2014 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by Tyler Lurkins
21. Green Bay-Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame-Nix would be the top player on most big boards at this point. Though Raji was resigned, he’s been very ineffective. Nix is a little more explosive and very familiar with the scheme.
22. Philadelphia-Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana-Philly needs an explosive receiver, and Latimer is boosting up the boards. The rare combination of size and speed will have Latimer sitting on the cusp of round 1. This offense will find a way to utilize his talents.
23. Kansas City-Xavier Su’A-Filo, G, UCLA-With very few picks, Reid will continue the trend of selecting O lineman. KC is weak at G and Su’A-Filo will be a plug and play prospect.
24. Cincinnati-Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A and M-Cincy is a great team, with few holes or upgrades. With Dalton drawing criticism from the fan base, Cincy shouldn’t pass on a chance to upgrade the QB position.
25. San Diego-Kyle Fuller, CB, Va Tech-San Diego’s first priority should be to shore up the secondary. Fuller is coming out of the woodworks as an excellent cover corner.
26. Cleveland(via Indianapolis)-Derrick Carr, QB, Fresno St.-The Shanahan offense is very QB friendly. They run the ball effectively in a zone scheme, which forces the opposing safeties to cheat to the box. Then a QB needs to make an accurate through to a usually wide open receiver. They’ll shoot for Carr, but if they right player is on the board, they may look to a Savage, McCarron, or Bridgewater later.
27.New Orleans-Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio St.-Roby is a player with a nasty streak. He plays forceful with speed and an attitude. He is a perfect fit for a Rob Ryan defense in a division with top QB’s..
28. Carolina-Cyrus Kouandjio, T, Alabama-Kouandjio may not see the first round after poor post season medical billings and performances. The Panthers have not been aggressive in free agency and will look to reach for Kouandjio or Morgan Moses. The other only option is trading up. If they don’t seek line depth for Newton, Carolina will take a huge step backwards.
29. New England-Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida St.-If this mock draft is anywhere close to being accurate, New England will trade back. They’ll look for a TE, O line help, or a NT. If forced to stay, they need a talented under tackle to play alongside Wilfork.
30. San Francisco-Jason Verrett, CB, TCU-The offseason has brought several changes to the San Fran secondary. Verrett is a scrappy ballhawk who should start day 1.
31. Denver-Joel Bitonio, G/T, Utah-If Mosley is off the board, this pick is almost certain to be a WR or O lineman. If Franklin slides to LG, Moses or James will be the pick. Bitonio will be a talented LG, and a backup LT, which could keep Franklin at RT.
32. Seattle-Morgan Moses, T, Virginia-This pick will be rough for Seattle. Moses is a super talent. He can start immediately at RT, and develop into a replacement for Okung down the road.