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2014 NFL Draft Blog: Day 2
By Matt Horkman

Welcome to Day 2 of Row12’s NFL Draft coverage. Join me throughout the night as I provide instant reaction to every selection.

Best Players Available
1. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
2. Lamarcus Joyner, S, Florida State
3. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
4. Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
5. Marqise Lee, WR, USC
6. Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
7. Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
8. Ra'Shede Hageman, DE, Minnesota
9. Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
10. David Yankey, OG, Stanford

Run on Wide Receivers

Expect a run on receivers in round two, with Marqise Lee, Jordan Matthews, Davante Adams, Cody Latimer, and Allen Robinson all potentially coming off the board in the round.

Cleveland, Oakland, Jacksonville, and Seattle are ideal destinations for a wide receiver in the top 10 of the second round. Don’t discount someone moving up for a receiver, either. In fact, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a lot of activity at the top of round two.

Derek Carr

The top rated quarterback left on the board is Fresno State’s Derek Carr. The Texans hold the top pick in round two and desperately need a signal caller. However, they drafted David Carr with the No. 1 overall pick in 2002. The elder Carr is the biggest bust in franchise history, so there’s a belief the team may stay away from the younger Carr. That would be a grave mistake. They are two different players stepping into two different situations. Unless they feel confident in landing Ryan Mallett in a trade, drafting Carr is a no brainier for the Texans.

If they pass on the Fresno State prospect, I suspect Oakland to pounce on him at No. 35. 

One thing I am attempting to do in this blog is not trash every selection that I disagree with. My goal is to give you insight into the player and why a team went in the direction they did.

Josh Gordon Facing Suspension

Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon is facing a one-year suspension from the NFL for testing positive for marijuana. Gordon knew he was going to be tested, as he was suspended two games last season for violating the substance abuse policy, so he made a mistake.

Nonetheless, it’s sad that in the year 2014 marijuana can cost you a season. The NFL needs to come to the reality that marijuana legalization is a realistic possibility moving forward. The league needs to adapt to the changing laws of our country. Marijuana is legal in two states right now (Colorado and Washington) and more states are heading in the direction of legalization, including California, which is the most populated state in the country, and home to three NFL teams. A fourth could soon be on its way, as the league wants a team in Los Angeles. It’s time to get practical about this issue. Gordon should have his suspension reduced.

Stevie Johnson to San Francisco

The 49ers acquired receiver Stevie Johnson from Buffalo for a mid-round pick in 2015. The 49ers did not take a receiver in round one, which I found somewhat surprising. They did not have success in 2012 with A.J. Jenkins in round one, but they did have success last off-season by trading for veteran Anquan Boldin. I wonder how much of that played a role in them passing on drafting a receiver in favor of acquiring a veteran talent. Regardless, it’s a shrewd  move for a team that is loaded with talent.

33. Houston Texans select UCLA OG Xavier Su’a-Filo
Reaction: Versatility sets Su’a-Filo apart from most offensive lineman. He can play every position on the offensive line, though playing left tackle in the pros seems unlikely. His athleticism, no doubt, drew him to the Texans. He moves like a tight end, making him an excellent fit for Houston’s zone blocking. In Houston, I could see him on the edge at right tackle or inside at guard.

Dallas moves up in round two. My guess is Kony Ealy or Timmy Jernigan.

34. Dallas Cowboys select Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence
Reaction: This is a good scheme fit for Dallas. The Tampa 2 defense calls for quick, undersized defensive ends. Lawrence is just 255 pounds, but he’s quick off the ball. I worry about his run defense, but he’ll compete for playing time immediately.

35. Cleveland Browns select Nevada OT Joel Bitonio
Reaction: The Browns aren’t high on Mitchell Schwartz at right tackle, so they can kick him inside, and put Bitonio at right tackle. He’s assignment sound, strong and reliable.

36. Oakland Raiders select Fresno State QB Derek Carr
Reaction: The brother of former No. 1 overall pick (and NFL bust) David Carr, the younger Carr has a release so quick, that it’s reminiscent to legendary quarterback Dan Marino. I’m not saying he’s the next Marino, however, but he has the accuracy, arm strength, and mechanics to develop into a high-level starting NFL quarterback. I suspect he’ll be in the starting lineup by October.

