Live 2014 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 Houston Xavier Su'a-Filo G UCLA
This makes enormous sense for Houston and suggests they may make the rumored deal for Ryan Mallett. They are set up for zone blocking, and they need to get stouter inside as they switch.
34 Dallas (via WAS) Demarcus Lawrence DE Boise State
I'm not all that high on Lawrence as a pass rusher, but the Cowboys do need somebody off the edge. Still, Demarcus Ware > Demarcus Lawrence, and it's not even close.
35 Cleveland Joel Bitonio T Nevada
He's a versatile player who will be helped by not having to play LT. I think he'll end up starting from Day 1 at guard for Cleveland.
36 Oakland Derek Carr QB Fresno State
I think Carr is going to be a good NFL starter, and that people who tie him to his brother too much are making a mistake. Two good picks for the Raiders. #apocalypsenow
37 Atlanta Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota
This is a big, powerful interior lineman, and Atlanta needs one. I really like the value and the commitment to getting better up front through two rounds.
38 Tampa Bay Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
I prefer Jace Amaro, but I like the idea of improving the passing game through the TE position.
39 Jacksonville Marqise Lee WR USC
Lee is a Reggie Wayne kind of player, and he'll provide a lot of help to Blake Bortles. If Justin Blackmon cleans up his act, the Jags will have some building blocks in their passing game.
40 Detroit (via SEA via MIN) Kyle Van Noy LB Brigham Young
Outstanding pick for Detroit. Van Noy has major pass rush ability, and he can do traditional LB stuff too. I think he can play inside on base downs.
41 St. Louis (via BUF) Lamarcus Joyner CB Florida State
I view Joyner as a bit of a tweeter between corner and safety, but maybe that's what the Rams need. He could cover a slot and probably handle deep zone too.
42 Philadelphia (via TEN) Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
This is another potential Pro Bowler. He's like a faster Eric Decker, as I've said.
43 Giants Weston Richburg C Colorado State
I think this is quite rich for Richburg. He's the third best center to me, after Marcus Martin and Russell Bodine.
44 Buffalo (via STL) Cyrus Kouandjio T Alabama
Great value here for the Bills. Kouandjio has top 15 talent and can help right now at RT if he's healthy.
45 Seattle (via DET) Paul Richardson WR Colorado
Richardson is a speedster who can make the spectacular catch. He's still a little bit raw, but I like him as a developmental prospect.
46 Pittsburgh Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
The Steelers have missed on a lot of big DEs, but I think Tuitt has a good chance to hit. He has a great size/speed ratio.
47 Washington (via DAL) Trent Murphy LB Stanford
Murphy is a try-hard guy who has some similarities to Ryan Kerrigan, but with less athleticism. I doubt Murphy's ability to be a double digit sack guy in the NFL.
48 Baltimore Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State
A nose tackle who won't hit the QB much, Jernigan is going in the right area, after having been projected as a first-rounder. Scheme fit is weird, though; he's more of a shaded 1-technique than a 0-tech nose in a 3-4.
49 Jets Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
This is a terrific pick for the Jets. Amaro has pro-ready receiving skills now.
50 San Diego (via MIA) Jeremiah Attaochu LB Georgia Tech
I think Attaochu has good potential as a pass rusher. He's not terribly experienced as a player, so coaching will be key.
51 Chicago Ego Ferguson DT LSU
A solid inside run defender. I think that he fits as a good shaded 1-technique NT for the Bears.
52 Arizona Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame
This is probably the best blocking TE in the class, and he has pretty good catching skills too. Appropriate value here.
53 Green Bay Davante Adams WR Fresno State
Adams is a big, sturdy, pro style X receiver. He's smart and strong, and he'll fit in nicely at Green Bay
54 Tennessee (via PHI) Bishop Sankey RB Washington
Sankey isn't as good as Carlos Hyde, to me, but he helps fill a need for Tennessee. I question his ability to pass protect.
55 Cincinnati Jeremy Hill RB LSU
Hill is a good complement to Giovanni Bernard, but again, I would have taken Hyde. I'm speculating, but I wonder if there's something on Hyde like a medical issue.
56 Denver (via SF via KC) Cody Latimer WR Indiana
Latimer is a developmental guy, after having been a basketball player. But he can run, jump, and catch. I don't view him as an early contributor in 2014, but he's a good project for Tyke Tolbert. You have to like only one drop. I'm confident that he can learn to run routes.
57 San Francisco (via MIA via SD) Carlos Hyde RB Auburn
Hyde is an interesting choice. It may suggest that they're not confident in Marcus Lattimore's recovery. As I said, I think Hyde is the best RB in the class.
58 New Orleans Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
Jean-Baptiste is a tall guy with ball skills, but I'm not in love with him as a player. For his size, he's just not physical enough.
59 Indianapolis Jack Mewhort T Ohio State
Mewhort has some positional versatility, and I think he'll probably be a guard for Indianapolis. They need to get better up front.
60 Carolina Kony Ealy DE Missouri
Ealy is a great value here, and he'll be that third pass rusher for Carolina. I would have taken Morgan Moses, but it's hard to hate the Ealy pick.
61 Jacksonville (via SF) Allen Robinson WR Penn State
Well, the Jags are obviously focused on staffing up their passing game. Robinson has pro skills now, and he's a power receiver.
62 New England Jimmy Garoppolo QB Eastern Illinois
Awesome trolling by Willie McGinest there. This becomes New England's Osweiler, and it signals that Ryan Mallett may soon be a Texan.
63 Miami (via SF via DEN) Jarvis Landry  WR LSU
Landry doesn't run all that well, but he's tough and physical, and can catch in traffic. He's an Anquan Boldin in type. Nice pick.
64 Seattle Justin Britt T Missouri
The fall of Morgan Moses continues while lesser players go. Britt can be a solid RT.

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