The Detroit Lions addressed their needs at OT in round 1 with Luke Joeckel and their need for a pass rushing DE in round 2 with Datone Jones. Now their biggest need is at corner, where they have lacking for years.
The Detroit Lions are proud to select:
Mississippi State CB Darius Slay
The Oakland Raiders selected DT Star Lotulelei with the third overall pick and then had no other picks until now due to the poorly conceived Carson Palmer trade. With only Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on the roster, the Raiders could certainly use another QB. If Glennon were still available then he would have been the pick. But with the Tylers as the best available QBs at this point, the Raiders are going to pass for now and maybe get Bridgewater next year (although if Al Davis were still alive he would probably fall in love with Bray's arm.
It is interesting that the Raiders made over pretty much there entire starting defense (only Lamar Houston and Tyvon Branch remain as starters from last year) while on offense the only new starter is at QB (Flynn). The replacements on defense were mostly signed to short-term inexpensive deals as stop gaps (due to their cap issues) until improvements can be added. Therefore, additions will be made to the defense. Houston is a solid pass rusher up the middle and Lotulelei should provide a substantial push up the middle, but they could use a second pass rushing DE to pressure Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, and, for the time being, Alex Smith.
The Oakland Raiders are proud to select:
LSU DE Sam Montgomery
The Eagles drafted pass rusher Dion Jordan in round one and QB E.J. Manuel in round two. They were looking for a tackle prospect here but with Pugh, Long, Watson, and Armstead coming off the board in round two, they don't want to reach for a need when they have other needs they could fill instead. With Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie elsewhere, they could use an influx of talent at corner (Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher is a start but not enough).
The Philadelphia Eagles are proud to select:
Connecticut CB Dwayne Gratz
The Browns are on the clock and in the first round they got their CB in Dee Milliner, but now its time to look towards the offensive side of the ball.....
[COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=4]The Browns select:
Stedman Bailey WR from West Virginia.
[SIZE=2]Even though Tavon Austin has gotten all of the media attention in this year's draft, we feel that Stedman was the most productive of the WR's at West Virginia....
Stedman Bailey, at 5'11" 193 lbs is a little bigger than Tavon and had 114 rec. for 1622 yards with a staggering 25 TDs in 2012 for the Mountaineers.....
Welcome to the big show, Stedman....
Hmmmmmm. This is a toughie for Brucie and I. There's a couple directions we'd like to go. But for the long haul, we feel strongly we have a sound D and the O needs a shot in the arm.
We understand this is a risky pick, but we're gamblers. You can't win big if you don't bet big. And what better group to learn from than our very own position of injury prone players. This young man will fit right in. If we can get this man with our trainers and on the right track, we hope to be looking back at this as one of the steals of the draft.
The Arizona Cardinals select Marcus Lattimore - South Carolina.
The Titans addressed their OL in round one with OG Chance Warmack and addressed their secondary in round two with CB Jamar Taylor. Now they could use an offensive weapon. They lost starting TE Jared Cook in free agency, and replaced him with Delanie Walker, who was the #2 TE in San Francisco behind Vernon Davis. They could use another legit option at TE, and McDonald has been flying up draft boards of late, surpassing the likes of Escobar and Kelce behind Eifert and Ertz.
The Tennessee Titans are proud to select:
Rice TE Vance McDonald
The Chargers did not have a second round pick because they traded it to Buffalo in order to move up to get OT Lane Johnson, but they did receive an extra 3rd and 4th round pick as a part of that deal, giving them 2 out of the next 6 picks in the draft. The OL in San Diego was so bad that it is worth double-dipping here, adding the best available guard to the tackle already drafted in the top 10.
The San Diego Chargers are proud to select:
Kentucky OG Larry Warford
Coolie Man sent me a PM stating that he wanted to draft CB Jamar Taylor from Boise State for the Jets in the 3rd round.
However, Taylor was already drafted by the Titans in round two.
Since he made the effort to send the PM, I don't want to leapfrog him, so I'll just pick the next best available CB from NFLDraftScout's rankings, which means that the Jets get...
HONEY BADGER DOESN'T CARE!!!
Rex Ryan and Tyrann Mathieu seem like a match made...well not in heaven necessarily...but a solid match made somewhere.
That's cool. That would of been it.
Tampa Bay took CB Xavier Rhodes in round 1 (and since that point, that pick was traded to the Jets for Darrelle Revis, so in either case, the 13th overall pick was used to obtain a CB in one form or fashion) and then took DE Alex Okafor in round 2. Their secondary was so bad that they could use yet another corner (they signed CB Eric Wright last year, but he was suspended and generally sucks, so they cut his pay significantly to keep him around another year, but I highly doubt that he's the long-term solution across from Revis, so the Bucs are going to go the corner route yet again.
The Tampa Bay Buccanneers are proud to select:
Southeast Louisiana CB Robert Alford