NFL Draft 2014: Day 2 names to watch

Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix III rushes

Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix III rushes during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Brigham Young in South Bend, Ind. (Oct. 20, 2012) (Credit: AP)

With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft officially in the books, here’s a quick look at some of the best prospects that are still available (in no particular order):

Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: Space-eater would thrive as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense.

Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Two-sport star had a decorated college career but fell off a bit in senior campaign.

Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri: Versatile pass rusher can slide inside on third-and-long situations.

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: The brother of former No. 1 overall pick Derek Carr has a great arm and underrated mobility.

Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA: Top pure guard in draft plays best when asked to block on the move.

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama: Girthy run blocker is best suited for the right side at next level– but are his knees healthy?

Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: Great size, speed and strength, but is very raw and sometimes disappears on film.

Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech: Prototypical “joker” tight end can line up in-line, in slot or as flanker.

Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State: Sure-handed wideout consistently wins at the catch point and makes tough grabs look easy.

Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB, Boise State: Edge rusher is very athletic with the length to succeed at the next level.

Joel Bitonio, OT/OG, Nevada: Tough, versatile lineman can play any position along the offensive line.

Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia: Strong pass-blocker has ideal size (6-6, 314) and arm lenth (35 3/8 inches) for NFL.

Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt: Jerry Rice’s cousin has good mix of size, speed, strength and hands.

Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State: Powerful downhill runner could end up being the first back off the board.

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana: Route runner with good speed and hands uses his 6-2 5/8, 215-pound frame to create separation.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois: Has a quick release and a good arm, but sometimes sees ghosts in the pocket.

Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State: His athleticism and intelligence would be a welcome addition on most offensive lines.

Marcus Martin, C, USC: Powerful mauler has good size (6-3, 298) and can also play guard.

Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State: Balanced wideout runs polished routes and has overall skill set that scouts covet.

Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State: Stout run-stuffer despite his lack of ideal size (6-2, 299).

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