wyoming

Herron is a very good receiver for a small guy, and the Bucs add a slot pass-catcher that will get plenty of opportunities. Not bad for a sixth-round selection. (Grade: B+)


184. Minnesota Vikings: Kendall James, Cornerback, Maine

James was very productive with eight interceptions in his career, but I could not tell you much else about him. (Grade: INC)


183. Chicago Bears: David Fales, Quarterback, San Jose State

Fales has the potential to be a very good backup quarterback in the NFL. Since he will be under Trestman, he will undoubtedly improve. Good value for Chicago. (Grade: B)


Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 12:59 PM

182. Minnesota Vikings: Antone Exum, Safety, Virginia Tech

The Vikings make an excellent pick, adding Exum as a safety to a stable that already included Harrison Smith. Great value in the sixth round. (Grade: A)


181. Houston Texans: Alfred Blue, Running Back, Louisiana State

Blue is a massive running back that will win in short yardage situations. A sixth round RB will add depth for the Texans. (Grade: C)


Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:56 PM

180. San Francisco 49ers, Kenneth Acker, Southern Methodist

Cornerbacks have been all taken, for the most part, so it seems that at this point, the 49ers are taking any corner they can and hoping that they can turn one of them into a serviceable player. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:54 PM

179. New England Patriots: Jon Halapio, Gaurd, Florida

Prior to a pectoral injury, Halapio was touted as one of the better guards in this class. The brute strength to be a competent guard is there, but he will need some time to improve his technique. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:51 PM

178. Tennessee Titans: Zach Mettenberger, Quarterback, LSU

With concerns about Jake Locker ever being able to complete a full season due to being injury prone, taking a quarterback makes sense. In the 6th round, the Titans are getting a minor steal and there are weapons around him that he needs for success. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:47 PM

177. Houston Texans: Jeoffrey Pagan, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

With the departure of Andre Smith, finding more players to possibly fill his spot, or just add depth, is key. Pagan is a bit of a steal this late and could be a solid starter. (Grade: B)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 10 2014 12:46 PM

Aaron Rodgers is sitting in heaven right now. Green Bay already drafted Davante Adams to give the Packers an oustanding group with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Adams and Boykin. Now they state in Wisconsin and find a great steal with Abbrederis. Who do you cover?

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:44 PM

176. Green Bay Packers: Jared Abbrederis, Wide Receiver, Wisconsin

Abbrederis should have gone much, much earlier. He is a second round talent. Little needs to be said other than the fact that the Packers just drafted a starting caliber receiver in the 5th round. (Grade: A+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:40 PM

175. Baltimore Ravens: John Urschel, Guard, Penn State

Urschel is a phenomenally intelligent person, having taught a class at Penn State while also being a player and student himself. The value for him at 175 is fair and bolseters Baltimore's lack of depth at guard. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:36 PM

174. New York Giants: Devon Kennard, Linebacker, USC

At USC, Kennard was more a pass rushing linebacker, but the ability to move to a more traditional linebacker role is there. Should be a solid rotational player. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:34 PM

173. Pittsburgh Steelers: Wesley Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Vanderbilt

Low key, Johnson held up well against Jadeveon Clowney. That is not a be-all, end-all statement, but the skill is there. He does not look the part, but he is a tecnhically sound. He also has the flexibility to move anywhere on the line. Ideal 6th man. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:32 PM

172. Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Staten, Defensive Tackle, Middle Tennessee State

To be perfectly honest, I am not familiar with Staten at all. Maybe that alone is concerning? Nonetheless, have to be fair. (Grade: INC)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:30 PM

171. Miami Dolphins: Jordan Tripp, Linebacker, Montana

The lineabckers that Miami has are, to some extent, replaceable. If Tripp meets his full potential, he may very well surpass one of them on the depth chart. That being said, he is likely a depth player along with last year's pick Jelani Jenkins. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:26 PM

170. San Francisco 49ers: Keith Reaser, Cornerback, Florida Atlantic

By now, cornerback has been almost entirely ravaged, leaving the scarps for teams like San Francisco. Due to the poor value left, it would have been better to simply take another player at a different position. (Grade: D+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:25 PM

169. New Orleans Saints: Ronald Powell, Outside Linebacker, Florida

This late in the draft, Powell is a steal. Part in due to health, Powell never could truly put together all the pieces to his whole, but in the NFL, he may be able to do so and become a productive pass rusher. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:23 PM

168. Atlanta Falcons: Marquis Spruill, Linebacker, Syracuse

Despite the solid play of Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow, they were undrafted free agents. That is not to say that they do not deserve their starting jobs, but Atlanta traded up for Spruill, opening the possibility of them confident in him possibly starting. (Grade: C)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:21 PM

167. New Orleans Saints: Vinnie Sunseri, Safety, Alabama

After the signing of Jairus Byrd and the already established Kenny Vaccaro, Sunseri is certainly not a starter. Although, he adds security and stability at the safety position. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:19 PM

166. Indianapolis Colts: Jonathan Newsome, Outside Linebacker, Ball State

With the aging Raobert Mathis and the lack of a dominant presence on the other side, it makes sense to target a pass rusher. That being said, there were still a few other more logical options. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:14 PM

165. San Diego Chargers: Ryan Carrethers, Nose Tackle, Arkansas State

Worst case scenario, Carrethers is a big-bodied plugger that concumes enough space to allow some space for the players around him to make plays. At best, he could be a viable starting nose tackle. Low risk. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 10 2014 12:14 PM

I thought the Bengals would target a quarterback who can challenge Andy Dalton for the job or develop and be ready when Dalton's contract ends. Instead they draft McCarron, a quarterback who will always be a good backup, but should not be a starter.

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:12 PM

164. Cincinnati Bengals: AJ McCarron, Quarterback, Alabama

This pick is baffling. The concerns swarming Andy Dalton is that he is average and will never elevate talent, yet McCarron is no different. On a tangent, McCarron's upside is quite minimal. (Grade: D-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:10 PM

163. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Murray, Quarterback, Georgia

If you know Andy Reid, this selection is not a shocker in the slightest. Mobile, smart, accurate passer that has the ability to be a low end starter and premier backup. If something were to happen to Alex Smith, or if they do not want to pay him, Murray is serviceable. (Grade: B)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 12:08 PM

I love the Ed Reynolds pick. Purely a cover free safety. That's what the Eagles needed. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:05 PM

162. Philidelphia Eagles: Ed Reynolds, Safety, Stanford

Finally, Philidelphia takes a true safety. Unsursprisngly, Chip Kelly targeted the PAC 12 player. The value here for Raynolds is fair. He is a smart, instinctive player, but he is quite limited as an athlete. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 12:02 PM

161. Green Bay Packers: Cory Linsley, Center, Ohio State

Typically, the Packers take tackles that have the flexibility to move around the OL. Here, they opted to go directly for a center, which they needed. Linsley was not the best center available, but at the least, it filled a position of need. (Grade: C)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:57 AM

160. Arizona Cardinals: Ed Stinson, Defensive End, Alabama

Stinson is best suited as a 3-4 defensive end, and he will be added to a very talented defense in Arizona. Stinson will learn a lot from Calais Campbell, which makes the pick that much better. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:54 AM

159. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chris Smith, Defensive End, Arkansas

A few months ago, he was discussed as a top 100 pick. A power rusher that will succeed under Gus Bradley in Jacksonville. (Grade: B)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:51 AM

158. Detroit Lions: Caraun Reid, Defensive Lineman, Princeton

What a stud. Reid is one of the most underrated players in this year's class, and the Lions now have a plethora of top talent along the defensive line. Reid can play any position along the defensive line, and play it well. (Grade: A+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:48 AM

157. Pittsburgh Steelers: Shaquille Richardson, Cornerback, Arizona

Another corner off the board, but I have not scouted him. Any fellow eDraft writers have anything on him? (Grade: INC)


156. Denver Broncos: Lamin Barrow, Linebacker, Louisiana State

Barrow was one of the leaders on a very good LSU defense last season, and a productive linebacker in the SEC. But, he struggles droppping back in coverage. He was a reach with Shayne Skov and Yawin Smallwood on the board. (Grade: C)


