Live 2013 NFL Draft analysis: Second round

Ted Bartlett evaluates draft-eligible prospects in his spare time, among a number of activities he pursues, including managing an accounting team, golf, studying for the CPA exam, insulting various religious figures in writing, and generally, staying ahead of more than a few curves.  During the 2012 NFL Draft, he wiped the passion off of Jeff Legwold's face by nailing the Derek Wolfe pick, when Jeff had never even heard of him.  Ted also focuses on the NFL's business and legal environment, offensive and defensive schemes, going off on unrelated tangents, and all 32 teams in the NFL. Follow along as he offers his instant analysis of tonight's NFL Draft.

# Team Player Pos School
33 Jacksonville Johnathan Cyprien FS Florida International
Cyprien is a big thumper type as a safety, and he is a key element of the system that Gus Bradley wants to install.  He's not a speedster, but he'll really hit you.
34 Tennessee (from SF) Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
Hunter has some A.J. Green physical attributes, and he can help take the top off a defense for an offense which lacks that element.  He's a little soft over the middle, and he drops a few balls, but he's a big threat outside the numbers.
35 Philadelphia Zach Ertz TE Stanford
Ertz is an interesting pick here.  I think he's a little better inline blocker than Eifert, and he's just as good a receiver.  This may suggest that the Eagles want to incorporate some pro-style elements into their offense.
36 Detroit Darius Slay CB Mississippi State
Of the two draftable MSU CBs, Slay is the one who runs better.  The Lions have needed CB help forever, and this pick makes good sense, in a beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder kind of way.  I like 5-6 CBs better, but I'm not their defensive coordinator.
37 Cincinnati Giovani Bernard RB North Carolina
Bernard is a quick back, but I view him as being soft and unphysical.  I'm a little surprised that Eddie Lacy isn't the first RB picked.
38 San Diego (from ARI) Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
Te'o is a quality two-down LB, but I've never viewed him as a guy who can stay on the field on sub package downs.  This is an interesting pick for the Chargers; I'm not really sure what to expect their defensive scheme to look like at this point.
39 New York Jets Geno Smith QB West Virginia
I really like this pick for the LOLJets.  When it comes down to it, he's the best QB in this class, and I think he'll have a good chance to beat out Mark Sanchez quickly.  In other news, I wish goofy-ass Eisen would STFU about Teebs.
40 San Francisco (from TEN) Cornellius Carradine DE Florida State
I've always viewed Carradine as more of a 3-4 DE than a 4-3 one, because he's stout, but a little stiff.  I think he'll fit in really nicely in San Francisco, more as a run-stuffer than a major league pass-rusher.
41 Buffalo Robert Woods WR USC
Woods is a pro-ready WR who runs excellent routes and catches the ball.  I continue to like the comparison to Donald Driver.  The Bills need to get more proficient on offense, and Woods gives them a chain-mover.
42 Oakland Menelik Watson OT Florida State
What's better, DP guys?  D.J. Hayden, or D.J. Hayden and Menelik Watson?  Watson is super-raw, but he has a ton of talent.  I think he probably ends up on the right side for the Raiders.
43 Tampa Bay Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi State
Banks is a long CB who doesn't really run all that well.  He fits the Bucs scheme really well, and it's another move to shore up their lousy pass defense.  Smart move for the Bucs here.
44 Carolina Kawann Short DT Purdue
I think Short has first round ability.  The Panthers have now drafted two starters for their defensive interior.  it's all about building from the inside-out.
45 Arizona (from SD) Kevin Minter  MLB LSU
The Cardinals are getting a good player here.  He'll be more of the stay-at-home ILB, letting Daryl Washington roam more, once he gets un-suspended.
46 Buffalo Kiko Alonso OLB Oregon
I think this is a little high for Alonso, but the Bills need to replace 2-3 LBs for their new defensive scheme.  To me, there are better LBs still on the board, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
47 Dallas Gavin Escobar TE San Diego State
I don't really love the value here on Escobar either.  There are at least two TEs (Reed, Kelce) on the board who I think are better.  The Cowboys seem to be another team wanting to get in on the 12 personnel stuff.
48 Pittsburgh Le'Veon Bell RB Michigan State
Bell is the second coming of Larry Johnson to me, but seemingly with a better attitude.  He has a lot of miles on him, but he's big and durable.  Merrilll Hoge should STFU with hsi gibberish about factor-backs too.
49 New York Giants Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State
Hankins has versatility between playing the nose or over the B-gap.  For the Giants, I think he's a nose guy, and a good pick.
50 Chicago Jonathan Bostic MLB Florida
This is the first three-down MLB to go in this draft.  He's been a fast riser lately, because he can run and cover downfield.  He's a Bears kind of guy.
51 Washington David Amerson CB North Carolina State
Shanny got my guy.  Amerson is a top 10 talent in this class, and he has excellent ball skills.  He needs to be more consistent against double moves.
52 New England Jamie Collins OLB Southern Mississippi
Collins has been a fast-riser lately as a pass rush OLB.  I think he can definitely be a pass rush specialist as a rookie for the Pats.
53 Cincinnati Margus Hunt DE SMU
Hunt is a Bengals kind of DE, tall and long.  He is a freakish athlete, but he is pretty unpolished.  I like the roster situation there, where Hunt will have time to back up good players early.
54 Miami Jamar Taylor  CB Boise State
I have never been all that high on Taylor, and I never got the stuff about him being a first rounder.  This feels like the right area for him to go in.  I bet Mike Klis is disappointed.  Hopefully Eddie Lacy goes next.
55 San Francisco (from GB) Vance McDonald TE Rice
He's a reach if you think all TEs are the same, but the Niners are taking him to replace Delanie Walker, and all the wham blocking he does.  I like the scheme fit, and the backfilling of the role of the key lost free agent.
56 Baltimore (from SEA) Arthur Brown OLB Kansas State
Here's another guy who I was hoping the Broncos might take at #58.  Brown is a really good LB, and I thought he was the best one in this whole draft class.
57 Houston D.J. Swearinger SS South Carolina
Swearinger is a good box safety, who will really come down into the box and hit you.  Nice depth pick for the Texans.
58 Denver Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
Well, I'm not a fan of this pick.  He's a decent runner between the tackles, and he has a nose for the end zone, but he's not at all dynamic, and he's been run into the ground.  This doesn't make much sense to me.
59 New England Aaron Dobson WR Marshall
He has good size and speed, and ability to separate, but he's raw.  I don't see him playing much as a rookie.
60 Atlanta Robert Alford CB SE Louisiana
I like it when teams that have a deficiency at a position double up on it.  Alford is a ncie player as a late second-rounder, and he really showed well during Senior Bowl week.  I like his return skills too.
61 Green Bay (from SF) Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
The Packers have needed to get a real RB in the fold for a while now, and Lacy translates really well from a pro-style system.  This reads like a good team willingly accepting some risk on his medical situation.   I wish the Broncos had taken him, if they were set on a RB.
62 Seattle (from BAL) Christine Michael RB Texas A&M
I love that Kacyvenski pronounced Christine like my ex-wife does.  He's talented, but he has a reputation as a knucklehead.  Seattle has a reputation for managing knuckleheads well, so we'll see what happens.

Cleveland would have picked 39th, but they forfeited the pick to take WR Josh Gordon in last year's supplemental draft. New Orleans would have picked 45th or 46th, but lost the pick as part of their punishment for the bounty scandal.

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