37. Atlanta Falcons select Minnesota DE Ra’Shede Hageman
Reaction: The Falcons insist they aren’t switching to a 3-4, but their off-season suggests otherwise. Hageman reminds me of a poor man’s Richard Seymour. He can play the five technique, while Tyson Jackson plays on the other side. Plug Paul Soliai at nose tackle and the Falcons have the makings of a strong three-man front.

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Reaction: Seferian-Jenkins is the total package. He demonstrates the athleticism and fluidity of today’s breed of tight end, yet his size, toughness, and red zone ability gives him an old school feel. His skill set mirrors New England’s Rob Gronkowski. He is that good. The trio of him, Mike Evans, and Vincent Jackson gives Tampa Bay three receiving targets standing at least 6-foot-5.
Marqise Lee
39. Jacksonville Jaguars select USC WR Marqise Lee
Reaction: The 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner, Lee is versatile enough to lineup outside or in the slot. He is a great athlete with a 38-inch vertical leap. He is a polished route runner and dangerous after the catch. He could be Blake Bortles' No. 1 receiver on day one.

40. Detroit Lions select BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy
Reaction: Detroit can play Van Noy in a variety of ways, but he’ll mostly lineup as a SAM linebacker in their 4-3 defense. Van Noy is one of the most productive defensive players in BYU history. He’s a good tackler and displays excellent pursuit. His 2013 production failed to live up to the standard he set after a monster 2012 campaign, but his tape was still very good.

41. St. Louis Rams select Florida State S Lamarcus Joyner
Reaction: Perhaps no other prospect in this class plays with a chip on his shoulder as much as Joyner does. He’s just 5-foot-8, which is why he fell to day two. If he were 5-foot-11, he’d have been the first safety off the board. All he does is make plays. He intercepts passes, forces fumbles, and you can bet Greg Williams will send him after the quarterback. He can also lay the wood and cover the slot.

42. Philadelphia Eagles select Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews
Reaction: No other receiver in SEC history caught as many passes (223) as Matthews did. His route running is superb. In fact, he’ll run himself open, leaving defensive backs looking clueless. In addition, he consistently gets a clean release off the line of scrimmage. He also uses his hands (not his body) to catch the ball. Chip Kelly likes size and Matthews stands 6-foot-3.

43. N.Y. Giants select Colorado State C Weston Richburg
Reaction: Upgrading the talent around Eli Manning is exactly what the Giants needed to do. They grabbed Beckham Jr. in round one and now Richburg in round two. Richburg is a good run blocker and should push for a starting job early.

44. Buffalo Bills select Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio
Reaction: The Bills want to run the ball and Kouandjio is a mauling run blocker. However, at the combine, Kouandjio failed several physicals because of failed knee surgery. The renowned Dr. James Andrews, who didn’t perform the surgery, recently cleared him. I don’t expect the Bills to rush him into playing.

45. Seattle Seahawks select Colorado WR Paul Richardson
Reaction: At 6-foot-1 and 171 pounds, Richardson missed the entire 2012 season with a knee injury. He could probably stand to bulk up a bit, as he struggles against press coverage. He must also improve as a blocker. Still, he was productive on a horrible offense and has intriguing straight-line speed.

46. Pittsburgh Steelers select Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt
Reaction: A two-year starter for the Fighting Irish, Tuitt struggled with injuries early in 2013. His best tape came from 2012, though he did finish last season strong. He lacks the consistency to be a star, but has outstanding measurables. He could be a three-down player for the Steelers. He can play DE in their base package and kick inside in their nickel package.

47. Washington selects Stanford OLB Trent Murphy
Reaction: The concern with Murphy is that he’s maxed out. In other words, he won’t get much better than he already is. Nevertheless, Murphy is an intense pass rusher who hunts down quarterbacks. He led the nation with 15 sacks last season.

48. Baltimore Ravens select Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan
Reaction: Jernigan in a 3-4 defense is intriguing because his size suggests he’s a defensive end, but he’s strong enough to holdup at nose tackle. Think Jay Ratliff with the Cowboys during the late 2000s.