155. Miami Dolphins: Arthur Lynch, Tight End, Georgia

Lynch is one of the more underrated tight ends in this year's class, and pairing him with Charles Clay gives the Dolphins two good options at the position. Lynch can block with the best tight ends in this class. (Grade: B+)


Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:43 AM

154. New York Jets: Jeremiah George, Linebacker, Iowa State

The Jets draft a small linebacker, but he was very productive in 2013. Rex Ryan gets another toy to play with on defense. Good value for the Jets in the fifth round. (Grade: B)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:38 AM

153. Buffalo Bills: Cyril Richardson, Guard, Baylor

The Bills a very good guard in Richardson. Yes, he struggles at time, but his sheer force in the run game will be utilized very well in Buffalo. (Grade: B+)


Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:36 AM

152. New York Giants: Nat Berhe, Safety, San Diego State

The Giants add a productive safety with just under 100 tackles last season. (Grade: B)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:35 AM

151. Tennessee Titans: Avery Williamson, Linebacker, Kentucky

Williamson is a very underrated linebacker, as he is one of the best tacklers in the draft. The Titans add a good player that will contribute at the very least on special teams. But, with Shayne Skov and Yawin Smallwood on the board, is this a reach? (Grade: C)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:31 AM

150. San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Lynch, Pass Rusher, South Florida

The Niners add one of the more talented players in the draft. If there is any situation that Lynch will flourish in, it is in San Francisco. Low risk, but very high reward. (Grade: A)



149. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via BUF): Kevin Pamphile, Offensive Tackle, Purdue

The Bucs add a very athletic offensive lineman in the fifth round that will provide depth. He is a project, being a former defensive lineman. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:26 AM

148. Carolina Panthers (via MIN): Bene' Benwikere, Cornerback, San Jose State University

Yet another cornerback taken that was not scouted. He does have a massive 40.5 inch vertical though. (Grade: INC)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 11:25 AM

The Cowboys sure know how to draft wide receivers. Devin Street was getting play on Day 2 and should find himself some playing time as a rookie. Really good pick. 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:22 AM

147. Atlanta Falcons: Ricardo Allen, Cornerback, Purdue

Allen is highly regarded in the scouting community, but I have not scouted him personally. Maybe another eDraft writer can fill us in. (Grade: INC)


146. Dallas Cowboys (via DET): Devin Street, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh

The Cowboys add one of many good receivers in the fifth round in Street. He has the ability to play on the outside, and will play as much as any other fifth round pick so far. (Grade: B+)


145. Minnesota Vikings: David Yankey, Offensive Guard, Stanford

Rick Spielman and the Vikings may have stolen Yankey here in the fifth round. He has the ability to start right away if needed, but the Vikings add tremendous depth to their offensive line. (Grade: A)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 11:15 AM

144. Jacksonville Jaguars: Telvin Smith, Linebacker, Florida State

Smith does not have a defined position at the next level, but he is an excellent football player who can cover anyone. Gus Bradley will be able to maximize Smith's ability. (Grade: A)

143. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kadeem Edwards, Guard, Tennessee State

The Bucs add depth at guard, but it could be a reach (if there is a thing in the fifth round) because other guards are available. (Grade: C)


142. Washington Redskins: Ryan Grant, Wide Receiver, Tulane

Adding a slot wide receiver is a good move for the Redskins with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson on the outside. There were better options available, but Grant is still a good player. (Grade: B)


141. Philadelphia Eagles: Taylor Hart, Defensive End, Oregon

Hart has issues with his stance, but his size and strength is very good. Adding depth along the defensive line is a good move for the Eagles. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 11:10 AM

140. New England Patriots: Cameron Fleming, Guard, Stanford

Fleming projects to be a starting right tackle or guard in the NFL. He's actually above average against the stronger pass rushers, but does struggle against edge players. High upside performer. (Grade: A) 


139. Atlanta Falcons: Prince Shembo, Linebacker, Notre Dame

I had the pleasure of watching Shembo play every game at Notre Dame, and I will go on record saying he's going to be a solid starting linebacker in the NFL. Overall, the upside might not be here but he's a solid all-around player. Provides more pass-rush ability in the Falcons defensive front (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 11:06 AM

137. New York Jets: Dakota Dozier, Guard, Furman

As I indicated before, every team that selects a guard will be downgraded simply because of David Yankey being on the board. In a vacuum, this is a really good pick for the Jets (Grade: B) 


136. Detroit Lions: Larry Webster, Defensive End, Bloomsburg

Really cannot give a grade here, as there wasn't much tape on Webster available. A small-school product that many outlets had going in the later rounds. It does fit a position of need (Grade: INC) 


135. Houston Texans: Tom Savage, Quarterback, Pittsburgh

How in the world did Houston select Savage over the likes of Zach Mettenberger, David Fales and Aaron Murray. Heck, A.J. McCarron would have been a better pick. This makes absolutely no sense. No. 3 quarterback upside, at best. (Grade: D) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 11:02 AM

134. Baltimore Ravens: Brent Urban, Defensive Line, Virginia

Urban fell in the draft due to an injury he suffered during Senior Bowl week. At 295 pounds, the Ravens are going to have to make the decision wheather he plays inside or outside in their 3-4 defensive front. He's physical with a tremendous amount of lower-body strength. Will not be thrown off his spot too often. Solid value pick here, as he brings a nice amount of upside (Grade: A) 


133. Detroit Lions: Nevin Lawson, Cornerback, Utah State

Quick reactionary skills on the outside makes Lawson an intriguing cornerback prospect for a team in need of help in the secondary. With that said, Lawson plays too loose at the line and can be beat on the double move. He also doesn't possess average ball skills. A project pick (Grade: B) 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 10 2014 10:56 AM

Pierre-Louis is going to be an excellent player in Seattle. Good player in a good situation. Great pick for the Seahawks.

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:54 AM

132. Seattle Seahawks: Kevin Pierre-Louis, Linebacker, Boston College

Yet another great Day 3 pick for the Seahawks. Pierre-Louis was flying under the radar leading up to the combine, so much so that we didn't even include him in our final big board. With that said, his tape is pretty awesome. Flies to the ball, great pre-snap recognition and a perfect fit in the Seahawks hybrid 4-3 defensive front (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:52 AM

131. Brock Vereen, Safety, Minnesota

The Bears address a need with a player that was seemingly shooting up draft boards as the event approached. More of a project player and someone who will contribute on special teams out of the gate. There were, however, higher-ranked safeties on the board (Grade: B) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:44 AM

130. New England Patriots: James White, Running Back, Wisconsin

White might not do any one thing great, but he also doesn't have much of a hole in any aspect of the game. A solid rotational running back. High floor, but also a rather low ceiling. (Grade: B) 

129. Dontae Johnson, Defensive Back, North Carolina State

A cornerback/safety hybrid with a big frame. Sound familiar? This is where the NFL is trending. Johnson will likely compete for a rotational role as a rookie in 2014. Extremely high upside due to physical skills. Some had him as a potential early Day 2 pick (Grade: A) 

128. Carolina Panthers: Tre Boston, Safety, North Carolina

One of our higher-ranked safeties left on the board, Carolina finally fills a hole in the defensive secondary. Solid overall value at a position of need. Could be a Day 1 impact player (Grade: B+) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:42 AM

127. Cleveland Browns: Pierre Desir, Cornerback, Lindenwood 

Here we go. By far the best pick of the day. Desir is a big, physical cornerback that has an ability to play at a Pro Bowl level in the NFL. It might take some time for him to get accustomed to the level of competition in the NFL, but the talent is most definitely there. One of the best backstories in the entire draft (Grade: A+) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:32 AM

126. New Orleans Saints: Khairi Fortt, Linebacker, California

While I haven't really scouted Fortt, there were some highly-ranked pass-rush options available for the Saints here. Jackson Jeffcoat and Aaron Lynch come to mind first. Best to reserve judgement based on a lack of knowledge about this prospect (Grade: INC) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:29 AM

125. Miami Dolphins: Walt Aikens, Cornerback, Liberty

A transfer from Illinois, Aikens was getting some play as a potential second-round pick. He has outstanding size, shows aggressive ability on the outside and has tremendous ball skills. Where he does possess some stiff hips in technique, Aikens is a high-upside addition to a young Dolphins secondary. By the way, we are getting to the point where I am going to start dropping teams who continue to pass up on Pierre Desir in lieu of lower-ranked corners (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:24 AM

124. Kansas City Chiefs: D'Anthony Thomas, ATH, Oregon 

Why didn't Kansas City just retain Dexter McCluster rather than exhaust a fourth-round pick in a draft that it is without a second rounder to find a replacement? Thomas may bring a tad more to the table than McCluster, but the Chiefs had so many other needs here. Not a fan of this pick. (Grade: C)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 10 2014 10:22 AM

Seattle drafted Paul Richardson in the second round, they drafted a better wide receiver in the fourth round. Really like this pick for the Seahawks, Norwood never received a lot of recognition at Alabama, but Russell Wilson will fall in love with his hands and ability to pull down contested catches.

