Second-Day NFL Draft Live BlogPosted: April 26, 2013
10:32 p.m. – And with that, the third-round is over! Check back in tomorrow for coverage of the fourth- through seventh-rounds!
10:28 p.m. – 97th pick – Titans select Missouri LB Zaviar Gooden
Redshirt Senior 6’2″ 234 lbs 4.46 40-yard 27 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Zach Brown
Gooden is a Will ‘backer in a 4-3 scheme, who is quick to the ball and makes big hits. He currently has poor instincts and awareness on the field, but with some work could make for an impact player. Does need to put some weight on and needs to learn how to cover at the professional level.
10:36 p.m. – 96th pick – Chiefs select Arkansas RB Knile Davis
Redshirt Junior 6’0″ 227 lbs 4.35 40-yard 31 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Darren McFadden
He has injury concerns with a poor season in 2012 and missing all of his true junior season in 2011. There is upside here, but it’s questionable how he’ll perform in the NFL.
10:23 p.m. – 95th pick – Texans select LSU DE Sam Montgomery
Redshirt Junior 6’3″ 262 lbs 4.78 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Lawrence Jackson
Montgomery was a solid first- or second-round pick on tape, but apparently many teams removed him from their boards after interviews.
Could play both 4-3 end or 3-4 end due to run-stuffing ability and ability to push the pocket, but character concerns and motor issues on the field present a problem.
10:18 p.m. – 94th pick – Ravens select Missouri Southern State DT Brandon Williams
Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 335 lbs 5.32 40-yard 38 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Antonio Garay
He has experience with every defensive line position, and would be ideal for Baltimore’s 3-4 defense at either end or nose tackle.
There are concerns about having too much weight above the belt and too thin in the legs, but projects as a rotational run-stuffer as a rookie.
10:14 p.m. – 93rd pick – Dolphins select CB Will Davis
Senior 5’11” 186 lbs 4.43 40-yard 16 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Richard Marshall
The Dolphins acquired the 93rd pick from Green Bay to trade up for Davis, who was projected in later rounds.
He’s athletic an has good man coverage skills, but lacks physicality in battling receivers or attacking runners.
10: 09 p.m. – 92nd pick – Rams select West Virginia WR Stedman Bailey
Redshirt Junior 5’10” 193 lbs 4.46 40-yard 11 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Golden Tate
He’s athletic and a good pass-catcher, but appears bored playing special teams and has little experience as a returner. There are major personality concerns here, even if he has no off-the-field issues.
10:08 p.m. – 91st pick – Patriots select Rutgers S Duron Harmon
Senior 6’0″ 196 lbs 4.55 40-yard
He can attack the run and seems to know where receivers are going before they cut. Was projected as an undrafted by many.
10:02 p.m. – 90th pick – Broncos select South Florida CB Kayvon Webster
Senior 5’11” 195 lbs 4.34 40-yard 14 bench reps
He’s got speed, quickness and displays agility in his play style, but was projected much later than the third-round.
9:59 p.m. – 89th pick – Texans select North Carolina OT Brennan Williams
Senior 6’6″ 318 lbs 5.32 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Winston Justice
He has height and athleticism on his side, but Williams is a prospect right now.
He’ll stay on the bench until he learns more of offensive schemes and develops better blocking technique.
9:57 p.m. – 88th pick – 49ers selected Auburn DE Cory Lemonier
Junior 6’4″ 255 lbs 4.56 40-yard 27 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Adrian Clayborn
Lemonier plays with a combination of speed and strength that makes for a pass-rusher who can stuff the run as well.
9:53 p.m. – The Jets have acquired running back Chris Ivory from the Saints for their 4th round pick.
9:53 p.m. – San Francisco has traded for the 88th pick.
9:52 p.m. – 87th pick – Seahawks select Penn State DT Jordan Hill
Senior 6’1″ 303 lbs 5.17 40-yard 28 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Trevor Laws
Hill is an undersized interior lineman better suited to a rotational role.
9:49 p.m. – 86th pick – Colts select Illinois OG Hugh Thornton
Senior 6’3″ 320 lbs 5.09 40-yard 27 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Sean Locklear
He doesn’t have ideal size for tackle, but plays hard and is athletic enough to make up for it at times. It’s unclear what position he’ll play for the Colts.
