Maybe the NFL really doesn't think too highly of this quarterback class.
Everywhere you turn there's another report about one of the quarterbacks not impressing teams in workouts, or teams wanting to wait until the second round of the draft to take a quarterback. If nothing else, it's a scenario worth exploring in the 2014 NFL Draft. What if the big three quarterbacks -- Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles -- really aren't locks for the top 10?
Well, then things get interesting.
1. Houston Texans - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
The Houston Texans have an obvious need at quarterback, but it's starting to become apparent that NFL teams may not be high on the quarterbacks at the top of this draft. Since last May, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been our top-ranked prospect in this class. He could stand up and rush the passer in Houston's 3-4 scheme or play opposite J.J. Watt in the team's three-man front. With some depth at quarterback in this draft, the Texans may think they can wait on a passer.
Just look at Clowney's 40-yard dash superimposed against De'Anthony Thomas'. NFL quarterbacks should be on notice.
2. St. Louis Rams - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
The Rams need to take their offensive line seriously in the 2014 NFL Draft. Jake Long tore his ACL toward the end of the season. Rodger Saffold came back, but his best fit is at guard going forward. Adding an offensive tackle like Greg Robinson would be a step in the right direction for an offensive line that has struggled to protect Sam Bradford in recent seasons. Robinson could start out at right tackle while refining his technique early in his career.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Figuring out what the Jaguars are going to the do in the NFL Draft is not easy. At this point, those closely connected to the team don't seem to think a quarterback is going to be the pick at No. 3. If that's the case, and Jadeveon Clowney is off the board, the Jaguars could be in a tough spot with this pick. The front office has continually said that it is proceeding as if Justin Blackmon is no longer a member of the team. Cecil Shorts has developed nicely, but a true No. 1 wide receiver is needed for whoever is under center. Sammy Watkins of Clemson is that type of prospect and also happens to be arguably the best player on the board. Whoever ends up playing quarterback in Jacksonville will love Watkins' ability to make plays after the catch and adjust to poorly thrown passes.
4. TRADE Minnesota Vikings - Khalil Mack, DE, Buffalo
Minnesota trades picks 8, 72, 96, 108 and a second-round pick in 2015 to the Browns for the fourth overall pick
The Vikings have been connected to Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack throughout the pre-draft process, and the fit makes some sense. After losing Jared Allen, the Vikings' pass rush could use a bit of a boost. If the Vikings really are enamored with Mack, they may have to trade up ahead of the Raiders to get him. Depending on the price, it seems like a realistic scenario.
5. Oakland Raiders - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Four picks gone, and no quarterbacks off the board. The Raiders make it five picks. Oakland traded for Matt Schaub and seems comfortable with him as a starter, so it could be more likely that the Raiders will wait to take a quarterback. Oakland would then have the option of taking a player who could make an impact right away. Pretty much the entire defensive line was an issue for the Raiders in 2013. Aaron Donald may seem like a reach at this pick, but he's arguably the best defensive lineman left on the board and would fit perfectly in Oakland's defense. Not many defensive tackles can do damage like this off the edge.
6. Atlanta Falcons - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Jake Matthews isn't likely to be the first offensive tackle taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he may be the most ready to contribute right away. Matthews is as technically sound as he is athletic. With the issues Atlanta had along the offensive line in 2013, Matthews would be a welcome addition to the starting lineup.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
After trading away Mike Williams, it's more apparent than ever that the Buccaneers need weapons in the passing game. Sammy Watkins isn't available, but Mike Evans isn't too far behind him in our wide receiver rankings. Tampa Bay's passing attack could take the next step with Vincent Jackson and Evans on the outside. Nobody in this draft is better at attacking the football at the catch point.