49. N.Y. Jets select Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro
Reaction: Amaro was the most productive tight end in college football last season. He moves the sticks well, and can lineup in a number of positions. The Jets need playmakers and they’ve added Amaro, Eric Decker, and Chris Johnson to their offense this off-season.

50. San Diego Chargers select Georgia Tech OLB Jeremiah Attaochu
Reaction: A college defensive end who’ll standup and play outside linebacker in the pros, Attaochu displays excellent acceleration around the edge. He has good athleticism, size, and production. He earned third-team AP All-American honors.

51. Chicago Bears select LSU DT Ego Ferguson
Reaction: A raw but talented big man, Ferguson is a high-effort player with upside. For his size (6-foot-3, 315 pounds), he displays good movement skills. He gets penetration in the running game and has a pass rush to him. His long-term outlook is good.

52. Arizona Cardinals select Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas
Reaction: Niklas’ receiving skills are still raw, but he can contribute as a blocker immediately. Once his receiving skills develop, he’ll unseat Rob Housler

53. Green Bay Packers select Fresno State WR Davante Adams
Reaction: Losing James Jones to free agency created a void at wide receiver for Green Bay, especially since Jarrett Boykin, Randall Cobb, and Jordy Nelson are all in contract years. Adams stands 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, and led FBS with 131 receptions. He’s a natural pass catcher and a very good route runner. He’s an excellent fit in Green Bay’s wide open offense.

54. Tennessee Titans select Washington RB Bishop Sankey
Reaction: Sankey reminds me of Mark Ingram. His ceiling is probably a poor man’s Emmitt Smith. He’s an every-down back and shows excellent patience waiting for a hole to develop. He turns on a second gear when running downfield and seldom goes down on the first contact. His skills as a receiver out of the backfield are still developing.

55. Cincinnati Bengals select LSU RB Jeremy Hill
Reaction: There are some off-field concerns with Hill, but he’s a punishing runner that gets north and south. His acceleration is great as he hits the hole. He breaks tackles and finishes runs. He compares favorably to former Atlanta running back Michael Turner.

56. Denver Broncos select Indiana WR Cody Latimer
Reaction: Latimer is a possession receiver that’ll move the sticks for Peyton Manning. He uses his body (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) to out position receivers. Because of his strength, he’ll match up well on the outside with opposing defensive backs inside the red zone.

57. San Francisco 49ers select Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde
Reaction: An Aaron Rodgers interception is rarer than Hyde losing yards. He runs hard between the tackles and demonstrates enough quickest to bounce it outside. He doesn’t offer much as a receiver out of the backfield, but he’s a good fit in San Francisco’s offense. Frank Gore turns 31 next week, so the 49ers needed to think about landing his heir apparent. Hyde will compete with Marcus Lattimore down the road.

58. New Orleans Saints select Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptise
Reaction: At 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds, Jean-Baptise is an ideal prospect for any team looking to copy Seattle’s philosophy of big, long cornerbacks. Maybe the Saints are heading in that direction. Jean-Baptise displays good ball skills and instincts. He needs to get more physical, especially against the run.

59. Indianapolis Colts select Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort
Reaction: Versatility elevated Mewhort into round two. He can play all five of the positions on the offensive line. He battled against Buffalo defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack. He has terrific size (6-foot-6, 309 pounds) and is a physical run blocker.

60. Carolina Panthers select Missouri DE Kony Ealy
Reaction: Ealy explodes off the snap. He displays good pursuit, hunting down whoever possesses the ball. He has a good pass-rushing repertoire, as he’s capable of making a move to the inside or accelerating around the edge. He also disrupts the running game, crashing down and making the stop. He’ll develop behind Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson.

61. Jacksonville Jaguars select Penn State WR Allen Robinson
Reaction: If this isn’t a message to Justin Blackmon, then I don’t know what is. Robinson is the second receiver chosen by Jacksonville in this round. He's coming off back-to-back productive seasons under Bill O’Brien at Penn State. He fell to day two because of the depth of this class, but had he gone back for his senior season, he would’ve been in first-round conversation next year.