9:47 p.m. – 85th pick – Redskins select Florida TE Jordan Reed
Redshirt Junior 6’3″ 236 lbs 4.70 40-yard 16 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Aaron Hernandez
He’s flexible and will play multiple spots for Washington. He needs to improve as a blocker and add weight to his frame to reduce inconsistency.
9:45 p.m. – 84th pick – Bengals select Georgia S Shawn Williams
Senior 6’0″ 213 lbs 4.42 40-yard 25 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Bernard Pollard
He had a low round grade form many people, so it’s odd to see Williams go so high (especially when looking to upgrade on Taylor Mays at safety). He’s a big hitter and more of a run defender than a coverage safety.
9:41 p.m. – 83rd pick – Patriots select Rutgers CB Logan Ryan
Redshirt Junior 5’11” 191 lbs 4.53 40-yard 14 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Kyle Wilson
He has some speed and plays physically, but gets beat too often and gets too many contact penalties on receivers.
9:39 p.m. – 82nd pick – Saints select Georgia DT John Jenkins
Senior 6’4″ 346 lbs 5.23 40-yard 30 bench reps
NFL Comparison: B.J. Raji
The Saints pulled off a trade here to get Jenkins, who will play nose tackle for New Orleans in their new 3-4 scheme.
9:36 p.m. – 81st pick – Giants select Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore
Junior 6’5″ 250 lbs 4.84 40-yard 12 bench reps
NFL Comparison: John Abraham
Moore only fell this far due to injury concerns and motor concerns, but he was originally a first-round projected pass-rusher with a ton of plusses to his play style.
Does need to become more consistent and get off the snap better in the NFL.
9:34 p.m. – 80th pick – Cowboys select Georgia Southern S J.J. Wilcox
Senior 6’0″ 213 lbs 4.51 40-yard 17 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Atari Bigby
He can be a center-fielder safety in the NFL, but run defending will be a problem as he simply cannot shed blocks.
9:33 p.m. – 79th pick – Steelers select Oregon State WR Markus Wheaton
Senior 5’11” 189 lbs 4.40 40-yard 20 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Bernard Berrian
Wheaton is a big play guy, but like Berrian can be a hit or miss receiver at times.
9:32 p.m. – 78th pick – Bills select Texas WR Marquise Goodwin
Senior 5’9″ 183 lbs 4.21 40-yard 13 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Steve Smith
He’s extremely fast and explodes off the line. Needs work on route-running and may take some time to make an impact.
9:30 p.m. – 77th pick – Dolphins select Tennessee OT Dallas Thomas
Redshirt Senior 6’5″ 306 lbs 5.08 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Marshall Newhouse
Thomas can play both tackle or guard, and the Dolphins could ask him to play either in their rebuilding offensive line.
9:27 p.m. – 76th pick – Chargers select California WR Keenan Allen
Junior 6’2″ 206 lbs 4.58 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Reggie Wayne
Allen is very polished and many expected him to go either in the late first-round or early second-round. Injury concerns and poor 40-yard dash times are what made him fall down boards.
He could very well develop into a legitimate no. 1 receiver, although he’ll likely never blaze past corners and have to beat coverage with quick cuts and defined route-running.
9:24 p.m. – 75th pick – Saints select Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead
Senior 6’5″ 306 lbs 4.65 40-yard 31 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Joe Staley
Armstead has the fastest 40 time of any NFL offensive lineman, an indication of his athleticism. He’s a project pick who could develop into a blindside blocker with time.
9:16 p.m. – 74th pick – Cowboys select Baylor WR Terrance Williams
Redshirt Senior 6’2″ 208 lbs 4.52 40-yard 11 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Torrey Smith
Williams is a deep threat from his first step on an NFL field. He’s got good height for a receiver and can win jump balls with both his vertical and physicality — not to mention a tendency to get good placement between the ball and the receiver with quick cuts prior to jumping.
He won’t burn off the line, but he’s a great addition for down field targets for Dallas.
9:12 p.m. – 73rd pick – Buccaneers select North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon
Redshirt Senior 6’7″ 225 lbs 4.94 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Derek Anderson
There are questions here, but he’s compared to Anderson due to an amazing arm that can bomb the ball downfield.
