Mocking Round 2May 9th, 2014
How about another mock draft, just in case you didn’t get your fill.
This one, however, is a second-round mock, and the Bucs are on the clock in roughly three hours. NFL Network draft guru Bucky Brooks weighs in and seems to be thinking like Joe.
33. Houston Texans: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, RB
If the Texans make the move for Ryan Mallet, the team can set its sights on adding a running mate for Arian Foster.
34. Washington Redskins: Morgan Moses, Virginia, OT
Jay Gruden must get RG3 back on track. Beefing up the offensive line is a good start.
35. Cleveland Browns: Marqise Lee, USC, WR
After bypassing Sammy Watkins on Day 1, GM Ray Farmer grabs one of the most electrifying playmakers in college football near the top of the second round.
36. Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr, Fresno State, QB
Dennis Allen is reportedly smitten by Carr’s arm talent and moxie. Could be a terrific get at this point of the draft.
37. Atlanta Falcons: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, TE
The Falcons need a pass rusher, but adding a dynamic tight end is also a priority after Tony Gonzalez’s retirement.
38: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA, OG
Su’a Filo’s physicality and toughness makes him a perfect fit in the Buccaneers’ revamped offense.
Barring an emotional breakup of Lovie Smith and Mike Glennon, Joe suspects the Bucs will go O-line in the second round. Earlier, Joe wrote about tough guy tackle/guard Joel Bitonio of Nevada.
Su’a-Filo (6-4, 308) is an attractive choice, too. His preferred position is left guard. Interestingly, he took a couple years off after his freshman year to go on a church mission. That probably scores a couple of points with Lovie Smith.
Su’a-Filo also is very high on Shaun King’s list of preferred Bucs in the second round, per King’s comments today on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.