62. New England Patriots select Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Reaction: I wonder if this means a Ryan Mallett trade is around the corner. Regardless, Garoppolo exhibits outstanding pocket awareness and makes quick decisions with the football. He’s incredibly difficult to sack, as a result. He’ll need to adjust to playing under center more and his arm strength is only above average, but he has the throwing mechanics, decision-making, and awareness of a future starter. Tom Brady will be 40 when Garoppolo enters the final year of his rookie contract.

63. Miami Dolphins select LSU WR Jarvis Landry
Reaction: Landry has exceptional hands, routinely making difficult catches look easy. He’s also excellent after the catch, commonly making defenders look silly in space. He doesn‘t have great straight-line speed, but his route running compensates for it. In conclusion, Landry is one of the most polished receivers of his class and stands out on tape more than teammate -- and first-round pick -- Odell Beckham did. His measurables aren’t great, though, but it’s a testament to his tape that he still went in round two. In Joe Philbin’s offense, he could develop into one of the game’s premiere slot receivers.

64. Seattle Seahawks select Missouri OT Justin Britt
Reaction: Losing Breno Giacomini in free agency created a void at right tackle in Seattle. Britt immediately becomes the frontrunner to replace him.

Round 3

65. Houston Texans select Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz
Reaction: A throwback tight end, Fiedorowicz will move the sticks in the short to intermediate passing game. He lacks the athleticism to make plays downfield, but blocks and catches the ball well. He’ll improve Houston’s red zone offense, while Garrett Graham operates between the 20s.

66. Washington selects Virginia OT Morgan Moses
Reaction: Moses is a good pass and run blocker, using his long arms to take defenders out of the play. He could conceivably play left tackle, but his sloppy footwork makes him suited for the right side, where he could start on day one for Washington.

Best Players Available
1. Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
2. David Yankey, OG, Stanford
3. Shayne Skov, ILB Stanford
4. Terrance Brooks, S, Florida State
5. Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina
6. Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
7. Christian Jones, OLB, Florida State
8. Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State
9. Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
10. Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor

67. Miami Dolphins select North Dakota State OT Billy Turner
Reaction: The Dolphins needed to draft two starting offensive lineman. I actually think Turner could kick outside to tackle, but in Miami, he’ll likely slide in at guard.

68. Atlanta Falcons select Wisconsin S Dezmen Southward
Reaction: The Falcons needed to add speed to their secondary and Southward has great speed. He’s an intimidating hitter, who plays with reckless abandonment on the backend.

69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select West Virginia RB Charles Sims
Reaction: Despite being 6-foot and 205 pounds, Smith often times goes down on first contact. As a receiver, he displays good hands out of the backfield. He caught 45 passes in 2013. His pass blocking remains a work in progress. If he’s able to get it down, he could contribute off the bench on third downs. 

70. San Francisco 49ers select USC C Marcus Martin
Reaction: As a run blocker, Martin displays good athleticism getting to the second level. He’s also a very good pass blocker. His lack of physicality is somewhat worrisome, but the 49ers offensive line will toughen him up.

71. Cleveland Browns select Iowa OLB Christian Kirksey
Reaction: Kirksey can cover the flats, but he lacks the straight-line speed to turn and run with tight ends. He exhibits good tackling fundamentals, though, and brings immense experience to the position.

72. Minnesota Vikings select Oregon State DE Scott Crichton
Reaction: A productive three-year starter, Crichton has all the physical tools to develop into a starting NFL defensive end. He explodes off the ball and is able to disrupt both the run and pass. He struggles to get off blocks right now, but it’s something he can overcome, as he develops behind Everson Griffen and Brian Robinson.

73. Buffalo Bills select Louisville ILB Preston Brown
Reaction: At 6-foot-1 and 251 pounds, Brown is a thumper. He’s an excellent run defender, but clunky in space. Given his size, he ran a respectable 40 (4.86) at the combine. He can also be used in blitzes.