8. TRADE Cleveland Browns - Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
Minnesota trades picks 8, 72, 96, 108 to the Browns for the fourth overall pick
After trading down, the Browns still manage to land the quarterback of their choice. Who exactly the quarterback of their choice will be is anyone's guess since they didn't attend any pro days. The safe bet is on Blake Bortles, who is considered by most to have the highest upside of any quarterback in this class. While we prefer Teddy Bridgewater, the NFL seems to prefer Bortles.
UCF pro day
9. Buffalo Bills - Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Unlike some teams, the Buffalo Bills have made an effort to surround their young quarterback with as many weapons as possible. Buffalo is obviously still serious about it after kicking the tires on DeSean Jackson when he became available. While the top two wide receivers are off the board in this scenario, Eric Ebron is the type of dynamic athlete at tight end who could be a No. 1 option in the passing game.
Cheer up, E.J. Help is on the way.
10. Detroit Lions - Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
The Lions are heavily invested in the cornerback position, so it's unlikely they spend another high choice on a boundary player for their secondary. They have also been connected to Sammy Watkins, but the cost to trade up may prove to be a roadblock to that pick. Instead, Detroit adds the potential missing piece to its secondary: a rangy safety capable of playing center field. Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix is the only safety in this class who fits that description, and he should be drafted accordingly.
11. Tennessee Titans - Ra'Shede Hageman, DL, Minnesota
Switching to a 3-4 defense isn't always easy, so the Titans need to find some pieces to make it work. A pass-rushing linebacker like Anthony Barr is certainly an option here, but it's tough to find someone who would fit better into Ray Horton's defense than Ra'Shede Hageman. He may be a bit raw, but Hageman has the physical tools to be a dominant five-technique in the NFL with a bit of development.
12. New York Giants - C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Although offensive line is the top need for the Giants, there isn't an offensive tackle worth drafting with this pick, and it's tough to say whether the Giants would feel comfortable pulling the trigger on a guard this high. Bringing back Jon Beason was a good move for the team, but adding another impact player at linebacker would really help this defense. C.J. Mosley is athletic enough to run and hit in a 4-3 defense at outside linebacker.
13. St. Louis Rams - Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA
Two picks, and the Rams' offensive line is fixed. Xavier Su'a-Filo is the best offensive guard in this class, and the Rams need multiple upgrades on the offensive line. The pieces are in place for St. Louis to have a productive offense, but without improved play from the offensive line it likely won't matter. With these two first-round picks, the Rams can consider the offensive line a strength. Maybe then Bradford won't be running for his life on a weekly basis.
14. Chicago Bears - Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald is probably Chicago's preference with this pick. But the secondary is also an area the Bears could look to address in the first round. If not for his injury-riddled career at Virginia Tech, Kyle Fuller might be the consensus top cornerback in this draft. As it stands, he's one of four corners who has a chance to come off the board first. Like D.J. Hayden a year ago, Fuller could make a late rise if he checks out medically.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Justin Gilbert has dominated the pre-draft process, but his technical flaws might still be tough to ignore for teams picking in the top 10. Pittsburgh has suddenly gotten old in its secondary, so the Steelers are definitely a candidate to draft a cornerback early. Gilbert still has work to do if he wants to become a shutdown cornerback, but the potential is there.
16. Dallas Cowboys - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Kony Ealy's impressive showing at his pro day should put to rest any concerns about his athleticism. He improved his 40-yard dash considerably and looked comfortable moving around in linebacker drills. That versatility will get him drafted in the top 20 picks of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Cowboys appear to be a good fit after parting ways with DeMarcus Ware this offseason. Ealy won't be able to fill those shoes right away, but an underrated aspect of Ealy as a prospect is how much room he still has to grow as a pass rusher. Ealy could be the first step toward building a defense that Jerry Jones doesn't have to be ashamed of.
17. Baltimore Ravens - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
The Ravens brought back Eugene Monroe, but losing Michael Oher leaves a hole at right tackle. Taylor Lewan may have been a top-10 pick with a stronger senior season and no off-the-field trouble. Still, he has the ideal build and skill set to play tackle in the NFL. Consistency is his biggest issue.