He’s not especially experienced as a starter and Tampa Bay already has a starter in Josh Freeman, so Glennon’s use in TB should prove to be interesting.
9:10 p.m. – 72nd pick – Jets select Kent State OT Brian Winters
Senior 6’4″ 320 lbs 5.25 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Adam Snyder
He can play guard or tackle, and there are question marks at both for the Jets. He’s got size more for guard but he can likely be taught to play tackle better than incumbent starter Austin Howard.
9:04 p.m. – 71st pick – Rams select USC S T.J. McDonald
Senior 6’3″ 219 lbs 4.54 40-yard 19 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Kam Chancellor
The Rams continue to add to the defense, getting Ogletree to play ‘backer and now McDonald to play safety.
9:03 p.m. – 70th pick – Titans select Connecticut CB Blidi-Wreh Wilson
Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 195 lbs 4.45 40-yard 14 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Corey Webster
Wilson is strictly a zone corner, and Tennessee would be wise to keep him from playing any man coverage.
9:00 p.m. – 69th pick – Cardinals select LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu
Junior 5’9″ 186 lbs 4.46 40-yard 4 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Antoine Winfield
Mathieu is a slot corner, through and through. He can make plays on the ball and cover from the slot while playing with both aggressiveness and physicality.
The hope is Arizona has the support system with former teammate Patrick Peterson to keep Mathieu in check off-the-field.
8:57 p.m. – 68th pick – Browns select San Diego State CB Leon McFadden
Senior 5’10” 193 lbs 4.50 40-yard 10 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Buster Skrine
McFadden is small, and not especially fast to make up for it. He’ll have to play slot in the NFL, and while he’s a good run-stopper from the defensive backfield, but he’s not physical enough to cover tight ends and is easily out-jumped by many receivers.
8:52 p.m. – 67th pick – Eagles select LSU DT Bennie Logan
Redshirt Junior 6’2″ 309 lbs 5.08 40-yard 30 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Brodrick Bunkley
Logan has the ability to be an immediate starter in the NFL as a run-stuffer, but if he learns to use more finesse rather than simply bull-rushing, he could use his burst off the line to establish himself as an interior pass-rusher as well.
8:50 p.m. – 66th pick – Raiders select Connecticut LB Sio Moore
Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 245 lbs 4.62 40-yard 29 bench reps
NFL Comparison: D.J. Williams
Moore is versatile and talented. There’s no reason he should be available in the third-round.
He’s a good pickup for the hybrid Raiders defense.
8:46 p.m. – 65th pick – Lions select Kentucky OG Larry Warford
Senior 6’3″ 332 lbs 5.56 40-yard 28 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Uche Nwaneri
Warford is a squat, big player who’s a mauler in the run game. He has some problems with finesse lineman and needs to lose some fat and put on some muscle.
8:44 p.m. – 64th pick – Jaguars select Connecticut CB Dwayne Gratz
Redshirt Senior 5’11” 201 lbs 4.44 40-yard 22 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Chris Harris
Gratz could likely end up being a slot corner, as he’s quick and can cover more physical tight ends if required. He’s also good attacking runners, but needs to get more football know-how and give up less big plays.
8:42 p.m. – 63rd pick – Chiefs select Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce
Redshirt Senior 6’5″ 255 lbs 4.64 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Brandon Pettigrew
Kelce has some off-the-field issues that scares scouts, but he’s a versatile H-back who can block, catch and line up at multiple positions both on the line and in the backfield.
8:38 p.m. – With that, the 2nd-round is complete. On to the third!
8:37 p.m. – 62nd pick – Seahawks select Texas A&M RB Christine Michael
Senior 5’10” 220 lbs 4.43 40-yard 27 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Peyton Hillis
He’s one of the strongest runners you’ll find with 27 reps in the bench press, and is extremely talented.
Michael keeps his pad level low and falls forward, while hitting the hole quickly makes for a good combination for getting extra yards.
8:33 p.m. – 61st pick – Packers select Alabama RB Eddie Lacy
Redshirt Junior 5’11” 231 lbs 4.64 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Michael Bush
Lacy is an interesting prospect because there are questions about whether his production was more a result of his talent or the talent of the Alabama offensive line.