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:20 AM

123. Seattle Seahawks: Kevin Norwood, Wide Receiver, Alabama

At 6'2" and 198 pounds, the Seahawks are able to add a big target for Russell Wilson in Round 4. What's interesting here is that they got a better receiver in the fourth round than they got in the second round. Norwood is blessed with strong hands and does a tremendous job going up and getting the ball. Great pick. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:17 AM

122. Tennessee Titans: Marqueston Huff, Defensive Back, Wyoming

Solid cover skills here. Huff can play both free safety and cornerback for the Titans, who lost Alterraun Verner to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. He's likely going to come in as a backup safety behind two veterans in Michael Griffin and Bernard Pollard. Heck, he's already better in coverage than both. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 10:12 AM

121. Green Bay Packers: Carl Bradford, Linebacker, Arizona State

Fits the Packers need for a 3-4 pass rusher from the outside linebacker position. Also one of eDraft's top remaining players. Value at a need position. That's the Ted Thompson way. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 10:07 AM

120. Arizona Cardinals: Logan Thomas, Quarterback, Virginia Tech

The rep that Thomas received at Vriginia Tech was, to an extent, unwarranted. He has all the tools that Cam Newton did, but needs to be more consistent. With Carson Palmer solidified as the 2014 starter, Thomas has the time to be able to let Bruce Arians turn him into the quarterback that he really is. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 10:05 AM

119. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Hitchens, Linebacker, Iowa

The value for Hitchens in the fourth is suspect. With other, more talented options still left on the board, they may have screwed themselves out of a good linebacker. (Grade: D)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 10:03 AM

118. Pittsburgh Steelers: Martavis Bryant, Wide Receiver, Clemson

Sammy Watkins got all the hype at Clemson (and deservinlgy so), but his counterpart, Bryant, is a wonderful talent as well. He has all the physical traits needed to be molded to be a solid No.2 to Antonio Brown. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 10:00 AM

117. Chicago Bears: Ka'Deem Carey, Running Back, Arizona

The value for a commanding running back such as Carey is solid. Matt Forte will certainly remain as the starter, but Carey will be a top notch change of pace runner. He also, like Forte, has ability to be a pass catching threat. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:57 AM

116. Oakland Raiders: Keith McGill, Cornerback, Utah

Sure, McGill has ideal size and length, but he is a very raw press corner that will take years to develop, but he is already 25 years old. At best, you will get a few decent years out of him, but it will have to be on a second contract. Also, he does not have the ability to function in the slot. (Grade: D+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:52 AM

115. New York Jets: Shaq Evans, Wide Receiver, UCLA

The athleticism seen from Evans can be suspect, but he does all the fundamental and technical thigs right. He has functional size and is a smooth route runner. The Jets made the right move in stocking up on receivers for Geno Smith. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:48 AM

114. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aaron Colvin, Cornerback, Oklahoma

Prior to his injury at the Senior Bowl, Colvin was gaining hype that likely would not have allowed him to fall this far. Although, this is exactly where he should have been drafted relative to his talent. Head coach Gus Bradley has a knack for getting the best out of his defensive backs and Colvin should be no exception. (Grade: B)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:45 AM

113. New York Giants: Andre Williams, Running Back, Boston College

Last year, New York's running attack was terribly underwhelming. Williams adds a new power dynamic that they have not seen since Brandon Jacobs. He should make a solid compliment to Rashad Jennings. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 10 2014 9:44 AM

Tennessee commits grand theft by landing DaQuan Jones in the fourth round. Jones was inconsistent throughout college, but was pure dominance when everything was clicking. Can mvoe around on the line, LOVE this pick for the Titans.

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:43 AM

112. Tennessee Titans: Daquan Jones, Defensive Tackle, Penn State

Tennessee's front seven has been rather lacking as of late, but Jones has the potential to change that. He is a stout, hungry defensive tackle that could be moved around the line and used in a number of spots. (Grade: B)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:40 AM

111. Cincinnati Bengals: Russell Bodine, Center, North Carolina

With Max Unger on the roster, Bodine does not have s hot at being the starting center, but he may be his successor be moved to guard. At guard, he is still likely a depth player, but to be fair, a solid one. Although, if the intention is guard, there were many other superior guards on the board. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:36 AM

110. St. Louis Rams: Maurice Alexander, Safety, Utah State

Once again, we see a reach for a defensive back over plenty of other more talented options at the position. At the very least, the Rams are definitely adressing a position of need, but they are not doing it well. (Grade: D)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:34 AM

109. Buffalo Bills: Ross Cockrell, Cornerback, Duke

With some of the other cornerbacks on the board, taking Cockrell is a bit suspect. Regardless, Cockrell flashed top notch ability against top notch talent, such as the 2012 Clemson duo of DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:33 AM

108. Seattle Seahawks: Cassius Marsh, Defense End, UCLA

Marsh's true position is uncertain, but the moldable talent is there. He's a fiery, strong, violent player that could find a niche as a strong side pass rusher. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:30 AM

107. Oakland Raiders: Justin Ellis, Defensive Tackle, Louisiana Tech

In Oakland's scheme, Ellis will play the nose tackle. His strength and burst alone gives him a high ceiling, but he needs to work out some of the technical kinks of his game. Nonetheless, Ellis is a good fit and value. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 9:26 AM

Patriots just nabbed the best center in the nation from last year in Bryan Storck in the fourth round. Business as usual over there. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:25 AM

106. San Francisco 49ers: Bruce Ellington, Wide Receiver, South Carolina

The 49ers needed their speed receiver and Ellington can be that guy. That being said, he is a skilled route runner with an impressive catch raidues relative to his 5'10" height. In that offense, Ellington is going to be a major threat, and he was a steal in the fourth round. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:22 AM

105. New England Patriots: Bryan Stork, Center, Florida State

Despite already having three centers on the roster, New England adds another. Stork has the ability as a pass blocker to be a viable starter, but may be a liability at the point of attack in the run game. To be fair, the Patriots OL was not up to standard last year, but this helps. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:19 AM

104. New York Jets: Jalen Saunders, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

In a deep receiver class, Saunders may not have been the best pick here. Plenty of other better (and bigger) receivers are still on the boar that would have made more sense. Nonetheless, he is a talented player, but his size will limit him from being a receiver that can function without special scheming. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:15 AM

103. Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman, Running Back, Florida State 

Since Michael Turner's prime, Atlanta has not had a running back capabale of taking the full load, or even a combo of talented running backs that could equally take carries and be effective. Freeman changes that. He is a DeAngelo Williams esque runner that has flown under the radar in this running back class. He should play a part in making Matt Ryan's life easier. (Grade: B)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 10 2014 9:13 AM

I like the Breeland pick for Washington, even more than Watkins for Philadelphia. Finally the Redskins get both value and need. Expected the Eagles to go bigger at CB. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:11 AM

102. Washington Redskins: Bashaud Breeland, Cornerback, Clemson

The Redskins cornerback play was absolutely horrendous last year, but they have found a steal in Breeland. He is a day two talent that fell until the early fourth due to the depth of this cornerback class. Realistically, Breeland may even take a starting job from the day he walks into the building. Great pick. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 10 2014 9:11 AM

Eagles kick off Day 3 with an outstanding pick. Watkins is the best Florida CB in this draft and the Eagles address a big area of need.