18. New York Jets - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
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A quarterback controversy is already brewing in New York after the Jets signed Michael Vick. Whether it's Vick or Geno Smith under center, another receiver would help quite a bit. Eric Decker was a nice start, but a player like Odell Beckham, who has the speed to burn defenses deep, would add a different element to New York's offense. Maybe with Beckham in the fold, Geno Smith won't have to play wide receiver and quarterback.
19. TRADE (with Miami Dolphins) Jacksonville Jaguars - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Jaguars trade picks 39, 70 and 115 to the Miami Dolphins for pick 19
This is where the fall stops. Teddy Bridgewater can finally step out of the green room, and the constant negative attention around him can stop. He's not 6'5 and doesn't have huge hands. He's not a loud personality and needs to gain a little bit of weight. None of those should be reasons for a quarterback of his caliber to drop this far, but the buzz is becoming hard to ignore. If Bridgewater slides to this pick, some team picking at the top of the draft will have to trade up in front of the Cardinals to take him.
Louisville pro day
Enter the Jacksonville Jaguars. They need a franchise quarterback. Maybe they wouldn't be comfortable pulling the trigger on Bridgewater at No. 3, but if he falls this far, the Jaguars have enough picks in this draft to make an aggressive move. Bridgewater and Watkins in the first round? Try to contain your excitement, Jaguars fans.
20. Arizona Cardinals - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
With Bridgewater off the board, the ESPN cameras would be glued to Johnny Manziel. The drama shouldn't last long, though. Manziel grades out high enough to be a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft. But like Bridgewater, Manziel is a polarizing prospect. You may not think Manziel fits the Bruce Arians mold at quarterback, but while Johnny Football is on the short side, he definitely can handle a vertical passing attack. His aggressive mentality and unique skill set is too much to pass up here. Manziel is the type of player teams could regret passing on in a few years.
21. Green Bay Packers - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Safety and inside linebacker are the two biggest needs in Green Bay. Ted Thompson is traditionally a value drafter, so it's going to be tough to ignore some of the Packers' needs on defense. Thompson could pass Louisville safety Calvin Pryor off as a best player available pick, though. Pryor is an old-school player in that he is constantly trying to obliterate the ball carrier or receiver when he tackles. The Packers' defense could use an element of intimidation. But he's not just a hitter. Pryor has ball skills, too.
22. Philadelphia Eagles - Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Early on, Chip Kelly has shown a tendency to look favorably on his former opponents in the Pac-12. He's been quick to praise Marqise Lee in the past, and with Philadelphia's need at wide receiver, he makes a ton of sense. Lee had a down season as a junior, but injuries definitely played a role. He's still worth a first-round pick, even if he's not the top-10 player we expected preseason.
23. Kansas City Chiefs - Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
With the top four wide receivers off the board, the Chiefs turn to cornerback with pick No. 23. Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks could be an option here, but Darqueze Dennard presents good value with this pick. Kansas City probably wouldn't be able to pass him up. The wide receiver class is deep enough that the Chiefs could address the position later.
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
The run on cornerbacks continues. While the Bengals have an impressive trio of cornerbacks, Leon Hall is coming off his second torn Achilles in three years, and Terence Newman and Pacman Jones are getting up there in age. Adding a young cornerback like Bradley Roby would be an ideal first-round pick. He's talented enough to start from day one and could play in the slot or on the outside.
25. San Diego Chargers - Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
The fifth cornerback off the board in this mock draft might be the best of the bunch. The only concerns with Jason Verrett are his size and shoulder injury. Neither should change what he showed on the field the last two seasons at TCU. Few cornerbacks are as quick to close on the football. He's as fluid in coverage as any cornerback in this class and would be an excellent pick for the Chargers, who need multiple upgrades in the secondary.
