Round 2 NFL mock draft 2014: 1st pick wide open for Texans


The only consensus among mock drafts heading into the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft is that there is no consensus. Case in point: The Texans are projected to select players from four different positions across five mock drafts.

SB Nation 2014 NFL Draft

Mock drafts typically don't extend beyond the fist round, and Thursday's first-round selections may have rendered pre-draft rankings obsolete. Curating and comparing draft rankings on one's own can be a tiring task, so we've done some of the legwork for you.

Below is comparison of five second-round mock drafts -- SB Nation, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, and Todd McShay for ESPN (Insider required) -- that reflect Thursday's proceedings. A few things to note:

  • The Houston Texans could do anything. Four different positions were represented across the five mock drafts -- offensive tackle, quarterback, nose tackle and running back. Interestingly, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was mocked twice to Houston.
  • The Oakland Raiders are definitely taking Derek Carr at No. 36. Not one mock draft deviated from the trend.
  • The Washington Redskins really need an offensive tackle, and one of Joel Bitonio or Morgan Moses will be the pick.
  • Either Carr or Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo is the best quarterback remaining. Beyond them, there's some debate over who should be next. SB Nation like Tom Savage (No. 42, Titans). Sports Illustrated digs Zach Mettenberger (also to the Titans). Toddy McShay drops AJ McCarron at No. 52 to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Running backs and centers make their first appearances. A competitive bet would be which position will see more players drafted in the second round. The safe money appears to be on centers.

What are your thoughts?

Pick No. Team SB Nation Sport Illustrated CBS Todd McShay (ESPN)
1 (33) Houston Texans OT Cyrus Kouandjio QB Jimmy Garoppolo NT Louis Nix III RB Carlos Hyde QB Jimmy Garoppolo
2 (34) Washington Redskins OT Morgan Moses OT Joel Bitonio OT Joel Bitonio OT Morgan Moses OT Morgan Moses
3 (35) Cleveland Browns OG Xavier Su'a-Filo WR Marqise Lee WR Cody Latimer WR Marqise Lee WR Marqise Lee
4 (36) Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr QB Derek Carr QB Derek Carr QB Derek Carr QB Derek Carr
5 (37) Atlanta Falcons DE Kony Ealy LB Jeremiah Attaochu DE Kony Ealy TE Jace Amaro DE Demarcus Lawrence
6 (38) Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Demarcus Lawrence OG Xavier Su'a-Filo OT Cyrus Kouandjio OG Xavier Su'a-Filo OG Xavier Su'a-Filo
7 (39) Jacksonville Jaguars C Marcus Martin WR Jordan Matthews WR Marqise Lee LB Kyle Van Noy WR Jordan Matthews
8 (40) Seattle Seahawks OT Joel Bitonio TE Jace Amaro DT Timmy Jernigan OT Cyrus Kouandjio LB Jeremiah Attaochu
9 (41) Buffalo Bills TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins OT Cyrus Kouandjio TE Jace Amaro OT Joel Bitonio OT Cyrus Kouandjio
10 (42) Tennessee Titans QB Tom Savage QB Zach Mettenberger QB Jimmy Garoppolo RB Jeremy Hill RB Carlos Hyde
11 (43) New York Giants NT Louis Nix III RB Carlos Hyde RB Carlos Hyde TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins OT Joel Bitonio
12 (44) St. Louis Rams WR Marqise Lee CB Lamarcus Joyner CB Lamarcus Joyner QB Jimmy Garoppolo S Terrence Brooks
13 (45) Detroit Lions LB Kyle Van Noy DE Kony Ealy DE Scott Crichton CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste DE Kony Ealy
14 (46) Pittsburgh Steelers CB Antone Exum CB Bashaud Breeland DE Stephon Tuitt DE Stephon Tuitt DE Stephon Tuitt
15 (47) Dallas Cowboys DT Ra'Shede Hageman DT Ra'Shede Hageman DE Demarcus Lawrence DE Demarcus Lawrence DT Ra'Shede Hageman
16 (48) Baltimore Ravens TE Jace Amaro OT Morgan Moses OG Xavier Su'a-Filo WR Cody Latimer CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
17 (49) New York Jets WR Jordan Matthews WR Cody Latimer CB Phillip Gaines WR Jordan Matthews WR Cody Latimer
18 (50) Miami Dolphins OT Antonio Richardson OG Gabe Jackson WR Allen Robinson LB Carl Bradford WR Davante Adams
19 (51) Chicago Bears DT Timmy Jernigan DT Timmy Jernigan DT Ra'Shede Hageman DT Timmy Jernigan DT Timmy Jernigan
20 (52) Arizona Cardinals QB Jimmy Garoppolo LB Chris Borland CB Pierre Desir DT Ra'Shede Hageman QB AJ McCarron
21 (53) Green Bay Packers TE Troy Niklas TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins WR Allen Robinson TE Jace Amaro
22 (54) Philadelphia Eagles CB Bashaud Breeland WR Allen Robinson CB Bashaud Breeland WR Davante Adams WR Allen Robinson
23 (55) Cincinnati Bengals DL Stephon Tuitt DE Scott Crichton OT Morgan Moses DE Kony Ealy C Marcus Martin
24 (56) San Francisco 49ers WR Cody Latimer DE Demarcus Lawrence OL Billy Turner WR Donte Moncrief DE Brent Urban
25 (57) San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu NT Louis Nix III C Weston Richburg NT Louis Nix III NT Louis Nix III
26 (58) New Orleans Saints CB Pierre Desir LB Kyle Van Noy C Marcus Martin LB Jeremiah Attaochu DE Scott Crichton
27 (59) Indianapolis Colts OG Gabe Jackson C Weston Richburg S Terrence Brooks CB Lamarcus Joyner C Weston Richburg
28 (60) Carolina Panthers OT Brandon Thomas OT Antonio Richardson OT Jack Mewhort OT Antonio Richardson CB Lamarcus Joyner
29 (61) San Francisco 49ers WR Davante Adams WR Davante Adams WR Davante Adams CB Keith McGill WR Martavis Bryant
30 (62) New England Patriots RB Carlos Hyde QB Tom Savage TE Troy Niklas RB Tre Mason RB Bishop Sankey
31 (63) Denver Broncos DE Scott Crichton OG David Yankey WR Donte Moncrief C Weston Richburg WR Jarvis Landry
32 (64) Seattle Seahawks DT Will Sutton DE Stephon Tuitt CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste WR Jarvis Landry CB Keith McGill

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