Lacy is an every down back who can do everything (including protecting Aaron Rodgers). Rumors that Green Bay would go for Lacy in the first-round have sure made Packers fans happy with a second-round selection.
8:28 p.m. – 60th pick – Falcons select SE Louisiana CB Robert Alford
Redshirt Senior 5’10” 188 lbs 4.34 40-yard 17 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Alphonso Smith
While comparisons to Smith are often unflattering, Alford draws these comparisons because he’s an undersized corner who’s vertical lets him play like a much taller player in coverage.
He’s a ‘diamond in the rough’-type player, but will make an impact for Atlanta after losing Brent Grimes in free-agency.
8:26 p.m. – 59th pick – Patriots select Marshall WR Aaron Dobson
Senior 6’3″ 210 lbs 4.43 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Pierre Garcon
Like Garcon, Dobson will likely be known in the NFL for his playmaking, gravity defying catches made while playing receiver at Marshall.
Dobson is a great replacement for Brandon Lloyd.
8:20 p.m. – 58th pick – Broncos select Wisonsin RB Montee Ball
Senior 5’11” 214 lbs 4.59 40-yard 15 bench reps
NFL Comparison: LeSean McCoy
Ball is an electrifying back that can do everything as a runner, pass catcher and personal protector.
There are injury concerns, as he was used extensively in college and high school, but Denver needs an all-around solid runner with one-dimensional players like Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman on the roster who cannot pass protect.
8:16 p.m. – 57th pick – Texans select South Carolina S D.J. Swearinger
Senior 5’11” 208 lbs 4.63 40-yard 17 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Louis Delmas
Swearinger is a monster on the field, who plays faster than his 40 time indicates.
He makes big hits (to the point that he may have to pull back to avoid penalties in the NFL) and plays well in the box as a run defender.
Houston will have to be aware that Swearinger cannot cover the slot and is more suited to strong safety roles.
8:11 p.m. – 56th pick – Ravens select Kansas State LB Arthur Brown
Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 241 lbs 4.68 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Curtis Lofton
Brown is by far the best coverage linebacker other than Alec Ogletree in the 2013 draft class, but he can do much more than that.
He’s a great tackler and plays bigger than his billing with an ability to cause turnovers. He can keep up with tight ends and makes the sideline-to-sideline tackles that coaches expect out of tackling machines.
8:09 p.m. – 55th pick – 49ers select Rice TE Vance McDonald
Redshirt Senior 6’4″ 267 lbs 4.60 40-yard 31 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Tony Scheffler
He can make the catches and he’s got size on his side — but the question marks are about durability and blocking ability.
8:02 p.m. – 54th pick – Dolphins select Boise State CB Jamar Taylor
Redshirt Senior 5’11” 192 lbs 4.37 40-yard 22 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Ronde Barber
Taylor has done well at the collegiate level, having started three years at Boise St. and showing a knowledge of passing routes.
He’s strong for his size and has speed to play at the professional level. There are concerns that, having played at Boise St., he hasn’t seen elite collegiate talent (in similar fashion to Kyle Wilson several years ago).
8:01 p.m. – 53rd pick – Bengals select SMU DE Margus Hunt
Redshirt Senior 6’8″ 277 lbs 4.53 40-yard 38 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Corey Wootton
Hunt is a monster, having done shot put and discus in his native Estonia. There are some injury concerns and he’s relatively inexperienced, but Hunt has a ton of potential and has contributed on special teams — having quite the prowess at blocking kicks.
Hunt is quite possibly the ‘athletic freak’ of this year’s draft class.
7:57 p.m. – Cincinnati has reportedly re-signed right tackle Andre Smith to a 3-year, $18 million contract prior to 53rd pick.
7:56 p.m. – 52nd pick – Patriots select Southern Mississippi OLB Jamie Collins
Senior 6’4″ 250 lbs 4.59 40-yard 19 bench reps
NFL Comparison: K.J. Wright
Collins has size, speed, and quickness on his side as an athletic project pick for New England. Will need to improve tackling technique and focus on every play to succeed at the professional level.
7:51 p.m. – 51st pick – Redskins select North Carolina State CB David Amerson
Junior 6’1″ 205 lbs 4.35 40-yard 15 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Cassius Vaughn
Originally regarded as a first-round pick heading into the 2012 season, Amerson fell on boards to a mid-round pick before lighting up the combine.