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 10 2014 9:08 AM

101. Philidelphia Eagles: Jaylen Watkins, Defensive Back, Florida

Not only does Watkins have experience and talent as a nickel cornerback, but he also played efficientely at free safety. In off-man, he can also function as an outside cornerback. Philidelphia's defense was a mess last year, but adding more range in the defensive backfield was a must. (Grade: B)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:28 PM

100. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Thomas, Guard, Clemson

Leave it to the 49ers to get a player that would have likely been an early Day 2 pick if it wasn't for a torn ACL. Thomas will be a starter in the NFL for a long time, but he's likely to redshirt in 2014. I am downgrading this selection because Pierre Desir should have been the pick. (Grade: B) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:27 PM

99. Baltimore Ravens: Crockett Gilmore, Tight End, Colorado State

Gilmore drew rave reviews in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. He's a big body with solid hands, pretty much in the form of Dennis Pitta. Solid selection here. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:25 PM

98. Richard Rodgers, Tight End, California

Another tight end comes off the board here in the second day. Rodgers was considered a solid under-the-radar mid-round option. I know that our Matt Johnson absolutely loves him. His tape is damn good. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:24 PM

97. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dri Archer, ATH, Kent State

Pittsburgh gets a dynamic player in the form of this smallish receiver/running back. What a solid pick with a third-round compensatory pick (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:23 PM

96. Minnesota Vikings: Jerick McKinnon, Running Back, Southern

Minnesota definitely needed to find a backup running back for Adrian Peterson. In doing so, it goes with a small-school product that really could surprise. (Grade: B) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:22 PM

95. Denver Broncos: Michael Schofield, Offensive Tackle, Michigan

Schofield received a third-round grade from most outlets. He's not in our top-150 players, but does fill a need for the Broncos, who don't necessarily need an immediate-impact player here (Grade: B) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:22 PM

94. Cleveland Browns: Terrance West, Running Back, Towson

This was a position of need and the Browns likely got a steal here in the form of a small-school product. Still, wasn't Ka'Deem Carey on the board? (Grade: C+) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:15 PM

93. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brandon Linder, Guard, Miami (F) 

Not exactly sure what is going on here. Linder received an undrafted grade from most outlets, eDraft included. No reason to get into the Yankey comparison here, as you guys already know how I feel (Grade: F) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:12 PM

92. Carolina Panthers: Trai Turner, Guard, LSU

Again, a team passes up on David Yankey in order to select another interior lineman. Turner isn't a terrible reach, but he also doesn't help out at wide recieiver or cornerback. (Grade: C+) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:11 PM

91. Arizona Cardinals: John Brown, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh State

I can’t grade this pick, as I didn’t scout Brown. Maybe someone from the eDraft team wants to help out (Grade: INC)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:11 PM

90. Indianapolis Colts: Donte Moncrief, Wide Receiver, Mississippi

Ridiculous value, but not much of a need. Moncrief is elusive with the ball in his hands and possesses a tremendous set of hands. Value makes this a good pick, but the Colts need to start looking at need (Grade: C+)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:10 PM

89. San Diego Chargers: Chris Watt, Guard, Notre Dame

Until Yankey goes off the board, every team that takes a guard will be knocked down a notch in my grading metric. Watt had an undrafted free agent grade (Grade: D)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:09 PM

88. Cincinnati Bengals:  William Clarke, Defensive End, Wes Virginia

There were higher-rated edge players available, but Clarke fits what the Bengals like to do in terms of physicality in their 4-3 defensive front. High motor player with solid upside at this area in the draft (Grade: A-)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:09 PM

87. Kansas City Chiefs: Phillip Gaines, Cornerback, Rice

Gaines was shooting up the draft boards leading up to the event. With Brandon Flowers on the trade block and not much after him, this was a pick the Chiefs needed to make. They now have two solid young corners in Gaines and Marcus Cooper. (Grade: A)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:08 PM

86. Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Huff, Wide Receiver, Oregon

Chip Kelly’s first reach as a member of the Eagles. Huff was more of a Day 3 pick. And with other more talented options available here, Philadelphia just didn’t get the necessarily value it needed after reaching in the first. (Grade: C)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:07 PM

85. Green Bay Packers: Khyri Thornton, Defensive Tackle, Southern Mississippi

This was a tremendous reach at a position that wasn’t necessarily a position of need. I know that Ted Thompson thinks outside the box, but not entirely sure what he was thinking with this selection. (Grade: C)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:07 PM

84. Arizona Cardinals: Kareem Martin, Defensive End, North Carolina

More of a 3-4 player, the Cardinals should find a need for Martin as an EDGE rusher, especially with their aging pass-rush threats in the front seven. Not great value, but a solid need pick. Not really a reach if you take everything into account (Grade: B)


Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 8:06 PM

83. Houston Texans: Louis Nix III, Defensive Tackle, Notre Dame

What a great pick here. Nix fell due to injury concerns, but there is little doubt that he has first-round talent. Adding Nix to the mix with Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt is just unfair to the rest of the AFC South. Probably one of the best picks of the night. (Grade: A+) 


Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 09 2014 7:51 PM

Will Sutton is a terrific add for the Bears. He will get a chance to compete for a starting job right away and chances are he is a starter for the Bears for the first game of the season. 

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:49 PM

82.  Chicago Bears:  Will Sutton, Defensive Tackle, Arizona State 

A very under the radar prospect based off his potential, Sutton is a disruptive three-technique who gets into the backfield consistently.  Trouble with his balance and will be picked up from the turf too many times, but with coaching Sutton could be great.  The BEars defensive line concerns should be put to ease with their off-season haul.  (Grade:  B+) 

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:45 PM

81.  Oakland Raiders:  Gabe Jackson, Guard, Mississippi State

A tremendous talent and an even better value.  Jackson is a monster inside and will instantly improve the runs and pass game. The top guard on many people's big boards, Jackson is a big time value pick that will come in right away and help rookie Derek Carr.  (Grade:  B+)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:42 PM

80.  New York Jets:  Dexter Mcdougle, Cornerback, Maryland 

Rex Ryan adds another long powerful player in the secondary with Mcdougle.  Mcdougle is a bullet flying around the field and will sacrifice his body for his team.  He will jump in with last years first-round pick Dee Milner and this years firs-round pick Calvin Pryor to from a dangerous duo, in an already scary front-seven.  (Grade:  C+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 7:40 PM

Terrence Brooks was an absolutely tremendous pick. Free safety that allows Elam to play strong safety. In a sense, improves two positions. Well done. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 7:39 PM

79. Baltimore Ravens: Terrence Brooks, Linebacker, Florida State

Another solid pick by the Ravens. Brooks is the cover safety that they needed to team up with Matt Elam. Value at a position of utmost need. This is Ozzie Newsome doing his thing in the mid rounds. Love it. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 7:37 PM

78. Washington Redskins: Spencer Long, Guard, Nebraska

Most outlets, including eDraft, didn't even have Long on their big board. With David Yankey and Gabe Jackson available here, this was a ridiculous reach. I have no idea what the Redskins were doing here (Grade: F) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 7:35 PM

77. San Francisco 49ers: Chris Borland, Linebacker, Wisconsin

As we indicated earlier, Borland would have been a first-round pick if he was a couple inches taller. He was getting some play as a first-round option leading up to the draft. Borland will be able to fill in for NaVorro Bowman and could even see some action as an edge rusher (Grade: A) 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 09 2014 7:34 PM

Adding Tre Mason to an offense with Zac Stacy and Greg Robinson gives the Rams an excellent running game right away.