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26. Cleveland Browns - Zack Martin, G, Notre Dame
The Cleveland Browns have a ton of picks in this draft and a few key needs to address. One of those needs is the interior of the offensive line. Notre Dame's Zack Martin could play right tackle or guard in the NFL. Depending on Cleveland's plans for Mitchell Schwartz, Martin could slide into either spot.
27. New Orleans Saints - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
The slide for Anthony Barr stops here. Yes, Barr is an incredible athlete who moves well in space and has ideal length for an edge rusher. But he's also an incomplete prospect at his position. He doesn't have any counter moves and doesn't fully understand how to use his length at this point.
His physical ability alone will get him drafted in the first round. The Saints definitely need to upgrade their pass rush, so Barr will be too much value to pass up on with pick No. 27.
28. Carolina Panthers - Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Morgan Moses is a mountain of a man at left tackle. He's one of the offensive linemen who could sneak into the late part of the first round because of the demand for the position. The demand may not be higher anywhere than it is in Carolina. The Panthers almost have to take an offensive tackle in one of the first two rounds of the NFL Draft.
29. New England Patriots - Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
The Patriots are trying to hold their championship window open. As long as Tom Brady is on the field, New England has a chance at a Super Bowl. Thus, finding a way to keep him upright is always a priority. The Patriots need to find a guard in the 2014 NFL Draft. Gabe Jackson is a smart and technically sound offensive lineman capable of digesting a lot of information at the line of scrimmage. Bill Belichick would like adding a player like Jackson up front.
30. San Francisco 49ers - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
The 49ers made a run at DeSean Jackson but came up short. If there's a player with DeSean Jackson upside in this draft, it's Brandin Cooks. Cooks had a productive final season at Oregon State and is strong enough to play on the outside in the NFL. He's no DeSean Jackson just yet, though.
31. Denver Broncos - Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Ryan Shazier would fit perfectly as a weakside linebacker in the Broncos' defense. After a dominant showing at his pro day, Shazier definitely has the attention of teams late in the first round. He's basically what teams wanted Alec Ogletree to be a year ago.
32. Seattle Seahawks - Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada
Offensive line depth is one of the biggest needs for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2014 NFL Draft. Joel Bitonio of Nevada has the versatility to wear a few different hats on Seattle's offensive line. He's been a late riser in this process as teams get a closer look at him. Bitonio has an outside shot at the first round.
33. Houston Texans - Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
Part of the reason the Texans could pass on a quarterback early in the NFL Draft is to wait for a passer like Zach Mettenberger in the second round. Mettenberger is coming along nicely from his ACL surgery and has a chance to be ready to go on day one of the NFL season. Plenty of teams could be battling for his services at this stage in the NFL Draft.
LSU pro day
34. Washington Redskins - Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Cyrus Kouandjio has reportedly failed physicals with at least a handful of NFL teams because of an arthritic knee. That may cause him to slide a bit in the draft, but he's a first-round talent if healthy. Washington still needs to address its offensive line after free agency, so Kouandjio would be a nice value pick.
35. Cleveland Browns - Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
If the Browns can get a quarterback and an offensive lineman in the first round, adding another wide receiver becomes an option at the top of the second round. Jordan Matthews will, at the very least, be a solid No. 2 wide receiver in the NFL. He has the deep speed and size to be a threat in the vertical passing game and in the red zone. He also does plenty of damage after the catch.
36. Oakland Raiders - Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
It's tough to say whether or not the Raiders will draft a quarterback in the second round. They seem committed to starting Matt Schaub in 2014, so they may value other position with their priority draft picks. The Raiders have spent a lot of time around Fresno State, seemingly due to interest in quarterback Derek Carr. But wide receiver Davante Adams could also be a target for Oakland.