Amerson has the ability to be a true no. 1 corner, but showed inconsistency in college and was caught out of position at times. He has an eye for the ball and could fit in a man-press scheme, so it will be interesting to see how Washington utilizes the NC State product.
7:50 p.m. – 50th pick – Bears select Florida ILB Jon Bostic
Senior 6’1″ 245 lbs 4.59 40-yard 22 bench reps
NFL Comparison: David Hawthorne
Bostic is a great pick for Chicago after letting future Hall of Fame inside ‘backer Brian Urlacher walk this offseason. Bostic may start immediately, letting D.J. Williams move over to his better position at Will linebacker.
7:45 p.m. – 49th pick – Giants select Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins
Junior 6’3″ 320 lbs 5.28 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Brandon Mebane
Hankins had a better sophomore year than this past season at Ohio St., but he’s got the skills to play both a big run-stuffer and get to the quarterback as a disrupting force on the interior line.
7:42 p.m. – 48th pick – Steelers select Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell
Junior 6’2″ 230 lbs 4.56 40-yard 24 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Michael Bush
Bell is both big and quick, with hands of a receiver. He’ll step in immediately as a starter in Pittsburgh.
7:40 p.m. – 47th pick – Cowboys select San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar
Redshirt Junior 6’6″ 254 lbs 4.78 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Scott Chandler
He won’t amaze with speed on the field, but Escobar has solid hands and can block as well. He’ll be given time to develop behind Jason Witten.
7:35 p.m. – 46th pick – Bills select Oregon LB Kiko Alonso
Redshirt Senior 6’4″ 238 lbs 4.75 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Daryl Washington
He’s an all-around impact player, but has only started one year at Oregon as a senior. Additionally, he’s had some off-the-field concerns, but altogether will be a big force for Buffalo on the interior of the linebacker corps.
7:34 p.m. – 45th pick – Cardinals select LSU LB Kevin Minter
Redshirt Junior 6’0″ 246 lbs 4.70 40-yard 25 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Joe Mays
Minter is a bit undersized, but has excellent instincts as a run defender and in zone coverage.
He’ll make plays as a big hitter rather than in coverage, but is exactly what Arizona needs opposite Daryl Washington in their 3-4 scheme (and while Washington serves his suspension for PEDs).
7:32 p.m. – 44th pick – Panthers select Purdue DT Kawann Short
Redshirt Senior 6’3″ 299 lbs 5.09 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Terrance Knighton
Short was electric at Purdue, but had problems with wearing out during games and needs to develop more of a motor.
Like Knighton, he has the ability to be an impact both as a run-stuffer and pass-rusher, but needs to develop a bit and develop a sense of keeping in the game.
7:27 p.m. – The Dolphins have traded slot receiver Davone Bess to the Cleveland Browns
7:26 p.m. – 43rd pick – Buccaneers select Mississippi State Johnthan Banks
Senior 6’2″ 185 lbs 4.59 40-yard 10 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Richard Marshall
Banks is an interesting pick after the re-signing of Eric Wright and addition of Darrelle Revis. However, Wright has many off-the-field problems and has a fully non-guaranteed contract.
He’s not a blazer, but has good ball skills and could unseat Wright in his rookie season.
7:22 p.m. – 42nd pick – Raiders select Florida State OT Menelik Watson
Junior 6’5″ 310 lbs 5.25 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Michael Oher
Everybody knows the Oher story, now we’ve got Watson — an English ex-basketball player at Marist College who played only one year of football at FSU.
He’s a mauler with potential, who can play right tackle immediately and may eventually make for a blindside blocker.
7:18 p.m. – 41st pick – Bills select USC WR Robert Woods
Junior 6’1″ 201 lbs 4.42 40-yard 14 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Donald Driver
Woods won’t blaze past corners, but he’s extremely polished for a true Junior coming out of Southern California.
The Bills will pair Woods with Stevie Johnson as receivers for 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel.
7:16 p.m. – 40th pick – 49ers select Florida State DE Cornellius Carradine
Senior 6’4″ 276 lbs 4.90 40-yard 28 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Robert Ayers
Carradine may not be fast, but he’s quick off the snap and he’s strong for a 4-3 end.