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 7:34 PM

76. Detroit Lions: Travis Swanson, Center, Arkansas

We had a higher grade on Swanson than most outlets and he fills a position of utmost need with Dominic Raiola nearing the end of his career. I am sure, however, that the Lions would have preferred Marcus Martin here. Need, but not tremendous value (Grade: B) 

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:30 PM

75:  St.  Louis Rams:  Tre Mason, Running Back, Auburn 

The Rams add one of the best running backs in the draft.  Mason produced in a big way for Tigers and adds another dmiension to the Rams running game next Zac Stacy.  Jeff Fisher said he wanted to get more physical on the offensive line and after drafting Greg Robinson and Mason mission accomplished.  (Grade:  B+)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:22 PM

74.  New York Giants:  Jay Bromley, Defensive Tackle, Syracuse

A surprising pick Bromley will have a "reach" label on him until he proves he is worth a third-round pick.  None the less he fills a giant need for the Giants after they lost Linval Joeseph to free agency.  (Grade: C-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 7:21 PM

I love the Crichton pick for the Minnesota Vikings. Natural 4-3 EDGE player, who can actually play multiple positions in a hybrid defensive front. Add Crichton with Anthony Barr and the Vikings have done pretty well building some pass-rush help on defense. 

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:15 PM

73.  Buffalo Bills:  Preston Brown, Louisville, Inside Linebacker 

The Bills added a player with good potential that can come in and play immedietly.  Brown is a thumper who can get down hill quickly and lay a big hit.  Adding him next to Kiko Allonso will make a great duo for years to come.  (Grade: B)

Updated By Luke Inman
on May 09 2014 7:10 PM

72.  Minnesota Vikings:  Scott Crichton, Defensive End, Oregon State

New head coach MIke Zimmer adds another toy in the defensive front-seven with Crichton who can play every position on up front.  One of the best players on tape of the bunch Crichton is an explsoive athlete who can dominate his opponent.  After grabbing Barr, ZImmer has two high-potential players to build his defense from.  The Vikings grab a top-50 player with the 72nd pick, receiving a player with good verdsatility and good value.  (Grade: B+)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 7:02 PM

70. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Martin, Center, USC

After the 49ers moved back and forth through the draft order, they hit another home run in the third round and in a position of need. Marcus Martin has plenty of experience at guard and center, but comes in young at the age of 20. Martin has the size, athleticism and leg strength to be a great center, but needs a little more time to develop. San Francisco is the dream landing spot for him and a place where he can maximize on his potential. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 09 2014 7:01 PM

I agree with Derrik here, Charles Sims is a former receiver and his pass-catching abilities are the best in this class at running back. That will help the Bucs on third down right away.

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 6:59 PM

Absolutely love the Charles Sims selection. Lovie Smith continues to re-draft the Chicago Bears as he grabs his Matt Forte 2.0. 

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:58 PM

69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Charles Sims, Running Back, West Virginia

Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey, the Buccaneers were already strong at the running back position. Now they have made that group even stronger. Sims is a great weapon in the passing game and has drawn comparisons to a LeSean McCoy-lite. While Sims was underrated in this class, Tampa Bay took a player at a position they were already stacked with, ignoring real needs on the roster. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 09 2014 6:57 PM

The Dolphins added a very good player in Billy Turner. His ability to play guard and tackle is what sets him apart from the rest of the third-round offensive linemen.

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:55 PM

68. Atlanta Falcons: Dezmen Southward, Free Safety, Wisconsin

After not being able to participate in the Scouting Combine, Southward prepared for his Wisconsin Pro Day and took over the event. Falcons coaches will love the ability to move him around in the secondary, though he is better served playing in-the-box. The size, speed and versatility is there but there are still some questions that made many project Southward as a fourth-round pick. (Grade: C)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:50 PM

67. Miami Dolphins: Billy Turner, Offensive Tackle, North Dakota State

Miami moves up as their focus continues to remain on helping Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins' offensive line was a mess heading into the draft but after selecting Ja'Wuan James and now Turner, things are really starting to look up. Turner offers the versatility to move around on the offensive line. Turner is as mean as they come with the nasty streak that great offensive linemen have, now he needs to just refine his technique and he can be a very good player. (Grade: B)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:47 PM

66. Washington Redskins: Morgan Moses, Offensive Tackle, Virginia

It was a surprise when Washington traded down and still passed on an offensive tackle in the second round, but their patience proved to pay off to start the third round. Washington badly needed help at right tackle and they got just that with Moses. He can come in and start immediately, giving Washington a needed upgrade on the offensive line. After waiting hours in the green room, Moses finally has his name called. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:40 PM

65.) Houston Texans: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Tight End, Iowa

It's easy to say the team with the first overall pick will have a great draft, naturally great talent will be available. But the Houston Texans have done a phenomenal building through the draft the first three rounds and finding great value. They got that in the second round with Xavier Su'a-Filo and they grab a very good tight end here. Fiedorowicz won't wow you with his blocking or receiving ability, but he is reliable in both areas. A great piece to keep building this team under Bill O'Brien. (Grade: B)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:37 PM

64. Seattle Seahawks: Justin Britt, Offensive Tackle, Missouri

Once again the Super Bowl champs make a questionable pick at best. Britt went 64th Overall but didn't even appear on eDraft's Top 100, this was just a major reach by a team seeking help on the offensive line. Britt has long arms and size, but is a major work in progress and has serious red flags. Considering a tackle like Morgan Moses was still available, this pick was baffling. (Grade: D)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:32 PM

63. Miami Dolphins: Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver, LSU

Another great value pick here by the Dolphins as they get their hands on one of the most underrated wide receivers in the draft. Landry was overshadowed leading up to the draft by teammate Odell Beckham Jr., but Landry is special in his own way. Few wide receivers at his age have the same toughness, crisp route-running and hands, but Landry brings just that. For an offense that needs more weapons for Ryan Tannehill, this is an excellent pick. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 6:28 PM

New England made a horrendous decision by taking Jimmy Garoppolo. 4th round talent at best and was taken over a handful of other better quarterbacks. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 6:27 PM

Not exactly sure what the Patriots are doing with Jimmy Garoppolo here. We had David Fales ranked ahead of them. In addition to that, what is going on with Ryan Mallett. Are we looking at a trade with the Houston Texans coming up? 

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:25 PM

62. New England Patriots: Jimmy Garoppolo, Quarterback, Eastern Illinois

While the Patriots brought in plenty of help in free agency to win now, Bill Belichick is already thinking ahead towards the future at quarterback. They go to Tony Romo's school and grab Garoppolo, a player who has impressive tools but needs time to develop. Garoppolo now has the opportunity to be mentored by his favorite quarterback, while the Patriots now have the chance to trade Ryan Mallett. (Grade: B-)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:21 PM

61. Jacksonville Jaguars (via SF): Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

The second round has been loaded with wide receiver selections with six being selected in the second round. After grabbing Marqise Lee with their first second rounder, the Jaguars traded up to grab the best player available and give Blake Bortles another weapon. Jacksonville came into this draft with a weakness and has made it a strength with Cecil Shorts, Robinson, Lee and Ace Sanders. (Grade: A+)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:17 PM

60. Carolina Panthers: Kony Ealy, Defensive End, Missouri

Ealy was the 15th player on eDraft's Top 100 and a projected first round pick, making this a no-brainer for the Panthers. While offensive line was still a need, value trumpts that with the 60th pick as the Panthers build an already great defensive line. Greg Hardy, Charles Johnson, Star Lotulelei and now Ealy. THe Panthers' front-seven is now on a whole new level (Grade A)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 6:14 PM

59.  Indianapolis Colts: Jack Mewhort, OG, Ohio State

Indianapolis finally had their name called for the first time in the 2014 NFL Draft and with it they grabbed someone who can help protect Andrew Luck. Mewhort was the 72nd player on eDraft's board and should fit in nicely on the interior line. In a division where the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars beefed up their defensive line, this was a need. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 6:06 PM

58. New Orleans Saints: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Cornerback, Nebraska

The biggest cornerback in the draft, Stanley Jean-Baptiste has drawn comparisons to Richard Sherman for his size and his long arms. Jean-Baptiste is an explosive player, as is the case by his 42" vertical. Jean-Baptiste is a raw player, but he if he becomes more physical, he will be a special player. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 6:05 PM