37. Atlanta Falcons - Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
Defensive end will be Atlanta's focus after finding an offensive lineman in the first round. Luckily, Dee Ford is still on the board with pick No. 37 in the draft. Ford is a bit undersized, but he's more than just a speed rusher. He knows how to convert speed to power when rushing the passer.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
The Buccaneers added Josh McCown in free agency and drafted Mike Glennon in the third round a year ago, but based on who they are bringing in for team visits, it's clear that quarterback is still a position they could draft in the first round. Derek Carr's connection to Jeff Tedford could certainly help his chances of being drafted to Tampa Bay. He's also the last quarterback on the board worth this high of a pick.
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39. TRADE (via Jacksonville Jaguars) Miami Dolphins - Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
The Dolphins moved back 20 spots but were able to stockpile draft picks and still land a player who could fill a big need on the offensive line. Branden Albert was a nice signing, and drafting a player like Antonio Richardson would help Miami solidify both offensive tackle spots.
40. Minnesota Vikings - Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
The Vikings have made no secret about their plans to draft a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. If they do trade up in the first round, they need to find a way to hold on to pick No. 40 if they want to land a quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo has issues dealing with pressure and hanging in the pocket, but he's creating plenty of buzz in NFL circles. He will likely be a top-50 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
41. Buffalo Bills - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Why not add another weapon for the passing game? Eric Ebron is a great start toward building the offense around E.J. Manuel, and bringing in a player like Kelvin Benjamin would really help Manuel's development. Benjamin may be underdeveloped as a pass catcher and route runner, but he was one of the most physically dominant receivers in college football this season.
42. Tennessee Titans - Demarcus Lawrence, LB, Boise State
After adding a five-technique in the first round, the Titans need to find a pass rusher for their new 3-4 defense. Demarcus Lawrence is tough to block on the edge because of his length and first step.
43. New York Giants - Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
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Losing Linval Joseph opens up a need at defensive tackle for New York. Some view Louis Nix as a prototypical nose tackle for a 3-4 defense, but he can definitely plug the middle in a 4-3 defense. His quickness is underrated. At this spot, Nix would be a steal for the Giants.
44. St. Louis Rams - Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
With the offensive line fixed, the Rams can turn their attention to the secondary. Safety has been a sore spot for St. Louis over the last few seasons. Jimmie Ward is a first-round talent who slides a bit in this mock draft. If Ward is available, the Rams should run to the podium with the pick.
45. Detroit Lions - Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
Size and speed players tend to get pushed up boards late in the pre-draft process. Indiana's Cody Latimer wasn't the most consistent wide receiver during his career at Indiana, but he's blown up the pre-draft process and is picking up steam leading into the draft. The Lions are looking for another wide receiver to play opposite Calvin Johnson. Latimer could be a candidate.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers - Timmy Jernigan, DL, Florida State
Timmy Jernigan isn't going to be a fit for every team. He can move all along the defensive line in multiple schemes, and that's a trait that should appeal to the Steelers, who are in the process of reshuffling their three-man front.
47. Dallas Cowboys - Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
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Deone Bucannon has flown under the radar a bit this season, but he's not far off from Calvin Pryor in this safety class. He is currently ranked as our No. 49 player in this class, so he presents a nice value pick for the Cowboys, who definitely need to upgrade their secondary.
48. Baltimore Ravens - Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
After losing Arthur Jones in free agency, the Baltimore Ravens have a hole to fill on their defensive line. Stephon Tuitt has experience playing defensive end in a 3-4 defense and is a huge value here based on our big board.
49. New York Jets - Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
The Jets added a wide receiver in the first round, but they shouldn't stop there. Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro was more of a slot receiver in his final college season. He has small hands and isn't as dominant an athlete as other tight ends in this class, but he's a good route runner who is as reliable as they come in the red zone.
50. Miami Dolphins - David Yankey, G, Stanford
It cannot be overstated how important it is for the Dolphins to upgrade the offensive line at multiple spots. David Yankey is versatile, but his best fit in the NFL will be at guard. Miami has a need there.