It should be interesting to see Carradine make the conversion from 4-3 end to 3-4 linebacker in the NFL with San Francisco.
An interesting pick for the pass-rushing perspective, but Carradine should be a good edge-setting in the run game.
7:07 p.m. – 39th pick – Jets select West Virginia QB Geno Smith
Senior 6’3″ 218 lbs 4.56 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Alex Smith
Geno may have wheels uncharacteristic of Alex Smith, but he’s more focused on being a pocket passer than a mobile quarterback.
Smith has NFL-level accuracy, but he’s got to be more consistent to succeed with the Jets. Ball security is a problem, and there’s debate that he can’t start immediately.
Smith is a steal outside of the first-round.
7:02 p.m. – 38th pick – Chargers select Notre Dame ILB Manti Te’o
Senior 6’1″ 241 lbs 4.78 40-yard
NFL Comparison: A.J. Hawk
Te’o has a great college film reel, but he’s also limited athletically and will not play in coverage outside of zone.
Some projected him to be a first-round pick, but Te’o falls to the second here. Te’o could develop into an every down ‘backer, but it’s more likely he’ll be limited to early down snaps and come off the field in clear passing situations.
7:00 p.m. – Chargers have acquired the 38th pick from the Arizona Cardinals
6:59 p.m. – 37th pick – Bengals select North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard
Redshirt Sophomore 5’9″ 202 lbs 4.50 40-yard 19 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Trent Richardson
Bernard is a workhorse back, similar to Richardson but with less pop.
6:55 p.m. – 36th pick – Lions select Mississippi State CB Darius Slay
Senior 6’0″ 192 lbs 4.31 40-yard 14 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Tracy Porter
Likely to play in sub-packages as a rookie, Slay has the potential to play both inside or outside as a corner.
While not very physical, he can play off of receivers and has the both the quickness and awareness to make plays.
There are injury concerns and a lack of starting experience, not to mention he’s likely going to do little in the run game, but there is upside here.
6:49 p.m. – 35th pick – Eagles select Stanford TE Zach Ertz
Redshirt Junior 6’5″ 249 lbs 4.68 40-yard 24 bench reps
NFL Comparison: Coby Fleener
There’s a reason I’m comparing back-to-back years’ Stanford tight end graduates — because they’re very similar players.
Like Fleener, Ertz isn’t much of a blocker and isn’t particularly athletic for a tight end. While some scouts have compared Ertz to Jason Witten, I don’t see the same amount of upside from the one-dimensional Stanford product.
Barring injury to Brent Celek, there isn’t much chance Ertz will get on the field in 2013.
6:43 p.m. – 34th pick – Titans select Tennessee WR Justin Hunter
Junior 6’4″ 196 lbs 4.36 40-yard
NFL Comparison: A.J. Green
Hunter is both fast and tall — a combination coaches and quarterbacks love. He can play every receiver spot and has the potential to be a star.
He’s still a bit of a prospect, as he needs to put on weight and has inconsistent hands. Even with great vertical Hunter needs to get much better on jump balls with defensive backs.
Hunter’s selection means that Jake Locker will have both Kenny Britt and Hunter to throw to — if he doesn’t succeed this year it’s likely Tennessee will move on from Locker.
6:39 p.m. – Titans have acquired 34th pick from 49ers in return for 40th, 216th (7th round) and 2014 3rd round picks.
6:37 p.m. – 33rd pick – Jaguars select Florida International S Jonathan Cyprien
Senior 6’0″ 217 lbs 4.64 40-yard
NFL Comparison: Morgan Burnett
Cyprien is athletic and plays smart on the field. I’ve cited him as a combination of Troy Polamalu in athletic ability and Ed Reed in his football know-how and ability to track the quarterback.
There are concerns about his straight line speed and tackling technique — which he will need to improve if he’ll be a part of the run defense in Jacksonville.
6:36 p.m. – The first pick of the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft is about to be announced.
6:35 p.m. – Reports are that Branden Albert trade to Miami is at an impasse and may not happen at all. Chiefs could stand with first-round tackle Eric Fisher at the right side and Albert at the blind side.
Miami would need to get a tackle to make up for need.
6:25 p.m. – Stay Tuned in to NFL Draft Reports for every pick as they happen! Draft time is 6:30 p.m.