33. Houston Texans: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama – Mr. McCarron will be drafted earlier than most would be comfortable with, but he could be the one who Bill O’Brien is eyeing.
34. Washington Redskins: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois – The versatile, physical presence of Jimmie Ward being available for Washington has to be their best possible scenario.
35. Cleveland Browns: Billy Turner, OT/OG, North Dakota State – Whether or not the Browns want an upgrade at right tackle or either guard spot, Billy Turner can be that guy.
36. New England Patriots: Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame – Tuitt, if gets back to his 2012 form, just might by the type of interior presence the Patriots need.
37. Atlanta Falcons: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama – The Falcons must invest in a blind-side protector for Matt Ryan, though I’m not sure Kouandjio is that at the end of the day.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State – Tampa Bay was due a wide receiver before the departure of Mike Williams and Cooks brings a play-making talent they didn’t really have.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State – Teddy Bridgewater has shown a willingness to throw the ball up for big receivers, and Kelvin Benjamin is something the Jaguars don’t currently have.
40. Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU – KVN slides right into the starting lineup in both base and nickel sets and has the most potential as a blitzer of any of the Vikings current linebackers.
41. Buffalo Bills: Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee – James is the type of tackle who can slide into the starting lineup, may have some rough patches, but will improve as an NFL player.
42. Tennessee Titans: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State – Unless the Titans want to go into the season with Shonn Greene as their starting back, they’ll have to take a back in the second round.
43. New York Giants: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame – The G-Men have as poor a tight end situation as anyone in the league and Niklas brings something to both run and pass games.
44. St. Louis Rams: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State – Robinson fits the profile of a true X receiver that the Rams lack, one who they’ll hope can take some pressure off Tavon Austin.
45. Detroit Lions: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State – If the Lions bring in another big target like Adams, all excuses for Matthew Stafford will be gone come week one.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU – Verrett will be drafted earlier than this, but the draft works in funny ways and this would get a hearty laugh out of the Steelers brass.
47. Dallas Cowboys: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri – The versatility and quick first step of Kony Ealy are staples, but he shouldn’t be considered a foundational pass rusher.
48. Baltimore Ravens: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State – Brooks is the type of rangy over-the-top safety who could free up Matt Elam to make more plays coming forward.
49. New York Jets: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss – After his combine performance, it’s tough to see Moncrief falling out of the second round and he could complement Eric Decker.
50. Miami Dolphins: Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson – A player who took a big step forward in 2013 and had a few dominant performances can pair with Brent Grimes and limit any reliance on Cortland Finnegan.
51. Chicago Bears: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State – If Chicago doesn’t come out of their first two picks with a safety, they’ve goofed, and Bucannon is a presence on the field, the anti-Conte.
52. Arizona Cardinals: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State – Maybe Jernigan doesn’t actually fall this far, but a fit like this, where he’s used in a rotational role early on, would be best.
53. Green Bay Packers: Dominique Easley, DT, Florida – Easley’s projection hinges around how teams view his durability, because he’s a top ten talent without his ACL issues.
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech – If a 3-4 team drafts Attaochu and features him as a rusher more than a coverage guy, the returns could be huge.
55. Cincinnati Bengals: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State – Out with Michael Johnson, in with a quick, flexible, and productive rusher in Demarcus Lawrence.
56. San Francisco 49ers: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado – Richardson seems like the type of receiver Trent Baalke would go after, one with true play-making ability.
57. San Diego Chargers: Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice – San Diego is as cornerback-needy as anyone and Gaines has true lockdown cornerback potential, though he may take lumps early on.
58. New Orleans Saints: Kareem Martin, DE/OLB, North Carolina – The versatility of Kareem Martin brings a lot to the table for a defensive coordinator like Rob Ryan.
59. Indianapolis Colts: Telvin Smith, ILB, Florida State – Telvin Smith’s value lies in nickel packages, but he brings range and coverage ability to a Colts corps of linebackers that really needs it.
60. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt – Matthews’ production and savvy make him a fit for a Panthers team that simply needs receivers who can handle a high amount of targets.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford – Sure it’s a clichéd pick that won’t happen, but Skov makes sense as a guy who can slide right into Vic Fangio’s lineup until Navarro Bowman is back to 100%.
62. New England Patriots: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington – Its though to see a scenario where the Pats don’t select a tight end early on, and Seferian-Jenkins is a viable run blocker and redzone target.
63. Denver Broncos: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin – Someone is going to pull the trigger in this range for a guy who’s playing mentality tops his physical ability.
64. Seattle Seahawks: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State – John Schneider has made a game of collecting defensive line talent and Crichton getting picked at this point is highway robbery.
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