- Mike Reiss, ESPN New England Patriots reporter
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After Thursday's first round, a second-round mock draft projection:
33. Jaguars – QB Ryan Nassib (Syracuse)
A nice 1-2 punch for first-year GM Dave Caldwell – landing a bookend tackle in the first round and then a quarterback to build around at the top of the second.
First-round pick: OT Luke Joeckel
34. 49ers – TE Zach Ertz (Stanford)
After losing Delanie Walker in free agency, the 49ers pick up one of the Jim Harbaugh’s former recruits to pair with Vernon Davis. This pick is from the Alex Smith trade.
First-round pick: S Eric Reid
36. Lions -- CB Jamar Taylor (Boise State)
A potential Day 1 starter opposite Chris Houston at a position the Lions haven’t selected in the first round since 1998.
First-round pick: DE: Ezekiel Ansah (BYU)
37. Bengals – RB Eddie Lacy (Alabama)
The bland, uninspiring offense that we saw in last season’s playoffs would get a big-time spark with Lacy and first-round pick Tyler Eifert.
First-round pick: TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)
38. Cardinals – DE Tank Carradine (Florida State)
Would address the need for an outside rusher; after going with a safe pick in the first round, this one is more high-risk, high-reward as Carradine is coming off a torn ACL.
First-round pick: G Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina)
39. N.Y. Jets – QB Geno Smith (West Virginia)
GM John Idzik saw first-hand how the Seahawks were galvanized by QB Russell Wilson, and he envisions a similar scenario with the Jets and Smith.
First-round picks: CB Dee Milliner (Alabama); DL Shedon Richardson (Missouri)
40. Titans – S Jonathan Cyprien (Florida International)
Steps into a special teams role from the start and can ultimately take over for veterans Bernard Pollard and George Wilson at strong safety.
First-round pick: G Chance Warmack (Alabama)
41. Bills: WR Justin Hunter (Tennessee)
They went with the strong-armed quarterback in the first round, and now focus on getting him a down-field target.
First-round pick: QB EJ Manuel (Florida State)
43. Buccaneers: DT Kawann Short (Purdue)
The Buccaneers’ defense requires more attention this offseason than the offense, and Short could be a nice complement inside to Gerald McCoy.
First-round pick: None (traded for Darrelle Revis)
44. Panthers: OT Menelik Watson (Florida State)
First-year general manager Dave Gettleman starts the building process at the line of scrimmage with his top picks.
First-round pick: DT Star Lotulelei (Utah)
45. Chargers: G Larry Warford (Kentucky)
First-year GM Tom Telesco has some big holes to fill at the line of scrimmage and hopes he’s landed two starters with his first two picks.
First-round pick: OT D.J. Fluker (Alabama)
46. Bills: LB Arthur Brown (Kansas State)
After a focus on offense, the Bills turn their attention to defense with an athletic ‘backer who fits their scheme.
First-round pick: QB E.J. Manuel (Florida State)
Second-round pick: WR Justin Hunter (Tennessee)
50. Bears: LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame)
Some thought the Bears might take Te’o in the first round, but they could get him here.
First-round pick: OL Kyle Long (Oregon)
51. Redskins: CB Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State)
With their top corners all set to hit free agency next year, thinking to the future takes on added importance.
First-round pick: None (Robert Griffin III trade)
52. Patriots: CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (UConn)
A player we had pegged for the Patriots if they picked in the first round makes it to them at this pick acquired from the Vikings.
First-round pick: None
53. Bengals: WR Robert Woods (Southern Cal)
They load up on offense with their first three picks and then it would all come down to quarterback Andy Dalton’s efficiency in putting it all together.
First round: TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)
Second round: RB Eddie Lacy (Alabama)
54. Dolphins: OT Terron Armstead (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)
This pick could be traded to the Chiefs for offensive tackle Branden Albert, but if the Dolphins keep it, this could be where they address the offensive line.
First round: DE Dion Jordan (Oregon)
55. Packers: DL Jonathan Hankins (Ohio State)
A developmental type nose tackle that they were looking for when they hosted Steelers restricted free agent Steve McClendon.
First round: DE/OLB Datone Jones (UCLA)
56. Seahawks: DL Margus Hunt (SMU)
The team that thinks outside the box more than most seems like the perfect fit for an intriguing talent still figuring it all out.
First round: None (Percy Harvin trade)
58. Broncos: DE/OLB Cornelius Washington (Georgia)
Potential to chip in as an edge rusher as Broncos look to fill the void created by Elvis Dumervil’s departure.
First round: DL Sylvester Williams (North Carolina)
59. Patriots: WR Markus Wheaton (Oregon State)
Would add an element of speed on the outside that could be intriguing.
First round: None
Second round: CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (UConn)
61. 49ers: DT John Jenkins (Georgia)
Adding some size and power to the middle of the defense.
First round: S Eric Reid (LSU)
Second round: TE Zach Ertz (Stanford)
62. Ravens: WR Keenan Allen (California)
Ozzie Newsome trades away veteran Anquan Boldin and then selects the prospect sometimes compared to him.
First round: S Matt Elam (Florida)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After Thursday's first round, a second-round mock draft projection:33. Jaguars – QB Ryan Nassib (Syracuse)A nice 1-2 punch for first-year GM Dave Caldwell – landing a bookend tackle in the first round and then a quarterback to build around at the top of the second.