So the San Francisco 49ers are just planning on destroying opponents in the trenches. Carlos Hyde now teams up with Frank Gore, Marcus Lattimore and Kendall Hunter to form a ridiculous backfield. 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 6:03 PM

57. San Francisco 49ers: Carlos Hyde, Running Back, Ohio State

At 6'0", 230 pounds, Carlos Hyde is one of the biggest running backs in this draft class. Hyde has great vision and he has deceiving speed. Frank Gore is getting older and Hyde reminds me of Gore. This was a smart pick for the 49ers, as it adds another weapon to San Fran's offense. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:56 PM

56. Denver Broncos: Cody Latimer, Wide Receiver, Indiana

To add to the best offense in the NFL, the Broncos added a dynamic playmaker in Cody Latimer. At 6'3", 215 pounds, with a sub 4.5 40-yard dash, Latimer has the tools to be an elite receiver. He is coming into a great situation in Denver. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:54 PM

55. Cincinnati Bengals: Jeremy Hill, Running Back, LSU

Not a fan of this pick at all. Giovani Bernard is a special player and the Bengals had other needs. This was simply a bad pick. (Grade: D)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 5:51 PM

49ers trade 56th pick and 242nd pick to the Broncos for 63, 171 and a 2015 fourth-round pick. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 5:49 PM

Surprsingly, but not undeservingly, Sankey is the first running back off the board. Him behind that OL, especially with Lewan? R.I.P., AFC South. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 5:48 PM

Davante Adams might not have been a need for the Packers, but what a tremendous steal. He was my No. 16 overall player in the draft. How in the world is anyone going to play defense against a healthy Green Bay offense? This is getting ridiculous. 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:47 PM

54. Tennessee Titans: Bishop Sankey, Running Back, Washington

The first running back taken and perhaps the best running back in the draft, Bishop Sankey is a dual-threat who has good speed and he has good hands out of the backfield. Sankey is an excellent player who will be the new starter for thr Titans. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:46 PM

53. Green Bay Packers: Davante Adams, Wide Receiver, Fresno State

Although it wasn't quite a need, the Packers selected Davante Adams. Jordy Nelson's contract is up after the 2014 season and Adams is a playmaker. The Packers got great value here too. (Grade: B)


Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:41 PM

52. Arizona Cardinals: Troy Niklas, Tight End, Notre Dame

In an attempt to improve their offense as a whole, the Cardinals drafted Troy Niklas. In my opinion, Niklas will end his career as the best tight end from this draft class. Tight end was a need for the Cardinals and Carson Palmer will be happy to have another weapon in Niklas. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:35 PM

51. Chicago Bears: Ego Ferguson, Defensive Tackle, LSU

LSU defensive linemen haven't panned out in the NFL in the past decade. With a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball, this was another odd pick to me. Nonetheless, the Bears filled a need. But, they might have reached for him. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:33 PM

50. San Diego Chargers: Jeremiah Attaochu, Outside Linebacker, Georgia Tech

In my opinion, Jeremiah Attaochu is the best 3-4 outside linebacker in this draft class not named Jadeveon Clowney. He has long arms and great vision. In San Diego's defense, it wouldn't surprise me if Attaochu started right away. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 5:33 PM

Love the Tuitt fit for Pittsburgh. It has struggled picking defensive linemen in the past, but he's a perfect fit in the Steelers 3-4 defensive front. First-round talent at a position of need. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 5:32 PM

In Baltimore's hybrid defense, Jernigan will see time at 1-tech, 3-tech, and possibilty 0-tech and 5-tech. Top twn player on my board. Ecstatic to have him in Baltimore, especially at that value. 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:32 PM

49. New York Jets: Jace Amaro, Tight End, Texas Tech

After adding Eric Decker and Chris Johnson in free agency, the Jets continued to address their offense with the selection of Jace Amaro. The Texas Tech product has great hands and he will make a difference in the running game as an extra blocker. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:30 PM

48. Baltimore Ravens: Timmy Jernigan, Defensive Tackle, Florida State

This was another pick that didn't make any sense to me. I have Timmy Jernigan as a top 4-3 defensive tackle in this draft, but the Ravens deploy a 3-4 defensive scheme. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:29 PM

47. Washington Redskins: Trent Murphy, Outside Linebacker, Stanford

After trading down and getting great value from the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins made an odd decision to draft Trent Murphy. He is not fast enough to play outside linebacker and he is not strong enough to play defensive end. This selection was a bad one to me. (Grade: D+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 09 2014 5:27 PM

46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Stephon Tuitt, Defensive End, Notre Dame

The Steelers continuted to add to their defensive line with the selection of Tuitt. Experts have described him as a tweener, but Tuitt could succeed in Dick LaBeau's defense. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 5:24 PM

I really have no idea what the Seattle Seahawks were thinking here. Davante Adams is still on the board and they take an under-sized receiver with a case of the drops that can't run a pro-ready route. Horrible pick. 

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 5:22 PM

Finally, a wide receiver pick that makes ZERO logical sense. Tiny frame and no hands. That is all you need to know about Paul Richardson. Seattle didn't get the memo

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 5:20 PM

Paul Richardson was a horrid pick and there is little else to be said. Plenty of other better receivers. 

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 5:19 PM

45. Seattle Seahawks: Paul Richardson, Wide Receiver, Colorado

With Golden Tate now in Detroit, Seattle get themselves another speedy receiver. It seems a bit of a reach - he's 94th on our board - but John Schneider and Pete Carroll have not got much wrong in recent years. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 5:14 PM

44. Buffalo Bills: Cyrus Kouandjio, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

So,  Kouandjio is finally off the board after sliding thanks to that arthritic knee.  Having moved up to get E.J. Manuel another weapon yesterday,  the Bills give him a blind-side protector. (Grade: B)

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 5:10 PM

43. New York Giants: Weston Richburg, Center, Colorado State

The Giants add more youth to the offensive line after selecting tackle Justin Pugh in the first-round a year ago.  He is not a flashy player nor selection but an important piece to the puzzle. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 5:09 PM

Unpoplar opinion, but Jordan Matthews was also overdrafted. Does not have the traits to be a No.1 receiver. Then again, Chip Kelly has proven time and time again that he can do so much with "his guys."

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 5:08 PM

Another wide receiver pick that I love. If you want to see Matthews' toughness just watch the 2013 opener agaisnt Ole Miss. He is as reliable as they come, can produce immediately in this offense. Outstanding pick!

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 5:06 PM

42. Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Matthews, Wide Receiver, Vanderbilt

The Eagles get their DeSean Jackson replacement by selecting the 29th-ranked player on our board and all-time SEC receptions leader. He must be delighted too; is there a better team to be drafted to as a wide-out? (Grade: A+)

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 5:03 PM

41. St. Louis Rams: Lamarcus Joyner, Defensive Back, Florida State

Having bolstered the trenches in the first round,  Les Snead and Jeff Fisher turn their attentions to the back end.  Having had a first-hand look at Tyrann Mathieu the Rams swoop for this year's version. Love this pick. (Grade: A+)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 4:56 PM

Marqise Lee is a solid pick for the Jaguars, especially with Justin Blackmon's future up in the air. He might not be a dynamic playmaker, but should be a solid starter in the NFL. 

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:56 PM

40. Detroit Lions: Kyle Van Noy, Linebacker, BYU

Detroit dip into BYU for a defensive player again having selected Ziggy Ansah in the top-five last year.  Van Noy is our 28th ranked prospect and Lions fans will love his versatility and passion for the game. (Grade: A)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 4:52 PM

I love the Jaguars pick! Marqise Lee certainly has health concerns and it caused the drop, but you take that risk here. Cecil Shorts is a quality wide receiver, but Blake Bortles needs more. Great pick by the Jaguars

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:50 PM

39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marqise Lee, Wide Receiver, USC

Our seventh wide receiver goes to the Jaguars who add a weapon to their arsenal.  Lee is a playmaker with the ball in his hands but can catch a case of the 'dropsies' (pardon the pun). (Grade: B)

Updated By Matt Johnson
on May 09 2014 4:50 PM

Surprised by the Bucs tight end selection. While they seem to be going for big, phsyical targets, but Amaro is clearly the better talent. Missed opportunity here for Tampa Bay.