74. N.Y. Giants select Syracuse DT Jay Bromley
Reaction: Bromley is a run-stopping defensive tackle prospect. He does a good job of getting penetration against the run. He also finishes off plays. His production is inconsistent, but he has the size and toughness to play in a rotation.

75. St. Louis Rams select Auburn RB Tre Mason
Reaction: It’s probable that Mason won’t achieve as much success in the pros as he did in college. Still, Mason has the balance and toughness to start in the NFL. He displays the elusiveness to bounce outside and the strength to shed off tacklers. He also does a good job of running north and south. He’ll push Zac Stacy.

76. Detroit Lions select Arkansas C Travis Swanson
Reaction: A two-time All-SEC selection, Swanson is a battled-tested center prospect. He started 50 games for Arkansas, facing high-level competition in the SEC. He’s not a very good athlete and needs to get stronger to holdup inside. He’s a project. He won’t crack the starting lineup until he gets stronger. 

77. San Francisco 49ers select Wisconsin ILB Chris Borland
Reaction: Borland is undersized, but incredibly instinctive. He’s a tackling machine, recognizing plays well and taking great angles in pursuit. He isn’t great in space and struggles if isolated one-on-one in the flats. Borland lacks the athleticism and size to develop into the elite pro player that he was in college, but he may play early for the 49ers, as Navorro Bowman recovers from a nasty knee injury sustained in the NFC championship.

78. Washington selects Nebraska OG Spencer Long
Reaction: Long started 33 career games at Nebraska and will compete inside for Washington. He’s a good fit for Washington’s read-option attack.

79. Baltimore Ravens select Florida State S Terrence Brooks
Reaction: Aggressive and athletic, Brooks brings a lot of upside to the table. He does a nice job in run support and his instincts are very good. He compliments Matt Elam well at safety. In fact, they’re similar players, though Elam is a superior athlete. Both are versatile enough to cover the slot.

80. N.Y. Jets select Maryland CB Dex McDougle
Reaction: After failing to make an impact in free agency at cornerback, the Jets land one on day two of the draft. McDougle’s 2012 tape was better than his 2013 tape, but an injury cut his season short. He has excellent speed.

81. Oakland Raiders select Mississippi State OG Gabe Jackson
Reaction: Jackson started 52 consecutive games at Mississippi State. He’s a mauler, who uses his power to overwhelm opponents. He compares to 2013 second-round pick Larry Warford, who was a 16-game starter for the Detroit Lions as a rookie. He has a chance make a similar impact for the Raiders this season.

82. Chicago Bears select Arizona State DT Will Sutton
Reaction: A strong 2012 season had many projecting Sutton as a first-round pick. His explosiveness is what made him so special in 2012, but it substantially regressed in 2013 after he gained weight. He disappears throughout spurts, but if he ever gets his explosiveness back, he could develop into a disruptive pass rusher.

83. Houston Texans select Notre Dame DT Louis Nix
Reaction: Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 330-plus pounds, Nix has the prototype size of a 3-4 nose guard. He displays excellent movement skills for his size and can dominate throughout certain spurts. However, he’s on the ground too much for somebody of his size. His tape against Michigan (especially the first half) is disconcerting, as he went up against an inexperience interior line, and didn’t play well. Still, he’ll be a good two-down run stopper at the center of Houston’s defense.

84. Arizona Cardinals select North Carolina DE Kareem Martin
Reaction: Martin was a three-year starter at North Carolina, showing production as a pass rusher. He’s also a competent run defender. He has the frame to bulk up and play defensive end in Arizona’s defense.

85. Green Bay Packers select Khyri Thornton
Reaction: Thornton is comparable to current Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels. He’ll probably compete for playing time in sub packages. He brings intensity to Green Bay’s defensive line.

86. Philadelphia Eagles select Oregon WR Josh Huff
Reaction: Quicker than he is fast, Huff could contribute early in the return game. He was arguably Oregon’s biggest playmaker his senior year, averaging over 18 yards per catch. Good hands, quickness, and toughness make him a good developmental player.

87. Kansas City Chiefs select Rice CB Phillip Gaines
Reaction: Gaines’ combination of athleticism and size is very good. He does a good job of extending his long arms, harassing receivers downfield. He’s going to be hard to keep off the field.

