As we continue on with the second round of the Acme Packing Company mock draft, we find that attention has shifted from offense to defense, at least for this trio of draft projections. The three teams in this batch (Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Dallas) all addressed defensive needs with their first-round picks and do so again in round two. Check out the picks below and let us know what you think in the comments.
#45: Detroit Lions (Dan)
Dominique Easley, defensive tackle, Florida
The Lions got the stud cornerback they so desperately needed with the 10th pick overall, at pick No. 48 they get a once highly regarded defensive linemen out of Florida, Dominique Easley. Easley was once believed to be a top 10 pick, but after suffering two ACL tears in consecutive years, the jurry is out on his football future. The Lions have told DT Nick Fairley they need more production out of him in 2014, by bringing in Easley that message reaches Fairley loud and clear.
1.10 Justin Gilbert, cornerback, Oklahoma State
#46 Pittsburgh Steelers (Aron)
Lamarcus Joyner, defensive back, Florida State
The Steelers will be fixing a lot on the defensive side of the ball due to age. Joyner could play safety as well with Ryan Clark leaving for Washington and Troy Polamalu declining.
1.15 Anthony Barr, outside linebacker, UCLA
#47 Dallas Cowboys (Tex)
Jason Verrett, cornerback, Texas Christian University
Verrett falling this far would be a surprise, and a welcome one for a Cowboys defense that desperately needs help in the secondary. Verrett might very well be able to supplant the disappointing Morris Claiborne as the starter on day 1.
1.16 Timmy Jernigan, defensive tackle, Florida State
Round 2 Recap
|33||Houston Texans||Demarcus Lawrence||OLB||Boise State|
|34||Washington Redskins||Calvin Pryor||S||Louisville|
|35||Cleveland Browns||Ja'Wuan James||OT||Tennessee|
|36||Oakland Raiders||Derek Carr||QB||Fresno State|
|37||Atlanta Falcons||Kyle Van Noy||OLB||BYU|
|38||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Jimmy Garoppolo||QB||Eastern Illinois|
|39||Jacksonville Jaguars||Davante Adams||WR||Fresno State|
|40||Minnesota Vikings||David Yankey||G||Stanford|
|41||Buffalo Bills||Jimmie Ward||S||Northern Illinois|
|42||Tennessee Titans||Carlos Hyde||RB||Ohio State|
|43||New York Giants||Joel Bitonio||OT/G||Nevada|
|44||St. Louis Rams||Allen Robinson||WR||Penn State|
|45||Detroit Lions||Dominique Easley||DT||Florida|
|46||Pittsburgh Steelers||Lamarcus Joyner||CB/S||Florida State|
|47||Dallas Cowboys||Jason Verrett||CB||TCU|