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 4:48 PM

Not a fan of the ASJ pick for the Buccaneers. Both Jace Amaro and Troy Niklas were higher-rated tight ends. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 4:46 PM

Seferian-Jenkins was severely overdrafted. He was not a top three tight end avalable, let alone a top 25 player left, or even close to that. Worst pick of the second round to this point, in my opinion. 

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:45 PM

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tight End, Washington

Seferian-Jenkins is the complete tight end who marries the ability to block and cause problems in the receiving game.  Off-the-field issues were a big question mark but there is no doubting his ability.  Furthermore,  the former Huskie fills a big need. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:38 PM

37. Atlanta Falcons: Re'Shade Hageman, Defensive Tackle, Minnesota

Hageman is a dominant defensive tackle when he puts his mind to it.  The Falcons use their second-round selection to bolster their anemic pass rush.  Boom or bust.  (Grade: B+)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 4:35 PM

Carr is my No. 5 overall player in the draft. What an amazing pick for the Raiders. Also, Luke Inman sat down with him in Mobile. Really engaging guy. 

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:31 PM

36. Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr, Quarterback, Fresno State

The fourth quarterback and our 8th overall player goes early in the second round.  The Raiders did not panic in the first round and instead found their man on day two.  Carr has a live arm and will likely have time to develop behind new recruit Matt Schaub. (Grade: A+)

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:26 PM

35. Cleveland Browns: Joel Bitonio, Tackle, Nevada

The Browns surprise us all by taking Bitonio with a number of proven offensive tackles still on the board.  Given Josh Gordan may be looking at a season-long suspension many anticipated a wide receiver at 35.  However,  Cleveland stick to their plan and pick Bitonio. (Grade: C)

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:23 PM

34. Dallas Cowboys from Washington Redskins: Damarcus Lawrence, Defensive End, Boise State

The Cowboys quickly replace DaMarcus Ware with a quality,  if raw,  pass rusher.  He will be given the freedom to go after quarterbacks as the 'Boys rebuild their defense. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 4:23 PM

I agree with Derrik here. Tremendous pick by the Texans. Building inside/out with Clowney and Xavier. 

Updated By Derrik Klassen
on May 09 2014 4:21 PM

After seeing two elite guards go high last year, odd to see a guard of that same caliber fall to pick 33. Houston got a steal in Su'a-Filo. 

Updated By Richard Gatenby
on May 09 2014 4:19 PM

33. Houston Texans: Xavier Su'a-Filo, guard, UCLA

The Texans take the number 44 player on our board and the best guard in the draft.  Su'a-Filo shores up the offensive line ready for a quarterback to be taken in a later round. Strong pick. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 4:17 PM

Cowboys trade up to the 34th pick from the Washington Redskins, giving up both their second and third rounders. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 3:49 PM

According to a report by ESPN, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a season-long suspension for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy. Cleveland, who made a major splash in the first round, picks third in the second round tonight. The top available receivers remaining on the board are Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Davante Adams, Jordan Matthews, Cody Latimer and Martavis Bryant. Expect the Browns to target one of them. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 09 2014 2:40 PM

With Day 2 about to get started, a trade went down a tad earlier. The San Francisco 49ers acquired wide receiver Stevie Johnson from the Buffalo Bills for a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Johnson figures to play an important role in the 49ers offense this season, teaming up with Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis to form a dynamite four-headed monster. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:44 PM

32. Minnesota Vikings from Seattle Seahawks: Teddy Bridgewater, Quarterback, Louisville

You have to be kidding me? The Vikings trade up to the last pick in the first round and nab our No. 2 overall player in the a position of need. This is, by far, the best pick in the draft and it's hard to imagine a team doing better in the next two days. What a pick. (Grade: A++) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:41 PM

31. Denver Broncos: Bradley Roby, Corrnerback, Ohio State

Roby entered the 2013 season as a projected top-10 pick, but fell down the draft board due to lackluster play. He's one of the better cornerbacks in the class from a talent standpoint, but he needs to get better with technique. Possibly a move for beyond the 2014 season. (Grade: B) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:35 PM

30. San Francisco 49ers: Jimmie Ward, Defensive Back, Northern Illinois

While we might not have Ward incredibly high on our big board, he's a tremendous fit for the 49ers and represents value for them at 30. Remember, there was some thought that Ward might go as high as the late teens. Put Ward in the secondary with Eric Reid and watch them bloom. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:25 PM

29. New England Patriots: Dominique Easley, Defensive Tackle, Florida

Easley would have been a top-10 pick if it wasn't for injury concerns at Florida. He is one of the most dominating, if not the most dominating interior lineman in the draft. He also fills a posiition of need for the Patriots. Unfortunately, those injury concerns make this a huge risk at the bottom of the first round. (Grade: B) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:20 PM

28. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, Wide Receiver, Florida State

Benjamin has been dropping down the board recently, but he is a massive wide receiver and will provide the Panthers with an immediate red-zone target for Cam Newton. It's not a secret that the Panthers needed a receiver, so they went out there and got one. (Grade: B)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:17 PM

27. Arizona Cardinals from New Orleans Saints: Deone Bucannon, Safety, Washington State

I love this pick so much that I actually mocked Bucannon to the Cardinals at 20 before they traded down. The most physically gifted safety in the draft now teaming up with Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson could lead to the Cardinals' version of The Legion of Boom. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:11 PM

26. Philadelphia Eagles from Cleveland Browns: Marcus Smith, Edge Rusher, Louisville

Not exactly sure what the Eagles are doing here. We have Smith as the 74th-ranked prospect in the draft. He might fit a position of need, but the value just wasn't there right now. For a team that made the playoffs last year, the Eagles simply reached at the bottom of the first round. Makes no sense. (Grade: D) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 8:06 PM

25. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, Cornerback, Texas Christian

We are now seeing a string of cornerbacks drop off the board towards the end of the first round. San Diego had a major need at cornerback and gets one of the best players at this position in the entire draft. Smaller in stature, Verrett would have likely been a top-10 pick if he was two inches taller. Great selection for the Chargers here. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:59 PM

24. Cincinnati Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, Cornerback, Michigan State

Now this is one of the best picks in the entire draft. Dennard is one of the highest players remaining on our board and fits a position of need to a T. A physical corner at the line, Dennard is going to be an immediate-impact performer for Cincinnati. Tremendous selection (Grade: A+) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:53 PM

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Dee Ford, Edge Rusher, Auburn: Not too sure about this pick. Kansas City needed help at wide receiver, along the offensive line and in the defensive secondary. Pass rush wasn't that much of an issue for this team in 2013. In addition to this, Ford is a pass-rush specialist early, as he struggles against the run. No value at a position that lesser need. (Grade: C-) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:42 PM

22. Cleveland Browns from Philadelphia Eagles: Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M

Manziel goes off the board much later than anticipated here, as the Browns make a move for the former Heisman Trophy Award winner. There were reports that they liked Derek Carr better than Manziel. In any event, the Browns got their franchise quarterback. Great move. (Grade: A+) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:40 PM

The Eagles have traded down with the Browns, who are on the clock here at 22. 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:34 PM

21. Green Bay Packers: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Safety, Alabama

This is a solid pick at a need position for the Packers. While Jimmie Ward might have been a better overall fit, the Packers get a centerfielder here that we had ranked in the top 15. This is one of these playoff teams from a year ago getting value at a position of need. (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:27 PM

20. New Orleans Saints (from Arizona Cardinals): Brandin Cooks, Wide Receiver, Oregon State

Now this is a sexy pick. The Saints needed to get young at wide receiver and replace the weapon that was Darren Sproles. They yield a third-round pick to get a Tavon Austin-like slot guy. Great selection right here (Grade: A) 

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 7:25 PM

That's the Dolphin mascot you see laying upside down right about now. Horrible selection right here. Went with need, but absolutely no value. 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 7:19 PM

