NFL Draft 2014: Day 2 names to watch
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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