88. Cincinnati Bengals select West Virginia DE Will Clarke
Reaction: Clarke is strong enough to hold the point of attack and is a moderate athlete. He won’t wow you with his performance, but he could develop into a reserve or even emerge as a low-end starter.

89. San Diego Chargers select Notre Dame OG Chris Watt
Reaction: Watt is undersized and probably benefited from playing next to Zack Martin. However, he’s tough and assignment sound. He’ll add depth to San Diego’s offensive line.

90. Indianapolis Colts select Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief
Reaction: With excellent combination of size and speed, Moncrief is an intriguing developmental prospect. He ran a 4.40 in the 40, while checking in at 6-foot-2 and 221 pounds. Playing in the SEC gives him experience going against some of college football’s best defensive backs. He’s still very raw, however. He can play somewhat nonchalant at times and his route running needs work. His ceiling is high. I expect Reggie Wayne to push him.

91. Arizona Cardinals select Pittsburgh State WR John Brown
Reaction: Brown is a small-school player, so I don’t have a ton of notes on him, but he can project as a slot receiver in Arizona's offense. Plus, they need somebody to develop behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.

92. Carolina Panthers select LSU OG Trai Turner
Reaction: Turner has good size and played well against SEC competition. I wonder whether he could compete at right tackle for the Panthers. At the very least, Carolina is getting a developmental guard who is a very good run blocker.

93. Jacksonville Jaguars select Miami (FL) OG Brandon Linder
Reaction: A 2013 second-team All-ACC selection, Linder started 42 games in college for Miami (FL). He’s a better run blocker than pass blocker. He’ll compete for playing time inside.

94. Cleveland Browns select Towson RB Terrance West
Reaction: West ran the 40 in 4.54 seconds, a good time considering he did it at 225 pounds. There’s wear and tear on his tires (413 carries in 2013), but he also proved to be one of the more reliable players in FCS. He was named the first ever Jerry Rice Award winner, which is given to the top freshman in FCS. He’s going to push for playing time early.

95. Denver Broncos select Michigan OT Michael Schofield
Reaction: Schofield has terrific hand placement and the movement skills to reach the next level. He plays with leverage, but struggles with quickness. He has experience at both guard and tackle. I think the Broncos will kick him inside.

96. Minnesota Vikings select Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon
Reaction: McKinnon will make most of his impact on special teams. The Vikings may give him first crack at returning kicks and punts, as Cordarrelle Patterson’s role in the offense expands.

97. Pittsburgh Steelers select Kent State RB Dri Archer
Reaction: Archer arrived on the scene after running a 4.26 in the 40 at the NFL combine. At just 173 pounds, he lacks the size to contribute between the tackles. Many compare him to Darren Sproles, but Sproles is 17 pounds heavier. He had a better 2012 than he did 2013. Overall, he’s a limited player in any offense, likely playing in only certain sets that’ll take advantage of his speed. His biggest contribution will come in the return game.

98. Green Bay Packers select California TE Richard Rodgers
Reaction: A developmental tight end, Rodgers does a nice job of using his body to gain position on opposing defenders. He’s not Jermichel Finley, as his athleticism is limited, so he won’t make a ton of plays between the 20s. His biggest impact will come in the red zone. In addition, he could become a pretty good blocker.

99. Baltimore Ravens select Colorado State TE Crockett Gillmore
Reaction: The Ravens were looking to get younger at tight end, as Dennis Pita turns 29 next month. Gillmore is a red zone target, who’ll lineup inline. His impact between the 20s will be limited.

100. San Francisco 49ers select Clemson OG Brandon Thomas
Reaction: If not for an injury Thomas sustained in working out for the Saints, he may have gone on day one. With good size and strength, Thomas fits into a power scheme at the next level. He’s a three-year starter at left tackle, earning first-team ACC honors the last two seasons. Despite his collegiate success at tackle, he lacks the quickness to play the position in the pros. Look for him to kick inside to guard, where he could develop into a starter.

Thanks for reading Row12’s coverage of Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft. We’ll be back tomorrow with coverage of Day 3.

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