51. Chicago Bears - Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
Dominique Easley is the best defensive tackle in this draft, but multiple knee injuries during his college career will cause him to slide a bit in the NFL Draft. If the Bears are smart, they will pull the trigger on Easley in the second round. He would fill a need and likely be able to take the field at some point during the 2014 season.
52. Arizona Cardinals - Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
The Cardinals unexpectedly got their quarterback in the first round, so addressing the defense will wait until the second round. Kyle Van Noy is not the prototypical edge rusher in a 3-4 defense, but Arizona can find a spot for him in that front. He's more of blitzing linebacker than a pass rusher.
53. Green Bay Packers - Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
The Packers might not be putting a priority on the tight end position in the 2014 NFL Draft, but if Austin Seferian-Jenkins is available in the second round, you have to think they will consider him. Despite his injuries and off-the-field issues, Seferian-Jenkins has shown flashes of being a dominant tight end.
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54. Philadelphia Eagles - Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech
Getting faster on defense is something Chip Kelly has stressed. Jeremiah Attaochu provides a ton of athleticism off the edge as a pass rusher but would be able to drop back in coverage as he showed at times at the Senior Bowl. The Eagles need to add pass rushers in this draft.
55. Cincinnati Bengals - Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville
Losing Michael Johnson in free agency was a blow to the Bengals' defensive line. Finding value at defensive end in this draft could be tricky, but Marcus Smith would be a solid pick at No. 55. Some think Smith is a tweener, but he had a productive year at Louisville rushing the passer and shows the strength to be a factor in the running game.
56. San Francisco 49ers - Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt
After releasing the mediocre Carlos Rogers, adding a cornerback seems like a likely course of action for the 49ers in the first two days of the NFL Draft. Andre Hal is a physical player with some technique issues to work out, but he's the next best corner on our board and worthy of this pick.
57. San Diego Chargers - Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech
If not for injuries, Antone Exum's career at Virginia Tech could have gone much differently. Instead, he's on the outside looking in at the first round of the NFL Draft. Still, it's possible some team will take a chance on him in the second round. The reward might be worth the risk in this case.
58. New Orleans Saints - Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
The Saints did a nice job of addressing needs in free agency, which could give them an opportunity to make a luxury pick in the second round. The Saints could use a wide receiver opposite Marques Colston. Allen Robinson is still developing, but what better place to grow than New Orleans?
59. Indianapolis Colts - Craig Loston, S, LSU
The entire Indianapolis secondary is a mess. The Colts need to find another cornerback to play opposite Vontae Davis and someone to address their need at safety. Craig Loston didn't have the best senior season, but he's a hard-hitting safety with enough range to cover some ground in the secondary.
60. Carolina Panthers - Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
If the Panthers don't draft a wide receiver in one of the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, Cam Newton could be in for a rough season. Jarvis Landry is the best wide receiver left after a big run on the position in the second round. Carolina will have to hope he can make up for the loss of Steve Smith.
61. San Francisco 49ers - Marcus Martin, C, USC
The 49ers added a wide receiver and a cornerback, so the next biggest need is arguably center. Marcus Martin surprised some by entering the NFL Draft after his junior season, but if he comes off the board in the first two rounds, it will look like a smart move.
62. New England Patriots - Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
It's amazing how quickly an area of strength can become a need. With Aaron Hernandez gone and Rob Gronkowski constantly injured, the Patriots could look to add another tight end. Troy Niklas is a good option here. He's in the mold of Gronkowski but is still getting used to the position a bit. In time, he could be another big weapon for the Patriots' passing attack.
63. Denver Broncos - Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina
Even after signing Aqib Talib, the Broncos could use another cornerback. Victor Hampton may not have ideal size, but he has a great vertical and tremendous ball skills. His aggressive nature would be a welcome addition to the Denver secondary.
64. Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
Losing Golden Tate makes wide receiver even more of a priority for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Draft. Brandon Coleman's production never matched his talent at Rutgers, but then again he never had a quarterback like Russell Wilson throwing him the football, either.