19. Miami Dolphins: Ja'Wuan James, Offensive Tackle, Tennessee

With the story of Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito surfacing in the middle of last year, it ultimately left a gaping hole on the left side of the line. Ja'Wuan James fills a need in Miami, but he didn't play on the left side at Tennessee. Antonio Richardson played on the left side and Morgan Moses was still on the board. This pick was odd to me. (Grade: C-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 7:11 PM

18. New York Jets: Calvin Pryor, Free Safety, Louisville

The first free safety taken off the board, the New York Jets love their defense and they added another physical player in Calvin Pryor. He has a tendency to be run past plays in the running game, but Pryor is a scary player in the defensive backfield. He has the tools to be an elite center-fielder in the NFL. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 7:02 PM

17. Baltimore Ravens: C.J. Mosley, Inside Linebacker, Alabama

C.J. Mosley is the best inside linebacker in this draft and he will make a difference on Baltimore's defense. General manager Ozzie Newsome is one of the best in the business at drafting and he loves Alabama football players. Mosley has injury concerns, but he has the potential to be the best defensive player in this draft class. (Grade: A)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 6:56 PM

Love the Bears selection of Kyle Fuller. They needed to find a young defensive back and he fills a need. Both value and need here. Great pick. 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:55 PM

16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Notre Dame

Johnny Manziel was on the board for the Dallas Cowboys, but Jerry Jones elected to draft an offensive line in Zack Martin. With the ability to play across the offensive line, Martin has a ton of talent and the Cowboys will be able to use Martin to their advantage. Tony Romo will have another solid blocker in Martin. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:49 PM

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Shazier, Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

Ryan Shazier out of Ohio State is one of the most athletic players in this entire draft class. The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for taking athletic linebackers and Shazier oozes elite athleticism. The Steelers made an upgrade on their defense in Shazier. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:45 PM

14. Chicago Bears: Kyle Fuller, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

Tall, lengthy cornerbacks are becoming a trend in the NFL since the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. At 6'1", 200 pounds, Fuller looks the part. He has long arms and he isn't afraid to put on a big hit. Fuller is a physical cornerback and he will be an upgrade on Chicago's defense. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:41 PM

13. St. Louis Rams: Aaron Donald, Defensive Tackle, Pittsburgh

The Rams have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL and they improved that with the selection of Aaron Donald. Although he is short in stature, Donald has a great motor and he has a quick burst off the ball. Now with Donald, Robert Quinn, and Michael Brockers, the NFC West needs to get ready to play the Rams. This was another luxury pick, as the Rams had other pressing needs. (Grade: B)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 6:37 PM

Not a fan of the Taylor Lewan pick for the Titans. Went offensive line in the top 10 last season. Had major holes to fill outside of OT. 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:32 PM

12. New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, LSU

The Giants left Hakeem Nicks walk in free agency and that opened up a big hole at the receiver position across from Victor Cruz. Odell Beckham Jr. is perhaps the best route-runner in the draft he has the versatility to play in every receiver spot in the offense. The duo of Cruz and Beckham Jr. will give a ton of fits to the rest of the NFC East. (Grade: A-)

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:26 PM

11. Tennessee Titans: Taylor Lewan, Offensive Tackle, Michigan

Taylor Lewan excelled at the NFL Combine and he garnered a ton of attention in the pre-draft process. Lewan is a risky pick for the Titans. Offensive tackle wasn't a big need for the Titans and Lewan was a bit of a luxury pick. By adding Lewan, the Titans seem to have faith in Jake Locker. (Grade: C) 

Updated By Ryan Ratty
on May 08 2014 6:16 PM

10. Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron, Tight End, UNC

The Lions were rumored to draft Sammy Watkins to complement Calvin Johnson. But Watkins went to the Bills at the fourth overall pick. That being said, the Lions drafted the next best offensive player in Eric Ebron. With his combination of size and speed, Ebron has the talent to be a special player in the NFL. He will need to learn how to block though. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 6:13 PM

9. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr, Defensive End, UCLA

The Vikings add a pure athlete, and he will need a lot of work to be a good starter. But, his potential is limitless. Can Zimmer perform magic? (Grade: C+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 6:06 PM

8. Cleveland Browns: Justin Gilbert, Cornerback, Oklahoma State

The Browns moved up one spot with Minnesota, giving up a fifth-round pick in the process. They then add a corner who has the potential to be a very good starter in the NFL. Putting him with Joe Haden gives the Browns a good cornerback tandem. But, he was not the top corner on eDraft's board. (Grade: C+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 6:01 PM

The Browns trade up to get the eighth pick. Details to follow.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:59 PM

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M

The Bucs need another wide receiver to pair with Vincent Jackson, Evans is the best big receiver in this draft. (Grade: B+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:50 PM

6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

The Falcons need to protect Matt Ryan, and Matthews is the third best player on our board. (Grade: A)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:49 PM

What a draft so far. With Clowney, Robinson, Bortles, Watkins and Mack gone, what do the Falcons do? You have to think Jake Matthews.

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 5:44 PM

The Cleveland Browns absolutely robbed the Buffalo Bills. Moving down just five spots and picking up a first-round pick in 2015. Expect the Browns to take Derek Carr at nine. 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:43 PM

5. Oakland Raiders: Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Buffalo

The Raiders need help in a lot of areas, but Mack is the best defender left. The Raiders make the right pick here. (Grade: A)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:40 PM

The Browns now have the ninth overall pick, the 26th overall pick and two first rounders next year. Cleveland is the winner through four picks so far.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:38 PM

4. Buffalo Bills: Sammy Watkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson

The Bills trade the ninth pick and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft as well as a first-round pick in 2015 to move up to No. 4. E.J. Manuel gets his number one wide receiver (Grade: B+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:36 PM

The Browns added the ninth pick and a 2015 1st first and a 2014 4th rounder.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:34 PM

The Buffalo Bills trade up to number four. The Browns trade down to the ninth pick. Details to follow.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:32 PM

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, Quarterback, Central Florida

The Jaguars need a quarterback, but there were two quarterbacks ahead of Bortles on eDraft's board. The first shock of the draft goes to the Jaguars. (Grade: C)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 5:32 PM

The St. Louis Rams dropped the ball with this selection. Robinson will likely play guard out of the gate because of issues in pass protection. You don't take a guard at No. 2 overall. Jake Matthews would have been the better pick. 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:28 PM

Adam Schefter reports that the Rams will use Greg Robinson at left guard right away.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:27 PM

With the Jaguars on the clock, does the first quarterback go? Or does Gus Bradley add a pass rusher in Khalil Mack?

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:26 PM

2. St. Louis Rams: Greg Robinson, Offensive Tackle, Auburn

The Rams add a beast of an offensive lineman that will immediately boost the run game. The Rams offensive line now features Jake Long and the newly-drafted Greg Robinson. (Grade: A)

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 5:22 PM

Clowney and Watt on the Texans' defense. I can just envision Andrew Luck crying right now. That's absolutely insane. Good luck, AFC South. 

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:15 PM

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, Defensive End, South Carolina

The Texans add a generational talent to pair with another generational talent in J.J. Watt. The AFC South will be running for their lives for years to come. (Grade: A+)

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 5:03 PM

The 2014 NFL draft is underway. The Houston Texans are on the clock.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 4:53 PM

NFL Network is reporting that Atlanta could possibly trade up to number four to select Khalil Mack, if the board falls that way.

Updated By Josh Collacchi
on May 08 2014 4:29 PM

So far, rumors for the number one pick are:

Quarterback Blake Bortles - Central Florida

Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina

Linebacker - Khalil Mack - Buffalo

The Texans will be on the clock in 30 minutes.

Updated By Vincent Frank
on May 08 2014 4:10 PM

We are less than one hour from the start of the 2014 NFL draft. Follow along here for live updates, analysis and grades for each and every pick as they happen over the course of the next three days. eDraft will also be providing live tweets from our official Twitter account and breaking news updates on the site. 

The Houston Texans are almost officially on the clock. 


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